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%% Aers, David   
   Author = {Aers, D},
   Title = {What is charity? William Langland’s answers with some
             diachronic questions},
   Journal = {Religions},
   Volume = {10},
   Number = {8},
   Year = {2019},
   Month = {August},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {© 2019 by the author. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
             Charity turns out to be the virtue which is both the root
             and the fruit of salvation in Langland’s Piers Plowman, a
             late fourteenth-century poem, the greatest theological poem
             in English. It takes time, suffering and error upon error
             for Wille, the central protagonist in Piers Plowman, to
             grasp Charity. Wille is both a figure of the poet and a
             power of the soul, voluntas, the subject of charity.
             Langland’s poem offers a profound and beautiful
             exploration of Charity and the impediments to Charity, one
             in which individual and collective life is inextricably
             bound together. This exploration is characteristic of late
             medieval Christianity. As such it is also an illuminating
             work in helping one identify and understand what happened to
             this virtue in the Reformation. Only through diachronic
             studies which engage seriously with medieval writing and
             culture can we hope to develop an adequate grasp of the
             outcomes of the Reformation in theology, ethics and
             politics, and, I should add, the remakings of what we
             understand by “person” in these outcomes. Although this
             essay concentrates on one long and extremely complex
             medieval work, it actually belongs to a diachronic inquiry.
             This will only be explicit in some observations on Calvin
             when I consider Langland’s treatment of Christ’s
             crucifixion and in some concluding suggestions about the
             history of this virtue.},
   Doi = {10.3390/rel10080458},
   Key = {fds345871}

   Author = {Aers, D and Beckwith, S},
   Title = {Conversions},
   Journal = {Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies},
   Volume = {48},
   Number = {3},
   Pages = {433-434},
   Publisher = {Duke University Press},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {September},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1215/10829636-7048535},
   Key = {fds339235}

%% Beckwith, Sarah   
   Author = {Aers, D and Beckwith, S},
   Title = {The fortunes of tragedy},
   Journal = {Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies},
   Volume = {49},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {1-5},
   Year = {2019},
   Month = {January},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1215/10829636-7279600},
   Key = {fds341332}

   Author = {Aers, D and Beckwith, S},
   Title = {Conversions},
   Journal = {Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies},
   Volume = {48},
   Number = {3},
   Pages = {433-434},
   Publisher = {Duke University Press},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {September},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1215/10829636-7048535},
   Key = {fds339236}

%% Booth, Adam   
   Author = {Booth, ADP},
   Title = {“A Death Like his”: Saul's Privation and Restoration of
             Sight as Prophetic Formation in Acts 9},
   Journal = {Journal of Disability & Religion},
   Volume = {22},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {42-62},
   Publisher = {Informa UK Limited},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {January},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1080/23312521.2018.1437003},
   Key = {fds344928}

%% Brummitt, Jamie L.   
   Author = {Brummitt, J},
   Title = {The Frontiers of Immortality},
   Booktitle = {Human, Transhuman, Posthuman: Emerging Technologies and the
             Boundaries of Homo Sapiens},
   Publisher = {Learning},
   Editor = {Pasulka, D and Bess, M},
   Year = {2018},
   Key = {fds326674}

%% Chaves, Mark   
   Author = {Stolz, J and Chaves, M},
   Title = {Does disestablishment lead to religious vitality? The case
             of Switzerland.},
   Journal = {The British Journal of Sociology},
   Volume = {69},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {412-435},
   Publisher = {WILEY},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {June},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {Economists and sociologists of religion have claimed that
             religious establishment dampens religious vitality, leading
             to lower recruitment efforts, low attendance, declining
             membership within established congregations, and the
             'crowding out' of non-established congregations. Conversely,
             these authors have told us, disestablishment will lead to
             more religious vitality. Remarkably, even though these
             claims rest on the connection between establishment and the
             organizational and membership behaviour of local religious
             congregations, no research has directly examined that
             connection. We use the 2008 Swiss National Congregations
             Study as well as historical data to assess the effect of
             different levels of religious establishment on both
             established and non-established congregations. We find that
             established congregations do indeed show less religious
             vitality than non-established congregations. Contrary to the
             claims of the economic literature, however, these
             covariations are not caused by differences in religious
             establishment on the cantonal level. Both our quantitative
             and historical analyses show that disestablishment has not
             led to religious vitality for either established or
             non-established congregations. The only clear effect of
             disestablishment is a dramatic decrease of income for
             established congregations. Based on quantitative and
             historical evidence, we suggest that differences between
             established and non-established congregations are produced
             by differences in religious tradition and immigration flows,
             not by differences in levels of establishment.},
   Doi = {10.1111/1468-4446.12268},
   Key = {fds327191}

