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  • A History of the End of the Worldby Jonathan Kirsch

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    "[The Book of] Revelation has served as a "language arsenal" in a great many of the social, cultural, and political conflicts in Western history. Again and again, Revelation has stirred some dangerous men and women to act out their own private apocalypses. Above all, the moral calculus of Revelation—the demonization of one's enemies, the sanctification... more...

  • Jonathan Edwardsby Philip F. Gura

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 15.99

    An important new biography of America's founding religious father. Jonathan Edwards was America's most influential evangelical, whose revivals of the 1730s became those against which all subsequent ones have been judged. The marvelous accomplishment of Philip Gura's Jonathan Edwards is to place the rich intellectual landscape of America's most... more...

  • Thomas Jefferson's Qur'anby Denise A. Spellberg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    In this original and illuminating book, Denise A. Spellberg reveals a little-known but crucial dimension of the story of American religious freedom?a drama in which Islam played a surprising role. In 1765, eleven years before composing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson bought a Qur?an. This marked only the beginning of his lifelong... more...

  • Forbidden Oracles?by AnneMarie Luijendijk

    Mohr Siebeck 2014; US$ 72.62

    In this volume, AnneMarie Luijendijk analyzes a previously unknown text preserved in a fifth- or sixth-century Coptic miniature codex, entitled <i>The Gospel of the Lots of Mary</i> , and places it within the context of practices of and debates about divination in the ancient Mediterranean world. This is the first critical edition and... more...

  • A New Religious Americaby Diana L. Eck

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    Why Understanding America's Religious Landscape Is the Most Important Challenge Facing Us Today The 1990s saw the U.S. Navy commission its first Muslim chaplain and open its first mosque. There are presently more than three hundred temples in Los Angeles, home to the greatest variety of Buddhists in the world. There are more American Muslims than... more...

  • Early Christian Martyr Storiesby Bryan M. Litfin

    Baker Publishing Group 2014; US$ 19.99

    This introductory text offers easy-to-read translations and expert commentary on early Christian martyrdom accounts. more...

  • The Sikhsby Patwant Singh

    The Doubleday Religious 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...

  • Hidden Intercourseby Wouter J. Hanegraaff; Jeffrey J. Kripal

    BRILL 2008; US$ 216.00

    Analyzes the eroticism of the esoteric. This work aims to distinguish fact from fiction - only to find that historical realities are sometimes even stranger than the fantasies. It reveals the outlines of a largely unknown history spanning more than twenty centuries. more...

  • New Light on Manichaeismby Jason BeDuhn

    BRILL 2009; US$ 151.00

    Offers discoveries and insights into the Manichaean religion throughout its more than one thousand year history, ranging from glimpses into the life and thought of Mani himself, to developments in doctrine and practice in the religion's North African, Iranian, Central Asian, and Chinese settings. 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...