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  • The Religious Culture of Marian Englandby David Loades

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Loades explores England's religious cultures during the reign of Mary Tudor. He investigates how conflicting traditions of conformity and dissent negotiated the new spiritual, political and legal landscape which followed her reintroduction of Catholicism to England. more...

  • Female Piety and the Catholic Reformation in Franceby Jennifer Hillman

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Hillman presents a fascinating account of the role that women played during the Catholic Reformation in France. She reconstructs the devotional practices of a network of powerful women showing how they reconciled Catholic piety with their roles as part of an aristocratic elite, challenging the view that the Catholic Reformation was a male concern. more...

  • Church of Spiesby Mark Riebling

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 29.99

    The Vatican?s silence in the face of Nazi atrocities remains one of the great controversies of our time. History has accused wartime pontiff Pius the Twelfth of complicity in the Holocaust and dubbed him ?Hitler?s Pope.? But a key part of the story has remained untold. Pius ran the world?s largest church, smallest state, and oldest spy service. Saintly... more...

  • Pope Francis Among the Wolvesby Marco Politi; William McCuaig

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    Marco Politi takes us deep inside the power struggle roiling the Roman Curia, beginning with Benedict XVI, the pope who famously resigned in 2013, and intensifying with the contested and unexpected election of Jorge Maria Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires, now known as Pope Francis. Politi?s account balances the perspectives of Pope Francis?s... more...

  • The Heart of Pope Francisby Diego Fares; Antonio Spadaro

    The Crossroad Publishing Company 2015; US$ 11.99

    A presentation of what lies at the heart of Pope Francis' pontificate, written by his friend and fellow Jesuit   At the heart of Pope Francis' vision lies a keen interest in people, and a passion for understanding the life experience of others. This book by a longtime friend of the Pope clarifies the underlying thoughts and choices Jorge Bergoglio... more...

  • Die Eucharistie als Lebensprinzip der Kircheby Maria Lisa Haim

    Verlag Friedrich Pustet 2015; Not Available

    Die Autorin beleuchtet auf der Grundlage des biblischen Zeugnisses sowie der kirchlichen Tradition und der Theologie der Gegenwart das Verhältnis von Eucharistie und Kirche neu. Dabei zeigt sie, dass die Eucharistie in sich mehrere Dimensionen birgt, die in je unterschiedlicher und sich ergänzender Weise kirchenbildend wirken. Als zentrales Geheimnis... more...

  • Was fehlt?by Rainer Bucher; Renate Oxenknecht-Witzsch

    Echter Verlag 2015; Not Available

    In einer wirklich existentiellen Krise scheint die wissenschaftliche Theologie in unseren Breiten nicht zu sein. Sie funktioniert kirchlich wie universitär ebenso gut wie weitgehend geräuschlos. Gerade dieser Normalbetrieb lässt fragen: ?Was fehlt?" Was fehlt, bezogen auf ihren Gegenstand und ihre grundlegende Aufgabe? Dieser Frage gingen zu... more...

  • Papst Franziskusby Hubertus Mynarek

    Tectum Verlag 2015; Not Available

    Die Begeisterung für Papst Franziskus scheint kaum Grenzen zu kennen. Seine im Vergleich zu seinem Vorgänger ungezwungene und sympathische Art nötigt selbst Kirchenfernen eine gewisse Bewunderung ab. Und Gläubige wollen in ihm einen Reformator oder gar einen religiösen Revolutionär sehen. Wo bleiben da die kritischen Stimmen? Hubertus Mynarek bietet... more...

  • The Francis Effectby John Gehring

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 31.99

    This book explores how a church once known as a force for social justice became known for a few key wedge issues, then looks at the opportunities for change in the ?age of Francis.? The first non-European pope in more than a millennium, Pope Francis is shaking up a church that has been mired in scandal and demoralized by devastating headlines. more...

  • Christian Theological Traditionby Catherine Cory; Michael Hollerich

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.95

    This text helps students acquire a basic theological literacy in key persons and events of the Bible and the Christian faith, and in Christianity's encounter with culture at large. Historically arranged, it also addresses five major themes of systematic theology: revelation, God, creation, Jesus, and church. more...