   Author = {Chaves, M},
   Title = {Congregations in Europe and the United States: Surprising
             similarities and common priorities for future
   Pages = {209-219},
   Booktitle = {Congregations in Europe},
   Publisher = {Springer International Publishing},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {May},
   ISBN = {9783319772608},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer
             Nature 2018. Every country is unique in its own way, and
             every country has its own religious particularities. But a
             main lesson that I take from these chapters is that there
             also are striking similarities across countries in their
             current religious situations. Perhaps it is not surprising
             to see religious similarities across European countries. But
             I am struck by similarities even between the European
             realities described in these chapters and the contemporary
             religious scene in the United States. I will highlight three
             points of similarity: decline, immigration as a source of
             religious diversity, and the suspicion that much religion
             now occurs outside religious organizations in general and
             outside congregations in particular. And I will conclude by
             suggesting several priorities for future
   Doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-77261-5_12},
   Key = {fds338545}

   Author = {Voas, D and Chaves, M},
   Title = {Even intense religiosity is declining in the United
   Journal = {Sociological Science},
   Volume = {5},
   Pages = {694-710},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {January},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {© 2018 The Author(s). In their 2017 article, "The
             Persistent and Exceptional Intensity of American Religion: A
             Response to Recent Research," Schnabel and Bock claimed that
             "intense religion . . . is persistent and, in fact, only
             moderate religion is on the decline in the United States."
             In this article, we show that even the intensely religious
             segment of the American population is indeed shrinking.
             Schnabel and Bock mistakenly concluded otherwise because
             their analytical strategy was not sufficiently sensitive to
             detect very slow change (leading them to miss signs of
             declining intense religion on the indicators they examined),
             they examined a limited set of indicators (missing still
             more signs of declining intense religion), and they paid
             insufficient attention to cohort differences. Overall, their
             empirical conclusion that "only moderate religion is on the
             decline in the United States" is simply false. And their
             interpretive conclusion that "intense religion in the United
             States is persistent and exceptional in ways that do not fit
             the secularization thesis" should be rejected.},
   Doi = {10.15195/V5.A29},
   Key = {fds342196}

%% Dubois, Katharine B.   
   Author = {Ashe, K},
   Title = {The Prince A Devil's Duke Novel},
   Pages = {432 pages},
   Publisher = {Avon},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {May},
   ISBN = {0062641743},
   Abstract = {Disguising herself as a man, she attends the surgical
             theater and fools everyone—except the one man who has
             never forgotten the shape of her exquisitely sensual lips.
             …will make a prince say yes to her every desire Forced to
             leave his ...},
   Key = {fds342265}

%% Goodacre, Mark S.   
   Author = {Goodacre, M},
   Title = {The Protevangelium of James and the creative rewriting of
             Matthew and Luke},
   Pages = {57-76},
   Booktitle = {Connecting Gospels: Beyond the Canonical/Non-Canonical
   Publisher = {Oxford University Press},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {January},
   ISBN = {9780198814801},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {© Oxford University Press 2018. The so-called
             Protevangelium of James is perhaps the most historically
             significant of all the non-canonical gospels. In prefacing
             its account of the birth of Jesus with an account of the
             birth and childhood of Mary, it has directly or indirectly
             shaped beliefs about the ‘holy family’ throughout
             Christian history. It is beyond doubt that the author is
             familiar with Matthew and Luke’s birth narratives and that
             he uses them extensively. Yet his use of source texts is
             seldom predictable, often creative, and almost always in the
             service of forging a compelling narrative that serves his
             idiosyncratic take on the tradition. The Protevangelium is a
             masterpiece of creative synthesis that reveres its source
             materials while being unafraid to plough its own furrow.
             This chapter investigates how the Protevangelium interprets
             and rewrites synoptic narratives, paying special attention
             to the author’s rewriting of the stories of the
             annunciation and the birth of Jesus.},
   Doi = {10.1093/oso/9780198814801.003.0004},
   Key = {fds337344}

