Religion

Espionage in Elizabethan England

Author: 

Mahoney, Harry Thayer and Mahoney, Marjorie L.

Credentials: 

Independent Scholars; monograph authors

The authors, who have served in the Intelligence services, have made a close and original study of Sir Francis Walsingham and his associates in the Elizabethan secret services. Walsingham is seen as a darkly effective (the Queen called him “my Moor”)master of a comprehensive intelligence gathering network with sophisticated centralized control and all-source processing.

Market: 
Tudor History; Age of Elizabeth, English Foreign Relations 1540-1605, Espionage in Europe, Puritanism
Release Date: 
8/2006
ISBN: 
978-1933146140 Cloth
Price: 
$75.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

English Catholic Converts and the Oxford Movement in mid-19th Century Britain

Author: 

Adams, Pauline

Credentials: 

Historian, former Vice-Principal, Somerville College, Oxford, author of Somerville for Women: An Oxford College 1979-1995(O.U.P.,1996)

Foreword by Kenneth Parker, Ph.D,Professor of Historical Theology, St.Louis University

Market: 
English Catholicism, Social and religious life in mid Victorian England, Cultural Studies, Roman Catholicism, Theology and politics in the United Kingdom 1840-1880,Historical Theology,Anglican History,19th c.
Release Date: 
04/2010
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-933146-84-3 /1933146-84-2
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
204
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

The Road From Eden: Studies in Christianity and Culture

Author: 

Barber, John

This is a major research study of the effect of Reform Theology on European and
American visual and material cultures. It offers an analysis of Christianity and
culture that builds on the scholarship of Arnold Toynbee and Francis Schaeffer and
utilizes the careful analytical tools of the Dutch scholars Vollenhoven, Dooyeward
and others. Barber’s audacious scholarship aims to put Reform Christianity in
the center of change and interpretation in a way similar to the great Catholic and
Orthodox cultural historians. Barber discusses the Biblical centered energies that

Release Date: 
02/2009
ISBN: 
9781933146-71-3 / 1-933146-71-0
Price: 
$34.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
606
Illustrations: 
Yes - Line Drawing
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

My Beloved: The Theological and Liturgical Understanding of The Christian Priesthood

Author: 

Lionel, (Fr)Joseph

Credentials: 

STD,St Mary of the Lake University; Faculty,St Peters Pontifical Seminary,India

The Year of the Priest was celebrated from June 2009 to June 2010. It coincided with the jubilee year in honor of the hundred and fiftieth anniversary of St. John Marie Vianney. Curé d’Ars, as he is fondly known, is the patron for priests. This simple and saintly priest had drawn countless numbers of people to God through his ministry in one of the most challenging periods in history, after the French Revolution.

Market: 
Catholicism (Theology), Church History, Origins and Development of Catholic clergy,Christian Ministry,Contemporary Catholicism, Renewal of the Priesthood,Catholic Theology,Charismatics,Liturgy
Release Date: 
04/15/2011
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320-18-9
Price: 
$62.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
256
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Community and Self Definition in the Book of Acts: A Study of Early Christianity's Strategic Response to the World

Author: 

I-Morphé, Randee O.

Credentials: 

Lecturer at ECWA Theological Seminary in Jos, Nigeria

This work examines early Christian self-definition and response to the world, according to the book of Acts. The author argues that early Christian self-definition and mission are intertwined. In other words, early Christian identity was at the same time the nascent faith's response to the world of paganism and Judaism. This book examines the historiography of Acts, the history of Redemption, the socio-ethnic and theological dimensions of earliest Christian self-definition, and the concepts of conversion, identity and mission.

Market: 
RELIGIOUS STUDIES (New Testament), Christian Self-Definition, Book of Acts
Release Date: 
10/2004
ISBN: 
Cloth: 1-930901-68-2
Price: 
$74.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

The Saint and the Disciple: John Henry, Cardinal Newman, The Reverend George Dudley Ryder and the Catholic Revival in Nineteenth Century England

Author: 

Hunting, Penelope

Credentials: 

Ph.D (University of London), Fellow, FSA

This monograph is a long overdue study of the relationship between Cardinal Newman and George Dudley Ryder and arrives at an opportune moment for the revival of interest in Newman and his circle---the beatification of Newman on the Pope's official visit to England in September 2010. Dr Hunting recovered two sets of family papers relating to Newman, George Ryder (grandson of the Earl of Harrowby),the Wilberforces,Sargents and the Mannings. These families along with the Kebles,Clutters and Froudes were interlinked by marriage, education and,in many cases ,conversion to Roman Catholicism.

