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Rethinking Philosophy in Light of the Bible: From Kant to Schopenhauer

by Brayton Polka Lexington Books (October 15, 2014)

This book analyzes the ideas central to the philosophy of Kant, Hegel, and Kierkegaard to show that they are biblical in origin, both ontologically and historically. Polka argues that Schopenhauer has an altogether...

The Commercial Church: Black Churches and the New Religious Marketplace in America

by Mary Hinton Lexington Books (May 19, 2011)

This book provides an accessible exploration of religious education and theology in the historic black church. The book then looks at two mega churches to determine their ecclesial structure and whether they...

Natural Law and Evangelical Political Thought

by Micah Watson, Bryan T. McGraw, Jesse Covington & Robert P. George et al. Lexington Books (November 16, 2012)

This volume explores the problems and prospects attending evangelical engagement with natural law as a key feature for political thought. Engaging theology, philosophy, political theory and biblical studies,...

Virtue and the Moral Life: Theological and Philosophical Perspectives

by Kathryn Getek Soltis, William Werpehowski, Jamie Schillinger & Mary M. Doyle Roche et al. Lexington Books (July 22, 2014)

Virtue and the Moral Life brings together distinguished philosophers and theologians with younger scholars of consummate promise to produce ten essays that engage both academics and students of ethics. This...

The United Church of Christ in the Shenandoah Valley: Liberal Church, Traditional Congregations

by H. B. Cavalcanti Lexington Books (August 20, 2010)

Congregational studies have expanded our understanding of American religion by looking at particular congregations as case studies, or by comparing large sets of congregations through survey research analysis....

Ritual Practices in Congregational Identity Formation

by Timothy D. Son Lexington Books (May 08, 2014)

Ritual Practices in Congregational Identity Formation investigates the educational roles of ritual practices in the process of congregational identity formation. Son identifies and analyzes various kinds of...

The Rise and Fall of Triumph: The History of a Radical Roman Catholic Magazine, 1966-1976

by Mark D. Popowski Lexington Books (December 16, 2011)

This is a history of Triumph—a radical, post-Vatican II, Roman Catholic lay magazine—that examines its origins and decline, and especially the editors’ often bellicose views on a range of issues, from...

The Power of Neuroplasticity for Pastoral and Spiritual Care

by Kirk A. Bingaman Lexington Books (April 10, 2014)

Studies in neuroscience have revealed that the human brain is built for change across the entire lifespan, and that through mindfulness and contemplative-meditational practices it is possible to calm the fear...

Christian Faith, Justice, and a Politics of Mercy: The Benevolent Community

by James E. Gilman Lexington Books (April 10, 2014)

This book assumes that the most profound moral conflict today is between two virtues—justice and mercy—and argues that these two virtues are organically linked through the common experience of compassion....

God, Locke, and Liberty: The Struggle for Religious Freedom in the West

by Joseph Loconte Lexington Books (February 27, 2014)

God, Locke, and Liberty argues that John Locke based his most famous defense of religious freedom on a radical reinterpretation of the life and teachings of Jesus. In a fresh and provocative analysis of Locke’s...

American Protestants and the Debate over the Vietnam War: Evil was Loose in the World

by George Bogaski Lexington Books (February 19, 2014)

As American Protestant denominations established and adapted their positions on the Vietnam War, they used their theological commitments to shape their foreign policy perspectives. Concurrently, those positions...

Environmental Justice and Climate Change: Assessing Pope Benedict XVI's Ecological Vision for the Catholic Church in the United States

by Tobias Winright, Jame Schaefer, Christiana Z. Peppard & David Cloutier et al. Lexington Books (November 21, 2013)

Environmental Justice and Climate Change: Assessing Pope Benedict XVI's Ecological Vision for the Catholic Church in the United States provides the most thorough theological treatment available on Benedict XVI’s...

