Subject Area: Religion In Art & Literature

Ars Moriendi Manuals, Paintings, and Funeral Rituals in Late Medieval Europe and Sixteenth Century Mexico ( New Spain ). Learning How to Live by Learning How to Die
2016 1-4955-0477-8
The Ars moriendi manual, which had been popular because of its brevity and concision, was chosen by the Franciscan Order as an essential text for promoting the Christian doctrine in New Spain and for re-organizing the funerary practices therein. This book identifies the official and unofficial discourses of the Church regarding Salvation and the funerary practices of New Spain that link the Old World to the New.


An Analysis of Various Versions of A. M. Toplady’s “Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me” (1774-2001)
2003 0-7734-6885-4
In an investigation of historical American hymnals, it was discovered that of the 267 most frequently published hymns, A. M. Toplady’s “Rock of Ages” ranked ninth, included in 114 of the 175 hymnals. This study examines 130 versions of that hymn text, beginning with its earliest periodical publications in 1774 and extending up through to a hymnal published in 2001, noting changes in its language, substance, structure, orthography, punctuation, and capitalization. Numerous editorial notes and comments offer explanations and explications concerning how editors altered the original version as well as biographical and historical commentary on books, editors, tune composers, publishing houses, and even pricing information. The sheer variety of hymnals and collections of hymns that have housed “Rock of Ages” broadens the discussion, particularly after the examination of those books intended to generate financial profit as well as to promote spiritual welfare. The hymnals chosen represent a wide range of denominational and commercial endeavors.

An Index to the Biblical References, Parallels, and Allusions in the Poetry and Prose of John Milton
1994 0-7734-2390-7
Identifies the specifics of Milton's reliance upon the Bible and provides a data base for that information. Milton students and scholars can quickly and easily appreciate the range and frequency of Biblical books, chapters, and verses with which he underscored, enriched, and even qualified the sound and sense of particular poems and prose tracts. They can understand his careful and discriminate applications of Biblical references, realizing that as poet and essayist, he sought a reasonable balance between the strict theological doctrines of the Word and the more modern discipline of his own literary imagination.

Andy Warhol's Religious and Ethnic Roots the Carpatho- Rusyn Influence on His Art
1997 0-7734-8542-2
This study first examines ethnographical studies of Carpatho-Rusyns here and abroad with respect to religious and folk art familiar to Warhol; then examines the biographies of Warhol prepared by his close friends and co-workers in regard to his ethnic beliefs, customs, and practices in relation to his art; next it examines the autobiographical and diary evidence by Warhol himself on his ethnic identity concealments and disclosures; finally, it examines nearly four decades of his art.

Anticlerical Satire in Medieval Portuguese Literature
1992 0-7734-9607-6
Much medieval anticlerical satire stems from perceived discrepancies between proclaimed ideal and everyday reality, but it also owes much to a particularly successful literary tradition and cannot be accepted without question. After identifying the predominant literary characteristics of the medieval Portuguese clergy, this study uses other sources - sermons, exempla, visitation documents, doctrinal tracts, confession manuals and chronicles - to gauge clerical success or failure in fundamental areas of responsibility: attending and convoking councils and synods, carrying out visitations and preaching. It reveals the contrast between the literary stereotypes and documentary evidence.

Art of Narrative in the Holy Qur’?n: A Literary Appreciation of a Sacred Text
2008 0-7734-5179-X
This work attempts to recapture the fluid relationship between ethics and such institutions as faith, politics and literary art not seen, according to the author, since the time of Muhammad. By exploring the narrative that Muhammad employs in the Qur’?n , the author works to reestablish the relationship and prove that if today’s Arab-Muslims still deem Muhammad the ethico-political and religio-artistic model to emulate, as he has been in the past, it is because he relates art to life.

Baptist Reflections on Christianity and the Arts Learning From Beauty
1997 0-7734-8482-5
Eight original essays in honor of William L. Hendricks, a prominent Baptist theologian who has devoted much of his life to promoting the use of art in the life of the church. With color illustrations.

Biblical Canon in Comparative Perspective Scripture in Context IV
1991 0-7734-9648-3
Seminar papers from NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers devoted to the subject of The Bible in the Light of Cuneiform Literature.

