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Abrahamic Religions

  • Understanding Jihadby David Cook

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    First published in 2005, Understanding Jihad unravels the tangled historical, intellectual, and political meanings of jihad within the context of Islamic life. In this revised and expanded second edition, author David Cook has included new material in light of pivotal developments such as the extraordinary events of the Arab Spring, the death of... more...

  • Eight Questions of Faithby Niles Elliot Goldstein

    The Jewish Publication Society 2015; US$ 19.95

    Eight Questions of Faith is a spiritual exploration of some of life?s biggest questions?questions that have been asked by prophets and kings, mystics and sinners, and that continue to be asked by every one of us today.    Niles Elliot Goldstein uses eight questions found in the Bible to explore the human journey from cradle to grave, confronting... more...

  • A Reformation Life: The European Reformation through the Eyes of Philipp of Hesseby David Whitford

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00

    The Reformation was the most cataclysmic event in Western Christianity. An ideal resource for undergraduate history students and general readers, this title provides an accessible human narrative through the complex events of the period that many find bewildering. History comes alive and events unfold through the eyes of Philipp of Hesse, a German... more...

  • Understanding the Islamic Scriptureby Mustansir Mir

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95

    This book makes the Qur'an accessible to the English-speaking student who lacks the linguistic background to read it in the original Arabic by offering accessible translations of, and commentary on, a series of selected passages that are representative of the Islamic scripture. Mustanstir Mir, Director of the Center for Islamic Studies at Youngstown... more...

  • Heidegger's Childrenby Richard Wolin; Richard Wolin

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Martin Heidegger is perhaps the twentieth century's greatest philosopher, and his work stimulated much that is original and compelling in modern thought. A seductive classroom presence, he attracted Germany's brightest young intellects during the 1920s. Many were Jews, who ultimately would have to reconcile their philosophical and, often, personal... more...

  • Shi'i Cosmopolitanisms in Africaby Mara A. Leichtman

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Mara A. Leichtman offers an in-depth study of Shi?i Islam in two very different communities in Senegal: the well-established Lebanese diaspora and Senegalese "converts" from Sunni to Shi?i Islam of recent decades. Sharing a minority religious status in a predominantly Sunni Muslim country, each group is cosmopolitan in its own way. Leichtman provides... more...

  • Authority and Performanceby Hagit Amirav

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; Not Available

    Die Bedeutung der kirchlichen Konzile des 5. und 6. Jahrhunderts kann gar nicht hoch genug eingeschätzt werden. Sie geben wichtige Einblicke in das spätrömische Reich und die Rolle der Kirche zu jener Zeit. Das Konzil von Chalcedon (AD 451) ist aufgrund seiner reichen Quellenlage, des dramatischen Ablaufs und seiner historische Bedeutung das herausragende... more...

  • Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priestsby Jason Sion Mokhtarian

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 90.00

    Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priests examines the impact of the Persian Sasanian context on the Babylonian Talmud, perhaps the most important corpus in the Jewish sacred canon. What impact did the Persian Zoroastrian Empire, as both a real historical force and an imaginary interlocutor, have on rabbinic identity and authority as expressed in the... more...

  • The Vanguard Messiahby Sami Sjöberg

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 126.00

    The book is the first systematic and elaborate study of the role of the Jewish tradition in the avant-garde movement of lettrism. It rewrites the history of lettrism from the viewpoint of Judaism, and shows that the intellectual legacy of the Jewish tradition in the twentieth century is not confined to philosophy, literature, and literary... more...

  • The Meaning of the Holy Qur'anby Abdullah Yusuf Ali

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 4.95

    One of the most widely-used and known translations of the Qur'an into modern English, with 472 notes and an introduction. more...