Religion

Emperor Whisperers: A Comparative History of Ancient Chinese and Western Philosophy

Author: 

Roman, David

Credentials: 

David Roman was born in Madrid in 1973. After a long career as a foreign correspondent with the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News, mostly in the Asia-Pacific region, he started work on Emperor Whisperers, his first non-fiction book. He is married with two children and currently lives in Washington, D.C.

Emperor Whisperers charts a comparative history of the two largest strains of ancient philosophy, from the first millennium BC to around AD 500. The book examines how philosophy arose from atheism in both China and Greece but entered a cul de sac when atheism spread from the elites to the middle classes. China’s philosophy evolved to oppose law with morals, which created a mandarin class of “emperor whisperers,” while Western philosophy was complicated by competing political systems that were only harmonized by the triumph of the Roman Empire.

Market: 
Religion, History, Philosophy, Western Philosophy, Classics, Ancient History, Social Science, Asian Studies, Critical Studies, Chinese History, China, Greece
Release Date: 
February 15, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680537321 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
210
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Politics, Law, and Disorder in the Garden of Eden: The Quest for Identity

Author: 

Haug, Nils A.

Credentials: 

Nils A. Haug is a trial lawyer by profession and past member of the International Bar Association. He was born in Norway but retired in Australia to focus on writing and teaching. His particular field of interest is the intersection of Western civilization and culture with political theory, philosophy, theology, ethics and law. He holds various degrees, including an M.A. in Biblical Studies and a Ph.D. in Theology from North West University.

Contemporary Western society is in a state of internal disorder. Stimulated by progressive politicians and radical identity activists, and enforced through legal sanctions based on slanted juridical decisions contrary to an originalist interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, the rise of identity ideologies has adversely affected all aspects of the public arena. Long-established Judeo-Christian principles founding the classical liberal democratic traditions of both Western culture and civilization are under threat of elimination.

Market: 
Literature, Classics, Education, Social Science, Religion, Western Literature, European Literature, Medieval Literature, Cultural Studies, Identity Studies
Release Date: 
January 15, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680537178 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Falsely Accused of Islamophobia: My Struggle Against Academic Cancellation

Author: 

Greer, Stephen

Credentials: 

Steven Greer is Research Director at the Oxford Institute for British Islam, Professor Emeritus at the University of Bristol Law School, Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, all in the UK. He studied Law at the University of Oxford, Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and holds a Ph.D. in Law from the Queen’s University of Belfast. In a career spanning nearly 40 years he has taught and delivered numerous papers throughout the UK and abroad, including in China and at Harvard Law School. He has also published widely, particularly in the fields of criminal justice, human rights, and law and terrorism. Two of his books were shortlisted for prestigious prizes. He has also acted as consultant/advisor to various organizations, including Muslim and Arab ones, written for the Guardian, the Times of London, the Irish Times, and the Belfast Telegraph, and appeared internationally on numerous radio and television stations.

“In this excellent book, Steven Greer documents and discusses the wider implications of his struggle against shockingly un-Islamic vilification by the University of Bristol Islamic Society and the University’s shameful ‘Islamophobia-phobic’ response. It deserves a wide readership, particularly amongst Muslims.”
- Taj Hargey, Provost, Oxford Institute for British Islam.

Market: 
Political Science, Social Science, Religion, Education, Identity Studies, British Studies, Islamic Studies, Cancel Culture, Civil Liberties
Release Date: 
January 15, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680537192
Price: 
$39.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
150
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Letters To My Grandchildren

Author: 

Knoll, Reinhold

Credentials: 

Reinhold Knoll, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Vienna

Translator: Kenneth Quandt, Ph.D.

Distinguished Austrian sociologist Reinhold Knoll’s letters to his grandchildren, written daily during the Covid-19 pandemic, evolved into an obituary of European culture, politics, and society. They also embody a gesture of thanks to the United States, which took a different path from Europe and then saved it in World War I and World War II.

Market: 
Political Science, Sociology, Culture, Covid-19, European History, Western Civilization, Religious History, Philosophy, Cultural History, Modernity, Post-Modernity, Decadence, Decline of the West
Release Date: 
May 24, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680538748: Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Confronting Islamist Terrorism in Africa: The Cases of Nigeria and Kenya

Author: 

Isumonah, V. Adefemi; Nathaniel Umukoro

Credentials: 

V. Adefemi Isumonah, Department of Political Science, University of Ibadan (Nigeria)
Nathaniel Umukoro, Department of Political Science, Edo University (Nigeria)

In the post-Cold War era, religion and religious extremism has been the cause of most violent conflicts, thereby posing one of the major security challenges confronting the world and, in recent years, the stability and security of the African continent. Unfortunately, some states targeted by terrorist insurgencies, including Nigeria and Kenya, have been reactive, adopting coercive responses rather than proactive long-term measures to address the factors and drivers of religious extremism in a comprehensive and sustained manner.

