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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.


  • A new introduction to moral theology
    BV 4612 W3 1965

  • The role of the messenger and message in the ancient Near East : oral and written communication in the ancient Near East and in the Hebrew Scriptures : communicators and communiqués in context / by John T. Greene
    BS 1198 G73 1989

  • The Christian character
    BV 4630 N4

  • Memoirs of William Forster / edited by Benjamin Seebohm
    BX 7795 F6S4

  • Söderblom, ecumenical pioneer, by Charles J. Curtis
    BX 8080 S6C8

  • Qu'est-ce que le Concile? / Marcel Adam ; présentation de Son Eminence le cardinal Paul-Emile Léger ..
    BX 822

  • ha-Ḳongres ha-ʻolami ha-reṿiʻi le-madaʻe ha-yahadut bi-Yerushalayim : 25 be-Tamuz-3 be-'Aṿ 725
    BM 30 W6 1965

  • Catalogue raisonné des livres d'heures conservés au Québec sous la direction de Brenda Dunn-Lardeau
    BX 2080 C24 2018eb

  • Rooted and renewing : imagining the Church's future in light of its New Testament origins / Troy M. Troftgruben
    BR 165 T764 2019
    What does it mean to be church today? As changes in demographics, participation, and leadership continue to roil faith communities in the Western world, questions about the historic roots of church communities have become all the more important. Scholarly investigations of the historical texture of early Christian communities continue to advance our understanding, but are often too technical for non-experts for whom the questions may be more keenly felt. Troy M. Troftgruben provides an accessible, succinct survey of what we now know about the roots of Christian community, taking an ancient-future approach by engaging contemporary questions through classical sources. Rooted and Renewing turns to historical-critical and social-scientific studies to portray everyday realities in the earliest communities, especially the Pauline assemblies. Aimed at church members and leaders alike, the book encourages reflection on the church's past so as to explore how Christians are called to be the church in today's world.

  • Word of life : introducing Lutheran hermeneutics
    BR333.5.B5
    Renowned Reformation scholar Timothy J. Wengert explores the genesis of Lutheran biblical interpretation by tracing the early work of Martin Luther, Melanchthon, and other Wittenberg exegetes. Their new approach led them to view Scripture in terms of law and gospel, to read and translate the Greek and Hebrew text, and to focus on a theology of the cross and justification by faith. Luther and his colleagues found God working in the last place anyone would reasonably look: on the cross, in weakness and foolishness. Wengert demonstrates how these key historical and theological perspectives can be demonstrated in preaching, reflection, and teaching today. Using brief examples of preaching The Seven Last Word of Christ and reflecting on Luther's work on a variety of Psalms, the author provides a path for students and pastors alike to plumb the depth of Lutheran hermeneutics in their preaching and teaching.

  • A brief introduction to Christianity / updated and revised by Tim Dowley ; general editor: Christopher Partridge
    BR 121.3 B75 2018
    This brief introduction to Christianity is designed to help readers understand this important religious tradition. With both nuance and balance, this text provides broad coverage of various forms of Christianity with an arresting layout with rich colors. It offers both historical overviews and modern perspectives on Christian beliefs and practices. The user-friendly content is enhanced by charts of religious festivals, historic timelines, updated maps, and a useful glossary.It is ideal for courses on Christianity and will be a useful, concise reference for all readers eager to know more about this important religious tradition and its place in our contemporary world.

  • A Brief Introduction to Jainism and Sikhism
    BL 1351.3 B75 2018eb
    This brief introduction to Jainism and Sikhism is designed to help readers understand these important religious traditions. With both nuance and balance, this text provides broad coverage of various forms of Jainism and Sikhism with an arresting layout with rich colors. It offers both historical overviews and modern perspectives on Jain and Sikh beliefs and practices. The user-friendly content is enhanced by charts of religious festivals, historic timelines, updated maps, and a useful glossary.It is ideal for courses on Jainism, Sikhism, and South Asian religions and will be a useful, concise reference for all readers eager to know more about these important religious tradition and their place in our contemporary world.

  • The new American Judaism : how Jews practice their religion today / Jack Wertheimer
    BM205

    A leading expert provides an engaging firsthand portrait of American Judaism today

    American Judaism has been buffeted by massive social upheavals in recent decades. Like other religions in the United States, it has witnessed a decline in the number of participants over the past forty years, and many who remain active struggle to reconcile their hallowed traditions with new perspectives--from feminism and the LGBTQ movement to "do-it-yourself religion" and personally defined spirituality. Taking a fresh look at American Judaism today, Jack Wertheimer, a leading authority on the subject, sets out to discover how Jews of various orientations practice their religion in this radically altered landscape. Which observances still resonate, and which ones have been given new meaning? What options are available for seekers or those dissatisfied with conventional forms of Judaism? And how are synagogues responding?

