Subject Area: Religious Studies

A History of the Goddess Isis (hard cover)
 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."

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A Parabolic Analysis of the Trial of Jesus in Mark's Gospel: How a Literary Form Shapes the Description of an Historical Event
 Seeman, Chris
2018 1-4955-0659-2 128 pages
Dr. Seeman's book looks at the trial of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark (15: 1-15) and contacts the passage with the Parable of the Sower in the same Gospel. Mark's depiction of their interaction links Jesus' fate with that of the other messengers in the story -- past, present, and future. The especially close correspondence between the circumstances of Jesus' and John's deaths reveal an antithetical contrast between the coming kingdom of God and the existing regimes of Herod and Pilate.

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Animal Rights and Animal Laws in the Bible: The Daily Practice of Reverence for Life
 Vasantha Rao, Chilkuri
2012 0-7734-3918-4 388 pages
What characterizes the proper ethical treatment of animals as outlined in the Old Testament? Animals play an important role in the Old Testament, and in particular the Pentateuch. Ritual sacrifices were a part of the ancient traditions, and there are rules written into the laws that pertain to this practice as well as the religious approach to animals and nature. In the oft quoted passage from Genesis the call is to not only be fruitful and multiply, but to reign over the earth and subdue it along with the animals that God created. The author explores the fallout of an anthropocentric way of approaching nature that he claims is a misreading of Genesis. Taken out of context this can seem as though ethics is arbitrary in the pursuit of such dominion, but in reality the Pentateuch shows a rather rigid set of laws revealing the careful treatment of animals as sacred beings necessary for the flourishing of human life on earth.

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Anselm and Luther on the Atonement Was It
 Eckardt, Burnell F. Jr.
1992 0-7734-9825-7 248 pages
This study responds to comparisons which have been made between St. Anselm of Canterbury and Martin Luther which have not taken into account their respective differences in purpose and method. This study examines their points of agreement as well as their points of difference. The use by each of the language of Scripture is also examined.

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Anselm of Canterbury Complete Treatises Volume I: Monologion. Proslogion. Debate with Guanilo. a Meditation on Human Redemption
 Hopkins, Jasper
1974 0-88946-000-0 183 pages
"These translations . . . are on the whole clear, intelligible, and sufficiently faithful to the original Latin. Considering how dense and compressed Anselm's Latin is, that is no mean achievement." - Theology "The editors claim with justice that the examples of Anselm's work presented here provide a most striking instance of the mediaeval world's desire to combine the spiritual and rational elements of human nature in a synthesis which does violence to neither." - Church Times "[T]he editors . . . are providing a valuable service in providing a translation from the modern critical edition of the text." - Expository Times "The editors have shown scholarship of the highest order both in the rendering itself, and the critical notes." - The Universe "a clear, scholarly, and readily available English version of [Anselm's] major writings" - The Tablet

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Anselm of Canterbury Complete Treatises Volume II: Philosophical Fragments. De Grammatico. on Truth. Freedom of Choice. the Fall of the Devil. the Harmony of the Foreknowledge, the Predestination, and the Grace of God with Free Choice
 Hopkins, Jasper
1976 0-88946-250-X 138 pages
"These translations . . . are on the whole clear, intelligible, and sufficiently faithful to the original Latin. Considering how dense and compressed Anselm's Latin is, that is no mean achievement." - Theology "The editors claim with justice that the examples of Anselm's work presented here provide a most striking instance of the mediaeval world's desire to combine the spiritual and rational elements of human nature in a synthesis which does violence to neither." - Church Times "[T]he editors . . . are providing a valuable service in providing a translation from the modern critical edition of the text." - Expository Times "The editors have shown scholarship of the highest order both in the rendering itself, and the critical notes." - The Universe "a clear, scholarly, and readily available English version of [Anselm's] major writings" - The Tablet

