This collection brings together lawyers and theologians in the U.S. and Europe to reflect on Lutheran understandings of the political use of the law by secular governments. The book furthers the intellectual conversation about how Lutheran insights can be used to develop jurisprudence and specific solutions to legal issues in which there is strong conflict. It presents the basic theological and interpretive assumptions of the Lutheran tradition as they may inform the creation of legislation and judicial interpretation at local, national and international levels. The authors explore Luther's conception of the foundations of modern secular law and understanding of vocation. The work discusses the application of Lutheran theological principles to contemporary issues such as the war on terror, native land rights, property law, family law, church and state, medical experimentation, and the criminal law of rape, providing ethical insights for lawyers and lawmakers.
Full-leather facsimile of a miniature book of hours, the Codex Vaticanus Rossianus 94, in a suede box. Includes a separate suede-bound book and a certificate stating that this is no. 371 of a limited edition. Very slight wear to gilt page edges & gilt titles on the box, else fine.
An undated American edition of the Polymicrian Greek Testament, printed between the years 1854 and 1856. Full-bound in leather. Four raised bands to spine; also a black title label, with gilt titles. Binding square and sound. Leather rubbed lightly at corner tips and edges, with very slight chipping at head and tail of spine. Previous owner's signature on FFEP. Another owner's isngature on title page. A more recent owner has drawn a circular emblem on the title page in gold ink, likely from a rollerball pen; the base pigment has chased/bled, leaving a pale green ghost image on the opposite side of the page.
Small 8vo, rebound with cloth spine on original leather boards. Pages very browned. Includes original frontis. Scarce.
Liturgical Press, 1981. Book is in excellent condition with faint bumping to spine edges. Jacket has some light chipping to edges and light rubbing. Handsome copy of this collection of essays on the study of the Rule of St. Benedict.
1832, 8vo, 596 pgs. Full calf binding. Gilt decoration to spine, edges decorated with ornate gilt tooling, lightly rubbed. Marbled edges and endpapers. Boards have significant rubbing and chipping from use. Interior is tight, with light foxing throughout, what appears to be a small damp stain quarter circle at spine end. A few pages are dog-eared. Previous owner's name in ink on printer's blank. A series of lectures on Christianity bound in one volume. With b&w engravings.
Bauls have achieved fame as wandering minstrels and mystics in India and Bangladesh. They are recruited from Hindu and Muslim communities and renowned for their beautiful songs. Using fieldwork and oral and written texts, Jeanne Openshaw analyzes the rise of the Bauls to their present revered status, traversing from the conventional historical and textual approaches towards an ethnographic study of their world, where love and the body are valued and women extolled above men. Her approach is challenging and sympathetic to this spiritual and creative people.
"Slight bit of wear to tail edge of spine and boards, else very fine.
24mo, 278pgs. Spanish Language. Full bound in vellum with branded titling on spine. Vellum is toned, worn and sutured on front board. Front hinge is started with a hint of damp staining. Notes in calligraphy are on the verso of front free endpaper and title page. A few mild hints of foxing on interior pages.
8vo. 429pgs. Later printing with (b7.48) on copyright page. Large chips at spine along with assorted smaller chips, edge wear to dust jacket, price unclipped at $3.00, previous owner's name on ffep, list of other readers in pen on back blank page.