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Mary Magdalene The Illuminator

Mary Magdalene The Illuminator [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1935487655
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William Henry presents new evidence about the secrets and the true history of Mary Magdalene, including the reasons why she was called the Illuminator or Illuminatrix and why the Knights Templar were attacked by the Church of Rome. In this book, he explores the core of the mysteries of Mary Magdalene to study knowledge of the ‘ultimate secret’ of the Tower or Ladder to God, also called the Stairway to Heaven. The astonishing facts about the secret teachings of Jesus and Mary Magdalene and their connection to the Illumined Ones of the past are discussed. Other subjects include: The Gnostics and Cathars and their connection to Mary Magdalene; The alchemical secrets of Mary Magdalene’s anointing oil and how it transformed Jesus; The Magdalene’s connection to Ishtar, Isis and other ancient goddesses; The reality of an extraterrestrial presence in the Bible and Gnostic Christian texts; How the Knights Templar encoded the secret teaching of Jesus and Mary Magdalene in religious graffiti at Domme, France; more.

The Everything Mary Magdalene Book

The Everything Mary Magdalene Book [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1440523851
Author: Meera Lester
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Everything Mary Magdalene Book by Meera Lester Book Resume:

With The Everything Mary Magdalene Book, you'll unravel the mystery of the Bible's most misunderstood woman. As an eyewitness to Jesus' resurrection and the turbulent birth of Christianity, Mary Magdalene played a crucial yet unexamined role in the Bible-until now. In this comprehensive investigative guide to the life of Mary Magdalene, you'll explore: Complete and concise analyses of Mary Magdalene in the New Testament Mary Magdalene's appearance in the Gnostic gospels The shaky basis for the interpretation of Mary Magdalene as a repentant prostitute The modern discoveries and representations of Mary Magdalene as a vital follower of Jesus' early movements Mary Magdalene's inspirational role in the world today From her misrepresentation as a fallen woman to her growing impact on modern Christianity, The Everything Mary Magdalene Book details the Bible's most enigmatic of Jesus' followers, putting some myths to rest and bringing the truth to light!

Revelation Abridged

Revelation Abridged [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1725293358
Author: Paul Brown
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Revelation Abridged by Paul Brown Book Resume:

This abridged commentary takes a highlighter to the whole book of Revelation—like preparing for a school examination. These highlighted words provide practical means for understanding the main points of God’s words in improving daily life. From complexity comes simplicity and elegance of the seven visions of Revelation. Discover that the vision of Moses’ Tabernacle parallels the Lord’s Prayer; the vision of the Holy City parallels the Seven Days of Creation; the vision of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse matches the vision of the Four Hallelujahs; the vision of the Trumpets of Justice matches the vision of the Bowls of Mercy; then climatically the middle Arch Keystone, vision four, marks all of God’s creation as innocent perfection. Supporting interfaith quotes come from the Jewish Tanakh, the Islamic Quran, and the Christian New Testament. So, instead of trying to understand geo-political battlefields and theological labyrinths, just sit back and contemplate a few clarified phrases from each of the seven major visions. See also how the shepherd's Psalm 23 aligns as an uncomplicated summary of these seven visions. From this new nondenominational viewpoint the book of Revelation becomes practical, an archway to bring more peace to daily experience.

Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0385516975
Author: Bruce Chilton
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Mary Magdalene by Bruce Chilton Book Resume:

After 2,000 years of flawed history, here at last is a magnificent new biography of Mary Magdalene that draws her out of the shadows of history and restores her to her rightful place of importance in Christianity. Throughout history, Mary Magdalene has been both revered and reviled, a woman who has taken on many forms—witch, whore, the incarnation of the eternal feminine, the devoted companion (and perhaps even the wife) of Jesus. In this brilliant new biography, Bruce Chilton, a renowned biblical scholar, offers the first complete and authoritative portrait of this fascinating woman. Through groundbreaking interpretations of ancient texts, Chilton shows that Mary played a central role in Jesus’ ministry and was a seminal figure in the creation of Christianity. Chilton traces the evolving images of Mary Magdalene and the legends surrounding her. He explains why, despite her prominence, the Gospels actually say so little about her and why the Catholic Church for thousands of years has sought to marginalize her importance. In a probing look at the Church’s attitudes toward women, he investigates Christian misogyny in the ancient world, including the suppression of women priests who patterned their activities on Mary’s; explores the impact of Gnostic ambivalence toward women on its depictions of Mary; and shows that these traditions still influence modern portrayals of her. Chilton’s descriptions of who Mary Magdalene was and what she did challenge the male-dominated history of Christianity familiar to most readers. Placing Mary within the traditions of Jewish female savants, Chilton presents a visionary figure who was fully immersed in the mystical teachings that shaped Jesus’ own teachings and a woman who was a religious master in her own right.

