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  • The Early Church and the Afterlife

    Post-death existence in Athenagoras, Tertullian, Origen and the Letter to Rheginos, 1st Edition

    By David Rankin

    The resurrection of the dead was, as Tertullian says, ‘the chief article of the whole Christian faith’ (De resurrectione 39.3) and one of those beliefs which most distinguished Christian thought from much other contemporary thinking. This book looks at the way in which post-death existence is…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Minorities and Reconstructive Coalitions

    The Catholic Question, 1st Edition

    By Willie Gin

    As with Muslims today, Catholics were once suspected of being antidemocratic, oppressive of women, and supportive of extremist political violence. By the end of the twentieth century, Catholics were considered normal and sometimes valorized as exemplary citizens. Can other ethnic, racial, and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • 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 …

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Women�s Prophetic Writings in Seventeenth-Century Britain

    1st Edition

    By Carme Font

    This study examines women’s prophetic writings in seventeenth-century Britain as the literary outcome of a discourse of social transformation that integrates religious conscience, political participation, and gender identity. The following pages approach prophecy as a culture, a language, and a…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Decline of Established Christianity in the Western World

    Interpretations and Responses, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Silas Peterson

    While Church attendance in the West is often cited as being in decline, it is argued that this applies primarily to the older established forms of Christianity. Other expressions of the faith are, in fact, stable or even growing. This volume provides multidisciplinary interpretations of and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • A Muslim Reformist in Communist Yugoslavia

    The Life and Thought of Husein �zo, 1st Edition

    By Sejad Mekić

    A Muslim Reformist in Communist Yugoslavia examines the Islamic modernist thought of Husein Đozo, a prominent Balkan scholar. Born at a time when the external challenges to the Muslim world were many, and its internal problems both complex and overwhelming, Đozo made it his goal to reinterpret the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • 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

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