History & Archaeology
Christianity : the First Three Thousand Years by Diarmaid Macculloch
A product of electrifying scholarship conveyed with commanding skill, Diarmaid MacCulloch's Christianity goes back to the origins of the Hebrew Bible and encompasses the globe.
The Triumph of Christianity
Bart Ehrman shows how a religion whose first believers were twenty or so illiterate day laborers in a remote part of the empire became the official religion of Rome, converting some thirty million people in just four centuries.
People's History of Christianity by Diana Butler Bass
The Grassroots Movements That Preserved Jesus's Message of Social Justice for 2,000 Years and Their Impact on the Church Today
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
The first history of the United States told from the perspective of Indigenous peoples. Spanning more than four hundred years, this classic bottom-up peoples’ history radically reframes US history and explodes the silences that have haunted our national n
Between the Woods: On Foot To Constantinople: From the Hook of Holland To the Middle Danube
At the age of eighteen, Patrick Leigh Fermor set off from the heart of London on an epic journey—to walk to Constantinople. A Time of Gifts is the rich account of his adventures.
Between the Woods And the Water: On Foot To Constantinople: From the Middle Danube To the Iron Gates
The journey that Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on in 1933—to cross Europe on foot with an emergency allowance of one pound a day—proved so rich in experiences that when much later he sat down to describe them, they overflowed into more than one volume. Und
The Temple Bombing is the brilliant and moving examination of Atlanta as it came together in the face of hatred. It is a book that rescues a slice of the civil rights era whose lessons still resonate nearly fifty years after the October 12, 1958 bombing
Searching For Sacred Space: Essays On Architecture And Liturgical Design In the Episcopal Church
Every Sunday we walk through those (probably red) doors and enter a sacred space. It is familiar . . . maybe comforting . . . maybe not . . . maybe downright uncomfortable and unwelcoming. In twelve thoughtful and provocative essays, the writers ask impor
Little History of Religion
In an era of hardening religious attitudes and explosive religious violence, this book offers a welcome antidote retelling the entire history of religion with deepest respect and a keen commitment to accuracy.
Holy Cross, Life-Giving Tree by Donnel O'flynn
Historical perspective of the image of the cross as one of life instead of death, illustrated with Cross images from throughout the Christian world.
God And Empire
John Dominic Crossan reveals what the Bible has to say about land and economy, violence and retribution, justice and peace, and, ultimately, redemption.
Entertaining Judgment: the Afterlife
In a rich survey of literature and popular media, Garrett compares cultural accounts of death and the afterlife with those found in scripture. This book merges two exciting topics: views of afterlife and popular culture.