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Seasons of Grace

A History of the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit

Leslie Woodcock Tentler
Foreword by Edmund Cardinal Szoka

Seasons of Grace is a history of the catholic Church and community in southern lower Michigan from the 1830s through the 1950s.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814344002
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343999

Tradition and Politics

The Religious Parties of Israel

Gary S. Schiff

A comprehensive study of religious parties of Israel.

Paperback
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343890
eBOOK
Available February 2018
ISBN: 9780814343906

Without Bounds

The Life and Death of Rabbi Ya'aqov Wazana

Yoram Bilu

Without Bounds illuminates the life of the mysterious Rabbi Ya'aqov Wazana.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343241
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343258

The Troubled Origins of the Italian Catholic Labor Movement, 1878–1914

Sándor Agócs

Sándor Agócs presents an intellectual and social history of the nascent Italian labor movement, exploring the conflicts between the conservative Catholic hierarchy and Catholic activists.

Paperback
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343302
eBOOK
Available December 2017
ISBN: 9780814343319

Yudisher Theriak

An Early Modern Yiddish Defense of Judaism

Edited and translated by Morris M. Faierstein

An annotated translation of the Yudisher Theriak, along with a comprehensive introduction that places the original work in its historical context.

Hardback
Published: November 2016
ISBN: 9780814342480
eBOOK
Published: November 2016
ISBN: 9780814342497
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Beyond Sectarianism

The Realignment of American Orthodox Judaism

Adam S. Ferziger

Provides a new understanding of the evolution and contemporary dynamics of American Orthodox Judaism during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Paperback
Published: July 2015
ISBN: 9780814339534
eBOOK
Published: July 2015
ISBN: 9780814339541

Race, Religion, and the Pulpit

Rev. Robert L. Bradby and the Making of Urban Detroit

Julia Marie Robinson

Details Reverend Bradby’s work during the Great Migration and the interwar period, when his Second Baptist Church became an important hub for Detroit’s African American community.

Hardback
Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814332917
eBOOK
Published: April 2015
ISBN: 9780814340370

Religious Diversity and Early Modern English Texts

Catholic, Judaic, Feminist, and Secular Dimensions

Edited by Arthur F. Marotti and Chanita Goodblatt

Investigates the religious diversity in early modern English literature and culture in relation to a dominant English Protestant national identity.

Hardback
Published: October 2013
ISBN: 9780814339558
eBOOK
Published: October 2013
ISBN: 9780814339565

Anthonius Margaritha and the Jewish Faith

Jewish Life and Conversion in Sixteenth-Century Germany

Michael T. Walton

A biography of Anthonius Margaritha, convert to Christianity and reporter on Jewish life and religious practices.

Hardback
Published: October 2012
ISBN: 9780814338001
eBOOK
Published: October 2012
ISBN: 9780814338018

The En Yaaqov

Jacob ibn Habib’s Search for Faith in the Talmudic Corpus

Marjorie Lehman

Examines the origins of the En Yaaqov in the tumultuous medieval period and the motivations of its creator, exiled Spanish rabbi Jacob ibn Habib.

Hardback
Published: December 2011
ISBN: 9780814334805
eBOOK
Published: December 2011
ISBN: 9780814335963

Max Lilienthal

The Making of the American Rabbinate

Bruce L. Ruben

Explores the life and thought of Rabbi Max Lilienthal, who created a new model for the American rabbinate.

Hardback
Published: December 2011
ISBN: 9780814335161
eBOOK
Published: December 2011
ISBN: 9780814336670

Holy Dissent

Jewish and Christian Mystics in Eastern Europe

Edited by Glenn Dynner
Foreword by Moshe Rosman

Brings together highly regarded scholars of Jewish and Christian mysticism in Eastern Europe to analyze the overlap of mysticism in the two religions.

Hardback
Published: October 2011
ISBN: 9780814335178
eBOOK
Published: October 2011
ISBN: 9780814335970

Comparative Perspectives on Judaisms and Jewish Identities

Stephen Sharot

Provides sociological analyses of religious developments and identities in both historical and contemporary Jewish communities.

Paperback
Published: November 2010
ISBN: 9780814334010
eBOOK
Published: November 2010
ISBN: 9780814337011

Rabbinic Culture and Its Critics

Jewish Authority, Dissent, and Heresy in Medieval and Early Modern Times

Edited by Daniel Frank and Matt Goldish

Examines dissent from rabbinic Judaism in the Middle Ages and Early Modern period to consider it as a category within the history and culture of the Jewish people.

Hardback
Published: May 2008
ISBN: 9780814332375
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When the Church Becomes Your Party

Contemporary Gospel Music

Deborah Smith Pollard

A look at the innovations of contemporary performers of modern gospel music and their roots in the African American Christian church.

Paperback
Published: April 2008
ISBN: 9780814332184

Women Remaking American Judaism

Edited by Riv-Ellen Prell

Considers the changes in American Judaism across the four major denominations that resulted from the Jewish feminist movement of the 1960s through today.

Paperback
Published: August 2007
ISBN: 9780814332801
eBOOK
Published: August 2007
ISBN: 9780814335680
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The Stains of Culture

An Ethno-Reading of Karaite Jewish Women

Ruth Tsoffar

Portrays the experiences of Egyptian Karaites in the San Francisco Bay Area as it explores the relationship between text and everyday life, between literal reading and its translation into bodily practices—especially as related to the female body.

Paperback
Published: December 2005
ISBN: 9780814332238

Manipulating the Sacred

Yorùbá Art, Ritual, and Resistance in Brazilian Candomblé

Mikelle S. Omari-Tunkara

The first art historical study of Yoruba-descended African Brazilian religious art based on an author's long-term participation in and observation of private and public rituals.

Paperback
Published: October 2005
ISBN: 9780814328521

Mystical Bodies, Mystical Meals

Eating and Embodiment in Medieval Kabbalah

Joel Hecker

Examining the mystical practices associated with food in zoharic kabbalah and the ways they inform us about the kabbalistic experience of embodiment.

Hardback
Published: April 2005
ISBN: 9780814331811
eBOOK
Published: April 2005
ISBN: 9780814340035

John Donne and the Protestant Reformation

New Perspectives

Edited by Mary Arshagouni Papazian

This collection of thirteen essays by an international group of scholars focuses on the impact of the Protestant Reformation on Donne’s life, theology, poetry, and prose.

Hardback
Published: July 2003
ISBN: 9780814330128
eBOOK
Published: July 2003
ISBN: 9780814337592

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