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  • A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Artby Gertrude Grace Sill

    Touchstone 2011; Not Available

    Explore one of the richest and most rewarding aspects of Western art with this comprehensive easy-to-use, portable guide to Christian symbols. Organized like a primer, with hundreds of entries in 50 categories?from A for Angels to Z for Zodiac?this handy pocket reference enables you to recognize at a glance the identity and meaning of all the elements... more...

  • Clerical Vestmentsby Sarah Bailey

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 7.95

    Churches up and down the United Kingdom have some remarkable collections of the most exquisitely embroidered clothing which are part of our hidden heritage. Our cathedrals hold in their treasuries some of the most beautiful textile pieces ever produced in Europe and beyond. There is a whole fascinating history to these priestly vestments and how they... more...

  • Märtyrerliteraturby Hans Reinhard Seeliger; Wolfgang Wischmeyer

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 196.00

    In their functions as memorial and devotional literature, the ?Acts of the Martyrs?, are generally read as historical protocols. They are an access point for understanding the development of hagiography. By examining different genres and textual compilations (at times, synoptic), this volume reveals the diversity of this literature and documents its... more...

  • Christians and Pagans in Roman Britainby Dorothy Watts

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    In Christians and Pagans in Roman Britain , first published in 1991, Professor Dorothy Watts sets out to distinguish possible Pagan features in Romano-British Christianity in the period leading up to and immediately following the withdrawal of Roman forces in AD 410. Watts argues that British Christianity at the time contained many Pagan influences,... more...

  • Einführung in die Qumranliteraturby Peter Porzig; Géza G. Xeravits

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 420.00

    This book offers a concise introduction to the full range of writings in the Qumran: genuine, apocryphal, and pseudoepigraphic works as well as ?Biblical? manuscripts. The basic knowledge regarding each work is cogently summarized and brief passages are presented verbatim. This approach allows each of the texts to speak for itself as part of a unified... more...

  • Evil and Deathby Beate Ego; Ulrike Mittmann

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    Jewish anthropological beliefs during the Hellenistic-Roman period are an important but previously neglected area of biblical exegesis and Jewish studies. In an effort to address this deficiency, this volume brings together 20 essays related to the subject of sin and death, with special emphasis on integrating material from neighboring cultures. Thus,... more...

  • Creating a Common Polityby Emily Mackil

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 95.00

    In the ancient Greece of Pericles and Plato, the polis, or city-state, reigned supreme, but by the time of Alexander, nearly half of the mainland Greek city-states had surrendered part of their autonomy to join the larger political entities called koina. In the first book in fifty years to tackle the rise of these so-called Greek federal states,... more...

  • Doctrine and Powerby Carlos R. Galvao-Sobrinho

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 75.00

    During the fourth century A.D., theological controversy divided Christian communities throughout the Eastern half of the Roman Empire. Not only was the truth about God at stake, but also the authority of church leaders, whose legitimacy depended on their claims to represent that truth. In this book, Galvao-Sobrinho argues that out of these disputes... more...

  • Purity, Body, and Self in Early Rabbinic Literatureby DR. S Mira Balberg

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 90.00

    This book explores the ways in which the early rabbis reshaped biblical laws of ritual purity and impurity and argues that the rabbis? new purity discourse generated a unique notion of a bodily self. Focusing on the Mishnah, a Palestinian legal codex compiled around the turn of the third century CE, Mira Balberg shows how the rabbis constructed the... more...

  • Controlling Contested Placesby Christine Shepardson

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 95.00

    From constructing new buildings to describing rival-controlled areas as morally and physically dangerous, leaders in late antiquity fundamentally shaped their physical environment and thus the events that unfolded within it. Controlling Contested Places maps the city of Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) through the topographically sensitive vocabulary of... more...