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  • A Handful of Starsby Frank W. Boreham

    The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    Renowned Baptist preacher Frank W. Boreham was known for his unusual ability to spin moving religious lessons from the stuff of everyday life. In the unique collection A Handful of Stars, Boreham takes this approach a step further. Drawing on excerpts from famous novels and nonfiction works, the author summarizes each work's theme and then relates... more...

  • Reconstructing Theologyby Terence Bateman

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 54.99

    Francis Schüssler Fiorenza is one of the pivotal contemporary Roman Catholics working in the field of systematic theology and has made vital contributions to the discipline. This book?the first of its kind?provides an overview of Fiorenza?s theological biography, from early influences and original insights to a comprehensively systematic project... more...

  • Ambroseby John Moorhead

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    An account, and assessment, of the career of St Ambrose (339-397), from 374 bishop of Milan and one of the four Doctors of the Christian Church (with Sts. Jerome, Augustine and Gregory the Great). A key figure in the transition of the later Roman Empire into its medieval successor, Western Christendom, Ambrose was deeply involved in the political,... more...

  • Perpetua of Carthageby William Farina

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 39.95

    This is a study of the life and times of Saint Perpetua, Saint Felicity and their companions, all martyred at Carthage in A.D. 203. Unlike most early Christian saints, whose lives are often shrouded in legend and myth, Perpetua left an authentic prison diary, later completed by an anonymous eyewitness to her execution, that is now considered a classic... more...

  • Christianity in the Second Centuryby Emily J. Hunt

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95

    Tatian is a significant figure in the early Church, his work both representing and revealing his second-century context. This study offers a detailed exploration of his thought. It is also a valuable introduction to the entire period, particularly the key developments it witnessed in Christianity. Emily Hunt examines a wide range of topics in depth:... more...

  • Who's Who in Christianityby Lavinia Cohn-Sherbok

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 38.95

    Who's Who in Christianity is an invaluable reference guide to the leading men and women who have influenced the course of Christian history, including the founding fathers, saints, popes, monarchs, philanthropists, theologians, missionaries and heretics. The book encompasses both Eastern and Western churches and the lives and opinions of personalities... more...

  • Irenaeus of Lyonsby Robert M. Grant

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 41.95

    During the second century the Christian world was shaken by the Gnostics. Irenaeus came from Asia Minor via Rome to become bishop of Lyons, clarify Christian doctrines and fight the Gnostics with a major, five-volume work. He was a living part of his contemporary culture and his approach filled early Christian thought with new life. The writings of... more...

  • The library of Eusebius of Caesareaby A.J. Carriker

    BRILL 2003; US$ 186.00

    This work reconstructs the contents of the library in Roman Palestine of Eusebius of Caesarea (ca. 265-339) by examining Eusebius' major works. It discusses how Eusebius used his sources and then examines what works were available in the library relating to philosophical works. more...

  • Christianization and Communication in Late Antiquityby Jaclyn L. Maxwell

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    Studies the role of ordinary people in the 'Christianization' of the Roman Empire. more...

  • The Cult of Saint Theclaby Stephen J. Davis

    Clarendon Press 2001; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    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...