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  • 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...

  • Evil and Deathby Beate Ego; Ulrike Mittmann

    De Gruyter 2014; 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...

  • Einführung in die Qumranliteraturby Peter Porzig; Géza G. Xeravits

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 420.00

    This book offers a concise introduction to the full range of writings in the Qumran: genuine, apocryphal, and pseudoepigraphic works as well as ?Biblical? manuscripts. The basic knowledge regarding each work is cogently summarized and brief passages are presented verbatim. This approach allows each of the texts to speak for itself as part of a unified... more...

  • Christians and Pagans in Roman Britain (Routledge Revivals)by Dorothy Watts

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Glory of Heraby Philip Elliot Slater

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 68.00

    The ancient Athenians were "quarrelsome as friends, treacherous as neighbors, brutal as masters, faithless as servants, shallow as lovers--all of which was in part redeemed by their intelligence and creativity." Thus writes Philip Slater in this classic work on narcissism and family relationships in fifth-century Athenian society. Exploring a rich... more...

  • Einführung in die Qumranliteraturby Peter Porzig; Géza G. Xeravits

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 420.00

    This book offers a concise introduction to the full range of writings in the Qumran: genuine, apocryphal, and pseudoepigraphic works as well as ?Biblical? manuscripts. The basic knowledge regarding each work is cogently summarized and brief passages are presented verbatim. This approach allows each of the texts to speak for itself as part of a unified... more...

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

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    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...