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  • Shame, the Church and the Regulation of Female Sexuality

    By Miryam Clough

    Shame strikes at the heart of human individuals rupturing relationships, extinguishing joy and, at times, provoking conflict and violence. This book explores the idea that shame has historically been, and continues to be, used by an oftentimes patriarchal Christian Church as a mechanism to control…

    Hardback – 2017-03-15 
    Routledge
    Gender, Theology and Spirituality

  • Secularization

    By Charles Turner

    The death of secularization theses keeps being announced but people keep using the word. Historically the transfer of church property to secular use, for sociologists secularization signals a decline in the influence of religious institutions or ideas; yet ‘secularization’ has also been an…

    Paperback – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge
    Key Ideas

  • Routledge Companion to Sixteenth Century Philosophy

    Edited by Henrik Lagerlund, Benjamin Hill

    Sixteenth century philosophy was a unique synthesis of several philosophical frameworks, a blend of old and new, including but not limited to Scholasticism, Humanism, Neo-Thomism, Aristotelianism, and Stoicism. Unlike most overviews of this period, The Routledge Companion to Sixteenth Century…

    Hardback – 2017-01-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Philosophy Companions

  • The Legacy of Demetrius of Alexandria 189-232 CE

    The Form and Function of Hagiography in Late Antique and Islamic Egypt

    By Maged S. A. Mikhail

    This is the first full-length study of Demetrius of Alexandria (189–232 ce), who generated a neglected, yet remarkable hagiographic program that secured him a positive legacy throughout the Middle Ages and the modern era. Drawing upon Patristic, Coptic, and Arabic sources spanning a millennium, the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • A New History of African Christian Thought

    From Cape to Cairo

    Edited by David Tonghou Ngong

    David Tonghou Ngong offers a comprehensive view of African Christian thought that includes North Africa in antiquity as well as Sub-Saharan Africa from the period of colonial missionary activity to the present. Challenging conventional colonial divisions of Africa, A New History of African…

    Paperback – 2016-11-14
    Routledge

  • Visions of God and Ideas on Deification in Patristic Thought

    Edited by Mark Edwards, Elena Ene D-Vasilescu

    This volume illustrates the complexity and variety of early Christian thought on the subject of the image of God as a theological concept, and the difficulties that arise even in the interpretation of particular authors who gave a cardinal place to the image of God in their expositions of Christian…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • Vatican II and New Thinking about Catholic Education

    The impact and legacy of Gravissimum Educationis

    Edited by Sean Whittle

    It is only in the years since Vatican II that the new thinking about Catholic education has crystalised into shape. Vatican II and New Thinking about Catholic Education provides an opportune moment to take stock of the impact of Vatican II on Catholic education. This volume considers the various…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31
    Routledge

  • Christian Thought

    A Historical Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Chad Meister, James Stump

    The story of Christian thought is essential to understanding Christian faith today and the last two millennia of world history. This fresh and lively introduction explores the central ideas, persons, events, and movements that gave rise to Christian thought, from early beginnings to its present…

    Paperback – 2016-10-25
    Routledge

  • Foreshadowing the Reformation

    Art and Religion in the 15th Century Burgundian Netherlands

    By Christopher Herbert

    Foreshadowing the Reformation argues that paintings are the history of ideas in visual form. It follows, therefore, that if we are to fully understand and appreciate the late Medieval and Renaissance paintings of great Northern European artists such as Jan van Eyck and Rogier van der Weyden, we…

    Hardback – 2016-07-11
    Routledge

  • Juvencus' Four Books of the Gospels

    Evangeliorum Libri Quattuor

    By Scott McGill

    Juvencus’ Evangeliorum libri IV, or "The Four Books of the Gospels," is a verse rendering of the gospel narrative written ca. 330 CE. Consisting of around 3200 hexameter lines, it is the first of the Latin "Biblical epics" to appear in antiquity, and the first classicizing, hexameter poem on a…

    Hardback – 2016-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Later Latin Poetry

  • History of the Middle Ages

    300-1500

    By James Westfall Thompson

    First published in 1931, this book covers the broad period of time between the Christian Roman Empire instituted in the fourth century and the period of the Renaissance. The author traces the main events of medieval history — striking a balance between political, institutional, social and cultural…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05
    Routledge

  • Missionary Strategies in the New World, 1610–1690

    An Intellectual History

    By Catherine Ballériaux

    The study is an intellectual and comparative history of French, Spanish, and English missions to the native peoples of America in the seventeenth century, c. 1610–1690. It shows that missions are ideal case studies to properly understand the relationship between religion and politics in early…

    Hardback – 2016-02-25
    Routledge
    Religious Cultures in the Early Modern World

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