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  • The Medieval Monasteryby Roger Rosewell

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 7.95

    Monasteries are among the most intriguing and enduring symbols of England's medieval heritage. Simultaneously places of prayer and spirituality, power and charity, learning and invention, illusion and superstition, they survive today as haunting ruins, great houses and as some of our most important cathedrals and churches. This book examines the growth... more...

  • Mesopotamian Šuilla Prayers to Ea, Marduk, and Nabûby Joel H Hunt

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 149.95

    First published over a century ago, the Šuilla ("Raised-Hand") prayers have received little close study. This book focuses on the hymnic introductions of these multipurpose prayers as theological texts in their own right. more...

  • Resurrection of the Shroudby Mark Antonacci

    M. Evans & Company 2001; US$ 13.99

    This book scientifically challenges earlier radiocarbon testing and presents new evidence in determining the Shroud of Turin's true age. more...

  • A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Artby Gertrude Grace Sill

    Touchstone 2011; Not Available

    Explore one of the richest and most rewarding aspects of Western art with this comprehensive easy-to-use, portable guide to Christian symbols. Organized like a primer, with hundreds of entries in 50 categories?from A for Angels to Z for Zodiac?this handy pocket reference enables you to recognize at a glance the identity and meaning of all the elements... more...

  • A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Artby Gertrude Grace Sill

    Touchstone 2011; Not Available

    Explore one of the richest and most rewarding aspects of Western art with this comprehensive easy-to-use, portable guide to Christian symbols. Organized like a primer, with hundreds of entries in 50 categories?from A for Angels to Z for Zodiac?this handy pocket reference enables you to recognize at a glance the identity and meaning of all the elements... more...

  • Clerical Vestmentsby Sarah Bailey

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 7.95

    Churches up and down the United Kingdom have some remarkable collections of the most exquisitely embroidered clothing which are part of our hidden heritage. Our cathedrals hold in their treasuries some of the most beautiful textile pieces ever produced in Europe and beyond. There is a whole fascinating history to these priestly vestments and how they... more...

  • Creating a Common Polityby Emily Mackil

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 95.00

    In the ancient Greece of Pericles and Plato, the polis, or city-state, reigned supreme, but by the time of Alexander, nearly half of the mainland Greek city-states had surrendered part of their autonomy to join the larger political entities called koina. In the first book in fifty years to tackle the rise of these so-called Greek federal states,... more...

  • Doctrine and Powerby Carlos R. Galvao-Sobrinho

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 75.00

    During the fourth century A.D., theological controversy divided Christian communities throughout the Eastern half of the Roman Empire. Not only was the truth about God at stake, but also the authority of church leaders, whose legitimacy depended on their claims to represent that truth. In this book, Galvao-Sobrinho argues that out of these disputes... more...

  • Material Culture and Sacred Landscapeby Peter Jordan

    AltaMira Press 2003; US$ 36.99

    Study of the Khanty pastoralists of Siberia and their use of sacred landscapes. more...

  • Evil and Deathby Beate Ego; Ulrike Mittmann

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    Jewish anthropological beliefs during the Hellenistic-Roman period are an important but previously neglected area of biblical exegesis and Jewish studies. In an effort to address this deficiency, this volume brings together 20 essays related to the subject of sin and death, with special emphasis on integrating material from neighboring cultures. Thus,... more...