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            Under Jerusalem: The Buried History of the World's Most Contested City
              

            Under Jerusalem: The Buried History of the World's Most Contested City (Hardback)

            By Lawler, Andrew

            • RRP: $67.93
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            A spellbinding history of the hidden world below the Holy City-a saga of biblical treasures, intrepid explorers, and political upheaval "A sweeping tale of archaeological exploits and their cultural and political consequences told with a historian's penchant for detail and a jour...nalist's flair for narration." -Washington Post In 1863, a French senator arrived in Jerusalem hoping to unearth relics dating to biblical times. Digging deep underground, he discovered an ancient grave that, he claimed, belonged to an Old Testament queen. News of his find ricocheted around the world, evoking awe and envy alike, and inspiring others to explore Jerusalem's storied past. In the century and a half since the Frenchman broke ground, Jerusalem has drawn a global cast of fortune seekers and missionaries, archaeologists and zealots, all of them eager to extract the biblical past from beneath the city's streets and shrines. Their efforts have had profound effects, not only on our understanding of Jerusalem's history, but on its hotly disputed present. The quest to retrieve ancient Jewish heritage has sparked bloody riots and thwarted international peace agreements. It has served as a cudgel, a way to stake a claim to the most contested city on the planet. Today, the earth below Jerusalem remains a battleground in the struggle to control the city above. Under Jerusalem takes readers into the tombs, tunnels, and trenches of the Holy City. It brings to life the indelible characters who have investigated this subterranean landscape. With clarity and verve, acclaimed journalist Andrew Lawler reveals how their pursuit has not only defined the conflict over modern Jerusalem, but could provide a map for two peoples and three faiths to peacefully coexist.
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            ISBN 9780385546850
            Publisher Random House
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            How Religion Evolved: And Why It Endures
              

            How Religion Evolved: And Why It Endures (Hardback)

            By Dunbar, Robin

            • RRP: $56.54
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            When did humans develop spiritual thought? What is religion's evolutionary purpose? And in our increasingly secular world, why has it endured? Every society in the history of humanity has lived with religion. In How Religion Evolved, evolutionary psychologist Professor Robin Dunb...ar tracks its origins back to what he terms the 'mystical stance' - the aspect of human psychology that predisposes us to believe in a transcendent world, and which makes an encounter with the spiritual possible. As he explores world religions and their many derivatives, as well as religions of experience practised by hunter-gatherer societies since time immemorial, Dunbar argues that this instinct is not a peculiar human quirk, an aberration on our otherwise efficient evolutionary journey. Rather, religion confers an advantage- it can benefit our individual health and wellbeing, but, more importantly, it fosters social bonding at large scale, helping hold fractious societies together. Dunbar suggests these dimensions might provide the basis for an overarching theory for why and how humans are religious, and so help unify the myriad strands that currently populate this field. Drawing on path-breaking research, clinical case studies and fieldwork from around the globe, as well as stories of charismatic cult leaders, mysterious sects and lost faiths, How Religion Evolved offers a fascinating and far-reaching analysis of this quintessentially human impulse - to believe.
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            ISBN 9780241431788
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Pelican books
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            After Jesus, Before Christianity: A Historical Exploration of the First Two Centuries of Jesus Movements
              

            After Jesus, Before Christianity: A Historical Exploration of the First Two Centuries of Jesus Movements (Hardback)

            By Vearncombe, Erin; Scott, Brandon; Taussig, Hal; The Westar Institute

            • RRP: $69.36
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            From the creative minds of the scholarly group behind the groundbreaking Jesus Seminar comes this provocative and eye-opening look at the roots of Christianity that offers a thoughtful reconsideration of the first two centuries of the Jesus movement, transforming our understandin...g of the religion and its early dissemination.
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            ISBN 9780063062153
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Christendom: The Triumph of a Religion
              

            Christendom: The Triumph of a Religion (Hardback)

            By Heather, Peter

            • RRP: $89.94
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            • Pub Date
              6 Oct 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
            Interest Age General Audience
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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: $48.00
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            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
            Released NZ 5 Aug 2021
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
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            Bible: The Story of the King James Version

            Bible: The Story of the King James Version (Paperback)

            By Campbell, Gordon

            • RRP: $31.99
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            A history of the King James Version of the Bible (known in Britain as the Authorised Version) over the four hundred years from its remote beginnings to the present day. It explains how the translation came to be commissioned and who the translators were, before tracing its textua...l history, and the responses it has provoked to the present day.
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            ISBN 9780199693016
            Released NZ 11 Aug 2011
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            Reformation Questions, Reformation Answers: 95 Key Events, People, and Issues
              

            Reformation Questions, Reformation Answers: 95 Key Events, People, and Issues (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McKim, Donald K.

            • RRP: $35.53
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            What does Protestant mean? What are the differences in worship among Protestants? Who were the Huguenots? What does the Reformation mean for us today? This new book by best-selling author Don McKim answers these questions and many more, providing the essential of the history of t...he Protestant Reformation.
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            ISBN 9780664260606
            Publisher Westminster/John Knox Press,U.
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            The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve: The Story that Created Us

            The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve: The Story that Created Us (Paperback)

            By Greenblatt, Stephen

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            Selected as a book of the year 2017 by The Times and Sunday TimesHumans cannot live without stories.

            ISBN 9780099587224
            Released NZ 3 Dec 2018
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Devil: A Very Short Introduction
             

            The Devil: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

            By Oldridge, Darren

            • RRP: $21.99
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            The Devil has fascinated writers and theologians since the time of the New Testament, and inspired many dramatic and haunting works of art. Today he remains a potent image in popular culture. The Devil: A Very Short Introduction presents an introduction to the Christian Devil thr...ough the history of ideas and the lives of real people.
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            ISBN 9780199580996
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series Very Short Introductions
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            Church History: A Captivating Guide to the History of the Christian Church, Including Events of the Crusades, the Missionary Journeys of Paul, the Conversion of Constantine, and More
               

            Church History: A Captivating Guide to the History of the Christian Church, Including Events of the Crusades, the Missionary Journeys of Paul, the Conversion of Constantine, and More (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By History, Captivating

            • RRP: $31.29
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            From its modest beginnings in the Near East, the Christian Church evolved to be one of the major social institutions of the world.

            ISBN 9781637162385
            Publisher Captivating History
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