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...
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.
The Bible was the first scientific textbook of all; and it got some things right (and plenty more wrong). Steve Jones' new book rewrites it in the light of modern...
An essential introduction to the influence of Jesus in contemporary Qur'anic teachings
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...
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...
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...
Alain de Botton
The popular philosopher argues that we should retain religion, but ditch God.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
A magisterial single-volume survey of the great literature of the religions of the world, from the Bible and the Quran to the Vedas and The Analects of Confucius. Quite simply...
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Dalai Lama XIV
Argues that religion is not a necessity for pursuing a spiritual life. This title focuses on tolerance and understanding between religions, as well as tolerance and understanding between believers (of...
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?...