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By Andrew A. Chibi

Via a cautious reexamination of manuscripts, archival fabrics, fundamental files and different secondary resources, this ebook lines the vital value of 1 of Henry VIII's lesser recognized advisors. Bishop John Stokesley was once deeply serious about the King's matrimonial controversies, within the improvement of royal supremacy conception, in either doctrinal and clerical reform and proved himself a conscientious pastoral shepherd. the results of this learn attracts recognition clear of the key figures of the Henrician interval forcing the reader to contemplate the major occasions of the reign from a brand new point of view: that of an enormous conservative student and Bishop.

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Download Studia Patristica. Volume XLIX: St Augustine and his by Jane Baun, A. Cameron, M. Edwards, Markus Vinzent PDF

By Jane Baun, A. Cameron, M. Edwards, Markus Vinzent

Papers awarded on the 15th foreign convention on Patristic reviews held in Oxford 2007 (sse additionally Studia Patristica forty four, forty five, forty six, forty seven and 48).

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Download Was 70 CE a Watershed in Jewish History? On Jews and Judaism by Daniel R. Schwartz, Zeev Weiss, Ruth A. Clements PDF

By Daniel R. Schwartz, Zeev Weiss, Ruth A. Clements

The destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem in 70 CE, which placed an finish to sacrificial worship in Israel, is generally assumed to represent an immense caesura in Jewish historical past. yet how vital used to be it? What rather replaced because of 70? What, against this, was once already altering sooner than 70 or remained primarily or nearly -- unchanged regardless of it? How do the Diaspora, which used to be lengthy used to Temple-less Judaism, and early Christianity, which was once born round the comparable time, slot in? This Scholion Library quantity provides twenty papers given at a global convention in Jerusalem during which students assessed the importance of 70 for his or her respective fields of specialization, together with Jewish liturgy, legislations, literature, magic, paintings, institutional background, and early Christianity."

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Download The Reformation in English Towns, 1500–1640 by Patrick Collinson, John Craig PDF

By Patrick Collinson, John Craig

The obstacle of this choice of essays is to redress balances straight away: to inform the tale of what the Reformation did for the cities of britain, and of what the cities did for the Reformation. Seven case reviews of the fortunes of the Reformation within the North, the West Midlands, the Thames Valley, and the East are through 4 thematic reviews. those reports examine the monetary and institutional entrails of the Reformation alterations as they redistributed endowments and assets with implications for city parishes, city clergy and the townsmen and their ruling elites. The final essays carry us to a couple of the cultural reverberations of spiritual change.

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Download Studia Patristica volume 32 (Athanasius and his opponents, by Amy Livingstone PDF

By Amy Livingstone

Papers provided on the 12th overseas convention on Patristic reports held in Oxford 1995 (see additionally Studia Patristica 29, 30, 31 and 33). The successive units of Studia Patristica comprise papers introduced on the overseas meetings on Patristic reviews, which meet for every week as soon as each 4 years in Oxford; they're held less than the aegis of the Theology college of the college. individuals of those meetings come from world wide and so much provide papers. those diversity over the total box, either East and West, from the second one century to a bit at the Nachleben of the Fathers. the bulk are brief papers facing a few small and plausible aspect; they elevate and infrequently unravel questions about the authenticity of records, dates of occasions, and such like, and a few unveil new texts. The smaller variety of longer papers positioned such concerns into context and point out wider traits. the complete displays the country of Patristic scholarship and demonstrates the vigor and recognition of the topic.

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Download The Idea of the Theater in Latin Christian Thought: by Donnalee Dox PDF

