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Magdalene in the Reformation
ISBN: HB: 9780674979994, Harvard University Press, October 2018
312 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 9 photos
Prostitute, apostle, evangelist – the conversion of Mary Magdalene from sinner to saint is one of the Christian tradition's most compelling stories, and one of the most controversial. The identity of the woman – or, more likely, women – represented b...
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£23,00
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Churches and States Studies on the History of Christianity in Ukraine
ISBN: PB: 9781932650068, Harvard University Press, September 2018
440 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
This book collects nine articles that originally appeared in the journal Harvard Ukrainian Studies and that arose from the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute's Millennium Project, an initiative launched in the 1980s to celebrate one thousand years...
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Commentaries, Volume 3: Books V-VII I Tatti Renaissance Library 83
ISBN: HB: 9780674058385, Harvard University Press, September 2018
444 pp., 21x14 cm
The Renaissance popes were among the most enlightened and generous patrons of arts and letters in the Europe of their day. The diaries of Pius II give us an intimate glimpse of the life and thought of one of the greatest of the Renaissance popes. Piu...
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People's Zion Southern Africa, the United States, and a Transatlantic Faith-Healing Movement
ISBN: HB: 9780674737785, Harvard University Press, June 2018
368 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 16 halftones, 2 maps
In "The People's Zion", Joel Cabrita tells the transatlantic story of Southern Africa's largest popular religious movement, Zionism. It began in Zion City, a utopian community established in 1900 just north of Chicago. The Zionist church, which promo...
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£32,00
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History and Presence
ISBN: PB: 9780674984592, Harvard University Press, June 2018
318 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 16 halftones
Beginning with metaphysical debates in the sixteenth century over the nature of Christ's presence in the host, the distinguished historian and scholar of religion Robert Orsi imagines an alternative to the future of religion that early moderns procla...
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Ransom of the Soul Afterlife and Wealth in Early Western Christianity
ISBN: PB: 9780674983977, ISBN: HB: 9780674967588, Harvard University Press, June 2018
288 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 1 map, 2 tables
Marking a departure in our understanding of Christian views of the afterlife from 250 to 650 CE, "The Ransom of the Soul" explores a revolutionary shift in thinking about the fate of the soul that occurred around the time of Rome's fall. Peter Brown...
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£17,00
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Vatican I The Council and the Making of the Ultramontane Church
ISBN: HB: 9780674979987, Harvard University Press, May 2018
320 pp., 20.9x13.4 cm, 9 halftones
The enduring influence of the Catholic Church has many sources – its spiritual and intellectual appeal, missionary achievements, wealth, diplomatic effectiveness, and stable hierarchy. But in the first half of the nineteenth century, the foundations...
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Christian The Politics of a Word in America
ISBN: HB: 9780674737631, Harvard University Press, April 2018
280 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
Religious diversity has long been a defining feature of the United States. But what may be even more remarkable than the sheer range of faiths is the diversity of political visions embedded in those religious traditions. Matthew Bowman delves into th...
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Holy Humanitarians American Evangelicals and Global Aid
ISBN: HB: 9780674737365, Harvard University Press, April 2018
344 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 24 halftones
On May 10, 1900, an enthusiastic Brooklyn crowd bid farewell to the Quito. The ship sailed for famine-stricken Bombay, carrying both tangible relief – thousands of tons of corn and seeds – and "a tender message of love and sympathy from God's childre...
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Devil's Music How Christians Inspired, Condemned, and Embraced Rock 'n' Roll
ISBN: HB: 9780674980846, Harvard University Press, March 2018
330 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 23 halftones
When rock 'n' roll emerged in the 1950s, ministers denounced it from their pulpits and Sunday school teachers warned of the music's demonic origins. The big beat, said Billy Graham, was "ever working in the world for evil". Yet by the early 2000s Chr...
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