Reading Religion Bi-Weekly Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 20

Dear Reading Religion subscribers,

The 2018 AAR Annual Meeting in Denver is fast approaching.  There will be 36 Book Panel and more than 40 individual titles discussed from November 17-20th. In the latest installment of Reading Religion's Book Review Essays Series--AAR 2018 Conference Book Panels on New Books, 2015-2018--Vilmarie Vega provides a comprehensive overview of the books, authors, and panelists. Laid out chronologically, this special edition essay will help you make the most of your time in Denver.

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Click here for our newest addition to our Author Interviews Series--José Cabezón discussing Sexuality in Classical South Asian Buddhism.

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Lisa Haygood, Managing Editor                                            Vilmarie Vega, Assistant Editor and Social Media Coordinator



AAR 2018 Conference Book Panels on New Books, 2015-2018



Interview with José Cabezón, author of Sexuality in Classical South Asian Buddhism. Interviewed by Cynthia Eller. (Wisdom Publications, 2017).


BOOKS REVIEWED, 10/16/2018 to 10/31/2018

African Religions

Spiritual Citizenship: Transnational Pathways from Black Power to Ifá in Trinidad. By N. Fadeke Castor (Duke University Press, 11/28/17). Reviewed by J. Brent Crosson.



Seeing Like the Buddha: Enlightenment through Film. By Francisca Cho (State University of New York Press, 3/1/17). Reviewed by Paul McBain.

Buddhism in Mongolian History, Culture, and Society. By Vesna A. Wallace (ed) (Oxford University Press, 1/30/15). Reviewed by Anne-Sophie Pratte.

Buddhism Illuminated: Manuscript Art from South-East Asia. By San San May, Jana Igunma (University of Washington Press, 3/12/18). Reviewed by Rebecca Hall.

Buddhism in Mongolian History, Culture, and Society. By Vesna A. Wallace (ed) (Oxford University Press, 1/30/15). Reviewed by Anne-Sophie Pratte.

No-Gate Gateway: The Original Wu-Men Kuan. By David Hinton (Shambhala, 2/27/18). Reviewed by Kenneth J. Valencich.

Changing Minds: Contributions to the Study of Buddhism and Tibet in Honor of Jeffrey Hopkins. By Guy Newland (ed.) (Shambhala Publications, Incorporated, 9/12/17). Reviewed by Patrick Lambelet.


Christianity, contemporary

Our Witness: The Unheard Stories of LGBT+ Christians. By Brandan Robertson (ed) (Cascade, 3/27/18). Reviewed by Benjamin Hollenbach.

The Stranger at the Feast: Prohibition and Mediation in an Ethiopian Orthodox Christian Community (The Anthropology of Christianity). By Tom Boylston (University of California Press, 1/12/18). Reviewed by Steven Kaplan.


Christianity, (mostly) history of

The Siege of Acre, 1189-1191: Saladin, Richard the Lionheart, and the Battle That Decided the Crusades. By John D. Hosler (Yale University Press, 6/26/18). Reviewed by Lori Anne Ferrell.

Making Amulets Christian: Artefacts, Scribes, and Contexts (Oxford Early Christian Studies). By Theodore de Bruyn (Oxford University Press, 7/27/17). Reviewed by Melody Everest.

Biblical Humanism in Bohemia and Moravia in the 16th Century (Europa Humanistica: Bohemia and Moravia). By Robert Dittmann and J. Just (Brepols Publishers, 2/28/17). Reviewed by Thomas Fudge.



Christianity, ethics and social justice

Womanist Sass and Talk Back: Social (In)Justice, Intersectionality, and Biblical Interpretation. By Mitzi J. Smith (Cascade Books, 1/25/18). Reviewed by Rachelle Green.

Whole-Earth Ethics for Holy Ground: The Development and Practice of "Sacramental" Creation Spirituality. By Stephen L. Hastings (Rowman & Littlefield, 10/19/16). Reviewed by Kevin Irwin.


Christianity, theology

Called to Attraction: An Introduction to the Theology of Beauty. By Brendan Thomas Sammon (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 10/26/17). Reviewed by W. David O. Taylor.

