Religion: Religious History

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

    The Crusade in the Fifteenth Century

    Converging and competing cultures, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-10-13
    Routledge
    Crusades - Subsidia

  • Postcolonial Resistance and Asian Theology book cover

    Postcolonial Resistance and Asian Theology

    1st Edition

    By Simon Shui-Man Kwan

    Presenting a fundamental re-thinking of Asian theology, this book focuses on theological indigenization in Asia in light of the postcolonial theory of resistance advanced by Homi K. Bhabha, among others. Two types of anti-colonialist resistance within Asian theologies are identified and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • The Chrodegang Rules: The Rules for the Common Life of the Secular Clergy from the Eighth and Ninth Centuries. Critical Texts with Translations and Commentary book cover

    The Chrodegang Rules

    The Rules for the Common Life of the Secular Clergy from the Eighth and Ninth Centuries. Critical Texts with Translations and Commentary, 1st Edition

    By Jerome Bertram

    Since its earliest days, the Christian Church sought to draw up rules by which its members could live together in religious communities. Whilst those of Augustine (c.400 AD) and Benedict (c.530 AD) provided detailed guidance for monastic life, it took another two centuries for equivalent rules for…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Church, Faith and Culture in the Medieval West

  • The Russian Orthodox Church, 1917-1948: From Decline to Resurrection book cover

    The Russian Orthodox Church, 1917-1948

    From Decline to Resurrection, 1st Edition

    By Daniela Kalkandjieva

    This book tells the remarkable story of the decline and revival of the Russian Orthodox Church in the first half of the twentieth century and the astonishing U-turn in the attitude of the Soviet Union’s leaders towards the church. In the years after 1917 the Bolsheviks’ anti-religious policies, the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion, Society and Government in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet States

  • The Labour Church: The Movement & Its Message book cover

    The Labour Church

    The Movement & Its Message, 1st Edition

    By Neil Johnson

    This book aims to unpack the core message of the Labour Church and question the accepted views of the movement by pursuing an alternative way of analysing its history, significance and meaning. The religious influences on late-nineteenth/early-twentieth-century British Socialism are examined and…

    Hardback – 2017-10-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Radical History and Politics

  • The Caroline Divines and the Church of Rome: A Contribution to Current Ecumenical Dialogue book cover

    The Caroline Divines and the Church of Rome

    A Contribution to Current Ecumenical Dialogue, 1st Edition

    By Mark Langham

    In the early seventeenth century, as the vehement aggression of the early Reformation faded, the Church of England was able to draw upon scholars of remarkable ability to present a more thoughtful defence of its position. The Caroline Divines, who flourished under King Charles I, drew upon vast…

    Hardback – 2017-10-09
    Routledge

  • Huguenot Networks, 1560–1780: The Interactions and Impact of a Protestant Minority in Europe book cover

    Huguenot Networks, 1560–1780

    The Interactions and Impact of a Protestant Minority in Europe, 1st Edition

    Edited by Vivienne Larminie

    These chapters explore how a religious minority not only gained a toehold in countries of exile, but also wove itself into their political, social, and religious fabric. The way for the refugees’ departure from France was prepared through correspondence and the cultivation of commercial,…

    Hardback – 2017-10-09
    Routledge
    Politics and Culture in Europe, 1650-1750

  • The Early Church and the Afterlife: Post-death existence in Athenagoras, Tertullian, Origen and the Letter to Rheginos book cover

    The Early Church and the Afterlife

    Post-death existence in Athenagoras, Tertullian, Origen and the Letter to Rheginos, 1st Edition

    By David Rankin

    The resurrection of the dead was, as Tertullian says, ‘the chief article of the whole Christian faith’ (De resurrectione 39.3) and one of those beliefs which most distinguished Christian thought from much other contemporary thinking. This book looks at the way in which post-death existence is…

    Hardback – 2017-10-05
    Routledge

  • Zen and Confucius in the Art of Swordsmanship: The 'Tengu-geijutsu-ron' of Chozan Shissai book cover

    Zen and Confucius in the Art of Swordsmanship

    The 'Tengu-geijutsu-ron' of Chozan Shissai, 1st Edition

    By Reinhard Kammer

    The sword has played an important role in the Japanese consciousness since ancient times. The earliest swords, made of bronze or stone, were clearly, by their design and form, used for ritualistic purposes rather than as weapons. Later, swords were associated only with the warrior class, and lack…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

  • The Wild, White Goose: The Diary of a Female Zen Priest book cover

    The Wild, White Goose

    The Diary of a Female Zen Priest, 1st Edition

    By Jiyu Kennett

    This book, first published as two volumes in 1977 and 1978, was published purely for the purpose of showing how Buddhist training was done by the Reverend Jiyu-Kennett in the Far East. The material for the book was taken from diaries covering eight years spent by the author in Far Eastern temples,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

  • The Matter of Zen: A Brief Account of Zazen book cover

    The Matter of Zen

    A Brief Account of Zazen, 1st Edition

    By Paul Wienpahl

    This book, first published in 1964, concerns the practice of Zen Buddhism. The practice is a particular form of meditation. In Japan, the only country in which it is any longer seriously pursued, the practice is called zazen. The author directs attention to zazen because it is being overlooked in…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

  • Zen in the Art of Helping book cover

    Zen in the Art of Helping

    1st Edition

    By David Brandon

    A succinct, uncompromising study of what it means to help other people, this book, first published in 1978, examines the helping process in the light of the principles of Zen Buddhism. Emphasizing the Zen precepts of true compassion, newness and Taoistic change, it explains how a helper can break…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Zen Buddhism

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