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HIGHLIGHTS IN PHILOSOPHY & RELIGION
NE W I N PA P E R Intercarnations: Exercises in Theological Possibility
Pure Act CATHERINE KELLER
The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax “Keller at her scholarly best. Intercarnations deals with theo-
MICHAEL N. McGREGOR
logical bodies be they female, carnal, animal, vegetal, min-
“A fond biography of an unworldly man…vivid and engag- eral, cosmological. She generates new and exciting outcomes
ing.”—The New York Times Book Review and possibilities, speaking across disciplines with grace and
“To read McGregor’s book is to learn that Lax was a searcher ease.”—Lisa Isherwood, University of Winchester
and a mystic, a poet with a profound love of life and almost “Keller’s scholarship is vast and detailed. The essays in this
instinctive ability to find God in all things . . . I never had volume move seamlessly between the history of Eastern and
the chance to visit Robert Lax on the island of Patmos, but Western thought, as well as process theology, political theol-
somehow, in reading this book, I feel as if I have . . . There ogy, ecology, feminism, and recent Continental philosophy.
is joy in Lax’s life and joy in Lax’s work—and that same joy Whatever one makes of her controversial claims, Intercarna-
pervades Pure Act.”—America Magazine tions is an important contribution to current debates in Con-
“A monkish naïve character dedicated to God and writing, tinental philosophy of religion.”—Brian Gregor, California
Lax maintained his gnomic humour throughout. This was a State University, Dominguez Hills
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Catholic Practice in North America The Heidelberg Conference
M AR C H 201 7 JACQUES DERRIDA, HANS-GEORG GADAMER,
AND PHILIPPE LACOUE-LABARTHE
Blackpentecostal Breath Edited by Mireille Calle-Gruber, Translated by Jeff
The Aesthetics of Possibility Fort, Foreword by Jean-Luc Nancy
ASHON T. CRAWLEY In February 1988, philosophers Jacques Derrida, Hans-
“Blackpentecostal Breath is a work of utter originality an- Georg Gadamer, and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe came
chored by daring synthesis, acrobatic leaps of imagination, together in Heidelberg before a large audience to discuss
and laced throughout with passages of jolting beauty.”—Ann the philosophical and political implications of Martin
Pellegrini, coauthor of Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and Heidegger’s thought. This event took place in the very am-
the Limits of Religious Tolerance phitheater in which, more than fifty years earlier, Heidegger,
as rector of the University of Freiburg and a member of the
“A one-of-a-kind intervention into performance, religious, Nazi Party, had given a speech entitled “The University in
black and cultural studies.”—Roderick A. Ferguson, author the New Reich.” Heidegger’s involvement in Nazism has
of Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique always been, and will remain, an indelible scandal, but what
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Out of the Ordinary Teaching Bodies
A Life of Gender and Spiritual Transitions Moral Formation in the Summa of Thomas Aquinas
MICHAEL DILLON/LOBZANG JIVAKA MARK D. JORDAN
Edited by Jacob Lau and Cameron Partridge,
Foreword by Susan Stryker “This book is beautifully written. It has a lyrical quality. The
text is personal and interpersonal, which suits its purpose
“In his gripping autobiography, Dillon finds new answers to well.”—Diana Fritz Cates, The University of Iowa
enduring questions about gender. At the same time, he never
manages to solve the puzzle of his own identity and dies in “Integrity, proportion, clarity—the qualities that have always
the pursuit of transcendence. His memoir deserves a place informed Jordan’s writing about Thomas—are beautifully
alongside the great spiritual narratives, from Augustine to present in Teaching Bodies. The work is a significant con-
Merton.”—Pagan Kennedy, author of The First Man-Made tribution to the reading and interpretation of the medieval
Man theologian.”—Robert Miner, Baylor University
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HIGHLIGHTS IN PHILOSOPHY & RELIGION
Public Things: Democracy in Disrepair Believing in Order to See
BONNIE HONIG On the Rationality of Revelation and
the Irrationality of Some Believers
“A fast-paced tour de force. Honig explores the role of public JEAN-LUC MARION
things in democratic politics, especially against the back- Translated by Christina M. Gschwandtner
ground of neoliberal privatization.”—John Seery, George
Irving Thompson Memorial Professor of Government and Faith and reason, at least as regards Christian or more spe-
Professor of Politics, Pomona College cifically Roman Catholic thought, are in less contradiction
144 PAGES today than ever, but even the very question of their supposed
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Thinking Out Loud faith when one imagines reason incapable of understand-
M AR C H 201 7 ing some of what life makes us experience. Very quickly,
we realize: Reason does not understand everything. The
Citizen Subject separation between faith and reason, too quickly taken to be
Foundations for Philosophical Anthropology self-evident and even natural, is first of all born from a lack
ÉTIENNE BALIBAR of rationality, of an easy capitulation of reason before the
Translated by Steven Miller, Foreword by Emily Apter
supposedly unthinkable. But one does not lose faith through
“The appearance of this book in France was something of a excessive practice of rationality. To the contrary, it is possible
historic event. . . . One of the strongest, most ambitious, and that one often loses rationality because one excludes faith
most pertinent rewritings of the history of philosophy that too quickly from the realm that it claims to open (namely
readers are likely to encounter in their lifetimes.”—Bruce that of Revelation). We lose reason by losing faith.