%% Hacohen, Malachi H.   
   Author = {Hacohen, MH},
   Title = {Jacob and Esau: Jewish European History Between Nation and
   Publisher = {Cambridge University Press (CUP)},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {June},
   Abstract = {Jacob & Esau is a profound new account of two millennia of
             Jewish European history which, for the first time,
             integrates the cosmopolitan narrative of the Jewish
             intelligentsia with that of traditional Jews and Jewish
             culture. Malachi Hacohen uses the biblical story of the
             rival twins, Jacob and Esau, and its subsequent retelling by
             Christians and Jews through the ages as lens through which
             to illuminate changing Jewish–Christian relations and the
             opening and closing of opportunities for Jewish life in
             Europe. Jacob & Esau tells a new history of a people
             accustomed for over two-and-a-half millennia to forming
             relationships, real and imagined, with successive empires
             but eagerly adapting, in modernity, to the nation-state, and
             experimenting with both assimilation and Jewish nationalism.
             In rewriting this history via Jacob and Esau, the book
             charts two divergent but intersecting Jewish histories that
             together represent the plurality of Jewish European
   Key = {fds286647}

   Author = {Hacohen, MH},
   Title = {Karl Popper, the open society, and the cosmopolitan
             democratic empire},
   Pages = {189-205},
   Booktitle = {The Impact of Critical Rationalism: Expanding the Popperian
             Legacy through the Works of Ian C. Jarvie},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {January},
   ISBN = {9783319908250},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {© The Author(s) 2019. In The Open Society, written in New
             Zealand during WWII, Karl Popper invented the cosmopolitan
             democratic empire as an antidote to ethnonationalism.
             Popper, a non-Marxist socialist, protested that the
             nation-state was a charade and, in his portrayal of
             classical Athens, merged the images of Austria-Hungary and
             the British Commonwealth into a utopian democratic empire.
             The empire was an open society that would provide a home to
             the assimilated Jewish intelligentsia, which was excluded on
             racial grounds from the European nation-states. Jews were
             not to expect, however, recognition of their culture:
             Assimilation remained the best solution to the Jewish
             Question. Emerging from Jewish anxiety, Popper’s
             cosmopolitanism formed a marvelous imperial vision that
             failed to allay his own fears of antisemitism.},
   Doi = {10.1007/978-3-319-90826-7_16},
   Key = {fds342473}

%% Hall, Amy L.   
   Author = {Hall, A},
   Title = {Love.},
   Booktitle = {T&T Clark Companion to the Theology of Kierkegaard},
   Publisher = {T & T Clark},
   Year = {2019},
   Month = {February},
   ISBN = {0567667073},
   Abstract = {Christology) to those more understated (e.g. Pneumatology).
             The book concludes with possible theological trajectories
             for Kierkegaard's thought in the 21st
   Key = {fds342534}

   Author = {Hall, AL},
   Title = {Laughing at the Devil Seeing the World with Julian of
   Pages = {144 pages},
   Publisher = {Duke University Press},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {August},
   ISBN = {1478002107},
   Abstract = {Laughing at the Devil is an invitation to see the world with
             a medieval visionary now known as Julian of Norwich,
             believed to be the first woman to have written a book in
             English. (We do not know her given name, because she became
             known by ...},
   Key = {fds341393}

