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The Automaton in English Renaissance Literature

by Wendy Beth Hyman

The Automaton in English Renaissance Literature features original essays exploring the automaton-from animated statue to anthropomorphized machine-in the poetry, prose and drama of England in the 16th and 17th...


Robert Burns and Transatlantic Culture

by Sharon Alker & Leith Davis

The fourteen essays included in Robert Burns and Transatlantic Culture re-orient scholarly understanding of Robert Burns by focusing on the reception and representation of the Scottish poet and songwriter in...


The American Civil War in the Shaping of British Democracy

by Brent E. Kinser

Brent E. Kinser explores the presence of the American Civil War in the writings of British intellectuals such as Thomas Carlyle, Anthony Trollope, Walter Bagehot, and John Stuart Mill, all of whom engaged in...


Wyndham Lewis and the Cultures of Modernity

by Andrzej Gasiorek & Alice Reeve-Tucker

Making a strong case for a revaluation of Wyndham Lewis, this collection argues that significant aspects of Lewis's writing, painting and thinking have not yet received the attention they deserve. Lewis's contributions...


Ecocritical Shakespeare

by Lynne Bruckner & Dan Brayton

The first collection devoted specifically to green Shakespeare, this volume engages with pressing environmental questions in order to provide a better understanding of where and how ecocritical readings should...


Discourses and Representations of Friendship in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700

by Daniel T. Lochman & Maritere López

Interdisciplinary in scope, this collection examines the varied and complex ways in which early modern Europeans imagined, discussed and enacted friendship, a fundamentally elective relationship between individuals...


Catholicity and Heresy in the Early Church

by Mark Edwards

While it has often been recognised that the development of Christian orthodoxy was stimulated by the speculations of those who are now called heretics, it is still widely assumed that their contribution was...


The Future of Reason, Science and Faith: Following Modernity and Post-Modernity

by J. Andrew Kirk

Focusing on the history of ideas, this book explores important questions concerning knowledge in relation to philosophy, science, ethics and Christian faith. Kirk contributes to the current debate about the...


Mind, Brain and the Elusive Soul: Human Systems of Cognitive Science and Religion

by Mark Graves

Does science argue against the existence of the human soul? Many scientists and scholars believe the whole is more than the sum of the parts. This book uses information and systems theory to describe the "more"...


Kant and Theology at the Boundaries of Reason

by Chris L. Firestone

This book examines the transcendental dimension of Kant's philosophy as a positive resource for theology. Firestone shows that Kant's philosophy establishes three distinct grounds for transcendental theology...


Psalms in the Early Modern World

by Linda Phyllis Austern & Kari Boyd McBride

The first book to explore the use, interpretation, development, translation and influence of the Psalms in the Atlantic world during 1400-1800, this volume showcases essays by scholars from literature, history,...


The Old Testament: Canon, Literature and Theology: Collected Essays of John Barton

by John Barton

This collection of John Barton's work engages with current concern over the biblical canon, in both historical and theological aspects; with literary reading of the Bible and current literary theory as it bears...


Transatlantic Literary Exchanges, 1790-1870: Gender, Race, and Nation

by Kevin Hutchings & Julia M. Wright

Exploring the ways in which transatlantic relationships functioned in the nineteenth century to unsettle hierarchical models of gender, race and national and cultural differences, this collection takes up a...


Ridicule, Religion and the Politics of Wit in Augustan England

by Roger D. Lund

Arguing for wit's importance beyond its use as a literary device, Lund traces the process by which writers in Restoration and eighteenth-century England struggled to define an appropriate role for wit in the...


A Sociology of Spirituality

by Kieran Flanagan & Peter C. Jupp

The emergence of spirituality in contemporary culture in holistic forms suggests that organised religions have failed. This thesis is explored and disputed in this book in ways that mark important critical divisions....


Post-Christian Feminisms: A Critical Approach

by Lisa Isherwood & Kathleen McPhillips

This book explores the impact and contribution of post-theories in the field of Christian feminist theology. Post-theory is an important and cutting-edge discursive field which has revolutionized the production...


Explorations in Reconciliation: New Directions in Theology

by David Tombs & Joseph Liechty

Theologians and scholars of religion draw on rich resources to address the complex issues raised by political reconciliation in the Middle East, the former Yugoslavia, South Africa, Northern Ireland and elsewhere....


Modernity, Religion, and the War on Terror

by Richard Dien Winfield

The war on terror cannot be truly understood without investigating the legitimacy of modernity, the challenge that religion presents to modernization, the inescapable conflicts attending the emergence and expansion...


The Trinity and Ecumenical Church Thought: The Church-Event

by William C. Ingle-Gillis

Some hundred years from inception, the ecumenical movement is stagnating. William C. Ingle-Gillis argues that the problem lies in modern ecumenism's treatment of denominational Churches as provisional entities...


Su-un and His World of Symbols: The Founder of Korea's First Indigenous Religion

by Paul Beirne

Su-un and His World of Symbols explores the image which Choe Che-u (Su-un), the founder of Donghak (Eastern Learning) Korea's first indigenous religion, had of himself as a religious leader and human being....