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Runaway Emotions

by Jeff Schreve

If we pay attention to the alarms in our lives, they could save us.

Worry. Anger. Loneliness. Negative emotions are uncomfortable by design. Like any good fire alarm, they alert us to a greater danger. But they...


Papias and the New Testament

by Monte A. Shanks

Who was Papias, who did he know, and what did he believe about the writings that now comprise the canonical New Testament? Very little can be objectively known about him, his ministry, and his work, and yet...


You Are Not Going to Heaven (and why it doesn't matter)

by Wes Bergen

Honesty. Humility. The purpose and future of the church. Useful and not useful parts of the Bible. A doctrine of salvation that includes mosquitoes. These are some of the topics dealt with in this controversial...


Puzzling Portraits: Seeing the Old Testament's Confusing Characters as Ethical Models

by A.J. Culp & M. Daniel Carroll

How are we to see the Old Testament's characters--typically a tangle of both virtue and vice--as models for our own ethical living? It is clear that Scripture intends for us to embody some qualities while eschewing...


Ageing, Ritual and Social Change: Comparing the Secular and Religious in Eastern and Western Europe

by Peter Coleman & Daniela Koleva

Exploring European changes in religious and secular beliefs and practices related to life passages, this book provides a deeper understanding of the impacts of social change on personal identity and adjustment...


Heresy and the Making of European Culture: Medieval and Modern Perspectives

by Andrew P. Roach & James R. Simpson

Scholars and analysts seeking to illuminate the extraordinary creativity and innovation evident in European medieval cultures and their afterlives have thus far neglected the important role of religious heresy....


Saving Face: Enfacement, Shame, Theology

by Stephen Pattison

Faces are all around us and fundamentally shape both everyday experience and our understanding of people. To lose face is to be alienated and experience shame, to be enfaced is to enjoy the fullness of life....


Religious Change and Indigenous Peoples: The Making of Religious Identities

by Helena Onnudottir & Adam Possamaï

Exploring religious and spiritual changes which have been taking place among Indigenous populations in Australia and New Zealand, this book focuses on important changes in religious affiliation in census data...


Islam, Christianity and the Making of Czech Identity, 1453-1683

by Laura Lisy-Wagner

Unlike many narratives about the Czech lands, which place them on the periphery of their own history, this study considers Czechs as central characters, looking both east and west to find their place in the...


Revisionist Scholarship and Modern Irish Politics

by Robert Perry

Almost nowhere are politics and history so intimately bound up as in Ireland. Over the course of several hundred years rival political and religious camps have shaped their identities according to particular...


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...


Ultimate Truth

by Steven Colborne

On very rare occasions a book is written that has the potential to shake up our understanding of reality and change the world. It is no exaggeration to suggest that Ultimate Truth, by Oxford philosopher Steven...


Eucharist and Ecumenism: The Eucharist across the Ages and Traditions

by Owen F. Cummings & Richard Rutherford

Most Christians worship on a regular basis on the Lord's Day. They have done so from the beginning, and their worship has centered on the Eucharist, following Jesus's words, Do this in remembrance of me. Over...


Spiritual Selections

by Albert Magnus

To begin to speak of the accomplishments of Albert the Great is a monumental feat, for he may be slotted into numerous categories. The works of Albert Magnus are a hand cramping 31 volumes. His life's work was...


The Gospel according to Daniel: A Christ-Centered Approach

by Bryan Chapell

Trusted preaching expert helps pastors teach the book of Daniel as a Christ-centered gospel message where God is the hero, and exhorts readers to focus on the main message of prevailing grace rather than being...


Biblical Economic Ethics: Sacred Scripture's Teachings on Economic Life

by Albino Barrera

Written in non-technical language accessible to non-specialist readers, this book is a theological synthesis of the findings of scripture scholars and ethicists on what the Bible teaches about economic life....


Protestantism and Progress: A Historical Study of the Relation of Protestantism to the Modern World

by Ernst Troeltsch & Howard G. Schneiderman

“Troeltsch shows that while original Protestantism had no intention of so altering civilization as to promote the secular freedom which it now champions, it was nevertheless indirectly responsible for allowing...


John Calvin: Christian Humanist and Evangelical Reformer

by John W. de Gruchy

2009 is the 500th anniversary of the birth of Calvin, the Reformed theologian whose legacy has played such an important role in the shaping of modern South Africa. The popular understanding of him as grim moralist,...


Ancient Sins . . . Modern Addictions: A Fresh Look at the Seven Deadly Sins

by R. Scott Sullender

There is a virtual epidemic of addiction in the United States, both traditional addictions to drugs and alcohol but also newer addictions, like sex, gambling, rage, work, and food/eating. Some authorities have...


Health, Culture and Religion in Sou: Critical Perspectives

by Assa Doron & Alex Broom

Health, Culture and Religion in South Asia brings together top international scholars from a range of social science disciplines to critically explore the interplay of local cultural and religious practices...