AAR Virtual Exhibit

Welcome to the UNC Press Virtual Exhibit for the American Academy of Religion.

Since we can’t be together at the conference, we’re bringing our book exhibit to you.

From virtually anywhere, you can browse our list of new and recent titles, chat with our editor Elaine Maisner, learn about our new books in our Where Religion Lives and Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks Series, and more.


Elaine Maisner

A note from Elaine Maisner, executive editor for religious studies

Religion scholars and writers at all levels, welcome to UNC Press, celebrating its centennial in 2022. I invite you to check out UNC Press’s religious studies lists—thrilled for you to see our newest publications, as well as those from earlier seasons.

Join me in my zoom room during #AARSBL2021 on Nov. 19, 22, or 23 to talk about your projects. Early on in your process is fine. To set up a chat with me, just DM @elainemaisner or email emaisner@email.unc.edu.

Attend: Wondering how to get published? Join our virtual AAR panel (AV22-104), Steps to Publishing Your Book: From Pitch to Production, Monday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST. My fellow editors and I look forward to seeing you. First book or beyond.


New Books in our Where Religion Lives Series


New Books in our Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks Series


Congratulations!

Finalist,
2021 Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion, Textual Studies,
American Academy of Religion


Finalist,
2021 Religion and the Arts Book Award,
American Academy of Religion


All of our books (in fact, our entire site) are available now at our 40 percent AAR conference discount. Plus if your order totals $75, domestic U.S. shipping is FREE! Just use promo code 01REL40 at checkout.

Click here for our full list of books in our Religious Studies promotion.

Follow the links at the left for information on submitting a book proposal, ordering desk or examination copies (even free digital exam copies), classroom permissions, disability resources, and more. We’ve even created a handy FAQ document, with answers to the most-asked questions we get at exhibit booths.

Click on any book below to learn more. And, using our View Inside feature, you can leaf through the pages for a preview of each new book, just as if you were standing at our booth. Check it out on each book page.


UNC Press is proud to publish CrossCurrents for APRIL
(formerly the Association for Religion and Intellectual Life)

CrossCurrents: The Spirituality of Parenting

CrossCurrents: The Spirituality of Parenting

Volume 71, Number 3, September 2021

S. Brent Rodriguez-Plate

CrossCurrents

CrossCurrents

Volume 71, Number 2, June 2021

S. Brent Rodriguez-Plate

CrossCurrents: Jewish Objects, Jewish Affects

CrossCurrents: Jewish Objects, Jewish Affects

Volume 71, Number 1, March 2021

S. Brent Rodriguez-Plate



Meatpacking America

Meatpacking America

How Migration, Work, and Faith Unite and Divide the Heartland

Kristy Nabhan-Warren

The Souls of Womenfolk

The Souls of Womenfolk

The Religious Cultures of Enslaved Women in the Lower South

Alexis Wells-Oghoghomeh

Stretching the Heavens

Stretching the Heavens

The Life of Eugene England and the Crisis of Modern Mormonism

Terryl L. Givens

Hajj to the Heart

Hajj to the Heart

Sufi Journeys across the Indian Ocean

Scott Kugle

The Thing about Religion

The Thing about Religion

An Introduction to the Material Study of Religions

David Morgan

Public Confessions

Public Confessions

The Religious Conversions That Changed American Politics

Rebecca L. Davis

A Nation of Descendants

A Nation of Descendants

Politics and the Practice of Genealogy in U.S. History

Francesca Morgan

White Evangelical Racism

White Evangelical Racism

The Politics of Morality in America

Anthea Butler

Religion and the American Revolution

Religion and the American Revolution

An Imperial History

Katherine Carté

Spiritual Entrepreneurs

Spiritual Entrepreneurs

Florida's Faith-Based Prisons and the American Carceral State

Brad Stoddard

A New Christian Identity

A New Christian Identity

Christian Science Origins and Experience in American Culture

Amy B. Voorhees

Nonviolence before King

Nonviolence before King

The Politics of Being and the Black Freedom Struggle

Anthony C. Siracusa

Saving History

Saving History

How White Evangelicals Tour the Nation's Capital and Redeem a Christian America

Lauren R. Kerby

Christian Citizens

Christian Citizens

Reading the Bible in Black and White in the Postemancipation South

Elizabeth L. Jemison

Soul Liberty

Soul Liberty

The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Postemancipation Virginia

