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World Religions · BUDDHISM 1

Buddhist Art in Medieval China
Hsueh-man Shen
HIGHLIGHT Oct 2018 392pp,
132 illustrations, 113 in colour
FROM INDRA’S 9780824867058 Hardback £68.50 / €77.00
NET TO INTERNET Deftly weaving together data and research from several
Communication, disciplines, including Buddhist studies, archaeology,
Technology, and and art history, Authentic Replicas vividly conveys how
the Evolution of replication lay at the heart of Buddhist worship in medieval
Buddhist Ideas China, offering a new understanding of how religious belief
guided the artistic output of an entire age.
Contemporary Buddhism
University of Hawai’i Press SUTRA

University of Hawai’i Press Translated by A. Charles Muller
& Kenneth K. Tanaka
ARCHITECTS OF Feb 2018 111pp
BUDDHIST LEISURE 9781886439658 Hardback
Socially Disengaged £33.95 / €39.00
Buddhism in Asia’s The Brahma’s Net Sutra plays
Museums, Monuments, an important niche role in the
and Amusement Parks development of East Asian
Mahayana Buddhism. It is the
Justin Thomas McDaniel primary extant Vinaya text
Apr 2018 282pp, that articulates the precepts
41 b&w illustrations from a Mahayana perspective.
9780824876753 Paperback That is, it takes its main audience to be “bodhisattva
£26.95 / €30.00 practitioners”, mainly householders who remain engaged
Buddhism, often described with society rather than becoming renunciant monks or
as an austere religion that nuns.
condemns desire, promotes denial, and idealises the
contemplative life, actually has a thriving leisure culture in BDK America
Asia. Justin McDaniel looks at the growth of Asia’s culture
of Buddhist leisure - what he calls “socially disengaged THE BUDDHA IN
Buddhism” - through a study of architects responsible for LANNA
monuments, museums, amusement parks, and other sites. Art, Lineage, Power,
and Place in Northern

Angela S. Chiu
Apr 2018 256pp,
19 b&w illustrations
9780824876821 Paperback
£26.95 / €30.00
For centuries, wherever Thai
Buddhists have made their
homes, statues of the Buddha
have provided testament to the role of Buddhism in the
lives of the people. The Buddha in Lanna offers the first
in-depth historical study of the Thai tradition of donation
of Buddha statues. The book reveals the key roles that Thai
Buddha images have played in the social and economic
worlds of their makers and devotees.

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BURMA “A Mahayana Demonstration on the Theme
A History of of Action,” “Essays of Sengzhao,” and “The
Dhammasattha Texts Treatise on the Origin of Humanity”
and Jurisprudence,
1250–1850 Translated by John P. Keenan, Rafal Felbur & Yün-hua Jan
Feb 2018 450pp
D. Christian Lammerts 9781886439665 Hardback £58.50 / €66.00
Aug 2018 296pp Collects three brief and important explorations in
9780824872601 Hardback Mahayana Buddhism: A Mahayana Demonstration on the
£61.95 / €70.00 Theme of Action, Essays of Sengzhao, and The Treatise on the
Provides an intellectual Origin of Humanity.
and literary history of the BDK America
dynamic jurisprudence of
the dhammasattha legal genre between the thirteenth ISEAS Publishing
and nineteenth centuries. Based on a critical study of
hundreds of little-known surviving dhammasattha and BUDDHISM IN ASIA
related manuscripts, Buddhist Law in Burma demonstrates Revival and Reinvention
the centrality of law as a crucial discipline of Buddhist
knowledge in precolonial Southeast Asia. Edited by Nayanjot Lahiri &
Upinder Singh
Communication, Technology, and the 9789814762069 Paperback
Evolution of Buddhist Ideas £25.95 / €30.00
Showcases the expansion
Daniel Veidlinger of Buddhism’s contours and
Aug 2018 344pp popularity in Asia in modern
9780824873400 Hardback £64.95 / €73.00 times. Focusing on India, Sri
Contemporary Buddhism Lanka and China, the essays
For more information on this title, see page 1. in the book highlight the
cross-fertilisation between Buddhism and contemporary
FROM THE discourses which makes the phenomenon of Buddhist
MOUNTAINS TO revival in Asia unambiguously modern.
A History of Buddhist McFarland
Propagation in
Zombies, Mortality and Buddhist Philosophy
Mark A. Nathan
Jul 2018 248pp Christopher M. Moreman
9780824872618 Hardback May 2018 213pp
£59.50 / €67.00 9781476672496 Paperback £38.50 / €43.00
Contemporary Buddhism Contributions to Zombie Studies
Ambitious and meticulously With the increased popularity of the zombie, many
researched, From the scholars have begun to consider just why it has captured
Mountains to the Cities will find a ready audience among the attention of audiences today. In this text, the zombie
researchers and scholars of Korean history and religion, can be viewed as a meditation on death, a memento mori
modern Buddhist reform movements in Asia, and those that can help us learn to live with the fact of our own
interested in religious missions and proselytisation more individual mortality.

