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Abrahamic Religions

  • Bodies of Peaceby Myles Werntz

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 43.99

    Bodies of Peace argues that Christian nonviolence is both formed by and forms ecclesial life, creating an inextricable relationship between church commitment and resistance to war. In this volume, Myles Werntz examines the work of John Howard Yoder, Dorothy Day, William Stringfellow, and Robert McAfee Brown, demonstrating how each thinker?s advocacy... more...

  • The Making of Modern English Theologyby Daniel Inman

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    The Making of Modern English Theology is the first historical account of theology?s modern institutional origins in the United Kingdom. Inman explores how Oxford theology, from the beginnings of the Tractarian movement until the end of the Second World War, both influenced and responded to the reform of the university. The Oxford faculty emerged as... more...

  • Evangelicalism, Piety and Politicsby Andrew Chandler

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book brings together the most striking and significant articles published by the eminent British religious historian, W.R. Ward. Today, Ward enjoys an international reputation as a scholar of John Wesley in particular and Protestantism in Britain and Continental Europe at large. In this unique collection, Chandler brings together for the first... more...

  • Bede and the Futureby Peter Darby; Faith Wallis

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Bede (c. 673-735) was Anglo-Saxon England's most prominent scholar, and his body of work is among the most important intellectual achievements of the entire Middle Ages. This book brings together a group of international scholars to examine a number of questions about Bede's changing attitudes towards, and ideas about, the short term future... more...

  • Rethinking the Messianic Idea in Judaismby Michael L. Morgan; Steven Weitzman

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 44.99

    Over the centuries, the messianic tradition has provided the language through which modern Jewish philosophers, socialists, and Zionists envisioned a utopian future. Michael L. Morgan, Steven Weitzman, and an international group of leading scholars ask new questions and provide new ways of thinking about this enduring Jewish idea. Using the writings... more...

  • Critical Christianityby Courtney Handman

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In Critical Christianity , Courtney Handman analyzes the complex and conflicting forms of sociality that Guhu-Samane Christians of rural Papua New Guinea privilege and celebrate as "the body of Christ." Within Guhu-Samane churches, processes of denominational schism?long relegated to the secular study of politics or identity?are moments of critique... more...

  • The Story of Christianity: Volume 2by Justo L. Gonzalez

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 21.99

    Beginning with the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century, this fully revised and updated second volume of The Story of Christianity continues the marvelous history of the world's largest religion. Award-winning historian Justo Gonzalez bring to life the people, dramatic events, and theological debates that have shaped Protestantism, Catholicism,... more...

  • Being German, Becoming Muslimby Esra Özyürek

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Every year more and more Europeans, including Germans, are embracing Islam. It is estimated that there are now up to one hundred thousand German converts?a number similar to that in France and the United Kingdom. What stands out about recent conversions is that they take place at a time when Islam is increasingly seen as contrary to European values.... more...

  • Queer Christianitiesby Kathleen T. Talvacchia; Michael F. Pettinger; Mark Larrimore

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    Queerness and Christianity, often depicted as mutually exclusive, both challenge received notions of the good and the natural. Nowhere is this challenge more visible than in the identities, faiths, and communities that queer Christians have long been creating. As Christians they have staked a claim for a Christianity that is true to their self-understandings. ... more...

  • Islam, Context, Pluralism and Democracyby Yaser Ellethy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Islam, Context, Pluralism and Democracy aspires to clarify the tensions and congruences between the revelational and the rational, the text and the context, the limits and the horizons of contextualization in Islam, as these emanate from the Islamic interpretative tradition. This book examines classical and modern Muslim interpretations with... more...