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Spectacles of Empire: Monsters, Martyrs, and the Book of Revelation

by Christopher A. Frilingos

The author reads the Book of Revelation as a text firmly situated in the world of imperial Roman Asia Minor, where it was written. He argues that Revelation is a Christian version of that world, complete with...


How the Doctrine of Incarnation Shaped Western Culture

by Patricia Ranft

Recent scholars from numerous disciples have promoted an intriguing yet undocumented thesis, that the doctrine of the Incarnation had an inordinate influence on the shape of Western culture. This study offers...


The Desert Movement: Fresh Perspectives on the Spirituality of the Desert

by Alexander Ryrie

An exciting new history for anyone interested in the Early Church. Drawing on recent research and newly translated texts, it sheds significant new light on the influence of Desert spirituality, introducing us...


The Cross of Nails: Joining in God's mission of reconciliation

by Oliver Schuegraf

The story of The Community of the Cross of Nails, born from the bombing of Coventry Cathedral in 1940. Today, it works in 40 countries to build peace, heal the wounds of history and enable people to grow together...


The Eighteenth-Century Novel and the Secularization of Ethics

by Carol Stewart

Linking the decline in Church authority in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries with the increasing respectability of fiction, Carol Stewart provides a new perspective on the rise of the novel....


The Ashgate Research Companion to the Counter-Reformation

by Alexandra Bamji & Geert H. Janssen

The Ashgate Research Companion to the Counter-Reformation presents a comprehensive examination of recent scholarship on early modern Catholicism in its many guises. It examines how the Tridentine reforms inspired...


Jeremias Drexel's 'Christian Zodiac': Seventeenth-Century Publishing Sensation. a Critical Edition, Translated and with an Introduction & Notes

by Nicholas J. Crowe

First published in 1622, Jeremias Drexel's 'Zodiacus christianus' (or 'Christian Zodiac') was a remarkable work of religious iconography and spiritual self-help. Offering the first modern translation into English...


Memory and Commemoration in Medieval Culture

by Elma Brenner & Meredith Cohen

Focusing on France but incorporating studies from further afield, this collection of essays marks an important new contribution to the study of medieval memory and commemoration. Arranged thematically, each...


The Story of Holy Island: An Illustrated History

by Kate Tristram

From its misty beginnings as part of the mainland in the Stone Age, this history covers Lindisfarne's formation as an island, the Roman and Anglo-Saxon eras, the influence of Columba and Iona, Lindisfarne's...


Reconciling People: Coventry Cathedral's Story

by Christopher Lamb

To mark the 50th anniversary in 2012 of the rebuilding of Coventry Cathedral after its destruction by incendiary bombs in November 1940, this lavishly illustrated volume celebrates a unique church with a unique...


Faith and Leadership: The Papacy and the Roman Catholic Church

by Michael P. Riccards

This volume is the first major study of the papacy as a managerial structure that has evolved over two thousand years. Special emphasis is placed on the environments in which the Church functioned and in which...


The Lenten Sourcebook: .

by Herbert Lockyer

The observance of Lent says to all believers, "Remember Jesus Christ." And as they remember, they find themselves more closely identified with Him. In this comprehensive sourcebook for the Lenten season, best-selling...


Pilgrimage in the Hindu Tradition: Salvific Space

by Knut A. Jacobsen

Salvific space is one of the central ideas in the Hindu traditions of pilgrimage, and concerns the ability of space, especially sites associated with bodies of water such as rivers and lakes, to grant salvific...


Irenaeus: Life, Scripture, and Legacy

by Sara Parvis & Paul Foster

Champion of martyrs, scourge of heretics, erudite theologian, shrewd politician–no account of early Christianity is complete without careful consideration of Irenaeus of Lyons. Here a team of international...


Christian Social Teachings: A reader in Christian Social Ethics from the Bible to the Present

Good Eating's Christmas Recipes: Delicious Holiday Entrees, Appetizers, Sides, Desserts, and More

by Chicago Tribune Staff

Good Eating's Christmas Recipes is a quick and easy guide for successful and delicious holiday dinners. This collection features the best Christmas Eve and Christmas Day recipes the Chicago Tribune has printed...


Before Religion: A History of a Modern Concept

by Brent Nongbri

For much of the past two centuries, religion has been understood as a universal phenomenon, a part of the “natural” human experience that is essentially the same across cultures and throughout history. Individual...


The Ashgate Research Companion to World Methodism

by William Gibson & Peter Forsaith

As a religious and social phenomenon, Methodism engages with a number of disciplines including history, sociology, gender studies and theology. This Companion brings together a team of respected international...


Worship and the Parish Church in Early Modern Britain

by Natalie Mears & Alec Ryrie

In this volume, ten leading scholars of early modern religion explore the experience of parish worship in England during the Reformation and the century that followed it. Including a variety of disciplinary...


Entering a Clerical Career at the Roman Curia, 1458-1471

by Kirsi Salonen & Jussi Hanska

Building on recent revisionist histories of the quality and ability of the late medieval clergy, this is a comprehensive survey of the ordinations of priests at the Roman curia during the pontificates of Pius...