Publications

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): 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...
2011
Author(s): Walter Brueggemann (Author), Carolyn Sharp (Editor)

Walter Brueggemann has been one of the leading voices in Hebrew Bible interpretation for decades; his landmark works in Old Testament theology have inspired and informed a generation of students, scholars, and preachers. This volume brings his erudition to bear on those practices-- prophecy, lament...
2011
Author(s): Brian Thomas Swimme & Mary Evelyn Tucker

Journey of the Universe (the film) has been nominated for an Emmy for the West Coast (winner will be announced 9 June) Today we know what no previous generation knew: the history of the universe and of the unfolding of life on Earth. Through the astonishing combined achievements of natural...
2011
Author(s): Steven D. Fraade

Ancient Jewish writings combine interpretive narratives of Israel's sacred history with legal prescriptions for a divinely ordered way of life. Two ancient Jewish societies have left us extensive textual corpora preserving interpenetrating legal and narrative interpretive teachings: the sectarian...
2011
Author(s): Travis Zadeh

The story of the 9th-century caliphal mission from Baghdad to discover the legendary barrier against the apocalyptic nations of Gog and Magog mentioned in the Quran, has been either dismissed as superstition or treated as historical fact. By exploring the intellectual and literary history...
2011
Author(s): Andrew McGowan

Never before has there existed a more diverse set of possibilities for understanding the canonical texts of the New Testament, other early Christian literature, and the history of the emergent Christian movement that was to become the church. Harold W. Attridge has contributed authoritatively to...

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