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  • The Mystery of the Last Supperby Colin J. Humphreys

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 21.00

    This book examines inconsistencies between the gospel accounts of the final week of Jesus and proposes an answer to this apparent contradiction. more...

  • The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrollsby James VanderKam; Peter Flint

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 17.99

    The Dead Sea Scrolls, found in caves near the Dead Sea fifteen miles east of Jerusalem from 1947 to 1956, include the oldest existing biblical manuscripts and the remarkable texts of the purist Jewish community at Qumran. The discovery of the scrolls has added dramatically to our understanding of the varieties of Judaism at the time of Jesus and the... more...

  • Thank God for Evolutionby Michael Dowd

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    Few issues have revealed deeper divisions in our society than the debate between creationism and evolution, between religion and science. Yet from the fray, Reverend Michael Dowd has emerged as a reconciler, finding faith strengthened by the power of reason. With evidence from contemporary astrophysics, geology, biology, anthropology, and evolutionary... more...

  • The Crusadesby Thomas Asbridge

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99

    The Crusades is an authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages. Thomas Asbridge?a renowned historian who writes with ?maximum vividness? (Joan Acocella, The New Yorker )?covers the years 1095 to 1291 in this  big, ambitious, readable account of one of the most fascinating periods... more...

  • The French Wars of Religion, 1562?1629by Mack P. Holt

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00

    This is the 2005 second edition of a comprehensive study of the French wars of religion. more...

  • Connected Placesby Anne Feldhaus

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 40.00

    This book examines the words and actions of people who live in regions in the state of Maharashtra in Western India to illustrate the idea that regions are not only created by humans, but given meaning through religious practices. By exploring the people living in the area of Maharashtra, Feldhaus draws some very interesting conclusions about how people... 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...

  • Greek Sacred Lawby E. Lupu

    BRILL 2009; US$ 226.00

    A guide to the corpus of Greek sacred law and its contents. It also contains inscriptions published since the late 1960s from all around the Greek world excluding Cos and Asia Minor (checklists for these are appended). It is suitable for scholars of Greek religion, historians, and epigraphists. more...

  • Pentadic Redaction in the Manichaean Kephalaiaby Timothy Pettipiece

    BRILL 2009; US$ 144.00

    This study identifies a significant redactional tendency whereby the compilers of the "Kephalaia" sought to clarify ambiguities in a oecanonicala Manichaean tradition by means of five-part numerical series, thereby challenging the conventional wisdom of Manichaean scholarship about the consistency of Manichaean doctrine. more...