June 2017 New Books List

AGAPE
Call No. : 233.5 WAT

Title : Agape, eros, gender : towards a Pauline sexual ethic / Francis Watson.
Publisher :Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.


BABYLON (EXTINCT CITY)-- HISTORY
Call No. : 935.5 GIL

Title : The rise and fall of Babylon : gateway of the gods / Anton Gill.
Publisher :London : Quercus, 2011.


BIBLE AND SCIENCE
Call No. : 261.55 SCH

Title : The science of God : the convergence of scientific and biblical wisdom / Gerald Schroeder.
Publisher :New York : Free Press, c1997


BIBLE AS LITERATURE
Call No. : 231 MIL

Title : God : a biography / Jack Miles.
Publisher :New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1995.
Edition :1st ed.

BIBLE INTERPRETATION
Call No. : 220.6 WRI

Title : User's guide to the Bible / Chris Wright.
Publisher :Tring : Lion, 1984.


BIBLE-- LANGUAGE, STYLE
Call No. : 330.601 FOU

Title : Keys to understanding and teaching your Bible / Thomas E. Fountain.
Publisher :Nashville : T. Nelson Publishers, c1983.


CHRISTIAN HERESIES--HISTORY-- MIDDLE AGES, 600-1500
Call No. : 230.09 BRO

Title : The secret history of Christianity / Malcolm Brocklehurst.
Publisher :London : Magpie, 2008.


CHRISTIAN LIFE-- CATHOLIC AUTHORS
Call No. : 239 YOU

Title : Growing in faith : a guide for the reluctant Christian / David Yount ; foreword by Donald Coggan.
Publisher :Washington, D.C. : Regnery Pub. ; Lanham, MD : Distributed to the tra Publisher :National Book Network, c1994.


CHRISTIANITY AND OTHER RELIGIONS-- NEOPAGANISM
Call No. : 299 DIZ

Title : Pagans & Christians : the personal spiritual experience / Gus diZerega.
Publisher :St. Paul, MN. : Llewellyn Publications, 2001.
Edition :1st ed.

CHRISTIANITY AND YOGA
Call No. : 261.295436 PAU

Title : Jesus in the lotus : the mystical doorway between Christianity and yogic spirituality / Russill Paul.
Publisher :Novato, CA : New World Library, c2009.


CHRISTIANITY IN LITERATURE
Call No. : 813.6 DUC

Title : Beyond the Da Vinci code : from the rose line to the bloodline : the unauthorized guide to Dan Brown's best-selling novel /​ Sangeet Duchane.
Publisher :Wingfield, S. A. : Cameron House, c2005.


CHRISTIANITY SCRIPTURES
Call No. : 226.06 BIC

Title : The four faces of God / John Bickersteth & Timothy Pain.
Publisher :Eastbourne : Kingsway, c1992.


CHURCH HISTORY
Call No. : 270 BAS

Title : A people's history of Christianity : the other side of the story / Diana Butler Bass.
Publisher :New York : HarperOne, c2009.

While bringing to life the movements, personalities, and spiritual disciplines that have always informed and ignited Christian worship and social activism, Butler Bass persuasively argues that corrective--even subversive--beliefs and practices have always been hallmarks of Christianity and are necessary to nourish communities of faith.

CONSCIOUSNESS-- MISCELLANEA
Call No. : 001.942 VON

Title : Gods, genes, and consciousness : nonhuman intervention in human history / Paul Von Ward.
Publisher :Charlottesville, VA : Hampton Roads Pub. Co., c2004.


EXCAVATIONS (ARCHAEOLOGY)-- MIDDLE EAST
Call No. : 222.11093 ROH

Title : Legend : the genesis of civilisation /​ David M. Rohl.
Publisher :London : Century , c1998


FREEDOM OF SPEECH--UNITED STATES-- HISTORY
Call No. : 342.410853 LEV

Title : Blasphemy : verbal offense against the sacred, from Moses to Salman Rushdie / by Leonard W. Levy.
Publisher :New York : Knopf, 1993.
Edition :1st ed.

GOD (CHRISTIANITY)--ATTRIBUTES-- SERMONS
Call No. : 231.4 WIE

Title : Classic sermons on the attributes of God / compiled by Warren W. Wiersbe.
Publisher :Grand Rapids, MI. : Kregel Publications, c1989.


GOD-- HISTORY OF DOCTRINES
Call No. : 200.9 WRI

Title : The evolution of God / Robert Wright.
Publisher :New York : Little, Brown, 2009.
Edition :1st ed.

HANDBOOKS, MANUALS, ETC
Call No. : 200 BOW

Title : World Religions : the great faiths explored &​ explained / John Bowker
Publisher :NY : DK Publishing , 1997.


