BOOKS RECEIVED: Kristofer Holroyd: “A (S)Word against Babylon: An Examination of the Multiple Speech Act Layers within Jeremiah 5051 (Siphrut)” (Eisenbrauns, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley How are we to study complex speech acts such as the text of Jeremiah? How can understanding these complex speech acts both shed light on the larger text and the smaller text portions and… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Anne Line Dalsgard, Esther Oluffa Pedersen,  and Sune Liisberg, eds., “Anthropology and Philosophy: Dialogues on Trust and Hope” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley The present book is no ordinary anthology, but rather a workroom in which anthropologists and philosophers initiate a dialogue on trust and hope, two important topics for both fields of study. The book combines… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jessica Hooten Wilson, “Walker Percy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and the Search for Influence” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Although Walker Percy named many influences on his work and critics have zeroed in on Kierkegaard in particular, no one has considered his intentional influence: the nineteenth-century Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky. In a study… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Bo Earle, “Post-Personal Romanticism: Democratic Terror, Prosthetic Poetics, and the Comedy of Modern Ethical Life” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Post-Personal Romanticism: Democratic Terror, Prosthetic Poetics, and the Comedy of Modern Ethical Life by Bo Earle offers a broad recasting of Romantic lyrics formal innovations in terms of Hegels historical ethics. These innovations attempt… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Ben Schachter, “Image, Action, and Idea in Contemporary Jewish Art” (Penn State UP, 2017),
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Contemporary Jewish art is a growing field that includes traditional as well as new creative practices, yet criticism of it is almost exclusively reliant on the Second Commandments prohibition of graven images. Arguing that… Read More
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