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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.