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The Poor and the Perfect
The Rise of Learning in the Franciscan Order, 1209–1310
Neslihan Senocak
In The Poor and the Perfect, Neslihan Şenocak provides a grand narrative of how the quintessential Franciscan virtue of simplicity gradually lost its place to learning, while studying came to be considered an integral part of evangelical perfection.



A Threat to Public Piety
Christians, Platonists, and the Great Persecution
Elizabeth DePalma Digeser
In A Threat to Public Piety, Elizabeth DePalma Digeser reexamines the origins of the Great Persecution (AD 303–313), the last eruption of pagan violence against Christians before Constantine enforced the toleration of Christianity within the Empire.



With God on Our Side
The Struggle for Workers' Rights in a Catholic Hospital
Adam D. Reich
In With God on Our Side, Adam D. Reich tells the story of a five-year campaign to unionize Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, a Catholic hospital in California.






Ecclesia in Medio Nationis
Reflections on the Study of Monasticism in the Central Middle Ages



Brokering Empire
Trans-Imperial Subjects between Venice and Istanbul
E. Natalie Rothman
In Brokering Empire, E. Natalie Rothman explores the intersecting worlds of those who regularly traversed the early modern Venetian-Ottoman frontier.



Creating Cistercian Nuns
The Women's Religious Movement and Its Reform in Thirteenth-Century Champagne
Anne E. Lester
In Creating Cistercian Nuns, Anne E. Lester addresses a central issue in the history of the medieval church: the role of women in the rise of the religious reform movement of the thirteenth century.



The Origin of Sin
An English Translation of the "Hamartigenia"
Prudentius
The first English translation in more than 40 years of Prudentius's "Hamartigenia," which considers the origin of sin in the universe and its consequences, culminating with a vision of judgment day.



Christian Masculinity
Men and Religion in Northern Europe in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Here we meet Catholic and Protestant men struggling with and for their Christian faith as priests, missionaries, and laymen, as well as ideas and reflections on Christian masculinity in media, fiction, and correspondence of various kinds.



Dialogues between Faith and Reason
The Death and Return of God in Modern German Thought
John H. Smith
Smith traces a major line in the history of theology and the philosophy of religion down the "slippery slope" of secularization—from Luther and Erasmus, through Idealism, to Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida, Habermas, Vattimo, and Asad.



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