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Man is the Measure

by Reuben Abel

An accessible introduction to philosophy, this book narrows the gap between the general reader and intellectual inquiry. Its points are illustrated with concrete examples which should call the reader to a higher...


Tokugawa Religion

by Robert N. Bellah

Robert N. Bellah's classic study, Tokugawa Religion does for Japan what Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism did for the West.  One of the foremost authorities on Japanese history and...


Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Celebration of Black Prayer

by Schomburg Ctr for Resrch in Black Cultur & Coretta Scott King

Striking photographs and powerful prayers drawn from the collections of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture span the broad spectrum of black religious traditions through the ages.

From the darkest...


When Atheism Becomes Religion

by Chris Hedges

From the New York Times bestselling author of American Fascists and the NBCC finalist for War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning comes this timely and compelling work about new atheists: those who attack religion...


The Jews of Spain

by Gerber

The history of the Jews of Spain is a remarkable story that begins in the remote past and continues today. For more than a thousand years, Sepharad (the Hebrew word for Spain) was home to a large Jewish community...


Up from Conservatism

by Michael Lind

For nearly a decade, Michael Lind worked closely as a writer and editor with the intellectual leaders of American conservatism. Slowly, he came to believe that the many prominent intellectuals he worked with...


The Book of Mormon Girl: A Memoir of an American Faith

by Joanna Brooks

From her days of feeling like “a root beer among the Cokes”—Coca-Cola being a forbidden fruit for Mormon girls like her—Joanna Brooks always understood that being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ...


How to Read the Bible

by James L. Kugel

Scholars from different fields have joined forces to reexamine every aspect of the Hebrew Bible. Their research, carried out in universities and seminaries in Europe and America, has revolutionized our understanding...


The Great Poems of the Bible: A Reader's Companion with New Translations

by James L. Kugel

From the Psalms to the Prophets, from job to Ecclesiastes, much of the Bible is written in poetry. The poems of the Bible include some of its best known and most beloved passages: "The Lord is my shepherd,"...


Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics

by Ross Douthat

As the youngest-ever op-ed columnist for the New York Times, Ross Douthat has emerged as one of the most provocative and influential voices of his generation. In Bad Religion he offers a masterful and hard-hitting...


Ancient Zionism: The Biblical Origins of the National Idea

by Avi Erlich

In this unusual and provocative book, Victor Erlich uncovers the origins of the national idea in the Hebrew Bible. Through a series of sensitive and original readings of well-known biblical episodes, Erlich...


Vows: The Story of a Priest, a Nun, and Their Son

by Peter Manseau

The 1950s was a boom time for the Catholic Church in America, with large families of devout members providing at least one son or daughter for a life of religious service. Boston was at the epicenter of this...


The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Isreal and the Origin of Sacred Texts

by Israel Finkelstein & Neil Asher Silberman

In this groundbreaking work that sets apart fact and legend, authors Finkelstein and Silberman use significant archeological discoveries to provide historical information about biblical Israel and its neighbors....


The Science of God: The Convergence of Scientific and Biblical Wisdom

by Gerald L. Schroeder

For the readers of The Language of God, another instant classic from "a sophisticated and original scholar" (Kirkus Reviews) that disputes the idea that science is contrary to religion.

In The Science of God,...


All Things Shining: Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age

by Hubert Dreyfus & Sean Dorrance Kelly

In unrelenting flow of choices confronts us at nearly every moment of our lives, and yet our culture offers us no clear way to choose. This predicament seems inevitable, but in fact it’s quite new. In medieval...


Men Astutely Trained: A History of the Jesuits in the American Century

by Peter Mcdonough

A perceptive & provocative analysis of the transformation that swept through American Catholicism in the decades leading up to Vatican II.

The Jesuits have been the carriers of a culture borne along by a fruitful...


What Went Wrong?: The Creation & Collapse of the Black-Jewish  Allia

by Murray Friedman

For nearly a century, blacks and Jews were allies in the struggle for civil rights and equality in America. Sometimes risking their lives, they waged battle in the courts, at lunch counters, and in the academy,...


American Hour

by Os Guinness

An internationally known writer and speaker on religion and public life brilliantly analyzes the causes of our current moral malaise. Os Guinness examines how perilously close we have come to losing the shared...


God And Mammon In America

by Robert Wuthnow

Drawing on a new survey of more than two thousand working Americans, the author of Christianity in the 21st Century explores the relationship between religious faith and attitudes toward work and money to examine...


Comes the Peace: My Journey to Forgiveness

by Daja Wangchuk Meston & Clare Ansberry

"I packed a blue Samsonite suitcase with my belongings -- a couple of pairs of jeans and shirts, UB40 tapes, the Swiss army knife I had stolen from my mother, my Tibetan prayer book, and a red plastic Camay...