YOUCAT

YOUCAT [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1681496410
Author: Christoph Cardinal Schoenborn
Publisher: Ignatius Press
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YOUCAT by Christoph Cardinal Schoenborn Book Resume:

To learn more about YOUCAT at the special website for it - click here YOUCAT is short for Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, which was launched on World Youth Day, 2011. Developed with the help of young Catholics and written for high-school age people and young adults, YOUCAT is an accessible, contemporary expression of the Catholic Faith. The appealing graphic format includes Questions-and-Answers, highly-readable commentary, summary definitions of key terms, Bible citations and inspiring and thought-provoking quotes from Saints and others in the margins. What's more, YOUCAT is keyed to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, so people can go deeper. It explains: What Catholics believe and why (doctrine)How Catholics celebrate the mysteries of the faith (sacraments)How Catholics are to live (moral life)How they should pray (prayer and spirituality) The questions are direct and honest, even at times tough; the answers straightforward, relevant, and compelling. YOUCAT will likely become the "go-to" place for young people to learn the truth about the Catholic faith. Illustrated.

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307399230
Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ by Philip Pullman Book Resume:

This is a story. In this ingenious and spellbinding retelling of the life of Jesus, Philip Pullman revisits the most influential story ever told. Charged with mystery, compassion and enormous power, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ throws fresh light on who Jesus was and asks the reader questions that will continue to resonate long after the final page is turned. For, above all, this book is about how stories become stories.

The Gospel According to Mark

The Gospel According to Mark [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0857860976
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The earliest of the four Gospels, the book portrays Jesus as an enigmatic figure, struggling with enemies, his inner and external demons, and with his devoted but disconcerted disciples. Unlike other gospels, his parables are obscure, to be explained secretly to his followers. With an introduction by Nick Cave

Magdalene's Lost Legacy

Magdalene's Lost Legacy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1591438683
Author: Margaret Starbird
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Magdalene's Lost Legacy by Margaret Starbird Book Resume:

In Magdalene’s Lost Legacy, author Margaret Starbird decodes the symbolic numbers embedded in the original Greek phrases of the New Testament--revealing the powerful presence of the feminine divine. The New Testament contains wide use of gematria, a literary device that allows the sums of certain phrases to produce sacred numbers. Exploring the hidden meanings behind these numbers, Starbird reveals that the union between Jesus and his bride, Mary Magdalene, formed a sacred partnership that was the cornerstone of the earliest Christian community. Magdalene’s Lost Legacy demonstrates how the crucial teaching of the sacred marriage that unites masculine and feminine principles--the heiros gamos--is the partnership model for life on our planet and the ultimate blueprint for civilization. Starbird’s research challenges the concept that Christ was celibate and establishes Mary Magdalene as the human incarnation of the sacred bride. The author also explains the true meaning of the “666” prophesied in the Book of Revelation. Through this potent reclaiming of the lost legacy of Mary Magdalene, Margaret Starbird offers the opportunity to restore the divine feminine to her rightful role as bride, beloved, and sacred partner.

The Bible and Feminism

The Bible and Feminism [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191034185
Author: Yvonne Sherwood
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Bible and Feminism by Yvonne Sherwood Book Resume:

This groundbreaking book breaks with established canons and resists some of the stereotypes of feminist biblical studies. It features a wide range of contributors who showcase new methodological and theoretical movements such as feminist materialisms, intersectionality, postidentitarian 'nomadic' politics, gender archaeology, and lived religion, and theories of the human and the posthuman. The Bible and Feminism: Remapping the Field engages a range of social and political issues, including migration and xenophobia, divorce and family law, abortion, 'pinkwashing', the neoliberal university, the second amendment, AIDS and sexual trafficking, and the politics of 'the veil'. Foundational figures in feminist biblical studies work alongside new voices and contributors from a multitude of disciplines in conversations with the Bible that go well beyond the expected canon-within-the-canon assumed to be of interest to feminist biblical scholars. Moving beyond the limits of a text-orientated model of reading, this collection looks at how biblical texts were actualized in the lives of religious revolutionaries, such as Joanna Southcott or Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. It charts the politics of the Pauline veil in the self-understanding of Europe and reads the 'genealogical halls' in the book of Chronicles alongside acts of commemoration and forgetting in 9/11 and Tiananmen Square.

