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  • The Emergence of a Scientific Cultureby Stephen Gaukroger

    Clarendon Press 2006; US$ 44.99

    Why did science emerge in the West and how did scientific values come to be regarded as the yardstick for all other forms of knowledge? Stephen Gaukroger shows just how bitterly the cognitive and cultural standing of science was contested in its early development. Rejecting the traditional picture of secularization, he argues that science in the seventeenth... more...

  • From Bossuet to Newmanby Owen Chadwick

    Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 37.00

    The coming of modern historical research had religious consequences, especially in the more traditional churches to which history was very important and which themselves helped to create the historical sense. In this classic work, long unobtainable but now revised with a new introduction, Owen Chadwick traces the development of the notion that change... more...

  • Jesus and the Disinheritedby Howard Thurman

    Beacon Press 2012; US$ 16.00

    In this classic theological treatise, the acclaimed theologian and religious leader Howard Thurman (1900-1981) demonstrates how the gospel may be read as a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised. Jesus is a partner in the pain of the oppressed and the example of His life offers a solution to ending the descent into moral nihilism. Hatred... more...

  • Christianization and the Rise of Christian Monarchyby Nora Berend

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 50.00

    An edited volume studying Christianization in northern and central-eastern Europe c. 900–1200. more...

  • The Forge of Christendomby Tom Holland

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.95

    A grand narrative history of the re-emergence of Europe following the collapse of the Roman Empire. At the approach of the first millennium, the Christians of Europe did not seem likely candidates for future greatness. Weak, fractured, and hemmed in by hostile nations, they saw no future beyond the widely anticipated Second Coming of Christ. But when... more...

  • Martin Luther: A Very Short Introductionby Scott H. Hendrix

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 7.99

    This Very Short Introduction presents Martin Luther as historians now see him. Instead of singling him out as a modern hero, the book emphasizes the context in which Luther worked, the colleagues who supported him, and the opponents who adamantly opposed his agenda for change. more...

  • The Archaeology of the Holy Landby Jodi Magness

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    An introduction to the archaeology and history of ancient Palestine, from the destruction of Solomon's temple to the Muslim conquest. more...

  • The World of Mythby David Adams Leeming

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 12.99

    The World of Myth provides a sweeping anthology of myths, ranging from ancient Egypt and Greece to the Polynesian islands and modern science. We read stories of great floods from the ancient Babylonians, Hebrews, Chinese, and Mayans; tales of apocalypse from India, the Norse, Christianity, and modern science; myths of the mother goddess from Native... 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...