Righteous by Promise: A Biblical Theology of Circumcision (New Studies in Biblical Theology). By Karl Deenick (InterVarsity Press, 5/1/18). Reviewed by Scott Bayer.

Sabbath Rest as Vocation: Aging Towards Death (T&T Clark Enquiries in Theological Ethics). By Autumn Alcott Ridenour (Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 6/14/18). Reviewed by J. Philip Letizia.

The Cross in Contexts: Suffering and Redemption in Palestine. By Mitri Raheb and Suzanne Watts Henderson (Orbis Books, 4/20/17). Reviewed by Michael Kochenash.

Quick and Easy Guide to United Methodist Polity. By Anne L Burkholder, Thomas W Elliott Jr (GBHEM, 2/15/18). Reviewed by Michael K. Turner.


Christianity, biblical interpretation and reception

Illuminating Justice: The Ethical Imagination of the Saint John's Bible. By Jonathan Homrighausen (Liturgical Press, 7/15/18). Reviewed by Joseph Gordon.

Apparitions of Jesus: The Resurrection as Ghost Story. By Robert Conner (Tellectual LLC, 5/23/18). Reviewed by Scott G. Bruce.


Christianity, Evangelical

Biblical Porn: Affect, Labor, and Pastor Mark Driscoll's Evangelical Empire. By Jessica Johnson (Duke University Press Books, 5/17/2018). Reviewed by Rebecca Barrett-Fox.

The Scandal of Evangelism: A Biblical Study of the Ethics of Evangelicalism. By Elmer John Thiessen (Cascade Books, 4/26/18). Reviewed by Bradley Penner.

Houses Divided: Evangelical Schisms and the Crisis of the Union in Missouri (Religion in America). By Lucas P. Volkman (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 3/1/18). Reviewed by Laura Rominger Porter.

The Spirit of Early Evangelicalism: True Religion in a Modern World. By D. Bruce Hindmarsh (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1/2/18). Reviewed by Tucker Adkins.

Dan Taylor (1738-1816), Baptist Leader and Pioneering Evangelical (Monographs in Baptist History). By Richard T. Pollard (Pickwick Publications, 7/31/18).


Christianity & Women

Crispina and Her Sisters: Women and Authority in Early Christianity (Fortress Atlases). By Christine Schenk (Fortress Press, 12/1/17). Reviewed by Rebecca Denova.

An Explorer's Guide to Julian of Norwich (Explorer's Guides). By Veronica Mary Rolf (IVP Academic, 6/12/18). Reviewed by Brian Dant.

Mothers of Faith: Motherhood in the Christian Tradition. By Wilfred M. Sumani (Orbis Books, 12/14/17). Reviewed by Carrie Frederick Frost.



Philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita: A Contemporary Introduction. By Keya Maitra (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 3/22/18). Reviewed by Keith E. Cantú.

The Bhagavad Gita: A Guide to Navigating the Battle of Life. By Ravi Ravindra (Shambhala, 5/16/17). Reviewed by Keith E. Cantú.

Unconditional Equality: Gandhi's Religion of Resistance (A Cultural Critique Book). By Ajay Skaria (Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2/8/16). Reviewed by Swami Narasimhananda.


Indigenous Religions

The Newark Earthworks: Enduring Monuments, Contested Meanings (Studies in Religion and Culture). By Lindsay Jones and Richard D. Shiels (eds.) (University of Virginia Press, 4/1/16). Reviewed by Alec Sixta.



Faithfully Urban: Pious Muslims in a German City. By Petra Kuppinger (Berghahn Books, Incorporated, 6/1/2015). Reviewed by Elisabeth Becker.

Kingdoms of Faith: A New History of Islamic Spain. By Brian A. Catlos (Basic Books, 5/1/18). Reviewed by Claire Gilbert.

A History of the Ottoman Empire. By Douglas A. Howard (Cambridge University Press, 1/9/17). Reviewed by Molly Greene.



Nietzsche, Soloveitchik and Contemporary Jewish Philosophy. By Daniel Rynhold and Michael J. Harris (Cambridge University Press, 6/30/18). Reviewed by Benjamin Ricciardi.

