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  • Parish Church Treasuresby John Goodall; Paul Barker; Paul Barker

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 28.99

    Our parish churches constitute a living patrimony without precise European parallel. Their cultural riches are astonishing, not only for their quality and quantity, but also their diversity and interest. Fine art and architecture here combine unpredictably with the functional, the curious and the naÔve, from prehistory to the present day, to form an... more...

  • 100 Illustrated Bible Versesby Workman Publishing

    Workman Publishing Company 2015; US$ 12.95

    The strong God of Exodus. The ancient poetry of the Psalms, and the eternal teachings of Proverbs. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and the mystical beauty of John. The new heaven and earth of Revelation. †† † Bible verses?an enduring source of guidance, peace, and rejuvenation?are here given a very special treatment in colorful letterpress illustrations that... more...

  • The Geometry of Loveby Margaret Visser

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    This enthralling study of the church of St. Agnes Outside the Walls brings to vivid life the stories, rituals, and architectural meaning contained within this seventeen-hundred-year-old building In† The Geometry of Love , acclaimed author Margaret Visser, the preeminent ?anthropologist of everyday life,? takes on the living history of the ancient... more...

  • Picturing the Apocalypse: The Book of Revelation in the Arts over Two Millenniaby Natasha O'Hear; Anthony O'Hear

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    The book of Revelation has been a source of continual fascination for nearly two thousand years. Concepts such as the Lamb of God, the Four Horsemen, the Seventh Seal, the Beasts and Antichrist, the Whore of Babylon, Armageddon, the Millennium, the Last Judgement, the New Jerusalem, and the ubiquitous angels of the Apocalypse have captured the popular... more...

  • Andacht und Identitštby Michael Hoff

    Tectum Verlag 2015; US$ 38.92

    Jesus Christus - die Darstellung des christlichen Heilands in der Kunst ist seit jeher auch die Darstellung von Konflikten: Einerseits soll seine ideale Herrlichkeit gezeigt werden, andererseits auch sein menschliches Leiden. Und nebenbei sollen die normativen Strukturen der christlichen Religion vermittelt werden, aber in einer affektgebundenen Form.... more...

  • Poetry and the Religious Imaginationby Dr David Lonsdale; Dr Francesca Bugliani Knox

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    What is the role of spiritual experience in poetry? How do poetic imagination and religious beliefs interact? Exploring such questions through the concept of the religious imagination, this book integrates interdisciplinary research in the area of poetry on the one hand, and theology, philosophy and Christian spirituality on the other. Established... more...

  • Tilmann Riemenschneiderby Justus Bier

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In the hauntingly beautiful sculptures of Tilmann Riemenschneider, the Late Gothic art of Germany achieved its highest expression. Now, for the first time in English, the eminent art historian Justus Bier accords Riemenschneider the extended attention he so richly deserves. Riemenschneider ( ca. 1460--1531) holds a pivotal place in the development... more...

  • Iconography in Medieval Spanish Literatureby John E. Keller; Richard P. Kinkade

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The masterpieces of medieval Spanish literature have come to be known and loved by Hispanists, and more recently by others throughout the world. But the brilliant illuminations with which the original manuscripts were illustrated have remained almost totally unknown on the shelves of the great European libraries. To redress this woeful neglect, two... more...

  • The Horror Plays of the English Restorationby Dr Anne Hermanson; Dr Helen Ostovich

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    A decade after the Restoration of Charles II, a disturbing group of tragedies, dubbed by modern critics the horror or the blood-and-torture villain tragedies, burst onto the London stage. Ten years later they were gone - absorbed into the partisan frenzy which enveloped the theatre at the height of the Exclusion Crisis. Despite burgeoning interest,... more...

  • Christopher Smart's English Lyricsby Ms Rosalind Powell; Professor Jack Lynch; Professor Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 149.95

    In the first full-length study of Christopher Smart?s translations and the place and function of translation in Smart?s poetry, Rosalind Powell proposes a new approach to understanding the relationship between Smart?s poetics and his practice. Drawing on translation theory from the early modern period to the present day, this book addresses Smart's... more...