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  • The Blessing of Waters and Epiphany

    The Eastern Liturgical Tradition, 1st Edition

    By Nicholas E. Denysenko

    This book examines the historical development of the blessing of waters and its theology in the East, with an emphasis on the Byzantine tradition. Exploring how Eastern Christians have sought these waters as a source of healing, purification, and communion with God, Denysenko unpacks their…

    Paperback – 2017-07-28
    Liturgy, Worship and Society Series

  • Elsie Chamberlain

    The Independent Life of a Woman Minister, 1st Edition

    By Alan Argent

    Elsie Chamberlain was a leading figure in British broadcasting and religious life. She was a pioneer in many areas: the first woman chaplain to the armed forces; the first nonconformist minister to marry an Anglican clergyman; the first woman producer in the religious broadcasting dept of the BBC…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Gender, Theology and Spirituality

  • Globalization and Orthodox Christianity

    The Transformations of a Religious Tradition, 1st Edition

    By Victor Roudometof

    With approximately 200 to 300 million adherents worldwide, Orthodox Christianity is among the largest branches of Christianity, yet it remains relatively understudied. This book examines the rich and complex entanglements between Orthodox Christianity and globalization, offering a substantive…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Innovation in the Orthodox Christian Tradition?

    The Question of Change in Greek Orthodox Thought and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Trine Stauning Willert, Lina Molokotos-Liederman

    The relationship between tradition and innovation in Orthodox Christianity has often been problematic, filled with tensions and contradictions starting from the Byzantine era and running through the 19th and 20th centuries. For a long period of time scholars have typically assumed Greek Orthodoxy…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07

  • Transforming Literature into Scripture

    Texts as Cult Objects at Ninevah and Qumran, 1st Edition

    By Russell Hobson

    Transforming Literature into Scripture examines how the early textual traditions of ancient Israel - stories, laws, and rituals - were transformed into sacred writings. By comparing evidence from two key collections from antiquity - the royal library at Nineveh and the biblical manuscripts from the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24

  • Pilgrimage to the National Parks

    Religion and Nature in the United States, 1st Edition

    By Lynn Ross-Bryant

    National Parks – ‘America’s Best Idea’ – were from the first seen as sacred sites embodying the God-given specialness of American people and American land, and from the first they were also marked as tourist attractions. The inherent tensions between these two realities ensured the parks would be…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge Studies in Pilgrimage, Religious Travel and Tourism

  • Ecclesial Mediation in Karl Barth

    1st Edition

    By John Yocum

    Karl Barth is widely considered the greatest theologian of the Twentieth Century, exerting a major influence in almost every area of theological thought in both Reformation and Roman Catholic traditions. Ecclesial Mediation in Karl Barth deals with one of the most important and controversial…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Barth Studies

  • Archbishop Howley, 1828–1848

    1st Edition

    By James Garrard

    William Howley, Archbishop of Canterbury 1828-1848, led the Church of England during the beginning and expansion of the Oxford Movement, at a time when the precursor to the Church Commissioners was established, and during the momentous debates and decisions in Parliament which saw the final retreat…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    The Archbishops of Canterbury Series

  • Sharing Friendship

    Exploring Anglican Character, Vocation, Witness and Mission, 1st Edition

    By John B. Thomson

    Sharing Friendship represents a post-liberal approach to ecclesiology and theology generated out of the history, practices and traditions of the Anglican Church. Drawing on the theological ethics of Stanley Hauerwas, this book explores the way friendship for the stranger emerges from contextually…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology

  • The Anglican Imagination

    Portraits and Sketches of Modern Anglican Theologians, 1st Edition

    By Robert Boak Slocum

    The variety and depth of Anglican theology is best engaged through personal encounter with its many sources - the theologians and theological witnesses themselves. Anglican theology is often worked out in personal terms that provide a synthesis between reflection on the truths of faith and the…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge Contemporary Ecclesiology

  • The Ecumenical Edwards

    Jonathan Edwards and the Theologians, 1st Edition

    By Kyle C. Strobel

    Jonathan Edwards is considered by many to be America’s greatest theologian. Many have lauded him as one of the great theologians in church history. This book brings together major Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant theologians to assess Edwards’s theological acumen. Each chapter places Edwards in…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31

  • The Narrative of the Good Death

    The Evangelical Deathbed in Victorian England, 1st Edition

    By Mary Riso

    The Christian idea of a good death had its roots in the Middle Ages with ars moriendi, featuring reliance on Jesus as Savior, preparedness for the life to come and for any spiritual battle that might ensue when on the threshold of death, and death not taking place in isolation. Evangelicalism…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge Methodist Studies Series

  • David’s Jerusalem

    Between Memory and History, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Pioske

    The history of David’s Jerusalem remains one of the most contentious topics of the ancient world. This study engages with debates about the nature of this location by examining the most recent archaeological data from the site and by exploring the relationship of these remains to claims made about…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29
    Routledge Studies in Religion

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