Subject Area: Protestant Studies & Reformation

 Craven, Florence E.V.
2010 0-7734-3787-8 364 pages
This study is unique in that it analyzes the attitudes of a female sample stratified according to religious tradition (Catholic/Protestant). The sample was also stratified by age (21-45/46-70 years) and location (rural/urban). Irish sociological, social psychological and feminist scholarship has produced diverse work concerning many facets of Irish women’s lives, but little research has specifically focused on the attitudes of Irish Protestant and Catholic women as distinct groups.

A History of the Orthodox Church in China, Korea and Japan
 Baker, Kevin
2006 0-7734-5886-7 288 pages
This book describes the history and development of the Orthodox Church in China from its origins in 1242 A.D., its Eastern Church forebears, and its development in the other nations of North Asia – Korea and Japan.

By 1955, on the eve of its establishment as an independent entity, the Orthodox Church in China reached its greatest numbers. There were more than 100,000 communicants in former Russian territory in Manchuria, with 200 priests and 60 parishes, as well as monasteries and a seminary. Elsewhere, in China, there were another 200,000 Orthodox Christians and 150 parishes. These conservative figures mean that at that time, around 6% of Chinese Christians were adherents of the Orthodox Church.

The activities and achievements of the Orthodox Church, especially since the 17th century, have been understated in many historical studies of Christianity in China.

It is a similar story in regard to the first impact of Christianity with the cultures of Japan and Korea. Eastern Christianity came to Japan from China between the seventh and ninth centuries. There is also evidence that Eastern Christian missionaries were present in Korea during the sixth century. This book details the nature and evidence of these early activities.

A New and Critical Edition of George Osborn’s the Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley (1868-1872), with the Addition of Notes, Annotations, Biographical and Background Information
 Rogal, Samuel J.
2010 0-7734-3732-0 500 pages
This third volume of the “New Edition” of George Osborn’s nineteenth-century collection of The Poetry of John and Charles Wesley continues to widen the access of the original poems of the eighteenth-century Wesleys, as well as their translations and altered versions of others’ poetical works. Although the total of thirteen volumes of Osborn’s edition might justifiably be considered by the scholarly world as “outdated,” it cannot be termed “obsolete,” since, nonetheless, it remains as the largest collection of the Wesleys’ poetic productions yet published.

A New and Critical Edition of George Osborn’s the Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley (1868-1872), with the Addition of Notes, Annotations, Biographical and Background Information
 Rogal, Samuel J.
2010 0-7734-3721-5 680 pages
This fourth volume of the “New Edition” of George Osborn’s nineteenth-century collection of The Poetry of John and Charles Wesley continues to widen the access of the original poems of the eighteenth-century Wesleys, as well as their translations and altered versions of others’ poetical works. Although the total of thirteen volumes of Osborn’s edition might justifiably be considered by the scholarly world as “outdated,” it cannot be termed “obsolete,” since, nonetheless, it remains as the largest collection of the Wesleys’ poetic productions yet published.

A New and Critical Edition of George Osborn’s the Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley (1868-1872), with the Addition of Notes, Annotations, Biographical and Background Information (Vol. V, Part 2)
 Rogal, Samuel J.
2010 0-7734-1310-3 760 pages
This fifth volume of the “New Edition” of George Osborn’s nineteenth-century collection of The Poetry of John and Charles Wesley continues to widen the access of the original poems of the eighteenth-century Wesleys, as well as their translations and altered versions of others’ poetical works. Although the total of thirteen volumes of Osborn’s edition might justifiably be considered by the scholarly world as “outdated,” it cannot be termed “obsolete,” since, nonetheless, it remains as the largest collection of the Wesleys’ poetic productions yet published.

A New and Critical Edition of George Osborn’s the Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley (1868-1872), with the Addition of Notes, Annotations, Biographical and Background Information
 Rogal, Samuel J.
2011 07734-2564-4 760 pages
This ninth volume of the “New Edition” of George Osborn’s nineteenth-century collection of The Poetry of John and Charles Wesley widens considerably the entrance into access of the original poems of the eighteenth-century Wesleys, as well as their translations and altered versions of others’ poetical works. This “New Edition” provides general readers and researchers alike with necessary background information relative to those poems–details historical, bibliographical, and biographical that Osborn omitted or of which he had no knowledge. This “New Edition” becomes an important research tool, rather than simply a polished reissue of a literary antique under new bindings.

A New and Critical Edition of George Osborn’s the Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley (1868-1872), with the Addition of Notes, Annotations, Biographical and Background Information
 Rogal, Samuel J.
2011 0-7734-1569-0 792 pages
This eighth volume of the “New Edition” of George Osborn’s nineteenth-century collection of The Poetry of John and Charles Wesley widens considerably the entrance into access of the original poems of the eighteenth-century Wesleys, as well as their translations and altered versions of others’ poetical works. This “New Edition” provides general readers and researchers alike with necessary background information relative to those poems–details historical, bibliographical, and biographical that Osborn omitted or of which he had no knowledge. This “New Edition” becomes an important research tool, rather than simply a polished reissue of a literary antique under new bindings.

From Christian to Secular
 Clauson, Marc A.
2004 0-7734-6416-6 416 pages
This work examines the evolution of Scottish hermeneutical method from John Knox to the early 20th century, showing how the method was transformed from a Primitivism (a term borrowed from the history of ideas) to “historical consciousness” as represented by the higher critical method. This work examines the whole “big picture” of transformation based on the “paradigm shift” or presuppositions from the primitivism of John Knox and others to the Enlightenment-based historical-critical method.

Abide with Me. Fast Fall the Eventide (1847): A Sung Prayer of the Christian Tradition
 Rogal, Samuel J.
2010 0-7734-3875-0 60 pages
These works are presentations and studies of well-known Protestant hymns.

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name. Sung Prayer of the Christian Tradition
 Rogal, Samuel J.
2010 0-7734-3869-6 60 pages
These works are presentations and studies of well-known Protestant hymns.

Americans and Chinese at the Korean War Cease Fire Negotiations 1950-1953
 Zhu, Pingchao
2001 0-7734-7424-2 260 pages
This study applies the most recently released government documents from Russian and Chinese archives and updated English scholarship to the analysis of both US and Chinese diplomatic activities.

Immigrant Membership in the Seventh-Day Adventist Puerto Rican Ethnic Church
 Ramírez-Johnson, Johnny
2008 0-7734-5252-4 180 pages
This ethnographic work, presented in a post-modern style, reports on the crucial role played by Evangelical and Apocalyptic ideology in psychologically transforming the socio-economic well-being of members of a Puerto Rican Church community in Massachusetts. The study also examines the unique challenges faced by Puerto Ricans in comparison to other Latino groups.

Ancestor Worship and Christianity in Korea
 Lee, Jung Young
1989 0-88946-059-0 112 pages
Written entirely by Korean Christians, this study analyzes the tension between ancestor worship and Christianity from several perspectives: traditional folk religion, Korean Christianity, Confucianism, and Japanese religion during the Korean occupation of Japan.

