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  • The Life and Death of the Radical Historical Jesusby David Burns

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    This unconventional cultural history explores the lifecycle of the radical historical Jesus, a construct created by the freethinkers, feminists, socialists and anarchists who used the findings of biblical criticism to mount a serious challenge to the authority of elite liberal divines during the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. more...

  • Religion, Science, and Empireby Peter Gottschalk

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    Peter Gottschalk offers a compelling study of how, through the British implementation of scientific taxonomy in the subcontinent, Britons and Indians identified an inherent divide between mutually antagonistic religious communities. more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 87.99 US$ 75.67

    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 US$ 26.65

    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 US$ 68.79

    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 US$ 75.67

    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 US$ 18.91

    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...

  • Against Smokingby Ahmad al-Rumi al-Aqhisari; Yahya Michot

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 11.99

    A fascinating cultural history of the Ottoman response to tobacco, which includes one of the earliest fatwas on the subject. more...

  • Redefining Pilgrimageby Antón M. Pazos

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    Exploring what does and what does not constitute pilgrimage, Redefining Pilgrimage draws together a wide variety of disciplines including politics, anthropology, history, religion and sociology. Leading contributors offer a broad range of case studies from a wide geographical area, exploring new ways of approaching pilgrimage beyond the classical... more...

  • Dreaming in the World's Religionsby Kelly Bulkeley

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 27.00

    From Biblical stories of Joseph interpreting Pharoh?s dreams in Egypt to prayers against bad dreams in the Hindu Rg Veda, cultures all over the world have seen their dreams first and foremost as religiously meaningful experiences. In this widely shared view, dreams are a powerful medium of transpersonal guidance offering the opportunity to communicate... more...