From Virile Woman to WomanChrist

From Virile Woman to WomanChrist [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0812200268
Author: Barbara Newman
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From Virile Woman to WomanChrist by Barbara Newman Book Resume:

Why did hagiographers of the late Middle Ages praise mothers for abandoning small children? How did a group of female mystics come to define themselves as "apostles to the dead" and end by challenging God's right to damn? Why did certain heretics around 1300 venerate a woman as the Holy Spirit incarnate and another as the Angelic Pope? In From Virile Woman to WomanChrist, Barbara Newman asks these and other questions to trace a gradual and ambiguous transition in the gender strategies of medieval religious women. An egalitarian strain in early Christianity affirmed that once she asserted her commitment to Christ through a vow of chastity, monastic profession, or renunciation of family ties, a woman could become "virile," or equal to a man. While the ideal of the "virile woman" never disappeared, another ideal slowly evolved in medieval Christianity. By virtue of some gender-related trait—spotless virginity, erotic passion, the capacity for intense suffering, the ability to imagine a feminine aspect of the Godhead—a devout woman could be not only equal, but superior to men; without becoming male, she could become a "womanChrist," imitating and representing Christ in uniquely feminine ways. Rooted in women's concrete aspirations and sufferings, Newman's "womanChrist" model straddles the bounds of orthodoxy and heresy to illuminate the farther reaches of female religious behavior in the Middle Ages. From Virile Woman to WomanChrist will generate compelling discussion in the fields of medieval literature and history, history of religion, theology, and women's studies.

Rape Culture, Gender Violence, and Religion

Rape Culture, Gender Violence, and Religion [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3319706691
Author: Caroline Blyth,Emily Colgan,Katie B. Edwards
Publisher: Springer
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Rape Culture, Gender Violence, and Religion by Caroline Blyth,Emily Colgan,Katie B. Edwards Book Resume:

This book explores the Bible’s ongoing relevance in contemporary discussions around rape culture and gender violence. Each chapter considers the ways that biblical texts and themes engage with various forms of gender violence, including the subjective, physical violence of rape, the symbolic violence of misogynistic and heteronormative discourses, and the structural violence of patriarchal power systems. The authors within this volume attempt to name (and shame) the multiple forms of gender violence present within the biblical traditions, contesting the erasure of this violence within both the biblical texts themselves and their interpretive traditions. They also consider the complex connections between biblical gender violence and the perpetuation and validation of rape culture in contemporary popular culture. This volume invites new and ongoing conversations about the Bible’s complicity in rape-supportive cultures and practices, challenging readers to read these texts in light of the global crisis of gender violence.

The Iconic Imagination

The Iconic Imagination [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1441151915
Author: Douglas Hedley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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The Iconic Imagination by Douglas Hedley Book Resume:

Is it merely an accident of English etymology that 'imagination' is cognate with 'image'? Despite the iconoclasm shared to a greater or lesser extent by all Abrahamic faiths, theism tends to assert a link between beauty, goodness and truth, all of which are viewed as Divine attributes. Douglas Hedley argues that religious ideas can be presented in a sensory form, especially in aesthetic works. Drawing explicitly on a Platonic metaphysics of the image as a bearer of transcendence, The Iconic Imagination shows the singular capacity and power of images to represent the transcendent in the traditions of Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Islam. In opposition to cold abstraction and narrow asceticism, Hedley shows that the image furnishes a vision of the eternal through the visible and temporal.

