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  • The World's Religions, Revised and Updatedby Huston Smith

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.49

    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...

  • Christianity's Dangerous Ideaby Alister McGrath

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    A New Interpretation of Protestantism and Its Impact on the World The radical idea that individuals could interpret the Bible for themselves spawned a revolution that is still being played out on the world stage today. This innovation lies at the heart of Protestantism's remarkable instability and adaptability. World-renowned scholar Alister McGrath... more...

  • The Devil: A Very Short Introductionby Darren Oldridge

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 7.99

    The Devil has fascinated writers and theologians since the time of the New Testament, and inspired many dramatic and haunting works of art. Today he remains a potent image in popular culture. The Devil: A Very Short Introduction presents an introduction to the Christian Devil through the history of ideas and the lives of real people. more...

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

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 14.99

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

  • The Story of Christianity: Volume 1by Justo L. Gonzalez

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 17.99

    In this fully revised and updated edition, the lauded church historian Justo González tells the story of Christianity from its fragile infancy to its pervasive dominance at the dawn of the Protestant Reformation. The Story of Christianity , volume 1, relates the dramatic events, the colorful characters, and the revolutionary ideas that shaped the... more...

  • Sacred Mattersby Gary Laderman

    New Press, The 2009; US$ 17.95

    Widely praised in hardcover as a fascinating and important addition to religious and cultural studies, Sacred Matters reveals the remarkable ways that religious practices permeate American cultural life. In a country where references to God are as normal as proclaiming love of country, support for the military, or security for the nation’s children,... more...

  • The Foundations of Buddhismby Rupert Gethin

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 19.99

    Buddhism is a vast and complex religious and philosophical tradition which is now followed by around 115 million people. In this introduction, Rupert Gethin concentrates on the ideas and practices which constitute the common heritage of the different traditions of Buddhism existing in the world today. From the narrative of the story of the Buddha,... more...

  • The Didacheby Thomas O'Loughlin

    SPCK 2011; US$ 23.99

    The Didache is one of the earliest Christian writings, earlier than most of the documents that make up the New Testament. It provides practical instructions on how a Christian community should function, and offers unique insights into the way the earliest Christians lived and worshipped. In this highly readable introduction, Thomas O'Loughlin tells... more...

  • Islamic Societies to the Nineteenth Centuryby Ira M. Lapidus

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 32.00

    Based on parts one and two of Ira Lapidus's history, this book traces the transformation of pre-modern Islamic societies and their transfusion globally. more...

  • The Israelisby Donna Rosenthal

    Free Press 2008; US$ 13.99

    Israel is smaller than New Jersey, with 0.11% of the world's population, yet captures a lion's share of headlines. It looks like one country on CNN, a very different one on al-Jazeera. The BBC has their version, The New York Times theirs. But how does Israel look to Israelis? The answers are varied, and they have been brought together here in one... more...