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            World Religions: The Great Faiths Explored and Explained
             

            World Religions: The Great Faiths Explored and Explained (Hardback)

            By Bowker, John

            • RRP: $48.54
            • $48.54
            • Internationally sourced

            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 t...exts, 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.
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            ISBN 9780241487389
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
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            In My Mother's Footsteps: A Palestinian Refugee Returns Home

            In My Mother's Footsteps: A Palestinian Refugee Returns Home (Paperback)

            By Halaby, Mona Hajjar

            • RRP: $27.99
            • $21.83
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            In My Mother's Footsteps is a moving and heart-rendering journey of a daughter discovering her roots and recovering her mother's beloved past. It's also an intimate and tender account of daily life for Palestinians as never seen before. For fans of The Bookseller of Kabul and The... Beekeeper of Aleppo.
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            ISBN 9781909770645
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Long Game: China's Grand Strategy to Displace American Order

            The Long Game: China's Grand Strategy to Displace American Order (Hardback)

            By Doshi, Rush

            • RRP: $54.99
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            Given the turbulence in the international order in recent years, one of the central concerns among observers of world politics is the question of China's ultimate goals. As China emerges as a superpower that rivals the United States, American policymakers grappling with this cent...ury's greatest geopolitical challenge are looking for answers to a series of critical questions. Does China have expansive ambitions? Does it have a grand strategy to achieve them? If so, what is it and what should the United States do about it? In The Long Game, Rush Doshi draws from a rich base of Chinese primary sources, including decades worth of party documents, leaked materials, and memoirs by party leaders, to demonstrate that China is in fact playing a long, methodical game to replace America as a regional and global hegemon. He traces the basic evolution of Chinese strategy, showing how it evolved in response to changes in US policy and its position in the world order. After charting these shifts over time, Doshi offers a comprehensive yet asymmetric plan for an effective US response to this challenge: one that undermines China's ambitions without competing dollar-for-dollar, ship-for-ship, or loan-for-loan. Ironically, the approach mirrors China's own current strategy of subtly weakening Chinese leverage in the region and elsewhere while expanding US leverage over China. A bold assessment of what the Chinese government's true foreign policy objectives are, The Long Game offers valuable insight to the most important rivalry in world politics.
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            ISBN 9780197527917
            Released NZ 24 Aug 2021
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Bridging the Gap
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            The Making of the Bible: From the First Fragments to Sacred Scripture
             

            The Making of the Bible: From the First Fragments to Sacred Scripture (Hardback)

            By Schmid, Konrad; Schroeter, Jens; Translated by Lewis, Peter

            • RRP: $68.99
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            • Pub Date
              21 Dec 21

            The Bible is full of ancient texts long predating the assembly of Judaism's and Christianity's sacred books. Why these texts, and how were they transformed on the journey from folk tale to holy writ? Konrad Schmid and Jens Schroeter unearth the history, in the process overturning... assumptions about the relationship between the Old and New Testaments.
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            ISBN 9780674248380
            Released NZ 21 Dec 2021
            Publisher Harvard University Press
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            Language (English)
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            Europe's 100 Best Cathedrals
             

            Europe's 100 Best Cathedrals (Hardback)

            By Jenkins, Simon

            • RRP: $75.00
            • $56.25
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            • Pub Date
              1 Feb 22

            Europe's cathedrals are magnificent. They outstrip palaces and castles. They are the most sensational group of structures anywhere in the world - which everyone should 'see before they die'. They are also hugely popular, most of them absolutely packed. They are humankind's greate...st creations. In Europe's 1oo Best Cathedrals, Simon Jenkins has travelled the continent - from Chartres to York, Cologne to Florence, Toledo to Moscow and Stockholm to Seville - to illuminate old favourites and highlight new discoveries. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs throughout, this joyous exploration of Europe's history tells the stories behind these wonders, showing the cathedral's central role in the European imagination. Readers will be inspired to make their own pilgrimage to all one hundred of them.
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            ISBN 9780241452639
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2022
            Publisher Penguin
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            Chosen: Lost and Found between Christianity and Judaism