World Religions · BUDDHISM 3

The Impermanence of
University of Hawai’i Press Religion in Colonial
Alicia Turner
Peter D. Hershock 2017 240pp
2004 208pp 9780824872861 Paperback
9780824828356 Paperback £27.50 / €31.00
£16.50 / €19.00 Southeast Asia: Politics, Meaning,
Chan Buddhism has become and Memory
paradigmatic of Buddhist Explores the dissonance
spirituality. This work between the goals of the
expresses the meaning of Chan colonial state and the Buddhist
as it developed in China more worldview that animated Burmese Buddhism at the turn
than a thousand years ago of the twentieth century. Saving Buddhism contributes
and provides insights into the to ongoing studies of colonialism, nation, and identity
distinctive aims and forms of in Southeast Asian studies by working to denaturalise
practice associated with the nationalist histories.
ISEAS Publishing

Meaning and Practice in MARITIME ASIA
Shikoku Networks of Masters,
Texts, Icons
Ian Reader
2004 350pp, Edited by Andrea Acri
22 illustrations, 2 maps 2016 482pp
9780824829070 Paperback 9789814695084 Paperback
£29.50 / €34.00 £69.50 / €78.00

This study involves a Advocates a trans-regional,
1400-kilometer-long and maritime, approach
pilgrimage around Japan’s to studying the genesis,
4th largest island, Shikoku. In development and circulation of tantric (or Esoteric)
traveling the circuit of 88 Buddhist temples, pilgrims make Buddhism across Maritime Asia from the seventh to the
their journey together with Kobo Daishi (774-835), the thirteenth centuries CE. The book lays emphasis on the
holy miracle-working figure at the heart of the pilgrimage. mobile networks of human agents (Masters), textual
Ian Reader examines contemporary practices and beliefs of sources (Texts) and images (Icons) through which tantric
the pilgrimage. Buddhist traditions spread.

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CHRISTIANITY The University of Alabama Press

African American Evangelicals and
MOTHER TERESA Fundamentalism Between the Wars
Toward a Renewal Mary Beth Swetnam Mathews
of Spiritual Feb 2018 216pp
Theology 9780817359188 Paperback £28.50 / €32.00
Religion & American Culture
The Catholic University of America Press Examines the history of African American Baptists and
Methodists of the early twentieth century. By presenting
Academica Press African American Protestantism in the context of white
A HISTORY OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH Protestant fundamentalism, this study demonstrates that
IN HAWAII African American Protestants were acutely aware of the
Two Hundred Years on the Road manner in which white Christianity operated and how they
Amir A. Khisamutdinov & V. Rev. Anatole Lyovin could use that knowledge to justify social change.

Mar 2018 164pp ISAAC TAYLOR
9781680530629 Hardback £95.50 / €107.00 TICHENOR
Recounts the many attempts to establish an Orthodox The Creation of the
religious community in the Hawaiian islands. Today, both Baptist New South
the Greek Orthodox and Russian Orthodox churches in
Honolulu are well established, and the Orthodox Church Michael E. Williams
in America (OCA) has recently established mission was May 2018 252pp, 7 b&w figures
established on the Big Island of Hawaii. 9780817359249 Paperback
£28.50 / €32.00
Religion & American Culture
A full-length study of the
influential role Tichenor
played in shaping both the
Baptist denomination and
southern culture. Michael E.
Williams provides a comprehensive analysis of Tichenor’s
life, examining the overall impact of his life and work. This
volume also documents the methodologies Tichenor used
to rally Southern Baptist support around its struggling
Home Mission Board.

The Catholic University of America Press


Eusebius of Caesarea
2017 328pp
9780813229911 Hardback £38.50 / €43.00
Fathers of the Church, Vol. 135
This is the first English translation of the last two
theological works of Eusebius of Caesarea, Against
Marcellus and On Ecclesiastical Theology. Long overlooked
for statements at odds with later orthodoxy, even written
off as heretical, recent scholarship has demonstrated
the tremendous influence these texts had on the Greek
theological tradition in the fourth century.

