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- Fortress Press 2013; US$ 54.99
The pseudo-Clementine writings are one of the most intriguing and valuable sources for early Jewish Christianity. They offer a second- or third-century polemic against the form of Christianity that eventually won out, the Gentile-majority, law-free Christianity that took Paul as its champion. Carlson's interest here is in the highly unusual theory... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00
Laliberté looks at a relatively unexplored aspect of modern Taiwan: the influence of religion on politics. This book offers a detailed survey of three of the most important Buddhist organizations in Taiwan: the Buddhist Association of the Republic of China (BAROC), the Buddha Light Mountain (or Foguanshan) monastic order, and the Buddhist Compassion... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 30.99
A bold and provocative interpretation of one of the most religiously vibrant places in America?a state penitentiary Baraka, Al, Teddy, and Sayyid?four black men from South Philadelphia, two Christian and two Muslim?are serving life sentences at Pennsylvania?s maximum-security Graterford Prison. All of them work in Graterford?s chapel, a place... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95
Looking at the everyday interaction of religion and media in our cultural lives, Hoover?s new book is a fascinating assessment of the state of modern religion. Recent years have produced a marked turn away from institutionalized religions towards more autonomous, individual forms of the search for spiritual meaning. Film, television, the music... more...
- Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 28.99
In addition to his work as an entrepreneur, corporate executive, and consultant, for the last sixteen years August Turak worked alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey, watching firsthand as they undertook new enterprises and sustained an incredibly successful business practice. Service and selflessness are at the heart of this 1,500-year-old... more...
- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 17.95
What is a rule, if it appears to become confused with life? And what is a human life, if, in every one of its gestures, of its words, and of its silences, it cannot be distinguished from the rule? It is to these questions that Agamben's new book turns by means of an impassioned reading of the fascinating and massive phenomenon of Western monasticism... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 133.00
The nineteenth century was a period of intense religious conflict across Europe, as people confronted the major changes brought by modernity. In Zurich, one phase of this religious conflict was played out in a struggle over revisions to the ritual of baptism. In its analysis of the Zurich conflict, Liturgy Wars offers a strategy for understanding the... more...