Books ordered May 2015

These books were just firm-ordered (there are also books that come automatically; I’ll post those in the near future).  Browse title in MNCAT  in a few weeks to check for availability


Christian Responses to Islam in Nigeria: a Contextual Study of Ambivalent Encounters. Akinade, Akintunde E Cloth 2014
Conversos in the Responsa of Sephardic Halakhic Authorities in the 15th Century. Zsom, Dora, 1977- Cloth 2014
Early Islam and the Birth of Capitalism. Koehler, Benedikt Cloth 2014
Female Piety and the Catholic Reformation in France. Hillman, Jennifer Cloth 2014
Fundamentalism and Charismatic Movements: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies Cloth 2012
Josephus’ Interpretation of the Books of Samuel. Avioz, Michael Cloth 2015
Universal Salvation in Late Antiquity: Porphyry of Tyre and the Pagan-Christian Debate. Simmons, Michael Bland Cloth 2015

King James Bible and the World It Made Ebook 2011
Mystic Cults in Magna Graecia Ebook 2009
On Teaching Religion: Essays By Jonathan Z. Smith. Lehrich Ebook 2012


Books just ordered

Search our catalog in a few weeks to check availability

Arabic Versions Of The Pentateuch: A Comparative Study Of Jewish, Christian, And Muslim Sources. Vollandt, Ronny Cloth 2015
Arabs Without God. Whitaker, Brian Paper 2015
Coming Out Christian In The Roman World: How The Followers Of Jesus Made A Place In Caesar’s Empire. Boin, Douglas Cloth 2015
Cries In The New Wilderness: From The Files Of The Moscow Institute Of Atheism; Trans. By Eve Adler. Epstein, Mikhail N Cloth 2002
Demiurge In Ancient Thought: Secondary Gods And Divine Mediators. O’brien, Carl Sean Cloth 2015
Ethics In Ancient Israel. Barton, John. Cloth 2014
God, Faith & Identity From The Ashes: Reflections Of Children And Grandchildren Of Holocaust Survivors. Cloth 2015
Gospel Of Mary: Beyond A Gnostic And Biblical Mary Magdalene. Boer, Esther A. De Cloth 2004
Kabbalistic Revolution: Reimagining Judaism In Medieval Spain. Lachter, Hartley, 1974- Cloth 2014
No Islam But Islam. Moon, Farzana Cloth 2015
SBL Handbook Of Style: For Biblical Studies And Related Disciplines. Cloth 2014

Gale Virtual Reference

Gale Virtual Reference is an excellent resource offering titles in religious studies and many other disciplines*:


Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2007
Encyclopedia of Easter, Carnival, and Lent, 2002
Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2006
Encyclopedia of Religion, 2005
Encyclopedia of Religion and the Law in America, 2009
Encyclopedia of Religion in America, 2010
Integrated Encyclopedia of the Qur’an (IEQ), 2013
New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2003
Religions of the World, 2010
The Religious Right, 2007
Science and the World’s Religions, 2012
Understanding Islam and Muslim Traditions, 2004
The Varieties of Magical Experience, 2013


General Reference
Multicultural Studies
Nation and World
Social Science

link to Gale Virtual Reference


Handbook for the Study of the Historical Jesus

U of M Twin Cities affiliates, you have access to this title!

Handbook for the Study of the Historical Jesus (4 vols)- be sure to log in to the U of M Libraries site so that your access is approved.

publisher note:

Edited by Tom Holmén, Helsinki University and Åbo Akademi University and Stanley E. Porter, McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario

A hundred years after A. Schweitzer’s Von Reimarus zu Wrede, the study of the historical Jesus is again experiencing a renaissance. Ongoing since the beginning of the 1980’s, this renaissance has produced an abundance of Jesus studies that also display a welcome diversity of methods, approaches and hypotheses. The Handbook of the Study of the Historical Jesus is designed to handle this diversity and abundance. Drawing from first-class scholarship throughout the world, the four large volumes of the Handbook offer a unique assembly of leading experts presenting their approaches to the historical Jesus, as well as a thought-out compilation of original studies on a large variety of topics pertaining to Jesus research and adjacent areas.

