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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 
    Routledge

  • 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 in 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 
    Routledge
    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 
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2016-10-28 
    Routledge
    Great Theologians Series

  • Worship Wars, Music and Identity

    The Case of the Canadian Mennonites

    By Jonathan Dueck

    The Worship Wars and the People of Peace is the first study of the music of the contemporary "worship wars"-conflicts over church music that continue to animate and divide Protestants today-to be based on long-term in-person observation and interviews. It tells the story of the musical lives of…

    Hardback – 2016-10-28 
    Routledge
    Congregational Music Studies Series

  • A Companion to Adidam

    Perspectives on a New Spiritual Tradition

    By James R Lewis

    A Companion to Adidam brings together a half-dozen scholars of New Religious Movements (NRMs) with a half-dozen of the many academic followers of Adi Da to produce a comprehensive study of a highly creative alternative spiritual group. In addition to chapters on such standard subjects as the…

    Hardback – 2016-10-28 
    Routledge
    Ashgate New Religions

  • 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 – 2016-10-28 
    Routledge
    Congregational Music Studies Series

  • Skepticism and Belief in Early Modern England

    The Reformation of Moral Value

    By Melissa M. Caldwell

    The central thesis of this book is that skepticism was instrumental to the defense of orthodox religion and the development of the identity of the Church of England. Examining the presence of skepticism in non-fiction prose literature at four transitional moments in English Protestant history…

    Hardback – 2016-09-26 
    Routledge

  • Animism and Shamanism in Twentieth-Century Art

    Kandinsky, Ernst, Pollock, Beuys

    By Evan R. Firestone

    Wassily Kandinsky, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, and Joseph Beuys were the leading artists of their generations to recognize the rich possibilities that animism and shamanism offered. While each of these artists' connection with shamanism has been written about separately, Evan Firestone brings the…

    Hardback – 2016-09-20 
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-09-14 
    Routledge

  • Negotiating Secular and Sacred in Medieval Art

    Christian, Islamic, and Buddhist

    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 – 2016-08-31
    Routledge

  • Performing Early Modern Trauma from Shakespeare to Milton

    By Thomas P. Anderson

    An examination of political and cultural acts of commemoration, this study addresses the way personal and collective loss is registered in prose, poetry and drama in early modern England. It focuses on the connection of representation of violence in literary works to historical traumas such as…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31
    Routledge

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