Moses Mendelssohn's Hebrew Writings (Yale Judaica Series). By Edward Breuer (ed/trans) (Yale University Press, 5/22/18). Reviewed by Elias Sacks.

The Cambridge Companion to Judaism and Law (Cambridge Companions to Religion). By Christine Hayes (ed) (Cambridge University Press, 2/17/17). Reviewed by Ronit Irshai.

The Soul of Judaism: Jews of African Descent in America. By Bruce D. Haynes (New York University Press, 8/14/18). Reviewed by Marla Brettschneider.

Hasidism: Key Questions. By Marcn Wodzinski (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 7/2/18). Reviewed by Brian Hillman.

Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law (Library of Jewish Ideas). By Chaim N. Saiman (Princeton University Press, 9/4/18). Reviewed by Jonathan Schofer.

Saving One's Own: Jewish Rescuers during the Holocaust. By Mordecai Paldiel (Jewish Publication Society, 4/1/17). Reviewed by Benedetta Carnaghi.


Philosophy of Religion

Reasoning from Faith: Fundamental Theology in Merold Westphal's Philosophy of Religion (Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion). By Justin Sands (Indiana University Press, 1/16/18). Reviewed by Rebekah Gordon.


Comparative Religions, Anthropology of Religions

Interreligious/Interfaith Studies: Defining a New Field. By Eboo Patel, Jennifer Howe Peace, Noah Silverman (eds) (Beacon Press, 8/21/18). Reviewed by Patrick Horn.

Diffused Religion: Beyond Secularization. By Roberto Cipriani (Palgrave Macmillan, 11/10/17). Reviewed by Paolo Costa.

Being Godless: Ethnographies of Atheism and Non-Religion. By Ruy Llera Blanes and Galina Oustinova-Stjepanovic (eds.) (Berghahn Books, Incorporated, 5/1/2017). Reviewed by Lori G. Beaman.


Religion, Art, Film, & Music

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts. By Timothy K. Beal (ed) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 12/1/15). Reviewed by Jennifer Awes Freeman.

Modern Art and the Life of a Culture: The Religious Impulses of Modernism (Studies in Theology and the Arts). By Jonathan A. Anderson and William A. Dyrness (IVP Academic, 6/27/16). Reviewed by Wolfgang Müller.

T&T Clark Companion to the Bible and Film. By Richard Walsh (ed) (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 6/28/18). Reviewed by Gaye Ortiz.

Martin Scorsese's Divine Comedy: Movies and Religion. By Catherine O'Brien (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 5/17/18). Reviewed by Kent Brintnall.

Barbra Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power. By Neal Gabler (Yale University Press, 9/12/17). Reviewed by Jennifer Hall.


Religion & Politics

Liturgical Power: Between Economic and Political Theology (Commonalities [FUP]). By Nicholas Heron (Fordham University Press, 11/28/17). Reviewed by Baldassare Scolari.

Kierkegaard and Political Theology. By Roberto Sirvent and Silas Morgan (eds) (Pickwick Publications, 3/6/18). Reviewed by Chris Boesel.

Gods, Gays, and Guns: Religion and the Future of Democracy. By Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou (Chalice Press, 8/31/17). Reviewed by Abbylynn Helgevold.

The Biopolitics of Feeling: Race, Sex, and Science in the Nineteenth Century (ANIMA). By Kyla Schuller (Duke University Press, 12/22/17). Reviewed by Allison P. Coudert.


BOOKS RECEIVED, 10/16/2018 to 10/31/2018

Religion in North America

That Religion in Which All Men Agree: Freemasonry in American Culture . By David G. Hackett (University of California Press, 9/15/15).

The Resilience of Religion in American Higher Education. By John Schmalzbauer and Kathleen Mahoney (Baylor University Press, 9/1/18).


African religions

An Intimate Rebuke: Female Genital Power in Ritual and Politics in West Africa (Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People). By Laura S. Grillo (Duke University Press, 11/9/18).



The Monastery Rules: Buddhist Monastic Organization in Pre-Modern Tibet (South Asia Across the Disciplines) . By Berthe Jansen (University of California Press, 10/23/18).

