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  • God's New Israelby Conrad Cherry

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    The belief that America has been providentially chosen for a special destiny has deep roots in the country's past. As both a stimulus of creative American energy and a source of American self-righteousness, this notion has long served as a motivating national mythology. God's New Israel is a collection of thirty-one readings that trace the... more...

  • Understanding Celtic Religionby Katja Ritari; Alexandra Bergholm

    University of Wales Press 2015; US$ 150.00

    This volume is the first interdisciplinary collection of articles which critically reevaluates the methodological challenges of the study of ‘Celtic religion’; the authors are eminent scholars in the field of Celtic Studies representing the disciplines of theology, literary studies, history, law and archaeology, and the book represents a... more...

  • The Quest for Mary Magdaleneby Michael Haag

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 11.99

    From Michael Haag, the international bestselling author of The Templars: The History & the Myth and The Tragedy of the Templars , comes a fascinating account of one of the most mysterious and controversial figures in religious history. Mary Magdalene is a potent and enigmatic figure. In the gospels she finances Jesus? mission in Galilee and is... more...

  • Image, Identity, and the Forming of the Augustinian Soulby Matthew Drever

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 79.99

    Image, Identity, and the Forming of the Augustinian Soul constructs an interpretation of Augustine's view of the person that acknowledges its classical context while also addressing contemporary theological and philosophical appropriations of Augustine and the issues that animate them. more...

  • Religion and Politics in Post-Communist Romaniaby Lavinia Stan; Lucian Turcescu

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 77.99

    In the post-communist era it has become evident that the emerging democracies in Eastern Europe will be determined by many factors, only some of them political. Throughout the region, the Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Greek Catholic churches have tried to impose their views on democracy through direct political engagement. Facing internal challenges... more...

  • Shapers of English Calvinism, 1660-1714by Dewey D. Jr. Wallace

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 87.99

    Dewey Wallace tells the story of several prominent English Calvinist actors and thinkers in the first generations after the beginning of the Restoration, illuminating the religious and intellectual history of the era between the Reformation and modernity. more...

  • The Second Disestablishmentby Steven Green

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 30.99

    Study of the American relationship between church and state tends to focus either on the founding period or the modern era. Steven Green argues that a crucial development occurred during the 19th century: a "second disestablishment." By the early 1800s, formal, political disestablishment had occurred nationally and among the states. Yet America remained... more...

  • The Ming Prince and Daoismby Richard G. Wang

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 79.99

    By illuminating the role princes played in local religion during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Richard Wang demonstrates in The Ming Prince and Daoism that the princedom served to mediate between official religious policy and the commoners' interests. more...

  • The Revelations of St. Birgitta of Swedenby Denis Searby; Bridget Morris

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 87.99

    St. Birgitta of Sweden (1303-1373, canonized 1391) was one of the most charismatic and influential female visionaries of the later Middle Ages. Altogether, she received some 700 revelations, dealing with subjects ranging from meditations on the human condition, domestic affairs in Sweden, and ecclesiastical matters in Rome, to revelations in praise... more...

  • Medical Saintsby Jacalyn Duffin

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 21.99

    This book is an exploration of illness and healing experiences in contemporary society through the veneration of saints, primarily the twin doctors Saints Cosmas and Damian. It also follows the author's personal journey from her role as a hematologist who inadvertently served as an expert witness in a miracle to her research as a historian on the origins,... more...