The Word Made Flesh
A History of Christian Thought
By (author) Margaret R. Miles
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Word Made Flesh by Margaret R. Miles
Book DescriptionThis outstanding textbook offers an original history of Christian thought, asking what it has meant over the centuries to participate in the religion of the Word made flesh. * Traces Christian ideas, conversations, experiences and practices from the first century through to the dawn of modernity at the end of the eighteenth century. * Presents an inclusive history, considering the critical roles of women and religious 'others'-- dissenting Christians, Jews and Muslims -- in shaping Christian thought. * Sets Christian ideas in the context of conversations, controversies and concrete circumstances. * Demonstrates the importance of liturgical and devotional exercises to the practice of Christianity. * Treats words, images, music and architecture all as primary evidence of Christian traditions. * Is accompanied by a CD Rom containing hundreds of visuals to support the theories and examples discussed throughout the volume.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405108461
(246mm x 172mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Margaret R. Miles
Complex Delight, Hardback (January 2008)
Looking at painting and sculpture from the fourteenth through the eighteenth centuries, this work focuses on the symbolism of the female breast to open an interpretive view of Western European history.
Plotinus on Body and Beauty, Paperback (September 1999)
Plotinus, the most profound philosopher of the third century CE, has been influential on Byzantine and Western Christianity, and Islam. This book offers an interpretation, which situates Plotinus's philosophical ideas in the context of society and culture in which those ideas developed.
Seeing and Believing, Paperback (October 1997)» View all books by Margaret R. Miles
This text explores how recent movies express ideas about religion, relationships, and society. In-depth examinations of 15 recent popular films, as well as their production and critical reception, reveal patterns in their treatment of religion, relationships, race, and gender.
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Author Biography - Margaret R. Miles
Margaret R. Miles is Emeritus Professor of Historical Theology at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. As Bussey Professor of Theology, she taught the history of Christian thought for 20 years at Harvard University Divinity School. Her previous books include Plotinus on Body and Beauty (Blackwell, 1999), Reading for Life (1996), Seeing and Believing (1996), Desire and Delight (1993), Practicing Christianity (1988), and Carnal Knowing (1988).
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