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Titles in the call number range BL - BX (Religion) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.


  • An introduction to Hinduism / by Gavin Flood
    BL 1202 F56 1996
    This book provides a much-needed thematic and historical introduction to Hinduism, the religion of the majority of people in India. Dr Flood traces the development of Hindu traditions from their ancient origins, through the major deities of Visnu, Siva and the Goddess, to the modern world. Hinduism is discussed as both a global religion and a form of nationalism. Emphasis is given to the tantric traditions, which have been so influential; to Hindu ritual, which is more fundamental to the life of the religion than are specific beliefs or doctrines; and to Dravidian influences from south India. An Introduction to Hinduism examines the ideas of dharma, particularly in relation to the ideology of kingship, caste and world renunciation. Dr Flood also introduces some debates within contemporary scholarship about the nature of Hinduism. It is suitable both for the student and for the general reader.

  • French Muslims in perspective : nationalism, post-colonialism and marginalisation under the Republic / Joseph Downing
    BP 65 F8D69 2019

  • Practical spirituality and human development : creative experiments for alternative futures / Ananta Kumar Giri, editor
    BL 624 P73 2019

  • Hermeneutics of human-animal relations in the wake of rewilding : the ethical guide to ecological discomforts / Mateusz Tokarski
    BT 746 T65 2019

  • Resisting theology, furious hope : secular political theology and social movements / Jordan E. Miller
    BT 83.59 M55 2019

  • Critical theory and political theology : the aftermath of the enlightenment / Paul S. Chung
    BT83.59

  • Brazilian evangelicalism in the twenty-first century : an inside and outside look / Eric Miller, Ronald J. Morgan, editors
    BR 1642 B6B73 2019

  • Fostering interreligious encounters in pluralist societies : hospitality and friendship / SimonMary Asese A. Aihiokhai
    BL2470.N5

  • Church, state and colonialism in southeastern Congo, 1890-1962 / Reuben A. Loffman
    BX1682.C6

  • Westminster lectures : third series / edited by Francis Aveling
    BX 1753 W47

  • Gnostic ethics and Mandaean origins / Edwin M. Yamauchi
    BT 1405 Y36x 1970

  • La lauda in Assisi e le origini del teatro italiano. [A cura della Società internazionale di studi francescani
    BX 2000.62 F6

  • Saint Dominic. Translated by John Chapin
    BX 4700.D7 P6

  • One Word that will change your life / Dan Britton, Jimmy Page, Jon Gordon
    BV 4598.2 B755 2013

    One Word  is a simple concept that delivers powerful life change!  In 1999, the authors discovered a better way to become their best and live a life of impact. Instead of creating endless goals and resolutions, they found one word that would be their driving force for the year. No goals. No wish lists. Just one word. Best of all . . . anyone, anytime can discover their word for the year.

    One Word that will Change Your Life  will inspire you to simplify your life and work by focusing on just one word for this year.  That's right!  One Word  creates clarity, power, passion and life-change. The simple power of One Word is that it impacts all six dimensions of your life - mental, physical, emotional, relational, spiritual, and financial. Simply put,  One Word  sticks. There is a word meant for you and when you find it, live it, and share it, your life will become more rewarding and exciting than ever.

    Join thousands of people and hundreds of schools, businesses, churches, and sports teams who have found their one word . . . and discover how to harness the transformational power of  One Word .

    The book includes a personal Action Plan and simple process to help you discover your word for the year.


  • Sound of worship : a handbook of acoustics and sound system design for the church / Doug R. Jones
    BV 15 J66 2011

    Whether you are designing a new system or need to update and get the most out of the one in place Sound of Worship will offer essential information to guide and inform you choices. Written to give the context to help you focus your choices as well as the technical information to understand options, this essential guide will help you avoid costly mistakes when working with acoustics and the sound systems of the church.

    When planning a system this book has you covered! Considering everything from building design and understanding the purpose and use of the sound system to the technical aspects of the acoustic equipment and sound specification and types.

    The website has numerous audio examples to illustrate points made and tools used in the book. It demonstrate the terms used and what different choices will sound like, with before and after recordings of acoustic treatment and how it effects the overall sound of the church.


  • Green Deen : What Islam Teaches about Protecting the Planet
    BP190.5.N38A238 2010
    Muslims are compelled by their religion to praise the Creator and to care for their community. But what is not widely known is that there are deep and long-standing connections between Islamic teachings and environmentalism. In this groundbreaking book, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin draws on research, scripture, and interviews with Muslim Americans to trace Islam's preoccupation with humankind's collective role as stewards of the Earth. Abdul-Matin points out that the Prophet Muhammad declared that "the Earth is a mosque."

    Deen means "path" or "way" in Arabic. Abdul-Matin offers dozens of examples of how Muslims can follow, and already are following, a Green Deen in four areas: "waste, watts (energy), water, and food." At last, people of all beliefs can appreciate the gifts and contributions that Islam and Muslims bring to the environmental movement.

  • Being Buddha at work : 108 ancient truths on change, stress, money, and success / Franz Metcalf and B.J. Gallagher
    BQ 5400 M48 2012eb
    Buddhism has for thousands of years provided a spiritual foundation for the daily lives of millions of people around the world. But does Buddhism have anything to offer us--Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike--in today's world of work? Metcalf and Gallagher think it does. Spiritual wisdom, Western or Eastern, inspires and instructs us in living a good life. And that's just as true at work as at home.

