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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95
Focusing on Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, John Webster and John Milton, Martyrs and Players in Early Modern England argues that the English tragedians reflected an unease within the culture to acts of religious violence. David Anderson explores a link between the unstable emotional response of society to religious executions in the Tudor-Stuart... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95
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 of construction of space in the icon. One of the main objectives of this book is to discuss critically the implications of "reverse... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95
Reminding readers of John Drydens persistent use of occult rhetoric, Armistead argues that Drydens otherworldliness involves more than Christian apologetics, biblical typology, or intermittent borrowings from the supernatural materials in classical literature. Otherworldly John Dryden engages with a wide range of the writers poetry... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 39.95
Sacred Music in Secular Society is a new and challenging work asking why Christian sacred music is now appealing afresh to a wide and varied audience, both religious and secular. Blending scholarship, theological reflection and interviews with some of the greatest musicians and spiritual leaders of our day, Arnold suggests that the intrinsically theological... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 133.00
This monograph explores the history of the Coptic tradition of John?s gospel, considering when these ancient Egyptian witnesses are profitable for determining the earliest readings of their Greek source text. The standard critical edition of the Greek New Testament cites the Coptic versions no fewer than 1,000 times in John?s gospel. For... more...
- Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 45.00
Eighteenth-century Europe witnessed monumental upheavals in both the Catholic and Protestant faiths and the repercussions rippled down to the churches? religious art forms. Nigel Aston now chronicles here the intertwining of cultural and institutional turmoil during this pivotal century. ... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 134.95
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, music and religious studies. The collection reaches beyond national and confessional boundaries and to look at the ways in which Psalms touched... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 56.95
Based around an interview with Tadao Ando, this book explores the influence of the Buddhist concept of nothingness on Ando?s Christian architecture, and sheds new light on the cultural significance of the buildings of one of the world?s leading contemporary architects. Specifically, this book situates Ando?s churches, particularly his world-renowned... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
Chartres Cathedral, south of Paris, is revered as one of the most beautiful and profound works of art in the Western canon. But what did it mean to those who constructed it in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries?and why was it built at such immense height and with such glorious play of light, in the soaring manner we now call Gothic? In this eminently... more...
- NYU Press 1992; US$ 22.95
Over the centuries, European debate about the nature and status of images of God and sacred figures has often upset the established order and shaken societies to their core. Out of this debate, an identifiable doctrine has emerged of the image in general and of the divine image in particular. This fascinating work concentrates on these historical... more...