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  • booksreddit.com:Prisoner of the Vatican: The Popes

    Prisoner of the Vatican: The Popes, the Kings, and Garibaldi’s Rebels in the Struggle to Rule Mod…

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    Praise for David Kertzer and Prisoner of the Vatican:”Kertzer once again proves himself a truly compelling historian.” — André Aciman”Prisoner of the Vatican reads like exciting fiction. And it has astounding contemporary relevance.” — Alfred Uhry”Kertzer’s careful scholarship and lucid writing make the human character of this religious institution quite clear.” — James Carroll”Fascinating.” — Entertainment Weekly”Lively . . . filled with telling anecdotes and colorful descriptions of the…


  • booksreddit.com:Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

    Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

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    An intriguing visual history of the veneration in European churches and monasteries of bejeweled and decorated skeletons Death has never looked so beautiful. The fully articulated skeleton of a female saint, dressed in an intricate costume of silk brocade and gold lace, withered fingers glittering with colorful rubies, emeralds, and pearls―this is only one of the specially photographed relics featured in Heavenly Bodies.In 1578 news came of the discovery in Rome of a labyrinth of underground …


  • booksreddit.com:Warriors of God: Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade

    Warriors of God: Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade

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    Acclaimed author James Reston, Jr.’s Warriors of God is the rich and engaging account of the Third Crusade (1187-1192), a conflict that would shape world history for centuries and which can still be felt in the Middle East and throughout the world today. James Reston, Jr. offers a gripping narrative of the epic battle that left Jerusalem in Muslim hands until the twentieth century, bringing an objective perspective to the gallantry, greed, and religious fervor that fueled the bloody clas…


  • booksreddit.com:The Early History of God: Yahweh and the Other Deities in Ancient Israel (The Biblical Resource S...

    The Early History of God: Yahweh and the Other Deities in Ancient Israel (The Biblical Resource S…

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    Foreword by Patrick D. Miller In this remarkable, acclaimed history of the development of monotheism, Mark S. Smith explains how Israel’s religion evolved from a cult of Yahweh as a primary deity among many to a fully defined monotheistic faith with Yahweh as sole god. Repudiating the traditional view that Israel was fundamentally different in culture and religion from its Canaanite neighbors, this provocative book argues that Israelite religion developed, at least in part, from the religion …


  • booksreddit.com:The Early History of God: Yahweh and the Other Deities in Ancient Israel (The Biblical Resource S...

    The Early History of God: Yahweh and the Other Deities in Ancient Israel (The Biblical Resource S…

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    Does the claim that the God of Christianity was originally part of the Canaanite pantheon have sufficient proof?
    This new Biblical Resource series reprints titles that the scholarly community regards as essential resources for the biblical thinker of today, but that have long been difficult to obtain. Chosen in consultation with an editorial board of eminent biblical scholars — Astrid B. Beck, David Noel Freedman, Harold W. Attridge, Adela Yarbro Collins, John Huehnergard, Peter Machinist, John P. Meier, Shalom M. Paul, Stanley E. Porter, and James C. VanderKam — each volume features an introduction tha…


  • booksreddit.com:Social-Science Commentary on the Synoptic Gospels

    Social-Science Commentary on the Synoptic Gospels

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    The authors build on their earlier social-scientific works and enhance the highly successful commentary model they developed in their social-scientific commentaries. This volume is a thoroughly revised edition of this popular commentary. They include an introduction that lays the foundation for their interpretation, followed by an examination of each unit in the Synoptics, employing methodologies of cultural anthropology, macro-sociology, and social psychology.


  • booksreddit.com:On the Historicity of Jesus: Why We Might Have Reason for Doubt

    On the Historicity of Jesus: Why We Might Have Reason for Doubt

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    Trump: I made decision to oust Tillerson ‘by myself’
    The assumption that Jesus existed as a historical person has occasionally been questioned in the course of the last hundred years or so, but any doubts that have been raised have usually been put to rest in favor of imagining a blend of the historical, the mythical and the theological in the surviving records of Jesus.Carrier re-examines the whole question and finds compelling reasons to suspect the more daring assumption is correct. He lays out extensive research on the evidence for Jesus an…


  • booksreddit.com:Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism

    Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism

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    anti-Catholic spouse
    The well-known and very popular Catholic couple, Scott and Kimberly Hahn, have been constantly travelling and speaking all over North America for the last few years about their conversion to the Catholic Church. Now these two outstanding Catholic apologists tell in their own words about the incredible spiritual journey that led them to embrace Catholicism. Scott Hahn was a Presbyterian minister, the top student in his seminary class, a brilliant Scripture scholar, and militantly anti-Catholic…


  • booksreddit.com:A History of God: The 4

    A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam

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    Majority of ex-Mormons become Atheists??
    BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Karen Armstrong’s Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life.In this stunningly intelligent book, Karen Armstrong, one of Britain’s foremost commentators on religious affairs, traces the history of how men and women have perceived and experienced God, from the time of Abraham to the present. From classical philsophy and medieval mysticism to the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and the modern age of skepticism, Karen Armstrong performs the near miracle of…


  • booksreddit.com:Who Wrote the Bible?

    Who Wrote the Bible?

