Bastante, Pamela 2016 1-4955-0477-8 356 pages 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.
Lombardi, Chiara 2021 1-4955-0890-0 560 pages Hardcover book/30 color images.
From the author: "The analysis of the figure of Isis appears to be distinguished by studies that have only rarely been devoted to an overall view of the role of the goddess. ...The purpose of [this] study is precisely to give an organic contribution to the different material on Isis so far published. But [the] goal is also to understand who Isis is originally and how Isis has been transformed over time. ...[T]his is not a mutation of her original being, but an extension of her prerogatives, due both to the typicality of the Egyptian religion, and to her character that binds her deeply to human feeling."
Horovitz, Chaim T. 2011 0-7734-3810-6 516 pages 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.
Rogal, Samuel J. 2003 0-7734-6885-4 264 pages 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.
Herbenick, Raymond M. 1997 0-7734-8542-2 256 pages 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.
Morton, Richard E. 1989 0-88946-563-0 150 pages A survey of Anne Sexton's poetry from the standpoint of the special statement her poems make, charting the development of that statement by close reading of eight volumes in the order of their publication.
de Baubeta, Patricia Anne Odber 1992 0-7734-9607-6 356 pages 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.
Nouryeh, Christopher 2008 0-7734-5179-X 420 pages 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.
Rayburn, David M. 1997 0-7734-8482-5 224 pages 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.
Walker Vadillo, Monica Ann 2008 0-7734-5243-5 176 pages This study examines the visual representations of David watching Bathsheba bathing in French manuscript illuminations from the middle of the fifteenth to the sixteenth century. The author applies contemporary theories of the gaze to this medieval subject to consider the various interpretations of Bathsheba’s agency in the event of David’s adultery. This book contains 14 color photographs.
Barrell, Rex A. 1992 0-7734-9488-X 240 pages 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.
Kraeger, Linda 1992 0-7734-9189-9 212 pages 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.
Dorschell, Mary Frances Catherine 1996 0-7734-2266-8 296 pages 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.
Delli Carpini, John 2004 0-7734-6411-5 230 pages 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. 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.
Swindell, Anthony Charles 2009 0-7734-4764-4 380 pages 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.
McClintock, Stuart 2003 0-7734-6798-X 268 pages 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.
Giffin, Michael 1999 0-7734-7941-4 304 pages 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.
Runyon, Daniel Virgil 2007 0-7734-5384-9 296 pages 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.
Underwood, Verne 2001 0-7734-7453-6 536 pages 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.
Rogal, Samuel J. 2006 0-7734-5480-2 172 pages 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.
Yeldham, Charlotte 1997 0-7734-8637-2 232 pages 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.
Love, Andrew A. 2003 0-7734-6726-2 380 pages 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.
Anderson, Janet A. 1998 0-7734-8481-7 316 pages 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.
Reeves, Keith Howard 1993 0-7734-2384-2 124 pages 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.
Getz, Lorine M. 1995 0-7734-8892-8 176 pages 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.
Hufgard, M. Kilian 1990 0-88946-266-6 196 pages 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.
Farrell, Martin 2000 0-7734-7864-7 276 pages 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.
Pierce, Robert B. 2010 0-7734-3650-2 56 pages 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.
Thimmes, Pamela 1992 0-7734-9939-3 237 pages 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.
Harwood-Gordon, Sharon 1991 0-7734-9650-5 172 pages 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.
Kari, Daven M. 1991 0-88946-688-2 220 pages 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.
Schreyer, Lothar 2006 0-7734-5771-2 580 pages This book includes introductions and texts that show the writer’s developing understanding of his faith. The analyses of Jakob Böhme, German mystics and Meister Eckehart were essential to his visionary beliefs, without which the series of ‘Schau- und Lesebücher’ on Angels, the Holy Spirit, St. Elisabeth, the Mother of God, the Conqueror of Death and the Devil (including an extra dimension of Schreyer’s prayers), and his book on the Catechism cannot be fully appreciated. Inspired by the reform of the Roman Catholic Liturgy, they point towards theological insights of the Second Vatican Council. The final collection of discussions and reminiscences on Abstract Christian Art in 1962 emphasizes the role of dialogue as an exploratory form of education. Although it was not possible to include the illustrations and detailed comments on these that formed an integral part of the original publications, the introductory texts and selections by themselves reveal a process of active commitment and searching independence characteristic of Schreyer’s life and style. Some illustrations characteristic of his interests as a writer and artist are included, together with an introduction on the texts, and notes on the illustrations.
Boggi, Flavio 2010 0-7734-3684-7 272 pages 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.
Richardson, Herbert W. 2010 0-7734-1410-X 46 pages To the Reader:
I believe that the Lord's Prayer is the prayer that Jesus himself prayed in order to prepare himself spiritually for his own ministry (and, in particular, for his struggle against Satan.
I also believe that Jesus wants us to pray this same Prayer with him in order to strengthen us spiritually in our own struggles against Satan.
The Lord's Prayer helps us to overcome the selfishness that is within us (which is traditionally called "original sin") so that we can more perfectly unite our hearts with God's heart and desire.
Schwarz, Hans 2022 1-4955-0933-9 54 pages This monograph describes the influence of the Nazarenes, a movement based in Germany during the Romantic era. The Nazarenes created images of the Bibles and Jesus that affected European Christianity.
Schmidt, Maurice 2009 0-7734-3782-7 376 pages 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.
Damian, Theodor 2002 0-7734-6911-7 344 pages 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.
Matual, David 1992 0-7734-9502-9 212 pages 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.
Orenduff, Lai Kent Chew 2008 0-7734-4985-X 216 pages 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.
Hoffman, Christopher A. 2008 0-7734-5067-X 144 pages 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.
Will, Frederic 1993 0-7734-3040-7 88 pages This is a sequence of seventy-five vignettes: one to four-page mind-pictures of places, persons, ideas, and moral issues; a harvest of decades of looking and feeling. The themes advance thus: observations of objects in space; concern with aesthetics and the arts (sculpture, architecture) that organize space; travelling -- which moves through, and fills with, space; evolution and nature; the imagination -- as maker of art, and our sense of space; the religious instinct as an outgrowth of the imagination; the religious and the mythical -- how they are inter-related; our potential for compassion and solidarity; and the chances we have to export life with us beyond the grave. A world-view expresses itself here in pictures of the world; a blend of poetry, logic, historical observation, and mini-fictions.
Park, Sung Jin 2017 1-4955-0568-5 496 pages Scholars have long recognized the significance of of typology for the classification of biblical poetry and the development of measurable typological indicators. Yet thus far no one has systematically classified biblical poetry.
The aim of this monograph is to demonstrate the chronological development of the metrical features of Biblical Hebrew poetry in the light of colometric and metrical analyses.
Covel, William 1998 0-7734-8243-1 208 pages 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.
Jackson, Donald F. 2010 0-7734-3843-2 724 pages This edition of Cyropaedia includes the readings preferred in Byzantine times and those discarded to produce a full critical apparatus. It provides scholars with a new text of the semi-historical life of the founder of the Persian Empire and insight into the methods of scholars from the last great Byzantine renaissance.