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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 43 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 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

  2. Hellenism and Christianity (Routledge Revivals)

    By Edwyn Bevan

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1921, this title examines the relationship between what the author labels the ‘rationalist’ element in Western culture on the one hand, derived from the ancient Greeks, and Christianity, on the other. Bevan contends that these two traditions are distinct, but not mutually...

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Kabbalah (Routledge Revivals)

    Its Doctrines, Development, and Literature

    By Christian D Ginsburg

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Originally published in 1925, Christian D. Ginsburg examines the origins of the system of religious philosophy, the Kabbalah, and its influence on Judaism. Ginsburg also explores the ways in which academics have approached the Kabbalah, with a detailed timeline of their findings....

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Origin and Evolution of Religion (Routledge Revivals)

    By Albert Churchward

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Churchward’s The Origin and Evolution of Religion, first published in 1924, explores the history and development of different religions worldwide, from the religious cults of magic and fetishism to contemporary religions such as Christianity and Islam. This text is ideal for students of theology....

    Published September 21st 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. Vaisnavism, Saivism and Minor Religious Systems (Routledge Revivals)

    By R G Bhandarkar

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Bhandarkar’s Vaisnavism, Saivism and Minor Religious Systems, first published in 1913, explores the origins of Vaishnavism by examining its sources of religion, aspects of the Mahabharata, and the Cult of Rama. Bhandarkar also discusses Saivism by exploring its origin and development. This text is...

    Published July 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Religion in Evolution (Routledge Revivals)

    By F. B. Jevons

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1906, these four lectures were originally delivered in the Vacation Term for Biblical Study at Cambridge. Evidence is derived from the native tribes of Australia in particular, whom Jevons compares for his discussion. The first lecture considers whether religion has evolved from,...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Christianity: The Basics

    By Bruce Chilton

    Series: The Basics

    Christianity: The Basics is a compelling introduction to both the central pillars of the Christian faith and the rich and varied history of this most global of global religions. This book traces the development of Christianity through an exploration of some of the key beliefs, practices and...

    Published July 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Muslims and Crusaders

    Christianity’s Wars in the Middle East, 1095-1382, from the Islamic Sources

    By Niall Christie

    Series: Seminar Studies

    Muslims and Crusaders supplements and counterbalances the numerous books that tell the story of the crusading period from the European point of view, enabling readers to achieve a broader and more complete perspective on the period. It presents the Crusades from the perspective of those against...

    Published June 24th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Material Culture and Asian Religions

    Text, Image, Object

    Edited by Benjamin Fleming, Richard Mann

    Series: Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

    Traditionally, research on the history of Asian religions has been marked by a bias for literary evidence, privileging canonical texts penned in ‘classical’ languages. Not only has a focus on literary evidence shaped the dominant narratives about the religious histories of Asia, in both scholarship...

    Published March 26th 2014 by Routledge