All About Luther

When Reading Religion first began ramping up in January 2016, we noticed that there were an awful lot of books rolling in on Martin Luther. “What’s up with that?” we asked one another. We even discussed writing a feature noting this peculiar and abrupt rise of new works on the famed Reformer. Obviously, we were very, very slow on the uptake (perhaps just as obviously, none of us were scholars of Christianity), but eventually we were enlightened: October 31, 2017 would be the 500th anniversary of the day that Martin Luther sent his ninety-five theses to the Archbishop of Mainz and, it is thought, posted these theses on the door of the All Saint’s Church in Wittenberg, Germany. Publishers and authors were simply preparing to capitalize on this anniversary.

Now that day is upon us.

Just when the Protestant Reformation began is a matter of some dispute among scholars. Trouble was brewing for the Catholic Church in many places and for various reasons in the 15th and 16th centuries, and going back over the history of the Western church from its inception, Martin Luther was hardly the first to proclaim a new, non-Catholic Christian church. But as dates go, the posting of the ninety-five theses makes for wonderful storytelling: it is full of narrative vigor, includes a broadside in church Latin (for fans of material religion), and relies on a dynamic hero (or antihero, depending on your convictions). So we at Reading Religion will follow the Martin Luther trend rather than try to set our own, and share with you the story of his Reformation and its legacy via over fifty recently published books.

But before diving into these resources, it may be worthwhile to point out that according to Reformation historian Peter Marshall of the University of Warwick, the event that is memorialized in this quincentenary quite likely did not occur. Volunteer to review his book 1517: Martin Luther and the Invention of the Reformation by clicking here.

 

Biographies

To begin with, the man: Martin Luther himself is a source of nearly endless fascination. Key religious figures don’t all share the same personality, Max Weber’s theories notwithstanding. But if you are looking for a textbook case of charisma, you need look no farther than Luther. Princeton University, Yale University, and Oxford University Presses, Basic Books, Fortress Press, and Zondervan have all brought us new biographies of Luther, and Augsburg Fortress Press has published a revised second edition of the classic Luther the Reformer: The Story of the Man and His Career, by James M. Kittelson and Hans H. Wiersma. Luther the Reformer has been a standard text for beginning students of the Reformation since its initial publication in 1986. (Perhaps it even served as your introduction to Luther, unless you arrived in seminary or graduate school before the mid 1980s, in which case that honor would probably have gone to Young Man Luther by Roland Bainton.) Luther the Reformer aims to be comprehensive, capturing all facets of Luther’s life and theology. Inseo Song of Fuller Theological Seminary, who reviewed this title for Reading Religion, tells us, however, that this biography of Luther tends to privilege his pastoral role.

With such a standout biography still in press, Fortress has nevertheless risen to the challenge of publishing another biography of Luther: Resilient Reformer: The Life and Thought of Martin Luther. Started by Timothy F. Lull and completed by Derek R. Nelson after Lull’s death, Resilient Reformer gives more attention than most to Luther’s collaborators, showing that Luther was a leader, but by no means acting or thinking alone. Student reviewer Jacob R. Randolph of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary describes the book as “dramatic and compelling,” steering an admirable middle course between an “oversimplified rendering of a steadfast saint waging war against the oppressive Latin Church” and offering up Luther as “egomaniac, depraved, demonized, and cocksure to the point of insanity.”

A deeply personal biography of Luther comes to us from Yale University Press: Martin Luther: Visionary Reformer, by Scott H. Hendrix. According to reviewer Anthony Bateza of St. Olaf College, Hendrix’s biography is “the best English-language biography of Martin Luther available today” (though Bateza does hedge his bets, noting that there will likely be several new biographies arriving on the scene shortly). Hendrix makes extended use of Luther’s correspondence as well as personal anecdotes about his life, highlighting both the beautiful and the unbeautiful in Luther as befits a man characterized by, in Hendrix’s words, “euphoria and dejection.”

Luther’s Fortress: Martin Luther and His Reformation Under Siege, by James Reston Jr., covers only a sliver of Luther’s life, from his ninety-five theses in 1517 through 1522 when, charged as a heretic, he went into hiding in the Wartburg Castle under the protection of Duke Frederick of Saxony. Reviewer Anthony Bateza is considerably less fond of Reston’s biography than of Hendrix’s. Though he praises Reston as “an excellent storyteller” who has produced an “enthralling story,” he believes the book “suffers from a lack of attention to Luther’s historical context and a questionable grasp of his theology.” Read the full review here.

Bradley Peterson of the Episcopal School for Deacons is currently preparing a review of The Making of Martin Luther by Richard Rex, published by Princeton University Press; this book is described as a biography that focuses on Luther’s most creative years.

Lest you are worrying that there are no Luther biographies left for you to review, take heart! There are two more biographies still available for review: Martin Luther: Rebel in an Age of Upheaval by Heinz Schilling, Professor Emeritus of Early Modern History at Humboldt University in Berlin. This volume, published in translation by Oxford University Press, promises to emphasize the social and political context and impact of Luther’s life. Oxford University Press has also published A World Ablaze: The Rise of Martin Luther and the Birth of the Reformation by Craig Harline, Professor of History at Brigham Young University. Harline’s biography stresses Luther’s famous struggles for salvation, his lengthy “dark night of the soul” that eventually led him to theological views that would change the face of the Christian church over a large swath of Europe and eventually the globe.

Did I mention “the unbeautiful in Luther”? This was on flagrant display in Luther’s scathing, repeated diatribes against the Jews. Thomas Kaufmann, Professor of Ecclesiastical History at the University of Göttingen, details Luther’s anti-Semitism in Luther’s Jews: A Journey into Anti-Semitism. Originally published in German in 2014, this book is now available in English from Oxford University Press and is available for review on Reading Religion. Another investigation into Luther’s anti-Semitism has a more pointed agenda. Richard S. Harvey, author of Luther and the Jews: Putting Right the Lies, argues that Messianic Jews have a special role to play in bringing forward Luther’s anti-Semitism, helping Lutherans to repent of their connection to this hatred, bringing Protestants and Catholics together, and reconciling Christians and Jews. If you’d like to review this title, click here.

And if, like me, you’ve always wondered just who was the German Catholic nun, cloistered from the age of five, who gave up her vows to marry Luther, bear six of his children, and successfully run a large farm and brewery, then you must volunteer to review Katie Luther, First Lady of the Reformation: The Unconventional Life of Katharina Von Bora by Ruth A. Tucker.

 

Historical Reception

Martin Luther’s life had a great impact—hence, his biographies are worth reading—but if it’s his legacy that interests you most, you may want to take a look at these new volumes on the historical reception of Luther’s thought. With the straightforward title October 31, 1517: Martin Luther and the Day that Changed the World, Martin E. Marty’s slim volume sounds like an introduction to the German Reformation for novices. Instead, as reviewer Jakob Karl Rinderknecht of the Pastoral Institute at the University of the Incarnate Word tells us, the book is in reality an extended meditation on the first of Luther’s ninety-five theses: “When our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said, ‘Repent,’ he intended the entire life of believers to be repentance.” Marty is interested particularly in how Christians have and should repent of the “scandal of division” among Christians—a scandal created, for Marty, by the Protestant Reformation itself.

Reformation Observances: 1517-2017, by Philip D. W. Krey, places our current quincentennial remembrance of Luther and the Protestant Reformation onto a timeline of previous centennial celebrations by churches from the major strands of Christianity that either weathered or were born in Europe in the early 16th century: Lutheran, Anglican, Reformed, and Roman Catholic. This book is being reviewed by Donald K. McKim, a retired minister of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and a much-published author of devotional and theological works in the Reformed tradition.

Other books discuss Luther’s ongoing impact on Christians both close to and far separated from him in time. One edited volume, Luther and Calvinism: Image and Reception of Martin Luther in the History and Theology of Calvinism (edited by Herman J. Sledrhuis and J. Marius Lange van Ravenswaay), turns, after a series of chapters on “Luther in Calvinist Tradition,” towards various regions of Europe and particular thinkers from Erasmus to Karl Barth in order to assess Luther’s influence. Some chapters are in English, others are in German, and we are counting on reviewer Eundeuk Kim, a doctoral candidate at Calvin Theological Seminary, to help us sift through Luther and Calvinism for its most significant contributions.

Scholars are also unveiling Luther’s influence on later theologians, as for example in Michael P. DeJonge’s book, Bonhoeffer’s Reception of Luther. As reviewer Jordan J. Bailor of the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty tells us, this book follows on DeJonge’s earlier analysis of Bonhoeffer’s theology, but here looks specifically at how Bonhoeffer engaged with Luther’s thought, particularly in terms of his Christology and the doctrine of the two kingdoms.

Additional Lutheran activists—beyond Bonhoeffer—are the subject of Radical Lutherans/Lutheran Radicals, edited by Jason A. Mahn. Asking the questions “Can a Lutheran be sociopolitically radical? Can a radical be theologically and faithfully Lutheran?” the contributors answer with the lives of Luther himself and with Bonhoeffer, but also examine Søren Kierkegaard and Dorothee Soelle, among others. Matthew K. Jones, an independent scholar who studied at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, is reviewing this book for Reading Religion.

 

Contemporary Reception

Luther’s influence is still strongly felt among both lay Christians and Christian theologians today. Some authors even make the counter-intuitive case that Luther’s theology opened the door to secularism, atheism, and even the so-called “rise of the nones” in the contemporary United States. Brad S. Gregory’s Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts that Continue to Shape Our World begins as a biography of Luther portrayed as an inadvertent revolutionary, but carries through to a final chapter titled “Separated and Diminished Religion, Secularized and Divided Society” that bemoans Luther’s (unintended) legacy. The book is under review by James C. Ungureanu of the University of Queensland in Australia.

A similar argument proposing a role for Luther in contemporary secularism and atheism is presented in very different form by Marius Timmann Mjaaland in his book, The Hidden God: Luther, Philosophy, and Political Theology. Mjaaland is primarily interested in Luther’s role as an originator and transmitter of philosophy, arguing that although Luther belonged to the late medieval world, he gestured toward a world to come, deconstructing metaphysics and renewing apocalyptic thought in a way that is still manifest today. Armand J. Boehme, associate pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Northfield, Minnesota—the heartland of American Lutheranism—has reviewed this book for Reading Religion.

Two reflections on particular aspects of Luther’s theology are still available for review: Passionate Embrace: Luther on Love, Body, and Sensual Presence, by Elisabeth Gerie, Professor of Ethics at Lund University in Sweden, and Martin Luther’s Theology of Beauty: A Reappraisal, by Mark C. Mattes, Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Grand View University. Passionate Embrace reminds its readers that one of the things Luther rejected in medieval Christianity was a negative view of the body, and by extension—at least for European men of the era—women. Martin Luther’s Theology of Beauty examines Luther’s interest in music and art for the Christian church, and the implications of his doctrine of justification by faith for a Christian aesthetics.

Other voices seek to relate Luther to newer Christian movements initiated long after he was laid in his grave. Walter Altmann asks how Luther can be read in the context of Latin America in his book Luther and Liberation: A Latin American Perspective. This volume is being reviewed by Raimundo Barreto of Princeton Theological Seminary. Alberto L. García and John A. Nunes ask how global Christianity engages Luther’s theology—in particular the theme of sola fide—in Wittenberg Meets the World: Reimaging the Reformation at the Margins, now under review by Armand Boehme.

Finally, in What Has Wittenberg to do with Azusa: Luther’s Theology of the Cross and Pentecostal Triumphalism, author David J. Courey, Canadian theologian and Pentecostal minister, argues that Luther’s theology of the cross can solve a problem he perceives in North American Pentecostalism: namely, triumphalism (the belief that Christians can reliably avoid suffering and/or achieve perfection through faith in Christ). As student reviewer Brendon Norton of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary explains, “Courey’s application of Luther’s theologia crucis is to remind Pentecostals that suffering and descent precede resurrection and victory thus creating the space to admit human frailty into the Pentecostal discussion.”

 

The Lutheran Church

Luther is of interest to all sorts of Christians, but for Lutherans there is a more direct line from the German Reformer to their religious lives. Encounters with Luther: New Directions for Critical Studies is an anthology edited by leading scholars of Lutheranism Kirsi I. Stjerna and Brooks Schramm. Its essays were presented at the Luther Colloquy at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and previously published in the seminary’s faculty journal. The topics covered in this volume are many and various, from prayer to marriage to the devil. According to reviewer Inseo Song, while the volume “discusses some traditional topics, it also includes unexpected and provocative claims on Luther’s theology.”

On Secular Governance: Lutheran Perspectives on Contemporary Legal Issues, edited by Donald W. Duty and Marie A. Failinger, tackles all manner of contemporary legal questions—immigration, human trafficking, church-state relations, environmentalism—from an explicitly Lutheran viewpoint. If you would like to review it, click here.

From the Lutheran World Federation comes the fourth edition of From Conflict to Communion: Lutheran-Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation in 2017. From Conflict to Communion is the outgrowth of a Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission that has, in the years leading up to the quincentenary of Luther’s ninety-five theses, been working toward a jointly affirming, ecumenical celebration of the occasion (which was not the case in all previous centennial celebrations). This is part of a longer and potentially more significant dialogue between the Lutheran Churches and the Roman Catholic Church, who, particularly with the leadership of Pope Francis, are moving toward greater reconciliation. A short treatise, From Conflict to Communion is available for review.

With no particular tie to this year’s 500th anniversary, Mark Granquist recently offered a study of the Lutheran experience in the United States, titled Lutherans in America: A New History. Jon Pahl of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia has reviewed the book and concludes that it “delivers the best overview of US Lutheran history currently in print.”

 

Reference Works on Luther

After many of these biographies, histories, and theologies regarding Luther have been shuttled to the library annex, we may anticipate that several new reference works will remain. Two encyclopedias devoted to Martin Luther have 2017 publication dates, one from Rowman and Littlefield Publishers (2 volumes), and the other from Oxford University Press (3 volumes). Edited by Mark A. Lamport, Rowman and Littlefield’s Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation aims to be “a comprehensive global study of the life and work of Martin Luther and the movements that followed him.” It is being reviewed for Reading Religion by Samuel Dubbelman, a doctoral student at Boston University. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther, edited by Derek R. Nelson and Paul R. Hinlicky, includes 125 entries that cross disciplinary lines to answer traditional questions but also to provide information on questions pertinent to today’s religious studies discourse, such as Luther’s attitudes towards Islam and Judaism. Bradley Penner, adjunct professor of theology at Biercrest College and Seminary, is reviewing this encyclopedia for Reading Religion.

Let us pause for just a moment, and consider the wisdom of Samuel Dubbelman and Bradley Penner. These encyclopedias are 978 and 2240 pages long, respectively, costing $250 for the 2-volume set and $595 for the 3-volume set. Do you long to have such books on your own bookshelf? Subscribe to the Reading Religion newsletter, which will arrive in your email inbox every two weeks with lists of new books received. Volunteer to review the reference book of your choice when it first becomes available, and voilà! For the price of as little as four hundred words of prose, these books are yours!

A single-volume Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions comes to us from Baker Academic, edited by Timothy J. Wengert. Covering the global Lutheran movement as well as Luther’s life, times, and thought, the dictionary has nearly six hundred entries. It is being reviewed by Timothy J. Orr of Simpson University.

In addition to its above-mentioned encyclopedia of Martin Luther, Oxford University Press has also released The Oxford Handbook of Martin Luther’s Theology, edited by Robert Kolb, Irene Dingel, and L’ubomir Batka. Reviewer David Fink of Furman University commends this volume for the “significant generational and geographic diversity among the contributors” and its engagement with both primary sources and secondary scholarship.

 

Primary Sources

So far we have learned that a whole lot of people want to talk about Luther and Lutheranism from vantage points as various as theology and history to law and philosophy. But Luther spoke for himself…a lot. In the run up to the 500th anniversary, Fortress Press has been releasing the six volumes of their series, The Annotated Luther. The first two, Volume 1: The Roots of Reform (edited by Timothy J. Wengert) and Volume 2: Word and Faith (edited by Kirsi I. Stjerna) have been reviewed on Reading Religion by Terra Rowe of Marist College, giving us a sense of the contents of these individual volumes and also the value of the series. The series includes seventy-five of Luther’s “most essential writings,” with extensive commentary by scholars and the addition of visual aids including maps, timelines, illustrations, art, and photos.

The general public is no doubt under the impression that Luther was, more than anything else, the firebrand that took down the Roman Catholic Church and invented Protestantism. While he may have done this—intentionally or not, with a lot of help from historical coincidences or through the passionate force of his will—what is often missed is Luther’s remaining Catholicity. This is remedied by The Catholic Luther: His Early Writings, a set of Luther’s texts collected by Philip D. W. Krey and Peter D. S. Krey to illustrate Luther’s continued reverence for strongly Catholic themes even after his official break with the church. Terry L. Christian, a doctoral student at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, is reviewing this title for Reading Religion.

 

The Greater Protestant Reformation

This piece is titled “All Things Luther,” and I’ve tried to stay within the defrocked monk’s life, thought, and legacy. But there has also been a bumper crop of books on the Reformation more generally that are worth mentioning. So if your interest in the Reformation is not yet exhausted, here are some titles still available for review, from the carefully historical to the ardently polemical:

And here are similar titles either already reviewed or currently under review:

 

Lesser Known Facets of the Lutheran Reformation

And now it is time for dessert! Sometimes the most interesting books are those not easily categorized. Here we have two intriguing volumes that bring to light the music and art of Luther’s Germany.

The Whole Church Sings: Congregational Singing in Luther’s Wittenberg is the work of musicologist Robin A. Leaver, formerly of Westminster Choir College in the UK. It is reviewed by David R. Bains of Samford University. Examining a German hymnal dating to 1526 and relying on an earlier study of German hymnology (written by Johann Christoph Olearius and published for the 200th anniversary of the Reformation in 1717), Leaver traces developments in German vernacular song and Luther’s interest in adapting tunes to the German language to argue that congregational singing—as opposed to singing by choirs—was a very early part of Lutheran worship.