Science Facts in Bible Wisdom

Science Facts in Bible Wisdom [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781450046350
Author: Harry W. Miller
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Science Facts in Bible Wisdom by Harry W. Miller Book Resume:

Unlike most books attempting to reconcile the facts of science with the wisdom of the Holy Bible, Harry W. Millers book, Science Facts in Bible Wisdom, does not waste the readers time with long, convoluted arguments. Instead, it cuts right through to the substantive evidence to show that todays science is discovering increasingly the very truths that the Bibles wisdom has always contained, citing scientists and the Bible. The bottom line Truth concerning Reality, both for science and the Bible, is that it is not relative or divisive in nature, it is instead relational and unifying. Jesus Christ being the Keystone evidence of that Fact by the complementary, holistic nature of his mortal human yet divine Person. Thus, the Bible tells us, Since the creation of the world his [Gods] invisible nature, namely his eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made [most particularly in the Person of Jesus Christ, born of woman] (Romans 1:20). Science Facts in Bible Wisdom is in three parts. The first two focus on sciences and the Bibles correlative information concerning the creation of the universe, the human person and the emergence of the subjective consciousness with its two tracks of awareness. The third part focuses upon the more intimate aspects of personal or experiential knowledge such as prayer, miracles, and visions (including two of the authors own), as well as the documentation of near-death and out-of-body experiences by scientists of the International Association of Near-Death Studies (IANDS). Within the heart of each human being there resides a deep-seated, spiritual desire to know in both an intimate and substantive fashion that ultimate Source of their existence, most often referred to as God. Humanity is forever reaching out to that ultimate Source, very much as Adam is in Michelangelos classic Sistine Chapel painting, The Creation of Adam. The NASA photo appearing on the cover of Science Facts in Bible Wisdom, like Michelangelos famous painting, is evidence that even with todays secular culture humanity continues to pursue its innate, even if often subconscious, spiritual imperative to know its Creator, not just spiritually but in truth. Today, however, the search for credible, substantive evidence and that transcendental Truth, God, for which it speaks comes evermore frequently by way of the amazing, new empirical findings of science. Thus, on this books cover, in place of Adams arm reaching out to God, we see instead the space shuttles robot arm reaching out to the visible evidence of Gods invisible nature... the things that have been made (Rom. 1:20). As this book attempts to show, truth of any kind must always rest upon relevant evidence. But, it can not rest upon self-righteous ideologies nor the blind beliefs of the large assortment of locally popular human traditions (habits). Evidence and reason are always necessary, whether the evidence required and the truth being pursued are of a more visible, tangible kind, as at a crime scene, or if they are of a less visible or ethereal nature. In the latter case, the truth and that evidence which speaks for it must necessarily be articulated by means of an indirect, analogical or symbolic form of language. The only language which can, in effect, make known more clearly the particular nature of such mysterious, invisible truths by making them more concrete to the limited cognitive scope of the human mind. Such a language must be used by both science and religion. The symbolic form of language favored by science is one comprised of mathematical symbols. On the other hand, the language favored by religion, such as that used in the Holy Bible, must often take on a metaphorical or figurative form in order to make those spiritual things that can not now be seen more concrete to the human understa

The Mystical Marriage

The Mystical Marriage [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1663201552
Author: C. S. Warner
Publisher: iUniverse
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The Mystical Marriage by C. S. Warner Book Resume:

Have you ever wondered if a Near-Death Experience (NDE) can actually happen? The answer to that is “No,” unless you consider the physical body to be the essence of who you are. What you will find during one of these experiences is that your Spirit is your essence and your physical body is simply the “vehicle” that your Spirit rides in. Try picturing it this way: your body is like a car. When the car goes kaput, you get a different car. That’s the way it is with “death”. Your Spirit gets out of the “dead” body and gets into a different one. The first book in this series explains what an NDE looks like, feels like and what in our body triggers the visions and “silent” voices that we hear. It also explains why someone who has experienced this sometimes becomes intuitive, a psychic or perhaps a savant. The author takes you on a journey that shows you how this ancient ability and understanding of “the other side” and how to communicate with it has existed since the beginning of time. Sometimes that understanding is shown to us in mythological or biblical stories, or in some type of art form. Regardless of how those stories come down to us, they are irrevocably intertwined using numbers, letters, symbols, [God], angels, gods, goddesses, alchemy or astrological/astronomical symbols. In today’s world, people use religion and science to explain the same things that our Ancient ancestors knew, and that is that there is no such thing as death. This book is the stepping-stone in learning how to “read the writing in the sky” and why it is of utmost importance to learn what Enlightenment is and where to find it.

Devils, Women, and Jews

Devils, Women, and Jews [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781438404790
Author: Joan Young Gregg
Publisher: SUNY Press
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Devils, Women, and Jews by Joan Young Gregg Book Resume:

Analyzes and illustrates the demonization of women and Jews in medieval sermon stories, retelling over one hundred of these tales in modern English.