A Compendium of the Mahayana: Asanga's Mahāyānasaṃgraha and Its Indian and Tibetan Commentaries (3 Vol Set). By Asanga; Karl Brunnhölzl (trans) (Shambhala Publications, 12/18/18).

The Mind Illuminated: A Compete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science for Greater Mindfulness. By John Yates, Matthew Immergut and Jeremy Graves (Simon & Shuster, 1/3/17).


Christianity (mostly), history of

Freedom and protection: Monastic exemption in France, c. 590-c. 1100. By Kriston Rennie (Manchester University Press, 10/1/18).

China and the Church: Chinoiserie in Global Context (Franklin D. Murphy Lectures). By Christopher M. S. Johns (University of California Press, 2/16/16).

Divine Deliverance: Pain and Painlessness in Early Christian Martyr Texts. By L. Stephanie Cobb (Univ of California Press, 11/29/16).

Colonial New Mexican Families: Community, Church, and State, 1692-1800. By Suzanne M. Stamatov (University of New Mexico Press, 6/1/18).

Christian Renewal Movements in Eastern Europe (Christianity and Renewal - Interdisciplinary Studies). By Aleksandra Djurić Milovanović and Radmila Radić (eds) (Palgrave Macmillian, 10/17/17).

A Flight of Parsons: The Divinity Diaspora of Trinity College Dublin. By Thomas P. Power (ed) (Pickwick Publications, 7/26/18).

A History of the Athonite Commonwealth: The Spiritual and Cultural Diaspora of Mount Athos. By Graham Speake (Cambridge University Press, 5/8/18).


Christianity, ancient

City of Demons: Violence, Ritual, and Christian Power in Late Antiquity. By Dayna S. Kalleres (University of California Press, 10/13/15).

Early Christian Care for the Poor: An Alternative Subsistence Strategy under Roman Imperial Rule (Matrix: The Bible in Mediterranean Context) . By K. C. Richardson (Cascade Books, 8/3/18).

Scenting Salvation: Ancient Christianity and the Olfactory Imagination (Transformation of the Classical Heritage). By Susan Ashbrook Harvey (University of California Press, 8/25/15).

Preaching Bondage: John Chrysostom and the Discourse of Slavery in Early Christianity. By Chris L. de Wet (University of California Press, 7/21/15).

Scriptures, Sacred Traditions, and Strategies of Religious Subversion: Studies in Discourse With the Work of Guy G. Stroumsa (Studies and Texts in Antiquity and Christianity) . By Moshe Blidstein, Daniel Stokl Ben Ezra and Serge Ruzer (eds) (Mohr Siebeck GmbH & Company KG, 9/1/18).


Christianity, contemporary

Sensational Movies: Video, Vision, and Christianity in Ghana (The Anthropology of Christianity). By Birgit Meyer (University of California Press, 10/16/15).


Christianity, theology

The Integrity of the Body of Christ: Boundary Keeping as Shared Responsibility. By Arden Mahlberg and Craig L Nessan (Cascade Books, 5/23/16).

Acts of Interpretation: Scripture, Theology, and Culture. By S. A. Cummins and Jens Zimmermann (eds) (Eerdmans, 9/25/18).

Grounded in Heaven: Recentering Christian Hope and Life on God. By Michael Allen (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 10/2/18).

Queer Theology: Beyond Apologetics (Cascade Companions). By Linn Marie Tonstad (Cascade Books, 7/26/18).

Understanding Bonhoeffer. By Peter Frick (Baylor University Press, 8/15/18).

The Disputed Teachings of Vatican II: Continuity and Reversal in Catholic Doctrine. By Thomas G. Guarino (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 10/1/18).

Mornings with Bonhoeffer: 100 Reflections on the Christian Life. By Donald McKim (Abingdon Press, 10/2/18).

Bonhoeffer on Resistance: The Word Against the Wheel. By Michael P. DeJonge (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 10/30/18).

The Hiddenness of God. By Michael C. Rea (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 10/30/18).

Reimagining Theologies of Marriage in Contexts of Domestic Violence: When Salvation is Survival (Explorations in Practical Pastoral and Empirical Theology). By Rachel Starr (Routledge / Taylor & Francis Group, 4/17/18).