    Buddha mind--a source of calm, compassion, and insight--exists within each of us, not just the historical Buddha. Being Buddha at Work shows how to embody that mind in the stress and clamor of the workplace--how to tap into the Buddha consciousness so we can relieve daily tensions and greet challenges with awareness, equanimity, and good humor.

    The book is divided into three sections. The first, "Becoming a Mindful Worker," covers Buddha's wisdom for our own work; the second, "Cultivating Mindful Work Relationships," focuses on how to work with other people; the third, "Creating a Mindful Workplace," deals with broader organizational topics. There is wisdom here for everyone--from frontline workers and team members, to supervisors and managers, to top executives and organizational leaders.

  • The leadership wisdom of Jesus : practical lessons for today / Charles C. Manz
    BV4597.53.L43
    NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATEDIn this new edition of the bestselling classic, Charles Manz doesn't look to Jesus's teachings to support preconceived theories of how a manager should lead but approaches the New Testament with an open mind to see what insights it reveals for today's business world. What he finds are powerful lessons that will inspire you--no matter what your religious background--to maintain integrity, live on a higher plane, and ultimately achieve your personal and professional goals.The third edition is updated throughout and includes several new examples and a self-assessment chapter designed to encourage self-examination and personal reflection. Remarkably contemporary and welcoming to all readers, this book will challenge you to evaluate your own leadership style and to consider time-tested spiritual wisdom that can make you more enlightened and more effective.

  • Bringing your soul to work : an everyday practice / Cheryl Peppers, Alan Briskin
    BL65.W67
    EMPLOYEES TODAY are actively searching for more meaning in the workplace, for work that resonates with their being. How does one dare yearn for something more, when so many workplaces seem aligned solely with financial survival and profit making? How do we get work done amidst the demands and tugs on our soul?
    Bringing Your Soul to Work addresses these troubling questions in a way that provides a pathway for readers who want to bridge the gap between their spiritual and work lives. It honors readers' unique experiences and challenges them to think differently, aligning their actions with their hearts.
    Engaging, inspiring, and poetic, yet grounded in real life, this book is written by consultants who see the contradictions of the workplace firsthand. Using case examples, personal stories, inspirational quotes, visual images, reflective questions, and specific applications, it shows readers how to use their own experience to grapple with the gritty realities of the workplace. Throughout the book, readers are invited to consider the book's concepts in relation to their own unique situations and, in the case of the applications, to record their responses in writing. They then learn to construct meaning from their own experience, drawing on imagination and practice, as well as the specific circumstances of their work lives.
    Addressing what many feel but cannot say out loud, Bringing Your Soul to Work links ideas about soul to the realities of work in a unique way. For all those looking to increase their effectiveness at work and bring more feeling, imagination, and heart into their efforts with others, it will serve as a guide for creating something new and lasting.

  • Parenting beyond belief : on raising ethical, caring kids without religion / edited by Dale McGowan ; foreword by Michael Shermer
    BL 2777 R4P37 2007
    Foreword by Michael Shermer, Ph.D. Contributors include Penn Jillette, Julia Sweeney, and Dr. Donald B. Ardell This is an abridged edition of the print classic. It does not include essays by Richard Dawkins or Stephen Law. Please consult the print edition for these essays. It's hard enough to live a secular life in a religious world. And bringing up children without religious influence can be even more daunting. Despite the difficulties, a large and growing number of parents are choosing to raise their kids without religion. In Parenting Beyond Belief, Dale McGowan celebrates the freedom that comes with raising kids without formal indoctrination and advises parents on the most effective way to raise freethinking children. With advice from educators, doctors, psychologists, and philosophers as well as wisdom from everyday parents, the book offers tips and insights on a variety of topics, from "mixed marriages" to coping with death and loss, and from morality and ethics to dealing with holidays. Sensitive and timely, Parenting Beyond Belief features reflections from such freethinkers as Mark Twain, Bertrand Russell, and wellness guru Dr. Don Ardell that will empower every parent to raise both caring and independent children without constraints.

  • The circle way : a leader in every chair / Christina Baldwin & Ann Linnea ; foreword by Margaret J. Wheatley
    BL 604 C5B35 2010eb
    Collaboration and group cohesion are vital to any healthy enterprise. In collaborative environments, good ideas can come from everywhere. Today's thoughtful leaders support interpersonal experiences that ensure clear speaking, open-minded listening, and well-grounded decision making. Reintroducing our most ancient social process, the circle, welcomes everyone to equal participation. Here, two international leaders of circle as a modern methodology offer a comprehensive guide to this foundational human interaction.

    The Circle Way lays out the basics of circle conversation based on the authors' nearly two decades of experience implementing circle practice in organizations. Through illustrative stories that show the circle in action and delve into its deepest aspects, Baldwin and Linnea provide detailed instructions for getting started, setting intention, and resolving conflicts. Their work illuminates the profound impact of circle on people who participate in it.

