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The Divine Magician

by Peter Rollins Howard Books (January 20, 2015)

In this mind-bending exploration of traditional Christianity, firebrand Peter Rollins turns the tables on conventional wisdom, offering a fresh perspective focused on a life filled with love.

Peter Rollins knows...

Luke and Vergil: Imitations of Classical Greek Literature

by Dennis R. MacDonald Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 05, 2014)

These two volumes are the magnum opus of biblical scholar Dennis R. MacDonald, outlining the profound connections between the New Testament and classical Greek poetry. MacDonald argues that the Gospel writers...

So Many Christians, So Few Lions: Is There Christianophobia in the United States?

by George Yancey & David A. Williamson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2014)

This is a provocative look at anti-Christian sentiments in America. Drawing on both quantitative and qualitative research, the authors do not attempt to show the prevalence of anti-Christian attitudes but rather...

The Gospels and Homer: Imitations of Greek Epic in Mark and Luke-Acts

by Dennis R. MacDonald Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 05, 2014)

These two volumes are the magnum opus of biblical scholar Dennis R. MacDonald, outlining the profound connections between the New Testament and classical Greek poetry. MacDonald argues that the Gospel writers...

Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sites: Religion, Politics, and Conflict Resolution

by Elazar Barkan & Karen Barkey Columbia University Press (November 11, 2014)

This anthology explores the dynamics of shared religious sites in Turkey, the Balkans, Palestine/Israel, Cyprus, and Algeria, indicating where local and national stakeholders maneuver between competition and...

Political and Spiritual: Essays on Religion, Environment, Disability, and Justice

by Roger S. Gottlieb Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 23, 2014)

This book gathers a variety of illuminating essays by an internationally known scholar of religion and ecology. New writings on technology, facing death, and an intellectual autobiography continue Gottlieb’s...

The Compassionate Community

by Jonathan Miller & Al Gore St. Martin's Press (November 24, 2014)

Kentucky State Treasurer Jonathan Miller shows the ten nonpartisan values--ranging from Opportunity to Security--that all Americans share, and uses Old Testament stories to highlight them, in The Compassionate...

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...

Incompatible with God's Design: A History of the Women's Ordination Movement in the U.S. Roman Catholic Church

by Mary Jeremy Daigler Scarecrow Press (October 12, 2012)

Incompatible with God’s Design is the first comprehensive history of the Roman Catholic women’s ordination movement in the United States. Mary Jeremy Daigler explores how the focus on ordination and not...

Sex, Moral Teaching, and the Unity of the Church: A Study of the Episcopal Church

by Timothy F. Sedgwick Morehouse Publishing (October 01, 2014)

• A timely and lucid treatment of the single most controversial topic in the Episcopal Church • Written by a preeminent Episcopal ethicist • Study Guide included Respected Episcopal ethicist Timothy F....

The Darwin Effect: Its Influence on Nazism, Eugenics, Racism, Communism, Capitalism & Sexism

by Dr. Jerry Bergman Master Books (August 01, 2014)

A doctor in the Auschwitz camp, Dr. Miklos Nyiszli, wrote that Nazi doctors hoped studying twins would solve the problem of faster reproduction of superior races by advancing “one step in the search to unlock...

Iran Divided: The Historical Roots of Iranian Debates on Identity, Culture, and Governance in the Twenty-First Century

by Shireen T. Hunter Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 17, 2014)

This text discusses the historical roots of Iran’s current divisions and debates. It identifies major conflicts, such as Iran versus Islam, secularism versus religion, and constitutionalism versus Islamic...

Grace Without God

by Katherine Ozment Harper Wave (June 21, 2016)

Meet “the Nones”—In this thought-provoking exploration of secular America, celebrated journalist Katherine Ozment takes readers on a quest to understand the trends and ramifications of a nation in flight...

Working With Spirit: Engaging the Spirituality to Meet the Challenges of the Workplace

by Lucy Reid & Fred Evers Dundurn (August 01, 2004)

Written from the perspective of a priest and a sociologist, Working With Spirit deals on the personal, corporate, and societal levels. It suggests ways to heal working relationships and integrate spiritual truths....

Mystical Science and Practical Religion: Muslim, Hindu, and Sikh Discourse on Science and Technology

by Richard Cimino Lexington Books (September 09, 2014)

Mystical Science and Practical Religion uniquely examines the religious discourse of Muslim, Hindu, and Sikh applied science professionals and students. While they each view their respective religions as the...

Confound the Critics: Answers for Attacks on Biblical Truths

by Bodie Hodge Master Books (September 01, 2014)

Real responses to real people, designed to provide information that will make aggressive critics take a step back, consider the truth, and perhaps learn about God along the way!

