Die gedruckten griechischen Beichtbücher zur Zeit der by Vasileios Tsakiris

By Vasileios Tsakiris

During this paintings, the published Greek confession books are subjected to large research for the first actual time. those books, which seemed at the start of the seventeenth century within the orthodox East, loved remarkable recognition of their time. This paintings specializes in examining the origins of those confession books and their resources, in the context of church coverage. via new findings, which extensively revise the data gathered via earlier learn, it makes an important contribution to investigate at the historical past of Orthodoxy less than Ottoman rule.

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The Cross Goes North: Processes of Conversion in Northern by Martin Carver

By Martin Carver

In Europe, the move went north and east because the centuries unrolled: from the Dingle Peninsula to Estonia, and from the Alps to Lapland, ranging in time from Roman Britain and Gaul within the 3rd and fourth centuries to the conversion of peoples within the Baltic quarter one thousand years later. those episodes of conversion shape the fundamental narrative right here. historical past encourages the assumption that the adoption of Christianity was once by some means impossible to resist, yet experts convey the bottom of the method through turning the highlight from the missionaries, who recorded their triumphs, to the switched over, exploring their neighborhood events and explanations. What have been the reactions of the northern peoples to the Christian message? Why might they need to undertake it for the sake of its alliances? In what method did they adapt the Christian ethos and infrastructure to fit their very own neighborhood? How did conversion impact the prestige of farmers, of smiths, of princes and of girls? used to be society thoroughly replaced, or in basic terms in marginal issues of devotion and superstition? those are the problems mentioned right here through thirty-eight specialists from throughout northern Europe; a few solutions come from astute re-readings of the texts on my own, yet such a lot are owed to a mix of heritage, paintings background and archaeology operating jointly.

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The Geometry of Love : Space, Time, Mystery, and Meaning in by Margaret Visser

By Margaret Visser

This mesmerizing research of the church of St. Agnes outdoors the partitions brings to vibrant lifestyles the tales, rituals, and architectural that means contained inside of this seventeen-hundred-year-old development within the Geometry of affection, acclaimed writer Margaret Visser, the preeminent "anthropologist of daily life," takes at the residing heritage of the traditional church of St. Agnes. studying each side of the construction, from windows  Read more...

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Rival Jerusalems: The Geography of Victorian Religion by K. D. M. Snell

By K. D. M. Snell

This pioneering e-book, exhaustive within the scope of its automatic research, explores many elements of the geography of faith in England and Wales. It describes the geographical styles of the key English and Welsh non secular denominations, sooner than relocating directly to discover concerns corresponding to nearby continuities in faith, the expansion of spiritual pluralism, Sunday faculties, baby exertions, non secular seating prerogatives, the consequences of landownership, urbanization and local "secularization." It bears specifically at the disciplines of heritage, historic and cultural geography, non secular sociology, and spiritual reviews.

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Responses to 101 Questions on the Bible by Raymond E. Brown

By Raymond E. Brown

In his lengthy profession of lecturing at the Bible, Father Raymond Brown could have seemed earlier than 1000 assorted audiences, and within the question-and-answer classes that he can have replied to 10 thousand queries. Over a time period he spotted how an identical questions repeated themselves. For this booklet he has selected one hundred and one of the main frequently asked questions about the Bible. The questions conceal a variety of matters: quite a few translations of the Bible, purposes for studying the Bible, the muse and historicity of the Bible, miracles, the resurrection of Jesus, the virginal belief, what Jesus knew, the founding of the church, facts for the sacraments, the constitution of the early church, the function of Peter, and extra. each person who've learn and mirrored at the Bible will superb questions right here they've got desired to ask, besides the concise responses of a famous biblical pupil.

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The Reformation and Rural Society: The Parishes of by C. Scott Dixon

By C. Scott Dixon

This ebook examines the connection among the Reformation circulate of the 16th century and the agricultural inhabitants of Germany. Over 90 percentage of the inhabitants lived within the nation-state, and but so far they've got bought scant realization. The event of the Reformation by means of the typical villager is defined, and an try out is made to appreciate the villagers all alone phrases: their ideals, their customs, and their different types of rule. the result's an unique paintings that either examines a tremendous occasion corresponding to the Reformation and judges it by way of the factors (and usually the phrases) of the folks themselves.

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Oranges: A Global History by Clarissa Hyman

By Clarissa Hyman

The tangy, juicy sweetness of oranges has made them a mainstay on our breakfast tables, as snacks, or even as fit cakes. certainly, oranges and orange juices are so ubiquitous these days that we take them for granted—but their trip to our grocery store cabinets is an extended and tantalizing tale, as Clarissa Hyman unearths in Oranges. Following the orange from its origins within the Mediterranean international to the grocery produce part, Hyman illuminates the wide-ranging cultural resonance and culinary presence of the preferred fruit.
 
Charting the coming of sour and candy oranges within the Mediterranean, the place they have been visible as a present from the gods, Hyman chronicles their dramatic voyage to the Americas and the effect they'd on agriculture, backyard layout, and structure alongside the way in which. She surveys the various sorts of oranges that now exist and analyzes their prestige as symbols of serious wealth in artwork, an thought for poets and painters, and a resource of typical wellbeing and fitness. facing the sensible complexities of orange cultivation, she information the demanding situations dealing with smooth manufacturers and shoppers around the globe. full of scrumptious recipes and luscious photographs, Oranges is a clean examine the king of citrus.

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