  • Sound, lighting, and video : a resource for worship / Brad Herring
    BV 288 H477 2009eb
    First Published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

  • Thou shall prosper : ten commandments for making money / Daniel Lapin
    BM 538 W4L37 2010eb

    A practical approach to creating wealth-based on the established principles of ancient Jewish wisdom-made accessible to people of all backgrounds

    The ups and downs of the economy prove Rabbi Daniel Lapin's famous principle that the more things change, the more we need to depend upon the things that never change. There's no better source for both practical and spiritual financial wisdom than the time-tested knowledge found in the ancient Jewish faith and its culture. In the Second Edition of Thou Shall Prosper, Lapin offers a practical approach to creating wealth based on the established principles of ancient Jewish wisdom. This book details the ten permanent principles that never change, the ten commandments of making money if you will, and explores the economic and philosophic vision of business that has been part of Jewish culture for centuries. The book's focus is on making accessible to individuals of all backgrounds, the timeless truths that Jews have used for centuries to excel in business.

    Outlines ten fundamental "commandments" relating to business and money Includes insights that will increase your potential for creating wealth, no matter what your faith or background may be Blends contemporary business stories and Lapin's own business experiences with the wisdom of the Torah and Talmudic prescriptions

    This Second Edition provides new examples, especially of Internet related business opportunities. In addition, each chapter highlights specific action steps that can lead to wealth opportunities in both difficult economic times and periods of prosperity.


  • Raising freethinkers : a practical guide for parenting beyond belief / Dale McGowan [and others]
    BL 2777 R4M34 2009eb
    Praised by Newsweek as "a compelling read" and Library Journal as "accessible and down-to-earth," Dale McGowan's Parenting Beyond Belief offered freethinking parents everywhere a compassionate introduction to raising caring, ethical children without religious guidance. Now, for the more than 40 million people in the United States who identify themselves as nonreligious, Raising Freethinkers offers solutions to the unique challenges secular parents face and provides specific answers to common questions, as well as over 100 activities for both parents and their children. This book covers every important topic nonreligious parents need to know to help their children with their own moral and intellectual development, including advice on religious-extended-family issues, death and life, secular celebrations, wondering and questioning, and more.Complete with reviews of books, DVDs, curricula, educational toys, and online resources relevant to each chapter topic, Raising Freethinkers helps parents raise their children with confidence.

  • Islam : the religion and the people / Bernard Lewis, Buntzie Ellis Churchill
    BP 161.3 L482 2008

  • Approaches to the study of religion / edited by Peter Connolly
    BL 41 A65 1999
    It has been argued that religious studies is a polymethodic discipline, and that the student of religion should be familiar with the approaches of the major disciplines concerned with understanding the nature of religion, not least because the approach adopted has profound influence on the phenomena chose for investigation and the conclusions reached.This book is the first textbook, specifically designed for undergraduate students, that provides the essential background on methods of the major relevant disciplines.Presenting each of the significant approaches to religion in an informed manner, the book brings together experienced researchers from feminism, anthropology, sociology, phenomenology, psychology, philosophy, and theology. It presents a consistent approach throughout, with each chapter dealing with the same themes: the historical development of the approach, the characteristics of the approach, and the surrounding issues and debates.

  • Apocalypse as holy war : divine politics and polemics in the Letters of Paul / Emma Wasserman
    BS 2655 E7W37 2018
    Prevailing theories of apocalypticism assert that in a world that rebels against God, a cataclysmic battle between good and evil is needed to reassert God's dominion. Emma Wasserman, a rising scholar of early Christian history, challenges this interpretation and reframes Paul's apocalyptic texts as myths about politics in the world of divinity.

    Wasserman argues that the most dominant historical-critical theories about Christian apocalypticism are ahistorical and tend to work with apologetic formulations of Christ's victory and the uniqueness of Christianity. Assessing Paul's claims about immanent war, divine enemies, and the transformation that will accompany Christ's return, Wasserman sees him as envisioning a single, righteously ruled cosmic kingdom, the true nature of which will soon be revealed to all. A major scholarly contribution that ranges across Mediterranean and West Asian religious thought, this volume has broad implications for understanding Paul's myth of heroic submission as well as his most distinctive ethical teachings.

  • An ugly little secret : anti-Catholicism in North America / Andrew M. Greeley
    BX 1770 G74

  • Theology and the Church : a response to Cardinal Ratzinger and a warning to the whole church / Juan Luis Segundo ; translated by John W. Diercksmeier
    BT 83.57 C375 1984 Suppl.

  • International Calvinism, 1541-1715 / edited by Menna Prestwich
    BX 9422.2 I57 1985
    Although the character, course, and consequences of Calvinism have long been the subject of controversy, there is no doubt that the Calvinist movement left an enduring stamp on Europe, North America, and the rest of western civilization. This book brings together the work of fourteen eminent historians who reexamine the ways in which Calvinism affected--and was affected by--the various societies in which it took root. The volume features a survey of Calvin's life and work, three essays on France and the great diaspora of the Huguenots after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, and seven papers on other European nations and North America. A concluding essay offers a stimulating discussion of the relationship between Calvinism and capitalism.

