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History of specific doctrines and movements. Heresies and schisms

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  • God in the Whirlwindby David F. Wells

    Crossway 2014; US$ 24.99

    Offering a remedy for evangelicalism?s superficial theology, Wells points readers to the paradox of God?s ?holy-love,? exploring how the interplay of his characteristics reorient our lives and change the world. more...

  • Heretic Livesby Michael Frassetto

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 26.67

    Michael Frassetto's account of five centuries of social and spiritual turmoil is a vivid and telling mix of events, personality and ideas. His cast of characters includes Bogomil, an obscure priest of the Balkan countryside who introduced 'Manichaean' ideas to his parishioners; Henry the monk, the first true heresiarch, who eluded his captors and... more...

  • Counterfeit Christianityby Roger E. Olson

    Abingdon Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    Distorted Christian teachings continue to threaten effective and thoughtful faith. more...

  • The Gnostic Gospelsby Elaine Pagels

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 15.00

    Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time The Gnostic Gospels is a landmark study of the long-buried roots of Christianity, a work of luminous scholarship and wide popular appeal. First published in 1979 to critical acclaim, winning the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award,... more...

  • A Companion to Second-Century Christian 'Heretics'by Antti Marjanen; Petri Luomanen

    BRILL 2005; US$ 169.00

    The book deals with thinkers and movements that were embraced by many second-century religious seekers but which are now largely forgotten or known only as ?heretics?: Basilides, Sethianism, Valentinus? school, Marcion, Tatian, Bardaisan, Montanists, Cerinthus, Ebionites, Nazarenes, Jewish-Christianity of the Pseudo-Clementines, and Elchasites. more...

  • Femme, Gnose et Manichéismeby Madeleine Scopello

    BRILL 2005; US$ 150.00

    The present volume offers twelve studies dealing with feminine figures in Gnosticism and Manichaeism. In Part One (?Images et symboles?), the Author unveils the hidden meaning of some feminine figures having played a role on the mythical scene of those trends. Some of these figures, borrowed from other traditions, have been deeply reworked by Gnostics... more...

  • A Brief History of Heresyby G. R. Evans

    Wiley 2008; US$ 125.95 US$ 109.16

    This short and accessible book introduces readers to the problems of heresy, schism and dissidence over the last two millennia. The heresies under discussion range from Gnosticism, influential in the early Christian period, right through to modern sects. The idea of a heretic conjures up many images, from the martyrs prepared to die for their beliefs,... more...

  • The Wonder of His Loveby Nancy Stafford

    The Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 12.99

    In thirty-one biblical, highly personal meditations, Nancy Stafford leads us to the edge of an endless sea?the vast, incomprehensible ocean of God?s love. Nancy reflects upon the terrible beauty of His love, the wonder of forgiveness, waiting in His love, mystery and intimacy, and the calming reality of love that never fails. Each meditation includes... more...

  • Furious Pursuitby Tim King; Frank Martin

    The Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.99

    You?re not defined by what you?ve done. You?re defined by Who pursues you. What if you could believe that God not only chases you, but has yet to leave your side for a second, has yet to go a minute without courting you, whispering in your heart, I?m right here ? What if you could believe that God is never distant, never out of reach, never indifferent... more...

  • The Secret Teachings of Jesusby Marvin Meyer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 11.95

    In December 1945, two Egyptian fellahin, digging for natural fertilizer in the Nile River valley unearthed a sealed storage jar. The jar proved to hold treasure of an unexpected sort: a collection of some fifty-two ancient manuscripts, most of which reflect the teachings of a mystical religious movement we call Gnosticism (from the Greek word gnosis,... more...