%% Hassan, Mona   
   Author = {Hassan, M},
   Title = {Poetic Memories of the Prophet’s Family: Ibn Ḥajar
             al-ʿAsqalānī’s Panegyrics for the ʿAbbasid
             Sultan-Caliph of Cairo al-Mustaʿīn},
   Journal = {Journal of Islamic Studies},
   Volume = {29},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {1-24},
   Publisher = {Oxford University Press (OUP)},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {January},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {Although Ibn Ḥajar al-ʿAsqalānī is primarily known for
             his seminal scholarship in the field of prophetic traditions
             or ḥadīth studies, he was also an accomplished poet. In
             fact, as this article reveals, one of the poems that Ibn
             Ḥajar included in his carefully crafted collection from
             the ninth/fifteenth century struck a deep chord of Muslim
             memories surrounding a restored Islamic caliphate. Far from
             the image of complete apathy to the Cairene ʿAbbasids that
             has long been conventional wisdom, Ibn Ḥajar’s panegyric
             for al-Mustaʿīn (r. 808–16/1406–14) lauded the
             ʿAbbasid caliph’s assumption of the Mamluk sultanate as a
             restoration of legitimate rule to the blessed family of the
             Prophet (ahl al-bayt). In crafting his poem, Ibn Ḥajar
             draws upon a deep reservoir of devotional love for the
             Prophet’s family in the late Mamluk era, embodied by
             al-Mustaʿīn as the descendant of the Prophet’s uncle
             al-ʿAbbās, and upon a dynamic and evolving Islamic legal
             tradition on matters of governance. Even though
             al-Mustaʿīn’s combined reign as sultan and caliph lasted
             only a matter of months, Ibn Ḥajar’s commemoration of it
             became a famous piece of cultural lore down through the last
             years of the Mamluk Sultanate and past the Ottoman conquest
             of Egypt. Through exploring the intertwined histories of Ibn
             Ḥajar, al-Mustaʿīn, and their contemporaries, as well as
             analysing published and manuscript recensions of Ibn
             Hajar’s poetry, topographies of Cairo, Mamluk chancery
             documents, and treatises on Islamic law and ḥadīth
             literature, this interdisciplinary article elucidates the
             religious and socio-political complexity of veneration for
             the ʿAbbasid caliphate in the late Mamluk
   Doi = {10.1093/jis/etx064},
   Key = {fds329171}

%% Homrighausen, Jonathan   
   Author = {Homrighausen, J},
   Title = {Words Made Flesh: Incarnational, Multisensory Exegesis in
             Donald Jackson’s Biblical Art},
   Journal = {Religion and the Arts},
   Volume = {23},
   Number = {3},
   Publisher = {Brill Academic Publishers},
   Year = {2019},
   Key = {fds343185}

   Author = {Homrighausen, J},
   Title = {Illuminating Justice: The Ethical Imagination of The Saint
             John’s Bible},
   Publisher = {Liturgical Press},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {June},
   ISBN = {978-0-8146-4455-3},
   Abstract = {Illuminating Justice explores the call to social ethics in
             The Saint John’s Bible, the first major handwritten and
             hand-illuminated Christian Bible since the invention of the
             printing press. Situating his close analysis of The Saint
             John’s Bible’s illuminations in the context of
             contemporary biblical exegesis and Catholic teaching,
             Homrighausen shows how this project stimulates the ethical
             imagination of its readers and viewers on matters of justice
             for women, care for creation, and dialogue between Jews and
             Christians. Written for scholars, pastors, teachers, and any
             fan of The Saint John’s Bible, this book shows how beauty
             and justice intertwine in this wondrous illuminated Bible
             for the new millennium.},
   Key = {fds337283}

%% Jaffe, Richard   
   Author = {Jaffe, RM},
   Title = {Seeking Sakyamuni South Asia in the Formation of Modern
             Japanese Buddhism},
   Pages = {320 pages},
   Publisher = {Buddhism and Modernity},
   Year = {2019},
   Month = {May},
   ISBN = {0226391159},
   Abstract = {In the richly illustrated Seeking Śākyamuni, Richard M.
             Jaffe reveals the experiences of the first Japanese
             Buddhists who traveled to South Asia in search of Buddhist
             knowledge beginning in 1873.},
   Key = {fds342098}

