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  • When God Was A Womanby Merlin Stone

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 7.99

    Here, archaeologically documented,is the story of the religion of the Goddess. Under her, women?s roles were far more prominent than in patriarchal Judeo-Christian cultures. Stone describes this ancient system and, with its disintegration, the decline in women?s status. more...

  • History of Godby Karen Armstrong

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Karen Armstrong's Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. In this stunningly intelligent book, Karen Armstrong, one of Britain's foremost commentators on religious affairs, traces the history of how men and women have perceived and experienced God, from the time of Abraham to the present. From classical... more...

  • The Penguin Book of Norse Mythsby Kevin Crossley-Holland

    Penguin Books Ltd 1996; US$ 20.78

    The Scandinavian myths form a linked chain of stories, creating a mighty, fantastical world teeming with gods and goddesses, master-smiths and magicians. Battles between gods and giants exist alongside unexpected love matches until the final days of destruction dawn, with their promise of rebirth. Using his talents as poet, translator and author,... more...

  • The Templar Revelationby Lynn Picknett; Clive Prince

    Touchstone 2004; US$ 25.99

    Colin Wilson Author of Atlas of Holy Places and Sacred Sites One of the most fascinating books I have read since The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail. more...

  • Going Clearby Lawrence Wright

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    National Book Award Finalist A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower,  the now-classic study of al-Qaeda?s 9/11 attack. Based on more than two hundred personal interviews with current and former Scientologists?both famous and less well known?and years... more...

  • Pope Gregory X and the Crusadesby Philip B. Baldwin

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    First full-length study of Pope Gregory X in relation to Crusade, demonstrating his significant impact. more...

  • The Akhenaten Colossi of Karnakby Lise Manniche

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 13.99

    Some of the most fascinating sculptures to have survived from ancient Egypt are the colossal statues of Akhenaten, erected at the beginning of his reign in his new temple to the Aten at Karnak. Fragments of more than thirty statues are now known, showing the paradoxical features combining male and female, young and aged, characteristic of representations... more...

  • Joan of Arcby Mary Gordon

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    ? A master of the story form? (The New York Times) offers a fresh, revealing portrait of the legendary saint Celebrated novelist Mary Gordon brings Joan of Arc alive as a complex figure full of contradictions and desires, as well as spiritual devotion. A humble peasant girl, Joan transformed herself into the legendary Maid of Orléans, knight, martyr,... more...

  • The Forge of Christendomby Tom Holland

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.95

    At the approach of the first millennium, the Christians of Europe did not seem likely candidates for future greatness. Weak, fractured, and hemmed in by hostile nations, they saw no future beyond the widely anticipated Second Coming of Christ. But when the world did not end, the peoples of Western Europe suddenly found themselves with no choice but... more...

  • The Kingdom of Matthiasby Paul E. Johnson; Sean Wilentz

    Oxford University Press, USA 1994; US$ 12.99

    In the autumn of 1834, New York City was awash with rumors of a strange religious cult operating nearby, centered around a mysterious, self-styled prophet named Matthias. It was said that Matthias the Prophet was stealing money from one of his followers; then came reports of lascivious sexual relations, based on odd teachings of matched spirits, apostolic... more...