  • Ignatius de Loyola, powers of imagining : a philosophical hermeneutic of imagining through the collected works of Ignatius de Loyola, with a translation of these works / Antonio T. de Nicolas ; foreword by Patrick Heelan
    BX 4700 L7D36 1986
    This book presents a new translation of the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius de Loyola, of his Spiritual Diary, of his Autobiography, and some of his letters. These translations are introduced by a hermeneutical commentary laying out the theory and practices of the decision-making power of imagining.

    Ignatius proposed in his Spiritual Exercises a form of decision-oriented mysticism, and through their use, gathered around him a group of associates who became the firs members of the Jesuit Order. Under the control of later, doctrinally oriented theologians, the practical, decision-oriented mystical character of the original Exercises was gradually replaced by a more theoretical and devotional character.

    Antonio T. de Nicolas recovers in his translations and through his critical apparatus, the original decision-oriented thrust of Ignatius.


  • Revolutionary saint : the theological legacy of Óscar Romero / Michael E. Lee
    BX 4705 R669 L44 2018
    A profound reflection on the theological implications of Romero's life and ministry, drawn from his biography as well as his homilies and other writings.

  • Oscar Romero and the communion of the saints : a biography / Scott Wright ; with photos by Octovio Duran
    BX 4705 R669 W75 2016
    This richly illustrated biography, revised and updated in light of his beatification, tells Oscar Romero's courageous story, beginning with his humble origins and his early life as a relatively conservative priest and bishop, to the astonishing transformation that occurred in the last three years of his life.

  • The Bible in political debate : what does it really say? / edited by Frances Flannery and Rodney A. Werline
    BS 680 P449 B53 2016
    Politicians and pundits regularly invoke the Bible in social and political debates on a host of controversial social and political issues, including: abortion, stem-cell research, gay marriage, the death penalty, separation of church and state, family values, climate change, income distribution, teaching evolution in schools, taxation, school prayer, aid for the poor, and immigration. But is the Bible often used out of context in these major debates? This book includes essays by fourteen biblical scholars who examine the use of the Bible in political debates, uncovering the original historical contexts and meanings of the biblical verses that are commonly cited. The contributors take a non-confessional approach, rooted in non-partisan scholarship, to show how specific texts have at times been distorted in order to support particular views. At the same time, they show how the Bible can sometimes make for unsettling reading in the modern day. The key questions remain: What does the Bible really say? Should the Bible be used to form public policy?

  • Spirituality in healthcare : perspectives for innovative practice / editors, Fiona Timmins and Sílvia Caldeira
    BL65.M4

  • Enlightenment and the gasping city : Mongolian Buddhism at a time of environmental disarray / Saskia Abrahms-Kavunenko
    BQ 599 U43A27 2019

    With air pollution now intimately affecting every resident of Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, Saskia Abrahms-Kavunenko seeks to understand how, as a physical constant throughout the winter months, the murky and obscuring nature of air pollution has become an active part of Mongolian religious and ritual life. Enlightenment and the Gasping City identifies air pollution as a boundary between the physical and the immaterial, showing how air pollution impresses itself on the urban environment as stagnation and blur. She explores how air pollution and related phenomena exist in dynamic tension with Buddhist ideas and practices concerning purification, revitalisation and enlightenment. By focusing on light, its intersections and its oppositions, she illuminates Buddhist practices and beliefs as they interact with the pressing urban issues of air pollution, post-socialist economic vacillations, urban development, nationalism, and climate change.


  • You say you want a revolution? : 1968-2018 in theological perspective / Susie Paulik Babka, Elena Procario-Foley, and Sandra Yocum, editors
    BT 738.3 Y68 2019
    Beginning with the social, political, and cultural upheavals of 1968, this volume focuses on the theme of revolution in areas such as race, gender, and the environment. Based on presentations given at the 2018 CTS conference, the book's highlights include essays from plenary speakers Willie James Jennings, Julie Hanlon Rubio, and Christopher Pramuk.

  • The whole book of Psalms : collected into English metre by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and others : a critical edition of the texts and tunes / [edited by] Beth Quitslund, Nicholas Temperley
    BS 1440 S78 2018

    RETS Vol. 36. The Whole Book of Psalms , first published in a complete form in 1562, introduced congregational singing to England and contained the best known English verse in the early modern period. Often referred to by later critics as "Sternhold and Hopkins," it was the dominant hymnal in England until the mid-eighteenth century and printed until 1861. This critical edition, the first to include both texts and tunes, is based on the 148 English impressions remaining from the reign of Elizabeth I along with their Marian predecessors. The appendices include miniature critical editions of the psalm paraphrases as published during Edward's reign, additional texts included in some editions, later musical revisions, and the short tunes that began to replace the printed ones by the late sixteenth century.

    Although this is a scholarly edition with complete critical apparatus, it is also designed to make this crucial piece of early modern culture accessible to non-specialists. The texts are in modern spelling and the tunes in modern notation. The edition offers an extensive historical essay and notes on each text and tune, and is furnished with an audio supplement of representative musical settings.


  • A fiery gospel : the Battle hymn of the Republic and the road to righteous war / Richard M. Gamble
    BL 98.5 G36 2019

    Since its composition in Washington's Willard Hotel in 1861, Julia Ward Howe's "Battle Hymn of the Republic" has been used to make America and its wars sacred. Few Americans reflect on its violent and redemptive imagery, drawn freely from prophetic passages of the Old and New Testaments, and fewer still think about the implications of that apocalyptic language for how Americans interpret who they are and what they owe the world.

