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Afghanistan's IslamFrom Conversion to the Taliban

Afghanistan's Islam: From Conversion to the Taliban

Nile Green (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294134
eISBN:
9780520967373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294134.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This book provides the first ever overview of the history and development of Islam in Afghanistan. It covers every era from the conversion of Afghanistan through the medieval and early modern periods ... More

Divine DeliverancePain and Painlessness in Early Christian Martyr Texts

Divine Deliverance: Pain and Painlessness in Early Christian Martyr Texts

L. Stephanie Cobb

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293359
eISBN:
9780520966642
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293359.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Does martyrdom hurt? For a wide variety of reasons, the answer to this question may seem to be an obvious “yes.” Divine Deliverance, however, demonstrates that early Christian martyr texts answer ... More

FBI and ReligionFaith and National Security before and after 9/11

FBI and Religion: Faith and National Security before and after 9/11

Sylvester A. Johnson and Steven Weitzman (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520287273
eISBN:
9780520962422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287273.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This volume is an interdisciplinary assessment of the relationship between religion and the FBI. We recount the history of the FBI’s engagement with multiple religious communities and with aspects of ... More

In Search of SoulHip-Hop, Literature, and Religion

In Search of Soul: Hip-Hop, Literature, and Religion

Alejandro Nava

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293533
eISBN:
9780520966758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293533.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores the meaning of “soul” in sacred and profane incarnations, from its biblical origins to its central place in the rich traditions of black and Latin history. Surveying the work of ... More

Invention of JudaismTorah and Jewish Identity from Deuteronomy to Paul

Invention of Judaism: Torah and Jewish Identity from Deuteronomy to Paul

John J. Collins

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294110
eISBN:
9780520967366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294110.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Judaism is often understood as the way of life defined by the Torah of Moses, but it was not always so. This book identifies key moments in the rise of the Torah, beginning with the formation of ... More

Religion and Popular Culture in America, Third Edition

Religion and Popular Culture in America, Third Edition

Bruce David Forbes and Jeffrey H. Mahan (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291447
eISBN:
9780520965225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291447.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The connection between popular culture and religion is an enduring part of American life. With 75 percent new content, the third edition of this multifaceted and popular collection has been revised ... More

Shari'ah on TrialNorthern Nigeria's Islamic Revolution

Shari'ah on Trial: Northern Nigeria's Islamic Revolution

Sarah Eltantawi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293779
eISBN:
9780520967144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293779.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In November, 1999, hundreds of thousands of Northern Nigerians took to the streets of Zamfara state to demand the (re)implementation of full shar’iah penal law. Insisting on the laws of God where the ... More

Who Will Lead Us?The Story of Five Hasidic Dynasties in America

Who Will Lead Us?: The Story of Five Hasidic Dynasties in America

Samuel C. Heilman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520277236
eISBN:
9780520966482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277236.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This is an account of five contemporary Hasidic dynasties and their complex process of succession. Two dynasties – Munkács and Boyan – describe a situation with too few successors, two – Bobov and ... More

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