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History of religion books

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A History of Religion in America From the First Settlements through the Civil War by Bryan F. (University of Saint Mary, Kansas, USA) Le Beau A History of Religion in America From the First Settlements through the Civil War
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A History of Religion in America: From the First Settlements through the Civil War provides comprehensive coverage of the history of religion in America from the pre-colonial era through the aftermath of the Civil War. It explores major religious groups...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

Crucible of Faith The Ancient Revolution That Made Our Modern Religious World by Philip Jenkins Crucible of Faith The Ancient Revolution That Made Our Modern Religious World

A prominent scholar of religion reveals how the Judeo-Christian tradition was born in Palestine during the turbulent years between 250 BC and 50
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

A History of Religion in America From the End of the Civil War to the Twenty-First Century by Bryan (University of Saint Mary, Kansas, USA) Le Beau A History of Religion in America From the End of the Civil War to the Twenty-First Century
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A History of Religion in America: From the End of the Civil War to the Twenty-First Century provides comprehensive coverage of the history of religion in America from the end of the American Civil War to religion in post 9/11...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

A History of Religion in America From the End of the Civil War to the Twenty-First Century by Bryan Le (University of Saint Mary, Kansas, USA) Beau A History of Religion in America From the End of the Civil War to the Twenty-First Century
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A History of Religion in America: From the End of the Civil War to the Twenty-First Century provides comprehensive coverage of the history of religion in America from the end of the American Civil War to religion in post 9/11...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/09/2017

The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve by Stephen Greenblatt The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

What is it about Adam and Eve's story that fascinates us? What does it tell us about how our species lives, dies, works or has sex? In a quest that begins at the dawn of time, the author takes us...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/09/2017

The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve by Stephen (Harvard University) Greenblatt The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

Stephen Greenblatt-Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author of The Swerve and Will in the World-investigates the life of one of humankind's greatest stories.
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2017

Rebel in the Ranks by Brad S. Gregory Rebel in the Ranks


Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2017

Seven Ways of Looking at Religion The Major Narratives by Benjamin Schewel Seven Ways of Looking at Religion The Major Narratives

An ambitious young scholar's lucid analysis of religion's shifting place in the modern world
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

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Inferno A Cultural History of Hell by Margaret Kean Inferno A Cultural History of Hell

Tells the history of hell through literature, philosophy, art, music and film. This book shows that affirmations of human freedom and the value of individual have remained closely tied to the notion of hell even as contemporary narratives replaced a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Infidels and the Damn Churches Irreligion and Religion in Settler British Columbia by Lynne Marks Infidels and the Damn Churches Irreligion and Religion in Settler British Columbia

The first major historical study of secularism in Canada, Infidels and the Damn Churches traces the origins of irreligion in BC to the unique character of the region's settler society.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

The Life of Saint Neilos of Rossano by Raymond L. Capra The Life of Saint Neilos of Rossano

The Life of Saint Neilos of Rossano is a snapshot of a distinctive moment before the schism between the churches of Rome and Constantinople. Neilos lived in both hermitages and monasteries, torn between solitude and community. This edition provides the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph Family Trouble in the Infancy Gospels by Christopher A. Frilingos Jesus, Mary, and Joseph Family Trouble in the Infancy Gospels

What was it like in the household of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph? The extracanonical Infancy Gospel of Thomas and the Protogospel of James offer some answers. In stories of household conflict, as well as in scenes of courage and love,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017

Reading History with the Tamil Jainas A Study on Identity, Memory and Marginalisation by R. Umamaheshwari Reading History with the Tamil Jainas A Study on Identity, Memory and Marginalisation

This book provides a social history of the Tamil Jainas, a minority community living in Tamil Nadu in south India. It holds special significance in the method of studying the community, living in villages of Tamil Nadu and retrieving their...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2017

The Jewish Bible A Material History by David Stern The Jewish Bible A Material History

