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The Secret Language of Sacred Spaces
Decoding Churches, Cathedrals, Temples, Mosques and Other Places of Worship Arou nd the World
Written by Jon Canon


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Watkins Publishing
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-84899-111-8 (1-84899-111-8)

Across the globe, pilgrims and tourists, locals and foreigners flock to sacred sites and houses of worship. Why? Because throughout time, humans have directed extraordinary amounts of energy toward the creation of architecture that expresses their religious beliefs.

From Stonehenge to the Sagrada Família; from the Acropolis to Angkor Wat, The... Read more >

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All the World an Icon
Henry Corbin and the Angelic Function of Beings
Written by Tom Cheetham


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: July 3, 2012
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-455-4 (1-58394-455-9)

All the World an Icon is the fourth book in an informal "quartet" of works by Tom Cheetham on the spirituality of Henry Corbin, a major twentieth-century scholar of Sufism and colleague of C. G. Jung, whose influence on contemporary religion and the humanities is beginning to become clear. Cheetham's books... Read more >
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Orthodoxy

Written by G.K. Chesterton


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: July 1, 1991
Price: $11.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-01536-3 (0-385-01536-4)

Chesterton's classic explanation of the essentials of the Christian faith and of his pilgrimage to belief. Written in 1908, it displays all the intellectual clarity and literary skill of one of this century's greatest and most thoughtful authors. Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Cathedral of the World
A Universalist Theology
Written by Forrest Church


Format: Trade Paperback, 216 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0621-4 (0-8070-0621-1)

Described by Cornel West as “a towering public intellectual and the leading universalist philosopher of his generation,” Forrest Church was one of the preeminent liberal theologians of our time. His final gift, The Cathedral of the World, draws from the entire span of Church’s life’s work to leave behind a clear... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Separation of Church and State
Writings on a Fundamental Freedom by America's Founders
Edited by Forrest Church


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7747-4 (0-8070-7747-X)

Now in paperback, a primer of essential writings about one of the cornerstones of our democracy by the original authors of the Constitution, edited by preeminant liberal theologian Forrest Church.

Americans will never stop debating the question of church-state separation, and such debates invariably lead back to the nation’s beginnings and the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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He Leadeth Me

Written by Walter J. Ciszek, S.J. and Daniel L. Flaherty, S.J.


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-4152-9 (0-8041-4152-5)

Captured by a Russian army during World War II and convicted of being a "Vatican spy," Jesuit Father Walter J. Ciszek spent 23 agonizing years in Soviet prisons and the labor camps of Siberia. Only through an utter reliance on God's will did he manage to endure the extreme hardship. He... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Parthenon Enigma

Written by Joan Breton Connelly


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59338-2 (0-307-59338-X)

A revolutionary new understanding of the most famous and influential building in the world, a thesis that calls into question our basic understanding of the ancient civilization that we most identify with.

For more than two millennia, the Parthenon has been revered as the symbol of Western culture, the epitome of the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Why Catholics Are Right

Written by Michael Coren


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-7710-2322-4 (0-7710-2322-7)

A practicing Catholic defends the faith and offers a passionate response to current anti-Catholic opinion.

In Why Catholics Are Right, author, columnist, and practicing Catholic Michael Coren examines four main aspects of Catholicism as they are encountered, understood, and more importantly, misunderstood today. Beginning with a frank examination of the tragedy... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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St. Peter's Bones
How the Relics of the First Pope Were Lost and Found . . . and Then Lost and Found Again
Written by Thomas J. Craughwell


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $13.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-98509-5 (0-307-98509-1)

In this account of the search for the remains of the world's first pope, none other than Peter, the chief apostle of Jesus, Thomas J. Craughwell takes us on one of the most exciting archaeological finds of the twentieth century.
In 1448 a team of architects and engineers brought Pope Nicholas V... Read more >
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Common Fire
Leading Lives of Commitment in a Complex World
Written by Laurent A. Daloz


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: July 21, 1997
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2005-0 (0-8070-2005-2)

A landmark study that reveals how we become committed to the common good and sustain such commitments in a changing world.

“A perceptive, groundbreaking analysis of inspired lives. . . . This is a guidebook for the soul.” -Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

‘A truly refreshing book! In a day when... Read more >

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Beyond God the Father
Toward a Philosophy of Women's Liberation
Written by Mary Daly


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 1993
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1503-2 (0-8070-1503-2)

“Certainly one of the most promising theological statements of our time.” -The Christian Century

“Not for the timid, this brilliant book calls for nothing short of the overthrow of patriarchy itself.” -The Village Voice Read more >

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The Future of Man

Written by Teilhard de Chardin


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: April 20, 2004
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-51072-1 (0-385-51072-1)

The Future of Man is a magnificent introduction to the thoughts and writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, one of the few figures in the history of the Catholic Church to achieve renown as both a scientist and a theologian.

