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  • The Cross before Constantineby Bruce W. Longenecker

    Fortress Press 2015; US$ 38.99

    Upending a longstanding consensus, Bruce W. Longenecker presents a wide variety of material artifacts to illustrate that Christians made use of the cross as a visual symbol of their faith long before Constantine appropriated it to consolidate his power in the fourth century. Constantine did not invent the cross as a symbol of Christian faith; for... more...

  • Approaching the End of Lifeby Donna Schaper

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 33.99

    From making a will and planning a memorial service to finding peace in aging and illness, Approaching the End of Life offers practical and spiritual guidance to anyone wrestling with the end of a life. With sensitivity and humor Donna Schaper shares information on topics ranging from coping with illness to finding a spiritual home. more...

  • The Abingdon Worship Annual 2016by Mary J. Scifres; B. J. Beu

    Abingdon Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    The trusted planning resource for traditional and contemporary worship. more...

  • The Church in Actby Maxwell E. Johnson

    Fortress Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    The Church in Act explores the dynamics of ecclesial and liturgical theology, examining the body of Christ in action. Maxwell E. Johnson provides in this volume historical and doctrinal thinking on a diversity of liturgical subjects under the umbrella of Lutheran liturgical theology in ecumenical conversation. From baptismal spirituality to Eucharistic... more...

  • What Every Christian Needs to Know About Passoverby Evan Moffic

    Abingdon Press 2015; US$ 16.99

    4,000 years ago, a momentous meal took place more...

  • Christian Worshipby Michael N. Jagessar; Stephen Burns

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Postcolonialism has greatly influenced biblical and theological criticism but has not yet entered the realm of church worship and practice. 'Christian Worship' brings the insights of postcolonial thinking to the rituals of religious life. The book critically analyses liturgical theology through the lens of postcolonialism and explores the challenges... more...

  • Creating Meaningful Funeral Ceremoniesby Alan Wolfelt

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 25.95

    First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Opus Deiby Giorgio Agamben; Adam Kotsko

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 17.95

    In this follow-up to The Kingdom and the Glory and The Highest Poverty , Agamben investigates the roots of our moral concept of duty in the theory and practice of Christian liturgy. Beginning with the New Testament and working through to late scholasticism and modern papal encyclicals, Agamben traces the Church's attempts to repeat Christ's unrepeatable... more...

  • Verkehrte Welten?by Dominik Fugger

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 81.60

    The essays in this volume on rituals of inversion from ancient times to the early modern period aim to critically examine and potentially question longstanding interpretive ideas about inversion and ?upside-down? worlds through familiar and previously unknown sources and to determine the range of this phenomenon. They disclose new perspectives... more...

  • Ceremonies for Spiritual Healing and Growthby Henry Close

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 24.95

    Ceremony as therapy Formal ceremonies seem to be universal in human experience, addressing something very deep and basic in the human psyche. They tap into that vast subconscious reservoir of wisdom and strength that every human being possesses. To these qualities ceremonies add their own understandings of life and of God. They emphasize the presence... more...