Correspondence of Abel Boyer, Huguenot Refugee (1667-1729)
1992 0-7734-9488-X
This important and prolific writer (author of the first truly scientific French-English, English-French dictionary, as well as numerous translations, commentaries, and major studies) has been much neglected. He was an active intermediary between European and English writers in the Republic of Letters. This edition of the extant correspondence includes letters which exist only in manuscript, and others published in the eighteenth century by Boyer himself but without annotation. This study examines the letters in depth.

Devotional Experience in the Poetry of John Milton
1988 0-88946-562-2
The author examines Milton's poetry in the light of the poet's treatise on the subject of devotion in the often-overlooked second book of "The Christian Doctrine." This study suggests that Milton's poems can be understood as both theodices and devotions.

Dostoevsky on Evil and Atonementthe Ontology of Personalism in His Major Fiction
1992 0-7734-9189-9
This work opens a door to a fresh understanding of Dostoevsky's version of the origin of human evil. In his philosophical novels, Dostoevski's view of original conflict and inevitable evil goes far beyond Augustine, Pelagius, and Luther. The authors are the first to build a case for viewing Dostoevsky as a philosophical personalist whose approach to nature provides insight to ecologists. They offer a radically new analysis of the themes of suffering, incarnation, and atonement that will appeal to both psychologists and students of religion and theology. The section on atonement and its relation to the classical theory of tragedy breaks new ground.

Eternal Father, Strong to Save (1860)a Sung Prayer of the Christian Tradition
2010 0-7734-3865-3
These works are presentations and studies of well-known Protestant hymns.

Georges Bernanos' Debt to ThÉrÈse of Lisieux
1996 0-7734-2266-8
This study examines in chronological order Bernanos' entire work, fiction and non-fiction, in search of Thérèse's presence. It points out explicit textual references to the saint, whether to her name, quotations from works, or to earlier studies done by scholars attempting to show her influence on the author. It traces Thérèse's implicit presence in Bernanos' fictional characters, whether they reveal parallel or reverse images of the saint. It also traces Thérèse's message in many of Bernanos' favorite themes: heroic childhood, the acceptance of weakness, the uniting of personal suffering with the Holy Agony, and the attitude of approaching God with a beggar's empty hands. This close analysis of Bernanos' debt to Thérèse of Lisieux opens new perspectives, and answer's Gaucher's request for an exhaustive examination of her presence in Bernanos' work.

History, Religion and Politics in William Wordsworth’s Ecclesiastical Sonnets
2004 0-7734-6411-5
This book is a complete and thorough study of William Wordsworth’s Ecclesiastical Sonnets emphasizing especially religion and history. The Ecclesiastical Sonnets are a sonnet sequence of 132 poems beginning with the founding of Christianity in England to the state of religion in Wordsworth’s day. Although a later work, they characterize many topics close to Wordsworth’s heart – the idea of history, pantheism, nature and Christianity. This book studies history and religion as well as Wordsworth’s use of sonnet sequence, a genre of his later writing. There has been very little written about the Ecclesiastical Sonnets, which are mentioned only as a footnote or a passing comment in Wordsworth studies. This book will help students to achieve a complete view of Wordsworth the young romantic as well as the elder statesman (poet laureate) of England.

