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  • Priests and Their Books in Late Medieval Eichstättby Matthew Wranovix

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 90.00

    This study examines the acquisition and use of texts by the parish clergy in a late medieval German diocese. The author identifies a broad theological awareness and an emerging professional identity among the clergy, upending traditional views and contributing to our understanding of their role as communicators and cultural mediators. more...

  • William Tyndaleby Melvyn Bragg

    SPCK 2017; US$ 7.49

    Part One: The History (What do we know?) This brief historical introduction to William Tyndale explores the social, political and religious factors that formed the original context of his life and writings, and considers how those factors affected the way he was initially received. What was his impact on the world at the time and what were the... more...

  • Martin Lutherby Volker Leppin; Rhys Bezzant; Karen Roe; Timothy Wengert

    Baker Publishing Group 2017; US$ 22.99

    An internationally respected church historian strips away the myths surrounding Martin Luther, offering a more nuanced account of his life and ministry. more...

  • Varieties of African American Religious Experienceby Anthony B. Pinn

    Fortress Press 2017; US$ 28.99

    Twenty years ago, Anthony Pinn‘s engrossing survey highlighted the rich diversity of black religious life in America, revealing expressions of an ever-changing black religious quest. Based on extensive research, travel, and interviews, Pinn‘s work provides a fascinating look especially at Voodoo, Santeria, the Nation of Islam, and black humanism in... more...

  • Living Salvation in the East African Revival in Ugandaby Jason Bruner

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2017; US$ 86.49

    Starting in the mid-1930s, East African revivalists (or, Balokole: "the saved ones") proclaimed a message of salvation, hoping to revive the mission churches of colonial East Africa. Frustrated by what they believed to be the tepid spiritual state of missionary Christianity, they preached that in order to be saved, converts had to confess publicly... more...

  • Guan Yuby Barend J. ter Haar

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 94.99

    Guan Yu was a minor general in the third century CE, but over time, he became known as one the most popular and influential deities of imperial China under the name Lord Guan or Emperor Guan. The book explores the cult of Guan Yu by examining the tremendous power of oral culture in creating the mythology of a deity. more...

  • Koranexegese als »Mix and Match«by Abbas Poya

    transcript-Verlag 2017; US$ 48.99

    Die Beschäftigung mit dem Koran ist nicht nur ein zentrales Interesse muslimischer Gelehrsamkeit, sie ist auch wichtig, um die geistig-religiösen Hintergründe der verschiedenen - fundamentalistischen, liberalen, traditionellen oder modernen - Positionen im Islam zu verstehen. Dieser Band diskutiert texthermeneutische Zugänge aus verschiedenen Regionen... more...

  • Anglicans, Dissenters and Radical Change in Early New England, 1686–1786by James B. Bell

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 102.75

    This book considers three defining movements driven from London and within the region that describe the experience of the Church of England in New England between 1686 and 1786. It explores the radical imperial political and religious change that occurred in Puritan New England following the late seventeenth-century introduction of a new charter for... more...

  • Belongingby Simon Schama

    Random House 2017; US$ 36.65

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE 'A glittering gemstone of a book' The Times The Jewish story is a history that is about, and for, all of us. And in our own time of anxious arrivals and enforced departures, the Jews’ search for a home is more startlingly resonant than ever. Belonging is a magnificent cultural history abundantly... more...

  • The Caroline Divines and the Church of Romeby Mark Langham

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    In the early seventeenth century, as the vehement aggression of the early Reformation faded, the Church of England was able to draw upon scholars of remarkable ability to present a more thoughtful defence of its position. The Caroline Divines, who flourished under King Charles I, drew upon vast erudition and literary skill, to refute the claims of... more...