    In A Fiery Gospel , Richard M. Gamble describes how this camp-meeting tune, paired with Howe's evocative lyrics, became one of the most effective instruments of religious nationalism. He takes the reader back to the song's origins during the Civil War, and reveals how those political and military circumstances launched the song's incredible career in American public life. Gamble deftly considers the idea behind the song--humming the tune, reading the music for us--all while reveling in the multiplicity of meanings of and uses to which Howe's lyrics have been put. "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" has been versatile enough to match the needs of Civil Rights activists and conservative nationalists, war hawks and peaceniks, as well as Europeans and Americans. This varied career shows readers much about the shifting shape of American righteousness. Yet it is, argues Gamble, the creator of the song herself--her Abolitionist household, Unitarian theology, and Romantic and nationalist sensibilities--that is the true conductor of this most American of war songs.

    A Fiery Gospel depicts most vividly the surprising genealogy of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," and its sure and certain position as a cultural piece in the uncertain amalgam that was and is American civil religion.


  • Iconoclasm as child's play / Joe Moshenska
    BL 65 P6M67 2019

    When sacred objects were rejected during the Reformation, they were not always burned and broken but were sometimes given to children as toys. Play is typically seen as free and open, while iconoclasm, even to those who deem it necessary, is violent and disenchanting. What does it say about wider attitudes toward religious violence and children at play that these two seemingly different activities were sometimes one and the same? Drawing on a range of sixteenth-century artifacts, artworks, and texts, as well as on ancient and modern theories of iconoclasm and of play, Iconoclasm As Child's Play argues that the desire to shape and interpret the playing of children is an important cultural force. Formerly holy objects may have been handed over with an intent to debase them, but play has a tendency to create new meanings and stories that take on a life of their own. Joe Moshenska shows that this form of iconoclasm is not only a fascinating phenomenon in its own right; it has the potential to alter our understandings of the threshold between the religious and the secular, the forms and functions of play, and the nature of historical transformation and continuity.


  • Muḥammad 'Abduh and his interlocutors : conceptualizing religion in a globalizing world / by Ammeke Kateman
    BP 80 M8K38 2019
    In Muḥammad ʿAbduh and his Interlocutors: Conceptualizing Religion in a Globalizing World , Ammeke Kateman offers an account of Muḥammad ʿAbduh's Islamic Reformism in a context in which ideas increasingly crossed familiar geographical, religious and cultural frontiers. Presenting an alternative to the inadequate perspective of "Westernization", Kateman situates the ideas of Muḥammad ʿAbduh (Egypt, 1849-1905) on Islam and religion amongst those of his interlocutors within a global intellectual field.

    Ammeke Kateman's approach documents the surprising pluralism of ʿAbduh's interlocutors, the diversity in their shared conceptualizations of religion and the creativity of ʿAbduh's own interpretation. In this way, the conceptualizations of ʿAbduh and his contemporaries also shed light on the diversified global genealogy of the modern concept of religion.

  • On mercy / Malcolm Bull
    BV 4647 M4B85 2019

    Is mercy more important than justice?

    Since antiquity, mercy has been regarded as a virtue. The power of monarchs was legitimated by their acts of clemency, their mercy demonstrating their divine nature. Yet by the end of the eighteenth century, mercy had become "an injustice committed against society . . . a manifest vice." Mercy was exiled from political life. How did this happen?

    In this book, Malcolm Bull analyses and challenges the Enlightenment's rejection of mercy. A society operating on principles of rational self-interest had no place for something so arbitrary and contingent, and having been excluded from Hobbes's theory of the state and Hume's theory of justice, mercy disappeared from the lexicon of political theory. But, Bull argues, these idealised conceptions have proved too limiting. Political realism demands recognition of the foundational role of mercy in society. If we are vulnerable to harm from others, we are in need of their mercy. By restoring the primacy of mercy over justice, we may constrain the powerful and release the agency of the powerless. And if arguments for capitalism are arguments against mercy, might the case for mercy challenge the very basis of our thinking about society and the state?

    An important contribution to contemporary political philosophy from an inventive thinker, On Mercy makes a persuasive case for returning this neglected virtue to the heart of political thought.


  • Trauma-sensitive theology : thinking theologically in the era of trauma / Jennifer Baldwin
    BV 4012.2 B284 2018
    The intention of Trauma Sensitive Theology is to help theologians, professors, clergy, spiritual care givers, and therapists speak well of God and faith without further wounding survivors of trauma. It explores the nature of traumatic exposure, response, processing, and recovery and its impact on constructive theology and pastoral leadership and care. Through the lenses of contemporary traumatology, somatics, and the Internal Family Systems model of psychotherapy, the text offers a framework for seeing trauma and its impact in the lives of individuals, communities, society, and within our own sacred texts. It argues that care of traumatic wounding must include all dimensions of the human person, including our spiritual practices, religious rituals and community participation, and theological thinking. As such, clergy and spiritual care professionals have an important role to play in the recovery of traumatic wounding and fostering of resiliency. This book explores how trauma-informed congregational leaders can facilitate resiliency and offers one way of thinking theologically in response to traumatizing abuses of relational power and our resources for restoration.