This work rehabilitates a long neglected late work of William Wordsworth. Since the Ecclesiastical Sonnets are a relatively unfamiliar product of Wordsworth's later years, History, Religion, and Politics in Wordsworth's Ecclesiastical Sonnets provides a prose narrative of the poems. The text also reveals the interconnectedness of religious ideas in the Ecclesiastical Sonnets and earlier poems, especially The Excursion, Book IV, where he addresses the nature of religion, origins of worship, natural and supernatural revelation, ancient superstition, and humankind's receptivity to transcendence. Another topic is an examination of the sonnet form as used by Wordsworth. In "Scorn not the sonnet," he lauds the sonnet's prophetic function to guide humankind's "struggle through dark ways" and to be a trumpet blowing "Soul animating strains." Wordsworth hoped that the Ecclesiastical Sonnets would be a compass for the English people in a morally ambiguous era and promote a renewed nationalism in the English state. Important also in this study is Wordsworth's historical sense, beginning first with the image of the "snake enrolled,/ Coil within coil" and the gyred pattern of decline-recovery evident throughout the sonnet sequence. History, Religion, and Politics in Wordsworth's Ecclesiastical Sonnets examines the themes of the Ecclesiastical Sonnets and reviews Wordsworth's selection and interpretation of the historical personages that he believed dramatized the ebb and flow of Church history. Finally, in Chapter seven, the reader comes to understand that the Ecclesiastical Sonnets are not the certain and dogmatic articles of faith and product of conservative politics that some critics through the years have maintained, but Wordsworth's "obstinate questionings," his lifelong struggle with the uncertainty of faith, his hesitation in believing, difficulty in overcoming objections connected with the faith, and the anxiety aroused by faith's obscurity. Several sonnets are autobiographical insofar as they reflect Wordsworth's religious upbringing and catechesis, his experience of Christian living, celebration of the sacraments, and integration into the ecclesial community.

How Contemporary Novelists Rewrite Stories From the Bible: The Interpretation of Scripture in Literature
2009 0-7734-4764-4
This work examines fourteen reception-histories of single biblical stories, published in English between 1972 and 2002. They cover the topics of Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah’s Flood, Solomon and Sheba, Jezebel, Job, Judith, Jonah, the Magi, the Virgin Mary, Mary Magdalene, Pilate, Judas and the Apocalypse.

How the Films of Pedro AlmodÓvar Draw Upon and Influence Spanish Society: Bilingual Essays on His Cinema
2012 0-7734-2922-0
In the films of Pedro Almodóvar one experiences a vivid representation of Spanish life. His films are discussed here in lieu of gender relations, power dynamics, Spanish cultural identity, and inter-textually with other directors such as Alfred Hitchcock. The essays are written in both English and Spanish. They try to bring together a broad variety of interpretations to his popular films. Many articles deal with issues of gender and representations of cultural iconography from Catholicism on love and death.

Through a variety of authors and angles, as well as in two languages, this volume opens new perspectives on the films of Pedro Almodóvar. This work portrays how Almodóvar reaches into Spanish history and utilizes social changes that followed the fall of Franco to form his aesthetic creations. The book links the transformations of Spanish society and that of the evolution, if not the maturity of the filmmaker as he observes a society that is finally free to be and become what it desires. Each chapter reveals how the audience can witness the auteur’s maturation at the same pace as that of the Spanish society. Just like Almodóvar’s films, often criticized for their complex plots, today’s Spain is a complex mosaics that is constantly evolving and adjusting to the world that surrounds it. If many questions about what defines and inspires the filmmaker’s personal vision of the world still remain, one thing is for sure: the Almodóvar phenomenon has established an international image of Spain that is open and yet traditional, vibrant, and dynamic.

Iconography and Iconology of Georges De La Tour’s Religious Paintings (1624-1650)
2003 0-7734-6798-X
This is a semiotic study of the artist’s twenty-one religious paintings. Like the art historians Panofsky and Gombrich, the author is particularly interested in establishing La Tour’s intentions and meaning in his work by examining his personal use of symbols. The study interprets the paintings in terms of the artist’s religious, political, artistic, and geographical background. Its cross-disciplinary methodology identifies and synthesizes a wide range of elements that must have influenced the painter, elements which have not previously been seen in light of each other. It is also the most thorough recent analysis of his paintings. With color illustrations.

Image of the Church Minister in Literature
1995 0-7734-9084-1
Examines, through a close reading of wide-range texts, how the image of the religious minister and religion is mirrored. Authors include Chaucer, Shakespeare, George Eliot, James Joyce, Trollope, Morris West, Graham Greene, Bernanos, and others. The book also distinguishes itself in terms of genres considered and non-canonical texts studied: Fitzgerald's short story "Absolution"; Chapter 7 of John Henry Newman's only semi-autobiographical novel; Edmund Gosse's unique text; and Ralph Waldo Emerson's text from the essay genre combined with his various journal entries and letters. An interdisciplinary effort, this volume is well-documented and researched, yet still accessible to non-academic readership.

