Publications

2017
Author(s): Kathryn Lofton

What are you drawn to like, to watch, or even to binge? What are you free to consume, and what do you become through consumption? These questions of desire and value, Kathryn Lofton argues, are questions for the study of religion. In eleven essays exploring soap and office cubicles, Britney Spears...
2017
Author(s): Christine Hayes

The Cambridge Companion to Judaism and Law explores the Jewish conception of law as an essential component of the divine-human relationship from biblical to modern times, as well as resistance to this conceptualization. It also traces the political, social, intellectual, and cultural circumstances...
2016
Author(s): Noel Lenski

Over the course of the fourth century, Christianity rose from a religion actively persecuted by the authority of the Roman empire to become the religion of state—a feat largely credited to Constantine the Great. Constantine succeeded in propelling this minority religion to imperial status using the...
2016
Author(s): Edited by Frank Griffel

Al-Ghazālī (d. 505/1111) is one of the most influential thinkers of Islam. There is hardly a genre of Islamic literature where he is not regarded as a major authority. Islamic Law, Sufism, ethics, philosophy, and theology are all deeply shaped by him. Yet in the past thirty years, the field of...
2016
Author(s): Carlos Eire

A lively, expansive history of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations and the momentous changes they set in motion This fast-paced survey of Western civilization’s transition from the Middle Ages to modernity brings that tumultuous period vividly to life. Carlos Eire, popular professor and gifted...
2016
Author(s): Maria E Doerfler (Author, Editor), Geroge Kalantzis (Editor)

In Ad Fontes

The history of the church’s relationship with governing authorities unfolds from its beginnings at the intersection of apprehension and acceptance, collaboration and separation. This volume is dedicated to helping students chart this complex narrative through early Christian writings from the...
2016
Author(s): Noreen Khawaja

The Religion of Existence reopens an old debate on an important question: What was existentialism? At the heart of existentialism, Khawaja argues, is a story about secular thought experimenting with the traditions of European Christianity. This book explores how a distinctly Protestant asceticism...
2015
Author(s): Frank Griffel

Al-Gazali (gest. 1111) gilt als einer der einflussreichsten und wirkmächtigsten unten den von der islamischen Wissenschaftstradition hervorgebrachten muslimischen Denkern und  Gelehrten. Seine Forschungen umfassten weite Felder mit Bezügen zu einer Vielzahl von Disziplinen und den dazugehörigen...
2015
Author(s): Edited by Shawkat Toorawa

Consorts of the Caliphs is a seventh/thirteenth-century compilation of anecdotes about thirty-eight women who were, as the title suggests, consorts to those in power, most of them concubines of the early Abbasid caliphs and wives of latter-day caliphs and sultans. This slim but illuminating volume...
2015
Author(s): Co-edited with Kyle Smith and Emanuel Fiano

Papers from the Sixth North American Syriac Symposium, Duke University, 26-29 June 2011

The Sixth North American Syriac Symposium brought together scholars from across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and India. Syriac Encounters offers twenty-five papers that were originally delivered at the Symposium, a, nd represents a cross-section of both the Symposium and the current...

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