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  • Saints as Intercessors between the Wealthy and the Divine

    Art and Hagiography among the Medieval Merchant Classes, 1st Edition

    Edited by Emily Kelley, Cynthia Turner Camp

    Offering snapshots of mercantile devotion to saints in different regions, this volume is the first to ask explicitly how merchants invoked saints, and why. Despite medieval and modern stereotypes of merchants as godless and avaricious, medieval traders were highly devout – and rightly so. Overseas…

    Hardback – 2019-05-07 
    Sanctity in Global Perspective

  • Sin and Forgiveness

    New Responses in a Changing World, 1st Edition

    By Kay Carmichael

    Originally published in 2003. Western attitudes to crime were in the past rooted in concepts of sin, and therefore of hopes for redemption and forgiveness. So what happens - to offenders and society as a whole - in a world where people no longer talk of sin but of evil. If hopes of redemption go…

    Hardback – 2019-04-14 
    Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology

  • Aural Architecture in Byzantium: Music, Acoustics, and Ritual

    1st Edition

    Edited by Bissera Pentcheva

    Emerging from the challenge to reconstruct sonic and spatial experiences of the deep past, this multidisciplinary collection of ten essays explores the intersection of liturgy, acoustics, and art in the churches of Constantinople, Jerusalem, Rome and Armenia, and reflects on the role digital…

    Paperback – 2019-04-10 

  • Contemporary Music and Spirituality

    1st Edition

    Edited by Robert Sholl, Sander Van Maas

    The flourishing of religious or spiritually-inspired music in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries remains largely unexplored. The engagement and tensions between modernism and tradition, and institutionalized religion and spirituality are inherent issues for many composers who have…

    Paperback – 2019-04-08 

  • Poetry, Practical Theology, and Reflective Practice

    1st Edition

    By Mark Pryce

    This groundbreaking study offers an innovative critical analysis of poetry as a resource for reflective practice in the context of continuing professional development. In the contemporary drive in all professions for greater rigour in education, training, and development, little attention is paid…

    Hardback – 2019-03-20 
    Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology

  • In Dialogue with Classical Indian Traditions

    Encounter, Transformation, and Interpretation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Brian Black, Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad

    Dialogue is a recurring and significant component of Indian religious and philosophical literature. Whether it be as a narrative account of a conversation between characters within a text, as an implied response or provocation towards an interlocutor outside the text, or as a hermeneutical lens…

    Hardback – 2019-03-18 
    Dialogues in South Asian Traditions: Religion, Philosophy, Literature, and History

  • Late Medieval Liturgies Enacted

    The Experience of Worship in Cathedral and Parish Church, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sally Harper, P S Barnwell, Magnus Williamson

    This book critically explores ways in which our understanding of late medieval liturgy can be enhanced through present-day enactment. It is a direct outcome of a practice-led research project, led by Professor John Harper and undertaken at Bangor University between 2010 and 2013 in partnership with…

    Paperback – 2019-02-28 
    Music and Material Culture

  • The Paranormal and Popular Culture

    A Postmodern Religious Landscape, 1st Edition

    Edited by Darryl Caterine, John W. Morehead

    Interest in preternatural and supernatural themes has revitalized the Gothic tale, renewed explorations of psychic powers and given rise to a host of social and religious movements based upon claims of the fantastical. And yet, in spite of this widespread enthusiasm, the academic world has been…

    Hardback – 2019-02-25 
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Religious Devotion and the Poetics of Reform

    Love and Liberation in Malayalam Poetry, 1st Edition

    By George Pati

    The poetry emanating from the bhakti tradition of devotional love in India has been both a religious expression and a form of resistance to hierarchies of caste, gender, and colonialism. Some scholars have read this art form through the lens of resistance and reform, but others have responded that…

    Hardback – 2019-02-14 

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

    1st Edition

    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 – 2019-01-17

  • British Hymn Books for Children, 1800-1900

    Re-Tuning the History of Childhood, 1st Edition

    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 – 2019-01-17
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

  • Disciplinary Measures from the Metrical Psalms to Milton

    1st Edition

    By Kenneth J.E. Graham

    Disciplinary Measures from the Metrical Psalms to Milton studies the relationship between English poetry and church discipline in four carefully chosen bodies of poetry written between the Reformation and the death of John Milton. Its primary goal is to fill a gap in the field of Protestant poetics…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17

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