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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.


  • Ceremonies et coutumes religieuses des peuples idolatres representées par des figures dessinées de la main de Bernard Picart: : avec une explication historique & quelques dissertations curieuses. ..
    BL75 ǂb .C39

  • An Islamic worldview from Turkey : religion in a modern, secular and democratic state / John Valk, Halis Albayrak, Mualla Selçuk
    BP63.T8

  • Secularization a essay in normative metaphysics / Ulrich Steinvorth
    BT83.7

  • Sikhism : with 64 figures / Arvind-Pal Singh Mandair
    BL2017

  • The sources of secularism : enlightenment and beyond / Anna Tomaszewska, Hasse Hämäläinen, editors
    BL2747.8

  • The Psychology of Buddhism in Conflict Studies / by Padmasiri de Silva
    BQ4570.P76

  • The new Cambridge history of the Bible. edited by James Carleton Paget, Joachim Schaper
    BS 445 N49 2013eb
    Recent years have witnessed significant discoveries of texts and artefacts relevant to the study of the Old and New Testaments and remarkable shifts in scholarly methods of study. The present volume mirrors the increasing specialization of Old Testament studies, including the Hebrew and Greek Bibles, and reflects rich research activity that has unfolded over the last four decades in Pentateuch theory, Septuagint scholarship, Qumran studies and early Jewish exegesis of biblical texts. The second half of the volume discusses the period running from the New Testament to 600, including chapters on the Coptic, Syriac and Latin bibles, the 'Gnostic' use of the scriptures, pagan engagement with the Bible, the use of the Bible in Christian councils and in popular and non-literary culture. A fascinating in-depth account of the reception of the Bible in the earliest period of its history.

  • The new Cambridge history of the Bible. edited by Richard Marsden and E. Ann Matter
    BS 445 N49 2012eb

  • Imāmology in Ismaili gnosis / Diana Steigerwald
    BP 195 I8 S72 2015

  • The west from the Reformation to the present day / edited by S.L. Greenslade
    BS 445 W47 1963eb

  • From the beginnings to Jerome / edited by P.R. Ackroyd and C.F. Evans
    BS 445 F76 1970eb

  • The west from the fathers to the Reformation / edited by G.W.H., Lampe
    BS 445 W47 1969eb

  • First Corinthians / Raymond F. Collins ; Daniel J. Harrington, editor
    BS 2675.3 C645 1999

    2000 Catholic Press Association Award Winner!

    One of the most exciting of Paul's letters, 1 Corinthians offers a vantage point from which modern readers can reflect on diverseness in Christian Churches today. In First Corinthians , Raymond Collins explores that vantage point as well as the challenge Paul posed to the people of his time - and continues to pose in ours - to allow the gospel message to engage them in their daily lives.

    Pal introduces us to a flesh-and-blood community whose humanness was al too apparent. Sex, death, and money were among the issues they had to face. Social conflicts and tension within their Christian community were part of their daily lives. Paul uses al of his diplomacy, rhetorical skill, and authority to exhort the Corinthian community to be as one in Christ.

    In examining Paul's message and method, Collins approaches 1 Corinthians as a Hellenistic letter written to people dealing with real issues in the Hellenistic world. He cites existing Hellenistic letters to show that Paul was truly a letter writer of his own times. Collins makes frequent references to the writings of the philosophic moralists to help clarify the way in which Paul spoke to his beloved Corinthians. He also comments on some aspects of the social circumstances in which the Christians of Corinth actually lived.

    Chapters are Introduction"; *Translation, Interpretation, Notes - ; *Body of the Letter - ; *Indexes. -

    Raymond Collins, PhD is a priest of the Diocese of Providence and is the dean of the School of Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America. He is the author of John and His Witness and Divorce in the New Testament published by The Liturgical Press.

