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- James Clarke & Co 2014; US$ 26.00
On the eve of his battle against Maxentius at Milvian Bridge in 312, Flavius Valerius Constantinus (ca. 273/74-337) reportedly saw a symbol in the sky, which played a role in his conversion to faith in the Christian God and began a new chapter in the relationship between church and state.What happens to the church when the emperor becomes a Christian?... more...
- Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 85.00
Within little more than ten years in the early nineteenth century, inhabitants of Tahiti, Hawaii and fifteen other closely related societies destroyed or desecrated all of their temples and most of their god-images. In the aftermath of the explosive event, which Sissons terms the Polynesian Iconoclasm, hundreds of architecturally innovative churches... more...
- Edition Ruprecht 2014; US$ 26.84
Mit einem Vorwort von Bischof Ralf Meister. Dieses Praxisbuch vermittelt Lust auf neue Lieder und Freude am gemeinsamen Singen von religiösen Liedern auf pädagogisch fundierte Weise. Es ist im Auftrag der Liturgischen Konferenz entstanden. Die Autorin erörtert konzeptionelle Grundlagen in neun Leitgedanken, zu denen sie jeweils fragt »Was bedeutet... more...
- Fortress Press 2014; US$ 48.99
This dissertation intervenes in Reformed readings of the doctrine of providence, particularly around Barth?s critical interpretation of the tradition stemming from Calvin and Schleiermacher. Kim argues that while Barth advances the discussion, his reading of Calvin is significantly hampered by his challenge to Schleiermacher. Kim provides an extensive... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95
The Greek philosopher Porphyry of Tyre had a reputation as the fiercest critic of Christianity. It was well-deserved: he composed fifteen discourses against the Christians, so offensive that Christian emperors ordered them to be burnt. We thus rely on the testimonies of three prominent Christian writers to know what Porphyry wrote. Porphyry in Fragments... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 224.00
This volume of the Jerusalem Talmud publishes four tractates of the Second Order, ?eqalim, Sukkah, Ro? Ha??anah, and Yom Tov. These tractates deal with financial issues concerning the Temple service, with the festival of Tabernacles, the observations at New Year, as well as with holiday observation in general. The tractates are vocalized by the rules... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00
It is now a common refrain among liberals that Christian Right pastors and television pundits have hijacked evangelical Christianity for partisan gain. The Politics of Evangelical Identity challenges this notion, arguing that the hijacking metaphor paints a fundamentally distorted picture of how evangelical churches have become politicized. The... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 70.15
Dietrich-Alex Kochs Darstellung der Geschichte des Urchristentums umfasst den Zeitraum von der Entstehung der Urgemeinde in Jerusalem 30 n.Chr. bis etwa 150 n.Chr. Es ist im deutschsprachigen Raum nach Jahren die erste wissenschaftliche Gesamtdarstellung dieser für das Christentum insgesamt grundlegende Epoche. Die Entstehung und Ausdifferenzierung... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 31.99
In twenty reader-friendly chapters, Kerry Walters explores the meaning and scope of Christian courage, offers tips on how to cultivate it in daily life, and offers profiles of Christians who have exemplified it in their own lives. The portraits are of modern women and men, some famous and some lesser known, from all parts of the globe, who have displayed... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95
The Medieval Church: A Brief History argues for the pervasiveness of the Church in every aspect of life in medieval Europe. It shows how the institution of the Church attempted to control the lives and behaviour of medieval people, for example, through canon law, while at the same time being influenced by popular movements like the friars and heresy.... more...