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- University of California Press 2012; US$ 78.95
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...
- 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... 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, USA 2012; US$ 98.99
One of the most widely read and studied texts composed in Late Antiquity is the prison diary of Vibia Perpetua, a young woman of the elite classes who was martyred in March of the year 202 or 203 C.E. in Carthage, as part of a civic celebration honoring Caesar Geta. She was well-married and had recently become the mother of a baby son, but despite... more...
- Faithwords 2013; US$ 9.99
Now with a new postscript and reading group guide, perfect for book clubs. After nearly dying of breast cancer in her twenties, Sarah Thebarge fled her successful career, her Ivy League education, and a failed relationship, and moved nearly 3,000 miles from the East Coast to Portland, Oregon, hoping to quietly pick up the pieces of her broken life.... more...
- Faithwords 2013; US$ 9.99
Where do you turn for hope when you already have the answer--but the answer isn't working? As a long-time Christian, Heather Kopp never expected to become an out-of-control alcoholic who kept private stashes of booze all over the place--tucked behind books in her study, zipped into a special compartment in her oversized purse, at the back of her closet... more...
- Baylor University Press 2011; US$ 39.95
Women's theology has traditionally been pushed to the margins; it is"spirituality"or"mysticism"rather than theology proper. Theology from women has been transmitted orally, recorded by men as sayings or in hagiographies, or passed on as"stealth theology"in poems, hymns, or practices. In the past forty years, women have claimed theology for themselves... 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...