The story of the beginnings of Christianity, told as never before. Band of Angels uncovers the vital role women played in spreading the Christian religion and seeks to restore their...
In the 6th century AD, the Near East was divided between two great empires: the Persian and the Roman. A hundred years on, and one had vanished for ever, while...
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...
Shows us how to remember and how to live. This book is shaped like a calendar. Each day brings with it a story: a journey, feast or tragedy that really...
Drawing on demographic research and considering questions of multiculturalism, nationalism and terrorism, this title examines the implications of the decline in liberal secularism as religious conservatism rises and what this...
Our failure to address questions of meaning and morality through science has now become the primary justification for religious faith. This book intends to link morality to the rest of...
And Man Created God is a sweeping exploration of the religions of the world at the time of Jesus: this is popular history at its best.
Tracing the history of faith from the Palaeolithic Age to the present, this title shows that meaning of words such as 'belief', 'faith', and 'mystery' has been entirely altered, so...
The idea of a single divine being - God, Yahweh, Allah - has existed for over 4,000 years. But the history of God is also the history of human struggle...
Philip C. Almond
The women who lived in the vicinity of Pendle, who were accused, convicted and hanged alongside the so-called Salmesbury Witches, were more than just wicked sorcerers whose malign incantations caused...
Is the Pope morally or legally responsible for the negligence that has allowed so many terrible crimes to go unpunished? This book delivers a devastating indictment of the way the...
Our Church is a dazzling and original personal history the Anglican church and its enduring place in public life by one of our foremost public intellectuals.
The Big Questions series is designed to let renowned experts address the 20 most fundamental and frequently asked questions of a major branch of science or philosophy.
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The Caucasus mountains are a land of jagged peaks and rugged people, who for over 200 years have rebelled against Russia's attempts to add them to its empire. Travelling from...
What first prompted prehistoric man, sheltering in the shadows of deep caves, to call upon the realm of the spirits? And why has belief thrived ever since, leading us to...
Bernd Brunner; Benjamin A. Smith
A colourfully decorated Christmas tree provokes awe and delight. We understand the lighted tree as a central symbol of the Christmas season, but what are the roots of the tradition?...