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A Search for Meaning in Victorian Religion: The Spiritual Journey and Esoteric Teachings of Charles Carleton Massey

by Jeffrey D. Lavoie Lehigh University Press (November 05, 2014)

This indispensable work combines Massey’s collected writings with never before published letters organized topically in order to define Massey’s unique world-view for a new generation of readers.

Advent Wisdom and Christmas Wisdom From St. Augustine

by Agnes Cunningham, Sscm Liguori (July 01, 2013)

"Late have I loved you, beauty so old and so new: late have I loved you...I tasted you, and feel but hunger and thirst for you. You touched me, and I am set on fire to attain the peace which is yours."

In Advent...

The Jesuits: A History from Ignatius to the Present

by John W. O'Malley Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

In The Jesuits acclaimed historian John W. O’Malley, SJ, provides essential historical background from the founder Ignatius of Loyola through Pope Francis and the present. Concise and compelling, this brief...

Like Them That Dream

by Brownwyn Elsmore Oratia Books (April 30, 2012)

The arrival of European missionaries in New Zealand had an immeasurable impact on Maori society. Like Them That Dream tells the intriguing story of early interaction between Maori and missionary, leading to...

50 Religion Ideas You Really Need to Know

by Peter Stanford Quercus (November 05, 2013)

Despite frequent prognostications regarding the "death of God" and the triumph of secular materialism, religion remains a central component in the lives of most people around the world. There are currently thought...

A History of the Episcopal Church (Third Revised Edition)

by Robert W. Prichard Morehouse Publishing (October 01, 2014)

• Completely revised and updated history • Evergreen seller for all reference shelves This thorough, carefully researched history sets church events against the background of social changes. This third revised...

Taste and See: Experiencing the Stories of Advent and Christmas

by Jan Johnson Upper Room Books (July 01, 2014)

Experience Advent in a new way through this small-group study built around the imaginative reading of scripture, an approach introduced by St. Ignatius. The title Taste and See hints at how you are invited to...

Santa Claus Is for Real

by Charles Edward Hall & Bret Witter Gallery Books (October 14, 2014)

A heartwarming true-life fable from the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Santa--including his personal journey of discovering the magic of Christmas.

Every year, over a million people attend the Radio City Christmas...

The Other Jesus: Stories from World Religions

by Todd Outcalt Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 05, 2014)

The Other Jesus shares stories and traditions about Jesus beyond the usual Biblical sources. From Judaism and Islam, to Buddhism and Taoism, the book offers a fresh exploration of Jesus, his place in history,...

Luther on Faith and Love: Christ and the Law in the 1535 Galatians Commentary

by Sun-young Kim Fortress Press (October 01, 2014)

There has been a distinct tendency in modern scholarship to underestimate Luther’s teaching on love by overemphasizing his teaching on justification. Calling this tendency into question, this volume advances...

Religion in America Since 1945: A History

by Patrick Allitt Columbia University Press (December 17, 2003)

Moving far beyond the realm of traditional "church history," Patrick Allitt here offers a vigorous and erudite survey of the broad canvas of American religion since World War II. Identifying the major trends...

Inventing and Reinventing the Goddess: Contemporary Iterations of Hindu Deities on the Move

by Sree Padma, Phillipe Bornet, Sasikumar Balasundaram & Vasudha Narayanan et al. Lexington Books (July 03, 2014)

The volume investigates two related processes: First, it underscores the manner in which the religious cultures of goddesses are reflexes of larger social processes occurring historically in local contexts....

Hinge Points of History

by John Hunsuck Certa Publishing (June 22, 2014)

Through his over 80 years of observation, John Hunsuck has witnessed how the hinge points of history have occurred without much fanfare. Nevertheless, they are later examined and reported by thoughtful students....

Questions for Christians: The Surprising Truths behind Basic Beliefs

by John Morreall Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 17, 2014)

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...

More Ideas for Writing Creative Christmas Letters That People Are Actually Eager to Read!

by Janet A. Colbrunn Baycourt Publishing (October 01, 2011)

Put some fun and creativity into your Christmas letters each year! By adding a theme to your news, you can quickly transform a traditional letter into one that is so entertaining that even the busiest holiday...

The Rise and Fall of Triumph: The History of a Radical Roman Catholic Magazine, 1966-1976

by Mark D. Popowski Lexington Books (December 16, 2011)

This is a history of Triumph—a radical, post-Vatican II, Roman Catholic lay magazine—that examines its origins and decline, and especially the editors’ often bellicose views on a range of issues, from...

Masters of Preaching: The Most Poignant and Powerful Homilists in Church History

by Ray E. Atwood & Jerome Hanus Hamilton Books (February 16, 2012)

Every period of Church history contains preachers who have been blessed with oratorical skills and spiritual depth. Masters of Preaching lays the foundations for a deeper understanding of Christian preaching....

