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History

  • The Medieval Churchby Joseph H. Lynch; Phillip C. Adamo

    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...

  • Theologian of Sin and Graceby Luka Ilic

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 67.61

    The Croatian-born Matthias Flacius Illyricus (1520?1575) was a Lutheran theologian and reformer who spent most of his adult life in the German-speaking territories of the Holy Roman Empire, playing an important role within the Evangelical churches and in the confessionalization of his day. Luka Ilic establishes that Flacius? theology became increasingly... more...

  • Ambroseby John Moorhead

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    An account, and assessment, of the career of St Ambrose (339-397), from 374 bishop of Milan and one of the four Doctors of the Christian Church (with Sts. Jerome, Augustine and Gregory the Great). A key figure in the transition of the later Roman Empire into its medieval successor, Western Christendom, Ambrose was deeply involved in the political,... more...

  • Illumination in Basil of Caesarea's Doctrine of the Holy Spiritby Timothy P. McConnell

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 54.99

    Although Basil of Caesarea was the first to write a discourse on the Holy Spirit, many scholars have since questioned if he fully believed in the Spirit?s divinity. Timothy McConnell argues that Basil did regard the Spirit as fully divine and an equal Person of the Trinity. However, Basil refused to use philosophical terminology to make the point,... more...

  • Die Protestanten in Polen-Litauen (1696?1763)by Wojciech Kriegseisen; Joachim Bahlcke; Klaus Ziemer; Peter Oliver Loew; Rafael Sendek

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 65.37

    Nicht nur in der breiteren Öffentlichkeit Westeuropas, auch in der Forschung ist die Auffassung weit verbreitet, Polen-Litauen sei im Jahrhundert der Aufklärung ein Hort des Katholizismus gewesen. Ursächlich hierfür ist nicht zuletzt die Selbstdarstellung der Adelsrepublik, die sich in dieser Phase der Machtpolitik zweier aufstrebender Nachbarmächte... more...

  • Writing Religious Historyby Jörg Haustein

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 43.09

    The growth and spread of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity is one of the more salient features of Ethiopia's recent religious history. However, this process has hardly been addressed by academic studies in the past. Based on original field work and archival research, Jörg Haustein presents the first detailed history of Ethiopian Pentecostalism,... more...

  • Konfessionelle Selbst- und Fremdbezeichnungenby Bent Jörgensen

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    In the Imperial Diets of the Protestant Reformation period, Catholic and Protestant factions stood in opposition to each other. Both sides claimed to represent Christian truth. For the Holy Roman Empire to maintain any capacity for action, people had to develop a way of speaking that allowed for communication between representatives of all faiths ?... more...

  • Prophetic Trajectory, Aby Ruy Llera Blanes

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 90.00

    Combining ethnographic and historical research conducted in Angola, Portugal, and the United Kingdom, A Prophetic Trajectory tells the story of Simão Toko, the founder and leader of one of the most important contemporary Angolan religious movements. The book explains the historical, ethnic, spiritual, and identity transformations observed within... more...

  • Rupturing Eschatologyby Eric J. Trozzo

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 48.99

    Rupturing Eschatology is Eric Trozzo's constructive retrieval of Luther's theology of the cross seeking to establish a contemporary Lutheran and "emerging" account of the cross, silence, and eschatology. The book explores Luther's early theology of the cross and divine hiddenness in concert with the work of the Lutheran mystical tradition and modern... more...

  • Introduction to the History of Christianityby Tim Dowley

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 54.99

    Combining the accuracy and readability of the first edition of this highly acclaimed text, Dowley has enhanced the second edition with new contributions from Pheme Perkins on ?The Thought-World of Early Christianity? and Richard Burridge on ?Jesus and the Gospels? as well as updated and revised contributions from Ward Gasque, Richard Pierard, John... more...