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Religion - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

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


  • The rule and exercises of holy living / by Jeremy Taylor ; Ed. and with introd. by Thomas S. Kepler
    BV 4500 T3 1956

  • Christian discourses : and the lilies of the field and the birds of the air, and Three discourses at the communion on Fridays / by Søren Kierkegaard.-- Translated with an introduction by Walter Lowrie
    BR 85 K457 1971

    The edition includes "Christian Discourses," "The Lilies of the Field and the Birds of the Air" and "Three Discourses at the Communion on Fridays."

    Originally published in 1971.

    The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


  • Catholicity and progress in Ireland / by Rev. M. O'Riordan
    BX 1505 O7

  • Handbook of conspiracy theory and contemporary religion / edited by Asbjørn Dyrendal, David G. Robertson, Egil Asprem
    BP 603 H355 2018eb

  • Buddhist monastic life : according to the texts of the Theravāda tradition / Mohan Wijayaratna ; translated by Claude Grangier and Steven Collins ; with an introduction by Steven Collins
    BQ 6084 W5513 1990
    This 1991 book provides a brief yet detailed account of the ideal way of life prescribed for Buddhist monks and nuns in the Pali texts of the Theravada school of Buddhism. The author describes the way in which the Buddha's disciples institutionalized his teachings about such things as food, dress, money, chastity, solitude and discipleship. This tradition represents an ideal of religious life that has been followed in South and Southeast Asia for over two thousand years. In previous writing on the early period of Buddhist monasticism, scholars have usually tried to give an historical account of the evolution of the monastic order, and so have seen the extant Vinaya texts as coming from distinct historical periods. This book takes a different approach by presenting a synchronic account, which allows the author to show that sources are in fact predominantly consistent and coherent.

  • With greater liberty : a short history of Christian monasticism and religious orders / by Karl Suso Frank ; translated by Joseph T. Lienhard
    BX 2461.2 F6913 1993

  • Give me this mountain : an autobiography / by Helen Roseveare
    BV 3625 C63 R643 1966b

  • The church in the world / by F.A. Forbes
    BX 945 F6

  • A Eucharistic ontology : Maximus the Confessor's eschatological ontology of being as dialogical reciprocity / Nicholas Loudovikos ; translated by Elizabeth Theokritoff
    BR 65 M416 L6413 2010

  • The Holy Trinity : in the beginning there was love / Dumitru Stăniloae ; translated by Roland Clark ; foreword by His Beatitude Teoctist Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church
    BX 323 S72513 2012

  • The Christian doctrine of justification and reconciliation; the positive development of the doctrine. English translation, edited by H.R. Mackintosh and A.B. Macaulay
    BT 764 R513 1966

  • Al Rashid Mosque : building Canadian Muslim communities / Earle H. Waugh
    BP 187.65 C2E3629 2018eb
    Al Rashid Mosque, Canada's first and one of the earliest in North America, was erected in Edmonton in the depth of the Depression of the 1930s. Over time, the story of this first mosque, which served as a magnet for more Lebanese Muslim immigrants to Edmonton, was woven into the folklore of the local community. --Baha Abu-Laban, ForewordEdmonton's Al Rashid Mosque has played a key role in Islam's Canadian development. Founded by Muslims from Lebanon, it has grown into a vibrant community fully integrated into Canada's cultural mosaic. The mosque continues to be a concrete expression of social good, a symbol of a proud Muslim Canadian identity. Al Rashid Mosque provides a welcome introduction to the ethics and values of homegrown Muslims. The book traces the mosque's role in education and community leadership and celebrates the numerous contributions of Muslim Canadians in Edmonton and across Canada. Al Rashid Mosque is a timely and important volume of Islamic and Canadian history."Forty years ago, as a young scholar in Islamic Studies at the University of Alberta, Al Rashid's Muslims welcomed my queries, tolerated my ignorance, and joyfully opened their homes and their hearts." --Earle H. WaughEarle H. Waugh has studied Islam in Canada and the Middle East for most of his adult life. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta and a senior scholar in the areas of religious studies, health and culture, and Indigenous language maintenance.