12 Titanic Lessons for Christians: Lessons to Motivate, Challenge and Empower

by Jr. Charles C. Hagan Legacy Residential Partners Inc (April 15, 2014)

The Titanic disaster of April 15, 1912 has been described as one of the most fascinating single events in human history. The sinking of the Titanic has left an indelible impression and vast psychological impact...

Memoirs of a Jesus Freak

by Kent Allan Philpott, Katie L C Philpott & Larry Eskridge Earthen Vessel Publishing (April 08, 2014)

In Memoirs of a Jesus Freak, Kent Philpott tells of going to the hippies in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco in early 1967 and the unusual outpouring of the Holy Spirit with signs and wonders that...

Of Intense Brightness: The Spirituality of Uncommon Christian James Brainerd Taylor

by Francis I. Kyle Iii, James M. Houston & Péter Ádám UPA (June 11, 2008)

"Be uncommon Christians . . . that is, eminently holy, self-denying, cross-bearing, Bible, everyday Christians." So James Brainerd Taylor (1801-1829) encouraged others to be, and so he strived to be himself....

Historical Dictionary of Taoism

by Julian F. Pas Scarecrow Press (June 04, 1998)

This reference book on Taoism, one of the major spiritual traditions of China, includes in its coverage both Taoist philosophy and Taoist religion. An introduction provides overall insight into Taoist development...

Before the Flood

by Ian Wilson St. Martin's Press (March 31, 2014)

In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the...

Historical Dictionary of Prophets in Islam and Judaism

by Scott B. Noegel & Brannon M. Wheeler Scarecrow Press (September 26, 2002)

Both traditions recognize and draw theological and historical lessons from some of the same narrative sources, but this is the first comparative resource to provide interdisciplinary coverage of the history...

God, Locke, and Liberty: The Struggle for Religious Freedom in the West

by Joseph Loconte Lexington Books (February 27, 2014)

God, Locke, and Liberty argues that John Locke based his most famous defense of religious freedom on a radical reinterpretation of the life and teachings of Jesus. In a fresh and provocative analysis of Locke’s...

A Case for the Divinity of Jesus: Examining the Earliest Evidence

by Dean L. Overman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2009)

Whether Jesus was really the Son of God or not is a central question for Christians—and one that has provoked heated debate since the time of Jesus' birth. Dean L. Overman examines the earliest Christian records...

American Protestants and the Debate over the Vietnam War: Evil was Loose in the World

by George Bogaski Lexington Books (February 19, 2014)

As American Protestant denominations established and adapted their positions on the Vietnam War, they used their theological commitments to shape their foreign policy perspectives. Concurrently, those positions...

When Heaven and Earth Collide: Racism, Southern Evangelicals, and the Better Way of Jesus

by Alan Cross NewSouth Classics (February 24, 2014)

When Heaven and Earth Collide is an investigation into what went wrong in the American South in regard to race and religion-and how things can be and are being made right. Why, in a land filled with Christian...

The John Dominic Crossan Essential Set

by John Dominic Crossan HarperCollins (April 15, 2014)

The eBook collection of four complete works by bestselling author and leading historical Jesus scholar John Dominic Crossan, including Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography, The Birth of Christianity, The Power of...

Abraham in the Works of John Chrysostom

by Demetrios E. Tonias Fortress Press (March 01, 2014)

Demetrios Tonias’ Abraham in the Works of John Chrysostom is the first, comprehensive examination of John Chrysostom’s view of the patriarch Abraham. By analyzing the full range of references to Abraham...

The Religious Affections

by Jonathan Edwards Dover Publications (August 21, 2013)

In one of the unsurpassed religious masterpieces produced by an American writer, Jonathan Edwards distinguishes between true and false religion by defining a believer's correct affections and explaining their...

The Invention of Peter: Apostolic Discourse and Papal Authority in Late Antiquity

by George E. Demacopoulos University of Pennsylvania Press (May 29, 2013)

By emphasizing the ways the Bishops of Rome first leveraged the cult of St. Peter to their advantage, George E. Demacopoulos constructs an alternate account of papal history that challenges the dominant narrative...

Imagine There's No Heaven

by Mitchell Stephens St. Martin's Press (February 24, 2014)

The historical achievements of religious belief have been large and well chronicled. But what about the accomplishments of those who have challenged religion? Traveling from classical Greece to twenty-first...

Easter Facts for Fun!

by Wyatt Michaels Denise Lorenz (February 09, 2013)

Easter Facts for Fun! puts your knowledge of the meaning of Easter and Easter traditions to the test in a fun, interactive book. Designed for ages 9 and up, this book is the perfect way to learn the history...

