The Lives of Jewish Things

edited by Gabrielle Berlinger, Ruth von Bernuth, with contributions by Barbara Kirshenbatt-Gimblett, John Coffey, Jane Weitzman, Simona Di Nepi, Juliana Ochs Dweck, Erica Lehrer, Laura S. Levitt, Monika Murzyn Kupisz, Dale Rosengarten, Diego Rotman, Suzanne Seriff, Francesco Spagnolo, William L Gross

Protestant Modernist Pamphlets

Edward B. Davis
A critical edition of ten rare pamphlets on science and religion published from 1922–1931 by the University of Chicago Divinity School. In the years surrounding the Scopes trial in 1925, liberal Protestant scientists, theologians, and clergy sought to diminish opposition to evolution and to persuade American Christians to adopt more positive attitudes toward modern science. With funding from the Rockefeller Foundation and many leading scientists, the...

Race, Religion, and the Pulpit

Julia Marie Robinson, Julia Marie Robinson Moore
During the Great Migration of African Americans from the South to the cities of the Northeast, Midwest, and West, the local black church was essential in the making and reshaping of urban areas. In Detroit, there was one church and one minister in particular that demonstrated this power of the pulpit—Second Baptist Church of Detroit ("Second," as many members called it) and its nineteenth pastor, the Reverend...

Facing the Fire, Taking the Stage

Joseph J. Long
In the mid-2000s, Russia's government began to merge autonomous regions (okrugs), including the two regions held by its largest indigenous population, the Mongolic-speaking Buryats, into its Siberian administrative territories. As state institutions used public performances of Buryat culture to show support for this separation of nationality from territorial sovereignty, the resurgence of everyday rituals reinforced the...

Society of the Righteous

Kimberly T. Wortmann
Though the Omani sultanate's power ended in Tanzania more than 50 years ago, its imperial legacy persists today—as do its unique religious communities. Neither Sunni nor Shi'a, the Ibadhi Muslims of Oman have used a rhetoric of tolerance and peaceful coexistence to spread their beliefs through North and East Africa, including a small but significant percentage of Zanzibar's Muslim population. In Society of the Righteous, Kimberly T.

Principles of Catholic Theology, Book 3

Thomas Joseph White, OP
What if anything can human beings know about God, either by way of philosophical reasoning or by divine revelation? How does the mystery of the Incarnation illuminate our understanding of the nature and mystery of God and the nature and destiny of the human person? The essays in this book explore topics pertaining to the nature of God, apophatic theology, divine simplicity and the holy Trinity, divine beauty, and the beauty of creation. The...

The Wisdom of Order

John Dadosky
In 1972, renowned Canadian philosopher and theologian Bernard Lonergan published Method in Theology. Now, following the fiftieth anniversary of his landmark work, The Wisdom of Order presents the next step in advancing the thought of this significant religious theorist. In addition to the previously compiled Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan, this book aims to provide an appreciation and exploration of Method in Theology. It analyses the first five chapters of the work...

Jewishness and Beyond

Miklós Konrád. Translated by Jason Vincz and the author.
Throughout the nineteenth century, Hungary's government steadily dismantled several obstacles that kept its rapidly expanding Jewish communities from enjoying the full benefits of citizenship. The state's concerted efforts to "Magyarize" Jews promoted Hungary's language, culture, and sensibilities, but did not require Jews to abandon their faith. Even so, tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews converted to Christianity during this...

Talmud and Philosophy

Edited by Sergey Dolgopolski and James Adam Redfield
Wide-ranging and astutely argued, Talmud and Philosophy examines the intersections, partitions, and mutual illuminations and problematizations of Western philosophy and the Talmud. Among many philosophers, the Talmud has been at best an idealized and remote object and, at worst, if noticed at all, an object of curiosity. The contributors to this volume collectively ignite and probe a new mode of inquiry by approaching the very...

