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Pagans: The End of Traditional Religion and the Rise of Christianity

James J. O'Donnell · Ecco Press
Pages: 288
Format: Book

A provocative and contrarian religious history that charts the rise of Christianity from the point of view of traditional" religion from the religious scholar and critically acclaimed author of Augustine. Pagans explores the rise of Christianity from a surprising and unique viewpoint:...

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Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government's Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis

Annie Jacobsen · Little
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

The definitive history of the military's decades-long investigation into mental powers and phenomena, from the author of Pulitzer Prize finalist The Pentagon's Brain and international bestseller Area 51.
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Sparkly Green Earrings: Catching the Light at Every Turn

Melanie Shankle · Tyndale House Publishers
Pages: 222
Format: Paperback

"There is really no better indicator you're a mother than acquiring the ability to catch throw-up in a plastic bag, disinfect your hands, and immediately ask your friend to pass the beef jerky as you put on another Taylor Swift song and act as if nothing has happened."This...
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Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age

James Carroll · Viking
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

A New York Times bestselling and widely admired Catholic writer explores how we can retrieve transcendent faith in modern times

Critically acclaimed and bestselling author James Carroll has explored every aspect of Christianity, faith, and Jesus Christ except this...
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Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence

Karen Armstrong · Knopf; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From the renowned and best-selling author of A History of God, a sweeping exploration of religion and the history of human violence. For the first time, religious self-identification is on the decline in American. Some analysts have cited as cause a post-9/11perception: that faith in general...
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The American Miracle: Divine Providence in the Rise of the Republic

Michael Medved · Crown
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

In the first of two books on the topic, conservative radio host with 5 million daily listeners and bestselling author Michael Medved discovers amazements in early American history that each suggest an "intelligent design" to America's story, making the case that Divine Providence...
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Stealing from God: Why Atheists Need God to Make Their Case

Frank Turek · NavPress
Format: Print book

If you think atheists have reason, evidence, and science on their side, think again! Award-winning author Dr. Frank Turek I Dont Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist will show you how atheists steal reason, evidence, science, and other arguments from God in trying to make their case for atheism....
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U-Turn: Restoring America to the Strength of its Roots

David Barton · Frontline
Format: Hardcover

div Restoring America to the Strength of its Roots The United States became a unique prosperous and admired nation because of its faith in God and the willingness of the people to abide by God s standards and principles Over time however the people s urge to glorify self rather than God has seriously...
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Living the Secular Life: New Answers to Old Questions

Phil Zuckerman · Penguin Press
Format: Hardcover

David Brooks, The New York TimesAs secularism becomes more prominent and self-confident, its spokesmen have more insistently argued that secularism should not be seen as an absence — as a lack of faith — but rather as a positive moral creed. Phil Zuckerman, a Pitzer College sociologist,...
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Buddhisms: An Introduction

John S Strong · Oneworld Publications, 2015.
Pages: 496
Format: Print book

"Exemplary for its organization and writing, this work is likely to become the standard single-volume text on Buddhism for the student, whether within the walls of the academy or without." - Starred Review, Library Journal Buddhisms: An Introduction represents a novel way of presenting...
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God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican

Gerald Posner · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

A deeply reported, New York Times bestselling exposé of the money and the clerics-turned-financiers at the heart of the Vatican - the world's biggest, most powerful religious institution - from an acclaimed journalist with "exhaustive research techniques" (The New York Times)...
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Gethsemani Homilies: Revised and Enlarged Edition

Bernard McGinn · Cistercian Publications
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Matthew Kelty, a native of Boston, has been a monk of Gethsemani since 1960. Before that he served as an active priest in the Society of the Divine Word, both in the States, and in Papua New Guinea. His previous books include Flute Solo (Sheed, Andrews & McMeel) , Sermons in the Monastery,...
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Salvation with a Smile: Joel Osteen, Lakewood Church, and American Christianity

Phillip Luke Sinitiere · Nyu Press
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Joel Osteen, the smiling preacher, has quickly emerged as one of the most recognizable Protestant leaders in the country. His megachurch, the Houston based Lakewood Church, hosts an average of over 40,000 worshipers each week. Osteen is the best-selling author of numerous books, and his sermons...
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