“…an impressive and lucid, erudite book… Dan Cohn-Sherbok has the rare scholarly ability to clearly encapsulate the complexities of Kabbalah.”
Z’ev Ben Shimon Halevi, Principal of the Kabbalah Society
ISBN: 9780955623967/ 9780955623974
Dimensions: 154 mm x 233 mm
Format: Paperback & Hardback
Published: 15 Dec 2009
Price: £12.99/ £25
While the Jews strove for statehood and national identity as a result of their claim to their ancient homeland, the Palestinians were denied both, leading to their marginalisation and the ongoing conflict in the Middle East. This book seeks to uncover and explore the central issues of this crisis through the dialogue and debate of a pro-Palestinian Christian and a pro-Zionist Jew.
Dimensions: 134 mm x 205 mm
Published: 1 May 2014
“A fascinating book that charts the very long history of a naturally beautiful place with an epic geological past.” Devon Life
“The heaths here have such an amazing story to tell.” BBC News
Dimensions: 247 mm x 250 mm
Published: 16 July 2007
“…the best book on an English cathedral I’ve ever come across.” Christopher Howse, The Daily Telegraph
“It does exactly what it says on the cover, but is written not for the ecclesiastical scholar but the general reader.” The Express and Echo
Dimensions: 168 mm x 239 mm
Published: 19 Oct 2009
Medieval children lived in a rich culture of poetry: lullabies, nursery rhymes, songs, riddles, tongue-twisters, nonsensical verses and insults. They read or listened to ballads of Robin Hood, romances and comic tales. Poems were written to teach them how to behave, eat at meals, hunt game and even learn Latin and French.
Dimensions: 134 mm x 205 mm
Published: 12 Oct 2011
Heavenly Harmony tells the fascinating story of the organs and organists of Exeter Cathedral. Beginning in 1284 when Roger de Ropford and his wife and heirs were given responsibility for making bells for the cathedral and repairing the clock and organ, the book contains pen portraits of all of the cathedral’s organists since the late sixteenth century and also mentions assistant organists, masters of the choristers and many of those who pumped the bellows in the days before electric blowers. The story of those appointed to play the organs is one of variable standards of behaviour and musicianship, from the high quality of the decades before the Civil War, through the nadir of cathedral music in the eighteenth century, to the brilliance of today.
Dimensions: 240 mm x 170 mm
Published: 1 Dec 2014
With Islamist violence rising as groups such as Al-Qaeda and ISIS make their mark across the globe, discussions about terror, violence, and religion have never been more important. Terror and Religion brings together leading academics – Rabbi, Dan Cohn-Sherbok, Christian author and lecturer, George D. Chryssides, and Islamic scholar Dawoud Sudqi El-Alami – in a dialogue that engages with the most pressing questions of our time.
“An enthralling book of stories about the Cathedral’s past.” Western Morning News
“A sparkling jeu d’esprit … Orme puts the grin into Lohengrin and the cat into Cathedral.” The Spectator
Dimensions: 155 mm x 220 mm
Published: 1 Oct 2008
‘Orme possesses a writing style that is a model of clarity for anyone who wishes to present the fruits of academic research to the nonspecialist reader.’
Allison D. Fizzard, University of Regina, Speculum 89/4 (October 2014).
DEVON has a rich Christian history going back to the early fifth century. This book explains how the Church grew into a complex organisation of bishops and clergy, monasteries and friaries, parish churches and chapels, and how it was reshaped by the Norman Conquest, the Black Death, and the great changes of the Reformation up to the accession of Queen Elizabeth I.
Dimensions: 168 mm x 240 mm
Published: 1 Sept 2013
Medieval Exeter was a religious city containing nearly seventy churches, chapels, monasteries, and almshouses, as well as private oratories, holy wells, and standing crosses.
This book explains why this huge number of buildings came into being from about the eleventh century onwards. It shows what they existed to do and how they interacted with one another and with lay people in the old walled city and the surrounding areas of St Thomas, Heavitree and Topsham.
Dimensions: 240 mm x 168mm
Published: 1 Sept 2014
England’s sixty or so Anglican and Roman Catholic cathedrals are among its most iconic buildings and attract thousands of worshippers and visitors every year. Yet though much has been written about their architecture, there is no complete guide to their history and activities. This book provides the first rounded account of the whole of their 1700 years from Roman times to the present day.
In this concise volume American-born Reform rabbi and Professor of Judaism Dan Cohn-Sherbok outlines the history of the conflict in Israel and draws on ethical Jewish religious principles to create a compelling argument for Jews world-wide to press for the creation of a Palestinian state in the Holy Land.
Dimensions: 132 mm x 205 mm
Published: 28 Feb 2012