Introduction to Religion in the English Novel
1999 0-7734-7941-4
This is a work of literary criticism that stands within the discipline of Literature and Theology. It will stimulate debate about textuality and interpretation, and the debate about authorial presence-absence in any literary work.

John Bunyan's Master Story the Holy War as Battle Allegory in Religious and Biblical Context
2007 0-7734-5384-9
This study demonstrates that with The Holy War, John Bunyan created a literary masterpiece in the tradition of Psychomania by Prudentius and set the standard by which to judge battle allegories. This analysis reveals the roots of Bunyan’s genius in both his theological and literary sensibilities, shaped by Luther and Foxe, and his comprehensive understanding of the biblical plot or “master story.” This work details biblical foundations and literary devices employed by Bunyan which have remained unnoticed in previous studies, while also engaging themes or motifs of importance to him as a writer and thinker.

John Lane’s 1621 Pastoral Poem Tritons Trumpet an Edition of the Trinity College Manuscript Collated with the British Library Manuscript
2001 0-7734-7453-6
Although Lane published three works during his life, this, his most ambitious original work, has never before been published. The calendar structure of the work is principally modeled on Spenser’s Shepheardes Calendar, although Lane divides each month into separate ‘husbandrie’ and ‘moral’ sections. He echoes Chaucer in his use of narrative verse tales incorporating genres such as romance and fabliaux. Lane’s chief aim is to attack the vices of his age, and he has much to say on the instability of the court in contrast with the idyllic life of the country. In originality as well as breadth of subject, Tritons Trumpet represents Lane’s crowning achievement; its constant allusions to contemporary English politics and culture as well as the compelling narrative of its many tales will be of value to Renaissance historians as well as literary scholars.

John Milton’s Incarnational Poetics: The Roles of Mary and Christ in Paradise Regained
2010 0-7734-3656-1
This work argues that Milton’s Incarnational Poetics or Logocentrism is nowhere more evident than in Paradise Regained, a poem which serves as a meditation upon the Four Gospels, most particularly the Gospel of St. John, the fullest theological pronouncement upon the Son’s Divinity

John Milton’s Literary Reputation: A Study in Editing, Criticism, and Taste
2010 0-7734-3802-5
This book distinguishes Milton’s academic importance from his real status, and addresses readers with broad literary interests, who may be ready to think again about a poet whom Dryden saw as superior to both Homer and Virgil. The work is therefore a contribution to the ongoing histories of Milton’s reputation in particular, and literary taste in general.

John Wesley's Book Stock and the Arminian Magazine Catalogue of 1789
2006 0-7734-5541-8
This study is an attempt to place John and Charles Wesley and their Methodist organization within the general context of the eighteenth century book trade in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and parts of British North America. John Wesley proposed to spread his evangelical message through the sale and distribution of books and depended on the income of those books to allow for the mission’s operation and conduct. The Book Stock fulfilled these two objectives, albeit with personal and organizational difficulties. The Arminian Magazine “Catalogue” of 1789, the subject of this study, helps demonstrate and define Wesley’s role as an eighteenth century publisher.

Life and Career of Lippo Di Dalmasio, a Bolognese Painter of the Late Fourteenth Century: with Illustrations and a Catalogue of His Works
2010 0-7734-3684-7
This book provides an historical and critical framework for the paintings of Lippo di Dalmasio. The catalogue presents 37 items in total, including many new attributions and some previously unpublished works. This is accompanied by all known documents on the artist. This book contains eight color photographs and thirty-five black and white photographs.

Lord is My Shepherd (psalm 23)
2006 0-7734-5480-2
This study of Psalm 23 as a literary text begins with an introduction to the piece in English, with emphasis on a clarification of its substance and its structure. Next, the poem as it appears in different versions of Holy Scriptures – King James, Revised English, Jerusalem Bible, The Good News Bible etc. – are focused on. Then, variants of the Psalm within collections of religious poetry, such as psalters and congregational hymals for worship and collections of poetry by writers outside of the Church, are examined. Finally, the overall relationship between psalmody and poetry are examined, and the question of why Psalm 23 has transcended its times and escaped chronological bonds to become a classic work of Western world literature is posed.