René Girard and Creative Mimesis

by Thomas Ryba, Richard McGuigan, Robin Collins & Robert Doran et al. Lexington Books (November 21, 2013)

This book explores the nature and implications of positive, creative, and loving mimesis and brings together the interdisciplinary fields of Girardian studies and creativity studies. Scientists, philosophers,...

The Diversity Paradox: Seeking Community in an Intercultural Church

by cob Jacob Jenkins Lexington Books (November 22, 2013)

In response to America’s declining sense of community, Central Community Church has prioritized the organizational metaphor of “community.” Building upon forty-eight months of ethnographic fieldwork, this...

Biblical Economic Ethics: Sacred Scripture's Teachings on Economic Life

by Albino Barrera Lexington Books (August 31, 2013)

Written in non-technical language accessible to non-specialist readers, this book is a theological synthesis of the findings of scripture scholars and ethicists on what the Bible teaches about economic life....

Interdisciplinary Interpretation: Paul Ricoeur and the Hermeneutics of Theology and Science

by Kenneth A. Reynhout Lexington Books (June 20, 2013)

By appealing to Paul Ricoeur’s view of interpretation as the dialectical process of understanding through explanation, Kenneth A. Reynhout contributes to the growing field of religion and science by developing...

Across Borders: Latin Perspectives in the Americas Reshaping Religion, Theology, and Life

by Joerg Rieger, Miguel A. De La Torre, Jung Mo Sung & Michelle A. Gonzalez et al. Lexington Books (June 20, 2013)

In this volume prominent Latin American and U.S. Latino/a scholars of theology and religion work together to present insights into the latest developments of their fields in the tensions between North and South...

Windows into Men's Souls: Religious Nonconformity in Tudor and Early Stuart England

by Kenneth L. Campbell Lexington Books (August 17, 2012)

Windows into Men’s Souls focuses on the ways in which the concept of religious nonconformity was inherent in the English Reformation. The book’s uniqueness lies in its blending of different historiographical...

Freedom in Resistance and Creative Transformation

by Michael St. A. Miller Lexington Books (March 22, 2013)

The practice of freedom that is finite, realistically libertarian, and relational is vital for the wholesome development of human beings. In promoting this idea, Michael Miller challenges traditional Christian...

Forgiveness and Power in the Age of Atrocity: Servant Leadership as a Way of Life

by Shann Ray Ferch Lexington Books (November 30, 2011)

Forgiveness and Power in the Age of Atrocity: Servant Leadership as a Way of Life speaks to categorical human transgressions in the hope that readers will be compelled to examine their own prejudices and engage...

The Angel in Annunciation and Synchronicity: Knowledge and Belief in C.G. Jung

by Tammy L. Montgomery Lexington Books (February 15, 2013)

Addressing people in an age of faltering religious structures, C. G. Jung asserted the potential for bridging the gap between scientific knowledge and religious belief through analytical psychology. The concepts...

Christianity and Culture in the City: A Postcolonial Approach

by Samuel Cruz, Charlene Sinclair, Nicolas Dumit Estevez & Michelle L. Nickens et al. Lexington Books (December 13, 2012)

This volume examines how the manifestation and development of diverse expressions of Christianities in the city offer potentialities and innovative models for the liberation struggles and gospel incarnation...

God and the Public Square

by G. Elijah Dann Lexington Books (October 11, 2010)

In God and the Public Square, Elijah Dann discusses the central issues on the forefront of ethical debate among Christian conservatives in North America. He discusses the hot-button issues of the day, including...

Gays and Grays: The Story of the Gay Community at Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Parish

by S. J. Godfrey Lexington Books (July 20, 2007)

This book tells the story of a unique Catholic Parish, Most Holy Redeemer Parish in San Francisco. The story tells how the original parishioners (the gray) accepted the new gay community, especially in response...

Reasonable Perspectives on Religion

by Richard Curtis Lexington Books (August 04, 2010)

This book seeks to bring together a range of discussions, both critical and apologetic, each of which examines some element or function of religion. Covering a wide range of topics, including ethics, religious...

