Category Archives: Religion & Theology

The Virgin Mary by Phillips

Graham Phillips. The Virgin Mary Conspiracy: The True Father of Christ and the Tomb of the Virgin. Rochester, Vt.: Bear & Co., 2005. Paperback, viii + 280 pages. The New Testament is full of curious puzzles. Apart from the many egregious … Continue reading

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The Spirituality of Mazes and Labyrinths by MacQueen

Gailand MacQueen. The Spirituality of Mazes & Labyrinths. Kelowna, Canada: Northstone, 2005. Oversize hardcover, 128 pages. Labyrinths and mazes have been around for several thousand years. They can have a purely decorative function, but more often than not they are associated … Continue reading

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The Secret Initiation of Jesus at Qumram by Feather

Robert Feather. The Secret Initiation of Jesus at Qumram: The Essene Mysteries of John the Baptist. Rochester, Vt.: Bear & Co., 2005. Paperback, xx + 457 pp. Feather, who is a metallurgist and scholar of world religions, also authored The Mystery of … Continue reading

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The Quest for the Shaman by Green

Miranda and Stephen Aldhouse-Green. The Quest for the Shaman: Shape-Shifters, Sorcerers and Spirit-Healers of Ancient Europe. London: Thames & Hudson, 2005. Hardcover, 240 pages. From the Stone Age to the seventh century A.D., shamanism was an integral part of ancient … Continue reading

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The Hidden Gospel of Matthew by Miller

Ron Miller. The Hidden Gospel of Matthew: Annotated & Explained. Woodstock, Vt.: Skylight Paths Publishing, 2004. Paperback, xxx + 229 pages. Skylight Paths Publishing is dedicated to issuing books that promote the understanding and appreciation of and between spiritual traditions. As … Continue reading

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The End of Faith by Harris

Sam Harris. The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason. New York/ London: W. W. Norton, 336 pages. This is the very first book penned by Harris, a Stanford graduate and doctoral candidate in neuroscience, and I should … Continue reading

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The Discovery of the Nag Hammadi Texts by Doresse

Jean Doresse. The Discovery of the Nag Hammadi Texts: A Firsthand Account of the Expedition That Shook the Foundations of Christianity. With an English Translation and Critical Evaluation of the Gospel According to Thomas. Rochester, Vt.: Inner Traditions, 2005. Paperback, 374 … Continue reading

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The Brother of Jesus by Butz

effrey J. Bütz. The Brother of Jesus and the Lost Teachings of Christianity. Rochester, Vt.: Inner Traditions International, 2005. Paperback, xviii + 220 pages. Ever since the beginning of his missionary work, Jesus of Nazareth has been a controversial figure. If … Continue reading

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The Brill Dictionary of Religion ed. by Stuckrad

Kocku von Stuckrad, ed. The Brill Dictionary of Religion. Transl. by Robert R. Barr. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 2006. Hardcover, vol. 1 (A-D), 556 pp.; vol. 2 (E-L), 602 pp.; vol. 3 (M-R), 538 pp.; vol. 4 (S-Z). This four-volume dictionary is … Continue reading

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The Blackwell Companion to Religious Ethics by Schweiker

William Schweiker, ed. The Blackwell Companion to Religious Ethics. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishng, 2005. Hardcover, xx + 613 pp. William Schweiker, a professor of Theological Ethics at the University of Chicago and the author, among other publications, of Theological Ethics and Global … Continue reading

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