Meanwhile, Katerina Horníčková and Michael Šronėk have edited a volume titled From Hus to Luther: Visual Culture in the Bohemian Reformation (1380-1620), published by Brepols Publishers in Belgium, that provides a glimpse into artwork associated with the Lutheran Reformation. Though Bohemia is fairly far afield from Luther’s Wittenberg, especially by late medieval standards, it provides an interesting window onto religious art in a more ethnically and linguistically diverse area. Bohemia was dominated by non-Catholic Christianities in the 15th and 16th centuries, only one of which was Lutheranism. This book is still available for review. Volunteer to review it here.

There you have it! All things Luther at Reading Religion, up to the very date of the quincentenary. However, as all academics know, deadlines—even ones as firm as a 500th anniversary—can be squiggly things. Stay tuned to the Reading Religion newsletter, as we will undoubtedly be receiving even more books on Luther over the coming months.

Changing Leadership at Reading Religion

As of January 20, 2017, I am no longer editor of Reading Religion. You can read a statement about the change in leadership by clicking here

It has been my great pleasure to be in on the ground floor of Reading Religion, and to meet so many wonderful reviewers, authors, and publishers. Your enthusiasm has truly lifted me up.

Keep an eye out for further announcements from the AAR, and in the meantime, rest assured that Reading Religion is in the capable hands of its Managing Editor, Lisa Haygood, who can be reached, as always, at readingreligion@aarweb.org.  

New Books and New Reviews, December 1-15

Happy Holidays to all of you from Reading Religion! I hope your long winter evenings are filled with warming beverages and wonderful books, and that the new year gives you the opportunity to fulfill your resolution to review more books for the scholarly community…

 

Cynthia Eller                Lisa Haygood                           Sarah Tomerlin

Editor                          Managing Editor                     Editorial Assistant

 

BOOKS REVIEWED, 12/1/2016 to 12/15/2016

Muslims beyond the Arab World: The Odyssey of Ajami and the Muridiyya (AAR Religion, Culture, and History). By Fallou Ngom (Oxford University Press, 7/1/16). Reviewed by Christopher Wise.

Hannah Arendt and Theology. By John Kiess (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2/25/16). Reviewed by Myles Werntz.

Lectures on New Testament Theology: Ferdinand Christian Baur. By Peter C. Hodgson, ed., Robert F. Brown, trans. (Oxford University Press, 5/24/16). Reviewed by J. Samuel Subramanian.

Maximus the Confessor: Jesus Christ and the Transfiguration of the World (Christian Theology in Context). By Paul M. Blowers (Oxford University Press, 4/11/16). Reviewed by Kyle Schenkewitz.

Law's Religion: Religious Difference and the Claims of Constitutionalism. By Benjamin L. Berger (University of Toronto Press, 11/11/2015). Reviewed by Benjamin Saunders.

Spiritual Despots: Modern Hinduism and the Genealogies of Self-Rule (South Asia Across the Disciplines). By J. Barton Scott (University of Chicago Press, 7/19/16). Reviewed by Kirtan Patel.

Divine Providence: God's Love and Human Freedom. By Bruce R. Reichenbach (Cascade Books, 9/8/16). Reviewed by Taylor Patrick O'Neill.

A Man Attested by God: The Human Jesus of the Synoptic Gospels. By J. R. Daniel Kirk (Eerdmans, 9/2/16). Reviewed by Joseph A. Morris.

Love's Subtle Magic: An Indian Islamic Literary Tradition, 1379-1545. By Aditya Behl; Wendy Doniger, ed. (Oxford University Press, 8/1/16). Reviewed by Ali Altaf Mian.

The Polygamy Question. By Janet Bennion and Lisa Fishbayn Joffe, eds. (Utah State University Press, 3/1/16). Reviewed by Philippa Meek.

My People as Your People: A Textual and Archaeological Analysis of the Reign of Jehoshaphat (American University Studies). By Chris McKinny (Peter Lang Publishing, 1/28/16). Reviewed by Jeffrey Hudon.

The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas: Roots and Rebirth of the Folkloric Devil. By Al Ridenour (Feral House, 10/4/16). Reviewed by Eric Hoenes del Pinal.

Comparing Faithfully: Insights for Systematic Theological Reflection (Comparative Theology: Thinking Across Traditions). By Michelle Voss Roberts, ed. (Fordham University Press, 9/1/16). Reviewed by Paul Hedges.

The God Particle: God-Talk in a "Big Bang" World. By R. Kirby Godsey (Mercer University Press, 9/1/2016). Reviewed by Abdulla Galadari.

Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650. By Carlos M. N. Eire (Yale University Press, 6/28/16). Reviewed by David Fink.

A Korean Confucian Way of Life and Thought: The Chasongnok - Record of Self-reflection by Yi Hwang - Yi T’oegye (Korean Classics Library: Philosophy and Religion). By Edward Y.J. Chung (University of Hawaii Press, 11/15/15). Reviewed by Lixia Dong.

Christian Doctrines for Global Gender Justice. By Jenny Daggers and Grace Ji-Sun Kim, eds. (Palgrave Macmillan, 6/4/15). Reviewed by Teodora Domotor.

The Attraction of Religion: A New Evolutionary Psychology of Religion (Scientific Studies of Religion: Inquiry and Explanation). By D. Jason Slone and James A. Van Slyke (Bloomsbury Academic, 4/23/15). Reviewed by Istvan Czachesz.

Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming. By Kimerer L. LaMothe (Columbia University Press, 4/7/15). Reviewed by Benae Beamon.

Sympathetic Puritans: Calvinist Fellow Feeling in Early New England (Religion in America). By Abram Van Engen (Oxford University Press, 2/25/15). Reviewed by Jonathan Baddley.

Theology and the University in Nineteenth-Century Germany (Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs). By Zachary Purvis (Oxford University Press, 9/28/16). Reviewed by Evan Kuehn.

Nationalism, Language, and Muslim Exceptionalism (Haney Foundation Series). By Tristan James Mabry (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2/25/15). Reviewed by Mary K. Houser.

Spirit in the Dark: A Religious History of Racial Aesthetics. By Josef Sorett (Oxford University Press, 9/1/16). Reviewed by Richard Kent Evans.

 

BOOKS RECEIVED, 12/1/2016 to 12/15/2016

Hesiod's Theogony: From Near Eastern Creation Myths to “Paradise Lost.” By Stephen Scully (Oxford University Press, 9/23/2015).

A Well of Wonder: Essays on C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and the Inklings (Mount Tabor Books, Volume 1). By Clyde S. Kilby; Loren Wilkinson and Keith Call, eds. (Paraclete Press, 4/1/2016).

The Arts and the Christian Imagination: Essays on Art, Literature, and Aesthetics (Mount Tabor Books, Volume 2). By Clyde S. Kilby; William Dyrness and Keith Call, eds. (Paraclete Press, 4/1/2016).

David Shatz: Torah, Philosophy, and Culture (Library of Contemporary Jewish Philosophers, Volume 19). By Hava Tirosh-Samuelson and Aaron W. Hughes, eds. (Brill, 9/1/2016).

Feminist Encounters with Confucius (Modern Chinese Philosophy, Volume 12). By Mathew A. Foust and Sor-hoon Tan, eds. (Brill, 8/1/16).

Anti-Semitism, Gender Bias, and the "Hervay Affair" of 1904: Bigotry in the Austrian Alps. By Alison Rose (Lexington Books, 10/19/16).

A Copious Fountain: A History of Union Presbyterian Seminary, 1812-2012. By William B. Sweetser, Jr. (Westminster John Knox Press, 3/28/16).

Roots of Violence: Creating Peace through Spiritual Reconciliation. By Krister Stendahl (Paraclete Press, 9/1/16).

October 31, 1517: Martin Luther and the Day that Changed the World. By Martin E. Marty (Paraclete Press, 5/1/16).

A Church of the Poor: Pope Francis and the Transformation of Orthodoxy. By Clemens Sedmak (Orbis Books, 12/1/16).

Isaac Watts: Reason, Passion and the Revival of Religion (T&T Clark Studies in English Theology). By Graham Beynon (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 10/20/16).

Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United States. By Su'ad Abdul Khabeer (NYU Press, 12/6/16).

Beyond the Quran: Early Ismaili ta’wil and the Secrets of the Prophets. By David Hollenberg (University of South Carolina Press, 10/20/16).

Teaching Bodies: Moral Formation in the Summa of Thomas Aquinas. By Mark D. Jordan (Fordham University Press, 12/1/16).

Hinduism: The Vedic Experience: Mantramanjari (Opera Omnia). By Raimon Panikkar; Milena Carrara Pavan, ed. (Orbis Books, 12/1/16).

Many Roads Lead Eastward: Overtures to Catholic Biblical Theology. By Robert D. Miller II (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 10/27/16).

God at the Crossroads of Worldviews: Toward a Different Debate about the Existence of God. By Paul Seungoh Chung (University of Notre Dame Press, 11/15/16).

The Middle English Bible: A Reassessment. By Henry Ansgar Kelly (University of Pennsylvania Press, 11/4/16).

Christian Monks on Chinese Soil: A History of Monastic Missions to China. By Matteo Nicolini-Zani; Sophia Senyk and William Skudlarek OSB, trans. (Liturgical Press, 11/15/16).

Christianity and Race in the American South: A History (Chicago History of American Religion). By Paul Harvey (University of Chicago Press, 11/7/16).

The Prince of This World. By Adam Kotsko (Stanford University Press, 10/26/16).

Virtue: An Introduction to Theory and Practice (Cascade Companions). By Olli-Pekka Vainio (Cascade Books, 10/21/16).

Eco-Reformation: Grace and Hope for a Planet in Peril. By Lisa E. Dahill and Jim B. Martin-Schramm, eds. (Cascade Books, 10/31/16).

Owen Barfield: Philosophy, Poetry, and Theology. By Michael Vincent Di Fuccia (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 10/27/16).

Religious Movements and Transformations in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. By Yohanan Friedmann, ed. (Israel Academy of Sciences & Humanities, 2/4/16).

 

New Books and New Reviews, November 1-15

BOOKS REVIEWED, 11/1/2016 to 11/15/2016

Heart Religion: Evangelical Piety in England & Ireland, 1690-1850. By John Coffey, ed. (Oxford University Press, 8/30/2016). Reviewed by Emily Bailey.

Defenders of the Unborn: The Pro-Life Movement before Roe v. Wade. By Daniel K. Williams (Oxford University Press, 1/7/2016). Reviewed by Charles K. Bellinger.

After the New Atheist Debate (UTP Insights). By Phil Ryan (University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 10/27/2014). Reviewed by Ian Alexander Cuthbertson.

Memory and Hope: Forgiveness, Healing, and Interfaith Relations (Interreligious Reflections). By Alon Goshen-Gottstein, ed. (Lexington Books, 10/8/2015). Reviewed by Kate Yanina DeConinck.

Assimilate or Go Home: Notes From a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith. By D. L. Mayfield (HarperOne, 8/1/2016). Reviewed by M. Andrew Gale.

God is No Thing: Coherent Christianity. By Rupert Shortt (Hurst, 7/1/16). Reviewed by Jan-Olav Henriksen.

Democratic Religion from Locke to Obama: Faith and the Civic Life of Democracy (American Political Thought). By Giorgi Areshidze (University Press of Kansas, 6/6/16). Reviewed by Charles McCrary.

Tradition and Church Reform: Perspectives on Catholic Moral Teaching. By Charles E. Curran (Orbis Books, 2/9/16). Reviewed by Claude D. Oliver.

Systematic Theology. By Anthony C. Thiselton (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 11/20/2015). Reviewed by Bradley Penner.

Fierce Feminine Divinities of Eurasia and Latin America: Baba Yaga, Kali, Pombagira, and Santa Muerte. By Malgorzata Oleszkiewicz-Peralba (Palgrave Macmillan, 9/10/2015). Reviewed by Neela Bhattacharya Saxena.

Does God Make the Man?: Media, Religion, and the Crisis of Masculinity. By Stewart M. Hoover, Curtis D. Coats (NYU Press, 10/2/2015). Reviewed by Adam Tobey.

Wesley and the Anglicans: Political Division in Early Evangelicalism. By Ryan Nicholas Danker (IVP Academic, 6/6/2016). Reviewed by Thomas Whittaker.

The Jesuits and Globalization: Historical Legacies and Contemporary Challenges. By Thomas Banchoff and José Casanova, eds. (Georgetown University Press, 4/28/2016). Reviewed by Gill K. Goulding.

Perspectives on Israelite Wisdom: Proceedings of the Oxford Old Testament Seminar (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies). By John Jarick, ed. (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 12/3/2015). Reviewed by Andrew Knight-Messenger.

New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic. By Martin Davie, Tim Grass, Stephen R. Holmes, John McDowell, T. A. Noble, eds. (IVP Academic, 5/28/2016). Reviewed by Darren Joseph (DJ) Konz.

Black Gods of the Asphalt: Religion, Hip-Hop, and Street Basketball. By Onaje X. O. Woodbine (Columbia University Press, 5/24/2016). Reviewed by Robert LeBlanc.

Directions for Mormon Studies in the Twenty-First Century. By Patrick Q. Mason, ed. (University of Utah Press, 5/30/2016). Reviewed by Nancy Menning.

Women in Christian Traditions (Women in Religions). By Rebecca Moore (NYU Press, 3/6/2015). Reviewed by Hannah Nation.

Resurrection: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the Perplexed). By Lidija Novakovic (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2/25/2016). Reviewed by Robert A. (Bob) Robinson.

Kingdom Ethics: Following Jesus in Contemporary Context. By David P. Gushee and Glen H. Stassen (Eerdmans, 6/29/2016). Reviewed by Robert A. (Bob) Robinson.

An Apocalyptic History of the Early Fatimid Empire (Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Apocalypticism and Eschatology). By Jamel Velji (Edinburgh University Press, 8/1/2016). Reviewed by Mehdy Shaddel.

The Cambridge Companion to Reformed Theology (Cambridge Companions to Religion). By Paul T. Nimmo and David A. S. Fergusson, eds. (Cambridge University Press, 4/2016). Reviewed by David Barbee.

Studying Religions with the Iron Curtain Closed and Open: The Academic Study of Religion in Eastern Europe. By Tomáš Bubík, Henryk Hoffmann, eds. (Brill, 4/2/2015). Reviewed by Armand Boehme.

Entertaining Judgment: The Afterlife in Popular Imagination. By Greg Garrett (Oxford University Press, 1/1/2015). Reviewed by Travis Cooper.

An Introduction to Practical Theology: History, Theory, and the Communication of the Gospel in the Present. By Christian Grethlein; Uwe Rasch, trans. (Baylor University Press, 8/2/2016). Reviewed by Barry Morris.

The Spirituality of Wine. By Gisela H. Kreglinger (Eerdmans, 4/21/16). Reviewed by Gregory Parker.

Encounters with Luther: New Directions for Critical Studies. By Kirsi I. Stjerna and Brooks Schramm, eds. (Westminster John Knox Press, 8/24/2016). Reviewed by Inseo Song.

Nixon's First Cover-up: The Religious Life of a Quaker President. By H. Larry Ingle (University of Missouri, 4/14/2015). Reviewed by Adam Sweatman.

Sacred Violence in Early America (Early American Studies). By Susan Juster (University of Pennsylvania Press, 4/20/2016). Reviewed by Ryan Tobler.

Reframing Catholic Theological Ethics. By Joseph A. Selling (Oxford University Press, 5/24/2016). Reviewed by Luke Arrendondo.

 

BOOKS RECEIVED, 11/1/2016 to 11/15/2016

The Death of Race: Building a New Christianity in a Racial World. By Brian Bantum (Augsburg Fortress, 11/1/16).

Buddhist and Christian Responses to the Kowtow Problem in China. By Eric Reinders (Bloomsbury Academic, 5/21/15).

Roots of Wisdom, Branches of Devotion: Plant Life in South Asian Traditions. By Fabrizio M. Ferrari and Thomas Dahnhardt, eds. (Equinox, 6/1/16).

Entering the Stream to Enlightenment: Experiences of the Stages of the Buddhist Path in Contemporary Sri Lanka. By Yuki Sirimane (Equinox Publishing Limited, 9/20/16).

Time and the Word: Figural Reading of the Christian Scriptures. By Ephraim Radner (Eerdmans, 8/29/16).

A Dharma Reader: Classical Indian Law (Historical Sourcebooks in Classical Indian Thought). By Patrick Olivelle, ed. and trans. (Columbia University Press, 10/25/16).

Christianity, Social Justice, and the Japanese American Incarceration During World War II. By Anne M. Blankenship (University of North Carolina Press, 11/7/16).

Televised Redemption: Black Religious Media and Racial Empowerment. By Carolyn Moxley Rouse, John L. Jackson, Jr., and Marla F. Frederick (New York University Press, 11/22/16).

The Buddha Before Buddhism: Wisdom from the Early Teachings. By Gil Fronsdal (Shambhala, 11/29/16).

Socialist Churches: Radical Secularization and the Preservation of the Past in Petrograd and Leningrad, 1918–1988. By Catriona Kelly (Northern Illinois University Press, 11/1/16).

The Altars Where We Worship: The Religious Significance of Popular Culture. By Juan M. Floyd-Thomas, Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas, and Mark G. Toulouse (Westminster John Knox Press, 11/18/16).

God Exists, but Gawd Does Not: From Evil to New Atheism to Fine-Tuning (Theological Explorations, Volume II). By David Ray Griffin (Process Century Press, 4/22/16).

For Our Common Home: Process-Relational Responses to Laudato Si' (Toward Ecological Civilization, Volume 7). By John B Cobb Jr. and Ignacio Castuera, eds. (Process Century Press, 8/25/15).

God of Empowering Love: A History and Reconception of the Theodicy Conundrum (Theological Explorations, Volume I). By David P. Polk (Process Century Press, 4/22/16).

The Birth of the Trinity: Jesus, God, and Spirit in New Testament and Early Christian Interpretations of the Old Testament. By Matthew W. Bates (Oxford University Press, 11/15/16).

The Age of Evangelicalism: America's Born-Again Years. By Steven P. Miller (Oxford University Press, 11/1/16).

A Wesleyan Theology of the Eucharist: The Presence of God for Christian Life and Ministry. By Jason E. Vickers, ed. (United Methodist Board of Higher Education & Ministry, 11/15/16).

