“A really significant contribution to Quaker studies scholarship and an impressively coherent collection of some of the best and latest thinking about the enigmatic ‘second period.’ This book offers us a clear way through the nuances and complexities of a period of massive change for the Quaker movement.”—Ben Pink Dandelion, author of The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction
“A rich, synthetic, and nuanced investigation. This is a highly original piece of work that draws on an astounding array of primary sources as well as the author’s incredible knowledge of rhetoric and philology, archaeology, ornithology, the science of avian flight, and ancient crafts of tent-making, Greek earthenware, and metallurgy. This is an erudite tour de force that requires but will also reward patient reading.”—Barbara Pitkin, author of What Pure Eyes Could See: Calvin’s Doctrine of Faith in Its Exegetical Context
“Illich was one of the most interesting thinkers of the twentieth century, profound and incapable of being pigeonholed. In this collection of writings one can trace the connection between Illich’s radical critiques of bureaucratic, managerial modes of production in both church and state and his deep spiritual sense that vulnerability to God and to other people is necessary for a life that is truly alive.”—William T. Cavanaugh, author of The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict
A theologian and scholar who worked with early reformers in England such as Peter Martyr Vermigli, Martin Bucer, and Thomas Cranmer, John Jewel had a long-lasting influence over religious culture and identity. The essays in this book shed light on often-neglected aspects of Jewel’s work, as well as his standing in Elizabethan culture not only as a priest but as a leader whose work as a polemicist and apologist played an important role in establishing the authority and legitimacy of the Elizabethan Church of England.
Join author Tracy Fessenden at AAR on Sunday 11/18 at 1pm for the panel “Thinking with Billie Holiday,” a discussion of Holiday as a source for thinking about religion, inspired by Fessenden’s book Religion Around Billie Holiday.
Fessenden will sign copies of Religion Around Billie Holiday following the panel at 3:15pm at the PSU Press/Eisenbrauns booth #639. Don’t miss it!
Each month we’re highlighting a book available through PSU Press Unlocked, an open-access initiative featuring scholarly digital books and journals in the humanities and social sciences. This month’s pick: Kimbanguism: An African Understanding of the Bible, part of our Signifying (on) Scriptures series.
In this volume, Aurélien Mokoko Gampiot, a sociologist and son of a Kimbanguist pastor, provides a fresh and insightful perspective on African Kimbanguism and its traditions. The largest of the African-initiated churches, Kimbanguism claims seventeen million followers worldwide. Like other such churches, it originated out of black African resistance to colonization in the early twentieth century and. . . (more)
Call for Papers: Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research
The Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research wants your paper for a special issue on “Institutional Entropy: Causes, Consequences, and Corrective Measures.” Visit JNRPR’ssubmissions page for details. Submissions are due by January 15, 2019.
Free article from the Journal of General Education
We ungated “General Education: The Front Lines of Equity and Inclusion at a Midsize Public University” from the Journal of General Education 66:1 to celebrate American Education Week (November 12–16). The article will befree to read until December 9th.
Since the early 1990s, about two thousand Idumean Aramaic ostraca have found their way into museums, libraries, and private collections. Four major publications covering some of these texts have appeared, three of which encompass the ostraca held by individual collectors only. This multivolume work classifies the ostraca according to subject matter and brings them together in a single publication. Volumes 1 and 2 covered fifty personal name dossiers (TAO A1–50). Volume 3 contains. . . . (more)
From the first gate and rampart in the Middle Bronze Age through mud-brick towers from the Iron Age, these defenses are evidence of how the seaport of Ashkelon was both a political force in the southern Levant and an economic power in the eastern Mediterranean. This volume includes the monumental mud-brick gate of Ashkelon, the shrine of the silver calf, and towers from the time of the Philistines. Since each ancient fortification phase was also. . . . (more)
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