Market: 
Political Science, International Relations, Terrorism, Africa, African Studies, Islam, Islamism, Islamic Studies, Christianity, Christian Studies, Religion, Nigeria, Kenya
Release Date: 
December 1, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680531534 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
194
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, 2nd Revised Edition

Author: 

Newman, Zelda Kahan

Credentials: 

Zelda Kahan Newman is retired from Lehman College/CUNY. She has written academic papers on Talmudic chant and Hassidic Yiddish. She is the English language translator of the Yiddish poet Rivka Basman Ben-Haim and has published a dual-language book titled The Thirteenth Hour, with the poet’s original Yiddish poems alongside Kahan Newman’s English translations

Kadya Molodowsky, the most prolific woman writer of Yiddish, wrote an autobiographical memoir that left many questions unanswered. Why does she say of her wedding day only that she wore new shoes and fell in the snow? Did she join those who saw communism as the answer to the Jewish problem? Why did she leave Israel after having spent only three years there? It took Zelda Kahan Newman’s research at three archives, the YIVO archive in New York, the Municipal Jewish Library in Montreal, and the Machon Lavon archive in Ne’ot Afeka, Israel, to discover the answers to these questions.

Market: 
Literature, History, 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: 
October 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680537338 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Voices of Freedom: Asia

Author: 

Dennis, Mark, Professor of East Asian Religions, Texas Christian University; Rima Abunasser, Instructor in English, Texas Christian University

Voices of Freedom: Asia showcases essays from activists, journalists, novelists, and scholars whose areas of expertise include free speech, peace and reconciliation, alterity-otherness, and Asian religions and literatures.

Market: 
Politics, Religion, Asia, Human Rights, India, China, Myanmar, Tibet, Mongolia, Xinjiang, Rohingya Muslims, Developing World, Literature
Release Date: 
December 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680532579 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Deism: A Rational Journey from Disbelief to the Existence of God

Author: 

Alvaro, Carlo, PhD, Associate Professor of Philosophy, CUNY New York City College of Technology

Credentials: 

Author of Ethical Veganism, Virtue Ethics, and The Great Soul (2019); Raw Veganism: The Philosophy of the Human Diet (2020); and The Book of Raw (2021)

It is often claimed that belief in God is based on faith, while non-belief is grounded in rationality. This claim is inaccurate. Moral philosopher Carlo Alvaro takes the reader through his philosophical journey—a journey taken with the absolute absence of faith. Through reasoning alone, and with an objective assessment of the classical theistic arguments, Deism takes the reader from disbelief to a particular version of deism. Deism discusses such arguments as the Kalam Cosmological, the asymmetry against the evil-god challenge, the anthropic principle, and the moral.

Market: 
Religion, Philosophy, Social Science, Cosmology, Deism
Release Date: 
October 1, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680532456 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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A Concise History of the Russian Orthodox Church

Author: 

Kent, Neil, Professor and Fellow, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

Credentials: 

Author of Crimea: A History, St. Petersburg: A Cultural Guide, and many other books

Orthodox Christianity is one of the world’s major religions, and the Russian Orthodox Church is by far its largest denomination. Few know its history and spiritual richness, however. Neil Kent’s comprehensive new book fills that gap. The Russian Orthodox Church’s Eastern roots, including its dogma, canons, and practices, are explored, along with the political and military contexts in which it carried out its mission over the centuries.

Market: 
Religion, Christianity, Russia, Eurasia, Russian History, Orthodoxy, Patriarchate, Political Science
Release Date: 
March 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680539059 Hardcover; 9781680539066 Paperback
Price: 
$99.95 Hardcover; $29.95 Paperback
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
128
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Catholicism and Nation in Argentina: A Jesuit View

Author: 

Agustina González Nuñez, Associate Professor of History, University of Roehampton

While much historiography has assumed that the period from 1890 to 1930 was liberal in Argentina, Agustina González Nuñez forcefully argues in Catholicism and Nation in Argentina that the Society of Jesus – the Jesuit order of the Roman Catholic Church - proved a powerful force in shaping an alternate discourse of Argentinian nationhood.

Market: 
Political Science, Religion, Latin America, Latin American History, Philosophy, History, South America, Argentina, Nationalism, National Identity, Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church, Jesuit Order, Citizenship, Nationhood, Ideology
Release Date: 
January 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539493 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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

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