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Churches, Cultures, and Leadership: A Practical Theology of Congregations and Ethnicities By Mark Lau Branson, Juan F. Martinez Cover Image
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African American Religious History: Documentary Witness By Milton C. Sernett (Editor) Cover Image
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The Rise of Christianity: How the Obscure, Marginal Jesus Movement Became the Dominant Religious Force in the Western World in a Few Centuries By Rodney Stark Cover Image
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The Believer: Encounters with the Beginning, the End, and our Place in the Middle By Sarah Krasnostein Cover Image
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Shamanism By Piers Vitebsky Cover Image
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American Shtetl: The Making of Kiryas Joel, a Hasidic Village in Upstate New York By Nomi M. Stolzenberg, David N. Myers Cover Image
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Judaism in a Digital Age: An Ancient Tradition Confronts a Transformative Era By Danny Schiff Cover Image
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Stained Glass Ceilings: How Evangelicals Do Gender and Practice Power By Lisa Weaver Swartz Cover Image
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Taking America Back for God: Christian Nationalism in the United States By Andrew L. Whitehead, Samuel L. Perry Cover Image
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The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values By Sam Harris Cover Image
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Awakenings: American Jewish Transformations in Identity, Leadership, and Belonging By Rabbi Joshua Stanton, Rabbi Benjamin Spratt, Rev Kaji Dousa (Foreword by) Cover Image
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St Augustine's Sin: Why child abuse bedevils Christianity By Joseph P. W. Baker Cover Image
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New Hope for American Art

                                               New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools. 

In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:

  • Daniel Garber
  • Edward Redfield
  • George Sotter
  • Arthur Meltzer
  • Robert Spencer
  • William Langson Lathrop
  • Kenneth Nunamaker
  • John Folinsbee
  • Henry Snell
  • William F. Taylor
  • Fern Coppedge
  • M. Elizabeth Price
  • Clarence Johnson
  • S. George Phillips
  • Rae Sloan Bredin
  • Walter Baum
  • Walter Schofield
  • Morgan Colt
  • Charles Rosen
  • Joseph Meierhans
  • Charles F. Ramsey
  • Louis Stone
  • Charles Evans
  • Josef Zenk

New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.