Category Archives: New Books

Luther & the Reformation: Exhibits

Lots of Luther this summer!  It’s 2017 and this year marks the 500 years since the start of the Protestant Reformation.  Here’s a PBS story about it.  You may recall the big art exhibit at MIA last year.  They drew bigger crowds than expected and extended the show. That show is over but the University of Minnesota Libraries has some cool exhibits about Martin Luther and the Reformation this summer!  Two of these are archival in nature – one is in Elmer L. Andersen Library and one in the T.R. Anderson Gallery (near Bell) on the fourth floor of Wilson Library. These offer views of some incredible items from our Special Collections, Rare Books, & Manuscripts. The third, in Wilson basement, features circulating resources about both the historical context and the effect that Luther’s ideas, the invention of moveable type, and the Reformation had on publishing. Finally, if you’re up for a road trip, the Newberry in Chicago has an exhibit on Religious Change and Print, 1450-170.

Luther and the World Turned Upside Down: Prophecy, Revolution, and the End of Time

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Above: The impressive entrance to the exhibit in Andersen this summer!

Below: The equally cool entrance to the related exhibit in Wilson on 4th floor.

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The third exhibit, Martin Luther: From Protest to Publishing, is focused on general resources primarily in English about Martin Luther, the Reformation, and how communication was revolutionized within the church and beyond, as a result of Luther’s theology, his translation of the New Testament to German, the illustrations in books and the introduction of moveable type printing press. It’s on display in the basement of Wilson Library. The infographic posters are available from Here I Stand.

SM Protest in Context

SM Press Onward

There’s also a handy research guide with useful databases, and a general bibliography and two shorter topical lists.

Martin Luther –  list of links
Library Research Guide and Bibliographies related to Martin Luther
Quick link:

Newberry Finally if you’re up for a road trip to Chicago, check out the Newberry’s exhibit:
Religious Change and Print, 1450-1700



check our Libraries catalog by searching title
Abraham: the story of a life. Blenkinsopp, joseph, 1927- paper 2015
Accidental saints: finding god in all the wrong people. Bolz-weber, nadia cloth 2015
Aegean mercenaries in light of the bible: clash of cultures in the story of david and goliath. Rodan, simona paper 2015
Avignon and its papacy, 1309-1417: popes, institutions, and society. Rollo-koster, joelle cloth 2015
Catholic invasion of china: remaking Chinese Christianity. Mungello, d.e. (david emil), 1943- cloth 2015
Christian oxyrhynchus: texts, documents, and sources cloth 2015
Christian women in the Greek papyri of Egypt to 400 ce. Mathieson, erica a paper 2014
Communicating anthroposophy: the course for speakers to promote the idea of threefolding.; trans. By by rory bradley. Steiner, rudolf, 1861-1925 paper 2015
Contemporary bioethics: Islamic perspective. Al-bar, mohammed ali cloth 2015
Corinthian democracy: democratic discourse in 1 corinthians. Miller, anna c paper 2015
Dead sea scrolls and the developmental composition of the bible. Ulrich, eugene charles, 1938- ebook 2015
Early Quakers and their theological thought: 1647-1723 cloth 2015
English bible, King James Version: the new testament and the apocrypha paper 2012
English bible: King James Version, the old testament paper 2012
Ethiopic text of the book of Ezekiel: a critical edition cloth 2015
Evangelicals around the world: a global handbook for the 21st century cloth 2015
Exodus in the Jewish experience: echoes and reverberations ebook 2015
Faithful narratives: historians, religion, and the challenge of objectivity ebook 2014
Free corrector: Colin Gunton and the legacy of Augustine. Mcnall, joshua paper 2015
God & apple pie;religious myths and visions of America. Buck, christopher ebook 2015

Books ordered 8-28-2015

These books were just firm-ordered Browse title in MNCAT in a few weeks to check for availability

Aroma Of Righteousness: Scent And Seduction In Rabbinic Life And Literature. Green, Deborah A Paper 2014
Islam And Rationality: The Impact Of Al-Ghazali: Papers Collected On His 900th Anniversary.; V. 1 Ebook 2015
Ladder Of Jacob: Ancient Interpretations Of The Biblical Story Of Jacob And His Children. Kugel, James L Paper 2009
Letter That Has Not Been Read: Dreams In The Hebrew Bible; Trans. By Lenn J. Schramm. Bar, Shaul Ebook 2001
Many Faces Of Herod The Great. Marshak, Adam Kolman, 1979- Paper 2014
Patterns Of Rationality: Recurring Inferences In Science, Social Cognition And Religious Thinking. Bertolotti, Tommaso Cloth 2015
Text-Critical Use Of The Septuagint In Biblical Research. Tov, Emanuel Ebook 2015

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 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.

