Study of Religions: new acquisitions April & May 2017

By Mary Fisk|June 8, 2017|Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Religions, South Asia|

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library for the Study of Religions collections during April and May 2017.

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Comparative and thematic

Demons and illness from antiquity to the early-modern period / edited by Siam Bhayro and Catherine Rider. –

God: a brief philosophical introduction / K.H.A. Esmail. –

Modernity, minority, and the public sphere: Jews and Christians in the Middle East / edited by S.R. Goldstein-Sabbah, H.L. Murre-van den Berg. –

Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe: a shared story? / edited by edited by James Renton, Ben Gidley. –

Sacred scents in early Christianity and Islam / Mary Thurlkill. – [also available as an e-book]

Hell and its afterlife: historical and contemporary perspectives / edited by Isabel Moreira and Margaret Toscano –

The cross: history, art, and controversy / Robin M. Jensen. –

A little history of religion / Richard Holloway. – [also available as an e-book]



Assembling Shinto: Buddhist approaches to kami worship in medieval Japan / Anna Andreeva. –

Christianity (Western and Eastern)

Vicarious kingship: a theme in Syriac political theology in Late Antiquity / Manolis Papoutsakis –

China, religion, Christianity: Festschrift In honor of Roman Malek S.V.D. on the occasion of his 65th birthday = In der Hoffnung Verwurzelt : China, religion, Christentum : Festschrift für Roman Malek S.V.D. zu seinem 65. Geburtstag / edited by Barbara Hoster, Dirk Kuhlmann [and] Zbigniew Wesolowsk –

Gerusalemme, luoghi santi e comunità religiose nella politica internazionale / Paolo Pieraccini ; prefazione di Silvio Ferrari. –

The Syrian Orthodox Christians in the late Ottoman period and beyond: crisis then revival / by Khalid S. Dinno –

The Oxford handbook of early Christian apocrypha / edited by Andrew Gregory and Christopher Tuckett  –

Dialogue de Timothée et Aquila: dispute entre un juif et un chrétien / traduction, introduction et notes par Sébastien Morlet. –

Persian martyr acts under King Yazdgird I / edited and translated by Geoffrey Herman –

The history of the ‘Slave of Christ’: from Jewish child to Christian martyr / Michael Aaron Butts, Simcha Gross. –

The Berlin-Strasbourg Apocryphon: a Coptic apostolic memoir / Alin Suciu. –

Cattolici di Terra Santa: 1333-2000 / Paolo Pieraccini. –

Il ristabilimento del patriarcato latino di Gerusalemme e la custodia di Terra Santa : la dialettica istituzionale al tempo del primo patriarca Mons. Giuseppe Valerga (1847-1872) = I’adat ta’sis Batriarkiyat al-Latin fi al-Quds Wal-atkar alati rafaqat al-ta’sis : Fi ‘ahd awwal batriark Yusif Valerga (1847-1872) / Paolo Pieraccini. –

Saints fondateurs du christianisme éthiopien : Frumentius, Garimā, Takla-Hāymānot et Ēwosṭātēwos / introduction, traduction et notes de Gérard Colin ; avec la collaboration pour l’introduction de Christian Julien Robin et Marie-Laure Derat. –

Deux frères caucasiens de Prométhée : Amiran et Abrsk’il / textes traduits par Zaza Aleksidze et Jean-Pierre Mahé ; introduits et commentés par Jean-Pierre Mahé. –

The Baghdad eucharist / Sinan Antoon ; translated by Maia Tabet. – [novel]

The works of Cyrillona / edited and translated by Carl Griffin. –

The Julian Romance: a new English translation / edited and translated by Michael Sokoloff. –

The souls of China: the return of religion after Mao / by Ian Johnson –


The Islamic Enlightenment: the modern struggle between faith and reason / Christopher De Bellaigue. –

The mosques of Egypt / Bernard O’Kane. –

Salafism after the Arab awakening: contending with people’s power / Francesco Cavatorta, Fabio Merone (Editors) –

From independence to revolution: Egypt’s Islamists and the contest for power / Gillian Kennedy –

Jihad and death: the global appeal of Islamic State / Olivier Roy ; translated by Cynthia Schoch. –

Victorian Muslim: Abdullah Quilliam and Islam in the West / edited by Jamie Gilham and Ron Geaves –

The Moor’s last stand: how seven centuries of Muslim rule in Spain came to an end / Elizabeth Drayson. –

A short chronicle on the end of the Sasanian Empire and early Islam 590-660 A.D. / edition, translation and commentary by Nasir al-Ka’bi. –

The Wiley Blackwell companion to the Qur’an [2nd edn]  / edited by Andrew Rippin, Jawid Mojaddedi. –

The mystics of al-Andalus : Ibn Barrajān and Islamic thought in the twelfth century / Yousef Casewit, American University of Sharjah, UAE. –


The Sikhs: their religious beliefs and practices [2nd edition] / W. Owen Cole and Piara Singh Sambhi. –



Holy wealth: accounting for this world and the next in religious belief and practice Festschrift for John R. Hinnells / edited by Almut Hintze and Alan Williams. –

Ancient Iran : cosmology, mythology, history / by Iraj Bashiri. –

Les livres de l’Avesta: les textes sacrés des Zoroastriens ou Mazdéens / présentés, traduits et annotés par Pierre Lecoq. –

The Parsis of Singapore: history, culture, cuisine / Suna Kanga, Subina Khaneja. –


Comparative and thematic

Millennialism and violence / edited by Michael Barkun. –

Millennial violence: past, present, and future / edited by Jeffrey Kaplan. –

Sacred scents in early Christianity and Islam / Mary Thurlkill. –

Religious perspectives on religious diversity / edited by Robert McKim –

Poetry and revelation: for a phenomenology of religious poetry / Kevin Hart. –

A little history of religion / Richard Holloway –

Faith specific

Sects & social disorder: Muslim identities & conflict in Northern Nigeria / edited by Abdul Raufu Mustapha. –

Longing for the lost caliphate: a transregional history / Mona Hassan. –

Ismailism and Islam in Modern South Asia: Community and Identity in the Age of Religious Internationals. –

A Buddhist theory of semiotics [electronic resource]: signs, ontology, and salvation in Japanese esoteric Buddhism / Fabio Rambelli. –

Islam and the future of tolerance: a dialogue / Sam Harris, Maajid Nawaz. –

The idea of the Muslim world: a global intellectual history / Cemil Aydin. –

The origin of Buddhist meditation / Alexander Wynne. –

The mystics of al-Andalus : Ibn Barrajān and Islamic thought in the twelfth century / Yousef Casewit, American University of Sharjah, UAE. –



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