Religion: Religious History

  • Saints as Intercessors between the Wealthy and the Divine: Art and Hagiography among the Medieval Merchant Classes book cover

    Saints as Intercessors between the Wealthy and the Divine

    Art and Hagiography among the Medieval Merchant Classes

    Edited by Cynthia Camp, Emily Kelley

    Despite medieval and modern stereotypes of merchants as godless and avaricious, medieval traders were highly devout – and rightly so. Overseas trade was dangerous, and merchants' commercial activities were seen as jeopardizing their souls. Merchants turned to saints for protection and succor,…

    Hardback – 2019-01-15 
    Routledge
    Sanctity in Global Perspective

  • 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 – 2018-12-30 
    Routledge
    Key Ideas

  • Medicine and Religion in the Life of an Ottoman Sheikh: Al-Damanhuri’s “clear statement” on anatomy book cover

    Medicine and Religion in the Life of an Ottoman Sheikh

    Al-Damanhuri’s “clear statement” on anatomy

    By Ahmed Ragab

    In 1769, Aḥmad al-Damanhūrī became the rector (shaykh) of al-Azhar, which was one of the most authoritative and respected positions in the Ottoman Empire. He occupied this position until his death. Despite being a prolific author, whose writings are largely extant, al-Damanhūrī remains almost…

    Hardback – 2018-12-15 
    Routledge
    Religious Cultures in the Early Modern World

  • Jörg Breu the Elder: Art, Culture, and Belief in Reformation Augsburg book cover

    Jörg Breu the Elder

    Art, Culture, and Belief in Reformation Augsburg

    By Andrew Morrall

    This title was first published in 2002: Jörg Breu belonged to the generation of German Renaissance artists that included Dürer, Cranach, Grünewald, Altdorfer, and, in his own city of Augsburg, Hans Burgkmair the Elder. His art registered the early reception of Italian art in Germany and spanned…

    Paperback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Religion, Ethnicity, and Xenophobia in the Bible: A Theoretical, Exegetical and Theological Survey book cover

    Religion, Ethnicity, and Xenophobia in the Bible

    A Theoretical, Exegetical and Theological Survey

    By Brian Rainey

    Religion, Ethnicity and Xenophobia in the Bible looks at some of the Bible’s most hostile and violent anti-foreigner texts and raises critical questions about how students of the Bible and ancient Near East should grapple with "ethnicity" and "foreignness" conceptually, hermeneutically and…

    Hardback – 2018-11-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Biblical World

  • The Syriac World book cover

    The Syriac World

    Edited by Daniel King

    This volume surveys the "Syriac world", the culture that grew up among the Syriac-speaking communities from the 2nd century CE and which continues to exist and flourish today, both in its original homeland of Syria and Mesopotamia, and in the worldwide diaspora of Syriac-speaking communities. The…

    Hardback – 2018-11-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Worlds

  • Spain and the Irish Mission, 1609-1707 book cover

    Spain and the Irish Mission, 1609-1707

    By Cristina Bravo Lozano

    Spain and the Irish Mission, 1609-1707 examines Spanish confessional policy in 17th-century Ireland. Cristina Bravo Lozano provides an innovative perspective on Spanish-Irish relations during a crucial period for Early Modern European history. Key historical actors and events are brought to the…

    Hardback – 2018-11-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance and Early Modern Worlds of Knowledge

  • The Theology of Sanctification and Resignation in Charles Wesley's Hymns book cover

    The Theology of Sanctification and Resignation in Charles Wesley's Hymns

    By Julie A. Lunn

    Sanctification is a central theme in the theology of both John and Charles Wesley. However, while John’s theology of sanctification has received much scholarly attention, significantly less has been paid to Charles’ views on the subject. This book redresses this imbalance by using Charles’ many…

    Hardback – 2018-11-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Methodist Studies Series

  • Tree of Jesse Iconography in Northern Europe in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries book cover

    Tree of Jesse Iconography in Northern Europe in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

    By Susan L. Green

    This book is the first detailed investigation to focus on the late medieval use of Tree of Jesse imagery, traditionally a representation of the genealogical tree of Christ.  In northern Europe, from the mid-fifteenth to the early sixteenth centuries, it could be found across a wide range of media.…

    Hardback – 2018-11-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art and Religion

  • The Rādhā Tantra: A critical edition and annotated translation book cover

    The Rādhā Tantra

    A critical edition and annotated translation

    By Mans Broo

    The Rādhā Tantra is an anonymous 17th century tantric text from Bengal. The text offers a lively picture of the meeting of different religious traditions in 17th century Bengal, since it presents a Śākta version of the famous Vaiṣṇava story of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa. This book presents a critically…

    Paperback – 2018-10-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

  • The Religions of Tibet book cover

    The Religions of Tibet

    By Helmut Hoffmann

    This book, first published in 1961, examines the old Tibetan Bon religion, the development of Buddhism in India and Tibet, and covers the religious struggles of the eighth and ninth centuries. It also describes the rise of the Lamaist sects and the priest state of the Dalai Lamas, and taken as a…

    Hardback – 2018-10-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Tibet

  • Indigenous Religions book cover

    Indigenous Religions

    Edited by Graham Harvey, Amy Whitehead

    Scholarly attention to Indigenous religions has grown massively in the last twenty years. Within varied forms of Indigenous Studies (e.g. Native American Studies, Maori Studies), as a field itself, and within ethnological disciplines such as Anthropology and Religious Studies, issues related to…

    Hardback – 2018-10-10 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

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