Religion: Descended from Abraham
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Mere Christianity by Lewis, C.S.
Notes: C.S. Lewis made a series of broadcasts about Christianity for the BBC early in World War II that were enormously popular. Those talks are the basis of this book which has remained one of the most popular introductions to the subject. And more than anything that he had written before, this is the book that made him famous.
ISBN: 0060652926
Publisher: Harper Collins
Published: 2001
Pages: 227
Callnumber: 230 L585m5
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Augustine and the Bible by Bright, Pamela
Notes: This book alternates sermons and commentaries by Saint Augustine, one of the great figures of early Christianity, with scholarly essays by modern critics.
ISBN: 0268006547
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Published: 1999
Pages: 352
Callnumber: 220.0924 A645a
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Islam: Religion, History, and Civilization by Nasr, Seyyed Hossein
Notes: Written by one of the world’s leading Islamicists, Nasr provides an objective history of Islam. The overview of the similarity and differences among different sects of Islam is informative and clearly written. The historical and cultural significance of Islam is stressed throughout the book.
ISBN: 0060507144
Publisher: San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco
Published: 2003
Pages: 198
Callnumber: 297 N186I
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Islam: Beliefs and Observances by Farah, Caesar E.
Notes: Farah covers the history of Islam as a world religion and its importance as a force in culture and politics. The Qu’ran is discussed in detail, and the core beliefs and obligations of Islam are explained. Historical sects and modern militant sects of Islam are also discussed in this updated edition.
ISBN: 0764122266
Publisher: Hauppauge, NY: Barron’s
Published: 2003
Pages: 500
Callnumber: 297 F221I5
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Islam: Origins, Practices, Holy Texts, Sacred Persons, Sacred Places by Gordon, Matthew
Notes: This is an accessible introduction to Islam that discusses the history and practices of the religion. Gordon discusses the ethical principles of the faith, the role of holy places, and important figures in Islam’s history.
ISBN: 019521885X
Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press
Published: 2002
Pages: 112
Callnumber: 297 G57IO
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The Koran by Rodwell, J.M.
Notes: The Koran is a sacred text of Islam, which is a guide to daily life for Muslims, and it is considered to be the finest work of Arabic prose in existence. Rodwell’s English language translation of The Koran is highly respected.
ISBN: 0804111251
Publisher: New York: Ivy Books
Published: 1993
Pages: 410
Callnumber: 297.1225 K84R
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Shalom in the Home: Smart Advice for a Peaceful Life by Boteach, Shmuley
Notes: Rabbi Boteach, from the TV series Shalom in the Home, offers advice to help families have more loving relationships.
ISBN: 9780696235078
Publisher: Meredith Books
Published: 2007
Pages: 288
Callnumber: 296.7 B657S
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Kabbalah: an Illustrated Introduction to the Esoteric Heart of Jewish Mysticism by Dedopulos, Tim
Notes: The history, meaning and application of the Kabbalah; the mystical teachings based on Hebrew Scriptures.
ISBN: 0517226480
Publisher: Gramercy Books
Published: 2005
Pages: 128
Callnumber: 296.16 D36K
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Jewish Literacy: the Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People and Its History by Telushkin, Joseph
Notes: Briefly discusses the most important Jewish concepts, including religious terms and texts, history and Jewish personalities.
ISBN: 0688085067
Publisher: Morrow
Published: 1991
Pages: 688
Callnumber: 296 T239J
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An Introduction to the Complete Dead Sea Scrolls by Vermes, Geza
Notes: The basic issues regarding the Dead Sea Scrolls and their interpretation.
ISBN: 080063229X
Publisher: Fortess Press
Published: 2000
Pages: 256
Callnumber: 296.155 V591I