Pagels looks at traditional roles of gender and sexual relationships as influenced by the Genesis creation story.
Below you will find our recent book reviews covering topics like early Christianity, the origins of the Bible, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the apocalypse.
First published in 1611, the King James Bible is still hailed today as a tremendous literary achievement and in some circles, the true authoritative Word of God.
Lost Christianities provides a fascinating overview of the events, writings, and politics that eventually led to the New Testament as we know it today.
Cohn’s book is a fascinating journey through the creation myths of the Egyptians, Mesopotamians, Vedic Indians and Zoroastrians
For a general A-Z reference guide to angels and demons, Davidson’s Dictionary of Angels is pretty comprehensive.
Ben Witherington III serves as editor for this compilation of scholarly essays surrounding the Third Quest for the Historical Jesus.
Boccaccini traces the lineage of Jewish texts and looks for where the Qumran community fits in with Jewish literature.
Beyond Belief is a readable history of how Church orthodoxy evolved over the first 4 centuries.
Using the Qumran Essene hypothesis as grounds, VanderKam sketches a portrait of the group’s history and beliefs.
An essential book for anyone interested in early Apocalyptic literature including Daniel, Enoch, Baruch, and Revelation.