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The Death of Sacred Texts: Ritual Disposal and Renovation of Texts in World Religions

by Kristina Myrvold

The Death of Sacred Texts draws attention to a much neglected topic in the study of sacred texts: the religious and ritual attitudes towards texts which have become old and damaged and can no longer be used...


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...


Reforming the Scottish Parish: The Reformation in Fife, 1560-1640

by John McCallum

Whilst the Protestant Reformation of 1560 is acknowledged as being a watershed moment in Scottish history, relatively little is known about the actual process of establishing a reformed church in the parishes...


Narratives of the Religious Self in Early-Modern Scotland

by David George Mullan

Drawing on a rich, yet untapped source of Scottish autobiographical writing, this book provides a fascinating insight into the nature and extent of early-modern religious narratives. Over 80 such personal documents,...


Grace Jantzen: Redeeming the Present

by Elaine L. Graham

Grace Jantzen was an internationally-renowned feminist philosopher of religion whose work has transformed the way we think about the interactions between religion, culture and gender in Western culture. Jantzen's...


Fathers and Godfathers: Spiritual Kinship in Early-Modern Italy

by Guido Alfani

In medieval Europe baptism did not merely represent a solemn and public recognition of the 'natural' birth of a child, but was regarded as a second, 'spiritual birth', within a social group often different from...


Dealings with God: From Blasphemers in Early Modern Zurich to a Cultural History of Religiousness

by Francisca Loetz

Blasphemy could be a serious business in early modern Europe, and those judged to have cursed, abused or denied God could in some cases find themselves on trial for their lives. Whilst such attitudes may appear...


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...


Saint Cicero and the Jesuits: The Influence of the Liberal Arts on the Adoption of Moral Probabilism

by Robert Aleksander Maryks

Over the past decade various historians have examined the consequences of Ignatius Loyola's decision to involve his newly approved Society of Jesus in various educational enterprises. The first Jesuits emphasized...


Vittoria Colonna and the Spiritual Poetics of the Italian Reformation

by Abigail Brundin

Vittoria Colonna was one of the best known and most highly celebrated female poets of the Italian Renaissance. She was best known for her skill in constructing tightly controlled and beautifully modulated Petrarchan...


Restoration Ireland: Always Settling and Never Settled

by Coleman Dennehy

In recent decades, the historiography of early modern Ireland, particularly of the seventeenth century, has been revitalised. However, much of this new work has focused either on the critical decades of the...


The Religious Culture of the Huguenots, 1660-1750

by Anne Dunan-Page

Whilst much has been written about the Huguenots during the sixteenth-century wars of religion, much less is known about their history in the following centuries. The ten essays in this collection provide the...


Restoring Christ's Church: John a Lasco and the Forma ac ratio

by Michael S. Springer

This book examines the struggle for Protestant consensus through the work of John a Lasco (1499-1560), particularly his book Forma ac ratio. Published in 1555, it records the rites and practices of the London...


Reforming the Church before Modernity: Patterns, Problems and Approaches

by Christopher M. Bellitto & Louis I. Hamilton

Presenting essays from a distinguished international cast of scholars, this volume considers the question of ecclesial reform from late antiquity to the 17th century and tackles this complex question from primarily...


Religious Identities in Henry VIII's England

by Peter Marshall

In this volume Peter Marshall explores a wide range of evidence that underlines the complex web of overlapping and competing religious identities that Henry VIII's subjects were forced to assume as he sought...


Our Family Christmas: An Advent Devotional

by Inc. Barbour Publishing

You want Christmas to be meaningful and memorable—and that’s the idea behind Our Family Christmas, a “memory-making devotional” for families with children elementary age and younger.

 

 


His Name Shall Be Called: Inspiration for the Christmas Season

by Inc. Barbour Publishing

His Name Shall Be Called is a brand-new devotional that explores the many names of Jesus Christ in scripture. Add to that thoughtful seasonal quotes and carol lyrics, it’s sure to be a beloved Christmas tradition...


Silent Night: The Stories Behind 40 Beloved Christmas Carols

by Inc. Barbour Publishing

You love Christmas carols—now learn the “story behind the story” for 40 of the best-known songs of the season, each with a devotional twist!


Love Came Down at Christmas: A Celebration of Jesus' Birth

by MariLee Parrish

Presented in a beautiful package with a bonus removable bookmark, Love Came Down at Christmas is the perfect Christmas-themed devotional for your family, friends, and yourself!

 

 


Monastic Bodies: Discipline and Salvation in Shenoute of Atripe

by Caroline T. Schroeder

An in-depth examination of the asceticism practiced at the White Monastery in Upper Egypt in the fifth century, using diverse sources, including monastic rules, theological treatises, sermons, letters, and material...