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Religious Studies

The latest University of Chicago Press catalog in Religious Studies is available on this page in PDF form and as a hyperlinked list. The list below includes new titles published or announced since the printed catalog appeared. Please note that some of these titles are scheduled for release more than six months in the future. Unpublished titles can be ordered now; your credit card will not be charged for those titles until the books actually ship.

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The acquiring editor at the University of Chicago Press for this subject is Kyle Wagner.

Featured Books

Figuring Jerusalem

Politics and Poetics in the Sacred Center

Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi

The Buddha’s Tooth

Western Tales of a Sri Lankan Relic

John S. Strong

Follow Your Conscience

The Catholic Church and the Spirit of the Sixties

Peter Cajka

The Saint and the Atheist

Thomas Aquinas and Jean-Paul Sartre

Joseph S. Catalano


The Future of Theory

Jason Ananda Josephson Storm

Sincerely Held

American Secularism and Its Believers

Charles McCrary


Or, A Particular History of Religion and the Brain

John Lardas Modern

Catalog Titles

Religion and Philosophy

    The Saint and the Atheist
    Wrong-Doing, Truth-Telling
    Don’t Forget to Live
    Faith in the World
    Forming Humanity
    The Superhumanities
    Reinventing Religion
    The Varieties of Atheism
    Who Owns Religion?
    To Flourish or Destruct
    Seeing Silence
    Apocalypse of Truth


      Jewish Treasures from Oxford Libraries
      American Born
      Don Isaac Abravanel
      Gershom Scholem
      Fragile Finitude
      Maimonides’ "Guide of the Perplexed"
      Tales of the Prague Ghetto
      Come and Hear
      Cultural Disjunctions
      Essays on Ancient and Modern Judaism
      The Anti-Journalist
      Expanding the Palace of Torah
      Dynamic Repetition
      Maimonides’ "Guide of the Perplexed" in Translation
      How Beautiful Are Your Dwelling Places, Jacob


        Jihadism, Sectarianism and Politics in a Changing Middle East
        The Art of Orientation
        The Making of a Mosque
        The Umayyad Mosque of Damascus

        Asian Religions

          A Sanskrit Treasury
          Seeking Sakyamuni
          Wayward Distractions
          Renunciation and Longing
          Slandering the Sacred
          Divine Custody
          Mandalay and the Art of Building Cities in Burma
          Gazing Eastwards
          Faking Liberties


            The Kingdom and the Garden
            Encounters in the New World
            The Abyss or Life Is Simple
            Earthquakes and Gardens
            The Devil and His Advocates
            Follow Your Conscience
            Make Yourselves Gods
            Accidental Pluralism
            Diagramming Devotion
            To Live Peaceably Together
            Awkward Rituals
            The Copy Generic
            Saint Cecilia in the Renaissance
            Defining Nature’s Limits
            Reading the Book of Nature
            Ancient Egypt
            Temptation Transformed

            Mythology and Religion

              The Goddess

              Religion and Society

                The Delight Makers
                For Money and Elders
                Prayers for the People
                Religious Intolerance, America, and the World
                City of Dignity
                The Figure of Christ in Contemporary Photography
                Spiritual Moderns
                Beyond Betrayal
                Puritan Spirits in the Abolitionist Imagination
                Errand into the Wilderness of Mirrors
                Sincerely Held
                Earthly Immortalities
                Acts Against God
                Street Scriptures
                Days of Awe
                The New Prometheans
                A Ministry of Presence
                The Rites of Passage, Second Edition

                Reference and Key Works

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