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New Books in Religion

New Books in Religion

New Books in Religion

1,215 podcast episodes


Interviews with Scholars of Religion about their New Books

Episodes1 - 10 of 1215 episodes


Moshe Halbertal, "Nahmanides: Law and Mysticism" (Yale UP, 2020)

Rabbi Moses ben Nahman (1194–1270), known in English as Nahmanides and by the acronym t...

31 minutes
Jul 27, 2021

Joseph P. Laycock, "Dangerous Games: What the Moral Panic over Role-Playing Games Says about Play, Religion, and Imagined Worlds" (U California Press, 2015)

The 1980s saw the peak of a moral panic over fantasy role-playing games such as Dungeon...

77 minutes
Jul 26, 2021

Jyoti Gulati Balachandran, "Narrative Pasts: The Making of a Muslim Community in Gujarat, C. 1400-1650" (Oxford UP, 2020)

Jyoti Gulati Balachandran's Narrative Pasts: The Making of a Muslim Community in Gujara...

66 minutes
Jul 23, 2021

A Conversation with Greg Bailey: Sanskrit Scholar and Novelist

This interview features a candid conversation with Greg Bailey, seasoned scholar of San...

55 minutes
Jul 22, 2021

Sokthan Yeng, "Buddhist Feminism: Transforming Anger against Patriarchy" (Palgrave MacMillan, 2020)

How can Buddhism and feminism be brought together in a constructive way to challenge pa...

72 minutes
Jul 20, 2021

Paul Mendes-Flohr, "Cultural Disjunctions: Post-Traditional Jewish Identities" (U Chicago Press, 2021)

The identity of contemporary Jews is multifaceted, no longer necessarily defined by an ...

55 minutes
Jul 16, 2021

Anna Bigelow et al., "Islam Through Objects" (Bloomsbury, 2021)

Islam through Objects (Bloomsbury, 2021) represents the state of the field of Islamic m...

57 minutes
Jul 16, 2021

Shankar Nair, "Translating Wisdom: Hindu-Muslim Intellectual Interactions in Early Modern South Asia" (U California Press, 2020)

During the height of Muslim power in Mughal South Asia, Hindu and Muslim scholars worke...

66 minutes
Jul 15, 2021

Yael Ziegler, "Lamentations: Faith in a Turbulent World" (Koren Publishers, 2021)

The Biblical book of Lamentations contains a whirlwind of emotional responses to traged...

32 minutes
Jul 14, 2021

Sharon L. Coggan, "Sacred Disobedience: A Jungian Analysis of the Saga of Pan and the Devil" (Lexington Books, 2020)

Pan plays a central role in European mythology, originating as a figure who represented...

95 minutes
Jul 13, 2021