History of the Later Roman Empire, Vol. 1

by J. B. Bury Dover Publications (June 20, 2012)

Volume 1 of classic history. One of the world's foremost historians chronicles the major forces and events in the history of the Western and Byzantine Empires from the death of Theodosius (A.D. 395) to the death...

A New Model of the Universe

by P. D. Ouspensky Dover Publications (October 04, 2012)

Foremost occultist of early 20th century offers stimulating, thought-provoking discussions of relativity, the fourth dimension, Christian symbolism, the tarot, yoga, dreams and more. Introduction.

Myths of the Hindus and Buddhists

by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy & Sister Nivedita Dover Publications (May 10, 2012)

Great stories of the epics; deeds of Krishna, Shiva, taken from puranas, Vedas, folk tales, more. 32 illustrations.

On Christendom's Far Shore: The United States and the Western Tradition

by James Larry Hood UPA (December 18, 2013)

Hood explores the traditional western (Judeo-Christian) faith in God and the West’s once common understanding of the natural order and the nature and destiny of man. He explains how the United States is currently...

Haitian Modernity and Liberative Interruptions: Discourse on Race, Religion, and Freedom

by Celucien L. Joseph UPA (December 20, 2013)

Joseph investigates the intersections of history, literature, race, religion, decolonization, and freedom that led to the founding of the postcolonial state of Haiti in 1804. Topics range from Makandal’s postcolonial...

Chinese Religious Art

by Patricia Eichenbaum Karetzky Lexington Books (December 19, 2013)

Chinese Religious Art is a broad survey of the origins and development of the various forms of artistic expression of Chinese religions. This survey of icons, temples, and rituals reveals the varied ways the...

French - Phrasebook

by Estelle Demontrond-Box Assimil (December 12, 2013)

Visiting Paris, Nice or the French countryside? The creator of the famous language-learning method has developed this indispensable companion for your break or business trip to France.

°Over 2 hours of audio...

The True Saint Nicholas

by William J. Bennett Howard Books (October 27, 2009)

Former secretary of education, radio talk-show host, and bestselling author William Bennett blends his historical expertise combined with his gift for storytelling into a fascinating tale as he writes his first...

Emancipation: How Liberating Europe's Jews from the Ghetto Led to Revolution and Renaissance

by Michael Goldfarb Simon & Schuster (November 03, 2009)

The first popular history of the Emancipation of Europe's Jews in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries--a transformation that was startling to those who lived through it and continues to affect the world...

Fear of God and the Beginning of Wisdom: The School of Nisibis and the Development of Scholastic Culture in Late Antique Mesopotamia

by Adam H. Becker University of Pennsylvania Press (November 14, 2013)

Since the period dealt with is a time of transition from the ancient to Medieval world, it is particularly helpful to have a book that shows how these two worlds were intimately linked from a cultural point...

The Christmas Kitchen

by Tammy Maltby & Anne Christian Buchanan Howard Books (October 06, 2009)

This Christmas collection, enhanced with four-color photographs, includes recipes, gift ideas, decorating tips, and hints to involve the whole family. It's the perfect gift or self-purchase for anyone who loves...

John Flavel: Puritan Life and Thought in Stuart England

by Brian H. Cosby Lexington Books (November 26, 2013)

In the first full-length biography of one of the most prominent and influential English Puritans, John Flavel (c.1630-1691), Dr. Brian H. Cosby explores the salient elements of his life and thought in comparison...

God Is Not a Christian, Nor a Jew, Muslim, Hindu...: God Dwells with Us, in Us, Around Us, as Us

by Carlton Pearson Atria Books (March 30, 2010)

The author of The Gospel of Inclusion continues to rouse organized religion as he raises controversial issues and provides enlightening answers to the deepest questions about God and faith.


What is God? Where...

Celebrating the New Moon: A Rosh Chodesh Anthology

by Susan Berrin Jason Aronson, Inc. (May 01, 1998)

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Augustine of Canterbury: Leadership, Mission and Legacy

by Robin Mackintosh Canterbury Press (November 15, 2013)

Augustine's mission to Britain in 597 was a pivotal event in English Christianity. Yet little is known about Augustine himself and even less about his leadership. Robin Mackintosh evaluates varied sources to...

The A to Z of Taoism

by Julian F. Pas Scarecrow Press (January 13, 2006)

Taoism, the set of philosophical teachings and religious practices rooted in the understanding of the Chinese character Tao, or "The Way," was founded by the Chinese philosopher Laozi in the 6th Century BCE,...

The Story of the Jews

by Simon Schama Ecco (March 18, 2014)

In this magnificently illustrated cultural history—the tie-in to the pbs and bbc series The Story of the Jews—simon schama details the story of the jewish people, tracing their experience across three millennia,...