The Unnecessary Problem of Edith Stein (Studies in the Shoah)
by Harry James Cargas
Edith Stein's murder at Auschwitz is a topic of intense controversy among members of the Jewish and Catholic faiths. Some observers, both Jews and Christians, insist that Stein was sent to the gas chambers because of her Jewish heritage and faith, and that it would be inappropriate to declare her a saint in the Christian religious tradition. Yet, others of both faiths find in Stein a healing symbol for our time of the atrocities committed against Jews in Christian nations during World War II. In...
From the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions conducted a number of trials against individuals accused by members of their communities of being of the other gender - men accused of being women and women accused of being men - or even hermaphrodites. Using new inquisitorial sources, this study examines the complexities revolving around transgenderism and the construction of gender identity in the early modern Iberian World. It throws light upon the manner...
Religion and Its Institutional Forms (Religions and Society)
by Ph D And M Darrol Bryant Series Editor Frank K Flinn
Response and Responsibilty
by Roger Grainger
Christians are often disturbed by secularisation. The author, a social psychologist, analyses why this is the case. This encouraging text highlights the opportunities which secular society offers to the church and invites Christians to engage with it on love.
Monastica 1 (Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum, #98)
This volume presents a critical edition of two Latin monastic texts from late antiquity along with a scholarly introduction.The Regula Donati and the anonymous Fragmentum Regulae were both designed for nunneries. Donat's rules in particular transmit a complex tradition of early monastic rules.
Order and Disorder: The Poor Clares between Foundation and Reform (The Medieval Franciscans, #8)
by Bert Roest
In Order and Disorder: The Poor Clares between Foundation and Reform, Bert Roest provides an up-to-date and comprehensive history of the Poor Clares from their early beginnings until the sixteenth century. With recourse to the available secondary literature and a wealth of primary sources, this book shows how the early history of the Poor Clares cannot be reduced to Franciscan initiatives, and that the institutionalization of the order was characterized by prolonged conflicts and a series of imp...
The Hypotyposis of the Monastery of the Theotokos Evergetis, Constantinople (11th-12th Centuries)
by R H Jordan and Rosemary Morris
This book forms part of the Evergetis Project which aims to investigate all surviving texts associated with the Monastery of the Theotokos Evergetis founded in 1049 near Constantinople. A book-length introduction sets out the historical significance of the house for the development of Byzantine monasticism and discusses its administration, liturgy and way of life.An English translation of the Hypotyposis (the monastery's foundation document) is provided, accompanied by detailed notes. Previous s...
Taming a Brood of Vipers (Medieval and Early Modern Iberian World, #42)
by Michael A. Vargas
Gamblers, cheats, womanizers and thieves, and cranky reformers who wanted their old Order back, flesh-and-blood men with complicated desires and knotty dispositions. Opening a rich trove of sources - the annual chapter acts of the Dominican Order's Province of Aragon - Michael Vargas uncovers the costly successes and institutional weaknesses that contributed to the distressing realities of Dominican conventual life in the troubled fourteenth century. Taming a Brood of Vipers finds Dominican fria...
Ecclesial Movements and Communities - Abridged Second Edition
by Brendan Leahy
Die Gesunde Lehre Und Die Drogenabhaengigkeit (Europaeische Hochschulschriften / European University Studie, #659)
by Gunter Kettenbach
-Dies ist eine kurze Epistel, aber ein Ausbund christlicher Lehre, darin allerlei so meisterlich verfasst ist, das einem Christen not ist zu wissen und zu leben.- Martin Luther schatzt den Titusbrief. Theologie dagegen, Wissenschaft, Kirche und Ubersetzungen vernachlassigen ihn. Die Vernachlassigung zeigt sich zuerst in dem hohen Prozentsatz nicht untersuchter Worter. Die Folge sind unverstandliche, inadaquate Ubersetzungen. Sie verkennen das Sendschreiben. So behandelt es das Drogenproblem, mit...