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Doing Archaeology in the Land of the Bible: A Basic Guide

by John D. Currid

A popular introduction to archaeology and the methods archaeologists use to reconstruct the history of ancient Israel.


To All Nations From All Nations: A History of the Christian Missionary Movement

by Carlos F. Cardoza-Orlandi & Justo L. Gonzalez

The history of Christianity, the growth of the Church, is the history of its missionary efforts, its successes and failures.


The Lenten Sourcebook: .

by Herbert Lockyer

The observance of Lent says to all believers, "Remember Jesus Christ." And as they remember, they find themselves more closely identified with Him. In this comprehensive sourcebook for the Lenten season, best-selling...


Jewish Backgrounds of the New Testament

by J. Julius Jr. Scott

This survey of intertestamental Judaism illuminates the customs and controversies that provide essential background for understanding the New Testament. Scott opens a door into the Jewish world and literature...


Holiness and Mission: Learning from the Early Church about Mission in the City

by Morna Hooker & Frances Young

This book explores what mission and discipleship meant for some of the earliest Christian communities. It is based on the Hugh Price Hughes Lectures in the West London Mission.


Theological Reflection and Education for Ministry: The Search for Integration in Theology

by John E. Paver

A major and continuing problem for theological education and the practice of Christian ministry is how to best achieve a genuine integration between theory and practice, theology and experience. John Paver maintains...


Karanga Indigenous Religion in Zimbabwe: Health and Well-Being

by Tabona Shoko

Tabona Shoko contends that religion and healing are intricately intertwined in African religions. This book on the religion of the Karanga people of Zimbabwe sheds light on important methodological issues relevant...


Catholicity and Heresy in the Early Church

by Mark Edwards

While it has often been recognised that the development of Christian orthodoxy was stimulated by the speculations of those who are now called heretics, it is still widely assumed that their contribution was...


Explorations in Reconciliation: New Directions in Theology

by David Tombs & Joseph Liechty

Theologians and scholars of religion draw on rich resources to address the complex issues raised by political reconciliation in the Middle East, the former Yugoslavia, South Africa, Northern Ireland and elsewhere....


The Baptismal Liturgy of Jerusalem: Fourth- and Fifth-Century Evidence from Palestine, Syria and Egypt

by Juliette Day

Was Jerusalem, under her bishop Cyril, the source of liturgical innovations in the fourth century or was she simply following trends which also affected the liturgy of neighboring provinces? In assessing these...


First Communion: Ritual, Church and Popular Religious Identity

by Peter McGrail

One of the most carefully prepared liturgies of any Roman Catholic parish's year is the celebration of 'First Communion'. This is the ritual by which seven or eight year old children are admitted to the Eucharist...


Mi'kmaq Landscapes: From Animism to Sacred Ecology

by Anne-Christine Hornborg

This book seeks to explore historical changes in the lifeworld of the Mi'kmaq Indians of Eastern Canada. The Mi'kmaq culture hero Kluskap serves as a key persona in discussing issues such as traditions, changing...


The Theory and Practice of Extended Communion

by Phillip Tovey

Three churches have recently produced liturgies for 'extended communion'. This is the distribution of previously consecrated elements at a public service by lay people or a deacon in the absence of a priest....


New Era - New Religions: Religious Transformation in Contemporary Brazil

by Andrew Dawson

New Era - New Religions examines new forms of religion in Brazil. To better understand the changing face of 21st Century religion, New Era - New Religions situates the rise of new era religiosity within the...


Historical Dictionary of the Crusades

by Corliss K. Slack

The second edition of Historical Dictionary of the Crusades is an accessible one-volume overview of the medieval crusades to the Middle East between 1095 and 1291, with substantial information on crusades in...


Islam in China: Religion, Ethnicity, Culture, and Politics

by Raphael Israeli

'Are they really Muslims?' Islam in China reveals the struggle for identity of the small yet vital Muslim community of China, a little-studied minority on the fringes of the Islamic world now thrust into the...


Baal's Priests: The Loyalist Clergy and the English Revolution

by Fiona McCall

The English Civil War was a time of disruption, suffering and persecution for many people, not least the clergy of the established church, who found themselves ejected from their livings in increasing numbers...


Missionary Bishop: Jean-Marie Odin in Galveston and New Orleans

by Patrick Foley & Gilbert R. Cruz

In 1822 a young French missionary priest arrived in America, where he would devote the rest of his life to the mission field on behalf of the Catholic Church. Jean-Marie Odin served first in Missouri and Arkansas,...


The American YMCA and Russian Culture: The Preservation and Expansion of Orthodox Christianity, 1900-1940

by Matthew Lee Miller

In The American YMCA and Russian Culture, Matthew Lee Miller explores the impact of the philanthropic activities of the Young Men’s Christian Association on Russians during the late imperial and early Soviet...


Historical Dictionary of Judaism

by Norman Solomon

Judaism, the religion of the Jewish people, is one of the first recorded monotheistic religions, and as such is one of the oldest religious traditions still practiced today. While its influences can be seen...