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A Religious Studies faculty tradition: ‘Book Cake Party’

120716feature_bookcakepartyUNCG Religious Studies always launches faculty’s new books in a special way – with a “Book Cake Party.”

“We toast the book, read from it, and then eat a cake in the image of the book,” said Dr. Gregory Grieve, department chair.

The department held its Book Cake Party on Sunday, Dec. 4, with plenty of cake to enjoy.

The department celebrated two monographs:

  • Ellen D. Haskell, “Mystical Resistance: Uncovering the Zohar’s Conversations with Christianity.” New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • Gregory Price Grieve,. “Cyber Zen: Imagining Authentic Buddhist Identity, Community and Practices in the Virtual World of Second Life.” New York: Routledge, 2016.

And it celebrated two edited volumes:

  • “The New Testament in Byzantium.” Edited by Derek Krueger and Robert S. Nelson. Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks Press, 2017.
  • “Prayer and Worship in Eastern Christianities, 5th to 11th Centuries.” Edited by Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony and Derek Krueger. London: Routledge, 2017.

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