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  • Jewish Life in Early Modern Romeby Kenneth Stow

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 44.59

    The essays in this second volume by Kenneth Stow explore the fate of Jews living in Rome, directly under the eye of the Pope. Most Roman Jews were not immigrants; some had been there before the time of Christ. Nor were they cultural strangers. They spoke (Roman) Italian, ate and dressed as did other Romans, and their marital practices reflected Roman... more...

  • Cult, Ritual, Divinity and Belief in the Roman Worldby Duncan Fishwick

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 44.59

    The papers assembled in this selection of studies range in subject matter from early Judaic magic to an inscribed monument of the Neo-Classical period. The principal emphasis of the collection is nevertheless on religious developments under the High Roman Empire: problems arising from the interpretation of oriental cults imported from the Hellenistic... more...

  • Religion in Americaby John Corrigan; Winthrop Hudson

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 101.95

    This comprehensive narrative account of religion in America from the sixteenth century through the present depicts the religious life of the American people within the context of American society. It addresses topics ranging from the European origins of American religious thought and the diversity of religion in America, to the relation of nationhood... more...

  • A Nation of Religionsby Stephen Prothero

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 25.99

    The United States has long been described as a nation of immigrants, but it is also a nation of religions in which Muslims and Methodists, Buddhists and Baptists live and work side by side. This book explores that nation of religions, focusing on how four recently arrived religious communities--Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs--are shaping and,... more...

  • God's New Israelby Conrad Cherry

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    The belief that America has been providentially chosen for a special destiny has deep roots in the country's past. As both a stimulus of creative American energy and a source of American self-righteousness, this notion has long served as a motivating national mythology. God's New Israel is a collection of thirty-one readings that trace the... more...

  • Religions of Late Antiquity in Practiceby Richard Valantasis

    Princeton University Press 2018; Not Available

    This is an unprecedented collection of nearly seventy Late Antique primary religious texts. These texts--all in new English translation and many appearing in English for the first time--represent every major religious current from the late first century until the rise of Islam. Produced through the efforts of thirty-six leading scholars in the field,... more...

  • Religions of the United States in Practice, Volume 1by Colleen McDannell

    Princeton University Press 2018; Not Available

    Religions of the United States in Practice is a rich anthology of primary sources with accompanying essays that examines religious behavior in America. From praying in an early American synagogue to performing Mormon healing rituals to debating cremation, Volume 1 explores faith through action from Colonial times through the nineteenth century.... more...

  • Religions of the United States in Practice, Volume 2by Colleen McDannell

    Princeton University Press 2018; Not Available

    Religions of the United States in Practice is a rich anthology of primary sources with accompanying essays that examines religious behavior in America. From praying in an early American synagogue to performing Mormon healing rituals to debating cremation, Volume 2 explores faith through action in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The documents... more...

  • One True Godby Rodney Stark

    Princeton University Press 2018; Not Available

    Western history would be unrecognizable had it not been for people who believed in One True God. There would have been wars, but no religious wars. There would have been moral codes, but no Commandments. Had the Jews been polytheists, they would today be only another barely remembered people, less important, but just as extinct as the Babylonians.... more...

  • Jerusalemby Michael Zank

    Wiley 2018; US$ 17.99 US$ 16.19

    Provides a short, accessible, and lively introduction to Jerusalem Jerusalem - A Brief History shows how Jewish, Christian, and Islamic scriptures confer providential meaning to the fate of the city and how modern Jerusalem is haunted by waves of biblical fantasy aiming at mutually exclusive status-quo rectification. It presents the major epochs... more...