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  • 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...

  • Mysteries of Jesusby Jean-Pierre Isbouts

    National Geographic Society 2012; US$ 3.99

    Join National Geographic and bestselling author Jean-Pierre Isbouts to investigate ten enduring mysteries of Jesus in this original ebook short. Who was the unnamed "Beloved Disciple', who leaned on Jesus during the Last Supper? What did the Holy Grail look like?and could it possibly still exist? What do alternative tales of Jesus' life, not included... more...

  • 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$ 13.27

    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...