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The Resource Faithful narratives : historians, religion, and the challenge of objectivity, Andrea Sterk and Nina Caputo, editors

Faithful narratives : historians, religion, and the challenge of objectivity, Andrea Sterk and Nina Caputo, editors

Label
Faithful narratives : historians, religion, and the challenge of objectivity
Title
Faithful narratives
Title remainder
historians, religion, and the challenge of objectivity
Statement of responsibility
Andrea Sterk and Nina Caputo, editors
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Historians of religion face complex interpretive issues when examining religious texts, practices, and experiences. Faithful Narratives presents the work of twelve eminent scholars whose research has exemplified compelling strategies for negotiating the difficulties inherent in this increasingly important area of historical inquiry. The chapters range chronologically from Late Antiquity to modern America and thematically from the spirituality of near eastern monks to women's agency in religion, considering familiar religious communities alongside those on the margins and bringing a range of spiritual and religious practices into historical focus. Focusing on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, the essays address matters central to the study of religion in history, in particular texts and traditions of authority, interreligious discourse, and religious practice and experience. Some examine mainstream communities and traditions, others explore individuals who crossed religious or confessional boundaries, and still others study the peripheries of what is considered orthodox religious tradition. Encompassing a wide geographical as well as chronological scope, Faithful Narratives illustrates the persistence of central themes and common analytical challenges for historians working in all periods. Contributors: Peter Brown, Princeton University; Nina Caputo, University of Florida; Carlos Eire, Yale University; Susanna Elm, University of California, Berkeley; Anthony Grafton, Princeton University; Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth College; Phyllis Mack, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Kenneth Mills, University of Toronto; David Nirenberg, University of Chicago; Mark A. Noll, University of Notre Dame; David B. Ruderman, University of Pennsylvania; Lamin Sanneh, Yale University; Andrea Sterk, University of Florida; John Van Engen, University of Notre Dame
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
200.9
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
BL65.H5
LC item number
F35 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sterk, Andrea
  • Caputo, Nina
  • Elm, Susanna
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  • History
  • Religion
  • Religion
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • History
  • Religion
  • Religion
  • Geschichtsschreibung
  • Religion
Label
Faithful narratives : historians, religion, and the challenge of objectivity, Andrea Sterk and Nina Caputo, editors
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the challenge of religion in history / Andrea Sterk and Nina Caputo -- Pagan challenge, Christian response : Emperor Julian and Gregory of Nazianzus as paradigms of inter-religious discourse / Susanna Elm -- Between Syria and Egypt : alms, work and the "holy poor" / Peter Brown -- Medieval monks on labor and leisure / John Van Engen -- Sibling rivalries, scriptural communities : what medieval history can and cannot teach us about relations between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam / David Nirenberg -- The people and the book : print and the transformation of Jewish culture in early modern Europe / David Ruderman -- The Jewish book in Christian Europe : material texts and religious encounters / Anthony Grafton -- Mission and narrative in the early modern Spanish world : Diego de Oca's desert in passing / Kenneth Mills -- Incombustible Weber : how the Protestant Reformation really disenchanted the world / Carlos Eire -- Religion and gender in Enlightenment England : the problem of agency / Phyllis Mack -- Constructions of Jewish identity through reflections on Islam / Susannah Heschel -- Bible, translation, and culture : from the KJV to the Christian resurgence in Africa / Lamin Sanneh -- Reflections on the Bible and American public life / Mark A. Noll
Control code
869282543
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801471056
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.7591/9780801471056
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22573/ctt592tsr
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869282543
Label
Faithful narratives : historians, religion, and the challenge of objectivity, Andrea Sterk and Nina Caputo, editors
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the challenge of religion in history / Andrea Sterk and Nina Caputo -- Pagan challenge, Christian response : Emperor Julian and Gregory of Nazianzus as paradigms of inter-religious discourse / Susanna Elm -- Between Syria and Egypt : alms, work and the "holy poor" / Peter Brown -- Medieval monks on labor and leisure / John Van Engen -- Sibling rivalries, scriptural communities : what medieval history can and cannot teach us about relations between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam / David Nirenberg -- The people and the book : print and the transformation of Jewish culture in early modern Europe / David Ruderman -- The Jewish book in Christian Europe : material texts and religious encounters / Anthony Grafton -- Mission and narrative in the early modern Spanish world : Diego de Oca's desert in passing / Kenneth Mills -- Incombustible Weber : how the Protestant Reformation really disenchanted the world / Carlos Eire -- Religion and gender in Enlightenment England : the problem of agency / Phyllis Mack -- Constructions of Jewish identity through reflections on Islam / Susannah Heschel -- Bible, translation, and culture : from the KJV to the Christian resurgence in Africa / Lamin Sanneh -- Reflections on the Bible and American public life / Mark A. Noll
Control code
869282543
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801471056
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.7591/9780801471056
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt592tsr
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869282543

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