Publications

2015
Author(s): Christine Hayes

In the thousand years before the rise of Islam, two radically diverse conceptions of what it means to say that a law is divine confronted one another with a force that reverberates to the present. What’s Divine about Divine Law? untangles the classical and biblical roots of the Western idea of...
2014
Author(s): Andrew McGowan

This introduction to the origins of Christian worship illuminates the importance of ancient Christian worship practices for contemporary Christianity. Andrew McGowan, a leading scholar of early Christian liturgy, takes a fresh approach to understanding how Christians came to worship in the...
2014
Author(s): Stephen Davis

Little is known about the early childhood of Jesus Christ. But in the decades after his death, stories began circulating about his origins. One collection of such tales was the so-called Infancy Gospel of Thomas, known in antiquity as the Paidika or “Childhood Deeds” of Jesus. In it, Jesus not only...
2014
Author(s): Noel Lenski

Failure of Empire is the first comprehensive biography of the Roman emperor Valens and his troubled reign (A.D. 364-78). Valens will always be remembered for his spectacular defeat and death at the hands of the Goths in the Battle of Adrianople. This singular misfortune won him a front-row seat...
2014
Author(s): Edited by Benjamin Bogin, and Andrew Quintman

Explore new research on the religious and cultural traditions of the Himalayan Buddhist world. Over decades, hundreds of American undergraduates spending a semester abroad have been introduced to Tibetan culture in India, Nepal, and China by Hubert Decleer. A number went on to become prominent...
2014
Author(s): Christine Hayes

Jewish Law Association Studies

2013
Author(s): Mary T. Boatwright, Daniel J. Gargola, Noel Lenski, Richard J.A. Talbert

How did a single village community in the Italian peninsula eventually become one of the most powerful imperial powers the world has ever known? In A Brief History of the Romans, Second Edition, Mary T. Boatwright, Daniel J. Gargola, Richard J.A. Talbert, and new coauthor Noel Lenski explore this...
2013
Author(s): John Grim & Mary Evelyn Tucker

From the Psalms in the Bible to sacred rivers in Hinduism, the natural world has been integral to the world’s religions. John Grim and Mary Evelyn Tucker argue that today’s growing environmental challenges make the relationship ever more vital.    The authors explore the history of religious...
2013
Author(s): Frank Griffel

Gazâlî, İslâm düşünce tarihinin en dikkat çekici isimlerinden birisidir. Onun kelâm, felsefe, tasavvuf ve fıkıh gibi disiplinlerin tarihinde bir dönüm noktası teşkil ettiği, hatta eserleriyle İslam toplumlarının dini algılayış ve yaşayışlarında da derin izler bıraktığı, bilinen bir gerçektir....
2013
Author(s): Edited by: Christl M. Maier and Carolyn J. Sharp

This volume advances the scholarly discussion of Jeremiah via rigorous feminist and postcolonialist theorizing of texts and interpretive issues in that prophetic book. The essays here, by seasoned scholars of Jeremiah, offer significant traction on the biblical book's construction of the persona of...

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