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Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity

by Mark A. Noll

One of America's leading church historians provides a new edition of his bestselling introduction to church history.


From Holidays to Holy Days: A Benedictine Walk through Advent

by O.S.B., Albert Holtz

Rather than criticizing trappings of the holiday season, this book looks at them from the viewpoint of Christian contemplation, once aptly described as "a long, loving look at the real." The author, a Benedictine...


From Peasant to Patriarch: Account of the Birth, Upbringing, and Life of His Holiness Nikon, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

by Ioann Shusherin, Kevin Kain & Katia Levintova

This book chronicles Nikon's entire life, focusing on the patriarch's relationship with the Romanov royal family and his monastery building program. The narrative also features rare eyewitness accounts of monumental...


Contesting Christendom: Readings in Medieval Religion and Culture

by James L. Halverson

This reader fills a gap in classroom offerings by exploring historians' ongoing attempt to understand the social and cultural aspects of medieval Christianity. James L. Halverson organizes his selections around...


Electing Our Bishops: How the Catholic Church Should Choose Its Leaders

by Joseph O'Callaghan

How does one become a bishop in the Catholic Church? Electing our Bishops provides an historical overview from the earliest times when bishops were elected by the clergy and people of the diocese to the present...


Jewish-Christian Interpretation of the Pentateuch in the Pseudo-Clementine Homilies

by Donald H. Carlson

The pseudo-Clementine writings are one of the most intriguing and valuable sources for early Jewish Christianity. They offer a second- or third-century polemic against the form of Christianity that eventually...


12 Days of Christmas Prayer: Scripture and Stories to Celebrate the Season

by Editors of Adams Media

Ring in this joyous season with a lovely selection of uplifting holiday stories and prayers. 12 Days of Christmas Prayer offers reflections on how the Christmas spirit brightens our lives during this merry time....


Charity: The Place of the Poor in the Biblical Tradition

by Gary A. Anderson

It has long been acknowledged that Jews and Christians distinguished themselves through charity to the poor. Though ancient Greeks and Romans were also generous, they funded theaters and baths rather than poorhouses...


Both Prayed to the Same God: Religion and Faith in the American Civil War

by Robert J. Miller & James M. Mcpherson

Both Prayed to the Same God offers a popular yet scholarly overview of the most-ignored aspect of the American Civil War_the absolutely crucial role that religion played before, during, and after this deadliest...


A Cosmos in Stone: Interpreting Religion and Society Through Rock Art

by David J. Lewis-Williams

Collected articles of the world's preeminent rock art researchers and cognitive archaeologists.


Knowledge for Love: Franciscan Science as the Pursuit of Wisdom

by PhD, Keith Douglass Warner OFM

This brief volume discusses several of the central elements of human person as found in those works of the Franciscan theological tradition which, when taken together, most sufficiently describe these qualities....


The Early Church

by Henry Chadwick

Examines the beginning of the Christian movement during the first centureis AD, and the explosive force of its expansion throughout the Roman world.


The Path of the Devil: Early Modern Witch Hunts

by Gary Jensen

Combining diverse sociological and philosophical theories, The Path of the Devil is a comparative analysis of the witch hunts of the early modern era. The author broadens his investigation through new quantitative...


Muslim Europe or Euro-Islam: Politics, Culture, and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization

by Nezar AlSayyad & Manuel Castells

Five centuries after the expulsion of Muslims and Jews from Spain, Europe is once again becoming a land of Islam. At the beginning of a new millennium, and in an era marked as one of globalization, Europe continues...


Birth of a Worldview: Early Christianity in its Jewish and Pagan Context

by Robert Doran

Birth of a Worldview is a groundbreaking intellectual history of the making of the worldview that came to define western Christian culture for two millennia. Using a broad range of primary sources, Robert Doran...


A History of Christian Spirituality: An Analytical Introduction

by Urban T. Holmes III

A concise introduction to the history of Christian spirituality from the Early Church up to the late twentieth-century.


Quakering Theology: Essays on Worship, Tradition and Christian Faith

by David L. Johns

Johns contributes to a Quaker way of thinking theologically but also invites others to think through their denominational identities into a more expansive and ecumenical space. Placing contemporary Quaker thought...


English Jesuit Education: Expulsion, Suppression, Survival and Restoration, 1762-1803

by Maurice Whitehead

Analysing a period of 'hidden history', this book tracks the fate of the English Jesuits and their educational work through three major international crises of the eighteenth century: the Lavalette affair, the...


Defending the Revolution: The Church of Scotland 1689-1716

by Jeffrey Stephen

The period between 1689 and 1716 witnessed a fundamental reordering of the political, religious and cultural map of the British Isles. Exploring the ecclesiastical settlement in Scotland, this book provides...


Plato's Gods

by Gerd Van Riel

This book presents a comprehensive study into Plato's theological doctrines, offering an important re-valuation of the status of Plato's gods and the relation between metaphysics and theology according to Plato....