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  • 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...

  • Early Christian Dressby Kristi Upson-Saia

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Early Christian Dress is the first full-length monograph on the subject of dress in early Christianity. It pays attention to the ways in which dress expressed and shaped Christian identity, the role dress played in Christians? rivalries with pagan neighbours, and especially to the ways in which notions of gender were culled and revised in the process.... more...

  • Eternal Chaliceby Juliette Wood

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    What is the secret of the Grail?' So intoned a heavenly voice to Sir Percival in John Boorman's stylish and influential film 'Excalibur' (1981). The sacred allure of the Holy Grail has fascinated writers and ensnared knights for over a thousand years. From Malory to Monty Python, the eternal chalice - said to be the very cup from which Christ drank... 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... more...

  • The Final Pagan Generationby Edward J. Watts

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    The Final Pagan Generation recounts the fascinating story of the lives and fortunes of the last Romans born before the Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity. Edward J. Watts traces their experiences of living through the fourth century?s dramatic religious and political changes, when heated confrontations saw the Christian establishment legislate... more...

  • Foucault's Heterotopia in Christian Catacombsby Eric C. Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    The catacombs of Rome have captured imaginations for centuries. This innovative study takes a fresh look at these underground spaces, and considers how art, space, texts, and practices can tell us more about the catacombs and the people who dug and decorated them. more...

  • From Flying Carpets to Flying Saucersby Margaret Granger

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2011; US$ 5.82

    As if by magic'; a term used when we do not understand things, science is now explaining these 'mysteries'. Frankincense given to the biblical baby Jesus, more precious than gold at that time, was called the 'sweat of the gods' by ancient Egyptians, whose properties have been found to read the DNA code in cancer cells. Oral traditions keep history... more...

  • The Gospel of Judas, Second Editionby Rodolphe Kasser; Marvin Meyer; Gregor Wurst; Francois Gaudard

    National Geographic Society 2008; US$ 12.95

    For 1,600 years its message lay hidden. When the bound papyrus pages of this lost gospel finally reached scholars who could unlock its meaning, they were astounded. Here was a gospel that had not been seen since the early days of Christianity, and which few experts had even thought existed?a gospel told from the perspective of Judas Iscariot, history?s... more...

  • Greek and Roman Animal Sacrificeby Christopher A. Faraone; F. S. Naiden

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 80.00

    First general critique of the interpretations of animal sacrifice established by Walter Burkert, the late J.-P. Vernant, and Marcel Detienne. 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...