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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99
When Thomas Merton died accidentally in Bangkok in 1968, the beloved Trappist monk's will specified that his personal diaries not be published for 25 years -- presumably because they contained his uncensored thoughts and feelings. Now, a quarter of a century has passed since Merton's death, and the journals are the last major piece of writing to... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99
The third volume of Thomas Merton's journals chronicles Merton's attempts to reconcile his desire for solitude and contemplation with the demands of his new-found celebrity status within the strictures of conventional monastic life. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 34.00
While Islam has become a controversial topic in the West, a growing number of Westerners find powerful meaning in Islam. Becoming Muslim is an ethnographic study based on in-depth interviews with Swedish and American women who have converted to Islam. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
In this gripping narrative history, Lesley Hazleton tells the tragic story at the heart of the ongoing rivalry between the Sunni and Shia branches of Islam, a rift that dominates the news now more than ever. Even as Muhammad lay dying, the battle over who would take control of the new Islamic nation had begun, beginning a succession crisis marked... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 24.95
Could the best thing about religion be the heresies it spawns? Leading intellectuals in interwar Europe thought so. They believed that they lived in a world made derelict by God's absence and the interruption of his call. In response, they helped resurrect gnosticism and pantheism, the two most potent challenges to the monotheistic tradition. In ... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 64.69
Hauptbeschreibung In der Geschichtswissenschaft werden in jüngster Zeit verstärkt Diskussionen über die methodischen Ansätze von Vergleich und Kulturtransfer geführt. Obwohl die religionsgeschichtliche Forschung ebenfalls Konjunktur hat, greift sie noch relativ selten auf diese Methodik zurück. Dabei zeichnet sich gerade... more...
- The Floating Press 1908; US$ 6.99
In Orthodoxy , a classic work of Christian apologetics, G. K. Chesterton writes with the purpose of attempting "an explanation, not of whether the Christian Faith can be believed, but of how he personally has come to believe it." Christianity, in Chesterton's original view, is the "answer to a riddle" and the natural solution... more...