Study of Religions: new acquisitions December 2016 – January 2017

By Mary Fisk|January 31, 2017|Religions|0 comments

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library for the Study of Religions collections during December 2016 and January 2017.

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Comparative and thematic

Natural law: a Jewish, Christian, and Islamic trialogue / Anver M. Emon, Matthew Levering, and David Novak –

The Bloomsbury reader in religion, sexuality, and gender / edited by Donald L. Boisvert and Carly Daniel-Hughes –

Faithonomics : religion and the free market / Torkel Brekke –

War magic: religion, sorcery, and performance / edited by D.S. Farrer –

The cultural politics of Obeah: religion, colonialism and modernity in the Caribbean world / Diana Paton –

Genghis Khan and the quest for God: how the world’s greatest conqueror gave us religious freedom / Jack Weatherford. –

The Oxford handbook of the study of religion / edited by Michael Stausberg and Steven Engler –

Religion, philosophy and knowledge / Gregory W. Dawes –

Antonio Gramsci and the question of religion: ideology, ethics, and hegemony / Bruce Grelle –

Speculation, heresy, and gnosis in contemporary philosophy of religion: the enigmatic absolute / [edited by] Joshua Ramey and Matthew S. Haar Farris –


Buddhist and Christian responses to the kowtow problem in China / Eric Reinders –

Buddhism in America: global religion, local contexts / Scott A. Mitchell –

Architects of Buddhist leisure: socially disengaged Buddhism in Asia’s museums, monuments, and amusement parks / Justin Thomas McDaniel. –

Christianity (Western and Eastern)

East Syriac Christianity in Mongol-Yuan China / Li Tang-

Constantine and the captive Christians of Persia: martyrdom and religious identity in Late Antiquity / Kyle Smith –

City of demons: violence, ritual, and Christian power in late antiquity / Dayna S. Kalleres –

Buddhist and Christian responses to the kowtow problem in China / Eric Reinders –

Year of the sword: the Assyrian Christian genocide, a history / Joseph Yacoub ; translated by James Ferguson –

Christianity as a world religion: an introduction [2nd edn]  / Sebastian Kim and Kirsteen Kim –

Les controverses religieuses en syriaque / Flavia Ruani –


Faith-based violence and Deobandi militancy in Pakistan/ edited by Jawad Syed, Edwina Pio, Tahir Kamran [and] Abbas Zaidi –

Jihadism transformed: Al-Qaeda and Islamic State’s global battle of ideas / Simon Staffell, Akil N. Awan (editors) –

Islamic philosophy and the ethics of belief / Anthony Robert Booth –

The story of reason in Islam / Sari Nusseibeh –

 Other religions

Pagan Christmas: winter feasts of the Kalasha of the Hindu Kush / Augusto S. Cacpardo –


Comparative and thematic

Hagiography and religious truth: case studies in the Abrahamic and Dharmic traditions / edited by Rico G. Monge, Kerry P.C. San Chirico, and Rachel J. Smith –

Religion and Orientalism in Asian studies / edited by Kiri Paramore –

Yoga, meditation, and mysticism: contemplative universals and meditative landmarks / Kenneth Rose –

The work of the dead: a cultural history of mortal remains / Thomas W. Laqueur –

New patterns for comparative religion: passages to an evolutionary perspective / William E. Paden –

Religion, philosophy and knowledge [electronic resource]. / Gregory W. Dawes –

Selling spirituality: the silent takeover of religion / Jeremy Carrette and Richard King –

Shared stories, rival tellings: early encounters of Jews, Christians, and Muslims / Robert C. Gregg –

Religions in the modern world: traditions and transformations [3rd edn] / edited by Linda Woodhead, Christopher Partridge, and Hiroko Kawanami –

Religious dynamics under the impact of imperialism and colonialism: a sourcebook / edited by Bjorn Bentlage, Marion Eggert, Hans Martin Kramer, and Stefan Reichmuth –

Young people’s attitudes to religious diversity / edited by Elisabeth Arweck –

Multireligious society: dealing with religious diversity in theory and practice. [electronic resource] / edited by Francisco Colom González and Gianni D’Amato –

Apocalypses in context: apocalyptic currents through history / Kelly J. Murphy and Justin Jeffcoat Schedtler, editors-


Western Sufism: origins and development, 833-1968 / Mark Sedgwick –

Young British Muslims: between rhetoric and realities / edited by Sadek Hamid. –

Japanese religions and globalization / Ugo Dessì –




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