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Morality

by Jonathan Sacks Basic Books (August 31, 2020)

A distinguished religious leader's stirring case for reconstructing a shared framework of virtues and values.

With liberal democracy embattled, public discourse grown toxic, family life breaking down, and drug...


Every Life Is on Fire

by Jeremy England Basic Books (September 14, 2020)

A preeminent physicist unveils a field-defining theory of the origins and purpose of life.

Why are we alive? Most things in the universe aren't. And everything that is alive traces back to things that, puzzlingly,...


Ways of Heaven

by Roel Sterckx Basic Books (September 16, 2019)

A brilliant history of ancient China's masters of philosophy -- and how they help us understand China today In Ways of Heaven, leading China scholar Roel Sterckx offers an engrossing introduction to classical...


The Irony of Modern Catholic History

by George Weigel Basic Books (September 16, 2019)

A powerful new interpretation of Catholicism's dramatic encounter with modernity, by one of America's leading intellectuals

Throughout much of the nineteenth century, both secular and Catholic leaders assumed...


The Accursed Tower

by Roger Crowley Basic Books (November 04, 2019)

From a New York Times-bestselling author, a stirring account of the siege of Acre in 1291, when the last Christian stronghold fell to the Muslim army

The 1291 siege of Acre was the Alamo of the Christian Crusades...


The Accursed Tower

by Roger Crowley Basic Books (October 15, 2019)

From a New York Times-bestselling author, a stirring account of the siege of Acre in 1291, when the last Christian stronghold fell to the Muslim army

The 1291 siege of Acre was the Alamo of the Christian Crusades...


Double Crossed

by Matthew Avery Sutton Basic Books (September 23, 2019)

The untold story of the Christian missionaries who played a crucial role in the allied victory in World War II

What makes a good missionary makes a good spy. Or so thought "Wild" Bill Donovan when he secretly...


Dominion

by Tom Holland Basic Books (October 28, 2019)

A "marvelous" (Economist) account of how the Christian Revolution forged the Western imagination

Crucifixion, the Romans believed, was the worst fate imaginable, a punishment reserved for slaves. How astonishing...


Dominion

by Tom Holland Basic Books (October 29, 2019)

A historian of antiquity shows how the Christian Revolution forged the Western imagination

Crucifixion, the Romans believed, was the worst fate imaginable. It was this that rendered it so suitable a punishment...


To Pray as a Jew

by Hayim H. Donin Basic Books (August 12, 2019)

A distinguished guide to Jewish prayer

Why do Jews pray? What is the role of prayer in their lives as moral and ethical beings? From the simplest details of how to comport oneself on entering a synagogue to the...


To Pray as a Jew

by Hayim H. Donin Basic Books (August 13, 2019)

A distinguished guide to Jewish prayer

Why do Jews pray? What is the role of prayer in their lives as moral and ethical beings? From the simplest details of how to comport oneself on entering a synagogue to the...


To Be a Jew

by Hayim H. Donin Basic Books (August 12, 2019)

The classic guide to the ageless heritage of Judaism

Embraced over many decades by hundreds of thousands of readers, To Be a Jew offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to traditional Jewish laws and customs...


To Be a Jew

by Hayim H. Donin Basic Books (August 13, 2019)

The classic guide to the ageless heritage of Judaism

Embraced over many decades by hundreds of thousands of readers, To Be a Jew offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to traditional Jewish laws and customs...


Anointed with Oil

by Darren Dochuk Basic Books (June 03, 2019)

A groundbreaking new history of the United States, showing how Christian faith and the pursuit of petroleum fueled America's rise to global power and shaped today's political clashes

Anointed with Oil places...


Anointed with Oil

by Darren Dochuk Basic Books (May 14, 2019)

A prize-winning historian offers a major new history of the United States, placing faith and oil at the center of America's rise to global power

Anointed with Oil is a groundbreaking new history of the United...


Man's Search For Ultimate Meaning

by Viktor E Frankl Basic Books (August 09, 2018)

Viktor Frankl, bestselling author of Man's Search for Meaning, explains the psychological tools that enabled him to survive the Holocaust

Viktor Frankl is known to millions as the author of Man's Search for Meaning...


Then They Came for Me

by Matthew D Hockenos Basic Books (September 17, 2018)

"First they came for the Communists, and I did not speak out-Because I was not a Communist . . . "

Few today recognize the name Martin Niemör, though many know his famous confession. In Then They Came for...


Kingdoms of Faith

by Brian A. Catlos Basic Books (April 30, 2018)

A magisterial, myth-dispelling history of Islamic Spain spanning the millennium between the founding of Islam in the seventh century and the final expulsion of Spain's Muslims in the seventeenth

In Kingdoms...


