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  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06 

  • Sacred Music as Public Image for Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III

    Representing the Counter-Reformation Monarch at the End of the Thirty Years' War

    By Andrew H. Weaver

    Ferdinand III played a crucial role both in helping to end the Thirty Years' War and in re-establishing Habsburg sovereignty within his hereditary lands, and yet he remains one of the most neglected of all Habsburg emperors. The underlying premise of Sacred Music as Public Image for Holy Roman…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30 

  • Contemporary Worship Music and Everyday Musical Lives

    By Mark Porter

    Whilst Contemporary Worship Music arose out of a desire to relate the music of the church to the music of everyday life, this function can quickly be called into question by the diversity of musical lives present in contemporary society. Mark Porter examines the relationship between individuals’…

    Hardback – 2016-11-23 
    Congregational Music Studies Series

  • Mystical Anthropology

    Authors from the Low Countries

    Edited by John Arblaster, Rob Faesen

    The question of the ‘structure’ of the human person is central to many mystical authors in the Christian tradition. This book focuses on the specific anthropology of a series of key authors in the mystical tradition in the medieval and early modern Low Countries. Their view is fundamentally…

    Hardback – 2016-11-18 
    Contemporary Theological Explorations in Christian Mysticism

  • Mary of Mercy in Medieval and Renaissance Italian Art

    Devotional image and civic emblem

    By Katherine T. Brown

    Mater Misericordiae—Mother of Mercy—emerged as one of the most prolific subjects in central Italian art from the late thirteenth through the sixteenth centuries. With iconographic origins in Marian cult relics brought from Palestine to Constantinople in the fifth century, the amalgam of attributes…

    Hardback – 2016-11-15 

  • The Arts of Remembrance in Early Modern England

    Memorial Cultures of the Post Reformation

    Edited by Andrew Gordon, Thomas Rist

    The early modern period inherited a deeply-ingrained culture of Christian remembrance that proved a platform for creativity in a remarkable variety of forms. From the literature of church ritual to the construction of monuments; from portraiture to the arrangement of domestic interiors; from the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Material Readings in Early Modern Culture

  • Time Matter(s): Invention and Re-Imagination in Built Conservation

    The Unfinished Drawing and Building of St. Peter's, the Vatican

    By Federica Goffi

    Even though the idea of altering an existing building is presently a well established practice within the context of adaptive reuse, when the building in question is a 'mnemonic building', of recognized heritage value, alterations are viewed with suspicion, even when change is a recognized…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Early Gothic Column-Figure Sculpture in France

    Appearance, Materials, and Significance

    By Janet E. Snyder

    Richly illustrated, Early Gothic Column-Figure Sculpture in France is a comprehensive investigation of church portal sculpture installed between the 1130s and the 1170s. At more than twenty great churches, beginning at the Royal Abbey of Saint-Denis and extending around Paris from Provins in the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Emotion, Identity and Death

    Mortality Across Disciplines

    By Chang-Won Park

    Edited by Douglas J. Davies

    Death affects all aspects of life, it touches our emotions and influences our identity. Presenting a kaleidoscope of informative views of death, dying and human response, this book reveals how different disciplines contribute to understanding the theme of death. Drawing together new and established…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Scripture, Metaphysics, and Poetry

    Austin Farrer's The Glass of Vision With Critical Commentary

    Edited by Robert MacSwain

    This book offers a critical edition of arguably the greatest work of English theology in the 20th century: Austin Farrer's Bampton Lectures published as The Glass of Vision in 1948. Farrer was an interdisciplinary genius who made original contributions to philosophy, theology, and biblical studies,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Wives, Widows, Mistresses, and Nuns in Early Modern Italy

    Making the Invisible Visible through Art and Patronage

    Edited by Katherine A. McIver

    Through a visually oriented investigation of historical (in)visibility in early modern Italy, the essays in this volume recover those women - wives, widows, mistresses, the illegitimate - who have been erased from history in modern literature, rendered invisible or obscured by history or…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • Female Mourning and Tragedy in Medieval and Renaissance English Drama

    From the Raising of Lazarus to King Lear

    By Katharine Goodland

    Grieving women in early modern English drama, this study argues, recall not only those of Classical tragedy, but also, and more significantly, the lamenting women of medieval English drama, especially the Virgin Mary. Looking at the plays of Shakespeare, Kyd, and Webster, this book presents a…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama

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