Authority and Dissent in the English Church the Prosecution of Heresy and Religious Non-Conformity in the Diocese of Winchester, 1380-1547
 Drees, Clayton J.
1997 0-7734-8613-5 224 pages
This work examines the prosecution of religious heterodoxy in England, specifically in the diocese of Winchester, from the beginning of Wycliffe dissent through the end of the Reformation under Henry VIII. A comparison of legal proceedings against religious dissidents during the Lollard period and then during the Henrician Reformation sheds light on the nature of religious deviance, why it was suppressed, and how such suppressive measures may have affected popular faith during the final 15 years of Henry's reign. The book looks first at the period 1380-1532, when Lollards were hunted in the see of Winchester, then studies the years 1532-47, when conservatives and reformers hammered one another as religious and political adversaries. This discord bred such confusion among ordinary English believers that it encouraged outward conformity to doctrinal vagaries of official orthodoxy, while they came to rely on their own private convictions for real spiritual fulfillment. Thus, the Henrician Reformation was the first expression of religious individualism and religious pluralism in the early modern age.

Benjamin Keach and the Development of Baptist Traditions in Seventeenth-Century England
 Copeland, David A.
2001 0-7734-7566-4 220 pages
This study traces one of the major groups of English religious dissenters by studying the life and controversies surrounding one of the group’s principal figures. As the acknowledged leader of Baptists from around 1675 to his death in 1704, Keach helped establish many of the theological positions of Baptists. His greatest accomplishment was the reintroduction of congregational hymn singing among English Protestants. This look at Baptists and dissenters of 17th century England is based in Keach’s thirty-five books and pamphlets as well as the writings of those who opposed him.

Bibliographical Survey of the Published Works of the Eighteenth-Century Wesleys (samuel the Elder, Samuel the Younger, Mehetabel, John, and Charles)
 Rogal, Samuel J.
2008 0-7734-5219-2 380 pages
This bibliographic work provides scholars with the means for surveying the literary productivity of the Wesley family in eighteenth-century England and for gauging the ability of each individual member to influence the moral and social climates of their own time. While examining the works of Charles and John Wesley, the author also draws attention to the lesser known Wesleys.

Bolsec Controversy on Predestination From 1551 to 1555 the Statements of Jerome Bolsec, and the Responses of John Calvin, Theodore Beza, and Other Reformed Theologians Book One
 Holtrop, Philip C.
1993 0-7734-9248-8 410 pages
This study examines the tensions in Reformed communities in the most crucial years in the development of the Reformed doctrine of predestination. Book 1: Introduction and Parts One and Two: Theological Currents, the Setting and Mood, and the Trial Itself Book 2: Parts Three through Six; Bibliography and Indexes

Bolsec Controversy on Predestination From 1551 to 1555 the Statements of Jerome Bolsec, and the Responses of John Calvin, Theodore Beza, and Other Reformed Theologians Book Two
 Holtrop, Philip C.
1993 0-7734-9250-X 624 pages
This study examines the tensions in Reformed communities in the most crucial years in the development of the Reformed doctrine of predestination. Book 1: Introduction and Parts One and Two: Theological Currents, the Setting and Mood, and the Trial Itself Book 2: Parts Three through Six; Bibliography and Indexes

Calvin's Preaching on the Prophet Micah
 Parsons, Michael
2006 0-7734-5804-2 352 pages
It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of preaching during the period of European reformation. This book recognizes the centrality of John Calvin’s preaching to his reforming program. This study elucidates the reformer’s teaching within the very concrete historical situation in Geneva in 1550-1551. What emerges is a clearer picture of Calvin the preacher, Calvin the pastor as he struggles to commend the love of God to a difficult generation.

Canadian Anglicanism at the Dawn of a New Century
 Bryant, M. Darrol
2001 0-7734-7571-0 264 pages
This volume is composed of articles by Anglican scholars across Canada, and includes an essay by the Primate of Canada. It examines the current state of the Anglican church, and the challenges it faces, from culture wars to medical ethics and environmentalism.

Churches of the Restoration. A Study in Origins
 Turner, George Allen
1994 0-7734-9843-5 276 pages
In western church history, the movement which sought to go further than the Protestant Reformation has been called both the "Radical Reformation" and the "Free Church", as distinct from the national churches, such as the Church of England. They demanded a restoration of the "primitive church" reflected in the New Testament. This movement emerged in seven major branches: Pietists, Anabaptists, Brethren, Puritans, Methodists, Christians (Disciples), and Pentecostals. Each of these claimed to be nearer the primitive church than the others. In this research, the claim of each is compared with the New Testament for appraisal and evaluation. The eighth chapter concentrates on the churches reflected in the New Testament (cf. Minear, Aune).

Comparison of John Calvin and Alvin Plantinga’s Concept of Sensus Divinitatis
 Santrac, Aleksandar S.
2011 0-7734-3926-9 120 pages
A comparison study which considers the different ways John Calvin and Alvin Plantinga viewed the concept of Sensus Divinitatis.

Confucian Roots of Fundamentalist Ethos in the Korean Presbyterian Church
 Chu, Weon Yeol
2006 0-7734-5738-0 272 pages
This study locates the cultural roots of the fundamentalist ethos of the Korean Presbyterian Church in Confucian social conservatism and Korean Neo-Confucian fundamentalism.

Dissenting Thought and the Life of the Churches Studies in an English Tradition
 Sell, Alan P.F.
1989 0-7734-9931-8 732 pages
Reveals the diversity of English Dissenting thought. Some essays treat such themes of perennial importance to Dissenters as the nature of the Church and the relations between Church and state. Others show how, in the eighteenth century, doctrinal changes prompted by the Enlightenment influenced church life on the ground. The essays concerning the nineteenth century reveal the varied responses of prominent Dissenters to the shift of theological landmarks associated with the rise of modern biblical criticism and evolutionary thought. Finally, there are essays which demonstrate the continuing relevance of Dissenting thought to current ecumenical debate. Will be of interest to Dissenters, students of Christian thought, and ecumenists.

Early Reformation English Polemics
 Birch, David
1981 0-7734-0475-9 131 pages

Echos De La Reforme dans la Litterature de Langue Francaise de 1520 a 1620
 Creegan, Doris R.
2001 0-7734-7503-6 508 pages
In French.

Essays and Sermons of William James Potter (1829-1893), Unitarian Minister and Freethinker
 Potter, William James
2003 0-7734-6595-2 312 pages
William James Potter is best viewed as a radical minister in the American freethought tradition during the second half of the 19th century. He shifted from his Quaker foundation to Unitarian Christianity, influenced by Transcendentalist thinkers, especially Ralph Waldo Emerson and Theodore Parker. Later, influenced by Charles Darwin, he modified his transcendental perspective for a more empirical orientation. This collection makes available many of his collected essays and sermons.

