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  • Scenting Salvationby Susan Ashbrook Harvey

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    This book explores the role of bodily, sensory experience in early Christianity (first ? seventh centuries AD) by focusing on the importance of smell in ancient Mediterranean culture. Following its legalization in the fourth century Roman Empire, Christianity cultivated a dramatically flourishing devotional piety, in which the bodily senses were utilized... more...

  • Constantine and the Captive Christians of Persiaby Kyle Smith

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 95.00 US$ 76.00

    It is widely believed that the Emperor Constantine?s conversion to Christianity politicized religious allegiances, dividing the Christian Roman Empire from the Zoroastrian Sasanian Empire and leading to the persecution of Christians in Persia. This account, however, is based on Greek ecclesiastical histories and Syriac martyrdom narratives that date... more...

  • The Great Irish Crossesby Oliver Crilly

    The Columba Press 2013; US$ 2.99

    This book is an introduction to the meaning and mystery of the great crosses of Ireland. more...

  • A Dictionary of the Sacred Language of All Scriptures and Myths (Routledge Revivals)by G Gaskell

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 300.00

    G. A. Gaskell?s Dictionary of the Sacred Language of All Scriptures and Myths, first published in 1923, examines several different aspects of religion, including examples from Ancient Egyptian religion and mythology to modern-day Christianity, providing explanations of gods, events, and symbols in alphabetical order. This is a perfect reference... more...

  • NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, eBookby Craig S. Keener; John H. Walton

    Zondervan 2016; US$ 37.49

    ?How I wish someone had put a book like this into my hands 50 years ago.? - N.T. Wright, Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity?I cannot recommend a study Bible any more than this one: Five stars!? - Scot McKnight, Julius R. Mantey Professor of New Testament more...

  • Divination and Human Natureby Peter T. Struck

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 45.00 US$ 36.00

    Divination and Human Nature casts a new perspective on the rich tradition of ancient divination?the reading of divine signs in oracles, omens, and dreams. Popular attitudes during classical antiquity saw these readings as signs from the gods while modern scholars have treated such beliefs as primitive superstitions. In this book, Peter Struck reveals... more...

  • Libationby Kimani S. K. Nehusi

    UPA 2015; US$ 32.99

    This book concerns the origins, structure, purpose, meaning, and signi?cance of libation, developments and change within the ritual, and its distribution in the Afrikan world. It connects the practice of libation throughout time, connects Afrikans to their social history, and so to themselves, across generations in different spaces and times. more...

  • Women's Religious Activity in the Roman Republicby Celia E. Schultz

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 19.99

    Expanding the discussion of religious participation of women in ancient Rome, Celia E. Schultz demonstrates that in addition to observances of marriage, fertility, and childbirth, there were more--and more important--religious opportunities available to Roman women than are commonly considered. Based on research in ancient literature, inscriptions,... more...

  • Incorruptible Bodiesby Yonatan Moss

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 95.00 US$ 76.00

    In the early sixth-century eastern Roman empire, anti-Chalcedonian leaders Severus of Antioch and Julian of Halicarnassus debated the nature of Jesus's body: Was it corruptible prior to its resurrection from the dead? Viewing the controversy in light of late antiquity?s multiple images of the ?body of Christ,? Yonatan Moss reveals the underlying political,... more...

  • Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesisby Henry M. Morris

    Harvest House Publishers, Inc. 2016; US$ 15.99

    Have you wondered how the creation story in Genesis fits with the evolutionary theories of popular science?  Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis resolves the conflict between faith and science by answering key questions about the origin of human life, the evidence left by the fossil record, and how the findings of science line up with the Bible.... more...