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  • The Lost History of Christianityby John Philip Jenkins

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    ?Jenkins is one of America ?s top religious scholars.?  ? Forbes magazine The Lost History of Christianity by Philip Jenkins offers a revolutionary view of the history of the Christian church. Subtitled ?The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia?and How It Died,? it explores the extinction of... more...

  • Christian Lawby Norman Doe

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 92.00

    Comparing church laws within ten Christian traditions worldwide, Christianity emerges as a religion of law as well as of faith. more...

  • 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...

  • Vatican IIby Norman Tanner

    The Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    JAMES CARROLL is the National Book Award-winning author of Practicing Catholic and An American Requiem. He writes widely on Catholic issues and is passionate about the legacy of Vatican II. EDWARD HAHNENBERG is professor of theology at Xavier University and the author of A Concise Guide to the Documents of Vatican II. NORMAN TANNER, SJ, is professor... more...

  • Plato's Godsby Professor Gerd Van Riel

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 39.95

    This book presents a comprehensive study into Plato's theological doctrines, offering an important re-valuation of the status of Plato's gods and the relation between metaphysics and theology according to Plato. Starting from an examination of Plato's views of religion and the relation between religion and morality, Gerd Van Riel investigates Plato's... more...

  • Fields of Bloodby Karen Armstrong

    Random House 2014; US$ 39.98

    It is the most persistent myth of our time: religion is the cause of all violence. But history suggests otherwise. Karen Armstrong, former Roman Catholic nun and one of our foremost scholars of religion, speaks out to disprove the link between religion and bloodshed. * Religion is as old as humanity: Fields of Blood goes back to the Stone... more...

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

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.50

    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...

  • The Great Transformationby Karen Armstrong

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 17.95

    From Karen Armstrong, the bestselling author of A History of God and The Spiral Staircase , comes this extraordinary investigation of a critical moment in the evolution of religious thought.In the ninth century BCE, events in four regions of the civilized world led to the rise of religious traditions that have endured to the present day--the development... more...

  • Lost Enlightenmentby S. Frederick Starr

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 22.95

    In this sweeping and richly illustrated history, S. Frederick Starr tells the fascinating but largely unknown story of Central Asia's medieval enlightenment through the eventful lives and astonishing accomplishments of its greatest minds--remarkable figures who built a bridge to the modern world. Because nearly all of these figures wrote in Arabic,... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Mormonismby Terryl L. Givens; Philip L. Barlow

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 149.99

    Mormon studies is one of the fastest-growing subfields in religious studies. For this volume, Terryl Givens and Philip Barlow, two leading scholars of Mormonism, have brought together 45 of the top scholars in the field to construct a collection of essays that offers a comprehensive overview of scholarship on Mormons. The book begins with a section... more...