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Ecclesiasticus Or The Wisdom Of Jesus - The Son Of Sirach, Hind, C. Lewis (Introduction By)
1 Ecclesiasticus Or The Wisdom Of Jesus - The Son Of Sirach
Hind, C. Lewis (Introduction By): John Lane The Bodley Head Limited; London, England 1927 
First Edition: First Printing Hard Cover Very Good with No Dust Jacket as issued: 6.75 x 10.25 in.: 165 pages Illustrated by Violet Brunton 

010761010761: Boards now protected by a new Brodart Archival Mylar Cover. No Jacket As Issued. Is original, gilt decorated, cream cloth binding (slightly soiled) but sound binding. Has (perhaps) original bookseller's tiny bookplate (H. M. Gilbert & Son, Southampton) neatly affixed at top of inside front cover. Otherwise, boards and pages are clean (except as noted above), unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Top edge of page block is gilt, with untrimmed page front edges and contains 16 tissue-protected full-color plates. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book.: Color Illustrations

Price: 110.00 USD
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Slavery In Early Christianity, Glancy, Jennifer A.
2 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 Da Vinci Code, Brown, Dan
3 The Da Vinci Code
Brown, Dan: Doubleday & Company; New York, New York 2003 0385504209 / 9780385504201
Thirty-Sixth Printing Hard Cover Fine in Fine Dust Jacket: 6.5 x 9.5 in.: 454 pages 

002398002398: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Editorial Review from Publishers Weekly: "Brown's latest thriller (after Angels and Demons) is an exhaustively researched page-turner about secret religious societies, ancient coverups and savage vengeance. The action kicks off in modern-day Paris with the murder of the Louvre's chief curator, whose body is found, laid out in symbolic repose at the foot of the Mona Lisa. Seizing control of the case are Sophie Neveu, a lovely French police cryptologist, and Harvard symbol expert Robert Langdon, reprising his role from Brown's last book. The two find several puzzling codes at the murder scene, all of which form a treasure map to the fabled Holy Grail. As their search moves from France to England, Neveu and Langdon are confounded by two mysterious groups-the legendary Priory of Sion, a nearly 1,000-year-old secret society whose members have included Botticelli and Isaac Newton, and the conservative Catholic organization Opus Dei. Both have their own reasons for wanting to ensure that the Grail isn't found. Brown sometimes ladles out too much religious history at the expense of pacing, and Langdon is a hero in desperate need of more chutzpah. Still, Brown has assembled a whopper of a plot that will please both conspiracy buffs and thriller addicts. "

Price: 18.00 USD
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The Golden Hopes Of Men, McMurtrie, H. H.
4 The Golden Hopes Of Men
McMurtrie, H. H.: Marshall & Bruce Company; Nashville, Tennessee 1915 
First Edition: First Printing Hard Cover Good with no Dust Jacket: 5.5 x 7.75 in.: 466 pages 

012607012607: Subtitled: "Unfolds in a wonderful way the prophencies contained in the Bible relating to the Church of Christ from the birth of Jesus down to the present time." Book has prior owner's name neatly stamped at top of inside front board. Board corners are slightly rubbed and top / bottom of spine are lightly worn. Otherwise, boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound (except for page block starting to separate from spine at title page - well repaired by paper tape) and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book.

Price: 94.00 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 Pathology Of The English Renaissance (Sacred Remains And Holy Ghosts): Studies In The History Of Christian Thought Series, Mazzola, Elizabeth
6 The Pathology Of The English Renaissance (Sacred Remains And Holy Ghosts): Studies In The History Of Christian Thought Series
Mazzola, Elizabeth: Brill Academic Publishers; Leiden, Netherlands 1998 9004111956 / 9789004111950
First Edition Hard Cover New in New Dust Jacket: 6.5 x 9.75 in.: 156 pages 

007499007499: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. BRAND NEW. Dustjacket, boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "This examination of the fate of lost ideas after the Protestant Reformation explores what might be called the pathology of the Renaissance. The first part of the book treats Spencer's "Faerie Queen" and Milton's "Paradise Lost", concentrating on vacant cultural spaces and abandoned icons to trace the gap between sacred and secular life, between poetry and belief. The second part focuses on Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and Elizabeth Carry's "Tragedy of Mariam" to investigate the eshcatological implications of this gap, the ways that history is disentangled from memory and nostalgia severed from experience. The book challenges readings of Renaissance culture as an increasingly secular one, proposing that sacred symbols and practices still powerfully organized the English moral imagination, oriented behaviours and arranged perceptions, and specified the limits of the known world."