World Religions · CHRISTIANITY 5

SCHOLARS Short Writings on the
Essays in Honor of Holy Spirit
Robet J. Araujo, SJ
Yves Congar
Edited by S. Hendrianto 2017 304pp
Feb 2018 277pp 9780813229935 Hardback
9780999513422 Paperback £61.95 / €70.00
£28.50 / €32.00 Yves Congar was the most
Robert J. Araujo, SJ, is a significant voice in Catholic
Catholic legal scholar. This pneumatology in the
volume brings together twelve twentieth century. This new
essays by noted scholars in collection of short pieces
honour of Fr. Araujo. The makes his thought accessible
volume displays the influence of the Catholic intellectual to a broad range of readers -
tradition across issues such as natural law, Catholic social scholars, teachers, ecumenists and laity - and thus helps
teachings, constitutionalism, religious freedom and public to ensure that an important theological voice, one that
international law. influenced many of the documents of the Second Vatican
Council, continues to be heard.
SAINT-DENIS A History of Franciscan
Media in the United
Translated by Richard Cusimano States
& Eric Whitmore
Jan 2018 312pp Raymond Haberski Jr
9780813229973 Hardback Mar 2018 277pp
£61.95 / €70.00 9780883822654 Paperback
Suger, the twelfth century £23.95 / €27.00
abbot of Saint-Denis, has 9780883822661 Hardback
not received the respect and £38.50 / €43.00
attention that he deserves. Where do we find religion?
Suger’s texts provide a wealth For many, it can be found
of information about the events of his era as well as a large in the activities of daily life.
amount of biographical material on his accomplishments. How do historians write this history? How do they record
This translation of his writings intends to enhance his the significance of religious culture expressed through
reputation and make his name better known to students the mundane and the extraordinary - from letters to
at all levels. magazines to praying for miracles at shrines? This study
offers more than a century’s worth of religion lived
A SERVICE BEYOND ALL RECOMPENSE through media, particularly Franciscan media.
Studies Offered in Honor of
Msgr. Thomas J. Green WHOLE FAITH
The Catholic Ideal of Emilia Pardo Bazan
Edited by Kurt Martens
Feb 2018 277pp Denise DuPont
9780813230146 Hardback £71.50 / €81.00 Mar 2018 280pp
Six people with different backgrounds, but all related 9780813230030 Hardback £76.50 / €86.00
to Monsignor Thomas J. Green in one way or another, Emilia Pardo Bazán, the most important female author
have written a laudation - a short congratulatory letter of Spain’s nineteenth century, was a prolific writer of
- in honour of Monsignor Green. No less than fifteen novels, short stories, critical articles, chronicles of modern
contributions on various topics by colleagues, canon law life, and plays. Whole Faith is an analysis of how this early
scholars, clearly relate and reflect upon the honouree’s feminist put her unique talents to work for her nation, and
scholarly contributions to canon law. blended into the worshipping body of Spain by creating a
sacramental vision that enriched daily life.

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University Press of Florida ORDINARY WONDERS
Stories of Unexpected Grace
CHARISMATIC Olesia Nikolaeva
CATHOLICISM IN May 2018 320pp
LATIN AMERICA 9780884654230 Paperback £17.50 / €20.00
In this collection of stories as whimsical as their titles,
Edward L. Cleary award-winning author Olesia Nikolaeva poignantly
Aug 2018 324pp recounts life for Christian believers in Soviet and post-
9780813064765 Paperback Soviet Russia. In a manner reminiscent of the bestselling
£25.95 / €29.00 Everyday Saints these tales reveal a common theme - the
Much has been made of the subtle, sometimes imperceptible movement of Divine
dramatic rise of Protestantism Providence at work in the lives of saints and sinners alike.
in Latin America. Overlooked
by journalists and scholars THE SUNFLOWER
has been the parallel growth Conforming the Will of Man to the Will of God
of Charismatic, or Pentecostal, Catholicism in the region.
Edward Cleary offers the first comprehensive treatment of John Maximovitch
this movement, revealing its importance to the Catholic May 2018 352pp
Church as well as the people of Latin America. 9780884654605 Paperback £20.95 / €24.00
A thoroughly practical manual of the spiritual life focusing
SACRAMENTS OF MEMORY on the central goal of every Christian: learning the will
Catholicism and Slavery in Contemporary of God and struggling to mold our life to it, just as Christ
African American Literature “humbled Himself and became obedient.” (Phil. 2:8) Even
more fundamentally, St John addresses the question of
Erin Michael Salius why we should care about God’s will.
May 2018 224pp
9780813056890 Hardback £76.50 / €86.00 Marquette University Press
Argues that Catholicism informs a major genre of African
American literature in ways and with a significance that LUTHER’S
has gone largely unrecognised. Sacraments of Memory CHRISTOLOGICAL
thus proposes a new framework for understanding the LEGACY
revisionist aims of these works, contextualising the Christocentrism and the
scepticism they exhibit towards historical realism in terms Chalcedonian Tradition
of a Catholic counter-tradition in American literature.
Johannes Zachhuber
Holy Trinity Publications Feb 2018 148pp
9781626005068 Hardback
The Père Marquette Lecture in
Averky Taushev Theology
Edited by Vitaly Permiakov Addresses the continuing
Apr 2018 368pp importance of the
9781942699187 Hardback £34.95 / €39.00 Reformation and its ongoing relevance for theology today
Commentary on the Holy Scriptures of the through an exploration of Luther’s understanding of
This third and final volume of Archbishop Averky’s New Christology, the doctrine of the person of Jesus Christ.
Testament commentary elucidates the moral and pastoral
aspects of the Pauline and Universal Epistles and the Book
of Revelation. Discussion of each New Testament book is
preceded by an analysis of the authorship, time and place
of composition, and major themes within.

World Religions · CHRISTIANITY 7

McFarland WALTER
An Overview of Scientific Research with WRITINGS
Interviews with Witnesses and Experts Volume I,
Christianity and
Sergio A. Rueda the Social Crisis and
Apr 2018 2226pp Other Writings
9781476673844 Paperback £33.50 / €38.00
Explores the issues of exorcism and demonic possession WALTER
and its meaning on this new twentieth century. The author RAUSCHENBUSCH:
presents leading experts in the field of mental health, PUBLISHED WORKS
sociologists and theology which face off the classic battle AND SELECTED
royale of science versus religion and good versus evil. WRITINGS
Volume II,
SAINT JAMES THE Christianizing the
GREATER IN HISTORY, Social Order and
ART AND CULTURE Other Writings

William Farina
May 2018 228pp
9781476669175 Paperback
£52.50 / €59.00
Among the 12 disciples of
Jesus, perhaps none has
inspired more magnificent
art - as well as political
upheaval - than Saint James
the Greater. Portrayed in the
New Testament as part of
Jesus’ inner circle, he was the first apostle to be martyred.
Today, he remains the patron saint of pilgrims to the shrine
of Santiago de Compostela, and his legacy has bequeathed
a magnificent tradition of Western art.

