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  • A History of Christianity

    The First Three Thousand Years

    Diarmaid MacCulloch's epic, acclaimed history A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years follows the story of Christianity around the globe, from ancient Palestine to contemporary China.How did an obscure personality cult come to be the world's biggest religion, with a third of humanity its followers? This book, now the most comprehensive and up to date single volume work in English ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Everlasting Man

    Complete and Unabridged

    Here is the book that converted C. S. Lewis from atheism to Christianity. This history of mankind, Christ, and Christianity is to some extent a conscious rebuttal of H. G. Wells' Outline of History, which embraced both the evolutionary origins of humanity and the mortal humanity of Jesus. Whereas Orthodoxy detailed Chesterton's own spiritual journey, this book illustrates the spiritual journey of ... Read more

    $2.84 AUD

  • Miller's Church History

    From the First to the Nineteenth Century

    Many of our readers, we know, have neither the time nor the opportunity for reading the voluminous works that have been written from time to time on the history of the church. Still, that which has been the dwelling-place of God for the last eighteen hundred years, must be a subject of the deepest interest to all His children. We speak not now of the church as it is often represented in history, ... Read more

    $1.41 AUD

  • A History of Religious Ideas Volume 1

    From the Stone Age to the Eleusinian Mysteries

    by Mircea Eliade ...
    Translated by Willard R. Trask ...
    series A History of Religious Ideas #1
    “Everyone who cares about the human adventure will find new information and new angles of vision.”—Martin E. Marty, The New York Times Book ReviewThis extraordinary work delves into the subject of religion in the prehistoric and ancient worlds—humankind’s earliest quests for meaning. From Neanderthal burials to the mythology of the Iron Age, to the religions of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Israel, ... Read more

    $23.75 AUD

  • Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

    Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Amazing Grace, a groundbreaking biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the greatest heroes of the twentieth century, the man who stood up to Hitler. A definitive, deeply moving narrative, Bonhoeffer is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism. After discovering the fire of true faith in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • A Short History of Christianity

    For 2000 years, Christianity has had a varying but immense influence on world history. Who better, then, than Geoffrey Blainey, author of the best-selling Short History of the World and one of Australia's most accomplished historians, to bring us a history of this world-changing religion.A Short History of Christianity vividly describes many of the significant players in the religion's rise and ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Popes

    A History

    John Julius Norwich expertly examines the history of the oldest continuing institution in the world, tracing the papal line down the centuries from St Peter to the presentOf the 280-odd holders of the supreme office, some have unquestionably been saints; others have wallowed in unspeakable immorality. One was said to have been a woman, her sex being revealed only when she improvidently gave birth ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Born Bad

    Original Sin and the Making of the Western World

    by James Boyce ...
    Original sin is the Western world’s creation story.According to the doctrine of original sin, humans are born bad and only God’s grace can bring salvation. In this captivating book, acclaimed historian James Boyce shows how these ideas have shaped the Western view of human nature right up to the present. The legacy of original sin takes many forms, including the distinctive discontent of Western ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Jezebel

    The Untold Story of the Bible's Harlot Queen

    There is no woman with a worse reputation than Jezebel, the ancient queen who corrupted a nation and met one of the most gruesome fates in the Bible. Her name alone speaks of sexual decadence and promiscuity. But what if this version of her story, handed down to us through the ages, is merely the one her enemies wanted us to believe? What if Jezebel, far from being a conniving harlot, was, in fact ... Read more

    $17.92 AUD

  • A History of God

    The idea of a single devine being - God, Yahweh, Allah - has existed for over 4,000 years. But the history of God is also the history of human struggle. While Judaism, Islam and Christianity proclaim the goodness of God, organised religion has too often been the catalyst for violence and ineradicable prejudice.In this fascinating, extensive and original account of the evolution of belief, Karen ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Zeus Grants Stupid Wishes

    A No-Bullshit Guide to World Mythology

    by Cory O'Brien ...
    Get this:Cronus liked to eat babies.Narcissus probably should have just learned to masturbate.Odin got construction discounts with bestiality.Isis had bad taste in jewelry.Ganesh was the very definition of an unplanned pregnancy.And Abraham was totally cool about stabbing his kid in the face.All our lives, we’ve been fed watered-down, PC versions of the classic myths. In reality, mythology is more ... Read more

    $17.15 AUD

  • The First Muslim

    The Story of Muhammad

    The extraordinary life of the man who founded Islam, and the world he inhabited - and remade.Muhammad's was a life of almost unparalleled historical importance; yet for all the iconic power of his name, the intensely dramatic story of the prophet of Islam is not well known. In The First Muslim, Lesley Hazleton brings him vibrantly to life. Drawing on early eyewitness sources and on history, ... Read more

