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- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 67.12
Although the term and its meaning are little known today, everyone knew what foundlings were in the 19th century. They were unwanted infants abandoned by their parents. The plight of such children in China, believed by some to be eaten alive by wild animals, raised an outcry in parts of Western Europe at that time. <i>Chinese Basket Babies</i>... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00
Many contemporary philosophers assume that, before one can discuss prayer, the question of whether there is a God or not must be settled. In this title, first published in 1965, D. Z. Phillips argues that to understand prayer is to understand what is meant by the reality of God. Beginning by placing the problem of prayer within a philosophical context,... more...
- Troubador Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 7.99
Many works have been written about the life of Jesus, yet none of them has focused in any great depth on what is perhaps the most spiritually dramatic period of all:?his agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. This work seeks to address this omission by exploring the thoughts and emotions possibly experienced by Jesus immediately prior to his arrest. more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Feeling discouraged by the circumstances of your day-to-day life? Unsure whether praying about seemingly trivial needs is the right thing to do? Pick up Rosalind Goforth's How I Know God Answers Prayer. A missionary in China at the turn of the twentieth century, Goforth's family was mired in unimaginably dire straits and beset by numerous tragedies... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95
Franciscans in sixteenth-century New Spain were deeply ambivalent about their mission work. Fray Juan de Zumárraga, the first archbishop of Mexico, begged the king to find someone else to do his job so that he could go home. This discontent was widespread, grew stronger with time, and carried important consequences for the friars' interactions... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 134.95
This book examines the contribution of the Methodist Missionary Society (and its predecessors before 1932) to world-changing movements, from the remarkable mass conversions in south-west China and west Africa early in the century to the controversy over grants to liberation movements in the 1970s and 1980s. This is a ground-breaking study of the Methodist... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 155.00
This book explores how leading Jesuits, Ricci (1552-1610) in China and Acosta (1540-1600) in Peru, adapted Catholic teaching to fit the prevailing religious outlook and practices in the two countries in order to make Catholicism more understandable and palatable to the local population. It examines in detail Catholic theology, the Jesuit approach... more...
- Andrews UK 2013; US$ 9.49
Michael Maynes wonderful books have touched readers more deeply than those of almost any other modern spiritual writer. With insight and wry humour he shows us how to see the things of God in art and in science, in poetry and in architecture, as well as in the scriptures and in liturgy. He makes the Christian understanding of life intelligible... more...
- Andrews UK 2013; US$ 9.49
With great economy and elegance, one the greatest spiritual writers of the last century writes practically, simply, briefly and beautifully about prayerPrayer is not primarily something one does. Prayer is something that is. It is in God that we live and move and have our being. God is always in us, waiting to be released into expression. All the different... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95
This short book by one of France's leading historians deals with a big question: how was it that Christianity, that masterpiece of religious invention, managed, between 300 and 400 AD, to impose itself upon the whole of the Western world? In his erudite and inimitable way, Paul Veyne suggests three possible explanations. Was it because a Roman emperor,... more...