    Wertheimer provides new and often-surprising answers to these questions by drawing on a wide range of sources, including survey data, visits to countless synagogues, and revealing interviews with more than two hundred rabbis and other informed observers. He finds that the majority of American Jews still identify with their faith but often practice it on their own terms. Meanwhile, gender barriers are loosening within religiously traditional communities, while some of the most progressive sectors are reappropriating long-discarded practices. Other recent developments include "start-ups" led by charismatic young rabbis, the explosive growth of Orthodox "outreach," and unconventional worship experiences often geared toward millennials.

    Wertheimer captures the remarkable, if at times jarring, tableaux on display when American Jews practice their religion, while also revealing possibilities for significant renewal in American Judaism. What emerges is a quintessentially American story of rash disruption and creative reinvention, religious illiteracy and dynamic experimentation.


  • The book of Revelation : a biography / Timothy Beal
    BS2825.52

    The life and times of the New Testament's most mystifying and incendiary book

    Few biblical books have been as revered and reviled as Revelation. Many hail it as the pinnacle of prophetic vision, the cornerstone of the biblical canon, and, for those with eyes to see, the key to understanding the past, present, and future. Others denounce it as the work of a disturbed individual whose horrific dreams of inhumane violence should never have been allowed into the Bible. Timothy Beal provides a concise cultural history of Revelation and the apocalyptic imaginations it has fueled.

    Taking readers from the book's composition amid the Christian persecutions of first-century Rome to its enduring influence today in popular culture, media, and visual art, Beal explores the often wildly contradictory lives of this sometimes horrifying, sometimes inspiring biblical vision. He shows how such figures as Augustine and Hildegard of Bingen made Revelation central to their own mystical worldviews, and how, thanks to the vivid works of art it inspired, the book remained popular even as it was denounced by later church leaders such as Martin Luther. Attributed to a mysterious prophet identified only as John, Revelation speaks with a voice unlike any other in the Bible. Beal demonstrates how the book is a multimedia constellation of stories and images that mutate and evolve as they take hold in new contexts, and how Revelation is reinvented in the hearts and minds of each new generation.

    This succinct book traces how Revelation continues to inspire new diagrams of history, new fantasies of rapture, and new nightmares of being left behind.


  • Halakhah : the Rabbinic idea of law / Chaim N. Saiman
    BM521

    How the rabbis of the Talmud transformed everything into a legal question--and Jewish law into a way of thinking and talking about everything

    Though typically translated as "Jewish law," the term halakhah is not an easy match for what is usually thought of as law. This is because the rabbinic legal system has rarely wielded the political power to enforce its many detailed rules, nor has it ever been the law of any state. Even more idiosyncratically, the talmudic rabbis claim that the study of halakhah is a holy endeavor that brings a person closer to God--a claim no country makes of its law.

    In this panoramic book, Chaim Saiman traces how generations of rabbis have used concepts forged in talmudic disputation to do the work that other societies assign not only to philosophy, political theory, theology, and ethics but also to art, drama, and literature. In the multifaceted world of halakhah where everything is law, law is also everything, and even laws that serve no practical purpose can, when properly studied, provide surprising insights into timeless questions about the very nature of human existence.

    What does it mean for legal analysis to connect humans to God? Can spiritual teachings remain meaningful and at the same time rigidly codified? Can a modern state be governed by such law? Guiding readers across two millennia of richly illuminating perspectives, this book shows how halakhah is not just "law" but an entire way of thinking, being, and knowing.


  • Christianity in the twentieth century : a world history / Brian Stanley
    BR 479 S7155 2018

    A history of unparalleled scope that charts the global transformation of Christianity during an age of profound political and cultural change

    Christianity in the Twentieth Century charts the transformation of one of the world's great religions during an age marked by world wars, genocide, nationalism, decolonization, and powerful ideological currents, many of them hostile to Christianity. Written by a leading scholar of world Christianity, the book traces how Christianity evolved from a religion defined by the culture and politics of Europe to the expanding polycentric and multicultural faith it is today--one whose growing popular support is strongest in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, China, and other parts of Asia.

    Brian Stanley sheds critical light on themes of central importance for understanding the global contours of modern Christianity, illustrating each one with contrasting case studies, usually taken from different parts of the world. Unlike other books on world Christianity, this one is not a regional survey or chronological narrative, nor does it focus on theology or ecclesiastical institutions. Rather, Stanley provides a history of Christianity as a popular faith experienced and lived by its adherents, telling a compelling and multifaceted story of Christendom's fortunes in Europe, North America, and across the rest of the globe.

    Transnational in scope and drawing on the latest scholarship, Christianity in the Twentieth Century demonstrates how Christianity has had less to fear from the onslaughts of secularism than from the readiness of Christians themselves to accommodate their faith to ideologies that privilege racial identity or radical individualism.


