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- The History Press 2011; US$ 27.69
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...
- Mohr Siebeck 2007; US$ 94.47
Mit dem vorliegenden Band setzt Wolfgang Speyer seine Studien zum Verhältnis von Antike und Christentum in Form von Aufsätzen fort.<br />Sein Anliegen ist es, die Unterschiede, aber auch die Gemeinsamkeiten zwischen den polytheistischen Religionen des Altertums und den monotheistischen Offenbarungsreligionen Judentum und Christentum verständlicher... more...
- Unbridled Books 2012; US$ 9.99
Afterlives of the Saints is a woven gathering of groundbreaking essays that move through Renaissance anatomy and the Sistine Chapel, Borges? "Library of Babel," the history of spontaneous human combustion, the dangers of masturbation, the pleasures of castration, and so forth? each essay focusing on the story of a particular (and particularly strange)... more...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 20.99
One of the most important religious sites in the world is largely hidden and rarely visited. It lies under the piazza in front of Milan's cathedral, and was uncovered by archaeologists only after World War II. It is part of the foundations of a fourth century cathedral from the time of Bishop Ambrose, the most powerful figure in the Christian West... more...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 114.99
In Carthage in the year 203, two young mothers were martyred together - Perpetua the aristocrat, whose refusals to recant her faith led her parents to take her baby son away from her; and the slave girl Felicitas, who had given birth to her daughter hours before entering the arena. Perpetua's prison diary is a revered text of early Christianity, and... more...
- Hamilton Books 2012; US$ 24.99
As the country recognizes the 101st birthday of former President Ronald Reagan, this memoir offers insight into a local Anglo-Protestant community in Westchester, California, that was but one grain of sand in a sea of change that led to the Reagan Revolution. more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 85.00
Shenoute of Atripe: stern abbot, loquacious preacher, patron of the poor and scourge of pagans in fifth-century Egypt. This book studies his numerous Coptic writings and finds them to be the most important literary source for the study of society, economy and religion in late antique Egypt. The issues and concerns Shenoute grappled with on a daily... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.00
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Good Housekeeping ? Booklist ? Publishers Weekly ? Bookish From the internationally bestselling author of No god but God comes a fascinating, provocative, and meticulously researched biography that challenges long-held assumptions about the man we know as Jesus of... more...