Titles ordered December 2


Becoming Un-Orthodox: Stories of Ex-Hasidic Jews. Davidman, Lynn, 1955- Cloth 2015


Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sites: Religion, Politics, and Conflict Resolution Cloth 2015

Election of the Lesser Son: Paul’s Lament-Midrash in Romans 9-11. Wallace, David R Paper 2014

Praised and the Virgin; Trans. By Desmond Maurer. Mahmutcehajic, Rusmir, 1948- Cloth 2015

Shape and Shaping of the Book of Psalms: the Current State of Scholarship            Paper   2014


Black Theology as Mass Movement.  Howard, Charles Lattimore    Ebook  2014

Hidden Religion: the Greatest Mysteries and Symbols of the World’s Religious Beliefs.     Issitt, Micah L  Ebook            2014

Making European Muslims: Religious Socialization among Young Muslims in Scandinavia and Western Europe.             Ebook  2014

Superheroes and Gods: A Comparative Study From Babylonia To Batman.  Locicero, Don  Ebook  2008

Supernatural, Humanity, and the Soul: On the Highway to Hell and Back                Ebook  2014

Unsettling Sikh and Muslim Conflict: Mistaken Identities, Forced Conversions, and Postcolonial Formations. Formations.     Sian, Katy P     Ebook  2013

Titles ordered November 5, 2014

ALSO: on the New Books Shelf in Wilson Library:

Controversies in contemporary religion : education, law, politics, society, and spirituality
Paul Hedges (Paul Michael), 1970- / Santa Barbara: Praeger 2014
Wilson Library General Collection BL87 .C68 2014


BOOKS RECENTLY ORDERED (search by title in MNCAT in a few weeks to check availability)

Title Author Binding Yr

Arabs and Islam in Late Antiquity: A Critique of Approaches to Arabic Sources. Azmah, Aziz Cloth               2014

Atheist Mind, Humanist Heart: Rewriting the Ten Commandments for the Twenty-First Century. Bayer, Lex, 1978- Cloth 2014

Authority without Territory: The Aga Khan Development Network and The Ismaili Imamate.       Mohammad Poor, Daryoush, 1975-               Cloth     2014

Bonhoeffer’s Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and An Ethic of Resistance. Williams, Reggie L., 1971- Cloth         2014

Breaking With Athens: Alfarabi as Founder.         Colmo, Christopher A., 1948-      Paper    2005

Byzantium and the Crusades.     Harris, Jonathan               Paper    2014

Call Of Bilal: Islam in The African Diaspora.            Curtis, Edward E., 1970- Paper    2014

Catholic Women’s Movements in Liberal and Fascist Italy.             Dawes, Helena Cloth      2014

Catholicism Today: An Introduction to the Contemporary Catholic Church. Marienberg, Evyatar Paper 2015

Divinity for All Persuasions: Almanacs and Early American Religious Life. Tomlin, T.J Cloth 2014

Eros And Touch From A Pagan Perspective: Divided For Love’s Sake.        Kraemer, Christine Hoff                Ebook   2014

Female Personalities in the Qur’an and Sunna: Examining the Major Sources of Imami Shi’i Islam.              Osman, Rawand Cloth     2015

Feminist Biblical Studies in the Twentieth Century: Scholarship and Movement. Paper 2014

Fields of Blood: Religion and the History Of Violence. Armstrong, Karen, 1944- Cloth 2014

Grammar of Justice: The Legacy of Ignacio Ellacuria          Paper   2014

Handbook of Religion and Health. Koenig, Harold George             Cloth     2012

History of the Devil         Flusser, Vilem, 1920-1991 Paper 2014

Indexes and Supplementary Materials (Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works V. 17)             Bonhoeffer, Dietrich, 1906-1945                Cloth     2014

