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Wrestling with Archons

Listening, Religion, and Democracy in Contemporary Boston

by William W. Young Iii Lexington Books (November 15, 2018)

This book is a study of religious practices of listening in the Boston area. Through ethnographic study of a variety of religious communities, with an extensive focus on Quaker listening, it argues that religious...


The Life and Thought of Filaret Drozdov, 1782–1867

by Nicholas S. Racheotes Lexington Books (December 15, 2018)

The Life and Thought of Filaret Drozdov, 1782–1867: The Thorny Path to Sainthood is an intellectual biography of the foremost historical figure in the religious world of nineteenth-century Russia. The product...


A Jewish Public Theology

by Abraham Unger Lexington Books (October 15, 2018)

A Jewish Public Theology draws from Halakhah, Jewish law, to address some of the most searing current policy issues. Abraham Unger examines how Jewish tradition speaks to globalization and its attendant political...


The Rhetoric of Pope Francis

by Christopher J. Oldenburg Lexington Books (October 17, 2018)

What is it about the rhetoric of one the most influential and powerful religious leaders in the world and in history—Pope Francis—that is so engaging and yet so challenging to the Church writ large, the...


Alleluia

by Don Swenson Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Alleluia Community is a unique Christian community of over three hundred committed charismatic Christians in Augusta Georgia who live a covenant and ecumenical lifestyle. Emerging from the Charismatic Renewal...


The Metaphysics of Paradox

by Wm. Andrew Schwartz Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

This book is an exploration into the paradoxical structure of pluralistic thinking as illuminated by both Western and Eastern insights—especially Jainism. By calling into question the most fundamental assumptions...


Muslim and Catholic Responses to HIV and AIDS in Kenya

by Timothy James Carey Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

In the capital city of Nairobi, Kenya, African Catholic and Sunni Muslim leaders addressing HIV and AIDS are faced with a unique challenge. On the one hand, they are called to attend to the spiritual wellbeing...


Repentance and the Right to Forgiveness

by Court D. Lewis Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Repentance and the Right to Forgiveness adds the voice of rights theory to contemporary discussions on forgiveness. Rights have been excluded for two related reasons: first, forgiveness is often framed as “a...


Three Pillars of Skepticism in Classical India

by Ethan Mills Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Beginning with the earliest strata of Indian philosophy, this book uncovers a distinct tradition of skepticism in Indian philosophy through a study of the “three pillars” of Indian skepticism near the beginning,...


Navigating Post-Truth and Alternative Facts

by Jennifer Baldwin, Graham Walker, Lisa Stenmark & Paul Allen et al. Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Navigating Post-Truth and Alternative Facts: Religion and Science as Political Theology is an edited volume that explores the critical intersection of “religion-and-science” and our contemporary political...


Augustine and Wittgenstein

by John Doody, Alexander R. Eodice, Kim Paffenroth & Garry Hagberg et al. Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

This collection examines the relationship between Augustine and Wittgenstein and demonstrates the deep affinity they share, not only for the substantive issues they treat but also for the style of philosophizing...


The Dialectics of Post-Soviet Modernity and the Changing Contours of Islamic Discourse in Azerbaijan

by Murad Ismayilov Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Azerbaijan’s independence came after seven decades of militant atheism of Soviet modernization project and emerged into staunch secularism of Western modernity, two factors that, on a par with the country’s...


Temples of Modernity

by Robert M. Geraci Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Temples of Modernity uses ethnographic data to investigate the presence of religious ideas and practices in Indian science and engineering. Geraci shows 1) how the integration of religion, science and technology...


Spirituality and Deep Connectedness

by Michael C. Brannigan, Veena R. Howard, Fran Grace & Daniel K. Hall-Flavin et al. Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

What is spirituality? Does it enable us to be better persons? Is spirituality related to religion? These days, is it even relevant? On college campuses, does it promote student well-being? Does it further moral...


Music and Religious Change among Progressive Jews in London

by Ruth Illman Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

This book analyses religion and change in relation to music within the context of contemporary progressive Judaism. It argues that music plays a central role as a driving force for religious change, comprising...


Religion and Technology into the Future

by Sam Gill Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

Religion and Technology into the Future: From Adam to Tomorrow’s Eve examines the broad significance of the current trends and accomplishments in technology (AI/robots) against the long history of the human...


Enjoying Religion

by Paul van der Velde, Karin van Nieuwkerk, Frans Jespers & Catrien Notermans et al. Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

“Enjoying religion” seems to be a contradiction because religion is generally perceived as a serious or even suppressive phenomenon. This volume is the first to study the increase of enjoying religion systematically...


