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  • Conversation, Friendship and Transformation

    Contemporary and Medieval Voices in a Theology of Discourse, 1st Edition

    By Jennifer Constantine Jackson

    Conversation is the central spiritual exercise in philosophical and theological reflection on language and love. Groundbreaking in its interdisciplinary approach, Conversation, Friendship and Transformation invites readers to an exploration of theological reflection on conversation and friendship…

    Hardback – 2016-12-07

  • The Cult of the Mother of God in Byzantium

    Texts and Images, 1st Edition

    Edited by Leslie Brubaker, Mary B. Cunningham

    This volume, on the cult of the Theotokos (Virgin Mary) in Byzantium, focuses on textual and historical aspects of the subject, thus complementing previous work which has centred more on the cult of images of the Mother of God. The papers presented here, by an international team of scholars,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies

  • Visions of Community in the Post-Roman World

    The West, Byzantium and the Islamic World, 300–1100, 1st Edition

    By Clemens Gantner

    Edited by Walter Pohl

    This volume looks at 'visions of community' in a comparative perspective, from Late Antiquity to the dawning of the age of crusades. It addresses the question of why and how distinctive new political cultures developed after the disintegration of the Roman World, and to what degree their…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28

  • Byzantium in the Ninth Century: Dead or Alive?

    Papers from the Thirtieth Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Birmingham, March 1996, 1st Edition

    Edited by Leslie Brubaker

    9th-century Byzantium has always been viewed as a mid-point between Iconoclasm and the so-called Macedonian revival; in scholarly terms it is often treated as a ’dead’ century. The object of these papers is to question such an assumption. They present a picture of political and military…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Publications of the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies

  • Evagrius Ponticus

    The Making of a Gnostic, 1st Edition

    By Julia Konstantinovsky

    A revered instructor of the eremitic monks of Nitria, Sketis and Kellia, Evagrius Ponticus is a fascinating yet enigmatic figure in the history of fourth-century mystical thought. This historical and theological re-evaluation of the teaching of Evagrius brings to bear evidence from the Greek and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28

  • Richard Baxter's Reformed Liturgy

    A Puritan Alternative to the Book of Common Prayer, 1st Edition

    By Glen J. Segger

    The English Civil War and its aftermath was a time of human devastation, political uncertainty and religious instability. Amid the turmoil of those times, however, the Church of England also saw intense liturgical inventiveness. The Directory for Public Worship, Jeremy Taylor's Communion Office,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Liturgy, Worship and Society Series

  • Pseudo-Dionysius as Polemicist

    The Development and Purpose of the Angelic Hierarchy in Sixth Century Syria, 1st Edition

    By Rosemary A. Arthur

    The anonymous theologian known as Pseudo-Dionysius, who was responsible for arranging the angelic hierarchy into nine orders, had a significant influence on mediaeval European mysticism. This book places him in his religious and political context in sixth century Syria, and uncovers the hidden…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Transformations of Late Antiquity

    Essays for Peter Brown, 1st Edition

    By Manolis Papoutsakis

    Edited by Philip Rousseau

    This book focuses on a simple dynamic: the taking in hand of a heritage, the variety of changes induced within it, and the handing on of that legacy to new generations. Our contributors suggest, from different standpoints, that this dynamic represented the essence of 'late antiquity'. As Roman…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28

  • Digenes Akrites

    New Approaches to Byzantine Heroic Poetry, 1st Edition

    By Roderick Beaton, David Ricks

    Called variously the ’Byzantine epic’, the ’epic of Modern Greece’, an ’epic-romance’ and ’romance’, the poem of Digenes Akrites has, since its rediscovery towards the end of the nineteenth century, exerted a tenacious hold on the imagination of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and from…

    Paperback – 2016-11-25
    Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London

  • Reading Anselm's Proslogion

    The History of Anselm's Argument and its Significance Today, 1st Edition

    By Ian Logan

    Anselm’s Proslogion has sparked controversy from the time it was written (c.1077) to the present day. Attempts to provide definitive accounts of its argument have led to a wide and contradictory variety of interpretations. In this book, Ian Logan goes back to basics, to the Latin text of the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • From Clement to Origen

    The Social and Historical Context of the Church Fathers, 1st Edition

    By David Ivan Rankin

    From Clement to Origen addresses the engagement of a number of pre-Nicene Church Fathers with the surrounding culture. David Rankin considers the historical and social context of the Fathers, grouped in cities and regions, their writings and theological reflections, and discusses how the particular…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17

  • Athenagoras

    Philosopher and Theologian, 1st Edition

    By David Rankin

    Athenagoras of Athens was a Christian thinker of the second century who engaged with contemporary philosophical thought in the matters of the divine, and the relationship of that divine to the material world. While clearly a Christian apologist, Athenagoras presents doctrines of God, of the Holy…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15

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