  • The Hebrew Bible : a translation with commentary / Robert Alter
    BS 895 A48 2019
    A masterpiece of deep learning and fine sensibility,Robert Alter's translation of the Hebrew Bible, nowcomplete, reanimates one of the formative works of ourculture. Capturing its brilliantly compact poetry and finelywrought, purposeful prose, Alter renews the Old Testamentas a source of literary power and spiritual inspiration.From the family frictions of Genesis and King David'sflawed humanity to the serene wisdom of Psalms and Job'sincendiary questioning of God's ways, these magnificentworks of world literature resonate with a startling immediacy.Featuring Alter's generous commentary, which quietlyalerts readers to the literary and historical dimensions ofthe text, this is the definitive edition of the Hebrew Bible.

  • Liberty in the things of God : the Christian origins of religious freedom / Robert Louis Wilken
    BV 741 W53 2019
    From one of the leading historians of Christianity comes this sweeping reassessment of religious freedom, from the church fathers to John Locke

    In the ancient world Christian apologists wrote in defense of their right to practice their faith in the cities of the Roman Empire. They argued that religious faith is an inward disposition of the mind and heart and cannot be coerced by external force, laying a foundation on which later generations would build.

    Chronicling the history of the struggle for religious freedom from the early Christian movement through the seventeenth century, Robert Louis Wilken shows that the origins of religious freedom and liberty of conscience are religious, not political, in origin. They took form before the Enlightenment through the labors of men and women of faith who believed there could be no justice in society without liberty in the things of God. This provocative book, drawing on writings from the early Church as well as the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, reminds us of how "the meditations of the past were fitted to affairs of a later day."

  • Christian reading : language, ethics, and the order of things / Blossom Stefaniw
    BS 1163 S74 2019
    Christian Reading shifts the assumption that study of the Bible must be about the content of the Bible or aimed at confessional projects of religious instruction. Blossom Stefaniw focuses on the lesson transcripts from the Tura papyri, which reveal verbatim oral classroom discourse, to show how biblical texts were used as an exhibition space for the traditional canon of general knowledge about the world. Stefaniw demonstrates that the work of Didymus the Blind in the lessons reflected in the Tura papyri was similar to that of other grammarians in late antiquity: articulating the students' place in time, their position in the world, and their connection to their heritage. But whereas other grammarians used revered texts like Homer and Menander, Didymus curated the cultural patrimony using biblical texts: namely, the Psalms and Ecclesiastes. By examining this routine epistemological and pedagogical work carried out through the Bible, Christian Reading generates a new model of the relationship of Christian scholarship to the pagan past.

  • The New Testament scholarship of Erasmus : an introduction with Erasmus' prefaces and ancillary writings / edited by Robert D. Sider
    BS 2329 E7313 2019

    Erasmus produced his five editions of the New Testament in Greek and Latin and his Paraphrases on the Gospels and Epistles almost contemporaneously with the tumultuous events that accompanied the beginnings of the Reformation in Europe. At the same time, his scholarship was a signal illustration of the Christian Humanism of northern Europe. His remarkable scholarship is translated and annotated in the Collected Works of Erasmus , volumes 42-60, published by the University of Toronto Press.

    This volume, CWE 41, seeks to set in perspective in a major introductory essay the full range of that scholarship. It traces the origin of Erasmus' work and its development over the course of the last two decades of his life, placing the work on the New Testament in the context of his life and the political and religious events of his age, revealing the endeavour as a process, and thus giving the reader illuminating points of reference for the many cryptic allusions in his annotations and paraphrases. The book includes an annotated translation of three of Erasmus' major writings on Scripture and its interpretation -- the Paraclesis , the Ratio verae theologiae ('System of True Theology'), and the Apologia (defense of his work). It includes as well some of his further attempts to clarify his endeavour -- relevant letters and a vitriolic response to his 'crabby critics' ( Contra morosos ). The volume offers a unique insight into the production of Erasmus' scholarship in book form, illustrating abundantly the special features that made his editions of the New Testament and his Paraphrases both esthetically pleasing and effectively marketable products.


  • La lecture, chemin d'alliance : des Philippiens d'hier à ceux d'aujourd'hui / Anne Pénicaud
    BS 2705.52 P458 2018

  • The city and global development : beyond the North-South paradigm / edited by Linda Hogan, Alina Krause and Markus Büker
    BL 65 C57 C57 2019

  • L'unité du je psalmique / Etienne Grenet
    BS 1430.52 G7464 2019

  • The Temple in early Christianity : experiencing the sacred / Eyal Regev
    BS 2545 T45R44 2019
    A comprehensive treatment of the early Christian approaches to the Temple and its role in shaping Jewish and Christian identity

    The first scholarly work to trace the Temple throughout the entire New Testament, this study examines Jewish and Christian attitudes toward the Temple in the first century and provides both Jews and Christians with a better understanding of their respective faiths and how they grow out of this ancient institution. The centrality of the Temple in New Testament writing reveals the authors' negotiations with the institutional and symbolic center of Judaism as they worked to form their own religion.