Christian Language in the Secular City

Christian Language in the Secular City [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351738828
Author: David Martin
Publisher: Routledge
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Christian Language in the Secular City by David Martin Book Resume:

This title was first published in 2002.Christian Language in the Secular City offers a series of meditations by the internationally renowned sociologist, David Martin. Martin presents a distinctive angle of vision on key issues of Christian faith, dividing the book into three clear sections: the Liturgical Year; the Christian agenda, including prophecy, justification, sacred places and spaces, wisdom, providence, peace and war, angelic and demonic; and Emergent Occasions such as the fall of the Berlin Wall, the 900th anniversary of Winchester Cathedral, commemoration of poets and of martyrs, and more. With its uniquely lyrical presentation, David Martin's book transposes central issues of theology and Christian faith into a new key. This work complements David Martin's theoretical book focusing on Christian Language and its Mutations, published in Ashgate's Religion and Theology in Interdisciplinary Perspective series. David Martin is Honorary Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, Lancaster University, and Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics, UK. He is the author of some two dozen books, including Divinity in a Grain of Bread, and many landmark titles in the sociology of religion.

Honey in the Rock

Honey in the Rock [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780865548275
Author: Olivia Solomon,Jack Solomon
Publisher: Mercer University Press
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Revelations of Divine Love

Revelations of Divine Love [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1602068410
Author: Julian of Norwich
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
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Revelations of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich Book Resume:

Considered one of the first books ever written by a woman in the English language, Revelations of Divine Love, by British mystic JULIAN OF NORWICH (1342-1416), continues to be an inspiration to spiritual seekers everywhere. During a period of illness, Julian witnessed sixteen visions of Christ that changed her life. She recorded these visions and spent many years working out their theological implications. Among her revelations were the comprehension of the Trinity, the conquering of the Fiend by the Passion, and the painless glory of Heaven. She believed in universal salvation and is often remembered for being an optimist during a time when many believed that God was punishing mankind. Julian is essential reading for anyone seeking to renew or spark their Christian faith.

Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code

Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0199924120
Author: Bart D. Ehrman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Truth and Fiction in The Da Vinci Code by Bart D. Ehrman Book Resume:

In his staggeringly popular work of fiction, Dan Brown states up front that the historical information in the The Da Vinci Code is all factually accurate. But is this claim true? As historian Bart D. Ehrman shows in this informative and witty book, The Da Vinci Code is filled with numerous historical mistakes. Did the ancient church engage in a cover-up to make the man Jesus into a divine figure? Did Emperor Constantine select for the New Testament--from some 80 contending Gospels--the only four Gospels that stressed that Jesus was divine? Was Jesus Christ married to Mary Magdalene? Did the Church suppress Gospels that told the secret of their marriage? Bart Ehrman thoroughly debunks all of these claims. But the book is not merely a laundry list of Brown's misreading of history. Throughout, Ehrman offers a wealth of fascinating background information--all historically accurate--on early Christianity. He describes, for instance, the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls ; outlines in simple terms how scholars of early Christianity determine which sources are most reliable; and explores the many other Gospels that have been found in the last half century. In his engaging book, Ehrman separates fact from fiction, the historical realities from the flights of literary fancy. Anyone who would like to know the truth about the beginnings of Christianity and the real truth behind The Da Vinci Code will find this book riveting.

Who Do You Say I Am?

Who Do You Say I Am? [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1725262940
Author: George Kalantzis,David B. Capes,Ty Kieser
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Who Do You Say I Am? by George Kalantzis,David B. Capes,Ty Kieser Book Resume:

Human existence is a bodily existence. A first principle of historic Christianity has been that Jesus assumed our humanity and everything essential to it in order that God may redeem all of our existence. Christ is the revelation of God and the revelation of true humanity. As we seek to understand our embodied experiences of the world and one another we do so in light of the embodied life of Jesus Christ. Jesus's humanity shows us what it means to live an embodied human life rightly and how we, as embodied human beings, can relate to the world around us. In this book we invite readers to explore with us why the humanity of Jesus is central to the Christian understanding of community, society, salvation, and life with God. Over the span of these ten chapters this book draws from biblical, historic, and cultural discussions as it enters into the breadth of the significance of the humanity of Jesus and explores how the reality of the Incarnation challenges and redeems our broken social structures, racial and ethnic divisions, economic systems, and sexuality.