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The Oxford Handbook Of Christian Monasticism

The Oxford Handbook of Christian Monasticism PDF
Author: Bernice M. Kaczynski
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199689733
Size: 64.26 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 752
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The Oxford Handbook Of Christian Monasticism

by Bernice M. Kaczynski, The Oxford Handbook Of Christian Monasticism Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Oxford Handbook Of Christian Monasticism books, The Oxford Handbook of Christian Monasticism addresses, for the first time in one volume, multiple strands of Christian monastic practice. Forty-four essays consider historical and thematic aspects of the Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Protestant, and Anglican traditions, as well as contemporary 'new monasticism'.




The Oxford Handbook Of Medieval Christianity

The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity PDF
Author: John Arnold
Publisher: Oxford Handbooks
ISBN: 0199582130
Size: 49.64 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 580
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The Oxford Handbook Of Medieval Christianity

by John Arnold, The Oxford Handbook Of Medieval Christianity Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Oxford Handbook Of Medieval Christianity books, This volume brings together the latest scholarship on the beliefs, practices, and institutions of the Christian Church between 400 and 1500 AD. The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity is about the beliefs, practices, and institutions of the Roman Church between 400 and 1500AD, and brings together in one volume a host of cutting-edge analysis. The book does not primarily provide a chronological narrative, but rather seeks to demonstrate the variety, change, and complexity of religion across this long period, and the numerous different ways in which modern scholarship can approach it. It presents the work of thirty academic authors, from the US, the UK, and Europe, addressing topics that range from early medieval monasticism to late medieval mysticism, from the material wealth of the Church to the spiritual exercises through which certain believers might attempt to improve their souls. Each chapter tells a story, but seeks also to ask how and why "Christianity" took on a particular shape at a particular moment, paying attention to both the spiritual and otherwordly aspects of religion, and the very material and political contexts in which they were often embedded. The book aims to be an indispensable guide to future discussion in the field--Publisher description.




The Oxford Handbook Of Early Christian Archaeology

The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Archaeology PDF
Author: David K. Pettegrew
Publisher: Oxford Handbooks
ISBN: 0199369046
Size: 23.88 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 728
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The Oxford Handbook Of Early Christian Archaeology

by David K. Pettegrew, The Oxford Handbook Of Early Christian Archaeology Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Oxford Handbook Of Early Christian Archaeology books, "This handbook brings together work by leading scholars of the archaeology of early Christianity in the Mediterranean and surrounding regions. The 34 essays to this volume ground the history, culture, and society of the first seven centuries of Christianity in the latest currents of archaeological method, theory, and research."--




The Oxford Handbook Of Early Christian Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies PDF
Author: Susan Ashbrook Harvey
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199271566
Size: 80.69 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 1020
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The Oxford Handbook Of Early Christian Studies

by Susan Ashbrook Harvey, The Oxford Handbook Of Early Christian Studies Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Oxford Handbook Of Early Christian Studies books, The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies responds to and celebrates the explosion of research in this inter-disciplinary field over recent decades. It is thematically arranged to encompass history, literature, thought, practices, and material culture. Whilst the burgeoning of scholarly work has made it impossible for any one scholar to maintain expertise in every aspect of the discipline, this handbook seeks to aid both the new researcher in the field andthe scholar entering an unfamiliar sub-specialty. Each chapter orients readers to the current 'state of the question' in a given area, reflecting on key research issues to date, highlighting primarysources and giving suggestions as to the likely direction of future work. The Handbook takes the period 100 to 600 CE as a chronological span and examines the vast geographical area impacted by the early church, in Western and Eastern late antiquity.




The Oxford Handbook Of Early Christian Biblical Interpretation

The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Biblical Interpretation PDF
Author: Paul M. Blowers
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019871839X
Size: 35.32 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 784
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The Oxford Handbook Of Early Christian Biblical Interpretation

by Paul M. Blowers, The Oxford Handbook Of Early Christian Biblical Interpretation Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Oxford Handbook Of Early Christian Biblical Interpretation books, The Bible was the essence of virtually every aspect of the life of the early churches. The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Biblical Interpretation explores a wide array of themes related to the reception, canonization, interpretation, uses, and legacies of the Bible in early Christianity. Each section contains overviews and cutting-edge scholarship that expands understanding of the field. Part One examines the material text transmitted, translated, and invested with authority, and the very conceptualization of sacred Scripture as God's word for the church. Part Two looks at the culture and disciplines or science of interpretation in representative exegetical traditions. Part Three addresses the diverse literary and non-literary modes of interpretation, while Part Four canvasses the communal background and foreground of early Christian interpretation, where the Bible was paramount in shaping normative Christian identity. Part Five assesses the determinative role of the Bible in major developments and theological controversies in the life of the churches. Part Six returns to interpretation proper and samples how certain abiding motifs from within scriptural revelation were treated by major Christian expositors. The overall history of biblical interpretation has itself now become the subject of a growing scholarship and the final part skilfully examines how early Christian exegesis was retrieved and critically evaluated in later periods of church history. Taken together, the chapters provide nuanced paths of introduction for students and scholars from a wide spectrum of academic fields, including classics, biblical studies, the general history of interpretation, the social and cultural history of late ancient and early medieval Christianity, historical theology, and systematic and contextual theology. Readers will be oriented to the major resources for, and issues in, the critical study of early Christian biblical interpretation.




