New Arrivals · Religion

August 18, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The chosen wars : how Judaism became an American religion

August 17, 2018
Weisman, Steven R., author.
©2018
xxxiii, 328 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
1. Introduction -- 2. The Jews come to America -- 3. The South Carolina Organ Case (Part I) -- 4. The South Carolina Organ Case (Part II) -- 5. German Jewish immigrants arrive -- 6. German rabbis arrive -- 7. The turbulent career of Isaac Mayer Wise -- 8. Wise's fistfight in Albany -- 9. The "Two Isaacs" Wise and Leeser battle -- 10. American Jews in the Civil War -- 11. American Jews prosper and divide postbellum -- 12. New efforts to organize -- 13. The Trefa Banquet sets back unity -- 14. Pittsburgh parley leads to new divisions -- 15. Epilogue: Judaism is an American religion.
"The Chosen Wars tells the dramatic story of how Judaism redefined itself in America in the 18th and 19th centuries--the personalities that fought each other and shaped its evolution and, importantly, the force of the American dynamic that prevailed over an ancient religion. The struggles that led to a radical redefinition of Judaism illuminate the larger American experience. The transformation of the religion and culture of Judaism is a striking example. The story begins with the arrival of the first Jews in New Amsterdam and stretches the length of the nineteenth century as massive immigration take place and into the twentieth. First there was the practical matter of earning a living. Many immigrants traveled as peddlers from community to community where there were no kosher butchers. Doctrine was put aside. Then, determined to take their places as equals in the young nation, American Jews rejected identity as a separate nation and embraced a secular America. Judaism became an American religion. The changes did not come without argument, and Weisman tells the stories of the colorful rabbis and activists, including women, who would ultimately define American Judaism, and its divisions of Reform, Conservative and Orthodox which remain today: Rabbi Isaac Wise; Mordecai Manuel Noah; Moses Mendelssohn; Rebecca Gratz; Isaac Leeser are some of the major figures. The Chosen Wars is the important story of how Judaism enhanced America, and how America inspired Judaism"-- Provided by publisher.

The struggle is real : getting better at life, stronger in faith, and free from the stuff keeping you stuck

August 17, 2018
Unice, Nicole, author.
©2018
xx, 255 pages ; 22 cm
"The struggle is real, friends. It may not be major stuff. Lives are not on the line here. But it makes us feel awful... and then we feel guilty for stressing when other people have 'real' problems that are so much more serious. Yet the fact remains: We live in a world that often feels harder than we think it should be. And so it can be easy to believe the stories we tell ourselves―that we're doing it wrong, that we'll be stuck in this place forever, that God doesn't love us. We struggle to practice gratitude, to make godly choices, and to live our daily lives with confidence and contentment. So what can we do? Join popular Bible teacher and counselor Nicole Unice to discover why the struggle is real . . . and what to do about it. Nicole offers practical tools to help you navigate the daily ups and downs, and ways to rewrite your struggle into a new, God-centered life story."--Amazon.com

God's library : the archaeology of the earliest Christian manuscripts

August 17, 2018
Nongbri, Brent, 1977- author.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018]
xi, 403 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

The places that scare you : a guide to fearlessness in difficult times

August 17, 2018
Chödrön, Pema.
Boulder, Colorado : Shambhala, 2018.
ix, 134 pages ; 21 cm
The excellence of bodhichitta -- Tapping into the spring -- The facts of life -- Learning to stay -- Warrior slogans -- Four limitless qualities -- Loving-kindness -- Compassion -- Tonglen -- Finding the ability to rejoice -- Enhancing the training in joy -- Thinking bigger -- Meeting the enemy -- Fresh start -- Strength -- Three kinds of laziness -- Bodhisattva activity -- Groundlessness -- Heightened neurosis -- When the going gets rough -- The spiritual friend -- The in-between state -- Concluding aspiration.
Offers advice on uncovering inner wisdom and opening one's heart while refusing to allow resentfulness and fear to block one's inner light.

