Christian History

Oedipus and the Devil: Witchcraft, Religion and Sexuality in Early Modern Europe

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This bold and imaginative book marks out a different route towards understanding the body, and its relationship to culture and subjectivity. Amongst other subjects, Lyndal Roper deals with the nature of masculinity and feminity.

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9780415105811
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1994-06-24
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Old English Rule of Saint Benedict: With Related Old English Texts

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St. Æthelwold (904/9 -984), abbot of Abingdon and bishop of Winchester, made the first translation of the Rule of Saint Benedict into English (or, indeed, into any vernacular language) as part of the tenth-century English Benedictine Reform. This movement dramatically affected the trajectory of religious life in early medieval England and influenced the ways in which secular power was conceived and wielded in the kingdom. Æthelwold's translation into Old English reworks Benedict's Latin text through numerous silent additions, omissions, and instances of explanatory material, revealing an Anglo-Saxon ecclesiastical and political reformer intent on making this foundational Latin text more readily accessible to the new monks and nuns of the Reform and to the laity. Presented with related texts composed in Old English, this volume makes Æthelwold's transformation of Benedict's Rule available in Modern English translation for the first time.
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9780879072643
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2017-12-12
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On Fasting and Feasts

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Saint Basil of Caesarea (c. 329-378/9 CE) was a monk, bishop, preacher, theologian, and social activist who had very down-to-earth views about eating, drinking, fasting, and feasts in honor of local martyrs. In this new collection of sermon translations most offered here in English for the first time Basil addresses such issues as drunkenness, hesitations over baptism, community benefits of fasting, how to be thankful when facing loss and disaster, and the mystery of the incarnation. Also included are three sermons on local martyrs Julitta, Mamas, and Barlaam. This small volume of elegant translations will be a vital and valued resource for anyone interested in religion and the body, early Christian spiritual disciplines, and their application to the Church today.
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9780881414806
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2014-12-07
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On God and Christ: The Five Theological Orations and Two Letters

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9780881412406
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2002-01-01
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On Social Justice

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St Basil's homilies on the subject of wealth and poverty, although delivered in the fourth century, remain utterly fresh and contemporary. Whether you possess great wealth or have modest means, at the heart of Basil's message stands the maxim: Simplify your life, so you have something to share with others. While some patristic texts relate to obscure and highly philosophical questions, Basil's teachings on social issues are immediately understood andapplicable. At a time when vast income disparity and overuse of limited environmental resources are becoming matters of increasing concern, Basil's message is more relevant now than ever before.
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9780881410532
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2009-11-30
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On the Incarnation

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9780881414271
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2012-02-23
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On the Incarnation

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9780881414097
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2012-03-16
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On the Two Ways: Life or Death, Light or Darkness: Foundational Texts in the Tradition (Popular Patristics Series, Vol. 41)

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9780881418507
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2011-05-19
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On the Unity of Christ

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This text is one of the most important and yet approachable works produced by Cyril. It was written after the Council of Ephesus (431) to explain his doctrine to an international audience. Cyril argues for the single divine subjectivity of Christ, and describes how it encompasses a full and authentic humanity in Jesus - a human experience that is not overwhelmed by the divine presence, but fostered and enhanced by it. Christology becomes then, for St Cyril, a paradigm for the transfigured and redeemed life of the Christian. There is an introduction to the historical and theological background of the time, of the text and to St Cyril himself.
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9780881411331
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2005-03-23
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On Writing History from Herodotus to Herodian

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What is history and how should it be written? An important new anthology containing the seminal texts on the writing of history in the ancient world

The study of history was invented in the ancient world. Treading uncharted waters, writers such as Plutarch and Lucian grappled with big questions such as how history should be written, how it differs from poetry and oratory, and what its purpose really is. This book includes complete essays by Dionysius, Plutarch and Lucian, as well as shorter pieces by Pliny the Younger, Cicero and others, and will be an essential resource for anyone studying history and the ancient world.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,800 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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9780141393575
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2018-03-20
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Orality, Literacy, and Colonialism in Antiquity

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Religious scholars take up various questions relating to the relationship between orality and literacy in the context of colonized people in antiquity, and explore the role of orality in relation to this hegemony. Among the topics are theoretical and methodological foundations, Mithra's cult as an example of religious colonialism in Roman times, th
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9781589831315
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2004-07-01
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Prayers of the Eucharist: Early and Reformed (4th ed.)

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This classic work, previously edited by Ronald Jasper and Geoffrey Cuming, has been a staple source in teaching liturgy to generations of students in colleges, seminaries, and universities. It has now been comprehensively revised for future generations of liturgical scholars.

