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  • The Islamic Enlightenmentby Christopher de Bellaigue

    Random House 2017; US$ 36.65

    The Islamic Enlightenment: a contradiction in terms? The Muslim world has often been accused of a failure to modernise, reform and adapt. But, from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present day, Islamic society in its Middle Eastern heartlands has in fact been transformed by modern ideals and practices, including the adoption of modern... more...

  • Reformation Dividedby Eamon Duffy

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 26.99

    Published to mark the 500th anniversary of the events of 1517, Reformation Divided explores the impact in England of the cataclysmic transformations of European Christianity in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The religious revolution initiated by Martin Luther is usually referred to as 'The Reformation', a tendentious description implying... more...

  • Heresy and Dissent in the Carolingian Empireby Matthew Bryan Gillis

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 97.99

    Recounts the history of an exceptional ninth-century religious outlaw, Gottschalk of Orbais-a priest who developed a controversial, Augustinian-based theology of predestination that directly contradicted Carolingian beliefs, showing how the Carolingian Empire preserved order within the Frankish Christian church through coercive reform. more...

  • Reformation 500by Ray Van Neste; J. Michael Garrett

    B&H Publishing Group 2017; US$ 29.99

    Reformation 500 celebrates the Reformation and probes the ways it has shaped our world for the better. more...

  • Summary and Analysis of A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity, and Islamby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2017; US$ 3.50

    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of A History of God tells you what you need to know?before or after you read Karen Armstrong?s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.    This short summary and analysis of A History of God... more...

  • All Things Are Possibleby Jr. David Edwin Harrell

    Indiana University Press 2017; 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...

  • American Covenantby Philip Gorski

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    Was the United States founded as a Christian nation or a secular democracy? Neither, argues Philip Gorski in American Covenant . What the founders actually envisioned was a prophetic republic that would weave together the ethical vision of the Hebrew prophets and the Western political heritage of civic republicanism. In this ambitious book, Gorski... more...

  • Contesting Orthodoxy in Medieval and Early Modern Europeby Louise Nyholm Kallestrup; Raisa Maria Toivo

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 85.90

    This book breaks with three common scholarly barriers of periodization, discipline and geography in its exploration of the related themes of heresy, magic and witchcraft. It sets aside constructed chronological boundaries, and in doing so aims to achieve a clearer picture of what ?went before?, as well as what ?came after?. Thus the volume demonstrates... more...

  • Unpopular Sovereigntyby Brent M. Rogers

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 32.00

    Newly created territories in antebellum America were designed to be extensions of national sovereignty and jurisdiction. Utah Territory, however, was a deeply contested space in which a cohesive settler group?the Mormons?sought to establish their own ?popular sovereignty,? raising the question of who possessed and could exercise governing, legal,... more...

  • The Tenderness of Godby Gillian T. W. Ahlgren

    Fortress Press 2017; US$ 28.99

    At moments in history, individuals have embodied the gospel message with creativity and passion. Capitalizing on the legacy of Francis and Clare and the new energy of a visionary pope who raises critical questions about how to be faithful to the gospel, The Tenderness of God invites readers into a rich conversation across time and space about how... more...