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    In Genesis, Man (6th day) was created before Adam (7th day)?
    The contemporary classic the New York Times Book Review called “a thought-provoking [and] perceptive guide,” Who Wrote the Bible? by Richard E. Friedman is a fascinating, intellectual, yet highly readable analysis and investigation into the authorship of the Old Testament. The author of Commentary on the Torah, Friedman delves deeply into the history of the Bible in a scholarly work that is as exciting and surprising as a good detective novel. Who Wrote the Bible? is enlightening, riveting, a…


  • booksreddit.com:The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha: New Revised Standard Version

    The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha: New Revised Standard Version

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    Why didn’t God give job his original children back?
    The premier study Bible used by scholars, pastors, undergraduate and graduate students, The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha offers a vast range of information, including extensive notes by experts in their fields; in-text maps, charts, and diagrams; supplementary essays on translation, biblical interpretation, cultural and historical background, and other general topics.Extensively revised–half of the material is brand new–featuring a new design to enhance readability, and brand-…


  • booksreddit.com:God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships

    God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships

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    I have some questions regarding homosexuality, and interested in your responses!
    The landmark book exploring what the Bible actually says—and doesn’t say—about same-sex relationships.   As a young Christian man, Matthew Vines harbored the same basic hopes of most young people: to some-day share his life with someone, to build a family of his own, to give and receive love. But when he realized he was gay, those hopes were called into question. The Bible, he’d been taught, condemned gay relationships.   Feeling the tension between his understanding of the Bible and the rea…


  • booksreddit.com:Salt of the Earth: The Church at the End of the Millennium-  An Interview With Peter Seewald

    Salt of the Earth: The Church at the End of the Millennium- An Interview With Peter Seewald

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    Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, well-known Vatican prelate and head of the Congregation on the Doctrine of the Faith, gives a full-length interview to a secular journalist on a host of controversial and difficult issues facing Catholicism and Christianity at the end of the millennium. Similar to his best-selling book interview in 1985, The Ratzinger Report, he responds with candor and insight, giving answers that are often surprising and always thought-provoking on a series of wide-ranging topics …


  • booksreddit.com:The End Is Near...Or Maybe Not!

    The End Is Near…Or Maybe Not!

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    What does the Bible really say about the future? Should we expect horrible things or hopeful things? Does the world end with a bang, or with a whimper – or neither? Is it possible that the popular preachers and novelists have completely missed the point? In The End Is Near…Or Maybe Not! Kenneth Myers offers a sensible, biblical, and historic alternative to the sensationalism of our day. Eye-opening, engaging and easy to read, this book replaces pessimism with optimism and dread with antic…


  • booksreddit.com:The Early History of God: Yahweh and the Other Deities in Ancient Israel (The Biblical Resource S...

    The Early History of God: Yahweh and the Other Deities in Ancient Israel (The Biblical Resource S…

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    Foreword by Patrick D. Miller In this remarkable, acclaimed history of the development of monotheism, Mark S. Smith explains how Israel’s religion evolved from a cult of Yahweh as a primary deity among many to a fully defined monotheistic faith with Yahweh as sole god. Repudiating the traditional view that Israel was fundamentally different in culture and religion from its Canaanite neighbors, this provocative book argues that Israelite religion developed, at least in part, from the religion …


  • booksreddit.com:She Said Yes: The Unlikely Martyrdom of Cassie Bernall

    She Said Yes: The Unlikely Martyrdom of Cassie Bernall

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    The Christian inspirational national bestseller that Publishers Weekly called “intense and fascinating” about the life of Cassie Bernall, a seventeen-year-old teenager who professed her belief in God before being fatally shot during the Columbine school shooting tragedy—written by her mother.”One of the most gripping stories to come out of the shooting at Columbine High School” is told in the acclaimed national bestseller that illuminates the most remarkable aspect of 17-year-old Cassie Bern…


  • booksreddit.com:Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All

    Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All

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    Why would anyone think Jesus never existed? Isn’t it perfectly reasonable to accept that he was a real first century figure? As it turns out, no. NAILED sheds light on ten beloved Christian myths, and, with evidence gathered from historians across the theological spectrum, shows how they point to a Jesus Christ created solely through allegorical alchemy of hope and imagination; a messiah transformed from a purely literary, theological construct into the familiar figure of Jesus – in short, a …


  • booksreddit.com:Who Wrote the Bible?

    Who Wrote the Bible?

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    The contemporary classic the New York Times Book Review called “a thought-provoking [and] perceptive guide,” Who Wrote the Bible? by Richard E. Friedman is a fascinating, intellectual, yet highly readable analysis and investigation into the authorship of the Old Testament. The author of Commentary on the Torah, Friedman delves deeply into the history of the Bible in a scholarly work that is as exciting and surprising as a good detective novel. Who Wrote the Bible? is enlightening, riveting, a…


  • booksreddit.com:Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

    Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

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    An intriguing visual history of the veneration in European churches and monasteries of bejeweled and decorated skeletons Death has never looked so beautiful. The fully articulated skeleton of a female saint, dressed in an intricate costume of silk brocade and gold lace, withered fingers glittering with colorful rubies, emeralds, and pearls―this is only one of the specially photographed relics featured in Heavenly Bodies.In 1578 news came of the discovery in Rome of a labyrinth of underground …


  • booksreddit.com:The Mormon Murders

    The Mormon Murders

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    On October 15, 1985, two pipe bombs shook the calm of Salt Lake City, Utah, killing two people. The only link-both victims belonged to the Mormon Church. The next day, a third bomb was detonated in the parked car of church-going family man, Mark Hoffman. Incredibly, he survived. It wasn’t until authorities questioned the strangely evasive Hoffman that another, more shocking link between the victims emerged…It was the appearance of an alleged historic document that challenged the very bedroc…