Publications

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...
2012
Author(s): Christopher Beeley

Using the wisdom of the past to address the challenges of the present, Christopher Beeley’s Leading God’s People presents key principles of church leadership as they were taught by great pastor-theologians of the early church, including Gregory of Nazianzus, Ambrose, Augustine,...
2012
Author(s): Walter Brueggemann (Author), Samuel E. Balentine (Foreword), Carolyn J. Sharp (Contributor)

This volume invites readers to get up close and personal with one of the most respected and beloved writers of the last four decades. Carolyn J. Sharp has transcribed numerous table conversations between Walter Brueggemann and his colleagues and former students, in addition to several of his...
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...

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