Ethnography of a Dutch Pentecostal Church: Vineyard Utrecht and the International Charismatic Movement
 Versteeg, Peter G. A.
2011 0-7734-3720-7 388 pages
This anthropological study investigates the role of religious experiences in the growth of Pentecostal churches through a case study of a Dutch charismatic church. Included is an ethnographic analysis of the congregation, as well as a detailed description of the history, and development of the Vineyard community.

Faithful Ethics According to John Calvin. The Teachability of the Heart
 Sauer, James
1997 0-7734-8521-X 320 pages
This volume argues that neither theoretical nor confessional approaches to the relationship of faith and ethics can adequately address the issues involved. It draws on conceptual tools from the work of Bernard Lonergan to show that attention needs to shift from content to method. Using the work of John Calvin, it shows that faith shaped ethics. The volume contains an annotated translation and extended commentary of Calvin's Letter to Sachinus on Lending at Interest. This text is generally recognized by economic historians as an important one for understanding the development of early modern capitalism.

Family Lineage Records as a Resource for Korean History
 Kang, Hildi
2007 0-7734-5339-3 344 pages
This book presents, amplifies, and breathes life into a sample of a Korean lineage records, and as such, seeks to fill the gap in scholarship that lies between simple recognition of the existence of these chokpo and a deeper comprehension of their contents. It erases the mystique surrounding Korean lineage records and makes these records accessible to any English speaking reader. By examining one family line in great detail, readers will be introduced to this unique Korean asset, and the wealth of material hidden in these volumes. This book contains 12 Color Photos and 15 Black and White Photos

Fast Day Sermons Before the Long Parliament (1640-1660): Their Role in Shaping Intellectual and Political Life in 17th-Century England
 Dippel, Stewart A.
2015 0-7734-4249-9 320 pages
This is a remarkable study of rather ordinary people whose religious convictions led them to preach and to do extraordinary things. This work examines the relationships between religion, particularly constructed as the function of leadership framed by religious identities or motivations, and transformations, attempted or effected, of the political order.

First Generation Anabaptist Ecclesiology, 1525-1561: A Study of Swiss, German, and Dutch Sources
 Bollinger, Dennis E.
2009 0-7734-4748-2 300 pages
Previous works on the Anabaptist have often been told from the viewpoint of their persecutors. This book examines and frequently quotes the sixteenth century Anabaptists (from available English translations) and seeks to present their doctrine of the church in context, providing a critical assessment of their writings.

Francis Atterbury, Bishop of Rochester, and His French Correspondents
 Barrell, Rex A.
1990 0-88946-451-0 96 pages
Francis Atterbury (1662-1732), Bishop of Rochester and Dean of Westminster, was one of the greatest Churchmen of the latter part of the seventeenth century and the first two decades of the eighteenth. Exiled as a traitor to Europe in 1724, he spent the rest of his life in France and died in Paris. While Atterbury's political correspondence has been edited and published, his literary correspondence has been practically ignored. Much of the latter disappeared during the revolutionary upheavals, but enough remains to form some idea of his literary tastes and critical faculties. This work is an edition of his correspondence with Thieriot (a friend of Voltaire), the Marquis de Caumont, and Charles Rollin. Includes a preface outlining the textual apparatus, an introduction, a biographical sketch, prefaces for Atterbury's correspondents, a bibliography, and an index.

Gorbachev’s Foreign Policy Toward the Korean Peninsula, 1985-1991 Power and Reform
 Joo, Seung-Ho
2000 0-7734-7817-5 264 pages
This is the first volume in English to comprehensively analyze Gorbachev’s foreign policy toward the two Koreas. Drawing on interviews with key officials of South Korea and the Soviet Union/Russia and utilizing materials written in English, Korean, and Russian, Joo systematically explores the Soviet Union’s shifting goals and behavior toward the two Koreas, while focusing on the influence of Gorbachev’s shifting power position within the Soviet leadership on his Korea policy. Insightful and informative, this volume will be of interest to students of Soviet, post-Soviet, and Korean foreign relations, and to all those interested in the dynamic relationship between Gorbachev’s power consolidation at home and his foreign policy behavior.

Ham Sŏkhŏn’s Pacifism and the Reunification of Korea
 Jung, Jiseok
2006 0-7734-5651-1 352 pages
This book explores the extent to which Ham Sŏkhŏn’s Quaker involvement affected his approach to Korean Reunification Theology (KRT), and the degree to which elements of KRT can be located within Quaker Peace Testimony (QPT). For this, QPT, Ham’s ideas of peace, and KRT are explored in turn, and in particular Ham’s ideas of peace are considered as a bridge between QPT and KRT.

It is suggested that the twentieth-century QPT was peace-centric, tolerant, and based in pluralism clearly different from the nineteenth century anti-war testimony. It is argued that liberal Quakerism influenced the shifts of QPT. Conscientious Objection and relief are considered as concrete expressions of the twentieth century QPT.

Ham S?kh?n’s ideas of peace are analyzed in terms of three key ideas: pacifism, non-violence and the minjung. It is argued that Ham’s Christian pacifism was awakened by the QPT and it stimulated Ham’s ideas of peace. It is also suggested that Ham’s Quaker experience was parallel to his pacifist practice. The book explores the thought that Ham’s ideas of reunification are based on his ideas of peace, and that they influence KRT. Five reunification theologians’ thinking and key ideas are explored and then Ham’s influence on them is considered. It is suggested that QPT and Ham’s ideas of peace share common ground in their ideas of pacifism, non-violence and humanitarianism (of the minjung), and that KRT was influenced by Ham’s ideas of reunification particularly in regard to his ideas of peace. Consequently, connection between the QPT and KRT can be considered through Ham’s ideas of peace.

This book proves that there is a connection between parts of QPT, Ham’s ideas of peace and KRT, provides an original contribution to knowledge, and increases the academic understanding of both Ham’s life and thought, and the nature of KRT.

Holy Spirit in American Protestant Thought, 1750-1850
 Stephens, Bruce M.
1993 0-7734-9193-7 164 pages
The unique emphasis upon the Spirit in American Protestant theology in the century of theological debate following Jonathan Edwards is the focus of this study. It traces the contours of one of the dominant ideas in American Protestant preaching from Jonathan Edwards to Horace Bushnell. The experience of the work of the Spirit in the regeneration of both the self and society, and the corresponding prominence of the Spirit as the agent of change in American religious life and thought receives detailed attention, with the conviction that such a study will contribute to a richer understanding of American religion and culture.

Homeland Conceptions and Ethnic Integration Among Kazakhstan’s Germans and Koreans
 Diener, Alexander C.
2004 0-7734-6311-9 189 pages
Through comparative analysis of the reactions of Kazakhstan’s Germans and Koreans to the emergence of an independent Republic of Kazakhstan, this book enhances understanding of firstly, the conflicting dynamics of socio-political integration in post-Soviet space; secondly the role played by “kin-states” in the creation or negation of “return myths,”; and thirdly, the significance of small-scale homelands in the process of de-and re-territorializing identity. The analysis in this study combines library/archival research with survey and interview data from the late independence period (1996-2002) in an effort to elucidate the interactive nature of place, power, and identity.

How Journalists Shaped American Foreign Policy: A Case Study of Japan's Military Seizure of Korea
 Métraux, Daniel A.
2017 1-4955-0543-X 268 pages
Dr. Metraux’s study uses seven Western writers who reported on the Russo-Japanese War from behind Japanese lines. The author examines how personal bias and media censorship can affect the flow of information from journalists to the general public, making this book incredibly topical in today’s world of journalistic reporting.

Humor of Huldrych Zwingli
 West, Jim
2007 0-7734-5482-9 108 pages
Huldrych Zwingli, the “third man of the Reformation,” is generally remembered as a stern, abrupt and solemn individual. This characterization was proven wrong with the publication of Fritz Schmidt-Clausing’s volume on the humor of Zwingli (Otto Lembeck Verlag, 1968). This volume, long out of print, is now offered again in a bilingual German/English edition, making Zwingli’s humorous remarks, anecdotes, and stories accessible to students, scholars and interested laypersons once again.

Hungarian Protestant Reformation in the Sixteenth Century Under the Ottoman Impact Essays and Profiles
 Unghváry, Alexander Sándor
1990 0-88946-837-0 450 pages
This is a first source book in English on aspects of the Hungarian Reformation. A selection of essays and profiles of dominant Reformers in the sixteenth century, it is more than a history of dogmatic controversies. The Hungarian Reformation was influenced and complicated by the impact of Eastern Orthodoxy and the threat of Islam.

Interpretation and Preaching as Communal and Dialogical Practices
 Hartshorn, Leo
2006 0-7734-5755-0 316 pages
This book is a contribution to the field of homiletics, making the argument that sixteenth-century Anabaptism showed evidence of a communal and dialogical modality of biblical interpretation and preaching in its beliefs and practices. These practices included openness to affirmation and correction, a dialogical process of communal discipline, communal consensus, collaborative biblical interpretation, informal, charismatic worship, and interaction in worship and preaching. From some common themes found in early Anabaptism, a critical discrimen is created as an analytic device to examine contemporary hermeneutical and homiletical traditions with the intent of discerning which concepts might be appropriated and the limitations of such in constructing an inclusive, emancipatory (Ana)baptist homiletic of community. Suggestions are made, in a concluding appendix, for the construction of a pedagogy and guidelines for practicing such a preaching model.

John Calvin’s Rhetorical Doctrine of Sin
 Compier, Don H.
2001 0-7734-7618-0 176 pages
This is the first book in more than sixty years to offer a scholarly account of Calvin’s perspectives on human fault. Through a careful reading of the Institutes of the Christian Religion, the author argues that Calvin writes with the specific political purpose of defending persecuted Protestants in France. The study demonstrates that his humanist education prepared Calvin for practical argumentation on behalf of social change. Calvin is depicted as an engaged political actor, thoroughly attuned to the practical requirements of his age. His theology then becomes an important precedent for a thoroughly contextual understanding of Christian doctrinal reflection.

John Foxe, Evangelicalism, and the Oxford Movement Dialogue Across the Centuries
 Penny, D. Andrew
2002 0-7734-7289-4 236 pages
Samuel Roffey Maitland waged a vituperative crusade in the 19th century against John Foxe, the editors of the Acts and Monuments, and the work itself. Through a careful examination of Maitland’s extensive writings, this book attempts to show whether Maitland was justified in his assessment of Foxe’s place in the English Reformation, Foxe’s role in determining the eventual nature of the Church of England, and whether Maitland was indispensable to the undermining of Foxe, his circle, and his works. It also provides a detailed study of George Townsend, who wrote a biographical study of John Foxe for the first edition; and also studies of Stephen Reed Cattley, the editor of the first edition, and of John Stoughton, who wrote a new biographical introduction for the fourth Victorian edition. “. . . a well-researched and convincingly argued study. It makes a very significant contribution to the historical understanding of the early Victorian church and its controversies. . . . provides a detailed history of the publication of the four Victorian editions of Acts and Monuments, as least as far as the surviving sources allow. It also places the project within the context of the growing controversies over Tractarianism and the Oxford Movement in the 1830s and 1840s. . . . It is a significant contribution to knowledge and a highly interesting story, all in one.” – Ronald Fritze

John Tyndall's Transcendental Materialism and the Conflict Between Religion and Science in Victorian England
 Kim, Stephen S.
1996 0-7734-2278-1 230 pages
This is a study of the contribution to the secularization of Victorian culture made by John Tyndall, who, as a natural philosopher and colleague of Charles Darwin, Thomas Huxley, and Louis Pasteur, succeeded Michael Farady as the Superintendent of the Royal Institution of Great Britain in 1870. He occupies a central place in the history of the establishment of scientific naturalism, contributing to the intellectual and cultural transformation of Victorian England. This study examines the relation between theology and science, which occasioned a major shift in the way the self, nature, and the cosmos were understood.

Jonathan Edwards to Aaron Burr, Jr. From the Great Awakening to Democratic Politics
 Geissler, Suzanne
1981 0-88946-906-7 276 pages
Defends Heimert's 1966 thesis by viewing Burr as a religious descendant of his Calvinist-New Light grandfather, Jonathan Edwards, and his father, Aaron Burr, Sr.

Jonathan Edwards' Understanding of the Unity of God-and-the World: vis-a-vis Boyle, Locke, Newton, Hutcheson, & Shaftesbury
 Richardson, Herbert W.
2018 1-4955-0692-5 416 pages
This work is a comparison of the theology of Jonathan Edwards, Puritan Preacher, and his conception and view of God with the great philosophical minds of his time: Locke, Newton, Hutcheson, and Shaftesbury. It seeks to create a philosophical route into the core of Jonathan Edward's Calvinism.

 Walton, Brad
2002 0-7734-7236-3 276 pages
This study focuses on Jonathan Edwards’s Treatise Concerning Religious Affections and shows that rather than discontinuity, Edwards’s religion of the heart reflects a conservative extension of traditional Puritan thought into the time of the Great Awakening. It opposes the main-stream scholarly views of Edwards, argue that, however unique as a fully synthesized and exhaustive work, the Religious Affections is constructed almost entirely from elements deriving from 16th and 17th century Puritanism.

