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  • A History of the End of the Worldby Jonathan Kirsch

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    "[The Book of] Revelation has served as a "language arsenal" in a great many of the social, cultural, and political conflicts in Western history. Again and again, Revelation has stirred some dangerous men and women to act out their own private apocalypses. Above all, the moral calculus of Revelation—the demonization of one's enemies, the sanctification... more...

  • The Grand Inquisitor's Manualby Jonathan Kirsch

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    The Surprising History and Legacy of the Inquisition The renowned historian and critic Jonathan Kirsch presents a sweeping history of the Inquisition and the ways in which it has served as the chief model for torture in the West to this day. Ranging from the Knights Templar to the first Protestants; from Joan of Arc to Galileo; from the Inquisition's... more...

  • Mosesby Jonathan Kirsch

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 23.00

    Lawgiver and liberator. Seer and prophet. The only human permitted to converse with God "face-to-face." Moses is the most commanding presence in the Old Testament. Yet as Jonathan Kirsch shows in this brilliant, stunningly original volume, Moses was also an enigmatic and mysterious figure--at once a good shepherd and a ruthless warrior, a spiritual... more...

  • King Davidby Jonathan Kirsch

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    David, King of the Jews, possessed every flaw and failing a mortal is capable of, yet men and women adored him and God showered him with many more blessings than he did Abraham or Moses. His sexual appetite and prowess were matched only by his violence, both on the battlefield and in the bedroom. A charismatic leader, exalted as "a man after God's... more...

  • Harlot by the Side of the Roadby Jonathan Kirsch

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    Sex. Violence. Scandal. These are words we rarely associate with the sacred text of the Bible. Yet in this brilliant new book, Jonathan Kirsch shows that the Old Testament is filled with some of the most startling and explicit stories in all of Western literature. These tales of seduction and rape, voyeurism and exhibitionism, intermarriage and illegitimacy,... more...

  • The Harlot By The Side Of The Roadby Jonathan Kirsch

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 17.68

    The Harlot by the Side of the Road is the first book to shed light on strange biblical passages which have largely been ignored by ministers, priests and rabbies because they semed too awkward to examine. Johnathan Kirsch retells these `forbidden' stories in con-temporary English, alongside thr original text, and demonstrates that the people in biblical... more...

  • A History of the End of the Worldby Jonathan Kirsch

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    "[The Book of] Revelation has served as a "language arsenal" in a great many of the social, cultural, and political conflicts in Western history. Again and again, Revelation has stirred some dangerous men and women to act out their own private apocalypses. Above all, the moral calculus of Revelation—the demonization of one's enemies, the sanctification... more...

  • The Grand Inquisitor's Manualby Jonathan Kirsch

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    The Surprising History and Legacy of the Inquisition The renowned historian and critic Jonathan Kirsch presents a sweeping history of the Inquisition and the ways in which it has served as the chief model for torture in the West to this day. Ranging from the Knights Templar to the first Protestants; from Joan of Arc to Galileo; from the Inquisition's... more...

  • The Grand Inquisitor's Manualby Jonathan Kirsch

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    The Surprising History and Legacy of the Inquisition The renowned historian and critic Jonathan Kirsch presents a sweeping history of the Inquisition and the ways in which it has served as the chief model for torture in the West to this day. Ranging from the Knights Templar to the first Protestants; from Joan of Arc to Galileo; from the Inquisition's... more...

  • God Against The Godsby Jonathan Kirsch

    Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 17.00

    "Lively? points out that the conflict between the worship of many gods and the worship of one true god never disappeared." ? Publishers Weekly "Jonathan Kirsch has written another blockbuster about the Bible and its world." ? David Noel Freedman , Editor-in-Chief of the Anchor Bible Project "Kirsch tackles the central issue bedeviling the world... more...