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Atheists in American Politics

by Richard J. Meagher Lexington Books (January 15, 2018)

Today atheists, it seems, are everywhere. Nonbelievers write best-selling books and proudly defend their views in public; they have even hired a lobbyist. But, as political scientist Richard J. Meagher shows,...


Adam and Eve in Scripture, Theology, and Literature

by Peter B. Ely Lexington Books (January 15, 2018)

Adam and Eve in Scripture, Theology, and Literature: Sin, Compassion, and Forgiveness is an extended consideration of the narrative of Adam and Eve, first seen in the Hebrew Bible but given new life by St. Paul...


Heavens on Earth

by Michael Shermer Henry Holt and Co. (January 09, 2018)

A scientific exploration into humanity’s obsession with the afterlife and quest for immortality from the bestselling author and skeptic Michael Shermer

In his most ambitious work yet, Shermer sets out to discover...


The Maturing Church

by Ermias G. Mamo Langham Global Library (January 08, 2018)

For a church to be considered mature an integrated approach between contextualization, discipleship and mission is required. Globally, the church is facing multiple challenges both rom within and from without....


Exploding Stars, Dead Dinosaurs, and Zombies

by Andrew Root Fortress Press (January 01, 2018)

Many things threaten the faith of youth today, but none more than science. The commitments of science and Christianity seem to be at odds—science makes truth claims based on experiments and proofs, while religion...


Christian Physicalism?

by Joshua R. Farris, R. Keith Loftin, Jonathan J. Loose & Marc Cortez et al. Lexington Books (December 26, 2017)

On the heels of the advance since the twentieth-century of wholly physicalist accounts of human persons, the influence of materialist ontology is increasingly evident in Christian theologizing. To date, the...


Prayers for Hard Times

by Becca Anderson Mango (December 25, 2017)

The simple act of praying

Wisdom, inspiration and prayer: As recent scientific research shows, the simple act of praying can be emotionally, spiritually, and even physically healing. With Prayers for Hard Times...


An Archaeology of Disbelief

by Edward Jayne & Elaine Anderson Jayne Hamilton Books (December 22, 2017)

An Archaeology of Disbelief traces the origin of secular philosophy to pre-Socratic Greek philosophers who proposed a physical universe without supernatural intervention. Some mentioned the Homeric gods, but...


Toward a catholic Christianity

by Michael Halpin McCarthy Lexington Books (December 22, 2017)

Toward a catholic Christianity tries to show how by working collaboratively the “people of God” can credibly meet them together. In this way, the diversity and unity within the Roman Catholic community are...


Nature's Transcendence and Immanence

by Marilynn Lawrence, Jea Sophia Oh, Leon Niemoczynski & Rose Ellen Dunn et al. Lexington Books (December 22, 2017)

What does it mean for nature to be sacred? Is anything supernatural or even unnatural? Nature’s Transcendence and Immanence: A Comparative Interdisciplinary Ecstatic Naturalism discusses nature’s divinizing...


The Mainline in Late Modernity

by Maren Freudenberg Lexington Books (December 21, 2017)

In the last fifty years, religion in America has changed dramatically, and Mainline Protestantism is following suit. This book reveals a fundamental transformation taking place in the Evangelical Lutheran Church...


Zen Dogs

by Gautama Buddha Mango (December 20, 2017)

Mindfulness Mutts and Dharma Dogs

What is the sound of one dog barking? This and other enduring questions are answered in the pages of this wise, whimsical and utterly delightful collection of happy hounds and...


Zen Kittens

by Gautama Buddha Mango (December 20, 2017)

The Tao of Meow

Feline mindfulness: Is it time to “paws and reflect?” Cats are mysterious and even enigmatic, but they hold the keys to great wisdom. Is your kitten really meditating when staring off into...


The Chaplain's Presence and Medical Power

by Richard Coble Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

Why is loss present but rarely spoken of in the hospital system? How does such silence carry over to the practices of chaplains who accompany dying patients and grieving families? Richard Coble critically examines...


Modern Spain and the Sephardim

by Maite Ojeda-Mata Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

Modern Spain and the Sephardim: Legitimizing Identities addresses the legal, political, symbolic, and conceptual consequences of the development of a new framework of relations between the Spanish state and...


The Path: A Guide to Happiness

by Khenpo Sherab Zangpo & Sogyal Wisdom Publications (December 19, 2017)

Khenpo Sherab Zangpo draws on Tibetan Buddhist tradition and his own fascinating life story to describe a way forward for contemporary practitioners, offering lucid guidance on daily practice, finding...


The World Almanac of Islamism 2017

by American Foreign Policy Council Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 18, 2017)

Now in its third edition, The World Almanac of Islamism is the first comprehensive reference work to detail the current activities of radical Islamist movements worldwide. The contributions, written by subject...