Nicole Myers Turner

Religious Freedom

Religious Freedom

The Contested History of an American Ideal

Tisa Wenger

Visions in a Seer Stone

Visions in a Seer Stone

Joseph Smith and the Making of the Book of Mormon

William L. Davis

Painted Pomegranates and Needlepoint Rabbis

Painted Pomegranates and Needlepoint Rabbis

How Jews Craft Resilience and Create Community

Jodi Eichler-Levine

Moral Majorities across the Americas

Moral Majorities across the Americas

Brazil, the United States, and the Creation of the Religious Right

Benjamin A. Cowan

Father Luis Olivares, a Biography

Father Luis Olivares, a Biography

Faith Politics and the Origins of the Sanctuary Movement in Los Angeles

Mario T. García

What Is Veiling?

What Is Veiling?

Sahar Amer

Hashtag Islam

Hashtag Islam

How Cyber-Islamic Environments Are Transforming Religious Authority

Gary R. Bunt

Islam without Europe

Islam without Europe

Traditions of Reform in Eighteenth-Century Islamic Thought

Ahmad S. Dallal

Devotions and Desires

Devotions and Desires

Histories of Sexuality and Religion in the Twentieth-Century United States

Gillian A. Frank, Bethany Moreton, Heather R. White

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

America's Prophet

D. H. Dilbeck

Gay on God's Campus

Gay on God's Campus

Mobilizing for LGBT Equality at Christian Colleges and Universities

Jonathan S. Coley

Beyond Chrismukkah

Beyond Chrismukkah

The Christian-Jewish Interfaith Family in the United States

Samira K. Mehta

Liberia, South Carolina

Liberia, South Carolina

An African American Appalachian Community

John M. Coggeshall

God with Us

God with Us

Lived Theology and the Freedom Struggle in Americus, Georgia, 1942–1976

Ansley L. Quiros

City of Second Sight

City of Second Sight

Nineteenth-Century Boston and the Making of American Visual Culture

Justin T. Clark

Prieto

Prieto

Yorùbá Kingship in Colonial Cuba during the Age of Revolutions

Henry B. Lovejoy

Religion as Critique

Religion as Critique

Islamic Critical Thinking from Mecca to the Marketplace

Irfan Ahmad

Ambivalent Embrace

Ambivalent Embrace

Jewish Upward Mobility in Postwar America

Rachel Kranson

Hard, Hard Religion

Hard, Hard Religion

Interracial Faith in the Poor South

John Hayes

Jah Kingdom

Jah Kingdom

Rastafarians, Tanzania, and Pan-Africanism in the Age of Decolonization

Monique A. Bedasse

The Promise of Patriarchy

The Promise of Patriarchy

Women and the Nation of Islam

Ula Yvette Taylor

The Religion of Chiropractic

The Religion of Chiropractic

Populist Healing from the American Heartland

Holly Folk

William James

William James

Psychical Research and the Challenge of Modernity

Krister Dylan Knapp

A Communion of Shadows

A Communion of Shadows

Religion and Photography in Nineteenth-Century America

Rachel McBride Lindsey

Darkness Falls on the Land of Light

Darkness Falls on the Land of Light

Experiencing Religious Awakenings in Eighteenth-Century New England

Douglas L. Winiarski

Common Threads

Common Threads

A Cultural History of Clothing in American Catholicism

Sally Dwyer-McNulty

A Luminous Brotherhood

A Luminous Brotherhood

Afro-Creole Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans

Emily Suzanne Clark

Sacred Interests

Sacred Interests

The United States and the Islamic World, 1821-1921

Karine V. Walther

Carolina Israelite

Carolina Israelite

How Harry Golden Made Us Care about Jews, the South, and Civil Rights

Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett

Troubled Memory, Second Edition

Troubled Memory, Second Edition

Anne Levy, the Holocaust, and David Duke's Louisiana

Lawrence N. Powell

St. Francis of America

St. Francis of America

How a Thirteenth-Century Friar Became America's Most Popular Saint

Patricia Appelbaum

Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public Schools

Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public Schools

Reforming Secular Education or Reestablishing Religion?