  • Catholicism
    BX 1754 W28

  • Why were the Gospels written?
    BR 2555.5 A74

  • The letters to the Philippians, Colossians and Thessalonians / William Barclay
    BS 2643 B37 1975b

  • A Scots missionary in the Transkei; recollections of field works, by D.W. Semple
    BV 3555 S44

  • International morality / by Alfred De Soras ; Translated from the French by S.J. Tester
    BR 115 I7 S67 1963

  • Method in theology [by] Bernard J.F. Lonergan
    BR 118 L65

  • Nuclear weapons and Christian conscience [by] G.E.M. Anscombe [and others] Foreword by T.D. Roberts
    BR 115 A85 N8 1961

  • On Christian doctrine / translated with an introd., by D.W. Robertson, Jr
    BR 65 A655E5

  • Practical spirituality and human development : transformations in religions and societies / Ananta Kumar Giri, editor
    BL 624 P73 2018eb

  • Traditional churches, born again Christianity, and Pentecostalism : religious mobility and religious repertoires in urban Kenya / Yonatan N. Gez
    BR1443.K4

  • Depth psychology and mysticism / Thomas Cattoi, David M. Odorisio, editors
    BL 625 D47 2018eb

  • The historicity of the patriarchal narratives : the quest for the historical Abraham / Thomas L. Thompson
    BS 410 Z5 v.133

    In der Reihe Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZAW) erscheinen Arbeiten zu sämtlichen Gebieten der alttestamentlichen Wissenschaft. Im Zentrum steht die Hebräische Bibel, ihr Vor- und Nachleben im antiken Judentum sowie ihre vielfache Verzweigung in die benachbarten Kulturen der altorientalischen und hellenistisch-römischen Welt.


  • Religion, pacifism, and nonviolence / James Kellenberger
    BT736.6

  • Enrique Dussel's ethics of liberation : an introduction / Frederick B. Mills
    BT83.57

  • Creation Hypothesis in the Anthropocene Epoch / Andrzej Kaczmarczyk
    BL227

  • Medieval Welsh pilgrimage, c.1100--1500 / Kathryn Hurlock
    BX2320

  • On being Reformed : debates over a theological identity / Matthew C. Bingham, Chris Caughey, R. Scott Clark, Crawford Gribben, D.G. Hart
    BX9422.3

  • The psychology of emotions and humour in Buddhism / Padmasiri de Silva
    BQ4570.P76

  • L'histoire du salut chez les pères de l'eglise : la doctrine des ages du monde / par Auguste Luneau ..
    BR 115 H5L85

  • The Council of Chalcedon : a historical and doctrinal survey / by R.V. Sellers
    BR 225 S4

  • Dionysius, the Areopagite ; the Divine names and the Mystical theology / translated by C.E. Rolt
    BR 45 T6 D5 1940

  • La règle de S. Benoit commentée : pour les Oblats de son ordre / G.A. Simon
    BX 3004 Z5 S5 1947

  • A history of vicarages in the Middle Ages, by R.A.R. Hartridge
    BV 775 H3 1968

  • Das Zweite Vatikanische Konzil : Dokumente und Kommentare / hrsg. von Heinrich Suso Brechter [and others]
    BR 95 L48 1957 suppl.

  • After Christianity / Gianni Vattimo ; translated by Luca D'Isanto
    BR 121.3 V38 2002
    What has been the fate of Christianity since Nietzsche's famous announcement of the "death of God"? What is the possibility of religion, specifically Christianity, thriving in our postmodern era? In this provocative new book, Gianni Vattimo, leading Italian philosopher, politician, and framer of the European constitution, addresses these critical questions.

    When Vattimo was asked by a former teacher if he still believed in God, his reply was, "Well, I believe that I believe." This paradoxical declaration of faith serves as the foundation for a brilliant exposition on Christianity in the new millennium--an age characterized by a deep uncertainty of opinion--and a personal account of how Vattimo himself recovered his faith through Nietzsche and Heidegger. He first argues that secularization is in fact the fulfillment of the central Christian message, and prepares us for a new mode of Christianity. He then explains that Nietzsche's thesis concerns only the "moral god" and leaves room for the emergence of "new gods." Third, Vattimo claims that the postmodern condition of fragmentation, anti-Eurocentrism, and postcolonialism can be usefully understood in light of Joachim of Fiore's thesis concerning the "Spiritual Age" of history. Finally, Vattimo argues for the idea of "weak thought." Because philosophy in the postmetaphysical age can only acknowledge that "all is interpretation," that the "real" is always relative and not the hard and fast "truth" we once thought it to be, contemporary thought must recognize itself and its claims as "weak" as opposed to "strong" foundationalist claims of the metaphysical past. Vattimo concludes that these factors make it possible for religion and God to become a serious topic for philosophy again, and that philosophy should now formally engage religion.