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The Possibility of a World The Rigor of Things
Conversations with Pierre-Philippe Jandin Conversations with Dan Arbib
JEAN-LUC NANCY AND PIERRE-PHILIPPE JANDIN JEAN-LUC MARION AND DAN ARBIB
Translated by Travis Holloway and Flor Méchain Translated by Christina M. Gschwandtner
Foreword by David Tracy
“The Possibility of a World presents Jean-Luc Nancy in
dialogue, allowing unique access to his thought. The book In these conversations with the French Descartes and Levi-
is particularly concerned with the possibility of inhabiting nas scholar Dan Arbib, Jean-Luc Marion reconstructs the
the world—a world that has become an object of calculation path of his oeuvre in history of philosophy, theology, and
and mastery. For Nancy, such a habitus entails an ethos, phenomenology.
or an ‘ethics of the world’ that involves the re-creation of “This beautiful dialogue, led by student-come-philosopher
the world. In the context of his thinking of such an ethical Dan Arbib, affords readers a new opportunity to acquaint
habitus, Nancy continues, throughout the book, his inven- themselves with a brilliant mind.”—La Croix
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—David Pettigrew, Southern Connecticut State University
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“A timely contribution to a growing and important conversa-
The Banality of Heidegger tion about the inadequacy of our common category ‘religion’
JEAN-LUC NANCY, Translated by Jeff Fort for the understanding of many practices, attitudes, emo-
“A relentlessly powerful probe, masterfully cast, soundly translat- tions, and beliefs—especially of peoples in other times and
ed. Rezoning Arendt’s sense of banality, the work commits itself contexts.”—Wayne A. Meeks, Yale University
to handling the disturbingly blithe crudeness of anti-Semitism in 328 PAGES
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the scandalous incompatibility of racist outburst and the question
of Being.”—Avital Ronell, New York University
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Decreation and the Ethical Bind All Ears: The Aesthetics of Espionage
Simone Weil and the Claim of the Other PETER SZENDY, Translated by Roland Végs
YOON SOOK CHA
“Spying and surveilling—what Szendy himself expansively
“Cha’s book is elegant and eloquent, guiding the reader to think translates as ‘overhearing’—are the rudiments of an old
with the author, and with Weil, in a tour of complex theoretical profession, ‘perhaps the second oldest.’ Hence the neces-
terrain that addresses some of the most profound philosophical sity of patiently patrolling the inner and outer corridors of
questions: How are we to live? Who are we? How do we relate power, of walking the wild and labyrinthine sides of ‘our
to each other? The book brings Weil into conversations in con- ears,’ the history of which Szendy has again been proved a
temporary continental ethics and invites future scholars to take masterful and exemplary listener. In this topical and grip-
Weil seriously.”—Vincent William Lloyd, Villanova University ping book, which records and samples from the best and the
224 PAGES unexpected among spy stories (Sophocles, Kafka), theories
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gently reaches for a new listening post, and flawlessly deliv-
ers.”—Gil Anidjar, Columbia University
Levinas and the Night of Being 176 PAGES
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“What Moati shows is that Levinas’s masterpiece, Totality
and Infinity, offers an ontology that is also fully an ethics. M E D IE VA L PHILOSOPHY:
Moati makes us read Levinas differently: Thanks to him, T E XTS & ST U D IE S
we understand that Totality and Infinity, far from being
simply a ‘Jewish’ rewriting of Heidegger’s Being and Time, Mental Language
finds its proper place near Spinoza’s Ethics. Levinas and the From Plato to William of Ockham
Night of Being is a remarkable feat of philosophical exegesis CLAUDE PANACCIO, Translated by Joshua P.
