• Tong Sing
    Tong Sing
    The words 'Tong Sing' mean 'know everything book.' No wonder the traditional Chinese almanack contains information on everything from astrology to herbal remedies, Taoist philosophy to the interpretation of dreams.
    Drawing his inspiration from this centuries-old work, but using his own research and adapting the contents to appeal to a modern audience, Charles Windridge has compiled a fully updated book that will answer every question the reader can ask about the ancient Chinese way of life.
    Whether you want to know the best time to conceive a child, understand more about Confucianism or prepare your own dim sum, Tong Sing can tell you how.
    Inspired by one of the most successful books ever published in China, this book will appeal to anyone who wants to learn more about 'Tong Sing'.

    ISBN: 9780857834546
    Publication date: 08/02/2018
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Windridge, Charles
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Triumph of Christianity How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World
    Triumph of Christianity How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World
    How did Christianity become the dominant religion in the West?

    In the early first century, a small group of peasants from the backwaters of the Roman Empire proclaimed that an executed enemy of the state was God's messiah. Less than four hundred years later it had become the official religion of Rome with some thirty million followers.

    It could so easily have been a forgotten sect of Judaism.

    Through meticulous research, Bart Ehrman, an expert on Christian history, texts and traditions, explores the way we think about one of the most important cultural transformations the world has ever seen, one that has shaped the art, music, literature, philosophy, ethics and economics of modern Western civilisation.

    ISBN: 9781786074836
    Publication date: 07/02/2019
    Price: $26.99
    Author: Ehrman, Bart D.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.99
  • Unbelievers
    Unbelievers
    If Nietzsche announced God is dead, Alec Ryrie charts in this book the time of death, who killed him, and what kind of murder weapon was used.

    Why have Western societies that were once overwhelmingly Christian become so secular? In Unbelievers, the award-winning author of Protestants reminds us that atheism did not appear out of thin air. It has its own history.

    Unbelievers looks back to the middle ages when it seemed impossible not to subscribe to Christianity, through the crisis of the Reformation and to the powerful, challenging cultural currents of the centuries. The religious journey of the Western world was lived and steered not just by the celebrated thinkers of the day - the Machiavellis and Michel de Montaignes - but by men and women at every level of society, whose voices and feelings permeate this book in the form of diaries, letters and court records.

    Ryrie traces the roots of atheism born of anger and doubt born of anxiety, arguing that faith waxes and wanes with these emotional responses to the times, rather than any intellectual revolution. To understand how something as intuitive as belief is shaped over time, we must look to an emotional history - one with potent lessons for our still angry and anxious age.

    ISBN: 9780008299828
    Publication date: 21/10/2019
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Ryrie, Alec
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Unbelievers An Emotional History of Doubt
    Unbelievers An Emotional History of Doubt
    Why have Western societies that were once overwhelmingly Christian become so secular? Looking to the feelings and faith of ordinary people, the award-winning author of Protestants Alec Ryrie offers a bold new history of atheism.



    We think we know the history of faith: how the ratio of Christian believers has declined and a secular age dawned. In this startlingly original history, Alex Ryrie puts faith in the dock to explore how religious belief didn't just fade away. Rather, atheism bloomed as a belief system in its own right.

    Unbelievers looks back to the middle ages when it seemed impossible not to subscribe to Christianity, through the crisis of the Reformation and to the powerful, challenging cultural currents of the centuries since. As this history shows, the religious journey of the Western world was lived and steered not just by published philosophy and the celebrated thinkers of the day - the Machiavellis and Michel de Montaignes - but by men and women at every level of society. Their voices and feelings permeate this book in the form of diaries, letters and court records.

    Tracing the roots of atheism, Ryrie shows that our emotional responses to the times can lead faith to wax and wane: anger at a corrupt priest or anxiety in a turbulent moment spark religious doubt as powerfully as any intellectual revolution. With Christianity under contest and ethical redefinitions becoming more and more significant, Unbelievers shows that to understand how something as intuitive as belief is shaped over time, we must look to an emotional history - one with potent lessons for our still angry and anxious age.