Books ordered 7/29


Check MNCAT in a few weeks for availability

Behind The Gospels: Understanding The Oral Tradition.Eve, Eric /Paper2014

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

Elijah Muhammad.     Berg, Herbert  / Cloth 2013

Ellen Harmon White: American Prophet / Paper 2014

Ibn Sina’s Remarks And Admonitions: Physics And Metaphysics: An Analysis And Annotated Translation. Avicenna, 980-1037/ Cloth 2014

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

Reception Of Septuagint Words In Jewish-Hellenistic  And Christian Literature / Paper     2014

Reconciled Community Of Suffering Disciples: Aspects Of A Contextual Somali Ecclesiology. Thoresen, Frank-Ole, 1971- / Cloth 2014

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

Righteous Giving To The Poor: Tzedakah (“Charity”) In Classical Rabbinic Judaism: Including A Brief Introduction To Rabbinic Literature. Ulmer, Rivka / Ebook 2014

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

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

Recent books

These titles were acquired May 1 through July 18 for our libraries through the approval plan for philosophy and religious studies. Search the title in our Libraries Catalog to determine availability:

Cambridge History of Medieval Philosophy Paper 2014
Civility Religious Pluralism and Education Cloth 2014
Divination and Prediction In Early China And Ancient Greece. Raphals, Lisa Ann, 1951- Cloth 2013
Ethics of Death. Steffen, Lloyd, Paper 2014
Existence: Essays In Ontology. Van Inwagen, Peter Paper 2014
Fundamentalism: Perspectives on A Contested History Cloth 2014
Kant’s Religion within The Boundaries Of Mere Reason: A Critical Guide Cloth 2014
Kierkegaard and The Staging Of Desire: Rhetoric And Performance In A Theology Of Eros. Hughes, Carl S Cloth 2014
Material Culture and Asian Religions: Text, Image, Object Cloth 2014
Mill’s A System Of Logic: Critical Appraisals Cloth 2014
Moral Sprouts and Natural Teleologies: 21st Century Moral Psychology Meets Classical Chinese Philosophy. Flanagan, Owen J Cloth
Orphan Scandal: Christian Missionaries And The Rise Of The Muslim Brotherhood. Baron, Beth Paper 2014
Radical History & the Politics Of Art. Rockhill, Gabriel Paper 2014
Sensational Religion: Sensory Cultures In Material Practice Cloth 2014
Thinking Orthodox in Modern Russia: Culture, History, Context Paper 2014
Trained Capacities: John Dewey, Rhetoric, and Democratic Practice Cloth 2014
Walking Where Jesus Walked: American Christians and Holy Land Pilgrimage. Kaell, Hillary Paper 2014

Books ordered July 10, 2014

Celtic Christian Spirituality: Essential Writings–Annotated & Explained Paper 2011

Codex Schoyen 2650: A Middle Egyptian

Coptic Witness to the Early Greek Text of Matthew’s Gospel: A Study in Translation Theory, Indigenous Coptic, and New Testament Textual. Leonard, James M Cloth 2014

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

Documenting Christianity in Egypt, Sixth to Fourteenth Centuries. Maccoull, Leslie S.B Cloth 2011

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

Europe’s Debt to Persia From Ancient to Modern Times: Religion, Philosophy, Astronomy, Mathematics, Medicine and the Sciences. Reeves, Minou Ebook 2013

Jesuit Chreia in Late Ming China: Two Studies With An Annotated Translation of Alfonso Vagnone’s Illustrations of The Grand Dao. the Grand Dao” Li, Sher-Shiueh Paper 2014

Judaea-Palaestina, Babylon and Rome: Jews in Antiquity Cloth 2012

Mathematical Theologies: Nicholas of Cusa and the Legacy of Thierry of Chartres. Albertson, David Cloth 2014

Politics, Monasticism, and Miracles in Sixth Century Upper Egypt: A Critical Edition and Translation of The Coptic Texts. Goehring, James E., 1950- Paper 2012

Power and the Glory: Inside the Dark Heart of John Paul II’s Vatican. Yallop, David A Paper 2007

Reading Theologically. Paper 2014

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

Vatican Diaries: A Behind-The-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities and Politics At The…Thavis, John Paper 2013

Vatican Exposed: Money, Murder, and the Mafia. Williams, Paul L., 1944- Cloth 2003

World of Early Egyptian Christianity: Language, Literature, and Social Context 2008