doubling as the consistent re-creation of a whole conceptual Hochschild and Meredith K. Ziebart
universe.”—Jean-Michel Rabaté, University of Pennsylvania “Mental language was no twentieth-century philosophical
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were formulated in antiquity and the Middle Ages. There
Coming is no more complete or authoritative work on the subject.
JEAN-LUC NANCY WITH ADÈLE VAN REETH The book is philosophically astute and sophisticated, but
Translated by Charlotte Mandell
eminently readable. A postscript brings the work completely
“A stimulating analysis, Nancy’s Coming shows sex and sexuality up to date, with an exhaustive discussion of the copious
to be crucial understanding central aspects of his work. Moving literature that has appeared on the topic in the past fifteen
from the prurient to the profound, Coming is a scintillating read years.”—Richard Cross, University of Notre Dame
for anyone interested in the limits of desire, the loneliness that 432 PAGES
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The Future Life of Trauma
Partitions, Borders, Repetition The Decolonial Abyss
JENNIFER YUSIN Mysticism and Cosmopolitics from the Ruins
The Future Life of Trauma elaborates a transformation in AN YOUNTAE
the concepts of trauma and event by situating a ground- “The abyss provides a fascinating lens through which to
breaking encounter between psychoanalytic and postcolo- politicize the mystical on the one hand and theologize the
nial discourse. It unfolds a new materialism that asserts the post- and decolonial on the other. Each of these is a worthy
coincidence between the symbolic and empirical domains of project on its own and even more compelling in relation
life. The result is the formation of a form of life that elabo- to the other. . . . A sophisticated, readable, and important
rates a new relation to destruction and finitude by asserting book.”—Mary-Jane Rubenstein, Wesleyan University
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PERSPECTIVES IN CONT IN E N TA L PHILOSOPHY
Resistance of the Sensible World The Wedding Feast of the Lamb
An Introduction to Merleau-Ponty Eros, the Body, and the Eucharist
EMMANUEL ALLOA, Translated by Jane Marie EMMANUEL FALQUE
Todd, Foreword by Renaud Barbaras Translated by George Hughes
“This challenging yet engaging work is part and parcel of a “Animality, embodiedness, and eros: such, for Emmanuel
vanguard of creative new scholarship that carries forward Falque, are the grounds for our hope as we kneel before the
Merleau-Ponty’s late thought so as to address contemporary altar and await the words of consecration in the Eucharist
philosophical concerns. What it challenges specifically is the and behold not only what nourishes us here but also an
‘ideology of transparence’ that, deeply rooted in Western intimacy promised to us hereafter. Here, as a complement
thought, continues subtly to inform one’s understanding of to theologies of the Eucharist, is a phenomenology of the
embodiment, perception, language, art, and ontology. Alloa sacred liturgy: perhaps the most capacious account of our
stresses not only an awareness of pervasive opacity, resis- desire for Christ in the Sacrament offered to us by a contem-
tance, and the inalienable residue of absence within presenc- porary.”—Kevin Hart, The University of Virginia
ing itself that negate this ideology, but he also creatively ex- 336 PAGES
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the fundamental parameters of ontology.”—Veronique Foti,
Pennsylvania State University Transcendence and the Concrete
144 PAGES Selected Writings
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978-0-8232-7567-0 CLOTH, $100.00, £83.00 JEAN WAHL
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Contributors: Bruce Baugh, Scott Davidson, Russell Ford, Anna
Johnson, Leonard Lawlor, Simone Rowen
Words Fail “Emmanuel Levinas likened the thought of Jean Wahl to ‘a
Theology, Poetry, and the Challenge of Representation
COLBY DICKINSON child’s question coming from the lips of the wisest of philos-
ophers,’ with the potential to disrupt and reorient thanks to
“Colby Dickinson provides us with a compelling meditation its unexpected combination of innocence and intelligence.