Religion, Gender, and Kinship in Colonial New France. By Lisa J. M. Poirier (Syracuse University Press, 10/27/16).

Dribbling for Dawah: Sports among Muslim Americans (Sports and Religion). By Steven Fink (Mercer University Press, 11/1/16).

A Historian in Exile: Solomon ibn Verga, "Shevet Yehudah," and the Jewish-Christian Encounter (Jewish Culture and Contexts). By Jeremy Cohen (University of Pennsylvania Press, 10/10/16).

Voices from the Margin: Interpreting the Bible in the Third World (25th Anniversary Edition). By R. S. Sugirtharajah (Orbis Books, 12/1/16).

The Buddha Party: How the People's Republic of China Works to Define and Control Tibetan Buddhism. By John Powers (Oxford University Press, 10/3/16).

Material Eucharist. By David Grumett (Oxford University Press, 11/30/16).

The Making of a Salafi Muslim Woman: Paths to Conversion. By Anabel Inge (Oxford University Press, 10/11/16).

Have a Little Faith: Religion, Democracy, and the American Public School (History and Philosophy of Education Series). By Benjamin Justice and Colin Macleod (University of Chicago Press, 11/9/16).

Western Sufism: From the Abbasids to the New Age. By Mark J. Sedgwick (Oxford University Press, 11/16/16).

Lived Theology: New Perspectives on Method, Style, and Pedagogy. By Charles Marsh, Peter Slade, and Sarah Azaransky, eds. (Oxford University Press, 11/1/16).

Theological and Ethical Perspectives on Climate Engineering: Calming the Storm (Religious Ethics and Environmental Challenges). By Forrest Clingerman and Kevin J. O'Brien, eds. (Lexington Books, 9/9/16).

The Guru Drinks Bourbon?. By Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse; Amira Ben-Yehuda, ed. (Shambhala, 11/22/16).

The New Sectarianism: The Arab Uprisings and the Rebirth of the Shi'a-Sunni Divide. By Geneive Abdo (Oxford University Press, 12/1/16).

God, Neighbor, Empire: The Excess of Divine Fidelity and the Command of Common Good. By Walter Brueggemann (Baylor University Press, 10/1/16).

A Club of Their Own: Jewish Humorists and the Contemporary World (Studies in Contemporary Jewry). By Eli Lederhendler and Gabriel N. Finder, eds. (Oxford University Press, 11/9/16).

Boundaries of Loyalty: Testimony against Fellow Jews in Non-Jewish Courts. By Saul J. Berman (Cambridge University Press, 10/31/16).

Revelation: Toward a Christian Theology of God's Self-Revelation. By Gerald O'Collins, SJ (Oxford University Press, 11/1/16).

Practical Theology and Qualitative Research, 2d ed.. By John Swinton and Harriet Mowat (Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd, 10/30/16).

The Menorah: From the Bible to Modern Israel. By Steven Fine (Harvard University Press, 11/21/16).

Desiring Divinity: Self-Deification in Early Jewish and Christian Mythmaking. By M. David Litwa (Oxford University Press, 11/1/16).

Freedom and Necessity in Modern Trinitarian Theology (Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs). By Brandon Gallaher (Oxford University Press, 11/15/16).

The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theology, 1600-1800 (Oxford Handbooks). By Ulrich L. Lehner, Richard A. Muller, and A.G. Roeber, eds. (Oxford University Press, 11/1/16).

Religion, Secularism, and Ethnicity in Contemporary Nepal. By David N. Gellner, Sondra L. Hausner, and Chiara Letizia, eds. (Oxford University Press, 10/1/16).

Death's Dominion: Power, Identity and Memory at the Fourth-Century Martyr Shrine (Studies in Ancient Religion and Culture) . By Nathaniel J. Morehouse (Equinox, 9/15/16).

The World around the Old Testament: The People and Places of the Ancient Near East. By Bill T. Arnold and Brent A. Strawn, eds. (Baker Academic, 11/15/16).

A New Moral Vision: Gender, Religion, and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917 (American Institutions and Society). By Andrea L. Turpin (Cornell University Press, 10/10/16).

Moral Commerce: Quakers and the Transatlantic Boycott of the Slave Labor Economy. By Julie L. Holcomb (Cornell University Press, 8/30/16).

Light in the Heavens: Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad. By al-Qadi al-Quda'i; Tahera Qutbuddin, trans. (New York University Press, 11/8/16).

The Future of Religious Leadership: World Religions in Conversation (Interreligious Reflections). By Alon Goshen-Gottstein, ed. (Lexington Books, 8/23/16).

Evangelicalism in America. By Randall Balmer (Baylor University Press, 10/1/16).

The Good Is One, Its Manifestations Many: Confucian Essays on Metaphysics, Morals, Rituals, Institutions, and Genders. By Robert Cummings Neville (State University of New York Press, 11/1/16).

Muslim Americans in the Military: Centuries of Service. By Edward E. Curtis IV (Indiana University Press, 10/17/16).

Modern Muslims: A Sudan Memoir. By Steve Howard (Ohio University Press, 9/26/16).

The Triune God (New Studies in Dogmatics). By Fred Sanders, Michael Allen, and Scott R. Swain, eds. (Zondervan, 12/6/16).

Practicing Islam: Knowledge, Experience, and Social Navigation in Kyrgyzstan (Central Eurasia in Context). By David Montgomery (University of Pittsburgh Press, 11/15/16).

The House of the Mother: The Social Roles of Maternal Kin in Biblical Hebrew Narrative and Poetry. By Cynthia R. Chapman (Yale University Press, 11/22/16).

Reading the Mahavamsa: The Literary Aims of a Theravada Buddhist History (South Asia Across the Disciplines). By Kristin Scheible (Columbia University Press, 11/1/16).

From Christ to Confucius: German Missionaries, Chinese Christians, and the Globalization of Christianity, 1860-1950. By Albert Monshan Wu (Yale University Press, 11/22/16).

Kiss the Earth When You Pray: The Father Zosima Poems: Forty-Two Meditations and a Prayer. By Robert Hudson (Apocryphile Press, 8/22/16).

Living Zen Remindfully: Retraining Subconscious Awareness. By James H. Austin (MIT Press, 11/4/16).

Shinto: A History. By Helen Hardacre (Oxford University Press, 12/1/16).

Practicing What the Doctor Preached: At Home with Focus on the Family. By Susan B. Ridgely (Oxford University Press, 12/1/16).

German Jews in Palestine, 1920-1948: Between Dream and Reality. By Claudia Sonino (Lexington Books, 9/30/16).

New Books and New Reviews, November 16-30

Welcome to the holiday season! Or as we here at Reading Religion think of it, welcome to AAR annual meeting and post-meeting exhaustion season! We hope those of you who came to San Antonio had a productive time there. We found it very fruitful. We were able to speak with many of our authors and reviewers, and in particular with publishers who have not previously sent their books to us for review. Look for some new publishers to turn up on the Reading Religion website shortly, and in the meantime, happy reading!

 

BOOKS REVIEWED, 11/16/2016 to 11/30/2016

After the Wrath of God: AIDS, Sexuality, and American Religion. By Anthony M. Petro (Oxford University Press, 7/1/15). Reviewed by Drew Konow.

Big Dreams: The Science of Dreaming and the Origins of Religion. By Kelly Bulkeley (Oxford University Press, 4/4/16). Reviewed by Christopher Laursen.

Bodies of Peace: Ecclesiology, Nonviolence, and Witness. By Myles Werntz (Fortress Press, 12/1/14). Reviewed by Maxwell Kennel.

Christians under Covers: Evangelicals and Sexual Pleasure on the Internet. By Kelsy Burke (University of California Press, 2/2/16). Reviewed by Peter Webster.

Crucified and Resurrected: Restructuring the Grammar of Christology. By Ingolf U. Dalferth (Baker Academic, 11/17/15). Reviewed by Mark P. Hertenstein.

Disability and World Religions: An Introduction (Studies In Religion, Theology, and Disability). By Darla Y. Schumm and Michael Stoltzfus, eds. (Baylor University Press, 8/1/16). Reviewed by Mary Beth Yount.

Early Church Understandings of Jesus as the Female Divine: The Scandal of the Scandal of Particularity (The Library of New Testament Studies). By Sally Douglas (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 5/19/16). Reviewed by Steven Schweitzer.

Faith in the New Millennium: The Future of Religion and American Politics. By Matthew Avery Sutton and Darren Dochuk, eds. (Oxford University Press, 12/24/2015). Reviewed by Rebecca Barrett-Fox.

Karl Barth and the Incarnation: Christology and the Humility of God (T&T Clark Studies in Systematic Theology). By Darren O. Sumner (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 11/20/14). Reviewed by William T. Chandler.

Seven Days of Nectar: Contemporary Oral Performance of the Bhagavatapurana. By McComas Taylor (Oxford University Press, 8/1/16). Reviewed by Krishni Metivier.

Spirit Hermeneutics: Reading Scripture in Light of Pentecost. By Craig S. Keener (Eerdmans, 8/16/16). Reviewed by Spencer Boersma.

The Election of Grace: A Riddle without a Resolution? (Kantzer Lectures in Revealed Theology (KLRT). By Stephen N. Williams (Eerdmans, 3/3/15). Reviewed by Bradley Penner.

Uses and Abuses of Moses: Literary Representations Since the Enlightenment. By Theodore Ziolkowski (University of Notre Dame Press, 3/15/16). Reviewed by Amy Balogh.

West Indian Pentecostals: Living Their Faith in New York and London. By Janice A. McLean-Farrell (Bloomsbury Academic, 2/11/16). Reviewed by Emmanuel Buteau.

 

BOOKS RECEIVED, 11/16/2016 to 11/30/2016

Gender Hierarchy in the Qur'an: Medieval Interpretations, Modern Responses (Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization). By Karen Bauer (Cambridge University Press, 9/9/15).

Things Seen and Unseen: The Logic of Incarnation in Merleau-Ponty's Metaphysics of Flesh (Veritas). By Orion Edgar (James Clarke Company, 10/27/16).

The Resounding Soul: Reflections on the Metaphysics and Vivacity of the Human Person. By Eric Austin Lee and Samuel Kimbriel, eds. (James Clarke Company, 10/27/16).

The Religious Life: The Insights of William James. By Donald Capps (Lutterworth Press, 10/31/16).

Scottish Federalism and Covenantalism in Transition: The Theology of Ebenezer Erskine. By Stephen G. Myers (James Clarke Company, 10/27/16).

Damning Words: The Life and Religious Times of H. L. Mencken (Library of Religious Biography). By D. G. Hart (Eerdmans, 10/19/16).

Religion and Resistance in Appalachia: Faith and the Fight against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining (Place Matters: New Directions in Appalachian Studies). By Joseph D. Witt (University Press of Kentucky, 12/6/16).

The Quotidian Revolution: Vernacularization, Religion, and the Premodern Public Sphere in India. By Christian Lee Novetzke (Columbia University Press, 10/18/16).

Violent Conversion: Brazilian Pentecostalism and Urban Women in Mozambique (Religion in Transforming Africa). By Linda Van de Kamp (Boydell & Brewer, 10/21/16).

René Girard and Raymund Schwager: Correspondence 1974-1991 (Violence, Desire, and the Sacred). By Scott Cowdell, Joel Hodge, Chris Fleming, and Mathias Moosbrugger, eds.; Sheelah Treflé Hidden and Chris Fleming, trans. (Bloomsbury Academic, 10/6/16).

God and the Meanings of Life: What God Could and Couldn't do to Make Our Lives More Meaningful. By T. J. Mawson (Bloomsbury Academic, 10/20/16).

Radical Theology: A Vision for Change (Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion). By Jeffrey W. Robbins (Indiana University Press, 8/8/16).

Edgar and Brigitte: A German Jewish Passage to America (Jews and Judaism: History and Culture). By Rosemarie Bodenheimer (University of Alabama Press, 10/20/16).

Ten Commandments: The Secrets of Spiritual Growth Found in God's Principles for Living. By Emanuel Swedenborg; Morgan Beard, ed.; B. Erikson Odhner, Jonathan S. Rose, and George F. Dole, trans. (Swedenborg Foundation, 12/1/16).

Revival and Awakening: American Evangelical Missionaries in Iran and the Origins of Assyrian Nationalism. By Adam H. Becker (University of Chicago Press, 3/9/15).

Serious Fun at a Jewish Community Summer Camp: Family, Judaism, and Israel. By Celia E. Rothenberg (Lexington Books, 7/1/16).

Sensing Sacred: Exploring the Human Senses in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care (Studies in Body and Religion). By Jennifer Baldwin, ed. (Lexington Books, 9/6/16).

Postcolonial Practice of Ministry: Leadership, Liturgy, and Interfaith Engagement. By Kwok Pui-lan and Stephen Burns, eds. (Lexington Books, 7/13/16).

Monstrous Fictions: Reflections on John Calvin in a Time of Culture War (Graven Images). By Carl J. Rasmussen (Lexington Books, 9/15/16).

The Bhāgavata Purāna: Selected Readings. By Ravi M. Gupta and Kenneth R. Valpey (Columbia University Press, 11/22/16).

Advancing Nonviolent and Social Transformation: New Perspectives on Nonviolent Theories. By Heather Eaton and Lauren Michelle Levesque, eds. (Equinox Publishing, 10/1/16).

The Believing Scientist: Essays on Science and Religion. By Stephen M. Barr (Eerdmans, 11/16/16).

Becoming Friends of Time: Disability, Timefullness, and Gentle Discipleship (Studies In Religion, Theology, and Disability). By John Swinton (Baylor University Press, 10/15/16).

Lynched: The Power of Memory in a Culture of Terror. By Angela D. Sims (Baylor University Press, 9/13/16).

Cracks in the Foundation: Controversies in Christianity. By Stephen Howe (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 7/1/16).

German Idealism's Trinitarian Legacy. By Dale M. Schlitt (State University of New York Press, 11/1/16).

Christianity As a World Religion: An Introduction. By Sebastian Kim and Kirsteen Kim (Bloomsbury Academic, 11/3/16).

Evangelical Gotham: Religion and the Making of New York City, 1783-1860 (Historical Studies of Urban America). By Kyle B. Roberts (University of Chicago Press, 11/7/16).

Strange Tales of an Oriental Idol: An Anthology of Early European Portrayals of the Buddha (Buddhism and Modernity). By Donald S. Lopez Jr., ed. (University of Chicago Press, 11/10/16).

Christian Understandings of the Future: The Historical Trajectory (Christian Understandings). By Amy Frykholm (Augsburg Fortress Press, 10/1/16).

Theologian of Resistance: The Life and Thought of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. By Christiane Tietz; Victoria J. Barnett, trans. (Fortress Press, 9/1/16).

Luther the Reformer: The Story of the Man and His Career, Second Edition. By James M. Kittelson and Hans H. Wiersma (Augsburg Fortress Press, 8/1/16).

Christian Understandings of Evil: The Historical Trajectory (Christian Understandings). By Charlene P. E. Burns (Augsburg Fortress Press, 10/1/16).

Understandings of the Church (Ad Fontes: Early Christian Sources). By Everett Ferguson, ed. (Fortress Press, 9/1/16).

Church and Empire (Ad Fontes: Early Christian Sources). By Maria E. Doerfler, ed. (Augsburg Fortress Press, 9/1/16).

Islam: What Non-Muslims Should Know, Revised and Expanded Edition. By John Kaltner (Augsburg Fortress, 10/1/16).

Chinese Theology: Text and Context. By Chloë Starr (Yale University Press, 12/13/16).

Justice As a Virtue: A Thomistic Perspective. By Jean Porter (Eerdmans, 11/17/16).

Patron Gods and Patron Lords: The Semiotics of Classic Maya Community Cults. By Joanne Baron (University Press of Colorado, 12/1/16).

An Introduction to Indian Philosophy (Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy). By Roy W. Perrett (Cambridge University Press, 1/25/16).

Bounds of Their Habitation: Race and Religion in American History (American Ways Series). By Paul Harvey (Rowman & Littlefield, 11/10/16).

Julian among the Books: Julian of Norwich's Theological Library. By Julia Bolton Holloway (Cambridge Scholars Publisher, 5/15/16).

Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers. By Daniel L. Dreisbach (Oxford University Press, 12/1/16).

New Books and New Reviews, October 16-31

BOOKS RECEIVED, 10/16/2016 to 10/31/2016

For Love of the Prophet: An Ethnography of Sudan's Islamic State. By Noah Salomon (Princeton University Press, 10/25/16).

The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas: Roots and Rebirth of the Folkloric Devil. By Al Ridenour (Feral House, 10/4/16).

Types of Pentecostal Theology: Method, System, Spirit. By Christopher A. Stephenson (Oxford University Press, 10/1/16).

Innocent Ecstasy: How Christianity Gave America an Ethic of Sexual Pleasure. By Peter Gardella (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 10/10/16).

The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics. By John L. Esposito and Emad El-Din Shahin, eds. (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 10/1/16).

Vatican II: Catholic Doctrines on Jews and Muslims. By Gavin D'Costa (Oxford University Press, 10/4/16).

René Girard, Unlikely Apologist: Mimetic Theory and Fundamental Theology. By Grant Kaplan (University of Notre Dame Press, 8/30/2016).

Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism. By Molly Worthen (Oxford University Press, 10/1/16).

Wisdom's Feast: An Invitation to Feminist Interpretation of the Scriptures. By Barbara E. Reid (Eerdmans, 8/26/16).

The Ground Has Shifted: The Future of the Black Church in Post-Racial America. By Walter Earl Fluker (New York University Press, 11/8/16).

Just Capitalism: A Christian Ethic of Economic Globalization. By Brent Waters (Westminster John Knox Press, 9/14/16).

Christian Faith (Two-Volume Set): A New Translation and Critical Edition. By Friedrich Schleiermacher; Terrence N. Tice, Catherine L. Kelsey, and Edwina Lawler eds. (Westminster John Knox Press, 9/30/16).

Tweetable Nietzsche: His Essential Ideas Revealed and Explained. By C. Ivan Spencer (Zondervan, 11/1/16).

John Calvin: The Strasbourg Years (1538-1541). By Matthieu Arnold, ed. and Felicity McNab, trans. (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 7/13/16).

Satanism: A Social History. By Massimo Introvigne (Brill, 9/29/16).

