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  • The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainlineby Elesha J. Coffman

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    In The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline , Elesha J. Coffman argues that liberal Protestants used cultural capital and persuasive rhetoric to make a strong case for their own status as shepherds of the American soul, but their influence on American culture was ultimately more a social construct than a demographic reality. The... more...

  • The Life and Death of the Radical Historical Jesusby David Burns

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 72.99

    This unconventional cultural history explores the lifecycle of the radical historical Jesus, a construct created by the freethinkers, feminists, socialists and anarchists who used the findings of biblical criticism to mount a serious challenge to the authority of elite liberal divines during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. more...

  • Religion, Science, and Empireby Peter Gottschalk

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 72.99

    Peter Gottschalk offers a compelling study of how, through the British implementation of scientific taxonomy in the subcontinent, Britons and Indians identified an inherent divide between mutually antagonistic religious communities. more...

  • Shapers of English Calvinism, 1660-1714by Dewey D. Jr. Wallace

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 87.99

    Dewey Wallace tells the story of several prominent English Calvinist actors and thinkers in the first generations after the beginning of the Restoration, illuminating the religious and intellectual history of the era between the Reformation and modernity. more...

  • The Ming Prince and Daoismby Richard G. Wang

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 79.99

    By illuminating the role princes played in local religion during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Richard Wang demonstrates in The Ming Prince and Daoism that the princedom served to mediate between official religious policy and the commoners' interests. more...

  • Against Smokingby Ahmad al-Rumi al-Aqhisari; Yahya Michot

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 11.99

    A fascinating cultural history of the Ottoman response to tobacco, which includes one of the earliest fatwas on the subject. more...

  • Redefining Pilgrimageby Antón M. Pazos

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    Exploring what does and what does not constitute pilgrimage, Redefining Pilgrimage draws together a wide variety of disciplines including politics, anthropology, history, religion and sociology. Leading contributors offer a broad range of case studies from a wide geographical area, exploring new ways of approaching pilgrimage beyond the classical... more...

  • The Quest for Mary Magdaleneby Michael Haag

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 12.99

    From Michael Haag, the international bestselling author of The Templars: The History & the Myth 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 potent and enigmatic figure. In the gospels she finances Jesus? mission in Galilee and is... more...

  • The Twilight of Atheismby Alister Mcgrath

    The Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.99

    In this bold and provocative new book, the author of In the Beginning and The Reenchantment of Nature challenges the widely held assumption that the world is becoming more secular and demonstrates why atheism cannot provide the moral and intellectual guidance essential for coping with the complexities of modern life. Atheism is one of the most... more...

  • Revival of the Gnostic Heresyby Joe E. Morris

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    In this rigorous analysis, Morris draws parallels between Fundamentalist methods of biblical interpretation and the early Christian heresy of Gnosticism. more...