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The Turn Around Religion in America: Literature, Culture, and the Work of Sacvan Bercovitch

by Nan Goodman & Michael P. Kramer

Playing on the frequently used metaphors of the 'turn toward' or 'turn back' in scholarship on religion, The Turn Around Religion in America offers a reading of religion that moves reciprocally between these...


Between System and Poetics: William Desmond and Philosophy after Dialectic

by Thomas A.F. Kelly

This is the first book-length examination of the work of an important contemporary thinker in the continental tradition, William Desmond. Desmond's thought is a new, post-modern way of articulating what he calls...


Inventing Americans in the Age of Discovery: Narratives of Encounter

by Michael Householder

Through an in-depth analysis of writings by John Mandeville, Richard Eden, George Best, Ralph Lane, John Smith and John Underhill, this study traces the selection, combination, adaptation and invention of rhetorical...


Religion and the Challenges of Science

by William Sweet & Richard Feist

Does science pose a challenge to religion and religious belief? This volume provides background to the current 'science and religion' debate, yet focuses as well on themes where recent discussion of the relation...


Anxiety and Evil in the Writings of Patricia Highsmith

by Fiona Peters

Drawing extensively on the under-explored Highsmith Archive, Peters suggests that the usual generic distinctions-crime fiction, mystery, suspense-have been largely unhelpful in elucidating Patricia Highsmith's...


God in Postliberal Perspective: Between Realism and Non-Realism

by Robert Andrew Cathey

Who is God? The variety of images of God tends to overwhelm us in the present age. Is 'God' a fiction of human construction, or a reality that makes claims upon how we practice 'faith in God'? How does this...


Reason, Faith and History: Philosophical Essays for Paul Helm

by Martin Stone

Reason, Faith and History offers a unique collection of essays on key topics in the philosophy of religion. Published in honour of Paul Helm - a major force in contemporary English-speaking philosophy of religion...


Aquinas on God: The 'Divine Science' of the Summa Theologiae

by Rudi te Velde

Aquinas on God presents an accessible exploration of Thomas Aquinas' conception of God. Focusing on the Summa theologiae - the work containing Aquinas' most systematic and complete exposition of the Christian...


The Ekphrastic Encounter in Contemporary British Poetry and Elsewhere

by David Kennedy

Examining a wide range of ekphrastic poems, Kennedy argues that contemporary British poets writing out of both mainstream and avant-garde traditions challenge established critical models of ekphrasis with work...


Moral Reform in Comedy and Culture, 1696-1747

by Aparna Gollapudi

The comic reform plot was not merely a generic turn towards morality or sentimentality, Gollapudi argues, but an important social mechanism for controlling and challenging political and economic changes. She...


Victorian Jewelry, Identity, and the Novel: Prisms of Culture

by Jean Arnold

Jean Arnold explores the role material objects play in the cultural cohesion of the West, arguing that gems symbolized the most closely held beliefs of the Victorians and thus can be considered "prisms of culture."...


Heroism in the Harry Potter Series

by Katrin Berndt & Lena Steveker

This collection examines the ways fictional heroism in the twenty-first century challenges the idealized forms of a somewhat simplistic masculinity associated with genres like the epic, romance and classic adventure...


Grant's Getaways: 101 Oregon Adventures

by Grant McOmie & Jeff Kastner

Award-winning journalist, Oregon native, and outdoor enthusiast Grant McOmie provides travelers with in-depth guide to 101 of the best Oregon destinations, from popular adventures to little-know corners of the...


Apocalypse Now?: Reflections on Faith in a Time of Terror

by Duncan B. Forrester

In Apocalypse Now?, Duncan Forrester argues that disorders and atrocities including the Gulag, the Holocaust, 9/11, the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, and the Tsunami disaster have shown us that we stand in the...


Wolfhart Pannenberg on Human Destiny

by Kam Ming Wong

Based on one of the greatest living theologians, Wolfhart Pannenberg, this book is the first comprehensive study of 'human destiny'. Mapping out the movement of humanity over the course of its history to its...


Good and Evil: Quaker Perspectives

by Jackie Leach Scully & Pink Dandelion

In this multi-disciplinary collection we ask the question, "What did, and do, Quakers think about good and evil?" There are no simple or straightforwardly uniform answers to this, but in this collection, we...


Biodivinity and Biodiversity: The Limits to Religious Environmentalism

by Emma Tomalin

This book is concerned with the argument that religious traditions are inherently environmentally friendly. Yet in a developing country such as India, the majority of people cannot afford to put the 'Earth first'...


Pentecostal Theology for the Twenty-First Century: Engaging with Multi-Faith Singapore

by May Ling Tan-Chow

This is a book for students, pastors, teachers, and theologians concerned for an approach to mission that is sensitive to their context, who want to learn from a creative theological voice from what has been...


The Disguised Ruler in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

by Kevin A. Quarmby

Measure for Measure, Malcontent and other disguised ruler plays are typically interpreted as synchronic political commentaries about King James. Quarmby, by contrast, traces the disguised ruler's medieval origins...


Costuming the Shakespearean Stage: Visual Codes of Representation in Early Modern Theatre and Culture

by Robert I. Lublin

What was worn on the Shakespearean stage and more importantly, how were articles of apparel understood when seen by contemporary audiences? Considering royal proclamations, religious writings, paintings, woodcuts,...