Religion

Tradition and Innovation in Russian Church Slavonic Hymnography

Author: 

Nelson, Elena, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, University of California, Berkeley

Liturgical languages are notoriously rigid: they are fixed, sacred, and resistant to change, despite surrounding linguistic developments. This work focuses on the highly specialized and stylized liturgical language of Russian Church Slavonic (RCS). Historically, authorities strictly controlled RCS so that it would conform to established norms. Nevertheless, innovations arose in response to various conditions. One wave of innovations, spanning the 16th-18th centuries, was a long and deliberate process, leading to the codification of RCS grammar and the renovation of liturgical texts.

Market: 
Religion, Linguistics, Russian Studies, Music, Orthodox Christianity, Church Slavonic, Liturgical Practice, Hymnology, Immigration Studies, Diasporas, Ethnic Studies, Grammar
Release Date: 
October 15, 2017
ISBN: 
9781680530476 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
172
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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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: 

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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: 
978-1680539059 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
128
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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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: 

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To Tell the Truth: Fifty Years of Politics in the Promised Land

Author: 

Kuhrt, David

Credentials: 

Author of "Wittgenstein the Tartar", and "The Trojan War Has Not Been Won"

This collection of essays reflect the prolific philosopher David Kuhrt’s prescient thesis that subjectivity can be bypassed, thereby exploding the myth of positivist philosophy. In bypassing intuition with abstract ideas, “science,” as we have described it, has informed the notion of Western imperialism in the Middle East, from the dogmatic Christianity of the medieval Papacy through transnational corporate investment today.

Market: 
Philosophy, Religion, Middle East, International Relations, East-West Relations, Middle East Politics, Positivism, Subjectivism, Israel, Arab-Israeli Conflict
Release Date: 
July 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680532128 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
194
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Russia’s Early Modern Orthodox Patriarchate: Apogee and Finale, 1648-1721

Author: 

Goldfrank, David, Professor Emeritus of History, Georgetown University; Kevin M. Kain, Senior Lecturer in Global Studies, University of Wisconsin (Ediitors)

Market: 
Religion, Political Science, Eurasian Studies, Christianity, Church-State Relations, History, Russia, Russian History, Muscovy, Orthodox Christianity, Romanov Dynasty, Moscow Patriarchate, Patriarch Nikon, Kiev, Tsar Alexis I, Peter the Great, Holy Synod
Release Date: 
July 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539417 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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