Margaret Gillies Rws, Unitarian Painter of Mind and Emotion (1803-1887)
1997 0-7734-8637-2
Gillies, a Scottish artist who worked in London first as a miniaturist and later as a specialist in larger subject pictures, is an unusual and undeservedly neglected figure in 19th-century art history. Unitarian in belief like many major writers and social reformers of the period, her highly-motivated work provides a unique example of this ethos in the fine arts. Her convictions owed much to health reformer Thomas Southwood Smith (with whom she lived for over twenty years) and to her association with William Johnson Fox's radical Unitarian coterie of the 1830s. Through these connections she met William Wordsworth, Charles Dickens, Leigh Hunt, Harriet Martineau, Richard Hengist Horne and many other celebrities of the time, a large number of whom she portrayed (reproduced here). Her popularity, prolific output, wide representation, membership in the Old Watercolour Society and contributions to the first illustrated Government report (on Children in the Mines) are evidence of her professional status. Her feminism and professionalism, the nature of her work, and her unconventional lifestyle were all grounded in Unitarianism, one of the most progressive and liberating ideologies of the 19th century. With 40 pages of illustrations and portraits.

Mountain Climbing as American Transcendental Pilgrimage
2003 0-7734-6755-6
Fifty-four 14,000-foot mountains, or 14ers, are the focal points in the cultural geography of Colorado mountaineering. Since 1920, climbers known as 14ers peakbaggers have climbed all fifty-four 14ers. Their personal narratives and literature indicate ties to American Transcendentalism, a religion promoted by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Personification of Colorado 14ers is achieved through archival, diachronic, and narrative approaches within a qualitative methodology. Two unique models developed by the author, the Transect Model and the Transcendental Ziggurat Model, assist in data retrieval and analysis. The archival approach relies upon Appalachian Mountain Club and Colorado Club literature. The Transect Model serves as an informational sieve for club literature. It identifies spatial, demographic, and narrative data of peakbaggers. A diachronic approach primarily focuses on Colorado mountaineering during 1912 to 1998 and the life span of Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882. The Transcendental Ziggurat Model summarizes an analysis of both peakbagger narratives and mountaineering literature. It illustrates the transmission of Transcendental belief from ethnic religions to mountaineering clubs via Ralph Waldo Emerson and the American Transcendental Movement of the 1800s. The Colorado 14ers peakbaggers, by exhibiting Transcendental belief and pilgrimage activity, create a cultural geography supporting American Transcendental pilgrimage. Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson is reprinted here in an Appendix.

Musical Improvisation, Heidegger and the Liturgy - A Journey to the Heart of Hope
2003 0-7734-6726-2
This book locates musical improvisation within an ontological framework, which is both scientific and Heideggerian, and ultimately encompasses the whole Christian understanding of reality. Part One deals with historical and cultural issues surrounding musical improvisation. Part Two initiates the author’s philosophical and theological proposal that, from the time of foetal and infantile experience, every human person’s fundamental integration with reality is inseparable from improvisatory musicality. His argument is interdisciplinary, involving music history, critical musicology, 20th-century continental philosophy, ideas from infancy studies and music therapy, and finally ideas from a Christian theology which is both ecumenical and rooted in the Catholic tradition.

New and Critical Edition of George Osborn’s the Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley (1868-1872), with the Addition of Notes, Annotations, Biographical and Background Information
2009 0-7734-3846-7


Onward Christian Soldiers (1864) : A Sung Prayer of the Christian Tradition
2010 0-7734-3873-4
These works are presentations and studies of well-known Protestant hymns.

Patrick White and the Religious Imagination Arthur’s Dream
1999 0-7734-8171-0


Pedro De Mena, Seventeenth-Century Spanish Sculptor
1998 0-7734-8481-7
To Pedro de Mena, the revitalization of art forms in the Seventeenth Century Baroque style provided opportunity and stimulus to create an outstanding oeuvre of carved life-size sculptures in wood. Major cathedrals and museums throughout Spain house his effigies of royalty, saints and madonnas. They are highly realistic, profoundly Baroque, and vividly emotional. Retrieving much from limited resources in Spanish, this unique study retraces Mena's life and prolific production, complete with a catalogue raisonné and over a hundred rare photographs, many never previously published. At last, Mena's extraordinary contribution to sculpture is made available in this scholarly text. Illustrations, bibliography, documents, and index.

Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow (1693,1695, 1709): A Sung Prayer of the Christian Tradition
2010 0-7734-3889-7
These works are presentations and studies of well-known Protestant hymns.

Resurrection Narrative in Matthew: A Literary-Critical Examination
1993 0-7734-2384-2
This work concentrates on the story that the narrative tells and highlights certain themes within the narrative from the perspective of literary criticism. Particular attention is given to the themes that unify the narrative, plot development, and Matthew's characters and their points of view. Concludes by highlighting three themes: the element of conflict between Jesus and his disciples and the religious leaders; prophecy and fulfillment; and universal mission to the nations.

Rite of Redemption an Interpretation of the Films of Ingmar Bergman a Revised Collated Edition
1995 0-7734-8892-8
An analysis of Bergman's artistic sensitivity to the problem of redemption in seven screenplays, The Rite, The Virgin Spring, Hour of the Wolf, Shame, Passion of Anna, The Touch, Cries and Whispers.

Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me (1775-1776): A Sung Prayer of the Christian Tradition
2010 0-7734-3820-3
These works are presentations and studies of well-known Protestant hymns.

Rowan Williams' Theology of Art and Other Essays
2010 0-7734-4861-6


Saint Bernard of Clairvaux a Theory of Art Formed From His Writings
1990 0-88946-266-6
One of the first studies to address positively the controversial subject of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux and the influence he exercised on the arts of his time. Until now Bernard's aestheticism in conjunction with his monastic commitment has been neither precisely defined nor successfully understood. The principal sources for this study - a formulation of a Bernardine theory of art - are the works of Saint Bernard: his letters, treatises and sermons.

Search for the Religious Ideal in Selected Works of JosÉ Luis Castillo-Puche
2000 0-7734-7864-7
This study examines the novels of Castillo-Puche that specifically dealt with the religious ideal and his experience of the religious seminary. The study of the novels of the Trilogía de la liberación is preceded by an Introduction which looks at the connection between the author’s life and his literature and also certain features of narrative style.

Stable- Lamp is Lighted
2010 0-7734-3650-2
Richard Wilbur’s lyric “A Stable-Lamp is Lighted,” originally written to be sung chorally at a candlelight service at Wesleyan University in 1958, is both a much admired poem sung by church choirs in Advent and Christmas concerts and a successful hymn text. Wilbur’s text combines the attributes of a text for congregational and choral singing with those of a Modernist poem.

Studies in the Biblical Sea- Storm Type-Scene Convention and Invention
1992 0-7734-9939-3
Examines the use of the ancient compositional device known as the type-scene, in particular the sea-storm type-scene as used by the Hebrew and Christian biblical writers. Explores the theme of the sea in ancient and classical Mediterranean literature including epic, romance, drama, travelogue, and poetry as the literary tradition from which the biblical use of the sea-storm type-scene emerged.

Study of the Theology and the Imagery of Dante's Divina Commedia Sensory Perception, Reason and Free Will
1991 0-7734-9650-5
Dante interprets for the modern world the Aristotelian via media between Platonism and pre-Socratic sensism that teaches the interdependency of the body and soul in the recognition and interpretation of physical, intellectual, and moral truth. Philosophical and religious dogma, secular and sacred verities must be perceived through the physical senses before they can be comprehended by the rational mind. This is an analysis of Dante's presentation of the poet's experiences during the extraordinary journey that is narrated in the Divina Commedia.

Symbols of the Spiritual Quest
1991 0-7734-9765-X
A workbook for spiritual autobiography.

T. S. Eliot's Dramatic Pilgrimage a Progress in Craft as an Expression of Christian Perspective
1991 0-88946-688-2
Examination of Eliot's major contributions to verse drama and his adoption of dramatic methods to express his maturing religious beliefs in his plays. Explores Eliot's movement from presenting saintly solitude as the path to spiritual renewal, to offering communal affirmation as an equally viable avenue to peace with self, society, and God. Treats Eliot's biographical and theological development, emphasizing the philosophical and theological convictions influencing his plays. Studies the development of his use of characterization, verse technique, and elements of stage craft within the thematic movement from solitary suffering to communal affirmation, and from love that betrays to love that redeems.

