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The Divine Magician

by Peter Rollins

In this mind-bending exploration of traditional Christianity, firebrand Peter Rollins turns the tables on conventional wisdom, offering a fresh perspective focused on a life filled with love.

Peter Rollins knows...

Luke and Vergil: Imitations of Classical Greek Literature

by Dennis R. MacDonald

These two volumes are the magnum opus of biblical scholar Dennis R. MacDonald, outlining the profound connections between the New Testament and classical Greek poetry. MacDonald argues that the Gospel writers...

So Many Christians, So Few Lions: Is There Christianophobia in the United States?

by George Yancey & David A. Williamson

This is a provocative look at anti-Christian sentiments in America. Drawing on both quantitative and qualitative research, the authors do not attempt to show the prevalence of anti-Christian attitudes but rather...

The Gospels and Homer: Imitations of Greek Epic in Mark and Luke-Acts

by Dennis R. MacDonald

These two volumes are the magnum opus of biblical scholar Dennis R. MacDonald, outlining the profound connections between the New Testament and classical Greek poetry. MacDonald argues that the Gospel writers...

Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sites: Religion, Politics, and Conflict Resolution

by Elazar Barkan & Karen Barkey

This anthology explores the dynamics of shared religious sites in Turkey, the Balkans, Palestine/Israel, Cyprus, and Algeria, indicating where local and national stakeholders maneuver between competition and...

Political and Spiritual: Essays on Religion, Environment, Disability, and Justice

by Roger S. Gottlieb

This book gathers a variety of illuminating essays by an internationally known scholar of religion and ecology. New writings on technology, facing death, and an intellectual autobiography continue Gottlieb’s...

The Compassionate Community

by Jonathan Miller & Al Gore

Kentucky State Treasurer Jonathan Miller shows the ten nonpartisan values--ranging from Opportunity to Security--that all Americans share, and uses Old Testament stories to highlight them, in The Compassionate...

Incompatible with God's Design: A History of the Women's Ordination Movement in the U.S. Roman Catholic Church

by Mary Jeremy Daigler

Incompatible with God’s Design is the first comprehensive history of the Roman Catholic women’s ordination movement in the United States. Mary Jeremy Daigler explores how the focus on ordination and not...

The Darwin Effect: Its Influence on Nazism, Eugenics, Racism, Communism, Capitalism & Sexism

by Dr. Jerry Bergman

A doctor in the Auschwitz camp, Dr. Miklos Nyiszli, wrote that Nazi doctors hoped studying twins would solve the problem of faster reproduction of superior races by advancing “one step in the search to unlock...

Iran Divided: The Historical Roots of Iranian Debates on Identity, Culture, and Governance in the Twenty-First Century

by Shireen T. Hunter

This text discusses the historical roots of Iran’s current divisions and debates. It identifies major conflicts, such as Iran versus Islam, secularism versus religion, and constitutionalism versus Islamic...

Working With Spirit: Engaging the Spirituality to Meet the Challenges of the Workplace

by Lucy Reid & Fred Evers

Written from the perspective of a priest and a sociologist, Working With Spirit deals on the personal, corporate, and societal levels. It suggests ways to heal working relationships and integrate spiritual truths....

Mystical Science and Practical Religion: Muslim, Hindu, and Sikh Discourse on Science and Technology

by Richard Cimino

Mystical Science and Practical Religion uniquely examines the religious discourse of Muslim, Hindu, and Sikh applied science professionals and students. While they each view their respective religions as the...

Confound the Critics: Answers for Attacks on Biblical Truths

by Bodie Hodge

Real responses to real people, designed to provide information that will make aggressive critics take a step back, consider the truth, and perhaps learn about God along the way!

Living in the Shadow of the Cross: Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony

by Paul Kivel

How our dominant Christian worldview shapes everything from personal behavior to public policy (and what to do about it)

A History of Medieval Heresy and Inquisition

by Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane

This concise and balanced survey of heresy and inquisition in the Middle Ages examines the dynamic interplay between competing medieval notions of Christian observance, tracing the escalating confrontations...

Historical Dictionary of the Reformed Churches

by Robert Benedetto & Donald K. McKim

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Reformed Churches contains information on the major personalities, events, facts, movements, and beliefs of the Reformed churches.

Evaluating Ministry: Principles and Processes for Clergy and Congregations

by Jill M. Hudson

Grounding evaluation in the theological and organizational context of mission (everyone a minister), Hudson describes case studies of four successful evaluation models that include the whole church. She suggests...

Questions for Christians: The Surprising Truths behind Basic Beliefs

by John Morreall

From the gender of God to what happens when we die, Questions for Christians digs into some of the thorniest questions of the Christian faith—questions that many people would rather ignore. Drawing on sources...

The Mythology of Eden

by Arthur George & Elena George

Arthur and Elena George utilize new historical and archaeological discoveries to reveal how the author of the Eden story uses veiled symbolism and mythological storytelling to convey his message about the most...

Your Brain Goes to Church: Neuroscience and Congregational Life

by Bob Sitze

The ever-provocative author and presenter Bob sitze explores the question: What does the human brain have to do with the beliefs, practices, and structures of congregations? Weaving together clear, accessible...