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

    An accessible introduction to pre-modern Islam, showcasing the individuals - caliphs, law-makers, theologians, poets, mystics and scholars - who shaped the course of early Islamic history.

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  • A New History of Early Christianity by Charles Freeman
    A New History of Early Christianity (English, Paperback) Charles Freeman

    Shows how our debates are rooted in the many controversies surrounding the birth of the religion and the earliest attempts to resolve them. This title explores the ambiguities and contradictions that underlay Christian theology and the unavoidable compromises enforced in the name of doctrine.

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  • When Christians Were Jews by Paula Fredriksen
    When Christians Were Jews (English, Hardback) Paula Fredriksen

    A compelling account of Christianity's Jewish beginnings, from one of the world's leading scholars of ancient religion

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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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  • 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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  • Khadija by Resit Haylamaz
    Khadija (English, Paperback) Resit Haylamaz

    Exploring the birth period of Islam, this biography focuses on one of the most prominent and respected Muslim women in history, Khadija, the wife of the Prophet Muhammad. Addressing both her devotion and her leadership roles in Mecca, this book shines light on a figure who is an inspiration to women, both Muslim and non-Muslim alike.

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  • The Conversion of Scandinavia by Anders Winroth
    The Conversion of Scandinavia (English, Paperback) Anders Winroth

    Overturning the received narrative of Europe's military and religious conquest and colonization of the region, the author contends that rather than acting as passive recipients, Scandinavians converted to Christianity because it was in individual chieftains' political, economic and cultural interests to do so.

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  • The Church and Its Vocation by Michael W. Goheen
    The Church and Its Vocation (English, Paperback) Michael W. Goheen

    A leading author and speaker presents Lesslie Newbigin's ecclesiology to a new generation, offering readers a better understanding of the mission of the church in the world.

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  • The Formation of the Jewish Canon by Timothy H. Lim
    The Formation of the Jewish Canon (English, Hardback) Timothy H. Lim

    Examining the literary sources and historical circumstances that led to the emergence of authoritative scriptures in ancient Judaism, the author proposes a theory of the majority canon that posits that the Pharisaic canon became the canon of Rabbinic Judaism in the centuries after the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple.

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  • Diaspora Christianities by Sam George
    Diaspora Christianities (English, Paperback) Sam George

    This book is a global account of the lived religious experiences of South Asian Christians from different parts of the world and the mission of God among, by, and through South Asian Christians living in diasporic locations and from diverse disciplinary vantage points.

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  • Paul by Paula Fredriksen
    Paul (English, Paperback) Paula Fredriksen

    A groundbreaking new portrait of the apostle Paul, from one of today's leading historians of antiquity...

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

    The early Christian Church was a chaos of contending beliefs. Some groups Christians claimed that there was not one God but two, or twelve, or thirty. Certain sects maintained that Jesus was human but not divine; others that he was divine but not human. Eherman offers an enlightening study of these early forms of Christinaity, and how they came to be suppressed, reformed, or forgotten.

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  • How New Is the New Testament? by Donald A. Hagner
    How New Is the New Testament? (English, Paperback) Donald A. Hagner

    A senior New Testament scholar tackles the issue of how distinct early Christianity is from the formative Judaism from which it emerged.

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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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  • The Secret History of the Gnostics by Andrew Phillip Smith
    The Secret History of the Gnostics (English, Paperback) Andrew Phillip Smith

    A long-awaited illumination of the mystical movement that teaches 'Gnosis' - knowledge of God as opposed to unquestioning faith.

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  • The Evolution of the West by Nick Spencer
    The Evolution of the West (English, 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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  • 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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  • The Oxford Illustrated History of the Holy Land by Robert G. Hoyland
    The Oxford Illustrated History of the Holy Land (English, Hardback) Robert G. Hoyland

    The story of the Holy Land, encompassing the three millennia that saw the birth of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Each chapter is written by a leading scholar and is highly illustrated with paintings, photographs, and ancient texts.

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