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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.

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AuthorTitleDate
Ajayi, J. F. AdeChristian Missions in Nigeria, 1841-1891: The Making of a New Elite1965
Akhavi, ShahroughReligion and Politics in Contemporary Iran: Clergy-State Relations in the Pahlavi Period1980
Algar, HamidReligion and State in Iran, 1785-1906: The Role of the Ulama in the Qajar Period1969
Ando, CliffordThe Matter of the Gods: Religion and the Roman Empire2008
Atkinson, Clarissa W.Mystic and Pilgrim: The Book and the World of Margery Kempe1983
Atkinson, Clarissa W.The Oldest Vocation: Christian Motherhood in the Middle Ages1991
Badran, MargotFeminists, Islam and Nation: Gender and the Making of Modern Egypt1995
Bainton, Roland H.Erasmus of Christendom1969
Barnes, Timothy D.Athanasius and Constantius: Theology and Politics in the Constantinian Empire1993
Bayly, SusanSaints, Goddesses and Kings: Muslims and Christians in South Indian Society, 1700-19001989
Bellah, Robert N.Tokugawa Religion: The Cultural Roots of Modern Japan1985
Berger, DavidThe Jewish-Christian Debate in the High Middle Ages: A Critical Edition of the Nizzahon Vetus1979
Berkey, Jonathan P.The Formation of Islam: Religion and Society in the Near East, 600-18002003
Boddy, JaniceWombs and Alien Spirits: Women, Men, and the Zār Cult in Northern Sudan1989
Bonomi, Patricia U.Under the Cope of Heaven: Religion, Society, and Politics in Colonial America1986
Boswell, JohnChristianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century1981
Boyer, PascalReligion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought2001
Brooke, John L.The Refiner's Fire: The Making of Mormon Cosmology, 1644-18441996
Brown, PeterThe Cult of the Saints: Its Rise and Function in Latin Christianity1981
Brown, Peter RobertThe Body and Society: Men, Women, and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity1988
Brundage, James A.Law, Sex, and Christian Society in Medieval Europe1987
Bulliet, Richard W.The Patricians of Nishapur: A Study in Medieval Islamic Social History1972
Bulliet, Richard W.Conversion to Islam in the Medieval Period: An Essay in Quantitative History1979
Butler, JonAwash in a Sea of Faith: Christianizing the American People1990
Bynum, Caroline WalkerJesus as Mother: Studies in the Spirituality of the High Middle Ages1982
Bynum, Caroline WalkerHoly Feast and Holy Fast: The Religious Significance of Food to Medieval Women1987
Bynum, Caroline WalkerThe Resurrection of the Body in Western Christianity, 200-13361995
Cahen, ClaudePre-Ottoman Turkey: A General Survey of the Material and Spiritual Culture and History c.1071-13301968
Cohn, Jr., Samuel K.The Cult of Remembrance and the Black Death: Six Renaissance Cities in Central Italy1992
Collcutt, MartinFive Mountains: The Rinzai Zen Monastic Institution in Medieval Japan1981
Comaroff, Jean, and Comaroff, JohnOf Revelation and Revolution, Volume I: Christianity, Colonialism, and Consciousness in South Africa1991-1997
Connolly, S. J.Religion, Law and Power: The Making of Protestant Ireland, 1660-17601992
Delaney, CarolThe Seed and the Soil: Gender and Cosmology in Turkish Village Society1991
Dennett, Jr., Daniel C.Conversion and the Poll Tax in Early Islam2000
Derrida, Jr., Jacques, and Mallet, ed., Marie-LouiseThe Animal that Therefore I Am2008
Desan, SuzanneReclaiming the Sacred: Lay Religion and Popular Politics in Revolutionary France1990
Deuchler, MartinaThe Confucian Transformation of Korea: A Study of Society and Ideology1992
Dodds, E. R.Pagan and Christian in an Age of Anxiety: Some Aspects of Religious Experience from Marcus Aurelius to Constantine1965
Donner, Fred McGrawThe Early Islamic Conquests1981
Eaton, Richard M.The Rise of Islam and the Bengal Frontier, 1204-17601993
Eickelman, Dale F., and Piscatori, JamesMuslim Travellers: Pilgrimage, Migration, and the Religious Imagination1990
Elliott, DyanSpiritual Marriage: Sexual Abstinence in Medieval Wedlock1993
Elliott, DyanProving Woman: Female Spirituality and Inquisitional Culture in the Later Middle Ages2004
Erasmus, DesideriusThe Education of a Christian Prince1964
Gaddis, MichaelThere Is No Crime for Those Who Have Christ: Religious Violence in the Christian Roman Empire2005
Gibb, H. A. R.Modern Trends in Islam1947
Heimert, AlanReligion and the American Mind: From the Great Awakening to the Revolution1966
Hillgarth, J. N.Christianity and Paganism, 350-750: The Conversion of Western Europe1969
Hodgson, Marshall G. S.The Venture of Islam: Conscience and History in a World Civilization, Volume One: The Classical Age of Islam1974