Mercer University Press

Identity, Politics, and Theology in Radical
Baptist Perspective

Ryan Andrew Newson
May 2018 277pp
9780881466492 Paperback £30.50 / €35.00
Perspectives on Baptist Identities
Argues that resources contained in the “baptist vision”
of Christian life are uniquely helpful in describing how
Christians might transformatively and receptively inhabit
the world as it now is. Ryan Newson unpacks the contours
of a Christian identity centred around listening-to oneself,
to others, and to the wild voice of God.

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University of New Mexico Press STRANGERS AND
The Art of William Hart Contemporary
McNichols Christianities in the
American South
John D. Dadosky &
William Hart McNichols James Hudnut-Beumler
Mar 2018 176pp Apr 2018 288pp,11 illustrations
9780826359131 Paperback 9781469640372 Hardback
£33.50 / €38.00 £33.50 / €38.00
Iconography is undergoing a
revival in twenty-first-century In this fresh and fascinating
American Catholicism. William chronicle of Christianity in
Hart McNichols, who paints the contemporary American
in his studio in New Mexico, is one of the most popular south, historian and minister James Hudnut-Beumler
iconographers of this renaissance, and this book comprises draws on extensive interviews and his own personal
a selection of his icons and sacred images. The book journeys throughout the region over the past decade to
presents images of holy women and holy men as well as present a comprehensive portrait of the south’s long-
images of Mary and Jesus. dominant religion.

NewSouth Publishing University of Notre Dame Press

A Cultural History AND WEST

Meredith Lake John C.H. Wu
Apr 2018 448pp Jan 2018 412pp,
9781742235714 Paperback £38.50 / €43.00 2 illustrations
Tells the revelatory story of the Bible in Australia, from 9780268103668 Paperback
the convict era to the Mabo land rights campaign, Nick £25.95 / €29.00
Cave, the Bra Boys and beyond. At a time when public 9780268103651 Hardback
discussion of religion is deeply polarised, Meredith Lake £71.50 / €81.00
reveals the Bible’s dynamic influence in Australia and offers When John C. H. Wu’s spiritual
an innovative new perspective on Christianity and its autobiography Beyond East and
changing role in society. West was published in 1951,
it became an instant Catholic
The University of North Carolina Press bestseller. This new edition,
including a foreword written
COMMON THREADS by Wu’s son John Wu, Jr., makes this profoundly beautiful
A Cultural History of Clothing in American book by one of the most influential Chinese lay Catholic
Catholicism intellectuals of the twentieth century available for a new
generation of readers.
Sally Dwyer-McNulty
2017 272pp, 37 halftones GOD, COUNTRY, NOTRE DAME
9781469642239 Paperback £28.50 / €32.00 The Autobiography of Theodore M. Hesburgh
An illustrated cultural history of the apparel worn by
American Catholics, Sally Dwyer-McNulty’s Common Theodore M. Hesburgh
Threads reveals the transnational origins and homegrown Feb 2018 360pp, 34 halftones
significance of clothing in developing identity, unity, and a 9780268088033 Paperback £28.95 / €33.00
sense of respectability for a major religious group that had “I have travelled far and wide, far beyond the simple parish
long struggled for its footing in a Protestant-dominated I envisioned as a young man. My obligation of service has
society often openly hostile to Catholics. led me into diverse yet interrelated roles: college teacher,
theologian, president of a great university, counsellor to
four popes and six presidents… But deep beneath it all, … I
have always and everywhere considered myself essentially
a priest.” - from the Preface

World Religions · CHRISTIANITY 9

MEDITATIONS ON THE Rutgers University Press
Apostasy and Ex-
Edited by Sarah McNamer Mormonism among the
Jan 2018 520pp Latter-day Saints
9780268102852 Hardback
£61.95 / €70.00 E. Marshall Brooks
The Meditations on the Life of Aug 2018 254pp, 9 b&w photos
Christ was the most popular 9780813592183 Paperback
and influential devotional work £26.95 / €31.00
of the later Middle Ages.This 9780813592190 Hardback
volume is a critical edition, £73.50 / €83.00
with English translation and Provides an intimate, in-depth
commentary, of a hitherto- ethnography of religious
unpublished Italian text that McNamer argues is likely to be disenchantment among ex-
the original version of this influential masterpiece. Mormons in Utah. Showing that former church members
were once deeply embedded in their religious life, Brooks
QUILL AND CROSS IN argues that disenchantment unfolds as a struggle to
THE BORDERLANDS overcome the spiritual, social, and ideological devotion
Sor María de Ágreda and ex-Mormons had to the religious community.
the Lady in Blue, 1628
Anna M. Nogar The YWCA of the USA and the Maryknoll Sisters
Jun 2018 468pp, 29 photos
9780268102135 Hardback Amanda Izzo
£57.50 / €65.00 Feb 2018 256pp, 16 b&w photos
Examines nearly four hundred 9780813588476 Paperback £22.50 / €26.00
years of history, folklore, 9780813588483 Hardback £73.50 / €83.00
literature, and art concerning Religiously influenced social movements tend to be
the seventeenth-century characterised as products of the conservative turn in
Spanish nun and writer Sor Protestant and Catholic life in the latter part of the
María de Jesús de Ágreda, identified as the legendary “Lady in twentieth century. Amanda L. Izzo argues that, contrary to
Blue” who miraculously appeared to tribes in colonial-era New this view, liberal wings of Christian churches have remained
Mexico and taught them the rudiments of the Catholic faith. an instrumental presence in US and transnational politics.

