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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 242 new and published books in the subject of Religious History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. The Routledge Sourcebook of Religion and the American Civil War

    A History in Documents

    Edited by Robert R. Mathisen

    In recent years, the intersection of religion and the American Civil War has been the focus of a growing area of scholarship. However, primary sources on this subject are housed in many different archives and libraries scattered across the U.S., and are often difficult to find. The Routledge...

    Published November 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Discussions in History and Theology (Routledge Revivals)

    By George P. Fisher

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1880, this is a fascinating collection of essays by the nineteenth-century theologian and historian George P. Fisher, arranged into three key classifications. The first group comprises papers that relate to the history, polity and dogmas of the Roman Catholic Church, with a...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Jewish-Christian Encounter in Medieval Preaching

    Edited by Jonathan Adams, Jussi Hanska

    Series: Routledge Research in Medieval Studies

    This book explores the complexity of preaching as a phenomenon in the medieval Jewish-Christian encounter. This was not only an "encounter" as physical meeting or confrontation (such as the forced attendance of Jews at Christian sermons that took place across Europe), but also an "imaginary"...

    Published October 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Archeology of the New Testament

    The Mediterranean World of the Early Christian Apostles

    By Jack Finegan

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    This book provides an introduction to the Mediterranean world in which the early Christian apostles moved. Drawing on the geographic setting and available archaeological materials to create a sense of the contemporary environment, the book traces the 15,000 mile travels of Paul, whose world was...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Archaeology in the Holy Land

    By Kathleen M. Kenyon

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    This classic book, extensively revised in 1979, includes the most important archaeological discoveries of that time made regarding both the pre-biblical and biblical history of Palestine. The earliest archaeological finds in Palestine reveal man’s presence as early as 9000 B.C., about 6000 years...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Re-figuring the Ramayana as Theology

    A History of Reception in Premodern India

    By Ajay K. Rao

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    The Ramayana of Valmiki is considered by many contemporary Hindus to be a foundational religious text. But this understanding is in part the result of a transformation of the epic’s receptive history, a hermeneutic project which challenged one characterization of the genre of the text, as a work of...

    Published October 12th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Jewish Culture in the Age of Globalisation

    Edited by Cathy Gelbin, Sander Gilman

    This interdisciplinary anthology explores the impact of current globalization processes on Jewish communities across the globe. The volume explores the extent to which nationalized constructs of Jewish culture and identity still dominate Jewish self-expressions, as well as the discourses about them...

    Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Sainthood and Race

    Marked Flesh, Holy Flesh

    Edited by Molly H. Bassett, Vincent W. Lloyd

    Series: Routledge Studies in Religion

    In popular imagination, saints exhibit the best characteristics of humanity, universally recognizable but condensed and embodied in an individual. Recent scholarship has asked an array of questions concerning the historical and social contexts of sainthood, and opened new approaches to its study....

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Martin Luther

    2nd Edition

    By Michael A. Mullett

    Series: Routledge Historical Biographies

    An engaging and comprehensive new edition of this established biography provides students with an understanding of the European Reformation through the life of its key mover, Martin Luther. Working chronologically through Luther’s life, Michael A. Mullet explains and analyses Luther’s background,...

    Published August 26th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism in Historical Perspective

    Convergence and Divergence

    Edited by Jeffrey Herf

    Previously published as a special issue of The Journal of Israeli History, this book presents the reflections of historians from Israel, Europe, Canada and the United States concerning the similarities and differences between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism primarily in Europe and the Middle East....

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Atlas of Islamic History
    By Peter Sluglett, Andrew Currie
    To Be Published November 28th 2014
  2. Brigham Young: Sovereign in America
    By David Vaughn Mason
    To Be Published December 1st 2014
  3. The Russian Orthodox Church, 1917-1948: From Decline to Resurrection
    By Daniela Kalkandjieva
    To Be Published December 5th 2014
  4. A History of the Russian Church to 1488
    By John L. Fennell
    To Be Published December 15th 2014
  5. The Occult World
    Edited by Christopher Partridge
    To Be Published December 17th 2014

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