In Making the Arab World, Professor Fawaz Gerges, a Christian Lebanese author, examines the clash between Arab nationalists and Arab Islamists.
This present pope—Francis—is probably the most powerful man in the world.
“Do I know too much, or too little?” he asks. Very much an anti-reductionist, when he sees a flock of birds floating on air, he doesn’t think numbers or gravity.
What do we in the West know about Islam? Perhaps more than we did before 9/11 but not much.
To Heal a Wounded Heart: The Transformative Power of Buddhism and Psychotherapy in Action by Pilar Jennings PhD is a tender and compassionate memoir of the experiences of an early career p
The very human side of Alan Watts, the East-meets-West scholar of the 1950s and libertine philosopher of the 1960s, comes alive in this wide-ranging collection of letters compiled by his two eldest
Battles over newspaper coverage of the Mormon church date back to the earliest years of the most persecuted and persistent cult in American religious history.
Stephen Greenblatt, Pulitzer Prize winner and a specialist in early modern literature, explores in The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve the enduring fascination of the Genesis story
Religion, like partisan politics, often leads to diametrically opposed opinion, vociferous debate, and unfortunately at times, overt violence.
Book publishing as we know it began in the 1450s with the richly illustrated Bible that Johannes Gutenberg produced in Mainz, Germany, an event that soon sparked the religious revolution known as t
To many true believers, America is, was and always will be a Christian nation. It was founded by Christians, and its success as a political experiment rests solidly on the Protestant religion.
Surprisingly few historians and scholars of religion seriously consider what vast numbers of Americans actually believe and experience in their spiritual lives. Jeffrey J.
“an exceptionally powerful and emotionally charged story.”
Two points stand out about this short book. First and foremost is the Dalai Lama himself. The book’s message pales beside the author himself. He laughs.
“offer[s] a rare glimpse into the military establishment and how it treats people who are marginalized by the mainstream American public.”
". . . should be required reading for all Western policymakers who keep making the same mistakes regarding Islamic terrorism."
The body of scholarship dedicated to analyzing, understanding, and changing America's enormous carceral complex is growing fast.
Graeme Wood traces the origins of this work and his pursuit of greater understanding of the Islamic State to having almost been killed by a suicide bomber in Mosul in 2004.
“a highly engaging, charming read . . .”
Any intelligent person knows that most Muslims are peaceful people, and that they’d tell you Islam is a religion of peace.
Deepak Chopra MD and Menas Kafatos PhD’s new book, You are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters, is a powerful, compelling discussion of an emerging perspective in
In recent times of rising Islamophobia, rampant misinformation about Islam, and political rhetoric against Muslims, books showcasing the positive aspects of Muslims in America are very welcome.
For anyone not familiar with the term, this book’s title will make little sense until a definition of treyf has been supplied.
“How God Became God is an excellent tool for furthering spiritual development.”
Atheism: The Case Against God is a reissue of a 1979 title by the same name. Author George H.