HEAVEN
Call No. : 202.3 MIL

Title : Heaven : our enduring fascination with the afterlife / Lisa Miller.
Publisher :New York : Harper, c2010.
Edition :1st ed.
A groundbreaking and accessible history of heaven--from the earliest biblical conceptions of the afterlife to the theologians who frame our understandings, to the convictions and perceptions of everyday people. Drawing on history and popular culture, biblical research and everyday beliefs, religion journalist Lisa Miller offers a new understanding of one of the most cherished ideals of spiritual life. She discusses not just our visions of the afterlife, but how our beliefs have influenced the societies we have built and the lifestyles to which we have subscribed. She also reveals how the notion of heaven has been used for manipulation--to promulgate goodness and evil--as inspiration for selfless behavior, and as justification for mass murder. From the Revelation to the Left Behind series, Augustine to bin Laden, Muslims in the West Bank to American Mormons baptizing their dead, this is a penetrating look at a cherished religious ideal.--From publisher description.

HISTORY--ANCIENT
Call No. : 930 VAN

Title : Vanished civilizations / Andrew Kerr-Jarrett, managing editor.
Publisher : London ; New York : Reader's Digest, [2002] ©2002


HOLY SPIRIT
Call No. : 231.3 HOL

Title : The left hand of God : a biography of the Holy Spirit / Adolf Holl ; translated from the German by John Cullen.
Publisher :New York : Doubleday, c1998.
Edition :1st ed. in the U.S.A.

HOPE--RELIGIOUS ASPECTS--CHRISTIANITY-- SERMONS
Call No. : 234.2 WIE

Title : Classic sermons on hope / compiled by Warren W. Wiersbe.
Publisher :Grand Rapids, MI : Kregel Publications, c1994.


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY--MORAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTS
Call No. : 261.52 BRA

Title : Digitally remastered : a biblical guide to reclaiming your virtual self / Guy Brandon.
Publisher :Singapore : Genesis Books , c2016.


JESUS CHRIST
Call No. : 232 CHO

Title : The third Jesus : the Christ we cannot ignore / Deepak Chopra.
Publisher :New York : Harmony Books, c2008.
Edition :1st ed.
Who is Jesus Christ? Spiritual leader Chopra provides an answer that is both a challenge to current systems of belief and a fresh perspective on what Jesus can teach us all, regardless of our religious background. There is not one Jesus, but three. First, the historical Jesus, who lived more than two thousand years ago and whose teachings are the foundation of Christian thought. Next there is the Son of God, who embodies an institutional religion with dogma, a priesthood, and believers. And finally, the cosmic Christ, the spiritual guide whose teaching embraces all humanity. He speaks to the individual who wants to find God as a personal experience, to attain what some might call grace, or enlightenment. Ultimately, Chopra argues, Christianity needs to overcome its tendency to be exclusionary and refocus on being a religion of personal insight and spiritual growth, so that Jesus can be seen for the universal teacher he truly is.--From publisher description.

JEWS--HISTORY-- REBELLION, 66-73
Call No. : 933 JOS

Title : The new complete works of Josephus / translated by William Whiston ; commentary by Paul L. Maier.
Publisher :Grand Rapids, MI : Kregel Publications, c1999.
Edition :Revised and expanded edition.

JUDAISM
Call No. : 296 ROB

Title : Essential Judaism : a complete guide to beliefs, customs, and rituals / George Robinson.
Publisher :New York : Pocket Books, c2000.


MONOTHEISM-- HISTORY
Call No. : 291.14 KIR

Title : God against the gods : the history of the war between monotheism and polytheism / Jonathan Kirsch.
Publisher :New York : Viking Compass, 2004.


MYSTICISM
Call No. : 248.22 VER

Title : Theosophia : hidden dimensions of Christianity / Arthur Versluis.
Publisher :Hudson, N.Y.: Lindisfarne Press, c1994.


MYTH IN THE BIBLE
Call No. : 220.68 HAR

Title : Mythology's last gods : Yahweh and Jesus / William Harwood.
Publisher :Buffalo, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, c1992.


NATURAL SELECTION
Call No. : 146.7 DEN

Title : Darwin's dangerous idea : evolution and the meanings of life / Daniel C. Dennett.
Publisher :New York : Simon & Schuster, c1995.


PENTECOSTALISM
Call No. : 270.82 SYN

Title : Global renewal Christianity : spirit-empowered movements past, present, and future / Vinson Synan, Amos Yong, and Miguel Álvarez, general editors.
Publisher :Lake Mary, FL : Charisma House, 2015-
Edition :First edition.

PETER,-- THE APOSTLE, SAINT
Call No. : 225.922 EHR

Title : Peter, Paul, and Mary Magdalene : the followers of Jesus in history and legend / Bart D. Ehrman.
Publisher :Oxford ; NY : Oxford University Press, 2006.

