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Local Religion in Sixteenth-Century Spain
Local Religion in Sixteenth-Century Spain
by William A Christian
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Dr. Christian is . . . To be congratulated for bringing these reports [of Philip II's chroniclers] to our attention. By targeting what he describes as the religion actually practiced by thousands of ordinary Spaniards, he has succeeded in opening a new... (read more)

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How to Read Church History #1: How to Read Church History, Vol. 1: From the Beginnings to the 15th Century
How to Read Church History #1: How to Read Church History, Vol. 1: From the Beginnings to the 15th Century
by Jean Comby
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Specifically geared to the adult learner; adaptable to individual, parish, and other group needs; and richly illustrated with photos and charts, this two volume set helps teachers and students connect the content of each text with their own life... (read more)

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Documents in Early Christian Thought
Documents in Early Christian Thought
by Maurice F Wiles
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Brings together a representative selection of extracts from the writings of the early Church Fathers and provides insight into the ideas and controversies which shaped Christian thought.... (read more)

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Monks & Nuns, Saints & Outcasts: Religion in Medieval Society Essays in Honor of Lester K. Little
Monks & Nuns, Saints & Outcasts: Religion in Medieval Society Essays in Honor of Lester K. Little
by Sharon Farmer
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A new generation of historians today is borrowing from cultural anthropology, postmodern critical theory, and gender studies to understand the social meanings of medieval religious movements, practices, figures, and cults. In this volume Sharon Farmer... (read more)

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The Birth of Christianity: The First Twenty Years
The Birth of Christianity: The First Twenty Years
by Paul William Barnett
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This book is not so much a narrative of the "birth" and early years of Christianity as an argument that this birth is able to be documented by the usual methods of historical inquiry.... (read more)

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Christianity's Dangerous Idea: The Protestant Revolution: A History from the Sixteenth Century to the Twenty-First
Christianity's Dangerous Idea: The Protestant Revolution: A History from the Sixteenth Century to the Twenty-First
by Alister Mcgrath
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The "dangerous idea" lying at the heart of Protestantism is that the interpretation of the Bible is each individual's right and responsibility. The spread of this principle has resulted in five hundred years of remarkable innovation and adaptability, but... (read more)

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Tortures & Torments of the Christian 2ND Edition
Tortures & Torments of the Christian 2ND Edition
by Antonio Gallonio
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This book captures the gruesomeness of torture and provides an intellectual examination of it, with an awareness of the visceral thrill that such images provide.... (read more)

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Protestant Reformati
Protestant Reformati
by Hans J Hillerbrand
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Many basic questions surround the Reformation. What were its causes? Was it precipitated by the Zeitgeist prevailing in Europe, so that there would have been a religious upheaval even if Luther or Zwingli had died in their cradles? Was the Reformation an... (read more)

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The Christian World (Modern Library Chronicles)
The Christian World (Modern Library Chronicles)
by Martin Marty
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In this cogent volume, historian Martin Marty gives readers of all faiths a brief yet sweeping account of Christianity and how it grew from a few believers two thousand years ago to become the worlds largest religion. He depicts the life of Christ and... (read more)

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The Story of Evangelism: A History of the Witness to the Gospel
The Story of Evangelism: A History of the Witness to the Gospel
by Robert G. Tuttle
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The gospel is about good news, then bad news, then even more good news. The good news of God 's loving creation of the world is followed by the bad news that human beings decided to reject the relationship with God and one another for which God created... (read more)

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Our Great Big American God: A Short History of Our Ever-Growing Deity
Our Great Big American God: A Short History of Our Ever-Growing Deity
by Matthew Paul Turner
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Americans love God. We stamp God on our money, our bumper stickers, and our bodies. With a church on nearly every street, it's hard to deny our country's deep connection with the divine. Yet culture critic Matthew Paul Turner says that God didn't just... (read more)

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Augustine: Later Works
Augustine: Later Works
by Augustine
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This volume, a part of the Library of Christian Classics series, explores Augustine's classic work on the Trinity and his understanding of Paul, as well as his powers as a preacher. Long recognized for the quality of its translations, introductions... (read more)

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In the Footsteps of Jesus: A Chronicle of His Life and the Origins of Christianity
In the Footsteps of Jesus: A Chronicle of His Life and the Origins of Christianity
by Jean Pierre Isbouts
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US“Takes readers on a visual journey with Jesus, presenting concepts of faith, history, archeology, and geography, in a gift format for history lovers and faithful alike.” –Publisher’s Weekly “The location photography... (read more)

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Christianity Through the Centuries : a History of the Christian Church (3RD 96 Edition)
Christianity Through the Centuries : a History of the Christian Church (3RD 96 Edition)
by Earle E. Cairns
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The third edition of this classic textbook on church history is updated to the late twentieth century. 200,000 copies are in print through the first three printings.... (read more)

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Pagan Christianity: Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices
Pagan Christianity: Exploring the Roots of Our Church Practices
by Frank Viola
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Offering compelling historical evidence, the authors maintain that most of what Christians do in present-day churches is not rooted in the New Testament, but in pagan culture and rituals developed long after the death of the apostles.... (read more)

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The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom
The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom
by Candida Moss
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According to cherished church tradition and popular belief, early Christians were systematically persecuted by a brutal Roman Empire. In The Myth of Persecution, Candida Moss reveals that the "Age of Martyrs" is a fiction—there was no... (read more)

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Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrin #01: The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine, Volume 1: The Emergence of the Catholic Tradition (100-600)
Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrin #01: The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of Doctrine, Volume 1: The Emergence of the Catholic Tradition (100-600)
by Jaroslav Ja Pelikan
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In this five-volume opus—now available in its entirety in paperback—Pelikan traces the development of Christian doctrine from the first century to the twentieth. "Pelikan's The Christian Tradition [is] a series for which they must... (read more)

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Spreading the Gospel in Colonial Virginia: Preaching Religion and Community
Spreading the Gospel in Colonial Virginia: Preaching Religion and Community
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Due to a perceived lack of resources, historians of colonial-era Virginia have generally heaped their attention on regional politics and virtually ignored the area's rich religious history. Even at a time of revived interest in Virginia's religious... (read more)

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Font of Life: Ambrose, Augustine, and the Mystery of Baptism (Emblems of Antiquity)
Font of Life: Ambrose, Augustine, and the Mystery of Baptism (Emblems of Antiquity)
by Garry Wills
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No two men were more influential in the early Church than Ambrose, the powerful Bishop of Milan, and Augustine, the philosopher from provincial Africa who would write The Confessions and The City of God. Different in background, they were also... (read more)

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Ancient Christian Writers #59: Evagrius Ponticus (ACW 59): Ad Monachos
Ancient Christian Writers #59: Evagrius Ponticus (ACW 59): Ad Monachos
by Evagrius
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First-time translation of an ancient text Jeremy Driscoll makes available for the first time in English the text known as Ad Monachos, by Evagrius Ponticus (345-399), who was among the first of the desert fathers to articulate in writing the wisdom of... (read more)

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