ROMAN SOURCES FOR Southeast Missouri State University Press
CATHOLICISM, Medieval and Early Modern Religious
1763–1939 Manuscripts in the Charles Luce Harrison
Collection, Kent Library,
Matteo Binasco Southeast Missouri State University
May 2018 300pp
9780268103811 Hardback Joni M. Hand
£71.50 / €81.00 May 2018 148pp
9780997926231 Hardback £52.50 / €59.00
A comprehensive reference A look at medieval and early modern religious manuscripts
volume, researched and in the Charles Luce Harrison Collection, Kent Library,
compiled by Matteo Binasco, Southeast Missouri State University. The book explores
that introduces readers to the the history of the collection and presents full colour
rich content of Roman archives and their vast potential photographs of many of the images.
for US Catholic history in particular. Binasco offers a
groundbreaking description of materials relevant to US
Catholic history in fifty-nine archives and libraries of Rome.
Detailed profiles describe each repository and its holdings.

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University of Tennessee Press CHRISTIANITY BESTSELLERS

POWERHOUSE FOR GOD The Catholic University of America Press
Speech, Chant, and Song in an Appalachian
Baptist Church, Second Edition EXPOSITION OF THE
Jeff Todd Titon
Apr 2018 277pp Tyconius of Carthage
9781621904182 Paperback £38.50 / €43.00 2017 277pp
The Fellowship Independent Baptist Church was a group of 9780813229560 Hardback
fundamental Christian believers broadly representative of £38.50 / €43.00
southern Appalachian belief and practice. Jeff Todd Titon Fathers of the Church
worked with this community to determine the nature The Exposition of the
of language in the practice of their religion. He traces Apocalypse by Tyconius of
specialized vocabulary and its applications through the acts Carthage (fl. 380) was pivotal
of being saved, praying, preaching, teaching, and singing. in the history of interpretation
of the Book of Revelation.
The University of Utah Press Tyconius interpreted John’s
visions as figurative of the
DECOLONIZING struggles facing the Church throughout the entire period
MORMONISM between the Incarnation and the Second Coming of Christ.
Approaching a
St. Augustine’s Teaching on Divine Power and
Edited by Gina Colvin & Human Freedom
Joanna Brooks
May 2018 360pp Gerald Bonner
9781607816089 Paperback 2007 192pp
£23.95 / €27.00 9780813214740 Paperback £23.95 / €27.00
This volume seeks nothing St Augustine’s exposition of the Eucharistic unity of
less than to shift the focus the elect in the Body of Christ, his Christology, and his
of Mormon studies from emphasis on love as the principal mark of the Godhead
its historic North American, have provided a pattern for Christian devotion and
Euro-American “centre” to the critical questions being spirituality down through the ages. This book seeks to
raised by Mormons living at the movement’s cultural and explain this paradox in Augustine’s theology.
geographic margins.
Wayne State University Press AND REASON
Foundation of Christian
A History of the Catholic Archdiocese of
Detroit Robert Sokolowski
1995 175pp
Leslie Woodcock Tentler 9780813208275 Paperback
Dec 2017 616pp, 28 b&w images £19.50 / €22.00
9780814344002 Paperback £26.95 / €30.00 The prime purpose of this work
Great Lakes Books Series is to identify what is most
Presents a history of the Catholic Church and community radically distinctive about
in southern lower Michigan from the 1830s to the Christian belief. Addressed
1950s. More than a chronicle of clerical successions to a non-technical audience,
and institutional expansion, the book also examines the book helps the reader to
those social and cultural influences that affected the think himself or herself back into the most basic questions
development of the Catholic community. concerning Christian faith.

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CATHOLIC SOCIAL An Introduction to
TEACHING Catholicism
A Guide for Christians in
the World Today Thomas Joseph White
2017 328pp
Edited by Martin Schlag 9780813229713 Paperback
2017 277pp £19.95 / €25.00
9780813229324 Paperback Provides an accessible
£21.95 / €25.00 presentation of Catholicism
Employs a question and that is grounded in traditional
answer format to better theology, but engaged with
accentuate the response a host of contemporary
of the Church’s message to questions or objections.
the questions Catholics have about their social role and Inspired by the theologies
what the Church intends to teach about it. It is the first of Iranaeus, Thomas Aquinas and John Henry Newman,
short book on Catholic Social Teaching to ground itself and rooted in a post-Vatican II context, Fr. Thomas Joseph
thoroughly in the longer and authoritative Compendium of White presents major doctrines of the Christian religion in
the Social Doctrine of the Church (2004). a way that is comprehensible for non-specialists.

