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THEOLOGY AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION

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A SECULAR HISTORY OF CONVERSION
Written by SUSAN JACOBY

Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 03/21/2017

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-1-400-09639-8

In a groundbreaking historical work that focuses on the long, tense convergence of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam with an uncompromising secular perspective, Susan Jacoby illuminates the social and economic forces that have shaped individual faith and the voluntary conversion impulse that has changed the course of Western history—for better and for worse. Covering the triumph of Christianity over paganism in late antiquity, the Spanish Inquisition, John Calvin’s dour theocracy, American...

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FAITH, CULTURE, AND POLITICS FROM THE AGE OF EISENHOWER TO THE ERA OF OBAMA
Written by KENNETH L. WOODWARD

Format: Hardcover, 464 pages

Publisher: Convergent Books

On Sale: 09/13/2016

Price: $30.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-90739-9

Blending personal narrative with the story of Christianity in the United States over the last fifty years, Kenneth L. Woodward, the award-winning former editor of Newsweek, follows religion through American history. From the myopic optimism of the 50s, through the Civil Rights Era and the rise of evangelicalism to today, Woodward explores the importance of religion in the American experience and its impact on our history and politics. Getting Religion is ideal for courses on religion,...

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WOUNDED SPIRITS IN A PROMISED LAND
Written by DAVID K. SHIPLER

Format: Trade Paperback, 768 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 11/10/2015

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-553-44751-4

The expanded and updated edition of David Shipler's Pulitzer Prize-winning book that examines the relationship, past and present, between Arabs and Jews

In this monumental work, extensively researched and more relevant than ever, David Shipler delves into the origins of the prejudices that exist between Jews and Arabs that have been intensified by war, terrorism, and nationalism.

Focusing on the diverse cultures that exist side by side in Israel and Israeli-controlled territories, Shipler...

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RELIGION AND THE HISTORY OF VIOLENCE
Written by KAREN ARMSTRONG

Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 09/15/2015

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-94696-6

With a new postscript

In these times of rising geopolitical chaos, the need for mutual understanding between cultures has never been more urgent. Religious differences are seen as fuel for violence and warfare. In these pages, one of our greatest writers on religion, Karen Armstrong, amasses a sweeping history of humankind to explore the perceived connection between war and the world’s great creeds—and to issue a passionate defense of the peaceful nature of faith.  

With unprecedented scope,...

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SCIENCE, RELIGION, AND THE SEARCH FOR MEANING
Written by JONATHAN SACKS

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Schocken

On Sale: 09/02/2014

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-805-21250-1

National Jewish Book Awards 2012, Finalist
Dorot Foundation Award for
Modern Jewish Thought and Experience

Impassioned, erudite, thoroughly researched, and beautifully reasoned, The Great Partnership argues not only that science and religion are compatible, but that they complement each other—and that the world needs both.

“Atheism deserves better than the new atheists,” states Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, “whose methodology consists of criticizing religion without understanding it, quoting texts...

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A BIBLICAL GUIDE TO FRIENDSHIP WITH GOD'S HOLY ONES
Written by SCOTT HAHN

Format: Hardcover, 208 pages

Publisher: Image

On Sale: 05/27/2014

Price: $23.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-59079-4

From the bestselling author of The Lamb's Supper and Signs of Life comes an illuminating work on angels and saints, and how their examples can lead individuals to a new, heartfelt understanding of holiness.
     Scott Hahn's mission in life is to bring Catholics closer to their faith by bringing them closer to Sacred Scripture. This book shows how the idea of holiness grew throughout biblical history and how the saints relate to this pursuit.


"Angels and saints abound in heaven even if we...

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AN EXTRAORDINARY TESTAMENT OF FAITH

Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages

Publisher: Image

On Sale: 05/06/2014

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-14152-9

Captured by a Russian army during World War II and convicted of being a "Vatican spy," Jesuit Father Walter J. Ciszek spent 23 agonizing years in Soviet prisons and the labor camps of Siberia. Only through an utter reliance on God's will did he manage to endure the extreme hardship. He tells of the courage he found in prayer--a courage that eased the loneliness, the pain, the frustration, the anguish, the fears, the despair. For, as Ciszek relates, the solace of spiritual contemplation gave...

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THE GREATEST LOVE STORY EVER TOLD
Written by BRANT PITRE

Format: Hardcover, 208 pages

Publisher: Image

On Sale: 03/11/2014

Price: $23.00

ISBN: 978-0-770-43545-5

By Dr. Brant Pitre, author of Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist and a professor of sacred Scripture at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jesus the Bridegroom offers a thought-provoking examination of Jesus's messianic role in first-century Palestine.
     In Jesus the Bridegroom, Dr. Pitre delves into the wells of Jewish Scripture and tradition, and unlocks the secrets of what is arguably the most well-known symbol of the Christian faith: the cross of Christ. In this...

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A JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF THE FAITH
Written by ROBERT BARRON

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Image

On Sale: 03/04/2014

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-72052-8

“What I propose to do in this book is to take you on a guided exploration of the Catholic world, but not in the manner of a docent, for I am not interested in showing you the artifacts of Catholicism as though they were dusty objets d’art in a museum of culture. I want to function rather as a mystagogue, conducting you ever deeper into the mystery of the incarnation in the hopes that you might be transformed by its power.”Father Robert Barron

What is the Catholicism? A 2,000 living...

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HOW THE RELICS OF THE FIRST POPE WERE LOST AND FOUND . . . AND THEN LOST AND FOUND AGAIN

Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages

Publisher: Image

On Sale: 01/14/2014

Price: $14.99

ISBN: 978-0-307-98509-5

In this account of the search for the remains of the world's first pope, none other than Peter, the chief apostle of Jesus, Thomas J. Craughwell takes us on one of the most exciting archaeological finds of the twentieth century.
In 1448 a team of architects and engineers brought Pope Nicholas V unhappy news: the 1,100-year-old Basilica of St. Peter suffered from so many structural defects that it was beyond repair. The only solution was to pull down the old church--one of the most venerable...

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Written by POPE FRANCIS
Foreword by SCOTT HAHN

Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages

Publisher: Image

On Sale: 11/19/2013

Price: $9.99

ISBN: 978-0-804-18585-1

An encyclical, or papal letter, is one of the most important formal documents from the Vatican and in this special paperback edition, with a foreword by Scott Hahn, Pope Francis issues his first, reflecting on the nature of belief and the need for a renewal of faith for a bright future of charity and love for all.
Pope Francis has spoken of Lumen Fidei as the work of "four hands," his own and those of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. This highly anticipated encyclical begun by the previous Pope...

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A CRITICAL RECONSTRUCTION BASED ON CONTEMPORARY SOURCES
Edited by KARL-HEINZ OHLIG

Format: Hardcover, 647 pages

Publisher: Prometheus Books

On Sale: 11/19/2013

Price: $45.95

ISBN: 978-1-616-14825-6

This successor volume to The Hidden Origins of Islam (edited by Karl-Heinz Ohlig and Gerd-R. Puin) continues the pioneering research begun in the first volume into the earliest development of Islam. Using coins, commemorative building inscriptions, and a rigorous linguistic analysis of the Koran along with Persian and Christian literature from the seventh and eighth centuries–when Islam was in its formative stages–five expert contributors attempt a reconstruction of this critical time...

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