Gil Ben-Herut, “Śiva’s Saints: The Origins of Devotion in Kannada according to Harihara’s Ragaḷegaḷu” (Oxford UP, 2018)
Studies of Hindu saints tend to focus primarily on the saints themselves—their words, teachings, and practices—rather than tending to the often complex and complicated world of texts and traditions about those saints—which is how we have come to know them. Even when hagiographical writings are addressed, more often than not... Read More
Duncan Williams, “American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War” (Harvard UP, 2019)
In American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War (Harvard University Press, 2019), Duncan Ryūken Williams recenters the role of faith in the Japanese-American experience in WWII by showing how religious differences underlay the injustices that they suffered before, during, and after the war. American... Read More
Samuel Hayim Brody, “Martin Buber’s Theopolitics” (Indiana UP, 2018)
Martin Buber is known as one of the 20th century’s greatest Jewish scholars and thinkers, but he is less well known for his political theory and activism. In Martin Buber’s Theopolitics (Indiana University Press, 2018), Samuel Hayim Brody demonstrates how Buber sees the bible as providing a blueprint for a... Read More
R. B. Jamieson, “Jesus’ Death and Heavenly Offering in Hebrews” (Cambridge UP, 2019)
When and where did Jesus offer himself to God? What role does Jesus’ death play in his high-priestly self-offering in heaven? Answering these questions are crucial for understanding the book of Hebrews rightly. Tune in as R. B. Jamieson answers those questions, as we talk about his recent book: Jesus’... Read More
Justine Howe, “Suburban Islam” (Oxford UP, 2018)
The study of Islam is often focused on subjects involved in legal debates or ritual practice. But our understanding of Muslims should also be informed by everyday practices found in the suburbs. In Suburban Islam (Oxford University Press, 2018), Justine Howe, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Case Western Reserve... Read More
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