Fall 2016 catalog cover

In addition to the new hardcover and ebook releases, the Penn Press fall 2016 list includes many first-time paperbacks, among them books by Maurizio Albahari, Elisheva Baumgarten, Doron Ben-Atar and Richard Brown, George Demacopoulos, Lynne Enterline, Kathleen Donegan, Daniel Richter, and E. R. Truitt.


Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion

Series Editors: Daniel Boyarin, Virginia Burrus, Derek Krueger

Becker, Fear of God and the Beginning of Wisdom: The School of Nisibis and the Development of Scholastic Culture in Late Antique Mesopotamia (hc 2006, eb 2013)

BeDuhn, Augustine's Manichaean Dilemma, Volume 1: Conversion and Apostasy, 373-388 C.E. (hc 2009, eb 2012)

BeDuhn, Augustine's Manichaean Dilemma, Volume 2: Making a "Catholic" Self, 388-401 C.E. (hc 2013, eb 2013)

Boyarin, Border Lines: The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity (hc 2004, pb 2006, eb 2010)

Boyarin, A Traveling Homeland: The Babylonian Talmud as Diaspora (hc 2015, eb 2015)

Burns, Apocalypse of the Alien God: Platonism and the Exile of Sethian Gnosticism (hc 2014, eb 2014)

Burrus, The Sex Lives of Saints: An Erotics of Ancient Hagiography (pb 2007, eb 2010)

Burrus, Saving Shame: Martyrs, Saints, and Other Abject Subjects (hc 2007, eb 2013)

Chin, Grammar and Christianity in the Late Roman World (hc 2007, eb 2013)

Clark, Founding the Fathers: Early Church History and Protestant Professors in Nineteenth-Century America (hc 2011, eb 2011)

Cohn, The Memory of the Temple and the Making of the Rabbis (hc 2012, eb 2013)

Crislip, Thorns in the Flesh: Illness and Sanctity in Late Ancient Christianity (hc 2012, eb 2012)

Demacopoulos, The Invention of Peter: Apostolic Discourse and Papal Authority in Late Antiquity (hc 2013, pb Aug 2016, eb 2013)

Drake, Slandering the Jew: Sexuality and Difference in Early Christian Texts (hc 2013, eb 2013)

Dunning, Aliens and Sojourners: Self as Other in Early Christianity (hc 2009, eb 2012)

Dunning, Specters of Paul: Sexual Difference in Early Christian Thought (hc 2011, eb 2011)

Frilingos, Spectacles of Empire: Monsters, Martyrs, and the Book of Revelation (hc 2004, eb 2013)

Jacobs, Christ Circumcised: A Study in Early Christian History and Difference (hc 2012, eb 2012)

Kessler, Conceiving Israel: The Fetus in Rabbinic Narratives (hc 2009)

Krueger, Writing and Holiness: The Practice of Authorship in the Early Christian East (hc 2004, pb 2011, eb 2013)

Krueger, Liturgical Subjects: Christian Ritual, Biblical Narrative, and the Formation of the Self in Byzantium (hc 2014, eb 2014)

Marx-Wolf, Spiritual Taxonomies and Ritual Authority: Platonists, Priests, and Gnostics in the Third Century C.E. (hc 2016, eb 2015)

Miller, The Corporeal Imagination: Signifying the Holy in Late Ancient Christianity (hc 2009, pb 2016, eb 2012)

Penn, Kissing Christians: Ritual and Community in the Late Ancient Church (hc 2005, eb 2013)

Penn, Envisioning Islam: Syriac Christians and the Early Muslim World (hc 2015, eb 2015)

Powers, Muhammad Is Not the Father of Any of Your Men: The Making of the Last Prophet (pb 2011, eb 2011)

Powers, Zayd (hc 2014, eb 2014)

Rosen-Zvi, Demonic Desires: "Yetzer Hara" and the Problem of Evil in Late Antiquity (hc 2011, eb 2011)

Schott, Christianity, Empire, and the Making of Religion in Late Antiquity (hc 2008, eb 2013)

Schroeder, Monastic Bodies: Discipline and Salvation in Shenoute of Atripe (hc 2007, eb 2013)

Secunda, The Iranian Talmud: Reading the Bavli in Its Sasanian Context (hc 2013, pb Oct 2016, eb 2013)

Shoemaker, The Death of a Prophet: The End of Muhammad's Life and the Beginnings of Islam (hc 2011, pb 2015, eb 2011)

Simonsohn, A Common Justice: The Legal Allegiances of Christians and Jews Under Early Islam (hc 2011, eb 2011)

Sizgorich, Violence and Belief in Late Antiquity: Militant Devotion in Christianity and Islam (hc 2008, pb 2014, eb 2012)

Stein, Textual Mirrors: Reflexivity, Midrash, and the Rabbinic Self (hc 2012, eb 2012)

Steinmetz, Punishment and Freedom: The Rabbinic Construction of Criminal Law (hc 2008)

Weiss, Pious Irreverence: Confronting God in Rabbinic Judaism (hc Oct 2016, eb Oct 2016)

Wimpfheimer, Narrating the Law: A Poetics of Talmudic Legal Stories (hc 2011, eb 2011)

Yadin, Scripture as Logos: Rabbi Ishmael and the Origins of Midrash (hc 2004, eb 2013)

Yadin-Israel, Scripture and Tradition: Rabbi Akiva and the Triumph of Midrash (hc 2014, eb 2014)

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