Trained as a paleontologist and ordained as a Jesuit priest, Teilhard de... Read more >

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Awareness

Written by Anthony De Mello


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: June 1, 1990
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-24937-9 (0-385-24937-3)

Mixing Christian spirituality, Buddhist parables, Islamic sayings, Hindu breathing exercises, and psychological insight, spiritualist and Jesuit priest Anthony de Mello challenges readers to identify one's most submerged, darkest feeling, accept them, not let them rule, and allow this new awareness to change oneself.  De Mello urges us to leave behind the go-go... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Why Catholicism Matters
How Catholic Virtues Can Reshape Society in the Twenty-First Century
Written by Dr. William Donohue


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: June 25, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88534-0 (0-307-88534-8)

The most visible representative of the Catholic Church in the United States shows how the Church is far from being an ossified carry-over tradition from antiquity. Why Catholicism Matters celebrates the significant contribution the Church makes in many aspects of today's world and applies its wisdom to issues on a personal... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Models of the Church

Written by Avery Dulles


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: August 1, 1991
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-13368-5 (0-385-13368-5)

In Models of the Church, prominent American Jesuit theologian Avery Dulles presents a thorough evaluation of the primary historical and theological images of various churches and religious organizations. His interrogation of these symbols reflectes various changes in political, social, philosophical and religious thinking that have developed throughout ecclesiastical history.

Dulles distills his... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Encountering God
A Spiritual Journey from Bozeman to Banaras
Written by Diana L. Eck


Format: Trade Paperback, 284 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 15, 2003
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7301-8 (0-8070-7301-6)

Religion scholar Diana Eck is director of the Pluralism Project, which seeks to map the new religious diversity of the United States, particularly the increasing presence of Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim communities. In this updated edition of Encountering God, Eck shows why dialogue with people of other faiths remains crucial in... Read more >

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The Jew is Not My Enemy
Unveiling the Myths that Fuel Muslim Anti-Semitism
Written by Tarek Fatah


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Signal
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-7710-4784-8 (0-7710-4784-3)

A liberal Muslim and critically acclaimed author explores the historical, political, and theological basis for centuries of Muslim animosity towards Jews, debunking long-held myths and tracing a history of hate and its impact today.

More than nine years after 9/11 and 60 years after the creation of the state of Israel, the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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In Search of Islamic Feminism

Written by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 10, 1998
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-48858-7 (0-385-48858-0)

To most Americans, the very idea of “Islamic feminism” would seem a contradiction in terms. We are taught to think of Islam as a culture wherein social code and religious law alike force Muslim women to accept male authority unconditionally. In In Search of Islamic Feminism, Elizabeth Fernea—acclaimed scholar, author of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Jesus and the Lost Goddess
The Secret Teachings of the Original Christians
Written by Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: October 22, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4594-5 (1-4000-4594-0)

Why were the teachings of the original Christians brutally suppressed by the Roman Church?

• Because they portray Jesus and Mary Magdalene as mythic figures based on the Pagan Godman and Goddess
• Because they show that the gospel story is a spiritual allegory encapsulating a profound philosophy that leads to mythical enlightenment
•... Read more >
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The Jesus Mysteries
Was the "Original Jesus" a Pagan God?
Written by Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: September 25, 2001
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-609-80798-9 (0-609-80798-6)

“Whether you conclude that this book is the most alarming heresy of the millennium or the mother of all revelations, The Jesus Mysteries deserves to be read.”
-- Fort Worth Star -Telegram

What if . . .
* there were absolutely no evidence for the existence of a historical Jesus?
* for thousands of years... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Moses and Monotheism

Written by Sigmund Freud


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 12, 1955
Price: $10.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-70014-4 (0-394-70014-7)

Freud's speculations on various aspects of religion where he explains various characteristics of the Jews in their relations with the Christians. Read more >

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See Me Naked
Stories of Sexual Exile in American Christianity
Written by Amy Frykholm


Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0468-5 (0-8070-0468-5)

Stories of sexual scandals in churches throughout the nation have been downright routine in recent years, suggesting to many Americans that a deeply rooted problem plagues American Christianity–and prompting some to abandon their congregations altogether. In See Me Naked, Amy Frykholm takes us beyond simple indictments of, or blind allegiance to... Read more >

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American Veda
From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation How Indian Spirituality Changed the West
Written by Philip Goldberg


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Crown Archetype
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52134-5 (0-385-52134-0)

Philip Goldberg's monumental work, American Veda, takes a fascinating look at India’s remarkable impact on Western culture. This eye-opening popular history shows how the ancient philosophy of Vedanta and the mind-body methods of Yoga have profoundly affected the worldview of millions of Americans and radically altered the religious landscape.

What exploded... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Spare the Child
The Religious Roots of Punishment and the Psychological Impact of Physical Abuse
Written by Philip J. Greven, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 284 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 3, 1992
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73338-6 (0-679-73338-8)

Greven’s pioneering work explores the religious and secular rationales for the physical punishment of American children through four centuries, the emotional and psychological consequences, and the resultant misshaping of American character and culture. Greven argues that physical punishment, from the mildest and most infrequent to the most severe and deadly, forms... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Buddhism Plain and Simple

Written by Steve Hagen


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: December 29, 1998
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0332-5 (0-7679-0332-3)

In Buddhism Plain and Simple, Steve Hagen presents these uncluttered, original teachings in everyday, accessible language unencumbered by religious ritual, tradition, or belief.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
:
Introduction • The Journey Into Now • The Perennial Problem • 1. The Human Situation • 2. A Wheel Out of Kilter • 3. Coming • 4... Read more >
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