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  • God in a Single Vision

    Integrating Philosophy and Theology

    By David Brown

    Edited by 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…

    Hardback – 2016-05-20 

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-05-11 

  • 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 – 2016-04-18 

  • 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 – 2016-04-08 

  • 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, working together, and engaging 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 – 2016-04-01 

  • 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 – 2016-03-31 
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • Refractions of the Scriptural

    Critical Orientation as Transgression

    Edited by Vincent L. Wimbush

    Refractions of the Scriptural is a transdisciplinary collection of essays that seeks to construct a new field of scholarly inquiry with scriptures as a fraught category, analytical wedge, and site for excavation and problematization. The book focuses on the ways in which individual and social…

    Hardback – 2016-03-08 
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Disciplinary Measures from the Metrical Psalms to Milton

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-03-08 

  • The Holy Fool in European Cinema

    By Alina G. Birzache

    This monograph explores the way that the profile and the critical functions of the holy fool have developed in European cinema, allowing this traditional figure to capture the imagination of new generations in an age of religious pluralism and secularization. Alina Birzache traces the cultural…

    Hardback – 2016-03-03 
    Routledge Studies in Religion and Film

  • Nationhood and the Architecture of Death

    Monumental Cemeteries of Nineteenth-Century Italy

    By Hannah Malone

    Focusing on nineteenth-century Italy, this book traces the emergence of the monumental cemetery as a new architectural type. It demonstrates how a period of significant social and political change that was marked by rise of the bourgeoisie, the struggle for independence, and the establishment of a…

    Hardback – 2016-02-28 
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture

  • Late Medieval Liturgies Enacted

    The Experience of Worship in Cathedral and Parish Church

    By Sally Harper, P.S. Barnwell

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-01-15
    Music and Material Culture

  • Jane Austen and the Reformation

    Remembering the Sacred Landscape

    By Roger E. Moore

    Jane Austen’s England was littered with remnants of medieval religion. From her schooling in the gatehouse of Reading Abbey to her visits to cousins at Stoneleigh Abbey, Austen faced constant reminders of the wrenching religious upheaval that reordered the English landscape just 250 years before…

    Hardback – 2015-12-28

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