Open access review of John Andrew Morrow’s Islam and the People of the Book, Volumes 1-3

We are delighted to share an open access review in Reading Religion of John Andrew Morrow’s edited collection entitled Islam and the People of the Book, which was published by Cambridge Scholars in three volumes in 2017. The full review can be accessed here, and the three volumes can be purchased directly from Cambridge Scholars by clicking here.

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Gary Greenberg’s new book Proving Jesus’ Authority in Mark and John discussed by Professor James D. Tabor

Cambridge Scholars Publishing has recently published Proving Jesus’ Authority in Mark and John: Overlooked Evidence of a Synoptic Relationship by Gary Greenberg, and the book’s argument is the subject of a post by James D. Tabor, Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, at his blog.

Tabor writes that “Greenberg argues that John is in fact using Mark as a structural outline but providing alternative narratives that undermine Mark’s understanding of Jesus and his teachings”, and that he is “convinced, with Greenberg, that John likely knows Mark and is at times offering his own take on Mark’s presentation of Jesus, which he sees as supplementary rather than contradictory.” The post can be read in full here.


Proving Jesus’ Authority in Mark and John: Overlooked Evidence of a Synoptic Relationship is out now with Cambridge Scholars, and can be purchased with a 20% discount on our website with the discount code jesus20. Please click here to order the book.

Meet our Authors: Elizabeth McNamer – February 2018

Dr Elizabeth McNamer is Assistant Professor and holder of the Zarek Chair of Religious Thought at Rocky Mountain College, USA. She serves on the Board of the Bethsaida Excavation Project, and has authored the book The First Century of Christianity in Jerusalem as well as several articles on archaeology and scripture.

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Islamic Law and Human Rights: The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

Moataz El Fegiery’s book Islamic law and Human Rights: The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt presents a comprehensive account of Muslim Brotherhood’s evolving thought on Islamic law and International Human Rights. Broadly, the book opposes the setting up of a shari’a state in a democratic regime with religious diversity.  It proposes the reform of traditional Islamic law as proposed by hardline Muslim jurists in favor of an “evolutionary interpretation of Islamic law” in a constitutional setup. The political transitions following the Arab Spring witnessed the influence of Islamists in politics. Focusing the impact of Muslim Brotherhood on the debates on Islamic law in the Muslim world, El Fegiery suggests that the protection of human rights requires the “transformation” of Islamists rather than their exclusion. He shuns the Islamists claim of equating sharia rule with democracy, based on the Muslim identity of people in the Muslim world, and vouches on the incompatibility of a shari’a state with democracy.

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Book Announcement: The Great War against Eastern European Jewry, 1914-1920

The Great War against Eastern European Jewry, 1914-1920 now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781527502895
Hardback, pp276, £61.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Great War against Eastern European Jewry, 1914-1920 by Giuseppe Motta.

This volume focuses on the consequences that the First World War had on the Jews living in the notorious Pale of Settlement within the frontiers of the Tsarist Empire. The research is entirely based on a solid documentary study, consisting of the documents of the Joint Distribution Committee and references to many historiographic works. Rather than dealing with the military aspects of war, the book focuses on the political consequences, and in particular on the economic and social changes that the conflict generated. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Jews in an Illusion of Paradise: Dust and Ashes Volume Two

Jews in an Illusion of Paradise: Dust and Ashes Volume Two—Falling out of Place and into History now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781527500211
Hardback, pp553, £70.99 / $119.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Jews in an Illusion of Paradise: Dust and Ashes Volume Two—Falling out of Place and into History by Norman Simms.

The focus of this volume is on essential themes, images and generic patterns, beginning with a Talmudic legend about four scholars. They, by means of daring mystical interpretations of Scripture, entered a Paradise, representing different means of imaginative reading, perception, memory and application of the law. One of them died, one went mad, another became a heretic and the other came back as a traditional exegete and teacher. Continue reading