Seeing and Being Seen

by Joshua Coleman Hamilton Books (December 16, 2017)

Contemporary environmental Philosophy has overwhelmingly continued certain materialist assumptions toward nature. In its pursuit to better use nature’s material offering for future generations, there remains...


A Clearing Season

by Sarah Parsons Upper Room Books (December 15, 2017)

To many, Lent is simply a time to "give up" something that they enjoy. They see it as a seemingly long purposeless time of self-denial. But *A Clearing Season** rebuffs that notion, looking at Lent from a new...


Zen Puppies

by Gautama Buddha Mango (December 15, 2017)

Mindfulness quotations and puppies

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Join some cuddly puppies for a collection of sayings from the Buddha. The verses, taken from the Dhammapada, were written centuries ago, but today they offer insight...


Oneida Utopia

by Anthony Wonderley Cornell University Press (December 15, 2017)

" Oneida Utopia offers a fresh new reading of this fascinating American experiment, freed of the sociological and religious assumptions that have guided more traditional studies of the topic. An eye-opener."—Ellen...


Revisiting Jonestown

by Domenico A. Nesci & Nancy McWilliams Lexington Books (December 13, 2017)

Revisiting Jonestown covers three main topics: the psycho-biography of Jim Jones (the leader of the suicidal community) from the new perspective of Prenatal Psychology and transgenerational trauma, the story...


The Motif of the Messianic

by Arthur Willemse Lexington Books (December 13, 2017)

This book explores the relationship between the works of Agamben and Jacques Derrida. Arthur Willemse explains how Agamben’s thought renders Derridean terminology inoperative—by suspending the suspense of...


Portraits of Jesus

by Robert Imperato Hamilton Books (December 12, 2017)

This is an introductory guide to the ways Jesus is depicted in the New Testament. Both college students and the general reader will find here a variety of New Testament understandings of Jesus that are rooted...


Sing Out for Justice

by Ray Vincent Christian Alternative (December 08, 2017)

The Old Testament prophets were not just predictors of things that would happen long after their time. Nor were they purveyors of religious platitudes. They were people with an urgent message for their own generation...


Heart of Oneness

by Jennifer Kavanagh Christian Alternative (December 08, 2017)

Our screens and newsfeeds are full of violent images; our world is full of poverty, inequality and injustice. We find it hard to live together, in our families, communities, or in the world at large. At the...


The Midrashic Impulse and the Contemporary Literary Response to Trauma

by Monica Osborne Lexington Books (December 06, 2017)

Since the end of World War II we have witnessed countless artistic responses to the Holocaust, yet we remain unable to adequately address the atrocities. While Theodor Adorno later rescinded his comments on...


Jean-Luc Nancy and Christian Thought

by Christina Smerick Lexington Books (December 06, 2017)

Jean-Luc Nancy and Christian Thought explores Nancy’s deconstruction of Christianity via the various bodies of Christ that accumulate in Christian doctrine, specifically the incarnated body, the resurrected...


Divine Stories: Divyavadana, Part 2

by Andy Rotman Wisdom Publications (December 05, 2017)

 

Explore this second volume of translations, in vivid prose, from one of the most celebrated collections of ancient Buddhist stories.

Actions never come to naught,

even after hundreds of millions of years.

When...


A Documentary History of Lutheranism, Volumes 1 and 2

by Eric Lund & Mark Grunquist Fortress Press (December 01, 2017)

This unique collection of excerpts from Lutheran historical documents--many translated here for the first time--presents readers with a full picture of how the Lutheran movement developed in its thought and...


The Forgotten Jesuit of Catholic Modernism

by Anthony M. Maher Fortress Press (December 01, 2017)

Reception of the theological voice in the Catholic Church is far from laudable. This book highlights the prophetic voice of one priest-theologian, amongst many others, who courageously challenged the hegemonic...


God and Mediation

by Paul O'Callaghan Fortress Press (December 01, 2017)

Martin Luther‘s effort to put God at the very center of human life hinged on five principles: sola gratia, sola fide, sola Scriptura, solus Christus, and ecclesia semper reformanda. They formed the basis for...


Faith in a Hidden God

by Elizabeth Palmer Fortress Press (December 01, 2017)

The story of the binding of Isaac presents problems and opportunities for people who seek to live faithfully in relationship with a God who surpasses our understanding. This book examines how Luther and Kierkegaard...


Divine Simplicity

by Jordan P. Barrett Fortress Press (December 01, 2017)

The Christian church has consistently confessed that the triune God of the gospel is simple and therefore beyond composition. The various divine attributes do not represent parts of God that, when combined,...


