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  • Hans Mol and the Sociology of Religion

    1st Edition

    By Adam J. Powell

    Hans Mol was born in the Netherlands during the 1920s. His imprisonment by the Gestapo during World War II began a long intellectual journey, exploring the role of religion in society. His work on the sociology of religion throughout the 20th and 21st Century is distinctive in its quest for both…

    Hardback – 2017-02-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Hagiographical Strategies

    A Comparative Study of the Standard Lives of St. Francis and Milarepa, 1st Edition

    By Massimo A. Rondolino

    This book examines the potential of conducting studies in comparative hagiology, through parallel literary and historical analyses of spiritual life writings pertaining to distinct religious contexts. In particular, it focuses on a comparative analysis of the early sources on the medieval Christian…

    Hardback – 2017-01-19
    Routledge
    Sanctity in Global Perspective

  • Emotions, Communities, and Difference in Medieval Europe

    Essays in Honor of Barbara H. Rosenwein, 1st Edition

    Edited by Maureen C. Miller, Edward Wheatley

    This book of eleven essays by an international group of scholars in medieval studies honors the work of Barbara H. Rosenwein, Professor emerita of History at Loyola University Chicago. Part I, “Emotions and Communities,” comprises six essays that make use of Rosenwein’s well-known and widely…

    Hardback – 2017-01-17
    Routledge

  • An Ancient Theory of Religion

    Euhemerism from Antiquity to the Present, 1st Edition

    By Nickolas Roubekas

    An Ancient Theory of Religion examines a theory of religion put forward by Euhemerus of Messene (late 4th—early 3rd century BCE) in his lost work Sacred Inscription, and shows not only how and why euhemerism came about but also how it was— and still is—used. By studying the utilization of the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • John of Rupescissa´s VADE MECUM IN TRIBULACIONE (1356)

    A Late Medieval Eschatological Manual for the Forthcoming Thirteen Years of Horror and Hardship, 1st Edition

    By Matthias Kaup

    The VADE MECUM IN TRIBULACIONE was meant as an eschatological manual for the thirteen catastrophic years between its composition in December 1356 and the Thousand-Year Reign of Christ expected to begin in 1370. This manual, permeated by passion for clerical reform, was intended to give…

    Hardback – 2016-12-14
    Routledge
    Church, Faith and Culture in the Medieval West

  • Teresa of Avila

    Mystical Theology and Spirituality in the Carmelite Tradition, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Tyler, Edward Howells

    This innovative book offers an original insight into the context and times of St Teresa of Avila (1515 – 1582) as well as exploring her contemporary relevance from the perspective of some of the foremost thinkers and scholars in the Teresian field today including Professors Julia Kristeva, Rowan…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13
    Routledge

  • Contesting Inter-Religious Conversion in the Medieval World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Yosi Yisraeli, Yaniv Fox

    The Mediterranean and its hinterlands were the scene of intensive and transformative contact between cultures in the Middle Ages. From the seventh to the seventeenth century, the three civilizations into which the region came to be divided geographically – the Islamic Khalifate, the Byzantine…

    Hardback – 2016-12-12
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge

  • The Afterlife in Early Christian Carthage

    Near-Death Experiences, Ancestor Cult, and the Archaeology of Paradise, 1st Edition

    By Stephen E. Potthoff

    The Afterlife in Early Christian Carthage explores how the visionary experiences of early Christian martyrs shaped and informed early Christian ancestor cult and the construction of the cemetery as paradise. Taking the early Christian cemeteries in Carthage as a case study, the volume broadens our…

    Hardback – 2016-12-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • Paul and Death

    A Question of Psychological Coping, 1st Edition

    By Linda Joelsson

    The concept of death, particularly violent death, is prevalent throughout the writings of Paul the Apostle. His letters in the New Testament address this topic from a variety of perspectives, some of which can appear to be almost contradictory. However, this need not be problematic. Paul and Death …

    Hardback – 2016-11-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Biblical Criticism

  • The Rādhā Tantra

    A critical edition and annotated translation, 1st Edition

    By Mans Broo

    The Rādhā Tantra is an anonymous 17th century tantric text from Bengal. The text offers a lively picture of the meeting of different religious traditions in 17th century Bengal, since it presents a Śākta version of the famous Vaiṣṇava story of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa. This book presents a critically…

    Hardback – 2016-11-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

  • The Korean Tradition of Religion, Society, and Ethics

    A Comparative and Historical Self-understanding and Looking Beyond, 1st Edition

    By Chai-sik Chung

    By making Korea a central part of comparative history of East Asian religion and society, this book traces the evolution of Korean religion from the oldest representation to that of the current day by utilizing wide-ranging interdisciplinary and comparative resources. This book presents a holistic…

    Hardback – 2016-11-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

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