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  • Graphic Satire and Religious Changeby Joke Spaans

    BRILL 2011; US$ 136.00

    Recent research in early modern print media and the early enlightenment have dramatically changed the way we look at the Dutch Republic in the later seventeenth century. For a long time, this was an underresearched area. Interdisciplinary approaches now demonstrate how a dense, varied, and for its time, technically advanced media landscape managed... more...

  • How Jesus Became Christianby Ph.D. Barrie Wilson

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 6.79

    In How Jesus Became Christian , Barrie Wilson Ph.D. confronts one of the simplest—yet undiscovered—questions of religious history: How did a young, well-respected rabbi become the head of a cult that bore his name, espoused a philosophy he wouldn't wholly understand, and possessed a clear streak of anti-Semitism that has sparked hatred against the... more...

  • Jesus: A Very Short Introductionby Richard Bauckham

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 7.99

    Jesus Christ is undoubtedly the best-known and most influential human person in world history. Richard Bauckham explores the life of the historical Jesus, using the four Gospels to reconstruct his character, showing how their differences provide us with an insight into more than one angle of a complex historical figure. more...

  • You Lost Meby David Kinnaman; Aly Hawkins

    Baker Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.99

    Based on new research, this insightful book offers suggestions on how to help young people develop and maintain a vibrant faith that they embrace rather than toss away. more...

  • The Desert Fathersby Penguin Books Ltd

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 14.09

    The Desert Fathers were the first Christian monks, living in solitude in the deserts of Egypt, Palestine, and Syria. In contrast to the formalised and official theology of the "founding fathers" of the church, the Desert Fathers were ordinary Christians who chose to renounce the world and live lives of celibacy, fasting, vigil, prayer and poverty in... more...

  • Christianityby David Chidester

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 21.14

    A monumental new history of Christianity from its beginnings as a persecuted cult, up to its present day international diversity. 'A model of condensation without simplification' - J.M Coetzee 'Clear and balanced. A triumph of compression... invaluable as a work of reference for students' - Karen Armstrong, Times 'A new and ambitious concept in presenting... more...

  • The Delusion of Disbeliefby David Aikman

    Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2008; US$ 16.99

    The last few years have seen a great assault upon faith in the publishing world, with an influx of books denouncing religious belief. While attacks on faith are not new, what is notable about these books—several of which have hit the bestseller charts—is their contention that belief in God is not only deluded, but dangerous to society.... more...

  • The One Year Christian Historyby E. Michael Rusten; Sharon O. Rusten

    Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2003; US$ 16.99

    What happened on this date in church history? From ancient Rome to the twenty-first century, from peasants to presidents, from missionaries to martyrs, this book shows how God does extraordinary things through ordinary people every day of the year. Each story appears on the day and month that it occurred and includes questions for reflection and a... more...

  • The Liberal Anglican Idea of Historyby Duncan Forbes

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 29.00

    This essay treats of the revolutionary change in historical writing, and is particularly concerned with the part played by the liberal Anglicans. more...

  • The DNA of Godby Leoncio A. Garza-Valdes

    The Crown Publishing Group 2012; US$ 21.95

    In 1988, radiocarbon dating showed that the Shroud of Turin--long regarded as the burial cloth of Jesus of Nazareth--could not be from the time of Jesus but was of a more recent origin. What scientists did not know at that time, but what author Dr. Leoncio Garza-Valdes came to discover, is that bacteria produce an organic coating (what he calls a "bioplastic... more...