Publications

2010
Author(s): Christine Hayes

This brief survey text tells the story of Judaism. Through the lens of modern biblical scholarship, Christine Hayes explores the shifting cultural contexts - the Babylonian exile, the Roman Empire, the Byzantine period, the rise of Christianity - that affected Jewish thought and practice, and laid...
2010
Author(s): Andrew Quintman

The Life of Milarepa is one of the most beloved stories of the Tibetan people and a great literary example of the contemplative life. This biography, a dramatic tale from a culture now in crisis, can be read on several levels. A personal and moving introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, it is also a...
2010
Author(s): Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp, Kathryn Lofton

Whether in schoolrooms or kitchens, state houses or church pulpits, women have always been historians. Although few participated in the academic study of history until the mid-twentieth century, women labored as teachers of history and historical interpreters. Within African-American communities,...
2010
Author(s): Carolyn Sharp

This book for introductory Old Testament classes offers an appealing illustration of how faith and academic study can work together, motivating and equipping Christian believers to turn to the Old Testament as a profound resource for their daily negotiations of faith, identity, and culture....
2009
Author(s): Miroslav Volf (Editor), Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad Bin Talal (Editor), Melissa Yarrington (Editor)

In late 2007 Muslim leaders from around the world together issued in the pages of The New York Times an open letter to Christian leaders inviting cooperation as a step toward peace. That letter, “A Common Word between Us and You,” acknowledged real differences between the two faiths but nonetheless...
2009
Author(s): Carlos M. N. Eire

What is eternity? Is it anything other than a purely abstract concept, totally unrelated to our lives? A mere hope? A frightfully uncertain horizon? Or is it a certainty, shared by priest and scientist alike, and an essential element in all human relations? In A Very Brief History of Eternity,...
2009
Author(s): Frank Griffel

The Muslim thinker al-Ghazali (d. 1111) was one of the most influential theologians and philosophers of Islam and has been considered an authority in both Western and Islamic philosophical traditions. Born in northeastern Iran, he held the most prestigious academic post in Islamic theology in...
2009
Author(s): Denys Turner

This volume features a collection of sermons, talks and addresses given in a variety of different contexts, which tackle complex theological topics in a straightforward, non-technical way that non-specialists can easily understand. The essays have a fundamental theme in common: that the mind can...
2009
Author(s): Andrew McGowan

Andrew McGowan (Ph.D, Notre Dame 1996) is Warden and President of Trinity College, the University of Melbourne. His work on the social and intellectual history of early Christianity includes Ascetic Eucharists: Food and Drink in Early Christian Ritual Meals (1999). Brian E. Daley SJ (DPhil, Oxon....
2009
Author(s): Carolyn Sharp

Was God being ironic in commanding Eve not to eat fruit from the tree of wisdom? Carolyn J. Sharp suggests that many stories in the Hebrew Scriptures may be ironically intended. Deftly interweaving literary theory and exegesis, Sharp illumines the power of the unspoken in a wide variety of texts...

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