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  • Biblical Scholarship and the Church

    A Sixteenth-Century Crisis of Authority, 1st Edition

    By Allan K. Jenkins, Patrick Preston

    Conflicting claims to authority in relation to the translation and interpretation of the Bible have been a recurrent source of tension within the Christian church, and were a key issue in the Reformation debate. This book traces how the authority of the Septuagint and later that of the Vulgate was…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Radical Pastoral, 1381–1594

    Appropriation and the Writing of Religious Controversy, 1st Edition

    By Mike Rodman Jones

    From William Langland's Piers Plowman, through the highly polemicized literary culture of fifteenth-century Lollardy, to major Reformation writers such as Simon Fish, William Tyndale and John Bale, and into the 1590s, this book argues for a vital reassessment of our understanding of the literary…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    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…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

  • The Latin Church in the Crusader States

    The Secular Church, 1st Edition

    By Bernard Hamilton

    This is the first major work on the history of the secular church in the Frankish states of Syria and the Holy Land - a subject which has not hitherto attracted the interest of ecclesiastical historians. The present book has been written to fill this important gap in crusader studies. It deals with…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge

  • The Visual Culture of Baptism in the Middle Ages

    Essays on Medieval Fonts, Settings and Beliefs, 1st Edition

    Edited by Harriet M. Sonne de Torrens

    Under the guidance of the leading experts on baptismal fonts and the co-directors of the Baptisteria Sacra Index, the world’s only iconographical inventory of baptismal fonts, a research project at the University of Toronto, this collection of essays by a group of European and North American…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge

  • Temple Imagery from Early Mediaeval Peninsular India

    1st Edition

    By Archana Verma

    Analyzing the ways in which ideas of heroic discourse and the socio-religious and political needs of the period moulded iconography, this book explores the evolution of the iconography of the early mediaeval Hindu temples of the Indian peninsula, over the course of the sixth-twelfth centuries C.E.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge

  • The Selected Works of Isaac of Stella

    A Cistercian Voice from the Twelfth Century, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Deme

    This book presents an invaluable selection of sermons and theological treatises of the twelfth century author, Isaac of Stella. The English born abbot of the French Cistercian monastery of Stella on the Isle of Ré is one of the most inspiring, yet equally elusive, representatives of the great…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31
    Routledge

  • Metrical Psalmody in Print and Practice

    English 'Singing Psalms' and Scottish 'Psalm Buiks', c. 1547-1640, 1st Edition

    By Timothy Duguid

    During the Reformation, the Book of Psalms became one of the most well-known books of the Bible. This was particularly true in Britain, where people of all ages, social classes and educational abilities memorized and sang poetic versifications of the psalms. Those written by Thomas Sternhold and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge
    St Andrews Studies in Reformation History

  • Theological Aesthetics after von Balthasar

    1st Edition

    By Stan Hawkins

    Edited by James Fodor, Oleg V. Bychkov

    This collection of essays by distinguished authors explores the present-day field of theological aesthetics: from von Balthasar’s contribution and parallel developments to correctives and alternatives to his approach. A tribute to von Balthasar’s own project expands into a dialogue with ancient and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Theology, Imagination and the Arts

  • Altarpieces and Their Viewers in the Churches of Rome from Caravaggio to Guido Reni

    1st Edition

    By Pamela M. Jones

    A social history of reception, this study focuses on sacred art and Catholicism in Rome during the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The five altarpieces examined here were painted by artists who are admired today - Caravaggio, Guercino, and Guido Reni - and by the less renowned but once…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • Contact and Conflict in Frankish Greece and the Aegean, 1204-1453

    Crusade, Religion and Trade between Latins, Greeks and Turks, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nikolaos G. Chrissis, Mike Carr

    The conquest of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade shattered irreversibly the political and cultural unity of the Byzantine world in the Greek peninsula, the Aegean and western Asia Minor. Between the disintegration of the Byzantine Empire after 1204 and the consolidation of Ottoman power in the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-17
    Routledge
    Crusades - Subsidia

  • Negotiating Secular and Sacred in Medieval Art

    Christian, Islamic, and Buddhist, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alicia Walker, Amanda Luyster

    Offering original analysis of the convergence between 'sacred' and 'secular' in medieval works of art and architecture, this collection explores both the usefulness and limitations of these terms for describing medieval attitudes. The modern concepts of 'sacred' and 'secular' are shown to be…

    Paperback – 2016-10-14
    Routledge

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