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Atheism: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

£8.99

Julian Baggini

9780198856795
Paperback
August 2021

Very Short Introductions

In this book, Julian Baggini explores the arguments for atheism, and dispels some common myths, explaining how a life without religious belief can be positive, meaningful, and moral. This new edition discusses the recent flowering of 'New Atheism' and considers the position of atheism in society today.

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Blasphemy: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Yvonne Sherwood

9780198797579
Paperback
August 2021

Very Short Introductions

This book considers the steady presence of blasphemy in our world today, even as society grows increasingly secular. Discussing some of the most famous cases of blasphemy, it looks at factors such as the increased visibility of religious and racial minorities, new media, and engines of surveillance, and the legacies of colonial blasphemy laws.

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Calvinism: A Very Short Introduction

£7.99

Jon Balserak

9780198753711
Paperback
December 2016

Very Short Introductions

In this Very Short Introduction Jon Balserak explores major ideas and issues associated with the Calvinist system of thought. He looks at how Calvinist ideas and practices spread and took root, helping shape societies today. Much of contemporary thought - especially western thought - on everything from civil government to money, suicide, and divorce has been influenced by Calvinism. Balserak also combats common misconceptions about Calvinism, and explores the relationship between Calvinism and the modern world.

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The Saints: A Short History

£10.99

Simon Yarrow

9780198784388
Hardback
September 2016

The Saints examines the history, traditions, and cultural impact of the saints. Looking at their origins and the cultural definition of saints and sanctity, Yarrow moves on to consider interpretations of saints in literature and art, and the role gender plays in sainthood.

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The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Tod Linafelt

9780195300079
Paperback
March 2016

Very Short Introductions

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Revelations of Divine Love

£8.99

Julian of Norwich, Barry Windeatt

9780199641185
Paperback
May 2015

Oxford World's Classics

Julian of Norwich is one of the subtlest writers and profoundest thinkers of the Middle Ages, and the earliest woman writer in English. Her Revelations describe a loving and merciful God and a positive vision of humanity. This sensitive new translation conveys the poise and serenity of her style, and includes the two versions of her text.

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Pilgrimage: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Ian Reader

9780198718222
Paperback
April 2015

Very Short Introductions

Pilgrimage is found in most religious cultures, from Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and India, to France, Spain, and Japan. In this Very Short Introduction Ian Reader explores the key themes of pilgrimage throughout the ages, considering its various forms and its identity as a 'spiritual tourism' industry, to explain why it has remained so popular.

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The Book of Margery Kempe

£8.99

Margery Kempe, Anthony Bale

9780199686643
Paperback
February 2015

Oxford World's Classics

The Book of Margery Kempe is the extraordinary account of a medieval wife, mother, and mystic. The earliest autobiography in English, It describes Kempe's transformation from businesswoman to pilgrim, her visions, hostile encounters with clergy and travels to holy sites abroad. This new translation provides full introduction and notes.

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Ritual: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Barry Stephenson

9780199943524
Paperback
January 2015

Very Short Introductions

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God: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

John Bowker

9780198708957
Paperback
September 2014

Very Short Introductions

Who or what is God? In this Very Short Introduction John Bowker considers questions like these. Exploring how the major religions interpret the idea of God, and have established their own distinctive beliefs about God's existence, Bowker shows how and why our understanding of God continues to evolve.

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African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Eddie S. Glaude Jr.

9780195182897
Paperback
August 2014

Very Short Introductions

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African Religions: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Jacob K. Olupona

9780199790586
Paperback
March 2014

Very Short Introductions

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The Masnavi, Book Three

£9.99

Jalal al-Din Rumi, Jawid Mojaddedi

9780199652037
Paperback
November 2013

Oxford World's Classics

Rumi is the greatest mystic poet to have written in Persian, and the Masnavi, written in six books, is his masterpiece. It conveys a message of divine love in entertaining stories and homilies. The focus of Book Three is on epistemology; this is the first ever verse translation, and the first translation of any kind for over 80 years.

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Rastafari: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Ennis B. Edmonds

9780199584529
Paperback
December 2012

Very Short Introductions

Rastafari has grown into an international socio-religious movement, with adherents of Rastafari found in most of the major population centres and outposts of the world. This Very Short Introduction provides a brief account of this widespread but often poorly understood movement, looking at its history, central principles, and practices.

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Martyrdom: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Jolyon Mitchell

9780199585236
Paperback
November 2012

Very Short Introductions

Martyrdom is a controversial topic, with a long history of provoking fierce debate. In this Very Short Introduction Jolyon Mitchell provides a historical analysis to understand the contemporary debates surrounding martyrdom. Using examples from a variety of contexts around the world, he explores how it has evolved, and what it means today.

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Spirituality: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Philip Sheldrake

9780199588756
Paperback
November 2012

Very Short Introductions

With a decline in traditional religious belief, interest in spirituality has grown hugely in Western cultures. The notion of spirituality expresses the fact that many people are driven by goals that concern more than material satisfaction. Philip Sheldrake explores the historical foundations of spirituality and considers how it transforms lives.

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The Varieties of Religious Experience

£10.99

William James, Matthew Bradley

9780199691647
Paperback
June 2012

Oxford World's Classics

Drawing on psychology, philosophy, and literature, William James's classic survey of religious belief gathers testimony from a huge range of diverse sources to construct a defence of the individual religious experience. It speaks powerfully to the modern debate on atheism and faith, in the most critically up-to-date edition available.

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The Devil: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Darren Oldridge

9780199580996
Paperback
May 2012

Very Short Introductions

The Devil has fascinated writers and theologians since the time of the New Testament, and inspired many dramatic and haunting works of art. Today he remains a potent image in popular culture. The Devil: A Very Short Introduction presents an introduction to the Christian Devil through the history of ideas and the lives of real people.

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Magic: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

Owen Davies

9780199588022
Paperback
January 2012

Very Short Introductions

Magic continues to be an enduring topic of fascination, managing to pervade the popular imagination. In this Very Short Introduction Owen Davies explores the definitions and practice of magic over the millennia; highlighting the controversy, conflict, and debate it has caused.

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Angels: A Very Short Introduction

£8.99

David Albert Jones

9780199547302
Paperback
October 2011

Very Short Introductions

What are angels? Where were they first encountered? Can we distinguish angels from gods, fairies, ghosts, and aliens? And why do they remain so popular? This Very Short Introduction investigates stories and speculations about angels in religions old and new, in art, literature, film, and the popular imagination.

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