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  • 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...

  • The Liberal Anglican Idea of Historyby Duncan Forbes

    Cambridge University Press 1952; US$ 43.00

    This essay treats of the revolutionary change in historical writing, and is particularly concerned with the part played by the liberal Anglicans. 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...

  • The Devilby Darren Oldridge

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    Why do the innocent suffer in a world created by a loving God? Does this mean that God cannot prevent this suffering, despite His supposed omnipotence? Or is God not loving after all? This in brief is 'the problem of evil'. The Devil provides one solution to this problem: his rebellion against God and hatred of His works is responsible for... more...

  • An Atheist's History of Beliefby Matthew Kneale

    Random House 2013; US$ 13.36

    What first prompted prehistoric man, sheltering in the shadows of deep caves, to call upon the realm of the spirits? And why has belief thrived ever since, leading us to invent heaven and hell, sin and redemption, and above all, gods? Religion reflects our deepest hopes and fears; whether you are a believer or, like Matthew... more...

  • 50 Religion Ideas You Really Need to Knowby Peter Stanford

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.95

    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...

  • Okinawa: A People and Their Godsby James C. Robinson

    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...

  • The Divine Office in Anglo-Saxon England, 597-c.1000by Jesse D. Billett

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    First full-scale survey and examination of liturgical practice and its fundamental changes over four centuries. more...

  • History of the Christian Churchby Williston Walker

    Scribner 2014; Not Available

    Since publication of the first edition in 1918, A History of the Christian Church by Williston Walker has enjoyed outstanding success and recognition as a classic in the field. Written by an eminent theologian, it combines in its narrative a rare blend of clarity, unity, and balance. In light of significant advances in scholarship in recent years,... more...

  • The Journey of the Magiby Richard C. Trexler

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.50

    Matthew's Gospel reveals little about the three wealthy visitors said to have presented gifts to the infant Jesus. Yet hundreds of generations of Christians have embellished that image of the Three Kings or Magi for a myriad of social and political as well as spiritual purposes. Here Richard Trexler closely examines how this story has been interpreted... more...