Religion 2017-2018 - 2

The Meaning of Belief

Religion from an Atheist's Point of View
Tim Crane
H A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
H A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
H A Religion News Service "Fall Religion Reading:
Heavy-Duty Edition" Selection

"[A] lucid and thoughtful book...In a spirit of reconciliation, Crane
proposes to paint a more accurate picture of religion for his fellow
-James Ryerson, New York Times Book Review
"[A] valuable and compact contribution to the dialogue between
atheists and believers."

The Cross

History, Art, and Controversy
Robin M. Jensen

"Robin Jensen explores in great
detail, with academic rigor and a
believer's vigor, the history of the
Cross in Christian belief, worship,
and art...This book is a splendid
work of scholarship. Jensen has
synthesized centuries of theological
insights, artistic endeavors and
personal devotion into an eminently
readable text."

-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
2017 224 pp. $24.95 * £19.95 cloth 9780674088832

The Dawn of Christianity

People and Gods in a Time of Magic and Miracles
Robert Knapp

"This is a sound synthesis of historical data that, in broad strokes,
paints the picture of how the nascent Christian movement influenced
many different peoples and laid the foundations for Christianity to
thrive globally."
-Publishers Weekly
2017 28 color illus., 20 halftones, 7 maps, 1 table 320 pp.
$29.95 * North America only cloth 9780674976467

-Paul Senz, Catholic Herald
"An authoritative, clear and
enjoyable guide, especially to the
unfamiliar world of late antiquity.
[Jensen's] use of pictures is
particularly informative."
-Christopher Howse,
The Spectator
2017 63 color illus. 280 pp.
$35.00 * £25.00 cloth

Dispelling the Darkness

A Jesuit's Quest for the Soul of Tibet
Donald S. Lopez Jr. * Thupten Jinpa
"We, and all who are interested in the Jesuits, the history of missions,
Buddhism, Tibet, and the art of translation, are indebted to the
authors of this sumptuous volume for translating the texts (selections
from the monumental Inquiry and the whole of the more manageable
Essence) into flowing English, and providing introductions both to
the tragic story of Desideri and to his writings."
-John Arnold, Church Times
2017 1 halftone, 1 line illus. 320 pp.
$29.95 * £23.95 cloth 9780674659704
Cover credit: (detail) The Seven Sacraments by Rogier van der Weyden,
(1399-1464). Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, Belgium.
© Lukas - Art in Flanders VZW / Bridgeman Images.


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Religion 2017-2018

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