Jewish Histories Of The Holocaust: New Transnational Approaches                          Cloth     2014

Jews and Christians In The First And Second Centuries: How To Write Their History Ebook 2014

Lives of Muhammad.     Ali, Kecia Cloth  2014

Lost Way: How Two Forgotten Gospels Are Rewriting The Story Of Christian Origins. Patterson, Stephen J., 1957- Cloth 2014

Medina in Birmingham, Najaf in Brent: Inside British Islam.           Bowen, Innes    Paper    2014

Mulla Sadra.       Meisami, Sayeh                Cloth     2013

Neighboring Faiths: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in the Middle Ages And Today Nirenberg, David, 1964- Ebook 2014

No Stone Unturned: Greek Inscriptions and Septuagint Vocabulary. Aitken, J. K. (James Keltie), 1968-    Paper    2014

Other Jesus: Stories From World Religions.          Outcalt, Todd     Cloth     2014

Political Islam, World Politics and Europe: From Jihadist to Institutional Islamism.               Tibi, Bassam Paper          2014

Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Recovering From Addiction.            Levine, Noah     Paper    2014

Religion and Immigration: Migrant Faiths in North America and Western Europe.               Kivisto, Peter, 1948-        Paper    2014

Re-Writing Jesus: Christ in 20th Century Fiction and Film.               Holderness, Graham      Paper    2014

Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Jewish Cultures                Cloth     2015

Talmud: A Biography: Banned, Censored and Burned: The Book They Couldn’t Suppress. Freedman, H. (Harry)  Cloth     2014

Titles ordered October 8, 2014

Al-Ghazali on the Lawful & the Unlawful: Book Xiv of the Revival of the Religious..; Trans. By Yusuf T. Delorenzo            Ghazzali, 1058-1111   Paper   2014

Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World. Mayor, Adrienne, 1946-        Cloth 2014

Damned Nation: Hell in America From the Revolution To Reconstruction. Gin Lum, Kathryn Cloth 2014

Dead Sea Scrolls Study Edition                       Paper   2000

Death of God and the Meaning of Life.          Young, Julian   Cloth    2014

From Jupiter To Christ: on the History of Religion in the Roman Imperial Period; Trans. By David Richardson.            Rupke, Jorg     Cloth    2014

From Whom No Secrets Are Hid: Introducing the Psalms     Brueggemann, Walter            Paper   2014

Harnessing Chaos: the Bible in English Political Discourse Since 1968. Crossley, James G Cloth 2014

‘I Lifted My Eyes and Saw': Reading Dream and Vision Reports in the Hebrew Bible.Cloth            2014

Islamic Way of Life     Sayyid Abula’la Maududi, Sayyid Abul A’la Mawdudi            Cloth    1986

Kierkegaard, Aesthetics, and Selfhood: The Art Of Subjectivity.       Jothen, Peder Ebook   2014

Lost Matriarch: Finding Leah in the Bible and Midrash. Rabow, Jerry, 1937- Paper            2014

Milestones. Qutb, Seyyid Paper          1993

Misquoting Muhammad: the Challenge and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet’s Legacy. Brown, Jonathan (Jonathan A.C.) Cloth  2014

National Catholic Reporter at Fifty: the Story of the Pioneering Paper and Its Editors.       Jones, Arthur, 1936-            Cloth    2014

Negative Selbstbezug Des Absoluten: Untersuchungen Zu Nicolaus Cusanus’ Konzept Des Nicht-Anderen. Rohstock, Max Cloth 2014

Nicholas of Cusa and Islam: Polemic and Dialogue in the Late Middle Ages                        Cloth    2014

Old Islam in Detroit: Rediscovering the Muslim American Past.      Howell, Sally   Cloth    2014

Pious Ones: the World of Hasidim and Their Battles with America. Berger, Joseph, 1945- Paper 2014

Power of Children: the Construction of Christian Families in the Greco-Roman World. Macdonald, Margaret Y Ebook  2014

