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Orthodox Choreographies Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781463246259
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2024
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Description:
The book offers a comprehensive anthropological study of lived Christianity in Jerusalem’s Old City, with a special focus on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre or the Church of the Anastasis. Based on in-depth ethnographic fieldwork, the study explores the experiences of the Rum Orthodox community, examining their internal dynamics and relationships with other Christian groups. Within the Church of the Anastasis, complex interplays emerge, as fragile legal agreements intermingle with ethnic and theological considerations, resulting in a complex reality of shared spaces and coexistence.
Islam in China and the Islamic world Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 257
ISBN: 9781463245870
Pub Date: 31 May 2024
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Gorgias Islamic Studies
Description:
Over the past half century, China has accomplished a great deal in the study of Islam, and established a certain academic system for its study. This book offers a history of contemporary Islamic research in China, analyzing the interdisciplinary research emerging from this system, from its background to the people involved, mechanisms, and their publications, scientific conferences, reference works and historical materials, and the branches of research: history, religion, philosophy, politics, and culture.
Šalmūtā Šapīrtā Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 431
ISBN: 9781463245412
Pub Date: 31 May 2024
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies
Description:
A Festschrift for Rifaat Ebied celebrating a lifetime of work in the field of Semitic Studies, in particular Syriac, Christian Arabic, and Mandaic.

The Juridical Communities of Apulia

Municipal Belonging and Communal Identity in Southern Italy (1442-1541)
Format: Hardback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781463243890
Pub Date: 31 May 2024
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Judaism in Context
The Outrider Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781463246211
Pub Date: 31 May 2024
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Islamic History and Thought
Description:
A biography of Abū al-Faḍl al-ʿAbbās, the half brother, diplomat, and negotiator of al-Ḥusayn. The author was named Distinguished Scholar of Shia Studies in the Islamic Republic of Iran's 28th World Book Awards in 2020. He is at present a resident faculty member of PISAI, lecturing in Shīʿī Islamic studies, Qurʾān and Islamic Ethics, and a visiting lecturer at the Pontifical Beda College in Rome.
All-Night Vigil Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9780884654896
Pub Date: 19 Apr 2024
Imprint: Holy Trinity Seminary Press
Description:
This pocket-size hieratikon contains all the texts necessary for a deacon or priest in serving the daily hours of the Orthodox Church - Vespers, Compline, Midnight Office, Matins and the hours. Church Slavonic and English texts are provided in parallel, on facing pages. Also included are instructions and additional prayers for the All-Night Vigil and the services of Great Lent, the festal and Sunday prokeimena, and festal megolynaria.
Evolutions and Religious Traditions in the Long Nineteenth Century Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780822947929
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2024
Series: Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century
Description:
Before the advent of radio, conceptions of the relationship between science and religion circulated through periodicals, journals, and books, influencing the worldviews of intellectuals and a wider public. In this volume, historians of science and religion examine that relationship through diverse mediums, geographic contexts, and religious traditions. Spanning within and beyond Europe and North America, chapters emphasize underexamined regions—New Zealand, Australia, India, Argentina, Sri Lanka, Egypt, and the Ottoman Empire—and major religions of the world, including Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Islam; interactions between those traditions; as well as atheism, monism, and agnosticism.
What Is Theology Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781942699514
Pub Date: 16 Jan 2024
Imprint: Holy Trinity Seminary Press
Description:
Orthodox theology is intimately linked to spiritual experience:it has a very different meaning to the present usage of this word coming from academia. The scientific methods developed in the West since the seventeenth century can of of benefit in many regards, but without strong roots in the Orthodox tradition theology risks being "eaten up" by the human sciences.These roots are in the mystical tradition of the Church as passed down from the the beginning and expressed in the lives of saints, iconography etc.
The Threshold Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780884654933
Pub Date: 08 Nov 2023
Imprint: Holy Trinity Seminary Press
Series: Collected Works of St Ignatius (Brianchaninov)
Description:
Death is a great sacrament. It is the birth of a person from this earthly, temporary life, into eternity.In this third volume of St Ignatius’s collected works, published here in English for the first time, the saint examines the mystical boundaries that govern the life of a Christian: the one, between life and death; and the other, between the visible, physical realm and the invisible to most, but no less real, spiritual realm.
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Pages: 170
ISBN: 9789464262070
Pub Date: 26 Sep 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 9fc
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9789464262063
Pub Date: 26 Sep 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 9fc
Description:
Religious heritage has long been within the scope of academia, but very little research has been conducted on the heritagization of Catholic monasteries. This is remarkable considering the longstanding historical presence and social impact of these institutes that, in recent times, have also become well-visited spiritual centers and much-cherished heritage objects. This book addresses this lacuna.
Sacred Space in Syriac Orthodox Liturgy Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 396
ISBN: 9781463245559
Pub Date: 21 Jul 2023
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies
Description:
A study of how the Sedrō of Entrance has been practiced in earlier periods and architectural contexts and to investigate what role the entrance rite may have had in constructing the sanctuary as sacred space and the worshipping community as church.
Identity and Witness Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 188
ISBN: 9781463245702
Pub Date: 05 Jul 2023
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Pro Oriente Studies in the Syriac Tradition
Description:
Identity has become a central theme in a globalised world, both in politics and in the humanities, and the Syrian churches cannot escape it either. Christianity also exists as an identity that can in some ways compete with or even contradict theological understandings as a witness. But how should religious leaders deal with the fact that their churches are as much faith communities as identity markers?
A Manual of the Orthodox Church's Divine Services Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780884654926
Pub Date: 13 Jun 2023
Imprint: Holy Trinity Seminary Press
Illustrations: 11 Illustrations, black and white
Description:
This comprehensive work represents a complete but accessible survey of everything related to the Orthodox Church's divine services and is helpfully illustrated throughout. The author begins with a discussion of the nature and origin of Divine worship. He describes the church building, the clergy who perform divine services and their vestments, and the cycles of public worship.
Watering the Garden Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 403
ISBN: 9781463244934
Pub Date: 15 May 2023
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Biblical Intersections
Description:
The essays collected in Watering the Garden are intended to honor Deirdre Dempsey, a distinguished biblical educator, translator, and scholar. The contributions to this Festschrift mirror Dempsey’s own scholarly interests, including biblical studies, with particular attention to the Old Testament and intertestamental literature, the theology of visual arts, the history of spiritual traditions, and modern theology. The content of the Festschrift closely follows Dempsey's own spiritual and scholarly journey and reflects the breadth and scope of her influence on the academy.
Christian Orthodox Political Philosophy Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781942699491
Pub Date: 21 Mar 2023
Imprint: Holy Trinity Seminary Press
Description:
The Church is commonly spoken of as an institutional reality, but much less frequently recognized as a spiritual and heavenly reality called by God “to make disciples of all nations.” (Mt. 28:19) This modest work furthers the development of a structured and integrated Christian Orthodox political thought, whereby the Church is neither sidelined as having no relevance to this present life, nor dominated by temporal questions or popular movements at the expense of its eternal salvific mission.
Religious Individualisation Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781789259650
Pub Date: 15 Feb 2023
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: B&W images
Description:
The Roman world was diverse and complex. And so were religious understandings and practices as mirrored in the enormous variety presented by archaeological, iconographic, and epigraphic evidence. Conventional approaches principally focus on the political role of civic cults as a means of social cohesion, often considered to be instrumentalised by elites.