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In Search of Paul

by John Dominic Crossan & Jonathan L. Reed

John Dominic Crossan, the eminent historical Jesus scholar, and Jonathan L. Reed, an expert in biblical archaeology, reveal through archaeology and textual scholarship that Paul, like Jesus, focused on championing...


The Gnostic Discoveries

by Marvin W. Meyer

The Meaning of the Nag Hammadi, now in paperback opens the with the thrilling adventure story of the discovery of the ancient Papyrii at Nag Hammadi. Muhammad Ali, the fellahin, discovered the sealed jar, he...


A Match Made in Heaven

by Zev Chafets

Over the course of an extraordinary year, Zev Chafets—former New York Daily News columnist and onetime director of the Israeli government press office—traveled the world to explore the improbable confluence...


The Essential Pope Benedict XVI

by John F. Thornton & Susan B. Varenne

On April 24, 2005, Cardinal Joseph Alois Ratzinger became Pope Benedict XVI, the twenty-first-century successor of the Apostle Peter and the spiritual leader of more than one billion Roman Catholics. Who is...


The Letters of Dr. Thomas Coke

by John A. Vickers

For forty years on either side of the death of John Wesley in 1791, Thomas Coke was a key figure in the development of Methodism on both sides of the Atlantic. His surviving correspondence is the most personal...


A Cup of Comfort Book of Christmas Prayer

by Susan B. Townsend

"But the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord."

-Luke 2:8-11

With...


Discovering God

by Rodney Stark

Winner of the 2008 Christianity Today Award of Merit in Theology/Ethics

The History of God

In Discovering God, award-winning sociologist Rodney Stark presents a monumental history of the origins of the great...


The Holy Spirit: Medieval Roman Catholic and Reformation Traditions

by Stanley M. Burgess

The Holy Spirit: Medieval Roman Catholic and Reformation Traditions (Sixth-Sixteenth Centuries) is the third in a series of three volumes devoted to the history of Christian pneumatology.

In the first volume,...


John Calvin as Teacher, Pastor, and Theologian: The Shape of His Writings and Thought

by Randall C. Zachman

Offers a comprehensive understanding of Calvin and the scope of his work and writing in a clear, accessible fashion.


Religious Diversity in Post-Soviet Society: Ethnographies of Catholic Hegemony and the New Pluralism in Lithuania

by Milda Ališauskiene & Ingo W. Schröder

Since the end of state repression against religion, two major processes have taken place in the formerly socialist countries: historically dominant churches strive to reassert their position in society, while...


Religion as Communication: God's Talk

by Enzo Pace

Why do Gods persist in contemporary society? Religious revival and vitality all over the world contradict the vision of continuing declining of belief. This linear process of eclipse of the sacred in modern...


Legal Flexibility and the Mission of the Church: Dispensation and Economy in Ecclesiastical Law

by Will Adam

Legal scholars and authorities generally agree that the law should be obeyed and should apply equally to all those subject to it, without favour or discrimination. Yet it is possible to see that in any legal...


Revisioning Christology: Theology in the Reformed Tradition

by Oliver D. Crisp

Constructive contemporary theology requires serious engagement with the theologians of the past. This book offers a series of studies in the Christology of key representatives in the Reformed tradition engaging...


Gender Differences and the Making of Liturgical History: Lifting a Veil on Liturgy's Past

by Teresa Berger

Mapping uncharted territory in the study of liturgy's past, this book offers a history to contemporary questions around gender and liturgical life. Teresa Berger looks at liturgy's past through the lens of gender...


Literature and Theology: New Interdisciplinary Spaces

by Heather Walton

This book explores current trends in the interdisciplinary study of literature and theology - an area of academic activity that has developed dramatically in the past twenty years. The field of study originated...


Hell and its Afterlife: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

by Isabel Moreira & Margaret Toscano

The notion of an infernal place of punishment for 'undesired' elements in human culture and human nature has a long history both as religious idea and as cultural metaphor. This book brings together a wide array...


Friars on the Frontier: Catholic Renewal and the Dominican Order in Southeastern Poland, 1594-1648

by Piotr Stolarski

Focusing on the Dominican Order's activities in southeastern Poland from the canonisation of the Polish Dominican St Hyacinth (1594) to the outbreak of Bogdan Chmielnicki's Cossack revolt (1648-54) this book...


The Debate on the Trial of the Templars (1307-1314)

by Jochen Burgtorf & Paul F. Crawford

Seven hundred years after the dissolution of the order, the trial of the Templars still arouses enormous controversy and speculation. In October 1307, all the brothers of the military-religious order of the...


Heinrich Heshusius and Confessional Polemic in Early Lutheran Orthodoxy

by Michael J. Halvorson

Heinrich Heshusius (1556-97) became a leading church superintendent and polemicist during the early age of Lutheran orthodoxy, and played a major role in the reform and administration of several German cities...


Commonwealth and the English Reformation: Protestantism and the Politics of Religious Change in the Gloucester Vale, 1483-1560

by Ben Lowe

Whilst much recent research has dealt with the popular response to the religious change ushered in during the mid-Tudor period, this book focuses not just on the response to broad liturgical and doctrinal change,...