In The Jewish Bible: A Material History, David Stern explores the Jewish Bible as a material object-the Bibles that Jews have actually held in their hands-from its beginnings in the Ancient Near Eastern world through to the Middle Ages to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Pious Postmortems Anatomy, Sanctity, and the Catholic Church in Early Modern Europe by Bradford A. Bouley Pious Postmortems Anatomy, Sanctity, and the Catholic Church in Early Modern Europe


Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

A History of Judaism by Martin Goodman A History of Judaism

Judaism is by some distance the oldest of the three Abrahamic religions and, despite the extraordinarily varied forms it has taken and diverse beliefs it has contained over three millennia, it has been generally understood by both Jews and gentiles...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2017

The Geographical Part of the Nuzhat al-qulub by Hamd-Allah Mustaufi, Guy le Strange, Charles Melville The Geographical Part of the Nuzhat al-qulub
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The Nuzhat al-qulub by 14th century historian and geographer Hamd-Allah Mustaufi gives a description of Iran in the form of a gazetteer. This edition makes Guy Le Strange's English translation (1919) available once more.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2017

Mazandaran and Astarabad by H. L. Rabino, Charles Melville Mazandaran and Astarabad
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Mazandaran and Astarabad, originally published in 1928, gives an account of two remote and inaccessible Iranian provinces written by the diplomat and Persian scholar H. L. Rabino. Accompanied by a large-scale facsimile of the detailed original map.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2017

Holy Ghosts The Christian Century in Modern Japanese Fiction by Rebecca Suter Holy Ghosts The Christian Century in Modern Japanese Fiction

Christians are a tiny minority in Japan, less than one percent of the total population. Yet Christianity is ubiquitous in Japanese popular culture. In Holy Ghosts, Rebecca Suter explores the reasons behind the popularity of the Christian century in modern...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/10/2017

Living with the Gods by Neil MacGregor Living with the Gods


Format: Hardback - Released: 30/10/2017

Introduction a l'Histoire des Mongols de Fadl Allah Rashid ed-din by Edgard Blochet, Charles Melville Introduction a l'Histoire des Mongols de Fadl Allah Rashid ed-din
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This pioneering study, written in French and first published in 1910, is now available again. It provides an introduction to Rashid al-Din's Jami` al-tawarikh, a 14th century text describing world history including China, Europe and Mongol history.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

Death Rituals and Politics in Northern Song China by Mihwa (Lecturer, Chapman University) Choi Death Rituals and Politics in Northern Song China
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This study examines how political and legal disputes regarding the performance of death rituals contributed to shape a revival of Confucianism in eleventh-century Northern Song China.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Being Christian in Vandal Africa The Politics of Orthodoxy in the Post-Imperial West by Robin Whelan Being Christian in Vandal Africa The Politics of Orthodoxy in the Post-Imperial West

Being Christian in Vandal Africa investigates conflicts over Christian orthodoxy in the Vandal kingdom-the successor to Roman rule in North Africa, ca. 439 to 533 CE. Exploiting neglected texts, author Robin Whelan exposes a sophisticated culture of disputation between Nicene...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

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Mastering Christianity Missionary Anglicanism and Slavery in the Atlantic World by Travis (Assistant Professor of History, Temple University) Glasson Mastering Christianity Missionary Anglicanism and Slavery in the Atlantic World
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This book examines how missionaries of the Anglican Church in North America, the Caribbean, and Africa initially spread a religiously-grounded understanding of human diversity that stressed the essential unity of all people but over time developed the idea that slavery...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Censorship and Heresy in Revolutionary England and Counter-Reformation Rome Story of a Dangerous Book by Professor Giorgio Caravale Censorship and Heresy in Revolutionary England and Counter-Reformation Rome Story of a Dangerous Book

This book explores the secrets of the extraordinary editorial success of Jacobus Acontius' Satan's Stratagems, an important book that intrigued readers and outraged religious authorities across Europe. Despite condemnation by the Catholic Church, the work, first published in Basel in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2017

Organized Freethought The Religion of Unbelief in Victorian England by Shirley A. Mullen Organized Freethought The Religion of Unbelief in Victorian England