Princeton Readings in Islamist Thought: Texts and Contexts From Al-Banna To Bin Laden Paper 2009

Recovering The Female Voice In Islamic Scripture: Women And Silence. Jardim, Georgina L Cloth 2014

Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health    Paper   2014

Republican Theology: the Civil Religion of American Evangelicals.  Lynerd, Benjamin T Paper 2014

Rethinking Constantine: History, Theology and Legacy         Ebook  2014

Sensitivity towards Outsiders: Exploring the Dynamic Relationship Between Mission and Ethics in the New Testament.      Paper   2014

Social and Economic Life in Second Temple JUDEA.  ADAMS, SAMUEL L., 1970- Paper

Tales of High Priests and Taxes: the Books of the Maccabees and the Judean Rebellion Against Antiochos Iv.            Honigman, Sylvie, 1965-         Cloth    2014

Theatrical Theology: Explorations in Performing the Faith   Paper   2014

Vatican Ii: Catholic Doctrines On Jews And Muslims. D’costa, Gavin, 1958- Ebook  2014

Yearbook Of International Religious Demography; 2014 (Brill) Ebook

Zen Koans.       Heine, Steven, 1950-   Paper   2014

Titles on Religious Studies

Books invoiced July 1 to September 23 with call number ranges B-BD, BL-BX:

Anthropology Of Western Religions: Ideas, Organizations, And Constituencies.   Leaf, Murray J     Cloth      2014

At The Limits Of The Secular: Reflections On Faith And Public Life Paper 2014

Augustine On War And Military Service.        Wynn, Phillip Gerald Paper 2013

Bar Mitzvah: A History.    Hilton, Michael    Ebook    2014

Behind The Gospels: Understanding The Oral Tradition.Eve, Eric Paper 2014

Bridge Across The Ocean: The United States And The Holy See Between The Two World Wars.     Castagna, LucaCloth2014

Buddhism, Unitarianism, And The Meiji Competition For Universality.  Mohr, Michel        Cloth      2014

Bury St Edmunds And The Norman Conquest                             Cloth      2014

By Bread Alone: The Bible Through The Eyes Of The Hungry                 Paper      2014

Changing Faith: The Dynamics And Consequences Of Americans’ Shifting Religious Identities.      Sherkat, Darren E., 1965-Paper        2014

Christianities In The Early Modern Celtic World          Cloth      2014

Confessions; V. 1: Books 1-8           Augustine, Saint, Bishop Of Hippo  Cloth      2014

Coptic Christology In Practice: Incarnation And Divine Participation In Late Antique And Medieval Egypt.                Davis, Stephen J Cloth                2008

David: The Divided Heart.                Wolpe, David       Cloth      2014

Day Begins At Sunset: Perceptions Of Time In The Islamic World. Stowasser, Barbara Freyer, 1935-             Cloth 2014

Democracy In Contemporary Confucian Philosophy.                Elstein, David       Cloth      2015

Divination And Prediction In Early China And Ancient Greece. Raphals, Lisa Ann, 1951- Cloth      2013

Eastern Learning And The Heavenly Way: The Tonghak And Ch’ondogyo Movements And The Twilight Of Korean Independence.                Young, Carl F       Cloth      2014

Ellen Harmon White: American Prophet        Paper      2014

Emergent Theology For Emerging Churches.Anderson, Ray Sherman    Paper      2006

End Of Hope–The Beginning: Narratives Of Hope In The Face Of Death And Trauma.    Mccarroll, Pamela R           Paper      2014

Faith As An Option: Possible Futures For Christianity; Trans. By Alex Skinner.    Joas, Hans, 1948-                Paper      2014

Finnish Women Making Religion: Between Ancestors And Angels                           Cloth      2014

Fundamentalism: Perspectives On A Contested History                             Cloth      2014

Future Of Continental Philosophy Of Religion                              Paper      2014

Future Of The Word: An Eschatology Of Reading.      Kriner, Tiffany Eberle         Paper      2014

