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Theatrical Shows and Ascetic Lives

Blake Leyerle.

July 2001; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: Christianity. 259 pages.

This book provides an original and rewarding context for understanding the prolific fourth-century Christian theologian John Chrysostom and the religious and social world in which he lived....

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The Messiah before Jesus

Israel Knohl.

October 2000; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: Christianity. 159 pages.

In a work that challenges notions that have dominated New Testament scholarship for more than a hundred years, this book gives startling evidence for a messianic precursor to Jesus who is...

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Medicines of the Soul

Fedwa Malti-Douglas.

March 2001; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: Islam. 245 pages.

In this volume, the autobiographical writings of three leading women in today's Islamic revival movement reveal dramatic stories of religious transformation. As interpreted by this book,...

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The Sabra

Oz Almog.

November 2000; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: Judaism. 328 pages.

The Sabras were the first Israelis—the first generation, born in the 1930s and 1940s, to grow up in the Zionist settlement in Palestine. Socialized and educated in the ethos of the Zionist...

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Born Again Bodies

R. Marie Griffith.

October 2004; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: religious studies. 337 pages.

“Fat People Don't Go to Heaven!” screamed a headline in the tabloid Globe in November 2000. The story recounted the success of the Weigh Down Workshop, the nation's largest Christian diet...

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Branching Streams Flow in the Darkness

Shunryu Suzuki.

Edited by Mel Weitsman and Michael Wenger.

November 1999; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 199 pages.

When Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind was published in 1972, it was enthusiastically embraced by Westerners eager for spiritual insight and knowledge of Zen. The book became the most successful...

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Hannah Arendt in Jerusalem

Edited by Steven Aschheim.

August 2001; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: Judaism. 440 pages.

For many years Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) has been the object of intense debate. After her bitter critiques of Zionism, which seemed to nullify her early involvement with that movement, and...

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Business of the Heart

Stephen Corrigan.

December 2001; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: religious studies. 401 pages.

The “Businessmen's Revival” was a religious revival that unfolded in the wake of the 1857 market crash among white, middle-class Protestants. Delving into the religious history of Boston in...

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The Advent Project

James McKinnon.

October 2000; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: Christianity. 480 pages.

In his final accomplishment of a distinguished career, the author considers the musical practices of the early Church in this examination of the history of Christian chant from the years adnull...

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The Memory of the Eyes

Georgia Frank.

May 2000; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: early Christianity. 232 pages.

Pilgrims in the deserts of Egypt and the holy land during the fourth and fifth centuries ad often reported visiting holy people as part of their tours of holy places. This is the first...

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