New acquisitions in SOAS Library: Religions (August – October 2018)

By Mary Fisk|October 29, 2018|Africa, Ancient Near East Semitics & Judaica, China and Inner Asia, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, South Asia|

This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library for the Study of Religions collections between August and October  2018.

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Comparative and thematic

Seeking out the land: land of Israel traditions in ancient Jewish, Christian and Samaritan literature (200 BCE-400 CE) / by Ze’ev Safrai. –

Enemies and friends of the state: ancient prophecy in context / edited by Christopher A. Rollston. –

Reading slowly: a Festschrift for Jens E. Braarvig / edited by Lutz Edzard, Jens W. Borgland and Ute Hüsken. –

The Economics of Religion in India / Sriya Iyer –

Muslim custodians of Jewish spaces in Morocco: drinking the milk of trust / Cory Thomas Pechan Driver. –

A history of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle East / Heather J. Sharkey –

Living with the Gods: on beliefs and peoples / Neil MacGregor. –

African traditional religions

Funeral culture: AIDS, work, and cultural change in an African kingdom / Casey Golomski –

Chinese religions

The Chenwei riddle: time, stars, and heroes in the apocrypha / Licia Di Giacinto. –

Christianity (Western and Eastern)

Asi-l-Hadath, Lebanon: history of a grotto = ʻĀṣī al-Ḥadath Lubnān : tārīkh al-mughārah / Fadi Baroudy, Abdo Badwi, Paul Khawaja and Joseph Moukarzel. –

Knowledge and experience in the writings of St. Isaac of Nineveh / Valentin Vesa. –

Christianity in the twentieth century: a world history / Brian Stanley. –

History of global Christianity [3 vols.] / edited by Jens Holger Schjørring and Norman A. Hjelm ; translations by David Orton. –

Holy humanitarians: American evangelicals and global aid / Heather D. Curtis. –

Early Christian families in context: an interdisciplinary dialogue / edited by David L. Balch and Carolyn Osiek. –

Le monastère de Mar-Behnam à la période atabeg – XIIIe s.: l’art au service de la foi / Amir Harrak. –


Islam in Europe: the politics of religion and community / edited by Steven Vertovec and Ceri Peach. –

‘Stringing coral beads’: the religious poetry of Brava (c.1890-1975) : a source publication of Chimiini texts and English translations / edited and translated by Alessandra Vianello, Lidwien Kapteijns, Mohamed Kassim –

Muslims: their religious beliefs and practices [5th edn] / Teresa Bernheimer and Andrew Rippin. –

European Muslims and their foreign policy interests: identities and loyalties / Imène Ajala –

An imaginary racism: Islamophobia and guilt / Pascal Bruckner ; translated by Steven Rendall and Lisa Neal. –




Comparative and thematic

The critical analysis of religious diversity / edited by Lene Kuhle, William Hoverd, Jorn Borup. –

Bringing back the social into the sociology of religion: critical approaches / edited by Veronique Altglas, Matthew Wood. –

Diffused religion: beyond secularization / Roberto Cipriani. –

Corpse encounters: an aesthetics of death / Jacqueline Elam and Chase Pielak –

Religion and intimate partner violence: understanding the challenges and proposing solutions / Nancy Nason-Clark, Barbara Fisher-Townsend, Catherine Holtmann, and Stephen McMullin. –

Religion, gender, and family violence: when prayers are not enough / edited by Catherine Holtmann, Nancy Nason-Clark –

A history of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle East / Heather J. Sharkey –

Understanding religious sacrifice: a reader / edited by Jeffrey Carter. –

Politics of religious freedom / Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, and Saba Mahmood. –

Religious journeys in India: pilgrims, tourists, and travelers / edited by Andrea Marion Pinkney & John Whalen-Bridge –

Material culture and Asian religions: text, image, object / edited by Benjamin J. Fleming and Richard D. Mann. –

Faith specific


Buddhism in the modern world / edited by David L. McMahan –

Christianity (Western and Eastern)

Funeral culture: AIDS, work, and cultural change in an African kingdom / Casey Golomski –

Sacred webs: the social lives and networks of Minnan Protestants, 1840s-1920s / by Chris White. –

Patriotic cooperation: the border services of the Church of Christ in China and Chinese church-state relations, 1920s-1950s / by Diana Junio. –

Borrowed place: mission stations and local adaption in early twentieth-century Hunan / by Riika-Leena Juntunen. –

Lightning from the East: heterodoxy and Christianity in contemporary China / by Emily Dunn. –

Traditional Churches, Born Again Christianity, and Pentecostalism: Religious Mobility and Religious Repertoires in Urban Kenya / Yonatan Gez –

Pentecostal and charismatic spiritualities and civic engagement in Zambia / Naar M’fundisi-Holloway –

Chinese religions

Meaning and controversy within Chinese ancestor religion / Paulin Batairwa Kubuya.-

Contesting the Yellow Dragon: ethnicity, religion, and the state in the Sino-Tibetan borderland / by Xiaofei Kang and Donald Sutton. –

Mandarins and heretics: the construction of “heresy” in Chinese state discourse / by Junqing Wu. –


‘Yogini’ in South Asia: interdisciplinary approaches / edited by Istvan Keul. –



Observing Islam in Spain: contemporary politics and social dynamics / edited by Ana I. Planet Contreras. –

It’s not just academic! : Essays on Sufism and Islamic studies / Carl Ernst. –

Shaykh Aḥmad Sirhindī: an outline of his thought and a study of his image in the eyes of posterity / Yohanan Friedmann. –

The infidel within: Muslims in Britain since 1800 / Humayun Ansari. –

Challenging Cosmopolitanism: Coercion, Mobility and Displacement in Islamic Asia / R. Michael Feener –

Somali, Muslim, British: striving in securitized Britain / Giulia Liberatore. –

Compulsion in religion: Saddam Hussein, Islam, and the roots of insurgencies in Iraq / Samuel Helfont. –


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