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Pagans: The End of Traditional Religion and the Rise of Christianity
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Pagans: The End of Traditional Religion and the Rise of Christianity

By O'Donnell, James J

New York: Ecco, 2016 A provocative and contrarian religious history that charts the rise of Christianity from the point of view of traditional” religion from the religious scholar and critically acclaimed author of Augustine. Pagans explores the rise of Christianity from a surprising and unique viewpoint: that of the people who witnessed their ways of life destroyed by what seemed then a powerful religious cult. These pagans were actually pious Greeks, Romans, Syrians, and Gauls who observed the traditions of their ancestors. To these devout polytheists, Christians who worshipped only one deity were immoral atheists who believed that a splash of water on the deathbed could erase a lifetime of sin. Religious scholar James J. O’Donnell takes us on a lively tour of the Ancient Roman world through the fourth century CE, when Romans of every nationality, social class, and religious preference found their world suddenly constrained by rulers who preferred a strange new god. Some joined this new cult, while others denied its power, erroneously believing it was little more than a passing fad. [he] brings to life various pagan rites and essential features of Roman religion and life, offers fresh portraits of iconic historical figures, including Constantine, Julian, and Augustine, and explores important themes - Rome versus the east, civilization versus barbarism, plurality versus unity, rich versus poor, and tradition versus innovation. 273p. bibliography.index. 1st Pbk Edition. Trade Paperback. As New.

$10.00

The Perfect Heresy the Revolutionary Life And Death Of The Medieval Cathars

By O'Shea, Stephen

Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, 2000 Eight hundred years ago, the Cathars, a group of heretical Christians from all walks of society, high and low, flourished in what is now the Languedoc in Southern France. Their subversive beliefs brought down on them the wrath of Popes and monarchs and provoked a brutal 'Crusade' against them. The final defeat of the Cathars was horrific with mass burnings of men, women and children in the village of Montaillou in the Pyrenees. 1st Canadian Edition.. Hardcover. New/New.

$30.00

He Historia Tou Christou Gia Paidia, Kata to Anglikon Tis M Mackenzie

By Konstantinides, Michael [Archiepiskopou Amerikes Michael]

Athens: Ekdoseis He Elaphos Undated - Originally published in Athens 1957 by Hellenike Archiepiskope Amerikes. 80p. illus. Crisp copy looks almost unread [Worldcat list 2 copies of an earlier edition]. Re-issue. Laminated Hardcover. Fine.

$17.50

The Desert Fathers. Translations from the Latin

By Waddell, Helen [ed]

Ann Arbor, MI: Ann Arbor Paperback, 1966 By the fourth century A.D., devout Christians--men and women alike--had begun to retreat from cities and villages to the deserts of North Africa and Asia Minor, where they sought liberation from their corrupt society and the confining shell of the social self. The Desert Fathers is the perfect introduction to the stories and sayings of these heroic pioneers of the contemplative tradition. Selected and translated by Helen Waddell, The Desert Fathers opens a window onto early Christianity while presenting us with touchingly human models of faith, humility, and compassion. 209p.Crisp neat text, name of previus owner in ffep, else fine . Reprint. Pbk. Near Fine.

$7.00

Principesa si Monahie: Domnita Ileana - Maica Alexandra

By Cooke, Bev

Bucarest: Editura Sophia , 2011 Through a life of selfless sacrifice, Princess Ileana of Romania won her people’s heart so thoroughly she is still revered by Romanians today.... Her deeply rooted Orthodox faith ... eventually led her in her later years to the peaceful repose of monasticism ... as Mother Alexandra she was called to build....the Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. Translation into Romanian of "Royal Monastic: Princess Ileana of Romania: The Story of Mother Alexandra" by Luminita Irina Niculescu. 263p. illus. map. genealogical table. First Thus. Softcover. New.

$25.00

Leitourgiki Kai Katechese Gai Tin ST Taxi Tou Demotikou Scholeiou (IN GREEK)

By Skiada, Vassilis G.

Athens: Organismos Ekdoseos Didaktikon Biblion. Athens. 1979 Oganismos Ekdoseos Didaktikon Biblion, 1980 Guide to the Greek Orthodox litugy and catechism for schools. 144p.llus (col.). Soft Cover. Very Good.

$12.50

Ekklesiatiki Istoria Gia Tin E' Taxi Tou Demotikouu Scholeiou

By Skiada, Vassilis G.

