Religion: Religious History

  • Thinking Sex with the Great Whore: Deviant Sexualities and Empire in the Book of Revelation book cover

    Thinking Sex with the Great Whore

    Deviant Sexualities and Empire in the Book of Revelation

    By Luis Menendez-Antuna

    Many scholars in Biblical and Revelation studies have written at length about the imperial and patriarchal implications of the figure of the Whore of Babylon. However, much of the focus has been on the links to the Roman Empire and ancient attitudes towards gender. This book adds another layer to…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Biblical Criticism

  • The Crusade in the Fifteenth Century: Converging and competing cultures book cover

    The Crusade in the Fifteenth Century

    Converging and competing cultures

    Edited by Norman Housley

    Increasingly, historians acknowledge the significance of crusading activity in the fifteenth century, and they have started to explore the different ways in which it shaped contemporary European society. Just as important, however, was the range of interactions which took place between the three…

    Paperback – 2017-12-13 
    Routledge
    Crusades - Subsidia

  • Women, Enlightenment and Catholicism: A Transnational Biographical History book cover

    Women, Enlightenment and Catholicism

    A Transnational Biographical History

    Edited by Ulrich L. Lehner

    Women, Enlightenment and Catholicism explores, for the first time, the uncharted territory of women’s religious Enlightenment. Each chapter offers a biographical insight into the social and cultural context of female Enlighteners and how Catholic women in Europe used the thought and values of…

    Paperback – 2017-12-06 
    Routledge

  • Imagining Mary: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Devotion to the Virgin Mother of God book cover

    Imagining Mary

    A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Devotion to the Virgin Mother of God

    By Daniel Rancour-Laferriere

    Imagining Mary breaks new ground in the long tradition of Christian mariology. The book is an interdisciplinary investigation of some of the many Marys, East and West, from the New Testament Mary of Nazareth down to Our Lady of the Good Death in the twentieth century. In Imagining Mary, Professor…

    Hardback – 2017-12-05 
    Routledge

  • Neoliberalism and the Biblical Voice: Owning and Consuming book cover

    Neoliberalism and the Biblical Voice

    Owning and Consuming

    By Paul Babie, Michael Trainor

    This book compares our contemporary preoccupation with ownership and consumption with the role of property and possessions in the biblical world, contending that Christian theology provides a valuable entry point to discussing the issue of private property—a neoliberal tool with the capacity to…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • Secularization book cover

    Secularization

    By Charles Turner

    The death of secularization theses keeps being announced but people keep using the word. Historically the transfer of church property to secular use, for sociologists secularization signals a decline in the influence of religious institutions or ideas; yet ‘secularization’ has also been an…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge
    Key Ideas

  • Escape into a Labyrinth: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Catholic Sensibility, and the American Way book cover

    Escape into a Labyrinth

    F. Scott Fitzgerald, Catholic Sensibility, and the American Way

    By Benita A. Moore

    This title, originally published in 1988, examines F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Catholic roots and his repudiation of those roots in pursuit of the American dream. The study aims to suggest that an investigation of Fitzgerald’s basic cultural and religious milieu might illuminate what he wrote, and may…

    Hardback – 2017-11-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The American Novel

  • Routledge Revivals: The Illuminations of the Stavelot Bible (1978) book cover

    Routledge Revivals: The Illuminations of the Stavelot Bible (1978)

    By Wayne Dynes

    First published in 1978, this book offers a comprehensive study of the illuminations of the Stavelot Bible. The illuminations themselves have been recognized as occupying an important place in the incipient stage of the Romanesque style in the Meuse valley. The two volumes of the Bible contain no…

    Hardback – 2017-11-26 
    Routledge

  • Beyond the Garden Party: Rethinking Edwardian Culture book cover

    Beyond the Garden Party

    Rethinking Edwardian Culture

    By Samuel Shaw, Sarah Shaw, Naomi Carle

    Edwardian Culture: Beyond the Garden Party is the first truly interdisciplinary collection of essays dealing with culture in Britain c.1895-1914. Bringing together essays on literature, art, politics, religion, architecture, marketing, and imperial history, the study highlights the extent to which…

    Hardback – 2017-11-23 
    Routledge
    Among the Victorians and Modernists

  • Divina Moneta: Coins in Religion and Ritual book cover

    Divina Moneta

    Coins in Religion and Ritual

    Edited by Nanouschka Myrberg Burström, Gitte Tarnow Ingvardson

    This edited collection analyses the phenomenon of coin use for religious and ritual purposes in different cultures and across different periods of time. It proposes an engagement with the theory and interpretation of the ‘material turn’ with numismatic evidence, and an evidence-based series of…

    Hardback – 2017-11-17 
    Routledge
    Religion and Money in the Middle Ages

  • Capitalism and Religion in World History: Purification and Progress book cover

    Capitalism and Religion in World History

    Purification and Progress

    By Carl Mosk

    Purity condemns filth; piety disparages corruption. Amassing riches offered to a transcendental world, the priests of ancient faiths found themselves trapped in contradiction. Loan out their resources to merchants: make yourself a pariah to true prophets. Before Islam squared the circle, bringing…

    Hardback – 2017-11-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Theological Radicalism and Tradition: 'The Limits of Radicalism' with Appendices book cover

    Theological Radicalism and Tradition

    'The Limits of Radicalism' with Appendices

    By Howard E. Root

    Edited by Christopher R. Brewer

    ‘The limits of radicalism are those which end not in chaos but in the breaking of fresh ground.’ Howard E. Root Previously unpublished––and only recently rediscovered by Dr Christopher R. Brewer in an uncatalogued box in the archives of Lambeth Palace Library––Canon Howard E. Root’s 1972 Bampton…

    Hardback – 2017-11-07 
    Routledge

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