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  • The World's Religions, Revised and Updatedby Huston Smith

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    The World?s Religions, by beloved author and pioneering professor Huston Smith ( Tales of Wonder ), is the definitive classic for introducing the essential elements and teachings of the world's predominant faiths, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, as well as regional native traditions. This revised... more...

  • The Religious History of Americaby Edwin S. Gaustad; Leigh Schmidt

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 12.99

    A Dynamic Account of Religion's Central Role in American History more...

  • The Story of Christianity: Volume 1by Justo L. Gonzalez

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.99

    In this fully revised and updated edition, the lauded church historian Justo González tells the story of Christianity from its fragile infancy to its pervasive dominance at the dawn of the Protestant Reformation. The Story of Christianity , volume 1, relates the dramatic events, the colorful characters, and the revolutionary ideas that shaped the... more...

  • A Shopkeeper's Millenniumby Paul E. Johnson; Paul E. Johnson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 17.99

    A quarter-century after its first publication, A Shopkeeper's Millennium remains a landmark work--brilliant both as a new interpretation of the intimate connections among politics, economy, and religion during the Second Great Awakening, and as a surprising portrait of a rapidly growing frontier city. The religious revival that transformed America... more...

  • The Jesus I Never Knew Study Guideby Philip Yancey; Brenda Quinn

    Zondervan 2010; US$ 5.99

    A complete study guide and workbook for 'The Jesus I Never Knew,' this recipient of the 1996 Gold Medallion Christian Book of the Year and ongoing best-seller for Zondervan will help the reader in his or her process of rediscovering Jesus. more...

  • Religion in Americaby Timothy Beal

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 7.99

    It's hard to think of a single aspect of American culture, past or present, in which religion has not played a major role. The roles religion plays, moreover, become more bewilderingly complex and diverse every day. For all those who want--whether out of curiosity, necessity, or civic duty--a vivid picture and fuller understanding of the current... more...

  • Sacred Mattersby Gary Laderman

    New Press, The 2009; US$ 17.95

    Widely praised in hardcover as a fascinating and important addition to religious and cultural studies, Sacred Matters reveals the remarkable ways that religious practices permeate American cultural life. In a country where references to God are as normal as proclaiming love of country, support for the military, or security for the nation?s children,... more...

  • Women and the Transmission of Religious Knowledge in Islamby Asma Sayeed

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 23.00

    Asma Sayeed's book traces the history of Muslim women's religious education over the course of nearly ten centuries. more...

  • Nuns Behaving Badlyby Craig A. Monson

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 20.00

    Witchcraft. Arson. Going AWOL. Some nuns in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Italy strayed far from the paradigms of monastic life. Cloistered in convents, subjected to stifling hierarchy, repressed, and occasionally persecuted by their male superiors, these women circumvented authority in sometimes extraordinary ways. But tales of their transgressions... more...

  • The Spanish Inquisition, 1478-1614by Lu Ann Homza

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 15.50

    This collection of previously untranslated court documents, testimonials, and letters portrays the Spanish Inquisition in vivid detail, offering fresh perspectives on such topics as the Inquisition's persecution of Jews and Muslims, the role of women in Spanish religious culture, the Inquisition's construction and persecution of witchcraft, daily life... more...