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the meaning of belief religion from an atheist’s point of view tim crane h a new york times book review editors’ choice h a publishers weekly best book of the year h a religion news service “fall religion reading heavy-duty edition” selection “[a lucid and thoughtful book…in a spirit of reconciliation crane proposes to paint a more accurate picture of religion for his fellow unbelievers.” —james ryerson new york times book review “[a valuable and compact contribution to the dialogue between atheists and believers.” the cross history art and controversy robin m jensen “robin jensen explores in great detail with academic rigor and a believer’s vigor the history of the cross in christian belief worship and art…this book is a splendid work of scholarship jensen has synthesized centuries of theological insights artistic endeavors and personal devotion into an eminently readable text.” —publishers

the crucible of islam g w bowersock “part of the joy of reading this account of the background and emergence of early islam is the knowledge that bowersock has built it from solid stones the weight of every one of which he has tested with his own critical mind secure that we are in the hands of a master let us think about the implications of the substantial gains to scholarship that bowersock has brought us in this compressed masterpiece.” —peter brown new york review of books 2017 5 halftones 2 maps 240 pp $25.00 • £18.95 cloth 9780674057760 before orthodoxy the satanic verses in early islam shahab ahmed “[ahmed offers the most systematic critical study of an especially important tradition from early islamic history the so-called incident of the satanic verses.” —s j shoemaker choice a global intellectual history cemil aydin h a washington post/monkey cage “a valuable piece of in-depth scholarship on the formation of the early

the chance of salvation a history of conversion in america lincoln a mullen the united states has a long history of religious pluralism and yet americans have often thought that people’s faith determines their eternal destinies the result is that americans switch religions more often than any other nation the chance of salvation traces the history of the distinctively american idea that religion is a matter of individual choice 2017 8 halftones 2 maps 3 graphs 384 pp $39.95 • £31.95 cloth 9780674975620 clerical households in late medieval italy roisin cossar “this is a major contribution not only to the history of the late medieval family and the italian church but also to historical methodology with her subtle analysis cossar persuades us that scholars must be attentive to archival documents as carefully crafted instruments of those who participated in their creation rather than as transparent windows onto the past.” —shannon mcsheffrey author of

liberalism’s religion cécile laborde “cécile laborde [shows …against secular fundamentalism that the state can without ceasing to be liberal and losing its legitimacy use religious ideas to justify its actions far beyond what existing theories of liberal neutrality suggest but without any contradiction she also shows that religious freedom extends beyond the boundary that some impenitent secularists would like to set for it.” —jean-fabien spitz la vie des idées 2017 6 tables 344 pp $35.00 • £27.95 cloth 9780674976269 when free exercise and nonestablishment conflict kent greenawalt “greenawalt delivers just what he promises in this volume’s matter-of-fact title a detailed examination of the various tensions between the free exercise and establishment clauses of the first amendment chapters cover a wide range of issues from religious practice within government institutions namely the military and prisons to various religious

jewish messiahs in a christian empire a history of the book of zerubbabel martha himmelfarb “we can only welcome an undertaking like the murty classical library of india “in the process of analyzing the most famous and detailed medieval jewish apocalypse work and unraveling its many puzzles himmelfarb develops a striking new account of the history of jewish messianism from the bible to the middle ages this book is groundbreaking and innovative opening the way for a whole new era in the study of postchristian judaism.” —annette yoshiko reed university of pennsylvania 2017 232 pp $39.95 • £31.95 cloth 9780674057623 which intends to inject fresh blood directly into the circulatory system of the english language any intelligent reader cannot fail to be favorably impressed in the presence of the variegated offerings of the series’ first titles.” —roberto calasso new york review of books “the murty classical library is uncovering

pious fashion how muslim women dress elizabeth bucar “pious fashion is a look at contemporary dress and how it can help us see the ‘muslim community’ as a vast array of individuals rather than an inscrutable monolith…bucar disabuses readers of any preconceived ideas that women who adhere to an aesthetic of modesty are unfashionable or frumpy.” —robin givhan washington post 2017 21 color illus 248 pp $29.95 • £23.95 cloth 9780674976160 the new pakistani middle class ammara maqsood “a fascinating study of the rise of pakistan’s new middle class whose collective identity maqsood argues ushers in a new kind of islamic assertion it is rare to see such a nuanced and thoroughly contextualized analysis of muslim belonging and politics a much-needed counterpart to what we know about the indian middle class and its religiosity.” —faisal devji author of muslim zion 2017 3 halftones 208 pp $45.00 • £35.95 cloth

paperbacks religion in human evolution from the paleolithic to the axial age robert n bellah h a new york times book review editors’ choice h an abc australia best book on religion and ethics of the year h distinguished book award american sociological association “only one word is appropriate to characterize this book’s subject as well as its substance and that is ‘magisterial.’” —alan wolfe new york times book review belknap press 2017 2011 784 pp $24.95 • £19.95 paper 9780674975347 why muslim integration fails in christian-heritage societies claire l adida • david d laitin • marie-anne valfort “this book is timely…its insights keen and astute the empirical evidence meticulous and persuasive and the policy recommendations reasonable and relevant.” —a ahmad choice 2017 2016 9 halftones 9 graphs 15 tables 288 pp $22.50 • £17.95 paper 9780674979697 inventing the individual the origins

san lorenzo a florentine church edited by robert w gaston • louis a waldman this comprehensive interdisciplinary collection illuminates many previously unexplored aspects of the basilica of san lorenzo’s history extending from its early christian foundation to the modern era villa i tatti series 2017 206 color illus 134 halftones 8 tables 768 pp $100.00 • £79.95 cloth 9780674975675 painted words nahua catholicism politics and memory in the atzaqualco pictorial catechism elizabeth hill boone • louise m burkhart • david tavárez painted words presents a facsimile decipherment and analysis of a seventeenth-century pictographic catechism from colonial mexico preserved as fonds mexicain 399 at the bibliothèque nationale de france dumbarton oaks pre-columbian art and archaeology studies series 2017 28 color illus 3 line illus 4 tables 64-page color insert 400 pp $69.95 • £55.95 paper 9780884024187 justinianic mosaics of hagia sophia and

ven mintz new york times book review editors’ choice knap press 5 432 pp .00 • £27.95 cloth 0674047679 forthcoming in spring 2018 vatican i the council and the making of the ultramontane church john w o’malley belknap press $24.95 • £19.95 9780674979987 the great rift literacy numeracy and the religion-science divide michael e hobart $39.95 • £31.95 9780674983632 the people’s zion southern africa the united states and a transatlantic faith-healing movement joel cabrita belknap press $45.00 • £35.95 9780674737785 10 christian the politics of a word in america matthew bowman $29.95 • £23.95 9780674737631 the devil’s music how christians inspired condemned and embraced rock ’n’ roll randall j stephens jesus in asia r s sugirtharajah $29.95 • £23.95 9780674051133 $29.95 • £23.95 9780674980846 the republic of arabic letters islam and the european enlightenment alexander bevilacqua

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