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Anselm of Canterbury Complete Treatises Volume III: Two Letters Concerning Roscelin. the Incarnation of the Word. Why God Became Man. the Virgin Conception and Original Sin. the Procession of the Holy Spirit. Three Letters on the Sacraments
 Hopkins, Jasper
1976 0-88946-350-6 273 pages
"These translations . . . are on the whole clear, intelligible, and sufficiently faithful to the original Latin. Considering how dense and compressed Anselm's Latin is, that is no mean achievement." - Theology "The editors claim with justice that the examples of Anselm's work presented here provide a most striking instance of the mediaeval world's desire to combine the spiritual and rational elements of human nature in a synthesis which does violence to neither." - Church Times "[T]he editors . . . are providing a valuable service in providing a translation from the modern critical edition of the text." - Expository Times "The editors have shown scholarship of the highest order both in the rendering itself, and the critical notes." - The Universe "a clear, scholarly, and readily available English version of [Anselm's] major writings" - The Tablet

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Anselm of Canterbury Complete Treatises Volume IV: Hermeneutical and Textual Problems in the Complete Treatises of St. Anselm
 Hopkins, Jasper
1976 0-88946-551-7 210 pages
For the advanced scholar. Seeks to illustrate the difficulty of grasping some of Anselm's ideas by showing how his simple language is not always clear and how some of his clear ideas are not always simple.

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Anselm of Canterbury Trinity, Incarnation, and Redemption Three Philosophical Dialogues
 Hopkins, Jasper
2016 0-88946-844-3 224 pages


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Anselm's Doctrine of Freedom and Will
 Kane, G. Stanley
1989 0-88946-914-8 250 pages
Pays special attention to Anselm's theory of the will and the three ways in which he used the term. Also treats his definition of freedom and the relationship between grace and freedom.

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Bernard Lonergan’s Macroeconomic Dynamics
 Hoyt-O'Connor, Paul
2004 0-7734-6413-1 408 pages
While there has been growing interest in Lonergan’s economics among scholars of his work, there has been relatively little published on those writings, partly because they have not been widely available before their publication in the Collected Works. This work contributes toward Lonergan studies, situating Lonergan’s economic analysis in terms of his early and more mature philosophy of history. This book examines Bernard Lonergan’s essays in terms of his reflections upon human history and society and as contributing to the discussions regarding the free and democratic constitution of exchange economies. It aims to contribute to the wider discussion among moral and political philosophers and theologians concerning the responsible direction and constitution of economic life.

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Bernard Lonergan’s Methodology and the Philosophy of Religion. Functional Specialization and Religious Diversity
 Halse, Scott
2010 0-7734-3675-8 376 pages
This study suggests ways in which functional specialization can make a methodological contribution to the enquiry into religious diversity. This work will be of interest to Lonergan scholars, philosophers of religion, and those interested in method in religious studies.

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Bibliography on East Asian Religion and Philosophy
 Bretzke, James T.
2001 0-7734-7318-1 584 pages
This comprehensive research bibliography compiles, annotates, indexes and cross-references resources in the principal Western languages of English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish which focus on East Asia (principally China, Japan, and Korea) in the primary areas of philosophy and religious studies, with supporting resources in theology, history, culture, and related social sciences. The bibliography is organized both thematically and geographically, and the index gives not only author’s and subject’s names, but includes a wide range of topics and sub-topics as well. A notable additional feature of this bibliography is the inclusion of extensive Internet-based resources, such as a wide variety of web-sites, discussion lists, electronic texts, virtual libraries, online journals and related material which allow for easy further research. “Of particular interest are subsections on current subjects of interest (business and economic ethics, human rights, etc,). Bretzke’s inclusion of annotated East Asia Internet Resources is also extremely useful.” – Philip L. Wickeri

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Calvin's Preaching on the Prophet Micah
 Parsons, Michael
2006 0-7734-5804-2 352 pages
It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of preaching during the period of European reformation. This book recognizes the centrality of John Calvin’s preaching to his reforming program. This study elucidates the reformer’s teaching within the very concrete historical situation in Geneva in 1550-1551. What emerges is a clearer picture of Calvin the preacher, Calvin the pastor as he struggles to commend the love of God to a difficult generation.