on the complex relationship between poetry, philosophy, One of the most interesting and original thinkers of his time,
and religion. He not only illuminates Derrida and Agam- Wahl helped invent existentialism and exerted influence on a
ben’s engagement with poetry but allows poetry to talk back host of canonical French philosophers of the twentieth cen-
to philosophy—and invites the reader to reconsider what is tury. Thanks to the marvelous editorial work of Ian Moore
at stake every time we sit down to write.”—Adam Kotsko, and Alan Schrift, this collection of Wahl’s writings recovers
Shimer College him for a new generation of readers.”—Samuel Moyn, Har-
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Language, Alterity, Temporality, Finitude
FRANÇOISE DASTUR
Translated by Robert Vallier Phenomenologies of Scripture
Edited by Adam Y. Wells
“In Questions of Phenomenology, Françoise Dastur displays Contributors: Jeffrey Bloechl, Walter Breuggemann, Jean-Louis
remarkable erudition and originality. The erudition can be Chretien, Kevin Hart, Robyn Horner, Emmanuel Housset, Jean-
seen in the wide range of phenomenological figures that Yves Lacoste, Jean-Luc Marion, Dale Martin, Robert Sokolowski
Questions of Phenomenology covers, figures such as Husserl,
“Phenomenologies of Scripture draws the reader into the bib-
Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty, of course, but also Levinas,
lical text through close readings that often reveal sparkling
Ricœur, Gadamer, Patocka, and Fink and even lesser known
new insights and open up depths previously unplumbed.
figures such as Lotze, Medard Boss, and Dilthey. The origi-
One does not have to be a trained phenomenologist to ben-
nality can be seen in the unifying idea of the essays: origi-
efit from these riches. Time spent with this volume will be
nary finitude. Finitude is not a weakness, for Dastur, but a
amply repaid.”—Bruce Ellis Benson, Wheaton College
resource. Appropriating a phrase of Merleau-Ponty, Dastur
shows that the problem of death places phenomenology at “A strong collection of essays, featuring some of the best
its limits. Dastur remains one of our greatest scholars of scholars of contemporary phenomenology of religion along
phenomenology and one of our greatest phenomenological with responses from two important biblical scholars.”
thinkers.”—Leonard Lawlor, Pennsylvania State University —Clayton Crockett, University of Central Arkansas
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I DI O M: INVENTING LIT E R AT U R E
WRI TI NG TH EORY
Kant on the Frontier
Political Concepts Philosophy, Politics, and the Ends of the Earth
A Critical Lexicon GEOFFREY BENNINGTON
Edited by J. M. Bernstein, Adi Ophir, Frontier: the border between two countries; the limits of
and Ann Laura Stoler civilization; the bounds of established knowledge; a new
Political Concepts: A Critical Lexicon seeks to revive our field of activity.
common political vocabulary, both everyday and academic, Following what Kant himself would call this “guiding
and to do so critically. Its entries take the form of essays in thread” first in the “political” writings and then in the still
which the volume’s contributors present their own original little-read “Critique of teleological judgment,” Bennington
reflection on the question what is that concept and thereby tries to bring out a complex, abyssal, fractal structure, which
what sort of work a rethinking of that concept can do for always leaves a residue of nature—violence—in every fron-
us now. tier (including conceptual frontiers), and which complicates
The concepts collected in this first volume of Political Con- Kant’s most explicit, most rational arguments by adding to
cepts are “Arche” (Stathis Gourgouris), “Authority” (Avital them an element of reticence or interruption.
Ronell), “Blood” (Gil Anidjar), “Colony” (Ann Stoler), Neither a critique of Kant nor a return to Kant, this book
“Concept” (Adi Ophir), “Constituent Power” (Andreas also proposes a new reflection on philosophical reading, for
Kalyvas), “Development” (Gayatri Spivak), “Exploitation” which thinking the frontier is both an essential resource and
(Etienne Balibar), “Federation” (Jean Cohen), “Identity” the recurrent, fruitful, interruption.