Dancing on the Devil's Playground

James A. Cates
An inside look at the unique balance the Amish strike between tradition and the demands of the modern world. From technology to social forces, the Amish face an evolving modern world. Their facility in determining whether to accept, reject, or bargain with the options that challenge them allows for measured change that sustains their social fabric and beliefs. In Dancing on the Devil's Playground, James A. Cates employs a sociocultural model to analyze this...

Theology as an Ecclesial Discipline

J. Augustine Di Noia. Edited by James Le Grys.
The practice of theology depends in part on asking the right questions. Not any sorts of questions, not idle questions, nor questions framed entirely by our own experience or the great issues of our times, but good theological questions focus the mind of the inquirer on the endlessly intelligible self-revelation of God to which the Sacred Scripture bears witness. Our own questions and the great questions of our times have a place, as...

The Unity of Faith

Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM, Cap
In this volume, The Unity of Faith: Essays for the Building Up of the Body of Christ, Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM, Cap., has compiled a theologically significant medley of essays. The title is taken from Ephesians 4:11–13 ("And his gifts were for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God."). The "unity of faith" in this book refers both to the interrelation between the truths of the...

John Chrysostom, Theologian of the Eucharist

Kenneth J. Howell
Despite the fact that John Chrysostom wrote more on the Eucharist than any other Greek Church Father, there has never been a full treatment of his doctrine in English. In this book, Kenneth Howell brings together a wide array of sources from which he develops a many-sided portrait of Chrysostom's eucharistic thought. While the Antiochene preacher assumed the real presence and the sacrificial nature of the Eucharist, he focused more on the moral and spiritual implications of...

The Body as Anticipatory Sign

Edited by David S. Crawford
At least formally, Paul VI's Humanae Vitae merely reaffirmed the Church's perennial teaching. Yet its publication in late July 1968 unleashed a torrent of criticism, perhaps unprecedented in its violence. This response laid bare the profound estrangement of that teaching from modern, liberal culture; it also provoked a fundamental ecclesial crisis. Misunderstanding and resistance to the teaching as a "discrete" norm...

A Catechism for Health Care

edited by Stephen Napier and John M. Travaline
The Catholic Church's teachings on ethical issues arising in healthcare delivery and biomedical science are distributed across a plethora of different places ranging from papal allocutions, encyclicals, instructions by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and guidance documents authored by various congregations of bishops. Furthermore, they are distributed throughout time...

Mother Teresa's General Letters to Her Sisters

Edited by Brian Kolodiejchuk
Mother Teresa's General Letters to Her Sisters is a collection of Mother Teresa's circular letters to the members of her religious congregation, the Missionaries of Charity Sisters. Not intended for those outside her community, they were written informally and spontaneously, often with little editing. It was for Mother Teresa a way of "being present" to the members of her rapidly expanding religious order. Seemingly of little interest except for those to whom they...

Blessed Mary and the Monks of England

Matthew J. Mills
In the study of historical Mariology, the monastic communities of England in the eleventh and twelfth centuries—the period so dramatically interrupted and reshaped by the Norman conquest of 1066—receive too little attention. This "monastic age" was a time of great flourishing for both religious life and Mariology, marked by new currents of prayer and thought. In this volume, Matthew Mills uncovers and draws together vibrant contributions to...

The Last Generation of the German Rabbinate

Cornelia Wilhelm
After the Nazi seizure of power on January 30, 1933, over 250 German rabbis, rabbinical scholars, and students for the rabbinate fled to the United States. The Last Generation of the German Rabbinate follows their lives and careers over decades in America. Although culturally uprooted, the group's professional lives and intellectual leadership, particularly those of the younger members of this group, left a considerable mark...

Human Rights in a Divided World

David Hollenbach, foreword by Terrence L. Johnson
An astute case for Catholic engagement with human rights for all Human rights should protect the dignity and well-being of all people. But in today's deeply divided world, some argue that cultural differences and economic inequality undermine their universality. In Human Rights in a Divided World, David Hollenbach offers a comprehensive and cohesive analysis of the challenges to human rights, suggesting that today's global...