Updates include:

  • New introductions that take into account the substantial changes in recent scholarship
  • New groupings of the various prayers into liturgical "families" in order to make their relationships clearer
  • Plus, new bibliographies
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    9780814660232
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    2019-01-15
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    Prince

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    When Machiavelli's brief treatise on Renaissance statecraft and princely power was posthumously published in 1532, it generated a debate that has raged unabated until the present day. Based upon Machiavelli's first-hand experience as an emissary of the Florentine Republic to the courts of Europe, The Prince analyses the usually violent means by which men seize, retain, and lose political power. Machiavelli added a dimension of incisive realism to one of the major philosophical and political issues of his time, especially the relationship between public deeds and private morality. His book provides a remarkably uncompromising picture of the true nature of power, no matter in what era or by whom it is exercised. This fluent new translation is accompanied by an introduction that considers the true purpose of The Prince and dispels some of the myths associated with it. It has the most comprehensive explanatory and critical notes found in any currently available English translation and the most comprehensive bibliography in any edition of the work. It also contains a helpful Glossary of Proper Names, an Index and a map.

    About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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    9780199535699
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    2008-06-01
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    Prophecies

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    The first major literary presentation of Nostradamus's Prophecies, newly translated and edited by prizewinning scholars

    The mysterious quatrains of the sixteenth-century French astrologer Nostradamus have long proved captivating for their predictions. Nostradamus has been credited with anticipating the Great Fire of London, the rise of Adolf Hitler, and the September 11 terrorist attacks. Today, as the world grapples with financial meltdowns, global terrorism, and environmental disasters--as well as the Mayan prediction of the apocalypse on December 21, 2012--his prophecies of doom have assumed heightened relevance.

    How has The Prophecies outlasted most books from the Renaissance? This edition considers its legacy in terms of the poetics of the quatrains, published here in a brilliant new translation and with introductory material and notes mapping the cultural, political, and historical forces that resonate throughout Nostradamus's epic, giving it its visionary power.

    For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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    9780143107231
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    2013-12-31
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    Prophecy in Early Christianity and the Ancient Mediterranean World

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    9781592443024
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    2003-08-01
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    Prophets in Their Own Country: Living Saints and the Making of Sainthood in the Later Middle Ages

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    In this original study of the making of saintly reputations, Aviad M. Kleinberg shows how sainthood, though frequently seen as a personal trait, is actually the product of negotiations between particular individuals and their communities. Employing the methods of history, anthropology, and textual criticism, Kleinberg examines the mechanics of sainthood in daily interactions between putative saints and their audiences. This book will interest historians, anthropologists, sociologists, medievalists, and those interested in the study of religion.

    "[A] fascinating and sometimes iconoclastic view of saints in the medieval period". --Sandra R. O'Neal, "Theological Studies"

    "[An] important new book. . . . [And] an excellent piece of scholarship". --Diane L. Mockridge, "Method & Theory in the Study of Religion"

    "[Kleinberg's] style is clear and accessible and his observations insightful; the book is a pleasure to read". --Veronica Lawrence, "Theological Book Review"

    "Original and interesting. . . . [Kleinberg] has made a major contribution". --Anne L. Clark, "American Historical Review"

    "Kleinberg's concern is not just with perceptions of sanctity, but, refreshingly, with what actually happened: and he is especially good on the conflict of the two. . . . [This] is not just a book but a way of thought, and one that promises interesting conversations at all levels from the church porch to the tutorial and the academic conference". --Helen Cooper, "Times Literary Supplement" Aviad M. Kleinberg is lecturer in history at Tel Aviv University.

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    9780226439723
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    1997-06-01
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    Protestants: The Faith That Made the Modern World

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    On the 500th anniversary of Luther's theses, a landmark history of the revolutionary faith that shaped the modern world.

    "Ryrie writes that his aim 'is to persuade you that we cannot understand the modern age without understanding the dynamic history of Protestant Christianity.' To which I reply: Mission accomplished."
    -Jon Meacham, author of American Lion and Thomas Jefferson

    Five hundred years ago a stubborn German monk challenged the Pope with a radical vision of what Christianity could be. The revolution he set in motion toppled governments, upended social norms and transformed millions of people's understanding of their relationship with God. In this dazzling history, Alec Ryrie makes the case that we owe many of the rights and freedoms we have cause to take for granted--from free speech to limited government--to our Protestant roots.

    Fired up by their faith, Protestants have embarked on courageous journeys into the unknown like many rebels and refugees who made their way to our shores. Protestants created America and defined its special brand of entrepreneurial diligence. Some turned to their bibles to justify bold acts of political opposition, others to spurn orthodoxies and insight on their God-given rights. Above all Protestants have fought for their beliefs, establishing a tradition of principled opposition and civil disobedience that is as alive today as it was 500 years ago. In this engrossing and magisterial work, Alec Ryrie makes the case that whether or not you are yourself a Protestant, you live in a world shaped by Protestants.

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    9780735222823
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    2018-04-03
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    Raised on Christian Milk: Food and the Formation of the Soul in Early Christianity

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    A fascinating new study of the symbolic power of food and its role in forming kinship bonds and religious identity in early Christianity

    Scholar of religion John Penniman considers the symbolic importance of food in the early Roman world in an engaging and original new study that demonstrates how "eating well" was a pervasive idea that served diverse theories of growth, education, and religious identity. Penniman places early Christian discussion of food in its moral, medical, legal, and social contexts, revealing how nourishment, especially breast milk, was invested with the power to transfer characteristics, improve intellect, and strengthen kinship bonds.
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    9780300222760
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    2017-06-27
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    Re-Reading Gregory of Nazianzus

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    Re-Reading Gregory of Nazianzus offers a collection of cutting-edge research on one of the leading figures in the early church. Long recognized as a chief architect of Eastern Orthodox Christianity and the definitive articulator of the doctrine of the Trinity, Gregory "the Theologian" has been strangely neglected in modern patristic research. In recent decades Gregory has become the subject of careful study by scholars in a variety of humanistic disciplines, including theology, church history, classics, art history, and literature, and has attracted the renewed attention of Eastern and Western theologians and church leaders as well.