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  • The Cambridge history of religions in America. edited by Stephen J. Stein
    BL 2525 C354 2012eb

  • The Cambridge history of religions in America. edited by Stephen J. Stein
    BL 2525 C354 2012eb

  • The Cambridge history of religions in America. edited by Stephen J. Stein
    BL 2525 C354 2012eb

  • The Cambridge history of Judaism. edited by W.D. Davies, Louis Finkelstein
    BM 155.2 C35 1989eb

  • The Cambridge history of Judaism. edited by W.D. Davies, Louis Finkelstein
    BM 155.2 C35 1984eb

  • The Cambridge history of Judaism. edited by William Horbury, W.D. Davies, John Sturdy
    BM 155.2 C36 1999eb

  • The Cambridge history of Judaism. volume editor, Steven T. Katz
    BM 155.2 C35 2006eb

  • Christianopolis : an ideal of the 17th century / Johann Valentin Andreae ; Felix Emil Held, translator
    BT 738 A4713 2007
    Pondering the characteristics of Utopias and constructing theoretical examples of them has been an intellectual exercise to thrill thinkers at least since the time of Plato's Republic. Christianopolis is the little known Utopia created by German theologian and scholar JOHANN VALENTIN ANDREAE (1586-1654). A mysterious figure associated with alchemy, Kabbalah, Rosicrucianism, and other philosophical esoterica of the 17th century, Andreae published this intriguing guide to his "perfect" society in 1618. Informed by a rigid brand of Christian socialism, Christianopolis also features a high regard for teachers, and approaches the world from both a scientific and artistic perspective. Translated in 1916 from the original Latin by University of Miami, Ohio, professor of German FELIX EMIL HELD (1880-1944), who rounds out the volume with an extensive historical introduction, this is a highly readable work that will enthrall students of philosophy, classic literature, sociology, and metaphysics.

  • Diffused religion : beyond secularization / Roberto Cipriani
    BL60

  • Issues in science and theology are we special?: human uniqueness in science and theology / Michael Fuller, Dirk Evers, Anne Runehov, Knut-Willy Sæther, editors
    BL240.3

  • The Palgrave handbook of the afterlife Yujin Nagasawa, Benjamin Matheson, editors
    BL535

  • Orthodox Christian renewal movements in Eastern Europe / edited by Aleksandra Djurić Milovanović, Radmila Radić
    BX310

  • Confucianism and the Chinese self re-examining Max Weber's China / Jack Barbalet
    BL1830

  • Female leaders in new religious movements Inga Bårdsen Tøllefsen, Christian Giudice, editors
    BP603

  • The care of the self in early Christian texts Deborah Niederer Saxon
    BL71

  • Animals in Tillich's philosophical theology / Abbey-Anne Smith
    BX4827.T53

    This book explores how Paul Tillich's systematic theology, focusing on the concepts of being and reason can benefit nonhuman animals, while also analysing how taking proper account of nonhuman animals can prove immensely beneficial. The author first explains the body of Tillich's system, examining reason and revelation, life and the spirit, and history and the kingdom of God. The second section undertakes a critical analysis of Tillichian concepts and their adequacy in relation to nonhuman animals, addressing topics such as Tillich's concept of 'technical reason' and the multidimensional unity of life. The author concludes by discussing the positive concepts in Tillich's systematic theology with respect to nonhuman animals and creation, including the concept of universal salvation and Tillich's interpretation of nonhuman animals and the Fall in Genesis.


  • Intersectionality, class and migration narratives of Iranian women migrants in the U.K. / Mastoureh Fathi
    BR1601.3

  • Muslim history and social theory : a global sociology of modernity / Dietrich Jung
    BP173.63

  • Islam on YouTube : online debates, protests, and extremism / Ahmed Al-Rawi
    BP185.7

  • Daoism in early China : Huang-Lao thought in light of excavated texts / Feng Cao
    BL1910

  • Anglicans, dissenters and radical change in early New England 1686-1786 James B. Bell
    BR530

  • Interfaith education for all : theoretical perspectives and best practices for transformative action / edited by Duncan R. Wielzen and Ina Ter Avest
    BL42

  • An introduction to the Bible / Robert Kugler and Patrick Hartin
    BS 475.3 K84 2009
    Many current Bible "intro" volumes focus more on theories about the biblical text than on the text itself. They lack the simplicity that has become increasingly crucial as basic biblical literacy has declined. Robert Kugler and Patrick Hartin seek to remedy that problem by turning readers back to the text at hand. Their Introduction to the Bible surveys the content of all the biblical books, section by section, focusing on the Bible's theological themes.