  • Proverbs / Alice Ogden Bellis ; Barbara E. Reid, OP, General Editor
    BS1465.53

  • Les catholiques québécois et la laïcité / sous la direction de David Koussens et Catherine Foisy
    BX 1422 Q4C385 2018

  • Piroska and the Pantokrator : dynastic memory, healing and salvation in Komnenian Constantinople / edited by Marianne Sághy and Robert Ousterhout
    BX 385 I752P36 2019

  • Beʼer ha-ḥasidut : sefer ʻal tsadiḳim rishonim ṿa-aḥaronim ; torot, śiḥot ṿe-sipurim
    BM 198 S774

  • Post-Christian interreligious liberation theology / Hussam S. Timani, Loye Sekihata Ashton, editors
    BT 83.57 P67 2019

  • The Parable of the Three Rings and the Idea of Religious Toleration in European Culture Iris Shagrir
    BR1610

  • Leaning into the Spirit ecumenical perspectives on discernment and decision-making in the Church / Virginia Miller, The Most Rev'd. Sir David Moxon, The Rt. Rev'd. Prof. Stephen Pickard, editors
    BX8.3

  • Towards an Adventist Version of Communio Ecclesiology Remnant in Koinonia / Tihomir Lazić
    BX6154

  • Decolonial Christianities Latinx and Latin American perspectives / Raimundo Barreto, Roberto Sirvent, editors
    BR600

  • The Chronicles of Spirit Wrestlers' Immigration to Canada God Is Not in Might, but in Truth / Grigoriǐ Vasil'evich Verigin
    BX7433

  • Christian Missionary Engagement in Central Nigeria, 1857-1891 The Church Missionary Society's All-African Mission on the Upper Niger / Femi J. Kolapo
    BV3625.N5

  • Science and religion in education / Berry Billingsley, Keith Chappell, Michael J. Reiss, editors
    BL240.3

  • Les soeurs de la Charité de Québec : histoire et patrimoine social / Etienne Berthold
    BX 4532.54 B478 2019eb

  • La mémoire rompue : les défis de la coexistence confessionnelle au consulat lyonnais (1563-1567) / Ariane Godbout
    BR 848 L96G64 2019eb

  • Penser la laïcité avec Habermas : la place et le rôle de la religion dans la démocratie selon Jürgen Habermas / Marco Jean
    BL 65P7J432019 J47 2019eb

  • Nous sommes engendrés avant le temps / Pierre Larivière
    BT 809 L375 2019eb

  • Thy kingdom come : a photographic history of Anglicanism in Hong Kong, Macau, and mainland China / Philip L. Wickeri and Ruiwen Chen
    BX 5680.3 A44H6629 2019
    Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the formation of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui (Anglican Church) Province in 2018, Thy Kingdom Come: A Photographic History of Anglicanism in Hong Kong, Macau, and Mainland China is a richly illustrated history of the past 200 years. Although connected to the British colonial government, Hong Kong bishops always sought to relate the Church to Chinese society, making this story predominantly Chinese. The book is divided into five parts. Part I explores the beginnings of Anglican and Episcopal missions in China. Part II relates the history of the Chung Hua Sheng Kung Hui (CHSKH) from 1912 to 1951, a turbulent time in China, when the church's challenge was to respond to change in every facet of society. Part III illustrates the history of the Diocese from 1951 to 1981, during which new churches, schools, and clinics were established. Part IV records Hong Kong's transition from colonial rule to the return to China; it was during these years that Bishop Peter Kong-kit Kwong developed parish ministries, strengthened missions in education and social welfare, and solidified relations with the church in China. Part V describes new developments in the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui. With almost 180 photos, Thy Kingdom Come brings Church history to life in a way no prose history ever could.

  • The Epiclesis Debate at the Council of Florence / Christiaan Kappes
    BX 2220 K37 2019

  • Psalms as a grammar for faith : prayer and praise / W. H. Bellinger Jr
    BS 1430.52 B453 2019

    The Psalms, gritty and bold prayers of a people seeking to be obedient to a powerful and compassionate God, collectively illustrate what a real faith in the living God looks like. In Psalms as a Grammar for Faith: Prayer and Praise , W. H. Bellinger Jr. traces the way the Psalms exemplify and create a grammar for living a life of faith.

    Bellinger combines his years of study of the Psalms and his own theological sensibility to explore both the genre and shape of the Psalter. He focuses upon the themes of lament and of praise. Bellinger addresses the presence of enemies and the prayers for vengeance throughout the Psalms, concluding that these lamentations exemplify a covenant theology of prayer. He then examines the psalms of praise that teach the art of worship. Various kinds of praise in the Psalter serve as examples of adoration--proper ways to thank almighty God for the goodness of life and for the divine mystery. Finally, Bellinger explores the five divisions of the Psalms, arguing for a powerful and intentional anthology initially connected to ancient Israel's encounter with defeat and exile.

    Bellinger concludes that the Psalter directs readers to use the psalms of lament and praise as models for life, depending on God's justice in times of anger, singing God's praise in times of thanksgiving, and always acknowledging God as Lord over hardships and blessings. Only in this way, he argues, can humans live the faith of the Psalms--a faith defined by complete dependence on God.


