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  • A Linking of Heaven and Earth

    Studies in Religious and Cultural History in Honor of Carlos M.N. Eire, 1st Edition

    By Scott K. Taylor

    Edited by Emily Michelson

    The Reformation of the sixteenth century shattered the unity of medieval Christendom, and the resulting fissures spread to the corners of the earth. No scholar of the period has done more than Carlos M.N. Eire, however, to document how much these ruptures implicated otherworldly spheres as well.…

    Hardback – 2012-10-15
    St Andrews Studies in Reformation History

  • Reading the Reverse Façade of Reims Cathedral

    Royalty and Ritual in Thirteenth-Century France, 1st Edition

    By Donna L. Sadler

    Though long recognized as one of the most beautiful works from the second half of the thirteenth century, the magnificent sculptural program of the reverse façade at Reims Cathedral has received little in the way of scholarly attention. Interpreting the iconography in the light of Latin texts…

    Hardback – 2012-09-26

  • Bible Readers and Lay Writers in Early Modern England

    Gender and Self-Definition in an Emergent Writing Culture, 1st Edition

    By Kate Narveson

    Bible Readers and Lay Writers in Early Modern England studies how immersion in the Bible among layfolk gave rise to a non-professional writing culture, one of the first instances of ordinary people taking up the pen as part of their daily lives. Kate Narveson examines the development of the…

    Hardback – 2012-09-19
    Material Readings in Early Modern Culture

  • Private and Domestic Devotion in Early Modern Britain

    1st Edition

    By Alec Ryrie

    Edited by Jessica Martin

    Scholars increasingly recognise that understanding the history of religion means understanding worship and devotion as well as doctrines and polemics. Early modern Christianity consisted of its lived experience. This collection and its companion volume (Worship and the Parish Church in Early Modern…

    Hardback – 2012-09-17
    St Andrews Studies in Reformation History

  • Censorship and Civic Order in Reformation Germany, 1517-1648

    'Printed Poison & Evil Talk', 1st Edition

    By Allyson F. Creasman

    The history of the European Reformation is intimately bound-up with the development of printing. With the ability of the printed word to distribute new ideas, theologies and philosophies widely and cheaply, early-modern society was quick to recognise the importance of being able to control what was…

    Hardback – 2012-09-13

  • Buddhism and Violence

    Militarism and Buddhism in Modern Asia, 1st Edition

    Edited by Vladimir Tikhonov, Torkel Brekke

    It is generally accepted in the West that Buddhism is a ‘peaceful’ religion. The Western public tends to assume that the doctrinal rejection of violence in Buddhism would make Buddhist pacifists, and often expects Buddhist societies or individual Asian Buddhists to conform to the modern Western…

    Hardback – 2012-08-08
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • The Origin of Heresy

    A History of Discourse in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity, 1st Edition

    By Robert M. Royalty

    Heresy is a central concept in the formation of Orthodox Christianity. Where does this notion come from? This book traces the construction of the idea of ‘heresy’ in the rhetoric of ideological disagreements in Second Temple Jewish and early Christian texts and in the development of the polemical…

    Hardback – 2012-08-08
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • How Survivors of Abuse Relate to God

    The Authentic Spirituality of the Annihilated Soul, 1st Edition

    By Susan Shooter

    Grappling with theological issues raised by abuse, this book argues that the Church should be challenged, and ministered to, by survivors. Paying careful attention to her interviews with Christian women survivors, Shooter finds that through painful experiences of transformation they have…

    Hardback – 2012-08-08
    Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology

  • Archbishops Ralph d'Escures, William of Corbeil and Theobald of Bec

    Heirs of Anselm and Ancestors of Becket, 1st Edition

    By Jean Truax

    The first two archbishops of Canterbury after the Norman Conquest, Lanfranc and Anselm, were towering figures in the medieval church and the sixth archbishop, the martyred Thomas Becket, is perhaps the most famous figure ever to hold the office. In between these giants of the ecclesiastical world…

    Paperback – 2012-08-03
    The Archbishops of Canterbury Series

  • Gonzalo de Berceo and the Latin Miracles of the Virgin

    A Translation and a Study, 1st Edition

    By Robert Boenig

    Edited by Patricia Timmons

    In Gonzalo de Berceo and the Latin Miracles of the Virgin, Patricia Timmons and Robert Boenig present the first English translation of a twelfth-century Latin collection of miracles that Berceo, the first named poet in the Spanish language, used as a source for his thirteenth-century Spanish…

    Hardback – 2012-06-28

  • Pope Alexander III (1159–81)

    The Art of Survival, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anne J. Duggan, Peter D. Clarke

    Alexander III was one of the most important popes of the Middle Ages and his papacy (1159-81) marked a significant watershed in the history of the Western Church and society. This book provides a long overdue reassessment of his papacy and his achievements, bringing together thirteen essays which…

    Hardback – 2012-05-28
    Church, Faith and Culture in the Medieval West

  • Jesuit Civil Wars

    Theology, Politics and Government under Tirso González (1687-1705), 1st Edition

    By Jean-Pascal Gay

    Founded in 1540, the Society of Jesus quickly established itself as one of the most dynamic, influential but divisive orders within early-modern Catholicism. Yet whilst the order's role in combating Protestantism, reforming the Catholic Church and advising rulers during its first century has been…

    Hardback – 2012-05-28
    Catholic Christendom, 1300-1700

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