Religious Language and Asian American Hybridity (Asian Christianity in the Diaspora). By Julius-Kei Kato (Palgrave Macmillan, 8/11/16).

The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe: 4th Edition. By Brian P. Levack (Routledge, 10/8/15).

The Witchcraft Sourcebook: Second Edition. By Brian P. Levack, ed. (Routledge, 6/21/15).

Soulless Matter, Seats of Energy: Metals, Gems and Minerals in South Asian Traditions. By Fabrizio M. Ferrari and Thomas Dähnhardt, eds. (Equinox Publishing Limited, 10/31/16).

Revelatory Events: Three Case Studies of the Emergence of New Spiritual Paths. By Ann Taves (Princeton University Press, 10/25/16).

Nothing Could Be Further from the Truth: Collected Columns of Reed M.N. Weep, 1997-2011. By Reed M. N. Weep, author, and Alumno Sinllanto, ed. (Equinox Publishing, 6/25/16).

Religious Literacy in Policy and Practice. By Adam Dinham and Matthew Francis, eds. (Policy Press, 11/15/16).

God: An Autobiography, as Told to a Philosopher. By Jerry L. Martin (Caladium Publishing, 2016).

Entangled Christianities. By David Anthony (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 7/1/16).

Authority and Identity in Medieval Islamic Historiography: Persian Histories from the Peripheries (Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization). By Mimi Hanaoka (Cambridge University Press, 9/9/16).

The Voice of God in the Text of Scripture: Explorations in Constructive Dogmatics. By Oliver D. Crisp and Fred Sanders, eds. (Zondervan, 11/1/16).

Three Streams: Confucian Reflections on Learning and the Moral Heart-Mind in China, Korea, and Japan. By Philip J. Ivanhoe (Oxford University Press, 10/18/16).

Surge of Piety: Norman Vincent Peale and the Remaking of American Religious Life. By Christopher Lane (Yale University Press, 11/15/16).

Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction. By John T. Carroll (Westminster John Knox Press, 10/5/16).

The Origin of Modern Shinto in Japan: The Vanquished Gods of Izumo (Bloomsbury Shinto Studies). By Yijiang Zhong (Bloomsbury Academic, 10/6/16).

Strategies of Polemics in Greek and Roman Philosophy (Jerusalem Studies in Religion and Culture, Volume 21). By Sharon Weisser and Naly Thaler, eds. (Brill, 8/1/16).

Folklore, Religion and the Songs of a Bengali Madman: A Journey Between Performance and the Politics of Cultural Representation (Jerusalem Studies in Religion and Culture, Volume 22). By Carola Erika Lorea (Brill, 8/1/16).

“And They Shall Be One Flesh”: On The Language of Mystical Union in Judaism (Supplements to The Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy, Volume 26). By Adam Afterman (Brill, 8/1/16).

Sociology of Shi'ite Islam: Collected Essays. By Saïd Amir Arjomand (Brill, 8/1/16).

The Religion of the Future: A New Philosophy of Religion for a Secular World. By Roberto Mangabeira Unger (Verso Books, 10/25/16).

When Religion Matters: Practicing Healing in the Aftermath of the Liberian Civil War. By Annie Hardison-Moody (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 10/10/16).

Philosophy in the Islamic World: A History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps, Volume 3. By Peter Adamson (Oxford University Press, 7/7/16).

The Geography of Morals: Varieties of Moral Possibility. By Owen Flanagan (Oxford University Press, 10/24/16).

God in the New Testament (Core Biblical Studies). By Warren Carter (Abingdon Press, 11/1/16).

Religion and Orientalism in Asian Studies. By Kiri Paramore, ed. (Bloomsbury Academic, 10/6/16).

A Peaceful Conquest: Woodrow Wilson, Religion, and the New World Order. By Cara Lea Burnidge (University of Chicago Press, 10/19/16).

First-Degree Incest and the Hebrew Bible: Sex in the Family (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies). By Johanna Stiebert (Bloomsbury Academic, 10/20/16).

 

BOOKS REVIEWED, 10/16/2016 to 10/31/2016

The Origins of Neoliberalism: Modeling the Economy from Jesus to Foucault. By Dotan Leshem (Columbia University Press, 6/4/16). Reviewed by Madhavi Venkatesan.

Beyond Reformation?: An Essay on William Langland's Piers Plowman and the End of Constantinian Christianty. By David Aers (University of Notre Dame Press, 11/15/15). Reviewed by Charles Augustine "Austin" Rivera.

Sociological Theory and the Question of Religion (Theology and Religion in Interdisciplinary Perspective Series in Association With the Bsa Sociology of Religion Study Group). By Andrew McKinnon and Marta Trzebiatowska, eds. (Ashgate, 12/28/14). Reviewed by Adam Powell.

The Strength of Her Witness: Jesus Christ in the Global Voices of Women. By Elizabeth A. Johnson (Orbis Books, 6/8/16). Reviewed by Oluwatomisin Oredein.

Indian Asceticism: Power, Violence, and Play. By Carl Olson (Oxford University Press, 3/3/15). Reviewed by Karen O'Brien-Kop.

The Theological Project of Modernism: Faith and the Conditions of Mineness (Oxford Studies in Analytic Theology). By Kevin W. Hector (Oxford University Press, 8/30/15). Reviewed by Brandon Morgan.

Christian Ethics and the Church: Ecclesial Foundations for Moral Thought and Practice. By Philip Turner (Baker Academic, 10/6/15). Reviewed by J. Andrew Edwards.

God Being Nothing: Toward a Theogony (Religion and Postmodernism). By Ray L. Hart (University of Chicago Press, 5/9/16). Reviewed by Charles Conway.

Thomas Aquinas's Summa Contra Gentiles: A Guide and Commentary. By Brian Davies (Oxford University Press, 6/17/16). Reviewed by Eric Buck.

Theology without Borders: An Introduction to Global Conversations. By William A. Dyrness and Oscar García-Johnson (Baker Academic, 12/1/15). Reviewed by Stephen Waldron.

Executing Grace: How the Death Penalty Killed Jesus and Why It's Killing Us. By Shane Claiborne (HarperOne, 6/7/16). Reviewed by Ted Grimsrud.

History and Presence. By Robert A. Orsi (Belknap Press, 3/29/16). Reviewed by Sonja Anderson.

Augustine: Conversions to Confessions. By Robin Lane Fox (Basic Books, 11/3/15). Reviewed by Michael Glowasky.

New Books and New Reviews, September 16-30

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Reading Religion newsletter. This is what you can expect to see from us twice a month, with occasional commentary on what we’ve received and reviewed. Right now we are just trying to keep up with your enthusiasm for writing reviews! As you can see, we receive an amazing variety of books, usually twenty or more per week. Check in frequently—many of the books we received between September 16 and 30 have already been claimed.

If you have suggestions that would make this newsletter more useful for you, please don’t hesitate to let us know at readingreligion@aarweb.org.

BOOKS RECEIVED, 9/16/2016 to 9/30/2016

A Luminous Brotherhood: Afro-Creole Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans. By Emily Suzanne Clark (The University of North Carolina Press, 9/26/16).

American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism, 1867-1940. By Thomas W. Simpson (The University of North Carolina Press, 9/6/16).

On the Nature and Existence of God (Cambridge Philosophy Classics). By Richard M. Gale (Cambridge University Press, 8/26/16).

The Analects of Dasan, Volume I: A Korean Syncretic Reading. By Hongkyung Kim, trans. (Oxford University Press, 9/8/16).

Making Peace with the Earth: Action and Advocacy for Climate Justice. By Grace Ji-Sun Kim, ed. (World Council of Churches, 2/15/16).

Near Christianity: How Journeys along Jewish-Christian Borders Saved My Faith in God. By Anthony LeDonne (Zondervan, 9/20/16).

Various Theories Explaining Why the Jewish People Are Special: A Response to Jerome Gellman, David Novak and Michael Wyschogrod's Understanding of the Chosen People. By Andrew L. Gluck (Edwin Mellen Press, 12/15/15).

A Sociology of Mormon Kinship: The Place of Family Within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. By Kristeen Lee Black (Edwin Mellen Press, 5/30/16).

Public Theology and the Global Common Good: The Contribution of David Hollenbach. By Kevin Ahern, Meghan Clark, Kristin Heyer, and Laurie Johnston, eds. (Orbis Books, 8/25/16).

Landscapes of the Secular: Law, Religion, and American Sacred Space. By Nicolas Howe (University of Chicago Press, 9/5/16).

This is Why I Came: A Novel. By Mary Rakow (Counterpoint, 12/15/15).

The Decolonial Abyss: Mysticism and Cosmopolitics from the Ruins (Perspectives in Continental Philosophy). By An Yountae (Fordham University Press, 10/3/16).

Imagine No Religion: How Modern Abstractions Hide Ancient Realities. By Carlin A. Barton and Daniel Boyarin (Fordham University Press, 10/3/16).

Attuned Learning: Rabbinic Texts on Habits of the Heart in Learning Interactions (Jewish Identity in Post-Modern Society). By Elie Holzer (Academic Studies Press, 3/30/16).

The Image of Jews in Contemporary China (Jewish Identities in Post-Modern Society). By James Rodman Ross and Song Lihong, eds. (Academic Studies Press, 1/15/16).

This Was from God: A Contemporary Theology of Torah and History (Emunot: Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah). By Jerome Yehuda Gellman (Academic Studies Press, 8/31/16).

Jewish City or Inferno of Russian Israel?: A History of the Jews in Kiev before February 1917 (Jews of Russia & Eastern Europe and Their Legacy). By Victoria Khiterer (Academic Studies Press, 3/31/16).

Emblem of Faith Untouched: A Short Life of Thomas Cranmer (Library of Religious Biography). By Leslie Winfield Williams (Eerdmans, 9/8/16).

The End of Days: African American Religion and Politics in the Age of Emancipation. By Matthew Harper (The University of North Carolina Press, 9/26/16).

Beyond Memory: Italian Protestants in Italy and America (SUNY Series in Italian/American Culture). By Dennis Barone (State University of New York Press, 9/1/16).

Evangelizing Lebanon: Baptists, Missions, and the Question of Cultures. By Melanie E. Trexler (Baylor University Press, 9/30/16).

Catholicism, Identity and Politics in the Age of Enlightenment: The Life and Career of Sir Thomas Gascoigne, 1745-1810 (Studies in Modern British Religious History). By Alexander Lock (Boydell Press, 9/15/16).

Tolerance among the Virtues. By John R. Bowlin (Princeton University Press, 8/23/16).

Divine Providence. By Bruce R. Reichenbach (Cascade Books, 9/8/16).

As Wide as the World Is Wise: Reinventing Philosophical Anthropology. By Michael Jackson (Columbia University Press, 9/6/16).

The Gnostic New Age: How a Countercultural Spirituality Revolutionized Religion from Antiquity to Today. By April D. DeConick (Columbia University Press, 9/27/16).

Prayer After the Death of God: A Phenomenological Study of Hebrew Literature (Emunot: Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah). By Avi Sagi (Academic Studies Press, 6/30/16).

Maimonides' "Guide of the Perplexed": A Philosophical Guide. By Alfred L. Ivry (University Of Chicago Press, 9/27/16).

The Age of Jihad: Islamic State and the Great War for the Middle East. By Patrick Cockburn (Verso, 10/11/16).

Seven Demon Stories from Medieval Japan. By Noriko Reider (Utah State University Press, 10/3/16).

The Making of Working-Class Religion (Working Class in American History). By Matthew Pehl (University of Illinois Press, 9/1/16).

Destroyer of the Gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World. By Larry W. Hurtado (Baylor University Press, 9/9/16).

Village Atheists: How America's Unbelievers Made Their Way in a Godly Nation. By Leigh Eric Schmidt (Princeton University Press, 10/4/16).

Inventing God: Psychology of Belief and the Rise of Secular Spirituality (Philosophy and Psychoanalysis). By Jon Mills (Routledge, 8/1/16).

Beyond the Borders of Baptism: Catholicity, Allegiances, and Lived Identities (Studies in World Catholicism). By Michael L. Budde, ed. (Cascade Books, 9/2/16).

Christian Doctrines for Global Gender Justice. By Jenny Daggers and Grace Ji-Sun Kim, eds. (Palgrave Macmillan, 6/4/15).

Identity, Youth, and Gender in the Korean American Church (Asian Christianity in the Diaspora). By Christine J. Hong (Palgrave Pivot, 7/17/15).

 

BOOKS REVIEWED, 9/16/2016 to 9/30/2016

Bach & God. By Michael Marissen (Oxford University Press, 5/18/16). Reviewed by Thomas Isaac Collins.

Flourishing: Why We Need Religion in a Globalized World. By Miroslav Volf (Yale University Press, 2016-01-12). Reviewed by Jane M. Curry.

Christian Practical Wisdom: What It Is, Why It Matters. By Dorothy C. Bass, Kathleen A. Cahalan, Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, Christian Batalden Scharen, and James R. Nieman (Eerdmans, 5/6/16). Reviewed by Dustin D. Benac.

The Canons of Our Fathers: Monastic Rules of Shenoute (Oxford Early Christian Studies). By Bentley Layton (Oxford University Press, 2014-11-04). Reviewed by Shawn Madison Krahmer.

Eastern Orthodox Christianity: The Essential Texts. By Bryn Geffert and Theofanis G. Stavrou (Yale University Press, 5/24/16). Reviewed by Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen.

Reason, Revelation, and Devotion: Inference and Argument in Religion (Cambridge Studies in Religion, Philosophy, and Society). By William J. Wainwright (Cambridge University Press, 12/1/2015). Reviewed by Robert MacSwain.

African American Theology: An Introduction. By Frederick L. Ware (Westminster John Knox Press, 2016-03-01). Reviewed by Anthony Roberts.

Dorotheos of Gaza and the Discourse of Healing in Gazan Monasticism (American University Studies). By Kyle A. Schenkewitz (Peter Lang Publishing Inc., 11/29/15). Reviewed by Aaron Klink.

Jonathan Edwards among the Theologians. By Oliver D. Crisp (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2015-12-17). Reviewed by Jonathan Baddley.

Prophecy without Contempt: Religious Discourse in the Public Square. By Cathleen Kaveny (Harvard University Press, 2016). Reviewed by Charles K. Bellinger.

A Church Undone: Documents from the German Christian Faith Movement, 1932-1940. By Mary M. Solberg (Fortress Press, 2015-04-01). Reviewed by Myles Werntz.

The Secular State Under Siege: Religion and Politics in Europe and America. By Christian Joppke (Polity, 4/272015). Reviewed by Jeff Gottlieb.

Japanese Confucianism: A Cultural History (New Approaches to Asian History). By Kiri Paramore (Cambridge University Press, 4/18/16). Reviewed by Alison Jameson.

The New Age in the Modern West: Counterculture, Utopia and Prophecy from the Late Eighteenth Century to the Present Day. By Nicholas Campion (Bloomsbury Academic, 11/19/2015). Reviewed by Amanda Lucia.

The U.S. Immigration Crisis: Toward an Ethics of Place (Cascade Companions). By Miguel A. De La Torre (Cascade Books, 6/17/16). Reviewed by Mary Beth Yount.

De-Introducing the New Testament: Texts, Worlds, Methods, Stories. By Todd Penner and Davina Lopez (Wiley-Blackwell, 6/15/2015). Reviewed by Danny Yencich.

Liberty, Conscience, and Toleration: The Political Thought of William Penn. By Andrew R. Murphy (Oxford University Press, 6/24/16). Reviewed by Brooke Sherrard.

Tantric Traditions in Transmission and Translation. By David B. Gray and Ryan R. Overbey, eds. (Oxford University Press, 4/12/16). Reviewed by Patricia Sauthoff.

Aliens & Strangers?: The Struggle for Coherence in the Everyday Lives of Evangelicals. By Anna Strhan (Oxford University Press, 2015-08-30). Reviewed by Alice Nagle.

Oxford Handbook of Islamic Theology (Oxford Handbooks), The. By Sabine Schmidtke, ed. (Oxford University Press, 5/24/16). Reviewed by Ali Altaf Mian.

Chosen? Reading the Bible Amid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. By Walter Brueggemann (Westminster John Knox Press, 2015). Reviewed by Jonathan Homrighausen.

Mexican Exodus: Emigrants, Exiles, and Refugees of the Cristero War. By Julia G. Young (Oxford University Press, 2015-08-03). Reviewed by Matthew Peter Casey.

Sacred Language, Sacred World: The Unity of Scriptural and Philosophical Hermeneutics. By Joshua D. Broggi (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 12/17/2015). Reviewed by Jonathan Best.

Anatomy of a Schism: How Clergywomen's Narratives Reinterpret the Fracturing of the Southern Baptist Convention. By Eileen R. Campbell-Reed (University of Tennessee Press, 2016). Reviewed by Matthew Beal.

Ifá Divination, Knowledge, Power, and Performance (African Expressive Cultures). By Jacob K. Olupona and Rowland O. Abiodun, eds. (Indiana University Press, 2016-02-29). Reviewed by Afe Adogame.

Kierkegaard and Christian Faith. By Paul Martens and C. Stephen Evans (Baylor University Press, 3/1/16). Reviewed by Matthew William Brake.

A Time to Keep: Theology, Mortality, and the Shape of a Human Life. By Ephraim Radner (Baylor University Press, 7/6/16). Reviewed by Michael Allen.

New Patterns for Comparative Religion: Passages to an Evolutionary Perspective (Scientific Studies of Religion: Inquiry and Explanation). By William E. Paden (Bloomsbury Academic, 5/19/16). Reviewed by Christopher Buck.

Inherit the Holy Mountain: Religion and the Rise of American Environmentalism. By Mark Stoll (Oxford University Press, 5/29/15). Reviewed by John Gatta.

The Ordering of the Christian Mind: Karl Barth and Theological Rationality. By Martin Westerholm (Oxford University Press, 1/12/16). Reviewed by David Gilland.

The Value of Comparison (The Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures). By Peter van der Veer (Duke University Press, 6/3/16). Reviewed by Juli Gittinger.

Women in the Qur'an: An Emancipatory Reading. By Asma Lamrabet; Myriam Francois-Cerrah, trans. (Kube Publishing Ltd., 5/24/2016). Reviewed by Vanessa Rivera de la Fuente.

