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  • Protestant Aesthetics and the Arts

    Edited by Sarah Covington, Kathryn Reklis

    The Reformation was one of the defining cultural turning points in Western history. Its effect on both religious and artistic expression was wide-ranging, long-lasting and deeply profound, giving the Protestant movement its own set of distinct theological and aesthetic values. Explorations in…

    Hardback – 2019-03-01 
    Routledge Studies in Theology, Imagination and the Arts

  • Practical Theology, Poetry and Reflective Practice

    By Mark Pryce

    In recent years there has been an increased drive in all professions, as well as amongst clergy, for a greater measure of rigour in education, training and development. In this process of professionalization, little attention is paid to the inner shape of learning and meaning-making for individuals…

    Hardback – 2019-01-15 
    Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology

  • God in Things

    A New Theology of Everyday Life

    By Heather Walton

    This book is founded upon the understanding that things matter to people. Exploring the renewing of practical theology through critical attention to the values and practices of everyday life, this book looks at how recent cultural and epistemological shifts have generated new agendas for…

    Hardback – 2019-01-15 
    Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology

  • The Performative Ground of Religion and Theatre

    By David V. Mason

    Religious practitioners and theatre-goers have much in common. So much, in fact, that we could say that religion is often a theatrical phenomenon, while theatre can be religious experience. By examining the phenomenology of religion, we can in turn develop a better understanding of the…

    Hardback – 2019-01-15 

  • Saints as Intercessors between the Wealthy and the Divine

    Art and Hagiography among the Medieval Merchant Classes

    Edited by Emily Kelley, Cynthia Turner Camp

    Despite medieval and modern stereotypes of merchants as godless and avaricious, medieval traders were highly devout – and rightly so. Overseas trade was dangerous, and merchants' commercial activities were seen as jeopardizing their souls. Merchants turned to saints for protection and succor,…

    Hardback – 2019-01-15 
    Sanctity in Global Perspective

  • Paul Tillich

    Theologian of Culture

    By Russell Re Manning

    Paul Tillich:Theologian of Culture provides an accessible account of the nature and development of Tillich’s thought. Written by a leading scholar and biographer of Tillich, this book presents a new interpretation of Tillich as first and foremost a theologian of culture. Concerned with Tillich’s…

    Hardback – 2018-12-15 

  • Adam in Seventeenth Century Political Writing in England and New England

    By Julia Ipgrave

    Designed to contribute to a greater understanding of the religious foundations of seventeenth century political writing, this study offers a detailed exploration of the significance of the figure and story of Adam at that time. The book investigates seventeenth-century writings from England and New…

    Paperback – 2018-12-14 

  • British Hymn Books for Children, 1800-1900

    Re-Tuning the History of Childhood

    By Alisa Clapp-Itnyre

    Examining nineteenth-century British hymns for children, Alisa Clapp-Itnyre argues that the unique qualities of children's hymnody created a space for children's empowerment. Unlike other literature of the era, hymn books were often compilations of many writers' hymns, presenting the discerning…

    Paperback – 2018-12-14 
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

  • Imagining the Sacred in Popular Culture

    Visual Representations in Japanese Religion

    By Mark MacWilliams

    This book explores central issues of religion in an age of globalization, questioning how religion speaks to us in contemporary society, and how representations of religion impact in popular culture. Focusing on Japanese popular culture, MacWilliams examines Japanese comic books in particular:…

    Hardback – 2018-12-01 

  • The Theology of Sanctification and Resignation in Charles Wesley's Hymns

    By Julie A. Lunn

    Sanctification is a central theme in the theology of both John and Charles Wesley. However, while John’s theology of sanctification has received much scholarly attention, significantly less has been paid to Charles’ views on the subject. This book redresses this imbalance by using Charles’ many…

    Hardback – 2018-11-16 
    Routledge Methodist Studies Series

  • Tree of Jesse Iconography in Northern Europe in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

    By Susan L. Green

    This book is the first detailed investigation to focus on the late medieval use of Tree of Jesse imagery, traditionally a representation of the genealogical tree of Christ. In northern Europe, from the mid-fifteenth to the early sixteenth centuries, it could be found across a wide range of media.…

    Hardback – 2018-11-15 
    Routledge Research in Art and Religion

  • The Performance of Religion

    Seeing the sacred in the theatre

    By Cia Sautter

    The performing arts are uniquely capable of translating a vision of an ideal or sacred reality into lived practice, allowing an audience to confront deeply held values and beliefs as they observe a performance. However, there is often a reluctance to approach distinctly religious topics from a…

    Paperback – 2018-10-10 

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