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  • 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...

  • The Pope and Mussoliniby David I. Kertzer

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 20.00

    PULITZER PRIZE WINNER From National Book Award finalist David I. Kertzer comes the gripping story of Pope Pius XI’s secret relations with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. This groundbreaking work, based on seven years of research in the Vatican and Fascist archives, including reports from Mussolini’s spies inside the highest levels of the... more...

  • Consolation of Philosophyby Boethius; Joel C. Relihan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2001; US$ 14.95

    Joel Relihan's translation of Consolation is unique among its competitors in that it captures with equal clarity, precision and fluency both the prose and poetry of the original text. Relihan's concise Introduction discusses the plot lines of the work and its philosophical content. The editorial apparatus includes fascinating references to parallels... more...

  • Bad Religionby Ross Douthat

    Free Press 2012; US$ 11.99

    As the youngest-ever op-ed columnist for the New York Times , Ross Douthat has emerged as one of the most provocative and influential voices of his generation. In Bad Religion he offers a masterful and hard-hitting account of how American Christianity has gone off the rails—and why it threatens to take American society with it. Writing for an... more...

  • The Secret Historyby Prokopios; Anthony Kaldellis

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 12.95

    By exposing the perversion, repression, corruption, and injustice at the heart of Justinian's regime, Prokopios' The Secret History destroyed forever that emperor's reputation as the great and benevolent ruler of a vast Byzantine state. Faithfully rendered here in blunt and idiomatic English, Prokopios' tell-all is as shocking today as it was... more...

  • Why Can the Dead Do Such Great Things?by Robert Bartlett

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.70

    From its earliest centuries, one of the most notable features of Christianity has been the veneration of the saints—the holy dead. This ambitious history tells the fascinating story of the cult of the saints from its origins in the second-century days of the Christian martyrs to the Protestant Reformation. Robert Bartlett examines all of the most... more...

  • Jew and Gentile in the Ancient Worldby Louis H. Feldman

    Princeton University Press 1996; US$ 75.00 US$ 68.25

    Relations between Jews and non-Jews in the Hellenistic-Roman period were marked by suspicion and hate, maintain most studies of that topic. But if such conjectures are true, asks Louis Feldman, how did Jews succeed in winning so many adherents, whether full-fledged proselytes or "sympathizers" who adopted one or more Jewish practices? Systematically... 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...

  • The History and Character of Calvinismby J.T. McNeill

    Oxford University Press 1967; US$ 49.99

    A comprehensive history of the Calvinist movement. more...

  • Christianity for the Rest of Usby Diana Butler Bass

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    For decades the accepted wisdom has been that America's mainline Protestant churches are in decline, eclipsed by evangelical mega-churches. Church and religion expert Diana Butler Bass wondered if this was true, and this book is the result of her extensive, three-year study of centrist and progressive churches across the country. Her surprising findings... more...