Amar Akbar Anthony: Bollywood, Brotherhood, and the Nation. By William Elison, Christian Lee Novetzke, and Andy Rotman (Harvard University Press, 1/4/2016). Reviewed by Anne Vallely.

Field Hospital: The Church's Engagement with a Wounded World. By William T Cavanaugh (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2/14/16). Reviewed by David D. Berka.

God in the Enlightenment. By William J. Bulman and Robert G. Ingram, eds. (Oxford University Press, 5/23/16). Reviewed by Allison P. Coudert.

Jesus & Buddha: Friends in Conversation. By Paul Knitter and Roger Haight (Orbis Books, 2015-11-01). Reviewed by James Fredericks.

Augustine's Early Theology of Image: A Study in the Development of Pro-Nicene Theology (Oxford Studies in Historical Theology). By Gerald P. Boersma (Oxford University Press, 1/15/16). Reviewed by Margaryta Teslina.

Today When You Hear His Voice: Scripture, the Covenants, and the People of God. By Gregory W. Lee (Eerdmans, 6/29/16). Reviewed by David Hunsicker.

The Black Newspaper and the Chosen Nation. By Benjamin P. Fagan (University of Georgia Press, 6/15/16). Reviewed by Christina Littlefield.

The World of Saint Patrick. By Philip Freeman (Oxford University Press, 9/1/2014). Reviewed by Geneviève Pigeon.

Celestial Masters: History and Ritual in Early Daoist Communities (Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series). By Terry F. Kleeman (Harvard University Asia Center, 7/11/16). Reviewed by Ori Tavor.

New Books and Reviews on Reading Religion, September 1-15

Welcome Reading Religion subscribers!

This is the pilot version of the Reading Religion newsletter which we are sending to our first subscribers to make sure the whole system is working as it should.  Thanks for signing up! The current plan is to publish the newsletter twice monthly. Let us know if you have any suggestions for future newsletters:  jaareditor@aarweb.org

As you can see, the first half of September brought us books from Albert J. Raboteau and Lamin Sanneh, and on topics ranging from the Roman Empire to the Frankfurt School. Recent reviews are equally diverse. We learn about Afro-Brazilian religious music, American religious freedom, and astro-theology (a field we didn't know existed, but were interested to become acquainted with). This quarter has seen a bumper crop of books on Kierkegaard; two reviews are displayed here, and more are on the way.  Enjoy!

 

BOOKS REVIEWED, 9/1/2016 to 9/15/2016

Homo Ritualis: Hindu Ritual and Its Significance for Ritual Theory (Oxford Ritual Studies). By Axel Michaels (Oxford University Press, 12/2/2015). Reviewed by Marko Geslani.

Leibniz on God and Religion: A Reader. By Lloyd Strickland (ed.) (Bloomsbury Academic, 2/25/16). Reviewed by Dustin Atlas.

Religious Experience and New Materialism: Movement Matters (Radical Theologies). By Joerg Rieger and Edward Waggoner (eds.) (Palgrave Macmillan, 11/18/2015). Reviewed by Kevin Schilbrack.

Religion in the Kitchen: Cooking, Talking, and the Making of Black Atlantic Traditions. By Elizabeth Pérez (New York University Press, 2016). Reviewed by Yvonne Chireau.

Vodou in the Haitian Experience: A Black Atlantic Perspective. By Celucien L. Joseph and Nixon S. Cleophat, eds. (Lexington Books, 5/17/16). Reviewed by Richard Hoffman Reinhardt.

Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland: Religious Practice in Late Modernity. By Gladys Ganiel (Oxford University Press, 2016-04-25). Reviewed by Amy Heath-Carpentier.

The Oxford Handbook of Christology (Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology). By Francesca Aran Murphy (ed.) (Oxford University Press, 2015-11-30). Reviewed by Darren Sumner.

Feminist Theory and the Bible: Interrogating the Sources. By Esther Fuchs (Lexington Books, 2/15/16). Reviewed by Johanna Stiebert.

A Theology of Grace in Six Controversies (Interventions). By Edward T. Oakes, S.J. (Eerdmans, 5/14/16). Reviewed by Daniel Houck.

The Production of American Religious Freedom (North American Religions). By Finbarr Curtis (NYU Press, 8/2/16). Reviewed by L. Benji Rolsky.

Key Terms in Material Religion. By S. Brent Plate (ed.) (Bloomsbury Academic, 12/17/15). Reviewed by Sarah "Moxy" Moczygemba.

God Without Measure: Working Papers in Christian Theology: Volume 1: God and the Works of God. By John Webster (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 11/19/2015). Reviewed by Bradley Penner.

Death, Dying, and Mysticism: The Ecstasy of the End (Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Mysticism). By Thomas Cattoi and Christopher M. Moreman (eds.) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015-04-01). Reviewed by Lise Vail.

Claiming Identity in the Study of Religion: Social and Rhetorical Techniques Examined (Culture on the Edge: Studies in Identity Formation). By Monica R. Miller and Russell T. McCutcheon (Equinox, 2015-10-01). Reviewed by Neil George.

C. S. Peirce & Nested Continua Model of Religious Interpretation (Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs). By Gary Slater (Oxford University Press, 1/31/16). Reviewed by Stephen Dawson.

Beyond the Secular West (Religion, Culture, and Public Life). By Akeel Bilgrami (ed) (Columbia University Press, 3/22/16). Reviewed by Jocelyne Cesari.

Already Free: Buddhism Meets Psychotherapy on the Path of Liberation. By Bruce Tift (Sounds True, 2015-06-01). Reviewed by Monica Sanford.

A Textual History of Christian-Muslim Relations: Seventh-Fifteenth Centuries. By Charles Tieszen (Fortress Press, 2015-05-01). Reviewed by Brandon Colas.

The End of the Timeless God (Oxford Studies in Analytic Theology). By R. T. Mullins (Oxford University Press, 3/7/16). Reviewed by Emily Bennett.

Spirit Song: Afro-Brazilian Religious Music and Boundaries. By Marc Gidal (Oxford University Press, 2/5/16). Reviewed by Steven Engler.

Reimagining the Sacred. By Richard Kearney and Jens Zimmerman, ed. (Columbia University Press, 12/15/15). Reviewed by Jonathan Napier.

Apocalyptic Anxiety: Religion, Science, and America's Obsession with the End of the World. By Anthony Aveni (University Press of Colorado, 5/2/16). Reviewed by Della Campion.

UFOs, Conspiracy Theories and the New Age: Millennial Conspiracism (Bloomsbury Advances in Religious Studies). By David G. Robertson (Bloomsbury Academic, 2/25/16). Reviewed by Benjamin Zeller.

Tropologies: Ethics and Invention in England, c. 1350-1600 (ND ReFormations: Medieval & Early Modern). By Ryan McDermott (University of Notre Dame Press, 4/15/16). Reviewed by William Smith.

The Problem of Evil: New Philosophical Directions. By Benjamin W. McCraw and Robert Arp (eds.) (Lexington Books, 12/24/2015). Reviewed by Mark Scott.

The Literary Imagination in Jewish Antiquity. By Eva Mroczek (Oxford University Press, 5/30/16). Reviewed by Matthew Goldstone.

The Big Bang and God: An Astro-Theology. By Theodore Walker and Chandra Wickramasinghe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015-09-10). Reviewed by Corbin Boekhaus.

Sport and Religion in the Twenty-First Century. By Brad Schultz and Mary Lou Sheffer (eds.) (Lexington Books, 12/16/2015). Reviewed by Martin Nykvist.

Spirits of Blood, Spirits of Breath: The Twinned Cosmos of Indigenous America. By Barbara Alice Mann (Oxford University Press, 2016). Reviewed by Frederick E. (Fritz) Detwiler.

Ritualized Faith: Essays on the Philosophy of Liturgy (Oxford Studies in Analytic Theology). By Terence Cuneo (Oxford University Press, 5/3/16). Reviewed by David A. Stosur.

The Task of Hope in Kierkegaard. By Mark Bernier (Oxford University Press, 12/29/2015). Reviewed by Charles K. Bellinger.

Soren Kierkegaard: Subjectivity, Irony, & the Crisis of Modernity. By Jon Stewart (Oxford University Press, 12/8/2015). Reviewed by Geoffrey David Dargan.

 

BOOKS RECEIVED, 9/1/2016 to 9/15/2016

Love's Subtle Magic: An Indian Islamic Literary Tradition, 1379-1545. By Aditya Behl (author), Wendy Doniger (ed.) (Oxford University Press, 8/1/16).

Pious Irreverence: Confronting God in Rabbinic Judaism (Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion). By Dov Weiss (University of Pennsylvania Press, 7/26/16).

I Want You to Be: On the God of Love. By Tomášš Halík (author), Gerald Turner (trans.) (University of Notre Dame Press, 8/24/16).

A Little History of Religion. By Richard Holloway (Yale University Press, 9/20/16).

The Sacred and the Political: Explorations on Mimesis, Violence and Religion (Political Theory and Contemporary Philosophy). By Elisabetta Brighi and Antonio Cerella (eds.) (Bloomsbury Academic, 7/28/16).

Institutions of the Emerging Church (Library of New Testament Studies). By Sven-Olav Back and Erkki Koskenniemi (eds.) (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 8/11/16).

Death Anxiety and Religious Belief: An Existential Psychology of Religion (Scientific Studies of Religion: Inquiry and Explanation). By Jonathan Jong and Jamin Halberstadt (Bloomsbury Academic, 8/25/16).

Christianity: Christophany (Opera Omnia). By Raimon Panikkar (Orbis Books, 6/8/16).

American Prophets: Seven Religious Radicals and Their Struggle for Social and Political Justice. By Albert J. Raboteau (Princeton University Press, 9/20/16).

Grand Hotel Abyss: The Lives of the Frankfurt School. By Stuart Jeffries (Verso, 9/20/16).

Journey Back to God: Origen on the Problem of Evil (AAR ACADEMY SER). By Mark S.M. Scott (Oxford University Press, 7/1/15).

Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life Without Religion. By Karen L. Garst (ed.) (Pitchstone Publishing, 10/1/16).

When Momma Speaks: The Bible and Motherhood from a Womanist Perspective. By Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder (Westminster John Knox Press, 9/2/16).

The Church We Want: African Catholics Look to Vatican III. By A. E. Orobator (ed.) (Orbis Books, 8/18/16).

HIV and AIDS in Africa: Christian Reflection, Public Health, Social Transformation. By Jacquineau Azetsop (ed.) (Orbis Books, 8/25/16).

Empire Baptized: How the Church Embraced What Jesus Rejected: 2nd-5th Centuries. By Wes Howard-Brook (Orbis Books, 8/25/16).

Theology and the University in Nineteenth-Century Germany (Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs). By Zachary Purvis (Oxford University Press, 9/28/16).

God's Word Alone---The Authority of Scripture: What the Reformers Taught...and Why It Still Matters (The Five Solas Series). By Matthew Barrett (Zondervan, 9/20/16).

The Stations of the Cross: The Placelessness of Medieval Christian Piety (Studia Traditionis Theologiae). By Sarah Lenzi (Brepols Publishers, 7/6/16).

Many Yet One?: Multiple Religious Belonging. By Peniel Jesudason Rufus Rajkumar and Joseph Prabhakar Dayam (eds.) (World Council of Churches, 1/1/16).

Was America Founded as a Christian Nation? Revised Edition. By John Fea (Westminster John Knox Press, 9/21/16).

At the Temple Gates: The Religion of Freelance Experts in the Roman Empire. By Heidi Wendt (Oxford University Press, 9/19/16).

Spirit in the Dark: A Religious History of Racial Aesthetics. By Josef Sorett (Oxford University Press, 9/1/16).

Christmas as Religion: The Relationship between Sacred and Secular. By Christopher Deacy (Oxford University Press, 9/28/16).

The Training Anthology of Santideva: A Translation of the Siksa-samuccaya. By Charles Goodman (trans.) (Oxford University Press, 9/14/16).

The Life of the Madman of Ü. By David M. DiValerio (Oxford University Press, 9/1/16).

Redeeming Gender. By Adrian Thatcher (Oxford University Press, 9/9/16).

The Islamic Lineage of American Literary Culture: Muslim Sources from the Revolution to Reconstruction. By Jeffrey Einboden (Oxford University Press, 9/1/16).

Jonathan Edwards and Transatlantic Print Culture. By Jonathan M. Yeager (Oxford University Press, 9/1/16).

Beyond Jihad: The Pacifist Tradition in West African Islam. By Lamin Sanneh (Oxford University Press, 9/16/16).

A Ministry of Discernment: The Bishop and the Sense of the Faithful. By Amanda C. Osheim (Michael Glazier, 8/24/16).

What Is Buddhist Enlightenment?. By Dale S. Wright (Oxford University Press, 10/3/16).

New Reviews and New Books, October 1-15

From Evagrius and Didymus the Blind to Zombies and Cylons, the first half of October has brought many interesting characters to Reading Religion!  Enjoy the reviews and shop for new books to review.

As we are just now piloting our bimonthly newsletter, don't hesitate to send comments or suggestions to readingreligion@aarweb.org.    

BOOKS REVIEWED, 10/1/2016 to 10/15/2016

Puritanism and the Pursuit of Happiness: The Ministry and Theology of Ralph Venning, c.1621-1674. By S. Bryn Roberts (Boydell Press, 2015-03-15). Reviewed by Tucker Adkins.

The Vision of Didymus the Blind: A Fourth-Century Virtue-Origenism (Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs). By Grant D. Bayliss (Oxford University Press, 2/10/16). Reviewed by Michael Allen.

World Christianity: Perspectives and Insights. By Jonathan Y. Tan (Orbis Books, 4/13/16). Reviewed by Raimundo Barreto.

Patristic and Medieval Atonement Theory: A Guide to Research (Illuminations: Guides to Research in Religion). By Junius Johnson (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 12/24/2015). Reviewed by Andrew Jacob Cuff.

The New Demons: Rethinking Power and Evil Today (Cultural Memory in the Present). By Simona Forti (Stanford University Press, 2014-11-12). Reviewed by Brent Gordon.

Children of Lucifer: The Origins of Modern Religious Satanism (Oxford Studies in Western Esotericism). By Ruben van Luijk (Oxford University Press, 6/1/16). Reviewed by Cimminnee Holt.

The Berrigan Letters: Personal Correspondence Between Daniel and Philip Berrigan. By Daniel Cosacchi, Eric Martin (Orbis Books, 5/11/16). Reviewed by Megan Leverage.

Strangers in This World: Multireligious Reflections on Immigration. By Hussam S. Timani (Fortress Press, 8/1/15). Reviewed by Justin Ashworth.

Abraham's Dice: Chance and Providence in the Monotheistic Traditions. By Karl W. Giberson, ed. (Oxford University Press, 5/16/16). Reviewed by Peter Jordan.

The Weight of All Flesh: On the Subject-Matter of Political Economy (The Berkeley Tanner Lectures). By Eric Santner (Oxford University Press, 2015-11-02). Reviewed by C. Travis Webb.

Rainbow Body and Resurrection: Spiritual Attainment, the Dissolution of the Material Body, and the Case of Khenpo A Chö. By Francis V. Tiso (North Atlantic Books, 1/26/16). Reviewed by M. Maria Turek.

Evagrius and His Legacy. By Joel Kalvesmak and Robin D. Young, eds. (University of Notre Dame Press, 2/15/16). Reviewed by Gerhard Stübben.

The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature. By John J. Collins (Eerdmans, 6/6/16). Reviewed by Rachel Renz.

Sarah Coakley and the Future of Systematic Theology. By Janice McRandal (Fortress Press, 2/1/16). Reviewed by Mark S. Medley.

New Age in Latin America: Popular Variations and Ethnic Appropriations (Religion in the Americas). By Renée de la Torre, Cristina Gutiérrez Zúñiga, and Nahayeilli Juárez Huet, eds. (Brill, June 2016). Reviewed by Brett Hendrickson.

How to Survive the Apocalypse: Zombies, Cylons, Faith, and Politics at the End of the World. By Robert Joustra and Alissa Wilkinson (Eerdmans, 5/7/16). Reviewed by Ben Crace.

John Henry Newman: A Portrait in Letters. By Roderick Strange, ed. (Oxford University Press, 12/29/2015). Reviewed by Joshua Canzona.

Ecce Homo: On the Divine Unity of Christ (Interventions). By Aaron Riches (Eerdmans, 5/14/16). Reviewed by Rafael Bello.

Enkindling Love: The Legacy of Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross. By Gillian T. W. Ahlgren (Fortress Press, 2016). Reviewed by Rachel Knight-Messenger.

The Cambridge Companion to Christian Political Theology (Cambridge Companions to Religion). By Craig Hovey and Elizabeth Phillips, eds. (Cambridge University Press, 11/18/15). Reviewed by Nicholas Krause.

The Problem with Interreligious Dialogue: Plurality, Conflict and Elitism in Hindu-Christian-Muslim Relations (Bloomsbury Advances in Religious Studies). By Muthuraj Swamy (Bloomsbury Academic, 2016-03-24). Reviewed by Swami Narasimhananda.

Resurrecting Democracy: Faith, Citizenship, and the Politics of a Common Life (Cambridge Studies in Social Theory, Religion and Politics). By Luke Bretherton (Cambridge University Press, 2014-12-22). Reviewed by Alessandro Rovati.

Christianity and Religious Diversity: Clarifying Christian Commitments in a Globalizing Age. By Harold A. Netland (Baker Academic, 2015-05-19). Reviewed by Kenneth T. Rose.

Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory: Rethinking the Things That Matter Most. By Jerry L. Walls (Brazos Press, 2015-02-03). Reviewed by Lloyd Strickland.

 

BOOKS RECEIVED, 10/1/2016 to 10/15/2016

Doubt, Scholarship and Society in 17th-Century Central Sudanic Africa (Islam in Africa, v. 20). By Dorrit van Dalen (Brill, 7/1/2016).

Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion. By Andrew Village and Ralph W. Hood, eds. (Brill, 7/1/2016).

Building on the Ruins of the Temple: Apologetics and Polemics in Early Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism. By Adam Gregerman (Mohr Siebeck, 6/1/16).