Make Your Mark: Getting Right What Samson Got Wrong

by Brad Gray FaithWords (August 19, 2014)

Your decisions matter. You've been created to live a great story and leave a dent in this universe.

Wrestling with our calling in life is a fundamental struggle for just about everyone. Who are we supposed to...

Our Great Big American God: A Short History of Our Ever-Growing Deity

by Matthew Paul Turner Jericho Books (August 19, 2014)

Americans love God. We stamp God on our money, our bumper stickers, and our bodies. Yet culture critic Matthew Paul Turner says that God didn't just change America-America changed God. As a result, do we even...

Living in the Shadow of the Cross: Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony

by Paul Kivel New Society Publishers (September 16, 2013)

How our dominant Christian worldview shapes everything from personal behavior to public policy (and what to do about it)

A History of Medieval Heresy and Inquisition

by Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 16, 2011)

This concise and balanced survey of heresy and inquisition in the Middle Ages examines the dynamic interplay between competing medieval notions of Christian observance, tracing the escalating confrontations...

Historical Dictionary of the Reformed Churches

by Robert Benedetto & Donald K. McKim Scarecrow Press (October 06, 2009)

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Reformed Churches contains information on the major personalities, events, facts, movements, and beliefs of the Reformed churches.

Evaluating Ministry: Principles and Processes for Clergy and Congregations

by Jill M. Hudson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 31, 1992)

Grounding evaluation in the theological and organizational context of mission (everyone a minister), Hudson describes case studies of four successful evaluation models that include the whole church. She suggests...

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...

The Mythology of Eden

by Arthur George & Elena George Hamilton Books (May 23, 2014)

Arthur and Elena George utilize new historical and archaeological discoveries to reveal how the author of the Eden story uses veiled symbolism and mythological storytelling to convey his message about the most...

Your Brain Goes to Church: Neuroscience and Congregational Life

by Bob Sitze Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 30, 2004)

The ever-provocative author and presenter Bob sitze explores the question: What does the human brain have to do with the beliefs, practices, and structures of congregations? Weaving together clear, accessible...

Did God Kill Jesus?

by Tony Jones HarperOne (March 24, 2015)

The popular Patheos blogger wants to restore the cross as primarily a symbol of God’s overwhelming love for us and to rescue Christians from the shame and guilt from seeing our situation as “sinners in the...

The Hidden Lamp

by Reigetsu Susan Moon, Zenshin Florence Caplow & Zoketsu Norman Fischer Wisdom Publications (October 21, 2013)

The Hidden Lamp is a collection of one hundred koans and stories of Buddhist women from the time of the Buddha to the present day. This revolutionary book brings together many teaching stories that were hidden...

The Arts of Contemplative Care

by Willa B Miller, Cheryl A Giles, Judith Simmer-Brown & Pat Enkyo O'Hara Wisdom Publications (November 24, 2012)

Powerful and life-affirming, this watershed volume brings together the voices of pioneers in the field of contemplative care--from hospice and hospitals to colleges, prisons, and the military. Illustrating the...

Unlearning the Basics

by Rishi Sativihari & Mu Soeng Wisdom Publications (May 10, 2010)

In fresh and inviting language and making frequent use of strikingly clear diagrams and illustrations, Unlearning the Basics challenges many of our common-sense understandings about ourselves and the world....

Does Jesus Really Love Me?

by Jeff Chu Harper Perennial (April 15, 2014)

“Fascinating, thoughtful, and important. [Jeff Chu] captures the fractures and conflict at a moment when the issue of what to do with L.G.B.T. people is tearing Christian denominations apart. Does Jesus Really...

Bible Stories You May Have Forgotten

by James Bell Reader's Digest (January 31, 2013)

The Bible is the best-selling book of all time and its importance cannot be overestimated. It informs the lives, cultures, and politics of millions of people around the world, and I bet you don’t even know...

Lust, Commerce, and Corruption: An Account of What I Have Seen and Heard, by an Edo Samurai

by Fumiko Miyazaki, Anne Walthall, John Breen & Mark Teeuwen et al. Columbia University Press (February 04, 2014)

By 1816, Japan had recovered from famines and political reforms and seemed to be approaching a new period of growth. No one questioned the shogunate, yet, in this same year, an anonymous author wrote one of...

The Death of Adam

by Marilynne Robinson Picador (March 17, 2014)

In this award-winning collection, the bestselling author of Gilead offers us other ways of thinking about history, religion, and society. Whether rescuing "Calvinism" and its creator Jean Cauvin from the repressive...

