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  • Evangelicalism, Piety and Politicsby Andrew Chandler

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book brings together the most striking and significant articles published by the eminent British religious historian, W.R. Ward. Today, Ward enjoys an international reputation as a scholar of John Wesley in particular and Protestantism in Britain and Continental Europe at large. In this unique collection, Chandler brings together for the first... more...

  • George Augustus Selwyn (1809-1878)by Robert William Keith Wilson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    George Augustus Selwyn (1809-1878) focuses on Selwyn’s theological formation, which places him in the context of the world of traditional high churchmanship, rather than the Oxford Movement narrowly conceived. It argues that his distinctiveness lay in the way in which he was able to transplant his vision of Anglicanism to the colonial context.... more...

  • Ecclesiastical Lordship, Seigneurial Power and the Commercialization of Milling in Medieval Englandby Adam Lucas

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 165.00

    This is the first detailed study of the role of the Church in the commercialization of milling in medieval England. Focusing on the period from the late eleventh to the mid sixteenth centuries, it examines the estate management practices of more than thirty English religious houses founded by the Benedictines, Cistercians, Augustinians and other minor... more...

  • Religion Italian Styleby Franco Garelli

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book argues that the relationship between religion and society in Italy has unique characteristics when compared with what is happening in other European Catholic Countries. Exploring key topics and religious trends which question how the population feel - from the laity and the role of religions in the public sphere, to moral debates, forms of... more...

  • Sudden Deathby Maria Pia Donato

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    In 1705-1706, an ‘epidemic’ of mysterious deaths terrorized Rome. Pope Clement XI’s physician, Giovanni Maria Lancisi, was ordered to perform a series of dissections to discover the cause of the epidemic, which hindered confession, thus threatening the victim’s salvation. The book that Lancisi subsequently published, De subitaneis... more...

  • The Story of Christianity: Volume 1by Justo L. Gonzalez

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 21.99

    In this fully revised and updated edition, the lauded church historian Justo González tells the story of Christianity from its fragile infancy to its pervasive dominance at the dawn of the Protestant Reformation. The Story of Christianity , volume 1, relates the dramatic events, the colorful characters, and the revolutionary ideas that shaped the... more...

  • Religious Publishing and Print Culture in Modern Chinaby Philip Clart; Gregory Adam Scott

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Research into the print culture of late-Qing and Republican China has revealed a vibrant world of print media. Recent studies have also shown that far from being marginalized, religion in modern China enjoyed widespread popularity and in many cases expanded its field of activity. This book explores how religious ideas and practices in modern China... more...

  • A Sense of the Heartby Bill J. Leonard

    Abingdon Press 2014; US$ 44.99

    For many people, knowing about God is not enough; they also want to feel God?s presence. Whether like St. Paul?s experience on the road to Damascus or like Wesley?s ?strangely warmed heart,? people believe that nothing can substitute for religious experience. Even today, people go to church in order to encounter the Divine, by which they mean experience... more...

  • Early Christianity in Contextsby William Tabbernee

    Baker Publishing Group 2014; US$ 42.99

    Expert historians draw on current archaeological and textual research to survey the diverse forms of first-millennium Christianity as it spread across continents and cultures. more...

  • Christ Actuallyby James Carroll

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    A New York Times bestselling and widely admired Catholic writer explores how we can retrieve transcendent faith in modern times Critically acclaimed and bestselling author James Carroll has explored every aspect of Christianity, faith, and Jesus Christ except this central one: What can we believe about?and how can we believe in?Jesus in the... more...