How to Believe
In an effort to rescue the debate from sterile polemics, one of Britain's leading philosophers defends religious belief by drawing on insights from poetry, music, scripture and a range of philosophical texts. This ‘account of the dynamics of belief’ argues that belief is less about advancing a set of explanatory hypotheses than responding ‘to certain deep psychological and moral features of our human predicament' with all our faculties, intellectual, emotional and imaginative.
Liturgical Treasuries of the Middle Ages
Medieval church treasuries have been the subject of much scholarly literature, but in this introduction to the subject Fliegel explains their form and function for the non-specialist reader, discussing nearly 70 illustrations which show the sumptuous artefacts typically found within treasuries. He also considers the liturgical significance of the sacral objects and provides a history of treasuries from their origins in late antiquity to their disappearance in the wake of the Reformation.