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Through the Eye of a Needle : Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 Ad (14 Edition)
Through the Eye of a Needle : Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 Ad (14 Edition)
by Peter Brown
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"Through the Eye of a Needle is a masterpiece of detailed historiography, brilliantly written. Peter Brown's long-awaited book surpasses even the high expectations set by his previous writings, and will engage general readers and specialists alike... (read more)

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The Jewish War: Revised Edition (Penguin Classics)
The Jewish War: Revised Edition (Penguin Classics)
by Josephus
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Confessions
Confessions
by Saint Augustine
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‘As a youth … I had prayed to you for chastity and said “Give me chastity and continence, but not yet”’ The son of a pagan father and a Christian mother, Saint Augustine spent his early years torn between conflicting faiths... (read more)

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The Quest for the True Cross
The Quest for the True Cross
by Carsten Pete Thiede
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The Cross is arguably the most recognizable symbol of Western civilization. But what are its historical origins and what happened to it after Christ's crucifixion? In a church outside Rome, a fragment of wood may hold the answer to these questions and... (read more)

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Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 Ad
Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 Ad
by Peter Brown
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"Through the Eye of a Needle is a masterpiece of detailed historiography, brilliantly written. Peter Brown's long-awaited book surpasses even the high expectations set by his previous writings, and will engage general readers and specialists alike... (read more)

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Community of the Beloved Disciple (79 Edition)
Community of the Beloved Disciple (79 Edition)
by Raymond E. Brown
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The life, loves and hates of an individual church in New Testament times. Considers the life and writings of St. John.... (read more)

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Christian Beginnings: From Nazareth to Nicaea
Christian Beginnings: From Nazareth to Nicaea
by Geza Vermes
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The creation of the Christian Church is one of the most important stories in the development of the world's history, but also one of the most enigmatic and little understood, shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding. Through a forensic, brilliant... (read more)

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Adam, Eve, and the Serpent
Adam, Eve, and the Serpent
by Elaine Pagels
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Deepens and refreshes our view of early Christianity while casting a disturbing light on the evolution of the attitudes passed down to us.... (read more)

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Faith of the Early Fathers #03: Faith of the Early Fathers
Faith of the Early Fathers #03: Faith of the Early Fathers
by William A Jurgens
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Taken together, these three volumes represent a basic English-language reference book of patristic works. Volume 3 ends with St. John of Damascene (d. 749).... (read more)

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The birth of Christianity : discovering what happened in the years immediately after the execution of Jesus
The birth of Christianity : discovering what happened in the years immediately after the execution of Jesus
by John Crossan
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"This book is about the lost years of earliest Christianity, about the 30s and 40s of the first century, about those dark decades immediately after the execution of Jesus...The obscurity of the 30s and 40s can be emphasized by the comparative brilliancy... (read more)

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From Jesus to Christ: The Origins of the New Testament Images of Christ (Yale Nota Bene)
From Jesus to Christ: The Origins of the New Testament Images of Christ (Yale Nota Bene)
by Paula Fredriksen
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The author explains the variety of New Testament images of Jesus by exploring the ways that the new Christian communities interpreted his mission and message in light of the delay of the Kingdom he had preached. A new Introduction reviews the most recent... (read more)

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Loeb Classical Library #26: Confessions I: Books 1-8
Loeb Classical Library #26: Confessions I: Books 1-8
by Augustine
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Aurelius Augustine (354-430 CE), one of the most important figures in the development of western Christianity and philosophy, was the son of a pagan, Patricius of Tagaste, and his Christian wife, Monnica. While studying to become a rhetorician, he... (read more)

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The Origin of Satan
The Origin of Satan
by Elaine Pagels
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Christianizing the Roman Empire: A.D. 100-400
Christianizing the Roman Empire: A.D. 100-400
by Ramsay Macmullen
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How did the early Christian church manage to win its dominant place in the Roman world? In his newest book, an eminent historian of ancient Rome examines this question from a secular-rather than an ecclesiastical-viewpoint. MacMullen's provocative... (read more)

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Confessions of St. Augustine (Image Book)
Confessions of St. Augustine (Image Book)
by Augustine
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Heartfelt, incisive, and timeless, The Confessions of Saint Augustine has captivated readers for more than fifteen hundred years. Retelling the story of his long struggle with faith and ultimate conversion -- the first such spiritual memoir ever recorded... (read more)

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Confessions of ST Augustine Spiritual Meditations & Divine Insights
Confessions of ST Augustine Spiritual Meditations & Divine Insights
by Saint Augustine
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The book has no illustrations or index. Purchasers are entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Subjects... (read more)

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St. Peter's Bones: How the Relics of the First Pope Were Lost and Found... and Then Lost and Found Again
St. Peter's Bones: How the Relics of the First Pope Were Lost and Found... and Then Lost and Found Again
by Thomas J. Craughwell
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   In this fascinating 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... (read more)

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Nicene & Post Nicene Fathers Volume 11
Nicene & Post Nicene Fathers Volume 11
by Philip Schaff
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From various translations of the Bible itself to the vast amount of information available on the internet, this full-color, 64 page book outlines and briefly explains the host of resources available for researching scriptures complex and sometimes... (read more)

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The Vindication of Tradition: The 1983 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
The Vindication of Tradition: The 1983 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
by Jaroslav Pelikan
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In this carefully reasoned book, noted historian and theologian Jaroslav Pelikan offers a moving and spirited defense of the importance of tradition.'A soul-stirring self-analysis, no less than a distillation of the life-work of the living historian best... (read more)

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Saint Augustine of Hippo: An Intellectual Biography
Saint Augustine of Hippo: An Intellectual Biography
by Miles Hollingworth
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St. Augustine was undoubtedly one of the great thinkers of the early church. Yet it has long been assumed--and not without reason--that the main lines of Augustine's thought have been more or less fixed since his death. That insofar as we should be aware... (read more)

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