Korean and American Monastic Practices: A Comparative Case Study Songgwang-Sa Son Buddhist Monastery, Korea, and the Abbey of the Genesee, Cistercian Monastery, U.S.A.
 Moon, Simon Young-suck
1997 0-7734-2251-X 252 pages
This is a case study of contemporary monasticism in cross-cultural perspective with particular reference to one Korean Son monastery in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition, and one Cistercian monastery in the Roman Catholic tradition in North America. Korea has preserved one of the oldest and richest Buddhist traditions in Asia, and Korean Son monasticism has remained most faithful to what may be considered closest to the traditional form of Buddhist monastic life, and offers an alternative practice to the usual Western portrayals of Ch'an/Zen Buddhism. Compares historical backgrounds; motivational dispositions; and structures of monastic life. A final part is an appraisal of contemporary monastic ideal and trends in its development.

Life and Times of John Hooper (c. 1500-1555) Bishop of Gloucester
 Hunt, E. W.
1992 0-7734-9156-2 396 pages
This is the first full-scale examination of the words and works of the sixteenth-century bishop and martyr known as `the father of Puritanism'. After a comparatively detailed account of Hooper's life, the study examines his theology at length and concludes with a chapter on his legacy, emphasizing at the end the relevance of his beliefs to the problems facing the Church in our own day and age.

Life and Writings of John Frith (1503-1533): The Development of His Concept of Religious Toleration in the Early English Reformation
 Hard, David C.
2008 0-7734-4752-0 236 pages
John Frith, one of the first generation of English reformers, was burned as a heretic during the reign of Henry VIII because he denied the Roman dogmas of purgatory and transubstantiation. Frith was unusual for his day because he argued that these two dogmas should not be considered articles of the faith. In so doing, Frith developed a theology of Toleration and essential beliefs (doctrinal adiaphora). This study seeks to trace the origin of Frith’s adiaphorism and to understand it as developed in his works against purgatory and transubstantiation.

Life-Experience and Biblical Text
 Parsons, Michael
2013 0-7734-4539-0 296 pages
This book examines Luther and Calvin on grief and lament and discovers through a close reading of letters, commentaries, and sermons that the reformers actually encourage righteous lament in times of pain and desolation. This means that the feeling of lament stems from a pure heart and is disposed to rest in God’s unfailing love, even at such times. It concludes with some pastoral insights gleaned from the reformers’ writing. Overturns the belief that Calvin’s rigorous arguments for providence and life after death essentially prevent any further consideration of lament in theology.

Minister's Task and Calling in the Sermons of Jonathan Edwards
 Westra, Helen
1986 0-88946-661-0 400 pages
Makes extensive use of unpublished manuscripts in the Jonathan Edwards Manuscript Collection at Yale University. Treats five main themes: the scope of gospel ministry, the word of God, the word heard and kept, ordination and installation sermons, and "Christ the Perfect Ministerial Exemplar."

Music and Power in Eighteenth Century Court Society. Handel’s Messiah and Protestant Ascendancy
 Fitzpatrick, Marjorie
2016 1-4955-0449-2 612 pages
Examines music and power in eighteenth-century court society. It focuses on Händel’s Messiah and the Protestant Ascendancy society. Its aims are to find out if music reflects cultural changes and whether music is an indicator of power positions within court society utilizing the theoretical framework of Norbert Elias' social theory.

Office of Christ and its Expression in the Church: Prophet, Priest, King
 Williams, David Tudor
1997 0-7734-2425-3 348 pages
The Reformers saw the three occupations of prophet, priest, king in the Old Testament as completely fulfilled in Christ and expressed in his work of salvation. This is now becoming the case in other traditions. The office thus leads to a fuller understanding of the work of Christ. Even problems such as the old chestnut of predestination and free will yield to this approach. This book investigates the paradigm of prophet, priest and king in the belief that a fuller understanding of what God provided for Israel, fulfilled in Christ and extended to the Church, will provide the groundwork for a more Biblical approach to many of the problems that the modern Church is facing. It examines this not only in the experience of Western churches, but also specifically in the changing expression of Christianity in the African churches.

Patriarchal Politics and Christoph Kress (1484-1535) of Nuremberg
 Zophy, Jonathan W.
1992 0-7734-9605-X 300 pages
This book examines the impact of the patriarchy and the early Reformation upon the life, family, and career of the warrior-statesman Christoph Kress. Involved in over sixty-five diplomatic missions, he was the only Nuremberg political figure to participate in every Imperial Diet between 1518 and 1532. This first full-length study of Kress takes us inside the politics of Nuremberg and the Holy Roman Empire in the turbulent period of the German Peasants' Revolt and religious fissures of the 1520s and early 1530s. It also provides an intriguing case study of the effects of the Lutheran movement upon one of Germany's greatest cities and one of that community's most prominent merchant families, whose dynamics will be of great interest to scholars of religion, politics, psychology, and history.

Perspectives on Christianity in Korea and Japan: The Gospel and Culture in East Asia
 Mullins, Mark R.
1995 0-7734-8868-5 252 pages
These essays resulted from a project on "Christianity in East Asia" co-sponsored by Meiji Gakuin University's Institute for Christian Studies and the Global Mission Unit of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and are written by scholars who are themselves mainly from East Asia. The papers, using an intraregional approach (i.e. Christianity in Japan from a Korean perspective and vice-versa) deal with various aspects of the transplantation and historical development of Christianity, explore various aspects of the Christian encounter with indigenous religions and societies, and consider some of the major difficulties faced by the transplanted religion. The perspectives offered here will be useful to scholars in Asian studies and religion, to those engaged in theological education and mission studies, and to church administrators responsible for policy and direction in mission planning.

Philip Melanchthon's Rhetorical Construal of Biblical Authority: Oratio Sacra
 Schneider, John R.
1990 0-88946-794-3 292 pages
Gives a precise account of the semantic structure of Melanchthon's pre-Lutheran view of the world, articulated mostly on his rhetorical theory that emerged in the years 1509-1518. Shows how this semantic structure shaped his Lutheran theological language. Offers a hermeneutical procedure that must lead inevitably to historiographical revisions on the subject of faith and reason. Provides theologians with one example of a historically influential theologian in whose theology social setting, truth-theory, linguistics, theological method, and Christian doctrine are intertwined so as to fuel contemporary discussion of how to assess Christian traditions and their authoritative claims.

Poet John Hewitt, 1907-1987 and Criticism of Northern Irish Protestant Writing
 Ferris, Sarah
2002 0-7734-7274-6 244 pages
This study questions the validity of John Hewitt’s prominence in Northern Irish Protestant writing and asserts the need for a more accurate history of this genre. Confronting the received wisdoms of a highly politicized discourse, it undermines Hewitt’s status within it as a matchless, acceptable Protestant for a critically re-visioned Ireland. Challenging the substance of Hewitt’s self-representations as icon of cultural liberalism, radical secular dissenter, and verse-apologist for the ‘Planter condition’, this book shows that his elevation over the majority of northern Protestants is tenable only within an incomprehensive history of Northern Irish Protestant writing that diminishes other important figures. The study provides a framework for a more equitable study of Protestant voices.

