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White Roses on the Floor of Heaven Nature and Flower Imagery in Latter-Day Saints Women's Literature, 1880-1920

White Roses on the Floor of Heaven: Nature and Flower Imagery in Latter-Day Saints Women's Literature, 1880-1920

1st Edition

By Susanna Morrill
April 27, 2016

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Lest We Be Damned Practical Innovation & Lived Experience Among Catholics in Protestant England, 1559–1642

Lest We Be Damned: Practical Innovation & Lived Experience Among Catholics in Protestant England, 1559–1642

1st Edition

By Lisa McClain
June 08, 2015

Through compelling personal stories and in rich detail, McClain reveals the give-and-take interaction between the institutional church in Rome and the needs of believers and the hands-on clergy who provided their pastoral care within England. In doing so, she illuminates larger issues of how ...

Theories of the Gift in South Asia Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain Reflections on Dana

Theories of the Gift in South Asia: Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain Reflections on Dana

1st Edition

By Maria Heim
February 27, 2015

This book explores the ethical and social implications of unilateral gifts of esteem, offering a perceptive guide to the uniquely South Asian contributors to theoretical work on the gift....

Liturgy Wars Ritual Theory and Protestant Reform in Nineteenth-Century Zurich

Liturgy Wars: Ritual Theory and Protestant Reform in Nineteenth-Century Zurich

1st Edition

By Theodore M. Vial
September 11, 2014

The nineteenth century was a period of intense religious conflict across Europe, as people confronted the major changes brought by modernity. In Zurich, one phase of this religious conflict was played out in a struggle over revisions to the ritual of baptism. In its analysis of the Zurich conflict,...

Las Abejas Pacifist Resistance and Syncretic Identities in a Globalizing Chiapas

Las Abejas: Pacifist Resistance and Syncretic Identities in a Globalizing Chiapas

1st Edition

By Marco Tavanti
December 20, 2002

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Steel City Gospel Protestant Laity and Reform in Progressive-Era Pittsburgh

Steel City Gospel: Protestant Laity and Reform in Progressive-Era Pittsburgh

1st Edition

By Keith A. Zahniser
September 03, 2013

Demonstrating the power religious language, ideas, and institutions had in shaping progressive reform in Pittsburgh, this cross-disciplinary study addresses significant debates in the fields of Progressive-Era political history and American religious history, while telling the story of an ...

Heavenly Journeys, Earthly Concerns The Legacy of the Mi'raj in the Formation of Islam

Heavenly Journeys, Earthly Concerns: The Legacy of the Mi'raj in the Formation of Islam

1st Edition

By Brooke Olson Vuckovic
June 21, 2013

This book examines how an elite group of traditionists, historians and theologians shaped Muslims' perceptions of their prophet, their community and their behavior by retelling and interpreting the story of Muhammad's ascent to heaven (the mi'raj)....

Explaining Mantras Ritual, Rhetoric, and the Dream of a Natural Language in Hindu Tantra

Explaining Mantras: Ritual, Rhetoric, and the Dream of a Natural Language in Hindu Tantra

1st Edition

By Robert A. Yelle
August 19, 2003

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

The Fox's Craft in Japanese Religion and Culture Shapeshifters, Transformations, and Duplicities

The Fox's Craft in Japanese Religion and Culture: Shapeshifters, Transformations, and Duplicities

1st Edition

By Michael Bathgate
December 01, 2003

For more than a millennium, the fox has been a ubiquitous figure at the margins of the Japanese collective imagination. In the writings of the nobility and the motifs of popular literature, the fox is known as a shapeshifter, able to assume various forms in order to deceive others. Focusing on ...

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