History & Criticism

Dr. David Burnett

The Spirit of China: The roots of faith in 21st century China


Burnett explores the influences of Buddhism, Confucianism, and the Jesuits; he looks at the Ming Dynasty and the rise of the Manchus; he assesses the motivations behind Mao, Deng Xaio-Ping, and the current communist and commercial regime. Why is an atheistic leadership seeing a widespread religious revival of several faiths? What is the future of religion in China? A wide-ranging introduction to the ideas, beliefs, and conflicting visions that have shaped modern China.

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The Legends of the Jews Vol. 2 From Joseph to the Exodus


One of the masterworks of twentieth century Jewish scholarship was Louis Ginzberg's Legends of the Jews, or, more accurately, Legends of the Bible... For scholars, Ginzberg's book is a monumental work of research. But for the general reader, it is a gateway into a world, a world where the imagination roamed and the spirit was free... The Bible will never be the same for you again, if you do.

(Rabbi Jack Reimer South Florida Jewish Journal.)

    Philip Yancey

    The Jesus I Never Knew


     In this book I emphasize the relational and personal rather than the scholarly.  Who was this man Jesus?  What was he like?  No one who meets Jesus ever stays the same.

      Peter Atkinson

      The Encyclopedia of the Bible - Hard cover


      This beautifully illustrated volume walks readers through every chapter of the Bible, while also explaining such things as how we got the Bible, how it was preserved over the years, how the Bible fits in with historical sources and archeological finds, and similar information.

        Evald Flisar

        Antigone Now


        Antigone begins with The two sons of Oedipus, Eteocles and Polyneices, who are fighting for the kingship of Thebes. Both men die in the battle. Their successor, Creon, decides that King Eteocles will be buried, but Polyneices, because he was leading a foreign army, will be left on the field of battle. Antigone, his sister, buries him anyway.

        Antigone is caught burying Polyneices and is condemned to death. Her fiance and Creon's son, Haemon, learns about this and tries to convince Creon to change his mind. It's only then that the seer Tiresias appears. After a long discussion, he finally persuades Creon that the gods want Polyneices buried. By then it's too late Antigone has hung herself, Haemon kills himself when he finds her, and Creon's wife kills herself when she learns about her son.