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The Care of the Dead in Late Antiquity
Éric Rebillard
In this provocative book Éric Rebillard challenges many long-held assumptions about early Christian burial customs. For decades scholars of early Christianity have argued that the Church owned and operated burial grounds for Christians as early as the...



Fluid Flesh
The Body, Religion, and the Visual Arts
How do we relate the body we have and the bodies we see to the mind, or to the soul? Fluid Flesh addresses the relationship between the body, religion, and the visual arts, which is one of both love and tension. Are we able (and allowed) to think of...



Divine Sophia
The Wisdom Writings of Vladimir Solovyov
Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov, Judith Deutsch Kornblatt
The founder of modern Russian philosophy, Vladimir Solovyov (1853-1900) is widely considered its greatest practitioner. Together with Dostoevsky and Tolstoy, he is one of the towering intellectual figures in late-nineteenth-century Russia, and his...



Quaestiones Variae Herico de Gandavo adscriptae
In the process of completing his critical edition of Marcus of Orvieto's Liber de Moralitatibus, Girard J. Etzkorn happened upon a set of questions attributed to Henry of Ghent at the end of Rome's Bibliotheca Angelica codex 750. These questions are...



To Live upon Hope
Mohicans and Missionaries in the Eighteenth-Century Northeast
Rachel Wheeler
Wheeler explores the question of what "missionary Christianity" became in the hands of two native communities in the 18th century: the Mohicans of Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and the Shekomeko of Dutchess County, New York.



Islam and Europe
Challenges and Opportunities
In the wake of such events as the publication of offensive cartoons of the prophet Mohammed in a Danish newspaper, the murder of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh by an Islamist extremist, and a growing anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim sentiment across...






Passion and Order
Restraint of Grief in the Medieval Italian Communes
Carol Lansing
The way in which a society expresses grief can reveal how it views both intense emotions and public order. In thirteenth-century Italian communes, a conscious effort to change appropriate public reaction to death threw into sharp relief connections...



So Great a Light, So Great a Smoke
The Beguin Heretics of Languedoc
Louisa A. Burnham
Using inquisitorial depositions, notarial records, and the previously unknown Beguin martyrology, Burnham vividly recreates the world in which the Beguins lived and died for their beliefs.



Signs of Grace
Religion and American Art in the Gilded Age
Kristin Schwain
Religious imagery was ubiquitous in late-nineteenth-century American life: department stores, schoolbooks, postcards, and popular magazines all featured elements of Christian visual culture. Such imagery was not limited to commercial and religious...



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