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Varieties African American Rel (New Vectors in the Study of Religion and Theology) By Anthony B. Pinn 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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Why Do Jewish?: A Manifesto for 21st Century Jewish Peoplehood (Judaism #1) By Zack Bodner 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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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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Letter to a Christian Nation By Sam Harris Cover Image
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The Penguin Book of Exorcisms By Joseph P. Laycock (Editor) Cover Image
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Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or a Nightmare By James H. Cone Cover Image
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The Great Dispossession: Uyghurs Between Civilizations (Halle Studies in the Anthropology of Eurasia) By Ildikó Bellér-Hann, Chris Hann Cover Image
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Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System By Katrina Hazzard-Donald Cover Image
The Thing about Religion: An Introduction to the Material Study of Religions By David Morgan 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.