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New York Amish
Life in the Plain Communities of the Empire State
Karen M. Johnson-Weiner
This book highlights the existence and diversity of Amish communities in New York State, drawing on twenty-five years of observation, participation, interviews, and archival research.



The Divorce of Lothar II
Christian Marriage and Political Power in the Carolingian World
Karl Heidecker
"She declares, so the bishops will write in their report on the council, that she is unworthy to continue as a married woman. 'Before God and his angels' she bares her heart and confesses to them 'every secret relating to the rumor that had arisen.'...



The Transformation of the Christian Churches in Western Europe (1945–2000)
KADOC Studies on Religion, Culture and Society, Volume 6 Research continues to show that the Christian religion is gradually disappearing from the public, cultural, and social spheres in Western Europe. Even on the individual level, institutionalized...



The Maritain Factor
Taking Religion into Interward Modernism
By studying the reception and perception of the French Catholic philosopher Jacques Maritain, this book argues that European modernist artists and intellectuals sought a primordial finality in Catholicism. The French poet, writer, and surrealist...



The Forgotten Contribution of the Teaching Sisters
A Historiographical Essay on the Educational Work of Catholic Women Religious in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Bart Hellinckx, Frank Simon, Marc Depaepe
For far too long, Catholic teaching sisters have been overlooked in the history of education. During the past twenty-five years, however, researchers have begun to explore the fundamental role played by these women in teaching children in the...



On the Irish Waterfront
The Crusader, the Movie, and the Soul of the Port of New York
James T. Fisher
The real story of gangsters, politicians, longshoremen, union leaders, and Catholic priests that informed the classic 1954 film, On the Waterfront.



Artillery of Heaven
American Missionaries and the Failed Conversion of the Middle East
Ussama Makdisi
The complex relationship between America and the Arab world goes back further than most people realize. In Artillery of Heaven, Ussama Makdisi presents a foundational American encounter with the Arab world that occurred in the nineteenth century...



The Powers of Prophecy
The Cedar of Lebanon Vision from the Mongol Onslaught to the Dawn of the Enlightenment
Robert E. Lerner
The Powers of Prophecy is an original attempt to investigate the subject of medieval eschatological prophecies: how and in what circumstances they were written; how they circulated; what they told people about the future; and how they were received.



Francisci de Marchia
Quaestiones in secundum librum sententiarum (Reportatio IIA)
The texts edited in this volume all deal with creation, and investigate such central philosophical and theological issues as action, production, and causality, being and nothingness, the nature of time, God's relation to the world, and the distinction...



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...



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