BOOKS RECEIVED: Jonathan Strom, “German Pietism and the Problem of Conversion” (Penn State UP, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley August Hermann Francke described his conversion to Pietism in gripping terms that included intense spiritual struggle, weeping, falling to his knees, and a decisive moment in which his doubt suddenly disappeared and he was… Read More
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:  Birgit Tautz, “Translating the World: Toward a New History of German Literature Around 1800” (Penn State UP, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In Translating the World, Birgit Tautz provides a new narrative of German literary history in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Departing from dominant modes of thought regarding the nexus of literary and… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Pasi Ihalainen and Cornelia Ilie. eds., “Parliament and Parliamentarism: A Comparative History of a European Concept” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Parliamentary theory, practices, discourses, and institutions constitute a distinctively European contribution to modern politics. Taking a broad historical perspective, this cross-disciplinary, innovative, and rigorous collection locates the essence of parliamentarism in four key aspects-deliberation, representation, responsibility, and sovereignty-and explores the… 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
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