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From Altar-Throne to Table

by Joseph Dougherty

This book investigates one of the most successful liturgical reforms in Catholic history. Only a century ago, faithful, practicing Catholics received Holy Communion only once a year; now, among American English-speaking...


Historical Dictionary of the Reformed Churches

by Robert Benedetto

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Reformed Churches contains information on the major personalities, events, facts, movements, and beliefs of the Reformed churches.


History of the Telugu Christians

by James Elisha Taneti

Christian communities in the state Andhra Pradesh of south India and the Telugu Christians in diaspora have passed their stories from one generation to the next by oral traditions as well as in scattered texts....


Historical Dictionary of Prophets in Islam and Judaism

by Scott B. Noegel & Brannon M. Wheeler

Both traditions recognize and draw theological and historical lessons from some of the same narrative sources, but this is the first comparative resource to provide interdisciplinary coverage of the history...


Historical Dictionary of Shinto

by Stuart D.B. Picken

This expanded second edition of Historical Dictionary of Shinto relates the history of Shinto through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 800 cross-referenced dictionary...


Historical Dictionary of Methodism

by Charles, Jr. Yrigoyen & Susan E. Warrick

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Methodism presents the history of Methodism through a detailed chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary...


The A to Z of Prophets in Islam and Judaism

by Scott B. Noegel & Brannon M. Wheeler

The A to Z of Prophets in Islam and Judaism treat each entry as a compilation of relevant data culled from these different traditions in order to take the reader beyond the expected parameters of research. Originally...


The A to Z of Taoism

by Julian F. Pas

Taoism, the set of philosophical teachings and religious practices rooted in the understanding of the Chinese character Tao, or "The Way," was founded by the Chinese philosopher Laozi in the 6th Century BCE,...


The A to Z of Judaism

by Norman Solomon

By means of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and numerous cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, writings, institutions, concepts, Hebrew words, philosophy, theology, and...


The A to Z of Hinduism

by Bruce M. Sullivan

Presents the Hindu religious tradition's major events, individuals, texts, sects, and concepts in the context of its historical development through various periods. In addition, sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites,...


Unruly Catholics from Dante to Madonna: Faith, Heresy, and Politics in Cultural Studies

by Marc DiPaolo

Essays in Unruly Catholics explore how renowned Catholic literary figures Dante Alighieri, Oscar Wilde, Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, and Gerard Manley Hopkins dealt with the disparities between their personal...


Yiddish Given Names: A Lexicon

by Rella Israly Cohn

This is a lexicon of Yiddish given names, preceded by four chapters of material that explains the lexical conventions, the historical environment, and the research applicable to this subject.


Amanda Berry Smith: From Washerwoman to Evangelist

by Adrienne Israel

This biography is the compelling story of Amanda Berry Smith, a former slave and washer-woman with less than a year of formal education who rose to become one of the nineteenth century's most important and successful...


German Radical Pietism

by Hans Schneider & Gerald MacDonald

Pietism is increasingly recognized as the most important movement in Protestant Christianity since the Reformation of the sixteenth century. Simply put, early Protestant reformers were concerned with reforming...


Historical Dictionary of Shamanism

by Graham Harvey & Robert J. Wallis

Few religious traditions have generated such diversity and stirred imaginations as shamanism. In their engagements with other worlds, shamans have conversed with animals and ancestors and have been empowered...


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....


The Presence of God in the Christian Life: John Wesley and the Means of Grace

by Henry H., III Knight

"...Knight draws together several streams of recent scholarship to highlight the dynamic and relational nature of both grace and holiness in Wesley's theology...a very significant contribution to Wesley studies....


A Communion Sunday in Scotland ca. 1780: Liturgies and Sermons

by Robin A. Leaver & Bryan D. Spinks

This book is the first detailed examination of the general Eucharistic practices of the Church of Scotland, and presents a modern edition of a late 18th century published account of Communion Sunday, its sermons,...


Islam in Africa South of the Sahara: Essays in Gender Relations and Political Reform

by Pade Badru & Brigid M. Sackey

Islam in Africa South of the Sahara: Essays in Gender Relations and Political Reform draws together contributions from scholars that focus on changes taking place in the practice of the religion and their effects...


Modern Just War Theory: A Guide to Research

by Michael Farrell

Modern Just War Theory: A Guide to Research, by scholar and librarian Michael Farrell, serves as a manual for students and scholars studying Christian just war theory, helping them navigate the wealth of just...