An Introduction to Catholic Doctrine on the
Rufinus of Aquileia Triune God
2017 504pp
9780813229027 Hardback £38.50 / €43.00 Gilles Emery & Matthew Levering
Fathers of the Church, Vol.133 2011 248pp
Rufinus of Aquileia’s History of the Church, published in 9780813218649 Paperback £23.95 / €27.00
402 or 403, is a translation and continuation of that of Thomistic Ressourcement Series, Vol. 1
Eusebius of Caesarea. Eusebius’s history tells the story Provides a much-anticipated introduction to Catholic
of Christianity from its beginning down to the year 325. doctrine on the Trinity. The extensive research combined
Rufinus carries the story forward to 395, the year of the with lucid prose provides readers a resource to better
death of Theodosius I. understand the foundations of Trinitarian reflection. It is
addressed to all who wish to benefit from an initiation to
JUSTICE AND MERCY Trinitarian doctrine.
Pope Francis and the Cognella Academic Publishing
Reform of the Marriage
Nullity Process CATHOLIC AND
Edited by Kurt Martens The Essentials
2017 388pp
9780813229676 Paperback John Mizzoni
£33.50 / €38.00 2015 138pp
Pope Francis addressed 9781631895289 Paperback
the calls during the Third £39.50 / €45.00
Extraordinary General Provides students a concise
Assembly of the Synod of synopsis of the Catholic and
Bishops (October 5-19, 2014) for a simplified procedure Franciscan ethical traditions.
for the declaration of the nullity of marriages. The School The chapters examine the two
of Canon Law of The Catholic University of America separately, yet also show how
organised a March 2016 Workshop on the very topic of they are historically entangled
this important procedural reform. These articles are here and related and how together they create a rich, multi-
brought together in one volume. dimensional ethical framework.

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DOCUMENTS An Adaptation of the Classic Miles Coverdale
Reading the Bible Again Translation, Augmented by Prayers and
for the First Time, Instructional Material Drawn from Church
Revised Second Edition Slavonic and Other Orthodox Christian Sources

Wayne Brouwer Translated by
2014 410pp David Mitchell James
9781631891908 Paperback 2016 368pp
£67.50 / €76.00 9780884654186 Hardback £13.50 / €15.00

Looks behind the familiar The Psalms of David are the foundation of Christian
pages of the Bible to find worship and integral to its form and content. This edition
historical, literary, and contextual information that of the classic Coverdale translation is accompanied
bring new vibrancy to old words. Part introduction, part by prayers and rubrics from the Liturgical Psalter of
overview, part handbook, Covenant Documents serves as a the Russian Church, adapted to conform to the Greek
great textbook for introductory courses in biblical literature Septuagint text, and subdivided into the twenty traditional
and Christian doctrine. Orthodox liturgical kathismata.

A Catholic Introduction to Religious Studies
Martin X. Moleski John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the
2012 236pp Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century
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enough detail to give some sense of the history, culture, In this fascinating new book, Paul Kengor tells the untold
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President Ronald Reagan and how together they changed
Holy Trinity Publications the course of world history. Kengor shows that the bonds
between the pope and the president ran deeper than
PRAYER BOOK anyone has suspected, and that these bonds drove them to
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century: Soviet communism.
Holy Trinity Monastery
2003 403pp Marquette University Press
9780884651758 Hardback
£17.50 / €20.00 PSALMS NIGHT AND DAY
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to as The Jordanville Prayer Marquette Studies in Theology, Vol. 84
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evening prayers and much and has been translated into several languages. It is here
more besides. Traditional English is used throughout. offered for the first time in English. Peter Rogers, rector of
Beautifully bound in maroon colour with a gold the Jesuit community in New Orleans, has devoted much
embossed cover. time and attention to the translation. The result of his
dedication is this beautiful presentation and appreciation
of selected Psalms in ways accessible to everyone.

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University of Notre Dame Press HINDUISM

Spirituality and the Incarnation in HINDUGODS INAN
Hans Urs von Balthasar AMERICAN LANDSCAPE
Changing Perceptions of
Mark Allen McIntosh Indian Sacred Images in
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spirituality can come together to offer a more humanistic Explores changes in perception
idea of Christ. of Hindu icons in the United
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MANAGING AS IF generation Hindu Americans
FAITH MATTERED have increasingly adopted American attitudes toward
Christian Social sacred objects. The text describes the traditional path in
Principles in the Modern India where Hindu images have been cast for millennia
Organization through the lost wax process. It also explores the origins of
western attitudes toward sacred objects as symbolic.
Helen Alford &
2001 344pp, illustrations
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£33.50 / €38.00
Catholic Social Tradition
This text, the inaugural
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tradition has to offer in response to the pressing issues and
problems of our times.