Price: 80.00 USD
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The Pathology Of The English Renaissance (Sacred Remains And Holy Ghosts): Studies In The History Of Christian Thought Series, Mazzola, Elizabeth
7 The Pathology Of The English Renaissance (Sacred Remains And Holy Ghosts): Studies In The History Of Christian Thought Series
Mazzola, Elizabeth: Brill Academic Publishers; Leiden, Netherlands 1998 9004111956 / 9789004111950
First Edition Hard Cover New in New Dust Jacket: 6.5 x 9.75 in.: 156 pages 

007500007500: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. BRAND NEW. Dustjacket, boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "This examination of the fate of lost ideas after the Protestant Reformation explores what might be called the pathology of the Renaissance. The first part of the book treats Spencer's "Faerie Queen" and Milton's "Paradise Lost", concentrating on vacant cultural spaces and abandoned icons to trace the gap between sacred and secular life, between poetry and belief. The second part focuses on Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and Elizabeth Carry's "Tragedy of Mariam" to investigate the eshcatological implications of this gap, the ways that history is disentangled from memory and nostalgia severed from experience. The book challenges readings of Renaissance culture as an increasingly secular one, proposing that sacred symbols and practices still powerfully organized the English moral imagination, oriented behaviours and arranged perceptions, and specified the limits of the known world."

Price: 78.00 USD
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The Pathology Of The English Renaissance (Sacred Remains And Holy Ghosts): Studies In The History Of Christian Thought Series, Mazzola, Elizabeth
8 The Pathology Of The English Renaissance (Sacred Remains And Holy Ghosts): Studies In The History Of Christian Thought Series
Mazzola, Elizabeth: Brill Academic Publishers; Leiden, Netherlands 1998 9004111956 / 9789004111950
First Edition Hard Cover New in New Dust Jacket: 6.5 x 9.75 in.: 156 pages 

007501007501: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. BRAND NEW. Dustjacket, boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "This examination of the fate of lost ideas after the Protestant Reformation explores what might be called the pathology of the Renaissance. The first part of the book treats Spencer's "Faerie Queen" and Milton's "Paradise Lost", concentrating on vacant cultural spaces and abandoned icons to trace the gap between sacred and secular life, between poetry and belief. The second part focuses on Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and Elizabeth Carry's "Tragedy of Mariam" to investigate the eshcatological implications of this gap, the ways that history is disentangled from memory and nostalgia severed from experience. The book challenges readings of Renaissance culture as an increasingly secular one, proposing that sacred symbols and practices still powerfully organized the English moral imagination, oriented behaviours and arranged perceptions, and specified the limits of the known world."

Price: 82.00 USD
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The Spanish Inquisition (A Historical Revision), Kamen, Henry
9 The Spanish Inquisition (A Historical Revision)
Kamen, Henry: Weidenfeld & Nicolson; London, England 1997 0297817191 / 9780297817192
Presumed First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket: 6.25 x 9.5 in.: 369 pages 

005903005903: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Volume has small black mark line on edge of page block; otherwise would classify it as in Fine condition. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "Ever since the sixteenth century, the Inquisition has been held synonymous with terror, bigotry and persecution, and distorted views of its activities persist today, Henry Kamen's first study of the Inquisition, published in 1965, quickly became established as the best introduction to one of the most notorious institutions in western history. Now completely revised, it is the most up-to- date evaluation of the subject available. "

Price: 26.00 USD
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Trials And Triumphs Of The Catholic Church In America, Two Volumes In One Book : During Four Hundred Years, From The Landing Of The First Missionary To The Present Time, Mahon, P. J. (Editor) / Hayes, J. M. (Editor) / Egan, M. F. (Preface By)
10 Trials And Triumphs Of The Catholic Church In America, Two Volumes In One Book : During Four Hundred Years, From The Landing Of The First Missionary To The Present Time
Mahon, P. J. (Editor) / Hayes, J. M. (Editor) / Egan, M. F. (Preface By): J. S. Hyland & Company; Chicago, Illinois 1907 
First Edition Hard Cover Very Good with No Dust Jacket as issued: 8 x 10.75 in.: 1046 pages 

010358010358: Embellished With Numerous Engravings and with marbled page edges. Black Half Leather Ribbed Spine and board corners, green cloth boards, with Gilt Lettering on the spine and front board. Imprimatur by Patrick A. Feehan, Archbishop of Chicago. Boards and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered (except for light wear at spine's edges and a little chipping at bottom of spine). Scarce, Out Of Print, Book.

Price: 108.00 USD
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Who Are The Promise Keepers? (Understanding The Christian Men's Movement), Abraham, Ken
11 Who Are The Promise Keepers? (Understanding The Christian Men's Movement)
Abraham, Ken: Doubleday & Company; New York, New York 1997 0385486995 / 9780385486996
First Edition: First Printing Hard Cover Very Good in Fine Dust Jacket: 6.5 x 9.5 in.: 211 pages 

004446004446: Stated First Edition (10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1) . Dustjacket is protected by a Clear Mylar Cover. Copy has a small worn spot in corner of front flyleaf page from removed sticker. "Author Ken Abraham gives us a glimpse into the Christian men's movement, spearheaded by this evangelical Christian organization. He acts as the eyes and ears of an inquisitive person who hears about Promise Keepers and wonders what it is all about. "

Price: 16.00 USD
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