History

Front Cover for Scarlet Music

Joan Ohanneson brings to life the "feather on the breath of God" —Hildegard of Bingen, the prophet who shattered stereotypes of women, saints, and even God. This gripping memoir includes the saint’s own vivid accounts of her visions and thoughts.

Front Cover of Salt, Leaven and Light

This book traces the history of theology and the Church from its ancient beginnings to its relevance in the world today.

Front Cover for Sacred Texts of the World

A perennial bestseller, this collection of readings remains a favorite of teachers of world religions for its impartial tone and its balance of major contemporary religious traditions with primitive, ancient, and esoteric religions.

Front Cover for Quest for the Grail

Richard Rohr explores the ancient legend of Parsifal and reveals the power of myth to call us to our true purpose in the world. Archetypes and symbols come to life as Rohr awakens an authentic, masculine understanding of spirituality.

Front Cover for Quantum Theology

Drawing parallels between the behavior of subatomic particles and the essence of spirituality, Diarmuid O’Murchu knits together the substance and source of creation, showing that new findings in science only lead us to deeper truths about the nature of the divine.

Front Cover for The Pope's Army

The Swiss Guard takes ultimate responsibility for the safety of the Pope and makes a striking impression at every official ceremony. Robert Royal celebrates the guard's special combination of military skill, idealistic conviction, and religious commitment in this readable, richly illustrated volume.

Front Cover of Saint John XXII

Angelo Roncalli won the hearts and minds of people the world over, with his warm style and forward thinking. "We are not on the earth to guard a museum," he once said about the Church, "but to tend a blooming garden full of life."

Front Cover for Paul in Chains

Richard J. Cassidy sheds new light on the relationship between the earliest Christians and Roman authorities. A revealing look at how St. Paul's lengthy imprisonment caused him to change his views about Roman rule and secular power.

Front Cover for Patriotism and Fraternalism in the Knights of Columbus

A comprehensive account of how the anti-Catholicism of the early 20th century was vigorously countered by the Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus.

Front Cover for Thomas Aquinas

In this award-winning book, Robert Barron shows how Aquinas’s profound understanding of Christian mystical life animates his writings on Jesus Christ, creation, God’s “strange” nature, humanity (the wonderful hybrid of flesh and spirit), and the divine’s powerful call to ecstasy.

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