The Oxford Handbook Of Early Christian Ritual

The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Ritual PDF
Author: Risto Uro
Publisher: Oxford Handbooks
ISBN: 019874787X
Size: 41.73 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 713
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The Oxford Handbook Of Early Christian Ritual

by Risto Uro, The Oxford Handbook Of Early Christian Ritual Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Oxford Handbook Of Early Christian Ritual books, Scholars of religion have long assumed that ritual and belief constitute the fundamental building blocks of religious traditions and that these two components of religion are interrelated and interdependent in significant ways. Generations of New Testament and Early Christian scholars have produced detailed analyses of the belief systems of nascent Christian communities, including their ideological and political dimensions, but have by and large ignored ritual as an important element of early Christian religion and as a factor contributing to the rise and the organization of the movement. In recent years, however, scholars of early Christianity have begun to use ritual as an analytical tool for describing and explaining Christian origins and the early history of the movement. Such a development has created a momentum toward producing a more comprehensive volume on the ritual world of Early Christianity employing advances made in the field of ritual studies. The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Ritual gives a manifold account of the ritual world of early Christianity from the beginning of the movement up to the end of the fifth century. The volume introduces relevant theories and approaches; central topics of ritual life in the cultural world of early Christianity; and important Christian ritual themes and practices in emerging Christian groups and factions.




The Oxford Handbook Of Russian Religious Thought

The Oxford Handbook of Russian Religious Thought PDF
Author: George Pattison
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198796447
Size: 18.37 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 736
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The Oxford Handbook Of Russian Religious Thought

by George Pattison, The Oxford Handbook Of Russian Religious Thought Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Oxford Handbook Of Russian Religious Thought books, The Oxford Handbook of Russian Religious Thought is an authoritative new reference and interpretive volume detailing the origins, development, and influence of one of the richest aspects of Russian cultural and intellectual life - its religious ideas. After setting the historical background and context, the Handbook follows the leading figures and movements in modern Russian religious thought through a period of immense historical upheavals, including seventy years of officially atheist communist rule and the growth of an exiled diaspora with, e.g., its journal The Way. Therefore the shape of Russian religious thought cannot be separated from long-running debates with nihilism and atheism. Important thinkers such as Losev and Bakhtin had to guard their words in an environment of religious persecution, whilst some views were shaped by prison experiences. Before the Soviet period, Russian national identity was closely linked with religion - linkages which again are being forged in the new Russia. Relevant in this connection are complex relationships with Judaism. In addition to religious thinkers such as Philaret, Chaadaev, Khomiakov, Kireevsky, Soloviev, Florensky, Bulgakov, Berdyaev, Shestov, Frank, Karsavin, and Alexander Men, the Handbook also looks at the role of religion in aesthetics, music, poetry, art, film, and the novelists Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. Ideas, institutions, and movements discussed include the Church academies, Slavophilism and Westernism, theosis, the name-glorifying (imiaslavie) controversy, the God-seekers and God-builders, Russian religious idealism and liberalism, and the Neopatristic school. Occultism is considered, as is the role of tradition and the influence of Russian religious thought in the West.




The Oxford Handbook Of Women And Gender In Medieval Europe

The Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe PDF
Author: Judith M. Bennett
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199582173
Size: 39.88 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 626
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The Oxford Handbook Of Women And Gender In Medieval Europe

by Judith M. Bennett, The Oxford Handbook Of Women And Gender In Medieval Europe Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Oxford Handbook Of Women And Gender In Medieval Europe books, The Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe provides a comprehensive overview of the gender rules encountered in Europe in the period between approximately 500 and 1500 C.E. It contains material from some of the foremost scholars in this field, and will not only serve as the major reference text in the area of medieval and gender studies, but will also provide the agenda for future new research.




The Oxford Handbook Of Contemporary Buddhism

The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism PDF
Author: Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Michael Jerryson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199362386
Size: 63.30 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 760
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The Oxford Handbook Of Contemporary Buddhism

by Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Michael Jerryson, The Oxford Handbook Of Contemporary Buddhism Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Oxford Handbook Of Contemporary Buddhism books, As an incredibly diverse religious system, Buddhism is constantly changing. The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism offers a comprehensive collection of work by leading scholars in the field that tracks these changes up to the present day. Taken together, the book provides a blueprint to understanding Buddhism's past and uses it to explore the ways in which Buddhism has transformed in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The volume contains 41 essays, divided into two sections. The essays in the first section examine the historical development of Buddhist traditions throughout the world. These chapters cover familiar settings like India, Japan, and Tibet as well as the less well-known countries of Vietnam, Bhutan, and the regions of Latin America, Africa, and Oceania. Focusing on changes within countries and transnationally, this section also contains chapters that focus explicitly on globalization, such as Buddhist international organizations and diasporic communities. The second section tracks the relationship between Buddhist traditions and particular themes. These chapters review Buddhist interactions with contemporary topics such as violence and peacebuilding, and ecology, as well as Buddhist influences in areas such as medicine and science. Offering coverage that is both expansive and detailed, The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism delves into some of the most debated and contested areas within Buddhist Studies today.




The Oxford Handbook Of Public Choice

The Oxford Handbook of Public Choice PDF
Author: Roger D. Congleton
Publisher: Oxford Handbooks
ISBN: 0190469773
Size: 36.72 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 1016
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The Oxford Handbook Of Public Choice

by Roger D. Congleton, The Oxford Handbook Of Public Choice Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Oxford Handbook Of Public Choice books, "This two-volume collection provides a comprehensive overview of the past seventy years of public choice research, written by experts in the fields surveyed. The individual chapters are more than simple surveys, but provide readers with both a sense of the progress made and puzzles that remain. Most are written with upper level undergraduate and graduate students in economics and political science in mind, but many are completely accessible to non-expert readers who are interested in Public Choice research. The two-volume set will be of broad interest to social scientists, policy analysts, and historians"--