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  • The Elixir And The Stoneby Michael Baigent; Richard Leigh

    Random House 2013; US$ 14.09

    Since the seventeenth century, science has been contending with philosophy, organised religion and the arts for domination over Western civilisation and society. By the middle of the twentieth century, the battle appeared to be won; scientific rationalism and scepticism were triumphant. Yet in the last few decades a strong and potent counter-current... more...

  • Jesus in the Talmudby Peter Schäfer

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 30.95 US$ 24.76

    Scattered throughout the Talmud, the founding document of rabbinic Judaism in late antiquity, can be found quite a few references to Jesus--and they're not flattering. In this lucid, richly detailed, and accessible book, Peter Schäfer examines how the rabbis of the Talmud read, understood, and used the New Testament Jesus narrative to assert, ultimately,... more...

  • Women and the Transmission of Religious Knowledge in Islamby Asma Sayeed

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 23.00 US$ 18.86

    Asma Sayeed's book traces the history of Muslim women's religious education over the course of nearly ten centuries. more...

  • Barbarism and Religion: Volume 1, The Enlightenments of Edward Gibbon, 1737?1764by J. G. A. Pocock

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    A major new sequence of works from one of the world's leading historians of ideas. 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$ 15.50

    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...

  • Winds From the Northby Michael Wilkinson; Peter Althouse

    BRILL 2010; US$ 146.00

    This book raises important questions about the origins of Pentecostalism including the role of Azusa, missionaries, women, and the controversy surrounding Oneness Pentecostalism and the Latter Rain revival. The Canadian story highlights important developments that illustrate the transnational and innovative qualities of the movement. more...