  • Divine liturgies-- human problems in Byzantium, Armenia, Syria, and Palestine / Robert F. Taft
    BX 127 T34 2001
    In obedience to Jesus' command, 'Do this in remembrance of me', the ritual repetition of the Lord's Supper down through the ages and across multiple Christian cultures in the liturgies of East and West, has given rise, inevitably, to innumerable diversities of shape, text, cultural context, and theological interpretation, as well as to debates, sometimes heated, among modern experts as to the methodologies for resolving the problems arising from these differences. The problems of cultural history, structural, historical, and textual reconstruction, theological interpretation, and method involved in the modern scholarly debate on these issues, are the object of the studies in this volume, dedicated to the liturgies of Byzantium, Armenia, Syria, and Palestine.

  • The Routledge history of medieval Christianity 1050-1500 / edited by R.N. Swanson
    BR 162.3 R68 2015

    The Routledge History of Medieval Christianity explores the role of Christianity in European society from the middle of the eleventh-century until the dawning of the Reformation. Arranged in four thematic sections and comprising 23 originally commissioned chapters plus introductory overviews to each part by the editor, this book provides an authoritative survey of a vital element of medieval history.

    Comprehensive and cohesive, the volume provides a holistic view of Christianity in medieval Europe, examining not only the church itself but also its role in, influence on, and tensions with, contemporary society. Chapters therefore range from examinations of structures, theology and devotional practices within the church to topics such as gender, violence and holy warfare, the economy, morality, culture, and many more besides, demonstrating the pervasiveness and importance of the church and Christianity in the medieval world.

    Despite the transition into an increasingly post-Christian age, the historic role of Christianity in the development of Europe remains essential to the understanding of European history #65533; particularly in the medieval period. This collection will be essential reading for students and scholars of medieval studies across a broad range of disciplines.


  • Late Medieval liturgies enacted : the experience of worship in cathedral and parish church / edited by Sally Harper, Bangor University, UK, P.S. Barnwell, University of Oxford, UK, Magnus Williamson, Newcastle University, UK
    BV 185 L38 2016
    This book critically explores ways in which our understanding of late medieval liturgy can be enhanced through present-day enactment. It is a direct outcome of a practice-led research project, led by Professor John Harper and undertaken at Bangor University between 2010 and 2013 in partnership with Salisbury Cathedral and St Fagans National History Museum, near Cardiff. The book seeks to address the complex of ritual, devotional, musical, physical and architectural elements that constitute medieval Latin liturgy, whose interaction can be so difficult to recover other than through practice. In contrast with previous studies of reconstructed liturgies, enactment was not the exclusive end-goal of the project; rather it has created a new set of data for interpretation and further enquiry. Though based on a foundation of historical, musicological, textual, architectural and archaeological research, new methods of investigation and interpretation are explored, tested and validated throughout. There is emphasis on practice-led investigation and making; the need for imagination and creativity; and the fact that enactment participants can only be of the present day. Discussion of the processes of preparation, analysis and interpretation of the enactments is complemented by contextual studies, with particular emphasis on the provision of music. A distinctive feature of the work is that it seeks to understand the experiences of different groups within the medieval church - the clergy, their assistants, the singers, and the laity - as they participated in different kinds of rituals in both a large cathedral and a small parish church. Some of the conclusions challenge interpretations of these experiences, which have been current since the Reformation. In addition, some consideration is given to the implications of understanding past liturgy for present-day worship.

  • Goddess traditions in Tantric Hinduism : history, practice and doctrine / edited by, Bjarne Wernicke Olesen
    BL 1283.83 I54 2016

    Hinduism cannot be understood without the Great Goddess and the goddess-orientated Śākta traditions. The Goddess pervades Hinduism at all levels, from aniconic village deities to high-caste pan-Hindu goddesses to esoteric, tantric goddesses. Nevertheless, the highly influential tantric forms of South Asian goddess worship have only recently begun to draw scholarly attention. This book addresses the increasing interest in the Great Goddess and the tantric traditions of India by exploring the history, doctrine and practices of the Śākta tantric traditions.