Intercultural Living: Explorations in Missiology. By Lazar T. Stanislaus and Martin Ueffing (eds) (Orbis Books, 9/20/18).


Christianity, biblical interpretation and reception

Narrative Discipleship: Portraits of Women in the Gospel of Mark. By Jeffrey W. Aernie (Pickwick Publications, 7/26/18).

Paul and the Gift. By John M. G. Barclay (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 9/11/17).

Exploring Biblical Backgrounds: A Reader in Historical and Literary Contexts. By Derek S. Dodson and Katherine E. Smith (eds) (Baylor University Press, 7/28/18).

New Testament Christianity in the Roman World (Essentials in Biblical Studies). By Harry O. Maier (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 10/25/18).

Bedouin Culture in the Bible. By Clinton Bailey (Yale University Press, 10/23/18).


Christianity, ethics and social justice

Religious Resistance to Neoliberalism: Womanist and Black Feminist Perspectives (Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice). By Keri Day (Palgrave Macmillian, 11/30/15).

Scripture, Ethics, and the Possibility of Same-Sex Relationships. By Karen R. Keen (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 10/1/18).

The Arc of Faith-Based Initiatives: Religion’s Changing Role in Welfare Service Provision. By John P. Bartkowski,Susan E. Grettenberger (Springer, 5/28/18).


East Asian Religions, excluding Buddhism-only books

The Origins of Chinese Thought: From Shamanism to Ritual Regulations and Humaneness. By Li Zehou; Robert A. Carleo III (trans) (Brill Publishers, 1/1/18).

What China and India Once Were: The Pasts That May Shape the Global Future . By Benjamin Elman and Sheldon Pollock (eds) (Columbia University Press, 9/25/18).


Indigenous Religions

Exchanging Words: Language, Ritual, and Relationality in Brazil's Xingu Indigenous Park (A School for Advanced Research Resident Scholar Book) . By Christopher Ball (University of New Mexico Press, 11/1/18).



Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices, 5th Ed. (The Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices). By Teresa Bernheimer and Andrew Rippin (Routledge, 9/20/18).

Constituting Religion: Islam, Liberal Rights, and the Malaysian State (Cambridge Studies in Law and Society). By Tamir Moustafa (Cambridge University Press, 7/25/18).

Afghanistan's Islam: From Conversion to the Taliban. By Nile Green (ed) (Univ of California Press, 12/12/16).

Rethinking Reform in Higher Education. By Ziauddin Sardar and Jeremy Henzell-Thomas (iiit, 8/2/17).

'The Infidel Within': Muslims in Britain since 1800. By Humayun Ansari (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 10/15/18).

Preaching Islamic Renewal: Religious Authority and Media in Contemporary Egypt. By Jacquelene G. Brinton (University of California Press, 10/27/15).



Judaism: The Genealogy of a Modern Notion (Key Words in Jewish Studies). By Daniel Boyarin (Rutgers University Press, 10/22/18).

Unorthodox Kin: Portuguese Marranos and the Global Search for Belonging. By Naomi Leite (University of California Press, 2/28/17).

The Chosen Wars: How Judaism Became an American Religion. By Steven R. Weisman (Simon & Schuster, 8/21/18).

A Rosenberg by Any Other Name: A History of Jewish Name Changing in America. By Kirsten Fermaglich (New York University Press, 10/23/18).

Truth Springs from the Earth: The Teachings of Rabbi Menahem Mendel of Kotsk. By Morris M. Faierstein (Pickwick Publications, 4/2/18).


South Asian religions, excluding Hinduism-only or Islam-only books

Ganges: The Many Pasts of an Indian River. By Sudipta Sen (Yale University Press, 1/8/19).


Critical Theory, Methods/Theories in Religious Studies

Researching Religion: Why We Need Social Science. By Steve Bruce (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 10/30/18).


Philosophy of Religion

Introduction to Philosophy: Christianity and the Big Questions. By Steve Wilkens and Alan G. Padgett (Baylor University Press, 8/17/18).

Wiggenstein, Religion and Ethics. By Mikel Burley (ed) (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 8/23/18).

Effing the Ineffable: Existential Mumblings at the Limits of Language. By Wesley J. Wildman (State University of New York Press, 10/1/18).

