Books

Books

Why Jesus Died

However one assesses Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, the film has drawn attention to the death of Jesus in a way that preachers and teachers, who annually labor to place Good Friday before their people, can only envy. One could scarcely have imagined that the crucifixion would become a topic for movie reviewers and talk show hosts.

The Bible in English: Its History and Influence

Sometimes you can tell a book by its cover. David Daniell’s tome features five shelves crowded with leather-bound Bibles on the front cover and a woodcut of William Tyndale’s martyrdom on the back.

Homegrown

China has the potential to become a superpower rivaling the U.S. It already is playing a critical political role in Asia, and its economic power is global.

The Dark Night of the Soul: A Psychiatrist Explores the Connection Between Darkness and Spiritual Growth

Saints such as the 16th-century Carmelites Teresa of Ávila and John of the Cross have become guardians of others across time—certainly so for the American psychiatrist Gerald May, who takes to heart their remarks and their manner of engaging a religion they dared regard with

Thinking in the Spirit: Theologies of the Early Pentecostal Movement

In June 1918 a Philadelphia reporter asked Pentecostal evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson to describe her theology. McPherson flashed a smile and replied that she had none: rather, she favored old-fashioned experience. She was not alone.