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Christianity

Christianity is a monotheistic religion established in the first century CE based on the teachings of Jesus, a Jewish rabbi in the Roman province of Judea. It is currently the world’s largest religion, practiced by 1 in 3 people worldwide. Christianity shares its theological base with Judaism and Islam in recognizing Abraham as the patriarch of faith, but differs in that it holds Jesus to be the Messiah prophesied in the Hebrew Bible. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

Jesus and the Disinherited

In this classic theological treatise, the acclaimed theologian and religious leader Howard Thurman (1900-1981) demonstrates how the gospel may be read as a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised.

What Jesus Meant

In what are billed “culture wars,” people on the political right and the political left cite Jesus as endorsing their views. But in this New York Times-bestselling masterpiece, Garry Wills argues that Jesus subscribed to no political program. He was far more radical than that.

The Measure of a Man

In August 1958 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., preached two sermons—"What is Man?" and "The Dimensions of a Complete Life"—at the first National Conference on Christian Education of the United Church of Christ at Purdue University.

A Black Theology of Liberation: 50th Anniversary Edition

With the publication of his two early works, Black Theology & Black Power (1969) and A Black Theology of Liberation (1970), James Cone emerged as one of the most creative and provocative theological voices in North America.

Joseph and the Way of Forgiveness: A Biblical Tale Retold

Stephen Mitchell’s gift is to breathe new life into ancient classics. In Joseph and the Way of Forgiveness, he offers us his riveting novelistic version of the Biblical tale in which Jacob’s favorite son is sold into slavery and eventually becomes viceroy of Egypt.

Said I Wasn't Gonna Tell Nobody: The Making of a Black Theologian

James H. Cone was widely recognized as the founder of Black Liberation Theology—a synthesis of the Gospel message embodied by Martin Luther King, Jr., and the spirit of Black pride embodied by Malcolm X.

God Against the Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism

As conflicts over religious extremism dominate our front pages, the bestselling author of The Harlot by the Side of the Road presents a work of history that could not be more timely; a surprising look back at the origins of religious intolerance during the tumultuous fourth century.

Inferno

Award-winning poet Mary Jo Bang's translation is true to the original: lyrical, politically astute, occasionally self-mocking, and deeply moving. With haunting illustrations by Henrik Drescher, this is the most readable Inferno available in English, a truly remarkable achievement.

The Four Loves

A repackaged edition of the revered author’s classic work—part of the C. S. Lewis Signature Classics series. C.S.

The Growing Edge

The Growing Edge is a book of Howard Thurman's sermons. For Thurman, the sermon is an act of worship in which the preacher exposes his spirit and mind as they seek to reveal the spirit of the Living God upon them.

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