Religion

Jewish Tradition in a Western Key: Essays on Jews and Judaism in a Changing World, 1789-1939

Author: 

Graff, Gil, J.D., Ph.D., University of California Los Angeles

Credentials: 

Executive Director, Builders of Jewish Education

The period 1789-1939 was a time of dramatic, global social, political and economic transformation, with considerable ramifications for Jews and Judaism. From the dissolution of corporate status and new-found standing as individual citizens; from diverse, religious approaches to the interplay of Judaism and modernity, to competing notions of Jewish peoplehood and nationalism; from demographic growth to mass migration and relocation, this was an era of substantial change.

Market: 
Jewish Studies, Judaica, Religion, Religious Studies, European History, Political Science, Intellectual History, Minority Studies, Nationalism, Zionism, Migration Studies
Release Date: 
June 15, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680530841: Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
175
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Shakespeare and Jung - The God in Time

Author: 

Driscoll, James, Ph.D.

In Shakespeare and Jung - The God in Time literary critic and philosopher James Driscoll presents original arguments for the existence and nature of God. He traverses the boundaries of art, philosophy, psychology, and religion to draw on Shakespeare, Carl Jung, and A. N. Whitehead to define and illuminate the interconnections of God and time.

Market: 
Philosophy, Religion, Psychology, Psychiatry, Literature, Existentialism, Shakespeare, Carl Jung, A. N. Whitehead, Time, Psychology of Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology, Metaphysics, Public Philosophy, Civilization Studies
Release Date: 
January 15, 2019
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680534818
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
405
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Human Rights and the Arab Spring: The Cases of Tunisia and Egypt (St. James's Studies in World Affairs)

Author: 

El-Halabi, Bachar, National University of Ireland, Galway

By 2015, four years after the dawn of the Arab Spring,the prospects of a unifying political reform narrative in the Arab World were noticeably dwindling. The unprecedented opportunity for a regional workshop of reform and state building had stalled, with Islamist movements more anxious about questions of identity and religious ethics, and with the old guards of the “deep state” establishments (mainly military or religious personnel) countering the revolutions, rather than being concerned with constitutionalism.

Market: 
Middle East Studies, Political Science, Public Policy, Human Rights, Egypt, Tunisia, Arab Spring, Islam, Modern Middle East, Civil War, Power Vacuums, Criminal Justice, Law, Transition Politics
Release Date: 
December 15, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680534702
Price: 
$149.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
120
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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The Revelation of Art-Religion

Author: 

Knoll, Reinhold, Department of Sociology, University of Vienna; Kenneth Quandt, Ph.D. in Classics, University of California, Berkeley

Art’s original function in Christian Europe is exemplified by the way the Eastern Icon served as a window to the divine. After the Great Schism of 1054, several developments in Western Christianity separated art from church, cult, and religion. Art continued to evolve independently of the Roman Catholic Church through the Renaissance, with a continuous development of artistic style that culminated in the Baroque Totalism of
the eighteenth century.

Market: 
Religion, Culture, European History, Western Civilization, Religious History, Philosophy, Cultural History, Wagner, Nietzsche, Modernity, Post-Modernity, Decadence, Decay, Decline of the West
Release Date: 
November 15, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680534696
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
169
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Honor Killings: Socio-Legal Dimensions (Saint James’ Studies in World Affairs)

Author: 

Jan, Aneeda, University of Kashmir

In this fascinating new study, Aneeda Jan examines an enduring problem prevailing on an international scale. In the absence of any comprehensive approach, the phenomenon of honor killings is mainly viewed as a social menace than a criminal act demanding global solutions. Why is the menace of honor killing so rampant? How can we analyze or focus on social and legal measures adopted by different countries to prevent honor killings? To what extent have judicial bodies provided guidance to set standards regarding the prevention and control of honor killings?