Athens: Organismos Ekdoseos Didaktikon Biblion. Athens. 1979 Oganismos Ekdoseos Didaktikon Biblion, 1981 Guide to Greek Orthodox church history (with lives of apostles and saints ) for schools. 175p.llus (col.). Soft Cover. Very Good.

$12.50

Ekklesiatiki Istoria Gia Tin E' Taxi Tou Demotikouu Scholeiou

By Skiada, Vassilis G.

Athens: Organismos Ekdoseos Didaktikon Biblion. Athens. 1979 Oganismos Ekdoseos Didaktikon Biblion, 1981 Guide to Greek Orthodox church history (with lives of apostles and saints ) for schools. 175p.llus (col.). Soft Cover. Very Good.

$12.50

Leitourgiki Kai Katechese Gai Tin ST Taxi Tou Demotikou Scholeiou (IN GREEK)

By Skiada, Vassilis G.

Athens: Organismos Ekdoseos Didaktikon Biblion. Athens. 1979 Oganismos Ekdoseos Didaktikon Biblion, 1983 Guide to the Greek Orthodox litugy and catechism for schools. 144p.llus (col.). Soft Cover. Very Good.

$12.50

Tales Worth Telling: Views from an Ivory Tower - A Signed Copy

By Hilchey, Harry St Clair

Torornto: Wycliffe College, 1995 "Twenty-five stories about fascinating men and women who, in one way or another were assocated with Wycliffe College " Many of the stores tell of Anglican ministries in the far west and with the native peoples of Northern Canada, or in Japan, but ther are also ales of the Mionitsre who was amsle model actor and ilm star before taling holy orders.116p. illus ( B & W). Signed by Author. 1st Can Ed.. Softcover. As New.

$20.00

Early Christian Latin Poets (The Early Church Fathers)
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Early Christian Latin Poets (The Early Church Fathers)

By White, Carolinne

Routledge, 2000 Christian Latin poetry from the fourth to sixth centuries was hugely influential on English and French medieval literature. In this, the first substantial overview of this poetry, Carolinne White sets the works in their literary and historical context, including translations of over thirty poems and excerpts, many never translated into English before.. 1st Pbk Ed... Softcover. As New.

$15.00

The message of the Sunday gospel Readings Volume II

By Coniaris, Anthony M.

Minneapolis: Light & Life Publishing Company, 1982 Meditations on the words of Jesus as read in the Sunday Gospel lessons of the Orthodox Church from March through August. [This isvolume TWO only]126p.. First Edition.. Softcover. Good.

$35.00

Service Book of the Holy Orthodox-Catholic Apostolic Church.

By Hapgood, Isabel Florence

New York: Syrian Antiochan Orthodox Diocese of New Yoek and All North America, 1965 Service Book of the Holy Orthodox-Catholic Apostolic Church. Compiled, Translated, and Arranged from the Old Church-Slavonic Service Books of the Russian Church and Collated with the Service Books of the Greek Church. Revised Edition, with Endorsement by Patriarch Tikhon. "A photo-offset reproduction of the 1922 edition, 615p. Clean crisp text, slight scuffing at head of spine, name of previous owner on ffep.. 4th.Ed... Hardcover. Very Good.

$65.00

Historia muzyki Chrzescijanskiej

By Wilson-Dickson, Andrew

Warsaw: Ofycyna Wydawnicza Vocatio Translaton into Polish by Marzena Wisniewska of "The Story of Christian Music: From Gregorian Chant to Black Gospel, An Authoritative Illustrated Guide to All the Major Traditions of Music for Worship" 342p. illus. Donor inscription on ffep, else fine. First Polish Edition.. Laminated Hardcover. Near Fine.

$40.00

The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman's Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine
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The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman's Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine

By Kidd, Sue Monk

San Francisco, CA.: Harper, 1996 For years, Sue Monk Kidd was a conventionally religious woman. Then, in the late 1980s, she experienced an unexpected awakening, and began a journey toward a feminine spirituality. With the exceptional storytelling skills that have helped make her name, Kidd tells her very personal story of the fear, anger, healing, and freedom she experienced on the path toward the wholeness that many women have lost in the church. From a jarring encounter with sexism in a suburban drugstore, to monastery retreats and to rituals in the caves of Crete, she reveals a new level of feminine spiritual consciousness for all women one that retains a meaningful connection with the "deep song of Christianity," embraces the sacredness of ordinary women's experience, and has the power to transform in the most positive ways every fundamental relationship in a woman's life her marriage, her career, and her religion (remainder mark). 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine - Price Clipped.

