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Invisible world (saints, demons, etc.)

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  • Speaking of God in Thomas Aquinas and Meister Eckhartby Assoc Prof Anastasia Wendlinder

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Going beyond ordinary readings of Aquinas and building a foundation for further insights into the works of both theologians, this book draws out the implications of the thought of Eckhart and Aquinas for contemporary issues, including ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue, liturgy and prayer, and religious inclusivity. Reading Aquinas and Eckhart... more...

  • Believe Not Every Spiritby Moshe Sluhovsky

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 38.00

    From 1400 through 1700, the number of reports of demonic possessions among European women was extraordinarily high. During the same period, a new type of mysticism?popular with women?emerged that greatly affected the risk of possession and, as a result, the practice of exorcism. Many feared that in moments of rapture, women, who had surrendered... more...

  • Satan in Americaby W. Scott Poole

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 24.95

    Satan in America tells the story of America's complicated relationship with the devil. "New light" evangelists of the eighteenth century, enslaved African Americans, demagogic politicians, and modern American film-makers have used the devil to damn their enemies, explain the nature of evil and injustice, mount social crusades, construct a national... more...

  • The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Agesby James Howard-Johnston; Paul Antony Hayward

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 59.99

    This book contains eleven essays, prefaced by a general introduction, on a set of related themes: the characteristic traits and diverse functions of holy men; the fashioning of saints out of a small minority of holy men and a number of other individuals of high social status but with more dubious spiritual credentials; the literary processes involved... more...

  • Conversations with Angelsby Joad Raymond

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 120.00

    Based on refractions of earlier beliefs, modern angels - at once terrible and comforting, frighteningly other and reassuringly beneficent - have acquired a powerful symbolic value. This interdisciplinary study looks at how humans conversed with angels in medieval and early modern Europe, and how they explained and represented these conversations. more...