Religions: recent acquisitions for SOAS Library, April & May 2018

By Mary Fisk|May 25, 2018|Philosophy, Religions|

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library for the Study of Religions collections during April and May 2018.

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Comparative and thematic

T&T Clark reader in Kierkegaard as theologian / edited by Lee C. Barrett. –

Apocalypticism and eschatology in late Antiquity: encounters in the Abrahamic religions, 6th-8th centuries / [edited by] H. Amirav, E. Grypeou and G.G. Stroumsa. –

Yoga rising: 30 empowering stories from yoga renegades for every body / Melanie C. Klein. –



The complete Nyingma tradition from sutra to tantra [Book 13] / Choying Tobden Dorje –

The administration of Buddhism in China: a study and translation of Zanning and the topical compendium of the Buddhist clergy (Da Song seng shi lüe) / Albert Welter. –

The “Immortal Maiden Equal to Heaven” and other precious scrolls from Western Gansu / translated and introduced by Wilt L. Idema. –


Chinese religions

Christianizing South China: mission, development, and identity in modern Chaoshan / edited by Joseph Tse-Hei Lee –


Christianity (Western and Eastern)

The dawn of Christianity: people and gods in a time of magic and miracles / Robert Knapp –

Docetism in the early church: the quest for an elusive phenomenon / edited by Joseph Verheyden, Reimund Bieringer, Jens Schröter and Ines Jäger –

British women missionaries in Bengal, 1793-1861 / Sutapa Dutta. –

Christianizing Egypt: syncretism and local worlds in late antiquity / David Frankfurter –

Bethlehem’s Syriac Christians: self, nation and church in dialogue and practice / Mark D. Calder. –


Hindu law: a new history of Dharmaśāstra / edited by Patrick Olivelle, Donald R. Davis –

Masked ritual and performance in South India: dance, healing, and possession / David Schulman and Deborah Thiagarajan, editors. –

Keshab: Bengal’s forgotten prophet / John A. Stevens –


Russia’s Muslim heartlands: Islam in the Putin era / Dominic Rubin. –

The Wiley Blackwell history of Islam / edited by Armando Salvatore, Roberto Tottoli, Babak Rahimi, Fariduddin Attar, Naznin Patel. –

The work of Ibn Wadih al-Ya’qubi. An English translation. 3 vols / Matthew S. Gordon. –

Islam and globalisation: historical and contemporary perspectives: proceedings of the 25th Congress of L’Union Européenne des Arabisants et Islamisants / edited by Agostino Cilardo. –

What is sharia? / Baudoin Dupret ; [translated by David Bond]. –

Bones of contention: Muslim shrines in Palestine / Andrew Petersen. –

Formation of a religious landscape: Shi’i higher learning in Safavid Iran / by Maryam Moazzen. –


Jaina epistemology: Including the Jaina theory of error / by Jayandra Soni –

Other faiths

From Sasanian Mandaeans to Ṣābians of the marshes / by Kevin T. Van Bladel. –

Gnose et manichéisme : entre les oasis d’Egypte et la route de la soie : hommage à Jean-Daniel Dubois / sous la direction de Anna Van den Kerchove et Luciana Gabriela Soares Santoprete. –


Comparative and thematic

Embodiment: phenomenological, religious and deconstructive views on living and dying / edited by Ramona Fotiade, David Jasper, Olivier Salazar-Ferrer. –

Yoga, the body, and embodied social change: an intersectional feminist analysis / edited by Beth Berila, Melanie Klein, and Chelsea Jackson Roberts. –


Faith specific


Religion, space, and conflict in Sri Lanka: colonial and postcolonial contexts / Elizabeth J. Harris.

Meditation, Buddhism, and science / edited by David L. McMahan, Erik Braun. –

The refutation of the self in Indian Buddhism: Candrakīrti on the selflessness of persons / James Duerlinger. –


 Christianity (Western and Eastern)

Spirit-filled world: religious dis/continuity in African Pentecostalism / Allan Heaton Anderson –

The unbound God: slavery and the formation of early Christian thought / Chris L. de Wet. –

Monasteries and the care of souls in late antique Christianity: cognition and discipline / Paul C. Dilley –

The early Christian world [2nd edn] / edited by Philip F. Esler.-

Christians in Asia before 1500 / Ian Gillman and Hans-Joachim Klimkeit. –

Eastern Christianity in the modern Middle East / edited by Anthony O’Mahony and Emma Loosley. –

The Blackwell companion to Eastern Christianity / edited by Ken Parry. –

Chinese religions

Christianizing South China: Mission, Development, and Identity in Modern Chaoshan –


Redefining the Muslim community: ethnicity, religion, and politics in the thought of Alfarabi / Alexander Orwin. –

Routledge handbook of Islam in the West / edited by Roberto Tottoli ; contributors Tahir Abbas [and twenty four others] –

Islam and nationalism in India: South Indian context / M.T. Ansari. –

Islam, Sufism and everyday politics of belonging in South Asia / edited by Deepra Dandekar and Torsten Tschacher. –

Women and Men in the Qur’ān / by Asma Lamrabet. –

Western imaginings: the intellectual contest to define Wahhabism / Rohan Davis. –

Other faiths

Blessed: a history of the American prosperity gospel / Kate Bowler. –





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