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Early Christian literature. Fathers of the Church, etc.

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  • Primitive Revolutionby Jason Dormady

    University of New Mexico Press 2011; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.46

    In this intriguing study, Jason Dormady examines the ways members of Mexico's urban and rural poor used religious community to mediate between themselves and the state through the practice of religious primitivism, the belief that they were restoring more...

  • Islam in Europeby Jack Goody

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.46

    This vigorously argued book reveals the central role that Islam has played in European history. Following the movement of people, culture and religion from East to West, Goody breaks down the perceived opposition between Islam and Europe, showing Islam to be a part of Europe's past and present. In an historical analysis of religious warfare and forced... more...

  • Menschliche Willensfreiheit und göttliche Vorsehung bei Augustinus, Proklos, Apuleius und John Miltonby Friedemann Drews

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 391.00

    This series provides a forum for monographs and collected volumes aiming at a philosophical discussion of the texts, topics, and arguments of ancient philosophers. The authors demonstrate that philosophical historiography not only paraphrases the claims of ancient authors, but can also reconstruct the arguments for those claims and consider... more...

  • On Earth as It Is in Heavenby Virginia Garrard-Burnett

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 37.00

    Latin America has long been strongly identified with the Roman Catholic Church. Yet the face of religion is changing in the region, as is evidenced by new landmarks that now appear on the social and geographic landscape. To date, most books on major religions in Latin America are specific to one religion only, and do not offer a comparative analysis.... more...

  • Negating Negationby Timothy D. Knepper

    James Clarke & Co 2014; US$ 26.00

    Negating Negation' critically examines key concepts in the corpus of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite: divine names and perceptible symbols; removal and negation; hierarchy and hierurgy; ineffability and incomprehensibility. In each case it argues that the Dionysian corpus does not negate all things of an absolutely ineffable God; rather, it negates... more...

  • The Grotesque Body in Early Christian Discourseby Istvan Czachesz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Early Christian apocryphal and conical documents present us with grotesque images of the human body, often combining the playful and humorous with the repulsive, and fearful. First to third century Christian literature was shaped by the discourse around and imagery of the human body. This study analyses how the iconography of bodily cruelty and visceral... more...

  • The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Patristicsby Ken Parry

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00 US$ 175.50

    This comprehensive volume brings together a team of distinguished scholars to create a wide-ranging introduction to patristic authors and their contributions to not only theology and spirituality, but to philosophy, ecclesiology, linguistics, hagiography, liturgics, homiletics, iconology, and other fields. Challenges accepted definitions of patristics... more...

  • The Interior Mountainby Simon Peter Iredale

    Abingdon Press 2002; US$ 7.50

    Designed for group or individual use, this book on Christian spirituality is based on the wise sayings of the Desert Saints of the third and fourth centuries. Each of the chapters begins with a short collection of sayings organized around a particular theme (prayer, temptation, charity, self-control, endurance, simplicity, silence, and solitude). more...

  • Maximus the Confessorby Andrew Louth

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 41.95

    St Maximus the Confessor, the greatest of Byzantine theologians, lived through the most catastrophic period the Byzantine Empire was to experience before the Crusades. This book introduces the reader to the times and upheavals during which Maximus lived. It discusses his cosmic vision of humanity and the role of the church. The study makes available... more...

  • Encounters with Hellenismby C. Breytenbach; L.L. Welborn

    BRILL 2004; US$ 129.00

    Containing reprints of two classical studies by A. von Harnack and W. Jaeger, this volume deals with the encounter of early Christianity with Hellenistic culture, particularly with the question of ancient rhetorical influence on the First Letter of Clement. more...