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How Jesus Became God

Paperback, 10/04/2015, £18.99

Jesus Before the Gospels

Paperback, 08/02/2017, £16.99

How God Became Jesus: The Real Origins of Belief in Jesus' Divine nature---a Response to Bart D. Ehrman

Paperback, 24/03/2014, £10.99
This book is a response by five internationally recognized biblical scholars to Bart Ehrman's new book How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee.

Popes and Britain: A History of Rule, Rupture and Reconciliation

Hardback, 30/06/2017, £40.00
Major new history of Britain's tubulent relationship with the Vatican

Trinity: Part 1/ Volume 5: Books

Paperback, 30/06/1994, £21.50
New translation of one of Augustine's classics

Revelations of Divine Love

Paperback, 15/05/2015, £8.99
Julian of Norwich is one of the subtlest writers and profoundest thinkers of the Middle Ages, and the earliest woman writer in English. Her Revelations describe a loving and merciful God and a positive vision of humanity. This sensitive new translation conveys the poise and serenity of her style, and includes the two versions of her text.

In God's name

Paperback, 12/06/1987, £6.99

Julian of Norwich: A Very Brief History

Paperback, 19/10/2017, £10.99
Concise historical introduction to Julian of Norwich and her continuing influence on the world and how we see it.

Last Testament: In His Own Words

Paperback, 15/06/2017, £9.99

Selected Writings

Paperback, 31/05/2001, £10.99
Hildegard was a 12th century Cistercian nun, prophet and writer. This thematically arranged selection contains extracts from her trilogy of visionary writings, her treatise on medicine and the natural world (Causes and Cures), her choral music, and documents relating to her life and work.

Field Guide to the English Clergy: A Compendium of Diverse Eccentrics, Pirates, Prelates and Adventurers; All Anglican, Some Even Practising

Hardback, 04/10/2018, £12.99
The Archbishop of York's behaviour was 'never that expected of a cleric, rarely that expected of a pirate'...

White Jesus: The Architecture of Racism in Religion and Education

Paperback, 28/09/2018, £29.40
In White Jesus: The Architecture of Racism in Religion and Education, we conceive White Jesus as a socially constructed apparatus-a mythology that animates the architecture of salvation-that operates stealthily as a veneer for patriarchal White supremacist, capitalist, and imperialist sociopolitical, cultural, and economic agendas.

Field Guide to the English Clergy: A Compendium of Diverse Eccentrics, Pirates, Prelates and Adventurers

Paperback, 03/09/2020, £8.99
The Archbishop of York's behaviour was 'never that expected of a cleric, rarely that expected of a pirate'...

Luminaries: Twenty Lives that Illuminate the Christian Way

Hardback, 15/08/2019, £13.99
In this sequence of short meditations, Rowan Williams invites you to reflect on the lives and legacies of twenty great Christians - saints, martyrs, poets, theologians and social reformers - all of whom continue to illuminate our spiritual landscape, pointing us towards new horizons and fresh pathways to follow.

Life of Christina of Markyate

Paperback, 27/08/2009, £7.99
The remarkable story of twelfth-century recluse Christina of Markyate, her trials and temptations, who eventually founded a priory. The anonymous Life is a vivid social portrait of a medieval religious woman, a dramatic record of spiritual conviction against all odds.

Irenaeus and Paul

Paperback, 21/10/2021, £28.99

Breakspear: The English Pope

Hardback, 25/08/2022, £25.00
The first biography in over a century of Adrian IV , the only English pope in the history of the Catholic Church


Paperback, 20/02/2025, £9.99


Paperback, 16/10/1986, £36.99
Luther provides a clear exposition of the state of German politics on the eve of the Reformation. Dr Mullett concentrates particularly on the evolution of Luther's thought and its central preoccupation with re-aligning the church's theology with that of the New Testament.

Early Modern Papacy: From the Council of Trent to the French Revolution 1564-1789

Paperback, 10/11/1999, £44.99
A. D. Wright challenges the standard view that the development of Papal authority during this period simply reflected the 'Absolutism' of secular governments, and offers an analysis related to present historiographical debates on the subject.

Jesus: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback, 28/07/2011, £8.99
Jesus Christ is undoubtedly the best-known and most influential human person in world history. Richard Bauckham explores the life of the historical Jesus, using the four Gospels to reconstruct his character, showing how their differences provide us with an insight into more than one angle of a complex historical figure.

Light Of The World

Hardback, 24/11/2010, £14.95

St Paul: The Misunderstood Apostle

Paperback, 01/09/2016, £9.99
A fascinating account of the life of St Paul, by the world's foremost religious historian. 'Karen Armstrong is a genius' A. N. Wilson

Apostle: Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve

Paperback, 02/03/2017, £10.99
Peter, Matthew, Thomas, John: who were these men and their fellow Apostles? What was their relationship to Jesus? This book answers these questions in an unusual, erudite and fascinating book. It examines how the Apostles' identities took shape over the course of two millennia, and more.

Martin Luther: Visionary Reformer

Paperback, 04/10/2016, £14.99

Thomas Cranmer: A Life

Paperback, 04/10/2016, £19.99

Oxford Dictionary of Saints 5ed

Paperback, 14/04/2011, £13.99
The renowned Oxford Dictionary of Saints returns in a revised and updated form, providing concise accounts of the lives, cults, and artistic associations of over 1,400 saints, from the famous to the obscure. Featuring new entries on recently canonized saints from around the world, and a new appendix on pilgrimages.

