Popular European Religious Books

Find religious books written by authors from Europe for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge. (12)

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Good Omens by Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
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The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist. Put New York Times bestselling authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett together . . . and all Hell breaks loose.

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In My Own Words by Pope John Paul II EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
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Spiritual father of millions, globally influential leader: Pope John Paul II's words have brought inspiration, solace, and courage to those who have listened. The quotes and prayers collected here are both for the faithful and for those who have been touched by and want to know more about this remarkable man. His words on love, family, truth, freedom, human relationships, the power of God, and the importance of hope and prayer explore what it means to be alive and what we are doing here on Earth, and offer answers to some of life's hardest questions.

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Mere Christianity : Comprising The Case for Christianity, Christian Behaviour, and Beyond Personality by C. S. Lewis EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
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Discusses the essence of Christian faith and the doctrine of the Trinity.

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The Divine Comedy : The Inferno, the Purgatorio, and the Paradiso by Dante Alighieri EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
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For the first time, John Ciardi's translations of Dante's three soaring canticles have been gathered together in a single volume.

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The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene EN

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JAMES WOOD Scobie, a police officer serving in a war-time West African state, is distrusted, being scrupulously honest and immune to bribery. But then he falls in love, and in doing so he is forced to betray everything he believes in, with drastic and tragic consequences.

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The Inferno by Dante Alighieri EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
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Writing his Comedy (the epithet Divine was added by later admirers) in exile from his native Florence, Dante aimed to address a world gone astray both morally and politically. It tells the story of a character who is at one and the same time both Dante himself and Everyman.

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The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
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G. K. Chesterton's surreal masterpiece is a psychological thriller that centers on seven anarchists in turn-of-the-century London who call themselves by the names of the days of the week. Chesterton explores the meanings of their disguised identities in what is a fascinating mystery and, ultimately, a spellbinding allegory. As Jonathan Lethem remarks in his Introduction, The real characters are the ideas. Chesterton's nutty agenda is really quite simple: to expose moral relativism and parlor nihilism for the devils he believes them to be. This wouldn't be interesting at all, though, if he didn... continue

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The Passion Hymns of Iceland, Being Translations from the Passion-Hymns of Hallgrim Petursson by Hallgrim Peturssonm translated by Charles Pilcher EN

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Country: Europe / Iceland flag Iceland
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute th... continue

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The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan EN

Rating: 3     1 Vote
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A new edition of one of the greatest allegorical stories ever written. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read A masterpiece of the English Puritan tradition, The Pilgrim's Progress is rich in its imaginative power and its vivid and heartfelt language. It recounts the story of Christian, who appears to the author in a dream, and his journey to Heaven through the trials and tribulations of life. He meets many like-minded pilgrims on his way, such as Faithful and Hopeful, but before they attain their goal they encounter the Giant Despair and the River of ... continue

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The Reformed Roots of the English New Testament : The Influence of Theodore Beza on the English New Testament by Irena Backus EN

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Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
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In order to examine the exact nature of Beza's influence on the AV we investigated two documents which purport to represent two different stages in the making of the AV; the Bodleian Bishops' MS which deals with the Gospels and the Fulman MS which deals with the Epistles and which appears to represent the work of the Final Revision Committee. . . . In examining the MS annotations in Bodleian Bishops' our primary concern has been to establish the influence of Beza on these annotations and relate his influence on the Bodleian annotator to his influence on the finished AV. . . . In examining the ... continue