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Methodists and their Missionary Societies 1900-1996

by John Pritchard

This book examines the contribution of the Methodist Missionary Society (and its predecessors before 1932) to world-changing movements, from the remarkable mass conversions in south-west China and west Africa...


Major-General Thomas Harrison: Millenarianism, Fifth Monarchism and the English Revolution 1616-1660

by David Farr

Thomas Harrison is today perhaps best remembered for the manner of his death. As a leading member of the republican regime and signatory to Charles I's death warrant, he was hanged, drawn and quartered by the...


Practical Predestinarians in England, c. 1590-1640

by Leif Dixon

The belief that God eternally and unalterably decrees the election of one part of humankind and the reprobation of the rest has not aged well, but in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the doctrine of predestination...


The Routledge Encyclopedia of the Historical Jesus

by Craig A. Evans

This Encyclopedia brings together the vast array of historical research into the reality of the man, the teachings, the acts, and the events ascribed to him that have served as the foundational story of one...


Celebrating the New Moon: A Rosh Chodesh Anthology

by Susan Berrin

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Otto Rahn and the Quest for the Grail: The Amazing Life of the Real Indiana Jones

by Otto Rahn

Who was the amazing Otto Rahn? How come if Rahn was such an amazing man has hardly anyone outside specialist pre-WW2 history circles ever heard of him? But is he really such an unknown? The story lines of Raiders...


Roman Pilgrimage: The Station Churches

by George Weigel

In recent decades, Americans in Rome have revived an ancient Christian custom: the daily pilgrimage to dozens of Rome’s most striking churches during Lent and Easter Week. Along this historical and spiritual...


The Priest Hunters: The True Story of Ireland's Bounty Hunters

by Colin Murphy

A fascinating investigation the lives of four priest hunters – Sean na Sagart, Edward Tyrrell, Barry Lowe and John Garzia.

Ireland in the aftermath of Cromwell – during this period Catholicism and Irish nationalism...


Why Can the Dead Do Such Great Things?: Saints and Worshippers from the Martyrs to the Reformation

by Robert Bartlett

From its earliest centuries, one of the most notable features of Christianity has been the veneration of the saints--the holy dead. This sweepingly ambitious history from one of the world's leading medieval...


The Long Road to Heaven: A Lent Course Based on the Film "The Way"

by Tim Heaton

An imaginative, creative and enjoyable Lent course that will lead us to new life at Easter (Bishop of Salisbury)


A History of Religion in 5½ Objects: Bringing the Spiritual to Its Senses

by S. Brent Plate

A leading scholar explores the importance of physical objects and sensory experience in the practice of religion.

 

Humans are needy. We need things: objects, keepsakes, stuff, tokens, knickknacks, bits and...


Divine Fury: A History of Genius

by Darrin M. McMahon

Genius. The word connotes an almost unworldly power: the power to create, to grasp universal secrets, even to destroy. As renowned intellectual historian Darrin McMahon explains in Divine Fury, the concept of...


Between Heaven and Earth: The Religious Worlds People Make and the Scholars Who Study Them

by Robert A. Orsi

Between Heaven and Earth explores the relationships men, women, and children have formed with the Virgin Mary and the saints in twentieth-century American Catholic history, and reflects, more broadly, on how...


Troubled Geographies: A Spatial History of Religion and Society in Ireland

by Ian N. Gregory, Niall A. Cunningham & Paul S. Ell

Ireland's landscape is marked by fault lines of religious, ethnic, and political identity that have shaped its troubled history. Troubled Geographies maps this history by detailing the patterns of change in...


Simon Peter's Denial and Jesus' Commissioning Him as His Successor in John 21:15-19: Studies in Their Judaic Background

by Roger David Aus

This study uses early Jewish sources to analyze the significance of Day of Atonement and High Priest imagery in the narrative of Simon Peter’s threefold denial of Jesus. It then describes the influence of...


Bishops and Power in Early Modern England

by Marcus K. Harmes

Armed with pistols and wearing jackboots, Bishop Henry Compton rode out in 1688 against his King but in defence of the Church of England and its bishops. His actions are a dramatic but telling indication of...


Meditation in Judaism, Christianity and Islam: Cultural Histories

by Halvor Eifring

Meditative practices have flourished in widely different parts of Eurasia, yet historical research on such practices is limited. Research to date has focused on contexts rather than actual practices, and within...


Christian History Made Easy Participant Guide

by Timothy Paul Jones

Participant guide for Christian History Made Easy, the DVD-based Bible Study for churches, schools, and small groups. Includes session outlines, discussion questions, definitions, and time lines. This adult...


Christian History Made Easy Leader Guide

by Timothy Paul Jones

People and Events Every Christian Should Know In this 12-session DVD-based study, Dr. Timothy Paul Jones takes you through the most important events in Christian history from the time of the apostles to today....


An Amish Family Christmas

by Murray Pura

After tragedy strikes the family of young Naomi Bachman, her sister-in-law Rebecca Bachman does all she can to help. But things get complicated when Micah-Rebecca's brother and Naomi's husband-returns from a...