African American Female Mysticism: Nineteenth-Century by Joy R. Bostic

By Joy R. Bostic

African-American woman Mysticism: 19th Century spiritual Activism is a vital book-length remedy of African-American girl mysticism. the first matters of this booklet are 3 icons of black girl spirituality and non secular activism - Jarena Lee, Sojourner fact, and Rebecca Cox Jackson.

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Three Faiths, One God: The Formative Faith and Practice of by Professor of Religion Jacob Neusner PhD, Bruce D Chilton,

By Professor of Religion Jacob Neusner PhD, Bruce D Chilton, William Graham

If Moses, Jesus, and the Prophet Muhammad have been to fulfill, what may they inform each other approximately Judaism, Christianity, and Islam? 3 of today’s best students discover the subjects this type of dialog may well entail during this comparative learn of the 3 monotheistic faiths. In systematic, side-by-side descriptions, they element the classical theologies of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and the authoritative writings that express these theologies—Torah, Bible, and Qur’?n. They then examine and distinction the 3 faiths, which, notwithstanding particular and independent, tackle a standard set of matters. whereas announcing that this e-book is not at all a historical past resource for matters and conflicts between modern fans of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the authors however aspire to bare one of the 3 a standard power for mutual knowing.

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The Cambridge History of Christianity: Reform and Expansion, by R. Po-chia Hsia

By R. Po-chia Hsia

Each one quantity makes a considerable contribution in its personal correct to the scholarship of its interval and the entire background constitutes a massive paintings of educational reference. faraway from being purely a heritage of Western eu Christianity and its offshoots, the historical past goals to supply a world viewpoint. japanese and Coptic Christianity are given complete attention from the early interval onwards, and later, African, a long way japanese, New international, South Asian and different non-European advancements in Christianity obtain right insurance. The volumes disguise renowned piety and non-formal expressions of Christian religion and deal with the sociology of Christian formation, worship and devotion in a large cultural context. The query of kinfolk among Christianity and different significant faiths is usually stored in sight all through.

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Predicting the Past: The Utah War's Twenty-First Century by William P. MacKinnon

By William P. MacKinnon

The first ten lectures in Leonard J. Arrington Mormon historical past Lecture sequence are the following accumulated in a single quantity. The sequence, demonstrated through one of the twentieth-century West's such a lot distinct historians, Leonard Arrington, has turn into a number one discussion board for well-known historians to tackle themes with regards to Mormon heritage. the 1st lecturer was once Arrington himself. He used to be by way of Richard Lyman Bushman, Richard E. Bennett, Howard R. Lamar, Claudia L. Bushman, Kenneth W. Godfrey, Jan Shipps, Donald Worster, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, and F. Ross Peterson. Utah kingdom collage hosts the Leonard J. Arrington Mormon historical past Lecture sequence. The collage Libraries' specified Collections and information homes the Arrington assortment. The state's land supply college begun accumulating files very early, and within the Nineteen Sixties turned a significant depository for Utah and Mormon documents. Leonard and his spouse Grace joined the USU college and kinfolk in 1946, and the Arringtons and their colleagues labored to assemble unique diaries, journals, letters, and photographs.

Although expert as an economist on the collage of North Carolina, Arrington grew to become a Mormon historian of foreign reputation. operating with various colleagues, the dual Falls, Idaho, local produced the vintage Great Basin state: An fiscal background of the Latter-day Saints in 1958. using to be had collections at USU, Arrington launched into a prolific publishing and enhancing occupation. He and his shut best friend, Dr. S. George Ellsworth helped arrange the Western heritage organization, and they created the Western historic Quarterly because the scholarly voice of the WHA. whereas serving with Ellsworth as editor of the hot magazine, Arr ington additionally helped either the Mormon historical past organization and the self reliant magazine discussion get established.

One of Arrington's nice skills was once to motivate and encourage different students or writers. whereas he labored on biographies or institutional histories, he hired many younger students as researchers. He fostered many careers in addition to prepared for the book of various books and articles.

In 1973, Arrington accredited the appointment because the authentic historian of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in addition to the Lemuel Redd Chair of Western background at Brigham younger collage. extra and extra Arrington fascinated with Mormon, instead of monetary, historic issues. His personal profession flourished by means of the e-book of The Mormon Experience, co-authored with Davis Bitton, and American Moses: A Biography of Brigham Young. He and his employees produced many examine papers and place papers for the LDS Church in addition. however, pressure constructed over the ancient method, and Arrington selected to maneuver complete time to BYU with his whole employees. The Joseph Fielding Smith Institute of historical past was once demonstrated, and Leonard persevered to mentor new students in addition to submit biographies. He additionally produced a really major two-volume research, The heritage of Idaho.

After Grace Arrington passed on to the great beyond, Leonard married Harriet Horne of Salt Lake urban. They made the choice to deposit the titanic Arrington selection of learn files, letters, records, books, and journals at Utah kingdom collage. The Leonard J. Arrington ancient documents is a part of the university's designated Collections. The Arrington Lecture Committee works with distinctive Collections to sponsor the once a year lecture.

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A History of the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds, 1182-1256: Samson by Antonia Gransden

By Antonia Gransden

St Edmund's Abbey was once essentially the most hugely privileged and wealthiest spiritual homes in medieval England, one heavily concerned with the relevant executive; its background is a vital part of English heritage. This publication (the first of 2 volumes) deals a magisterial and complete account of the Abbey in the course of the 13th century, established totally on proof within the abbey's files (over forty registers survive). The careers of the abbots, starting with the good Samson, give you the chronological constitution; separate chapters examine a variety of points in their rule, akin to their family members with the convent, the abbey's inner and exterior management and its relatives with its tenants and neighbours, with the king and the relevant govt. Chapters also are dedicated to the clergymen' spiritual, cultural and highbrow existence, to their writings, booklet assortment and files. Appendices specialize in the mid-thirteenth century bills which offer a different and targeted photograph of the supplier and economic climate of St Edmunds' estates in West Suffolk, and at the abbey's watermills and windmills.

