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  • AD 381by Charles Freeman

    Random House 2011; US$ 23.04

    In AD 381, Theodosius, emperor of the eastern Roman empire, issued a decree in which all his subjects were required to subscribe to a belief in the Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This edict defined Christian orthodoxy and brought to an end a lively and wide-ranging debate about the nature of the Godhead; all other interpretations were... more...

  • The Tent of Abrahamby Arthur Waskow; Joan Chittister; Saadi Shakur Chishti

    Beacon Press 2006; US$ 18.00

    The Tent of Abraham provides readers with stories that can bring all the faiths together. Written by Saadi Shakur Chishti, a Scottish American Sufi, Rabbi Arthur Waskow, an American Jew, and Joan Chittister, a Benedictine sister, the book explores in accessible language the mythic quality and the teachings of reconciliation that are embedded in... more...

  • The Case for Christianityby Robert M. Haddad

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2010; US$ 13.99

    This analysis of St Justin's approach in appealing to the Romans functions as both a fascinating historical exploration of what Haddad argues is the work of the founder of effective apologetics, and as a sourcebook for study for Christians who must defend their faith-just as St Justin's work itself in the second century AD. more...

  • Returning to Religionby Jonathan Benthall

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 29.00

    How can one explain the resurgence of religion, even in a western context of rationality and scientific endeavour? The persistence of religious expression has compelled even diehard secularists, or proponents of the 'secularization thesis', to rethink their positions. Jonathan Benthall explains precisely why societies are not bound to embrace western... more...

  • Short History of Atheism, Aby Gavin Hyman

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 25.00

    The last few years have seen a remarkable surge of popular interest in the topic of atheism. Books about atheism by writers like richard dawkins and Christopher Hitchens have figured prominently in bestseller lists and have attracted widespread discussion in the media. The ubiquity of public debates about atheism, especially in conscious opposition... more...

  • The Albigensian Crusadeby Jonathan Sumption

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 18.94

    In twelfth century Languedoc a subversive heresy of Eastern origin flourished to an extraordinary degree. The Albingenses believed that the world was created by an evil spirit, and that all worldly things - including the Church - were by nature sinful. Jonathan Sumption's acclaimed history examines the roots of the heresy, the uniquely rich culture... more...

  • Der Eine und das Andereby Josef van Ess

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 307.00

    In this volume the history of Islamic sects is analysed as a literary genus in its own right. It consists of three sections: the first deals with structural constants in the texts such as the arrangement, or the number and classification of the ?sects.? The main section describes the most important works and authors from the 8th to the 19th century.... more...

  • The Wrong Messiahby Nick Page

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 23.26

    He came from the wrong social class, the wrong place and the wrong profession. He ate with the wrong people, championed the wrong causes and attracted the wrong kind of supporters. He even spoke with the wrong accent. In fact everything about Jesus of Nazareth was wrong. How could this odd-job man be God's Messiah?To the authorities he was a dangerous... more...

  • Islamby Karen Armstrong

    Orion 2011; US$ 23.26

    One of the world's foremost commentators on religious affairs on the history (and destiny) of the world's most misunderstood religion. more...