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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...


Why Study History?: Reflecting on the Importance of the Past

by John Fea

Shows why Christians should study history, how faith impacts our understanding of the past, and how studying the past can transform our lives.


Holy Bishops in Late Antiquity: The Nature of Christian Leadership in an Age of Transition

by Claudia Rapp

Between 300 and 600, Christianity experienced a momentous change from persecuted cult to state religion. One of the consequences of this shift was the evolution of the role of the bishop-as the highest Church...


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...


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...


Franciscan Ireland

by Patrick Conlan

Franciscan Ireland tells the story of the arrival and spread of the Order of Friars Minor in Ireland from 1226 to present day. It encompasses the work of foreign missions, other Orders within the Franciscan...


The "Book of Common Prayer": A Biography

by Alan Jacobs

While many of us are familiar with such famous words as, "Dearly beloved, we are gathered together here. . ." or "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust," we may not know that they originated with The Book of Common Prayer...


Silence: A Christian History

by Diarmaid MacCulloch

A provocative history of the role of silence in Christianity by the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author

In this essential work of religious history, the New York Times bestselling author of Christianity...


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...


The Making of Holy Russia: The Orthodox Church and Russian Nationalism Before the Revolution

by John Strickland

This book is a critical study of the interaction between the Russian Church and society in the late 19th and early 20th century. While other studies exist that draw attention to the voices in the Church typified...


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.


Protestantism and Progress: A Historical Study of the Relation of Protestantism to the Modern World

by Ernst Troeltsch & Howard G. Schneiderman

“Troeltsch shows that while original Protestantism had no intention of so altering civilization as to promote the secular freedom which it now champions, it was nevertheless indirectly responsible for...


Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity

by Mark A. Noll

One of America's leading church historians provides a new edition of his bestselling introduction to church history.


From Holidays to Holy Days: A Benedictine Walk through Advent

by O.S.B., Albert Holtz

Rather than criticizing trappings of the holiday season, this book looks at them from the viewpoint of Christian contemplation, once aptly described as "a long, loving look at the real." The author, a Benedictine...


From Peasant to Patriarch: Account of the Birth, Upbringing, and Life of His Holiness Nikon, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

by Ioann Shusherin, Kevin Kain & Katia Levintova

This book chronicles Nikon's entire life, focusing on the patriarch's relationship with the Romanov royal family and his monastery building program. The narrative also features rare eyewitness accounts of monumental...


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...


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...


12 Days of Christmas Prayer: Scripture and Stories to Celebrate the Season

by Editors of Adams Media

Ring in this joyous season with a lovely selection of uplifting holiday stories and prayers. 12 Days of Christmas Prayer offers reflections on how the Christmas spirit brightens our lives during this merry time....


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...