Tabernacle of Exodus as a Work of Art: An Aesthetic of Monotheism
2009 0-7734-3782-7
This book is the first work that establishes the ancient Israelite Tabernacle as a seminal work of art. It brings together the seemingly divergent worlds of biblical symbolism and art history. While all acknowledge that Western art was often inspired by biblical story and poetry, the modern study of art presupposes that Western religious art originates only from Greco-Roman civilizations. This book contains four color photographs.

Theological and Spiritual Dimensions of Icons According to St. Theodore of Studion
2002 0-7734-6911-7
Theodore’s theology of icon, even as it represents a culmination in the field, has not received the attention it deserves. This book systematically combines historical and theological scholarship in a way that illuminates the coherence in the original texts otherwise difficult to understand by contemporary readers. With an existential engagement the study presents the theology of icon and discusses spiritual dimensions and implications in practical life.

Tolstoy's Translation of the Gospels a Critical Study
1992 0-7734-9502-9
This is the first detailed study of Tolstoy's Soedinenie i perevod chetyrek evangelii (Union and Translation of the Four Gospels), a work he regarded as his finest and most important scholarly endeavor. One of the theses of this book is that Tolstoy's gospel did not lead to his religious views, but that his views gave rise to his gospels.

Transformation of Catholic Religious Art in the Twentieth Century: Father Marie-alain Couturier and the Church at Assy, France
2008 0-7734-4985-X
A study of the influential, but obscure, Father Marie-Alain Couturier and his modernist revolution in liturgical art. This book contains ten color photographs and two black and white photographs.

Treatise Concerning the Supernatural Regeneration and the Kingdom of the Antichrist by Michael Servetus
2008 0-7734-5047-5
In this newly translated work, Servetus examines the efficiency of good works for salvation and the excellence of love.

Treatise on Faith and Justice of Christ’s Kingdom by Michael Servetus
2008 0-7734-5067-7
The pivotal role of Michael Servetus (1511-1553), the pioneer and development of trends produced by the Enlightenment, and consequent martyr, is illuminated in this premier English translation of his writings.

Two Thousand Year History of the Influence of Song of Songs on Religion, Literature, Music, and Art
2011 0-7734-3810-6
This work presents the wide range of influence of the ‘Song of Songs’ on world culture. It demonstrates the long history of confrontation of the immense number of allegorical interpretations with secular (literal) commentaries. This book contains twenty-four black and white photographs and twelve color photographs.

Use of Italian Renaissance Art in Victorian Religious Education: How the National Society Shaped Our Modern Idea of Christ
2011 0-7734-3641-3
This book provides an important insight into Victorian classroom pedagogy.

Varieties of Mystical Experience of ?rdu ??f? Poets (13th to 20th Century A.d.)
2008 0-7734-5115-3
This work is the first sustained attempt of its kind to draw attention to the mystical side of Urdu poetry. The author goes on to show how the pantheistic form of mysticism appeared in Urdu poetry and how certain poets endeavored to reconcile mysticism with orthodox Islam. This book will appeal to scholars of mystical philosophy and Urdu literature.

William Covel’s a Just and Temperate Defence of the Five Books of Ecclesiastical Polity Written by Richard Hooker
1998 0-7734-8243-1
Covel’s book was first published in 1603. He intended it to be an epitome of Richard Hooker’s Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity. When Covel wrote, Hooker had only just recently provided the Church of England with its lasting theological basis. In addition to providing a clear summary of the Hooker work, it was in a general way a summary of school philosophy as preserved in Protestant England not long after the Reformation. Covel’s entire text is reprinted here, unabridged, in Benjamin Hanbury’s (Covel’s 19th-century editor) version. It has been set n fresh type specifically for this new edition. This reprint will illuminate the current discussion of English national identity, and provide historians with a convenient Anglican exhibit for Max Weber’s theories of the Protestant ethic.