$21.00

Christendom and Christianity in the Middle Ages: The Relations Between Religion, Church, and Society
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Christendom and Christianity in the Middle Ages: The Relations Between Religion, Church, and Society

By Bredero, Adriaan H

Grand Rapids MI: Willliam B. Eerdmans publishing Company, 1994 Christenheid en Christendom in de Middeleeuwen. Over de verhouding van godsdienst, kerk en samenleving Translated from the Dutch by Reinder Bruinsma. 402p. bibliography index. 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$25.00

Naalagak nirtuqlavut : tuksiarluta ingirlutalu.

By Roman Catholic Church

Churchill, Manitoba: Catholic Church. Diocese of Churchill-Hudson Bay., 1992 Prayers, devotions, hymns and liturgy in Inuktitut. Text in romanized Inuktitut. Includes some text in English and in Inuktitut syllabics. "Katulimmiutait uppiqatigiiktut Nunavummiitut piqutigijangit." 416p. illus index [Only 2 copies n WorldCat]. 1st Can Ed.. Leather Style Binding. New.

$75.00

Confessions
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Confessions

By Augustine of Hippo - Saint

London: Penguin, 1961 Original vintage Penguin edition # L114 "The son of a pagan father and a Christian mother, Saint Augustine spent his early years torn between conflicting faiths and worldviews. His Confessions, written when he was in his forties, recount how, slowly and painfully, he came to turn away from his youthful ideas and licentious lifestyle, to become instead a staunch advocate of Christianity and one of its most influential thinkers. A remarkably honest and revealing spiritual autobiography, the Confessions also address fundamental issues of Christian doctrine, and many of the prayers and meditations it includes are still an integral part of the practice of Christianity today. The son of a pagan father and a Christian mother, Saint Augustine spent his early years torn between conflicting faiths and worldviews. His Confessions, written when he was in his forties, recount how, slowly and painfully, he came to turn away from his youthful ideas and licentious lifestyle, to become instead a staunch advocate of Christianity and one of its most influential thinkers. A remarkably honest and revealing spiritual autobiography, the Confessions also address fundamental issues of Christian doctrine, and many of the prayers and meditations it includes are still an integral part of the practice of Christianity today. In his introduction R. S. Pine-Coffin discusses Saint Augustine?s intentions in writing his Confessions and issues of translation. This edition also includes a list of dates of events recorded in the Confessions. In his introduction R. S. Pine-Coffin discusses Saint Augustine?s intentions in writing his Confessions and issues of translation. This edition also includes a list of dates of events recorded in the Confessions.. First Pbk.Ed... Pbk. Very Good.

$15.00

The House of Wisdom / Visdommen i Vestjylland [IN ENGLISH & DANISH]

By Norn, Otto & Jensen, Soren Skovgaard

Copenhagen: Christian Ejlers Forlag, 1990 The golden altar at Sahl church in Western Jutland is an unrivalled monument from an oustanding period in Denmark abut 1200. Today the altar is highly prized for its artistry, but in the Middle Ages it imparted the deepest mysteries of the Christian faith. The Sahl altar is a didactic work of art.The two authors present a trailblazing reading of the altar's message to show how links were forged in the early Middle Ages between Christian doctrine and classical philosophy. The altar is thus crowned by Sapienta, Divine Wisdom, in converse with Plato and Socrates : heathen ancients drawn into Christian mythology. Photographs of the Sahl Altar by Gerard Franceschi. Drawings by Holger Schmidt.158p. lllus. Letter from the publisher laid in.. First Edition.. Hardcover. As New/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$30.00

From the Holy Mountain : A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium.
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From the Holy Mountain : A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium.

By Dalrymple, William

London: Flamingo, 1997 In 587 AD, two monks set off on an extraordinary journey that would take them in an arc across the entire Byzantine world, from the shores of the Bosphorus to the sand dunes of Egypt. On the way John Moschos and his pupil Sophronius the Sophist stayed in caves, monasteries, and remote hermitages, collecting the wisdom of the stylites and the desert fathers before their fragile world finally shattered under the great eruption of Islam. More than a thousand years later, using Moschos's writings as his guide, William Dalrymple sets off to retrace their footsteps and composes "an evensong for a dying civilization" --"Kirkus Reviews," 483p. plates (some col) maps on endpapers. bibliography.index. Reprint.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$10.00

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