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  • Sacred Scents in Early Christianity and Islamby Mary Thurlkill

    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...

  • Mission as Globalizationby David W. Scott

    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...

  • That Was The Church That Wasby Andrew Brown; Linda Woodhead

    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...

  • Mi'kmaq Landscapesby Anne-Christine Hornborg

    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...

  • Getting to Know the Church Fathersby Bryan M. Litfin

    Baker Publishing Group 2016; US$ 24.99

    This concise introduction to the church fathers connects evangelical students and readers to twelve key figures from the early church. Now updated and revised. more...

  • Divination and Human Natureby Peter T. Struck

    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...

  • Flat Rock of the Old Timeby Robert B. Cuthbert

    University of South Carolina Press 2016; US$ 44.99

    A documentary history of a settlement adopted by lowcountry gentry escaping the heat of weather and war more...

  • Preacher Girlby Thomas A. Robinson

    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...

  • All Things Are Possibleby Jr. David Edwin Harrell

    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...

  • Religion in Tudor Englandby Ethan H. Shagan; Debora Shuger

    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...