    The highly influential tantric forms of South Asian goddess worship form a major part of what is known as 'Śāktism', and is often considered one of the major branches of Hinduism next to Śaivism, Vaiṣṇavism and Smārtism. Śāktism is, however, less clearly defined than the other major branches, and the book looks at the texts of the Śākta traditions that constitute the primary sources for gaining insights into the Śākta religious imaginative, ritual practices and history. It provides an historical exploration of distinctive Indian ways of imagining God as Goddess, and surveys the important origins and developments within Śākta history, practice and doctrine in its diversity.

    Bringing together contributions from some of the foremost scholars in the field of tantric studies, the book provides a platform for the continued research into Hindu goddesses, yoga, and tantra for those interested in understanding the religion and culture in South Asia.


  • John and Judaism : a contested relationship in context / edited by R. Alan Culpepper and Paul N. Anderson
    BM 535 J576 2017

    Written during the period of the emergence of Christianity and its separation from Judaism, the Gospel of John bears witness to their contested relationship. This volume contains cutting-edge essays written by an international group of scholars who interpret for students and general readers what John tells us about first-century Judaism, the separation of the church from Judaism, and how John's anti-Jewish references are interpreted today.


  • Under siege : religious freedom and the church in Canada at 150 (1867-2017) / Don Hutchinson
    BR 575 H88 2017

    Writing from the perspective of a student of life, history, law,
    politics, and theology, Don Hutchinson draws on all of these areas in
    Under Siege to offer perceptive insight into the Christian
    Church of today's Canada. The reader will receive the benefit of his
    thirty years of church leadership, Christian witness, constitutional
    law, and public policy experience to gain a practical understanding
    of how we, the Church, may cast the deciding votes on the future of
    Christianity in our constitutionally guaranteed "free and democratic
    society."

    How did we get here? What happened to "Christian" Canada? Do we
    not have Charter rights like everyone else? What does the
    Bible say?

    Many Christians sense that an advancing secularism is trying to
    force upon Canadians a culture in which faith is meant to be private.
    Hutchinson presents historic, legal, and theological grounds for us
    not to hide our faith in stained-glass closets, but instead to enter
    Canada's contested public space with confidence. Together as
    individual Christians, congregations, denominations, and para-
    congregational ministries, we are the Church in Canada. And together
    we have the capacity to impact the nation for God's good, the good of
    our neighbours, and the good of ourselves. Will we?


  • World Christianities c. 1914-c. 2000 / edited by Hugh McLeod
    BR 477 W87 2006eb

  • Reform and expansion, 1500-1660 / edited by R. Po-chia Hsia
    BR 305.3 R4 2007eb

  • Christianity in Western Europe c. 1100-c. 1500 / edited by Miri Rubin and Walter Simons
    BR 252 C475 2009eb

  • Eastern Christianity / edited by Michael Angold
    BX 290 E27 2006eb

  • Early medieval christianities, c. 600-c. 1100 / edited by Thomas F.X. Noble, Julia M.H. Smith ; assistant editor, Roberta A. Baranowski
    BR 252 E27 2008eb

  • Origins to Constantine / edited by Margaret M. Mitchell and Frances M. Young ; assistant editor, K. Scott Bowie
    BR 165 O66 2006eb

  • Enlightenment, reawakening and revolution, 1660-1815 / editors, Stewart J. Brown and Timothy Tackett
    BR 450 E55 2006eb

  • World Christianities, c.1815-c.1914 / edited by Sheridan Gilley and Brian Stanley
    BR 477 W87 2006eb

  • Constantine to c. 600 / edited by Augustine Casiday and Frederick W. Norris
    BR 200 C66 2007eb

  • Islam on YouTube : online debates, protests, and extremism / Ahmed Al-Rawi
    BP 185.7 A47 2017
    This book offers empirical insight into the way Muslims reacted online towards various controversial issues related to Islam. The book examines four cases studies: The Muhammed's cartoons, the burning of the Quran controversies, Fitna and the Innocence of Muslims' films. The issues of online religion, social movements and extremism are discussed, as many of the cases in question created both uproar and unity among many YouTubers. These case studies - in some instances - led to the expression of extremist views by some users, and the volume argues that they helped contribute to the growth of extremism due to the utilization of these events by some terrorist groups in order to recruit new members. In the concluding chapter, social network and sentiment analyses are presented in order to investigate all the collected comments and videos, while a critical discussion of freedom of expression and hate speech is offered, with special regards to the growing online influ ence of far right groups and their role in on-going YouTube debates.

