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The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) and the American Theological Library Association have had a long and cordial relationship dating back to the 1940s with the inception of ATLA. ATLA and HEB have now partnered together to bring forth a highly regarded collection of e-books designed to support religious scholarship. The ATLA Special Series is a fully searchable subset of the larger ACLS HEB collection, and will not only represent an essential resource to ATLA members but offer them the opportunity to play a role in future content curation.

The titles in this series are designated by their series logo.  

Author Title Date
Ajayi, J. F. Ade Christian Missions in Nigeria, 1841-1891: The Making of a New Elite 1965
Akhavi, Shahrough Religion and Politics in Contemporary Iran: Clergy-State Relations in the Pahlavi Period 1980
Algar, Hamid Religion and State in Iran, 1785-1906: The Role of the Ulama in the Qajar Period 1969
Ando, Clifford The Matter of the Gods: Religion and the Roman Empire 2008
Atkinson, Clarissa W. Mystic and Pilgrim: The Book and the World of Margery Kempe 1983
Atkinson, Clarissa W. The Oldest Vocation: Christian Motherhood in the Middle Ages 1991
Badran, Margot Feminists, Islam and Nation: Gender and the Making of Modern Egypt 1995
Bainton, Roland H. Erasmus of Christendom 1969
Barnes, Timothy D. Athanasius and Constantius: Theology and Politics in the Constantinian Empire 1993
Bayly, Susan Saints, Goddesses and Kings: Muslims and Christians in South Indian Society, 1700-1900 1989
Bellah, Robert N. Tokugawa Religion: The Cultural Roots of Modern Japan 1985
Berger, David The Jewish-Christian Debate in the High Middle Ages: A Critical Edition of the Nizzahon Vetus 1979
Berkey, Jonathan P. The Formation of Islam: Religion and Society in the Near East, 600-1800 2003
Boddy, Janice Wombs and Alien Spirits: Women, Men, and the Zār Cult in Northern Sudan 1989
Bonomi, Patricia U. Under the Cope of Heaven: Religion, Society, and Politics in Colonial America 1986
Boswell, John Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century 1981
Boyer, Pascal Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought 2001
Brooke, John L. The Refiner's Fire: The Making of Mormon Cosmology, 1644-1844 1996
Brown, Peter The Cult of the Saints: Its Rise and Function in Latin Christianity 1981
Brown, Peter Robert The Body and Society: Men, Women, and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity 1988
Brundage, James A. Law, Sex, and Christian Society in Medieval Europe 1987
Bulliet, Richard W. The Patricians of Nishapur: A Study in Medieval Islamic Social History 1972
Bulliet, Richard W. Conversion to Islam in the Medieval Period: An Essay in Quantitative History 1979
Butler, Jon Awash in a Sea of Faith: Christianizing the American People 1990
Bynum, Caroline Walker Jesus as Mother: Studies in the Spirituality of the High Middle Ages 1982
Bynum, Caroline Walker Holy Feast and Holy Fast: The Religious Significance of Food to Medieval Women 1987
Bynum, Caroline Walker The Resurrection of the Body in Western Christianity, 200-1336 1995
Cahen, Claude Pre-Ottoman Turkey: A General Survey of the Material and Spiritual Culture and History c.1071-1330 1968
Cohn, Jr., Samuel K. The Cult of Remembrance and the Black Death: Six Renaissance Cities in Central Italy 1992
Collcutt, Martin Five Mountains: The Rinzai Zen Monastic Institution in Medieval Japan 1981
Comaroff, Jean, and Comaroff, John Of Revelation and Revolution, Volume I: Christianity, Colonialism, and Consciousness in South Africa 1991-1997
Connolly, S. J. Religion, Law and Power: The Making of Protestant Ireland, 1660-1760 1992
Delaney, Carol The Seed and the Soil: Gender and Cosmology in Turkish Village Society 1991
Dennett, Jr., Daniel C. Conversion and the Poll Tax in Early Islam 2000
Derrida, Jr., Jacques, and Mallet, ed., Marie-Louise The Animal that Therefore I Am 2008
Desan, Suzanne Reclaiming the Sacred: Lay Religion and Popular Politics in Revolutionary France 1990
Deuchler, Martina The Confucian Transformation of Korea: A Study of Society and Ideology 1992
Dodds, E. R. Pagan and Christian in an Age of Anxiety: Some Aspects of Religious Experience from Marcus Aurelius to Constantine 1965
Donner, Fred McGraw The Early Islamic Conquests 1981
Eaton, Richard M. The Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier, 1204-1760 1993
Eickelman, Dale F., and Piscatori, James Muslim Travellers: Pilgrimage, Migration, and the Religious Imagination 1990
Elliott, Dyan Spiritual Marriage: Sexual Abstinence in Medieval Wedlock 1993
Elliott, Dyan Proving Woman: Female Spirituality and Inquisitional Culture in the Later Middle Ages 2004
Erasmus, Desiderius The Education of a Christian Prince 1964
Gaddis, Michael There Is No Crime for Those Who Have Christ: Religious Violence in the Christian Roman Empire 2005
Gibb, H. A. R. Modern Trends in Islam 1947
Heimert, Alan Religion and the American Mind: From the Great Awakening to the Revolution 1966
