Released on 2019-09-19Categories

The Gift of the Magi (Illustrated)

The Gift of the Magi (Illustrated)

Author: O Henry

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 169430177X


Page: 24

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"Life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating." ― O. Henry -- A Classic Short Story! -- Includes Paintings of the Magi
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Author: Magi


ISBN: 1624939503



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Released on 2010-11-02Categories Religion

Revelation of the Magi

Revelation of the Magi

Author: Brent Landau

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062020239

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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“Astonishing, delightful, and theologically sophisticated.” —Marvin Meyer, Griset Professor of Religious Studies, Chapman University Theologian Brent Landau presents the ancient account of Melchior, Caspar, and Balthazar, the three “wise men” who journeyed to Bethlehem to greet the birth of Jesus. The Revelation of the Magi offers the first-ever English translation of an ancient Syriac manuscript written in the second to third century after the birth of Christ and safeguarded for generations in the Vatican Library. Following in the footsteps of Elaine Pagels and her exploration of the Gnostic Gospels, including the controversial Gospel of Judas, Landau delivers an invaluable source of information to a world interested in learning more about the Nativity and the life of Jesus of Nazareth.
Released on 2000Categories Social Science

Essays on the Sacred Language, Writings, and Religion of the Parsis

Essays on the Sacred Language, Writings, and Religion of the Parsis

Author: Martin Haug

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415245370

Category: Social Science

Page: 427

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The author_s principal objective in publishing these essays was to present all the materials for impartial judgment of the scriptures and religion of the Parsis. Contents: Essay I. History of the Researches into the Sacred Writings and Religion of the Parsis; Essay II. Languages of the Parsi Scriptures; Essay III. The Zend-Avesta, or the Scripture of the Parsis; and Essay IV. The Zoroastrian Religion as to its Origin and Development. A biographical memoir of Dr. Haug by Professor E.P. Evans is also included in this volume.
Released on 1992-02-05Categories Fiction

The Gift of the Magi and Other Short Stories

The Gift of the Magi and Other Short Stories

Author: O. Henry

Publisher: Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486270610

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

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Here are sixteen of the best stories by one of America's most popular storytellers. For nearly a century, the work of O. Henry has delighted readers with its humor, irony and colorful, real-life settings. The writer's own life had more than a touch of color and irony. Born William Sidney Porter in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1862, he worked on a Texas ranch, then as a bank teller in Austin, then as a reporter for the Houston "Post." Adversity struck, however, when he was indicted for embezzlement of bank funds. Porter fled to New Orleans, then to Honduras before he was tried, convicted and imprisoned for the crime in 1898. In prison he began writing stories of Central America and the American Southwest that soon became popular with magazine readers. After his release Porter moved to New York City, where he continued writing stories under the pen name O. HenryThough his work earned him an avid readership, O. Henry died in poverty and oblivion scarcely eight years after his arrival in New York. But in the treasury of stories he left behind are such classics of the genre as "The Gift of the Magi," "The Last Leaf," "The Ransom of Red Chief," "The Voice of the City" and "The Cop and the Anthem" — all included in this choice selection. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
Released on 2021-09-09Categories

The Book of the Magi

The Book of the Magi

Author: Francis F R C Barrett

Publisher: Legare Street Press

ISBN: 1014396859


Page: 312

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
Released on 2021-11-29Categories Religion

The Teachings of the Magi

The Teachings of the Magi

Author: R. C. Zaehner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000484328

Category: Religion

Page: 158

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Originally published in 1956, this book provides a clear, scholarly, introduction to the main tenets of Zoroastrian dualism presented largely in the words of the Zoroastrian texts themselves. The book demonstrates the essential reasonableness of Zoroastrian dualism, which is the dualism of a good and an evil spirit, and to show what the means in everyday life and how it is philosophically justified. There are chapters on cosmology, the relation of man to God, the nature of religion, ethics, sacraments and sacrifice, the soul’s fate at death and eschatology.
Released on 2002-05Categories Music

Voices of the Magi

Voices of the Magi

Author: Suzel Reily

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226709396

Category: Music

Page: 266

View: 998

Voices of the Magi explores the popular Catholic musical ensembles of southeastern Brazil known as folias de reis (companies of kings). Composed predominantly of low-income workers, the folias reenact the journey of the Wise Men to Bethlehem and back to the Orient, as they roam from house to house, singing to bless the families they visit in exchange for food and money. These gifts, in turn, are used to prepare a festival on Kings' Day, January 6, to which all who contributed are invited. Focusing on urban folias, Suzel Ana Reily shows how participants use the ritual journeys and musical performances of the folias to create sacred spheres distinct from, yet intimately related to, their everyday world. Reily calls this practice "enchantment" and argues that it allows the folia communities to temporarily make the social ideals of mutual reciprocity and equality embodied in their religious beliefs a reality. The contrast between their ritual experiences and the daily lives of these impoverished workers, in turn, reinforces the religious convictions of these devotees of the music of the Magi.