Nunavut Arctic College Media SONIC THEOLOGY
Hinduism and

Victor Tungilik & Rachel Uyarasuk Guy L. Beck
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to shape Christianity in the North. In this book, two Inuit cymbals, conches, flutes,
elders share their memories of the Inuit conversion to and an array of vocalizations
Christianity. play a central role in worship.
This title contends that the traditional Western focus
on Hinduism’s visual component has often been at the
expense of the religion’s most important feature - its
emphasis on sound.

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ISLAM University of Hawai’i Press

Mahathir Mohamad on
JOURNEY INTO Religion and Modernity
EUROPE in Malaysia
Islam, Immigration,
and Identity Sven Schottmann
Sep 2018 296pp
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Mahathir Mohamad’s legacy
as Malaysia’s longest serving
prime minister (1981–2003)
is deeply controversial. Sven
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effect on Malaysia can only be fully appreciated if we also
take him seriously as one of the postcolonial Muslim
world’s most significant political thought leaders.

Brookings Institution Press Lynne Rienner Publishers

EUROPE Jocelyne Cesari
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Islamic Thought Is political Islam decipherable
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of secular actors who misuse
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expression of modernity,
or a return to the past?
Jocelyne Cesari demystifies
the continuous process of interaction between secular
and religious actors and institutions that is at the core of
political mobilisation in the name of Islam.

Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks

The University of North Carolina Press

World Religions · ISLAM 15

Rutgers University Press ISLAM BESTSELLERS

FOREVER SUSPECT Brookings Institution Press
Racialized Surveillance of Muslim Americans in
the War on Terror THE ISLAMIC STATE
A Brief Introduction
Saher Selod
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Americans, Saher Selod investigates how Muslim Charles R. Lister provides
Americans are subjected to racialised surveillance in both answers to these and other
an institutional context by the state and a social context by questions in The Islamic State.
neighbours and co-workers. He shows that IS is not a new
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ISLAMIC MARKETING Cognella Academic Publishers

Oct 2018 300pp Attempts to Rectify
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Provides an essential guide to those who study and those Misrepresentations of
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The University of Wisconsin Press Attempts to rectify some
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EXPRESSIONS OF SUFI CULTURE IN misrepresentations of Islam
TAJIKISTAN and Muslims that resulted
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Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World of life. Rather, it seeks to dispel common misperceptions
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mystics. Benjamin Gatling describes in vivid detail the
range of expressive forms - memories, stories, poetry,
artifacts, rituals, and other embodied practices - employed
as they try to construct a Sufi life in twenty-first-century
Central Asia.

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Lynne Rienner Publishers The University of North Carolina Press

Arye Oded The Veneration of the
2000 215pp, 1 map Prophet in Islamic Piety
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This work analyses the role of Islam in contemporary Annemarie Schimmel
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Studies in Religion
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everyday lives of Muslims is
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2017 352pp scholars and has consequently never been understood by the
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What exactly does Islamism MYSTICAL DIMENSIONS OF ISLAM
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changing realities? Addressing these questions, Mehdi Thirty-five years after its original publication, Mystical
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Markus Wiener Publishers transnational phenomenon of Sufism, from its beginnings
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THE HISTORY OF Syracuse University Press
From Muhammad to the WOMEN IN MUSLIM
Second Edition
Tilman Nagel
2006 420pp John L. Esposito
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A study of Islam. Using the An exploration of family law
Koran and other primary as it pertains to women with
sources, Tilman Nagel delves regard to marriage, divorce
into Islamic history as he traces and inheritance in the Middle
the development of Islamic East. This second edition is
doctrine. He explores the revised to update its coverage
centrality of the Koran in Islamic theology and examines its of family law reforms that
canonisation process and the themes of its message. have taken place throughout the Middle East, North Africa,
and South and Southeast Asia.

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JUDAISM Academic Studies Press

THE ORIGIN OF “A Major Attack on Jewish Freedoms”
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manifold theological and ideological strands of its multi-
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The dynamics of Jewish religious continuity and change are
presented in this book through a group of distinguished
scholars from the fields of sociology, history, medicine,
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themes in religious life, emphasising illustrations of the
maintenance of tradition and facing of trends pressing for
Touro College Press

Wayne State University Press

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Purdue University Press Wayne State University Press

DEMOCRATIC? A Twentieth-Century
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Romance and Reform in Victorian England Cognella Academic Publishing

Michael Galchinsky ELEMENTARY
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Wayne State University Press OTHER RELIGIONS

THE HEBREW The Chinese University Press
Third Enlarged Edition CHINA’S GREAT
Raphael Patai Selected Essays
1990 369pp, illustrations on Confucianism,
9780814322710 Paperback Modernization and
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of which was the cult of the Any consideration of China’s
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new chapters of the Shekhina. Chinese civilisation in its orientation and the problems that
it has to face in the modern age. This book examines how
RESPONSE TO Confucian traditions have shaped modernity in East Asia
History of the Reform University of Hawai’i Press
Movement in Judaism
Michael A. Meyer
1995 508pp Edited by Roger T. Ames & Jia Jinhua
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£27.95 / €31.00 9780824872892 Hardback £68.50 / €77.00
Reform Judaism is today one Confucian Cultures
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is a history of the Reform as successful or influential as Li Zehou (b. 1930). Although
movement, tracing its changing configuration and self- the authors of this volume hail from different regions and
understanding from the beginnings of modernisation in a variety of academic backgrounds, they are unanimous
late 18th-century Jewish thought and practice to American in their appreciation of Li’s contributions to an evolving
renewal in the 1970s. Confucian philosophy, and also world philosophy.