    $11.65 AUD

  • The Holy Blood And The Holy Grail

    A nineteenth century French priest discovers something in his mountain village at the foot of The Pyrenees which enables him to amass and spend a fortune of millions of pounds. The tale seems to begin with buried treasure and then turns into an unprecedented historical detective story - a modern Grail quest leading back through cryptically coded parchments, secret societies, the Knights Templar, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Story of the Jews

    Finding the Words (1000 BCE – 1492)

    It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds.It spans the millennia and the continents – from India to Andalusia and from the bazaars of Cairo to the streets of Oxford. It takes you to unimagined places: to a Jewish kingdom in the mountains of southern Arabia; a Syrian ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Case for God

    What religion really means

    There is widespread confusion about the nature of religious truth. For the first time in history, a significantly large number of people want nothing to do with God. Militant atheists preach a gospel of godlessness with the zeal of missionaries and find an eager audience.Tracing the history of faith from the Palaeolithic Age to the present, Karen Armstrong shows that meaning of words such as ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Lies Have Ruined the World

    Every statement that a person makes is either true or falsethat is, a lie. In his comprehensive study, Lies Have Ruined the World, author Dennis Proux seeks to expose the dishonesty, myths, and fabrications provided by powerful influences in the most important areas of our lives, including religious institutions, government, and our legal system.Proux feels that all humans yearn to be free to ... Read more

    $2.19 AUD

  • Reformation

    Europe's House Divided 1490-1700

    The Reformation was the seismic event in European history over the past 1000 years, and one which tore the medieval world apart. Not just European religion, but thought, culture, society, state systems, personal relations - everything - was turned upside down. Just about everything which followed in European history can be traced back in some way to the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Darkening Age

    The Christian Destruction of the Classical World

    The Darkening Age is the largely unknown story of how a militant religion comprehensively and deliberately extinguished the teachings of the Classical world, ushering in centuries of unquestioning adherence to 'one true faith'.Despite the long-held notion that the early Christians were meek and mild, going to their martyr's deaths singing hymns of love and praise, the truth, as Catherine Nixey ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • And Man Created God

    Kings, Cults and Conquests at the Time of Jesus

    And Man Created God is a sweeping exploration of the changing religions of the empires and peoples of the world at the time of Jesus: a work of extraordinary richness and ambition, this is popular history at its best.At the time of Jesus's birth, the world was in ferment. Across Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia - societies rife with gods and messiahs, priests and warriors - the old ... Read more

    $12.64 AUD

  • Fields of Blood

    Religion and the History of Violence

    It is the most persistent myth of our time: religion is the cause of all violence. But history suggests otherwise. Karen Armstrong, former Roman Catholic nun and one of our foremost scholars of religion, speaks out to disprove the link between religion and bloodshed.* Religion is as old as humanity: Fields of Blood goes back to the Stone Age hunter-gatherers and traces religion through the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • What Makes Us Catholic

    Eight Gifts for Life

    What makes a Catholic a Catholic? According to Thomas Groome, an expert on the essential ingredients of Catholic Christianity, Catholics share certain vital features of life and identity. What Makes Us Catholic explains and illuminates that character, and invites Catholics of all kinds to connect more deeply and imaginatively with their own culture and spirituality. ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Book of Books

    The Radical Impact of the King James Bible

    by Melvyn Bragg ...
    The Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller celebrating 400 years of the King James Bible.The King James Bible has often been called the Book of Books both in itself and in what it stands for. Since its publication in 1611 it has been the best selling book in the world, and many believe, had the greatest impact. The King James Bible has spread the Protestant faith. It has also been the greatest influence ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Tibetan Book of the Dead

    Liberation Through Understanding in the Between

    The most accessible and informative version of the Buddhist classicavailable in English, with instruction in meditation, illuminating commentary, and guidance in the practical use of the prayersThe so-called “Tibetan Book of the Dead” has been renowned for centuries as a cornerstone of Buddhist wisdom and religious thought. More recently, it has become highly influential in the Western world for ... Read more

    $17.92 AUD

  • Amish Grace

    How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy

    On Monday morning, October 2, 2006, a gunman entered a one-room Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania. In front of twenty-five horrified pupils, thirty-two-year-old Charles Roberts ordered the boys and the teacher to leave. After tying the legs of the ten remaining girls, Roberts prepared to shoot them execution with an automatic rifle and four hundred rounds of ammunition that he brought for ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD