New Books List

Publisher:

New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

Call Number:

KIC 200.82 G946 2014

Pages:

xi, 210 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Religion

Summary:
Significantly updated and expanded, this indispensable resource offers students and scholars alike real advice in navigating the ever-changing academic landscape. Offering practical guidance on graduate school, dissertation-writing, job interviews, promotions, retirement, publications, conferences, and so much more, this is the essential resource.
Publisher:

Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2010.

Call Number:

KIC 297.577 A398M 2010

Pages:

viii, 262 pages ; 25 cm.

Subject:

Religion

Summary:
What did it mean to be a wife, woman, or slave in a society in which a land-owning woman was forbidden to lay with her male slave but the same slave might be allowed to take concubines? Jurists of the nascent Maliki, Hanafi, and Shafi`i legal schools frequently compared marriage to purchase and divorce to manumission. Juggling scripture, precedent, and custom on one hand, and the requirements of logical consistency on the other, legal scholars engaged in vigorous debate. The emerging consensus demonstrated a self-perpetuating analogy between a husband¿s status as master and a wife¿s as slave, even as jurists insisted on the dignity of free women and, increasingly, the masculine rights of enslaved husbands.
Publisher:

Berkeley, California : Parallax Press, 2014.

Call Number:

KIC 294.34442 N576N 2014

Pages:

124 pages ; 21 cm.

Subject:

Religion

Summary:
The secret to happiness is to acknowledge and transform suffering, not to run away from it. In No Mud, No Lotus, Thich Nhat Hanh offers practices and inspiration transforming suffering and finding true joy.Thich Nhat Hanh acknowledges that because suffering can feel so bad, we try to run away from it or cover it up by consuming. We find something to eat or turn on the television. But unless we¿re able to face our suffering, we can¿t be present and available to life, and happiness will continue to elude us.
Publisher:

London : Oneworld, 2016.

Call Number:

KIC 297.566 A398S 2016

Pages:

xxxvii, 281 pages.

Subject:

Religion

Summary:
Whether exploring the thorny issues of wives' sexual duties, divorce, homosexuality, or sex outside marriage, discussions of sexual ethics and Islam often spark heated conflict rather than reasoned argument. In this updated and expanded edition of her ground-breaking work, feminist Muslim scholar Dr Kecia Ali asks how one can determine what makes sex lawful and ethical in the sight of God.
Publisher:

London : Yale University press, 2011.

Call Number:

KIC 297.4092 Q11S 2011

Pages:

xxxv, 218 pages ; 24 cm.

Subject:

Religion

Summary:
Stories from the rick folk tradition of India told by the 19th century Sufi master, Ghuath Ali Shah, and recorded by his disciple, Gul Hasan, are available here for the first time in English translation. In the vision of this great master, the Islamic and Hindu faiths are celebrated as paths to the one goal, and power by which we are given the free will to make our own destiny. For students of religion, Solomon's Ring provides an introduction to Sufism through one of its most important texts. For students of Asian history, it opens a window onto the tumultuous religious world of 19th century India. And for anyone seeking to understand what is universal and what is particular in a religious tradition, the teachings of Ghuath Ali Shah shed new light.