Augustine J. Curley

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The Love That Is God: An Invitation to Christian Faith

This prolonged meditation on the God of love, written in a decidedly unpolemical manner, will appeal to those who have been hesitant to embrace Christianity because they misunderstand the role of the cross, as well as to those who are interested in hearing about the joy of being a Christian as explained by one whose life is dedicated to proclaiming the message of the God of love.
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Kingdom of Nauvoo: The Rise and Fall of a Religious Empire on the American Frontier

A perceptive study of a religion that has become a dominant force in American society. This work will appeal to anyone interested in the often-contentious history of religion in America.

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The Lost Art of Scripture: Rescuing the Sacred Texts

A scholarly yet accessible study of world scriptures, and an elegant argument for embracing them as they have traditionally been read. This will appeal to those who view scripture as a life-giving resource that enhances instead of restricts readers’ understanding to literal interpretation. [See Prepub Alert, 5/13/19.]
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Conflagration: How the Transcendentalists Sparked the American Struggle for Racial, Gender, and Social Justice

A well-written introduction to the Transcendentalists and a complement to Philip Gura’s more idea-driven American Transcendentalism.

Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World

Even readers who might not agree with Holland’s thesis will enjoy his take on key periods of Western history.
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Believers: Faith in Human Nature

While at times tough going, Konner’s argument in favor of religion is well stated, with numerous examples from many different fields to back up his argument.

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River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey

A moving portrait of one Sister’s journey through change, and a meditation on how individuals and institutions grow and adapt. This will appeal to anyone who enjoys a forthright autobiography.

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A History of the Bible: The Story of the World's Most Influential Book

A scholarly yet accessible history of the Bible as a work of literature and a sacred text that, while shared by Jews, Catholics, and Protestants, means something different for each.
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The Lost Gutenberg: The Astounding Story of One Book's Five-Hundred-Year Odyssey

Davis offers a gripping, well-researched account of the importance of books as cultural artifacts and of one particular work that transformed the world, as well as the lives of those who owned a copy, that will appeal especially to bibliophiles.

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