Publications

2008
Author(s): Jennifer Herdt

Augustine famously claimed that the virtues of pagan Rome were nothing more than splendid vices. This critique reinvented itself as a suspicion of acquired virtue as such, and true Christian virtue has, ever since, been set against a false, hypocritical virtue alleged merely to conceal pride....
2008
Author(s): Louis Dupré

Religion and the Rise of Modern Culture describes and analyzes changing attitudes toward religion during three stages of modern European culture: the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and the Romantic period. Louis Dupré is an expert guide to the complex historical and intellectual relation between...
2008
Author(s): Stephen J. Davis

Published as a monograph in the journal, Coptica, vol. 7 An edition and translation of Göttingen MS Arabic 114, with an introduction situating the work in the context of scribal and liturgical activity at the Monastery of St. John the Little in Wādī al-Naṭrūn, Egypt.
2007
Author(s): John J. Collins

John J. Collins's Introduction to the Hebrew Bible with CD-ROM is a leading textbook in Old Testament studies. With this new, well- tailored abridgement of that larger work, Collins's erudition is now available to general readers and professors and students who prefer a shorter, more concise...
2007
Author(s): John Hare

History itself can affect the evolution of ideas. God and Morality evaluates the ethical theories of four principle philosophers, Aristotle, Duns Scotus, Kant, and R.M. Hare. While focusing ethical theory on the options of virtue, will, duty, and consequence, Hare keeps a careful eye on the larger...
2007
Author(s): Dale B. Martin

The Roman author Pliny the Younger characterizes Christianity as "contagious superstition"; two centuries later the Christian writer Eusebius vigorously denounces Greek and Roman religions as vain and impotent "superstitions." The term of abuse is the same, yet the two writers suggest entirely...
2007
Author(s): Adela Collins, with Harold Attridge

Professor Adela Yarbro Collins brings to bear on the text of the first Gospel the latest historical-critical perspectives, providing a full treatment of such controversial issues as the relationship of canonical Mark to the "Secret Gospel of Mark" and the text of the Gospel, including its longer...
2007
Author(s): Jon Butler

Many people believe that the piety of the Pilgrims typified early American religion. However, by the 1730s Catholics, Jews, and Africans had joined Native Americans, Puritans, and numerous other Protestants in the colonies. Jon Butler launches his narrative with a description of the state of...
2007
Author(s): Edited by Frank Griffel and Abbas Amanat

This volume presents ten leading scholars' writings on contemporary Islamic law and Muslim thought. The essays examine a range of issues, from modern Muslim discourses on justice, natural law, and the common good, to democracy, the social contract, and "the authority of the preeminent jurist."...
2007
Author(s): Kaibara Ekken, translated by Mary Evelyn Tucker

Kaibara Ekken (1630-1714) was a prominent Japanese scholar who spread Neo-Confucian ideas and moral teachings throughout Japan. He was also known as the "Aristotle of Japan" for his studies of the natural world. Of his many writings, The Record of Great Doubts is the culmination of a lifetime of...

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