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  • Second Temple Songs of Zionby Ruth Henderson

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Although in Second Temple literature we find a variety of songs concerned with the future of Jerusalem, little attempt has been made to analyse these comparatively as a generic group. In this study, three songshave been selected on the basis of their similarity in style, ideas and their apparent original composition in Hebrew.The texts have been subjected... more...

  • American Crucifixionby Alex Beam

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 26.99

    On June 27, 1844, a mob stormed the jail in the dusty frontier town of Carthage, Illinois. Clamorous and angry, they were hunting down a man they saw as a grave threat to their otherwise quiet lives: the founding prophet of Mormonism, Joseph Smith. They wanted blood. At thirty-nine years old, Smith had already lived an outsized life. In addition... more...

  • Heresy, Inquisition and Life Cycle in Medieval Languedocby Chris Sparks

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    A fresh examination of the Cathar heresy, using the records of inquisitorial tribunals to bring out new details of life at the time. more...

  • A Prophetic Trajectoryby Ruy Llera Blanes

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 32.95

    Combining ethnographic and historical research conducted in Angola, Portugal, and the United Kingdom, A Prophetic Trajectory tells the story of Simão Toko, the founder and leader of one of the most important contemporary Angolan religious movements. The book explains the historical, ethnic, spiritual, and identity transformations observed within... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of African American Theologyby Katie G. Cannon; Anthony B. Pinn

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 149.99

    African American theology has a long and important history. With modern roots in the civil rights movements of the 1960s, African American theology has gone beyond issues of justice and social transformation to participate in broader dialogues of theological inquiry. The Oxford Handbook of African American Theology brings together leading scholars... more...

  • The Rishi of Bangladeshby Dr Cosimo Zene; Cosimo Zene

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 190.00

    This book is a study of the changing relationship over time (1856-1994) between the Rishi, an ex-Untouchable jati of Bengal/South-West Bangladesh, and various groups of Catholic missionaries. The book's originality and importance lies in its multi-disciplinary approach which combines anthropological fieldwork, historical research, philosophical enquiry... more...

  • Friendship as Sacred Knowingby Samuel Kimbriel

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 73.99

    We are haunted, Samuel Kimbriel suggests, by a habit of isolation buried, often imperceptibly, within our practices of understanding and relating to the world. In Friendship as Sacred Knowing, Kimbriel works through the complexities of this disposition to contest its place within contemporary philosophical thought and practice. Stories of isolation... more...

  • From Synagogue to Church: The Traditional Designby John Wilkinson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    The designs of synagogues and churches are acknowledged to be very alike. But the designers' procedure was confidential, and so far standard explanations have been unsatisfactory. A synagogue should express heavenly values with earthly materials. This combination was in fact expressed in numbers, for, as Plato said, they linked heaven and earth. Scripture... more...

  • Remaking Buddhism for Medieval Nepalby Will Tuladhar-Douglas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 168.00

    Will Tuladhar-Douglas sheds new light on an important branch of Mahayana Buddhism and establishes the existence, character and causes of a renaissance of Buddhism in the fifteenth century in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. He provides the basis for the historical study of Newar Buddhism as one distinct tradition among the many that comprise Indic Buddhism.... more...

  • Living With a Wild Godby Barbara Ehrenreich

    Granta Publications 2014; US$ 22.65

    As a teenager Barbara Ehrenreich was an atheist and a rationalist, determined to understand the meaning of life. During this time she would regularly have minor experiences of dissociation, of seeing the world in a strange light. Then when she was 17, while on a skiing trip, she had an overwhelming, cataclysmic 'mystical' experience, far more rapturous... more...