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  • Prisoners, Solitude, and Timeby Ian O'Donnell

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 124.99

    Incorporates data gathered over 18 months, including visits to prisons, and correspondence with prisoners and hermits, alongside newspaper reports, tracts written by prison chaplains and reformers, official publications, and documents produced by commissions of inquiry to present a complete picture of solitude and its effects. more...

  • Christian Pilgrimage, Landscape and Heritageby Avril Maddrell; Veronica della Dora; Alessandro Scafi; Heather Walton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This volume provides a theoretically and empirically-grounded study of the significance of landscape in the experience of Christian pilgrimage across different denominations and its intersection with cultural heritage and tourism. The book focuses on pilgrimages to Meteora (Greece), Subiaco (Italy) and the Isle of Man. These are each sites of scenic... more...

  • Christian Fastingby S.H. Mathews

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 76.00

    Christian Fasting: Biblical and Evangelical Perspectives reveals the social, cultural, and religious significance of this practice in the first-century Mediterranean world. It then compares the biblical representation of fasting with fasting in contemporary Evangelical literature and practice. more...

  • Why the Gospel of Thomas Mattersby Gethin Abraham-Williams

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    In a world of religious intolerance and bigotry, the case for embracing doubt and questioning through the Gospel of Thomas. more...

  • The Mystical Theology of the Eastern Churchby Vladimir Lossky

    James Clarke & Co 1991; US$ 24.38

    Through a combination of careful scholarship and the warmth of the deep personal devotion of the author, this book provides the authoritative English study of Eastern orthodox theology. Lossky's account makes clear the profound theological differences between East and West, as well as offering an important contribution to ecumenism and to the life... more...

  • The Medieval Mystical Tradition in Englandby E.A. Jones

    Boydell & Brewer 2004; US$ 99.00

    The regular meetings resumed, here with particular focus on Julian of Norwich, and Syon Abbey and the Bridgettines. more...

  • Between Exaltation and Infamyby Stephen Haliczer

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 43.99

    One day in 1599, in the Spanish village of Saria, seven-year-old Maria Angela Astorch fell ill and died after gorging herself on unripened almonds. Maria's sister Isabel, a nun, came to view the body with her mother superior, an ecstatic mystic and visionary named Maria Angela Serafina. Overcome by the sight of the dead girl's innocent face, Serafina... more...

  • Care of Mind/Care of Spiritby Gerald G. May

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    Although secular psychology addressed a great deal about how we come to be the way we are and how we might live more efficiently, it can offer nothing in terms of why we exist or how we should use our lives," writes Gerald May in this classic discussion of the nature of contemporary spiritual guidance and its relationship to counseling and psychiatry.... more...

  • Visions in Late Medieval England: Lay Spirituality and Sacred Glimpses of the Hidden Worlds of Faithby Gwenfair Walters Adams

    BRILL 2007; US$ 138.00

    This volume is the first to explore the breadth of vision types in late medieval English lay spirituality. Analyzing 1000+ accounts, it proposes that visions buttressed five core dynamics (relating to purgatory, saints, demons, sacramental faith, and the Church’s authority). more...

  • Sensible Ecstasyby Amy Hollywood

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 31.00

    Sensible Ecstasy investigates the attraction to excessive forms of mysticism among twentieth-century French intellectuals and demonstrates the work that the figure of the mystic does for these thinkers. With special attention to Georges Bataille, Simone de Beauvoir, Jacques Lacan, and Luce Irigaray, Amy Hollywood asks why resolutely secular, even... more...