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Crusading PeaceChristendom, the Muslim World, and Western Political Order

Crusading Peace: Christendom, the Muslim World, and Western Political Order

Tomaz Mastnak

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226357
eISBN:
9780520925991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226357.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book's provocative analysis of the roots of peacemaking in the Western world elucidates struggles for peace that took place in the high and late Middle Ages. The author traces the ways that ... More

Foreigners and Their FoodConstructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Law

Foreigners and Their Food: Constructing Otherness in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Law

David Freidenreich

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253216
eISBN:
9780520950276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253216.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book explores how Jews, Christians, and Muslims conceptualize “us” and “them” through rules about the preparation of food by adherents of other religions and the act of eating with such ... More

Islam and ChristianityTheological Themes in Comparative Perspective

Islam and Christianity: Theological Themes in Comparative Perspective

John Renard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520255081
eISBN:
9780520948334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255081.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

In light of the widespread public perception of incompatibility between Islam and Christianity, this book provides a much-needed straightforward comparison of these two great faith traditions from a ... More

Miracle CuresSaints, Pilgrimage, and the Healing Powers of Belief

Miracle Cures: Saints, Pilgrimage, and the Healing Powers of Belief

Robert A. Scott

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262751
eISBN:
9780520946200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262751.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Iconic images of medieval pilgrims, such as Geoffrey Chaucer's pilgrims making their laborious way to Canterbury, conjure a distant time when faith was the only refuge of the ill and infirm, and ... More

Wild ReligionTracking the Sacred in South Africa

Wild Religion: Tracking the Sacred in South Africa

David Chidester

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273078
eISBN:
9780520951570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273078.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This book is a wild ride through recent South African history from the advent of democracy in 1994 to the euphoria of the football World Cup in 2010. In the context of South Africa's political ... More

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