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Smoke Signals for the Gods: Ancient Greek Sacrifice from the by F. S. Naiden

By F. S. Naiden

Animal sacrifice has been severe to the examine of historic Mediterranean religions because the 19th century. lately, theories have ruled the topic of sacrifice: the mental and ethological procedure of Walter Burkert and the sociological and cultural technique of Jean-Pierre Vernant and Marcel Detienne. those writers have argued that sacrifice allays emotions of guilt on the slaughter of sacrificial animals and that it promotes unity. None of them leaves a lot room for the position of clergymen or gods, or compares animal sacrifice to different oblations provided to the gods. F. S. Naiden redresses the omission of those positive aspects to teach that, faraway from being an try to assuage guilt or foster unity, animal sacrifice is an try to make touch with a divine being, and that it's so important-and gave the impression to be so risky-for the worshippers that it turns into topic to laws of unequaled volume and complexity. Smoke signs for the Gods addresses those laws in addition to literary texts, whereas drawing on contemporary archaeological paintings on faunal is still. It additionally seeks to provide an explanation for how unsuitable perspectives of sacrifice arose, and strains them way back to early Christianity. This many-sided examine offers a brand new photo of old Greek animal sacrifice and of the faith of which sacrifice was once an element.

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Inventing Superstition: From the Hippocratics to the by Dale B. Martin

By Dale B. Martin

The Roman writer Pliny the more youthful characterizes Christianity as "contagious superstition"; centuries later the Christian author Eusebius vigorously denounces Greek and Roman religions as useless and impotent "superstitions." The time period of abuse is identical, but the 2 writers recommend completely various things by way of "superstition."

Dale Martin presents the 1st specific family tree of the assumption of superstition, its heritage over 8 centuries, from classical Greece to the Christianized Roman Empire of the fourth century C.E. With illuminating connection with the writings of philosophers, historians, and scientific lecturers he demonstrates that the concept that of superstition was once invented via Greek intellectuals to sentence well known non secular practices and ideology, specifically the idea that gods or different superhuman beings could damage humans or reason sickness. Tracing the social, political, and cultural impacts that educated classical brooding about piety and superstition, nature and the divine, Inventing Superstition exposes the manipulation of the label of superstition in arguments among Greek and Roman intellectuals at the one hand and Christians at the different, and the useful alteration of the assumption via Neoplatonic philosophers and Christian apologists in overdue antiquity.

Inventing Superstition weaves a powerfully coherent argument that might rework our knowing of faith in Greek and Roman tradition and the broader old Mediterranean world.

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Orality and Textuality in the Iranian World: Patterns of by Julia Rubanovich

By Julia Rubanovich

The amount demonstrates the cultural centrality of the oral culture for Iranian experiences. It includes contributions from students from numerous components of Iranian and comparative reviews, between that are the pre-Islamic Zoroastrian culture with its large community of impacts in overdue old Mesopotamia, particularly one of the Jewish milieu; classical Persian literature in its manifold genres; medieval Persian historical past; oral historical past; folklore and extra. The essays during this assortment include either the pre-Islamic and Islamic classes, either verbal and visible media, in addition to quite a few language groups (Middle Persian, Persian, Tajik, Dari) and geographical areas (Greater Iran in pre-Islamic and Islamic medieval sessions; Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan of recent times). Taken as an entire, the essays show the original mixing of oral and literate poetics within the texts or visible artefacts every one writer focuses upon, conceptualizing their interrelationship and serve as.

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Protestant Theology and the Making of the Modern German by Thomas Albert Howard

By Thomas Albert Howard

In shaping the fashionable academy and in atmosphere the time table of recent Christian theology, few associations were as influential because the German universities of the 19th century. This e-book examines the increase of the trendy German collage from the perspective of the Protestant theological school, focusing specially at the college of Berlin (1810), Prussia's flagship collage within the 19th century. In contradistinction to historians of contemporary better schooling who frequently fail to remember theology, and to theologians who're usually inattentive to the social and institutional contexts of non secular inspiration, Thomas Albert Howard argues that glossy collage improvement and the trajectory of recent Protestant theology in Germany can be understood as interrelated phenomena.

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Monastic Revival and Regional Identity in Early Normandy by Cassandra Potts

By Cassandra Potts

The rulers of Normany played a posh juggling act: ranging from a pagan Norse army energy base around Rouen, they equipped an permitted political entity in the obstacles of the Christian kingdom their ancestors had invaded. effectively reconciling Viking, Frankish and Breton components inside their realm, the Norman rulers created `one humans out of many of the races', within the phrases of 1 eleventh-century author. As a part of that attempt, they revived and reformed the monasteries within the sector, enlisting assistance from prestigious abbots from reform centres past Normandy. by means of the early 11th century, there has been a attention in the quarter new humans in addition to a brand new principality had taken form over the process the earlier century. during this means of state-building and ethnogenesis, the revival and reform of monasticism performed an important position. This booklet evaluates the connection among Norman lords and monastic groups and demonstrates how that dating contributed to the political and social evolution of the duchy. via this local concentration, Monastic Revival and nearby identification in Early Normandyadds to an knowing of the function monasticism performed in 10th and eleventh-century ecu society, and, extra widely, within the formation of political and cultural entities in medieval Europe. The conclusions offered during this learn are in response to an research of released assets in addition to over 200 unpublished monastic charters situated in Norman documents and libraries.

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