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The First Jesuits, O'Malley, John W
41 The First Jesuits O'Malley, John W
Harvard University Press 1993 0674303121 / 9780674303126 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
dust jacket with slight edge rubbing. No marks 42813 
Price: 15.00 USD
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42 THE LIVES OF THE SAINTS FOR EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR. THREE VOLUMES McDonough, Thomas B.
Catholic Press 1965 Hardcover Very Good 
3 volumes -gold embosssed covers with gilt page edges. No marks or writing. Ribbon markers. Gutter is cracking on 2 volumes. The 3rd is taped with clear tape. Books have tight bindings and appear unread. 45211 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Origins of Anti-Semitism  Attitudes toward Judaism in Pagan and Christian Antiquity, Gager, John G.
43 The Origins of Anti-Semitism Attitudes toward Judaism in Pagan and Christian Antiquity Gager, John G.
Oxford University Press, USA 1985 0195036077 / 9780195036077 Paperback New 
New book with slight rub on cover edge. No marks. ; 0.7 x 8.01 x 5.35 Inches; 320 pages 50677 
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The Other Side of the Altar  One Man's Life in the Catholic Priesthood, Dinter, Paul E.
44 The Other Side of the Altar One Man's Life in the Catholic Priesthood Dinter, Paul E.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003 0374299668 / 9780374299668 Hardcover New in New dust jacket 
New book and dust jacket. No marks. Back in the 1950s when Dinter was an altar boy, Catholic priests were generally respected and even revered. By 1993, as he prepared to leave active priesthood, a wave of sexual abuse scandals was engulfing the church. From its low-key title and first chapter, a reader might expect Dinter's memoir, though engagingly written, to be merely a personal account of this time of turmoil. To be sure, one of the book's important themes concerns his search for wholeness and connection through his student days and early years as a parish priest, his 15 years as Catholic chaplain at Columbia University, his sabbatical year in Rome and his eventual decision to resign from the priesthood. A parallel theme is equally important and far more provocative: the story of "how the Catholic priesthood's efforts to control the moral terms of debate regarding the proper role of human sexuality have irrevocably collapsed." Dinter's characterization of the lives of many priests is devastating: intense loneliness, "a variety of self-soothing mechanisms" including solo drinking and sexual acting out, loyalty to the priestly brotherhood rather than to parishioners. Especially damning is the chapter on the Vatican ("The Men's Club on the Tiber") , with its "self-confirmatory culture" and obsession with power. Now happily married with two stepdaughters, Dinter has this advice for church leaders: "Holy fathers! Get back to the drawing board and study nature's God-given designs before you pronounce so firmly about what you do not know and have not even begun to ask women about." ; 0.9 x 8.4 x 5.6 Inches; In all the coverage of the priestly sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, one story has been left untold: the story of the everyday lives of Catholic priests in America, which remain so little understood as to be a secret, even as one priestly sexual predation after another has come to light.

In The Other Side of the Altar, Paul Dinter tells one priest's story--his own--in such a way as to reveal the lives of a generation of priests that spanned two very different eras. These priests entered the ministry in the 1960s, when Catholic seminaries were full of young men inspired by both the Church's ancient faith and the Second Vatican Council's promises of renewal. But by the early 1970s, the priesthood--and the celibate fraternity it depended upon--proved quite different from what the Council had promised. American society had changed, too, particularly in the area of sexuality. As a result, there emerged a clerical subculture of denial and duplicity, which all but guaranteed that the sexual abuse of children by priests would be routinely covered up by the Church's bishops.

Dinter, now married and raising two stepdaughters, left the priesthood in 1994 over the issue of celibacy, but not before having occasion to reflect on the whole range of priestly struggles with celibacy and sexual life in general--in Rome and rural England, on an Ivy League campus, and in parish rectories of the archdiocese of New York. His candid and affecting account--written from the other side of the altar, so to speak--makes clear that celibacy, sexuality, and power among the clergy have long been intertwined, and suggests how much must change if the Catholic Church hopes to regain the trust of its people.
 50104 
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THE STORY OF JESUS, Gloria Diener illustrated by milo winter
45 THE STORY OF JESUS Gloria Diener illustrated by milo winter
Rand Mcnally 1943 Hardcover Very Good 
Pictorial covers. Scuffed edges, bumped corners. 1/8 inch damage at top of spine Tight & sound. Very clean interior. 47506 
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The Story of Three Kings Melchior Balthasar Jaspar Retold by Margaret Freeman, John Of Hidesheim / Retold by Margaret B. Freeman
46 The Story of Three Kings Melchior Balthasar Jaspar Retold by Margaret Freeman John Of Hidesheim / Retold by Margaret B. Freeman
Metropolitan Museum Art 1955 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
Hardcover book very good + / dust jacket light edge wear and soil in new protective cover. 50962 
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47 The Way of the Earth McLuhan, T.C.
Simon & Schuster, New York 1994 0671759396 / 9780671759391 Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket 
NEW hardcover in dust jacket with one closed tear at dj fold in new protective cover. Encounters with nature in ancient and contemporary thought. 44303 
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Tragedy of the Reformation, Lord, Bob & Penny Lord
48 Tragedy of the Reformation Lord, Bob & Penny Lord
Journeys of Faith 1997 1580020062 / 9781580020060 Paperback Very Good+ 
Read once gently. ; 0.5 x 8.4 x 5.3 Inches; 208 pages 50443 
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49 Warrior Women: An Archaeologist's Search For History's Hidden Heroines Jeannine Ph. D. Davis-Kimball
Warner Books 2002 0520224647 / 9780520224643 Hardcover New in New dust jacket 
Brand new book ~No marks 47271 
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50 We Look for a Kingdom The Everyday Lives of the Early Christians Sommer, Carl
Ignatius Press 2007 1586170791 / 9781586170790 Paperback Fine 
Very gently read. No marks or writing. Tight binding ; 8.80 X 5.90 X 1.60 inches; 422 pages 50756 
Price: 12.95 USD
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WHEN JESUS WAS A LITTLE CHILD The Little Color Classics, Mary Gerard & Pointer, Priscilla (Illustrator) :
51 WHEN JESUS WAS A LITTLE CHILD The Little Color Classics Mary Gerard & Pointer, Priscilla (Illustrator) :
Mcloughlin Brothers 1939 Hardcover Very Good 
Pictorial covers. Scuffed edges, bumped corners. 1/8 inch damage at top of spine Tight & sound. Very clean interior. ; 820 47505 
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Why Me, Oh Lord, Why Me?, Jane, ; Rebecca,
52 Why Me, Oh Lord, Why Me? Jane, ; Rebecca,
Outskirts Press 2009 1432741462 / 9781432741464 Hardcover New 
New book. No marks. Small stain on the top of text block; 0.44 x 9.21 x 6.14 Inches; Controversy! Can a born again Christian have demons running in and out of them, at will?

Most pastors, priests and evangelists say "no".

Jane's life proves them wrong. Was she living the 'generational curse'? 50143 
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Zeal-fully Loving God To Change: Every Christians Basic Guide For Counseling, Mark Rankin
53 Zeal-fully Loving God To Change: Every Christians Basic Guide For Counseling Mark Rankin
0578128713 / 9780578128719 Paperback Fine 
No marks or writing. Book has been gently browsed. 51546 
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