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Worship

  • Crafting Secular Ritualby Jeltje Gordon-Lennox; Isabel Russo

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 19.95

    Addressing the origins, history and function of rituals, this book looks at how we can create non-religious rituals to mark important life stages and events. The book offers readers the tools, tempered and tested by the author, to craft their own meaningful rituals for life events such as weddings, births and deaths. more...

  • The Sunday Assemblyby Brugh; Gordon W. Lathrop

    Augsburg Fortress 2016; US$ 19.99

    Addresses the general principles that have guided the shaping of Evangelical Lutheran Worship, with an in-depth look at the central liturgy of Christian worship, Holy Communion. more...

  • The Christian Lifeby Dennis L. Bushkofsky; Craig A. Satterlee

    Augsburg Fortress 2016; US$ 19.99

    Focuses on the formative role of baptism not only for the individual being baptized but the church. Examines baptism and the related rites of affirmation of baptism in which the baptismal center is clearly seen: Healing, Funeral, and Marriage. more...

  • Keeping Timeby Gail Ramshaw; Mons Teig

    Augsburg Fortress 2016; US$ 19.99

    Explores why Christians have different ways of looking at time, at how the life of the church is ordered and organized by days, weeks, seasons, and years. Provides detailed information about Sundays, festivals, seasons, and commemorations as well as daily prayer. more...

  • Blood: A Very Short Introductionby Chris Cooper

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 7.99 US$ 7.19

    Blood is a vital component of the bodies of most multicellular animals. Chris Cooper discusses blood's critical role in both biology and in human society, ranging from its place in religious rituals to its uses in modern medicine. more...

  • Pilgrim Routes of the British Islesby Emma J Wells

    Crowood 2016; US$ 19.99

    This book leads the modern traveller along seven medieval pilgrim routes of Britain (those with historic origins, rather than modern constructs), taking in world-famous sites such as Canterbury and Lindisfarne in addition to out-of-the-way locations along paths not so widely travelled. Each route guides pilgrims on a journey of discovery. Illustrated throughout with... more...

  • Christmas as Religionby Christopher Deacy

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 30.99 US$ 27.89

    This work develops critical links between modern representations of Christmas and the category of religion. more...

  • Celebrating Christian Initiationby Simon Jones

    SPCK 2016; US$ 15.99

    Drawing on research carried out as part of the Baptism Project, and making helpful connections with popular catechetical material from sources such as Pilgrim, Simon Jones considers how, where, and for whom rites of Christian initiation are celebrated, and how baptism has been rediscovered as fundamental to the Church?s identity and mission. Very little... more...

  • Insurrectionby Susan Loughlin

    The History Press 2016; US$ 23.99

    Autumn 1536. Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn are dead. Henry VIII has married Jane Seymour, and still awaits his longed for male heir. Disaffected conservatives in England see an opportunity for a return to Rome and an end to religious experimentation, but Thomas Cromwell has other ideas.The Dissolution of the Monasteries has begun and the publication... more...

  • Ritual Gone Wrongby Kathryn T. McClymond

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 34.99 US$ 31.49

    Ritual theorizing has tended to focus on perfect rituals, as prescribed in sacred texts, yet ritual mistakes occur all the time--crucial items can go missing or get broken, incorrect phrases can be said. In this book, Kathryn McClymond examines cases in which rituals have gone wrong, embracing the fact that, in fact, they rarely go as planned. From... more...