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  • Jainismby Jeffery D Long

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 26.00

    Jainism evokes images of monks wearing face-masks to protect insects and mico-organisms from being inhaled. Or of Jains sweeping the ground in front of them to ensure that living creatures are not inadvertently crushed: a practice of non-violence so radical as to defy easy comprehension. Yet for all its apparent exoticism, Jainism is still little understood... more...

  • Isis on the Nile. Egyptian Gods in Hellenistic and Roman Egyptby Laurent Bricault; Miguel John Versluys

    BRILL 2010; US$ 168.00

    The diffusion of the cults of Isis is recently again intensively studied. Research on this fascinating phenomenon has traditionally been characterised by its focus on L'Egypte hors d'Egypte, while developments in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt itself were often seen as belonging to a different domain. This volume tries to overcome that unhealthy... more...

  • Zoroastrianismby Jenny Rose

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 26.00

    Zoroastrianism is one of the world's great ancient religions. In present-day Iran, significant communities of Zoroastrians (who take their name from the founder of the faith, the remarkable religious reformer Zoroaster) still practise the rituals and teach the moral precepts that once undergirded the officially state-sanctioned faith of the mighty... more...

  • Jesusby Richard Bauckham

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    Two billion people today identify as Christians, with the implication that Jesus is the focus of their relationship with God, and their way of living in the world. Such followers of Jesus are now more numerous and make up a greater proportion of the world's population than ever before. Despite its decline in the West, Christianity is rapidly increasing... more...

  • The Penguin History of the Churchby Henry Chadwick

    Penguin Books Ltd 1993; Not Available

    Examines the beginning of the Christian movement during the first centuries AD, and the explosive force of its expansion throughout the Roman world more...

  • The Story of the Scrollsby Geza Vermes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available

    The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Qumran, Palestine, in 1947 was one of the greatest archaeological finds of all time. Written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, and hidden in caves by an ancient Jewish sect, these mysterious manuscripts revolutionized our understanding of the Bible, of Judaism and the early Christian world. Geza Vermes is... more...

  • A History of Christianityby Diarmaid MacCulloch

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    Christianity, one of the world's great religions, has had an incalculable impact on human history. This book, now the most comprehensive and up to date single volume work in English, describes not only the main ideas and personalities of Christian history, its organisation and spirituality, but how it has changed politics, sex, and human society.... more...

  • Mysteries of Jesusby Jean-Pierre Isbouts

    National Geographic Society 2012; US$ 3.99

    Join National Geographic and bestselling author Jean-Pierre Isbouts to investigate ten enduring mysteries of Jesus in this original ebook short. Who was the unnamed "Beloved Disciple', who leaned on Jesus during the Last Supper? What did the Holy Grail look like?and could it possibly still exist? What do alternative tales of Jesus' life, not included... more...

  • Esotericism and the Academyby Wouter J. Hanegraaff

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    The neglected history of how intellectuals since the Renaissance have approached ideas of the occult which challenged biblical religion. more...

  • An Introduction to the 'Glossa Ordinaria' as Medieval Hypertextby David A. Salomon

    University of Wales Press 2012; US$ 40.00

    A primer and study of the Glossa Ordinaria, the medieval glossed Bible first printed in 1480/81. more...