Faculty Publications

2010

Dimitri Gutas
The short aporetic essay On First Principles by Theophrastus, thought to have been transmitted as his Metaphysics, is critically edited for the first time on the basis of all the available evidence–the Greek manuscripts and the medieval Arabic and Latin translations—together with an introduction,...
Frank Griffel
The Muslim philosopher Ibn Rushd (d. 1198) became famous among Latin European scholars as a commentator of the works of Aristotle. In Europe he was known as Averroes or simple as commentarius, “the commentator.” Active under the Almohads in Muslim Seville, Cordoba, and Marrakech, his various sets...

2009

Carolyn J. Sharp
Carolyn Sharp offers a brief introduction to each of the Bible s prophets and their prophetic books, developing the theological themes present in each with an eye toward how the prophetic message is relevant today. Sharp understands that prophets can be mediators to connect us with the holiness of...
Carolyn J. Sharp
Was God being ironic in commanding Eve not to eat fruit from the tree of wisdom? Carolyn J. Sharp suggests that many stories in the Hebrew Scriptures may be ironically intended. Deftly interweaving literary theory and exegesis, Sharp illumines the power of the unspoken in a wide variety of texts...
Marcia Inhorn
Extensive social science research, particularly by anthropologists, has explored women’s reproductive lives, their use of reproductive technologies, and their experiences as mothers and nurturers of children. Meanwhile, few if any volumes have explored men’s reproductive concerns or contributions...
Marcia Inhorn
Many serious public health problems confront the world in the new millennium. Anthropology and Public Health examines the critical role of anthropology in four crucial public health domains: (1) anthropological understandings of public health problems such as malaria, HIV/AIDS, and diabetes; (2)...
Marcia Inhorn
Following the routinization of assisted reproduction in the industrialized world, technologies such as in vitro fertilization, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, and DNA-based paternity testing have traveled globally and are now being offered to couples in numerous non-Western countries. This...
Eckart Frahm
Contains handcopies and editions of 80 previously unpublished historical and historical-literary texts in cuneiform from the city of Assur (Iraq). The texts, written between the 13th and the 7th century BCE, include the earliest Assyrian royal inscription that mentions Egypt, a new letter to the...
Frank Griffel
The Muslim thinker al-Ghazali (d. 1111) was one of the most influential theologians and philosophers of Islam and has been considered an authority in both Western and Islamic philosophical traditions. Born in northeastern Iran, he held the most prestigious academic post in Islamic theology in...
Dina Roginsky
Dance Discourse in Israel introduces a collection of articles in the field of dance research in Israel. A key issue of the book is the search for a unique expression of local Israeli creation within the universal language of dance.