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- Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 11.99
Ann Braude demonstrates the important role of women in American religious history. Although women have until recently been barred from public religious leadership, their support has sustained American religious organizations for centuries. Focusing on this crucial role, Braude examines the influence of women on religious history, and the influence... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available
Geza Vermes, translator and editor of The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls and worldwide expert on the life and times of Jesus, tells the enthralling story of early Christianity and the origins of a religion. The creation of the Christian Church is one of the most important stories in the development of the world's history, but also one of the most... more...
- Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 24.95
Since they were first discovered in the caves at Qumran in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have aroused more fascination--and more controversy--than perhaps any other archaeological find. They appear to have been hidden in the Judean desert by the Essenes, a Jewish sect that existed around the time of Jesus, and they continue to inspire veneration and... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 20.99
Halloween 1636: sightings of the ghost of an old woman begin to be reported in the small English coastal town of Minehead, and a royal commission is sent to investigate. December 1640: a disgraced Protestant bishop is hanged in the Irish capital, Dublin, after being convicted of an 'unspeakable' crime. In this remarkable piece of historical... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 64.99
The wonder book was a new genre that appeared in the troubled years following Luther's death in 1546 and the outbreak of religious wars at mid century. Originally conceived as a kind of apocalyptic text intended to interpret the ''signs of the times'' during this uncertain period, these books were filled with accounts of celestial... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1995; US$ 41.95
The Suffering Self is a ground-breaking, interdisciplinary study of the spread of Christianity across the Roman empire. Judith Perkins shows how Christian narrative representation in the early empire worked to create a new kind of human self-understanding - the perception of the self as sufferer. Drawing on feminist and social theory, she addresses... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 27.99
In the middle of the nineteenth century a group of political activists in New York City joined together to challenge a religious group they believed were hostile to the American values of liberty and freedom. Called the Know Nothings, they started riots during elections, tarred and feathered their political enemies, and barred men from employment... more...
- The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.00
Five hundred years ago, Guru Nanak founded the Sikh faith in India. The Sikhs defied the caste system; rejected the authority of Hindu priests; forbade magic and idolatry; and promoted the equality of men and women -- beliefs that incurred the wrath of both Hindus and Muslims. In the centuries that followed, three of Nanak's nine successors met violent... more...