   Author = {Jaffe, R},
   Title = {PURE LAND, REAL WORLD: Modern Buddhism, Japanese Leftists,
             and the Utopian Imagination},
   Journal = {Pacific Affairs},
   Volume = {92},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {131-133},
   Year = {2019},
   Month = {March},
   Key = {fds342420}

   Author = {Jaffe, R},
   Title = {D. T. Suzuki and the Two Cranes: American Philanthropy and
             Suzuki’s Global Agenda},
   Journal = {Matsugaoka Bunko Kenkyū Nenpō},
   Volume = {32},
   Pages = {29-58},
   Year = {2018},
   Key = {fds342421}

%% Knust, Jennifer W.   
   Title = {The Future of New Testament Textual Scholarship},
   Publisher = {Mohr Siebeck},
   Year = {2019},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1628/978-3-16-156663-9},
   Key = {fds343725}

   Author = {Knust, J and Wasserman, T},
   Title = {To Cast the First Stone The Transmission of a Gospel
   Pages = {465 pages},
   Publisher = {Princeton University Press},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {November},
   ISBN = {0691184461},
   Abstract = {The story of the woman taken in adultery features a dramatic
             confrontation between Jesus and the Pharisees over whether
             the adulteress should be stoned as the law
   Key = {fds343663}

   Title = {The Bible and Feminism},
   Publisher = {Oxford University Press},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {January},
   ISBN = {9780198722618},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {<p>This groundbreaking book breaks with established canons
             and resists some of the stereotypes of feminist biblical
             studies. A wide range of contributors—from the
             Netherlands, Germany, Norway, East Africa, South Africa,
             Argentina, Israel, Hong Kong, the US, the UK, and
             Iran—showcase new methodological and theoretical movements
             such as feminist materialisms; intersectionality;
             postidentitarian ?nomadic? politics; gender archaeology;
             lived religion; and theories of the human and the posthuman.
             They engage a range of social and political issues,
             including migration and xenophobia; divorce and family law;
             abortion; ?pinkwashing?; the neoliberal university; the
             second amendment; AIDS and sexual trafficking; Tianamen
             Square and 9/11; and the politics of ?the veil?.
             Foundational figures in feminist biblical studies work
             alongside new voices and contributors from a range of
             disciplines in conversations with the Bible that go well
             beyond the expected canon-within-the-canon assumed to be of
             interest to feminist biblical scholars. Moving beyond the
             limits of a text-orientated model of reading, they look at
             how biblical texts were actualized in the lives of religious
             revolutionaries, such as Joanna Southcott and Sor Juana
             Inés de la Cruz. In important interventions—made all the
             more urgent in the context of the Trump presidency and
             Brexit—they make biblical traditions speak to gun
             legislation, immigration, the politics of abortion, and Roe
             v. Wade.</p>},
   Doi = {10.1093/oso/9780198722618.001.0001},
   Key = {fds343726}

   Author = {Wheeler-Reed, D and Knust, JW and Martin, DB},
   Title = {Can a man commit 'Greek passage' with his
   Journal = {Journal of Biblical Literature},
   Volume = {137},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {383-398},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {January},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {© 2018 Society of Biblical Literature. All rights reserved.
             In Classical and Hellenistic Greek, apart from use by Jewish
             and Christian authors, 'Greek passage' meant "prostitution."
             Different words from the same word group (built on 'Greek
             passage'-) all had something to do with prostitution. 'Greek
             passage' denoted a female prostitute, while 'Greek passage'
             referred to a male prostitute who might be paid for sex with
             a man or a woman. 'Greek passage' referred to a brothel, and
             some form of the verb 'Greek passage' referred to one
             prostituting oneself or someone else. 'Greek passage'
             referred to a pimp. Somewhere along the way, a group of
             words that in Greek and Latin seem to have originally
             referred simply to prostitution became in English a word
             referring, in most people's usage, to any sexual intercourse
             outside the bonds of marriage. But is that all that Paul or
             other New Testament writers mean when they condemn or warn
             against 'Greek passage' In other words, does 'Greek passage'
             when used by a New Testament writer refer only to
             "extramarital sex" between a man and a woman, or does it
             include other activities also? This article suggests that
             the answer varies depending on whom you ask.},
   Doi = {10.15699/jbl.1372.2018.345030},
   Key = {fds341307}