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Catholic Supporters of Same Gender Marriage. A Case Study of Human Dignity in a Multicultural Society
 Perry, Donna J.
2009 0-7734-4854-3 584 pages
This work presents the emerging theory of transcendent pluralism and its application in a study of Catholic supporters of same-gender marriage. Transcendent pluralism is an emerging knowledge and values-based theory of human dignity for addressing contemporary social issues rooted in human devaluation such as group bias, social injustice, health disparities, human rights violations, violent conflict and genocide. Transcendent pluralism is grounded in a philosophical explication of human dignity and has been influenced by the writings of twentieth-century philosopher and theologian, Bernard Lonergan. The legalization of same-gender marriage in Massachusetts brought the issue of bias against gays and lesbians into public discourse. During this controversial time, many of the theoretical constructs of transcendent pluralism were manifested, particularly among Catholics who support same-gender marriage. In order to investigate and refine the theory, a study was conducted of Catholic same-gender marriage supporters, using a qualitative research method adapted from Lonergan’s transcendental method. This work will appeal to people who are interested in cultural pluralism, group relations, philosophy, Lonergan studies, humanities, social justice, human rights, gay and lesbian studies, Catholicism, ethics, research methods, nursing and health disparities.

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Consolation of Boethius. An Analytical inquiry into his intellectual Processes and Goals
 Varvis, Stephen
1992 0-7734-9976-8 240 pages
Using methods from the study of the history of consciousness, this study analyzes symbols such as "philosophy," "participation," and the various images Boethius employs to describe his intellectual process and goal. Its triple argument -- from its internal symbols, from sympathetic readers, and from opponents -- confirms the arguments for the meaning of the Consolation as the attempt of a Christian thinker to avail himself of philosophical thinking as a divine gift in which his own mind participated. It offers to medieval scholarship patterns of analysis which illuminate the patterns of medieval consciousness, and the shift to early modern ways of seeing and thinking. Crosses fields (history, philosophy, theology, literature) and periods (late antique to early modern), and relies on interpretive methodology.

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Creation of Religious Identities by English Women Poets From the Seventeenth to the Early Twentieth Century Soulscapes
 Hotz-Davies, Ingrid
2001 0-7734-7463-3 416 pages
Offers a text-centered investigation of the basic concerns, modes, and desires in British women’s poetic interactions with the Christian religion. Covers not only the well-known poets such as Anne Bradstreet, the Brontes, and Emily Dickinson, but also many lesser-known ones.

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Creation, Nature and Political Order in the Philosophy of Michael Foster (1903-1959)
 Wybrow, Cameron
1993 0-7734-9207-0 376 pages
The present volume fills a gap in scholarship in three ways. First, it provides the reader with a concise introduction to Foster's life and thought, by means of a biographical essay and a complete bibliography of Foster's published work. Second, it contains unabridged reprints of the seven Foster articles (including the classic Mind trio) which are most concerned with the relations between religion and science. Third, and perhaps most important, it contains a number of responses to Foster by contemporary scholars representing a wide range of academic disciplines and theological persuasions. Stanley Jaki, Francis Oakley and others have contributed lively critiques and further theoretical explorations, stimulated by Foster, concerning nature, creation, science, Christianity, and modernity. This volume is an absolute prerequisite for all further work on Foster. It also makes a vital contribution to the areas of theology, philosophy, and intellectual history, especially regarding the concepts of `creation' and `nature', two notions which have become increasingly important to serious philosophical and religious discourse about the human situation today.

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Doctrine Within the Dialectic of Subjectivity and Objectivity. A Critical Study of the Positions of Paul Tillich and Bernard Lonergan
 Ring, Nancy
1991 0-7734-9948-2 304 pages
Focuses on the theological method as it affects the mediation of faith to culture. Provides an analysis of the theological methods of Lonergan and Tillich and compares the two dialectically. Concludes that one's understanding of the kerygma is dependent upon one's theological method. To arrive at these conclusions, the categories of subjectivity, objectivity, and theological anthropology are explored in detail.

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God, Immortality and Freedom of the Will According to the Church Fathers
 Azkoul, Michael
2006 0-7734-5640-6 232 pages
The purpose of this study is to offer the “philosophy” of the Greek and Latin Fathers without the parochial biases of Western scholarship. From the Latin Middle Ages, when the Masters or Scholastics ruled the intellectual world of the occident, until the present day, the work of the Fathers has been characterized as a synthesis of Christian and Hellenic thought, not unlike the philosophical theology of Thomas Aquinas, a synthesis anticipated by Augustine of Hippo, who, along with several other famous Christian writers (Tatian, Clement and Origen of Alexandria, Tertullian, etc.) cannot be numbered among the Fathers without negating the consensus patrum. In other words, we must look upon the Greek and Latin Fathers as holy men, sharing a common faith, fellows of the same theological tradition, witnesses to, not creators of, “the Faith once delivered to the saints.” To demonstrate this thesis, this book examines not only the patristic conception of philosophy, but also its treatment of those three grand philosophical problems (if we may believe Immanuel Kant) in terms of their “philosophy”: God, immortality and freedom of the will. This work will appeal to scholars of church history and patrology.

