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Nicholas of Cusa - A Companion to his Life and his Times

by Morimichi Watanabe & Gerald Christianson

This work is a guide to the life, thought and activities of Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464), the great fifteenth century philosopher, theologian, jurist, author of mystical and ecclesiastical treatises, cardinal...


Ideology and Foreign Policy in Early Modern Europe (1650-1750)

by David Onnekink & Gijs Rommelse

By engaging with, and building upon recent theoretical developments, this collection sheds new light on international relations in the century between 1650 and 1750. Integrating cultural history with high politics...


Communities of Devotion: Religious Orders and Society in East Central Europe, 1450-1800

by Maria Craciun & Elaine Fulton

This collection of essays explores the complex relationship between western monasticism and lay society in east central Europe from the late medieval period to the eighteenth century. It is an important addition...


The Divisions of French Catholicism, 1629-1645: 'The Parting of the Ways'

by Anthony D. Wright

Drawing on sources from the Jesuit archives in Rome and on Port-Royal material in Paris, the book begins with an investigation into the development of Catholic Reform in France, showing the problems that emerged...


Varieties of Seventeenth- and Early Eighteenth-Century English Radicalism in Context

by Ariel Hessayon & David Finnegan

The essays in this collection explore significant questions regarding the terms 'radical' and 'radicalism' in early modern England. They investigate whether we can speak of a radical tradition, and whether radicalism...


Early French Reform: The Theology and Spirituality of Guillaume Farel

by Jason Zuidema & Theodore Van Raalte

Guillaume Farel (1489-1565) was one of the key figures in the early Genevan reformation, but his legacy has become largely overshadowed by towering figure of Calvin. Seeking to contribute to a better understanding...


The Senses and the English Reformation

by Matthew Milner

Challenging the assumption that medieval Catholicism was overly sensual, whilst Protestantism rejected any element of worship appealing to the eye, ear, or nose, this study asks fundamental questions about the...


Saving the Souls of Medieval London: Perpetual Chantries at St Paul's Cathedral, c.1200-1548

by Marie-Hélène Rousseau

St Paul's Cathedral stood at the centre of religious life in medieval London and this investigation of its chantries - pious foundations through which donors endowed priests to celebrate intercessory masses...


Romans, Barbarians, and the Transformation of the Roman World: Cultural Interaction and the Creation of Identity in Late Antiquity

by Ralph W. Mathisen & Danuta Shanzer

One of the most significant transformations of the Roman world between the fourth and seventh centuries C.E. was the integration and impact of barbarian peoples into the social, cultural, religious and political...


Humanism and Calvinism: Andrew Melville and the Universities of Scotland, 1560-1625

by Steven J. Reid

This book surveys the transformation of Scotland's medieval and Catholic university system into a greatly expanded Protestant one in the decades following the Scottish Reformation of 1560. It also assesses the...


The Devil Within: Possession and Exorcism in the Christian West

by Brian Levack

In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the era of the Reformation, thousands of Europeans were thought to be possessed by demons. In response to their horrifying symptoms-violent convulsions, displays of...


Pagan Trinity - Holy Trinity: The Legacy of the Sumerians in Western Civilization

by Alan Dickin

This book offers a revolutionary new synthesis of ancient history and religion by bridging the gap between the archaeology of Mesopotamia (now the country of Iraq) and the biblical account of Genesis. Professor...


Pioneers of Scottish Christianity: Ninian, Columba and Mungo

by Roderick Graham

How did Christianity come to Scotland? A sixteen-hundred-year-old fog of mystery separates us from the dawn of Christianity in Scotland - but there are some intriguing signposts. Whether in life or in legend,...


And Man Created God

by Selina O'Grady

At the time of Jesus’ birth , the world was full of gods. Thousands of them jostled, competed and merged with one another. In Syria ecstatic devotees castrated themselves in the streets to become priests of...


William James's Hidden Religious Imagination: A Universe of Relations

by Jeremy Carrette

This book offers a radical new reading of William James's work on the idea of 'religion.' Moving beyond previous psychological and philosophical interpretations, it uncovers a dynamic, imaginative, and critical...


To Be Silent... Would Be Criminal: The Antislavery Influence and Writings of Anthony Benezet

by Irv A. Brendlinger

Born in 1713 of French Huguenot stock, Philadelphia Quaker Anthony Benezet was probably the most significant force in advancing the cause against slavery and the African slave trade in the eighteenth century....


Killing Jesus: The Unknown Conspiracy Behind the World's Most Famous Execution

by Stephen

Discover the largely unknown intense human drama, powerful political intrigue and gritty, horrifying secrets behind the execution of Jesus.


Discovering the City of Sodom: The Fascinating, True Account of the Discovery of the Old Testament's Most Infamous City

by Dr. Steven Collins & Dr. Latayne C. Scott

Like many Christians today in the academic world, Dr. Steven Collins felt pulled in different directions when it came to apparent conflicts between the Bible and scholarly research and theory—an intellectual...


Christianity in the Land of the Pharaohs: The Coptic Orthodox Church

by Jill Kamil

The Copts - the indigenous Christians of Egypt - declared their independence from Byzantine Christianity when they appointed their own patriarchs in the sixth century. Jill Kamil has written an angaging and...


Martin Luther's Basic Theological Writings

by Timothy F. Lull & William R. Russell

Martin Luther’s Basic Theological Writings has become the gold standard for use in seminary and college environments. It not only offers all of Luther's most influential, noted, and important writings in the...