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  • Biblical Narratives of Israelites and their Neighbors

    Strangers at the Gate, 1st Edition

    By Adriane Leveen

    Throughout the Hebrew Bible, strangers are indispensable to the formation of a collective Israelite identity. Encounters between the Israelites and their neighbors are among the most urgent matters explored in biblical narratives, yet relatively little scholarly attention has been paid to them.…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    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…

    Paperback – 2019-01-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • Understanding Medieval Liturgy

    Essays in Interpretation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Helen Gittos, Sarah Hamilton

    This book provides an introduction to current work and new directions in the study of medieval liturgy. It focuses primarily on so-called occasional rituals such as burial, church consecration, exorcism and excommunication rather than on the Mass and Office. Recent research on such rites…

    Paperback – 2019-01-03
    Routledge

  • The Bible and the Printed Image in Early Modern England

    Little Gidding and the pursuit of scriptural harmony, 1st Edition

    By Michael Gaudio

    The first book-length study of the fifteen surviving Little Gidding bible concordances, this book examines the visual culture of print in seventeenth-century England through the lens of one extraordinary family and their hand-made biblical manuscripts. The volumes were created by the women of the…

    Paperback – 2018-11-21
    Routledge

  • Buddhist Writings on Meditation and Daily Practice

    The Serene Reflection Tradition. Including the complete Scripture of Brahma's Net, 1st Edition

    This book, first published in 1994, is a compendium of new translations of certain works regarded as fundamental texts in the Serene Reflection Buddhist Tradition (Sōtō Zen). All the texts were in Chinese, either as original works or as translations from Sanskrit. Several of them are central to the…

    Paperback – 2018-09-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge

  • The Holy Fool in European Cinema

    1st Edition

    By Alina G. Birzache

    This monograph explores the way that the profile and the critical functions of the holy fool have developed in European cinema, allowing this traditional figure to capture the imagination of new generations in an age of religious pluralism and secularization. Alina Birzache traces the cultural…

    Paperback – 2018-08-10
    Routledge

  • Spiritualizing the City

    Agency and Resilience of the Urban and Urbanesque Habitat, 1st Edition

    Edited by Victoria Hegner, Peter Jan Margry

    Urban spaces have always functioned as cradles and laboratories for religious movements and spiritualities. The urban forms a central and nourishing agent for the creation of new religious expressions, and continually negotiates new ways of being spiritual and establishing spiritual ideas and…

    Paperback – 2018-08-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Urbanism and the City

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2018-07-25
    Routledge

  • Islam in Tropical Africa

    1st Edition

    Edited by I. M. Lewis

    First published in 1980, this second edition of Islam in Tropical Africa presents specialist studies of the history and sociology of Muslim communities in Africa south of the Sahara. The studies cover an extensive and range of time and place, and include consideration of particular aspects of…

    Paperback – 2018-07-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: International Islam

  • Spanish Islam

    A History of the Moslems in Spain, 1st Edition

    By Reinhardt Dozy

    Originally published in 1913, this book contains the English translation of Reinhardt’s Dozy’s notable work, Histoire des Musalman’s d’Espagne. First published in 1861, this comprehensive work chronicles the extensive history of Islam in Spain. The introduction by the translator provides a useful…

    Paperback – 2018-07-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: International Islam

  • Islam in West Africa

    Religion, Society and Politics to 1800, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nehemia Levtzion

    First published in 1994, this volume brings together essays from the celebrated scholar of African history, Nehemia Levtzion. The articles cover a wide range of themes including Islamization, Islam in politics, Islamic revolutions and the work of the historian in studying this field. This…

    Paperback – 2018-07-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: International Islam

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