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  • William James's Hidden Religious Imagination

    A Universe of Relations, 1st Edition

    By Jeremy Carrette

    This book offers a radical new reading of William James’s work on the idea of ‘religion.’ Moving beyond previous psychological and philosophical interpretations, it uncovers a dynamic, imaginative, and critical use of the category of religion. This work argues that we can only fully understand…

    Hardback – 2013-04-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Religions in Movement

    The Local and the Global in Contemporary Faith Traditions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robert W Hefner, John Hutchinson, Sara Mels, Christiane Timmerman

    There has long been a debate about implications of globalization for the survival of the world of sovereign nation-states, and the role of nationalism as both an agent of and a response to globalization. In contrast, until recently there has been much less debate about the fate of religion. ‘…

    Hardback – 2013-03-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Bridging the Medieval-Modern Divide

    Medieval Themes in the World of the Reformation, 1st Edition

    Edited by James Muldoon

    The debate about when the middle ages ended and the modern era began, has long been a staple of the historical literature. In order to further this debate, and illuminate the implications of a longue durée approach to the history of the Reformation, this collection offers a selection of essays that…

    Hardback – 2013-02-28
    Routledge
    Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700

  • Worship and the Parish Church in Early Modern Britain

    1st Edition

    By Alec Ryrie

    Edited by Natalie Mears

    The Parish Church was the primary site of religious practice throughout the early modern period. This was particularly so for the silent majority of the English population, who conformed outwardly to the successive religious upheavals of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. What such public…

    Hardback – 2013-02-20
    Routledge

  • English Catholics and the Supernatural, 1553–1829

    1st Edition

    By Francis Young

    In spite of an upsurge in interest in the social history of the Catholic community and an ever-growing body of literature on early modern 'superstition' and popular religion, the English Catholic community's response to the invisible world of the preternatural and supernatural has remained largely…

    Hardback – 2013-02-15
    Routledge
    Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700

  • Entering a Clerical Career at the Roman Curia, 1458-1471

    1st Edition

    By Kirsi Salonen, Jussi Hanska

    Building on recent revisionist histories of the quality and ability of the late medieval clergy, this is a comprehensive survey of the ordinations of priests at the Roman curia during the pontificates of Pius II (1458-1464) and Paul II (1464-1471). This period has often been presented as one of…

    Hardback – 2013-02-15
    Routledge
    Church, Faith and Culture in the Medieval West

  • Reforming Reformation

    1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas F. Mayer

    The Reformation used to be singular: a unique event that happened within a tidily circumscribed period of time, in a tightly constrained area and largely because of a single individual. Few students of early modern Europe would now accept this view. Offering a broad overview of current scholarly…

    Hardback – 2012-12-28
    Routledge
    Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700

  • Patrons and Patron Saints in Early Modern English Literature

    1st Edition

    By Alison Chapman

    This book visits the fact that, in the pre-modern world, saints and lords served structurally similar roles, acting as patrons to those beneath them on the spiritual or social ladder with the word "patron" used to designate both types of elite sponsor. Chapman argues that this elision of patron…

    Hardback – 2012-12-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

  • Michelangelo and the English Martyrs

    1st Edition

    By Anne Dillon

    In May 1555, a broadsheet was produced in Rome depicting the torture and execution in London and York of the Carthusians of the Charterhouses of London, Axeholme, Beauvale and Sheen during the reign of Henry VIII. This single-page martyrology provides the basis for an in-depth exploration of…

    Hardback – 2012-11-19
    Routledge

  • Conflicting Femininities in Medieval German Literature

    1st Edition

    By Karina Marie Ash

    Drastic changes in lay religiosity during the High Middle Ages spurred anxiety about women forsaking their secular roles as wives and mothers for religious ones as nuns and beguines. This anxiety and the subsequent need to model an ideal of feminine behavior for the laity is particularly expressed…

    Hardback – 2012-11-14
    Routledge

  • Making Sense of the Secular

    Critical Perspectives from Europe to Asia, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ranjan Ghosh

    This book offers a wide range of critical perspectives on how secularism unfolds and has been made sense of across Europe and Asia. The book evaluates secularism as it exists today – its formations and discontents within contemporary discourses of power, terror, religion and cosmopolitanism – and…

    Hardback – 2012-11-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Pilgrims and Politics

    Rediscovering the Power of the Pilgrimage, 1st Edition

    Edited by Antón M. Pazos

    The objective of this book is to analyse the historical relationships between the phenomenon of Christian pilgrimage and political power within Europe, from the Middle Ages up to the present day. It establishes a discussion in which the twelve contributors to the volume can compare very different…

    Hardback – 2012-10-24
    Routledge

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