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Abrahamic Religions

  • Religion and Politics in the Early Republicby Daniel Dreisbach

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    The church-state debate currently alive in our courts and legislatures is strikingly similar to that of the 1830s. A secular drift in American culture and the role of religion in a pluralistic society were concerns that dominated the controversy then, as now. In Religion and Politics in the Early Republic , Daniel L. Dreisbach compellingly argues... more...

  • Religion In Antebellum Kentuckyby John B. Boles

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 18.00

    Religion permeated the day-to-day life of antebellum Kentucky. This engaging account of Kentucky's various Christian denominations, first published as part of the Kentucky Bicentennial Bookshelf, traces the history of the Great Revival of 1800--1805, the subsequent schism in Protestant ranks, the rise of Catholicism, the development of a distinctive... more...

  • Knights of the Golden Ruleby Peter J. Frederick

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    This is a book about American intellectuals as would-be social reformers and what happens to them in the arena of practical politics. Specifically, it examines the lives of ten highly idealistic Christian socialist and anarchist intellectuals of the 1890s who were profoundly influenced -- indeed inspired -- by the prophetic social messages and exemplary... more...

  • Black Church in the Sixtiesby Hart M. Nelsen; Anne Kusener Nelsen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    What was the role of the black church in the rise of militancy that marked the sixties? Was it a calming influence that slowed that rise? Or did it contribute a sense of moral purpose and thus help inspire a wider participation in the civil rights movement? In Black Church in the Sixties the Nelsens attack the view that the church tended to inhibit... more...

  • The Jewish Woman Next Doorby Debby Flancbaum

    Urim Publications 2015; US$ 7.99

    The women profiled in this collection of absorbing essays?some known throughout the world, others known only within their own communities?all share one key trait: whether religious or secular, they are driven by their commitment to Judaism to engage in acts of kindness. In profiling women such as Ruth Gruber, who helped hundreds of Jewish refugees... more...

  • The Crusadesby Andrew Jotischky

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 14.99

    In 1095 Pope Urban II launched the First Crusade to recover Jerusalem from the Seljuq Turks. Tens of thousands of people joined his cause, making it the single largest event of the Middle Ages. The conflict would rage for over 200 years, poisoning Christian and Islamic relations forever. In this new introduction to the Crusades, Andrew Jotischky takes... more...

  • Druze, Theby Abbas Halabi

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2015; US$ 14.57

    The Druze, a much-misunderstood Muslim sect primarily inhabiting the Levant, have endured centuries of persecution by orthodox elements hostile to Islam's rich sectarian diversity on account of their esoteric divergence from mainstream Islam. As a result, they have become a 'fighting minority', as described by one of their most illustrious leaders.... more...

  • Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich ? prägende Jahreby Hartmut Bomhoff

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 70.00

    The historian and religious scholar Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich (1921-2007) was among the most influential minds in the post-Shoah German-speaking Jewish world. In 1943, with the help of Christian friends, he escaped from Berlin to Switzerland, where as a student, he became a spokesman in Jewish-Christian dialogue. Hartmut Bomhoff narrates how... more...

  • Der Koran des Ab? l-?Al??by Christian Peltz

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 136.60

    Der blinde Dichter-Philosoph Abu l-?Ala? al-Ma?arri (gest. 449/1058) hat in großer Abgeschiedenheit eine Reihe faszinierender Werke geschaffen, darunter auch eine Sammlung von gut 500 Prosagedichten, das Kitab al-Fu?ul wa-l-gayat (1938 erstmals gedruckt). Die Lektüre der Gedichte gilt vor allem deshalb als schwierig, weil ihr Verfasser eine große Vorliebe... more...

  • Early Christianity in North Africaby Francois Decret

    James Clarke & Co 2014; US$ 30.00

    Martyrs, exegetes, catechumens, and councils enlarge this study of North African Christianity, a region often reduced to its dominant patristic personalities. Smither provides English readers a quality translation of an important book that captures the unique spirit of an invaluable chapter of church history. Along with the churches located in large... more...