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The Positive Thinkers

by Donald Meyer

The subject of Professor Meyer's superb study concerns the dissolution of the Protestant ethic, its relationship to a general failure of nerve within the American community, and the consequent rise of a pseudo-theology...


Discovering the City of Sodom: The Fascinating, True Account of the Discovery of the Old Testament's Most Infamous City

by Dr. Steven Collins & Dr. Latayne C. Scott

Like many Christians today in the academic world, Dr. Steven Collins felt pulled in different directions when it came to apparent conflicts between the Bible and scholarly research and theory—an intellectual...


How the Doctrine of Incarnation Shaped Western Culture

by Patricia Ranft

Recent scholars from numerous disciples have promoted an intriguing yet undocumented thesis, that the doctrine of the Incarnation had an inordinate influence on the shape of Western culture. This study offers...


The Savage War: The Untold Battles of Afghanistan

by Murray Brewster

On the tenth anniversary of Canada's involvement, a leading journalist offers a fascinating assessment of Canada's past and present role in the Afghan war

Of the 33,000 troops under NATO command in Afghanistan...


The Third Miracle: An Ordinary Man, a Medical Mystery, and a Trial of Faith

by Bill Briggs

Part detective story and part courtroom drama—with a touch of the supernatural—The Third Miracle exposes, for the first time ever, the secret rituals and investigations the Catholic Church today undertakes...


Christian Beginnings: From Nazareth to Nicaea

by Geza Vermes

The creation of the Christian Church is one of the most important stories in the development of the world's history, but also one of the most enigmatic and little understood, shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding....


The Devil Within: Possession and Exorcism in the Christian West

by Brian Levack

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the era of the Reformation, thousands of Europeans were thought to be possessed by demons. In response to their horrifying symptoms-violent convulsions, displays of...


The Conclave: A Sometimes Secret and Occasionally Bloody History of Papal Elections

by Michael Walsh

Prominent Catholic historian Michael Walsh takes readers through the history of conclaves, the highly secretive combination of rituals and politics designed to select a new leader for the world's Catholic population....


Pilgrimage in the Hindu Tradition: Salvific Space

by Knut A. Jacobsen

Salvific space is one of the central ideas in the Hindu traditions of pilgrimage, and concerns the ability of space, especially sites associated with bodies of water such as rivers and lakes, to grant salvific...


And Man Created God

by Selina O'Grady

At the time of Jesus’ birth , the world was full of gods. Thousands of them jostled, competed and merged with one another. In Syria ecstatic devotees castrated themselves in the streets to become priests of...


Wakefield Diocese: Celebrating 125 years

by Kate Taylor

The 125 years since the Diocese of Wakefield was formed have seen immense changes both within the Church and society. As part of its anniversary celebrations, and as the diocese contemplates a changing future,...


The Cross of Nails: Joining in God's mission of reconciliation

by Oliver Schuegraf

The story of The Community of the Cross of Nails, born from the bombing of Coventry Cathedral in 1940. Today, it works in 40 countries to build peace, heal the wounds of history and enable people to grow together...


Reformation: The Dangerous Birth of the Modern World

by Harry Reid

500 Years ago, Europe went through one of the most remarkable and turbulent periods in its history. The lines of political and theological power were rewritten in ways that were nuanced, subtle and philosophical,...


Mary Queen of Scots: Truth or Lies?

by Rosalind K. Marshall

Murder, infidelity and intrigue permeate this story of one of the most turbulent times in history. Rosalind Marshall is renowned for her work on Mary, Queen of Scots and she takes us through the key myths that...


Resurrection of the Shroud: New Scientific, Medical, and Archeological Evidence

by Mark Antonacci

This book scientifically challenges earlier radiocarbon testing and presents new evidence in determining the Shroud of Turin's true age.


A History of Christian-Muslim Relations

by Hugh Goddard

This much-needed succinct overview of the Christian-Muslim encounter places the emphasis on the context within which perceptions and attitudes were worked out and provides a depth of historical insight to the...


Christian History: An Introductiom to the Western Tradition

by Diarmaid MacCulloch

First published in 1987, this book has been a primer for theological college students, undergraduates, lay readers and all interested in the history and development of Christianity. Now published in a new and...


Rome and Canterbury: The Elusive Search for Unity

by Mary Reath

Rome and Canterbury tells the story of the determined but little known work being done to end the nearly five hundred year old divisions between the Roman Catholic and the Anglican/Episcopal Churches. The break...


The Ashgate Research Companion to World Methodism

by William Gibson & Peter Forsaith

As a religious and social phenomenon, Methodism engages with a number of disciplines including history, sociology, gender studies and theology. This Companion brings together a team of respected international...


Worship and the Parish Church in Early Modern Britain

by Natalie Mears & Alec Ryrie

In this volume, ten leading scholars of early modern religion explore the experience of parish worship in England during the Reformation and the century that followed it. Including a variety of disciplinary...