New Books Network

Lynn Kaye, “Time In The Babylonian Talmud: Natural and Imagined Times in Jewish Law and Narrative” (Cambridge UP, 2018)
The great writer Jorge Luis Borges said, “Time is the substance I am made of. Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am... Read More
Jackson Wu, “Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes: Honor and Shame in Paul’s Message and Mission” (IVP Academic, 2019)
What does it mean to “read Romans with Eastern eyes”? Combining research from Asian scholars with his many years of experience living and working in East Asia, Jackson directs our attention to Paul’s letter to the Romans. He argues that some traditional East Asian cultural values are closer to those... Read More
Jessica Starling, “Guardians of the Buddha’s Home: Domestic Religion in Contemporary Jōdo Shinshū” (U Hawaii Press, 2019)
In her recent ethnography, Guardians of the Buddha’s Home: Domestic Religion in Contemporary Jōdo Shinshū (University of Hawaii Press, 2019),  Prof. Jessica Starling invites us into the daily lives of the bōmori, the spouses of priests in the Japanese Jōdo Shinshū, or True Pure Land, tradition. Focusing on domestic religion,... Read More
Laury Silvers, “The Lover” (Kindle Direct Publishers, 2019)
Zaytuna just wants to be left alone to her ascetic practices and nurse her dark view of the world. But when an impoverished servant girl she barely knows comes and begs her to bring some justice to the death of a local boy, she is forced to face the suffering... Read More
Markus Zehnder, “New Studies in the Book of Isaiah: Essays in Honor of Hallvard Hagelia” (Gorgias Press, 2014)
Who is the Suffering Servant? The book of Isaiah is one of the most beloved and well-known prophetic books among both Jews and Christians, but its references to the ‘Suffering Servant’ have been a source of controversy in scholarship. In today’s show, we speak with Dr. Markus Zehnder about the... Read More
Peter Jan Margry, “The Miracle of Amsterdam: Biography of a Contested Devotion” (U Notre Dame, 2019)
Charles Caspers and Peter Jan Margry‘s The Miracle of Amsterdam: Biography of a Contested Devotion (University of Notre Dame, 2019) presents a “cultural biography” of a Dutch devotional manifestation. According to tradition, on the night of March 15, 1345, a Eucharistic host thrown into a burning fireplace was found intact... Read More
Amy Collier Artman, “The Miracle Lady: Kathryn Kuhlman and the Transformation of Charismatic Christianity” (Eerdmans, 2019)
On October 15, 1974, Johnny Carson welcomed his next guest on The Tonight Show with these words: “I imagine there are very few people who are not aware of Kathryn Kuhlman. She probably, along with Billy Graham, is one of the best-known ministers or preachers in the country.” But while many people... Read More