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  • The Cities That Built the Bibleby Robert Cargill

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 19.99

    For many, the names Bethlehem, Babylon, and Jerusalem are known as the setting for epic stories from the Bible featuring rustic mangers, soaring towers, and wooden crosses. What often gets missed is that these cities are far more than just the setting for the Bible and its characters?they were instrumental to the creation of the Bible as we know it... more...

  • The Jew is Not My Enemyby Tarek Fatah

    McClelland & Stewart 2010; US$ 16.95

    A liberal Muslim and critically acclaimed author explores the historical, political, and theological basis for centuries of Muslim animosity towards Jews, debunking long-held myths and tracing a history of hate and its impact today. More than nine years after 9/11 and 60 years after the creation of the state of Israel, the world is no closer to solving,... more...

  • Did Jesus Exist?by Bart D. Ehrman

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 14.99

    In Did Jesus Exist? historian and Bible expert Bart Ehrman confronts the question, "Did Jesus exist at all?" Ehrman vigorously defends the historical Jesus, identifies the most historically reliable sources for best understanding Jesus? mission and message, and offers a compelling portrait of the person at the heart of the Christian tradition. ... more...

  • Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamismby John Calvert

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 10.99

    Sayyid Qutb (1906-1966) is considered one of the most influential ideologues of radical Islamism. This biography rescues Qutb from the label of 'terrorist' by offering a sophisticated analysis of his thought. It offers a view into the world of British colonialism, the birth of Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, and the growth of radical Islam. more...

  • The Trial of the Templarsby Malcolm Barber

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00

    Barber's classic account endeavours to tackle the unresolved controversies surrounding the consequences of the trial. more...

  • The Sikhsby Patwant Singh

    The Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.00

    Five hundred years ago, Guru Nanak founded the Sikh faith in India. The Sikhs defied the caste system; rejected the authority of Hindu priests; forbade magic and idolatry; and promoted the equality of men and women -- beliefs that incurred the wrath of both Hindus and Muslims. In the centuries that followed, three of Nanak's nine successors met violent... more...

  • Catholic Pentecostalism and the Paradoxes of Africanizationby Ludovic Lado

    BRILL 2009; US$ 130.00

    The anthropological literature on religious innovation and resistance in African Christianity has tended to focus almost exclusively on what have come to be known as African Independent Churches. This book explores the dialectics between 'Pentecostalization' and 'Africanization' within contemporary African Catholicism. more...

  • Greek Sacred Law (2nd Edition with a Postscript)by Eran Lupu

    BRILL 2009; US$ 226.00

    This volume consists of a general introduction to Greek sacred law and a collection of inscriptions from mainland Greece, the colonies, and the islands (except Cos) published since the late 1960s. more...

  • The Great Transformationby Karen Armstrong

    Knopf Canada 2009; US$ 22.00

    From one of the world?s leading writers on religion and the highly acclaimed author of the bestselling A History of God , The Battle for God and The Spiral Staircase , comes a major new work: a chronicle of one of the most important intellectual revolutions in world history and its relevance to our own time. In one astonishing, short period ?... more...

  • The Spiral Staircaseby Karen Armstrong

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 22.00

    The moving story of her own search for God by the highly-acclaimed author of the bestselling A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam ; The Battle for God: A History of Fundamentalism ; and Islam: A Short History . In 1969, after seven years as a Roman Catholic nun -- hoping, but ultimately failing, to find God... more...