(Akeel Bilgrami), “Rule of Law” (Jay Bernstein), “Sexual Dif- 288 PAGES, 2 B/W ILLUSTRATIONS
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Sodomscapes
Hospitality in the Flesh
L I TERAT U RE LOWELL GALLAGHER
Sodomscapes: Hospitality in the Flesh presents a fresh under-
Writing of the Formless standing of Lot’s wife in the reception history of the Sodom
Jose Lezama Lima and the End of Time
JAIME RODRÍGUEZ MATOS story. The sudden mutation of Lot’s wife in the flight from
Sodom exemplifies the antiscopic bias that late modern
“Deep and dazzling. The Writing of the Formless dismantles critical thought inherited from premodern legacies of pro-
or powerfully threatens the very basis of much of what today hibited gazing. The book’s cumulative perspective identifies
wants to present itself as ‘properly leftist’ thought but also Lot’s wife as the resilient figure of vigilant dwelling between
the equally paralyzing liberal-democratic administration of the substantialist dream of resemblance and the mutating
things: both ideologies are anchored in disavowed under- dynamism of otherness. The radical in-betweenness of the
standings of temporality. This is a groundbreaking, extraor- figure discloses counter-intuitive ways of understanding
dinary book that will mark a before and after in Latinameri- what counts as a life in the context of divergent claims of
canism.”—Alberto Moreiras, Texas A&M University being-with and being-for.
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Prophecies of Language
The Confusion of Tongues in German Romanticism
KRISTINA MENDICINO
“Prophecies of Language offers strikingly original insights
into some of the most complex dimensions of Idealist and
Romantic thought. Mendicino’s ingenious analyses help us
rethink the singular challenges of these canonical texts in
innovative ways.”—Jan Mieszkowski, Reed College
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G EN DER & SEXUALITY A RT
Members of His Body The Insistence of Art
Shakespeare, Paul, and a Theology of Nonmonogamy Aesthetic Philosophy after Early Modernity
WILL STOCKTON Edited by Paul A. Kottman
“Writing from a historical moment in which gay marriage Contributors: Anthony J. Cascardi, J. M. Bernstein, Lydia Goehr,
has refocused debates around religion, citizenship, and Paul A. Kottman, Andrew Cutrofello, Victoria Kahn, Maarten
Delbeke, Jon R. Snyder, Rachel Eisendrath, Kristin Gjesdal
sexuality, Will Stockton astutely explores how the concept
of “shared embodiment” at the heart of early modern mar- “A superb and timely collection—rigorous wide-ranging
riage theology manifests in Shakespeare’s plays. If Christians essays demonstrating some of the most compelling trends
marry in order to join the body of Christ, Stockton proposes, in their respective fields. It’s the sort of collection that gives
then marriage produces not a bounded couple but a queerly substance and urgency to interdisciplinary thinking.”—
plural, embodied community. From this insight Stockton Christopher Pye, Williams College
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Sexagon sen, Ursula Ludz, Anne O’Byrne, Ian Storey, Tracy Strong, Tatjana
Muslims, France, and the Sexualization of National
Noemi Tömmel, Thomas Wild
Culture
MEHAMMED AMADEUS MACK “Artifacts of Thinking contributes new and important work
In contemporary France, particularly in the banlieues to scholarship on Hannah Arendt’s thinking. The essays
of Paris, the figure of the young, virile, hypermasculine included in the volume take up familiar topics in Arendt’s
Muslim looms large. So large, in fact, it often supersedes thought but informed by her private ‘thought diary’ take
liberal secular society’s understanding of gender and sexual- up these topics in unusual and provocative ways. The book
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and sexuality, Sexagon studies the broad politicization of readers of Arendt and the inclusion of their voices in the
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ART Wilderness in America
Philosophical Writings
Breaking Resemblance HENRY BUGBEE
The Role of Religious Motifs in Contemporary Art Edited by David W. Rodick
ALENA ALEXANDROVA “Essential for anyone interested in wilderness, revelation,
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PH ILOS OPHY
The Techne of Giving The Origin of the Political
Cinema and the Generous Form of Life Hannah Arendt or Simone Weil?
