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  • Church Historyby Christopher Catherwood

    Crossway 2007; US$ 9.99

    The history of the Christian church is far more than a dull list of dates. This brief summary will whet your appetite to discover more about the story of Christianity. more...

  • God's Continentby Philip Jenkins

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 15.99

    Note and Acknowledgements. Abbreviations. 1. Your Religion Tomorrow. 2. Godless Europe?. 3. Faith Among the Ruins. 4. New Christians. 5. The Moor's Return. 6. Making Muslims. 7. Young and Old. 8. Revolutions at Home. 9. Ultras. 10. Transforming Europe. 11. Transforming Faith. 12. Europe's Religions Tomorrow. Notes. Index more...

  • Life After Deathby Alan Segal

    The Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 39.95

    A magisterial work of social history, Life After Death illuminates the many different ways ancient civilizations grappled with the question of what exactly happens to us after we die. In a masterful exploration of how Western civilizations have defined the afterlife, Alan F. Segal weaves together biblical and literary scholarship, sociology, history,... more...

  • Who Chose the Gospels?by C. E. Hill

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 15.99

    The Bible contains four Gospels which tell the story of Jesus of Nazareth. And yet, many more Gospels once existed. Who, then, determined which Gospels would, for the next two thousand years, serve as the main gateways to Jesus and his teaching? Recent books and films have traced the decision to a series of fourth-century councils and powerful bishops.... more...

  • The Crisis of Islamby Bernard Lewis

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 16.00

    In his first book since What Went Wrong? Bernard Lewis examines the historical roots of the resentments that dominate the Islamic world today and that are increasingly being expressed in acts of terrorism. He looks at the theological origins of political Islam and takes us through the rise of militant Islam in Iran, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia, examining... more...

  • The Evolution of Godby Robert Wright

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 9.99

    In this sweeping narrative that takes us from the Stone Age to the Information Age, Robert Wright unveils an astonishing discovery: there is a hidden pattern that the great monotheistic faiths have followed as they have evolved. Through the prisms of archaeology, theology, and evolutionary psychology, Wright's findings overturn basic assumptions about... more...

  • Two Ælfric Texts: "The Twelve Abuses" and "The Vices and Virtues"by Mary Clayton

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 99.00

    Text with facing translation of two important Old English texts. more...

  • The French Wars of Religion, 1562?1629by Mack P. Holt

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00

    This is the 2005 second edition of a comprehensive study of the French wars of religion. more...

  • The Japanese and the Jesuitsby Mr J F Moran; J. F. Moran

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    The Japanese and the Jesuits examines the attempt by sixteenth century Jesuits to convert the Japanese to Christianity. Directing the Jesuits was the Italian Alessandro Valignano, whose own magisterial writings, many of them not previously translated or published, are the principle source material for this account of one of the most remarkable of... more...

  • Beliefs that Changed the Worldby John Bowker

    Quercus 2015; Not Available

    Religious beliefs have shaped the history of the world. Their effect can be seen in culture, philosophy and politics, and they have inspired people to serve others and to create great works of art, architecture and music. Yet differences in belief can cause bloodshed and war. Never before has it been more urgent to understand the great religions if... more...