  • A profound ignorance modern pneumatology and its anti-modern redemption / Ephraim Radner
    BT 123 R27 2019

    In the march of modernity and the opening of global boundaries, the face of the world changed. How we understood the world, and our place in it, changed. And with that great shift, our concept of the Holy Spirit also changed. Now the third person of the Trinity became a diffusive power in a universalizing attempt at resolving the expansively harsh realities of human existence.

    In A Profound Ignorance , Ephraim Radner traces the development of pneumatology as a modern discipline and its responses to experiences of social confusion and suffering, often associated with questions linked to the category of theodicy. Along the way, study of the Spirit joined with natural science to become study of spirit, which was at root study of the human person redefined without limitation. Radner proposes that the proper parameters of pneumatology are found in studying Israel and her historical burdens as the Body of Christ, showing how the Spirit is the reality of God that affirms the redemptive character of Christ, the Son.

    The traumas of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have brought to the fore the problematic distance between earlier and more modern approaches to the Spirit. Drawing on writers from Paracelsus to John Berryman, and including theologians and philosophers like Anne Conway and John Wesley, as well as literary figures from d'Aubigné to Duhamel, Radner attempts to locate modern pneumatology's motives and interests within some of the novel social settings of a rapidly globalizing consciousness and conflicted pluralism.

    It is by following Israel into the Incarnation of Jesus, Radner contends, that humans find their unresolved sufferings and yearnings redeemed. The Holy Spirit operates in deep hope, the kind of hope that is inaccessible to simple articulation. Finally, Radner argues for a more limited and reserved pneumatology, subordinated to the christological realities of divine incarnation: here, creaturely limitations are not denied, but affirmed, and taken up into the life of God.


  • Inhabitance ecological religious education / Jennifer Ayres
    BT 695.5 A98 2019eb

    Like other creatures, human beings are inhabitants of their ecosystems. But are humans good inhabitants? According to Jennifer Ayres, the way of inhabitance is stubbornly elusive. The work of understanding, loving, and tending God's world is constrained by patterns of alienation, exploitation, and systemic neglect and injustice.

    Faced daily by evidence of ecological death and decay, Ayres determines that this important work of inhabitance is constantly threatened by ecological despair. Ecological despair stems from alienation from the natural world, acute and generational grief resulting from loss of home places, and, for many, an overwhelming guilt at having been complicit in the planet's suffering. In Inhabitance: Ecological Religious Education , Ayres proposes a solution to this increasing alienation: the way of inhabitance. Just as other animals live and thrive within their ecosystems, so do humans live in a habitat created, sustained, and loved by God. This God perpetually invites us to become better inhabitants.

    Many religious communities already cultivate inhabitance as a way of life, work that they consider to be central to their deepest theological commitments. Inhabitance examines a diverse array of such practices that foster more intentional engagement with the particular places in which people live. Ecological religious education, Ayres demonstrates, nurtures a disposition of loving commitment toward God's creation.

    Inhabitance demands a willingness to love other beings and a willingness to courageously encounter the human and ecological suffering of the world and be fully present to that suffering. And even as humans live more lovingly, courageously, and attentively within their particular places, their lives are opened up to the deepest sources of human well-being--for when God's world around us flourishes, so do we.


  • In him was life : the person and work of Christ / Trevor Hart
    BT 203 H34 2019

  • Science, religion, and the Protestant tradition : retracing the origins of conflict / James C. Ungureanu
    BL 245 U54 2019

  • Abraham Joshua Heschel : mind, heart, soul / Edward K. Kaplan
    BM 755 H34K369 2019eb
    In this first one-volume English-language full biography of Abraham Joshua Heschel, Edward K. Kaplan tells the engrossing, behind-the-scenes story of the life, philosophy, struggles, yearnings, writings, and activism of one of the twentieth century's most outstanding Jewish thinkers.

    Kaplan takes readers on a soulful journey through the rollercoaster challenges and successes of Heschel's emotional life. As a child he was enveloped in a Hasidic community of Warsaw, then he went on to explore secular Jewish Vilna and cosmopolitan Berlin. He improvised solutions to procure his doctorate in Nazi-dominated Berlin, escaped the Nazis, and secured a rare visa to the United States. He articulated strikingly original interpretations of Jewish ideas. His relationships spanned not only the Jewish denominational spectrum but also Catholic and Protestant faith communities. A militant voice for nonviolent social action, he marched with Martin Luther King Jr. (who became a close friend), expressed strong opposition to the Vietnam War (while the FBI compiled a file on him), and helped reverse long-standing antisemitic Catholic Church doctrine on Jews (participating in a secret meeting with Pope Paul VI during Vatican II).

    From such prodigiously documented stories Heschel himself emerges--mind, heart, and soul. Kaplan elucidates how Heschel remained forever torn between faith and anguish; between love of God and abhorrence of human apathy, moral weakness, and deliberate evil; between the compassion of the Baal Shem Tov of Medzibozh and the Kotzker rebbe 's cruel demands for truth. "My heart," Heschel acknowledged, is "in Medzibozh, my mind in Kotzk."

