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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 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...

  • Islam in Europeby Jack Goody

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.46

    This vigorously argued book reveals the central role that Islam has played in European history. Following the movement of people, culture and religion from East to West, Goody breaks down the perceived opposition between Islam and Europe, showing Islam to be a part of Europe's past and present. In an historical analysis of religious warfare and forced... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Sociology of Early Buddhismby Greg Bailey; Ian Mabbett

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 37.00

    An analysis of early Buddhism in social and economic contexts. more...

  • Buddha: A Very Short Introductionby Michael Carrithers

    OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 7.99

    Michael Carrithers guides us through the complex and sometimes conflicting information that Buddhist texts give about the life and teaching of the Buddha. He discusses the social and political background of India in the Buddha's time, and traces the development of his thought. He also assesses the rapid and widespread assimilation of Buddhism and its... more...

  • Catholicismby Robert Barron

    The Crown Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    “What I propose to do in this book is to take you on a guided exploration of the Catholic world, but not in the manner of a docent, for I am not interested in showing you the artifacts of Catholicism as though they were dusty objets d’art in a museum of culture.  I want to function rather as a mystagogue, conducting you ever deeper into the mystery... more...