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Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence

Hardback, 25/09/2014, £25.00
£22.50
It is the most persistent myth of our time: religion is the cause of all violence. The founders of the largest religions - Jesus, Buddha, the rabbis of early Judaism, the prophet Muhammad - aimed to curb violence. This book is a celebration of the ancient religious ideas and movements that have promoted peace across millennia of civilization.

St Paul: The Misunderstood Apostle

Paperback, 01/09/2016, £8.99
£8.09
A fascinating account of the life of St Paul, by the world's foremost religious historian. 'Karen Armstrong is a genius' A. N. Wilson

History of God

Paperback, 07/01/1999, £9.99
£8.99
The idea of a single divine being - God, Yahweh, Allah - has existed for over 4,000 years. But the history of God is also the history of human struggle. This account of the evolution of belief examines Western society's unerring fidelity to this idea of One God and the many conflicting convictions it engenders.

In the Beginning: A New Interpretation of Genesis

Paperback, 03/03/2011, £8.99
£8.09
The foundation stone of Jewish and Christian scriptures, the power of the "Book of Genesis" lies in its stories - "Creation", "the Fall", "Cain and Abel", "Noah", "Abraham", "Jacob" and "Joseph". This title traces the themes and meanings of these stories, examining what they can tell us about the human quest for meaning.

Bible: The Biography

Paperback, 02/04/2015, £9.99
£8.99
The Bible is a groundbreaking explanation and interpretation of the single most influential text of all time, by the world's foremost religious historian. 'The best sort of popularizing: there is no sacrifice of integrity and no dumbing down.' Edward Norman, Literary Review

St Paul: The Misunderstand Apostle

Hardback, 22/09/2015, £14.99
£13.49
A fascinating account of the life of St Paul, by the world's foremost religious historian. 'Karen Armstrong is a genius' A. N. Wilson

Islam: A Short History

Paperback, 03/12/2001, £9.99
£8.99
One of the world's foremost commentators on religious affairs on the history (and destiny) of the world's most misunderstood religion.

Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life

Hardback, 04/01/2011, £12.99
£11.69
Drawing on a wide range of material - ranging from the spiritual character of the world religions to the findings of contemporary neuroscience - this title argues that compassion is hardwired into our brains, yet is constantly pushed back by our more primitive instincts for selfishness and survival.

Case for God: What Religion Really Means

Paperback, 01/07/2010, £9.99
£8.99
Tracing the history of faith from the Palaeolithic Age to the present, the author shows that meaning of words such as 'belief', 'faith', and 'mystery' has been entirely altered, so that atheists and theists alike now think and speak about God - and, indeed, reason itself - in a way that our ancestors would have found astonishing.

Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence

Paperback, 24/09/2015, £9.99
£8.99
Is humanity on the brink of destroying itself? This book intends to disprove the link between religion and bloodshed. It deals with ancient religious ideas and movements that have promoted peace and reconciliation across millennia of civilization.