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Hebrew Perspectives on the Human Person in the Hellenistic Era- Philo and Paul
 Warne, Graham J.
1995 0-7734-2420-2 308 pages
Philo of Alexandria represented a classic assimilation of the Greek dualist view (bi-partite body and soul), into the traditional Hebraic concept, and it was generally assumed that those who followed, particularly the writers of the New Testament, continued to uphold the assimilated view. Examining this view in the light of recent scholarship and the biblical texts, this volume concludes that, while the Apostle Paul must have been exposed to hellenistic concepts of the human as bi-partite, he resisted this interpretation, developing the fundamental Hebraic concept into a distinctively Christian anthropology. The interaction of the two views reached its climax in the Corinthian correspondence, where Paul clearly reversed the hellenized interpretation.

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How Memory Shapes Narratives. A Philosophical Essay on Redeeming the Past
 Plantinga, Theodore
1992 0-7734-9575-4 202 pages
This is an original exploration of how the narratives people construct as they go about everyday living are shaped by certain limitations and regular patterns at work in individual memory. The book draws on themes in Walter Ong's analysis of memory and orality. It also explores the relations between memory aids/supports and memory itself. The recognition of records as playing a role in memory adds a collective dimension and raises questions about the nature of historical truth. The ethical theme is based on the thesis that the past can be redeemed or changed not just on the level of narrative but also on the level of additional actions that can be related to prior actions in such a way as to justify a new narration of the events taken together.

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How Roman Catholic Theology Can Transform Male Violence Against Women. Explaining the Role of Religion in Shaping Cultural Assumptions About Gender
 O’Sullivan, Michael
2010 0-7734-1448-7 432 pages
This book articulates a Roman Catholic theological understanding concerning salvation in Jesus Christ that can be transformative of physical and sexual male violence against women across the world. It identifies key elements for a working definition of such complex violence, and highlights the pervasiveness and seriousness of the violence with quantitative data. For the Catholic believer the violence is graver still because a Catholic component can often be identified in the violence. This component is illustrated in the book by qualitative data about Catholic women who suffered incest. Employing the foundational and methodological framework of the praxis of authenticity in consciousness that Bernard Lonergan has identified, and that everyone can verify in their own experience, as well as its specifically Christian conversion component, the book provides grounds for making the situation of violence a theological matter. The book’s argument progresses by following Lonergan’s definition that theology functions to mediate between a religion and a culture and that the function of ‘systematics’ in method in theology is to construct contextualised understandings for the sake of ‘doing the truth in love.’ Theological meanings transformative of the situation of violence are elaborated in the book in terms of how to conceive salvation in Jesus Christ. Such an understanding of salvation is constructed by drawing firstly on meanings for salvation in scripture that are dialectically opposed to destructive meanings that the Catholic women, who suffered incest, referred to above received and believed concerning salvation. Insight into these biblical meanings is deepened by drawing on the theologies of salvation of Karl Rahner, Gustavo Gutierrez, and feminist responses to Gutierrez’s theology. The transformative meaning for salvation is developed further by addressing the issues of the male Jesus as saviour and his violent death of redemption in ways that can serve the struggle to stop male violence against women. The book ends by drawing attention to recent documents on male violence against women by Church leaders that make specific reference to a transformative role for theologians and by calling for third level theology colleges to take account of the pertinent violence as a theological imperative and to collaborate with others in the field of concern as part of the function of theology.

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How the Beowulf Poet Employs Biblical Typology: His Christian Portrayal of Heroism
 Helder, William
2014 0-7734-4241-3 288 pages
This study is an attempt to consider Beowulf in its literary context. It shows how the typological perspective manifests itself throughout Beowulf in its structure and its imagery and so aims to foster an increased awareness of the rich allusiveness of its metaphorical language.