Pugnacious Puritans

by Carl I. Hammer Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Hadley, located on the Connecticut River at the far western frontier of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, was settled from the colony of Connecticut to the south, and early Hadley’s social and economic relations...


The Garden of Reality

by Roland Faber Lexington Books (June 20, 2018)

The Garden of Reality contemplates the relativity of religious truth, religious pluralism, transreligious discourse, postmodern cosmology, and multireligious mysticism. Its transreligious approach aims at a...


Rape Culture on Campus

by Meredith Minister Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Rape Culture on Campus explores how existing responses to sexual violence on college and university campuses fail to address religious and cultural dynamics that make rape appear normal, dynamics imbedded in...


The Eucharistic Debate in Tudor England

by Amanda Wrenn Allen Lexington Books (August 15, 2018)

In 1550–51, English Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer engaged in a debate with Bishop Stephen Gardiner. Archbishop Cranmer was asserting a new Reformed view for England's Eucharist theology, but he faced...


Christianity and the Limits of Minority Acceptance in America

by J. E. Sumerau & Ryan T. Cragun Lexington Books (July 15, 2018)

This book explores the ways Christian women in college make sense of bisexual, transgender, polyamorous, and atheist others. Specifically, it explores the ways they express tolerance for some sexual groups,...


God on High

by Laurie Cozad Lexington Books (June 20, 2018)

God on High examines cannabis-based religious groups in Canada and the United States. These religious groups are on the rise as cannabis use is further decriminalized or legalized. In examining these groups,...


Tropical Idolatry

by R. L. Green Lexington Books (June 15, 2018)

In Tropical Idolatry, R.L. Green examines how thinkers within the Society of Jesus attempted to convert indigenous peoples of New Spain, the Philippine Islands, and the Mariana Islands to Catholicism during...


Word, Liturgy, Charity

by Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, Mary L. Gautier, Thomas P. Gaunt & Thu T. Do et al. Lexington Books (May 28, 2018)

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the restoration of the diaconate as a permanent and stable order of ministry in the United States, the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown...


Buddhist Learning in South Asia

by Pintu Kumar Lexington Books (May 07, 2018)

This interdisciplinary study is the first book to provide a complete survey of ?r? N?land? Mah?vih?ra from the perspective of its educational curricula as well as its religious influence. It provides detailed...


Unsettling Science and Religion

by Whitney Bauman, Lisa Stenmark, Teresa Hornsby & Philip Clayton et al. Lexington Books (May 24, 2018)

This book borrows from the intellectual labor of queer theory in order to unsettle—or “queer”—the discourses of “religion” and “science,” and, by extension, the “science and religion discourse.”...


Religion and Media in America

by Anthony Hatcher Lexington Books (May 25, 2018)

Covering topics ranging from the Moral Monday movement to Christian films and performers, Religion and Media in America is a qualitative study of the ways in which religion has been woven into American popular...


Ecologies of Participation

by Zayin Cabot Lexington Books (April 30, 2018)

In this daring debut, Zayin Cabot challenges the wise homebodies of academia. A profoundly interdisciplinary approach to comparative scholarship, Ecologies of Participation offers a methodology whereby we can...


Beyond the Problem of Evil

by Nathan R. B. Loewen Lexington Books (March 12, 2018)

Beyond the Problem of Evil tackles the reinventing the philosophy of religion by way of a topic familiar to anyone who has encountered the field. By considering how “the problem of evil” is historically...


Faith, Hope, Love, and Justice

by Anselm K. Min, Grace Y. Kao, M. Shawn Copeland & Ingolf U. Dalferth et al. Lexington Books (March 28, 2018)

Faith, hope, and love, traditionally called theological virtues, are central to Christianity. This book renews faith, hope, and love in the context of the many contemporary challenges in many unique ways. It...


Archibald Simpson's Unpeaceable Kingdom

by Peter N. Moore Lexington Books (April 05, 2018)

This book draws on the life of Presbyterian minister and diarist Archibald Simpson (1734–1795) to examine the history of evangelical Protestantism in South Carolina and the British Atlantic during the last...


Jewish Feminism

by Esther Fuchs Lexington Books (March 12, 2018)

In the last three decades, hundreds of books and essays have been published on women, gender, and Jewish Studies. This burgeoning scholarship has not been adequately theorized, contextualized, or historicized....


Dignity, Justice, and the Nazi Data Debate

by Carol V. A. Quinn Lexington Books (March 01, 2018)

In this work, Carol V.A. Quinn (re)constructs the survivors’ arguments in the debate concerning the ethics of using Nazi medical data, showing what it would mean to take their claims seriously. She begins...


