New Books Network

Mark McClish, “The History of the Arthaśāstra: Sovereignty and Sacred Law in Ancient India” (Cambridge UP, 2019)
Was ancient India ruled by politics or religion? In The History of the Arthaśāstra: Sovereignty and Sacred Law in Ancient India (Cambridge University Press, 2019), Mark McClish explores the Arthaśāstra (ancient India’s foundational treatise on statecraft and governance) to problematize the common scholarly idea that politics in ancient India was... Read More
Esau McCaulley, “Sharing in the Son’s Inheritance” (T and T Clark, 2017)
Dr. Esau McCaulley is the author of Sharing in the Son’s Inheritance: Davidic Messianism and Paul’s Worldwide Interpretation of the Abrahamic Land Promise in Galatians, published in 2017 by T&T Clark. Esau serves as assistant professor of New Testament at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL. Further, he is an ordained... Read More
A Conversation with Acquisitions Editor Dawn Durante about How Manuscripts Become Books
For a book to exist, there must be a lot more than a writer. Of course, the writer is the essential component. But what about all the other hard-working professionals who shepherd the text from manuscript to beautiful finished product? There are a bunch of them, and today we talk... Read More
Hans Boersma, “Seeing God: The Beatific Vision in Christian Tradition” (Eerdmans, 2018)
Dr. Hans Boersma is the author of Seeing God: The Beatific Vision in Christian Tradition, published in 2018 by Eerdmans. He holds the Saint Benedict Servants of Christ Chair in Ascetical Theology at Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin in the United States, and previously was a professor at Regent... Read More
Geoffrey Barstow, “Food of Sinful Demons: Meat, Vegetarianism, and the Limits of Buddhism in Tibet” (Columbia UP, 2018)
Tibetan Buddhism teaches compassion toward all beings, a category that explicitly includes animals. Slaughtering animals is morally problematic at best and, at worst, completely incompatible with a religious lifestyle. Yet historically most Tibetans—both monastic and lay—have made meat a regular part of their diet. In Food of Sinful Demons: Meat,... Read More
Rachel Werczberger, “Jews in The Age Of Authenticity: Jewish Spiritual Renewal In Israel” (Peter Lang, 2016)
Perhaps there’s something in the air in the Middle East, something that elevates spirituality. The Middle East, particularly Israel, is the legendary home of spiritual searching, of prophecy and religious expression. And in this historical birthplace of monotheism – of Judaism and its daughter religions, Christianity and Islam – religious... Read More
Gregg L. Frazer, “God Against the Revolution: The Loyalist Clergy’s Case Against the American Revolution” (UP of Kansas, 2018)
Not everyone was convinced by the arguments of patriots during the American revolution. Among those who retained some degree of loyalty to the British crown were the majority of the clergy of the Episcopalian Church, as well as a smaller number of clergy from Congregational, Presbyterian and other protestant bodies.... Read More