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  • Christian Friendship in the Fourth Centuryby Carolinne White

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 36.00

    This study presents the evidence for theories of Christian friendship as they were developed by the leading fourth-century Church Fathers. more...

  • Christian Thought in Americaby Daniel Ott; Hannah Schell

    Fortress Press 2015; US$ 48.99

    Christian Thought in America: A Brief History is a short, accessible overview of the history of Christian thought in America, from the Puritans and other colonials to the beginning of the twenty-first century. Moving chronologically, each chapter addresses a historical segment, focusing on key movements and figures and tracing general trends and... more...

  • The Coins of Herodby Donald Tzvi Ariel; Jean-Philippe Fontanille

    BRILL 2011; US$ 175.00

    A comprehensive reappraisal of Herod the Great?s coinage is undertaken. Hoard and archaeological evidence, together with iconographic, epigraphic and numismatic observations, contribute to innovative interpretations of the coins, a new relative chronology, and some historical ?pegs? towards an absolute chronology more...

  • Demystifying the Caliphate: Historical Memory and Contemporary Contextsby Madawi Al-Rasheed; Carool Kersten; Marat Shterin

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 54.99

    In Western popular imagination, the Caliphate often conjures up an array of negative images, while rallies organised in support of resurrecting the Caliphate are treated with a mixture of apprehension and disdain, as if they were the first steps towards usurping democracy. Yet these images and perceptions have little to do with reality. While some... more...

  • Der Eine und das Andereby Josef van Ess

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 321.00

    In this volume the history of Islamic sects is analysed as a literary genus in its own right. It consists of three sections: the first deals with structural constants in the texts such as the arrangement, or the number and classification of the ?sects.? The main section describes the most important works and authors from the 8th to the 19th... more...

  • The Desert Fathersby Penguin Books Ltd

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 15.98

    The Desert Fathers were the first Christian monks, living in solitude in the deserts of Egypt, Palestine, and Syria. In contrast to the formalised and official theology of the "founding fathers" of the church, the Desert Fathers were ordinary Christians who chose to renounce the world and live lives of celibacy, fasting, vigil, prayer and poverty in... more...

  • Discovering Godby Rodney Stark

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99

    Winner of the 2008 Christianity Today Award of Merit in Theology/Ethics The History of God In Discovering God , award-winning sociologist Rodney Stark presents a monumental history of the origins of the great religions from the Stone Age to the Modern Age and wrestles with the central questions of religion and belief. more...

  • The Divine and the Humanby James Kugel

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016; US$ 27.00

    One of the world's leading Bible scholars summarizes a career of study to ask the biggest questions: how has the nature of God changed over time? What are the origins of belief and religion? Why is the modern West so unusual in its worldview? more...

  • Documents in Early Christian Thoughtby Maurice Wiles; Mark Santer

    Cambridge University Press 1977; US$ 36.00

    Extracts from the writings of the Early Christian fathers, covering the main areas of Christian thought. more...

  • A Doubter's Guide to the Bibleby John Dickson

    Zondervan 2015; US$ 11.99

    The Bible is the most influential book in history, yet remains unexplored by many. In A Doubter?s Guide to the Bible, John Dickson gives those observing Christianity from the outside a sense of the whole biblical narrative and the lifestyle it inspires. more...