Publications

2012
Author(s): Dale B. Martin

In this engaging introduction to the New Testament, Professor Dale B. Martin presents a historical study of the origins of Christianity by analyzing the literature of the earliest Christian movements. Focusing mainly on the New Testament, he also considers nonbiblical Christian writings of the era....
2012
Author(s): Bruce Gordon edited with Matthew McLean

This volume presents significant new research on several aspects of the late mediaeval and early modern Bible.  These essays consider aspects of Bible scholarship and translation, illustration and production, its uses for lay devotion and in theological controversy. Inquiring into the ways in which...
2012
Author(s): Joel Baden

For well over two centuries the question of the composition of the Pentateuch has been among the most central and hotly debated issues in the field of biblical studies. In this book, Joel Baden presents a fresh and comprehensive argument for the Documentary Hypothesis. Critically engaging both...
2012
Author(s): Edited by Philip Gorski, David Kyuman Kim, John Torpey, Jonathan VanAntwerpen

The Post-Secular in Question considers whether there has in fact been a religious resurgence of global dimensions in recent decades. This collection of original essays by leading academics represents an interdisciplinary intervention in the continuing and ever-transforming discussion of the role of...
2012
Author(s): Edited by Gerhard Bowering, Patricia Crone, Wadad Kadi, Devin J. Stewart, Muhammad Qasim Zaman, and Mahan Mirza

The first encyclopedia of Islamic political thought from the birth of Islam to today, this comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible reference provides the context needed for understanding contemporary politics in the Islamic world and beyond. With more than 400 alphabetically arranged entries...
2012
Author(s): Travis Zadeh

Offers a comparative perspective on the translation of sacred scriptures and on various theories of translation Examines a broad range of early Persian translations and commentaries of the Qur’an Illuminates the relationship between Arabic juridical and theological writings and early Persian...
2012
Author(s): Shawkat Toorawa

In this volume, The Hassam Toorawa Trust brings together six thought-provoking essays by scholars of Mauritius and other Indian Ocean islands. Together, they explore the experiences of islanders past and present, of placement and displacement, of locals and globals. The volume opens with a Foreword...
2012
Author(s): Margaret Olin

Photography does more than simply represent the world. It acts in the world, connecting people to form relationships and shaping relationships to create communities. In this beautiful book, Margaret Olin explores photography’s ability to “touch” us through a series of essays that shed new light on...
2011
Author(s): Miroslav Volf

Three and a half billion people—the majority of the world’s population—profess Christianity or Islam. Renowned scholar Miroslav Volf’s controversial proposal is that Muslims and Christians do worship the same God—the only God. As Volf reveals, warriors in the “clash of civilizations” have used “...
2011
Author(s): edited by Philip Gorski

The French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu had a broader theoretical agenda than is generally acknowledged. Introducing this innovative collection of essays, Philip S. Gorski argues that Bourdieu's reputation as a theorist of social reproduction is the misleading result of his work's initial reception...

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