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  • 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...

  • Chinese Religious Artby Patricia Eichenbaum Karetzky

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 44.99

    Chinese Religious Art is a broad survey of the origins and development of the various forms of artistic expression of Chinese religions. This survey of icons, temples, and rituals reveals the varied ways the Chinese expressed the presence of the divine and worshipped it. Some of the most beautiful art, inspired mountain temples, lofty landscapes,... more...

  • The Ark Before Noahby Irving Finkel

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 30.00

    The recent translation of a Babylonian tablet launches a groundbreaking investigation into one of the most famous stories in the world, challenging the way we look at ancient history.   Since the Victorian period, it has been understood that the story of Noah, iconic in the Book of Genesis, and a central motif in Judaism, Christianity and Islam,... more...

  • Jesus and Templeby James H. Charlesworth

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 38.99

    The New Testament provides abundant evidence that Jesus frequented the temple, as did his followers after his death. But the Gospels also depict Jesus in conflict with temple authorities. Jesus? attitude toward the temple is at the center of current historical Jesus research, yet those discussions are often not current with the latest archaeological... more...

  • Christians and Pagans in Roman Britainby Dorothy Watts

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    In Christians and Pagans in Roman Britain , first published in 1991, Professor Dorothy Watts sets out to distinguish possible Pagan features in Romano-British Christianity in the period leading up to and immediately following the withdrawal of Roman forces in AD 410. Watts argues that British Christianity at the time contained many Pagan influences,... more...

  • HarperCollins Atlas of Bible Historyby James B. Pritchard

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 21.99

    From the earliest evidence of humankind in Palestine to the establishment of the kingdoms of Judah and Israel, the ministry of Jesus, and the rise of the Christian Church, the richly illustrated HarperCollins Atlas of Bible History brings the Bible to life in all its geographical context. Detailed biblical references, timelines, and suggestions... more...

  • In Search of Paulby John Dominic Crossan; Jonathan L. Reed

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 16.99

    John Dominic Crossan, the eminent historical Jesus scholar, and Jonathan L. Reed, an expert in biblical archaeology, reveal through archaeology and textual scholarship that Paul, like Jesus, focused on championing the Kingdom of God??a realm of justice and equality??against the dominant, worldly powers of the Roman empire. Many theories exist about... more...

  • A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Artby Gertrude Grace Sill

    Touchstone 2011; US$ 20.00

    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...

  • Where God Was Bornby Bruce Feiler

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    At a time when America debates its values and the world braces for religious war, Bruce Feiler, author of the New York Times bestsellers Walking the Bible and Abraham , travels ten thousand miles through the heart of the Middle East?Israel, Iraq, and Iran?and examines the question: Is religion tearing us apart ... or can it bring us together?... more...