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Religion and Philosophy

The history of the medieval church, including monasticism, saints, cathedrals, philosophy, spirituality and more. Cover art may vary.

  • The Medieval ChurchThe Medieval Church
    From the Dawn of the Middle Ages to the Eve of the Reformation

    Carl A. Volz

    An overview of the development of Christianity in the Middle Ages. Includes chapters on monasticism, the expansion of Christianity into Britain, theological controversies and more.

    Paperback: 256 pages

  • Anglo-Saxon SpiritualityAnglo-Saxon Spirituality
    Robert Boenig

    Includes sermons, homilies and poems written by recent converts to Christianity in the late dark ages and early medieval period.

    Paperback: 352 pages

  • The Medieval Church: A Brief HistoryThe Medieval Church: A Brief History
    Joseph H. Lynch

    A comprehensive survey of the western church as the foundation of medieval life in the European Middle Ages.

    Paperback: 400 pages

  • Medieval MonasticismMedieval Monasticism
    C. H. Lawrence

    Explores the roles of monasteries and religious orders in society and their effects on education, the economy and culture.

    Paperback: 321 pages

  • The Monastic HoursThe Monastic Hours
    Anne M. Field

    Subtitled, Directory for the Celebration of the Work of God and Directive Norms for the Celebration of the Celebration of the Monastic Liturgy of the Hours, this is a collection of liturgal prayers of the Benedictine monks.

    Paperback: 52 pages

  • Augustine of Hippo: A BiographyAugustine of Hippo: A Biography
    Peter Brown

    Comprehensive biography of Augustine's life from childhood, through his conversion to Christianity, to his periods of preaching and philosophical writing.

    Hardcover: 576 pages

  • Confessions: St. AugustineConfessions
    St. Augustine (Henry Chadwick, Translator)

    Augustine of Hippo's religious autobiography, offering his philosophical proof of the existence of God and the meaning of existence.

    Paperback: 352 pages

  • Medieval Women MysticsVisions and Longings: Medieval Women Mystics
    Monica Furlong

    Key selections from among medieval women's own writings and writings about them by their contemporaries, along with the author's assessment of them. The eleven women represented in this anthology were housewives, visionaries, abbesses, beguines, recluses, and nuns who wrote between the eleventh and fourteenth centuries.

    Paperback: 260 pages

  • Guided by a Stone-MasonGuided by a Stone-Mason:
    The Cathedrals, Abbeys and Churches of Britain Unveiled

    Thomas Maude

    Explores the structural and technical history of medieval religious buildings in Britain and those who built them. Written by stone mason Thomas Maude, who has done repair and restoration work on ancient buildings.

    Paperback: 176 pages

  • The Cistercian EvolutionThe Cistercian Evolution
    Constance Hoffman Berman

    An overview of the origins and rapid growth of the Cistercian order. Examines the concepts of simplicity, equality and charity within the order. Extensive coverage of women's monasteries.

    Hardcover: 383 pages

  • The Encyclopedia of SaintsThe Encyclopedia of Saints
    Rosemary Guiley

    Profiles of over 400 saints. Includes biographies, philosophies, reports of miracles or apparitions, summaries of religious experiences, and more. Appendices include information on patron saints by topic.

    Paperback: 419 pages

  • Saints and Feast DaysSaints and Feast Days
    Ohio Sisters of Notre Dame of Chardon

    Biographies of every saint on the universal and American Church calendar for the Roman Catholic Church.

    Paperback: 188 pages

  • Medieval PhilosophyMedieval Philosophy
    F. C. Copleston

    Insightful, accessible survey of major philosophical trends and thinkers of the Middle Ages – from the thought of Thomas Aquinas and the Averroists to Duns Scotus and William of Ockham.

    Paperback: 208 pages

  • The Cambridge Companion to Medieval PhilosophyThe Cambridge Companion to Medieval Philosophy
    A. S. McGrade

    This volume spans a millennium of thought extending from Augustine to Thomas Aquinas and beyond. Covers not only the thinkers of the Latin West but also Islamic and Jewish philosophers. Examines what it was like to study philosophy in the cultures and institutions of the Middle Ages. Includes chronological charts and biographies of the major thinkers.

    Paperback: 424 pages

  • Celtic ChristianityCeltic Christianity
    Timothy Joyce

    Thorough exploration of elements and factors which define Celtic Christianity. Follows the course of Celtic Christianity from its early history through the ultimate influence of the Roman Catholic church. Includes chapters on Celtic monasticism, Viking and Anglo-Norman invasion, the decline of the church and the cultural revival of present day Celtic Christianity.

    Paperback: 180 pages

  • Celtic SpiritualityCeltic Spirituality
    Oliver Davies

    Translations of original Celtic Christian documents. Includes St. Patrick's writings, ancient accounts of St. Brigit, St. Brendan, and St. David. Also includes the monastic Rule of St. Columbanus and several devotional prayers.

    Paperback: 550 pages

  • The Magic Arts in Celtic BritainThe Magic Arts in Celtic Britain
    Lewis Spence

    Study of occult beliefs and practices in Celtic Britain, with discussions of the origins of the Druids, Arthurian cults, the mystery of the Holy Grail, Celtic spells and charms, black magic, and the Celtic spirit world.

    Paperback: 208 pages