TIMOTHY C. CAMPBELL ROBERTO ESPOSITO
Translated by Vincenzo Binetti and Gareth Williams
“A very original, extremely well-researched piece of work
that combines theoretical sophistication with depth of liter- “Esposito shows how, in the Western tradition of realist
ary, cultural, and cinematic knowledge.”—Rosi Braidotti, political thought, the conflict between power and interests
Utrecht University has always resulted in the suppression, on the side of power,
of conflict itself. Arendt and Weil, in inverted ways, were
“Timothy Campbell offers a philosophical meditation
able to replace a thought of conflict at the site of its symbolic
on Italian cinema that is like nothing else in film studies
mediation or suppression, liberating the terrain for a fresh,
or Italian studies. Campbell gently compels us to see how
genealogical look at political ontology. For Esposito, thought
film models a mode of comportment toward the world
does not just fight—it is the fight itself. Esposito moves on
that is nonpossessive, tentative, and open to discovery. In
the basis of a fundamental ontology of war, which marks
his exquisite handling of films by Visconti, Rossellini, and
what a previous tradition would have called “the unity of
Antonioni, Campbell nudges us toward a vision of cinema’s
being.” The Origin of the Political elaborates implications
redemptively expropriating gestures.”—John David Rhodes,
of this, not only through its masterful conceptual analysis
University of Cambridge
and through its insights into the two thinkers it studies and
232 PAGES, 30 B/W ILLUSTRATIONS
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its fundamental renewal.”—Alberto Moreiras, Texas A&M
The Disavowed Community University
JEAN-LUC NANCY 112 PAGES
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first, because this is Nancy’s first public engagement with
Maurice Blanchot’s 1983 book The Unavowable Commu-
nity, bringing to focus decades of research on this issue and JE WISH ST U D IE S
shedding exciting new light on the relation between the
two thinkers. Second, this work provides the latest elabora- Bestiarium Judaicum
tions by Jean-Luc Nancy on what has been his longstanding Unnatural Histories of the Jews
research on being-with and community, issues that have JAY GELLER
occupied him for the past thirty years. Finally, the analyses “Jay Geller’s Bestiarium Judaicum: Unnatural Histories of
proposed are some of the most sophisticated that one can the Jews is a remarkable monograph that has no parallel
find in Nancy’s corpus. As such, they represent a significant in scholarly literature. The author offers a sophisticated
contribution to philosophical work and research.”—François conceptual and historical account of how the longstanding
Raffoul, Louisiana State University discourse about the animality of the Jew is accompanied by
144 PAGES an iconography of an unnatural Jewish bestiary. The racial
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THEOLOGY T R A N SD ISC IPLIN A RY
T HE OLOGIC A L COLLOQU IA
The Weight of Love
Affect, Ecstasy, and Union in the Theology of Bonaven-
ture
ROBERT GLENN DAVIS
“The Weight of Love is an extremely erudite and well
researched book that illustrates the complexity of what
scholars call ‘affective’ devotion in the high Middle Ages by
means of detailed analyses of works of one of its most cele-
brated writers, the thirteenth-century Franciscan theologian
Giovanni di Fidanza, otherwise known as St. Bonaventure.
This innovative book responds to contemporary scholarship
on mysticism, affective devotion, and medieval theology and
natural philosophy.”—Patricia Dailey, Columbia University
232 PAGES
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Religion, Science, and New Materialisms
Comparing Faithfully Edited by Catherine Keller and Mary-Jane Rubenstein
Insights for Systematic Theological Reflection Contributors: Catherine Keller, Mary-Jane Rubenstein, Loriliai
Edited by Michelle Voss Roberts Biernacki, Philip Clayton, Jacob J. Erickson, Jane Bennett, Terra
Contributors: Sharon V. Betcher, Bede Benjamin Bidlack, Wendy S. Rowe, Beatrice Marovich, Elias Ortega-Aponte, Carol Wayne
Farley, Holly Hillgardner, Amir Hussain, Kristin Kiblinger, Jeffery D. White, Karen Barad, Elizabeth Singleton, Theodore Walker,
Long, Marianne Moyaert, Hugh Nicholson, Elaine Padilla, Joshua Manuel Vasquez
Ralston, Shelly Rambo, Klaus von Stosch, Jon Paul Sydnor, Tracy The “new materialisms” currently coursing through cultural,
Sayuki Tiemeier feminist, political, and queer theories seek to displace hu-
“Advances the burgeoning field of comparative theology. man privilege by attending to the agency of matter itself. Far
Voss Roberts hones in on how theologians read closely and from being passive or inert, they show us that matter acts,
respectfully the texts and ideas of other traditions, making creates, destroys, and transforms—and as such, is more of a
themselves vulnerable to their insights; and consider wheth- process than a thing. This collection examines the intersec-
er rational accounts of their own faith could be substantively tions of religion and new and old materialisms.
