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  • No god but God (Updated Edition)by Reza Aslan

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    A fascinating, accessible introduction to Islam from the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Zealot INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER ? A finalist for the Guardian First Book Award In No god but God, internationally acclaimed scholar Reza Aslan explains Islam?the origins and evolution of the faith?in all its beauty and complexity . This... more...

  • Reclaiming Jesusby Ian Breckenridge

    John Hunt Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    The figure of Jesus many people have today is perfectly unreal half man half god unsmiling apparently in love with death. Can we do better than this sad caricature? Reclaiming Jesus digs through the evidence and comes up with a few surprises and reveals a Jesus most of us haven't met before. We notice his mischievous style with people and his love... more...

  • Returning to Religionby Jonathan Benthall

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 29.00

    How can one explain the resurgence of religion, even in a western context of rationality and scientific endeavour? The persistence of religious expression has compelled even diehard secularists, or proponents of the 'secularization thesis', to rethink their positions. Jonathan Benthall explains precisely why societies are not bound to embrace western... more...

  • Der Eine und das Andereby Josef van Ess

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 307.00

    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 century.... more...

  • The Wrong Messiahby Nick Page

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 20.17

    He came from the wrong social class, the wrong place and the wrong profession. He ate with the wrong people, championed the wrong causes and attracted the wrong kind of supporters. He even spoke with the wrong accent. In fact everything about Jesus of Nazareth was wrong. How could this odd-job man be God's Messiah?To the authorities he was a dangerous... more...

  • The Quest for a Common Humanityby Katell Berthelot; Matthias Morgenstern

    BRILL 2011; US$ 185.00

    This volume explores the development of the idea of a common humanity for all human beings from Antiquity to the present time focussing on the "other" as "neighbour, enemy, and infidel", on the interpretation of the Biblical story of Abrahamīs sacrifice and on ancient and modern ethical and legal implications of the concept of human dignity. more...

  • Grace, Reconciliation, Concordby Cilliers Breytenbach

    BRILL 2010; US$ 179.00

    How did the first Christians interpret the death of Christ? The answer lies within the earliest Christian documents, primarily within the Pauline letters. Before the users of a modern language could hope to come near an adequate description of what was expressed in these Greek texts of the first Christians, they have to deconstruct layers of later... more...

  • Ancient Angelsby Rangar Cline

    BRILL 2011; US$ 131.00

    Ancient Angels brings together inscriptional, literary, and archaeological evidence for angels (angeloi) in Roman-era religions. The book examines Roman conceptions of angels, angel veneration, and how Christian authorities responded to this potentially heterodox aspect of Roman religion. more...

  • Early Buddhist Transmission and Trade Networksby Jason Neelis

    BRILL 2010; US$ 179.00

    This book examines catalysts for Buddhist formation in ancient South Asia and expansion throughout and beyond the northwestern Indian subcontinent to Central Asia by investigating symbiotic relationships between networks of religious mobility and trade. more...