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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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The New Westminster Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship
The New Westminster Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship
by J G Davies
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This one-volume reference book dramatically illustrates how worship can reflect changing times and yet remain a constant occasion for encounter with the living God. In considering the significant liturgical developments that have occurred during recent... (read more)

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Authority and the Sacred: Aspects of the Christianisation of the Roman World (Canto Book)
Authority and the Sacred: Aspects of the Christianisation of the Roman World (Canto Book)
by Peter Brown
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Peter Brown's illuminating study reassesses the process of the Christianisation of the Roman world.... (read more)

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Rise of Christianity Paper EDI
Rise of Christianity Paper EDI
by W H C Frend
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The definitive text in early church history, Frend's The Rise of Christianity offers a vast, panoramic sweep of Christianity's first six centuries, from the dust of Palestine to the court of Justinian and the parting of Eastern and Western Christianity... (read more)

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Reformation Penguin History of the Volume 3
Reformation Penguin History of the Volume 3
by Owen Chadwick
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Owen Chadwick stands out as the trustsed authority on Reformation history. Not only is his scholorly knowledge outlined with enough precision to impress any aspiring historian, but Chadwick also manages to convey the facts with a level of underlying... (read more)

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Understanding Christianity: Origins, Beliefs, Practices, Holy Texts, Sacred Places
Understanding Christianity: Origins, Beliefs, Practices, Holy Texts, Sacred Places
by Rosemary Drage Hale
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Covering the beliefs common to all Christians, as well as the ones that divide them into different denominations, this is an illuminating look at the faith that began with Jesus and continues to spread his enduring message of peace and salvation.... (read more)

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Early Libyan Christianity: Uncovering a North African Tradition
Early Libyan Christianity: Uncovering a North African Tradition
by Thomas C Oden
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Buried for more than a millennium beneath sand and the erosions of time are the remnants of a vital, formative Christian presence in Libya. From about A.D. 68 till the Muslim conquest of A.D. 643, Libya housed a vibrant, creative Christian community that... (read more)

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The Story of the Christian Church
The Story of the Christian Church
by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
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Designed for two audiences, this book contains outlines and references in the margins to aid the student or teacher, along with a continous narrative and numerous illustrations for the general reader. It is ideal for Sunday School use, since it includes... (read more)

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The Reformed Pastor (Puritan Paperbacks)
The Reformed Pastor (Puritan Paperbacks)
by Richard Baxter
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One of the best known classics on the work of the Christian ministry.... (read more)

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A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life
A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life
by Joel R Beeke
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A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life offers a groundbreaking treatment of the Puritans' teaching on most major Reformed doctrines, particularly those doctrines in which the Puritans made significant contributions. Since the late 1950s, nearly 150... (read more)

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A People's History of Christianity: The Other Side of the Story
A People's History of Christianity: The Other Side of the Story
by Diana Butler Bass
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For too long, the history of Christianity has been told as the triumph of orthodox doctrine imposed through power and hierarchy. In A People's History of Christianity, historian and religion expert Diana Butler Bass reveals an alternate history that... (read more)

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The Next Christendom: the Coming of Global Christianity
The Next Christendom: the Coming of Global Christianity
by Philip Jenkins
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By the year 2,050 only one Christian in five will be non-Latino and white, and the center of gravity of the Christian world will have shifted firmly to the Southern Hemisphere. The Next Christendom is the first book to take the full measure of the... (read more)

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The Story of Christianity -- Volume 1: The Early Church to the Reformation
The Story of Christianity -- Volume 1: The Early Church to the Reformation
by Justo L Gonzalez
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The Story of Christianity, Volume 1, is an informative, interesting, and consistently readable narrative history. It brings alive the people, dramatic events, and ideas that shaped the first fifteen centuries of Europe, such as the Spanish and Portuguese... (read more)

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Jesus Wars: How Four Patriarchs, Three Queens, and Two Emperors Decided What Christians Would Believe for the Next 1,500 Years
Jesus Wars: How Four Patriarchs, Three Queens, and Two Emperors Decided What Christians Would Believe for the Next 1,500 Years
by Philip Jenkins
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In Jesus Wars, highly respected religious historian Philip Jenkins (The Next Christendom) reveals in bloody detail the fifth century battles over Christianitys biggest paradox: the dual nature of Jesus Christ, as both fully human and fully divine. Jesus... (read more)

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Richard Baxter and Conversion: A Study of the Puritan Concept of Becoming a Christian
Richard Baxter and Conversion: A Study of the Puritan Concept of Becoming a Christian
by Timothy K Beougher
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Richard Baxter (1615-1691) wrote a great deal on conversion - four of his major works centered on this subject. This makes Baxter an ideal guide to the study of conversion along with its related topics - justification, faith, sanctification and assurance.... (read more)

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Luther's Large Catechism
Luther's Large Catechism
by Martin Luther
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By 1529, the year of publication of Luther's Large Catechism, parishioners took the Gospel for granted. Many had forgotten at what great peril the freedom of their faith had been won. In the Large Catechism Luther set out to inculcate the centrality of... (read more)

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The Christian World: A Global History (Modern Library Chronicles)
The Christian World: A Global History (Modern Library Chronicles)
by Martin E Marty
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In this cogent volume, renowned Christian historian Martin Marty delivers a brief yet sweeping account of Christianity and how it spread from a few believers two thousand years ago to become the worlds largest religion. Comprising nearly one third of the... (read more)

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Christian Jihad
Christian Jihad
by Ergun Caner
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Christian Jihad is the story of a horrific journey of slaughter and conversion by the sword. It paints the picture of warriors, fighting in the name of religion. It is a journey into the darkest hour of Christianity--the Crusades. To most in the west... (read more)

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12 Lies You Hear in Church
12 Lies You Hear in Church
by Tim Riter
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In today's churches, it's not that uncommon to hear ideas that sound right because they contain a measure of truth. But these partial truths can lead to inaccurate assumptions about faith, and can actually stunt our understanding of God and keep us from... (read more)

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Backgrounds of Early Christianity 2ND Edition
Backgrounds of Early Christianity 2ND Edition
by Everett Ferguson
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Widely used as a textbook since its publication in 1987, this work provides an analytical and systematic introduction to the Roman, Greek, and Jewish political, social, literary, and religious backgrounds necessary for a historical understanding of the... (read more)

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