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  • Religion and Ideology in Assyriaby Beate Pongratz-Leisten

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    Addressing the relationship between religion and ideology, and drawing on a range of literary, ritual, and visual sources, Beate Pongratz-Leisten argues that Assyria as a polity was as much exposed to (and influenced by) Babylonia in the south as it was to the Hittite and Hurrian cultural horizon in the north, and that this exposure was clearly reflected... more...

  • Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery.by David Gibson; Michael McKinley

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    DAVID GIBSON is an award-winning journalist, author, and filmmaker who specializes in covering the Catholic Church. He is a national reporter for Religion News Service and has written for The New York Times , The Wall Street Journal , and for such leading magazines as New York and Fortune. David is also featured in the CNN series Finding Jesus.... more...

  • Walking the Bibleby Bruce Feiler

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Both a heart-racing adventure and an uplifting quest, Walking the Bible describes one man's epic odyssey?by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel?through the greatest stories ever told. From crossing the Red Sea to climbing Mount Sinai to touching the burning bush, Bruce Feiler's inspiring journey will forever change your view of some of history's most... more...

  • Walking the Bibleby Bruce Feiler

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.99

    Both a heart-racing adventure and an uplifting quest, Walking the Bible describes one man's epic odyssey?by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel?through the greatest stories ever told. From crossing the Red Sea to climbing Mount Sinai to touching the burning bush, Bruce Feiler's inspiring journey will forever change your view of some of history's most... more...

  • Materialities of Ritual in the Black Atlanticby Akinwumi Ogundiran; Paula Saunders

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 64.99

    Focusing on everyday rituals, the essays in this volume look at spheres of social action and the places throughout the Atlantic world where African?descended communities have expressed their values, ideas, beliefs, and spirituality in material terms. The contributors trace the impact of encounters with the Atlantic world on African cultural formation,... more...

  • North Coast of the Black Sea, Asia Minorby Philip A. Harland

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Private associations organized around a common cult, profession, ethnic identity, neighbourhood or family were common throughout the Greco-Roman antiquity. This volume collects a representative selection of inscriptions from associations in Asia Minor and the north coast of the Black Sea, published with English translations, brief explanatory... more...

  • Migrating Talesby Richard Kalmin

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    Migrating Tales situates the Babylonian Talmud, or Bavli, in its cultural context by reading several rich rabbinic stories against the background of Greek, Syriac, Arabic, Persian, and Mesopotamian literature of late antiquity and the early Middle Ages, much of it Christian in origin. In this nuanced work, Richard Kalmin argues that non-Jewish literature... more...

  • Deep History, Secular Theoryby Luther Martin

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Over the course of his career, Luther H. Martin has experimented with methodological approaches to the study of religion, particularly Hellenistic religions. This volume represents Martin?s shift from comparative to socio-political to scientific studies of religion, and especially to the cognitive science of religion. The 25 contributions... more...

  • The Case for the Jordan Lead Codicesby David Elkington; Jennifer Elkington; Margaret Barker; Philip Davies; Keith Hearne

    Watkins Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    "The Case for the Jordan Lead Codices  provides a history and in-depth scientific analysis of the codices - while not conclusive, they certainly indicate the codices are deserving of much greater study - as well as a scathing indictment of the Internet's unchecked proliferation of self-declared experts souring the possibility of further research."... more...

  • The John Dominic Crossan Essential Setby John Dominic Crossan

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 35.99

    The eBook collection of four complete works by bestselling author and leading historical Jesus scholar John Dominic Crossan, including Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography , The Birth of Christianity , The Power of Parable , and The Greatest Prayer . more...