Golem: Modern Wars and Their Monsters. By Maya Barzilai (New York University Press, 10/18/16).

Jesus v. Abortion: They Know Not What They Do (Theopolitical Visions). By Charles K. Bellinger (Cascade Books, 6/16/16).

Awake to the Moment: An Introduction to Theology (The Workgroup on Constructive Theology). By Laurel C. Schneider and Stephen G. Ray Jr, eds. (Westminster John Knox Press, 9/21/16).

The Word Enfleshed: Exploring the Person and Work of Christ. By Oliver D. Crisp (Baker Academic, 9/20/16).

Not by Nature but by Grace: Forming Families Through Adoption. By Gilbert C. Meilaender (University of Notre Dame Press, 9/15/16).

Pathways in Theodicy: An Introduction to the Problem of Evil. By Mark S. M. Scott (Fortress Press, 5/1/15).

The Joseph Smith Papers: Administrative Records, Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844 - January 1846. By Matthew J. Grow, Ronald K. Esplin, Mark Ashurst-McGee, Jeffrey D. Mahas, Matthew C. Godfreyeds, and Gerrit J. Dirkmaat, eds. (Church Historian's Press, 9/26/16).

Place / No-Place in Urban Asian Religiosity. By Joanne Punzo Waghorne, ed. (Springer, 5/30/16).

The Jews of Harlem: The Rise, Decline, and Revival of a Jewish Community. By Jeffrey S. Gurock (New York University Press, 10/25/16).

Religion and Sustainable Agriculture: World Spiritual Traditions and Food Ethics. By Todd LeVasseur, Pramod Parajuli, and Norman Wirzba, eds. (University Press of Kentucky, 10/13/16).

Understanding Sport As a Religious Phenomenon: An Introduction. By Eric Bain-Selbo and D. Gregory Sapp (Bloomsbury Academic, 9/8/16).

Yearbook of Chinese Theology 2016 (Yearbook of Chinese Theology, Volume 2). By Paulos Z. Huang, ed. (Brill, 7/21/16).

New Jerusalem: New Century Edition. By Emanuel Swedenborg, George F. Dole, trans. (Swedenborg Foundation, 12/1/16).

Mixtec Evangelicals: Globalization, Migration, and Religious Change in a Oaxacan Indigenous Group. By Mary I. O'Connor (University Press of Colorado, 10/17/16).

Religion on the Battlefield. By Ron E. Hassner (Cornell University Press, 6/7/16).

Spirits and Trance in Brazil: An Anthropology of Religious Experience (Bloomsbury Advances in Religious Studies). By Bettina E. Schmidt (Bloomsbury Academic, 6/16/16).

A History of the Hasmonean State: Josephus and Beyond. By Kenneth Atkinson (Bloomsbury Academic, 9/22/16).

Morality after Calvin: Theodore Beza's Christian Censor and Reformed Ethics (Oxford Studies in Historical Theology). By Kirk M. Summers (Oxford University Press, 10/26/16).

Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi and the Politics of Canonization in Early Modern Italy (Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs). By Clare Copeland (Oxford University Press, 10/18/16).

Buddhism in America: Global Religion, Local Contexts. By Scott A. Mitchell (Bloomsbury Academic, 9/8/16).

Buddhist Extremists and Muslim Minorities: Religious Conflict in Contemporary Sri Lanka. By John Clifford Holt, ed. (Oxford University Press,, 10/31/16).

Sex and Slaughter in the Tent of Jael: A Cultural History of a Biblical Story. By Colleen M. Conway (Oxford University Press, 10/31/16).

Angels in Early Medieval England (Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs). By Richard Sowerby (Oxford University Press, 10/4/16).

Inside the Muslim Brotherhood: Religion, Identity, and Politics. By Khalil al-Anani (Oxford University Press, 10/3/16).

The Evangelical Age of Ingenuity in Industrial Britain. By Joseph Stubenrauch (Oxford University Press, 10/5/16).

Friedrich Max Müller and the Sacred Books of the East. By Arie L. Molendijk (Oxford University Press, 10/4/16).

Yoga, Meditation, and Mysticism: Contemplative Universals and Meditative Landmarks. By Kenneth Rose (Bloomsbury Academic, 9/8/16).

The Bible in Political Debate: What Does it Really Say?. By Frances Flannery and Rodney A. Werline, eds. (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 9/22/16).

Bridges Between Worlds: Spirits and Spirit Work in Northern Iceland. By Corinne G. Dempsey (Oxford University Press, 10/3/16).

Teaching Buddhism: New Insights on Understanding and Presenting the Traditions (AAR Teaching Religious Studies). By Todd Lewis and Gary deAngelis, eds. (Oxford University Press, 10/3/16).

From Reconciliation to Revolution: The Student Interracial Ministry, Liberal Christianity, and the Civil Rights Movement. By David P. Cline (University of North Carolina Press, 10/24/16).

How the Wise Man Got to Chelm: The Life and Times of a Yiddish Folk Tradition. By Ruth von Bernuth (New York University Press, 10/18/16).

The Oxford Handbook of the Prophets (Oxford Handbooks). By Carolyn Sharp, ed. (Oxford University Press, 10/3/16).

I Am a Pilgrim, a Traveler, a Stranger: Exploring the Life and Mind of the First American Missionary to the Middle East, the Rev. Pliny Fisk (1792-1825) (American Society of Missiology Monograph Series). By John Hubers (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 9/29/16).

Pomegranate Gospel: Bible Revivals for Secular Tastes. By Gary Hoffman (Verve Press, 1/2/16).

Egocentricity and Mysticism: An Anthropological Study. By Ernst Tugendhat (Columbia University Press, 10/4/16).

Elf Queens and Holy Friars: Fairy Beliefs and the Medieval Church (The Middle Ages Series). By Richard Firth Green (University of Pennsylvania Press, 8/31/16).

Humanity in God's Image: An Interdisciplinary Exploration. By Claudia Welz (Oxford University Press, 10/25/16).

Long Suffering: American Endurance Art as Prophetic Witness. By Karen Gonzalez Rice (University of Michigan Press, 9/29/16).

Hagiography and Religious Truth: Case Studies in the Abrahamic and Dharmic Traditions. By Rico G. Monge, Kerry P. C. San Chirico, and Rachel J. Smith, eds. (Bloomsbury Academic, 9/16/16).

Networked Theology: Negotiating Faith in Digital Culture (Engaging Culture). By Heidi A. Campbell and Stephen Garner (Baker Academic, 9/20/16).

Reading Religion Bi-Weekly Newsletter - Vol 2, Issue 1

Greetings Reading Religion authors, reviewers, scholars and readers.  Thank you for your patience during these past few weeks.  A recent administrative shuffle resulted in delays in sending out our bi-weekly newsletters.  This newsletter reflects new book reviews and books received between December 31 and January 31.  We will be resuming our bi-weekly newsletter schedule shortly including all activity from February 1 – 15.

 

BOOKS REVIEWED, 12/15/2016 to 1/31/2017

Pious Irreverence: Confronting God in Rabbinic Judaism (Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion). By Dov Weiss (University of Pennsylvania Press, 7/26/16). Reviewed by Jonathan Schofer.

Negotiating Respect: Pentecostalism, Masculinity, and the Politics of Spiritual Authority in the Dominican Republic. By Brendan Jamal Thornton (University Press of Florida, 2016). Reviewed by Mary Puckett.

Understanding the Religions of the World: An Introduction. By Will Deming (Wiley-Blackwell, 6/15/2015). Reviewed by Marie Nuar.

Cosmopolitan Dharma: Race, Sexuality, and Gender in British Buddhism. By Sally R. Munt, Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip, and Sharon Smith (Brill, 4/21/2016). Reviewed by Adeana McNicholl.

Jews and Genes: The Genetic Future in Contemporary Jewish Thought. By Elliot N. Dorff, Laurie Zoloth, eds. (The Jewish Publication Society, 2015-03-01). Reviewed by Megan Leverage.

Aristotle in Aquinas's Theology. By Gilles Emery and Matthew Levering, eds. (Oxford University Press, 12/29/2015). Reviewed by David Gilland.

Island of Guanyin: Mount Putuo and Its Gazetteers. By Marcus Bingenheimer (Oxford University Press, 4/15/16). Reviewed by Jennifer Eichman.

Free Will and Theism: Connections, Contingencies, and Concerns. By Kevin Timpe and Daniel Speak, eds. (Oxford University Press, 7/5/16). Reviewed by Marco Barone.

Technologies of Religion: Spheres of the Sacred in a Post-secular Modernity (Routledge Research in Information Technology and Society). By Sam Han (Routledge, 2/22/16). Reviewed by Jeffrey Appel.

The Oxford Handbook of the Prophets (Oxford Handbooks). By Carolyn Sharp, ed. (Oxford University Press, 10/3/16). Reviewed by Bradford Anderson.

George Whitefield: Life, Context, and Legacy. By Geordan Hammond and David Ceri Jones (eds.) (Oxford University Press, 7/19/16). Reviewed by Daniel Ritchie.

 

BOOKS RECEIVED, 12/15/2016 to 1/31/2017

Confronting Religious Absolutism: Christian Humanism and the Moral Imagination (Confronting Fundamentalism). By Catherine M. Wallace (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 10/27/16).

Human Trafficking, the Bible, and the Church: An Interdisciplinary Study. By Marion L. S. Carson (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 11/4/16).

God Is Green: An Eco-Spirituality of Incarnate Compassion. By Robert E. Shore-Goss (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 10/28/16).

Pilate and Jesus (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics). By Giorgio Agamben; Adam Kotsko, trans. (Stanford University Press, 2/4/15).

Egypt and the Contradictions of Liberalism: Illiberal Intelligentsia and the Future of Egyptian Democracy. By Dalia Fahmy and Daanish Faruqi (Oneworld Publications, 8/9/16).

Modern Orthodoxy in American Judaism: The Era of Rabbi Leo Jung (Studies in Orthodox Judaism). By Maxine Jacobson (Academic Studies Press, 11/15/16).

Hybrid Judaism: Irving Greenberg, Encounter, and the Changing Nature of American Jewish Identity (Studies in Orthodox Judaism) . By Darren Kleinberg (Academic Studies Press, 11/15/16).

History, Memory, and Jewish Identity (North American Jewish Studies). By Ira Robinson, Naftali S. Cohn, and Lorenzo DiTommaso, eds. (Academic Studies Press, 12/22/15).

Learning to Read Talmud: What It Looks Like and How It Happens. By Jane L. Kanarek and Marjorie Lehman, ed. (Academic Studies Press, 10/31/16).

Vengeance in Reverse: The Tangled Loops of Violence, Myth, and Madness. By Mark Anspach (Michigan State University Press, 6/1/2017).

Creatures of Possibility: The Theological Basis of Human Freedom. By Ingolf U. Dalferth; Jo Bennett (trans.) (Baker Academic, 11/15/16).

Buddhism, Politics and the Limits of Law: The Pyrrhic Constitutionalism of Sri Lanka (Comparative Constitutional Law and Policy). By Benjamin Schonthal (Cambridge University Press, 11/17/16).

Breaking Bread: Insurgent Black Intellectual Life. By bell hooks and Cornel West (Routledge, 11/18/16).

Rebranding Islam: Piety, Prosperity, and a Self-Help Guru (Studies of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asi). By James Bourk Hoesterey (Stanford University Press, 11/11/15).

Philosophy of Religion in the Classical American Tradition. By J. Caleb Clanton (University of Tennessee Press, 1/13/17).

Albert Schweitzer in Thought and Action: A Life in Parts (Albert Schweitzer Library). By James Carleton-Paget and Michael J. Thate, eds. (Syracuse University Press, 12/9/16).

Religion and the Making of Nigeria (Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People). By Olufemi Vaughan (Duke University Press, 12/9/16).

A Spiritual Economy: Gift Exchange in the Letters of Paul of Tarsus (Synkrisis). By Thomas R. Blanton (Yale University Press, 1/10/17).

The Grace of God and the Grace of Man: The Theologies of Bruce Springsteen. By Azzan Yadin-Israel (Lingua, 7/15/16).

Christianity, Democracy, and the Shadow of Constantine (Orthodox Christianity and Contemporary Thought). By George E. Demacopoulos and Aristotle Papanikolaou, eds. (Fordham University Press, 11/1/16).

Who Were the First Christians?: Dismantling the Urban Thesis. By Thomas A. Robinson (Oxford University Press, 12/1/16).

The Religion of the Future. By Roberto Mangabeira Unger (Verso Books, 10/25/16).

The Hidden Life of Jesus. By Antonio Pinero; Thomas W. Hudgins (trans.) (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 11/7/16).

Religion and Illness. By Annette Weissenrieder and Gregor Etzelmuller, eds. (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 11/4/16).

Dancing in the Dark, Revised Edition: The Privilege of Participating in God's Ministry in the World. By Graham Buxton (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 11/8/16).

The Universe Is Indifferent: Theology, Philosophy, and Mad Men. By Ann W. Duncan and Jacob L. Goodson, eds. (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 11/9/16).

You Shall Not Kill. By Johannes Ude; Ingrid M. Leder, trans. (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 11/9/16).

Missionary Monks: An Introduction to the History and Theology of Missionary Monasticism. By Edward L. Smither (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 12/2/16).

Overture to Practical Theology: The Music of Religious Inquiry. By Jeanne Stevenson-Moessner (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 11/10/16).

Enchantment and Creed in the Hymns of Ambrose of Milan (Oxford Early Christian Studies). By Brian P. Dunkle, SJ (Oxford University Press, 12/27/16).

The Prophetic Church: History and Doctrinal Development in John Henry Newman and Yves Congar. By Andrew Meszaros (Oxford University Press, 12/6/16).

Meïr Aaron Goldschmidt and the Poetics of Jewish Fiction (Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art). By David Gantt Gurley (Syracuse University Press, 12/9/16).

Recognition and Religion: A Historical and Systematic Study. By Risto Saarinen (Oxford University Press, 12/27/16).

The Religion of Empire: Political Theology in Blake’s Prophetic Symbolism (Literature, Religion, & Postsecular Stud). By G. A. Rosso (Ohio State University Press, 11/27/16).

Love and Christian Ethics: Tradition, Theory, and Society (Moral Traditions). By Frederick V. Simmons, Brian C. Sorrells, ed. (Georgetown University Press, 12/15/16).

Religion in Secular Society: Fifty Years On. By Bryan R. Wilson; Steve Bruce, eds. (Oxford University Press, 12/6/16).

Longing and Letting Go: Christian and Hindu Practices of Passionate Non-Attachment (AAR Academy Series). By Holly Hillgardner (Oxford University Press, 12/1/16).

Violence and the World's Religious Traditions: An Introduction. By Mark Juergensmeyer, Margo Kitts and Michael Jerryson, eds. (Oxford University Press, 12/14/16).

The Cult of St Thomas Becket in the Plantagenent World, C. 1170-C. 1220. By Paul Webster and Marie-Pierre Gelin, eds. (Boydell & Brewer, 12/15/16).

The Saints: A Short History. By Simon Yarrow (Oxford University Press, 12/1/16).

The Demonic in the Political Thought of Eusebius of Caesarea (Oxford Early Christian Studies). By Hazel Johannessen (Oxford University Press, 12/5/16).

Biblical Reception, 4: A New Hollywood Moses: On the Spectacle and Reception of Exodus: Gods and Kings (Biblical Reception). By David Tollerton, ed. (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 12/1/16).

Biblical Terror: Why Law and Restoration in the Bible Depend Upon Fear . By Jeremiah W. Cataldo (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 12/1/16).

Apostolic Fathers and Paul (Pauline and Patristic Scholars in Debate) . By Todd D. Still and David E. Wilhite, eds. (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 12/1/16).

Philosophical Perspectives on Modern Qur'anic Exegesis: Key Paradigms and Concepts (Themes in Qur'anic Studies). By Massimo Campanini (Equinox Publishing Limited, 10/1/16).

The Study of Religious Experience: Approaches and Methodologies. By Bettina E. Schmidt (Equinox Publishing Limited, 8/25/16).

Native Americans, the Mainline Church, and the Quest for Interracial Justice. By David Phillips Hansen (Chalice Press, 1/3/17).

Science, Religion, and Health: The Interface of Psychology and Theology/Spirituality . By J. Harold Ellens (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 11/10/16).

Why People Matter: A Christian Engagement with Rival Views of Human Significance. By John F. Kilner, ed. (Baker Academic, 1/3/17).

Jazz Religion, the Second Line, and Black New Orleans, New Edition: After Hurricane Katrina. By Richard Brent Turner (Indiana University Press, 10/17/16).

Mimesis and Atonement: René Girard and the Doctrine of Salvation (Violence, Desire, and the Sacred). By Michael Kirwan and Sheelah Trefl̩é Hidden, eds. (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 12/15/16).

Friendship in the Hebrew Bible (The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library). By Saul M. Olyan (Yale University Press, 1/10/17).

Seeing the Myth in Human Rights (Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights). By Jenna Reinbold (University of Pennsylvania Press, 12/15/16).

Commentary on Midrash Rabba in the Sixteenth Century: The Or ha-Sekhel of Abraham ben Asher (Oxford Oriental Monographs). By Benjamin Williams (Oxford University Press, 12/20/16).

Biblical Pseudepigrapha in Slavonic Traditions. By Alexander Kulik and Sergey Minov (Oxford University Press, 12/27/16).

Dignaga's Investigation of the Percept: A Philosophical Legacy in India and Tibet. By Douglas Duckworth and Malcolm David Eckel; Jay L. Garfield, John Powers, Yeshes Thabkhas, and Sonam Thakchoe, trans. (Oxford University Press, 12/2/16).

Are We Not Men?: Unstable Masculinity in the Hebrew Prophets. By Rhiannon Graybill (Oxford University Press, 12/26/16).

Early Tantric Medicine: Snakebite, Mantras, and Healing in the Garuda Tantras. By Michael Slouber (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 12/23/16).

Clare of Assisi and the Thirteenth-Century Church: Religious Women, Rules, and Resistance (The Middle Ages Series). By Catherine M. Mooney (University of Pennsylvania Press, 8/31/16).

In a Glass Darkly: The Bible, Reflection and Everyday Life. By Zoe Bennett and Christopher Rowland (Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd, 1/1/17).