Historian of religion Ehrman takes readers on a tour of the early Christian church, illuminating the lives of three of Jesus' most intriguing followers: Simon Peter, Paul of Tarsus, and Mary Magdalene. What do the writings of the New Testament tell us about each of these key followers of Christ? What legends have sprung up about them in the centuries after their deaths? Was Paul bow-legged and bald? Was Peter crucified upside down? Was Mary Magdalene a prostitute? Ehrman separates fact from fiction, presenting complicated historical issues in a clear and informative way and relating anecdotes culled from the traditions of these three followers.--From publisher description.

POPES-- BIOGRAPHY
Call No. : 292.0922 WAL

Title : The popes : 50 celebrated occupants of the throne of St. Peter / Michael J. Walsh.
Publisher :London : Quercus Publishing, c 2007.


QUANTUM THEORY-- RELIGIOUS ASPECTS
Call No. : 215 STE

Title : Quantum gods : creation, chaos, and the search for cosmic consciousness / Victor J. Stenger.
Publisher :Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2009.


RELIGION AND SCIENCE
Call No. : 261.55 WAL

Title : Embracing mind : the common ground of science and spirituality / B. Alan Wallace and Brian Hodel.
Publisher :Boston : Shambhala ; 2008.
Edition :1st ed.

RELIGIONS-- QUOTATIONS, MAXIMS, ETC
Call No. : 291.8 WIL

Title : World scripture : a comparative anthology of sacred texts / edited by Andrew Wilson ; foreword by Ninian Smart.
Publisher :New York : International Religious Foundation : Distributed by Parago Publisher :House, c1991.


SACRED BOOKS
Call No. : 291.82 NOV

Title : The world's wisdom : sacred texts of the world's religions / Philip Novak.
Publisher :[San Francisco, CA.] : HarperSanFrancisco, c1994.


SACRED SPACE
Call No. : 203.5 DOU

Title : The atlas of sacred and spiritual sites : discover places of mystical power from around the world /​ David Douglas.
Publisher :Alresford : Godsfield , c2007.

This beautifully illustrated guide explores the connections between people, faith, and landscape and features plans, reconstructions, and stunning photography of little-known holy sites. Beginning with the magnificent cathedrals, mosques, and temples of the world's great religions and concluding with earthworks, and holy mountains, wells, and rivers, it traces the wisdom these spots embody and explores the ways in which we gain spiritual insights from them today--Publisher.

SCOTLAND--KINGS AND RULERS-- BIOGRAPHY
Call No. : 941.102092 YOU

Title : In the footsteps of Robert Bruce / Alan Young and Michael J. Stead.
Publisher :Stroud : Sutton, 1999.


SEX DIFFERENCES--RELIGIOUS ASPECTS-- CHRISTIANITY
Call No. : 241.63 ROB

Title : Creation and covenant : the significance of sexual difference in and for the moral theology of marriage / Christopher Chenault Roberts.
Publisher :New York : T&T Clark International, 2007.


SIGNS AND SYMBOLS
Call No. : 302.2223 KEN

Title : Symbols and their hidden meanings / T.A. Kenner.
Publisher :London : Carlton, c2006.


SOCIAL ETHICS
Call No. : 170 HAL

Title : Everyday ethics : inspired solutions to real-life dilemmas / Joshua Halberstam.
Publisher :New York : Viking, 1993.


SPIRITUAL LIFE--CATHOLIC CHURCH-- EARLY WORKS TO 1800
Call No. : 248.22 JOH

Title : John of the Cross : selected writings / edited with an introduction by Kieran Kavanaugh ; preface by Ernest E. Larkin.
Publisher :New York : Paulist Press, c1987


SPIRITUALITY
Call No. : 201.65 COL

Title : Measuring the immeasurable : the scientific case for spirituality / [Daniel Goleman ... et al.].
Publisher :Boulder, CO. : Sounds True, c2008.


THEOLOGY
Call No. : 230.092 KOL

Title : The Oxford handbook of Martin Luther's theology / edited by Robert Kolb, Irene Dingel and L'ubomír Batka.
Publisher :Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition : First edition.

THEOLOGY, DOCTRINAL-- HISTORY
Call No. : 230.09 HIL

Title : The history of Christian thought / Jonathan Hill.
Publisher :Downers Grove, IL. : InterVarsity Press, c2003.


THEOLOGY-- EARLY WORKS TO 1800
Call No. : 230.41 LUT

Title : Martin Luther's basic theological writings / Martin Luther, edited by William R. Russell.
Publisher :Minneapolis : Fortress Press, c2012.
Edition :3rd ed. / edited by William R. Russell.

THEOLOGY--HISTORY-- MIDDLE AGES, 600-1500
Call No. : 230.09 BRO

Title : Saving paradise : how Christianity traded love of this world for crucifixion and empire / Rita Nakashima Brock, Rebecca Ann Parker.
Publisher :Boston : Beacon Press, c2008.


TRINITY
Call No. : 231.044 HIL

Title : The three-personed God : the Trinity as a mystery of salvation /​ William J. Hill.
Publisher :Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, c1982.