Religions and Philosophy: new acquisitions in SOAS Library for June & July 2017

By Mary Fisk|July 31, 2017|Africa, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica, Philosophy, Religions, South Asia|

RELIGIONS This is a selection of titles received by SOAS Library for the Study of Religions collections during June and July 2017. Click on the hyperlink to go through to the item entry on the SOAS Library catalogue Please note that E-book content is accessible to SOAS staff and students only, with institutional log-in     Comparative and thematic L’Archeologia del sacro e l’archeologia del culto: Sabratha, Ebla, Ardea, Lanuvio

Read More

Religions – September and October 2015

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|November 5, 2015|Religions|

Comparative and thematic A noble death: suicide and martyrdom among Christians and Jews in antiquity / Arthur J. Droge, James D. Tabor. Bones: ancient men and modern myths / Lewis R. Binford ; with a foreword by F. Clark Howell The study of religion under the impact of fascism / edited by Horst Junginger Hermeneutics, politics, and the history of religions: the contested legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade

Read More

New resource for Syriac studies on the web (syri.ac)

By Mary Fisk|August 13, 2015|Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica, History, Religions|0 comments

A section of British Library Add. MS. 14,425, a copy of the Peshitta, which is the Syriac translation of the Bible. The scribe of this manuscript added that it was written at Amida in AD 464. This excerpt contains the text of Exodus 13:14-16. (via Wikimedia Commons at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Peshitta464.jpg) syri.ac : an annotated bibliography of Syriac resources online (hosted by the University of Oklahoma) has been developed from Resources for Syriac studies

Read More

Religions – October 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|December 4, 2014|Religions|0 comments

Comparative and thematic Material culture and Asian religions: text, image, object / edited by Benjamin J. Fleming and Richard D. Mann. Objects of worship in South Asian religions: forms, practices and meanings / edited by Knut A. Jacobsen, Mikael Aktor, Kristina Myrvold The family of Abraham: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim interpretations / Carol Bakhos Unbelievable: why we believe and why we don’t / Graham Ward. Religion in development: rewriting the

Read More

Study Session at Heythrop College (December 2014): Dialogue and Exchange between the Oriental Orthodox and Catholic Traditions on Christology

By Mary Fisk|October 21, 2014|Religions|0 comments

On 9th December 2014 at Heythrop College Talks Ecumenical Dialogue and exchange between the Oriental Orthodox and Catholic Traditions: The contribution of the Armenian theologians to the Five Vienna consultations shaped by the ecumenical legacies of Catholicos Nerses IV Klayetsi (1166-73) and Archbishop Nerses Lambronatsi (1153-98 ) / Revd. Nerses (Vrej) Nersessian, formerly The British Library `The Syriac Churches in Ecumenical dialogue on Christology’ / Sebastian Brock, Emeritus Reader in Syriac

Read More

Religions – March 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|March 28, 2014|Religions|0 comments

General & comparative Periodization and historiography of Indian philosophy: [twelve lectures held at the fourteenth World Sanskrit Conference (Kyoto, September 1 – 5, 2009)] / ed. by Eli Franco. Handbook of contemporary Japanese religions / edited by Inken Prohl and John Nelson. Re-imagining South Asian religions: essays in honour of professors Harold G. Coward and Ronald W. Neufeldt / edited by Pashaura Singh, Michael Hawley.   Politics of worship in

Read More

Religions – December 2013 and January 2014

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|March 3, 2014|Religions|0 comments

General & Comparative Bible and cinema: an introduction / Adele Reinhartz. Thin description: ethnography and the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem / John L. Jackson, Jr. First light: a history of creation myths from Gilgamesh to the God particle / G.R. Evans.  Anatheism: returning to God after God / Richard Kearney. The dynamics of coexistence in the Middle East: negotiating boundaries between Christians, Muslims, Jews and Samaritans in Palestine /

Read More

Religions – July 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|August 5, 2013|Religions|0 comments

Coptic culture: past, present and future / edited by Mariam Ayad. Modest fashion: styling bodies, mediating faith / edited by Reina Lewis. The Oxford handbook of the archaeology of death and burial / ed. by Sarah Tarlow and Liv Nilsson Stutz. Oxford handbook of religion and violence / edited by Mark Juergensmeyer, Margo Kitts, and Michael Jerryson. Christianizing death: the creation of a ritual process in early medieval Europe /

Read More

Religions – June 2013

By Emma Wilson-Shaw|July 1, 2013|Religions|0 comments

The Cambridge history of religions in the ancient world / general editor, Michele Renee Salzman Islam and political-cultural Europe / edited by W. Cole Durham Jr, David M. Kirkham, Tore Lindholm. The mediatization of religion: when faith rocks / by Luis Mauro Sa Martino. Passing the light: the Incense Light community and Buddhist nuns in contemporary Taiwan / Chün-fang Yü. Son of man: an African Jesus film / edited by

Read More