• One of the many benefits of a book review site dedicated to “reading religion” is the vantage it affords. From an elevated survey, the intellectual dissonance which describes the study of “religion” takes on a particular, even if amorphous shape.

  • As of Friday, July 15th, we have received over 175 requests to review books! Suddenly our ambition to review all scholarly books about religion seems a little less fanciful.

  • Welcome to the wonderful world of books about religion! If you’re here, you probably already know something about this world, or are eager to dive in. This is, I promise, a happy place for bibliophiles of all stripes, and especially for anyone with a professional or personal interest in religion.

  • Hello, and welcome to Reading Religion, the new book review site of the American Academy of Religion. Pull up a chair, and make yourself at home. Spend some time clicking around—browse the categories—try a keyword or two. There are a lot of books here.