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- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 124.99
Examining two overlapping aspects of the prison experience that, despite their central importance, have not attracted the scholarly attention they deserve, this book assesses both the degree to which prisoners can withstand the rigours of solitude and how they experience the passing of time. In particular, it looks at how they deal with the potentially... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
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...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99
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...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 39.95
This book introduces students to Christian mysticism and modern critical responses to it. Christianity has a rich tradition of mystical theology that first emerged in the writings of the early church fathers, and flourished during the Middle Ages. Today Christian mysticism is increasingly recognised as an important Christian heritage relevant to today's... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 25.00
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...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 147.00
Paradisus anime intelligentis is the Latin name of one of the most important late medieval collections of German sermons, about half of which comprises sermons by Meister Eckhart. The studies deal with the theological programme of the sermons, the manuscripts, their transmission and processing, together with selected individual texts. The... more...
- Princeton University Press 1999; US$ 59.95
A study of how asceticism was promoted through Biblical interpretation, Reading Renunciation uses contemporary literary theory to unravel the writing strategies of the early Christian authors. Not a general discussion of early Christian teachings on celibacy and marriage, the book is a close examination, in the author's words, of how "the Fathers'... more...
- De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00
The study interprets the oldest extant correspondence in German, the letters from the secular priest Heinrich von Nördlingen to the Dominican nun Margaretha Ebner dating from the second quarter of the14th century. The study reads the letters as spiritual missives with something of a mystagogical character; this interpretation is then supplemented... more...