  • Christ's proclamation to the spirits; a study of 1Peter 3: 18-4:6
    BS 2795.3 D3

  • Luther et l'Église confessante
    BR 325 C28

  • Luther : early theological works / edited and translated by James Atkinson
    BR 330 E4 1962

  • Epistola de tolerantia. A letter on toleration; Latin text edited with a preface by Raymond Klibansky; English translation with an introduction and notes by J.W. Gough
    BR 1610 L823

  • I Chronicles. Introd., translation, and notes by Jacob M. Myers
    BS 192.2 A1 1964 G3 v.12
    I Chronicles(Volume 12 in the acclaimed Anchor Bible series) is a book closely related to three other books of the so-called Chronicler's History--II Chronicles,Ezra, andNehemiah.I Chroniclesbegins with the famous genealogical lists (from Adam to David), continues with an account of David's reign, in which the chronicler emphasizes David's efforts to restore the religion of Israel, and concludes with the accession of Solomon to the throne of Judah. A crucial book for historians of the biblical period and for students of the Bible,I Chroniclesis to be neither accepted as a faithful narrative of the Davidic period nor dismissed as a fanciful, imaginative re-creation of that history.  It must be taken as an important clue to the biblical process.  For here we find the Bible quoting itself--sometimes directly, sometimes in paraphrase. Professor Myers meticulously analyzes important aspects of the Chronicler and his work--his method of composition, his conviction that to rebuild the nation of Israel one had to restore and strengthen her traditional religion, his significantly post-Exilic perspective.  The book also examines the vast literature on Chronicles to find what it yields toward a better understanding of the Chronicler and a fuller appreciation of his work.  Finally, it compares--in exhaustive detail--I Chronicleswith the other books in the Bible to which it is parallel.  The volume Professor Myers has produced is no less than a definitive treatment of the subject.

  • Joseph the silent. Translated from the French by Jane Wynne Saul
    BS 2458 G313

  • The mirror and the cross: Scotland and the Catholic faith
    BX 1497 S35 1960

  • French Protestantism, 1559-1562 / by Caleb Guyer Kelly
    BX 9454 K45 1918

  • The Prince of Darkness : radical evil and the power of good in history / Jeffrey Burton Russell
    BT 981 R867 1992

    The Devil, Satan, Lucifer, Mephistopheles - throughout history the Prince of Darkness, the Western world's most powerful symbol of evil, has taken many names and shapes. Jeffrey Burton Russell here chronicles the remarkable story of the Devil from antiquity to the present. While recounting how past generations have personified evil, he deepens our understanding of the ways in which people have dealt with the enduring problem of radical evil.

    After a compelling essay on the nature of evil, Russell uncovers the origins of the concept of the Devil in various early cultures and then traces its evolution in Western thought from the time of the ancient Hebrews through the first centuries of the Christian era. Next he turns to the medieval view of the Devil, focusing on images found in folklore, scholastic thought, art, literature, mysticism, and witchcraft. Finally, he follows the Devil into our own era, where he draws on examples from theology, philosophy, art, literature, and popular culture to describe the great changes in this traditional notion of evil brought about by the intellectual and cultural developments of modern times.

    Is the Devil an outmoded superstition, as most educated people today believe? Or do the horrors of the twentieth century and the specter of nuclear war make all too clear the continuing need for some vital symbol of radical evil? A single-volume distillation of Russell's epic tetralogy on the nature and personifcation of evil from ancient times to the present (published by Cornell University Press between 1977 and 1986), The Prince of Darkness invites readers to confront these and other critical questions as they explore the past faces of that figure who has been called the second most famous personage in Christianity.


