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  • War and Religion: An Encyclopedia of Faith and Conflict [3 volumes]by Jeffrey Shaw; Timothy Demy

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 310.00

    Containing some 500 entries covering the interaction between war and religion from ancient times, the three-volume War and Religion: An Encyclopedia of Faith and Conflict provides students with an invaluable reference source for examining two of the most important phenomena impacting society today. This all-inclusive reference work will serve readers... more...

  • Martin Lutherby Heinz Schilling; Rona Johnston Gordon

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 26.99

    A comprehensive and balanced biography of Martin Luther from one of Germany's leading social and political historians. It paints Luther not as a lone hero, but as a soldier in a mighty struggle for religion and its role in the world; a difficult, contradictory character, who changed the world by virtue of his immense will. more...

  • The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introductionby Timothy Lim

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 7.99

    The Dead Sea Scrolls are one of the most important finds in biblical archaeology, and have profound implications for our understanding of Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity. Timothy Lim discusses the leading interpretations of the scrolls, and how they have changed the way we understand the emergence of the Old Testament. more...

  • Images of Mithraby Philippa Adrych; Robert Bracey; Dominic Dalglish; Stefanie Lenk; Rachel Wood; Jas Elsner

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 49.99

    This book presents six case-studies of objects from different periods and regions of antiquity that are labelled by variations of the name Mithra, including the Roman Mithras, Persian Mihr, and Bactrian Miiro. Each chapter places each object in its original context, before questioning its role in religious ritual, tradition, and belief. more...

  • Secularization in the Long 1960sby Clive D. Field

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 89.99

    Using empirical research, this study provides a clear guide to the current state of the debate surrounding secularization in Britain during the long 1960s. more...

  • Saints, Shrines and Pilgrimsby Roger Rosewell

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 8.99

    In the Middle Ages, it was thought that praying at the right shrine could save you from just about anything, from madness and famine to false imprisonment and even shipwreck. Kingdoms, cities, and even individual trades had patron saints that would protect them from misfortune and bring them wealth and prosperity, and their feast days were celebrated... more...

  • All Things Are Possibleby Jr. David Edwin Harrell

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 25.99

    "... a book about healing revivalists that takes them seriously and treats them fairly." ?Journal of Southern History "... will be a definitive work for some years to come." ?Reviews in American History "Harrell has obviously attended countless rallies, read sheafs of literature, and personally interviewed many of the principals. He... tell[s] the... more...

  • Bearing False Witnessby Rodney Stark

    SPCK 2017; US$ 17.99

    The following historical statements all appear in well-established textbooks, and have become part of our common culture. Which of them would you say are true?* The Catholic Church incited and actively colluded in nearly two millennia of anti-Semitic violence, and Pope Pius XII is still rightfully known as ?Hitler?s Pope?.* Only recently have we become... more...

  • Thomas Moreby John Guy

    SPCK 2017; US$ 15.99

    Part One: The History (What do we know?)This brief historical introduction to Thomas More explores the social, political and religious factors that formed the original context of his life and writings, and considers how those factors affected the way he was initially received. What was his impact on the world at the time and what were the key ideas... more...

  • Alternative Sociologies of Religionby James V. Spickard

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 27.00

    Alternative Sociologies of Religion explores what the sociology of religion would look like had it emerged in a Confucian, Muslim, or Native American culture rather than in a Christian one.    Sociology has long used Western Christianity as a model for all religious life. As a result, the field has tended to highlight aspects of religion that Christians... more...