  • Disestablishment and religious dissent : church-state relations in the new American states, 1776-1833 / edited by Carl H. Esbeck and Jonathan J. Den Hartog
    BR 516 D565 2019
    On May 10, 1776, the Second Continental Congress sitting in Philadelphia adopted a Resolution which set in motion a round of constitution making in the colonies, several of which soon declared themselves sovereign states and severed all remaining ties to the British Crown. In forming these written constitutions, the delegates to the state conventions were forced to address the issue of church-state relations. Each colony had unique and differing
    traditions of church-state relations rooted in the colony's peoples, their country of origin, and religion.

    This definitive volume, comprising twenty-one original essays by eminent historians and political scientists, is a comprehensive state-by-state account of disestablishment in the original thirteen states, as well as a look at similar events in the soon-to-be-admitted states of Vermont, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Also considered are disestablishment in Ohio (the first state admitted from the Northwest Territory), Louisiana and Missouri (the first states admitted from the Louisiana Purchase), and Florida (wrestled from Spain under U.S. pressure). The volume makes a unique scholarly contribution by recounting in detail the process of disestablishment in each of the colonies, as well as religion's constitutional and legal place in the new states of the federal republic.

  • A brief introduction to Judaism / updated and revised by Tim Dowley ; general editor: Christopher Partridge
    BM 562 B75 2018
    This brief introduction to Judaism is designed to help readers understand this important religious tradition. With both nuance and balance, this text provides broad coverage of various forms of Judaism with an arresting layout with rich colors. It offers both historical overviews and modern perspectives on Jewish beliefs and practices. The user-friendly content is enhanced by charts of religious festivals, historic timelines, updated maps, and a useful glossary.It is ideal for courses on Judaism and will be a useful, concise reference for all readers eager to know more about this important religious tradition and its place in our contemporary world.

  • A brief introduction to Islam / updated and revised by Tim Dowley ; general editor: Christopher Partridge
    BP 161.3 B74 2018
    This brief introduction to Islam is designed to help readers understand this important religious tradition. With both nuance and balance, this text provides broad coverage of various forms of Islam with an arresting layout with rich colors. It offers both historical overviews and modern perspectives on Islamic beliefs and practices. The user-friendly content is enhanced by charts of religious festivals, historic timelines, updated maps, and a useful glossary.It is ideal for courses on Islam and will be a useful, concise reference for all readers eager to know more about this important religious tradition and its place in our contemporary world.

  • A brief introduction to Hinduism / updated and revised by Tim Dowley ; general editor: Christopher Partridge
    BL 1202 B73 2018
    This brief introduction to Hinduism is designed to help readers understand this important religious tradition. With both nuance and balance, this text provides broad coverage of various forms of Hinduism with an arresting layout with rich colors. It offers both historical overviews and modern perspectives on Hindu beliefs and practices. The user-friendly content is enhanced by charts of religious festivals, historic timelines, updated maps, and a useful glossary.It is ideal for courses on Hinduism and South Asian religions and will be a useful, concise reference for all readers eager to know more about this important religious tradition and its place in our contemporary world.

  • A brief introduction to Buddhism / updated and revised by Tim Dowley ; general editor: Christopher Partirdge
    BQ 4022 D69 2018
    This brief introduction to Buddhism is designed to help readers understand this important religious tradition. With both nuance and balance, this text provides broad coverage of various forms of Buddhism with an arresting layout with rich colors. It offers both historical overviews and modern perspectives on Buddhist beliefs and practices. The user-friendly content is enhanced by charts of religious festivals, historic timelines, updated maps, and a useful glossary.It is ideal for courses on Buddhism and Asian religions and will be a useful, concise reference for all readers eager to know more about this important religious tradition and its place in our contemporary world.

  • Deadly virtue : Fort Caroline and the early Protestant roots of American whiteness / Heather Martel
    BR 520 M37 2019
    In Deadly Virtue , Heather Martel argues that the French Protestant attempt to colonize Florida in the 1560s significantly shaped the developing concept of race in sixteenth-century America. Telling the story of the short-lived French settlement of Fort Caroline in what is now Jacksonville, Florida, Martel reveals how race, gender, sexuality, and Christian morality intersected to form the foundations of modern understandings of whiteness.Equipped with Calvinist theology and humoral science, an ancient theory that the human body is subject to physical change based on one's emotions and environment, French settlers believed their Christian love could transform the cultural, spiritual, and political allegiances of Indigenous people. But their conversion efforts failed when the colony was wiped out by the Spanish. Martel explains that the French took this misfortune as a sign of God's displeasure with their collaborative ideals, and from this historical moment she traces the growth of separatist colonial strategies.Through the logic of Calvinist predestination, Martel argues, colonists came to believe that white, Christian bodies were beautiful, virtuous, entitled to wealth, and chosen by God. The history of Fort Caroline offers a key to understanding the resonances between religious morality and white supremacy in America today.

