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Postcolonial Resistance and Asian Theology

by Simon Shui-Man Kwan

Presenting a fundamental re-thinking of Asian theology, this book focuses on theological indigenization in Asia in light of the postcolonial theory of resistance advanced by Homi K. Bhabha, among others.

Two...


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,...


The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls

by James VanderKam & Peter Flint

The Dead Sea Scrolls, found in caves near the Dead Sea fifteen miles east of Jerusalem from 1947 to 1956, include the oldest existing biblical manuscripts and the remarkable texts of the purist Jewish community...


Religious Culture in Modern Mexico

by Martin Austin Nesvig, Adrian Bantjes & Silvia Marina Arrom

This nuanced book considers the role of religion and religiosity in modern Mexico, breaking new ground with an emphasis on popular religion and its relationship to politics. The contributors highlight the multifaceted...


Mystic Cults in Magna Graecia

by Giovanni Casadio & Patricia A. Johnston

In Vergil's Aeneid, the poet implies that those who have been initiated into mystery cults enjoy a blessed situation both in life and after death. This collection of essays brings new insight to the study of...


Material Culture and Sacred Landscape: The Anthropology of the Siberian Khanty

by Peter Jordan

Study of the Khanty pastoralists of Siberia and their use of sacred landscapes.


The Fathers of the Church, 3rd Edition

by Mike Aquilina

Extensively updated! The definitive resource for learning about the Church Fathers and their legacy. Ideal for RCIA, catechists, clergy, as well as lay Catholics who want to learn more about the great teachers...


Tudor: Passion. Manipulation. Murder. the Story of England's Most Notorious Royal Family

by Leanda De Lisle

The Tudors are England’s most notorious royal family. But, as Leanda de Lisle’s gripping new history reveals, they are a family still more extraordinary than the one we thought we knew.

The Tudor canon typically...


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...


Big Gods: How Religion Transformed Cooperation and Conflict

by Ara Norenzayan

How did human societies scale up from small, 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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 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...