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John Paul II (A Pictorial Biography), Hebblethwaite, Peter / Kaufmann, Ludwig
1 John Paul II (A Pictorial Biography)
Hebblethwaite, Peter / Kaufmann, Ludwig: McGraw-Hill Book Company; 1979 0070333270 / 9780070333277
Presumed First Edition Hard Cover Fine in Fine Dust Jacket: 8.75 x 10.5 in.: 128 pages Illustrated by Rosaria Pasquariello 

001897001897: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Dustjacket is complete but creased across price corner. Book was written with the collaboration of Dr. Alois Anklin and Dr. Reinhold Lehmann. "The life of Pope John Paul I is closely linked to the history of his native land. ... A dedicated man of the Church, Wojtyla was also a writer, a thinker, a philosopher and a man who has given us works of poetry as well. This portrait - documenting a journey from an obscure town to a jubilant coronation in Rome - tells us not only about the man but also about the Pope he is likely to be. " Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. : Photographs

Price: 22.50 USD
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Love Affair - A Venetian Journal, Morris, Wright
2 Love Affair - A Venetian Journal
Morris, Wright: Harper & Row Publishers; New York, New York 1972 006013092X / 9780060130923
First Edition Hard Cover Fine in Very Good Dust Jacket: 8.75 x 10.25 in.: Unpaginated pages 

006524006524: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Stated First Edition. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Book is unpaginated, but has 95 pages including 44 full-page, color photographs taken by the author. "This book celebrates, in words and full-color photographs, the adventure of living in the world's most astonishing city. Although only the experience of living in Venice will fully accustom the visitor to a fact so unique, Wright Morris combines words and photographs to recapture the essence of this experience, sharing with the read impressions of a particular moment in a fabulous place."

Price: 37.00 USD
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Mary Through The Centuries (Her Place In The History Of Culture), Pelikan, Jaroslav
3 Mary Through The Centuries (Her Place In The History Of Culture)
Pelikan, Jaroslav: Yale University Press; New Haven, Connecticut 1996 0300069510 / 9780300069518
First Printing Hard Cover Fine in Fine Dust Jacket: 6.5 x 9.5 in.: 267 pages 

005926005926: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "Jaroslav Pelikan, world-renowned historian and author of the best-selling Jesus Through the Centuries and many other books, examines all of Christian history and culture to create the most complete portrait of the Virgin Mary ever written. Pelikan assesses the ways Protestants, Catholics, Jews, and Muslims, artists, musicians, and writers, and men and women everywhere have depicted, venerated, and been inspired by Mary, a symbol of hope and solace for all generations. "

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Slavery In Early Christianity, Glancy, Jennifer A.
4 Slavery In Early Christianity
Glancy, Jennifer A.: Oxford University Press; Cary, North Carolina 2002 0195136098 / 9780195136098
First Printing Hard Cover Fine in Very Good Dust Jacket: 6.5 x 9.5 in.: 203 pages 

006570006570: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Printing Number Line (1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2) . Dustjacket has small edge cut. "Slavery was widespread throughout the Mediterranean lands where Christianity was born and developed. Though Christians were both slaves and slaveholders, there has been surprisingly little study of what early Christians thought about the realities of slavery. How did they reconcile slavery with the Gospel teachings of brotherhood and charity? Slaves were considered the sexual property of their owners: what was the status within the Church of enslaved women and young male slaves who were their owners' sexual playthings? Is there any reason to believe that Christians shied away from the use of corporal punishments so common among ancient slave owners? Jennifer A. Glancy brings a multilayered approach to these and many other issues, offering a comprehensive re-examination of the evidence pertaining to slavery in early Christianity. Drawing on a wide variety of sources, Glancy situates early Christian slavery in its broader cultural setting. She argues that scholars have consistently underestimated the pervasive impact of slavery on the institutional structures, ideologies, and practices of the early churches and of individual Christians. The churches, she shows, grew to maturity with the assumption that slaveholding was the norm, and welcomed both slaves and slaveholders as members. Glancy draws attention to the importance of the body in the thought and practice of ancient slavery. To be a slave was to be a body subject to coercion and violation, with no rights to corporeal integrity or privacy. Even early Christians who held that true slavery was spiritual in nature relied, ultimately, on bodily metaphors to express this. Slavery, Glancy demonstrates, was an essential feature of both the physical and metaphysical worlds of early Christianity. The first book devoted to the early Christian ideology and practice of slavery, this work sheds new light on the world of the ancient Mediterranean and on the development of the early Church. "