%% Lawrence, Bruce B.   
   Author = {Lawrence, BB},
   Title = {Writing Self, Writing Empire: Chandar Bhan Brahman and the
             Cultural World of the Indo-Persian State Secretary. By
             Rajeev Kinra. Oakland: University of California Press, 2015.
             xix, 371 pp. ISBN: 9780520286467 (paper, also available in
             cloth and as e-book).},
   Journal = {The Journal of Asian Studies},
   Volume = {78},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {223-224},
   Publisher = {Cambridge University Press (CUP)},
   Year = {2019},
   Month = {February},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1017/s0021911818002851},
   Key = {fds342284}

%% Lieber, Laura S.   
   Author = {Lieber, LS},
   Title = {With One Voice: Elements of Acclamation in Early Jewish
             Liturgical Poetry},
   Journal = {Harvard Theological Review},
   Volume = {111},
   Number = {3},
   Pages = {401-424},
   Publisher = {Cambridge University Press (CUP)},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {July},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {© 2018 President and Fellows of Harvard College. In this
             essay, the Rosh Hashanah Shofar service poems by the Jewish
             poet Yose ben Yose (fourth or fifth century CE, Land of
             Israel) are read through the lens of the Late Antique
             practice of acclamation. Yose's surviving body of works is
             limited, but he was influential within the Jewish tradition,
             and his poems have long been noted for their use of formal
             features such as fixed-word repetitions and refrains -
             features which align not only with poetic norms from the
             biblical period to Late Antiquity but also with the practice
             of acclamation. Jews attended (and performed in) the theater
             and games; they were familiar with rhetorical and oratorical
             training and related literary norms; and they were
             integrated socially, commercially, and politically into
             diverse and varied communities. The affinity of Jewish
             liturgical poetry from antiquity for other forms of poetic
             composition reflects Jews' general embeddedness in Late
             Ancient culture. Reading Yose's poetry as shaped by the
             conventions of acclamation highlights how Yose and his
             congregants were not only distinctly Jewish but also
             thoroughly Roman.},
   Doi = {10.1017/S0017816018000172},
   Key = {fds337164}

   Author = {Lieber, LS},
   Title = {Jewish Aramaic poetry from late antiquity: Translations and
   Journal = {Etudes Sur Le Judaisme Medieval},
   Volume = {75},
   Pages = {1-245},
   Publisher = {BRILL},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {January},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1163/9789004365896_002},
   Key = {fds335760}

   Author = {Lieber, LS},
   Title = {Daru in the winehouse: The intersection of status and dance
             in the Jewish east},
   Journal = {Journal of Religion},
   Volume = {98},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {90-113},
   Publisher = {University of Chicago Press},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {January},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1086/694658},
   Key = {fds332383}

%% Matory, J. Lorand   
   Author = {Matory, JL},
   Title = {The Fetish Revisited: Marx, Freud, and the Gods Black People
   Pages = {384 pages},
   Publisher = {Duke University Press},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {October},
   ISBN = {1478002433},
   Abstract = {Marx, Freud, and the Gods Black People Make J. Lorand
             Matory. Eshu (Èṣù, Yorùbá god), 1–2, 3f, 285–32,
             plate 1. See also Elegguá; Exu; Legba Èṣù (also Eshu or
             Elégbára; Yorùbá god), 1,3f, plate 1. See Elegguá; Exu;
             Legba ethnographic&nbsp;...},
   Key = {fds343644}

   Author = {Apter, A},
   Title = {Oduduwa’s Chain: Locations of Culture in the
   Journal = {African and Black Diaspora: an International
   Pages = {1-5},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {August},
   Key = {fds343645}

