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  • Modern Satanism: Anatomy of a Radical Subcultureby Chris Mathews

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 55.00

    In 1966, Anton LaVey introduced to the world the Church of Satan, an atheistic religion devoted to the philosophy of individualism and pitilessness often associated with Satan. Modern Satanism offers a comprehensive survey and analysis of the church that LaVey built. Satanism has been an open religion for forty years now and operates successfully... more...

  • Valentinian Ethics and Paraenetic Discourseby Philip L. Tite

    BRILL 2009; US$ 179.00

    Offering a fresh assessment of the presence and function of paraenesis within Valentinianism, this book places Valentinian moral exhortation within the context of early Christian moral discourse. Like other Christians, Valentinians were not only interested in ethics, but used moral exhortation to discursively shape social identity. more...

  • The Evangelicals: A Historical, Thematic, and Biographical Guideby Robert Krapohl; Charles Lippy

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 75.00

    The different facets of American religious life are more thoroughly understood with an awareness of the Evangelical heritage that intersects the different denominational boundaries. Since Evangelicalism is not confined to one religious denomination or group, it has associations with a number of American religious movements such as Fundamentalism,... more...

  • The Power of Religious Publics: Staking Claims in American Societyby William Swatos; James Wellman

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 84.00

    Currently, public religion is in a time of flux and the notion of the common good?once associated with the Protestant voice in America?is openly contested by new religious coalitions seeking to communicate their version of the truth and plant their stake in the public domain. This edited volume reflects on the changing tone and form of the public... more...

  • God's Lunaticsby Michael Largo

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.74

    God?s Lunatics is an eyebrow-raising encyclopedia of the strange and shocking side of history?s religions, cults, and spiritual movements, by Michael Largo, the bestselling author of the Bram Stoker Award-winning Final Exits . A fascinating compendium of ?Lost Souls, False Prophets, Martyred Saints, Murderous Cults, Demonic Nuns, and Other Victims... more...

  • Original Sinby Alan Jacobs

    Hyperion 2009; US$ 9.99

    Essayist and biographer Alan Jacobs introduces us to the world of original sin, which he describes as not only a profound idea but a necessary one. As G. K. Chesterton explains, "Only with original sin can we at once pity the beggar and distrust the king." Do we arrive in this world predisposed to evil? St. Augustine passionately argued that... more...

  • The Seven Sayings of the Saviour on the Crossby Arthur W. Pink; John MacArthur; Warren Wiersbe

    Baker Publishing Group 2005; US$ 4.99

    Dr. Arthur W. Pink clearly illustrates the lessons that Christians can learn from the words Christ spoke on the cross. more...

  • The Earliest History of the Christian Gatheringby Valeriy A. Alikin

    BRILL 2010; US$ 169.00

    Using recent insights into the nature of early Christian communities as religious associations, this book offers a new reconstruction of the origins and development of the weekly Christian gathering and its constitutive elements; based on an analysis of all available evidence from the first three centuries. more...

  • Judaism and Hellenism Reconsideredby Louis Feldman

    BRILL 2006; US$ 316.00

    This book is a collection of 26 previously published articles, with a number of additions and corrections, and a long new introduction on "The Influence of Hellenism on Jews in Palestine in the Hellenistic Period." more...

  • Poetics of the Gnostic Universeby Zlatko Ple?e

    BRILL 2006; US$ 156.00

    The monograph examines the cosmological section of the Apocryphon of John, a fully narrated version of the classic Gnostic myth. The author argues that the Apocryphon?s ?world hypothesis? is inseparable from the epistemological, theological, and aesthetic debates within contemporary Platonism. more...