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- Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 8.74
For most people in England today, the church is simply the empty building at the end of the road, visited for the first time, if at all, when dead. It offers its sacraments to a population that lives without rites of passage, and which regards the National Health Service rather than the National Church as its true spiritual guardian. In Our... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95
The first woman known to have written in English, the fourteenth-century mystic Julian of Norwich has inspired generations of Christians with her reflections on the "motherhood" of Jesus, and her assurance that, despite evil, "all shall be well." In this book, Denise Baker reconsiders Julian not only as an eloquent and profound visionary but also... more...
- Open Road Media 2014; US$ 4.99
If the history of black magic and the occult reveals anything, it?s that the drive to marshal the unseen powers of the dark, and bend them to mortal will, is as old as mankind itself. Men and women have believed, in virtually every age and in every land, that there is another world?a world of spirits and souls, angels and demons, gods and monsters,... more...
- Quercus 2013; US$ 6.99
Despite frequent prognostications regarding the "death of God" and the triumph of secular materialism, religion remains a central component in the lives of most people around the world. There are currently thought to be 2 billion Christians, 1.2 billion Muslims, 800 million Hindus, along with some 700 million followers of other religions. Religion:... more...
- Scribe Publications Pty Ltd. 2010; US$ 19.99
Investigating the Exclusive Brethren—an obscure religious sect that burst onto the Australian political stage in 2004—this record details the group?s 19th-century origins in the United Kingdom, their fractious history, their extraordinary use of scripture to control members and dissidents, and their lucrative business and financial arrangements.... more...
- 'fontis 2014; US$ 26.99
Als Buch der Bücher wurde die Bibel aus der Mitte gedrängt. Sola scriptura - "allein die Schrift", lehrte einst Martin Luther. Aber die Reformation ist lange her, und längst haben andere Kräfte ihren Alleinstellungsanspruch in den Ring geworfen. Dieser Verlust der Mitte ist heute mit Händen zu greifen. Vishal Mangalwadi hat genau das großartig dokumentiert.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95
Myths have intrigued scholars throughout history. 'Twentieth Century Mythologies' traces the study of myth over the last century, presenting the key theories of mythology and critiquing traditional definitions of myth. The volume presents the work of influential scholars in mythology: the noted Indo-Europeanist Georges Dumezil, the structuralist anthropologist... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 10.99
From Abelard to Zwingli, via a multitude of saints and sinners, Nick Page guides us through the creeds, the councils, the buildings and the background of the Christian church in an illuminating, and perhaps ever so slightly irreverent way. Well-known as a writer, speaker, unlicensed historian and general information-monger, Nick Page combines... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1969; US$ 12.95
Here is a most interesting account of the most unusual religious practices of the Okinawan people. This brief but authoritative account not only correlates present-day practices with their historical development, but also takes notice of current trends and likely future developments. The text is enhanced with sixteen significant photographs and with... more...