Price: 90.00 USD
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The Great Unfrocked (Two Thousand Years Of Church Scandal), Parris, Matthew
5 The Great Unfrocked (Two Thousand Years Of Church Scandal)
Parris, Matthew: Robson Books; United Kingdom 1999 1861051298 / 9781861051295
Presumed First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Fine Dust Jacket: 6.5 x 9.5 in.: 266 pages 

003249003249: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. "Runaway bishops and naughty vicars are a staple of today's tabloid newspapers, but he reveals in The Great Unfrocked, they're only part of the tradition of colourful clerics dating back centuries. From Judas Iscariot to the Reverend Roger Holmes, the self-declared 'knicker vicar of North Yorkshire', disciples, bishops and parsons have been falling from grace. This entertaining and informative book, successor to the best-selling Great Parliamentary Scandals, brings to light some of the most unusual tales. Along the way we learn the secrets behind St George, currently patron saint of England, but formerly bacon seller to the Egyptian army; and behind Pope Joan, exposed as a woman before a crowd of thousands when she gave birth riding a horse. ... And we discover what drove the notorious Rector of Stiffkey, the 'prostitutes' padre', who exhibited himself in a barrel on Blackpool promenade and died denouncing the Archbishop of Canterbury in the jaws of Freddie the circus lion in Skegness. " Copy has bookplate on front flyleaf. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book.

Price: 23.50 USD
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The Makers Of Florence : Dante, Giotto, Savonarola, And Their City: Burt's Library Of The World's Best Books Series, Oliphant, Mrs. (Margaret)
6 The Makers Of Florence : Dante, Giotto, Savonarola, And Their City: Burt's Library Of The World's Best Books Series
Oliphant, Mrs. (Margaret): A. L. Burt Company; New York, New York N.D. 
First Edition: First Printing Hard Cover Very Good with No Dust Jacket as issued: 5.5 x 7.75 in.: 436 pages 

012590012590: Book is undated, but believe was published around 1898. Binding is dark green with embossed emblem on front, has lightly worn corners and a faded/worn section at bottom of spine and area on back board. Pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Copy has a tissue-protected frontispiece and includes over 50 additional black and white illustrations. Contents include Chapters on: The Poet - Dante; The Cathedral Builders (such as Arnolfo, Giotto, Ghiberti, Donatello, Brunelleeschi); The Monks of San Marco (such as The Angelical Painter, The Good Archbishop, Girolamo Savonarola, The Sperimento, The Prophet's End, The Piagnoni Painters, Michel Angelo).

Price: 58.00 USD
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The Papal Princes (A History Of The Sacred College Of Cardinals), Kittler, Glenn D.
7 The Papal Princes (A History Of The Sacred College Of Cardinals)
Kittler, Glenn D.: Funk & Wagnalls; New York, New York 1960 
Presumed First Edition Hard Cover Very Good with no Dust Jacket: 5.5 x 8.5 in.: 369 pages 

003966003966: Dark red boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. "The history of the world during the past two thousand years is, to a large extent, the history of the roman Catholic Church, and the history of the Church involves, indivisibly, the history of the Sacred College of Cardinals, whose members produce the men who become the popes. " Scarce, Out Of Print, Book.

Price: 16.00 USD
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Venice: Lion City The Religion Of Empire, Wills, Garry
8 Venice: Lion City The Religion Of Empire
Wills, Garry: Simon & Schuster; New York, New York 2001 0684871904 / 9780684871905
First Printing Hard Cover Fine in Very Good Dust Jacket: 7.75 x 9.5 in.: 415 pages 

006526006526: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Printing Number Line (10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1) . Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "Garry Wills's "Venice: Lion City" is a tour de force -- a rich, colorful, and provocative history of the world's most fascinating city in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, when it was at the peak of its glory. This was not the city of decadence, carnival, and nostalgia familiar to us from later centuries. It was a ruthless imperial city, with a shrewd commercial base, like ancient Athens, which it resembles in its combination of art and sea empire. The structure of Venetian society was based on its distinctive practice of religion: Venice elected its priests, defied the authority of papal Rome, and organized its liturgy around a lay leader (the doge) . "Venice: Lion City" presents a new way of relating the history of the city through its art and, in turn, illuminates the art through the city's history. In their culture, their governing structures, and their social life, the Venetians themselves speak to us with extraordinary immediacy, whether at work, warfare, prayer, or acting out their victories, celebrations, and petitions in the colorful festivals that punctuated the year. "Venice: Lion City" is illustrated with more than 130 works of art, 30 in full color. Garry Wills gives us a unique view of Venice's rulers, merchants, clerics, and laborers, its Jews, and its women as they created a city that is the greatest art museum in the world, a city that continues to lure an endless stream of visitors. "

Price: 35.00 USD
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