By Donnalee Dox

Via well-informed and nuanced readings of key records from the fourth via fourteenth centuries, this e-book demanding situations historians' long-held ideals approximately how thoughts of Greco-Roman theater survived the autumn of Rome and the center a while, and contributed to the dramatic triumphs of the Renaissance. Dox's paintings is an important contribution to the historical past of rules that may switch eternally the normal narrative of the start and improvement of theatrical job in medieval Europe. ---Margaret Knapp, Arizona kingdom University"...an elegantly concise survey of ways classical notions of theater were interpreted within the Latin heart a long time. Dox convincingly demonstrates that faraway from there being a unmarried 'medieval' angle in the direction of theater, there has been in truth a lot debate approximately how theater should be understood to operate inside Christian culture, even within the so-called 'dark a while' of Western tradition. This ebook makes an cutting edge contribution to stories of the heritage of the theater, visible when it comes to the heritage of rules, instead of of practice."---Constant Mews, Director, Centre for the learn of faith & Theology, college of Monash, Australia"In the centuries among St. Augustine and Bartholomew of Bruges, Christian notion progressively moved from a brusque rejection of classical theater to a gradually nuanced and confident evaluate of its price. during this lucidly written examine, Donnalee Dox provides a tremendous side to our realizing of the Christian response to, and variation of, classical tradition within the centuries among the Church Fathers and the rediscovery of Aristotle."---Philipp W. Rosemann, collage of DallasThis e-book considers medieval texts that care for historic theater as files of Latin Christianity's highbrow background. As an workout in medieval historiography, this research additionally examines biases in smooth scholarship that search hyperlinks among those texts and function practices. the hassle to convey those texts jointly and position them of their highbrow contexts finds a way more nuanced and contested discourse on Greco-Roman theater and medieval theatrical perform than has been said. The ebook is prepared chronologically and indicates the medieval foundations for the Early smooth integration of dramatic idea and theatrical performance.The concept of the Theater in Latin Christian inspiration can be of curiosity to theater historians, highbrow historians, and people who paintings on issues of touch among the eu center a while and Renaissance. The wide diversity of files mentioned (liturgical treatises, scholastic commentaries, philosophical tracts, and letters spanning many centuries) renders person chapters helpful to philosophers, aestheticians, and liturgists in addition to to historians and historiographers. For theater historians, this learn bargains an alternate interpreting of customary texts that could regulate our realizing of the emergence of dramatic and theatrical traditions within the West. simply because theater is never regarded as an element of highbrow tasks within the heart a while, this learn opens a brand new subject within the writing of medieval highbrow background.

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Download The Diary and Journal of David Brainerd by David Brainerd PDF

By David Brainerd

David Brainerd (1718-1747) was once a colonial American missionary to local american citizens made well-known while Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) posthumously edited his magazine and different writings right into a renowned biographical narrative. Having hung out at Yale college, Brainerd entered the ministry in 1742 and committed his lifestyles to paintings among local peoples in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey sooner than expiring on the age of 29. This 1902 variation of The Diary and magazine of David Brainerd supplied readers with a broader photo of his existence and the resource fabric from which Edwards composed his narrative. quantity 1 focuses generally upon the diary, which incorporates Brainerd's dialogue of his short existence, together with now not insignificant connection with the sickness that claimed him. eventually, the options preserved during this two-volume set are an immense source for these attracted to faith in the United States throughout the interval referred to as the 'Great Awakening'.

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Download Women in Pastoral Office: The Story of Santa Prassede, Rome by Mary M. Schaefer PDF

By Mary M. Schaefer

Via a research of the church of Santa Prassede, Mary M. Schaefer bargains a compelling exam of the ''golden ages'' for girls lively in ecclesial ministries, significantly measuring feminist claims and offering facts opposite to the reputable Roman place that girls have by no means been ordained within the Catholic Church.

The ninth-century church of Santa Prassede has been studied intensively in recent times, but no student has but famous the importance of the balanced female and male imagery: either women and men disciples, Peter and Paul as relatives associates, Praxedes and her sister as residence church leaders within the post-apostolic interval assisted via bishop Pius I, and Pope Paschal's mom Theodora episcopa, for instance. Praxedes' id as ''presbytera'' via a Roman priest-historian in 1655 and through the Benedictine previous of the church in 1725 activates research of women's ordination rites in church buildings of East and West.

Santa Prassede preserves one of many biggest intact courses of church ornament in Rome as much as 1200. Schaefer investigates its scriptural and liturgical assets, and, in flip, reexamines its origin fantasy. With the tale of the church, Schaefer presents a close research of ladies in pastoral place of work (especially diaconas, presbyteras, and episcopal abbesses) from the 1st via 12th centuries within the West. Women in Pastoral Office additionally exhibits how the liturgy in addition to the vita of Praxedes and her sister Pudentiana (whose fourth century church is found down the hill) formed this amazing fee of the builder, Pope Paschal I (817-824).

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