  • Everyday mysticism : a contemplative community at work in the desert / Ariel Glucklich
    BL 625 G583 2017
    A scholar's experiences inside a contemplative working community in Israel's Negev desert

    In this thoughtful and enlightening work, world renowned religion scholar Ariel Glucklich recounts his experiences at Neot Smadar, an ecological and spiritual oasis that has been thriving in the arid Southern Israeli desert for a quarter century. An intentional community originally established by a group of young professionals who abandoned urban life to found a school for the study of the self, Neot Smadar has thrived by putting ancient Buddhist and Hindu ideas into everyday practice as ways of living and working. Glucklich provides a fascinating detailed portrait of a dynamic farming community that runs on principles of spiritual contemplation and mindfulness, thereby creating a working environment that is highly ethical and nurturing. His study serves as a gentle invitation to join the world of mindful work, and to gain a new understanding of a unique form of mystical insight that exists without exoticism.

  • A letter concerning toleration / by John Locke ; translated by William Popple
    BR 1610 L8 2011
    An Unabridged Edition with footnotes to include the 'Farewell' and a Chronology of the Author at Book's End.

  • Science and Christianity : an introduction to the issues / J.B. Stump
    BL 240.3 S79 2017
    Science and Christianity is an accessible, engaging introduction to topics at the intersection of science and Christian theology.
    A philosophically orientated treatment that introduces the relationship of science to Christianity and explores to what extent the findings of science affect traditional Christian theology Addresses important theological topics in light of contemporary science, including divine action, the problem of natural evil, and eschatology Historically oriented chapters and chapters covering methodological principles for both science and theology provide the reader with a strong foundational understanding of the issues Includes feature boxes highlighting quotations, biographies of major scientists and theologians, key terms, and other helpful information Issues are presented as fairly and objectively as possible, with strengths and weaknesses of particular interpretations fully discussed

  • Sexism and god-talk : toward a feminist theology : with a new introduction / Rosemary Radford Ruether
    BT 83.55 R84 1993
    How did a religion whose founding proponents advocated a shocking disregard of earthly ties come to extol the virtues of the "traditional" family? In this richly textured history of the relationship between Christianity and the family Rosemary Radford Ruether traces the development of these centerpieces of modern life to reveal the misconceptions at the heart of the "family values" debate.

  • Gods, heroes, and monsters : a sourcebook of Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern myths in translation / edited by Carolina López-Ruiz (The Ohio State University)
    BL 312 G63 2018
    Offering an expansive view of the ancient Mediterranean world, Gods, Heroes, and Monsters: A Sourcebook of Greek, Roman, and Near Eastern Myths in Translation, Second Edition, presents essential Greek and Roman sources - including work from Homer, Hesiod, Virgil, and Ovid - alongside analogousnarratives from the ancient Near East - Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Hittite kingdom, Ugarit, Phoenicia, and the Hebrew Bible. Some of the sources appear here in English translations for the first time.This collection stresses cultural continuities and comparisons, showing how Greek and Roman myths did not emerge in a vacuum but rather evolved from and interacted with their counterparts in the ancient Near East. Reinforcing this more inclusive definition of "classical," it is organizedthematically, which allows readers to excamine each category of myth in a comparative and cross-cultural light. For example, "Part III: Epic Struggles: Gods, Heroes, and Monsters" provides sources that feature Greek heroes like Heracles, Apollo, Achilles, and Hector along with the Epic of Gilgameshand other ancient Near Eastern selections that focus on the hero.Gods, Heroes, and Monsters, Second Edition. shows how the literature, inhabitants, and intellectual traditions of Greece and Rome and the ancient Near East were inextricably intertwined. The book is enhanced by a vibrant, full-color, 16-pg. photo insert, and many new translations by editor CarolinaLopez-Ruiz and others.