    This book, the newest volume in the CUA Studies in Early Christianity, presents original works by leading patristics scholars on a wide range of theological, historical, and cultural topics. It offers illuminating new readings of Gregory's writings, ranging from the systematic theology of Gregory's poetry to the Trinitarian doctrine found in his Festal Orations, and from his artful self-presentation in the mode of classical historiography to his later influence on Byzantine theologians and emperors.

    The book honors the work of American scholar Frederick W. Norris, who led the way in revitalizing the study of Gregory among English-speaking scholars. Its contributors are Christopher A. Beeley, Paul M. Blowers, Brian E. Daley, S.J., Susanna Elm, Everett Ferguson, Ben Fulford, Verna E. F. Harrison, Andrew Hofer, O.P., Vasiliki Limberis, Andrew Louth, Brian J. Matz, John A. McGuckin, Neil McLynn, Claudio Moreschini, Suzanne Abrams Rebillard, Andrea Sterk, and William Tabbernee.

    ABOUT THE EDITOR:


    Christopher A. Beeley is Walter H. Gray Associate Professor of Anglican Studies and Patristics at Yale Divinity School. He is the author of The Unity of Christ: Continuity and Conflict in Patristic Tradition, Leading God's People: Wisdom from the Early Church for Today, and Gregory of Nazianzus on the Trinity and the Knowledge of God, winner of a John Templeton Award for Theological Promise. He is the editor of the Patristic Monograph Series published by CUA Press and is a director of the North American Patristics Society.

    PRAISE FOR THE BOOK


    "The authors give welcome attention to many of Gregory's writings that were previously understudied, especially his verse and letters. . .The assembly of such luminaries is an important reference for all scholars of the theologian and students of early Christianity." -Religious Studies Review

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    9780813219912
    Publication Date: 
    2012-09-17
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    Reading the Apostolic Fathers, 2nd ed

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    The Apostolic Fathers is a critically important collections of texts for studying the first century of Christian history. Here a leading expert on the Apostolic Fathers offers an accessible, up-to-date introduction and companion to these diverse and fascinating writings. This work is easy to use and affordable yet offers a thorough overview for students and others approaching these writings for the first time. It explains the context and significance of each document and points to further reading. This new edition of a well-received text has been updated throughout and includes a new chapter on the fragments of Papias.
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    9780801048579
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    2012-12-01
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    Reasons for Our Rhymes: An Inquiry Into the Philosophy of History

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    Reasons for Our Rhymes provides a fascinating chronological overview of the major philosophical approaches to human history. Herrera clearly presents the ideas and influences of key figures from the past two thousand years -St. Augustine, Vico, Hegel, Marx, and others - showing how each of these thinkers initiated a new paradigm for our understanding of the meaning of history.
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    9780802849281
    Publication Date: 
    2001-07-01
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    Reform of the Papacy

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    A prominent American archbishop examines the Pope's ministry of unity in the contemporary Church, offering proposals for reform in the way in which the papal primacy is exercised.
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    9780824518264
    Publication Date: 
    1999-12-25
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    Reformation and the Culture of Persuasion

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    Why did people choose the Reformation? What was in the evangelical teaching that excited, moved or persuaded them? Andrew Pettegree tackles these questions directly by re-examining the reasons that moved millions to this decisive and traumatic break with a shared Christian past. He charts the separation from family, friends, and workmates that adherence to the new faith often entailed and the new solidarities that emerged in their place. He explores the different media of conversion through which the Reformation message was communicated and the role of drama, sermons, song and the book. His findings offer a persuasive new answer to the critical question of how the Reformation could succeed as a mass movement in an age before mass literacy.
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    9780521602648
    Publication Date: 
    2010-11-01
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    Reformation in Germany

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    The Reformation Movement in Germany provides readers with a strong narrative overview of the most recent work on the Reformation in the German lands.
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    9780631202530
    Publication Date: 
    2002-03-29
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    REFORMATION IN GERMANY & SWITZ

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    The Reformation in Germany and Switzerland is a collection of documents for A-level students and undergraduates and forms part of the series, Cambridge Topics in History. It combines new interpretations which emphasise the importance of popular response, belief and practice with the traditional approach to the origins and progress of the Reformation in Germany and Switzerland. Avoiding a Luther-centred view, it gives equal attention to other important figures as well as the political dimensions of the Reformation and elements of social protest. For the first time in any collection of documents, it focuses on the longer-term success or failure of the implementation of the Reformation aand includes many original documents translated here for the first time from previously unpublished archival sources.
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    9780521406079
    Publication Date: 
    1993-05-13
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