By J. Randy Taraborrelli

ISBN-10: 0446198188

ISBN-13: 9780446198189

From New York Times bestselling writer J. Randy Taraborrelli comes the definitive biography of the main enduring icon in well known American tradition.

When Marilyn Monroe turned well-known within the Fifties, the area was once instructed that her mom was once both lifeless or just no longer part of her existence. besides the fact that, that used to be now not actual. in reality, her mentally in poor health mom used to be greatly found in Marilyn's global and the complicated kinfolk dynamic that opened up behind the curtain is a narrative that hasn't ever sooner than been told...until now. during this groundbreaking publication, Taraborrelli attracts complicated and sympathetic images of the ladies so influential within the actress' existence, together with her mom, her foster mom, and her criminal father or mother. He additionally finds, for the 1st time, the surprising scope of Marilyn's personal psychological disease, the identification of Marilyn's father and the half-brother she by no means knew, and new information regarding her dating with the Kennedy's-Bobby, Jack, and Pat Kennedy Lawford. Explosive, revelatory, and unusually relocating, this is often the ultimate at the lifetime of essentially the most interesting and elusive icons of the 20<sup>th</sup> Century.

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65 The ‘election’ is thus transferred to a single person (Jesus). When this is coupled with the prediction that the Saviour of ‘Israel’ will be born of a virgin,66 the latter would constitute the third component of the triad, the holy spirit. 68 This aspect of Yhwh (having Asherah as a consort) must have been 20 T H E Q U E S T F O R U N D E R S TA N D I N G transferred to him after the worship of Yhwh became dominant over the worship of Baal. In view of the widespread popularity of Asherah, as was suggested earlier, her name probably forms part of the name ‘Israel’.

The building blocks or units of the Qur’an which have been mentioned or alluded to above cover the major part of the Qur’an, the framework of the Qur’anic discourse. There are other units in the Qur’an which will not be focussed upon in this work. These may be divided into two classes. The 47 AN OVERALL VIEW OF THE QUR’AN first pertains to rituals: fasting, food restrictions and pilgrimage. These rituals, especially those of the pilgrimage (Hajj), were well established and based on ancient rituals which were part and parcel of the annual festivities in Mecca and its surroundings as well as across the whole of the Arabian Peninsula and its periphery.

54 Possible origins of Christology Christianity was born when Paul (a Jewish rabbi with the Hebrew name Saul) adapted the message of Jesus by shifting the emphasis from preaching to the Jews to preaching to the non-Jews (the gentiles, mainly 9 T H E Q U E S T F O R U N D E R S TA N D I N G the non-Jewish Semitic elements forming the major part of the population in the area), and by developing Christology. The latter may have been an adaptation of the concept of a triad used in worship in ‘Arabia’ (see below).

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