Scholars such as Ronald Grimes argue that traditional definitions of ritual offered by figures such as Victor Turner are helpful, but they do not allow for a good understanding of the important qualities of routines and events that are not somehow related to divine beings
Other researchers lay much of the blame on near-constant warfare during Classic times and a loss of faith in Maya kings as divine beings
(SN: 6/7/86, p.
In chapter four, Garr restates the well-known evidence that the Hebrew Bible in general, and J and E in particular, acknowledge the existence of divine beings
beside Yahweh: "angels," "sons of the gods/God," Yahweh's "council," his "army," etc.
By trying to reach heaven, the tower builders sought to accomplish the opposite of what had been experienced by the divine beings described in Psalm 82.
Jacob's dream of an earth - based" sullam,(25) with its head reaching to the sky" (wero so maggia hassamayema), which divine beings paraded up and down as God stood at its apex (Gen.
4) Only in the AV and later texts is the plural of asura found in uniform negative usage, describing either human enemies or divine beings
opposed by the god Indra.
This divinity creates four others who, in turn, with their female consorts, create various heavenly realms and other divine beings
With no liquid water on the airless Ceres, gathering an assortment of divine beings
is probably the only way to get anything to grow there.
Their new book is very much about claiming our worth as divine beings
so that our lives can begin to reflect that claim.
An exploration of how images of divine beings
and luminaries are depicted in the ROM's pair of Daoist murals, combined with new collaborative research and stunning photography.
The visualization of divine beings
is widespread in Hindu India.
A sampling of topics: cultivating visions through exegetical meditations, earthly and heavenly Jerusalem in Philo and Paul, the study of magic in rabbinic literature, mystical motifs in a Greek synagogal prayer, Eve's vision of the chariot in the Greek life of Adam and Eve, the dynamics of early Christian mysticism, and multiple divine beings
in late antique Jewish theology.
Roberto Radice thematizes notions of God, divine beings
, and creation, while Carlos Levy considers Philo's ethics.
This theme is best presented in Chapter 3, "The Sensuous within Sacred Boundaries," where she examines images of divine beings
within their architectural contexts.
Oliver's bust of poet Margaret Gibson, I love the poet, (1996) transforms her model's expression into something beautiful, ethereal, and mythical, which the artist intuits as qualities shared by creative people and divine beings