Gendering Chinese Religion: Subject, Identity, And Body          Cloth      2014

Genesis 37-50: A Handbook On The Hebrew Text.     Baker, David W. (David Weston), 1950-        Paper      2014

George Whitefield: America’s Spiritual Founding Father.            Kidd, Thomas S   Cloth      2014

Gift & Communion: John Paul Ii’s Theology Of The Body; Trans. By Agata Rottkamp.   Kupczak, Jaroslaw, 1964-Cloth       2014

God Is Here To Stay: Science, Evolution, And Belief In God.   Mcfaul, Thomas R              Paper      2014

‘God Is One': The Function Of Eis Ho Theos As A Ground For Gentile Inclusion In Paul’s Letters.    Bruno, Christopher R Cloth 2013

Hindu-Catholic Encounters In Goa: Religion, Colonialism, And Modernity. Henn, Alexander, 1952-             Paper      2014

History Of The Nation Of Islam: Race, Islam, And The Quest For Freedom. Gibson, Dawn-Marie  Cloth 2012

Idols Of Nations: Biblical Myth At The Origins Of Capitalism. Boer, Roland, 1961-           Paper      2014

Indigenous Australia And The Unfinished Business Of Theology: Cross-Cultural Engagement                         Cloth      2014

Introduction To The Hebrew Bible: And Deutero-Canonical Books.       Collins, John J      Paper      2014

Inventing And Reinventing The Goddess: Contemporary Iterations Of Hindu Deities On The Move.                              Cloth      2014

Irish Religious Conflict In Comparative Perspective: Catholics, Protestants And Muslims                 Cloth      2014

Jesus And Temple: Textual And Archaeological Explorations                  Ebook    2014

Jesus Movement And Its Expansion: Meaning And Mission.    Freyne, Sean         Paper      2014

Jewish Targum In A Christian World                               Cloth      2014

Jews In Early Christian Law: Byzantium And The Latin West, 6th-11th Centuries                              Paper      2014

Kierkegaard And The Staging Of Desire: Rhetoric And Performance In A Theology Of Eros.            Hughes, Carl S Cloth 2014

Kierkegaard’s Concept Of Faith.      Westphal, Merold                Paper      2014

Luke-Acts And Jewish Historiography: A Study On The Theology, Literature, And Ideology Of Luke-Acts. Uytanlet, Samson, 1970-                Paper      2014

Material Culture And Asian Religions: Text, Image, Object                       Cloth      2014

Mathematical Theologies: Nicholas Of Cusa And The Legacy Of Thierry Of Chartres.      Albertson, David  Cloth 2014

Messianic Thought Outside Theology                             Paper      2014

More Than Discourse: Symbolic Expressions Of Naturalistic Faith.         Crosby, Donald A Cloth     2014

Nuestra Fe: A Latin American Church History Sourcebook.      Gonzalez, Ondina E., 1958- Paper   2014

On World Religions: Diversity, Not Dissension; Ed.By Anindita N. Balslev.            International Conference On The 150th Birth Anniversary Of Swami…(2013: New Delhi, India)               Cloth2014

Orphan Scandal: Christian Missionaries And The Rise Of The Muslim Brotherhood. Baron, Beth   Paper      2014

Orthodox Christianity And Nationalism In Nineteenth-Century Southeastern Europe. Cloth 2014

Other Dreams Of Freedom: Religion, Sex, And Human Trafficking.        Zimmerman, Yvonne C Cloth          2013

Pandora’s Box Opened: An Examination And Defense Of Historical-Critical Method And Its Master Practitioners.    Harrisville, Roy A                Paper      2014

Rally The Scattered Believers: Northern New England’s Religious Geography.      Balik, Shelby M   Cloth      2014

Reading Theologically: Foundations For Learning                       Paper      2014

Reception Of Septuagint Words In Jewishhellenistic And Christian Literature                       Paper      2014

