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Music in the Castle of Heaven: A Portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach
Music in the Castle of Heaven: A Portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach
John Eliot Gardiner grew up passing one of the only two authentic portraits of Bach every morning and evening on the stairs of his parents' house, where it hung for safety during the Second World War. He has been studying and performing Bach ever since, and is now regarded as one of the composer's greatest living interpreters. The fruits of this lifetime's immersion are distilled in this remarkable book, grounded in the most recent Bach scholarship but moving far beyond it, which explains in wonderful detail the ideas on which Bach drew, how he worked, how his music is constructed, how it achieves its effects - and what it can tell us about Bach the man.READ MORE >>
Nov 2013
$49.99
A Prayer Journal
A Prayer Journal
Written between 1946 and 1947 while O'Connor was a student far from home at the University of Iowa, A Prayer Journal is a rare portal into the interior life of the great writer.READ MORE >>
Nov 2013
$29.95
Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE – 1492)
Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE – 1492)
A landmark history of a culture, of a people and of a world by one of our most distinguished and electrifying historiansREAD MORE >>
Sep 2013
$35.00
Rose Kennedy the Life and Times of a Political Matriarch
Rose Kennedy the Life and Times of a Political Matriarch
In her compelling and intimate portrait, presidential historian Barbara A. Perry captures Rose Kennedy's essential contributions to the incomparable Kennedy dynasty. This biography - the first to draw on an invaluable cache of Rose's newly released diaries and letters - unearths the complexities behind the impeccable persona she showed the world.READ MORE >>
Jul 2013
$34.95
Silence in Christian History
Silence in Christian History
In this daring and unclassifiable book, Diarmaid MacCulloch, 'one of the best historians now writing in English' (Sunday Telegraph) draws us into a polyphony of silences from the whole span of Christian history and beyond. Some silences are holy, some skirt the borders of evil: besides prayer and mystical contemplation, there are shame and evasion, careless or purposeful forgetting. MacCulloch begins by unravelling the surprisingly mixed attitudes of Judaism to silence, the Jewish and Christian borrowings from Greek explorations of the divine, and the silences which were part of Jesus' brief ministry and witness. He describes how the Early Church negotiated the competing claims of silence and noise, and how monasticism, a movement not original to Christianity but imported into it, came to dominate Christian worship and practice. He highlights the importance of long-forgotten or hidden Christian personalities in setting patterns of silence and contemplation still central to Christianity's approaches to God. The story moves to the sudden eruption of relentless noise in the Protestant Reformation, and the Counter-Reformation's efforts to defend centuries of insights about listening rather than speaking.READ MORE >>
Jun 2013
$39.99
Inferno Robert Langdon Book 4
Inferno Robert Langdon Book 4
'Seek and ye shall find.' With these words echoing in his head, eminent Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon awakes in a hospital bed with no recollection of where he is or how he got there. Nor can he explain the origin of the macabre object that is found hidden in his belongings. A threat to his life will propel him and a young doctor, Sienna Brooks, into a breakneck chase across the city of Florence. Only Langdon's knowledge of hidden passageways and ancient secrets that lie behind its historic facade can save them from the clutches of their unknown pursuers. With only a few lines from Dante's dark and epic masterpiece, The Inferno, to guide them, they must decipher a sequence of codes buried deep within some of the most celebrated artefacts of the Renaissance - sculptures, paintings, buildings - to find the answers to a puzzle which may, or may not, help them save the world from a terrifying threat…READ MORE >>
May 2013
$39.95
Why Priests? A Failed Tradition
Why Priests? A Failed Tradition
Bestselling author of Papal Sin and Why I Am a Catholic, Garry Wills spent five years as a young man at a Jesuit seminary and nearly became a priest himself. But after a lifetime of study and reflection, he now poses some challenging questions: Why do we need priests at all? Why did the priesthood arise in a religion that began without it and opposed it? Would Christianity be stronger without the priesthood, as it was at its outset?READ MORE >>
May 2013
$29.99
Thomas Aquinas: A Portrait
Thomas Aquinas: A Portrait
Highly visible as a public teacher, preacher, and theologian, Thomas Aquinas nevertheless has remained nearly invisible as man and saint. What can be discovered about this man, his mind, and his soul? In this title, the author clears away the haze of time and brings Thomas vividly to life for readers - those unfamiliar with the saint. READ MORE >>
May 2013
$34.95
How to Read a Graveyard Travels in the Company of the Dead
How to Read a Graveyard Travels in the Company of the Dead
A taboo-breaking exploration of what graveyards and memorials to the dead can tell our secular, scientific and sceptical age about our eternal fate.READ MORE >>
Apr 2013
$32.99
My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer
My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer
A passionate meditation on the consolations and disappointments of religion and poetry. Wiman, an award-winning poet and the editor of Poetry magazine, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, he began to question what his Christian beliefs and his love of poetry could really do.READ MORE >>
Apr 2013
$34.95
Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape
Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape
Jenna Miscavige Hill was born into the Church of Scientology and grew up strictly adhering to its beliefs and practices. But aged twenty-two she made a daring break. Now, for the first time, this insider pierces the veil of secrecy that has shrouded Scientology - a religion that has been the subject of fierce debate and speculation worldwide. Beyond Belief is a definitive look at the beliefs and rituals of the religion, using the author?s unique relationship to the Church?s first-in-command - David Miscavige - as an unprecedented window into the religion, its draw, its practices, its leadership, its followers and its secrets.READ MORE >>
Feb 2013
$24.99
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower, the now-classic study of al-Qaeda's 9/11 attack. Based on more than two hundred personal interviews with current and former Scientologists—both famous and less well known—and years of archival research, Lawrence Wright uses his extraordinary investigative ability to uncover for us the inner workings of the Church of Scientology. READ MORE >>
Jan 2013
$42.95
Trent: What Happened at the Council
Trent: What Happened at the Council
Trent, the Catholic Church's attempt to put its house in order after the Reformation, has long been praised and blamed for things it never did. This one-volume history, the first in modern times, explores the volatile issues that pushed several Holy Roman emperors, kings and queens of France, five popes, and all of Europe to the brink of disaster. READ MORE >>
Jan 2013
$42.95
Mary Douglas: Very Personal Method: Anthropological Essays Drawn From Life
Mary Douglas: Very Personal Method: Anthropological Essays Drawn From Life
The range of Mary Douglas' interests has few parallels amongst the leading social anthropologists of the twentieth century. Although inspired by the classics of the discipline of anthropology, her theories were idiosyncratic and her applications of them never predictable. By bringing together writings in different genres that she composed over the entirety of her career, this volume demonstrates her distinctive style of thought and expression. The topics she addressed ranged freely between family and friends, the demands of domestic routine, her belonging to the Roman Catholic Church ... and cultural similarities and differences on a global scale. In her method and style, as much as in her explicit arguments, Mary Douglas constantly invited her readers to reflect on the inextricable interwining of the personal and the theoretical of her thoughts.READ MORE >>
Jan 2013
$65.00
St Pauls New Roman Weekday Missal Hardcover Popular edition
St Pauls New Roman Weekday Missal Hardcover Popular edition
Contains the Order of Mass, along with the complete weekday cycle of Scripture readings, the Proper of Saints and all of the Masses for special occasions.READ MORE >>
Nov 2012
$59.95