This title, first published in 1987, explores the phenomenon of militant freethought among England's working classes from 1840-1870. In particular, it is an effort to explain the peculiarly theological and evangelistic overtones of much Victorian working class radicalism, and the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/08/2017

Sexual Liberation and Religion in Nineteenth Century Europe by J. Michael Phayer Sexual Liberation and Religion in Nineteenth Century Europe

This study, originally published in 1977, demonstrates that a change in mentality in the nineteenth-century drifted from traditional sexual controls and allowed them greater sexual freedom and indulgence. The process occurred in such a way that the proletariat never considered...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/08/2017

Dharma The Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Sikh Traditions of India by Veena R. Howard Dharma The Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Sikh Traditions of India

Dharma is central to all the major religious traditions which originated on the Indian subcontinent.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/07/2017

Reincarnation in America An Esoteric History by Lee Irwin Reincarnation in America An Esoteric History

This book presents a history of reincarnation, from ancient times to the present; it is written for a diverse readership interested in theories of life after death. The survey offers an exciting journey through a maze of fascinating ideas that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2017

?Fue crucifixion o mas bien la ficcion de la cruz? Hi aqui la requesta by Alejandro Cuevas Sosa ?Fue crucifixion o mas bien la ficcion de la cruz? Hi aqui la requesta

Este libro es acerca de quienes las figuras religiosas y muchas personas mas fueron y son. Todas las figuras religiosas se promueven provocando en el sonante escenas e imagenes favorables o no segun a ellas convenga.
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/07/2017

Unreformed Martin Luther, The by Anreas Malessa Unreformed Martin Luther, The

Will the real Martin Luther please stand up?After five hundred years of examining the life of the &quote;father of the Reformation,&quote; we must surely know all there is to know about Martin Luther. But is that true?Did he really nail...
Format: eBook - Released: 25/07/2017

The Reformation What you need to know and why by John Stott, Michael Reeves The Reformation What you need to know and why
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Everything you need to know about the reformation and why you need to know it.
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/07/2017

The Homebrewed Christianity Guide to Church History Flaming Heretics and Heavy Drinkers by Tripp Fuller The Homebrewed Christianity Guide to Church History Flaming Heretics and Heavy Drinkers

Amid the ferment of dissent and the protests of heretics, the church developed most significantly. This guide introduces that history by looking at those periods, all with the trademark Homebrewed Christianity wit.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2017

China's Last Jesuit Charles J. McCarthy and the End of the Mission in Catholic Shanghai by Amanda C. R. Clark China's Last Jesuit Charles J. McCarthy and the End of the Mission in Catholic Shanghai

This pivot chronicles the life of Charles McCarthy, a San Francisco native and Jesuit missionary to China, and tells the unique and compelling story of a young man who experienced confinement under the Japanese occupation, followed shortly by imprisonment by...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

Religion and Racial Progress in Twentieth-Century Britain Bishop Barnes of Birmingham by Patrick T. Merricks Religion and Racial Progress in Twentieth-Century Britain Bishop Barnes of Birmingham

This book is the first in-depth analysis of Ernest William Barnes' Christian-eugenic philosophy: 'bio-spiritual determinism'. As a testament to the popularity of the movement, mid-twentieth century British eugenics is contextualized within a remarkably diverse selection of discourses including secular and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/07/2017

A Little History of Religion by Richard Holloway A Little History of Religion

For curious readers young and old, a rich and colorful history of religion from humanity's earliest days to our own contentious times
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2017

Martin Luther's Legacy Reforming Reformation Theology for the 21st Century by Mark Ellingsen Martin Luther's Legacy Reforming Reformation Theology for the 21st Century

This volume is a unique interpretation of what Martin Luther contributes to renewed appreciation of Biblical diversity. The Church in the West is struggling. One reason behind this is that the prevailing models for Theology have imposed logical and modern...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/07/2017

Dharma The Hindu, Jain, Buddhist and Sikh Traditions of India by Veena R. Howard Dharma The Hindu, Jain, Buddhist and Sikh Traditions of India

Dharma is central to all the major religious traditions which originated on the Indian subcontinent.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

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