Religion

Front cover of Ancient Israel by Robert Alter
Ancient Israel - Robert Alter

Ancient Israel by Robert Alter is part of the author's ongoing translation of the Hebrew Bible. He translates and comments upon "The Former Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings" in this volume. The work is immediately readable and immensely learned.

R195.00
Front cover of Fields of Blood by Karen Armstrong
Fields of Blood - Karen Armstrong

Fields of Blood by Karen Armstrong amasses a sweeping history of humankind to explore the perceived connection between war and the world’s great creeds—and to issue a passionate defence of the peaceful nature of faith. With unprecedented scope, Armstrong looks at the whole history of each tradition—not only Christianity and Islam, but also Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Judaism. Religions, in their earliest days, endowed every aspect of life with meaning, and warfare became bound up with observances of the sacred.

R98.00
Front cover of Paul Was Not a Christian by Pamela Eisenbaum
Paul Was Not a Christian - Pamela Eisenbaum

Paul Was Not a Christian by Pamela Eisenbaum will have a profound impact on the way many Christians approach evangelism and how to better follow Jesus’s—and Paul’s—teachings on how to live faithfully today. Pamela Eisenbaum, an expert on early Christianity, reveals the true nature of the historical Paul in Paul Was Not a Christian. She explores the idea of Paul not as the founder of a new Christian religion, but as a devout Jew who believed Jesus was the Christ who would unite Jews and Gentiles and fulfil God’s universal plan for humanity.

R135.00
Front cover of Christmas Carols by Andrew Gant
Christmas Carols - Andrew Gant

Christmas Carols by Andrew Gant tells the story of some twenty carols, each accompanied by lyrics and music, unravelling a captivating - and often surprising - tale of great musicians and thinkers, saints and pagans, shepherd boys, choirboys, monks and drunks. Everyone loves a Christmas carol - in the end, even Scrooge. They have the power to summon up a special kind of midwinter mood, like the aroma of mince pies and mulled wine and the twinkle of lights on a tree. It's a kind of magic. But how did they get that magic?

R95.00
Front cover of Spitstyd deur Wilhelm Jordaan
Spitstyd - Wilhelm Jordaan

Spitstyd deur Wilhelm Jordaan is die versamelde koerantrubrieke wat in Beeld en Die Burger verskyn het.

R90.00
Front cover of Our Appointment With Life by Thich Nhat Hanh
Our Appointment With Life - Thich Nhat Hanh

Our Appointment With Life by Thich Nhat Hanh is a translation and commentary on the Sutra on Knowing the Better Way to Live Alone, the earliest teaching of the Buddha on how to live fully in the present moment.

R110.00
Front cover of Revelations by Elaine Pagels
Revelations - Elaine Pagels

Revelations by Elaine Pagels is a startling exploration of the history of the most controversial book of the Bible. In this timely book, Pagels returns The Book of Revelation to its historical origin, written as its author John of Patmos took aim at the Roman Empire after what is now known as "the Jewish War," in 66 CE. Militant Jews in Jerusalem, fired with religious fervor, waged an all-out war against Rome's occupation of Judea and their defeat resulted in the desecration of Jerusalem and its Great Temple.

R120.00
Front cover of God's Bankers by Gerald Posner
God's Bankers - Gerald Posner

God's Bankers by Gerald Posner traces the political intrigue and inner workings of the Catholic Church. Decidedly not about faith, belief in God, or religious doctrine, this book is about the church's accumulation of wealth and its byzantine entanglements with financial markets across the world. Told through 200 years of prelates, bishops, cardinals, and the Popes who oversee it all, Gerald Posner uncovers an eyebrow-raising account of money and power in perhaps the most influential organization in the history of the world.

R160.00
Front cover of The Calvin Handbook edited by Herman J Selderhuis
The Calvin Handbook - Herman J Selderhuis

The Calvin Handbook edited by Herman J Selderhuis gathers contributions from internationally renowned scholars and offers a comprehensive view of Calvin's life, his theology, and the history of his reception. This handbook is a uniquely helpful resource on Calvin for readers of every interest level. Research on French theologian John Calvin is flourishing around the world, and his quincentennial in 2009 has given such research even greater momentum. This book is designed to support and stimulate that research.

R165.00
Front Cover of Buddhisms by John S Strong
Buddhisms - John S Strong

Buddhisms by John S Strong provides an overview of the Buddhist tradition in all its different forms around the world. Beginning at the modern day temples of Lumbini, where the Buddha was born, Strong takes us through the life of the Buddha and a study of Buddhist Doctrine, revealing how Buddhism has changed just as it has stayed the same. Finally, Strong examines the nature of Buddhist community life and its development today in the very different environments of Thailand, Japan, and Tibet.

R210.00
Front cover of The Secret Language of Sacred Spaces by Jon Cannon
The Secret Language of Sacred Spaces - Jon Cannon

The Secret Language of Sacred Spaces by Jon Cannon is both an overview of architecture and a survey of major faiths. The Secret Language of Sacred Spaces offers fascinating insights into some of the most impressive man-made structures in the world. From Stonehenge to the Sagrada Familia, from the Acropolis to Angkor Wat, human beings have directed extraordinary amounts of energy toward the creation of architecture that expresses their religious beliefs. Indeed, in most cultures throughout history, the greatest buildings are religious ones.

R220.00
Front cover of In God's Shadow by Michael Walzer
In God's Shadow - Michael Walzer

In God's Shadow by Michael Walzer reveals political theorist Michael Walzer's findings after decades of thinking about the politics of the Hebrew Bible. Attentive to nuance while engagingly straightforward, Walzer examines the laws, the histories, the prophecies, and the wisdom of the ancient biblical writers and discusses their views on such central political questions as justice, hierarchy, war, the authority of kings and priests, and the experience of exile. Because there are many biblical writers with differing views, pluralism is a central feature of biblical politics.

R215.00
Front Cover of The Book of the People by A N Wilson
The Book of the People - A N Wilson

The Book of the People by A N Wilson explores how readers and thinkers have approached the Bible, and how it might be read today. Charting his own relationship with the Bible over a lifetime of writing, Wilson argues that it remains relevant even in a largely secular society, as a philosophical work, a work of literature and a cultural touchstone that the western world has answered to for nearly two thousand years.

R150.00