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  • The Book of the Deadby E. A. Wallis Budge

    The Floating Press 1920; US$ 5.99

    The Book of the Dead is the title now commonly given to the great collection of funerary texts which the ancient Egyptian scribes composed for the benefit of the dead. These consist of spells and incantations, hymns and litanies, magical formulae and names, words of power and prayers, and they are found cut or painted on walls of pyramids and tombs,... more...

  • The Holy Landby Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 27.99

    A new, fully updated edition of the world's leading guide to the historical sites of the Holy Land, providing the ultimate guide to all the main Jewish, Christian, and Muslim sites. - ;Of immense significance to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the Holy Land has been attracting visitors since the fifth century BC. Covering all the main sites both... more...

  • Religions of the Silk Roadby Dr. Richard Foltz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 32.00

    Drawing on the latest research and scholarship, this newly revised and updated edition of Religions of the Silk Road explores the majestically fabled cities and exotic peoples that make up the romantic notions of the colonial era while examining how cultural traditions also travelled to the people encounted on the Silk Road. more...

  • Before the God in this Place for Good Remembranceby Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 126.00

    This monograph explores Yahwistic votive practice in the Hellenistic period. The dedicatory inscriptions from the Yahweh temple on Mount Gerizim are the object of an investigation of Yahwistic votive practice, witnessed in and outside Biblical literature. The research begins the discussion by placing votive practice in a theoretical framework... more...

  • How to Read a Graveyardby Peter Stanford

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 19.99

    Death is the one certainty in life, yet, with the decline of religion in the West, we have become collectively reluctant to talk about it. Our contemporary rituals seek to sanitise death and distance us from our own inevitable fate. If we want to know how previous generations dealt with death, graveyards (famous and not) tell us the history -- if we... more...

  • Jesus and the Lost Goddessby Timothy Freke; Peter Gandy

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2011; US$ 16.00

    Why Were the Teachings of the Original Christians Brutally Suppressed by the Roman Church? ? Because they portray Jesus and Mary Magdalene as mythic figures based on the Pagan Godman and Goddess ? Because they show that the gospel story is a spiritual allegory encapsulating a profound philosophy that leads to mythical enlightenment ? Because they... more...

  • Roman Godsby Michael Lipka

    BRILL 2009; US$ 130.00

    Concerned with the question of how the concept of 'god' in urban Rome can be analyzed along the lines of six constituent concepts, that is space, time, personnel, function, iconography and ritual, this book develops general criteria for an analysis of pagan, Jewish and Christian concepts of gods in ancient Rome. more...

  • The Jesus Papersby Michael Baigent

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    What if everything we have been told about the origins of Christianity is a lie? What if a small group had always known the truth and had kept it hidden . . . until now? What if there is evidence that Jesus Christ survived the crucifixion? In Holy Blood, Holy Grail Michael Baigent and his co-authors Henry Lincoln and Richard Leigh stunned the... more...

  • The Final Days of Jesusby Shimon Gibson

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    ?No one knows more about the history and archaeology of ancient Jerusalem than Shimon Gibson.... This book is destined to become the standard in the field.? ? Prof. James D. Tabor, author of The Jesus Dynasty A world renowned archaeologist reveals the historic footprint of Jesus in Jerusalem and what really happened during the final days. Fans... more...

  • A Cosmos in Stoneby David J. Lewis-Williams

    AltaMira Press 2002; US$ 36.99

    The ideas of David Lewis-Williams, director of the Rock Art Research Institute at the University of Witwatersrand, have had a profound impact on rock art studies in southern Africa, and more recently, on the interpretation of Upper Paleolithic art...The book brings together the development of Lewis-Williams's thoughts about rock art, published between... more...