Historical jesus: A guide for the perplexed

Paperback, 01/03/2012, £22.99
Offers a picture of Jesus of Nazareth, highlighting the problems and pitfalls encountered in such a venture, and including a survey of scholarship. This guide discusses scholarship on Jesus since the nineteenth century, introducing and explaining the three different 'quests' for the historical Jesus.

Aquinas: A Guide for the Perplexed

Paperback, 18/11/2010, £18.99
Thomas Aquinas is the most widely read and arguably most influential of the medieval philosophers. He is famous for his coherent synthesis of Greek Philosophy and Christian Theology and his "Summa Theologiae" is an important, and enduring, text in the history of philosophy. This is a student's guide to the life and thought of Thomas Aquinas.

Missionary Position : Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice

Paperback, 05/12/2013, £8.99
Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, feted by politicians, the Church and the world's media, Mother Teresa of Calcutta appears to be on the fast track to sainthood. But what makes Mother Teresa so divine?

Kilvert's Diary

Paperback, 13/12/2012, £9.99
Francis Kilvert was an country clergyman who lived from 1840 to 1879, and these are his diaries: gossipy, sweet-natured, generous, curious, and full of an abiding wonder and delight in the natural world and the beauties of the changing seasons.

Popes: A History

Paperback, 05/04/2012, £14.99
Examines the Popes, an oldest continuing institution in the world, tracing the papal line down the centuries from St Peter (traditionally - but by no means historically - the first Pope) to the present, and from the glories of Byzantium to the decay of Rome, from the Albigensian Heresy to controversy within the Church today.

Teresa of Avila : The Way of Prayer

Paperback, 01/02/2003, £9.95

Great Reformer

Paperback, 03/09/2015, £12.99
The first major biography of Pope Francis traces the life of this revolutionary thinker from his childhood in Argentina to the world leader he is today.

St Paul: The Misunderstand Apostle

Hardback, 22/09/2015, £14.99
A fascinating account of the life of St Paul, by the world's foremost religious historian. 'Karen Armstrong is a genius' A. N. Wilson

Foxe's Book Of Martyrs (NE)

7, 01/02/2005, £7.99

Papal Reform of the Eleventh Century

Paperback, 05/08/2004, £19.99
This fascinating collection of sources, translated for the first time in English and assembled in one accessible volume, show the startling impact of papal reform in the eleventh century and its consequences. An essential collection for students of medieval history.

Catherine of Siena

7, 01/03/2005, £44.99
From her earliest years, Catherine of Siena (1347-80) was griped by the mystery of God incarnate. This was the beginning of a life-long love story, a life-long conversion in which Christ spoke to Catherine and she communicated the truth of his being to the world of her time.

Mother Teresa: Saint or Celebrity?

Paperback, 06/10/2006, £36.99
Offering an account on Mother Teresa, this work throws light on this remarkable and influential woman, exploring her childhood, her role in Balkan politics and attitude to the Balkan conflicts of the 1980s and 1990s.

Chronicle of the Popes

Hardback, 01/10/1997, £19.95
This title recounts the lives, deeds and misdeeds of the 264 popes from St Peter to John Paul II. The dichotomy between the awesome dignity of the holy office and the all-too-human passions and pleasures of some of the individuals who have occupied it characterizes the narrative.

Salvation: Scenes from the Life of St Francis

7, 02/12/2004, £10.99
* Imaginative, scrupulously researched biography of a man who is both the most radical and the most universally beloved of all Christian saints - Francis.


Paperback, 28/09/1989, £32.99
Locating Calvin in the context of early 16th-century France charting his emergence as an influential theologian and civic religious leader, this book should be of interest to introductory students of history and religion.

Jesus Ascended: The Meaning of Christ's Continuing Incarnation

Paperback, 18/03/2004, £49.99
The book presents the Ascension as public truth, examining questions such as when did Jesus ascend - and how, where did he go, with what kind of body and into what kind of space? It discusses the nature of Jesus' victory, how it has been challenged, how it has been understood at different times in history, and how it relates to his.

Papal Monarchy. The Western Church from 1050 to 1250

Paperback, 04/07/1991, £79.00
Traces the influence and legacy of the Roman Catholic Church across two centuries (1050-1250 AD). The text describes folklore and church architecture as well as the Crusades, the Inquisition, papal government, the College of Cardinals, the confessional, chivalry, hospitals and marriage.

Oxford Dictionary of Popes 2ed

Paperback, 21/01/2010, £12.99
This acclaimed papal Who's Who contains updated biographical accounts of all the popes from St Peter to Pope Benedict XVI. Arranged chronologically it provides a continuous history of the papacy as well as their irregularly elected rivals (the so-called antipopes). It is fully indexed for quick reference and includes recommended further reading.

Selected Writings On Grace and Pelagianism

Paperback, 05/06/2001, £27.50
The six major treatises presented in this volume amply illustrate Augustine's struggle with the theological problems that Pelagianism raised.

Martin Luther

Paperback, 15/06/2017, £16.99
1517, Martin Luther's attempts to reform Christianity by returning it to its biblical roots split the Western Church, divided Europe and polarised people's beliefs, leading to religious persecution, social unrest and war; and in the long run his ideas would help break the grip of religion on every sphere of life. This book tells his story.

Cosmo Lang

Hardback, 30/10/2012, £45.00
As Archbishop of Canterbury, Cosmo Lang led the Church of England through a period of great upheaval and was a pivotal influence in political and religious decision-making. Although Lang has often been seen as an unsuccessful archbishop and resistant to change, Beaken shows that he was, in fact, an effective leader at a difficult time.
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