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Big Gods: How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict

by Ara Norenzayan

How did human societies scale up from tight-knit groups of hunter-gatherers to the large, anonymous, cooperative societies of today—even though anonymity is the enemy of cooperation? How did organized religions...


Globalization and Orthodox Christianity: The Transformations of a Religious Tradition

by Victor Roudometof

With approximately 200 to 300 million adherents worldwide, Orthodox Christianity is among the largest branches of Christianity, yet it remains relatively understudied. This book examines the rich and complex...


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....


Celebrate!: The Complete Jewish Holidays Handbook

by Lesli Koppelman Ross

This innovative how-to guide and reference book on the Jewish holidays provides a well-rounded foundation for both knowledge and action. Unlike many books of its kind, Celebrate! The Complete Jewish Holidays...


Theology of the Reformers

by Timothy George

First released in 1988, this 25th Anniversary Edition of Timothy George’s Theology of the Reformers includes a new chapter and bibliography on William Tyndale, the reformer who courageously stood at the headwaters...


Sisters and Brothers of the Common Life: The Devotio Moderna and the World of the Later Middle Ages

by John Van Engen

John Van Engen studies the Devotio Moderna, or Modern Devout, within their own time and space, the social and religious conditions that marked towns and parishes in northern Europe during the fifteenth century,...


God's Gift of Life: A Lenten Study Based on the Revised Common Lectionary

Interpreting Bonhoeffer: Historical Perspectives, Emerging Issues

by Clifford J. Green & Guy C. Carter

In the early twenty-first century, interest in the life and work of Dietrich Bonhoeffer is increasing significantly. In this environment, how should we understand and interpret Bonhoeffer? Interpreting Bonhoeffer...


God and the Fascists: The Vatican Alliance with Mussolini, Franco, Hitler, and Pavelic

by Karlheinz Deschner

Now available in English for the first time, a controversial work that indicts the Vatican for its actions before and during World War II.

 

     In the decade preceding the outbreak of World War II, the...


Priests and Politics: The Church Speaks Out

by Trevor Beeson

Since Christianity is an ethical as well as a mystical religion and since individuals live in communities, the church is bound to be involved in politics and other social action that determines the quality of...


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...


Pedro Páez's History of Ethiopia, 1622: Volumes I-II

by Isabel Boavida

This book, in two volumes, contains the first English translation, with introduction and annotation, of the História da Etiópia by the Spanish Jesuit missionary priest Pedro Páez, 1564-1622, who worked in...


Augustine on War and Military Service

by Phillip Wynn

Did our modern understanding of just war originate with Augustine? In this sweeping reevaluation of the evidence, Phillip Wynn uncovers a nuanced story of Augustine’s thoughts on war and military service,...


Restless Dead: Encounters between the Living and the Dead in Ancient Greece

by Sarah Iles Johnston

During the archaic and classical periods, Greek ideas about the dead evolved in response to changing social and cultural conditions-most notably changes associated with the development of the polis, such as...


The Baker Book House Story

by Ann Byle

In celebration of Baker Publishing Group's 75th anniversary, now you can experience the engaging true story of how one determined Dutch immigrant founded a used book store that grew into one of the largest Christian...


Supernormal: Science, Yoga, and the Evidence for Extraordinary Psychic Abilities

by Dean Radin

Can yoga and meditation unleash our inherent supernormal mental powers, such as telepathy, clairvoyance, and precognition? Is it really possible to perceive another person's thoughts and intentions? Influence...


SCM Studyguide Church History: SCM Study Guide

by Stephen Spencer

An introduction to the study of the ways the church has evolved in its corporate life since its birth in the first century. Special attention is given to studying its changing relationship and interaction with...


Israel / Palestine - a christian response to the conflict

by Craig Michael Nielsen

A closeup look at Christian Zionism and how it has shaped and been shaped by the Israel / Palestine conflict


Partners in Prayer: Advent 2013

by Erin Wathen

Each year the writers of Partners in Prayer lead you on a journey of prayer and reflection through the Advent season. This year author Erin Wathen invites you on a journey to the heart of wilderness, where the...