By Peter Stanford
Regardless of widespread prognostications in regards to the 'death of God' and the triumph of secular materialism, faith continues to be a significant part within the lives of most folk around the globe. There are presently considered 2 billion Christians, 1.2 billion Muslims, 800 million Hindus, besides a few seven-hundred million fans of alternative religions.
Religion: 50 rules you actually need to grasp bargains a transparent direction in the course of the conceptual and denominational thickets of world faith. Award-winning spiritual affairs correspondent Peter Stanford starts with an exam of sacred texts, the divine precept and stable and evil, prior to relocating directly to a dialogue of the various traditions inside Christianity, Islam, Judaism and the myriad customs of the East.
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And the Rila-Folia (here already on the verge of becoming a ligature), and the u-ligature occurs throughout PsSin, in the later parts of MissSin (B, C), the Bojana and Zographensis palimpsests, and in early Croatian manuscripts such as the Vienna Folia and Mihanović’s Apostolus40. Remarkable is its presence in the Glagolitic amulet of Varna41 and the most ancient Croatian inscriptions42. : PsDem-X: 1 i- (è), 1 o-graph, u-ligature, 1 jer (ú), úè, 4 jusy (with ñ)43, CiV, ù; line-endings V/ and C/44.
41 See Попконстантинов, Миклас 2009: 394. 42 Especially the Bašćanska ploča and the recently found inscription of St. George’s churchyard in the Župa of Dubrovnik, cf. the palaeographic overview in Čunčić, Perkić 2009: 84, 98, 103. 43 However, on f. 1r of the Kiev Folia and in part B of MissSin (with the possible exception of [ª]æå f. 46v7) the same scribe uses only three such graphs. 40 44 See also unorthographic óñëú/èøèòú f. 1r5–6. PRELIMINARY REMARKS ON THE OLD CHURCH SLAVONIC PSALTERIUM...
Fig. 3) is slightly smaller than the other hands and principally hanging, in some lines also standing or floating, with irregular distances between the lines (cf. esp. f. 66r). Its specific variation concerns the letters á, ç, ê, ì, the uk-ligature and the younger frt. Special mention must be made of closed ®-variants, reminiscent of a Latin minuscule e. As M. Žagar has recently pointed out (2010: 176), in (later) Croatian manuscripts this letter indicated the pronunciation of /e/ without preceding on-glide at the beginning of loan-words.
50 Religion Ideas You Really Need to Know by Peter Stanford