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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...


The Bible in Arabic: The Scriptures of the 'People of the Book' in the Language of Islam

by Sidney H. Griffith

From the first centuries of Islam to well into the Middle Ages, Jews and Christians produced hundreds of manuscripts containing portions of the Bible in Arabic. Until recently, however, these translations remained...


Barth, Israel, and Jesus: Karl Barth's Theology of Israel

by Mark R. Lindsay

The attitude of Karl Barth to Israel and the Jews has long been the subject of heated controversy amongst historians and theologians. The question that has so far predominated in the debate has been Barth's...


Signs of God: Miracles and their Interpretation

by Mark Corner

Signs of God reveals why discussion of the nature of miracles is of central rather than marginal importance where belief in God is concerned. This accessible book examines the nature of miracles both in philosophical...


Reconciliation, Nations and Churches in Latin America

by Iain S. Maclean

This book examines the recent phenomenon in Latin America of national Truth and Reconciliation commissions. Few studies have examined the role of Churches or religion in political processes that proclaim valued...


Pain, Pleasure and Perversity: Discourses of Suffering in Seventeenth-Century England

by John R. Yamamoto-Wilson

Luther's 95 Theses begin and end with the concept of suffering, and the question of why a benevolent God allows his creations to suffer remains one of the central issues of religious thought. In order to chart...


Writing History, Constructing Religion

by James G. Crossley & Christian Karner

Writing History, Constructing Religion presents a much-needed interdisciplinary exploration of the significance of debates among historians, scholars of religion and cultural theorists over the 'nature' of history...


Law, Liberty and Church: Authority and Justice in the Major Churches in England

by Gordon Arthur

Law, Liberty and Church examines the presuppositions that underlie authority in the five largest Churches in England - the Church of England, the Roman Catholic Church, the Methodist Church, the United Reformed...


Renewing Pastoral Practice: Trinitarian Perspectives on Pastoral Care and Counselling

by Neil Pembroke

This is the first comprehensive treatment of the relationship between the doctrine of the Trinity and pastoral care and counseling. Neil Pembroke contends that an in-depth reflection on the relational dynamics...


Religion and Law: An Introduction

by Peter W. Edge

Discussion of the way in which law engages with religious difference often takes place within the context of a single jurisdiction. Religion and Law: An Introduction, presents a comprehensive text for students,...


Religion, Identity and Politics in Northern Ireland: Boundaries of Belonging and Belief

by Claire Mitchell

There has been increased interest in the relationship between religion, identity and politics in modern societies. Building on this debate, Claire Mitchell presents a challenging analysis of religion in contemporary...


The Story of Holy Island: An Illustrated History

by Kate Tristram

From its misty beginnings as part of the mainland in the Stone Age, this history covers Lindisfarne's formation as an island, the Roman and Anglo-Saxon eras, the influence of Columba and Iona, Lindisfarne's...


Reconciling People: Coventry Cathedral's Story

by Christopher Lamb

To mark the 50th anniversary in 2012 of the rebuilding of Coventry Cathedral after its destruction by incendiary bombs in November 1940, this lavishly illustrated volume celebrates a unique church with a unique...


The Desert Movement: Fresh Perspectives on the Spirituality of the Desert

by Alexander Ryrie

An exciting new history for anyone interested in the Early Church. Drawing on recent research and newly translated texts, it sheds significant new light on the influence of Desert spirituality, introducing us...


The Case for God

by Karen Armstrong

A nuanced exploration of the part that religion plays in human life, drawing on the insights of the past in order to build a faith that speaks to the needs of our dangerously polarized age.

 

Moving from the...


The Second Coming: Popular Millenarianism, 1780-1850

by J. F. C. Harrison

First published in 1979, The Second Coming is an experiment in the writing of popular history - a contribution to the history of the people who have no history and an exploration of some of the ideas, beliefs...


SCM Studyguide Anglicanism

by Stephen Spencer

The SCM Studyguide Anglicanism offers a comprehensive introduction to the many different facets of Anglicanism. Aimed at students preparing for ministry, it presumes no prior knowledge of the subject and offers...


Saving Shame: Martyrs, Saints, and Other Abject Subjects

by Virginia Burrus

Virginia Burrus explores one of the strongest and most disturbing aspects of the Christian tradition, its excessive preoccupation with shame. While Christianity has frequently been implicated in the conversion...


Pagans and Christians in Late Antiquity: A Sourcebook

by A.D.(Doug) Lee

In this book A.D. Lee charts the rise to dominance of Christianity in the Roman empire. Using translated texts he explains the fortunes of both Pagans and Christians from the upheavals of the 3rd Century to...


Steel City Gospel: Protestant Laity and Reform in Progressive-Era Pittsburgh

by Keith A. Zahniser

Demonstrating the power religious language, ideas, and institutions had in shaping progressive reform in Pittsburgh, this cross-disciplinary study addresses significant debates in the fields of Progressive-Era...