%% Morgan, David   
   Author = {Meyer, PF and Savard, M and Poirier, J and Morgan, D and Breitner,
   Title = {Hypothesis: cerebrospinal fluid protein markers suggest a
             pathway toward symptomatic resilience to AD
   Journal = {Alzheimer'S & Dementia : the Journal of the Alzheimer'S
   Year = {2019},
   Month = {January},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {© 2019 The Authors Introduction: We sought biological
             pathways that explained discordance between Alzheimer's
             disease (AD) pathology and symptoms. Methods: In 306
             Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI)-1
             participants across the AD clinical spectrum, we
             investigated association between cognitive outcomes and 23
             cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analytes associated with
             abnormalities in the AD biomarkers amyloid β1-42 and
             total-tau. In a 200-person “training” set, Least
             Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator regression
             estimated model weights for the 23 proteins, and for the AD
             biomarkers themselves, as predictors of ADAS-Cog11 scores.
             In the remaining 106 participants (“validation” set),
             fully adjusted regression models then tested the Least
             Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator–derived models
             and a related protein marker summary score as predictors of
             ADAS-Cog11, ADNI diagnostic category, and longitudinal
             cognitive trajectory. Results: AD biomarkers alone explained
             26% of the variance in validation set cognitive scores.
             Surprisingly, the 23 AD-related proteins explained 31% of
             this variance. The biomarkers and protein markers appeared
             independent in this respect, jointly explaining 42% of test
             score variance. The composite protein marker score also
             predicted ADNI diagnosis and subsequent cognitive
             trajectory. Cognitive outcome prediction redounded
             principally to ten markers related to lipid or vascular
             functions or to microglial activation or chemotaxis. In each
             analysis, apoE protein and four markers in the latter
             immune-activation group portended better outcomes.
             Discussion: CSF markers of vascular, lipid-metabolic and
             immune-related functions may explain much of the disjunction
             between AD biomarker abnormality and symptom severity. In
             particular, our results suggest the hypothesis that innate
             immune activation improves cognitive outcomes in persons
             with AD pathology. This hypothesis should be tested by
             further study of cognitive outcomes related to CSF markers
             of innate immune activation.},
   Doi = {10.1016/j.jalz.2019.05.007},
   Key = {fds345687}

   Author = {Morgan, D},
   Title = {How pictures complete us: the beautiful, the sublime, and
             the divine},
   Journal = {Material Religion},
   Volume = {14},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {135-136},
   Publisher = {Informa UK Limited},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {January},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1080/17432200.2017.1418228},
   Key = {fds335763}

   Author = {Morgan, D},
   Title = {Soldier Statues and Empty Pedestals: Public Memory in the
             Wake of the Confederacy},
   Journal = {Material Religion},
   Volume = {14},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {153-157},
   Publisher = {Informa UK Limited},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {January},
   url = {},
   Doi = {10.1080/17432200.2017.1418231},
   Key = {fds337496}

   Author = {Morgan, D},
   Title = {Images at work: The material culture of enchantment},
   Pages = {1-230},
   Publisher = {Oxford University Press},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {January},
   ISBN = {9780190272111},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {© Oxford University Press 2018. All rights reserved.
             Advocates of the ideology of modern progress and rationalism
             are fond of regarding human beings as rational agents and
             the universe as a collection of inanimate things that obey
             laws and do not exhibit agency. Yet evidence of nonrational
             practices of enchantment abounds in every part of human
             life: people commonly regard things as capable of
             independent action and expect the universe to respond to
             their desire for magic, miracles, and action at a distance.
             Clearly, rationalism is not as pervasive or singularly
             influential as some would insist. Enchantment consists of
             the things we do and how we do them to make the world go our
             way. This book argues that enchantment is not simply an
             irrational, primitive impulse that needs to be curbed or
             eliminated, but should be understood as problem solving.
             Images are ways of working on the world to achieve what
             people need. Images at Work explores how images operate,
             what their effects on viewers are, and how enchantment can
             be understood as visual dynamics that we need to take
             seriously. Enchantment is more than religion and is not
             identical with magic. And its effects are not fully
             discernible apart from its material culture because
             enchantment is about things and our engagement with
   Doi = {10.1093/oso/9780190272111.001.0001},
   Key = {fds333508}