  • Christianity in Oman : Ibadism, religious freedom and the church / Andrew David Thompson
    BR 1090 T46 2019

  • Womanist wisdom in the Song of songs : secrets of an African princess / Abi Doukhan
    BS 1485.6 W7D68 2019eb

  • Lived religion and everyday life in early modern hagiographic material / Jenni Kuuliala, Rose-Marie Peake, Päivi Räisänen-Schröder, editors
    BV4490

  • Challenging discriminatory practices of religious socialization among adolescents : critical media literacy and pedagogies in practice / Kiran Vinod Bhatia, Manisha Pathak-Shelat
    BL 625.47 B53 2019eb

  • Neo-shamanism and mental health / Karel James Bouse
    BL 65 M45B68 2019eb

  • Christianities and indigenous peoples / edited by Michel Andraos, Bernardeth Caero Bustillos, Geraldo De Mori
    BL 380 C57 2019

  • The Bloomsbury guide to Christian spirituality / edited by Peter Tyler and Richard Woods
    BV 4501.3 B676 2012eb
    What is Christian Spirituality? How does it relate to non-Christian traditions? Where does it arise from and where is it going? These are some of the key questions addressed in this innovative new guide from Bloomsbury. The Bloomsbury Guide to Christian Spirituality is written by foremost academics in their fields who distill their knowledge for a wide intelligent audience. They do this with huge skill and attention to the needs of modern readers. Appealing equally to those studying the tradition for religious formation or those wishing to acquaint themselves with this fascinating subject, this guide is destined to become an essential text in the field.

  • For Christ and country : militant Catholic youth in post-revolutionary Mexico / Robert Weis
    BX 1428.3 W45 2019
    Why did José de León Toral kill Álvaro Obregón, leader of the Mexican Revolution? So far, historians have characterized the motivations of the young Catholic militant as the fruit of fanaticism. This book offers new insights on how diverse sectors experienced the aftermath of the Revolution by exploring the religious, political, and cultural contentions of the 1920s. Far from an isolated fanatic, León Toral represented a generation of Mexicans who believed that the revolution had unleashed ancient barbarism, sinful consumerism, and anticlerical tyranny. Facing attacks against the Catholic essence of Mexican nationalism, they emphasized asceticism, sacrifice, and the redemptive potential of violence. Their reckless enthusiasm to launch assaults was a sign of their devotion. León Toral insisted that 'only God' was his accomplice; in fact, he was cheered by thousands who dreamed of bringing the Kingdom of Christ to beleaguered Mexico.

  • Dialogues concerning natural religion, the posthumous essays, Of the immortality of the soul, and Of suicide, from An enquiry concerning human understanding of miracles / David Hume ; edited, with an introduction, by Richard H. Popkin
    BL 180 H78 1998
    Hume's brilliant and dispassionate essay Of Miracles has been added in this expanded edition of his Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion , which also includes Of the Immortality of the Soul,Of Suicide, and Richard Popkin's illuminating Introduction.

  • Pepysian Meditations on the passion of Christ / edited from Cambridge, Magdalene College MS Pepys 2125 by Mayumi Taguchi and Yoko Iyeiri
    BT 306.38 M4413 2019
    The Middle English prose 'Pepysian Meditations on the Passion of Christ' (PMPC) survives uniquely in Cambridge, Magdalene College, MS Pepys 2125 and has not previously been published. It is one of several Middle English translations of the Passion sequence of the pseudo-Bonaventuran Latin 'Meditationes Vitae Christi' (MVC). This part of the MVC circulated independently and in this form is known in modern scholarship as the 'Meditationes de Passione Christi' (MPC). The editors argue that although the Middle English version in Pepys 2125 followed the model of the MPC, it is probable that the translation derives directly from a recension of the MPC. Although the translator handles the original with a degree of freedom, the text is not indebted to other sources. The Introduction includes an extensive description of the manuscript which is a late medieval devotional miscellany, and a detailed account of the language of the PMPC. It also addresses the textual tradition out of which the PMPC grew and the work of the translator. The edited text is followed by a commentary, glossary and bibliography.

  • From Lublin to Shanghai : the miraculous exile of Yeshivas Chachmei Lublin / David A. Mandelbaum ; adapted by Malky Heimowitz from the Hebrew "Giborei haChayil" ; introduction by Yechiel Benzion Fishoff
    BM 95 Y45 M35513 2012

  • What shall we tell the children?
    BL 48 W75

  • Melanges d'histoire du XVIe siecle : offerts a Henri Meylan
    BR 309 M45

  • A history of Christian thought / by Dr. J.L. Neve ; with contributions by the Reverend O.W. Heick ... on the middle ages and Catholicism
    BT 21 N48

  • The evangelists' calendar : a lectionary explanation of the development of scripture / M.D. Goulder
    BS 2555.2 G63 1978