  • Women and religion : the original sourcebook of women in Christian thought / edited by Elizabeth A. Clark and Herbert Richardson ; Gary Brower and Randall Styers, assistant editors
    BT 704 C53 1996

    A thoroughly revised and updated edition of the most outstanding volume on women in Christianity

    A classic in the field of religious studies since its original publication in 1977, Women and Religion has remained the definitive and most compelling documentary history of the relationship between Christianity and half of its membership. This new edition--completely revised by the original editors, renowned historian Elizabeth A. Clark and theologian Herbert Richardson, with the assistance of Gary Brower and Randall Styers--includes fully updated introductions, newly available source material, and incisive contemporary analysis. An invaluable resource for exploring the progressive history of women and Christian thought.


  • Escaping from fundamentalism / James Barr
    BS 480 B354 1984
    This is a pastoral rather than a controversial book. Its main aim is not to show fundamentalists that they are wrong, but rather to help those who have grown up in the world of fundamentalism or have become committed to it but in the end have come to feel that it is a prison from which they must escape.

  • Vatican II and beyond : the changing mission and identity of Canadian women religious / Rosa Bruno-Jofré, Heidi MacDonald, and Elizabeth M. Smyth
    BX 1421.3 B78 2017
    The year 2015 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the end of the Second Vatican Council, which aimed to align the Church with the modern world. Over the last five decades, women religious have engaged with the council's reforms with unprecedented enthusiasm, far exceeding the expectations of the Church. Addressing how Canadian women religious envisioned and lived out the changes in religious life brought on by a pluralistic and secularizing world, Vatican II and Beyond analyzes the national organization of female and male congregations, the Canadian Religious Conference, and the lives of two individual sisters: visionary congregational leader Alice Trudeau and social justice activist Mary Alban. This book focuses on the new transnational networks, feminist concepts, professionalization of religious life, and complex political landscapes that emerged during this period of drastic transition as women religious sought to reconstruct identities, redefine roles, and signify vision and mission at both the personal and collective levels. Following women religious as they encountered new meanings of faith in their congregations, the Church, and society at large, Vatican II and Beyond demonstrates that the search for a renewed vision was not just a response to secularization, but a way to be reborn as Catholic women.

  • Sufism : a new history of Islamic mysticism / Alexander Knysh
    BP 189 K695 2017

    A pathbreaking history of Sufism, from the earliest centuries of Islam to the present

    After centuries as the most important ascetic-mystical strand of Islam, Sufism saw a sharp decline in the twentieth century, only to experience a stunning revival in recent decades. In this comprehensive new history of Sufism from the earliest centuries of Islam to today, Alexander Knysh, a leading expert on the subject, reveals the tradition in all its richness.

    Knysh explores how Sufism has been viewed by both insiders and outsiders since its inception. He examines the key aspects of Sufism, from definitions and discourses to leadership, institutions, and practices. He devotes special attention to Sufi approaches to the Qur'an, drawing parallels with similar uses of scripture in Judaism and Christianity. He traces how Sufism grew from a set of simple moral-ethical precepts into a sophisticated tradition with professional Sufi masters ( shaykhs ) who became powerful players in Muslim public life but whose authority was challenged by those advocating the equality of all Muslims before God. Knysh also examines the roots of the ongoing conflict between the Sufis and their fundamentalist critics, the Salafis--a major fact of Muslim life today.

    Based on a wealth of primary and secondary sources, Sufism is an indispensable account of a vital aspect of Islam.


  • The new cosmic story : inside our awakening universe / John F. Haught
    BL 240.3 H383 2017
    A foremost thinker on science and religion argues that an adequate understanding of cosmic history requires attention to the emergence of interiority, including religious aspiration

    Over the past two centuries scientific advances have made it clear that the universe is a story still unfolding. In this thought-provoking book, John F. Haught considers the deeper implications of this discovery. He contends that many others who have written books on life and the universe--including Stephen Hawking, Stephen Jay Gould, and Richard Dawkins--have overlooked a crucial aspect of cosmic history: the drama of life's awakening to interiority and religious awareness. Science may illuminate the outside story of the universe, but a full telling of the cosmic story cannot ignore the inside development that interiority represents.

    Haught addresses two primary questions: what does the arrival of religion tell us about the universe, and what does our understanding of the cosmos as an unfinished drama tell us about religion? The history of religion may be ambiguous and sometimes even barbarous, he asserts, but its role in the story of cosmic emergence and awakening must be taken into account.

