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  • Reviving Roman Religionby Ailsa Hunt

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    Argues that thinking about sacred trees in Roman culture forces us to rethink how we understand Roman religion. more...

  • Morality After Calvinby Kirk M. Summers

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 97.99 US$ 84.27

    Morality after Calvin examines the development of ethical thought in the Reformed tradition immediately following the death of Calvin, using Theodore Beza's Cato Censorius Christianus (1591) as a point of departure. The book examines the theology that drove the disciplinary activity at Geneva in the latter half of the sixteenth century. more...

  • Die Benediktinerabtei St. Maximin vor Trier. Die Bistümer der Kirchenprovinz Trier. Das Erzbistum Trier 13by Bertram Resmini

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 269.52

    The community of monks established around 700 was among the five wealthiest imperial abbeys with broad autonomous standing between the regional powers of Trier and Luxembourg. It implemented numerous reforms to the structure of the imperial church and was the training site for higher-level clergy. Of particular note are its specific formulation... more...

  • The Saintsby Simon Yarrow

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45

    The Saints examines the history, traditions, and cultural impact of the saints. Looking at their origins and the cultural definition of saints and sanctity, Yarrow moves on to consider interpretations of saints in literature and art, and the role gender plays in sainthood. more...

  • Meetings with Remarkable Manuscriptsby Christopher de Hamel

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 42.29

    'An endlessly fascinating and enjoyable book' Neil MacGregor 'Full of delights' Tom Stoppard An extraordinary exploration of the medieval world - the most beguiling history book of the year This is a book about why medieval manuscripts matter. Coming face to face with an important illuminated manuscript in the original is like meeting... more...

  • The Abbots and Priors of Late Medieval and Reformation Englandby Martin Heale

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 94.99 US$ 81.69

    The first extended history of the men who presided over medieval England's monasteries, examining monastic structures, lifestyles, and public relations. Heale explores how monastic roles evolved through the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries to the Dissolution of the monasteries, when monastic superiors surrendered their houses to Henry VIII. more...

  • Three Streamsby Philip J. Ivanhoe

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    Recent interest in Confucianism has a tendency to suffer from essentialism and idealism. This volume addresses this misconstrual and misrepresentation of Confucianism by presenting a philosophically critical account of different Confucian thinkers and schools, across place (China, Korea, and Japan) and time (the 10th to 19th centuries). more...

  • Sabbatai ?eviby Gershom Scholem; Yaacob Dweck; R. J. Zwi Werblowsky

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96

    Gershom Scholem stands out among modern thinkers for the richness and power of his historical imagination. A work widely esteemed as his magnum opus, Sabbatai ?evi offers a vividly detailed account of the only messianic movement ever to engulf the entire Jewish world. Sabbatai ?evi was an obscure kabbalist rabbi of seventeenth-century Turkey who... more...

  • Three Streamsby Philip J. Ivanhoe

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    Recent interest in Confucianism has a tendency to suffer from essentialism and idealism. This volume addresses this misconstrual and misrepresentation of Confucianism by presenting a philosophically critical account of different Confucian thinkers and schools, across place (China, Korea, and Japan) and time (the 10th to 19th centuries). more...

  • Destroyer of the godsby Larry W. Hurtado

    Baylor University Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    ?Silly,? ?stupid,? ?irrational,? ?simple.? ?Wicked,? ?hateful,? ?obstinate,? ?anti-social.? ?Extravagant,? ?perverse.? The Roman world rendered harsh judgments upon early Christianity?including branding Christianity ?new.? Novelty was no Roman religious virtue. Nevertheless, as Larry W. Hurtado shows in Destroyer of the gods , Christianity thrived... more...