  • A commentary on James / Robert Johnstone
    BS 2785 J63 1977

  • The yogi and the devotee: the inter play between the Upanishads and Catholic theology
    BR 128 H5S6

  • Das evangelium nach Markus / übersetzt und erklärt von Josef Schmid
    BS 2585.3 S35 1963

  • Searching Paul : conversations with the Jewish apostle to the nations ; collected essays
    BS 2506.3 E47 2019
    Firmly rooted in his ancestral Jewish traditions, Paul interacted with, and was involved in vivid communication primarily with non-Jews, who through Christ were associated with the one God of Israel. In the highly diverse cultural, linguistic, social, and political world of the Roman Empire, Paul's activities are seen as those of a cultural translator embedded in his own social and symbolic world and simultaneously conversant with the diverse, mainly Greek and Roman world, of the non-Jewish nations. In this role he negotiates the Jewish message of the Christ event into the particular everyday life of his addressees. Informed by socio-historical research, cultural studies, and gender studies Kathy Ehrensperger explores in her collection of essays aspects of this process based on the hermeneutical presupposition that the Pauline texts are rooted in the social particularities of everyday life of the people involved in the Christ-movement, and that his theologizing has to be understood from within this context.

  • Subtle insights concerning knowledge and practice = Kalimāt wajīza mushtamila 'alā nukat laṭīfa fī al-'ilm wa-l-'amal / Sa'd ibn Mansur Ibn Kammūna al-Baghdādī ; translated, with an introduction and commentary, by Y. Tzvi Langermann
    BL 75 I2613 2019
    Surprisingly modern essays on the unity of all monotheistic regimens by a medieval philosopher

    Written in the mid‑thirteenth century for the newly appointed governor of Isfahan, this compact treatise and philosophical guidebook includes a wide‑ranging and accessible set of essays on ethics, psychology, political philosophy, and the unity of God. Ibn Kammūna,a Jewish scholar writing in Baghdad during a time of Mongol occupation, was a controversial figure whose writings sometimes incited riots. He argued, among other things, the commonality of all monotheisms, both prophetic and philosophical. Here, for the first time in English, is a surprisingly modern work on the unity of all monotheistic regimes from a key medieval philosopher.

  • Imagining Judeo-Christian America : religion, secularism, and the redefinition of democracy / K. Healan Gaston
    BR 525 G35 2019
    "Judeo-Christian" is a remarkably easy term to look right through. Judaism and Christianity obviously share tenets, texts, and beliefs that have strongly influenced American democracy. In this ambitious book, however, K. Healan Gaston challenges the myth of a monolithic Judeo-Christian America. She demonstrates that the idea is not only a recent and deliberate construct, but also a potentially dangerous one. From the time of its widespread adoption in the 1930s, the ostensible inclusiveness of Judeo-Christian terminology concealed efforts to promote particular conceptions of religion, secularism, and politics. Gaston also shows that this new language, originally rooted in arguments over the nature of democracy that intensified in the early Cold War years, later became a marker in the culture wars that continue today. She argues that the debate on what constituted Judeo-Christian--and American--identity has shaped the country's religious and political culture much more extensively than previously recognized.

  • Tender to the world : Jean Vanier, L'Arche, and the United Church of Canada / Carolyn Whitney-Brown ; foreword by Jean Vanier
    BV 4461.3 W55 2019
    "What is the secret that allows L'Arche to exist? I'll tell you: pleasure!" explains Jean Vanier, founder of the international federation of L'Arche communities where people with and without intellectual disabilities share their lives. Vanier's spiritual vision and playful sense of humour shaped L'Arche, but the organization was also informed by its surprising history with the United Church of Canada. In Tender to the World Carolyn Whitney-Brown explores the connections between the two organizations through diverse critical insights from Julia Kristeva, Doreen Massey, and Mikhail Bakhtin, as well as Vanier's controversial articulation of the gift of weakness. Tracing the five-decade relationship between L'Arche and the United Church alongside evolving disability theories, Whitney-Brown examines both the fundamental importance of stories and the agency of people with intellectual disabilities. Inversion - a transformative overturning of expectations in social interactions - can be upsetting or exciting, challenging or inspiring, she argues. This book offers a fresh look at how L'Arche and the United Church have worked to break down walls of difference, illuminating how each tenders something unexpected to the other and to the world. At a time when many are seeking new visions for society, the long and complex relationship between Canada's largest Protestant denomination and L'Arche offers both encouragement and a deeper way to approach questions of living in diverse communities.

