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Religious Freedom: The Contested History of an American Ideal

Author: 
Tisa Wenger
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$34.95
Type: 
Hardcover

Religious freedom is so often presented as a timeless American ideal and an inalienable right, appearing fully formed at the founding of the United States. That is simply not so, Tisa Wenger contends in this sweeping and brilliantly argued book.

Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to the Women of the Torah and the Throne

Author: 
Wilda C. Gafney
List Price: 
$35.00
Type: 
Paperback

Womanist Midrash is an in-depth and creative exploration of the well- and lesser-known women of the Hebrew Scriptures. Using her own translations, Gafney offers a midrashic interpretation of the biblical text that is rooted in the African American preaching tradition to tell the stories of a variety of female characters, many of whom are often overlooked and nameless.

The Meaning of Belief: Religion from an Atheist's Point of View

Author: 
Tim Crane
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$24.95
Type: 
Hardcover

Contemporary debate about religion seems to be going nowhere. Atheists persist with their arguments, many plausible and some unanswerable, but these make no impact on religious believers. Defenders of religion find atheists equally unwilling to cede ground. The Meaning of Belief offers a way out of this stalemate.

The New Testament: A Translation

Author: 
David Bentley Hart
List Price: 
$35.00
Type: 
Hardcover

From one of our most celebrated writers on religion comes this fresh, bold, and unsettling new translation of the New Testament

David Bentley Hart undertook this new translation of the New Testament in the spirit of “etsi doctrina non daretur,” “as if doctrine is not giv

The Spiritual Lives of Young African Americans

Author: 
Almeda Wright
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Type: 
Hardover

How do young African Americans approach their faith in God when continued violence and police brutality batters the news each day? In The Spiritual Lives of Young African Americans, Almeda M. Wright argues that African American youth separate their everyday lives and their spirituality into mutually exclusive categories.

The Jewish Annotated New Testament, 2nd Edition (Fully Revised and Expanded)

Author: 
Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler
List Price: 
$37.95
Type: 
Hardcover

First published in 2011, The Jewish Annotated New Testament was a groundbreaking work, bringing the New Testament's Jewish background to the attention of students, clergy, and general readers. In this new edition, eighty Jewish scholars bring together unparalleled scholarship to shed new light on the text.

The Bible in American Life

Author: 
Philip Goff, Arthur E. Farnsley II, Peter J. Thuesen (editors)
List Price: 
$34.93
Type: 
Paperback

There is a paradox in American Christianity. According to Gallup, nearly eight in ten Americans regard the Bible as either the literal word of God or inspired by God. At the same time, surveys have revealed gaps in these same Americans' biblical literacy.

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