  • Spirit on the move : Black women and Pentecostalism in Africa and the diaspora / edited by Judith Casselberry and Elizabeth A. Pritchard
    BR 1644.3 S65 2019
    Pentecostalism is currently the fastest-growing Christian movement, with hundreds of millions of followers. This growth overwhelmingly takes place outside of the West, and women make up 75 percent of the membership. The contributors to Spirit on the Move examine Pentecostalism's appeal to black women worldwide and the ways it provides them with a source of community and access to power. Exploring a range of topics, from Neo-Pentecostal churches in Ghana that help women challenge gender norms to evangelical gospel musicians in Brazil, the contributors show how Pentecostalism helps black women draw attention to and seek remediation from the violence and injustices brought on by civil war, capitalist exploitation, racism, and the failures of the state. In fleshing out the experiences, theologies, and innovations of black women Pentecostals, the contributors show how Pentecostal belief and its various practices reflect the movement's complexity, reach, and adaptability to specific cultural and political formations.

    Contributors. Paula Aymer, John Burdick, Judith Casselberry, Deidre Helen Crumbley, Elizabeth McAlister, Laura Premack, Elizabeth A. Pritchard, Jane Soothill, Linda van de Kamp

  • A short history of the Reformation / Helen L. Parish
    BR 305.3 P37 2018
    When, in October 1517, Martin Luther pinned his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of All Saints' Church in Wittenberg he shattered the foundations of western Christendom. The Reformation of doctrine and practice that followed Luther's seismic action, and protest against the sale of indulgences, fragmented the Church and overturned previously accepted certainties and priorities. But it did more, challenging the relationship between spiritual and secular authority, perceptions of the supernatural, the interpretation of the past, the role of women in society and church, and clerical attitudes towards marriage and sex. Drawing on the most recent historiography, Helen L Parish locates the Protestant Reformation in its many cultural, social and political contexts. She assesses the Reformers' impact on art and architecture; on notions of authority, scripture and tradition; and - reflecting on the extent to which the printing press helped spread Reformation ideas - on oral, print and written culture.

  • Dictionnaire révérencieux de la Sainte Vierge Marie : Mariologie, symbolisme des nombres mariaux, liturgie des couleurs mariales, symboles et mythes mariaux de la flore et du bestiaire / Jean Sadaka
    BT 599 S23 2018

  • Christian radicalism in the Church of England and the invention of the British Sixties, 1957-1970 : the hope of a world transformed / Sam Brewitt-Taylor
    BR 115 P7B688 2018
    This study provides the first postsecular account of the moral revolution that Britain experienced in the 1960s. Beginning from the groundbreaking premise that secularity is not a mere absence, but an invented culture, it argues that a new form of British secularity achieved cultural dominanceduring an abrupt cultural revolution which occurred in the late 1950s and early 1960s. This moral revolution had little to do with affluence or technology, but was most centrally a cultural response to the terrors of the Cold War, which pitted Christian Britain against the secular Soviet Union. Byexploring contemporary prophecies of the inevitable arrival of "the secular society", Sam Brewitt-Taylor shows that, ironically, British secularity was given decisive initial momentum by theologically radical Christians, who destigmatized the idea of "modern secularity" and made it available forappropriation by a wide range of Sixties actors. Further than this, radical Christians played a significant contributory role in deciding what kind of secularity Britain's Sixties would adopt, by narrating Britain's moral revolution as globalist, individualist, anti-authoritarian, sexuallylibertarian, and politically egalitarian. In all these ways, radical Christians played a highly significant role in the early stages of Britain's Sixties.

  • Saint Patrick retold : the legend and history of Ireland's patron saint / Roy Flechner
    BR 1720 P26F54 2019

    A gripping biography that brings together the most recent research to shed provocative new light on the life of Saint Patrick

    Saint Patrick was, by his own admission, a controversial figure. Convicted in a trial by his elders in Britain and hounded by rumors that he settled in Ireland for financial gain, the man who was to become Ireland's patron saint battled against great odds before succeeding as a missionary. Saint Patrick Retold draws on recent research to offer a fresh assessment of Patrick's travails and achievements. This is the first biography in nearly fifty years to explore Patrick's career against the background of historical events in late antique Britain and Ireland.

    Roy Flechner examines the likelihood that Patrick, like his father before him, might have absconded from a career as an imperial official responsible for taxation, preferring instead to migrate to Ireland with his family's slaves, who were his source of wealth. Flechner leaves no stone unturned as he takes readers on a riveting journey through Romanized Britain and late Iron Age Ireland, and he considers how best to interpret the ambiguous literary and archaeological evidence from this period of great political and economic instability, a period that brought ruin for some and opportunity for others. Rather than a dismantling of Patrick's reputation, or an argument against his sainthood, Flechner's biography raises crucial questions about self-image and the making of a reputation.

    From boyhood deeds to the challenges of a missionary enterprise, Saint Patrick Retold steps beyond established narratives to reassess a notable figure's life and legacy.