Market: 
Sociology, Religion, South Asian Studies, Traditional Cultures, Religion, Honor Killings, Human Rights, Human Rights Law, Development Studies, India, Pakistan
Release Date: 
October 1, 2018
ISBN: 
978-1680530766: Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
204
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Secrets and Suspense: International Law Stories (Paperback Edition) (W.B. Sheridan Law Books)

Author: 

Kaplan, Jay, Chairman, National Museum of the Jewish People

Credentials: 

Founder and Longtime Senior Partner, Kaplan, Russin, and Vecchi

This uncanny volume is the memoir of Jay Kaplan, an extraordinary American lawyer with a unique ability intuitively to understand and respond positively to the needs of his clients regardless of ethnicity or religion. How else could he represent India and Pakistan, as well as Iran and Israel, all at the same time, while maintaining ideal personal and professional relations with each side? The author, at the beginning of this career, was virtually adopted by the wealthy Persian ("Parsi") business community of India and Pakistan, one of the few Zoroastrian societies still in existence.

Market: 
Law, International Law, American Studies, Jewish Studies, Legal Tradition, Law and Science, Law and Religion, International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy, World History
Release Date: 
October 1, 2018
ISBN: 
Paperback: 978-1680534689
Price: 
$25.00
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
273
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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The Luciferic Verses: The Daodejing and the Chinese Roots of Esoteric History

Author: 

Cunningham, Ph.D., Eric

Credentials: 

Professor of Philosophy, Gonzaga University

Eric Cunnigham’s exciting new book combines a new translation of the Chinese classic Daodejing with a synthetic interpretation of the Dao. It innovatively employs the interweaving perspectives of Anthroposophy and esoteric world history. Among the inspirations for this work’s unique reading of the verses of the Daodejing is the speculation of contemporary esoteric scholars that the Yellow Emperor of Chinese mytho-history was actually a human incarnation of the spirit known elsewhere as Lucifer.

Market: 
Philosophy, History, Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, Anthropology, Daoism, Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Anthroposophy, Mysticism, Gnosticism, Ancient Philosophy, Plato, the *Daodejing*, Humanism, Esotericism
Release Date: 
November 1, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530834
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
199
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Kadya Molodowsky: The Life of a Jewish Woman Writer

Author: 

Newman, Zelda Kahan

Credentials: 

Lehman College/CUNY

Based on detailed archival research in three countries, Zelda Kahan Newman tells the story of Kadya Molodowsky, the most prolific woman writer of Yiddish. A feminist before feminism was a movement, Molodowsky wrote poems that still circulate today.

Molodowsky was caught up in nearly all the cataclysms of twentieth century Jewry: the chaos of World War I, an inter-war pogrom, a narrow escape from Nazi Europe, migration to the US, and a failed attempt at life in the young state of Israel.

Market: 
Jewish Studies, Jewish History, Jewish Literature, Women's Studies, Yiddish Studies, Yiddish Literature, American Studies, American History, Religion, Religious History, World Literature, European Literature
Release Date: 
June 15. 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530568
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
340
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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A History of the Orthodox Church in Hawaii: Two Hundred Years on the Road

Author: 

Khisamutdinov, Ph.D., Amir A., Far Eastern Federal University (Vladivostok, Russia) and V. Rev. Anatole Lyovin, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

A History of the Orthodox Church in Hawaii recounts the many attempts to establish an Orthodox religious community in the Hawaiian islands. While the first Christian service in Hawaii was the Church of England funeral service for Captain James Cook at the end of the eighteenth century, the first full Christian liturgy (mass) on Hawaiian soil was an Orthodox Easter service celebrated in the early nineteenth century by the chaplain and crew of a Russian ship on a mission of exploration.

Market: 
American Studies, American History, Russian Studies, Russian History, Religion, Religious History, Orthodox Studies, Hawaii, Hawaiian History, Christianity, Christian Missions, Missionary Studies, Colonial History, Colonial Studies
Release Date: 
March 15, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530629
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
164
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Secrets and Suspense: International Law Stories

Author: 

Kaplan, Jay (Julius)

Credentials: 

Chairman, National Museum of the Jewish People; Founder and Longtime Senior Partner, Kaplan, Russin, and Vecchi

This uncanny volume is the memoir of Jay Kaplan, an extraordinary American lawyer with a unique ability intuitively to understand and respond positively to the needs of his clients regardless of ethnicity or religion. How else could he represent India and Pakistan, as well as Iran and Israel, all at the same time, while maintaining ideal personal and professional relations with each side?

Market: 
Law, International Law, American Studies, Jewish Studies, Legal Tradition, Law and Science, Law and Religion, International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy, World History
Release Date: 
Feb. 1, 2018
ISBN: 
Hardcover: 978-1680530575
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
273
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

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