Market: 
Catholic Church in England 19th c, Newman, Ryder, Tractarianism, Catholic Revival, Theological History, English social history 19thc, Recusants in England, Catholic Education, Intellectual History
Release Date: 
12/2010
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-936320- 01-1
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
280
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

The Fountain of Life: John Calvin, the Devotio Moderna and Metaphorical Theology of Trinity, Word, and Sacrament

Author: 

Murphy, Reverend Joseph P.

Credentials: 

Ph.D,Religious Studies,Drew University; M.Div.,M.Phil, Diplomate in Anglican Studies

Metaphor has been widely studied in literature, philosophy, and linguistics in the 20th and 21st centuries. Prior to this recent study, metaphor was especially important to Christian theology, although older views of metaphor as verbal adornment controlled its understanding. Far less focus has been given to metaphor’s contribution by orthodox Christian theology in the last century than might be expected given the significant interest in the phenomenon in other disciplines.

Market: 
John Calvin,Calvinistic Theology, Reform Christianity, Reformation Studies,Counter-Reformation theology,the Trinity, Atonement,Ecclesiology, Metaphor in doctrinal studies,Religion
Release Date: 
06/15/2010
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-93314695-9; 193314695-8
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

British Novelists and Indian Nationalism Contrasting Approaches in the Works of Mary Margaret Kaye, James Gordon Farrell and Zadie Smith

Author: 

Kalpakli, Fatma

Credentials: 

Ph.D; Department of English Language and Literature, Selcuk University, Konya (Turkey)

This is an intriguing and groundbreaking study by a scholar who not only is not British nor Indian but belongs to a society that has had its own imperial history as well as having a strong ,revitalizing nationalist movement in the 20th c. It is through this prism that Dr Kapakli discusses,compares and contrasts Indian nationalism in three seminal novels. The novels in question are Shadow of the Moon (1957)by Mary Margaret Kaye, the Siege of Knishnapur(1973) by James Gordon Smith and White Teeth (2000)by Zadie Smith.

Market: 
India in 20th C British Literature,Indian nationalism in British writing,the 20th Novel of India ,Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies
Release Date: 
10/2009
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-933146-77-5 / 1933146-77-X
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

The Oral Traditions in ILE –IFE: The Yoruba People and Their Book of Enlightenment

Author: 

Ogunyemi, Yemi D.

Credentials: 

Ph.D. African Literatures, Debrecen University, Ph.D Political Science, Clayton University, author of LITERATURES OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA (2004)

This research monograph discusses the understudied and often misunderstood aspects of West African culture and religion especially that of the Yoruba people and their Book of Enlightenment (Ife-Ifa) together with its metaphysical importance to the Yoruba as a source of philosophy, religion and literature.

Market: 
Yoruba/Nigerian Studies, West African Studies, Religion in West Africa, African Literatures, African Diasporic Literature, African Autochthonic Theologies, Afro-American traditional religion
Release Date: 
09/2009
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-933146-65-2 / 1933146-65-6
Price: 
$74.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
184
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Authority, Dogma and History: The Role of the Oxford Movement Converts in the Papal Infallibility Debates

Author: 

Parker, Kenneth and Pahls, Michael J., Editors

Credentials: 

Ph.Ds; D/Theological History, St Louis University

As the force that gave birth to Anglo-Catholicism, the Oxford Movement is generally treated as an Anglican phenomenon. Yet the influence of members who converted to Roman Catholicism proved decisive for the years leading up to the First Vatican Council and the definition of papal infallibility in Pastor Aeternus (1870).

Market: 
Theological History 19thc,Papal History, Anglicanism,19thC, British History19th century,Catholic Theology
Release Date: 
03/2009
ISBN: 
Cloth: 978-1-933146-44-3 / 1933146-44-3
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
256
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

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