An Encyclopedia of the World's Faiths
Drawing on a wealth of scholarly research and firsthand source material, this is a comprehensive survey of the modern religious world. Encompassing traditional faiths, indigenous religions and new religious movements, the book focuses on the historical development and teachings of each religion and examines how these traditions have evolved into contemporary beliefs and practices. This revised and updated edition also explores new approaches to spirituality, the spread of religious pluralism and the movement towards interfaith dialogue.
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.