Crispina and Her Sisters

by Christine Schenk Fortress Press (December 01, 2017)

Discovering reliable information about women in early Christianity is a challenging enterprise. Most people have never heard of Bitalia, Veneranda, Crispina, Petronella, Leta, Sofia the Deacon, and many others...


Communal Reading in the Time of Jesus

by Brian J. Wright Fortress Press (December 01, 2017)

Much of the contemporary discussion of the Jesus tradition has focused on aspects of oral performance, storytelling, and social memory, on the premise that the practice of communal reading of written texts was...


Body Parts

by Michelle Voss Roberts Fortress Press (December 01, 2017)

Christians have traditionally claimed that humans are created in the image of God (imago Dei), but they have consistently defined that image in ways that exclude people from full humanity. The most well-known...


"Without Ceasing to be a Christian"

by Erik Ranstrom & Bob Robinson Fortress Press (December 01, 2017)

Since his death in 2010, there has been continuing and growing interest in the life, vision, and thought of the late Spanish-Indian mystical theologian Raimon Panikkar. This volume offers a descriptive and critical...


Faith in Action

by The Faith in Action Writing Collective Fortress Press (December 01, 2017)

You want to make the world better. This book can help.

Faith in Action offers quick dives into a range of topics, from racial justice to environmental concerns, from LGBTQIA equality to Native people’s rights,...


A Complicated Pregnancy

by Kyle Roberts Fortress Press (December 01, 2017)

The virgin birth is a much-loved story in the Christian tradition. It is the standard "origin story" of Jesus, marking the incarnation of the Son of God. Today, however, many theologians dispute the tradition...


What's Your Aim, Kim Jong-un?

by Ryuho Okawa IRH Press (November 30, 2017)

In the Preface, Okawa writes, “It would be like a dream if the mass media in the world, including Japan, were permitted to conduct a completely exclusive interview with Kim Jong-un now. Although a spiritual...


Spiritual Interview with Bruce Lee

by Ryuho Okawa IRH Press (November 30, 2017)

“Don’t think. FEEL,” said the martial artist portrayed by Bruce Lee in the movie, Enter the Dragon [Golden Harvest, 1973]. “Don’t think, BELIEVE [this book],” say we, the publisher of this mystical...


British Women Missionaries in Bengal, 1793–1861

by Sutapa Dutta Anthem Press (November 30, 2017)

‘British Women Missionaries in Bengal, 1793-1861’ focuses on the contributions made by Dorothy Carey, Hannah Marshman, Mrs Yates, Mrs Pearce, Mary Ann Cooke, Mrs Mundy, Miss Bird, Mrs Weitbrecht and Hannah...


Religious Encounters in Transcultural Society

by David William Kim, Joshua Esler, Stephen D. Glazier & Farooq Hassan et al. Lexington Books (November 30, 2017)

Religious Encounters in Transcultural Society is divided into three parts: Islamic encounters with regional religions, East Asian religious encounters, and alternative religious encounters. This book evokes...


W. E. B. Du Bois and the Sociology of the Black Church and Religion, 1897–1914

by Robert A. Wortham Lexington Books (November 30, 2017)

W. E. B. Du Bois is the founding figure of the sociological study of the Black Church. His discussion of the six functions of Philadelphia’s Black Church in The Philadelphia Negro (1899) represented an early...


The Book of Esther and the Typology of Female Transfiguration in American Literature

by Ariel Clark Silver Lexington Books (November 30, 2017)

The enduring search for female salvation in American literature is first expressed through typology, an interpretive framework that pairs type with antitype, historical scriptural promise with future spiritual...


Heaven and Philosophy

by Simon Cushing, Anthony G. Holdier, Cruz Davis & Jean-Baptiste Guillon et al. Lexington Books (November 30, 2017)

This volume is a collection of essays analyzing different issues concerning the nature, possibility, and desirability of heaven as understood by the Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity. and Islam. Topics...


Mormon Women’s History

by Rachel Cope, Amy Easton-Flake, Keith A. Erekson & Lisa Olsen Tait Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (November 29, 2017)

Mormon Women’s History: Beyond Biography demonstrates that the history and experience of Mormon women is central to the history of Mormonism and to histories of American religion, politics, and culture. Yet...


Why Progressives Need God

by Jonathan Clatworthy Christian Alternative (November 24, 2017)

Environmental destruction, poverty in the midst of obscene wealth, one war after another. Our biggest crises are getting worse. Secularism makes this inevitable by denying any moral authority higher than the...


The Authority of Service and Love

by Roger Payne Christian Alternative (November 24, 2017)

The challenge to all forms of authority has become particularly acute since the middle of the twentieth century and has had a profound impact on all aspects of society. It has affected relationships in the home,...