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The Blessings of Business

Hunting the Nazarene: The Second Resurrection of Christ

by John Koerner

A groundbreaking new analysis of the Gospel of John provides evidence that Jesus Christ rose from the dead a second time.

God in the Enlightenment

Paul as a Problem in History and Culture: The Apostle and His Critics through the Centuries

by Patrick Gray

Explores why many people have been wary of the apostle Paul and what their criticisms reveal about the church and the broader culture.

Heart of Christmas

by Rona Swanson

In a world where presents are priority, the Christmas season often becomes a season of dread. We dread the shopping. We dread the cooking. We dread the office parties, and in this dreadfulness, we can forget...

The Lost Book of Moses

by Chanan Tigay

One man’s quest to find the oldest Bible scrolls in the world and uncover the story of the brilliant, doomed antiquarian accused of forging them.

In the summer of 1883, Moses Wilhelm Shapira—archaeological...

Mary in Early Christian Faith and Devotion

by Stephen J. Shoemaker

For the first time a noted historian of Christianity explores the full story of the emergence and development of the Marian cult in the early Christian centuries. The means by which Mary, mother of Jesus, came...

Our Life Is Love: The Quaker Spiritual Journey

by Marcelle Martin

Our Life is Love describes the transformational spiritual journey of the first ­Quakers, who turned to the Light of Christ within and allowed it to be their guide. Many Friends today use different language,...

Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God: The Practice of Centering Prayer

by J. David Muyskens

Life can be chaotic, scattered, and unfocused at times. David Muyskens invites you on a journey full of discovery and challenge: spending time daily focusing your heart on the Lord. The readings and prayers...

Patron Saint and Prophet


by G. K. Chesterton

This early work by G. K. Chesterton was originally published in 1905. Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London in 1874. He studied at the Slade School of Art, and upon graduating began to work as a freelance...

Hidden in God: Discovering the Desert Vision of Charles de Foucauld

by Bonnie Thurston

Blessed Charles de Foucauld (1858-1916) was a complex man. Born into French aristocracy, he floundered as a military officer, but rediscovered his Catholic heritage and eventually lived voluntarily as an impoverished...

George Errington and Roman Catholic Identity in Nineteenth-Century England

How to Bury a King: The Reinterment of King Richard III

by Pete Hobson

26 March 2015 marked the culmination of one of the more amazing chapters in the history of the English nation. The mortal remains of King Richard III were reinterred for all time in Leicester Cathedral, 530...

Against Smoking: An Ottoman Manifesto

by Ahmad al-Rumi al-Aqhisari & Yahya Michot

A fascinating cultural history of the Ottoman response to tobacco, which includes one of the earliest fatwas on the subject.

Setting Aside All Authority: Giovanni Battista Riccioli and the Science against Copernicus in the Age of Galileo

by Christopher M. Graney

Setting Aside All Authority is an important account and analysis of seventeenth-century scientific arguments against the Copernican system. Christopher M. Graney challenges the long-standing ideas that opponents...

Fifteen Sermons Preached before the University of Oxford Between A.D. 1826 and 1843

by John Henry Cardinal Newman & Mary Katherine Tillman

These remarkable sermons by John Henry Newman (1801-1890) were first published at Oxford in 1843, two years before he was received into the Roman Catholic Church. Published here in its entirety is the third...

Gregory the Great: Ascetic, Pastor, and First Man of Rome

by George E. Demacopoulos

Gregory the Great (bishop of Rome from 590 to 604) is one of the most significant figures in the history of Christianity. His theological works framed medieval Christian attitudes toward mysticism, exegesis,...

Beyond Reformation?: An Essay on William Langland's Piers Plowman and the End of Constantinian Christianity

by David Aers

The essay form that Aers has chosen for his book contributes to the effectiveness of the argument he develops in tandem with the structure of Langland's poem: he sustains and tests his argument in a series of...

The Cities That Built the Bible

by Dr. Robert Cargill

For many, the names Bethlehem, Babylon, and Jerusalem are known as the setting for epic stories from the Bible featuring rustic mangers, soaring towers, and wooden crosses. What often gets missed is that these...