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  1. Book ImageMeeting Faith: The Forest Journals of a Black Buddhist Nun

    Faith Adiele

    A wry account of the road from Harvard scholarship student to ordination as northern Thailand's first black Buddhist nun.More

  2. Book ImageAlberuni's India

    Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Biruni

    Alberuni's India is one of the greatest achievements of medieval scholarship. Not for nearly eight hundred years would any other writer match Alberuni's profound understanding of almost all aspects of Indian life.More

  3. Book ImageIslam without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty

    Mustafa Akyol

    A provocative manifesto for an interpretation of Islam that synthesizes liberal ideas and respect for the Islamic tradition.More

  4. Book ImageReligion in American Public Life: Living with Our Deepest Differences

    Azizah Y. al-Hibri, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Charles C. Haynes, Et Al.

    A thought-provoking discussion of the public and political expression of America's diverse religious beliefs.More

  5. Book ImageGenesis: Translation and Commentary

    Robert Alter

    "[Here is] ?the ?Genesis for our generation and beyond."—Robert FaglesMore

  6. Book ImageThe David Story: A Translation with Commentary of 1 and 2 Samuel

    Robert Alter

    "A masterpiece of contemporary Bible translation and commentary."—Los Angeles Times Book Review, Best Books of 1999More

  7. Book ImageThe Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary

    Robert Alter

    "A modern classic....Thrilling and constantly illuminating."—Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book WorldMore

  8. Book ImageThe Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary

    Robert Alter

    One of Newsweek’s Best Books of the Year and winner of the Robert Kirsch Award for Lifetime Achievement.More

  9. Book ImageThe Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes: A Translation with Commentary

    Robert Alter

    First time in paperback: “One of the most ambitious literary projects of this or any age.”—Adam Kirsch, New RepublicMore

  10. Book ImageAncient Israel: The Former Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings: A Translation with Commentary

    Robert Alter

    Robert Alter’s award-winning translation of the Hebrew Bible continues with the stirring narrative of Israel’s ancient history.More

  11. Book ImageStrong As Death Is Love: The Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Jonah, and Daniel, A Translation with Commentary

    Robert Alter

    “A pleasure to read. . . . Alter has given fresh life to some of the most beloved . . . books in our heritage.”—Philadelphia InquirerMore

  12. Book ImageThe Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary

    Robert Alter

    Volume(s): Three-Volume Set

    A landmark event: the complete Hebrew Bible in the award-winning translation that delivers the stunning literary power of the original.More

  13. Book ImageSt. Thomas Aquinas on Politics and Ethics

    Saint Thomas Aquinas, Paul E. Sigmund

    St. Thomas Aquinas on Politics and Ethics contains translations of carefully chosen and central selections from The Summa Against the Gentiles, On Kingship or The Governance of Rulers, and The Summa of Theology.More

  14. Book ImageThe Conference of the Birds

    Attar, Sholeh Wolpé

    “These lofty words are an antidote
    for anyone sickened by extremism's poison.”More

  15. Book ImagePoets of the Bible: From Solomon's Song of Songs to John's Revelation

    Willis Barnstone

    “The vividness and beauty of the language emerge in a fresh way . . . with evocative simplicity.” —Robert Alter, professor emeritus of Hebrew and comparative literature, University of California, BerkeleyMore

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