  • Passover / written by Grace Jones ; designed by Matt Rumbelow
    BM 695 P3 J66 2016
    Covers Judaism, the story of Passover, cleaning the house, festive food, the Seder, and more.

  • Eid ul-Fitr / Grace Jones ; edited by Amy Allatson
    BP 186.45 J66 2017
    Covers Judaism, Passover, cleaning the house, festive food,  the Seder, family and games, and more.

  • Eid al-Adha / written by Grace Jones
    BP 186.6 J66 2017
    Covers Islam, the story of Eid al-Adha, The Hajj, prayer and worship, gifts and charity, festive food, and more.

  • A child's first book of prayers / Deloris M. Jordan ; illustrated by Shadra Strickland
    BV 265 J87 2010
    From the coauthor of Salt in His Shoes Deloris Jordan comes a comforting book of prayers collected from faiths and cultures all over the world.

    From cultures and countries near and far, this collection of more than twenty poems and prayers selected especially to share with children affirms the wonder and beauty of all things great and small in our world. Whether it be the flowers in spring, the wind and the rain, the wide sunset sky or friends and family who we hold dear, there are many reasons to give thanks for the world we live in.

  • The lost history of Christianity : the thousand-year golden age of the church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia- and how it died / Philip Jenkins
    BR 165 J52 2008
    "Jenkins is one ofAmerica's top religious scholars."
    -- Forbes magazine

    The Lost History of Christianity by Philip Jenkins offers a revolutionary view of the history of the Christian church. Subtitled "The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia--and How It Died," it explores the extinction of the earliest, most influential Christian churches of China, India, and the Middle East, which held the closest historical links to Jesus and were the dominant expression of Christianity throughout its first millennium. The remarkable true story of the demise of the institution that shaped bothAsiaand Christianity as we know them today, The Lost History of Christianity is a controversial and important work of religious scholarship that sounds a warning that must be heeded.


  • The Romanian Orthodox Church and the Holocaust / Ion Popa
    BX 693 P67 2017

    In 1930, about 750,000 Jews called Romania home. At the end of World War II, approximately half of them survived. Only recently, after the fall of Communism, have details of the history of the Holocaust in Romania come to light. Ion Popa explores this history by scrutinizing the role of the Romanian Orthodox Church from 1938 to the present day. Popa unveils and questions whitewashing myths that concealed the Church's role in supporting official antisemitic policies of the Romanian government. He analyzes the Church's relationship with the Jewish community in Romania and Judaism in general, as well as with the state of Israel, and discusses the extent to which the Church recognizes its part in the persecution and destruction of Romanian Jews. Popa's highly original analysis illuminates how the Church responded to accusations regarding its involvement in the Holocaust, the part it played in buttressing the wall of Holocaust denial, and how Holocaust memory has been shaped in Romania today.


  • God and government : Martin Luther's political thought / Jarrett A. Carty
    BR 333.5 P6 C37 2017
    Martin Luther (1483-1546) famously began the Reformation, a movement that shook Europe with religious schism and social upheaval. While his Ninety-Five Theses and other theological works have received centuries of scrutiny and recognition, his political writings have traditionally been dismissed as inconsistent or incoherent. God and Government focuses on Luther's interpretations of theology and the Bible, the historical context of the Reformation, and a wide range of writings that have been misread or misappropriated. Re-contextualizing and clarifying Luther's political ideas, Jarrett Carty contends that the political writings are best understood through Luther's "two kingdoms" teaching, in which human beings are at once subjects of a spiritual inner kingdom, and another temporal outer kingdom. Focusing on Luther's interpretations of theology and the Bible, the historical context of the Reformation, and a wide range of writings that have been misread or ignored, Carty traces how Luther applied political theories to the most difficult challenges of the Reformation, such as the Peasants' War of 1525 and the Protestant resistance against the Holy Roman Empire, as well as social changes and educational reforms. The book further compares Luther's political thought to that of Protestant and Catholic political reformers of the sixteenth century. Intersecting scholarship from political theory, religious studies, history, and theology, God and Government offers a comprehensive look at Martin Luther's political thought across his career and writings.

