Don’t you think this is timely? The story of the birth of the Religious Right is a familiar one. In the 1970s, mainly in response to Roe v. Wade, evangelicals and conservative Catholics put aside their longstanding historical prejudices and theological differences and joined forces to form a potent political movement that swept across the country. In this provocative book, Neil J. Young argues that almost none of this is true. Young offers an alternative history of the Religious Right that upends these widely-believed myths. Theology, not politics, defined the Religious Right. The rise of secularism, pluralism, and cultural
Where do our most pernicious myths begin? Is it something within us, or maybe within our time and place, giving birth to these evil narratives? <br /><br /> Where did the Holocaust actually begin? Perhaps we can honestly say it began in late 12th century Norwich, England with the publication of an unfastidious genesis of the blood libel. After all, E.M. Rose, the author of The Murder of William of Norwich, notes that rather than having the blood libel (see her note on terminology, 241–42) as a centuries old account only coming to life with a poorly sourced tale, the stories
…it makes sense that Christian feminists today are often drawn to their nineteenth-century predecessors in their own search for inspirational forebears, to a time when Christianity and feminism were often closely aligned. – Kristen Kobes Du Mez Rather than cutting the Scriptures up, in the mold of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Katharine Bushnell stayed well within the principles of Christian hermeneutical tradition and developed a solid theological feminism. Her work deserves to be reread, something Kristen Kobes Du Mez makes not only possible but desirable. Kristin Kobes Du Mez’s story of Katharine Bushnell work, God’s Word to Women, is part
Thanks to OUP for the review copy. In 1144, the mutilated body of William of Norwich, a young apprentice leatherworker, was found abandoned outside the city’s walls. The boy bore disturbing signs of torture, and a story spread that it was a ritual murder, performed by Jews in imitation of the Crucifixion as a mockery of Christianity. The outline of William’s tale eventually gained currency far beyond Norwich, and the idea that Jews engaged in ritual murder became firmly rooted in the European imagination. E.M. Rose’s engaging book delves into the story of William’s murder and the notorious trial
Thanks to OUP for sending along the preview copy: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are considered kindred religions-holding ancestral heritages and monotheistic belief in common-but there are definitive distinctions between these “Abrahamic” peoples. Shared Stories, Rival Tellings explores the early exchanges of Jews, Christians, and Muslims, and argues that their interactions were dominated by debates over the meanings of certain stories sacred to all three communities. Author Robert C. Gregg shows how Jewish, Christian, and Muslim interpreters — artists as well as authors — developed their unique and particular understandings of narratives present in the two Bibles and the Qur’an.
Thanks to Oxford University Press for this free review copy A New Gospel for Women tells the story of Katharine Bushnell (1855-1946), author of God’s Word to Women, one of the most innovative and comprehensive feminist theologies ever written. An internationally-known social reformer and women’s rights activist, Bushnell rose to prominence through her highly publicized campaigns against prostitution and the trafficking of women in America, in colonial India, and throughout East Asia. In each of these cases, the intrepid reformer struggled to come to terms with the fact that it was Christian men who were guilty of committing acts
From the official listing: Informative essays that address a wide variety of topics relating to Judaism’s use and interpretation of the Bible throughout the ages Section and book introductions that deliver insights into the background, structure, and meaning of the text Running commentary beside the biblical text that provides in-depth theological interpretation Features the Jewish Publication Society TANAKH translation Full-color Oxford Bible maps Verse and chapter differences between the Hebrew text and many English translations Table of Scriptural readings for synagogue use Glossary of technical terms First published in 2004, The Jewish Study Bible is a landmark, one-volume resource