Hodgson, Marshall G. S.The Venture of Islam: Conscience and History in a World Civilization, Volume Two: The Expansion of Islam in the Middle Periods1974
Hodgson, Marshall G. S.The Venture of Islam: Conscience and History in a World Civilization, Volume Three: The Gunpowder Empires and Modern Times1974
Holt, Mack P.The French Wars of Religion, 1562-16291995
Jansen, Katherine LudwigThe Making of the Magdalen: Preaching and Popular Devotion in the Later Middle Ages2001
Jaspers, KarlThe Question of German Guilt2001
Johnson, Penelope D.Equal in Monastic Profession: Religious Women in Medieval France1991
Kantorowicz, Ernst H.The King's Two Bodies: A Study in Mediaeval Political Theology1957
Klingshirn, William E.Caesarius of Arles: The Making of a Christian Community in Late Antique Gaul1994
Knowles, Dom DavidThe Monastic Order in England: A History of Its Development from the Times of St. Dunstan to the Fourth Lateran Council, 940-12161963
Kramer, Martin S.Islam Assembled: The Advent of the Muslim Congresses1986
Ladner, Gerhart B.The Idea of Reform: Its Impact on Christian Thought and Action in the Age of the Fathers1959
LaFleur, William R.Liquid Life: Abortion and Buddhism in Japan1992
Larson, Edward J.Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate over Science and Religion1997
Lassner, JacobIslamic Revolution and Historical Memory: An Inquiry into the Art of Abbasid Apologetics1986
Leclercq, JeanThe Love of Learning and the Desire for God: A Study of Monastic Culture1982
Lockman, ZacharyContending Visions of the Middle East2010
MacCormack, SabineReligion in the Andes: Vision and Imagination in Early Colonial Peru1991
Mahmood, SabaPolitics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject2005
Makdisi, GeorgeThe Rise of Colleges: Institutions of Learning in Islam and the West1981
Martin, Joel W., and Ostwalt, Jr., Conrad E.Screening the Sacred: Religion, Myth and Ideology in Popular American Film1995
McLynn, Neil B.Ambrose of Milan: Church and Court in a Christian Capital 1994
Mernissi, FatimaThe Veil and the Male Elite: A Feminist Interpretation of Women's Rights in Islam1991
Meyer, BirgitTranslating the Devil: Religion and Modernity among the Ewe in Ghana1999
Mir-Hosseini, ZibaIslam and Gender: The Religious Debate in Contemporary Iran1999
Mooney, JamesThe Ghost Dance Religion and the Sioux Outbreak of 18901991
Musallam, B. F.Sex and Society in Islam: Birth Control Before the Nineteenth Century1983
Nasr, Seyyed HosseinScience and Civilization in Islam2001
Nietzsche, FriedrichUntimely Meditations1997
Oberman, Heiko AugustinusThe Harvest of Medieval Theology: Gabriel Biel and Late Medieval Nominalism1963
Orosius, PaulusSeven Books of History Against the Pagans1936
Peel, J. D. Y.Religious Encounters and the Making of the Yoruba2000
Rafael, Vicente L.Contracting Colonialism: Translation and Christian Conversion in Tagalog Society Under Early Spanish Rule1988
Rapp, ClaudiaHoly Bishops in Late Antiquity: The Nature of Christian Leadership in an Age of Transition2005
Ribuffo, Leo P.The Old Christian Right: The Protestant Far Right from the Great Depression to the Cold War1983
Rothberg, MichaelMultidirectional Memory: Remembering the Holocaust in an Age of Decolonization2009
Salomon, Frank, and Urioste, George L.The Huarochiri Manuscript: A Testament of Ancient and Colonial Andean Religion1991
Sensbach, Jon F.Rebecca's Revival: Creating Black Christianity in the Atlantic World2005
Shaw, MirandaPassionate Enlightenment: Women in Tantric Buddhism1994
Smith, Wilfred CantwellIslam in Modern History1957
Spitz, Lewis W.The Religious Renaissance of the German Humanists1963
Taussig, MichaelShamanism, Colonialism, and the Wild Man: A Study in Terror and Healing1986
Urton, GaryAt the Crossroads of the Earth and the Sky: An Andean Cosmology1981
Venarde, Bruce L.Women's Monasticism and Medieval Society: Nunneries in France and England, 890-12151997
Vlasto, A. P.The Entry of the Slavs into Christendom: An Introduction to the Medieval History of the Slavs1970
von Grunebaum, Gustave E.Medieval Islam: A Study in Cultural Orientation1953
Vryonis, Jr., SperosThe Decline of Medieval Hellenism in Asia Minor and the Process of Islamization from the Eleventh through the Fifteenth Century1986
Weinstein, Donald, and Bell, Rudolph M.Saints and Society: The Two Worlds of Western Christendom, 1000-17001982
Whitehead, Neil L.Dark Shamans: Kanaima and the Poetics of Violent Death2002
Wilson, StephenSaints and their Cults: Studies in Religious Sociology, Folklore and History1983
Wright, Arthur F.Buddhism in Chinese History1959
Zhu, XiReflections on Things at Hand: The Neo-Confucian Anthology1967