Candy Gunther Brown

Religious Intolerance in America, Second Edition

Religious Intolerance in America, Second Edition

A Documentary History

John Corrigan, Lynn S. Neal

A Saint of Our Own

A Saint of Our Own

How the Quest for a Holy Hero Helped Catholics Become American

Kathleen Sprows Cummings

From Here to Equality

From Here to Equality

Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century

William A. Darity Jr., A. Kirsten Mullen

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

America's Prophet

D. H. Dilbeck

Bonds of Union

Bonds of Union

Religion, Race, and Politics in a Civil War Borderland

Bridget Ford

In a Pure Muslim Land

In a Pure Muslim Land

Shi'ism between Pakistan and the Middle East

Simon Wolfgang Fuchs

Starstruck in the Promised Land

Starstruck in the Promised Land

How the Arts Shaped American Passions about Israel

Shalom Goldman

China's Muslims and Japan's Empire

China's Muslims and Japan's Empire

Centering Islam in World War II

Kelly A. Hammond

Prescribing the Dharma

Prescribing the Dharma

Psychotherapists, Buddhist Traditions, and Defining Religion

Ira Helderman

Veil and Vow

Veil and Vow

Marriage Matters in Contemporary African American Culture

Aneeka Ayanna Henderson

The Laywoman Project

The Laywoman Project

Remaking Catholic Womanhood in the Vatican II Era

Mary J. Henold

Muhammad's Body

Muhammad's Body

Baraka Networks and the Prophetic Assemblage

Michael Muhammad Knight

Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

Bruce B. Lawrence

What Is a Madrasa?

What Is a Madrasa?

Ebrahim Moosa

Finding God through Yoga

Finding God through Yoga

Paramahansa Yogananda and Modern American Religion in a Global Age

David J. Neumann

Jumping the Broom

Jumping the Broom

The Surprising Multicultural Origins of a Black Wedding Ritual

Tyler D. Parry

Tabernacles of Clay

Tabernacles of Clay

Sexuality and Gender in Modern Mormonism

Taylor G. Petrey

Muslim Pilgrimage in the Modern World

Muslim Pilgrimage in the Modern World

Babak Rahimi, Peyman Eshaghi

The Transnational Mosque

The Transnational Mosque

Architecture and Historical Memory in the Contemporary Middle East

Kishwar Rizvi

Modernism on the Nile

Modernism on the Nile

Art in Egypt between the Islamic and the Contemporary

Alex Dika Seggerman

Railroading Religion

Railroading Religion

Mormons, Tourists, and the Corporate Spirit of the West

David Walker

Religious Freedom

Religious Freedom

The Contested History of an American Ideal

Tisa Wenger

Religion, Art, and Money

Religion, Art, and Money

Episcopalians and American Culture from the Civil War to the Great Depression

Peter W. Williams

Darkness Falls on the Land of Light

Darkness Falls on the Land of Light

Experiencing Religious Awakenings in Eighteenth-Century New England

Douglas L. Winiarski

Realizing Islam

Realizing Islam

The Tijaniyya in North Africa and the Eighteenth-Century Muslim World

Zachary Valentine Wright

Those Who Know Don't Say

Those Who Know Don't Say

The Nation of Islam, the Black Freedom Movement, and the Carceral State

Garrett Felber

Sick and Tired

Sick and Tired

An Intimate History of Fatigue

Emily K. Abel

A Saint of Our Own

A Saint of Our Own

How the Quest for a Holy Hero Helped Catholics Become American

Kathleen Sprows Cummings

Against Sex

Against Sex

Identities of Sexual Restraint in Early America

Kara M. French

Convulsed States

Convulsed States

Earthquakes, Prophecy, and the Remaking of Early America

Jonathan Todd Hancock

Colors of Confinement

Colors of Confinement

Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in World War II

Eric L. Muller