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  • Royal Books and Holy Bones by Eamon Duffy
    Royal Books and Holy Bones (English, Hardback) Eamon Duffy

    Eamon Duffy returns to the themes of his landmark book The Stripping of the Altars in this much-awaited exploration of Christianity in medieval England.

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  • A Little History of Religion by Richard Holloway
    A Little History of Religion (English, Paperback) Richard Holloway

    For curious readers young and old, a rich and colorful history of religion from humanity's earliest days to our own contentious times.

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  • Byzantine Christianity by Averil Cameron
    Byzantine Christianity (English, Paperback) Averil Cameron

    Concise historical introduction to Byzantine Christianity and its continuing influence on the world and how we see it.

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  • The Book that Made Your World by Vishal Mangalwadi
    The Book that Made Your World (English, Paperback) Vishal Mangalwadi

    Indian philosopher Vishal Mangalwadi reveals the personal motivation that fueled his own study of the Bible and systematically illustrates how its precepts became the framework for societal structure throughout the last millennium.

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  • The Evolution of the West by Nick Spencer
    The Evolution of the West (Paperback) Nick Spencer

    A sequence of sparkling essays by one of our leading public theologians, exploring and defending the enduring role of Christianity in Western thought, politics and culture.

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  • Lost Scriptures by Bart D. Ehrman
    Lost Scriptures (English, Paperback) Bart D. Ehrman

    We may think of the twenty-seven books of the New Testament as the only sacred writings of the early Christians, but this is not the case. Lost Scriptures offers an anthology of up-to-date and readable translations of many of non-canonical writings from the centuries after Christ-texts that have for the most part been neglected or lost for nearly two millennia.

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  • Christianity in the Twentieth Century by Brian Stanley
    Christianity in the Twentieth Century (English, Hardback) Brian Stanley

    "[This book] charts the transformation of one of the world's great religions during an age marked by world wars, genocide, nationalism, decolonization, and powerful ideological currents, many of them hostile to Christianity"--Amazon.com.

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  • Pagan Britain by Ronald Hutton
    Pagan Britain (English, Paperback) Ronald Hutton

    Britain's pagan past, with its mysterious monuments, atmospheric sites, enigmatic artifacts, bloodthirsty legends, and cryptic inscriptions, is both enthralling and perplexing to a resident of the twenty-first century. In this ambitious and thoroughly up-to-date book, Ronald Hutton reveals the long development, rapid suppression, and enduring cultural significance of paganism, from the Paleolithic...

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  • The Axial Age and Its Consequences by Robert N. Bellah
    The Axial Age and Its Consequences (English, Hardback) Robert N. Bellah

    This book makes the bold claim that intellectual sophistication was born worldwide during the middle centuries of the first millennium bce. From Axial Age thinkers we inherited a sense of the world as a place not just to experience but to investigate, envision, and alter. A variety of utopian visions emerged and led to both reform and repression.

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  • Salonica, City of Ghosts by Mark Mazower
    Salonica, City of Ghosts (English, Paperback) Mark Mazower

    The history of a bewilderingly exotic city, rarely written about: five hundred years of clashing cultures and peoples, from the glories of Suleiman the Magnificent to its nadir under Nazi occupation.

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  • Islamic Civilization in Thirty Lives by Chase F. Robinson
    Islamic Civilization in Thirty Lives (Paperback) Chase F. Robinson

    The religious thinkers, political leaders, law-makers, writers and philosophers of the early Muslim world helped to shape the 1,400-year-long development of today's secondlargest world religion. But who were these people? What do we know of their lives, and the ways in which they influenced their societies? ...

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  • A Doubter's Guide to Jesus by John Dickson
    A Doubter's Guide to Jesus (English, Paperback) John Dickson

    A Doubter's Guide to Jesus is an introduction to the major portraits of Jesus found in the earliest historical sources.

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  • Heretics and Believers by Peter Marshall
    Heretics and Believers (English, Paperback) Peter Marshall

    Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2018...

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  • Vatican I by John W. O'Malley
    Vatican I (English, Hardback) John W. O'Malley

    In the nineteenth century, the foundations upon which the Catholic Church had rested for centuries were shaken were shaken by liberalism. At the Vatican Council of 1869 1870, the church made a dramatic effort to set things right by defining the doctrine of papal infallibility. As a result, the church became more pope-centered than ever before.

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  • Divided by Faith by Benjamin J. Kaplan
    Divided by Faith (English, Paperback) Benjamin J. Kaplan

    As religious violence flares around the world, we are confronted with an acute dilemma: can people coexist in peace when their basic beliefs are irreconcilable? This title responds to this question by taking us back to early modern Europe, when the issue of religious toleration was no less pressing than it is today.

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  • Christianizing Egypt by David Frankfurter
    Christianizing Egypt (English, Hardback) David Frankfurter

    How does a culture become Christian, especially one that is heir to such ancient traditions and spectacular monuments as Egypt? This book offers a new model for envisioning the process of Christianization by looking at the construction of Christianity in the various social and creative worlds active in Egyptian culture during late antiquity....

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  • A History of Christianity by Diarmaid MacCulloch
    A History of Christianity (English, Paperback) Diarmaid MacCulloch

    How did an obscure personality cult come to be the world's biggest religion, with a third of humanity its followers? This book describes not only the main facts, ideas and personalities of Christian history, its organization and spirituality, but how it has changed politics, sex, and human society.

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  • God and Man in Tehran by Hossein Kamaly
    God and Man in Tehran (English, Hardback) Hossein Kamaly

    God and Man in Tehran explores the historical processes that have made and unmade contending visions of God in Iran's capital. Hossein Kamaly examines how notions of the divine have been mobilized, contested, and transformed, emphasizing the role played by divergent conceptualizations of nature, reason, law, morality, and authority.

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  • The Mongols and the Islamic World by Professor Peter Jackson
    The Mongols and the Islamic World (English, Hardback) Professor Peter Jackson

    An epic historical consideration of the Mongol conquest of Western Asia and the spread of Islam during the years of non-Muslim rule

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  • Slave Species of God by Michael Tellinger
    Slave Species of God (English, Paperback) Michael Tellinger

    Were humans created by "God" as Slaves? Was Abraham the first human Spy? Was Jesus an accidental Messiah? This work takes readers on a odyssey of the origins of humankind drawing on analogies between discoveries in genetic engineering and ancient archaeological finds.

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