  • Catholic education in the wake of Vatican II / edited by Rosa Bruno-Jofré and Jon Igelmo Zaldívar
    BX 895 C38 2017

    The Second Vatican Council (Vatican II), called by Pope John XXIII in 1959, produced sixteen documents that outlined the Church's attempts to meet increasing calls for modernization in the wake of social and cultural changes that were taking place in the twentieth century.

    Catholic Education in the Wake of Vatican II is the first work dedicated to the effects of the Second Vatican Council on catholic education in various national and cultural contexts. These original pieces, grounded in archival research, explore the social, political, and economic repercussions of Catholic educational changes in Canada, Europe, and South America. The volume provides insightful analysis of many issues including the tensions between Catholicism and Indigenous education in Canada, the secularization of curriculum in the Catholic classroom, Church-State relations and more. The contributors reveal the tensions between doctrinal faith and socio-economic structures of privilege found within the Church and introduces the reader to complex political interactions within the Church itself in the midst of a rapid era of secularization.


  • Everyday sacred : religion in contemporary Quebec / edited by Hillary Kaell
    BL 2530 C3 E94 2017
    Over the last decade there has been ongoing discussion about the place of religion in Qu#65533;b#65533;cois society, particularly following the proposed Charter of Quebec Values in 2013. The essays in Everyday Sacred emerged from this active and often tense period of debate. Revitalizing an awareness of how people encounter, create, and employ religion in everyday life, contributors to this volume explore communities' networks of beliefs, traditions, and relationships. Through broad comparisons beyond the Quebec context, contributors look at African Pentecostal congregations, an Iraqi Jewish community in Montreal, a rural Catholic parish on the Saint Lawrence River, and Tewehikan drumming in Wemotaci. They also examine wayside crosses, places of pilgrimage and devotion, debates on the regulation of the hijab, and the place of Montreal Spiritualists and transhumanists in the religious landscape. Seeking a holistic definition of Qu#65533;b#65533;cois religion, Everyday Sacred considers religious and secular identity, pluralism, the bodily and material aspects of religion, the impact of gender on community and the public sphere, and the rise of hybridity, sociality, and new technologies in transnational and online networks, in order to uncover the transmission of practices and beliefs from one generation to another. Disrupting familiar dichotomies between Catholicism and other religions, "founders" and immigrants, new religious movements and traditional institutions, Everyday Sacred marks the beginning of a sustained conversation on contemporary religion in Quebec, both inside and outside of the province. Contributors include: Emma Anderson (University of Ottawa), Randall Balmer (Dartmouth College), H#65533;l#65533;ne Charron (Universit#65533; Laval), Elysia Guzik (University of Toronto), Laurent J#65533;r#65533;me (Universit#65533; du Qu#65533;bec #65533; Montr#65533;al), Norma B. Joseph (Concordia University), Cory Andrew Labrecque (Universit#65533; Laval), Deirdre Meintel (Universit#65533; de Montr#65533;al), G#65533;raldine Mossi#65533;re (Universit#65533; de Montr#65533;al), Fr#65533;d#65533;ric Parent (Universit#65533; de Qu#65533;bec #65533; Montr#65533;al), Meena Sharify-Funk (Wilfrid Laurier University).

  • The authorised daily prayer book
    BM 675 D3H4 1949

  • Über den Gottesbegriff der alten Hebraeer und ihre Geschichtsschreibung : allgemein verständlich dargestellt / von G. Jahn
    BM 610 J25

  • Religious development between the Old and the New Testaments, by R.H. Charles
    BM 176 C5

  • The beloved physician of Tsang Chou; life-work and letters of Arthur D. Peill; edited by his father, J. Peill
    BV 3427 P4A1

  • The story of the Young Men's Christian Association of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 1853-1953 / by Harry L. Senger
    BV 1050 C5S4

  • The prayers of the Bible, by John Edgar McFadyen
    BV 228 M3

  • Meditations in advent, on creation, and on providence / by Henry Alford
    BV 40 A55

  • Christus consummator : some aspects of the work and person of Christ in relation to modern thought / by Brooke Foss Westcott
    BT 201 W4 1890

  • Christian prayers and holy meditations. : as well for private as public exercises / collected by Henry Bull (A.D. 1566)
    BX 5035 P2 1968 v.38
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