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Forced Baptism

Marina Caffiero.

December 2011; published online March 2012.

Book. Subjects: history of religion. 312 pages.

This book makes use of newly available archival sources to reexamine the Roman Catholic Church's policy, from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries, of coercing the Jews of Rome into...

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Fathering Your Father

Alan Cole.

February 2009; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 368 pages.

This book offers a provocative rereading of the early history of Chan Buddhism (Zen). Working from a history-of-religions point of view that asks how and why certain literary tropes were...

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Chanting Down the New Jerusalem

Francio Guadeloupe.

December 2008; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: religious studies. 272 pages.

This ethnography probes the ethos and attitude created by radio disc jockeys on the bi-national Caribbean island of Saint Martin/Sint Maarten. Examining the intersection of Christianity,...

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Islam and Christianity

John Renard.

March 2011; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: East Asian religions. 344 pages.

In light of the widespread public perception of incompatibility between Islam and Christianity, this book provides a much-needed straightforward comparison of these two great faith...

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Democracy's Dharma

Richard Madsen.

November 2007; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: religious studies. 218 pages.

This book explores the remarkable religious renaissance that has reformed, revitalized, and renewed the practices of Buddhism and Daoism in Taiwan. The author connects these noteworthy...

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Blood and Belief

David Biale.

October 2007; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: religious studies. 316 pages.

Blood contains extraordinary symbolic power in both Judaism and Christianity — as the blood of sacrifice, of Jesus, of the Jewish martyrs, of menstruation, and more. Yet, though they share...

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Foreigners and Their Food

David Freidenreich.

August 2011; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: East Asian religions. 352 pages.

This book explores how Jews, Christians, and Muslims conceptualize “us” and “them” through rules about the preparation of food by adherents of other religions and the act of eating with...

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The Image of the Jews in Greek Literature

Bezalel Bar-Kochva.

February 2010; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: Judaism. 632 pages.

This contribution to ongoing debates about perceptions of the Jews in antiquity examines the attitudes of Greek writers of the Hellenistic period toward the Jewish people. Among the leading...

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The Plot to Kill God

Paul Froese.

August 2008; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: religious studies. 264 pages.

This book explores the nature of religious faith in a provocative examination of the most massive atheism campaign in human history. That campaign occurred after the 1917 Russian...

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A Garland of Feminist Reflections

Rita Gross.

March 2009; published online May 2012.

Book. Subjects: Buddhism. 352 pages.

The author of this book has long been acknowledged as a founder in the field of feminist theology. One of the earliest scholars in religious studies to discover how feminism affects that...

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