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  • Archbishops Ralph d'Escures, William of Corbeil and Theobald of Becby Jean Truax

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    The first two archbishops of Canterbury after the Norman Conquest, Lanfranc and Anselm, were towering figures in the medieval church and the sixth archbishop, the martyred Thomas Becket, is perhaps the most famous figure ever to hold the office. In between these giants of the ecclesiastical world came three less noteworthy men: Ralph d'Escures, William... more...

  • The Catholic Church and Russiaby Dennis J. Dunn

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 149.95

    This unique account of Russia's encounter with Catholicism from the medieval period to the present provides fascinating insights into Catholic-Russian relations. Dennis Dunn analyzes religious politics in the former USSR and in Russia, particularly in areas where relations between the state-backed Orthodox establishment and the Catholic Church have... more...

  • Abrahamby David Rosenberg

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 24.00

    The world's three largest faiths all find a common root in one man: Abraham. Breaking new ground, David Rosenberg portrays Abraham as a man whose whole life, and therefore his legacy, is informed by the Sumerian culture that produced him. Abraham is a brilliant literary excavation of the ancient cultures from which our modern world has grown. more...

  • Medical Saintsby Jacalyn Duffin

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 21.99

    This book is an exploration of illness and healing experiences in contemporary society through the veneration of saints, primarily the twin doctors Saints Cosmas and Damian. It also follows the author's personal journey from her role as a hematologist who inadvertently served as an expert witness in a miracle to her research as a historian on the origins,... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Secularismby Phil Zuckerman; John Shook

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 149.99

    The Oxford Handbook of Secularism offers a wide-ranging examination of secularism on a global scale, bringing together an international collection of views from prominent experts in a variety of fields. This volume reflects the impressive level of academic attention now given to secularism across the humanities, social sciences, law and public policy,... more...

  • Producing Christian Cultureby Giles E. M. Gasper; Francis Watson; Matthew R. Crawford

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Producing Christian Culture takes as its thread the 'interpretative genres' within which medieval people engaged with the Bible. Contributors to the volume present specific material as a case study illustrative of a specific genre, whether devotional, homiletical, scholarly, or controversial. The chronological range moves from St Augustine to the... more...

  • Black and Slaveby David M. Goldenberg

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 114.99

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  • Beliefs that Changed the Worldby John Bowker

    Quercus 2015; US$ 12.99

    Religious beliefs have shaped the history of the world. Their effect can be seen in culture, philosophy and politics, and they have inspired people to serve others and to create great works of art, architecture and music. Yet differences in belief can cause bloodshed and war. Never before has it been more urgent to understand the great religions if... more...

  • The Sikhsby Patwant Singh

    The Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.00

    Five hundred years ago, Guru Nanak founded the Sikh faith in India. The Sikhs defied the caste system; rejected the authority of Hindu priests; forbade magic and idolatry; and promoted the equality of men and women -- beliefs that incurred the wrath of both Hindus and Muslims. In the centuries that followed, three of Nanak's nine successors met violent... 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...