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  • That Was The Church That Wasby Andrew Brown; Linda Woodhead

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 18.99

    The Church of England still seemed an essential part of Englishness, and even of the British state, when Mrs Thatcher was elected in 1979. The decades which followed saw a seismic shift in the foundations of the C of E, leading to the loss of more than half its members and much of its influence. In England today 'religion' has become a toxic brand,... more...

  • Unchanging Witnessby S. Donald Fortson; Rollin G. Grams

    B&H Publishing Group 2016; US$ 34.99

    In Unchanging Witness , Donald Fortson and Rollin Grams articulate the consistent orthodox view?historically held everywhere, always, and by all?by presenting primary sources throughout Christian history and by interpreting the biblical texts in their cultural contexts. more...

  • Prokop von Gazaby Karin Metzler

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 168.00

    The Genesis Commentary by Procopius of Gaza (465/470?526/530) is the first part of his major commentary on most of the historical books of the Old Testament (CPG 7430). For the first time, it is presented along with a translation into a modern language and annotated notes, supplementing the recently published critical edition (GCS NF 22).... more...

  • Lord Burghley and Episcopacy, 1577-1603by Mr Brett Usher; Professor Euan Cameron; Professor Bruce Gordon; Dr Bridget Heal; Professor Roger A Mason; Professor Amy Nelson Burnett; Dr Andrew Pettegree; Professor Kaspar von Greyerz; Professor Alec Ryrie; Dr Felicity Heal; Dr Jonathan Willis; Dr Karin Maag

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 149.95

    Lord Burghley and Episcopacy, 1577-1603 examines the selection and promotion of bishops within the shifting sands of ecclesiastical politics at the Elizabethan court, drawing on the copious correspondence of leading politicians and clerical candidates as well as the Exchequer records of the financial arrangements accompanying each appointment. Beginning... more...

  • Conversion to Catholicism in Early Modern Italyby Peter A. Mazur

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, conversion took on a new importance within the Catholic world, as its leaders faced the challenge of expanding the church's reach to new peoples and continents while at the same time reinforcing its authority in the Old World. Based on new archival research, this book details the extraordinary stories of... more...

  • Constantine and the Captive Christians of Persiaby Kyle Smith

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 95.00

    It is widely believed that the Emperor Constantine?s conversion to Christianity politicized religious allegiances, dividing the Christian Roman Empire from the Zoroastrian Sasanian Empire and leading to the persecution of Christians in Persia. This account, however, is based on Greek ecclesiastical histories and Syriac martyrdom narratives that date... more...

  • Krieg mit dem Wortby Damaris Grimmsmann

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 154.00

    This is the first monograph devoted to the widely disseminated 16 th century ?Sermons on the Turk.? The work fills a gap in scholarship on the Turkish question in the Late Middle Ages and Early Modern Period. The volume includes 299 sermons by 38 authors, with a focus on their liturgical setting, the authors? level of knowledge, and specific... more...

  • Miraclesby Patrick Hayes; Patrick Hayes

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 89.00

    Multidisciplinary in approach, this informative yet entertaining encyclopedia covers major aspects of miraculous phenomena through more than 150 alphabetically arranged entries that document how humanity's belief in religious miracles over multiple places, periods, and faiths have affected society?even changed the course of history. Written for high... more...

  • Cathedrals of Britainby David Pepin

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 6.36

    For centuries, cathedrals in Britain have inspired and captivated those that have stood before them. Some are grand medieval structures, while others appear simple and unpretentious ? yet all were designed to reflect something of the glory of God. In this lavishly illustrated guide David Pepin explores the developments in architectural style through... more...

  • Predigt und Politik im frühmittelalterlichen Bayernby Maximilian Diesenberger

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 154.00

    Many sermon manuscripts were created around 800 CE over the course of the Carolingian reform movement, but until now, historical researchers have largely overlooked them. The presentation analyzes selected sermon collections to reveal their importance as a medium for implementing reforms at the local level, thereby making them an important... more...