The Leading eBooks Store Online

3,874,462 members ⚫ 1,271,655 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more
Browse our categories
  • Bestsellers - This Week
  • Foreign Language Study
  • Pets
  • Bestsellers - Last 6 months
  • Games
  • Philosophy
  • Archaeology
  • Gardening
  • Photography
  • Architecture
  • Graphic Books
  • Poetry
  • Art
  • Health & Fitness
  • Political Science
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Psychology & Psychiatry
  • Body Mind & Spirit
  • House & Home
  • Reference
  • Business & Economics
  • Humor
  • Religion
  • Children's & Young Adult Fiction
  • Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Romance
  • Computers
  • Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Science
  • Crafts & Hobbies
  • Law
  • Science Fiction
  • Current Events
  • Literary Collections
  • Self-Help
  • Drama
  • Literary Criticism
  • Sex
  • Education
  • Literary Fiction
  • Social Science
  • The Environment
  • Mathematics
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Family & Relationships
  • Media
  • Study Aids
  • Fantasy
  • Medical
  • Technology
  • Fiction
  • Music
  • Transportation
  • Folklore & Mythology
  • Nature
  • Travel
  • Food and Wine
  • Performing Arts
  • True Crime
  • Foreign Language Books
Biography

Most popular at the top

  • The Letters of Jeromeby Andrew Cain

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 124.99

    In life Jerome's authority was frequently questioned, yet following his death he was venerated as a saint. Andrew Cain systematically examines Jerome's idealized self-presentation across the extant epistolary corpus, exploring how and why Jerome used letter writing as a means to bid for status as an expert on the Bible and ascetic spirituality. more...

  • The Cult of Saint Theclaby Stephen J. Davis

    Clarendon Press 2001; US$ 59.99

    Thecla, a disciple of the apostle Paul, became perhaps the most celebrated female saint and 'martyr' in the early church. Bringing together literary, artistic, and archaeological evidence, the author shows how the cult of Saint Thecla was especially popular among early Christian women. more...

  • Cyril of Alexandria and the Nestorian Controversyby Susan Wessel

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 189.99

    Susan Wessel recounts the historical and cultural process by which Cyril of Alexandria was elevated to canonical status while his opponent, Nestorius, bishop of Constantinople, was turned into a heretic. The associated religious controversy was to result in a permenent schism in the Eastern Churches. Wessel argues that it was Cyril's mastery of rhetoric... more...

  • Augustine of Hippoby Henry Chadwick

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 10.99

    A biography of Augustine's life, as interpreted by the acclaimed church historian, the late Professor Henry Chadwick. Augustine's intellectual development is recounted with clarity and warmth, providing a characteristically rigorous yet sympathetic narrative of this central figure in the history of Christian thought. more...

  • The Cult of St George in Medieval Englandby Jonathan Good

    Boydell & Brewer 2009; US$ 90.00

    A survey of the cult of St George in the middle ages, investigating its beginning and growth, and its manipulation for political and other ends. more...

  • Herculean Labours: Erasmus and the Editing of St. Jerome's Letters in the Renaissanceby Hilmar Pabel

    BRILL 2008; US$ 148.00

    Offering a detailed examination of various editorial interventions, this book demonstrates Erasmus of Rotterdam?s self-promotion, religious purpose, and novelty in editing St. Jerome?s letters, as well as his debt to previous and influence on subsequent editions of the Church Father. more...

  • Augustine of Hippoby Henry Chadwick

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 10.99

    A biography of Augustine's life, as interpreted by the acclaimed church historian, the late Professor Henry Chadwick. Augustine's intellectual development is recounted with clarity and warmth, providing a characteristically rigorous yet sympathetic narrative of this central figure in the history of Christian thought. more...

  • Brigidby Brian Wright

    The History Press 2011; US$ 11.99

    Brigid is a mysterious figure, both goddess and saint, who is still revered worldwide today in her different aspects. Combining early Celtic history, archaeology and customs associated with both the goddess and the saint, this book provides a fascinating insight into the development of this unique mythical and historical figure. Using the available... more...

  • Sons of Hellenism, Fathers of the Churchby Susanna Elm

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 35.95

    This groundbreaking study brings into dialogue for the first time the writings of Julian, the last non-Christian Roman Emperor, and his most outspoken critic, Bishop Gregory of Nazianzus, a central figure of Christianity. Susanna Elm compares these two men not to draw out the obvious contrast between the Church and the Emperor?s neo-Paganism, but rather... more...

  • Bishop Richard Fox of Winchesterby Clayton J. Drees

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Bishop Richard Fox of Winchester (1448-1528) was an important early modern English prelate whose tireless service to his church, to his king and to humanist studies single him out as one of the great shapers of the Tudor age. This book explores the life and career of Bishop Fox as a figurative architect of his world, physically designing chapels and... more...