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Religion, July 2014: Best Sellers

November 2013 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

  1. Judges 1-12: A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary
    Sasson, Jack M.
    Yale University Press
    2014. ISBN 9780300190335. $100
  2. The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words, 1000 BC–1492 AD
    Schama, Simon
    Ecco: HarperCollins
    2013. ISBN 9780060539184. $39.99
  3. Stay: A History of Suicide and the Philosophies Against It
    Hecht, Jennifer Michael
    Yale University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780300186086. $26
  4. A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power
    Carter, Jimmy
    Simon & Schuster
    2014. ISBN 9781476773957. $28
  5. The Making of Assisi: The Pope the Franciscans and the Painting of the Basilica
    Cooper, Donal
    Yale University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780300195712. $75
  6. Why Can the Dead Do Such Great Things? Saints and Worshippers from the Martyrs to the Reformation
    Bartlett, Robert
    Princeton University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780691159133. $39.95
  7. A History of Jewish-Muslim Relations: From the Origins to the Present Day
    Meddeb, Abdelwahab
    Princeton University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780691151274. $75
  8. Culture and the Death of God
    Eagleton, Terry
    Yale University Press
    2014. ISBN 9780300203998. $26
  9. The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism
    Buswell, Robert E.
    Princeton University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780691157863. $65
  10. The Rise and Decline of American Religious Freedom
    Smith, Steven D.
    Harvard University Press
    2014. ISBN 9780674724754. $39.95
  11. A World Without Jews: The Nazi Imagination from Persecution to Genocide
    Confino, Alon
    Yale University Press
    2014. ISBN 9780300188547. $30
  12. Before and After Muhammad: The First Millennium Refocused
    Fowden, Garth
    Princeton University Press
    2014. ISBN 9780691158532. $35
  13. The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe
    Kertzer, David I.
    Random House
    2014. ISBN 9780812993462. $32
  14. Islamic Geometric Design
    Broug, Eric
    Thames & Hudson
    2013. ISBN 9780500516959. $75
  15. Ashes of Hama: The Muslim Brotherhood in Syria
    Lefèvre, Raphaël
    Oxford University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780199330621. $29.95
  16. Staging Faith: Religion and African American Theater from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II
    Prentiss, Craig R.
    New York University Press
    2014. ISBN 9780814707951. $79
  17. The French Revolution: Faith, Desire, and Politics
    Shusterman, Noah
    2014. ISBN 9780415660204. $135
  18. Medicine and Religion: A Historical Introduction
    Ferngren, Gary B.
    Johns Hopkins University Press
    2014. ISBN 9781421412153. $49.95
  19. Boundaries of Toleration
    Stepan, Alfred
    Columbia University Press
    2014. ISBN 9780231165662. $90
  20. The Idea of Israel: A History of Power and Knowledge
    Pappe, Ilan
    2014. ISBN 9781844678563. $26.95