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Ritual Theory and Protestant Reform in Nineteenth-Century Zurich
The nineteenth century was a period of intense religious conflict across Europe, as people confronted the major changes brought by modernity. In Zurich, one phase of this religious conflict was played out in a struggle over revisions to the ritual of baptism. In its analysis of the Zurich conflict,...
Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge
Protestant Laity and Reform in Progressive-Era Pittsburgh
Demonstrating the power religious language, ideas, and institutions had in shaping progressive reform in Pittsburgh, this cross-disciplinary study addresses significant debates in the fields of Progressive-Era political history and American religious history, while telling the story of an...
Published September 2nd 2013 by Routledge
The Legacy of the Mi'raj in the Formation of Islam
This book examines how an elite group of traditionists, historians and theologians shaped Muslims' perceptions of their prophet, their community and their behavior by retelling and interpreting the story of Muhammad's ascent to heaven (the mi'raj)....
Published June 20th 2013 by Routledge
Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain Reflections on Dana
This book explores the ethical and social implications of unilateral gifts of esteem, offering a perceptive guide to the uniquely South Asian contributors to theoretical work on the gift....
Published September 20th 2004 by Routledge
Protestant NGOs, Morality, and Economics in Zimbabwe
This work is an ethnographic account of the work of transnational, Christian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Zimbabwe. Protestant NGOs are one of the voices of pluralism in southern Africa, sometimes challenging the state and at other times collaborating with it. The tensions of such...
Published May 31st 2004 by Routledge
Shapeshifters, Transformations, and Duplicities
For more than a millennium, the fox has been a ubiquitous figure at the margins of the Japanese collective imagination. In the writings of the nobility and the motifs of popular literature, the fox is known as a shapeshifter, able to assume various forms in order to deceive others. Focusing on...
Published November 30th 2003 by Routledge
Practical Innovation & Lived Experience Among Catholics in Protestant England, 1559–1642
Through compelling personal stories and in rich detail, McClain reveals the give-and-take interaction between the institutional church in Rome and the needs of believers and the hands-on clergy who provided their pastoral care within England. In doing so, she illuminates larger issues of how...
Published October 29th 2003 by Routledge
Lest We Be Damned: Practical Innovation & Lived Experience Among Catholics in Protestant England, 1559–1642
To Be Published November 1st 2014