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  • Saint in the Wildernessby Glenn D. Kittler

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 7.99

    This true story of a Jesuit's adventures in 17th century Canada is as thrilling as fiction. In simple but stirring terms, it recounts an inspiring tale of courage and faith. more...

  • Beliefs that Changed the Worldby John Bowker

    Quercus 2015; US$ 12.99

    Religious beliefs have shaped the history of the world. Their effect can be seen in culture, philosophy and politics, and they have inspired people to serve others and to create great works of art, architecture and music. Yet differences in belief can cause bloodshed and war. Never before has it been more urgent to understand the great religions if... more...

  • The Essence of the Gnosticsby Bernard Simon

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2005; US$ 1.99

    For what is it that the All lacked, if not the knowledge of the Father?' - Gnostic text from the Gospel of Truth Long before there was a system of belief called Gnosticism there were those who reached for a special intimate knowledge of God and His mysterious ways. The possession of such knowledge, they believed, would bring salvation from s... more...

  • The Dark Boxby John Cornwell

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 10.65

    Would you tell your deepest secrets to a relative stranger? And if you did, would you feel vulnerable? Cleansed? Or perhaps even worse than you did before? Confession has always performed a complex role in society, always created mixed feelings in its practitioners. As an acknowledgement of sinfulness, it can provide immense psychological relief;... more...

  • A Nation of Religionsby Stephen Prothero

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 25.99

    The United States has long been described as a nation of immigrants, but it is also a nation of religions in which Muslims and Methodists, Buddhists and Baptists live and work side by side. This book explores that nation of religions, focusing on how four recently arrived religious communities--Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs--are shaping and,... more...

  • God's New Israelby Conrad Cherry

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    The belief that America has been providentially chosen for a special destiny has deep roots in the country's past. As both a stimulus of creative American energy and a source of American self-righteousness, this notion has long served as a motivating national mythology. God's New Israel is a collection of thirty-one readings that trace the... more...

  • Understanding Celtic Religionby Katja Ritari; Alexandra Bergholm

    University of Wales Press 2015; US$ 150.00

    This volume is the first interdisciplinary collection of articles which critically reevaluates the methodological challenges of the study of ‘Celtic religion’; the authors are eminent scholars in the field of Celtic Studies representing the disciplines of theology, literary studies, history, law and archaeology, and the book represents a... more...

  • The Quest for Mary Magdaleneby Michael Haag

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 11.99

    From the international bestselling author of The Templars and The Tragedy of the Templars comes a fascinating account of one of the most mysterious and controversial figures in religious history. Mary Magdalene is a larger figure than any text, larger than the Bible or the Church; she has taken on a life of her own. She has been portrayed as... more...

  • Image, Identity, and the Forming of the Augustinian Soulby Matthew Drever

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 79.99

    Image, Identity, and the Forming of the Augustinian Soul constructs an interpretation of Augustine's view of the person that acknowledges its classical context while also addressing contemporary theological and philosophical appropriations of Augustine and the issues that animate them. more...

  • Religion and Politics in Post-Communist Romaniaby Lavinia Stan; Lucian Turcescu

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 77.99

    In the post-communist era it has become evident that the emerging democracies in Eastern Europe will be determined by many factors, only some of them political. Throughout the region, the Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Greek Catholic churches have tried to impose their views on democracy through direct political engagement. Facing internal challenges... more...