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  • The Spiral Staircaseby Karen Armstrong

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 22.00

    The moving story of her own search for God by the highly-acclaimed author of the bestselling A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam ; The Battle for God: A History of Fundamentalism ; and Islam: A Short History . In 1969, after seven years as a Roman Catholic nun -- hoping, but ultimately failing, to find God... more...

  • How Jesus Became Christianby Barrie Wilson

    Random House of Canada 2010; US$ 22.00

    In How Jesus Became Christian , Barrie Wilson asks "How did a young rabbi become the god of a religion he wouldn?t recognize, one which was established through the use of calculated anti-Semitism?" Colourfully recreating the world of Jesus Christ, Wilson brings the answer to life by looking at the rivalry between the "Jesus movement," informed by... more...

  • The Hermitsby Charles Kingsley

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Books for All Kinds of ReadersReadHowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Each edition has been optimized for maximum readability, using our patent-pending conversion technology. We are partnering with leading publishers around the globe to create accessible editions of their titles. Our... more...

  • Winds From the Northby Michael Wilkinson; Peter Althouse

    BRILL 2010; US$ 146.00

    This book raises important questions about the origins of Pentecostalism including the role of Azusa, missionaries, women, and the controversy surrounding Oneness Pentecostalism and the Latter Rain revival. The Canadian story highlights important developments that illustrate the transnational and innovative qualities of the movement. more...

  • The Language and Logic of the Bibleby G. R. Evans

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 27.00

    This is a sequel to the author's The Language and Logic of the Bible: The Earlier Middle Ages. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...