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  • Fields of Bloodby Karen Armstrong

    Random House 2014; US$ 39.98

    It is the most persistent myth of our time: religion is the cause of all violence. But history suggests otherwise. Karen Armstrong, former Roman Catholic nun and one of our foremost scholars of religion, speaks out to disprove the link between religion and bloodshed. * Religion is as old as humanity: Fields of Blood goes back to... more...

  • Lost Islamic History: Reclaiming Muslim Civilization from the Pastby Firas Alkhateeb

    Hurst 2014; US$ 12.99

    Islam has been one of the most powerful religious, social, and political forces in history. Over the last 1400 years, from origins in Arabia, a succession of Muslim polities and later empires expanded to control territories and peoples that ultimately stretched from southern France, to East Africa to South East Asia. Yet many of the contributions of... more...

  • A History Of Godby Karen Armstrong

    Random House 2011; US$ 17.58

    The idea of a single devine being - God, Yahweh, Allah - has existed for over 4,000 years. But the history of God is also the history of human struggle. While Judaism, Islam and Christianity proclaim the goodness of God, organised religion has too often been the catalyst for violence and ineradicable prejudice. In this fascinating, extensive... more...

  • The Knights Templarby Sean Martin

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 13.95

    This book is an essential exploration into the history of a legendary group of Crusaders, which are prominently featured in Dan Brown?s recent best seller, The Da Vinci Code. The Knights Templar rose from humble beginnings to become the most powerful military religious order of the Middle Ages. Formed to protect pilgrims in the Holy Land, they participated... more...

  • A History of Christian Thought Volume 3by Justo L. González

    Abingdon Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    A treatment of the evolution of Christian thought from the birth of Christ, to the Apostles, to the early church, to the great flowering of Christianity across the world. The final volume begins with the towering theological leaders of the Protestant Reformation and traces the development of Christian thought through its encounter with modernity. ... more...

  • Going Clearby Lawrence Wright

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    National Book Award Finalist A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower,  the now-classic study of al-Qaeda?s 9/11 attack. Based on more than two hundred personal interviews with current and former Scientologists?both famous and less well known?and years... more...

  • Fields of Bloodby Karen Armstrong

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 30.00

    From the renowned and best-selling author of A History of God , a sweeping exploration of religion and the history of human violence. For the first time, religious self-identification is on the decline in American. Some analysts have cited as cause a post-9/11perception: that faith in general is a source of aggression, intolerance, and divisiveness?something... more...

  • Triumphby H.W.Iii Crocker

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 19.95

    For 2,000 years, Catholicism?the largest religion in the world and in the United States?has shaped global history on a scale unequaled by any other institution. But until now, Catholics interested in their faith have been hard-pressed to find an accessible, affirmative, and exciting history of the Church. Triumph is that history. Inside, you'll discover... more...

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

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • Peaceby David Cortright

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    A definitive history of peace advocacy and an analysis of its religious and intellectual roots. more...