New Books Network

Thomas A. Wayment, “The New Testament: A Translation for Latter-day Saints” (BYU, 2019)
Dr. Thomas A. Wayment, professor of Classics at Brigham Young University, has done something remarkable — he has retranslated the New Testament. This new translation from the best available Greek manuscripts, entitled, The New Testament: A Translation for Latter-day Saints (Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2019), renders the New... Read More
Su’ad Abdul Khabeer, “Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United States” (NYU Press, 2016)
Islam in America has been profoundly shaped by the Black Muslim experience. However, Black Muslims are often marginalized both within their own religious communities and in public discourse about Muslim Americans. Su’ad Abdul Khabeer, Associate Professor at the University of Michigan, attends to this erasure by centering Black Muslims to... Read More
Andrea Miller, “The Day The Buddha Woke Up” (Wisdom Publications, 2018)
Andrea Miller is the deputy editor of Lion’s Roar magazine (formerly the Shambhala Sun)  and the author of two picture books: The Day the Buddha Woke Up and My First Book of Canadian Birds. She’s also the editor of three anthologies, most recently All the Rage: Buddhist Wisdom on Anger... Read More
Brad Stoddard and Craig Martin, “Stereotyping Religion: Critiquing Clichés” (Bloomsbury, 2017)
You’ve heard them all before. “Religions are Belief Systems.” “Religion is a Private Matter.” “I’m spiritual but not religious.” Our culture is full of popular stereotypes about religion, both positive and negative. Many people uncritically assume that religion is intrinsically violent, or that religion makes people moral, or that it... Read More
Ward Keeler, “The Traffic in Hierarchy: Masculinity and Its Others in Buddhist Burma” (U Hawaii Press, 2017)
Michael Walzer once began a book with the advice of a former teacher to “always begin negatively”. Tell your readers what you are not going to do and it will relieve their minds, he says. Then they will be more inclined to accept what seems a modest project. Whether or... Read More