God Over All: Divine Aseity and the Challenge of Platonism. By William Lane Craig (Oxford University Press, 12/30/16).

Remembering the Reformation: An Inquiry into the Meanings of Protestantism. By Thomas Albert Howard (Oxford University Press, 11/1/16).

The Holocaust Across Generations: Trauma and its Inheritance Among Descendants of Survivors. By Janet Jacobs (New York University Press, 1/3/17).

Numinous Awareness Is Never Dark: The Korean Buddhist Master Chinul’s Excerpts on Zen Practice (Korean Classics Library: Philosophy and Religion). By Robert E. Buswell, trans. (University of Hawaii Press, 10/1/16).

Hinduism in the Modern World (Religions in the Modern World). By Brian A. Hatcher, ed. (Routledge, 11/3/15).

Beheading the Saint: Nationalism, Religion, and Secularism in Quebec. By Geneviève Zubrzycki (University of Chicago Press, 12/19/16).

Architects of Buddhist Leisure: Socially Disengaged Buddhism in Asia's Museums, Monuments, and Amusement Parks (Contemporary Buddhism). By Justin Thomas McDaniel (University of Hawaii Press, 11/30/16).

The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism (Oxford Handbooks). By Michael Jerryson, ed. (Oxford University Press, 12/1/16).

Drinking from Love's Cup: Surrender and Sacrifice in the Vars of Bhai Gurdas Bhalla (AAR Religion in Translation). By Rahuldeep Singh Gill, ed.; Rahuldeep Singh Gill, trans. (Oxford University Press, 12/9/16).

Death Be Not Proud: The Art of Holy Attention (Class 200: New Studies in Religion). By David Marno (University of Chicago Press, 12/21/16).

Agape Ethics: Moral Realism and Love for All Life. By William Greenway (Cascade Books, 12/22/16).

The Religion of Existence: Asceticism in Philosophy from Kierkegaard to Sartre. By Noreen Khawaja (University of Chicago Press, 12/2/16).

Asian Traditions of Meditation. By Halvor Eifring, ed. (University of Hawaii Press, 10/1/16).

Mission as Globalization: Methodists in Southeast Asia at the Turn of the Twentieth Century. By David W. Scott (Lexington Books, 7/26/16).

Conundrums in Practical Theology (Theology in Practice, Vol. 2). By Joyce Ann Mercer and Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, eds. (Brill, 9/1/16).

Twenty-first Century Theologies of Religions: Retrospection and Future Prospects (Currents of Encounter). By Elizabeth J. Harris, Paul Hedges and Shanthikumar Hettiarachchi, eds. (Brill, 9/23/16).

Caring for Joy: Narrative, Theology, and Practice (Theology in Practice). By Mary Clark Moschella (Brill, 9/1/2016).

The Rise and Fall of the Christian Myth: Restoring Our Democratic Ideals. By Burton L. Mack (Yale University Press, 2/7/17).

New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Migration. By Judith Weisenfeld (NYU Press, 2/7/2017).

The Relatio Metrica de Duobus Ducibus: A Twelfth Century Cluniac Poem on Prayer for the Dead. By Scott G. Bruce, Christopher A. Jones, eds/trans (Brepols Publishers, 12/19/16).

Islamophobia: Lived Experiences of Online and Offline Victimization. By Irene Zempi, Imran Awan (Policy Press, 1/15/17).

A Storied Sage: Canon and Creation in the Making of a Japanese Buddha. By Micah L. Auerback (University of Chicago Press, 12/7/16).

Accounts and Images of Six Kannon in Japan. By Sherry D. Fowler (University of Hawaii Press, 11/1/16).

A Unique Time of God: Karl Barth's WWI Sermons. By William Klempa, ed/trans, (Westminster John Knox Press, 12/30/16).

Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan (Kuroda Studies in East Asian Buddhism). By Jacqueline I. Stone (University of Hawaii Press, 11/30/16).

Being Human in a Buddhist World: An Intellectual History of Medicine in Early Modern Tibet. By Janet Gyatso (Columbia University Press, 12/27/16).

Theory and Practice in Essene Law. By Aryeh Amihay (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 11/29/16).

Christian Faith in Our Time: Rethinking the Church's Theology. By Paul Jersild (Cascade Books, 12/19/16).

Jews and Jazz: Improvising Ethnicity (Transnational Studies in Jazz). By Charles B. Hersch (Routledge, 10/7/16).

Scriptures and Sectarianism: Essays on the Dead Sea Scrolls. By John J. Collins (Eerdmans, 11/4/16).

Contemporary Alternative Spiritualities in Israel. By Shai Feraro, James R. Lewis, eds. (Palgrave Macmillan, 11/10/16).

The Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki: An Epic of Ancient India, Volume VII: Uttarakāṇḍa. By Robert P. Goldman, Sally Sutherland Goldman (Princeton University Press, 12/20/16).

Bonds of Union: Religion, Race, and Politics in a Civil War Borderland. By Bridget Ford (University of North Carolina Press, 3/16/16).

St. Francis of America: How a Thirteenth-Century Friar Became America's Most Popular Saint. By Patricia Appelbaum (The University of North Carolina Press, 10/4/15).

The Sacred Mirror: Evangelicalism, Honor, and Identity in the Deep South, 1790-1860. By Robert Elder (The University of North Carolina Press, 5/2/16).

Faith in Black Power: Religion, Race, and Resistance in Cairo, Illinois (Civil Rights and Struggle). By Kerry Pimblott (University Press of Kentucky, 1/5/17).

The Last Puritans: Mainline Protestants and the Power of the Past. By Margaret Bendroth (The University of North Carolina Press, 10/28/15).

The Spiritual Journals of Warren Felt Evans: From Methodism to Mind Cure (Religion in North America). By Warren Felt Evans, Catherine L. Albanese, ed. (Indiana University Press, 12/19/16).

Refiguring the Body: Embodiment in South Asian Religions. By Barbara A. Holdrege, Karen Pechilis, eds. (State University of New York Press, 12/30/16).

Cyber Zen: Imagining Authentic Buddhist Identity, Community and Practice in the Virtual World of Second Life. By Gregory Price Grieve (Routledge, 12/9/16).

Christmas in the Crosshairs: Two Thousand Years of Denouncing and Defending the World's Most Celebrated Holiday. By Gerry Bowler (Oxford University Press, 10/13/16).

The Concept of Woman, Volume 3: The Search for Communion of Persons, 1500-2015. By Prudence Allen (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 11/30/16).

Pulpit and Nation: Clergymen and the Politics of Revolutionary America (Jeffersonian America). By Spencer W. McBride (University of Virginia Press, 1/12/17).

Leopold Zunz: Creativity in Adversity. By Ismar Schorsch (University of Pennsylvania Press, 11/22/16).

Christianity: the Biography: 2000 Years of Global History. By Ian J. Shaw (Zondervan, 1/31/17).

Sin in the Sixties: Catholics and Confession, 1955-1975. By Maria C. Morrow (Catholic University of America Press, 11/4/16).

Making Saints in Modern China. By David Ownby, Vincent Goossaert, Ji Zhe (eds) (Oxford University Press, 12/1/16).

The Beginnings of Islamic Law: Late Antique Islamicate Legal Traditions. By Lena Salaymeh (Cambridge University Press, 11/14/16).

Why Are There Differences in the Gospels? : What We Can Learn From Ancient Biography. By Michael R. Licona (Oxford University Press, 12/19/16).

To Stand Aside or Stand Alone: Southern Reform Rabbis and the Civil Rights Movement. By P. Allen Krause (University of Alabama Press, 12/6/16).

Handbook of Scientology (Brill Handbooks on Contemporary Religion). By James R. Lewis, Kjersti Hellesøy, eds. (Brill, 1/19/17).

The Star and the Stripes: A History of the Foreign Policies of American Jews. By Michael N. Barnett (Princeton University Press, 3/15/16).

Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict over Israel. By Dov Waxman (Princeton University Press, 4/12/16).

What's Divine about Divine Law?: Early Perspectives. By Christine Hayes (Princeton University Press, 7/28/15).

After One-Hundred-and-Twenty: Reflecting on Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in the Jewish Tradition (Library of Jewish Ideas). By Hillel Halkin (Princeton University Press, 5/3/16).

Nietzsche's Jewish Problem: Between Anti-Semitism and Anti-Judaism. By Robert C. Holub (Princeton University Press, 10/20/15).

The Papacy and the Orthodox: Sources and History of a Debate. By A. Edward Siecienski (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2/9/17).

Politicizing Islam: The Islamic Revival in France and India (Religion and Global Politics). By Z. Fareen Parvez (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2/10/17).

Albert Schweitzer: A Biography. By Nils Ole Oermann, Paul Lauer, trans. (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1/24/17).

The Art of the Public Grovel: Sexual Sin and Public Confession in America. By Susan Wise Bauer (Princeton University Press, 6/28/16).

Faith in Schools? Autonomy, Citizenship, and Religious Education in the Liberal State. By Ian MacMullen (Princeton University Press, 5/31/16).

Myth and the Human Sciences: Hans Blumenberg's Theory of Myth. By Angus Nicholls (Routledge, 9/23/16).

The Oxford Handbook of Secularism (Oxford Handbooks). By Phil Zuckerman, John R. Shook, ed. (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1/25/17).

Vocation Across the Academy: A New Vocabulary for Higher Education. By David S. Cunningham, ed. (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2/8/17).

Eclipse of God: Studies in the Relation between Religion and Philosophy. By Martin Buber (Princeton University Press, 10/27/15).

German Jewry and the Allure of the Sephardic. By John M. Efron (Princeton University Press, 12/1/15).

Human Nature & Jewish Thought: Judaism's Case for Why Persons Matter (Library of Jewish Ideas). By Alan L. Mittleman (Princeton University Press, 4/27/15).

Ahmad Al-Ghazali, Remembrance, and the Metaphysics of Love (SUNY Series in Islam). By Joseph Lumbard (State University of New York Press, 11/1/16).

From Anti-Judaism to Anti-Semitism: Ancient and Medieval Christian Constructions of Jewish History. By Robert Chazan (Cambridge University Press, 12/24/16).

Faith with Benefits: Hookup Culture on Catholic Campuses. By Jason King (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2/1/17).

John of God: The Globalization of Brazilian Faith Healing. By Cristina Rocha (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1/2/17).

Catholic Parishes of the 21st Century. By Charles E. Zech, Thomas P. Gaunt, Mary L. Gautier, Mark M. Gray, Jonathon L. Wiggins (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2/1/17).

Soft Force: Women in Egypt's Islamic Awakening (Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics). By Ellen Anne McLarney (Princeton University Press, 5/26/15).

The Devil Wins: A History of Lying from the Garden of Eden to the Enlightenment. By Dallas G. Denery, II (Princeton University Press, 1/18/15).

Shameful Bodies: Religion and the Culture of the Physical Improvement. By Michelle Mary Lelwica (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 1/12/17).

The Bloomsbury Reader in Religion, Sexuality and Gender. By Donald L. Boisvert, Carly Daniel-Hughes eds. (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 1/12/17).

The Mary Daly Reader. By Mary Daly; Jennifer Rycenga, Linda Barufaldi eds. (New York University Press, 1/24/17).

Longing for the Lost Caliphate: A Transregional History. By Mona Hassan (Princeton University Press, 1/10/17).

Nations under God: How Churches Use Moral Authority to Influence Policy. By Anna Grzymala-Busse (Princeton University Press, 4/27/15).

Muslims and Jews in France: History of a Conflict. By Maud S. Mandel (Princeton University Press, 1/5/14).

Mother of Mercy, Bane of the Jews: Devotion to the Virgin Mary in Anglo-Norman England. By Kati Ihnat (Princeton University Press, 11/8/16).

A Place at the Altar: Priestesses in Republican Rome. By Meghan J. DiLuzio (Princeton University Press, 10/11/16).

Ethical Life: Its Natural and Social Histories. By Webb Keane (Princeton University Press, 10/6/15).

Righteous Transgressions: Women's Activism on the Israeli and Palestinian Religious Right (Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics). By Lihi Ben Shitrit (Princeton University Press, 12/8/15).

Reconceiving Infertility: Biblical Perspectives on Procreation and Childlessness. By Candida R. Moss, Joel S. Baden (Princeton University Press, 8/21/15).

On British Islam: Religion, Law, and Everyday Practice in Shari'a Councils (Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics). By John R. Bowen (Princeton University Press, 3/15/16).

Religion and the Rise of Jim Crow in New Orleans. By James B. Bennett (Princeton University Press, 3/14/05).

The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains. By Thomas W. Laqueur (Princeton University Press, 10/12/15).

Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz. By John Marenbon (Princeton University Press, 3/22/15).

Ancient Religions, Modern Politics: The Islamic Case in Comparative Perspective. By Michael Cook (Princeton University Press, 11/29/16).

Young Islam: The New Politics of Religion in Morocco and the Arab World (Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics). By Avi Max Spiegel (Princeton University Press, 5/26/15).

Greek Buddha: Pyrrho's Encounter with Early Buddhism in Central Asia. By Christopher I. Beckwith (Princeton University Press, 6/9/15).

The Politics of Evangelical Identity: Local Churches and Partisan Divides in the United States and Canada. By Lydia Bean (Princeton University Press, 8/24/14).

A History of the 'Alawis: From Medieval Aleppo to the Turkish Republic. By Stefan Winter (Princeton University Press, 9/20/16).

The Life and Struggles of Our Mother Walatta Petros: A Seventeenth-Century African Biography of an Ethiopian Woman. By Galawdewos; Wendy Laura Belcher & Michael Kleiner eds/trans. (Princeton University Press, 10/13/15).

Methodist Morals: Social Principles in the Public Church's Witness. By Darryl W. Stephens (University of Tennessee Press, 5/14/16).

Religion and Modernity in the Himalaya (Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series). By Megan Adamson Sijapati, Jessica Vantine Birkenholtz, eds. (Routledge, 12/18/15).

The Story of Hebrew (Library of Jewish Ideas). By Lewis Glinert (Princeton University Press, 2/14/17).

Beyond Religious Tolerance: Muslim, Christian and Traditionalist Encounters in an African Town (Religion in Transforming Africa). By Insa Nolte, Olukoya Ogen, Rebecca Jones, eds. (Boydell & Brewer, Limited, 1/20/17).

The Jewish Dietary Laws in the Ancient World. By Jordan D. Rosenblum (Cambridge University Press, 12/31/16).

Religious Freedom in an Egalitarian Age. By Nelson Tebbe (Harvard University Press, 2/6/17).

The Qur'an (Norton Critical Editions). By Jane Dammen McAuliffe ed. (W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated, 1/12/17).

Biblical Truths: The Meaning of Scripture in the Twenty-First Century. By Dale B. Martin (Yale University Press, 2/21/17).

American Secularism: Cultural Contours of Nonreligious Belief Systems. By Joseph O. Baker and Buster G. Smith (New York University Press, 9/25/15).

The Rag Race: How Jews Sewed Their Way to Success in America and the British Empire (Goldstein-Goren Series in American Jewish History). By Adam D. Mendelsohn (NYU Press, 10/1/16).

Judaism: A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation. By Lenn E. Goodman (Routledge, 11/28/16).

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BOOKS REVIEWED, 6/1/2017 to 6/14/2017

Revival and Awakening: American Evangelical Missionaries in Iran and the Origins of Assyrian Nationalism. By Adam H. Becker (University of Chicago Press, 3/9/15). Reviewed by Jacob Hicks.

Seeing the Myth in Human Rights (Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights). By Jenna Reinbold (University of Pennsylvania Press, 12/15/16). Reviewed by Patrick Horn.

Option for the Poor and for the Earth: From Leo XIII to Pope Francis. By Donal Dorr (Orbis Books, 6/8/16). Reviewed by Christoper Hrynkow.

Cyber Zen: Imagining Authentic Buddhist Identity, Community and Practice in the Virtual World of Second Life. By Gregory Price Grieve (Routledge, 12/9/16). Reviewed by Inken Prohl.

Biblical Reception, 4: A New Hollywood Moses: On the Spectacle and Reception of Exodus: Gods and Kings (Biblical Reception). By David Tollerton (ed.) (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 12/1/16). Reviewed by Robert Paul Seesengood.

The Gathering of Intentions: A History of a Tibetan Tantra. By Jacob P. Dalton (Columbia University Press, 3/29/16). Reviewed by Nicholas Trautz.

Prophetic Obedience: Ecclesiology for a Dialogical Church. By Bradford E. Hinze (Orbis Books, 3/8/16). Reviewed by Myles Werntz.

Hitler's Religion: The Twisted Beliefs that Drove the Third Reich. By Richard Weikart (Regnery History, 11/21/16). Reviewed by Donald A. Yerxa.

Constantine and the Cities: Imperial Authority and Civic Politics. By Noel Lenski (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016). Reviewed by Chance Everett Bonar.

The World around the Old Testament: The People and Places of the Ancient Near East. By Bill T. Arnold and Brent A. Strawn, eds. (Baker Academic, 11/15/16). Reviewed by Jeffrey Hudon.

Beyond the Quran: Early Ismaili ta’wil and the Secrets of the Prophets. By David Hollenberg (University of South Carolina Press, 10/20/16). Reviewed by Aaron W. Hughes.

Life in the Spirit: Trinitarian Grammar and Pneumatic Community in Hegel and Augustine. By Douglas Finn (University of Notre Dame Press, 2015-12-31). Reviewed by Maxwell Kennel.

Are We Not Men?: Unstable Masculinity in the Hebrew Prophets. By Rhiannon Graybill (Oxford University Press, 12/26/16). Reviewed by Anne Létourneau.

Evangelical Gotham: Religion and the Making of New York City, 1783-1860 (Historical Studies of Urban America). By Kyle B. Roberts (University of Chicago Press, 11/7/16). Reviewed by Charles McCrary.

Creatures of Possibility: The Theological Basis of Human Freedom. By Ingolf U. Dalferth; Jo Bennett (trans.) (Baker Academic, 11/15/16). Reviewed by Bradley Penner.

What's Divine about Divine Law?: Early Perspectives. By Christine Hayes (Princeton University Press, 7/28/15). Reviewed by Rachel Slutsky.

Our Divine Double. By Charles M. Stang (Harvard University Press, 3/7/16). Reviewed by Daniel Tolan.

