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Making the Bible Belt

by Joseph L. Locke

Making the Bible Belt upends notions of a longstanding, stable marriage between political religion and the American South. H.L. Mencken coined the term "the Bible Belt" in the 1920s to capture the peculiar alliance...

Gender Roles and the People of God

by Alice Mathews

Most women in the church don't aspire to "lord" it over men, nor do they want to scramble for position. Instead, they want to be accepted as full participants in God's work, sharing in kingdom tasks in ways...

The Rise of Hindu Authoritarianism: Secular Claims, Communal Realities

by Achin Vanaik

The definitive analysis of Hindu nationalism in contemporary India and the challenges for the radical Left

With the Hindu nationalist BJP now replacing the Congress as the only national political force, the communalization...

The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume III

by Timothy Larsen & Michael Ledger-Lomas

The five-volume Oxford History of Dissenting Protestant Traditions series is governed by a motif of migration ('out-of-England'). It first traces organized church traditions that arose in England as Dissenters...

Purity, Community, and Ritual in Early Christian Literature

by Moshe Blidstein

Purity, Community, and Ritual in Early Christian Literature investigates the meaning of purity, purification, defilement, and disgust for Christian writers, readers, and listeners from the first to third centuries....

The Story of the Church in South Africa

by Kevin Roy

From Calvinist to Catholic, from Charismatic to AmaZioni, the Rainbow Nation has one of the most colourful, variegated, and bewildering array of Christian churches in the world. Where on earth did they all come...

Rediscovering the Holy Spirit

by Michael Horton

For the Spirit, being somewhat forgotten is an occupational hazard. The Holy Spirit is so actively involved in our lives that we can take his presence for granted. As they say, familiarity breeds contempt. Just...

Tracing the Cultural Legacy of Irish Catholicism

by Eamon Maher & Eugene O'Brien

This book traces the steady decline in Irish Catholicism from the visit of Pope John Paul II in 1979 up to the Cloyne report into clerical sex abuse in that diocese in 2011. The young people awaiting the Pope's...

Saint Augustine on the Resurrection of Christ

by Gerald O'Collins

Despite an enormous amount of literature on St Augustine of Hippo, this work provides the first examination of what he taught about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Augustine expounded Christ's resurrection...

Moon Spell Magic

by Cerridwen Greenleaf

Want to learn more about moon spells, phases of the moon, Wiccan spells and other aspects of Wiccan religion? Moon Spell Magic is intended to be a practical and inspirational handbook to making magic from spells...

Quest for Justice

by H.D. Goswami

The Mahabharata is one of the world’s most significant historical epics. At a staggering one hundred thousand stanzas, this massive work reveals a highly complex ancient civilization – one that not only...

Protestants: The Faith That Made the Modern World

by Alec Ryrie

On the 500th anniversary of Luther’s theses, a landmark history of the revolutionary faith that shaped the modern world. 

"Ryrie writes that his aim 'is to persuade you that we cannot understand the modern...

Set in Stone

by Jenna Weissman Joselit

When Cecil B. DeMille's epic, The Ten Commandments, came out in 1956, lines of people crowded into theaters across America to admire the movie's spectacular special effects. Thanks to DeMille, the commandments...

The Peace of the Gods

by Craige B. Champion

The Peace of the Gods takes a new approach to the study of Roman elites' religious practices and beliefs, using current theories in psychology, sociology, and anthropology, as well as cultural and literary studies....

I Commend to You Phoebe

by Ross Saunders

“Paul has been much maligned for his many criticisms of women. He is often seen as the primal male chauvinist, responsible for the anti-female attitude of Christianity.

My aim is not to exonerate Paul.

My aim...

Sharing the Seder

by Shawn H Becker & Hillel Smith

A complete yet brief Haggadah designed to engage all participants—whether Jewish or non-Jewish, Seder veterans or first-timers. The Haggadah includes thought-provoking questions to stimulate group discussion,...

Thomas More

by John Guy

Part One: The History (What do we know?) This brief historical introduction to Thomas More explores the social, political and religious factors that formed the original context of his life and writings, and...

Ferdinand Christian Baur and the History of Early Christianity

by Robert F. Brown, Peter C. Hodgson, David Lincicum & Christof Landmesser et al.

Ferdinand Christian Baur (1792-1860) has been described as "the greatest and at the same time the most controversial theologian in German Protestant theology since Schleiermacher." The controversy was epitomized...

The Crucified Is My Love

by Johann Ernst von Holst

Handed down for generations, these stirring readings for every day of the Lenten season spring from a pastor’s heart. Expanding on the Gospel accounts, they draw the reader into deep contemplation of Christ’s...

The Crusades

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the Crusades in next to no time with this concise guide. provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Crusades. In the 11th century,...