History

Front Cover for Early Christian Mystics

The McGinns, preeminent scholars of theological history, present sketches of 12 seminal figures vital to the development of Christian mysticism. An accessible interpretation of the distinct characteristics of these spiritual masters’ direct, immediate, and transformative encounters with the presence of God.  

The Doctors of the Church

Written by one of the world's top authorities on the history of Christianity, this user-friendly resource is an introduction to 33 remarkable individuals who shaped our understanding of the Catholic faith.

Front Cover of Christian Marriage

Critics of Catholic moral teachings on sexuality overlook the subtle, profound reflection the church has devoted to these questions. Learn what monks, popes, and holy married people have said over the centuries about the Gospel's call to holiness in marriage.

Front Cover of Christianity's Dangerous Memory

This book offers a bold re-reading of the life of Jesus as “Christ liberator,” the ultimate rebel against unjust and confining social systems and self-serving doctrines. Follow Jesus’ “dangerous” example, the author suggests, to live more richly and truthfully.

Front Cover for Christian Spirituality: Origins to the Twelfth Century

Essays in this volume discuss the early history of the church, gnostic spirituality, monasticism, the great fathers, soteriology, the Trinity, anthropology, grace, Christian art, the sacraments, prayer, and spiritual guidance.

Front Cover for Christian Spirituality Volume II

This volume of the World Spirituality series—a broad-ranging, illustrated, and scholarly treatment of core topics in Christian spirituality—focuses on the Reformation and pre-Reformation periods.

Front Cover for Christian Spirituality Vol III

This volume of the World Spirituality series—a broad-ranging, illustrated, and scholarly treatment of core topics in Christian spirituality—focuses on the development of Christianity in the period after the Reformation.

Front Cover for Coincidentally

George Rutler—EWTN speaker, Crisis magazine columnist, and reigning Catholic wit—offers his humorous and contrarian reflections on the coincidental links that connect the most far-flung parts of the world.

Front Cover for The Councils of the Church

The editor of the magisterial Decrees of the Ecumenical Councils covers the history of conciliar teaching, from the early and medieval councils to the Second Vatican Council, showing their abiding importance in the life of the church.

Front Cover for The Catholic Church in History

In an uncompromisingly honest examination, Keith D. Lewis looks at the crusades, the Spanish inquisition, Pope Urban’s battle with Galileo, and other dark periods in the Catholic church's history to dispel denial and bring reconciliation, clarity, and healing.

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