Religion: Religious History

  • Biblical Narratives of Israelites and their Neighbors: Strangers at the Gate book cover

    Biblical Narratives of Israelites and their Neighbors

    Strangers at the Gate

    By Adrianne Leveen

    Throughout the Hebrew Bible, strangers are indispensable to the formation of a collective Israelite identity. Encounters between the Israelites and their neighbors are among the most urgent matters explored in Biblical narratives, yet relatively little scholarly attention has been paid to them.…

    Hardback – 2017-07-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Biblical Criticism

  • The Unbound God: Slavery and the Formation of Early Christian Thought book cover

    The Unbound God

    Slavery and the Formation of Early Christian Thought

    By Chris L. de Wet

    This volume examines the prevalence, function, and socio-political effects of slavery discourse in the major theological formulations of the late third to early fifth centuries AD, arguably the most formative period of early Christian doctrine. The question the book poses is this: in what way did…

    Hardback – 2017-06-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • Minorities and Reconstructive Coalitions

    The Catholic Question

    By Willie Gin

    As with Muslims today, Catholics were once suspected of being antidemocratic, oppressive of women, and supportive of extremist political violence. By the end of the 20th century, Catholics were considered normal and sometimes valorized as exemplary citizens. Can other ethnic, racial, and religious…

    Hardback – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Nationalism and Ethnicity

  • Avicenna: His Life and Works book cover

    Avicenna

    His Life and Works

    By Soheil M. Afnan

    This book, first published in 1958, examines the life and works of Avicenna, one of the most provocative figures in the history of thought in the East. It shows him in the right historical perspective, as the product of the impact of Greek thought on Islamic teachings against the background of the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-15 
    Routledge

  • The Maqa´ma´t of Badi´' al-Zama´n al-Hamadha´ni´: Translated From The Arabic With An Introduction and Notes Historical and Grammatical book cover

    The Maqa´ma´t of Badi´' al-Zama´n al-Hamadha´ni´

    Translated From The Arabic With An Introduction and Notes Historical and Grammatical

    By W.J. Prendergast

    The triple aim of Hamadhání in this work, first translated into English in 1915, appears to have been to amuse, to interest and to instruct; and this explains why, in spite of the inherent difficulty of a work of this kind composed primarily with a view to the rhetorical effect upon the learned and…

    Paperback – 2017-06-15 
    Routledge

  • Ibn Khaldu^n's Philosophy of History: A Study in the Philosophic Foundation of the Science of Culture book cover

    Ibn Khaldu^n's Philosophy of History

    A Study in the Philosophic Foundation of the Science of Culture

    By Muhsin Mahdi

    This book, first published in 1957, is the study of 14th-century Arab historian Ibn Khaldun, who founded a special science to consider history and culture, based on the philosophy of Plato and Aristotle and their Muslim followers. In no other field has the revolt of modern Western thought against…

    Paperback – 2017-06-15 
    Routledge

  • Ibn Rushd (Averroes) book cover

    Ibn Rushd (Averroes)

    By Dominique Urvoy

    The twelfth-century philosopher Ibn Rushd, also known as Averroes, played a crucial role in the transmission of classical philosophy to Islam, and his work had a profound influence on western scholasticism and on aspects of Renaissance thought. This book, first published in 1991, sets out the main…

    Paperback – 2017-06-15 
    Routledge

  • The Muslim Contribution to Mathematics book cover

    The Muslim Contribution to Mathematics

    By Ali Abdullah Al-Daffa'

    This book, first published in 1977, discusses the Muslim contribution to mathematics during the golden age of Muslim learning from the seventh to the thirteenth century. It was during this period that Muslim culture exerted powerful economic, political and religious influence over a large part of…

    Paperback – 2017-06-15 
    Routledge

  • The 'Metaphysica' of Avicenna (ibn Si¯na¯): A critical translation-commentary and analysis of the fundamental arguments in Avicenna's 'Metaphysica' in the 'Da¯nish Na¯ma-i 'ala¯'i¯' ('The Book of Scientific Knowledge') book cover

    The 'Metaphysica' of Avicenna (ibn Si¯na¯)

    A critical translation-commentary and analysis of the fundamental arguments in Avicenna's 'Metaphysica' in the 'Da¯nish Na¯ma-i 'ala¯'i¯' ('The Book of Scientific Knowledge')

    By Parviz Morewedge

    In this book, first published in 1973, Professor Parviz Morewedge, an expert on Islamic philosophy and mysticism, provides a critical exposition of one text of ibn Sina (Avicenna), the great Persian philosopher who lived from 980 to 1037. The text is his Metaphysica in the Danish Nama-I ‘ala’I (The…

    Paperback – 2017-06-15 
    Routledge

  • Producing Christian Culture: Medieval Exegesis and Its Interpretative Genres book cover

    Producing Christian Culture

    Medieval Exegesis and Its Interpretative Genres

    Edited by Giles E. M. Gasper, Francis Watson, Matthew R. Crawford

    Producing Christian Culture takes as its thread the 'interpretative genres' within which medieval people engaged with the Bible. Contributors to the volume present specific material as a case study illustrative of a specific genre, whether devotional, homiletical, scholarly, or controversial. The…

    Hardback – 2017-06-07 
    Routledge

  • Religious Interactions in Europe and the Mediterranean World: Coexistence and Dialogue from the 12th to the 20th Centuries book cover

    Religious Interactions in Europe and the Mediterranean World

    Coexistence and Dialogue from the 12th to the 20th Centuries

    Edited by Katsumi Fukasawa, Benjamin J. Kaplan, Pierre-Yves Beaurepaire

    The religious histories of Christian and Muslim countries in Europe and Western Asia are often treated in isolation from one another. This can lead to a limited and simplistic understanding of the international and interreligious interactions currently taking place. This edited collection brings…

    Hardback – 2017-06-07 
    Routledge

  • The World Inside Out

    Emotions and the Body in the French Wars of Religion

    By Luc Racaut

    The World Inside Out explores how the traumatic events of the French wars of religion transformed ideas about the body and emotions. This book includes analysis of extraordinary bodies, the connection between the body and the sacred, through forensic explorations of saints’ bodies, and emphasis on…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31 
    Routledge

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