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By Zeyno Baran
Explores one of the serious strategic threats confronting the United States and Europe: the advance of Islamism. This title opens with an overview of the theology and history of Islam, to show that violence and intolerance are not fundamental aspects for the religion. It explains the growth of Islamism in...
Concerned with new frontiers in our understanding of God, this book aims to spread the light of theological knowledge, 'ever ancient, ever new'. It features transcendental, political, liberation, feminist, black, Hispanic, inter religious, and ecological theologies, ending with the particular Christian idea of the one God as Trinity.
Presents a practical exploration of both classic and contemporary Christian spirituality, intended at enabling readers to find their own spiritual path and voice. This title provides an accessible introduction to themes within the Christian spiritual tradition.
The most extraordinary siege in medieval history began with the arrival of a Christian army at Jerusalem on the dawn of 6 June 1099. There were other sieges that lasted longer, involved greater numbers of troops and deployed more siege engines.
By Edward Higgs
Techniques of identifying criminals, citizens, imposters and consumers from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Looks at the Rolling Stones band in the late 70s - inspired by a year just spent in the disco/punk cauldron of New York City. Weaving together the history of the band and the city, this title traces the genesis and legacy of the album that Mick Jagger would later...
In the Legion of Mary, one of the Catholic Church's most effective charitable agencies in the world, Duff built an organisation that depended on each member playing his or her part, rather than on any individual leader. Duff's vision of a lay movement was revolutionary in its time. This book...
God for the author is not a funk hole or an oxygen tank. We cannot escape the realities of our lives by swallowing pills or lying on a psychiatrist's couch. The author believes that society can be transformed by the transformation of the hearts and minds of ordinary mortals, who...
A study of the 19th century French poet and critic Stephane Mallarme. It presents Mallarme as neither an aesthete in need of rare essences and unheard-of words, nor the silent and nocturnal thinker of some poem too pure to be written.
By Tony Tost
When Johnny Cash signed to Rick Rubin's record label in 1993, he was a country music legend who, like his fellow Highwaymen Willie, Waylon and Kris, remained a fondly regarded yet completely marginalized Nashville figure. This title offers an investigation of what is arguably Johnny Cash's greatest album, focusing on...