Hatch, match, and dispatch : the life and times of the almost Reverend William Billow

August 16, 2018
Billow, William, author.
©2018
xvii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Statement of responsibility taken from jacket.
I know my own and my own know me -- A Midwestern boyhood -- Seminary -- St. Mark's Barrington Hills -- St. Columba's -- St. Albans School -- Washington National Cathedral -- Retirement (Sort of) -- Welcome to LA -- Hatch, match, and dispatch -- Legacy -- The final curtain.
"Being a priest is often compared to being a shepherd. People do, from time to time, need a poke here or a prod there. But mostly, they need to know someone is watching out for them. Rev. William Billow has been that gentle guiding hand for multiple communities across the nation, but he is best known for his services in Washington, DC, from St. Albans School to Washington National Cathedral. He practices 'the ministry of presence,' witnessing and overseeing the baptisms, weddings, and funerals of the members of his flocks. The lives he has touched and encouraged in his flocks include presidents, journalists, and many other inspired neighbors. As he moves from community to community, his story does not fail to enlighten and inspire"--Jacket flap.

Practicing peace

August 14, 2018
Chödrön, Pema, author.
©2006
x, 88 pages ; 15 cm
"Anger is a universal human emotion, and it can manifest in some pretty nasty ways. But it is also amazingly workable. In this guide to the practice of inner peace, Pema Chödrön shows us how to recognize anger in ourselves when it first begins to rise, how to sit with the discomfort it causes, and how to let it dissipate. By taking responsibility for the seeds of aggression in our own hearts and minds, we can help create a new culture of compassion for ourselves and for the world." -- Provided by publisher.

Theology for ministry : an introduction for lay ministers

August 14, 2018
Hahnenberg, Edward P.
Collegeville, Minnesota : Liturgical Press, 2014.
xiii, 133 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Called ... -- By God ... -- Through Christ ... -- In the spirit ... -- With others ... -- For others.
"Theology for Ministry is for beginning ministry students, seasoned lay leaders, and anyone in between who wants to learn more about the faith that feeds their call to serve. Six easy-to-read chapters introduce the main areas of theology that every lay minister ought to know: the notion of vocation, the doctrine of God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, church, and ministry."--Back cover.

The Holy Bible : containing the Old and New Testaments translated out of the original tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised : with complete concordance, embracing every passage of scripture in the largest editions : Apocrypha and Psalms.

August 14, 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio : A. Nielen, [1892?]
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 32 cm
Major pagings Genesis to Malachi is paged 9-[772], Apochrypha is paged 1-104, Matthew to Revelation is paged 777-1017, The Psalms of David in metre is paged [1]-36.
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection ib gound in bound in embossed leather, with gilt lettering and metal clasps. Cover detached.
An introductory history of the manuscript and early printed editions of the Holy Bible -- History of Herod, King of the Jews / G.F. Maclear -- A comprehensive and illustrated history of the books of the Old and New Testaments / Alfred Nevin -- Biographical sketches of the translators and reformers / William F.B. Jackson -- Religious denominations, their history and creeds / William H. Munroe -- Science and revelation, or, The triumph of the Bible over criticism -- Scripture difficulties -- Animated nature as found in Bible times and lands / James P. Boyd -- Patriarchs, priests, prophets, and kings; or, Striking characters, scenes, and events of Old Testament history / James P. Boyd -- Historical illustrations of Bible texts derived from ancient coins and gems of the period of time from Alexander the Great to the destruction of Jerusalem, 336 B.C. to 138 A.D. / A.L. Rawson -- Coins, money and weights of the Bible / F.W. Madden -- Valuable chronological and miscellaneous tables -- Views from photographs of recent surveys in the Holy Lands -- A new self-pronouncing dictionary of the Bible / William Smith -- Bible stories for young people -- A self-pronouncing dictionary of scripture proper names / S.W. Williams -- [The Old Testament] -- Apochrypha -- The parables of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, unfolded and illustrated -- The parallel edition of the New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus, Christ, translated out of the Greek: being the verse set forth A.D. 1611, arranged in parallel columns with the revised version of A.D. 1881 -- The Hoffmann gallery or original New Testament illustrations -- The Thorvaldsen Gallery -- A chronological index to the Holy Bible -- Four thousand questions and answers on the Old and New Testaments intended to open up the scriptures for the use of students and Sunday school teachers -- Evangelists and deacons. Mark, Luke, Philip, Nicholas, Titus, and Timotheus -- Betrayal and crucifixion of our Saviour -- The resurrection and ascension of Christ -- A new practical concordance to the Old and New Testaments; or, An alphabetical index to the Bible -- The Psalms of David in metre.