  • New evangelization : good news to the poor / Leonardo Boff ; translated from the Portuguese by Robert R. Barr
    BV 3777 L3B6413 1991

  • Evangelization in the world today / edited by Norbert Greinacher and Alois Müller
    BV 3795 E933

  • Religion populaire, religion de clercs? / sous la direction de Benôit Lacroix et Jean Simard
    BX 1422 Q4 R45 1984

  • The church of the future / edited by Thierry-Marie Courau, Stefanie Knauss and Enrico Galavotti
    BV 600.3 C488 2018

  • The Korean Buddhist empire : a transnational history (1910-1945) / Hwansoo Ilmee Kim
    BQ 665 K56 2018

    In the first part of the twentieth century, Korean Buddhists, despite living under colonial rule, reconfigured sacred objects, festivals, urban temples, propagation--and even their own identities--to modernize and elevate Korean Buddhism. By focusing on six case studies, this book highlights the centrality of transnational relationships in the transformation of colonial Korean Buddhism.

    Hwansoo Ilmee Kim examines how Korean, Japanese, and other Buddhists operating in colonial Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Manchuria, and beyond participated in and were significantly influenced by transnational forces, even as Buddhists of Korea and other parts of Asia were motivated by nationalist and sectarian interests. More broadly, the cases explored in the The Korean Buddhist Empire reveal that, while Japanese Buddhism exerted the most influence, Korean Buddhism was (as Japanese Buddhism was itself) deeply influenced by developments in China, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Europe, and the United States, as well as by Christianity.


  • Approaches to the study of religion / edited by Peter Connolly
    BL 41 A66 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.


  • Missions and politics in Malawi / by K. Nyamayaro Mufuka
    BV 3625 N8 M83

  • The Cambridge guide to Jewish history, religion, and culture / edited by Judith R. Baskin, Kenneth Seeskin
    BM 155.3 C36 2010eb
    The Cambridge Guide to Jewish History, Religion, and Culture is a comprehensive and engaging overview of Jewish life, from its origins in the ancient Near East to its impact on contemporary popular culture. The twenty-one essays, arranged historically and thematically, and written specially for this volume by leading scholars, examine the development of Judaism and the evolution of Jewish history and culture over many centuries and in a range of locales. They emphasize the ongoing diversity and creativity of the Jewish experience. Unlike previous anthologies, which concentrate on elite groups and expressions of a male-oriented rabbinic culture, this volume also includes the range of experiences of ordinary people and looks at the lives and achievements of women in every place and era. The many illustrations, maps, timeline, and glossary of important terms enhance this book's accessibility to students and general readers.

  • Out of many faiths : religious diversity and the American promise / Eboo Patel
    BR 515 P38 2018

    A timely defense of religious diversity and its centrality to American identity

    America is the most religiously devout country in the Western world and the most religiously diverse nation on the planet. In today's volatile climate of religious conflict, prejudice, and distrust, how do we affirm the principle that the American promise is deeply intertwined with how each of us engages with people of different faiths and beliefs? Eboo Patel, former faith adviser to Barack Obama and named one of America's best leaders by U.S. News & World Report , provides answers to this timely and consequential question.

    In this inspiring and thought-provoking book, Patel draws on his personal experience as a Muslim in America to examine broader questions about the importance of religious diversity in the cultural, political, and economic life of the nation. He explores how religious language has given the United States some of its most enduring symbols and inspired many of its most vital civic institutions--and demonstrates how the genius of the American experiment lies in its empowerment of people of all creeds, ethnicities, and convictions.

    Will America's identity as a Judeo-Christian nation shift as citizens of different backgrounds grow in numbers and influence? In what ways will minority religious communities themselves change as they take root in American soil? In addressing these and other questions, Patel shows how America's promise is the guarantee of equal rights and dignity for all, and how that promise is the foundation of America's unrivaled strength as a nation. The book also includes incisive commentaries by John Inazu, Robert Jones, and Laurie Patton on American civil religion, faith and law, and the increasing number of nonreligious Americans.


