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...
Spanning Constantinople to the Arabian desert, and starring some of the most remarkable rulers who ever lived, Tom Holland tells a story vivid with drama, horror and startling achievement.
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...
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...
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 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...
Caroline Walker Bynum
Late Medieval Christianity's encounter with miraculous materials viewed in the context of changing conceptions of matter itself.
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...
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.
Jenny Rose shows why Zoroastrianism remains one of the world's most inspiring and perennially fascinating systems of ethics and belief.
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?...
We know what happens to the body when we die, but what happens to the soul? The answer may remain a great unknown, but the question has shaped centuries of...
This new and substantially expanded edition of Philip Jenkins's influential book The Next Christendom tracks the remarkable expansion of Christianity in the global South, in Africa, Asia and Latin...
Discusses the "Book of Hours", unquestionably the most intimate and most widely used book of the later Middle Ages. This title examines surviving copies of the personal prayer books which...
Udi Aloni; Alain Badiou; Slavoj ...
In the hopes of promoting justice, peace, and solidarity for and with the Palestinian people, Udi Aloni joins with Slavoj Zizek, Alain Badiou, and Judith Butler to...
Relationships between Jews and Muslims have known many flashpoints, affecting stability in the Middle East and with consequences around the globe. This book challenges the standard media portrayal, presenting an...
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