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Emotion, Identity and Death: Mortality Across Disciplines

by Douglas J. Davies & Chang-Won Park

Death affects all aspects of life, it touches our emotions and influences our identity. Presenting a kaleidoscope of informative views of death, dying and human response, this book reveals how different disciplines...


Christian Theology and Tragedy: Theologians, Tragic Literature and Tragic Theory

by Kevin Taylor & Giles Waller

Drawing together leading scholars from both theological and literary backgrounds, Christian Theology and Tragedy explores the rich variety of conversations between theology and tragedy. Encompassing a range...


Lost in Wonder: Essays on Liturgy and the Arts

by Aidan Nichols O. P.

This book explores the liturgy as the manifestation by cultic signs of Christian revelation, the 'setting' of the Liturgy in terms of architectural space, iconography and music, and the poetic response which...


The Poet as Believer: A Theological Study of Paul Claudel

by Aidan Nichols & O. P.

This is the first comprehensive study of the theological significance of Paul Claudel, a poet frequently cited by literary-minded theologians in Europe and theologically-minded poets (such as von Balthasar,...


Hell and its Afterlife: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

by Isabel Moreira & Margaret Toscano

The notion of an infernal place of punishment for 'undesired' elements in human culture and human nature has a long history both as religious idea and as cultural metaphor. This book brings together a wide array...


In Search of the Folk Daoists of North China

by Stephen Jones

Largely unstudied by scholars of religion, folk Daoist ritual in north China has been a constant theme of Chinese music scholars. Stephen Jones places lay Daoists within the wider context of folk religious practices...


Encyclopedia of Cremation

by Douglas J. Davies & Lewis H. Mates

The Encyclopedia of Cremation is the first major reference resource focused on cremation. Spanning many world cultures it documents regional histories, ideological movements and leading individuals that fostered...


Under the Big Top

by Bruce Feiler

Both a great American adventure and a rare entry into asheltered world, Under the Big Top describes one man's pursuit of every child's fantasy: running away to join the circus. Bruce Feiler's unforgettable year...


Church Music and Protestantism in Post-Reformation England: Discourses, Sites and Identities

by Jonathan Willis

Church Music and Protestantism in Post-Reformation England breaks new ground in the religious history of Elizabethan England through a closely focused study of the role of music and the Reformation. By reintegrating...


Space, Time, and Presence in the Icon: Seeing the World with the Eyes of God

by Clemena Antonova & with a preface by Martin Kemp

This book contributes to the re-emerging field of "theology through the arts" by proposing a way of approaching one of the most challenging theological concepts - divine timelessness - through the principle...


Humanism and the Reform of Sacred Music in Early Modern England: John Merbecke the Orator and The Booke of Common Praier Noted (1550)

by Hyun-Ah Kim

This book provides a new interpretation of John Merbecke (c.1505-c.1585), the Tudor musician, copyist and writer. Providing a new contextual study of Merbecke, it re-interprets his work in the light of humanist...


Stories from Home: English Domestic Interiors, 1750-1850

by Margaret Ponsonby

This book provides a fresh look at English domestic furnishings and decoration in the period 1750-1850, focusing on 'ordinary' and 'provincial' homes. Rejecting prevailing attitudes that often reduce interiors...


Woke Me Up This Morning: Black Gospel Singers and the Gospel Life

by Alan Young

Many studies of African-American gospel music spotlight history and style. This one, however, is focused mainly on grassroots makers and singers. Most of those included here are not stars. A few have received...


Jackie Coogan: The World's Boy King: A Biography of Hollywood's Legendary Child Star

by Diana Serra Cary

A revealing biography of the little-known private life of this famous child star whose family set the style for many other 'stage' parents who found fame and fortune through their child's stardom. It is also...


Regency House Styles

by Trevor Yorke

Architectural historian Trevor Yorke, using his own drawings and full colour photographs, describes the features and fittings that have made houses of the Regency period so distinctive.


Don-A Juan

by Jenny Barnette

Don-A Juan is a dynamic comedy in two acts. It is inspired by Moliere's Don Juan. It is the story of a young woman who is overcome with uncontrollable desires to woo women of all ages and shapes while she is...


The Fashion Insiders' Guide to New York

by Carole Sabas

The Fashion Insiders' Guidesáare carefully curated compendiums of the current hotspots, classic haunts, and hidden gems of the world's greatest fashion destinations. A former Parisian living in New York, FrencháVogueácorrespondent...


Technique and Interpretation in Violin-Playing

by Rowsby Woof

Originally published in 1920, this neat little book is the result of the authors desire to tabulate in a concise form, his own ideas on violin playing, with regard to both the technical and the interpretive...


Pipes of the Church Organ - A Selection of Classic Articles on Organ Design and Construction

by Various

This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience. Carefully selecting the best articles from...


The Forms of Music

by Donald Francis Tovey

Sir Donald Francis Tovey was born in 1875, Donald Francis Tovey was a British musicologist and composer. He took classical honors with his B.A. at Oxford in 1898, and became a pianist of the first rank, though...