Book launch, Islamic Studies, Religious Studies

Book launch: Power-Knowledge in Tabari’s «Histoire» of Islam

Power-Knowledge in Tabari’s «Histoire» of Islam: Politicizing the past in Medieval Islamic Historiography by Amir Moghadam and Terence Lovat will be launched at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford on 22 November 2019. The launch will take place in Talbot Hall, LMH in Norham Gardens at 2 pm. All are welcome! «This is an outstanding work on… Continue reading Book launch: Power-Knowledge in Tabari’s «Histoire» of Islam

Music, Religious Studies

Call for papers: The Spirituality of the Music of John Tavener

Possible Book Contribution to the Peter Lang book series on Music and Spirituality Call for Chapters: Chief Editor (and series editor) The Rev Professor June Boyce-Tillman. Submissions will be considered by an international peer review panel. Following a number of successful books in the Peter Lang book series on Music and Spirituality, The Rev Professor… Continue reading Call for papers: The Spirituality of the Music of John Tavener

Book launch, history, Religious Studies

Photos from the book launch: From Samos to Soho

From Samos to Soho: The Unorthodox Life of Joseph Georgirenes, a Greek Archbishop by John Penrose Barron was launched on Tuesday 23 May at St Peter's College, Oxford. Professor Barron had finished all but one chapter of the book when he died in 2008; the project was completed by his widow, Caroline Barron, who spoke at the… Continue reading Photos from the book launch: From Samos to Soho

Education, Religious Studies

Swimming Against the Tide

This book addresses an issue of considerable current interest and importance: what is and what should be the role of religion in the education process of a modern, secular society? The subject is tackled through an indepth investigation of a recently established network of small independent Christian schools. First, the controversy itself is examined: what… Continue reading Swimming Against the Tide

Art, Religious Studies

Contemplations of the Spiritual in Art

This essay collection exploring the relationship between spirituality and art is the result of a conference that took place in December 2010 at Liverpool Cathedral. During this two-day event, artists, clergy and academics from different disciplines – including theology and art history – came together to discuss the relationship between spirituality and art. One of… Continue reading Contemplations of the Spiritual in Art

Religious Studies

The Church of Constantinople in the Nineteenth Century

Ivan Sokolov’s work, first published in 1904, begins with a balanced overview of the situation of the Orthodox Church under Ottoman rule from the fall of Constantinople (1453) to the beginning of the nineteenth century. The author then gives a detailed description of the external situation of the Patriarchate of Constantinople from 1789 to 1900.… Continue reading The Church of Constantinople in the Nineteenth Century

Religious Studies

The Liturgical Vision of Pope Benedict XVI

This book presents and evaluates the liturgical vision of Pope Benedict XVI and the theological background underlying that vision. It describes the main features of Joseph Ratzinger’s theology of the liturgy and analyses them within the context of his theology as a whole. Ratzinger’s evaluation of the contemporary Roman Catholic liturgy is explored in relation… Continue reading The Liturgical Vision of Pope Benedict XVI

Religious Studies

The Greek Orthodox Community of Mytilene

This book focuses on the modernization of the Greek Orthodox community of Mytilene – the capital of Lesbos, an island located in the north-east Aegean – the changes it underwent, and its responses to the ever-changing political situation between 1876 and 1912. The author argues that the position of leading community members, particularly journalists, and… Continue reading The Greek Orthodox Community of Mytilene