Godless citizens in a godly republic : atheists in American public life

August 13, 2018
Moore, R. Laurence (Robert Laurence), 1940- author.
©2018
xx, 236 pages ; 22 cm
"From colonial times into the twentieth century, our laws and court cases ignored atheism, assuming that all good Americans were religious. Americans came to associate atheism with radical social philosophies that advocated violence--especially anarchism and communism. Avowed nonbelievers were derided, even the famous patriot Thomas Paine. Only in the twentieth century, with the passage of laws allowing for conscientious objection to war, did nonbelief enter debates about religious liberty. Still, today every one of the fifty states has God written into its constitution. God is everywhere in American public life: on our currency, in the Pledge of Allegiance, and in the national motto. R. Laurence Moore and Isaac Kramnick explore both God's omnipresence and the dramatic rise in nonbelievers that has led to an "atheist awakening" intent on holding the country to its secular principles"--Provided by publisher.

Boundless compassion : creating a way of life

August 9, 2018
Rupp, Joyce, author.
Notre Dame, IN : Sorin Books, 2018.
211 pages ; 23 cm
Week one: compassion as a way of life -- Week two: welcoming ourselves -- Week three: the river of suffering -- Week four: from hostility to hospitality -- Week five: a thousand unbreakable links -- Week six: becoming a compassionate presence.

Go bravely : becoming the woman you were created to be

August 9, 2018
Wilson Hussem, Emily, author.
Notre Dame, IN : Ave Maria Press, 2018.
xiv, 142 pages ; 21 cm
Go bravely -- Remember who you are -- Be kind to other women -- Depend on him -- Date with purpose -- Just keep swimming -- Find your gaggle -- Choose chastity -- Be open to the jump -- Honor those who love you most -- Give it all you've got -- Love yourself -- Clothe yourself in strength -- Forgive and forget -- Keep calm and follow God -- Exercise your no muscle -- Love your body -- Ignore the haters -- Radiate with light -- Live it up.
As a young Christian woman, do you struggle with insecurities and feel bogged down by the pressures and expectations of society? Do you find it challenging to take care of yourself and be a faithful daughter of God? Emily Wilson Hussem used to feel the same way. In Go Bravely, the Catholic musician and speaker offers twenty bits of advice that will equip you to tackle your deepest concerns about relationships, self-esteem, and dating while strengthening your faith at the same time.

The history of jihad : from Muhammad to ISIS

August 9, 2018
Spencer, Robert, 1962- author.
New York : Bombardier Books, Post Hill Press, [2018]
440 pages ; 22 cm
The comprehensive history of the role of war and terror in the spread of Islam. It is taken for granted, even among many Washington policymakers, that Islam is a fundamentally peaceful religion and that Islamic jihad terrorism is something relatively new, a product of the economic and political ferment of the twentieth century.

A history of silence : from the Renaissance to the present day

August 9, 2018
Corbin, Alain, author.
Cambridge, UKMedford, MA : Polity, [2018]
v, 156 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Translated from the French.