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Indoctrination and Self-Deception or Free and Critical Thought?
 Hindery, Roderick
2001 0-7734-7407-2 236 pages
This work is centered on three levels. First, it illustrates the contemporary pervasiveness of indoctrination and ideology. Second, it correlates the successful resistance to them with the intensity by which persons affirm not simply ideas, but experiences of self, freedom, love and critical thinking. Third, its approach, which is philosophical, differs from conventional studies by creatively examining the affective and ‘conversational’ dynamics.

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Introduction to Lonergan's Insight. An Invitation to Philosophize
 Stewart, William A.
1996 0-7734-8768-9 320 pages
This study provides an entry-level introduction to the philosophical thought of Bernard J. F. Lonergan, in particular, to Lonergan's monumental and difficult book, Insight. It also provides a general introduction to philosophy through the medium of Lonergan's thought. Basic philosophical problems are presented and, following Lonergan, responses are made to each problem under the two headings of Position and Counter-Position. After a brief exposition of the problem, Lonergan's view is put forth as the Position, while differing or opposing views appear as Counter-Positions, a problematic and dialectical approach that mirrors Lonergan's own.

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Isaac Newton's Philosophy of Sacred Space and Sacred Time
 Gillette, Gregory
2007 0-7734-5406-3 136 pages
This book provides an analysis of the concepts of space and time in the thought and writings of Sir Isaac Newton, attempting to illustrate his portrayal of both of these as sacred, not merely material entities. This book offers an interesting contribution to current debates concerning the relationship between science and religion, and will appeal to those who study the philosophy of religion, theology, and the history of science.

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Legitimizing Modernity in Islam: Muslim Modus Vivendi and Western Modernity
 Kassim, Husain
2005 0-7734-6235-X 196 pages
This present study constructs modernity in Islam. Its value lies in its approach towards finding categories from within the shari' a law to create a space for an alternative possibility of modernity in the Muslim modus vivendi without changing its religious orientation. This unique approach remains within the Muslim tradition yet finding room for modernity in the Muslim world that is compatible with Western modernity. The author is remarkably successful in employing the ideas of Western modernity from Kant through Habermas and recent French theory (Levinas, Derrida etc.) in all its fundamental features such as the concepts of justice, human rights, secularization, individual freedom and society, democracy, gender relations, banking and financial transactions etc. that can be accommodated in the Muslim ethos.

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LUTHER AND CALVIN ON GRIEF AND LAMENT: Life-Experience and Biblical Text
 Parsons, Michael
2013 0-7734-4539-0 296 pages
This book examines Luther and Calvin on grief and lament and discovers through a close reading of letters, commentaries, and sermons that the reformers actually encourage righteous lament in times of pain and desolation. This means that the feeling of lament stems from a pure heart and is disposed to rest in God’s unfailing love, even at such times. It concludes with some pastoral insights gleaned from the reformers’ writing. Overturns the belief that Calvin’s rigorous arguments for providence and life after death essentially prevent any further consideration of lament in theology.

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Luther and Calvin on Old Testament Narratives: Reformation Thought and Narrative Text
 Parsons, Michael
2004 0-7734-6525-1 342 pages


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L’expression Du Sentiment Dans L’oeuvre De Benjamin Constant
 Kocay, Victor
2001 0-7734-7414-5 360 pages
This is the first only work to date that attempts to consider the works of the Swiss author and theoretician, Benjamin Constant (1767-1830), from the perspective of his little known treatise on religion. Constant’s work on religion, published in seven volumes from 1824 to 1833, in fact represents the development of the notion of sentiment. Individual sentiment is the defining notion of human beings, the trait which best distinguishes our species from other animal species. The first part of the work is a close reading of Constant’s religious works, followed by an examination of his political writings. The final part, which deals with his literary works, shows that the notions of sentiment, of society and social forces, of opinion and individual freedom run throughout these works, where they generally take the form of maxims. In French.

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Martin Luther and the Modern Mind Freedom, Conscience, Toleration, Rights
 Hoffmann, Manfred
1985 0-88946-766-8 296 pages
Eight seminal essays by four American and four West German scholars, presented at a symposium held to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Luther's birth.

