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  • The World's Religions, Revised and Updatedby Huston Smith

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.49

    The World?s Religions, by beloved author and pioneering professor Huston Smith ( Tales of Wonder ), is the definitive classic for introducing the essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, as well as regional native traditions. This revised... more...

  • No god but God (Updated Edition)by Reza Aslan

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    A fascinating, accessible introduction to Islam from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Zealot and host of the CNN?s Believer FINALIST FOR THE  GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD  In No god but God, internationally acclaimed scholar Reza Aslan explains Islam?the origins and evolution of the faith?in all its beauty and complexity . ... more...

  • Inside Scientologyby Janet Reitman

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 14.65

    How is it that America's most popular new religion is still its least understood? Janet Reitman sheds some long-awaited light on the ever-elusive faith organization, the Church of Scientology. Based on five years of research, access to confidential documents, and extensive interviews with current and former Scientologists, this is the first objective... more...

  • The Life and Passion of William of Norwichby Thomas of Monmouth; Miri Rubin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 15.50

    A fascinating surviving chronicle from 12th-century England which holds a unique and terrible place in the history of anti-Semitism The Life and Passion of William of Norwich gives a remarkable insight into life in a medieval cathedral city, brilliantly capturing the everyday concerns of ordinary people and focussing on the miraculous cures carried... more...

  • Complete Works of Josephus, Flaviusby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 9.99

    Complete interlinked edition. Includes contemporary maps, timelines, family trees, coinage, and units of measure, as well as modern view of history and analysis of Josephus works. Josephus fought the Romans in the First Jewish-Roman War as a Jewish military leader in Galilee. After the the Romans invaded, killing thousands, Josephus and one of his... more...

  • When God Talks Backby T.M. Luhrmann

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

                How does God become and remain real for modern evangelicals? How are rational, sensible people of faith able to experience the presence of a powerful yet invisible being and sustain that belief in an environment of overwhelming skepticism? T. M. Luhrmann, an anthropologist trained in psychology and the acclaimed author of Of Two Minds,... more...

  • Secularizationby Steve Bruce

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 29.99

    Secularization remains one of the most hotly debated topics in the study of religion in modern societies. Steve Bruce elaborates the sociological secularization paradigm and defends it against a wide variety of recent attempts at rebuttal and refutation. more...

  • The Masnavi, Book Threeby Jalal al-Din Rumi; Jawid Mojaddedi

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 10.99

    Rumi is the greatest mystic poet to have written in Persian, and the Masnavi, written in six books, is his masterpiece. It conveys a message of divine love in entertaining stories and homilies. The focus of Book Three is on epistemology; this is the first ever verse translation, and the first translation of any kind for over 80 years. more...

  • The Tibetan Book of the Deadby W. Y. Evans-Wentz; Donald S. Lopez

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 10.99

    The fourth edition of this ancient guide to living and dying features a new foreword, afterword, and suggested further reading list by Donald S. Lopez, author of Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West . Lopez traces the whole history of the late Evans-Wentz's three earlier editions of this book, fully considering the work of contributors... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Cistercian Orderby Mette Birkedal Bruun

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00

    Presents the Order's figureheads, practical life and spiritual horizon, and its contribution to medieval Europe's religious, cultural and political climate. more...