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  • The Lost History of Christianityby John Philip Jenkins

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.76

    “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...

  • Revelations of Divine Loveby Julian Of Norwich; Elizabeth Spearing; A. Spearing

    Penguin Books Ltd 1998; US$ 12.68

    Coming from a society where women were barred from serious writing and teaching, Julian, an anchorite of the great medieval city of Norwich, nevertheless uses her womanlines and the English vernacular of the day to describe a series of revelations which she received from God in the year 1373. She identifies the female nature of Christ's suffering... more...

  • Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Churchby The Investigative Staff of the Boston Globe

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 24.00

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service The story behind this groundbreaking book--one of the most significant works of investigative journalism since Woodward and Bernstein's reporting on Watergate--has been brought brilliantly to life on the screen in the major new movie Spotlight , winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture. Here... more...

  • In the Beginningby Alister McGrath

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    This fascinating history of a literary and religious masterpiece explores the forces that obstructed and ultimately led to the decision to create an authorized translation, the method of translation and printing, and the central role the King James version of the Bible played in the development of modern English. In the sixteenth century,... more...

  • Divided by Faithby Michael O. Emerson; Christian Smith

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 13.99

    Through a nationwide telephone survey of 2,000 people and an additional 200 face-to-face interviews, Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith probed the grassroots of white evangelical America. They found that despite recent efforts by the movement's leaders to address the problem of racial discrimination, evangelicals themselves seem to be preserving... more...

  • Turning Pointsby Mark A. Noll

    Baker Publishing Group 2012; US$ 24.99

    One of America's leading church historians provides a new edition of his bestselling introduction to church history. more...

  • Out of the Flamesby Lawrence Goldstone; Nancy Goldstone

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 15.95

    Out of the Flames  is an extraordinary story - providing testament to the power of ideas, the enduring legacy of books, and the triumph of individual courage. Out of the Flames  tracks the history of The Chrisitianismi Restituto , examining Michael Servetus's life and times and the politics of the first information during the sixteenth... more...

  • The Church in the Shadow of the Mosqueby Sidney H. Griffith

    Princeton University Press 2012; Not Available

    Amid so much twenty-first-century talk of a "Christian-Muslim divide"--and the attendant controversy in some Western countries over policies toward minority Muslim communities--a historical fact has gone unnoticed: for more than four hundred years beginning in the mid-seventh century, some 50 percent of the world's Christians lived and worshipped... more...

  • Tattoos on the Heartby Gregory Boyle

    Free Press 2010; US$ 11.99

    “Destined to become a classic of both urban reportage and contemporary spirituality” ( Los Angeles Times )— Tattoos on the Heart is a series of parables about kinship and redemption from pastor, activist, and renowned speaker, Father Gregory Boyle. For twenty years, Father Gregory Boyle has run Homeboy Industries, a gang-intervention program located... more...

  • Sermons to the Peopleby Augustine of Hippo

    The Crown Publishing Group 2002; US$ 19.00

    A superb new translation brings the words of Augustine the preacher stirringly to life! When the great Saint Augustine was called from his country home to become Bishop of Hippo in the fourth century, his new responsibilities took him away from the solitude of his writing and into the glare of the public eye. The author of two of the greatest works... more...