%% Need, David   
   Title = {French: Rainer Maria Rilke translated by David
   Booktitle = {Fafnir's Heart World Poetry in Translation},
   Publisher = {Bombaykala Books},
   Editor = {Chabria, PS},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {December},
   ISBN = {8193835387},
   Abstract = {It features poems in 17 languages with special introductions
             to the work of each of the 49 featured poets and translators
             by editor Priya Sarukkai Chabria.&quot;We knew these
             delights existed around the world.},
   Key = {fds345743}

   Title = {German: Rainer Maria Rilke translated by David
   Booktitle = {Fafnir's Heart World Poetry in Translation},
   Publisher = {Bombaykala Books},
   Editor = {Chabria, PS},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {December},
   ISBN = {8193835387},
   Abstract = {It features poems in 17 languages with special introductions
             to the work of each of the 49 featured poets and translators
             by editor Priya Sarukkai Chabria.&quot;We knew these
             delights existed around the world.},
   Key = {fds345744}

   Author = {Rilke, RM},
   Title = {From Notebooks and Personal Papers},
   Pages = {210 pages},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {October},
   ISBN = {1848616023},
   Abstract = {This volume is the first English translation of these poems
             in the arrangement Rilke had set down in 1926. The
             arrangement translated here has only appeared in German as
             Aus Taschen-Büchern und Merk-Blättern.},
   Key = {fds345745}

%% Prasad, Leela   
   Author = {Prasad, L},
   Title = {Ethical Resonance: The Concept, the Practice, and the
   Journal = {Journal of Religious Ethics},
   Volume = {47},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {394-415},
   Year = {2019},
   Month = {June},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {© 2019 Journal of Religious Ethics, Inc. This essay defines
             ethical resonance through an ethnographic interlude that
             paves the way for a broader theorization of the concept. It
             begins by contextually recounting the story of an individual
             who had stayed at Sevagram, Mahatma Gandhi’s last ashram
             in 1944, shadowing Gandhi for some 20 days. The young
             man’s brief meeting with Gandhi in which Gandhi uttered
             only one sentence transformed him for his lifetime. I
             reflect on the experience and its narrative qualities to
             explore the broader question of why one is moved, and moved
             enough to be altered. I propose that the theorization of
             resonance in modern physics, in phenomenology, and in
             11th-century Sanskrit poetics is productive for
             understanding the subjective and the trans-subjective
             elements that underlie ethical persuasion. I argue that the
             idea of resonance helps bridge the affective and the
             aesthetic in moral self-formation that occurs in everyday
   Doi = {10.1111/jore.12261},
   Key = {fds344569}

%% Sun, Jesse   
   Author = {Sun, Z},
   Title = {Translating the Christian moral message: Reading Liang Fa's
             Good Words to Admonish the Age in the tradition of morality
   Journal = {Studies in World Christianity},
   Volume = {24},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {98-113},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {August},
   url = {},
   Abstract = {© Edinburgh University Press. This paper seeks to interpret
             Good Words to Admonish the Age, the most important writing
             of the first Chinese Protestant pastor, Liang Fa
             (1789-1855), in its complex relations with the tradition of
             morality books (shan shu). By doing so, the paper attempts
             to show Liang's subversive adoption of an existing social
             and religious genre that enjoyed widespread acceptance at
             the time. While Liang affirms the significance of moral
             values, he also distinguishes those practices held by
             morality books as meritorious from actual moral uprightness.
             In contrast, moral good for Liang is a result of divine
             intervention (that is, salvation) and a Christian duty, thus
             transcending the conventional purpose of earthly reward or
             securing one's own fate for blessings. In crafting his Good
             Words, the morality-book tradition forms an essential point
             of contact that Liang appropriated and adapted for
             delivering his Christian message - a message that is also in
             competition with the conventional moral view of salvation.
             For Liang, these moral tenets, which he still holds dear
             after his conversion, now culminate in a theological
             knowledge of God and his salvation plan.},
   Doi = {10.3366/swc.2018.0215},
   Key = {fds339332}

%% Surin, Kenneth J.   
   Author = {Surin, K},
   Title = {The abyss looks back},
   Journal = {American Book Review},
   Volume = {39},
   Number = {2-3},
   Pages = {6-7},
   Year = {2018},
   Month = {January},
   Key = {fds335530}

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