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  • Mystical Anthropology

    By Rob Faesen

    Crucial for the correct understanding of mystical literature is the specific view of the mystical authors of the Low Countries on the ’structure’ of the human person, which is fundamentally different from the anthropology which is commonly accepted since the late medieval/early modern period. This…

    Hardback – 2016-06-28 
    Contemporary Theological Explorations in Christian Mysticism

  • Contemporary Music and Spirituality

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-06-27 

  • Art and the Sacred Journey in Britain, 1790-1850

    By Kathryn Barush

    The practice of walking to a sacred space for personal and spiritual transformation has long held a place in the British imagination. Art and the Sacred Journey in Britain examines the intersections of the concept of pilgrimage and the visual imagination from the years 1790 to 1850. Through a close…

    Hardback – 2016-06-15 
    Ashgate Studies in Pilgrimage

  • The Theology of Craft and the Craft of Work

    From Tabernacle to Eucharist

    By Jeremy Kidwell

    An important reconceptualisation is taking place in the way people express creativity, work together, and engage in labour; particularly, suggests Kidwell, a surprising resurgence in recent years of manual and craft work. Noting the wide array of outlets that now market hand-made goods and the…

    Hardback – 2016-06-13 

  • God in a Single Vision

    Integrating Philosophy and Theology

    By David Brown, Christopher R. Brewer, Robert MacSwain

    In the ancient conversation between Western philosophy and Christian theology, powerful contemporary voices are arguing for monologue rather than dialogue. Instead of these two disciplines learning from and mutually informing each other, both philosophers and theologians are increasingly…

    Paperback – 2016-05-25 

  • Art and the Church: A Fractious Embrace

    Ecclesiastical Encounters with Contemporary Art

    By Jonathan Koestlé-Cate

    A vibrant critical exchange between contemporary art and Christianity is being increasingly prompted by an expanding programme of art installations and commissions for ecclesiastical spaces. Rather than 'religious art' reflecting Christian ideology, current practices frequently initiate projects…

    Hardback – 2016-05-10 

  • Nicholas Love's Mirror and Late Medieval Devotio-Literary Culture

    Theological politics and devotional practice in fifteenth-century England

    By David J. Falls

    Surviving in 59 complete manuscript versions, few English texts of the late medieval period seem to have achieved the popularity of Nicholas Love's fifteenth-century translation and adaptation of the Latin Meditationes Vitae Christi - The Mirror of the Blessed Life of Jesus Christ. The Mirror has…

    Hardback – 2016-04-07

  • Refugee Nuns, the French Revolution, and British Literature and Culture

    By Tonya J. Moutray

    In eighteenth-century literature, negative representations of Catholic nuns and convents were pervasive. Yet, during the politico-religious crises initiated by the French Revolution, a striking literary shift took place as British writers championed the cause of nuns, lauded their socially relevant…

    Hardback – 2016-04-07

  • Representing Judith in Early Modern French Literature

    By Kathleen M. Llewellyn

    Although attention to the Book of Judith and its heroine has grown in recent years, this is the first full-length study to focus on adaptations of the Bible’s Old Testament Book of Judith across a range of literary genres written in French during the early modern era. Author Kathleen Llewellyn…

    Hardback – 2016-03-18

  • A Ruler’s Consort in Early Modern Germany

    Aemilia Juliana of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt

    By Judith P. Aikin

    The wives of rulers in early modern Europe did far more than provide heirs for their principalities and adornment for their courts. In this study, Judith Aikin examines the exceptionally well-documented actions of one such woman, Aemilia Juliana of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (1637-1706), in order to…

    Hardback – 2016-03-18
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • Devout Laywomen in the Early Modern World

    Edited by Alison Weber

    Devout laywomen raise a number of provocative questions about gender and religion in the early modern world. How did some groups or individuals evade the Tridentine legislation that required third order women to take solemn vows and observe active and passive enclosure? How did their attempts to…

    Hardback – 2016-03-18
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • The Singing of the Strasbourg Protestants, 1523-1541

    By Daniel Trocmé-Latter

    Music was, in some form or another, a pastime enjoyed by all in sixteenth-century society, and a fundamental part of their lives. It was both through the use of music and partly as a result of its existence that many religious changes occurred during the Reformation. This book explores the part…

    Hardback – 2016-03-18
    St Andrews Studies in Reformation History

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