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- Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99
This book examines the ?sweet smells of sanctity? within early Christianity and Islam. It is a comparative study of two nascent religious communities, located in disparate times and space, employing scent to define cultural, social, and theological ideals. It will be of interest to scholars of religious studies, gender studies, and history. more...
- Lexington Books 2016; US$ 89.99
This book examines the history of Methodist mission work in Southeast Asia at the turn of the twentieth century by using metaphors taken from the language of globalization to help understand the transnational social, economic, political, and religious connections developed by the mission. more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 17.99
The Church of England still seemed an essential part of Englishness, and even of the British state, when Mrs Thatcher was elected in 1979. The decades which followed saw a seismic shift in the foundations of the C of E, leading to the loss of more than half its members and much of its influence. In England today 'religion' has become a toxic brand,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95
This book seeks to explore historical changes in the lifeworld of the Mi'kmaq Indians of Eastern Canada. The Mi'kmaq culture hero Kluskap serves as a key persona in discussing issues such as traditions, changing conceptions of land, and human-environmental relations. In order not to depict Mi'kmaq culture as timeless, two important periods in its history... more...
- Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 45.00 US$ 36.00
Divination and Human Nature casts a new perspective on the rich tradition of ancient divination?the reading of divine signs in oracles, omens, and dreams. Popular attitudes during classical antiquity saw these readings as signs from the gods while modern scholars have treated such beliefs as primitive superstitions. In this book, Peter Struck reveals... more...
- Baylor University Press 2016; US$ 49.95
Uldine Utley defined the ?girl evangelist? of the 1920s and 30s. She began her preaching career at age eleven, published a monthly magazine by age twelve, and by age fourteen was regularly packing the largest venues in major American cities, including Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden. She stood toe to toe with Billy Sunday and Aimee Semple McPherson,... more...
- Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 25.99
"... a book about healing revivalists that takes them seriously and treats them fairly." ?Journal of Southern History "... will be a definitive work for some years to come." ?Reviews in American History "Harrell has obviously attended countless rallies, read sheafs of literature, and personally interviewed many of the principals. He... tell[s] the... more...
- Baylor University Press 2016; US$ 89.95
Religion in Tudor England offers readers the prose and the poetry, the theology and the spirituality, the prayers and the polemics, of one of the most important epochs in the making of modern Christianity. Beginning with King Henry VII, the Tudors? reign included the break with Rome and the rise of English Protestantism, a series of religiously inspired... more...