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Magic, which is probably as old as humanity, is a way
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benevolent (white magic) or harmful (black magic). It has
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An Introduction
Facts On File
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THE YORUBA GOD OF DRUMMING University of Hawai’i Press
Transatlantic Perspectives on the
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priests from Nigeria, the Americas, and Europe who have Tzu. Harold Roth presents an edited version of Graham’s
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The University of North Carolina Press DAOISM AND CHINESE CULTURE

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culture, and history. Shinto is presented as a nature religion, an imperial state
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beliefs.Thomas Kasulis’ approach to Shinto explains with
clarity and economy how these different aspects interrelate.

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THEOLOGY The University of Alabama Press

Alfred Russel Wallace and His Evolution from
JESUS BECOMING Natural Selection to Natural Theology
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be taken seriously in the history and philosophy of science.

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A Thomistic
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“Weinandy offers a summary of Athanasius’ central works
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CUA Studies in Early Christianity, Vol. 5
Based on a multi-year consultation in the Society of Biblical
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and current strategies of biblical interpretation, specifically
with reference to the doctrine of the Trinity.

Gaudium et spes Fifty Years Later

Edited by Antonio López
Jul 2018 277pp
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What does it mean for the Church to be “open” to the
modern world? How can the world be receptive to the
novel life the Church offers? How does the Christian
navigate this dialogue? The essays gathered in this volume
explore the theological anthropology of Gaudium et spes
for answers to these questions.

Theology 23

THEOLOGY The Responses to Thalassios

Guy Mansini St. Maximos the Confessor
Jan 2018 304pp May 2018 277pp
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£23.95 / €27.00 Fathers of the Church
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Examines the light by which found expression in an unparalleled synthesis of biblical
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the Church, the Trinity and the philosophy. On Difficulties in Sacred Scripture, presented
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examines in the first place what this light shows about
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theology underlying it. Sayings of the Fathers of the Church
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Biblical Commitment and medicinal.

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enormous insights.Taken as a whole, the articles take the revelation for his People, both of Israel and of the Church.
reader into the theological dynamics of Vatican II at key
moments in the Council’s historical unfolding.

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UNDERSTANDING THE DIACONATE University of Notre Dame Press
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Socrates, and Evagrius
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theology is clearly oriented
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SHARING IN CHRIST’S Rutgers University Press
For the Renewal of A THEORY OF
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Rodney Stark &
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This work on the sociology
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RELIGIOUS PHILOSOPHY The Catholic University of America Press

Tolstoyan Lessons ITS DEMISE
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Tolstoyan Lessons Examines the emergence of
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accounts in modern scientific theory. By tracing this history
Stewart Umphrey shows that there have been not one but
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the history of natural philosophy.

The Drama of the
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Ferdinand Ulrich
Sep 2018 277pp
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One of the most significant
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Reading the Present in Light of the Past

Jude Dougherty
Jan 2018 176pp
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A collection of essays produced by the distinguished
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followers across the ages, notably Thomas Aquinas, and his
modern disciples.

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James V. Schall
Juan Manuel Burgos Mar 2018 224pp
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Examining the Self in Hampton Press
Past and Present
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Susan E. Schreiner
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the Middle Ages to modernity and from a rich variety of between ideas.
perspectives, including theology, philosophy, history, and
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Stephen F. Austin State University Press
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An Inquiry into John
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challenges these church communities face.

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The Catholic University of America Press Evolutionary Theory
and Religion in
G. Clinton Godart
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philosophy. It will be of why Japanese intellectuals, religious thinkers of different
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and scholars of other religious ideologues engaged with evolutionary theory and religion.
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why this ought to be done, for whom, and what the aims
of such an adaptation would be, including the different FOUND IN
theological justifications for this practice. TRANSLATION
Many Meanings on
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as material on scientific approaches to meditation. century. This book explores how translation shaped
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Edited by Patrick Alcedo, Sally Ann Ness & Hendrick M.J. Maier THE KIOWAS
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Ateneo De Manila University Press the nineteenth century. It examines the historical and
sociocultural conditions that spawned the new religions
University Press of Mississippi that arrived in Kiowa country at the end of the nineteenth
century, as well as Native and non-Native reactions to them.

SPIRITUALISM IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY The University of North Carolina Press
The Life and Times of Henry Louis Rey BEYOND CHRISMUKKAH
The Christian-Jewish Interfaith Family in the
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Rey, a key civil rights activist, author, and Civil War and and historical sources, Samira K. Mehta provides an analysis
Reconstruction leader. of wives, husbands, children, and their extended families
in interfaith homes, religious leaders, and the social and
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JOURNALISM Histories of Sexuality and Religion in the
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modernity that challenged the tradition of the Sabbath; modern US history. Yet, by tracking the nation’s changing
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Theological Analysis of Cyberspace Broadview Press
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