Publications

2013
Author(s): Zareena Grewal

In Islam Is a Foreign Country, Zareena Grewal explores some of the most pressing debates about and among American Muslims: what does it mean to be Muslim and American? Who has the authority to speak for Islam and to lead the stunningly diverse population of American Muslims? Do their ties to the...
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...
2013
Author(s): Eliyahu Stern

Winner of the 2012 Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication. Finalist for the 2014 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. Elijah ben Solomon, the “Genius of Vilna,” was perhaps the best-known and most understudied figure in modern Jewish history. This book offers a new...
2013
Author(s): Joel Baden

Joel Baden, a leading expert on the Old Testament, offers a controversial look at the history of King David, the founder of the nation of Israel whose bloodline leads to Jesus, challenging prevailing popular beliefs about his legend in The Historical David. Baden makes clear that the biblical...
2013
Author(s): Joel Baden

Extends literary-historical analysis to impact the theological interpretation of the canonical text of the Pentateuch
2013
Author(s): Andrew Quintman

Tibetan biographers began writing Jetsun Milarepa’s (1052–1135) life story shortly after his death, initiating a literary tradition that turned the poet and saint into a model of virtuosic Buddhist practice throughout the Himalayan world. Andrew Quintman traces this history and its...
2012
Author(s): Stephen Davis, Bilal Orfali, Samuel Noble

A Medieval Arabic text from the history of Christian-Jewish-Muslim relations in Egypt
2012
Author(s): Edited by Giorgio Bonamente, Rita Lizzi Testa, Noel Lenski

The collections here reports were presented at the University of Perugia and in the Town Hall of Spello Studies - in front of the rescript of Constantine - between 27 and 30 April 2011 in the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Emperor Galerius. Since 311 AD, was a watershed year that ushered in the...
2012
Author(s): Harold Attridge

Internationally renowned New Testament scholar Harold Attridge illuminates key aspects of John and Hebrews, two of the most theologically compelling and complex New Testament books. Attridge explores the literary and cultural traditions at work in the text and its imaginative rhetoric, which aims...
2012
Author(s): Christine Hayes

This book examines the small library of 24 books common to all Jewish and Christian Bibles—books that preserve the efforts of diverse writers over a span of many centuries to make sense of their personal experiences and those of their people, the ancient Israelites. Professor Christine Hayes...

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