recent faculty publications

Alejandro F. Botta, ed. In the Shadow of Bezalel. Aramaic, Biblical, and Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Honor of Bezalel Porten

March 18th, 2014

Twenty nine scholars from Israel, Europe and the Americas came together to honor and celebrate Prof. Bezalel Porten's (Emeritus, Dept. of History of the Jewish People, Hebrew University of Jerusalem) academic career. Covering a wide variety of topics within Aramaic, Biblical, and ancient Near Eastern Studies, In the Shadow of... More

Robert A. Hill, The Courageous Gospel: Resources for Teachers, Students, and Preachers of the Fourth Gospel

February 24th, 2014

The Courageous Gospel is intended for use alongside a commentary (Ashton, Brown, Bultmann, Barrett, other) in a class introducing the Fourth Gospel. The book has four parts: A succinct summary of key matters of introduction; A collection of sermons on the Gospel's core chapters, with reflective reminiscence and remembrance of... More

Nancy T. Ammerman, Sacred Stories, Spiritual Tribes: Finding Religion in Everyday Life

February 24th, 2014

Religion, Nancy Tatom Ammerman argues, is never confined to a house of worship. In Sacred Stories, Spiritual Tribes, Ammerman examines the stories Americans tell of their everyday lives—from dinner table to office and shopping mall to doctor’s office, from the things that matter most to the routines they take for... More

Christopher H. Evans, Histories of American Christianity: An Introduction

February 21st, 2014

The Christian church is a ubiquitous fixture of the American religious landscape. Even as the United States boasts the world’s most diverse religious population, its history and culturally unique heritage cannot be understood outside the bounds of the history of American Christianity. In Histories of American Christianity, Christopher H. Evans... More

John Hart, Cosmic Commons: Spirit, Science, & Space

February 21st, 2014

Cosmic Commons explores terrestrial-extraterrestrial intelligent life Contact. It uses a thought experiment to consider the ecological-economic-ethical-ecclesial impacts of Contact, analyzing incidents around the world described by credible witnesses (two of whom are interviewed for the book), including Roswell and the Hudson River Valley. It traces Earth ecological and economic... More

Robert Allan Hill, Village Green

November 19th, 2012

The three cycles of sermons included here provide a spiritual geography, an announcement of the gospel set in New York State. The sermons were given life in the vibrant life of Asbury First United Methodist Church, Rochester, New York, over several years beginning in 2000. The collection is meant to... More

Walter Fluker, The Papers of Howard Washington Thurman: Volume 2

November 19th, 2012

The Papers of Howard Washington Thurman is a four-volume, chronologically arranged documen¬tary edition spanning the long and productive career of the Reverend Howard Thurman, one of the most significant leaders in the history of intellectual and religious life in the mid-twentieth-century United States. As the first to lead a delegation... More

Robert Allan Hill, In the Depths of the Depression

November 19th, 2012

More than two hundred years ago, John Wesley declared: "There is no holiness save social holiness!" He meant thereby to reject an exclusively individualistic version of Christianity, and to affirm his intention to "spread scriptural holiness across the land, and reform the nation." In Wesley's view, the spheres of influence... More

Wesley Wildman, Science and the World’s Religions

November 19th, 2012

In Science and the World's Religions, experts with scientific and religious backgrounds explore vital existential or practical issues, drawing on whatever sciences are relevant and engaging at least two religious traditions. The multidisciplinary essays exhibit rigorous intellectual, scholarly thinking but are written to clearly communicate to educated adult lay readers. The first... More

Christopher Brown, Luther’s Works, Prefaces II

November 6th, 2012

This volume contains Luther's prefaces to the works of others from 1532 to 1545. Amid the outpouring of print in the wake of the Reformation, Luther--especially in the prefaces to his own works--sometimes expressed the wish that his own books might disappear and give place to the Bible alone. In... More