  • Islamists and the politics of the Arab uprisings : governance, pluralisation and contention / edited by Hendrik Kraetzschmar and Paola Rivetti
    BP 173.7 I7745 2018
    What role does political Islam play in the genealogy of protests as an instrument to resist neo-liberalism and authoritarian rule? How can we account for the internal conflicts among Islamist players after the recent Arab uprisings? How can we assess the performance of Islamist parties inpower? What geopolitical reconfigurations have the uprisings created, and what opportunities have arisen for Islamists to claim a stronger political role in domestic and regional politics? These questions are addressed by the contributors to this volume who look at the dynamics in place during theaftermath of the Arab uprisings in a wide range of countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

  • Salvation in the world : the crossroads of public theology / edited by Stephan van Erp, Christopher Cimorelli and Christiane Alpers
    BX 4705 S51314S35 2017
    What happens when Edward Schillebeeckx's theology crosses paths with contemporary public theology? This volume examines the theological heritage that Schillebeeckx has left behind, as well as it critically assesses its relevance for temporary theological scene. In tracing the way(s) in which Schillebeeckx observed and examined his own context's increasing secularization and concomitant development toward atheism, the contributors to this volume indicate the potential directions for a contemporary public theology that pursues the path which Schillebeeckx has trodden. The essays in the first part of this volume indicate a different theological self-critique undertaken in response to developments in the public sphere. This is followed by a thorough examination of the degree to which Schillebeeckx succeeded in leading Christian theology ahead without merely accommodating the Christian tradition to current societal trends. The third part of the volume discusses the issues of climate change, social conceptions of progress, as well as the evolutionary understandings of the origins and purpose of religions. The final part examines Schillebeeckx's soteriology to contemporary discussions about wholeness.

  • Gathering souls : Jesuit missions and missionaries in Oceania (1668-1945) / by Alexandre Coello de la Rosa
    BV 2290 C64 2019
    This essay deals with the missionary work of the Society of Jesus in today's Micronesia from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. Although the Jesuit missionaries wanted to reach Japan and other Pacific islands, such as the Palau and Caroline archipelagos, the crown encouraged them to stay in the Marianas until 1769 (when the Society of Jesus was expelled from the Philippines) to evangelize the native Chamorros as well as to reinforce the Spanish presence on the fringes of the Pacific empire. In 1859, a group of Jesuit missionaries returned to the Philippines, but they never officially set foot on the Marianas during the nineteenth century. It was not until the twentieth century that they went back to Micronesia, taking charge of the mission on the Northern Marianas along with the Caroline and Marshall Islands, thus returning to one of the cradles of Jesuit martyrdom in Oceania.

  • Destroying idols : revisioning the meaning of 'God' / by Norman K. Swazo
    BS 544 S93 2019
    Judaism and Christianity have different meanings for the concept of 'God.' These religions rely on different transmitted texts. Different words - in the biblical Hebrew, biblical Greek, biblical Latin, biblical English - contribute to confusion in meaning. For example, what does 'elohim' mean? Is there a difference between 'Yah' and 'Yahweh'? This book examines this confusion in meaning in the biblical texts. This confusion is at the heart of the divorce of Judaism and Christianity. Despite this, we can have a new way of understanding the concept "God", by which one may re-examine and support a minority point of view in rabbinic tradition, known as the "two powers in heaven" doctrine. Given this revision, there is ample reason for enlightened renewal of a "messianic" interpretation of both Jewish and Christian faiths. This book, therefore, speaks to theologians, philosophers of religion with interests in Jewish and Christian religious traditions, students of philosophy, and informed believers.

  • Confraternity, mendicant orders, and salvation in the Middle Ages : the contribution of the Hungarian sources c.1270-c.1530 / by Marie-Madeleine de Cevins
    BX 2820 C48 2018
    By the late Middle Ages, mendicant spiritual confraternities had developed a bad reputation. Their spiritual status was ill-identified: somewhere between requests for intercession, necrological commemoration, and pious associations. In the hands of the mendicants, they seemed to resemble what indulgences had become in the hands of the bishops and the papacy: a bait handed out to extort funds from the faithful while offering an apparently immediate access to Paradise. Thus, like indulgences, they seem to have been gradually emptied of their substance and denounced (even before Luther) as glaring evidence of the corruption of the Roman Church. Much recent scholarship has followed this negative portrait of spiritual confraternities--unless it has conflated them with other non-spiritual confraternities, or indeed ignored them altogether. This volume draws on the abundant number of letters of confraternity available from Hungarian sources in order to provide a more nuanced picture of mendicant spiritual confraternities. It sheds new light on the links between the mendicants and their supports among the laity, and emphasises the broader significance of the confraternity movement in late medieval piety in Central Europe and beyond.

  • The traditions of Rabbi Ishmael / by Gary G. Porton
    BM 502.3 I8P67

  • History of the Christian church / by Philip Schaff
    BR 145 S4

  • Councils and ecclesiastical documents relating to Great Britain and Ireland. Edited after Spelman and Wilkins by Arthur West Haddan and William Stubbs
    BR 741 H2 1964

  • The early years of Christianity : a comprehensive history of the first three centuries of the Christian church / translated by Annie Harwood-Holmden
    BR 165 P82 1879

  • In China now; China's need and the Christian contribution
    BV 3415 K45 1923

  • The social thought of the World Council of Churches / by Edward Duff
    BX 6 W78D8
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