Proofs of God in Early Modern Europe. By Lloyd Strickland (Baylor University Press, 8/15/18).

Love, Friendship, Beauty, and the Good: Plato, Aristotle, and the Later Tradition (Veritas). By Kevin Corrigan (Cascade Books, 8/3/18).

Scriptures and the Guidance of Language: Evaluating a Religious Authority in Communicative Action. By Steven G. Smith (Cambridge University Press, 10/18/18).

Abiding Grace: Time, Modernity, Death (Religion and Postmodernism). By Mark C. Taylor (University of Chicago Press, 9/5/18).


Comparative Religions, Anthropology of Religions

Selected Works of D. T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion. By Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki; Jeff Wilson annd Tomoe Moriya (eds) (University of California Press, 8/2/16).

Strangers, Neighbors, Friends: Muslim-Christian-Jewish Reflections on Compassion and Peace. By Kelly James Clark, Aziz Abu Sarah and Nancy Fuchs Kreimer (Cascade Books, 8/6/18).

The Anthropology of Catholicism: A Reader. By Kristin Norget, Valentina Napolitano and Maya Mayblin (eds) (University of California Press, 1/24/17).

When One Religion Isn't Enough: The Lives of Spiritually Fluid People. By Duane R. Bidwell (Beacon Press, 11/13/18).


Religion, Art, & Music

The Forge of Vision: A Visual History of Modern Christianity. By David Morgan (Univ of California Press, 10/20/15).

Placemaking and the Arts: Cultivating the Christian Life (Studies in Theology & the Arts) . By Jennifer Allen Craft (InterVarsity Press, 10/30/18).

Eros Ideologies: Writings on Art, Spirituality, and the Decolonial. By Laura E. Pérez (Duke University Press, 9/28/18).


Religion & Politics

Citizens and Believers: Religion and Politics in Revolutionary Jalisco, 1900–1930. By Robert Curley (University of New Mexico Press, 11/15/18).

Caravan of Martyrs: Sacrifice and Suicide Bombing in Afghanistan. By David B. Edwards (University of California Press, 5/9/17).

The Crime of Nationalism: Britain, Palestine, and Nation-Building on the Fringe of Empire. By Matthew Kraig Kelly (University of California Press, 10/3/17).

Israel's Long War with Hezbollah: Military Innovation and Adaptation Under Fire. By Raphael D. Marcus (Georgetown University Press, 8/20/18).


Religion & Popular Culture

The Vampire: A New History. By Nick Groom (Yale University Press, 10/30/18).

Dangerous Games: What the Moral Panic over Role-Playing Games Says about Play, Religion, and Imagined Worlds. By Joseph P. Laycock (University of California Press, 2/12/15).

Spooky Archaeology: Myth and the Science of the Past. By Jeb J. Card (University of New Mexico Press, 6/15/18).

New Television: The Aesthetics and Politics of a Genre. By Martin Shuster (University of Chicago Press, 11/24/17).


Religion and Race

When Colorblindness Isn't the Answer: Humanism and the Challenge of Race. By Anthony E. Pinnn (IPG Academic, 5/15/17).

Can "White" People Be Saved?: Triangulating Race, Theology, and Mission (Missiological Engagements). By Love L. Sechrest, Johnny Ramírez-Johnson and Amos Yong (eds) (IVP Academic, 11/6/18).

The Religion of White Supremacy in the United States. By Eric Weed (Lexington Books, 8/28/17).

Traces of Racial Exception: Racializing Israeli Settler Colonialism (Suspensions: Contemporary Middle Eastern and Islamicate Thought) . By Ronit Lentin (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 8/9/18).


Religion & Science

Morals Not Knowledge: Recasting the Contemporary U.S. Conflict between Religion and Science. By John H. Evans (University of California Press, 2/9/18).

Science and the Good: The Tragic Quest for the Foundations of Morality (Foundational Questions in Science). By James Davison Hunter and Paul Nedelisky (Yale University Press, 10/23/18).

Finding Jerusalem: Archaeology between Science and Ideology. By Katharina Galor (Univ of California Press, 3/24/17).