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

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 5.99

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

  • Catholicism For Dummiesby John Trigilio; Kenneth Brighenti

    Wiley 2011; US$ 22.99 US$ 18.39

    The easy way to grasp the ins and outs of Catholicism Catholicism For Dummies is not a catechism or religious textbook, but a casual, down-to-earth introduction for Catholics and non-Catholics. It gives commonsense explanations of Catholic weddings, Baptisms, funerals, Confirmations, and First Communions. You'll also discover other important... more...

  • The Bible's Cutting Room Floorby Joel M. Hoffman

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    The Bible you usually read is not the complete story. Some holy writings were left out for political or theological reasons, others simply because of the physical restrictions of ancient bookmaking technology. At times, the compilers of the Bible skipped information that they assumed everyone knew. Some passages were even omitted by accident. In... more...

  • Islamby Huston Smith

    HarperCollins 2008; US$ 6.49

    The world's premier authority on religious traditions presents a concise and timely guide to the history, teachings, and practice of Islam. Drawn from his masterful presentation of Islam in the bestselling book The World's Religions (over two million copies sold), Huston Smith offers a revealing look into the heart of a tradition with more than... more...

  • The Pope Who Quitby Jon M. Sweeney

    The Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.00

    The riveting story of Pope St. Celestine V, the pope who retired from the papacy. At the close of the tumultuous Middle Ages, there lived a man who seemed destined from birth to save the world. His name was Peter Morrone, a hermit, a founder of a religious order, and, depending on whom you talk to, a reformer, an instigator, a prophet, a coward, a... more...

  • The "I Ching"by Richard J. Smith

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 24.95 US$ 19.96

    The I Ching originated in China as a divination manual more than three thousand years ago. In 136 BCE the emperor declared it a Confucian classic, and in the centuries that followed, this work had a profound influence on the philosophy, religion, art, literature, politics, science, technology, and medicine of various cultures throughout East Asia.... more...

  • The Templarsby Michael Haag

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    Arguably one of the most provocative, puzzling, and misunderstood organizations of medieval times, the legendary Knights Templar have always been shrouded in a veil of mystery, while inspiring popular culture from I ndiana Jones to Dan Brown . In The Templars , author Michael Haag offers a definitive history of these loyal Christian soldiers of the... more...

  • The Trial of the Templarsby Malcolm Barber

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 16.00 US$ 13.12

    An updated discussion of the 1307?1314 trial of the military religious Order of the Temple. more...

  • Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs in Americaby Gurinder Singh Mann; Paul Numrich; Raymond Williams

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 9.99 US$ 8.59

    This book explores the challenges that Asian immigrants face when their religion--and consequently culture--is "remade in the U.S.A." Peppered with stories of individual people and how they actually live their religion, this informative book gives an overview of each religion's beliefs, a short history of immigration--and discrimination--for each group,... 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...