  • Inuit, Oblate missionaries, and Grey Nuns in the Keewatin, 1865-1965 / Frédéric B. Laugrand and Jarich G. Oosten
    BV 2300 O2L38 2019
    Over the century between the first Oblate mission to the Canadian central Arctic in 1867 and the radical shifts brought about by Vatican II, the region was the site of complex interactions between Inuit, Oblate missionaries, and Grey Nuns ? interactions that have not yet received the attention they deserve. Enriching archival sources with oral testimony, Frédéric Laugrand and Jarich Oosten provide an in-depth analysis of conversion, medical care, education, and vocation in the Keewatin region of the Northwest Territories. They show that while Christianity was adopted by the Inuit and major transformations occurred, the Oblates and the Grey Nuns did not eradicate the old traditions or assimilate the Inuit, who were caught up in a process they could not yet fully understand. The study begins with the first contact Inuit had with Christianity in the Keewatin region and ends in the mid-1960s, when an Inuk woman joined the Grey Nuns and two Inuit brothers became Oblate missionaries. Bringing together many different voices, perspectives, and experiences, and emphasizing the value of multivocality in understanding this complex period of Inuit history, Inuit, Oblate Missionaries, and Grey Nuns in the Keewatin, 1865?1965 highlights the subtle nuances of a long and complex interaction, showing how salvation and suffering were intertwined.

  • Britain & Islam / Martin Pugh
    BP 65 G7P84 2019
    An eye-opening history of Britain and the Islamic world--a thousand-year relationship that is closer, deeper, and more mutually beneficial than is often recognized

    In this broad yet sympathetic survey--ranging from the Crusades to the modern day--Martin Pugh explores the social, political, and cultural encounters between Britain and Islam. He looks, for instance, at how reactions against the Crusades led to Anglo-Muslim collaboration under the Tudors, at how Britain posed as defender of Islam in the Victorian period, and at her role in rearranging the Muslim world after 1918.

    Pugh argues that, contrary to current assumptions, Islamic groups have often embraced Western ideas, including modernization and liberal democracy. He shows how the difficulties and Islamophobia that Muslims have experienced in Britain since the 1970s are largely caused by an acute crisis in British national identity. In truth, Muslims have become increasingly key participants in mainstream British society--in culture, sport, politics, and the economy.

  • Pulpit, press, and politics : Methodists and the market for books in Upper Canada / Scott McLaren
    BX 8385 M4M35 2019

    When American Methodist preachers first arrived in Upper Canada in the 1790s, they brought with them more than an alluring religious faith. They also brought saddlebags stuffed with books published by the New York Methodist Book Concern - North America's first denominational publisher - to sell along their preaching circuits. Pulpit, Press, and Politics traces the expansion of this remarkable transnational market from its earliest days to the mid-nineteenth century, a period of intense religious struggle in Upper Canada marked by fiery revivals, political betrayals, and bitter church schisms.

    The Methodist Book Concern occupied a central place in all this conflict as it powerfully shaped and subverted the religious and political identities of Canadian Methodists, particularly in the wake of the American Revolution. The Concern bankrolled the bulk of Canadian Methodist preaching and missionary activities, enabled and constrained evangelistic efforts among the colony's Native groups, and clouded Methodist dealings with the British Wesleyans and other religious competitors north of the border. Even more importantly, as Methodists went on to assume a preeminent place in Upper Canada's religious, cultural, and educational life, their ongoing reliance on the Methodist Book Concern played a crucial role in opening the way for the lasting acceptance and widespread use of American books and periodicals across the region.


  • The life of Saint Teresa of Avila : a biography / Carlos Eire
    BX 4700 T4E37 2019

    The life and many afterlives of one of the most enduring mystical testaments ever written

    The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila is among the most remarkable accounts ever written of the human encounter with the divine. The Life is not really an autobiography at all, but rather a confession written for inquisitors by a nun whose raptures and mystical claims had aroused suspicion. Despite its troubled origins, the book has had a profound impact on Christian spirituality for five centuries, attracting admiration from readers as diverse as mystics, philosophers, artists, psychoanalysts, and neurologists. How did a manuscript once kept under lock and key by the Spanish Inquisition become one of the most inspiring religious books of all time?

    National Book Award winner Carlos Eire tells the story of this incomparable spiritual masterpiece, examining its composition and reception in the sixteenth century, the various ways its mystical teachings have been interpreted and reinterpreted across time, and its enduring influence in our own secular age. The Life became an iconic text of the Counter-Reformation, was revered in Franco's Spain, and has gone on to be read as a feminist manifesto, a literary work, and even as a secular text. But as Eire demonstrates in this vibrant and evocative book, Teresa's confession is a cry from the heart to God and an audacious portrayal of mystical theology as a search for love.

    Here is the essential companion to the Life , one woman's testimony to the reality of mystical experience and a timeless affirmation of the ultimate triumph of good over evil.


  • Language and religion / edited by Robert A. Yelle, Courtney Handman, Christopher I. Lehrich
    BL 65 L2L36 2019

    This volume draws on an interdisciplinary team of authors to advance the study of the religious dimensions of communication and the linguistic aspects of religion. Contributions cover: poetry, iconicity, and iconoclasm in religious language; semiotic ideologies in traditional religions and in secularism; and the role of materiality and writing in religious communication. This volume will provoke new approaches to language and religion.

Updated: Thursday 23 January 2020
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