Propaganda in the English Reformation Heroic and Villainous Images of King John
 Levin, Carole
1988 0-88946-463-4 303 pages
A study of the changing image of King John and of related propaganda concerning King John, the effect of religion on historical interpretation, and the manipulation of history for political advantage.

Prophetic Protestant Sermons on America’s War in Iraq: Marsh Chapel, Boston University
 Hill, Robert Allan Allan
2010 0-7734-3751-7 128 pages
These sermons address specific questions pertaining to early twenty-first century American life, from the Great Recession to the war in Iraq. Each sermon demonstrates how the gospel contests uncritical faith in political and military power.

Rectification (‘Justification’) in Paul, in Historical Perspective and in the English Bible God’s Gift of Right Relationship. Paul’s Doctrine of Rectification. Vol. 1
 Moore, Richard Kingsley
2002 0-7734-7219-3 357 pages

Rectification (‘Justification’) in Paul, in Historical Perspective and in the English Bible God’s Gift of Right Relationship. Paul’s Doctrine of Rectification in Its Historical Development. Vol. 2
 Moore, Richard Kingsley
2003 0-7734-7070-0 442 pages

Rectification (‘Justification’) in Paul, in Historical Perspective and in the English Bible. God’s Gift of Right Relationship. Paul’s Doctrine of Rectification in English Versions of the New Testament. Vol. 3
 Moore, Richard Kingsley
2002 0-7734-7072-7 573 pages

Relations Between the Netherlands Reformed Church and the Church of England Since 1945
 Staples, Peter
1992 0-7734-9639-4 244 pages
The conversations between the Netherlands Reformed Church and the Church of England in the post-War period are examined for the first time. There is a critical analysis of the sources (most of which are either translated into English or summarized) not previously published; an assessment of current progress; and suggestions for the future. This book will interest specialists in the field of Contemporary Church History, Theology, Ecumenics.

Relationship of Calvin to Process Theology as Seen Through His Sermons
 Reynolds, Blair
1993 0-7734-9355-7 112 pages
This book is intended to be a treat for those familiar only with the very formal Calvin of puritanical dogma. Exploring his sermons on Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Micah, the book rediscovers the humanity of Calvin. Key parallels are then drawn between Calvin and process theology. These sermons introduce us to Calvin's neglected aesthetic orientation, where the focus is upon a God and cosmos mutually intertwined and ever evolving into higher forms of beauty.

Religion and Politics in Korea Under the Japanese Rule
 Kang, Wi Jo
1986 0-88946-056-6 126 pages
A documented study of major religions and their relationship to politics in Korea from 1910-1945. ". . . a balanced treatment of this intensely controversial subject. . . . we are fortunate in having this even-handed study to cover what has hitherto been a relatively neglected era of modern Korean religious history. . . . a valuable contribution to the history of religions in modern Korea." _ International Bulletin of Missionary Research

Restoration of Christianity: An English Translation of Christianismi Restituto 1553 by Michael Servetus (1511-1553)
 Hoffman, Christopher A.
2007 0-7734-5520-5 440 pages
Michael Servetus (1511-1553) was a unique and central figure in European history who originated or anticipated many later new developments and trends produced by the Enlightenment and modern times. When he was burned alive in Geneva on October 27, 1553, all unbound copies of his major work, Christianismi restitutio, went up in smoke with him. Today, only three surviving copies of the original publication are known. Except for a fragment of a few pages concerning the famous discovery of pulmonary circulation, the book was never translated into English. This edition is the first translation into English, and this book contains the first part of the original text, namely, the treatise concerning the divine Trinity corresponding to the treatise On the Errors of the Trinity (published in 1531) and Two Dialogues on the Trinity (published in 1532).

Antecedents and Passages of the Public Worship Regulation Act, 1874
 Graber, Gary W.
1993 0-7734-2216-1 204 pages
This book traces the history of anti-ritualist legislation that led to the Public Worship Regulation Act and its results. Its goal is not only the better understanding of this particular Act, but appreciation for the problems encountered during the ritualistic controversy as well. It examines events and issues in Parliament, the church, the ecclesiastical court system, and the country at large. Specific bills, judgments, and reports are categorized and placed in historical context, and the story of the Public Worship Regulation Act is followed from initial draft to Royal Assent. Finally, the events that followed passage are considered to round out the work.

Salvation and Discipleship Continuum in Johannine Literature. Toward an Evaluation of the Faith Alone Doctrine
 James, Sujaya
2014 0-7734-3507-7 312 pages
An honest and significant response to the Faith Alone or Free Grace Movement. In this work Dr. Sujaya James tackles the inherent link between salvation/assurance and discipleship in the writings of the Apostle John to demonstrate that Faith Alone teaching is inconsistent with John’s presentation of salvation and discipleship continuum.

Scholarship, Sacraments, and Service Historical Studies in Protestant Tradition
 Clendenin, Daniel B.
1990 0-88946-838-9 316 pages
Essays in Honor of Bard Thompson.

Scripture and Royal Supremacy in Tudor England. The Use of Old Testament Historical Narrative
 Gazal, Andre A.
2012 0-7734-3074-1 592 pages
This detailed treatise comprehensively examines a topic much debated by scholars: the supporting hermeneutic for the biblical doctrine of Royal Supremacy. This hermeneutic is fundamental for the establishment of national churches, specifically the Church of England. in this instance, deriving from it a biblical doctrine of Kingship. The author examines the development of the doctrine of Royal Supremacy, beginning with Henry VIII and continuing up to Elizabeth I and the passage of the Act of Supremacy in 1559. He contrasts scriptural discussions connected with Royal Supremacy found in polemical works, beginning with those of John Jewel and proceeding to those written by Richard Hooker, with the writings of opposing Catholic and Presbyterian theologians. At the same time, Professor Gazal demonstrates that the understanding of the underlying scriptural hermeneutic was subject to change with the passage of time. It was nonetheless sufficiently persuasive to postpone open conflict in England until the middle of the seventeenth century.

Sebastian Franck 280 Paradoxes or Wondrous Sayings
 Furcha, E. J.
1986 0-88946-814-1 562 pages
Part of the mystical and theological writings of Franck during the Reformation.

Selected Writings of Hans Denck, 1500-1527
 Furcha, E. J.
1989 0-88946-833-8 563 pages
Provides in modern English the bulk of the literary output of Hans Denck (ca. 1500-1527), one of the "lesser reformers" and a pathbreaker of "undogmatic Christianity" whose Christian humanist notions attracted many of his contemporaries. Denck's eirenical spirit and his profound spirituality are fully reflected in these translations, which are provided with scripture and general indexes.

