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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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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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Christianity and Paganism in the Fourth to Eighth Centuries
Christianity and Paganism in the Fourth to Eighth Centuries
by Ramsay Macmullen
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The slaughter of animals for religious feasts, the tinkling of bells to ward off evil during holy rites, the custom of dancing in religious services -- these and many other pagan practices persisted in the Christian church for hundreds of years after... (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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On the True Doctrine: A Discourse Against the Christians
On the True Doctrine: A Discourse Against the Christians
by Celsus
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The works of many early critics of the Christian church were burned by ruling emperors or otherwise destroyed in the second and third centuries, but the writings of the Greek pagan philosopher, Celsus, have survived indirectly through his eloquent... (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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Christianity: A Global History
Christianity: A Global History
by David Chidester
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David Chidester, one of the world's foremost scholars of religion, traces Christianity's growth and development from the time of Jesus to the dawn of the third millennium, revealing its rich diversity through the deeds and beliefs of heretics and saints,... (read more)

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Reformed Pastor (81 Edition)
Reformed Pastor (81 Edition)
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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The Awakening: One Man's Battle with Darkness
The Awakening: One Man's Battle with Darkness
by Friedrich Zundel
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When Blumhardt, a nineteenth-century pastor from the Black Forest, agreed to counsel a tormented woman in his parish, all hell broke loose - literally. But that was only the beginning of the drama that ensued. Zuendel's account, available here in English... (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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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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The Ransom of the Soul: Afterlife and Wealth in Early Western Christianity
The Ransom of the Soul: Afterlife and Wealth in Early Western Christianity
by Peter Brown
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Marking a departure in our understanding of Christian views of the afterlife from 250 to 650 CE, The Ransom of the Soul explores a revolutionary shift in thinking about the fate of the soul that occurred around the time of Rome's fall. Peter Brown... (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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