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    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      November 2012

      The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus

      The True Life and Trials of Nicholas of Myra

      by Adam C. English

      With his rosy cheeks and matching red suit—and ever-present elf and reindeer companions—Santa Claus may be the most identifiable of fantastical characters. But what do we really know of jolly old Saint Nicholas, "patron saint" of Chri

    • Biography: general
      October 2014

      Bonhoeffer's Black Jesus

      Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistance

      by Reggie L. Williams

      Dietrich Bonhoeffer publicly confronted Nazism and anti-Semitic racism in Hitler's Germany. The Reich's political ideology, when mixed with theology of the German Christian movement, turned Jesus into a divine representation of the ideal, raciall

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      August 2014

      Seriously Dangerous Religion

      What the Old Testament Really Says and Why It Matters

      by Iain Provan

      The Old Testament is often maligned as an outmoded and even dangerous text. Best-selling authors like Richard Dawkins, Karen Armstrong, and Derrick Jensen are prime examples of those who find the Old Testament to be problematic to modern sensibil

    • Christian theology
      June 2016

      Echoes of Scripture in the Gospels

      by Richard B. Hays

    • History
      September 2016

      Destroyer of the gods

      by Larry W. Hurtado

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      August 2016

      Reading Backwards

      Figural Christology and the Fourfold Gospel Witness

      by Richard B. Hays

      In Reading Backwards Richard B. Hays maps the shocking ways the four Gospel writers interpreted Israel's Scripture to craft their literary witnesses to the Church's one Christ. The Gospels' scriptural imagination discovered in

    • March 2017

      Introduction to the New Testament

      Reference Edition

      by Carl R. Holladay

      Christian interpretation of the Bible is not a simple task. While finding both its beginning and end in the theological claim that Scripture reveals to us "what God has done in Christ," Christian interpretation demands much more. The in

    • October 2016

      Evangelicalism in America

      by Randall Balmer

      Evangelicalism has left its indelible mark on American history, politics, and culture. It is also true that currents of American populism and politics have shaped the nature and character of evangelicalism. This story of evange

    • October 2016

      Lynched

      by Angela D. Sims

    • February 2017

      The Place of Imagination

      Wendell Berry and the Poetics of Community, Affection, and Identity

      by Joseph R. Wiebe

      Wendell Berry teaches us to love our places—to pay careful attention to where we are, to look beyond and within, and to live in ways that are not captive to the mastery of cultural, social, or economic assumptions about our life in these pl

    • February 2017

      Global Christianity and the Black Atlantic

      Tuskegee, Colonialism, and the Shaping of African Industrial Education

      by Andrew E. Barnes

      Many Europeans saw Africa’s colonization as an exhibition of European racial ascendancy. African Christians saw Africa’s subjugation as a demonstration of European technological superiority. If the latter was the case, then the path t

    • March 2017

      Jewish Justice

      The Contested Limits of Nature, Law, and Covenant

      by David Novak

      In Jewish Justice David Novak explores the continuing role of Judaism for crafting ethics, politics, and theology. Drawing on sources as diverse as the Bible, the Talmud, and ancient, medieval, and modern philosophy, Novak ass

    • March 2017

      The Psalter as Witness

      Theology, Poetry, and Genre

      by W. Dennis Tucker, Jr., W. H. Bellinger, Jr.

      The Psalter as Witness considers the complexity of the Psalms as well as their role in bearing witness to the theological claims that comprise Israel’s traditions. While no single volume can readily capture the full rang

    • February 2017

      Human in Death

      Morality and Mortality in J. D. Robb's Novels

      by Kecia Ali

      Kecia Ali’s Human in Death explores the best-selling futuristic suspense series In Death, written by romance legend Nora Roberts under the pseudonym J. D. Robb. Centering on troubled NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her b

    • March 2017

      Wagering on an Ironic God

      Pascal on Faith and Philosophy

      by Thomas S. Hibbs

      "Philosophers startle ordinary people. Christians astonish the philosophers." —Pascal, Pensées In Wagering on an Ironic God Thomas S. Hibbs both startles and astonishes. He does so by o

    • August 2016

      An Introduction to Practical Theology

      History, Theory, and the Communication of the Gospel in the Present

      by Christian Grethlein, Uwe Rasch

      Serious theology is systematic theology. Or so the story goes. Practical theology—with its focus on the church, its life and its practices—has sometimes been understood as the second order application of the real w

    • August 2016

      ChurchScape

      Megachurches and the Iconography of Environment

      by Susan Power Bratton

      Buildings and landscapes are as much a part of the Christian church as its creeds—reflecting the faith and proclaiming God. The architecture of the church’s structures and the curating of its grounds are unique windows into the church

    • August 2016

      Disability and World Religions

      An Introduction

      by Darla Y. Schumm, Michael Stoltzfus

      Religion plays a critical role in determining how disability is understood and how persons with disabilities are treated. Examining the world’s religions through the lens of disability studies not only peers deeply into the character of a p

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      March 2016

      Redeeming Mulatto

      A Theology of Race and Christian Hybridity

      by Brian Bantum

      The theological attempts to understand Christ's body have either focused on "philosophical" claims about Jesus' identity or on "contextual" rebuttals—on a culturally transcendent, disembodied Jesus of the creeds or on a Jesus of color who r

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