Shakespeare’s Romances and the Politics of Counter-Reformation
 Rist, Thomas
1999 0-7734-8033-1 268 pages
This is an historical study of the four Shakespearean ‘late plays' : Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest. The Introduction argues for a correct application of historicism in the fields of literary criticism. As a preliminary to discussion of the romances, it then considers the state of religion in England in the wake of the so-called ‘Elizabethan Settlement' ; the possibilities for religious expression in the Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre, and – still with particular regard to religious topics – the relationship of the romances to their sources. The major chapters illustrate the plays' relationships to, and discourses on Passion literature, Jesuit meditation, philosophical skepticism and magic. In each case the romances are seen to present a Roman Catholic, and thus Counter-Reformationary position. The study concludes by comparing Shakespeare's presentation of the four principal topics in the romances with the less consistent treatment they receive in his earlier works. An Appendix considers the relationship of Henry VIII to the romances.

Struggle to Reclaim the Liturgy in the Lutheran Church
 Waddell, James Alan
2005 0-7734-5922-7 448 pages
This study addresses the problem of polarization over defining theologies of worship in the Lutheran Church. Part One explores sixteenth-century sources that define the church and the church’s use of liturgy. Part Two defines a hermeneutic of liturgy and addresses the issue of liturgical inculturation from a Lutheran point of view.

Systematic Theology a Modern Protestant Approach
 Cauthen, Kenneth
1986 0-88946-769-2 520 pages
Originated as a textbook to introduce students to the whole range of Christian thought, written from the viewpoint of the non-conservative academic tradition in modern American Protestantism.

Technology Policy of the Korean State Since 1961: Successful Development of Science and Technology
 Campbell, Joel R.
2009 0-7734-4883-7 420 pages
This book examines the differences in technology development across industries in Korea, and the ruling government at the time of policy enactment.

 Casey, Michael W.
1998 0-7734-8314-4 320 pages
This volume carefully traces the Reformed, Lockean, and Common Sense roots of the use of inference as a principle for interpreting scripture, along with its complex and often inconsistent use in the Stone-Campbell Reformation.

Social Justice, Ordination of Women, Charismatics, Homosexuality, Extra-Territorial Bishops, Etc.
 James, Nancy C.
2010 0-7734-1397-9 292 pages
This work is an examination of the historical, cultural and theological factors that have shaped this debate within the Episcopal Church. This book includes several personal interviews, showcasing the diversity of views held on these issues. This book contains four color photographs and two black and white photographs.

The First 150 Years of Protestant Church Building 1517-1700: A Study in the History of Religious Architecture
 McNeill, Tom
2017 1-4955-0597-9 279 pages
The subject of this book is the evidence to be be derived from a study of the physical remains of the churches constructed for Protestant denominations in Western Europe during the first century and a half after the Reformation. Only part of Europe saw substantial Protestant communities and their churches survive, mainly Germany, the Netherlands, Great Britain and Scandinavia. There were churches produced by Lutherans, Calvinists and Anglicans. The period covers two major church developments in church building: the Reformation in ideology or theology and the arrival of Renaissance ideas from Italy into Northern Europe. The book includes 23 Black and White photos and 13 Color photos.

The Idea of Human Dignity in Korea
 Kim, Hyung-Kon
2007 0-7734-5324-5 332 pages
This study explores the idea of human dignity in the Human Dignity Clause stipulated in the Constitution of South Korea, maintaining that to indigenize the imported idea of human dignity in Korean society, the idea must not only be translated into terms resonant with Korean culture but must also be implemented in the institutions of Korean society. This study will contribute toward an exploration of a more integrative understanding of the notion of human dignity as the basis for human rights, both in the Western conception, derived from Cicero’s formula, “dignitas hominis”, which was expanded in the Christian idea of the dignity of “God-like person-in-community”, as compared with similar kinds of discourse in Korean intellectual history, namely the idea of the supreme and relational worth of a “Heaven-like (han?l kat’?n) person-in-Han-community”. This work will contribute to an interdisciplinary understanding of the question of human dignity and should appeal to scholars in law, sociology, philosophy, ethics, theology, and comparative religious studies.

 Davies, Daniel M.
1989 0-88946-069-8 512 pages
Biography of the pioneering founder of Methodism in Korea who played a crucial role in opening Korea to the West.

The Philosophical and Theological Treatises of William Ames
 Gibbs, Lee W.
2013 0-7734-4324-X 436 pages
This volume is a translation from Latin into English of some of the most important shorter philosophical and theological treatises of the English Puritan, William Ames (1575-1633), better known in Europe by his Latin name, Guilielmus Amesius and justifiably called “the spiritual father of the New England churches.”

The Political Unification of Korea in the 1990s: Key to World Peace
 Kim, Young Jeh
1989 0-88946-595-9 208 pages
The first comprehensive scholarly analysis of the subject of the unification of Korea. Presents a systematic way to consider the unification issue from theoretical and practical aspects and in the light of the future.

 Westhues, Kenneth
2005 0-7734-6060-8 360 pages
This is a fascinating account of the dismissal of a Protestant professor from a prestigious Catholic university through the instigation of the present Pope Benedict XVI. This is a special trade edition of The Envy of Excellence, identical in content except for deletion of the appendix of ten critical commentaries, and addition of an introduction, "Formulating the Question," by Herbert Richardson.

 Higham, R. Brian
2009 0-7734-4716-4 248 pages
This work evaluates the contribution made by the Rev. David Jones of Llangan in the development of Welsh Calvinistic Methodism towards the end of the eighteenth century. This book contains nine color photographs and six black and white photographs.

Theories of Rhetoric in the 18th-Century Scottish Sermon
 Matheson, Ann
1995 0-7734-9413-8 308 pages
This study pays particular attention to trends in the light of the contemporary interest in the study of rhetoric and belles lettres in Scotland during the period of the Enlightenment. Topics covered include contemporary attitudes to the 18th-century Scottish sermon; training in rhetoric in Scotland; printed theories of pulpit rhetoric; the reflection of current literary trends; and links to contemporary developments in the fields of elocution, drama and literature.

Thirty Letters to Calvin, Preacher to the Genevans & Sixty Signs of the Kingdom of the Antichrist and His Revelation Which is Now at Hand: From the Restoration of Christianity, 1553 by Michael Servetus
 Servetus, Michael
2010 0-7734-1316-2 264 pages
This work provides not only a translation of the Latin writings of Michael Servetus but also an excellent introduction and penetrating notes that contextualize the original writings. This volume also offers a detailed account of the two trials to which Michael Servetus was submitted, first in Vienne by the French Inquisition and then fatally in Geneva by Calvin's instigation. * First English Translation

Three Reformation Catechisms: Catholic, Anabaptist, Lutheran
 Janz, Denis
1982 0-88946-800-1 222 pages
Provides, along with Luther's previously translated "Small Catechism" (1529; trans. Theodore Tappert), first-time translations of the Catholic Dietrich Kolde's "Fruitful Mirror of a Christian Man" (1470; trans. Robert Dewell) and the Anabaptist Balthasar Hubmaier's "Christian Catechism" (1527; trans. Denis Janz). These catechisms were meant for children and adult laypersons in late-medieval and early-Reformation Germany.

