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  • God, Chance and Purposeby David J. Bartholomew

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    The thesis of this book is that chance is an integral part of God's creation. more...

  • Against the Protestant Gnosticsby Philip J. Lee

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 69.99

    In this penetrating and provocative assessment of the current state of religion and its effects on society at large, Philip J. Lee criticizes conservatives and liberals alike as he traces gnostic motifs to the very roots of American Protestantism. With references to an extraordinary spectrum of writings from sources as diverse as John Calvin, Martin... more...

  • The Gnostic Gospels of Jesusby Marvin W. Meyer

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 17.24

    For all those readers curious to read the actual texts of the Gnostic Gospels, here is the definitive collection of all the Gnostic Gospels and Gospel–like texts. o Marvin Meyer, premier scholar of Gnostic and other Christian literature outside the New Testament, presents every Gnostic Gospel and Jesus text with a brilliant overall introduction,... more...

  • Will, Action and Freedomby Serhiy Hovorun

    BRILL 2008; US$ 116.00

    Explores Christological contests of the seventh century on the issues of will and actions in Christ. This book is based on acts of the western and eastern Church councils and writings of the theologians of the time. It examines the preceding theological traditions associated with the names of Apollinarius of Laodicea and Theodore of Mopsuestia. more...

  • Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nyssa, and the Transformation of Divine Simplicityby Andrew Radde-Gallwitz

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 119.99

    Divine simplicity is the idea that, as the ultimate principle of the universe, God must be a non-composite unity not made up of parts or diverse attributes. Radde-Gallwitz explores how this idea was appropriated by early Christian theologians from non-Christian philosophy with particular reference to Basil of Caesarea and Gregory of Nyssa. more...

  • Reason and Religion in the English Revolutionby Sarah Mortimer

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    Examines the reception of Socinian ideas in England, providing a rereading of political and ecclesiastical developments during the English Revolution. more...

  • The Secret Teachings of Jesusby Marvin Meyer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.00

    In December 1945, two Egyptian fellahin, digging for natural fertilizer in the Nile River valley unearthed a sealed storage jar. The jar proved to hold treasure of an unexpected sort: a collection of some fifty-two ancient manuscripts, most of which reflect the teachings of a mystical religious movement we call Gnosticism (from the Greek word gnosis,... more...

  • Perfect Will Theologyby J. Martin Bac

    BRILL 2010; US$ 183.00

    This book revisits the four major early-modern debates concerning the will of God. It appears that Reformed scholasticism advocated a particular and consistent relationship between divine knowledge, will, and power, which was altered by Jesuits, Remonstrants, Descartes, and Spinoza. more...

  • Inquisitors and Heretics in Thirteenth-Century Languedocby Peter Biller; C. Bruschi; S. Sneddon

    BRILL 2010; US$ 209.00

    This book provides an edition and translation of depositions of heresy suspects interrogated in Toulouse in the 1270s. These depositions plug a large hole in the history of heresy and inquisition, and they are reminiscent of Montaillou in their sheer colour and liveliness more...

  • Images of Rebirthby Hugo Lundhaug

    BRILL 2010; US$ 247.00

    Hugo Lundhaug, Dr. art. (2007) in the History of Religions, University of Bergen, is a Senior ResearchFellow at the University of Oslo. He has published articles on the Nag Hammadi texts, early Egyptianmonasticism, and cognitive theory. more...