Manchester Religious Studies is a collection of 101 books written by leading names in the field as well as the journal, Bulletin of the John Rylands Library. It covers a range of disciplines including theology, philosophy, history of religion and sociology, with a focus on Christianity, Judaism and Islam.


This collection is a valuable resource for students and academics interested in religious studies and will enable readers to explore religious cultural systems, behaviours and faith.

Manchester Religious Studies aims to emphasise systematic, historically based, crosscultural perspectives. It offers rigorous scholarship on a wide variety of subjects, from medieval heresy trials to twenty-first-century Islamic charities, from Victorian hagiology to present-day halal and kosher debates.

Key features & benefits

101 books by highly regarded authors, plus access to the Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
A far-reaching coverage of religious studies, edited and authored by scholars from all over the world
Includes award-winning titles:
- Black Bartholomew's Day, by David Appleby, winner of the 2010 Richard L. Greaves Award by the International John Bunyan Society
- Jews and other foreigners, by Bill Williams, shortlisted for the 2012 Portico Prize for Non Fiction

Authors include

John H. Arnold - Professor of Medieval History at King’s College, Cambridge
Jonathan Benthall - former director of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Honorary Researcher in the Department of Anthropology at University College London
Peter Biller - Professor of History at the University of York
Simha Goldin - Director of the Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center at Tel Aviv University
Robert G. Ingram - Professor of History and Director of the George Washington Forum on American Ideas, Politics and History at Ohio University
Morny Joy - Professor Emerita of Classics and Religion at the University of Calgary
S. Karly Kehoe - Canada Research Chair in Atlantic Canada Communities at Saint Mary’s University
Tony Kushner - Marcus Sieff Professor of the History of Jewish/non Jewish Relations at the University of Southampton
Ali Riaz - Distinguished Professor of Politics and Government at Illinois State University
Alec Ryrie - Professor of Theology and Religion at Durham University
Uriya Shavit - Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Tel Aviv University
R. N. Swanson - Emeritus Professor of Medieval History at the University of Birmingham

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