medieval europe

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Neighboring Faiths, by David Nirenberg

Plenty of scholars have discussed interfaith relations in medieval Spain. What makes David Nirenberg's book distinctive is his emphasis on how each religion's self-image was shaped by its portrayal of the others.

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Flesh Made Word, by Emily A. Holmes

Emily Holmes endeavors, with the help of French feminist theories, to understand several of the medieval mystics who are most alien to 21st-century religious sensibilities.
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The past is now

Margaret Bendroth and John Fea both contend that Christians need to encounter the past in all its complexity and humanity.

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God’s Hotel, by Victoria Sweet

Spring books

Laguna Honda sounds like a car, but it’s a hospital. It’s an alms­house in San Francisco, a place of refuge for several thousand people.