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  • 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...

  • The Crusadesby Thomas Asbridge

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99

    The Crusades is an authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages. Thomas Asbridge?a renowned historian who writes with ?maximum vividness? (Joan Acocella, The New Yorker )?covers the years 1095 to 1291 in this  big, ambitious, readable account of one of the most fascinating periods... more...

  • Beyond the Thresholdby Christopher M. Moreman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 28.99

    Beyond the Threshold is the first book to seriously consider the interplay between traditional world religions and metaphysical experiences in exploring the timeless question of what happens when we die. Christopher M. Moreman examines and compares the beliefs and practices of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and... more...

  • The Lost History of Christianityby John Philip Jenkins

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    ?Jenkins is one of America ?s top religious scholars.?  ? Forbes magazine The Lost History of Christianity by Philip Jenkins offers a revolutionary view of the history of the Christian church. Subtitled ?The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia?and How It Died,? it explores the extinction of... more...

  • The Wife of Jesusby Anthony Le Donne

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 25.00

    The idea that Jesus was married continues to fascinate. Look no further than Dan Brown?s The Da Vinci Code for evidence. Or indeed Harvard Professor Karen King?s recent discovery of the so called Gospel of Jesus? Wife — a piece of ancient papyrus that made the explosive suggestion in 2012 that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were man and wife. But most... more...

  • Fields of Bloodby Karen Armstrong

    Random House 2014; US$ 33.89

    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...

  • The Jesuitsby S.J. John W. O'Malley

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 19.99

    In The Jesuits acclaimed historian John W. O?Malley, S.J., provides essential historical background from the founder Ignatius of Loyola through Pope Francis and the present. Concise and compelling, this brief book is an accessible introduction for anyone interested in world or church history. more...

  • Religion and Society in Middle Bronze Age Greeceby Helène Whittaker

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    This book argues that religious beliefs played a significant role in the social changes that occurred in Middle Helladic Greece. 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...

  • Life of Christby Fulton J. Sheen

    The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group 2008; US$ 19.00

    Widely proclaimed a classic work of Christian faith, Life of Christ has been hailed as the most eloquent of Fulton J. Sheen?s many books. The fruit of many years of reflection, prayer, and research, it is a dramatic and moving recounting of the birth, life, Crucifixion, and Resurrection of Christ, and a passionate portrait of the God-Man, the teacher,... more...