  • The Egyptian myths : a guide to the ancient gods and legends / Garry J. Shaw
    BL 2441.3 S53 2014
    This handy guide to Egyptian mythology explores how the ancient Nile-dwellers explained the world around them. It delves into the origins of life, the creation and evolution of the world, and the reigns of the gods on earth, before introducing us to the manifestations of Egypt_s deities in the natural environment; the inventive ways in which the Egyptians dealt with the invisible forces all around them; and the trials and tribulations of the life hereafter. This is the perfect introduction for modern readers to the mysteries of Egyptian mythology.

  • Christian flesh / Paul J. Griffiths
    BT 741.3 G76 2018

    A sustained and systematic theological reflection on the idea that being a Christian is, first and last, a matter of the flesh, Christian Flesh shows us what being a Christian means for fleshly existence. Depicting and analyzing what the Christian tradition has to say about the flesh of Christians in relation to that of Christ, the book shows that some kinds of fleshly activity conform well to being a Christian, while others are in tension with it. But to lead a Christian life is to be unconstrained by ordinary ethical norms. Arguing that no particular case of fleshly activity is forbidden, Paul J. Griffiths illustrates his message through extended case studies of what it is for Christians to eat, to clothe themselves, and to engage in physical intimacy.


  • The life of Hinduism / edited by John Stratton Hawley and Vasudha Narayanan
    BL 1226.13 L544 2006eb

  • Spirits of Protestantism : medicine, healing, and liberal Christianity / Pamela E. Klassen
    BX 4817 K537 2011eb

  • Restless souls : the making of American spirituality / Leigh Eric Schmidt
    BL 2525 S365 2012eb

  • Goddesses and the divine feminine : a Western religious history / Rosemary Radford Ruether
    BL 325 F4 R848 2005eb

  • Discipline and debate : the language of violence in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery / Michael Lempert
    BQ 7758 I4 L467 2012eb

  • Catholic Vietnam : a church from empire to nation / Charles Keith
    BX 1650 A7 K458 2012eb

  • Sisters in the faith : Shaker women and equality of the sexes / Glendyne R. Wergland
    BX 9789 W7 W474 2011eb

  • Phenomenologies of scripture / Adam Y. Wells, editor
    BS 476 P446 2017eb

  • Crossing the Rubicon : the borderlands of philosophy and theology / Emmanuel Falque ; translated by Reuben Shank
    BT 40 F357 2016eb

  • Believing in order to see : on the rationality of revelation and the irrationality of some believers / Jean-Luc Marion ; translated by Christina M. Gschwandtner
    BT 50 M375 2017eb

  • Dis-enclosure : the deconstruction of Christianity / Jean-Luc Nancy ; translated by Bettina Bergo, Gabriel Malenfant, and Michael B. Smith
    BL 51 N363 2008eb

  • Religion in the making : Lowell lectures 1926 / by Alfred North Whitehead ; introduction by Judith A. Jones ; glossary by Randall E. Auxier
    BL 48 W458 2009eb

  • Experience and God / by John E. Smith
    BL 51 S658 1995eb

  • Hand to hand : listening to the work of art / Jean-Louis Chrétien ; translated with an introduction by Stephen E. Lewis
    BR 115 A8 C474 2003eb

  • The Word and the Cross / Stanislas Breton ; translated with an introduction by Jacquelyn Porter
    BT 453 B748 2002eb

  • Sacred leaves of Candomblé : African magic, medicine, and religion in Brazil / Robert A. Voeks
    BL 2592 C35 V645 2003eb

  • A church with the soul of a nation : making and remaking the United Church of Canada / Phyllis D. Airhart
    BX 9881 A374 2014eb

  • The heirs of the prophet : charisma and religious authority in Shi'ite Islam / Liyakat N. Takim
    BP 194.9 G68 T355 2006eb

  • Witchcraft and the rise of the first Confucian empire / Liang Cai
    BL 1840 C355 2014eb

  • Church and state in Bourbon Mexico : the Diocese of Michoacán, 1749-1810 / D.A. Brading
    BX 1430 M53 B733 2002eb

  • Islam and Christianity : theological themes in comparative perspective / John Renard
    BP 172 R463 2011eb

  • The conciliarist tradition : constitutionalism in the Catholic Church, 1300-1870 / Francis Oakley
    BX 1805 O255 2008eb

  • Shrines of the slave trade : Diola religion and society in precolonial Senegambia / Robert M. Baum
    BL 2480 D53 B386 1999eb
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