The Sacralization of the New England Town
 Wenzke, Annabelle S.
1989 0-88946-681-5 250 pages
Presents the theology of Timothy Dwight and shows how it constituted a religious legitimization of a social order that has had a great impact on the shape of American life.

Transitional Role of the Reverend Solomon Stoddard in 17th - Century New England Religion: From National Covenant Through Halfway Covenant to Evangelical Revival
 Holland, Denise
2016 1-4955-0521-9 90 pages
This is an historical explanation of the development of the Puritan idea of a "national covenant and church" into the evangelical idea of an individual conversion and a "believers church". The author focuses on the crucial role played by Solomon Stoddard, the grandfather of Jonathan Edwards.

U. S.-South Korean Alliance, 1961-1988: Free-Riding or Bargaining?
 Lee, Jong-Sup
2002 0-7734-7345-9 236 pages
In this study, Lee and Heo confront the conventional wisdom about burden-sharing in military alliances through a detailed and extensive examination of the USA-Korean military pact. Domestic politics, as much as international concerns, emerge as the key factors that define the context within which the USA and Korea negotiated the level of Korea’s contribution to the alliance.

United States and East Asia Since 1945
 Dobbs, Charles
1990 0-88946-505-3 248 pages
A synthesis of existing literature and interpretation of information on American foreign policy in East Asia since 1945, covering the last three major wars: World War II, the Korean conflict, and Vietnam.

Varieties of Protestantism in Nazi Germany. Five Theopolitical Positions
 Feige, Franz
1990 0-88946-790-0 516 pages
Examines the history of Christianity in the area of the relationship between theology and politics, particularly as applied to the encounter of German Protestantism and National Socialism, a topic usually treated as the German church struggle. Goes beyond the narrow and limited concerns of the church struggle by both historically deepening and methodologically broadening the perspective through a combined historical and systematic approach. Feige's five-pronged typology of Protestant responses to National Socialism opens up a comparative vantage point from which to address the strengths and weaknesses of the individual responses more fully. The five types are represented by the confessional position of Karl Barth, the neo-conservative Paul Althaus, the National Socialist Emanuel Hirsch, the liberal Martin Rade, and the religious socialist Paul Tillich. The typology is a heuristic device in the sense that equal attention is given to all five types.

What Do Religion, Politics and Science Contribute to the Good Society? Essays in Calvinist Social Theory
 Richardson, Herbert W.
1991 0-7734-9218-6 239 pages
Essays include: The Sociotechnic Age; What Makes a Society Political?; Civil Religion in a Theological Perspective; Martin Luther King: Unsung Theologian; What is the Value of Life?; God is the Creator of Human Life: A Calvinist Defense of Surrogate Motherhood; Freedom and the Will; A Philosophy of Unity; and Three Myths of Transcendence. Includes an introduction which sets out, in concentrated form, some key theological issues in a Calvinist social theory and establishes the overall perspective within which the following essays are to be interpreted.

Women and Politics in Japan and Korea
 Shin, Youngtae
2004 0-7734-6374-7 208 pages
This book is about the role of women in Korean and Japanese politics over the past century. It is exceedingly rare to have a comparative analysis of politics in Japan and the Republic of Korea, which gives this book a special status. At the same time these are countries with remarkably low levels of political participation by women, so it is very important to have an analysis of the reasons for this outcome. In the 1970s women accounted for less than two percent of legislative representatives in Japan, and less than one percent in Korea; today women constitute about seven percent of the members in each legislature, but these levels are still comparatively low in the developed world: about forty-three percent of Sweden’s legislators are women, and women constitute more than 30 percent of Germany’s Bundestag; the level in the U.S. Congress is about thirteen per cent.

The explanation for this phenomenon is by no means simple, and the author traverses a complex argument beginning with the “late” industrialization of both countries, followed by long periods of military rule and excesses of nationalism in both that until relatively recently subordinated women to state-sponsored goals of rapid development and national unity, to the situation today where, at least in Korea, the role of women in politics is growing rapidly. Her account is based on numerous interviews in Korea and Japan, a deft use of public opinion polls, and a wide comparative reading in the literature on the history and politics of both countries. After examining a host of theoretical and conceptual approaches to understanding the role of women in politics, she combines an historical analysis with an examination of patriarchal culture in Japan and Korea, and then scrutinizes the way in which the two respective political systems have both formal and informal mechanisms that militate against women’s participation. Furthermore at many points in the text she makes comparative judgments concerning women’s participation in Europe and the United States.

Both Korean and Japanese history in the early 20th century were marked by women who fought multiple battles on several fronts: to get any recognition at all outside the demands of the home, to fight discrimination against any woman who would dare challenge the suffocating society-wide support for family-based patriarchy, to suffer ostracism for joining socialist groups (which tended to more open to women) or for living lives independent of men (for which they were labeled promiscuous and even a threat to national unity). Ichikawa Fusae, the founder of Japan’s Women’s Suffrage League in 1924, suffered much ridicule from the society for decades, only to be forced into supporting Japan’s wars in Asia. Korea was then a colony, not a nation, but from the early point of the massive March First Movement in 1919 right down to the present, when thousands of civic groups and NGOs co-exist in Korea’s strong civil society, women have often been the leaders of protests. This sharp contrast with Japan makes for one of the most interesting aspects of this book.

Her discussion of how the postwar Japanese political system excludes women (without necessarily intending to do so) is also particularly illuminating. The Liberal Democratic Party, in power continuously since 1955 (with one brief interruption in 1993), is made up of factions which resemble one-man political machines or groups, with strong ties of patronage and favoritism in the local areas. These virtually all-male informal networks of patron-client ties, reinforced by male bonding rituals in drinking houses all over Japan, represent a formidable barrier to the entry of women into political careers. Even civic and grass-roots organizations seeking progressive goals tend to be run by men in Japan.

On the other hand, the largest number of women representatives in the history of the Republic of Korea is seen under the system of the Revitalization Congress. However, given the nature of the Congress at the time, one can hardly say their representation had much to do with the peoples’ will. Ironically though, the long history of the dictatorial military regimes gave Korean women the opportunity to hear their own political voices, and through their participations in anti-dictatorial protest movements they gained political experiences necessary to engage in politics in the future. She interviewed and observed many women involved in grassroots political organizing; their future seems to be a comparatively bright one compared to women in Japan, who still have not found a route to significant participation in the world’s second-largest economy.

Won Buddhism a History and Theology of Korea's New Religion
 Chong, Key Ray
1997 0-7734-8436-1 168 pages
This groundbreaking work is the first full-length study in English of Won Buddhism, now regarded as one of the major six religions in South Korea.

Writings of the Radical Welsh Baptist Minister William Richards (1749-1818)
 Oddy, John
2008 0-7734-5037-8 528 pages
The editor of this volume has collected and organized the vast literary corpus of the Radical Baptist William Richards (1749-1818). The work is introduced with the editor’s own essay recounting Richards’ life and reputation.