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  • Porphyry in Fragmentsby Ariane Magny

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    The Greek philosopher Porphyry of Tyre had a reputation as the fiercest critic of Christianity. It was well-deserved: he composed fifteen discourses against the Christians, so offensive that Christian emperors ordered them to be burnt. We thus rely on the testimonies of three prominent Christian writers to know what Porphyry wrote. Porphyry in Fragments... more...

  • Catholic Reformation in Protestant Britainby Alexandra Walsham

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 139.95

    This collection, which brings together a selection of Alexandra Walsham’s essays written over the last fifteen years, examines key aspects of the evolution and experience of the Catholic communities of post-Reformation Britain. Rejecting an earlier preoccupation with recusants and martyrs, it highlights the importance of those who conformed with... more...

  • The Politics of Evangelical Identityby Lydia Bean

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    It is now a common refrain among liberals that Christian Right pastors and television pundits have hijacked evangelical Christianity for partisan gain. The Politics of Evangelical Identity challenges this notion, arguing that the hijacking metaphor paints a fundamentally distorted picture of how evangelical churches have become politicized. The... more...

  • Tales of High Priests and Taxesby Sylvie Honigman

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 95.00

    In the wake of the conquests of Alexander the Great, the ancient world of the Bible?the ancient Near East?came under Greek rule, and in the land of Israel, time-old traditions and Greek culture met. But with the accession of King Antiochos IV, the soft power of culture was replaced with armed conflict, and soon the Jews rebelled against their imperial... more...

  • Surprised by Scriptureby Tom Wright

    SPCK 2014; US$ 18.94

    In this challenging collection of his best recent sermons and speeches, Tom Wright provides a series of case studies that show how the Bible can be applied to pressing contemporary issues, including: • How it is possible to love the Bible and affirm evolution • Why belief in heaven means we should be at the forefront of the environmental movement... more...

  • Walking Backwards to Christmasby Stephen Cottrell

    SPCK 2014; US$ 11.65

    Though the Christmas story is well known, most of us have learnt it from school nativity plays and carols. On the whole, this familiar version is more concerned with light than darkness. The backwards approach taken here allows the movement to be in the opposite direction, enabling us to get under the skin of a complex narrative. We begin by seeing... more...

  • Strange Gloryby Charles Marsh

    SPCK 2014; US$ 24.78

    • This elegantly written biography offers the most intimate, detailed, rounded and supremely human portrait yet painted of the great Christian thinker and martyr • Draws on writings only recently made accessible – including the correspondence between Bonhoeffer and his teen-age fiancé, Maria von Wedemeyer • Fresh insights into the duplicity into... more...

  • Undilutedby Benjamin L. Corey

    Destiny Image, Inc. 2014; US$ 15.99

    Are you ready to begin experiencing an undiluted Jesus? Benjamin Corey confronts our vision of Jesus head-on, asking the hard question: Is what we see and hear in the modern church all there is to the message of Jesus… or is there a more radical side to Jesus than we have been led to believe? Get ready to encounter a Jesus that... more...

  • The Shared Parishby Brett C. Hoover

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 73.50

    As faith communities in the United States grow increasingly more diverse, many churches are turning to the shared parish , a single church facility shared by distinct cultural groups who retain their own worship and ministries. The fastest growing and most common of these are Catholic parishes shared by Latinos and white Catholics. Shared parishes... more...

  • National Catholic Reporter at Fiftyby Arthur Jones

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 29.99

    National Catholic Reporter at Fifty tells the story of the award-winning Catholic paper from its founding during the Second Vatican Council through the present. Author Arthur Jones takes readers through NCR ?s highs and lows with a focus on its important editors and key themes?race and poverty, peace/foreign policy, women?s issues, sexuality,... more...