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  • The Popular Handbook of Archaeology and the Bibleby Joseph M. Holden; Dr. Walter Kaiser Jr.; Norman Geisler

    Harvest House Publishers, Inc. 2013; US$ 26.99

    From two leading Christian apologists, here is a fascinating survey of the most important Old and New Testament archaeological discoveries through the ages. Biblical archaeology has always stirred excitement among believers and curiosity among unbelievers. The evidence dug up with a spade can speak volumes--and serve as a powerful testimony of the... more...

  • The Gnostic Religionby Hans Jonas

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 27.50

    The Message of the Alien God and the Beginnings of Christianity more...

  • The Art of Empireby Lee M. Jefferson; Robin M. Jensen

    Fortress Press 2015; US$ 43.99

    The Art of Empire contends that the art and imagery of Late Antiquity requires a deeper understanding of the context of the imperial period before and after Constantine. The chapters treat an aspect of the relationship between early Christian art and the rituals, practices, or imagery of the Empire. The long-held belief that Christian art?s beginnings... more...

  • Classifying Christiansby Todd S. Berzon

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 95.00

    Classifying Christians investigates late antique Christian heresiologies as ethnographies that catalogued and detailed the origins, rituals, doctrines, and customs of the heretics in explicitly polemical and theological terms. Oscillating between ancient ethnographic evidence and contemporary ethnographic writing, Todd S. Berzon argues that late... more...

  • Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Warsby Jon D. Mikalson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 29.99

    The two great Persian invasions of Greece, in 490 and 480-79 B.C., both repulsed by the Greeks, provide our best opportunity for understanding the interplay of religion and history in ancient Greece. Using the Histories of Herodotus as well as other historical and archaeological sources, Jon Mikalson shows how the Greeks practiced their religion... more...

  • Resurrecting the Brother of Jesusby Ryan Byrne; Bernadette McNary-Zak

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 19.99

    In 2002 a burial box of skeletal remains purchased anonymously from the black market was identified as the ossuary of James, the brother of Jesus. Transformed by the media into a religious and historical relic overnight, the artifact made its way to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, where 100,000 people congregated to experience what had been prematurely... more...

  • The Roots of Hinduismby Asko Parpola

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    In this pioneering book, Asko Parpola traces the Indo-Iranian speakers from the Aryan homeland north of the Black Sea through the Eurasian steppes to Central, West and South Asia, presenting new ideas on the origin and formation of the Vedic literature and rites, and the great Hindu epics. more...

  • A Place at the Altarby Meghan J. DiLuzio

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    A Place at the Altar illuminates a previously underappreciated dimension of religion in ancient Rome: the role of priestesses in civic cult. Demonstrating that priestesses had a central place in public rituals and institutions, Meghan DiLuzio emphasizes the complex, gender-inclusive nature of Roman priesthood. In ancient Rome, priestly service was... more...

  • The Gold of Exodusby Howard Blum

    Simon & Schuster 1999; US$ 9.99

    Mount Sinai. For many, it is the most sacred place on Earththe site where God descended to give Moses the Ten Commandments. Yet for centuries, mankind has not known its exact location. In this heart-pounding true story, award-winning journalist and bestselling author Howard Blum tells the enthralling account of two modern-day adventurersLarry Williams,... more...

  • The Beliefnet Guide to Gnosticism and Other Vanished Christianitiesby Richard Valantasis

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2007; US$ 9.95

    From its earliest days, Christianity has been marked by a rich diversity of beliefs and practices. Different interpretations of Jesus? life and mission, as well as conflicting views about worship and rituals, gave rise to numerous sects in the first centuries C.E. Condemned as heretical by the official Church, these early movements were lost to history... more...