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Abrahamic Religions

  • Prester John: The Legend and its Sourcesby Mr Keagan Joel Brewer; Professor Malcolm Barber; Professor Peter W Edbury; Professor Bernard Hamilton; Professor Norman Housley; Professor Peter Jackson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 129.95

    The legend of Prester John has received much scholarly attention over the last hundred years, but never before have the sources been collected and coherently presented to readers. This book now brings together a fully-representative set of texts setting out the many and various sources from which we get our knowledge of the legend. These texts, spanning... more...

  • The Emergence of Modern Shi'ismby Zackery M. Heern

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 30.00

    This book takes a fresh look at the foundations of modern Islam. Scholars often locate the origins of the modern Islamic world in European colonialism or Islamic reactions to European modernity. This study, however, focuses on the rise of Islamic movements indigenous to the Middle East, which developed in direct response to the collapse and decentralization... more...

  • Aesthetic Theology and Its Enemiesby David Nirenberg

    Brandeis University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    The role of Judaism in the formation of Western aesthetics more...

  • Warum glaubst Du noch?by Uwe Hillebrand

    Tectum Verlag 2015; US$ 9.53

    Bei logischer Betrachtungsweise lassen sich viele Lehren der christlichen Kirche nicht mehr nachvollziehen. Da wird gesagt, Gott sei allgütig und habe die Macht, auf alles in der Welt Einfluss zu nehmen. Warum tut er es dann nicht und verhindert z.B., dass durch ein Erdbeben zehntausende von Menschen sterben müssen? Ein Papst erklärt die leibliche... more...

  • Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and the Global Jihadist Movement: What Everyone Needs to KnowRGby Daniel Byman

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    On the morning of September 11, 2001, the entire world was introduced to Al Qaeda and its enigmatic leader, Osama bin Laden. But the organization that changed the face of terrorism forever and unleashed a whirlwind of counterterrorism activity and two major wars had been on the scene long before that eventful morning. In Al Qaeda, the Islamic State,... more...

  • Islamic Ethos and the Specter of Modernityby Farzin Vahdat

    Anthem Press 2015; US$ 99.00

    Drawing on the work of Hegel, this book proposes a framework for understanding modernity in the Muslim world and analyzes the discourse of prominent Muslim thinkers and political leaders with reference to some of the most significant markers of modernity. more...

  • Die Fraglichkeit von Religion und Moralby Wilfried Stütz

    Tectum Verlag 2015; US$ 19.08

    Es ist das Dilemma der Philosophie, dass es so viele unterschiedliche Philosophien gibt. Und gerade auf dem Gebiet der praktischen Philosophie ist die Vielfältigkeit, ja Widersprüchlichkeit der philosophischen Positionen unverkennbar. Sollten wir also deshalb auf eine Klärung der Grundlagen unseres Handels verzichten? Wilfried Stütz antwortet mit einem... more...

  • The Grotesque Body in Early Christian Discourseby Istvan Czachesz

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 90.00

    Early Christian apocryphal and conical documents present us with grotesque images of the human body, often combining the playful and humorous with the repulsive, and fearful. First to third century Christian literature was shaped by the discourse around and imagery of the human body. This study analyses how the iconography of bodily cruelty and visceral... more...

  • Moses Mendelssohnby Christoph Schulte

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2015; US$ 732.77

    Moses Mendelssohn (geb. 1729 in Dessau, gest. 1786 in Berlin) gehört zu den Schlüsselfiguren der europäischen Aufklärung. Der Freund Lessings setzte sich mit der kantischen Philosophie auseinander und entwickelte unter anderem eine philosophische Theorie des Judentums. Von ihm liegen zahlreiche Schriften zur Theorie der Gefühle, zur Ästhetik, Anthropologie... more...

  • Systematic Theologyby Katherine Sonderegger

    Fortress Press 2015; US$ 48.99

    This systematic theology begins from the treatise De Deo Uno and develops the dogma of the Trinity as an expression of divine unicity, on which will depend creation, Christology, and ecclesiology. The Invisible God must be seen and known in the visible. In this way, God and God?s relation to creation are distinguished?but not separated?from Christology,... more...