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  • Islamic Jerusalem and Its Christiansby Maher Abu-Munshar

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 45.00

    Jerusalem occupies a unique and perilous position, as the place in which the three monotheistic religions overlap and collide. For those who have lived in it, the history of this much contested city is one of both tolerance and tension. Maher Abu-Munshar explores Muslim treatment of non-Muslims, critically comparing the periods of the two Islamic conquests... more...

  • How Jesus Became Christianby Barrie Wilson

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 19.99

    In How Jesus Became Christian , Barrie Wilson Ph.D. confronts one of the simplest?yet undiscovered?questions of religious history: How did a young, well-respected rabbi become the head of a cult that bore his name, espoused a philosophy he wouldn't wholly understand, and possessed a clear streak of anti-Semitism that has sparked hatred against the generations... more...

  • The One Year Christian Historyby E. Michael Rusten; Sharon O. Rusten

    Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2003; US$ 16.99

    What happened on this date in church history? From ancient Rome to the twenty-first century, from peasants to presidents, from missionaries to martyrs, this book shows how God does extraordinary things through ordinary people every day of the year. Each story appears on the day and month that it occurred and includes questions for reflection and a... more...

  • Christianity for the Rest of Usby Diana Butler Bass

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    For decades the accepted wisdom has been that America's mainline Protestant churches are in decline, eclipsed by evangelical mega-churches. Church and religion expert Diana Butler Bass wondered if this was true, and this book is the result of her extensive, three-year study of centrist and progressive churches across the country. Her surprising findings... more...

  • And Man Created Godby Selina O'Grady

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 18.99

    At the time of Jesus? birth , the world was full of gods. Thousands of them jostled, competed and merged with one another. In Syria ecstatic devotees castrated themselves in the streets to become priests of Atargatis  In Galilee, holy men turned oil into wine, healed the sick, drove out devils, and claimed to be the Messiah.  Every day thousands... more...

  • Judasby Marvin W. Meyer

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Judas Iscariot has been demonized as the quintessential traitor, the disciple who betrayed his master for the infamous thirty pieces of silver. But the recent sensational discovery and publication of the long lost Gospel of Judas , with its remarkable portrayal of Judas Iscariot as the disciple closest to Jesus, raises serious new questions. Was... more...

  • The Secrets of Judasby James M. Robinson

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    The discovery of a previously lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot has electrified the Christian community. What Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John tell us about Judas, the disciple who betrayed Jesus, is inconsistent and biased. Therefore, the revelation of an ancient gospel that portrays this despised man as someone who saw his role in the Passion of Christ... more...

  • The Gnostic Discoveriesby Marvin W. Meyer

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    The Meaning of the Nag Hammadi, now in paperback opens the with the thrilling adventure story of the discovery of the ancient Papyrii at Nag Hammadi. Muhammad Ali, the fellahin, discovered the sealed jar, he feared that it might contain a jinni, or spirit, but also had heard of hidden treasures in such jars. Greed overcame his fears and when he smashed... more...

  • The Gospels of Maryby Marvin W. Meyer; Esther A. De Boer

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Mary Magdalene, Jesus's Closest Disciple Marvin Meyer, one of the foremost scholars of the Gnostic Gospels: translates and introduces the Gnostic and New Testament texts that together reveal the story and importance of Mary Magdalene includes new translations of the Gospels of Mary, Thomas, Philip, and related texts about Mary Magdalene ... more...

  • A People's History of Christianityby Diana Butler Bass

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    ?It would be difficult to imagine anyone reading this book without finding some new insight or inspiration, some new and unexpected testimony to the astonishing breadth of Christianity through the centuries.? ? Philip Jenkins, author of The Lost History of Christianity ?Interesting, insightful, illuminating, and remarkably relevant.? ? Marcus... more...