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Faithful narratives : historians, religion, and the challenge of objectivity

Author: Andrea Sterk; Nina Caputo; Cornell University Press.
Publisher: Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press, cop. 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This volume brings together twelve eminent scholars whose research has exemplified compelling strategies for negotiating the difficulties inherent in the history of...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Sterk; Nina Caputo; Cornell University Press.
ISBN: 9780801451829 0801451825 9780801478574 080147857X
OCLC Number: 898234224
Description: VIII, [2], 278 s. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Challenge of Religion in HistoryANDREA STERK AND NINA CAPUTOPart One: Late Antique and Medieval Religious Debates and Their Modern Implications1. Pagan Challenge, Christian Response: Emperor Julian and Gregory of Nazianzus as Paradigms of Interreligious DiscourseSUSANNA ELM2. Between Syria and Egypt: Alms, Work, and the "Holy Poor"PETER BROWN3. Medieval Monks on Labor and LeisureJOHN VAN ENGEN4. Sibling Rivalries, Scriptural Communities: What Medieval History Can and CannotTeach Us about Relations between Judaism, Christianity, and IslamDAVID NIRENBERGPart Two: Early Modern Perspectives on Spirituality, Culture, and Religious Boundaries5. The People and the Book: Print and the Transformation of Jewish Culture in Early Modern EuropeDAVID B. RUDERMAN6. The Jewish Book in Christian Europe: Material Texts and Religious EncountersANTHONY GRAFTON7. Mission and Narrative in the Early Modern Spanish World: Diego de Ocana's Desert in PassingKENNETH MILLS8. Incombustible Weber: How the Protestant Reformation Really Disenchanted the WorldCARLOS EIREPart Three: From the Premodern to the Modern World: Sacred Texts, Individual Agency, and Religious Identity9. Religion and Gender in Enlightenment England: The Problem of AgencyPHYLLIS MACK10. Constructions of Jewish Identity through Reflections on IslamSUSANNAH HESCHEL11. Bible, Translation, and Culture: From the KJV to the Christian Resurgence in AfricaLAMIN SANNEH12. Reflections on the Bible and American Public LifeMARK A. NOLLNotes
Responsibility: ed. by Andrea Sterk and Nina Caputo.


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