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You are currently browsing 41–50 of 228 new and published books in the subject of Religious History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. The Writings of Robert Harrison and Robert Browne

    Edited by Albert Peel, Leland Carlson

    Robert Harrison and Robert Browne were the initiators of the principles of English Separatism and Congregationalism. Unlike the Presbytero-Puritans, these nonconformists sought to establish local churches that were independent of the state. Although they encountered fierce opposition from the...

    Published July 8th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Cathars

    Dualist Heretics in Languedoc in the High Middle Ages, 2nd Edition

    By Malcolm Barber

    Series: The Medieval World

    In the second half of the twelfth century, the Catholic Church became convinced that dualist heresy was taking root within Christian society and that it was particularly strong in southern France. The nature and extent of this heresy and the reaction of the Church to the perceived threat have been...

    Published June 26th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Ancient Egyptian Temple Ritual

    Performance, Patterns, and Practice

    By Katherine Eaton

    Series: Routledge Studies in Egyptology

    Large state temples in ancient Egypt were vast agricultural estates, with interests in mining, trading, and other economic activities. The temple itself served as the mansion or palace of the deity to whom the estate belonged, and much of the ritual in temples was devoted to offering a...

    Published June 25th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Medieval Islamic Historiography

    Remembering Rebellion

    By Heather N. Keaney

    Series: Routledge Research in Medieval Studies

    This book is a comparative analysis of the medieval Sunni historiography of the caliphate of Uthman b. Affan and the revolt against him. By comparing treatments of Uthman in pietistic literature and universal chronicles, the work traces the gradual silencing of more critical accounts in favor of...

    Published April 30th 2013 by Routledge

  5. A History of Atheism in Britain

    From Hobbes to Russell

    By David Berman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion

    Probably no doctrine has excited as much horror and abuse as atheism. This first history of British atheism, first published in 1987, tries to explain this reaction while exhibiting the development of atheism from Hobbes to Russell. Although avowed atheism appeared surprisingly late – 1782 in...

    Published April 10th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Nativist Movement in America

    Religious Conflict in the 19th Century

    By Katie Oxx

    Series: Critical Moments in American History

    By the mid nineteenth century, anti-Catholicism had become a central conflict in America. Fueling the dissent were Protestant groups dedicated to maintaining what they understood to be the Christian vision and spirit of the "founding fathers." Afraid of the religious and moral impact of Catholics,...

    Published March 26th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Political Theologies in the Holy Land

    Israeli Messianism and its Critics

    By David Ohana

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    This book examines the role of messianism in Zionist ideology, from the birth of the Zionist movement through to the present. Is shows how messianism is not just a religious or philosophical term but a very tangible political practice and theology which has shaped Israeli identity. The author...

    Published March 10th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Jewish Blood

    Reality and metaphor in history, religion and culture

    Edited by Mitchell Hart

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    This book deals with the Jewish engagement with blood: animal and human, real and metaphorical. Concentrating on the meaning or significance of blood in Judaism, the book moves this highly controversial subject away from its traditional focus, exploring how Jews themselves engage with blood and its...

    Published February 26th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Religion in Contemporary America

    By Charles H. Lippy, Eric Tranby

    This book provides a fresh, engaging multi-disciplinary introduction to religion in contemporary America. The chapters explore the roots of contemporary American religion from the 1950s up to the present day, looking at the major traditions including mainline Protestantism, the...

    Published February 21st 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Life of Buddha

    By Edward J. Thomas

    Originally published between 1920-70,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize...

    Published February 13th 2013 by Routledge