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  • The Book of Enoch by Enoch
    The Book of Enoch (English, Hardback) Enoch

    The Bible, as we hold it today, is esteemed by many religious institutions and especially Conservative Christians to be the inspired, inerrant Word of God. This doctrinal position affirms that the Bible is unlike all other books or collections of works in that it is free of error due to having been ?given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for...

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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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  • Sources of Religious Worship by Bastiaan Baan
    Sources of Religious Worship (English, Paperback) Bastiaan Baan

    A fascinating book tracing the origins and metamorphosis of human religion in historical, theological and humanistic terms, examining its significance for human life on earth and in the spiritual world.

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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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  • 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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  • Sacred Britannia by Miranda Aldhouse-Green
    Sacred Britannia (English, Hardback) Miranda Aldhouse-Green

    A compelling new account of religion in Roman Britain, weaving together the latest archaeological research and a new analysis of ancient literature to illuminate parallels between past and present

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  • Islamic Civilization in Thirty Lives by Chase F. Robinson
    Islamic Civilization in Thirty Lives (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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  • Heretics and Believers by Peter Marshall
    Heretics and Believers (English, Paperback) Peter Marshall

    Shortlisted for the Wolfson History Prize 2018...

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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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  • Lost Enlightenment by S. Frederick Starr
    Lost Enlightenment (English, Paperback) S. Frederick Starr

    In this sweeping and richly illustrated history, S. Frederick Starr tells the fascinating but largely unknown story of Central Asia's medieval enlightenment through the eventful lives and astonishing accomplishments of its greatest minds--remarkable figures who built a bridge to the modern world. Because nearly all of these figures wrote in Arabic, they were long assumed to have been Arabs. In...

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

    Trent, the Catholic Church's attempt to put its house in order after the Reformation, has long been praised and blamed for things it never did. This one-volume history, the first in modern times, explores the volatile issues that pushed several Holy Roman emperors, kings and queens of France, five popes, and all of Europe to the brink of disaster.

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  • What Happened at Vatican II by John W. O'Malley
    What Happened at Vatican II (English, Paperback) John W. O'Malley

    During four years in session, Vatican Council II held television audiences rapt with its elegant, magnificently choreographed public ceremonies, while its debates generated front-page news on a near-weekly basis. This book captures the drama of the council, depicting the colorful characters involved and their clashes with one another.

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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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  • 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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  • Celestial Masters by Terry F. Kleeman
    Celestial Masters (English, Hardback) Terry F. Kleeman

    Celestial Masters is the first book in any Western language devoted solely to the founding of Daoism. It traces the movement from the mid-second century CE through the sixth century, and provides a detailed analysis of ritual life within the movement, covering the roles of common believer or Daoist citizen, novice, and priest or libationer.

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  • Temple Theology by Margaret Barker
    Temple Theology (English, Paperback) Margaret Barker

    In this text, Margaret Barker puts recent archaeological discoveries in context by explaining the theological background. It sheds light on Old Testament theology, Christian and Jewish liturgy and Jesus' own relationship to the Temple.

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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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  • Western Esotericism: A Guide for the Perplexed by Wouter J. Hanegraaff
    Western Esotericism: A Guide for the Perplexed (English, Paperback) Wouter J. Hanegraaff

    A practical and accessible guide and introduction to the field of Western Esotericism

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