Kingdoms of Faith

by Brian A. Catlos Basic Books (May 01, 2018)

A magisterial, myth-dispelling history of Islamic Spain spanning the millennium between the founding of Islam in the seventh century and the final expulsion of Spain's Muslims in the seventeenth

In Kingdoms of...


Blood Letters

by Lian Xi Basic Books (March 19, 2018)

The staggering story of the most important Chinese political dissident of the Mao era, a devout Christian who was imprisoned, tortured, and executed by the regime

Blood Letters tells the astonishing tale of...


Blood Letters

by Lian Xi Basic Books (March 20, 2018)

The staggering story of the most influential Chinese political dissident of the Mao era, a devout Christian who was imprisoned, tortured, and executed by the regime

Blood Letters tells the astonishing tale of...


Moral Combat

by R. Marie Griffith Basic Books (December 11, 2017)

From an esteemed scholar of American religion and sexuality, a sweeping account of the century of religious conflict that produced our culture wars

Gay marriage, transgender rights, birth control -- sex is...


Moral Combat

by R. Marie Griffith Basic Books (December 12, 2017)

From an esteemed scholar of American religion and sexuality, a sweeping account of the century of religious conflict that produced our culture wars

Gay marriage, transgender rights, birth control--sex is at...


The End of Power

by Moises Naim Basic Books (March 10, 2014)

The provocative bestseller explaining the decline of power in the twenty-first century -- in government, business, and beyond.

br Power is shifting -- from large, stable armies to loose bands of insurgents, from...


One Nation Under God

by Kevin M. Kruse Basic Books (April 14, 2015)

We're often told that the United States is, was, and always has been a Christian nation. But in One Nation Under God, historian Kevin M. Kruse reveals that the belief that America is fundamentally and formally...


Lessons in Hope

by George Weigel Basic Books (September 18, 2017)

From a preeminent authority on the Catholic Church and papal biographer, "an intimate understanding of John Paul II" (Weekly Standard)

In Lessons in Hope, George Weigel tells the story of his unique friendship...


Lessons in Hope

by George Weigel Basic Books (September 19, 2017)

A preeminent authority on the Catholic Church and papal biographer describes what he learned from chronicling the life of Pope John Paul II

In Lessons in Hope, George Weigel tells the story of his unique friendship...


How to Be a Stoic

by Massimo Pigliucci Basic Books (May 08, 2017)

In the tradition of How to Live and How Proust Can Change Your Life, a philosopher asks how ancient Stoicism can help us flourish today

Whenever we worry about what to eat, how to love, or simply how to be happy,...


God's Red Son

by Louis S. Warren Basic Books (April 03, 2017)

The definitive account of the Ghost Dance religion, which led to the infamous massacre at Wounded Knee in 1890

Winner of the Bancroft Prize in American History

In 1890, on Indian reservations across the West,...


Crucible of Faith

by Philip Jenkins Basic Books (September 18, 2017)

One of America's foremost scholars of religion examines the tumultuous era that gave birth to the modern Judeo-Christian tradition

In The Crucible of Faith, Philip Jenkins argues that much of the Judeo-Christian...


Crucible of Faith

by Philip Jenkins Basic Books (September 19, 2017)

One of America's foremost scholars of religion examines the tumultuous era that gave birth to the modern Judeo-Christian tradition

In The Crucible of Faith, Philip Jenkins argues that much of the Judeo-Christian...


Church of Spies

by Mark Riebling Basic Books (September 28, 2015)

The heart-pounding history of how Pope Pius XII -- often labeled "Hitler's Pope" -- was in fact an anti-Nazi spymaster, plotting against the Third Reich during World War II.

The Vatican's silence in the face...


Caliphate

by Hugh Kennedy Basic Books (October 10, 2016)

From a preeminent scholar of Islamic history, the authoritative history of caliphates from their beginnings in the 7th century to the modern day

In Caliphate, Islamic historian Hugh Kennedy dissects the idea...


Caliphate

by Hugh Kennedy Basic Books (October 11, 2016)

In Caliphate, Islamic historian Hugh Kennedy dissects the idea of the caliphate and its history, and explores how it became used and abused today. Contrary to popular belief, there is no one enduring definition...


Augustine

by Robin Lane Fox Basic Books (November 02, 2015)

"This narrative of the first half of Augustine's life conjures the intellectual and social milieu of the late Roman Empire with a Proustian relish for detail." -- New York Times

In Augustine, celebrated historian...


Augustine

by Robin Lane Fox Basic Books (November 03, 2015)

Winner of the Wolfson History Prize

"Such is the power of [Robin] Lane Fox's pen that this biography, which begins with Augustine's birth in 354 AD, captures our modern-day attention, ignites the imagination,...