    ISBN: 9780008299859
    Publication date: 18/02/2021
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Ryrie, Alec
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • War and Religion A Very Short Introduction
    War and Religion A Very Short Introduction
    Very Short Introductions: Brilliant, Sharp, Inspiring

    Is religion a force for war, or a force for peace? Some of the most terrible wars in history have been caused and motivated by religion. Much of the violence that fills our screens today springs from the same source. Yet some of the bravest pacifists have also been deeply religious people, and many of the laws and institutions that work to soften or prevent war have deep religious roots.

    This Very Short Introduction provides an overview of the history of religion and war, and a framework for analysing it. Ranging from the warrior gods of Ancient Greece and Rome, and the ethical drama of the Mahabharata, through the Islamic wars of conquest and the Crusades, to present day conflicts in Sri Lanka and the Balkans, it considers the entanglement of war and religion. Yet from Just War theory and the restraints on war-making imposed by Islamic jurisprudence, through the Pax Christi of the middle ages, to the non-violence of Gandhi and Bacha Khan; there is also a story to be told of peace and religion as well. Jolyon Mitchell and Joshua Rey consider both sides of the age long drama of war and religion, challenging assumptions at the most fundamental level. Throughout, they encourage a more sophisticated and well-grounded view on these issues that have had such weight in the past, and continue to shape our present and future.

    ISBN: 9780198803218
    Publication date: 25/03/2021
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Mitchell, Jolyon (Professor and Director of CTPI,
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Way of a Pilgrim
    Way of a Pilgrim
    Here, see my belongings- a bag of dry crusts on my back and the Holy Bible in my breast pocket; that's it'In 1884 a slim volume containing four short tales appeared in Russia. They told of a pilgrim, a lone wanderer, led by his quiet curiosity and a deep spiritual longing to undertake a lifelong journey across the land. The story of this gentle figure and his travels - through forests, fields and steppes, encountering priests and professors, nuns and convicts on the way - became a beloved spiritual guide around the world, immortalized in the pages of JD Salinger's Franny and Zooey as the 'small pea-green cloth-bound book' that Franny keeps close in her handbag. At its heart, it is a paean to peace, prayer, consolation and silent contemplation. Translated with an introduction and notes by Andrew Louth

    ISBN: 9780241201350
    Publication date: 31/01/2019
    Price: $26.00
    Author: Louth, Andrew
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • World Religions Great Faiths Explored and Explained
    World Religions Great Faiths Explored and Explained
    An essential guide to religion that explores and explains the history and key teachings of the world's main religions - Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Judaism - alongside ancient and little-known beliefs.

    Learn everything you need to know about the central practices, important figures, and key teachings of many different religions.

    Each of the major faiths - including Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and Islam - is examined in detail through its sacred texts, epic imagery, key beliefs and religious artefacts. Entries also explore other faiths from Zoroastrianism - the oldest "living" religion - to the alternative beliefs of the modern era - all of which are set into the context of the political, social, and cultural climates from which they emerged.

    Compelling and accessible, World Religions is the perfect guide for students of religious study, or anyone interested in the ideas of ancient and present day faiths and religious philosophies.

    ISBN: 9780241487389
    Publication date: 05/08/2021
    Price: $48.00
    Author: Bowker, John
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
  • Zealot Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
    Zealot Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
    #1 New York Times Bestseller..Two thousand years ago, an itinerant Jewish preacher and miracle worker walked across the Galilee, gathering followers to establish what he called the 'Kingdom of God'. The revolutionary movement he launched was so threatening to the established order that he was captured, tortured, and executed as a state criminal. Within decades after his shameful death, his followers would call him God...Balancing the Jesus of the Gospels against historical sources, Aslan describes a complex figure: a man of peace who exhorted his followers to arm themselves; an exorcist and faith healer who urged his disciples to keep his identity secret; and the seditious King of the Jews, whose promise of liberation from Rome went unfulfilled in his lifetime. Aslan explores why the early Church preferred to promulgate an image of Jesus as a peaceful spiritual teacher rather than a politically conscious revolutionary, and grapples with the riddle of how Jesus understood himself...This is a thought-provoking, elegantly written biography with the pulse of a fast-paced novel, and a singularly brilliant portrait of a man, a time and the birth of a religion...'riveting biography' - The New Yorker..'compulsively readable' - Publishers Weekly.
    .'A vivid, persuasive portrait of the world and societies in which Jesus lived and the role he most likely played in both' - Salon

    ISBN: 9781760296131
    Publication date: 25/01/2017
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Aslan, Reza
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
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