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The Advent ProjectThe Later Seventh-Century Creation of the Roman Mass Proper

The Advent Project: The Later Seventh-Century Creation of the Roman Mass Proper

James McKinnon

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221987
eISBN:
9780520924338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221987.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In his final accomplishment of a distinguished career, the author considers the musical practices of the early Church in this examination of the history of Christian chant from the years ad 200 to ... More

Borrowed Gods and Foreign BodiesChristian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion

Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies: Christian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion

Eric Reinders

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241718
eISBN:
9780520931084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241718.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

To the Victorians, the Chinese were invariably “inscrutable”. The meaning and provenance of this impression—and, most importantly, its workings in nineteenth-century Protestant missionary encounters ... More

The Catholic RevolutionNew  Wine, Old Wineskins, and the Second Vatican Council

The Catholic Revolution: New Wine, Old Wineskins, and the Second Vatican Council

Andrew Greeley

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238176
eISBN:
9780520938779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238176.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

How, a mere generation after Vatican Council II initiated the biggest reform since the Reformation, can the Catholic Church be in such deep trouble? The question resonates throughout this book. A ... More

The Messiah before JesusThe Suffering Servant of the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Messiah before Jesus: The Suffering Servant of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Israel Knohl

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215924
eISBN:
9780520928749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215924.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In a work that challenges notions that have dominated New Testament scholarship for more than a hundred years, this book gives startling evidence for a messianic precursor to Jesus who is described ... More

Missionary Stories and the Formation of the Syriac Churches

Missionary Stories and the Formation of the Syriac Churches

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520284968
eISBN:
9780520960589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284968.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book analyzes the hagiographic traditions of six missionary saints in the Syriac tradition: Thomas, Addai, Mari, Simeon of Beth Arsham, Jacob Baradaeus, and Ahoudemmeh. Through studying these ... More

Propaganda and the Jesuit Baroque

Propaganda and the Jesuit Baroque

Evonne Levy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233577
eISBN:
9780520928633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233577.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This revisionist work brings fresh theoretical perspectives to the study of the “propagandistic” art and architecture of the Jesuit order as exemplified by its late Baroque Roman church interiors. ... More

The Sinister WayThe Divine and the Demonic in Chinese Religious Culture

The Sinister Way: The Divine and the Demonic in Chinese Religious Culture

Richard von Glahn

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234086
eISBN:
9780520928770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234086.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The most striking feature of Wutong, the preeminent God of Wealth in late imperial China, was the deity's diabolical character. Wutong was perceived not as a heroic figure or paragon of noble ... More

That Religion in Which All Men AgreeFreemasonry in American Culture

That Religion in Which All Men Agree: Freemasonry in American Culture

David G. Hackett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520281677
eISBN:
9780520957626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281677.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book weaves the story of Freemasonry into the narrative of American religious history. Coming to colonial America freighted with the mythical legacies of stonemasons’ guilds and the Newtonian ... More

Theatrical Shows and Ascetic LivesJohn Chrysostom's Attack on Spiritual Marriage

Theatrical Shows and Ascetic Lives: John Chrysostom's Attack on Spiritual Marriage

Blake Leyerle

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215580
eISBN:
9780520921634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215580.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book provides an original and rewarding context for understanding the prolific fourth-century Christian theologian John Chrysostom and the religious and social world in which he lived. The book ... More

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