20 Jan 2020

Category: Catholicism

Ancient Civilizations

Celibate Marriages in Late Antique and Byzantine Hagiography: The Lives Of Saints Julian And Basilissa, Andronikos And Athanasia, And Galaktion And Episteme 

Celibate Marriages in Late Antique and Byzantine Hagiography explores the puzzling phenomenon of celibate marriage as depicted in the lives of three couples who achieved sainthood. Marriage without intercourse appears to have no purpose, especially in Christian antiquity, yet these three tales were copied for…

Biographies

The Real History Behind the Da Vinci Code 

Millions have been enthralled by The Da Vinci Code’s fascinating historical speculations-and the blockbuster novel’s audience has also made bestsellers of several books offering to separate the facts from the fiction. This comprehensive, encyclopedic volume is written by an acclaimed medievalist-and takes an objective, history-based…

Atheism

Confession of a Buddhist Atheist 

Does Buddhism require faith? Can an atheist or agnostic follow the Buddha’s teachings without believing in reincarnation or organized religion? This is one man’s confession. In his classic Buddhism Without Beliefs, Stephen Batchelor offered a profound, secular approach to the teachings of the Buddha that…

Catholicism

Why Catholics Are Right 

A practicing Catholic defends the faith and offers a passionate response to current anti-Catholic opinion. In Why Catholics Are Right, author, columnist, and practicing Catholic Michael Coren examines four main aspects of Catholicism as they are encountered, understood, and more importantly, misunderstood today. Beginning with…