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  • American Jesuits and the Worldby John T. McGreevy

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    At the start of the nineteenth century, the Jesuits seemed fated for oblivion. Dissolved as a religious order in 1773 by one pope, they were restored in 1814 by another, but with only six hundred aged members. Yet a century later, the Jesuits numbered seventeen thousand men and were at the vanguard of the Catholic Church's expansion around the world.... more...

  • Salvation and Solvencyby Robert Christian Kahlert

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    Most books on Mormonism focus, positively or negatively, on the early leading men and women of this American Millennarian religious movement. Inspired by Fernand Braudel's book on the Mediterranean, this monograph looks at the religious, social and the economic contexts and precedents in which the early Mormon leadership pursued their socio-economic... more...

  • The Crosses of Pompeiiby Bruce W. Longenecker

    Fortress Press 2016; US$ 38.99

    Through a twist of fate, the eruption that destroyed Pompeii in 79 CE also preserved a wealth of evidence about the town, buried for centuries in volcanic ash. Since the town?s excavations in the eighteenth century, archaeologists have disputed the evidence that might attest the presence of Christians in Pompeii before the eruption. Now, Bruce W.... more...

  • Building Jerusalemby Kevin J. Gardner

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 17.99

    Nostalgia and love of parish churches is deeply embedded in the British psyche. Following the success of Poems in the Porch , a collection of hitherto unpublished poems on parish churches by Sir John Betjeman, Kevin Gardner has now assembled a new anthology of poems on the same theme yet with a greater diversity of post-war authors ? Philip Larkin,... more...

  • "You Made Us for Yourself"by Jared Ortiz

    Fortress Press 2016; US$ 77.99

    Augustine?s Confessions is probably the most commented upon text of early Christianity. Yet, there is a general consensus that this justly famous work is neither well composed nor structurally unified. ?You Made Us for Yourself? aims to challenge this common notion by approaching the Confessions in light of what Augustine himself would have considered... more...

  • Jesus of Koreaby Paul Hyoshin Kim; Daniel L. Migliore

    Fortress Press 2016; US$ 28.99

    Many people look to the 1970s and 1980s to find the cause of the rapid growth of Christianity in Korea. But to understand the real story behind the growth of the Korean church, we need to rediscover the story of the American missionary enterprises of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. There, we will learn how the story of the ?American... more...

  • The Greek Historia Monachorum in Aegyptoby Andrew Cain

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 134.99

    A study of the Historia Monachorum in Aegypto, one of the earliest pieces of monastic hagiography to survive in Greek. more...

  • George Whitefieldby Geordan Hammond; David Ceri Jones

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 104.99

    A collection of essays on the life, career, and reception of the eighteenth-century evangelical preacher, George Whitefield (1714-70). more...

  • The Oxford Movement in Practiceby George Herring

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 199.99

    While much on work on the Oxford Movement has concentrated on the principal players' ideas, little has been published on what it meant in practice, particularly in parishes beyond Oxford. This work redresses that balance, with a particular focus on the development of Ritualism in contrast to Tractarianism. more...

  • Medieval Wisdom for Modern Christiansby Chris R. Armstrong

    Baker Publishing Group 2016; US$ 19.99

    Introduces the spiritual riches of the medieval church to contemporary Christians, exploring key ideas, figures, and movements in conversation with C. S. Lewis and others. more...