Beyond the Noise of Solemn Assemblies: The Protestant Ethic and the Quest for Social Justice in Canada by Richard Allen

Title: Beyond the Noise of Solemn Assemblies: The Protestant Ethic and the Quest for Social Justice in Canada Author: Richard Allen Genre: History Release Date: January 15, 2019 Pages: 424 Since the 1970s Richard Allen’s scholarship on the social gospel has broken new ground in the field of Canadian social and religious history by recovering […]

Continue reading →

The Body and Desire: Gregory of Nyssa’s Ascetical Theology by Raphael A. Cadenhead

Title: The Body and Desire Author: Raphael A. Cadenhead Genre: Religion Publisher: University of California Press Release Date: November 27, 2018 Pages: 288 Although the reception of the Eastern Father Gregory of Nyssa has varied over the centuries, the past few decades have witnessed a profound awakening of interest in his thought. The Body and […]

Continue reading →

Passages and Afterworlds: Anthropological Perspectives on Death in the Caribbean by Maarit Forde and Yanique Hume (eds.)

Title: Passages and Afterworlds: Anthropological Perspectives on Death in the Caribbean Author: Maarit Forde, Yanique Hume (editors) Genre: History Publisher: Religious Cultures of African Release Date: December 14, 2018 Pages: 312 The contributors to Passages and Afterworlds explore death and mortuary rituals across the Caribbean, showing how racial, cultural and class differences have been deployed […]

Continue reading →

The Fetish Revisited: Marx, Freud, and the Gods Black People Make by J. Lorand Matory

Title: The Fetish Revisited Author: J. Lorand Matory Genre: Africa Release Date: October 5, 2018 Pages: 392 J. Lorand Matory casts an Afro-Atlantic eye on European social theory to show how Marx’s and Freud’s conceptions of the fetish illuminate and misrepresent the nature of Africa’s gods while demonstrating that Afro-Atlantic gods have their own social […]

Continue reading →

Irreverence and the Sacred: Critical Studies in the History of Religions by Hugh Urban and Greg Johnson

Title: Irreverence and the Sacred Author: Hugh Urban, Greg Johnson, Genre: Religion Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA Release Date: November 19, 2018 Pages: 352 Irreverence and the Sacred brings together some of the most cutting edge, interdisciplinary, and international scholars working today in order to debate key issues in the critical and comparative study of […]

Continue reading →

Connecting Gospels: Beyond the Canonical/Non-Canonical Divide by Francis Watson and Sarah Parkhouse

Title: Connecting Gospels Author: Francis Watson, Sarah Parkhouse, Genre: Religion Publisher: Oxford University Press Release Date: April 5, 2018 Pages: 304 By the late second century, early Christian gospels had been divided into two groups by a canonical boundary that assigned normative status to four of them while consigning their competitors to the margins. Connecting […]

Continue reading →

Reading Corinthians and Philippians within Judaism by Mark D. Nanos

Title: Reading Corinthians and Philippians within Judaism Author: Mark D. Nanos Publisher: Cascade Books Release Date: 2017 The commentary tradition regarding 1 Corinthians unanimously identifies the “weak” as Christ-followers whose faith was not yet sufficient to indulge in the eating of idol food with indifference, as if ideally Paul wanted them to become “strong” enough […]

Continue reading →