Children in Ancient Israel: The Hebrew Bible and Mesopotamia in Comparative Culture by Shawn Flynn

Title: Children in Ancient Israel: The Hebrewi Bible and Mesopotamia in Comparative Culture Author: Shawn Flynn Publisher: Oxford Release Date: 2018 Flynn contributes to the emerging field of childhood studies in the Hebrew Bible by isolating stages of a child’s life, and through a comparative perspective, studies the place of children in the domestic cult […]

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The Snake and the Mongoose by Nathan McGovern

Title: The Snake and the Mongoose: The Emergence of identity in Early Indian Religion Author: Nathan McGovern Genre: History Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA Release Date: November 15, 2018 Pages: 328 Since the beginning of modern Indology in the 19th century, the relationship between the early Indian religions of Buddhism, Jainism, and Hinduism has been […]

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Arguing with Aseneth: Gentile Access to Israel’s Living God in Jewish Antiquity by Jill Hicks-Keeton

Title: Arguing with Aseneth: Gentile Access to Israel's Living God in Jewish Antiquity Author: Jill Hicks-Keeton Publisher: Oxford Release Date: 2018 Arguing with Aseneth shows how the ancient Jewish romance known as Joseph and Aseneth moves a minor character in Genesis from obscurity to renown, weaving a new story whose main purpose was to intervene […]

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Negotiating the Disabled Body: Representations of Disability in Early Christian Texts by Anna Rebecca Solevåg

Title: Negotiating the Disabled Body: Representations of Disability in Early Christian Texts Author: Anna Rebecca Solevåg Publisher: SBL Press Release Date: September 7, 2018 Anna Rebecca Solevåg explores how nonnormative bodies are presented in early Christian literature through the lens of disability studies. In a number of case studies, Solevåg shows how early Christians struggled […]

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Righteous Gentiles: Religion, Identity, and Myth in John Hagee’s Christians United for Israel by Sean Durbin

Title: Righteous Gentiles: Religion, Identity, and Myth in John Hagee's Christians United for Israel Author: Sean Durbin Genre: Religion Publisher: Studies in Critical Research on Religion Release Date: November 29, 2018 In Righteous Gentiles Sean Durbin critically analyses the rhetoric of prominent Christian Zionists in America and the way their strategies of mythmaking function to […]

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When Christians Were Jews: The First Generation by Paula Fredriksen

Title: When Christians Were Jews Author: Paula Fredriksen Genre: Religion Release Date: October 2, 2018 Pages: 272 A compelling account of Christianity’s Jewish beginnings, from one of the world’s leading scholars of ancient religion How did a group of charismatic, apocalyptic Jewish missionaries, working to prepare their world for the impending realization of God’s promises […]

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Bringing Back the Social into the Sociology of Religion by Véronique Altglas and Matthew Wood

Title: Bringing Back the Social Into the Sociology of Religion Author: Véronique Altglas, Matthew Wood, Genre: Religion Publisher: Studies in Critical Research o Release Date: July 26, 2018 Pages: 220 The contributors to this book explore how ‘bringing the social back into the sociology of religion’ allows a better understanding of contemporary religious life. They […]

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Desire Work: Ex-Gay and Pentecostal Masculinity in South Africa by Melissa Hackman

Title: Desire Work: Ex-Gay and Pentecostal Masculinity in South Africa Author: Melissa Hackman Genre: Religion Publisher: Duke University Press Release Date: 2018 Pages: 232 Melissa Hackman traces the experiences of Pentecostal “ex-gay” men in Cape Town, South Africa, as they attempted to cure their homosexuality, forge a heterosexual masculinity, and enter into heterosexual marriage through […]

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