Godliness and Greed: Shifting Christian Thought on Profit and Wealth

by Skip Worden Lexington Books (December 16, 2010)

Skip Worden shows the profound transformation of Christian thought on economics from the beginning of the Commercial Revolution to the fifteenth-century Renaissance. Worden explains how the general antagonism...

The "Inscrutably Chinese" Church: How Narratives and Nationalism Continue to Divide Christianity

by Nathan Faries Lexington Books (September 23, 2010)

The 'Inscrutably Chinese' Church will move readers nearer to the Chinese Christian experience, help foreign readers to see more clearly how Chinese Christians view their government and themselves in relation...

The Pious Sex: Essays on Women and Religion in the History of Political Thought

by Andrea Radasanu, Paul Ludwig, Catherine Connors & Eve Grace et al. Lexington Books (July 10, 2012)

This collection of original essays examines the relationship between women and religion in the history of political thought broadly conceived. This theme is a remarkably revealing lens through which to view...

Holy Monsters, Sacred Grotesques

by Michael E. Heyes, Minji Lee, John Block Friedman & John W. Ellis-Etchison et al. Lexington Books (August 10, 2018)

Holy Monsters, Sacred Grotesques examines the intersection of religion and monstrosity in a variety of different time periods in the hopes of addressing two gaps in scholarship within the field of monster studies....

Women Leaving Prison

by Jill L. Snodgrass Lexington Books (November 16, 2018)

Women Leaving Prison examines the oft-ignored experiences of female returning citizens, our returning sisters, who face numerous individual and systemic barriers as they return to life beyond bars. In the age...

Explaining Jesus

by Benjamin Bennett-Carpenter Lexington Books (November 27, 2018)

How exactly does one explain Jesus? That is the central question of this book. But the task

of explaining Jesus is complicated. For many nonbelievers, skeptics, or practitioners of non-

Jesus-based religions or...

The Healing of Memories

by Mohammed Girma, Afe Adogame, Piet Meiring & Timothy Longman et al. Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

Africa has seen many political crises ranging from violent political ideologies, to meticulous articulated racist governance system, to ethnic clashes resulting in genocide and religious conflicts that have...


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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Godly Love: Impediments and Possibilities

by Amos Yong, Matthew T. Lee, Stephen G. Post & Julie J. Exline et al. Lexington Books (March 01, 2012)

This book offers new theological and social scientific perspectives on impediments to the experience and expression of the Christian Great Commandment (to love God and love neighbor as self), as well as possible...

The Motif of the Messianic

by Arthur Willemse Lexington Books (December 13, 2017)

This book explores the relationship between the works of Agamben and Jacques Derrida. Arthur Willemse explains how Agamben’s thought renders Derridean terminology inoperative—by suspending the suspense of...

Wealth, Health, and Hope in African Christian Religion

by Stan Chu Ilo, Obaji M. Agbiji, Michael Barkowski & Peter Clark et al. Lexington Books (November 22, 2017)

Wealth, Health, and Hope in African Christian Religion offers a portrait of how contending narratives of modernity in both church and society play out in Africa today through the agency of African Christian...

The Book of Esther and the Typology of Female Transfiguration in American Literature

by Ariel Clark Silver Lexington Books (November 30, 2017)

The enduring search for female salvation in American literature is first expressed through typology, an interpretive framework that pairs type with antitype, historical scriptural promise with future spiritual...

Jean-Luc Nancy and Christian Thought

by Christina Smerick Lexington Books (December 06, 2017)

Jean-Luc Nancy and Christian Thought explores Nancy’s deconstruction of Christianity via the various bodies of Christ that accumulate in Christian doctrine, specifically the incarnated body, the resurrected...

Music, Theology, and Justice

by Christina Labriola, Hyun-Ah Kim, Michael O'Connor & Bruce T. Morrill et al. Lexington Books (July 31, 2017)

Music does not make itself. It is made by people: professionals and amateurs, singers and instrumentalists, composers and publishers, performers and audiences, entrepreneurs and consumers. In turn, making music...