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12 Titanic Lessons for Christians: Lessons to Motivate, Challenge and Empower

by Jr., Charles C Hagan

The Titanic disaster of April 15, 1912 has been described as one of the most fascinating single events in human history. The sinking of the Titanic has left an indelible impression and vast psychological impact...


Christian Archaeology in the Negev Desert

by Pau Figueras

Negev, the southern desert that covers more than two thirds of the Holy Land, is terra incognita to most Christian pilgrims who visit Israel. Some journey as far south as Eilat to visit the traditional site...


Liturgy and Society in Early Medieval Rome

by John F. Romano

The liturgy, the public worship of the Catholic Church, was crucial in forging the society of early medieval Rome, in that it oriented Roman society to God and fostered the dominance of the clergy. This study...


Hero or Tyrant? Henry III, King of France, 1574-89

by Robert J. Knecht

Based upon a rich and diverse range of primary sources, this book traces Henry's life from his birth in 1551. Providing the first English language biography of Henry for over 150 years, this study thoroughly...


Christian Theology the Classics

by Stephen R Holmes & Shawn Bawulski

Christian Theology: The Classics is a vibrant introduction to the most important works of theology in the history of Christian thought. Exploring writings from the origins of Christianity to the present day,...


Bible Promises for Peace on Earth: Hundreds of Encouraging Scriptures Arranged by Topic

by Russell Wight

Is peace on earth really possible? With God, anything is possible! Here are hundreds of scriptures, categorized under peace-related themes, perfect for the Christmas season.

 

 


From Synagogue to Church: The Traditional Design: Its Beginning, Its Definition, Its End

by John Wilkinson

The designs of synagogues and churches are acknowledged to be very alike. But the designers' procedure was confidential, and so far standard explanations have been unsatisfactory. A synagogue should express...


Forged in Faith: How Faith Shaped the Birth of the Nation 1607-1776

by Rod Gragg

This fascinating history, based on meticulous research into the correspondence and documentation of the founding fathers leading up to and encompassing the crafting of the Declaration of Independence, sheds...


Thomas Aquinas's "Summa theologiae": A Biography

by Bernard McGinn

This concise book tells the story of the most important theological work of the Middle Ages, the vast Summa theologiae of Thomas Aquinas, which holds a unique place in Western religion and philosophy. Written...


History and Material Culture in Asian Religions: Text, Image, Object

by Benjamin Fleming & Richard Mann

Traditionally, research on the history of Asian religions has been marked by a bias for literary evidence, privileging canonical texts penned in 'classical' languages. Not only has a focus on literary evidence...


Christians and Pagans in Roman Britain

by Dorothy Watts

In Christians and Pagans in Roman Britain, first published in 1991, Professor Dorothy Watts sets out to distinguish possible Pagan features in Romano-British Christianity in the period leading up to and immediately...


The Golden Bough

The Ark Before Noah: Decoding the Story of the Flood

by Irving Finkel

The recent translation of a Babylonian tablet launches a groundbreaking investigation into one of the most famous stories in the world, challenging the way we look at ancient history.

 

Since the Victorian...


John Paul II for Dummies, Special Edition

by John Trigilio, Kenneth Brighenti & Jonathan Toborowsky

Find out how two extraordinary leaders changed religion and the world

In April 2014, Pope Francis will jointly canonize two predecessors, John Paul II and John XXIII, in a move that recognizes the extraordinary...


Before the Flood

by Ian Wilson

In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the...


The Ashgate Research Companion to Byzantine Hagiography: Volume II: Genres and Contexts

by Stephanos Efthymiadis

For an entire millennium, Byzantine hagiography, inspired by the veneration of many saints, exhibited literary dynamism and a capacity to vary its basic forms. The subgenres into which it branched out after...


Papacy, Religious Orders, and International Politics in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

by Autori Vari, Autori Vari & Massimo Carlo Giannini

During the early modern age religious orders had to interpret papal strategies and directives in international politics in the light of a substantial ambiguity. They were loyal subjects of the pope, but also...


Individuality in Late Antiquity

by Alexis Torrance & Johannes Zachhuber

Late antiquity is increasingly recognised as a period of important cultural transformation. One of its crucial aspects is the emergence of a new awareness of human individuality. In this book, the authors assess...


Historical Dictionary of Prophets in Islam and Judaism

by Scott B. Noegel & Brannon M. Wheeler

Both traditions recognize and draw theological and historical lessons from some of the same narrative sources, but this is the first comparative resource to provide interdisciplinary coverage of the history...


The Dark Box: A Secret History of Confession

by John Cornwell

A bestselling journalist exposes the connection between the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse crisis and the practice of confession.