Publications

2009
Author(s): Harold Attridge, editor

Eighty-one years after America witnessed the Scopes trial over the teaching of evolution in public schools, the debate between science and religion continues. In this book scholars from a variety of disciplines—sociology, history, science, and theology—provide new insights into the contemporary...
2009
Author(s): Thomas Berry; Edited and with a Foreword by Mary Evelyn Tucker

A leading scholar, cultural historian, and Catholic priest who spent more than fifty years writing about our engagement with the Earth, Thomas Berry possessed prophetic insight into the rampant destruction of ecosystems and the extinction of species. In this book he makes a persuasive case for an...
2009
Author(s): Edited by Joel Baden, and Sarah Shectman

The papers in this volume are the fruits of a conference on the priestly strata of the Pentateuch that took place in Vienna in the summer of 2007. The conference brought together scholars from Europe, North America, and Israel, and revealed the diversity of contemporary views on the nature of the...
2009
Author(s): Tisa Wenger

For Native Americans, religious freedom has been an elusive goal. From nineteenth-century bans on indigenous ceremonial practices to twenty-first-century legal battles over sacred lands, peyote use, and hunting practices, the U.S. government has often acted as if Indian traditions were somehow not...
2008
Author(s): Stephen J. Davis

An investigation into the reception of Alexandrian Greek theology in Coptic and Copto-Arabic linguistic settings.Drawing on the insights of ritual and performance theory, I seek to elucidate the ways that Egyptian Christians haveunderstood and enacted participation in Christ's incarnation. Case...
2008
Author(s): Gregory Sterling

Facility in reading an ancient language requires several competencies: control of the morphology, a working vocabulary of common words and phrases, and a grasp of syntax. This pedagogical aide addresses the first of these by collecting the basic forms and patterns of Sahidic Coptic and presenting...
2008
Author(s): Margaret Farley

This long-awaited book by one of American Christianity's foremost ethicists proposes a framework for sexual ethics whereby justice is the criterion for all loving, including love that is related to sexual activity and relationships. It begins with historical and cross-cultural explorations, then...
2008
Author(s): Adela Collins, with John J. Collins

This controversial book traces the origin and history of the idea that the king and later the messiah is the Son of God, from its origins in ancient Near Eastern royal ideology to its Christian appropriation in the New Testament. King and Messiah as Son of God is distinctive in its range, spanning...
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): Edited by Chloe Starr

This volume sets out to examine how Christian scriptures have been read within a Chinese reading tradition, and to assess what questions such readings pose for both theologians and Chinese studies specialists. The absence to date of publications on the topic, and the scattered nature of such...