Save 40% on UNC Press books during our Annual Holiday SALE! See details.

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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.


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SBLAAR20: Elaine Maisner introduces our AAR virtual exhibit
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New Books in our Where Religion Lives Series


New Books in our Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks Series



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.

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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 and the Association for Public Religion and Intellectual Life (APRIL) Announce a New Partnership

Starting in January, UNC Press will publish CrossCurrents for APRIL (formerly the Association of Religion and Intellectual Life) and handle membership fulfillment for the organization.

For more information please see our blog post here and visit APRIL’s new website.


Christian Citizens

Christian Citizens

Reading the Bible in Black and White in the Postemancipation South

Elizabeth L. Jemison

China's Muslims and Japan's Empire

China's Muslims and Japan's Empire

Centering Islam in World War II

Kelly A. Hammond

Jumping the Broom

Jumping the Broom

The Surprising Multicultural Origins of a Black Wedding Ritual

Tyler D. Parry

Painted Pomegranates and Needlepoint Rabbis

Painted Pomegranates and Needlepoint Rabbis

How Jews Craft Resilience and Create Community

Jodi Eichler-Levine

Realizing Islam

Realizing Islam

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

Zachary Valentine Wright

Muhammad's Body

Muhammad's Body

Baraka Networks and the Prophetic Assemblage

Michael Muhammad Knight

St. Francis of America

St. Francis of America

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

Patricia Appelbaum

Religious Freedom

Religious Freedom

The Contested History of an American Ideal

Tisa Wenger

Tabernacles of Clay

Tabernacles of Clay

Sexuality and Gender in Modern Mormonism

Taylor G. Petrey

Visions in a Seer Stone

Visions in a Seer Stone

Joseph Smith and the Making of the Book of Mormon

William L. Davis

From Here to Equality

From Here to Equality

Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century

William A. Darity Jr., A. Kirsten Mullen

Saving History

Saving History

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

Lauren R. Kerby

Soul Liberty

Soul Liberty

The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Postemancipation Virginia

Nicole Myers Turner

The Laywoman Project

The Laywoman Project

Remaking Catholic Womanhood in the Vatican II Era

Mary J. Henold

Veil and Vow

Veil and Vow

Marriage Matters in Contemporary African American Culture

Aneeka Ayanna Henderson

Religious Intolerance in America, Second Edition

Religious Intolerance in America, Second Edition

A Documentary History

John Corrigan, Lynn S. Neal

The Transnational Mosque

The Transnational Mosque

Architecture and Historical Memory in the Contemporary Middle East

Kishwar Rizvi

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

America's Prophet

D. H. Dilbeck

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

Starstruck in the Promised Land

Starstruck in the Promised Land

How the Arts Shaped American Passions about Israel

Shalom Goldman

Railroading Religion

Railroading Religion

Mormons, Tourists, and the Corporate Spirit of the West

David Walker

Modernism on the Nile

Modernism on the Nile

Art in Egypt between the Islamic and the Contemporary

Alex Dika Seggerman

Who Is Allah?

Who Is Allah?

Bruce B. Lawrence

Bonds of Union

Bonds of Union

Religion, Race, and Politics in a Civil War Borderland

Bridget Ford

Religion, Art, and Money

Religion, Art, and Money

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

Peter W. Williams

What Is a Madrasa?

What Is a Madrasa?

Ebrahim Moosa

Muslim Pilgrimage in the Modern World

Muslim Pilgrimage in the Modern World

Babak Rahimi, Peyman Eshaghi

Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public Schools

Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public Schools

Reforming Secular Education or Reestablishing Religion?

Candy Gunther Brown

In a Pure Muslim Land

In a Pure Muslim Land

Shi'ism between Pakistan and the Middle East

Simon Wolfgang Fuchs

A Saint of Our Own

A Saint of Our Own

How the Quest for a Holy Hero Helped Catholics Become American

Kathleen Sprows Cummings

Finding God through Yoga

Finding God through Yoga

Paramahansa Yogananda and Modern American Religion in a Global Age

David J. Neumann

Prescribing the Dharma

Prescribing the Dharma

Psychotherapists, Buddhist Traditions, and Defining Religion

Ira Helderman

Prieto

Prieto

Yorùbá Kingship in Colonial Cuba during the Age of Revolutions

Henry B. Lovejoy

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

Troubled Memory, Second Edition

Troubled Memory, Second Edition

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

Lawrence N. Powell

God with Us

God with Us

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

Ansley L. Quiros

Hashtag Islam

Hashtag Islam

How Cyber-Islamic Environments Are Transforming Religious Authority

Gary R. Bunt

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

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

Islam without Europe

Islam without Europe

Traditions of Reform in Eighteenth-Century Islamic Thought

Ahmad S. Dallal

Liberia, South Carolina

Liberia, South Carolina

An African American Appalachian Community

John M. Coggeshall

Strangers and Friends at the Welcome Table

Strangers and Friends at the Welcome Table

Contemporary Christianities in the American South

James Hudnut-Beumler

City of Second Sight

City of Second Sight

Nineteenth-Century Boston and the Making of American Visual Culture

Justin T. Clark

Beyond Chrismukkah

Beyond Chrismukkah

The Christian-Jewish Interfaith Family in the United States

Samira K. Mehta

Gay on God's Campus

Gay on God's Campus

Mobilizing for LGBT Equality at Christian Colleges and Universities

Jonathan S. Coley

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

Common Threads

Common Threads

A Cultural History of Clothing in American Catholicism

Sally Dwyer-McNulty

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

A Communion of Shadows

A Communion of Shadows

Religion and Photography in Nineteenth-Century America

Rachel McBride Lindsey

Hard, Hard Religion

Hard, Hard Religion

Interracial Faith in the Poor South

John Hayes

The Promise of Patriarchy

The Promise of Patriarchy

Women and the Nation of Islam

Ula Yvette Taylor

Jah Kingdom

Jah Kingdom

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

Monique A. Bedasse

Religious Freedom

Religious Freedom

The Contested History of an American Ideal

Tisa Wenger

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

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

What Is Veiling?

What Is Veiling?

Sahar Amer