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  • The Story of the Bodmer Papyriby James M. Robinson

    James Clarke & Co 2014; US$ 33.00

    The United Nations Educational and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) entrusted author James Robinson with tracking down the place where the Nag Hammadi Codices had been discovered. Priests whom the author interviewed in the region told Robinson that the codices had once been in the possession of a priest in the town of Dishna, a bit further upstream than... more...

  • Follow Meby Ivan Kauffman

    The Lutterworth Press 2014; US$ 34.50

    From the very beginning some Christians have wanted to go all the way - rather than asking, What must I do to be a Christian? they have asked instead, What can I do to be more Christian? These highly intentional Christians have had an impact on the development of both Christianity and western civilization that has been completely out of proportion... more...

  • Das Buch der Mitteby Vishal Mangalwadi

    'fontis 2014; US$ 26.99

    Als Buch der Bücher wurde die Bibel aus der Mitte gedrängt. Sola scriptura - "allein die Schrift", lehrte einst Martin Luther. Aber die Reformation ist lange her, und längst haben andere Kräfte ihren Alleinstellungsanspruch in den Ring geworfen. Dieser Verlust der Mitte ist heute mit Händen zu greifen. Vishal Mangalwadi hat genau das großartig dokumentiert.... more...

  • Why Do Catholics Eat Fish on Friday?by Michael P. Foley

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    Did you know that the origins of Groundhog Day stem from a Catholic tradition? Or that the common pretzel was once a Lenten reward for the pious? Why Do Catholics Eat Fish on Friday is a fascinating guide to the roots of all-things-Catholic. This smart and concise guide will introduce readers to the hidden heritage in many commonplace things that... more...

  • Twentieth Century Mythologiesby Daniel Dubuisson; Martha Cunningham

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    Myths have intrigued scholars throughout history. 'Twentieth Century Mythologies' traces the study of myth over the last century, presenting the key theories of mythology and critiquing traditional definitions of myth. The volume presents the work of influential scholars in mythology: the noted Indo-Europeanist Georges Dumezil, the structuralist anthropologist... more...

  • Christian Pilgrimage, Landscape and Heritageby Avril Maddrell; Veronica della Dora; Alessandro Scafi; Heather Walton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This volume provides a theoretically- and empirically-grounded study of the significance of landscape, its intersection with cultural heritage, and associated implications for tourism, in Christian pilgrimage. It provides an international and interdenominational perspective on these issues, drawing on a wide range of examples and using three detailed... more...

  • Food for the Soulby Alex LaPerchia

    University Press of America 2014; US$ 29.99

    Food for the Soul tells the stories of influential Catholic figures through short biographical plays and explores important issues facing the Church and our society today. Author Alex LaPerchia also explores his personal history as a Catholic and shares how God reveals Himself though all faiths. more...

  • Evangelicalism, Piety and Politicsby Andrew Chandler

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book brings together the most striking and significant articles published by the eminent British religious historian, W.R. Ward. Today, Ward enjoys an international reputation as a scholar of John Wesley in particular and Protestantism in Britain and Continental Europe at large. In this unique collection, Chandler brings together for the first... more...

  • George Augustus Selwyn (1809-1878)by Robert William Keith Wilson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    George Augustus Selwyn (1809-1878) focuses on Selwyn’s theological formation, which places him in the context of the world of traditional high churchmanship, rather than the Oxford Movement narrowly conceived. It argues that his distinctiveness lay in the way in which he was able to transplant his vision of Anglicanism to the colonial context.... more...