The Objectives of Islamic Law

by Muna Tatari, Rumee Ahmed, Idris Nassery & Ayesha S. Chaudhry et al. Lexington Books (February 23, 2018)

Scholars, thinkers, and activists around the world are paying increasing attention to a legal reform method that promises to revolutionize the way people think about Islamic law. Known as “The Objectives of...


Atheists in American Politics

by Richard J. Meagher Lexington Books (February 05, 2018)

Today atheists, it seems, are everywhere. Nonbelievers write best-selling books and proudly defend their views in public; they have even hired a lobbyist. But, as political scientist Richard J. Meagher shows,...


Christian Physicalism?

by Joshua R. Farris, R. Keith Loftin, Jonathan J. Loose & Marc Cortez et al. Lexington Books (December 26, 2017)

On the heels of the advance since the twentieth-century of wholly physicalist accounts of human persons, the influence of materialist ontology is increasingly evident in Christian theologizing. To date, the...


Digital Hinduism

by Murali Balaji, K. S. Arul Selvan, Sachi Edwards & Ravi Grover et al. Lexington Books (November 01, 2017)

This edited volume seeks to build a scholarly discourse about how Hinduism is being defined, reformed, and rearticulated in the digital era and how these changes are impacting the way Hindus view their own religious...


Adam and Eve in Scripture, Theology, and Literature

by Peter B. Ely Lexington Books (January 15, 2018)

Adam and Eve in Scripture, Theology, and Literature: Sin, Compassion, and Forgiveness is an extended consideration of the narrative of Adam and Eve, first seen in the Hebrew Bible but given new life by St. Paul...


The Mainline in Late Modernity

by Maren Freudenberg Lexington Books (December 21, 2017)

In the last fifty years, religion in America has changed dramatically, and Mainline Protestantism is following suit. This book reveals a fundamental transformation taking place in the Evangelical Lutheran Church...


The Evolution of Human Wisdom

by Agustin Fuentes, Celia Deane-Drummond, Adam Willows & Craig Iffland et al. Lexington Books (October 18, 2017)

This volume addresses key questions about the puzzle of human origins by focusing on a topic that is largely unexplored thus far, namely, the evolution of human wisdom. How can we best understand the human capacity...


Redeeming Sin?

by Ernst M. Conradie Lexington Books (October 11, 2017)

Can Christian sin-talk be retrieved within the public sphere? In this contribution to ecotheology, Ernst M. Conradie argues that, amid ecological destruction, discourse on sin can contribute to a multidisciplinary...


Revisiting Jonestown

by Domenico A. Nesci & Nancy McWilliams Lexington Books (December 13, 2017)

Revisiting Jonestown covers three main topics: the psycho-biography of Jim Jones (the leader of the suicidal community) from the new perspective of Prenatal Psychology and transgenerational trauma, the story...


Toward a catholic Christianity

by Michael Halpin McCarthy Lexington Books (December 22, 2017)

Toward a catholic Christianity tries to show how by working collaboratively the “people of God” can credibly meet them together. In this way, the diversity and unity within the Roman Catholic community are...


Settled Views

by Andrew M. Eason & Roger J. Green Lexington Books (October 16, 2017)

While born into a working-class Methodist family in a small English town, Catherine Booth (1829-1890) went on to become one of the most influential women of her day and age. As a preacher, author, social reformer,...


The Chaplain's Presence and Medical Power

by Richard Coble Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

Why is loss present but rarely spoken of in the hospital system? How does such silence carry over to the practices of chaplains who accompany dying patients and grieving families? Richard Coble critically examines...


The Origins of Shamanism, Spirit Beliefs, and Religiosity

by H. Sidky Lexington Books (June 21, 2017)

In The Origins of Shamanism, Spirit Beliefs, and Religiosity: A Cognitive Anthropological Perspective, H. Sidky examines shamanism as an ancient magico-religious, divinatory, medical, and psychotherapeutic tradition...


Modern Spain and the Sephardim

by Maite Ojeda-Mata Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

Modern Spain and the Sephardim: Legitimizing Identities addresses the legal, political, symbolic, and conceptual consequences of the development of a new framework of relations between the Spanish state and...


Nature's Transcendence and Immanence

by Marilynn Lawrence, Jea Sophia Oh, Leon Niemoczynski & Rose Ellen Dunn et al. Lexington Books (December 22, 2017)

What does it mean for nature to be sacred? Is anything supernatural or even unnatural? Nature’s Transcendence and Immanence: A Comparative Interdisciplinary Ecstatic Naturalism discusses nature’s divinizing...