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Disruptive Power: Catholic Women, Miracles, and Politics in Germany, 1918-1965
Disruptive Power: Catholic Women, Miracles, and Politics in Germany, 1918-1965
By Michael E. O’Sullivan

Analyzing material from several archives in Germany and the United States, Michael E. O’Sullivan investigates the unsanctioned but very popular visions in several rural towns after World War II, providing micro-histories that illuminate the impact of mystical faith on religiosity, politics, and gender norms.

Available Aug 2018
Preaching Apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England
Preaching Apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England
By Brandon W. Hawk

Preaching Apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England is the first examination of Christian apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England, focusing on the use of biblical narratives in Old English sermons. This work demonstrates that apocryphal media are a substantial part of the apparatus of Christian tradition inherited by Anglo-Saxons.

Available Jun 2018
The Correspondence of Erasmus: Letters 2472 to 2634, April 1531 March 1532
The Correspondence of Erasmus: Letters 2472 to 2634, April 1531– March 1532
By Desiderius Erasmuis
Translated by Charles Fantazzi
Annotated by James M. Estes

Volume 18 in the Collected Works of Erasmus series covers the period from 1 April 1531 to 30 March 1532. The most persistent theme in the letters is the fear, to which Erasmus had long been prey, that the religious strife in Germany and Switzerland would eventually lead to armed conflict.

Available Dec 2017
Nidrstigningar Saga: Sources, Transmission, and Theology of the Old Norse Descent into Hell
Nidrstigningar Saga: Sources, Transmission, and Theology of the Old Norse “Descent into Hell”
By Dario Bullitta

Dario Bullitta has embarked on a highly fascinating voyage that traces the routes of transmission of the Latin  Evangelium Nicodemi text to Iceland and continental Scandinavia.

Available Dec 2017
Compelling God: Theories of Prayer in Anglo-Saxon England
Compelling God: Theories of Prayer in Anglo-Saxon England
By Stephanie Clark

In Compelling God, Stephanie Clark examines the relationship between prayer, gift giving, the self, and community in Anglo-Saxon England.

Available Dec 2017
Inscribed Power: Amulets and Magic in Early Spanish Literature
Inscribed Power: Amulets and Magic in Early Spanish Literature
By Ryan D. Giles

In Inscribed Power, Ryan D. Giles explores the function of amuletic prayers, divine names, and incantation formulas that were inscribed and printed on parchment, paper and other media, and at the same time inserted into classic literary works in Spain.

Published Aug 2017
An Introduction to the Crusades
An Introduction to the Crusades
By S.J. Allen

An Introduction to the Crusades, part of the Companions to Medieval Studies series, is an accessible guide to studying the complex history of the Crusades.

Published May 2017
Annotations on Galatians and Ephesians
Annotations on Galatians and Ephesians
By Desiderius Erasmus
Edited by Riemer A. Faber

Volume 58 in the Collected Works of Erasmus series contains, for the first time, the English translation of Erasmus’ Annotations on Paul’s Epistles to the Galatians and Ephesians.

Published Apr 2017
A Reformation Sourcebook: Documents from an Age of Debate
A Reformation Sourcebook: Documents from an Age of Debate
Edited by Michael W. Bruening
This book presents the debates of the Reformation era through over eighty primary sources.
Published Apr 2017
Cultures of Communication: Theologies of Media in Early Modern Europe and Beyond
Cultures of Communication: Theologies of Media in Early Modern Europe and Beyond
Edited by Helmut Puff, Ulrike Strasser, and Christopher Wild

Looking beyond the emergence of print, this collection of ground-breaking essays highlights the pivotal role of theology in the formation of the early modern cultures of communication.

Published Apr 2017