Mysteries and Secrets of Voodoo, Santeria, and Obeah

by Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe Dundurn (July 28, 2008)

Arriving in the West in the sixteenth century through the slave trade, the ancient mysteries of Voodoo, Santeria, and Obeah blended strangely with traditional Christianity. What powers do these old religions...

The Age of Atheists: How We Have Sought to Live Since the Death of God

by Peter Watson Simon & Schuster (February 18, 2014)

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2014

From one of England's most distinguished intellectual historians comes "an exhilarating ride...that will stand the test of time as a masterful account of" (The Boston Globe...


by Richard P. Mcbrien HarperOne (April 15, 2014)

This highly praised handbook on ministry is an essential resource for clergy and laity alike--clear, readable, theologically sound, and pastorally wise. Traces the development of ministry from New Testament...

Religion and Immigration: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Experiences in the United States

by Haddad, Jane L. Smith & Esposito AltaMira Press (January 01, 2004)

Since its inception, the United States has defined itself as a nation of immigrants and a land of religious freedom. But following September 11, 2001 American openness to immigrants and openness to other beliefs...

City of God: Faith in the Streets

by Sara Miles Jericho Books (February 04, 2014)

Paradise is a garden...but heaven is a city.

From the acclaimed author of Take This Bread and Jesus Freak comes a powerful new account of venturing beyond the borders of religion into the unpredictable territory...

René Girard and Creative Reconciliation

by Thomas Ryba, Leonhard Praeg, Nadia Delicata & Jon Pahl et al. Lexington Books (January 09, 2014)

The contribution of this book to the field of reconciliation is both theoretical and practical, recognizing that good theory guides effective practice and practice is the ground for compelling theory. Using...

Zen Women

by Grace Schireson & Miriam Levering Wisdom Publications (November 10, 2009)

This landmark presentation at last makes heard the centuries of Zen's female voices. Through exploring the teachings and history of Zen's female ancestors, from the time of the Buddha to ancient and modern female...


by Dalaï Lama, Herbert Benson, Robert Thurman & Howard Gardner et al. Wisdom Publications (June 25, 2012)

What is the subtle relationship between mind and body? What can today's scientists learn about this relationship from masters of Buddhist thought? Is it possible that by combining Western and Eastern approaches,...

Faith-Based Policy: A Litmus Test for Understanding Contemporary America

by John Chandler Lexington Books (December 16, 2013)

John Chandler’s Faith-Based Policy: A Litmus Test for Understanding Contemporary America provides insight into the faith-based policies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Chandler argues that the faith-based...

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...

No Time For Sex

by David Arp & Claudia Arp Howard Books (June 15, 2010)

Finally! Help for energy-zapped, sleep-challenged, and sex-deprived couples longing to put the interest back in intimacy, readiness back in romance, and sizzle back in marital sex.

Today most married couples...

Jesus Consumer: Reframing the Debate between Faith and Consumption

by Michael L. Klassen UPA (December 10, 2013)

Jesus Consumer combines modern consumer research with the latest writings on historical Jesus to propose a model for contemporary consumer behavior that pays serious regard to Jesus’ “consumption teachings.”...

Religion and Regimes: Support, Separation, and Opposition

by Ted G. Jelen, Mehran Tamadonfar, Scott Hibbard & Christopher Marsh et al. Lexington Books (November 26, 2013)

Religion and Regimes: Support, Separation, and Opposition emphasizes the changing political role of religion in various nations of the world. The approach is based on market models of religion, and connects...

Applied Psychology for Servant Religion: A Religious Behavioral Science Promotes Personal and Social Welfare

by E. Rae Harcum Hamilton Books (December 06, 2013)

In this book, E. Rae Harcum emphasizes the application of psychological principles for the improvement of individual and group behaviors. Applied Psychology for Servant Religion discusses problem solving, interpretation...

Essential Judaism

by George Robinson Atria Books (June 30, 2008)

What happens at a synagogue service? What are the rules for keeping kosher? How do I light the Hanukah candles? What is in the Hebrew Bible? What do the Jewish holidays signify? What should I be teaching my...

How Should I Live My Life?: Psychology, Environmental Science, and Moral Traditions

by George S. Howard & Father S. M. S. C. Hesburgh Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 25, 2002)

A truly cross-disciplinary study of psychology, theology, economics, and environmental science, How Should I Live My Life presents an overview of human beliefs and institutions that have led to the emerging...

God on the Quad

by Naomi Schaefer Riley St. Martin's Press (December 30, 2013)

Religious colleges and universities in America are growing at a breakneck pace. In this startling new book, journalist Naomi Schaefer Riley explores these schools-interviewing administrators, professors, and...