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Martin Luther Knowledge and Mediation in the Renaissance
 Lindhardt, Jan
1986 0-88946-817-6 270 pages


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Martin Luther's Christology and Ethics
 Lage, Dietmar
1990 0-88946-834-6 188 pages
Traces a dominant motif that has been all but overlooked in Luther studies, the imitatio Christi, in relation to Luther's Christ-mysticism and conformitas Christi.

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Martin Luther’s Interpretation of the Royal Psalms: The Spiritual Kingdom in a Pastoral Context
 Parsons, Michael
2009 0-7734-4684-2 336 pages
This study examines Martin Luther’s interpretation of the royal psalms – Psalms 2, 45, 82, 110, 118 – by demonstrating the pastoral heart of Luther’s theology in which he underlines the importance of the spiritual kingdom, the centrality of Jesus Christ, faith, preaching and a tenacious grasp of the word of God. Each chapter examines Luther’s exposition of a specific psalm against his theological understanding of the two kingdoms.

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Middle English Hagiography and Romance in Fifteenth-Century England
 Smith, Elizabeth Leigh
2002 0-7734-6951-6 248 pages


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Musical References and Song Texts in the Bible
 Larrick, Geary
1990 0-88946-492-8 164 pages
Section One contains music terms found in the Bible, accompanied by the singular verse that includes each term. Section Two lists song texts found in the Bible. Includes commentary, 20 original artworks, and two essays.

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Poetry as Liturgy: Presenting Poems in a Sacramental Sequence
 Pearson, Pen
2010 0-7734-3592-1 136 pages
This collection of poetry follows the order of a Lutheran worship service. Individual poems function as mock liturgy and the speakers or addressees as fictitious congregants. Because the poems replicate select voices of a congregation, they are informed by experiments in diverse voices and forms, including parody and homage, sonnet and villanelle, dramatic monologue, lyric, and narrative.

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Study of Lonergan’s Self-Transcending Subject and Kegan’s Evolving Self a Framework for Christian Anthropology
 Berchmans, Robert
2001 0-7734-7382-3 168 pages
This study examines a remarkable parallel between Robert Kegan’s theory of the Evolving Self and Bernard Lonergan’s notion of the self-transcending subject. The framework for a new Christian anthropology presented here is holistic and integral, based in scriptural and traditional understanding of God as the source of human origin and the goal of human destiny.

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Supernatural in Gothic Fiction Horror, Belief, and Literary Change
 Geary, Robert F.
1992 0-7734-9164-3 160 pages
While the numinous and heavily psychological aspects of the Gothic have recently received serious attention, no work has examined carefully the relation of the Gothic supernatural to the very different backgrounds of 18th-century and Victorian belief. This study examines the rise of the form, the artistic difficulties experienced by its early practitioners, and the transformation of the original problem-ridden Gothic works into the successful Victorian tales of unearthly terror. In doing so, this study makes a distinct contribution to our grasp of the Gothic and of the links between literature and religion.

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The 1500 Year War Between Christianity and Islam: Conquest, Crusaders, and Jihad
 Towfighi, Parviz S.
2021 1-4955-0901-X 236 pages
(softcover) "This retrospective historical and political study is based on the premise that the knowledge of historical facts is important to understanding of the present world conflicts and those that might be developed in the future, and is capable of offering solutions for the resolutions of those conflicts. Since Islam as a religion has been the target of criticism as the supposed main cause of the spread of terrorism around the world, I have paid more attention to the history of development of that religion." -From the Author's Introduction

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The Emergence of the Virgin Mary After Isis, Artemis and Others: From the Black Madonna to the Theotokos
 Donalson, Malcolm Drew
2022 1-4955-1043-3 84 pages
"The purpose of this study is to create a fundamental element for understanding the figure of Mary, the development of her cult from the New Testament era through the reigns of some outstanding empresses of Byzantium, in comparison and contrast with some characteristics she shared with female deities that preceded her. It should reveal Mary as relatively unique and, to a significant degree, independent of her supposed 'forerunners.'" -From the Author's Preface

