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  • The Bible Doesn't Say Thatby Dr. Joel M. Hoffman

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    The Bible Doesn't Say That explores what the Bible meant before it was misinterpreted over the past 2,000 years. Acclaimed translator and biblical scholar Dr. Joel M. Hoffman walks the reader through dozens of mistranslations, misconceptions, and other misunderstandings about the Bible. In forty short, straightforward chapters, he covers morality,... more...

  • The Bible's Cutting Room Floorby Joel M. Hoffman

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    The Bible you usually read is not the complete story. Some holy writings were left out for political or theological reasons, others simply because of the physical restrictions of ancient bookmaking technology. At times, the compilers of the Bible skipped information that they assumed everyone knew. Some passages were even omitted by accident. In... more...

  • An Introduction to Catholicismby Lawrence S. Cunningham

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    Explains the rich tapestry of beliefs, traditions and practices at the heart of modern, global Catholicism, and how they developed. more...

  • The Pope Who Quitby Jon M. Sweeney

    The Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.00

    The riveting story of Pope St. Celestine V, the pope who retired from the papacy. At the close of the tumultuous Middle Ages, there lived a man who seemed destined from birth to save the world. His name was Peter Morrone, a hermit, a founder of a religious order, and, depending on whom you talk to, a reformer, an instigator, a prophet, a coward, a... more...

  • The Templarsby Michael Haag

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    Arguably one of the most provocative, puzzling, and misunderstood organizations of medieval times, the legendary Knights Templar have always been shrouded in a veil of mystery, while inspiring popular culture from I ndiana Jones to Dan Brown . In The Templars , author Michael Haag offers a definitive history of these loyal Christian soldiers of the... more...

  • The Crusadesby Thomas Asbridge

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99

    The Crusades is an authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages. Thomas Asbridge?a renowned historian who writes with ?maximum vividness? (Joan Acocella, The New Yorker )?covers the years 1095 to 1291 in this  big, ambitious, readable account of one of the most fascinating periods... more...

  • The Faithby Brian Moynahan

    The Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 31.00

    Beginning with the birth of Jesus and tracing the religion established by his followers up to the present day, The Faith is a comprehensive exploration of the history of Christianity. Judiciously covering all the signal moments without bogging down in minutia, author Brian Moynahan's superbly written and generously illustrated book is of central... more...

  • Revival of the Gnostic Heresyby Joe E. Morris

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    In this rigorous analysis, Morris draws parallels between Fundamentalist methods of biblical interpretation and the early Christian heresy of Gnosticism. more...

  • Religious Identity in an Early Reformation Communityby Michele Zelinsky Hanson

    BRILL 2008; US$ 158.00

    Based on Sixteenth-Century interrogation records, this book provides a rare insight into the religious lives of ordinary people, challenging the importance of belief in constructing religious identities and revealing the potential for accommodation during the controversies of the early Reformation. more...

  • Original Sinby Alan Jacobs

    Hyperion 2009; US$ 9.99

    Essayist and biographer Alan Jacobs introduces us to the world of original sin, which he describes as not only a profound idea but a necessary one. As G. K. Chesterton explains, "Only with original sin can we at once pity the beggar and distrust the king." Do we arrive in this world predisposed to evil? St. Augustine passionately argued that... more...