Religion

Reasoning After Revelation: Dialogues in Postmodern Jewish Philosophy

Steven Kepnes; Peter Ochs; Robert Gibbs

• December 1, 2000 • 165 pages

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Postmodern Jewish thinkers understand their Jewishness differently, but they all share a fidelity to what they call the “Torah” and to communal practices of reading and social action that have their bases in rabbinic interpretations of biblical narrative, law, and belief. Thus, postmodern Jewish thinking is thinking about God, Jews,…

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The Politicisation of Islam: A Case Study of Tunisia

Mohamed Elhachmi Hamdi

First Edition • December 1, 2000 • 220 pages

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The Politicisation of Islam: A Case Study of Tunisia traces the emergence, rise, and recent eclipse of the modern Tunisian Islamic movement, al-Nahda, and provides a comprehensive analysis of its political, social, and intellectual discourse. The first two chapters concentrate on the factors behind the emergence of al-Nahda and its…

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In the Beginning: Critical Concepts for the Study of the Bible

James Aageson

First Edition • July 1, 2000 • 168 pages

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In The Beginning: Critical Concepts for the Study of the Bible is not an introduction to biblical content in the traditional sense. This text asks students to think like critical biblical interpreters. Each essay presents important questions about the Bible and the complex nature of biblical interpretation and provides each…

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The Elusive Messiah: A Philosophical Overview of the Quest for the Historical Jesus

Raymond Martin

First Edition • June 1, 2003 • 236 pages

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What might the findings of researchers engaged in the quest for the historical Jesus mean to Christians? In posing this question and others, The Elusive Messiah opens a window for looking anew at the age old problem of faith vs. reason.To fully understand the implications of the historical search, Raymond…

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Explorations in Global Ethics: Comparative Religious Ethics and Interreligious Dialogue

Sumner Twiss; Bruce Grelle

First Edition • November 1, 1999 • 360 pages

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This volume for the first time brings the scholarly discipline of comparative religious ethics into constructive collaboration with the community of interreligious dialogue. Its design is premised on two important insights. First, interreligious dialogue offers to comparative religious ethics a new, more persuasive rationale, agenda of issues, and practical orientation.…

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From Mesopotamia To Modernity: Ten Introductions To Jewish History and Literature

Burton Visotzky; David Fishman

First Edition • July 1, 1999 • 280 pages

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From Mesopotamia to Modernity is a one volume introduction to both Jewish history and literature from its earliest times up to the present. Leading experts in each field of Jewish history and literature contribute original and comprehensive essays introducing their subjects. Beginning readers will learn the rudiments for further study,…

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Science and Theology: The New Consonance

Edited by Ted Peters

First Edition • June 4, 1999 • 264 pages

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How can we think about God’s action in a quantum world of indeterminacy? in a world that began with a Big Bang? in a world in which life evolved and is continually evolving? in a world governed by entropy and heading toward its eventual heat death? These are some of…

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Across the Boundaries of Belief: Contemporary Issues in the Anthropology of Religion

Morton Klass; Maxine Weisgrau

First Edition • April 1, 1999 • 424 pages

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In this collection of anthropological writings drawn from many different world areas, contemporary theoretical issues and conflicts in the anthropological study of religion are explored and illustrated. The editors present these anthropological writings on religion within a larger cultural matrix by drawing upon literature exhibiting an interdisciplinary as well as…

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Rereading the Rabbis: A Woman's Voice

Judith Hauptman

First Edition • December 11, 1998 • 304 pages

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Fully acknowledging that Judaism, as described in both the Bible and the Talmud, was patriarchal, Judith Hauptman demonstrates that the rabbis of the Talmud made significant changes in key areas of Jewish law in order to benefit women. Reading the texts with feminist sensibilities — recognizing that they were written…

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Christianity After Communism: Social, Political, and Cultural Struggle in Russia

Niels C. Nielsen Jr

First Edition • October 1, 1998 • 184 pages

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Religious leaders and experts engage in an open and concise discussion of the of the slow progress of Christian growth in Russia. Editor Niels C. Nielsen Jr. has collected an enlightening discussion of current and past challenges of the Russian Christian movement.

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