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THE HISTORY OF THE WOLF IN WESTERN CIVILIZATION: From Antiquity to the Middle Ages
 Donalson, Malcolm Drew
2006 0-7734-5693-7 252 pages
This study of the wolf is primarily that of the wolf of Biblical metaphor and medieval legend, rather than the wolf of reality. Yet, it demonstrates for students and teachers alike how the wolf of reality underwent a long-term ‘demonization’ in western culture, largely as a result of the literary wolf. It accomplishes this first, through a close investigation of the pertinent passages of the Scriptures and select references in the works of the Church Fathers. The study then examines details from two sources with the classical tradition, Aelian’s On the Nature of Animals and select fables of the Aesopian tradition. This is followed by a descriptive survey of later medieval works: the so-called ‘beast epics,’ the Physiologus (in its Christian recension), and the illustrated bestiaries. The book explores evidence for the ‘wicked wolf’ in the early and later Middle Ages. The conclusion cites the continuing wolf terror in Western Europe as exacerbated by the heyday of the werewolf phenomenon and points to hopeful signs for the conservation of the wolf. In all, this work shows how the diabolical wolf – only a symbol in the Gospels – developed, grew much ‘larger than life,’ and persisted through late antiquity (when a new term, luparius, was coined for the hunters of the real wolf) and throughout the Middle Ages; and that the ‘agent of the Devil’ was not at all assisted by the observations of naturalists or encyclopedists like Aelian or Isidore of Seville, nor by the image of the greedy but stupid wolf of Aesop. The book is enhanced by photographs, including eight photos of actual wolves by professional photographers. A very select bibliography provides a starting point for the study of the wolf in western civilization, and includes both patristic and medieval works, along with modern works.

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The Interpretation of History
 Tillich, Paul
2022 1-4955-1037-9 300 pages
"This book gives a summary of the problems and categories of the interpretation of history developed in German Religious Socialism, and at the same time explains the basic ideas of my own philosophy and theology including their application to the present world-situation. Since my interpretation of history embraces philosophical, political, and theological elements, the book contains three parts dealing with the categories of an interpretation of history from these three points of view. " -From the Author's Preface

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The Theology of the Ascension of Isaiah : A First New Synthesis
 Knight, Jonathan
2019 0-7734-4363-0 168 pages
Dr. Knight contributes to the study of both the theology of the earliest Christian literature and the New Testament by examining the neglected early second century apocalypse known as The Ascension of Isaiah. The goal is to allow scholars to examine all the evidence that exists.

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Thomas Becket and Boniface of Savoy Resisting the English Kings. The Condemnations of 1270-1277, Opposing the Faculty at the Universities of Paris and Oxford
 Wilshire, Leland Edward
2013 0-7734-4065-8 160 pages
Studies the register, curriculum, the students and faculty life of medieval universities from 1200-1450. The author’s primary concern is to explain how these universities played a role in condemning, and later accepting the theology of Thomas Aquinas.

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Translation of the Biblical Psalms in Golden Age Spain
 Kaplis-Hohwald, Laurie
2003 0-7734-6863-3 160 pages
This study presents an overview of Spains unique contribution to literary versions of the Psalms, showing the artistry and erudition of Spanish Catholic translators to be on a par with their European Protestant contemporaries. It examines translations composed by major poets such as Juan del Encina, Jorge de Montemayor, Fray Luis de León, Lope de Vega, José de Valdivielso, and Bartolomé Leonardo de Argensola.

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Understanding and Being: An Introduction and Companion to Insight
 Morelli, Elizabeth
1980 0-88946-909-1 368 pages
An edited version, recreated from tapes and auditors' notes, of the ten lectures the Canadian Jesuit Lonergan delivered on his Insight, with a selection of the auditors' responses.

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Understanding Martin Luther’s Demonological Rhetoric in His Treatise against the Heavenly Prophets (1525): How What Luther Speaks is Essential to What Luther Says
 Ristau, Harold
2010 0-7734-3724-X 572 pages
Martin Luther’s rhetoric of the demonic in his treatise Against the Heavenly Prophets in the Matter of Images and Sacraments (1525) expresses a soteriological argument regarding the necessary relation between the two realms of faith and works, which he reformulates as the proper relationship between justification and sanctification. This book builds upon the revisionist approaches of interdisciplinary studies by applying the concerns of rhetoric and linguistics as new tools of research in the field of Reformation Studies.

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