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Religious

  • Martyrs and Players in Early Modern Englandby David K. Anderson

    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...

  • Space, Time, and Presence in the Iconby Clemena Antonova; Martin Kemp

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 119.95

    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...

  • The Politics and Poetics of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruzby George Antony Thomas

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 104.95

    Analysing the occasional verse writings of the celebrated colonial Mexican nun, Thomas brings to light the particular socio-historical significance of these works, which until now literary scholars have largely considered inconsequential. Thomas demonstrates how these poems by the famous nun-composed for birthdays, funerals, religious feasts, coronations... more...

  • Otherworldly John Drydenby Jack M. Armistead

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Reminding readers of John Dryden’s persistent use of occult rhetoric, Armistead argues that Dryden’s 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 writer’s poetry... more...

  • Sacred Music in Secular Societyby Jonathan Arnold

    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...

  • John's Gospelby Christian Askeland

    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 these citations,... more...

  • Art and Religion in Eighteenth-Century Europeby Nigel Aston

    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...

  • Tadao Ando: Nothingness and Sacred Spaceby Jin Baek

    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...

  • Universe of Stoneby Philip Ball

    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...

  • Iconby Moshe Barasch; Luci Serrano

    NYU Press 1992; US$ 89.00

    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 arguments,... more...