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  • Conversion to Catholicism in Early Modern Italy

    1st Edition

    By Peter A. Mazur

    In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, conversion took on a new importance within the Catholic world, as its leaders faced the challenge of expanding the church's reach to new peoples and continents while at the same time reinforcing its authority in the Old World. Based on new archival…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Food and Religious Identities in Spain, 1400-1600

    1st Edition

    By Jillian Williams

    In the late fourteenth century, the Iberian Peninsula was home to three major religions which coexisted in relative peace. Over the next two centuries, various political and social factors changed the face of Iberia dramatically. This book examines this period of dynamic change in Iberian history…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • A Historical Introduction to the Study of New Religious Movements

    1st Edition

    By W. Michael Ashcraft

    The American public’s perception of New Religious Movements (NRMs) as fundamentally harmful cults stems from the "anticult" movement of the 1970s, which gave a sometimes hysterical and often distorted image of NRMs to the media. At the same time, academics pioneered a new field, studying these same…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Plague, Print, and the Reformation

    The German Reform of Healing, 1473�1573, 1st Edition

    By Erik A. Heinrichs

    This book surveys a neglected set of sources, German plague prints and treatises published between 1473 and 1573, in order to explore the intertwined histories of plague, print, medicine and religion during the Reformation era. It argues that a particularly German reform of healing flourished in…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Producing Christian Culture

    Medieval Exegesis and Its Interpretative Genres, 1st Edition

    Edited by Giles E. M. Gasper, Francis Watson, Matthew R. Crawford

    Producing Christian Culture takes as its thread the 'interpretative genres' within which medieval people engaged with the Bible. Contributors to the volume present specific material as a case study illustrative of a specific genre, whether devotional, homiletical, scholarly, or controversial. The…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Michelangelo's Poetry and Iconography in the Heart of the Reformation

    1st Edition

    By Ambra Moroncini

    Contextualizing Michelangelo’s poetry and spirituality within the framework of the religious Zeitgeist of his era, this study investigates his poetic production to shed new light on the artist’s religious beliefs and unique language of art. Author Ambra Moroncini looks first and foremost at…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Moral Psychology of Clement of Alexandria

    Mosaic Philosophy, 1st Edition

    By Kathleen Gibbons

    In The Moral Psychology of Clement of Alexandria, Kathleen Gibbons proposes a new approach to Clement’s moral philosophy and explores how his construction of Christianity’s relationship with Jewishness informed, and was informed by, his philosophical project. As one of the earliest Christian…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge
    Studies in Philosophy and Theology in Late Antiquity

  • Poverty and Devotion in Mendicant Cultures 1200-1450

    1st Edition

    Edited by Constant J Mews, Anna Welch

    Ever since the time of Francis of Assisi, a commitment to voluntary poverty has been a controversial aspect of religious life. This volume explores the interaction between poverty and religious devotion in the mendicant orders between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries. While poverty has often…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Women and Pilgrimage in Medieval Galicia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Carlos Andres Gonzalez-Paz

    For many in the Middle Ages, pilgrimages were seen to represent a clear risk of moral and religious perdition for women, and they were strongly discouraged from making them; this exhortation would have been universally disseminated and generally followed, except, of course, in the case of the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Studies on Early Arabic Philosophy

    1st Edition

    By Peter Adamson

    Philosophy in the Islamic world from the 9th to 11th centuries was characterized by an engagement with Greek philosophical works in Arabic translation. This volume collects papers on both the Greek philosophers in their new Arabic guise, and on reactions to the translation movement in the period…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

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