Reinventing Philosophy Of Religion: An Opinionated Introduction.        Oppy, Graham Robert        Cloth      2014

Religion And Inequality In America: Research And Theory On Religion’s Role In Stratification                       Paper      2014

Religion And The Sciences Of Origins: Historical And Contemporary Discussions.               Clark, Kelly James, 1956-  Paper      2014

Religion, Space, And The Environment.         Bergmann, Sigurd, 1956-   Ebook    2014

Religion, War, And Ethics: A Sourcebook Of Textual Traditions                              Cloth      2014

Religious Practice And Democracy In India. Chhibber, Pradeep K., 1956-             Cloth      2014

Revelation: A New Translation With Introduction And Commentary.    Koester, Craig R   Cloth      2014

Roots Of Haiti’s Vodou-Christian Faith: African And Catholic Origins.   Thomas, R. Murray (Robert Murray), 1921- Cloth      2014

Rough Country: How Texas Became America’s Most Powerful Bible-Belt State. Wuthnow, Robert                Cloth      2014

Rushdie Fatwa And After: A Lesson To The Circumspect.        Winston, Brian,    Cloth      2014

Scholarly Community At The Early University Of Paris: Theologians, Education And Society, 1215-1248.  Young, Spencer E                Cloth      2014

Science In The Vanished Arcadia: Knowledge Of Nature In The Jesuit Missions Of Paraguay And Rio De La Plata.   Asua, Miguel De                Cloth      2014

Scottish Gods: Religion In Modern Scotland, 1900-2012.          Bruce, Steve, 1954-             Cloth      2014

Second Vatican Council Diaries Of Met. Maxim Hermaniuk, C.Ss.R. (1960-1965)             Hermaniuk, Maxim, 1911-1996      Paper      2012

Seeking The Promised Land: Mormons And American Politics.                Campbell, David E., 1971-                Paper      2014

Sensational Religion: Sensory Cultures In Material Practice                      Cloth      2014

Sense And Stigma In The Gospels: Depictions Of Sensory-Disabled Characters.  Lawrence, Louise J              Ebook    2013

Strange And Terrible Visions Of Wilhelm Friess: The Paths Of Prophecy In Reformation Europe.    Green, Jonathan, 1970-      Cloth      2014

Struggle For Jerusalem And The Holy Land: A New Inquiry Into The Qur’an And The Classic Islamic Sources On The People Of Israel, Their. Dana, Nissim, 1938- Cloth     2014

Tastes Of The Divine: Hindu And Christian Theologies Of Emotion. Voss Roberts, Michelle             Paper      2014

Teaching All Nations: Interrogating The Matthean Great Commission   Paper      2014

Thinking Orthodox In Modern Russia: Culture, History, Context Paper 2014

Touch Of The Sacred: The Practice, Theology, And Tradition Of Christian Worship; Trans. By Reinder Bruinsma. Immink, Gerrit                Paper      2014

Tradition And The Formation Of The Talmud. Vidas, Moulie, 1983-      Cloth      2014

Vatican Diaries: A Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Power, Personalities And Politics At The.          Thavis, John Paper 2013

Virgin Of Guadalupe And The Conversos: Uncovering Hidden Influences From Spain To Mexico. Hernandez, Marie-Theresa, 1952-                Paper      2014

Walking Where Jesus Walked: American Christians And Holy Land Pilgrimage.  Kaell, Hillary        Paper      2014

Where Islam And Judaism Join Together: A Perspective On Reconciliation.          Har-El, Shai          Cloth      2014

William J. Seymour And The Origins Of Global Pentecostalism: A Biography And Documentary History.                     Paper      2014

World Of Early Egyptian Christianity: Language, Literature, And Social Context Paper     2008


also: this title is new and available via our Springer E-Books account:

Islamic Philosophy and Occidental Phenomenology in Dialogue: The Logos of Life and Cultural Interlacing / Editors: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, Nazif Muhtaroglu, Detlev Quintern  Note: Essays from a 2010 Conference.