Prayers of boundless compassion

August 9, 2018
Rupp, Joyce, author.
Notre Dame, IN : Sorin Books, [2018].
xii, 105 pages ; 18 cm

The mystery of the Trinity revealed : the revelation of the Triune God

August 8, 2018
Bosse, T. R.
Union, Ky : Dove & Word Publishing, 2017.
141 pages ; 22 cm
"For over 2000 years, scholars and theologians have searched diligently for answers to Christianity's most vital doctrine without success. Little did they know that it was impossible to completely comprehend the Trinity without the help of technology. To compound the problem, this technology only became available within the last 50-75 years. With this new understanding, it was found that the Trinity was never a mystery as most people believed. God had to reveal it according to His Word (Luke 12:2) and only within His timing which He had appointed to be in these end-times as the necessary technology became available. "The Mystery of the Trinity Revealed" ranks as perhaps the most significant revelation for the Church in our lifetime, if not all time. A groundbreaking disclosure that affects all religions of the world. Due to today's modern day technology, we are able for the first time in the 2000 year history of Christendom to answer all the questions surrounding the so-called mystery to the Trinity. This book answers all those questions that both skeptics and Christians have long been asking in times past concerning Trinity's reality and validity. By integrating the knowledge of today's technology with the hundreds of Scripture passages relating to the Trinity in the Bible, we are able to provide an accurate picture of the Trinity without the covering of the so-called mystery. "The Mystery of the Trinity Revealed" provides practical realistic answers as never before presented since the documention of the term Trinity was first originated. Over one half of a TRILLION inhabitants of the earth's population do not believe in the Trinity, and according to the standards listed in the Bible for salvation, all 500,000,000 plus of them are lost. That does not have to be with this new revelation that fully explains and reveals the biggest mystery in the history of the world. It is a game-changer for both Christianity and also the rest of the world." -- Amazon.

What God wants every dad to know

August 6, 2018
Merritt, James Gregory, 1952-
©2013
183 pages ; 22 cm
Being fathers in a world of fatherlessness -- God's letter to dads -- Learn to discern between friends, foes and fools -- It doesn't take much to say a lot -- Lower your temper-ature -- Develop the discipline of discipline -- Don't be afraid of birds or bees -- Work is important... but it's not everything -- Strive to be fiscally fit -- Be good and be godly -- Is there a hero in the house?

The wisdom of no escape : and the path of loving-kindness

August 6, 2018
Chödrön, Pema, author.
©1991
x, 117 pages ; 21 cm
Originally published as Awakening Loving-Kindness by Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Loving-kindness -- Satisfaction -- Finding our own true nature -- precision, gentleness, and letting go -- The wisdom of no escape -- Joy -- Taking a bigger perspective -- No such thing as a true story -- Weather and the four noble truths -- Not too tight, not too loose -- Renunciation -- Sending and taking -- Taking refuge -- Not preferring Samsara or Nirvana -- That dharma that is taught and the dharma that is experienced -- Sticking to one boat -- Inconvenience -- The four reminders.
"It's true, as they say, that we can only love others when we first love ourselves. And we can only experience real joy when we stop running from pain. The key to understanding these truisms is simple but not easy: learn to open ourselves up to life in all circumstances. In this guide to true kindness for self and others, Pema Chödrön presents a uniquely practical approach to doing just that. And she reveals that when we embrace the happiness and heartache, inspiration and confusion, and all the twists and turns that are a natural part of life, we can begin to discover a true wellspring of courageous love that's been within our hearts all along."--Amazon.com.

A future of faith : the path of change in politics and society

August 6, 2018
Francis, Pope, 1936- interviewee.
©2018
viii, 308 pages ; 25 cm
Peace and war -- Religion and politics -- Europe and cultural diversity -- Culture and communication -- Otherness, time and joy -- "Mercy is a journey from the heart to the hand." -- "Tradition is a movement." -- A destiny
Pope Francis met with French reporter and sociologist Dominique Wolton for an unprecedented series of twelve fascinating and timely conversations, open dialogues revolving around the political, cultural, and religious issues dominating communication and conflict around the world, now published here, along with addresses or extracts of addresses given for various occasions during his papacy.