            Chosen: Lost and Found between Christianity and Judaism (Hardback)

            By Fraser, Giles

            • RRP: $48.00
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            It was one of the most startling moments in the modern history of the City of London. In 2011, the Occupy movement set up camp around St Paul's Cathedral. Giles Fraser, who was Canon Chancellor of the Cathedral, gave them his support. It ended in disaster. This remarkable book is... the story of the personal crisis that followed, and its surprising consequences. As Giles Fraser found himself crushed between the forces of protest, the needs of the church and the implacable City of London, he resigned, and was plunged into depression. As his life fell apart and he battled with ideas of suicide, Fraser found himself by chance one day in Liverpool, outside the great Victorian synagogue once presided over by a distant ancestor. Suddenly he realized that there was a great deal he did not know about himself, about his relatives and about his Jewish roots. Fraser calls this book 'a ghost story' and it is a book which is indeed filled with many ghosts. His search into his family's Jewish past makes this both a fascinating personal story and a wonderful piece of writing about theology and the roots of Christianity and Judaism. It is a book about the deepest, most ancient elements in our culture, and the most modern and personal. It is throughout alive with the charm and intellectual vigour which have made Fraser such an admired and controversial preacher and broadcaster.
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            ISBN 9780241003268
            Released NZ 3 Aug 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            God: An Anatomy - As heard on Radio 4
             

            God: An Anatomy - As heard on Radio 4 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Stavrakopoulou, Francesca

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            • Pub Date
              14 Dec 21

            A fascinating, surprising and often controversial examination of the real God of the Bible, in all his bodily, uncensored, scandalous forms.

            ISBN 9781509867356
            Released NZ 14 Dec 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            The People of the Bible Visual Encyclopedia

            The People of the Bible Visual Encyclopedia (Hardback, Revised edition)

            By DK

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            Packed with profiles of leaders, prophets, judges, and apostles, The People of the Bible Visual Encyclopedia tells their stories and explains their teachings.

            ISBN 9780744028447
            Released NZ 16 Feb 2021
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 7-11 years
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            Church Curiosities: Strange Objects and Bizarre Legends
             

            Church Curiosities: Strange Objects and Bizarre Legends (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Castleton, David

            • RRP: $24.26
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            A guide to the eccentric and rare objects, tales and legends that lie hidden behind the doors of Britain's churches.

            ISBN 9781784424442
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Shire Library
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            Christendom: The Triumph of a Religion
              

            Christendom: The Triumph of a Religion (Hardback)

            By Heather, Peter

            • RRP: $75.00
            • $72.85
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            • Pub Date
              26 May 22

            In the 4th century AD, a new faith exploded out of Palestine. Overwhelming the paganism of Rome, and converting the Emperor Constantine in the process, it resoundingly defeated a host of other rivals. Almost a thousand years later, all of Europe was controlled by Christian rulers..., and the religion, ingrained within culture and society, exercised a hold over its population. This was medieval Christendom: a springboard for the great eras of European colonisation and imperialism that followed. But, Peter Heather shows in this compelling new history, there was nothing inevitable about Christendom's rise and eventual dominance. In exploring how the Christian religion became such a defining feature of the European landscape, and how a small sect of isolated and intensely committed congregations was transformed into a mass movement centrally directed from Rome, Peter Heather shows how Christendom constantly battled against threats both from inside - so-called 'heresies' and other forms of belief. From the crisis that followed the collapse of the Roman empire, which left the religion teetering on the edge of extinction, to the astonishing revolution of the eleventh century onwards in which, using techniques borrowed from Roman law allied with spectacular legal forgery, the Papacy emerged as the head of a vast international corporation, Heather traces Christendom's chameleon-like capacity for self-reinvention. Christendom's achievement was not, or not only, to define official Christianity, but - from its scholars and its lawyers, to its provincial officials and missionaries in far-flung corners of the continent - to transform it into an institution that wielded effective religious authority across virtually the disparate peoples of medieval Europe. This is its extraordinary story.
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            ISBN 9780241215913
            Publisher Penguin
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