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Comparative Theology: Thinking Across Traditions

R E LIGION
Spiritual Grammar
Genre and the Saintly Subject in Islam and Christianity
F. DOMINIC LONGO Black Lives and Sacred Humanity
Toward an African American Religious Naturalism
“Dominic Longo helps us to understand Islam and Christi- CAROL WAYNE WHITE
anity in deeper ways through the genre of ‘spiritual gram-
“As constructions of race, religion, and identity grow more
mar’. This is an extraordinary book that will benefit scholars
complex in the twenty-first century, we are in deep need of
of Islam, Christianity, and Comparative Theology.”—Amir
texts like Black Lives and Sacred Humanity. White provides
Hussain, Loyola Marymount University
an account of African American religiosity that explores
“Longo engages in an intriguing comparative inquiry into the radical diversity of the black religious tradition. The
spiritual grammar in medieval Arabic and Latin treatises. result is a beautifully embroidered new narrative, one that
Delineating and crossing boundaries and genres, he ex- is rooted historically in heterodox religious voices such as
plores a new confusing yet delightful subfield in the genre Anna Julia Cooper, W. E. B. Du Bois, and James Baldwin.
of comparative theological Islamo-Christian studies.”—Pim By reconstructing black religion on naturalistic and human-
Valkenberg, The Catholic University of America istic grounds, Sacred Humanity provides new resources for
256 PAGES giving voice to the varieties of African American religious
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C ATHOLIC STU DIES E D U C AT ION
Paul Hanly Furfey Undocumented and in College
Priest, Scientist, Social Reformer Students and Institutions in a Climate of National
NICK RADEMACHER Hostility
Edited by Terry-Ann Jones and Laura Nichols
Meticulously researched and clearly written, this book sheds
new light on Monsignor Paul Hanly Furfey’s life by draw- Cutting across the fields of U.S. immigration policy, theory,
ing on Furfey’s copious published material and substantial and history, religion, law, and education, this book first
archival deposit. Paul Hanly Furfey (1896–1992) is one of delineates the historical and then present-day contexts of
U.S. Catholicism’s greatest champions of peace and social immigration including the role of religious institutions, and
justice. He and his colleagues at The Catholic University of then presents findings of research on the current experiences
America offered a revolutionary view of the university as a of undocumented students as they navigate the processes of
center for social transformation, not only in training stu- entering and then thriving in private, religiously-based col-
dents to be agents for social change but also in establishing leges. The book is a crucial resource for those working with
structures which would empower and transform the com- immigrant students in high school and the college context.
munities that surrounded the university. In part a response Contributors: Michael M. Canaris, Maria Guzman, Katherine
to the Great Depression, their social settlement model drew Kaufka Walts, Suzanna Klaf, Melissa M. Quan, Kurt Schlichting,
on the latest social scientific research and technique while Ana Siscar, Sahng-An Yoo
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ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY AND
CONTEMPORARY THOUGHT
Christianity, Democracy, and the Shadow of
Constantine
Edited by George E. Demacopoulos and Aristotle
Papanikolaou
“Many of us in the field of political theology are poorer for
the lack of conversation most of us experience between East-
ern and Western political theologies. Even if we are open
and sympathetic to one another—and historically that is a
big ‘if ’—the traditions are so distinct from one another that
few can claim expertise in both, and so we continue to focus
narrowly on our own traditions. This volume represents a
welcome change to this pattern, opening a conversation
between theologians across Eastern and Western traditions
on the timely topics of church and state, democracy, and lib-
eralism.”—Elizabeth Phillips, Tutor in Theology and Ethics,
Westcott House, Cambridge
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