Hillgarth, J. N. Christianity and Paganism, 350-750: The Conversion of Western Europe 1969
Hodgson, Marshall G. S. The Venture of Islam: Conscience and History in a World Civilization, Volume One: The Classical Age of Islam 1974
Hodgson, Marshall G. S. The Venture of Islam: Conscience and History in a World Civilization, Volume Two: The Expansion of Islam in the Middle Periods 1974
Hodgson, Marshall G. S. The Venture of Islam: Conscience and History in a World Civilization, Volume Three: The Gunpowder Empires and Modern Times 1974
Holt, Mack P. The French Wars of Religion, 1562-1629 1995
Jansen, Katherine Ludwig The Making of the Magdalen: Preaching and Popular Devotion in the Later Middle Ages 2001
Jaspers, Karl The Question of German Guilt 2001
Johnson, Penelope D. Equal in Monastic Profession: Religious Women in Medieval France 1991
Kantorowicz, Ernst H. The King's Two Bodies: A Study in Mediaeval Political Theology 1957
Klingshirn, William E. Caesarius of Arles: The Making of a Christian Community in Late Antique Gaul 1994
Knowles, Dom David The Monastic Order in England: A History of Its Development from the Times of St. Dunstan to the Fourth Lateran Council, 940-1216 1963
Kramer, Martin S. Islam Assembled: The Advent of the Muslim Congresses 1986
Ladner, Gerhart B. The Idea of Reform: Its Impact on Christian Thought and Action in the Age of the Fathers 1959
LaFleur, William R. Liquid Life: Abortion and Buddhism in Japan 1992
Larson, Edward J. Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate over Science and Religion 1997
Lassner, Jacob Islamic Revolution and Historical Memory: An Inquiry into the Art of Abbasid Apologetics 1986
Leclercq, Jean The Love of Learning and the Desire for God: A Study of Monastic Culture 1982
Lockman, Zachary Contending Visions of the Middle East 2010
MacCormack, Sabine Religion in the Andes: Vision and Imagination in Early Colonial Peru 1991
Mahmood, Saba Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject 2005
Makdisi, George The Rise of Colleges: Institutions of Learning in Islam and the West 1981
Martin, Joel W., and Ostwalt, Jr., Conrad E. Screening the Sacred: Religion, Myth and Ideology in Popular American Film 1995
McLynn, Neil B. Ambrose of Milan: Church and Court in a Christian Capital 1994
Mernissi, Fatima The Veil and the Male Elite: A Feminist Interpretation of Women's Rights in Islam 1991
Meyer, Birgit Translating the Devil: Religion and Modernity among the Ewe in Ghana 1999
Mir-Hosseini, Ziba Islam and Gender: The Religious Debate in Contemporary Iran 1999
Mooney, James The Ghost Dance Religion and the Sioux Outbreak of 1890 1991
Musallam, B. F. Sex and Society in Islam: Birth Control Before the Nineteenth Century 1983
Nasr, Seyyed Hossein Science and Civilization in Islam 2001
Nietzsche, Friedrich Untimely Meditations 1997
Oberman, Heiko Augustinus The Harvest of Medieval Theology: Gabriel Biel and Late Medieval Nominalism 1963
Orosius, Paulus Seven Books of History Against the Pagans 1936
Peel, J. D. Y. Religious Encounters and the Making of the Yoruba 2000
Rafael, Vicente L. Contracting Colonialism: Translation and Christian Conversion in Tagalog Society Under Early Spanish Rule 1988
Rapp, Claudia Holy Bishops in Late Antiquity: The Nature of Christian Leadership in an Age of Transition 2005
Ribuffo, Leo P. The Old Christian Right: The Protestant Far Right from the Great Depression to the Cold War 1983
Rothberg, Michael Multidirectional Memory: Remembering the Holocaust in an Age of Decolonization 2009
Salomon, Frank, and Urioste, George L. The Huarochiri Manuscript: A Testament of Ancient and Colonial Andean Religion 1991
Sensbach, Jon F. Rebecca's Revival: Creating Black Christianity in the Atlantic World 2005
Shaw, Miranda Passionate Enlightenment: Women in Tantric Buddhism 1994
Smith, Wilfred Cantwell Islam in Modern History 1957
Spitz, Lewis W. The Religious Renaissance of the German Humanists 1963
Taussig, Michael Shamanism, Colonialism, and the Wild Man: A Study in Terror and Healing 1986
Urton, Gary At the Crossroads of the Earth and the Sky: An Andean Cosmology 1981
Venarde, Bruce L. Women's Monasticism and Medieval Society: Nunneries in France and England, 890-1215 1997
Vlasto, A. P. The Entry of the Slavs into Christendom: An Introduction to the Medieval History of the Slavs 1970
von Grunebaum, Gustave E. Medieval Islam: A Study in Cultural Orientation 1953
Vryonis, Jr., Speros The Decline of Medieval Hellenism in Asia Minor and the Process of Islamization from the Eleventh through the Fifteenth Century 1986
Weinstein, Donald, and Bell, Rudolph M. Saints and Society: The Two Worlds of Western Christendom, 1000-1700 1982
Whitehead, Neil L. Dark Shamans: Kanaima and the Poetics of Violent Death 2002
Wilson, Stephen Saints and their Cults: Studies in Religious Sociology, Folklore and History 1983
Wright, Arthur F. Buddhism in Chinese History 1959
Zhu, Xi Reflections on Things at Hand: The Neo-Confucian Anthology 1967

rev. 11/29/2016