History

Front Cover of Dictionary of Early Christian Literature

The long-awaited successor to Berthold Altaner's Patrologie handbook, the Dictionary of Early Christian Literature presents the life and work of Christian authors up to the eighth century and an assessment of their lasting influence on the Christian tradition.

Front Cover of Henriette Delille

Based on the life of Henriette Delille, a 19th-century free woman of color who co-founded a New Orleans-based order of African American nuns, this historic novel is a testimony to how each of us has the power to transform the world.

Front Cover of John Paul II's Letter to a Jewish Friend

Schoolmates “Lolek” Wojtyla and “Jurek” Kluger were boyhood pals in pre-war Poland—till their lives were blighted by invasion, war, and genocide. It took 50 years, but they reunited. A moving tale of friendship in the face of evil.

Front Cover of Hildegard of Bingen

In breathtaking prose, Joan Ohanneson has crafted an unforgettable encounter with Hildegard, the astonishing medieval nun, visionary and prophet, artist and healer, counselor of kings and popes, composer of divine music still on the charts nearly 1000 years later.

Front Cover for Begin Again

Bestselling author Timothy M. Gallagher offers a remarkable biography of Father Bruno Lanteri, who overcame great odds to become the foremost spiritual leader of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, ultimately founding the Oblates of the Virgin Mary.

Front Cover for Politicizing the Bible

Penetrating the pretense of objectivity often presented in secular studies, Hahn and Wiker bring to light the appropriation of scripture by politically motivated interests and trace the lineage of today’s theological approaches to the power-mongering of the late Middle ages.

Front Cover of The Spirit of the Liturgy

Originally written in 1918, this profound reflection on the nature of liturgical worship still stands as a guiding light for today's renewal of worship and prayer. In poetic terms, it clarifies the underlying principles and existential implications of the belief that when Christians join in the Eucharist and other liturgical celebrations, they do so not as discrete individuals but as interconnected members of the one People of God.

Front Cover of Symbolism

The thought of Johann Adam Möhler has had a major impact on the development of Catholic theology in the twentieth century, providing a crucial source of inspiration for theologians such as Karl Rahner and Yves Congar.

Front Cover of Spirituality and the Secular Quest

This volume includes a variety of first-rate essays on spirituality in non-religious settings, including Twelve Step meetings, arts, sports, and social justice movements.

Front Cover of South and Meso-American Native Spirituality

This book looks at the diverse spiritual traditions that have evolved in South and Central America and the Caribbean, since the first encounter with Europeans in the 16th century. Rich, varied writing from international scholars examines the diversity of religious practices and beliefs.

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