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  • Rethinking Ghosts in World Religionsby Mu-chou Poo

    BRILL 2009; US$ 182.00

    As a religious phenomenon, the realm of ghosts has been less studied than the realm of the divine. This work examines the received concepts and images of ghosts in various religious cultures ranging from the Ancient Near East and Egypt to the Old Testament, the Classical Era, Early medieval and Early Modern Europe, Early India, and Medieval China. more...

  • Irenaeus on Creationby Matthew C. Steenberg

    BRILL 2008; US$ 136.00

    Explores the Christocentric cosmology of Irenaeus, setting him in the context of the theological currents of his day. This book offers insights into the trinitarian articulation of early Christianity, the significance of humanity as bearing God's 'image', and a reading of the details behind the title, 'Irenaeus the creationist'. more...

  • Americas Secular Challengeby Herbert London

    Encounter Books 2008; US$ 18.00

    In this timely and wide-ranging book, one of America's leading public intellectuals explores the rise of radical secular humanism as a religious experience. London shows that while secular humanism has it's saints, sinners, and even its quasi-religious rituals, it is too anemic and self-centered a philosophy of life to serve America and the West in... more...

  • Early Chinese Religion: Part One: Shang through Han (1250 BC-220 AD) (2 vols)by John Lagerwey; Marc Kalinowski

    BRILL 2008; US$ 369.00

    Together, and for the first time in any language, the 24 essays gathered in these volumes provide a composite picture of the history of religion in ancient China from the emergence of writing ca. 1250 BC to the collapse of the first major imperial dynasty in 220 AD. It is a multi-faceted tale of changing gods and rituals that includes the emergence... more...

  • Latin American Evangelical Theology in the 1970'sby J D S Salinas

    BRILL 2009; US$ 138.00

    With reception history methodology this book presents the development of Latin American Evangelical Theology in the 1970s from the perspective of the participants both from North America and Latin America. more...

  • Sustain Me with Raisin-Cakesby Rachel A. Anisfeld

    BRILL 2009; US$ 136.00

    Through close textual analysis as well as a study of historical and literary context, this book shows how the amoraic midrashic collection Pesikta deRav Kahana developed a fresh homiletical language in an age of religious outreach and persuasion. more...

  • Pentecostal Churches in Transitionby Shane Clifton

    BRILL 2009; US$ 136.00

    This book develops an ecclesiological method used to describe and analyse the transitions in culture and structure of Australian Pentecostal churches during the course of the twentieth century. These changes provide a case study of global developments in Pentecostalism more...

  • Holy Fireby Victoria Clark

    MP Publishing 2009; US$ 6.99

    "Holy Fire invades the church, a fast-breeding light transfiguring faces, transforming the dark stone space. I hear gasps and cheers and sobs and tears. The emotion is overwhelming, the heat suffocating ...". Every Easter the ?miracle? of the 'Holy Fire' is enacted in front of hundreds of the faithful in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Judaismby Rabbi Benjamin Blech

    Alpha Books 1999; US$ 13.99

    You're no idiot, of course. You know that in the Jewish religion Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement and that Saturday, known as the Sabbath, is the day of rest. But when it comes to understanding Jewish traditions, rituals, prayers, and holidays, you feel like you're parting and crossing the Red Sea without God's help. Don't put your life preserver... more...

  • Original Sinby Alan Jacobs

    Hyperion 2009; US$ 9.99

    Essayist and biographer Alan Jacobs introduces us to the world of original sin, which he describes as not only a profound idea but a necessary one. As G. K. Chesterton explains, "Only with original sin can we at once pity the beggar and distrust the king." Do we arrive in this world predisposed to evil? St. Augustine passionately argued that... more...