Unshakable hope : building our lives on the promises of God

August 6, 2018
Lucado, Max, author.
©2018
xiv, 216 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical notes.
Max Lucado offers encouraging, practical guidance for overcoming difficult circumstances and gaining inner peace, building resolve, and walking into a better future.

The year of our Lord 1943 : Christian humanism in an age of crisis

August 6, 2018
Jacobs, Alan, 1958- author.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2018.
xix, 256 pages ; 22 cm
The Casablanca Conference -- Dramatis Personae: 1 september 1939 -- Prosper, O Lord, our righteous cause -- The humanist inheritance -- Learning in war-time -- Demons -- Force -- Interlude: other pilgrims, other paths -- The year of our Lord 1943 -- Approaching the end -- Stunde null.

Fresh eyes on famous bible sayings: discovering new insights in familiar passages

August 3, 2018
Newton, Doug, author.
©2018
205 pages ; 21 cm
Includes questions for reflection and discussion.
Find hidden truths in the biblical phrases we say the most. What do we do after we "put on the full armor of God"? What does knowing "the kingdom of God is within you" have to do with our relationship? How does Jesus' use of the Golden Rule differ from versions of the rule found in other religions? This book answers these questions and more using Scripture-reading techniques we can then use of our own to discover life-changing truths from the Scripture passages we know the most.

Fresh eyes on Jesus' miracles : discovering new insights in familiar passages

August 3, 2018
Newton, Doug, author.
©2018
206 pages ; 21 cm
Includes questions for reflection and discussion.
"What does the calming of the sea have to do with Jesus' work defeating evil in our lives? How does His feeding of the five thousand refocus our call to serve? This book offers insight we never knew were hidden in the Bible's most familiar passages. From the wedding at Cana to Peter's miraculous catch and more, this book offers cultural context, modern-day insights, and spiritual depth to awaken our hearts and minds. Most importantly, he equips us to study Scripture with fresh eyes and join God's miraculous work in the most ordinary moments"--Back cover.

Forever : a Catholic devotional for your marriage

August 2, 2018
Angel, Jackie Francois, author.
Boston, MA : Pauline Books & Media, [2017]
x, 163 pages ; 19 cm

The Devil's delusion : atheism and its scientific pretensions

August 2, 2018
Berlinski, David, 1942-
New York : Basic Books, ©2009.
xvii, 237 pages ; 21 cm
Includes index.
"Published in the United States in 2008 by Crown Forum"--Title page verso.
No gods before me -- Nights of doubt -- Horses do not fly -- The cause -- The reason -- A put-up job -- A curious proof that God does not exist -- Our inner ape, a darling, and the human mind -- Miracles in our time -- The cardinal and his cathedral.
A secular Jew, Berlinski nonetheless delivers a biting defense of religious thought. This incisive book explores the limits of science and the pretensions of those who insist it can be--indeed must be--the ultimate touchstone for understanding the world--Cf publisher's description.

Fresh eyes on Jesus' parables : discovering new insights in familiar passages

August 1, 2018
Newton, Doug, author.
©2018
206 pages ; 21 cm
Includes questions for reflection and discussion. - Back cover.
Hello, Turkey / The hidden treasure -- Another day, another denarius / The vineyard workers -- Where should the emphasis go? / The lost son -- When your cupbards are bare / The friend in need -- Before you cast stones / The unmerciful servant -- These words? What words? / The wise and the foolish builders -- An overdone and underdone "well done" / The five talents -- The taming of the shrewd / The shrewd manager -- What "one" are we talking about? / The lost sheep -- Streetlights / The good Samaritan.
Offers a new perspective on Jesus' stories to His disciples. --Back cover.

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