History of Religion

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Christianity and Politics in Tribal India

Chronicles the astonishing and counterintuitive spread of Christianity among a group of previously isolated tribes in a remote and hilly part of Northeastern India.

When Does History Begin?

Documents how the premodern techniques of narrating the past in South Asia were deeply transformed by colonial modernity, resulting in newer forms of truth-telling within the Sikh community.

Friendship and Hospitality

Offers a comparative and deconstructive reading of the cross-cultural encounter between the Jesuits and their Confucian hosts in late Ming China.

The Muslim World in Modern South Asia

Sets out the challenges presented to Muslim societies by Western dominance over the past two hundred years, and explores Muslim responses, particularly in the context of South Asia.

Personal Religion and Spiritual Healing

A unique historical study of the personal nature of religion, spirituality, and healing in the twentieth century based on the letters of ordinary people from around the world.

Walayah in the Fatimid Isma'ili Tradition

Explores the relationship between revelation and reason in medieval Islamic intellectual history.

The Problem of Disenchantment

Challenges the conventional view of a “disenchanted” and secular modernity, and recovers the complex relation that exists between science, religion, and esotericism in the modern world.

Upstate Cauldron

A guide to the phenomenal crop of prophets, cults, and utopian communities that arose in Upstate New York from 1776 to 1914.

Western Esotericism

A survey of Western esoteric currents since late antiquity, with an emphasis on the last six centuries.

The Legacy of Anne Conway (1631-1679)

Explores the work of Anne Conway, whose philosophy of the natural world incorporated a spiritual vision.

The International Eliade

A unique consideration of the work of Mircea Eliade highlighting scholarship from outside the Anglophone world.

The Structure of Religious Knowing

Provides a critical exploration of Mircea Eliade's notion of the sacred by referencing the work of Bernard Lonergan.

Insediamenti Francescani in Abruzzo nel Duecento e Sviluppo nel '300 e 400 con la Riforma Osservante

Analyzes the early presence of Franciscan monastic houses in Abruzzo in the thirteenth century.

Shailer Mathews's Lives of Jesus

Reappraises the work of Shailer Mathews, a leading but long-neglected theologian of the social gospel movement whose work prefigures contemporary liberation theologies.

Gnosis and Hermeticism from Antiquity to Modern Times

Traces the historical development of Western Esotericism--religious traditions which emphasize the importance of inner enlightenment or gnosis.

Before Revelation

Studies the development of Muslim jurisprudential and theological thought by analyzing the dispute that raged from the ninth to the nineteenth century over the assessment of acts that took place before the Qur'anic Revelation.