Verbs, Bones, and Brains: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Nature. By Agustín Fuentes, Aku Visala (eds.) (University of Notre Dame Press, 1/15/17). Reviewed by Lawrence Whitney.

Religious Experience Among Second Generation Korean Americans (Asian Christianity in the Diaspora). By Mark Chung Hearn (Palgrave Macmillan, 5/27/16). Reviewed by Eunil David Cho.

 

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BOOKS RECEIVED, 6/1/2017 to 6/14/2017

Shi'i Doctrine, Mu'tazili Theology: al-Sharif al-Murtada and Imami Discourse. By Hussein Ali Abdulsater (Edinburgh University Press, 7/1/17).

Living Sustainably: What Intentional Communities Can Teach Us about Democracy, Simplicity, and Nonviolence. By A. Whitney Sanford (University Press of Kentucky, 6/5/17).

Antifundamentalism in Modern America. By David Harrington Watt (Cornell University Press, 5/9/17).

From the Editor's Desk: Thinking Critically, Living Faithfully at the Dawn of a New Christian Century. By John M. Buchanan (Westminster John Knox Press, 11/10/16).

Henry Foxall: Methodist, Industrialist, American. By Jane B Donovan (New Room Books, 2/9/17).

Bid Our Jarring Conflicts Cease: A Wesleyan Theology and Praxis of Church Unity. By David N Field (Foundery Books, 4/20/17).

Ethnic Church Meets Megachurch: Indian American Christianity in MOtion. By Prema Ann Kurien (New York University Press, 6/20/17).

The Idea of the Muslim World: A Global Intellectual History. By Cemil Aydin (Harvard University Press, 4/24/17).

Exploring the Qur'an: Context and Impact. By Muhammad Abdel Haleem (I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited, 6/30/17).

In Counterpoint: Diaspora, Postcoloniality, and Sacramental Theology. By Kristine Suna-Koro (Pickwick Publications, 5/1/17).

Envisioning the Good Life: Essays on God, Christ, and Human Flourishing in Honor of Miroslav Volf. By Matthew Croasmun, Zoran Grozdanov, Ryan McAnnally-Linz (eds) (Cascade, 1/25/17).

The Mouse and the Myth: Sacred Art and Secular Ritual of Disneyland. By Dorene Koehler (Indiana University Press, 4/24/17).

The Jew's Daughter: A Cultural History of a Conversion Narrative. By Efraim Sicher (Lexington Books, 5/4/17).

A Remembrance of His Wonders: Nature and the Supernatural in Medieval Ashkenaz (Jewish Culture and Contexts). By David I. Shyovitz (University of Pennsylvania Press, 5/29/17).

Sarah Osborn's Collected Writings. By Sarah Osborn; Catherine A. Brekus (ed) (Yale University Press, 6/27/17).

Christian Dogmatics: An Introduction. By Cornelis van der Kooi, Gijsbert van den Brink (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 4/18/17).

Interreligious Relations: Biblical Perspectives. By Hallvard Hagelia, Markus Zehnder (eds) (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 5/18/17).

Who Will Lead Us?: The Story of Five Hasidic Dynasties in America. By Samuel C. Heilman (University of California Press, 6/6/17).

Radical Arab Nationalism and Political Islam. By Lahouari Addi; Anthony Roberts (Translator) (Georgetown University Press, 7/1/17).

The Virgin in Song: Mary and the Poetry of Romanos the Melodist (Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion). By Thomas Arentzen (University of Pennsylvania Press, 4/4/17).

Raja Yudhisthira: Kingship in Epic Mahabharata (Myth and Poetics II). By Kevin McGrath (Cornell University Press, 5/16/17).

Cicero and Aquinas: A Comparative Analysis of Cicero and Aquinas: Nature and the Natural Law (Bloomsbury Studies in Ancient Philosophy). By Charles P. Nemeth (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 5/18/17).

World Views and Worldly Wisdom: Religion, Ideology and Politics, 1750-2000 (KADOC Studies on Religion, Culture and Society). By Jan De Maeyer, Vincent Viaene (eds) (Leuven University Press, 5/2/16).

Charity and Social Welfare: The Dynamics of Religious Reform in Northern Europe, 1780-1920. By Leen Van Molle (ed) (Leuven University Press, 3/15/17).

The Routledge Companion to Death and Dying (Routledge Religion Companions). By Christopher M. Moreman (ed) (Routledge, 5/25/17).

The Gaithers and Southern Gospel: Homecoming in the Twenty-First Century (American Made Music Series). By Ryan P. Harper (University Press of Mississippi, 4/26/17).

Piers Plowman and the Poetics of Enigma: Riddles, Rhetoric, and Theology. By Curtis A. Gruenler (University of Notre Dame Press, 4/30/17).

The Spirituality of Responsibility: Fethullah Gülen and Islamic Thought. By Simon Robinson (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 5/18/17).

Agape, Justice, and Law: How Might Christian Love Shape Law? (Law and Christianity). By Robert F. Cochran, Jr., Zachary R. Calo (eds) (Cambridge University Press, 5/25/17).

Beyond the Inquisition: Ambrogio Catarino Politi and the Origins of the Counter-Reformation. By Giorgio Caravale; Don Weinstein (trans) (University of Notre Dame Press, 4/30/17).

Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion: Volume 8, Pentecostalism and the Body. By Michael Wilkinson, Peter Althouse (eds) (Brill, ).

Tang Junyi. By Thomas Fröhlich (Brill, 6/1/17).

China's Christianity: From Missionary to Indigenous Church (Studies in Christian Mission). By Anthony E. Clark (ed) (Brill, 6/1/17).

Habits in Mind: Integrating Theology, Philosophy, and the Cognitive Science of Virtue, Emotion, and Character Formation (Philosophical Studies in Science and Religion). By Gregory R. Peterson, James A. Van Slyke, Michael I. Spezio, Kevin S. Reimer (eds) (Brill, 6/1/17).

Leontius of Byzantium: Completed Works (Oxford Early Christian Texts). By Brian E. Daley, SJ (Oxford University Press, 7/29/17).

Seizing Jerusalem: The Architectures of Unilateral Unification. By Alona Nitzan-Shiftan (University of Minnesota Press, 5/30/17).

 

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Reading Religion Bi-Weekly Newsletter - Vol 2, Issue 2

Greetings Reading Religion authors, reviewers, scholars and readers.  Thank you for your patience during these past few weeks.  A recent administrative shuffle resulted in delays in sending out our bi-weekly newsletters.  This newsletter reflects new book reviews and books received from February 1 to February 15.  Our regular bi-weekly schedule will resume on March 1st.

 

BOOKS REVIEWED, 2/1/2017 to 2/15/2017

The Bloomsbury Reader on Islam in the West. By Edward E. Curtis IV, ed. (Bloomsbury Academic, 12/3/2015). Reviewed by Ken Chitwood.

Revelation: Toward a Christian Theology of God's Self-Revelation. By Gerald O'Collins, SJ (Oxford University Press, 11/1/16). Reviewed by Jordan Haddad.

René Girard, Unlikely Apologist: Mimetic Theory and Fundamental Theology. By Grant Kaplan (University of Notre Dame Press, 8/30/2016). Reviewed by Charles K. Bellinger.

The Decolonial Abyss: Mysticism and Cosmopolitics from the Ruins (Perspectives in Continental Philosophy). By An Yountae (Fordham University Press, 10/3/16). Reviewed by Brandy Daniels.

The History of Ancient Israel: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the Perplexed). By Philip R. Davies (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015-10-22). Reviewed by Amy Balogh.

The Media and Religious Authority. By Stewart Hoover, ed. (Penn State University Press, 8/2/16). Reviewed by Mary E. Hess.

The Miracles of the Kasuga Deity (Records of Civilization: Sources & Studies). By Royall Tyler (Columbia University Press, 4/5/16). Reviewed by Lisa Kochinski.

The Oxford Handbook of Sacramental Theology (Oxford Handbooks). By Hans Boersma and Matthew Levering, eds. (Oxford University Press, 9/30/2015). Reviewed by Jonathan Ciraulo.

Theater of the Dead: A Social Turn in Chinese Funerary Art, 1000-1400. By Jeehee Hong (Univ of Hawaii Pr, 5/31/16). Reviewed by Lu Zhang.

Village Atheists: How America's Unbelievers Made Their Way in a Godly Nation. By Leigh Eric Schmidt (Princeton University Press, 10/4/16). Reviewed by Jonathan David Urich.

Winning the Race? Religion, Hope, and Reshaping the Sport Enhancement Debate (Sports and Religion Series) (Sport and Religion). By Tracy Trothen (Mercer University Press, 11/2/2015). Reviewed by Eric Bain-Selbo.

The First Great Awakening: Redefining Religion in British America, 1725-1775. By John Howard Smith (Fairleigh Dickinson, 2014-12-18). Reviewed by Mark Valeri.

Religious Literacy in Policy and Practice. By Adam Dinham and Matthew Francis, eds. (Policy Press, 11/15/16). Reviewed by Patrick Horn.

Preacher Girl: Uldine Utley and the Industry of Revival. By Thomas A. Robinson (Baylor University Press, 7/16/16). Reviewed by Emily Bailey.

Plowshares: Protest, Performance, and Religious Identity in the Nuclear Age. By Kristen Tobey (Penn State University Press, 8/12/16). Reviewed by Isaac May.

Pathways in Theodicy: An Introduction to the Problem of Evil. By Mark S. M. Scott (Fortress Press, 5/1/15). Reviewed by Robert S. Gall.

On the Nature and Existence of God (Cambridge Philosophy Classics). By Richard M. Gale (Cambridge University Press, 8/26/16). Reviewed by Benedikt Göcke.

New Jerusalem: New Century Edition. By Emanuel Swedenborg; George F. Dole, trans. (Swedenborg Foundation, 12/1/16). Reviewed by Jennifer G. Jesse.

Many Yet One?: Multiple Religious Belonging. By Peniel Jesudason; Rufus Rajkumar, Joseph Prabhakar Dayam, eds. (World Council of Churches, 1/1/16). Reviewed by Christopher Denny.

Living Cosmology: Christian Responses to 'Journey of the Universe' (Ecology & Justice). By Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim (Orbis Books, 2016-04-13). Reviewed by Jay Potter.

Liberal Learning as a Quest for Purpose. By William M. Sullivan (Oxford University Press, 7/6/16). Reviewed by Susan E. Hill.

Institutions of the Emerging Church (Library of New Testament Studies). By Sven-Olav Back and Erkki Koskenniemi, eds. (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 8/11/16). Reviewed by Gerhard Stübben.

Incorruptible Bodies: Christology, Society, and Authority in Late Antiquity (Christianity in Late Antiquity). By Yonatan Moss (University of California Press, 5/3/16). Reviewed by Charles Augustine "Austin" Rivera.

Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution. By Mona Eltahawy (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 4/21/15). Reviewed by Angela Scott.

Empire Baptized: How the Church Embraced What Jesus Rejected (Second-Fifth Centuries) -- [this is part of subtitle; NOT a series]. By Wes Howard-Brook (Orbis Books, 8/25/16). Reviewed by Patrick Stefan.

Disclosures: Symbols, Worlds, Selves. By Antonio R. Gualtieri (Lifeworld Press, 4/5/16). Reviewed by Benjamin Peters.

Demythologizing Pure Land Buddhism: Yasuda Rijin and the Shin Buddhist Tradition (Pure Land Buddhist Studies). By Paul B. Watt (University of Hawaii , 2016-01-31). Reviewed by David Belcheff.

Classifying Christians: Ethnography, Heresiology, and the Limits of Knowledge in Late Antiquity. By Todd S. Berzon (University of California Press, 2/23/16). Reviewed by Nickolas Roubekas.

Character: New Directions from Philosophy, Psychology, and Theology. By Christian B. Miller, R. Michael Furr, Angela Knobel, William Fleeson, eds. (Oxford University Press, 2015-10-12). Reviewed by C. Travis Webb.

Catholic Moral Philosophy in Practice and Theory: An Introduction. By Bernard G. Prusak (Paulist Press, 3/8/16). Reviewed by Brent Gordon.

Building on the Ruins of the Temple: Apologetics and Polemics in Early Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism. By Adam Gregerman (Mohr Siebeck GmbH & Company KG, 6/1/16). Reviewed by Linda S. Harrington.

Boundaries of Loyalty: Testimony Against Fellow Jews in Non-Jewish Courts. By Saul J. Berman (Cambridge University Press, 10/31/16). Reviewed by Ivan Strenski.

Birdman of Assisi: Art and the Apocalyptic in the Colonial Andes (Medieval & Renaissance Test Studies). By Jaime Lara (ACMRS Publications, 2016-02-16). Reviewed by Josefrayn Sánchez-Perry.

American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism, 1867-1940. By Thomas W. Simpson (The University of North Carolina Press, 9/6/16). Reviewed by Christopher James Blythe.

A Late Sixteenth-Century Chinese Buddhist Fellowship. By Jennifer Eichman (Brill, 1/28/2016). Reviewed by Richard K. Payne.

The Making of Working-Class Religion (Working Class in American History). By Matthew Pehl (University of Illinois Press, 9/1/16). Reviewed by Hannah Adams Ingram.

The End of Days: African American Religion and Politics in the Age of Emancipation. By Matthew Harper (The University of North Carolina Press, 9/26/16). Reviewed by Stephen W. Angell.

The Analects of Dasan, Volume I: A Korean Syncretic Reading. By Hongkyung Kim, trans. (Oxford University Press, 9/8/16). Reviewed by Donald Baker.

Epiphanius of Cyprus: A Cultural Biography of Late Antiquity (Christianity in Late Antiquity). By Andrew S. Jacobs (University of California Press, 7/5/16). Reviewed by Carson Bay.

A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient World (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World). By Rubina Raja and Jorg Rupke, Editors (Wiley-Blackwell, 6/15/2015). Reviewed by Chance Everett Bonar.

Damning Words: The Life and Religious Times of H. L. Mencken (Library of Religious Biography). By D. G. Hart (Eerdmans, 10/19/16). Reviewed by Glenn Branch.

On Religious Life: William James and I: An Affectionate Rumination. By Cordell Strug (Wipf and Stock, 6/22/16). Reviewed by Eunil David Cho.

Muslim Americans in the Military: Centuries of Service. By Edward E. Curtis IV (Indiana University Press, 10/17/16). Reviewed by Brandon Colas.

Engineers of Jihad: The Curious Connection between Violent Extremism and Education. By Diego Gambetta, Steffen Hertog (Princeton University Press, 3/1/16). Reviewed by Ben Crace.

Reading C.S. Lewis: A Commentary. By Wesley A. Kort (Oxford University Press, 2015-11-30). Reviewed by Elissa Cutter.

The Zohar: Pritzker Edition, Volume Ten. By Nathan Wolski, trans. (Stanford University Press, 5/18/16). Reviewed by Morris Faierstein.

The Afterlife of Sai Baba: Competing Visions of a Global Saint (Global South Asia). By Karline McLain (University of Washington Press, 3/17/16). Reviewed by Anya Pokazanyeva Foxen.

Tales of Justice and Rituals of Divine Embodiment: Oral Narratives from the Central Himalayas. By Aditya Malik (Oxford University Press, 6/13/16). Reviewed by Cora Gaebel.

The Altars Where We Worship: The Religious Significance of Popular Culture. By Juan M. Floyd-Thomas, Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas, and Mark G. Toulouse (Westminster John Knox Press, 11/18/16). Reviewed by Jeffrey H. Mahan.

Elf Queens and Holy Friars: Fairy Beliefs and the Medieval Church (The Middle Ages Series). By Richard Firth Green (University of Pennsylvania Press, 8/31/16). Reviewed by David Russel Mosley.

Interreligious Comparisons in Religious Studies and Theology: Comparison Revisited. By Perry Schmidt-Leukel, Andreas Nehring, eds. (Bloomsbury Academic, 7/14/16). Reviewed by Swami Narasimhananda.

Understanding Sport As a Religious Phenomenon: An Introduction. By Eric Bain-Selbo, D. Gregory Sapp (Bloomsbury Academic, 9/8/16). Reviewed by Martin Nykvist.

Evangelizing Lebanon: Baptists, Missions, and the Question of Cultures. By Melanie E. Trexler (Baylor University Press, 9/30/16). Reviewed by Walker Robins.

Everyday Piety: Islam and Economy in Jordan. By Sarah A. Tobin (Cornell University Press, 2/2/16). Reviewed by Kim Shively.

The Greek Historia Monachorum in Aegypto: Monastic Hagiography in the Late Fourth Century (Oxford Early Christian Studies). By Andrew Cain (Oxford University Press, 7/19/16). Reviewed by Zachary Smith.

Shape-Shifting Capital: Spiritual Management, Critical Theory, and the Ethnographic Project. By George González (Lexington Books, 5/20/15). Reviewed by Francis Stewart.

Undeniable: How Biology Confirms Our Intuition That Life Is Designed. By Douglas Axe (HarperOne, 7/12/16). Reviewed by Kristin Vargas.

God: An Autobiography, as Told to a Philosopher. By Jerry L. Martin (Caladium Publishing, 2016). Reviewed by Jonathan Weidenbaum.

Golem: Modern Wars and Their Monsters. By Maya Barzilai (New York University Press, 10/18/16). Reviewed by Steve Wiggins.

 

BOOKS RECEIVED, 2/1/2017 to 2/15/2017

Of Beggars and Buddhas: The Politics of Humor in the Bessantara Jataka in Thailand. By Katherine A. Bowie (University of Wisconsin Press, 2/21/17).

An Ancient Theory of Religion: Euhemerism from Antiquity to the Present. By Nickolas P. Roubekas (Routledge, 1/20/17).

God's Red Son: The Ghost Dance Religion and the Making of Modern America. By Louis S. Warren (Basic Books, 4/4/2017).

Religious Perspectives on Religious Diversity (Philosophy of Religion, World Religions: Vol 6). By Robert McKim, ed. (Brill, 11/17/2016).

The Proselyte and the Prophet: Character Development in Targum Ruth (Supplement to Aramaic Studies). By Christian M. M. Brady (Brill, 11/10/2016).

Women in Pentecostal and Charismatic Ministry: Informing a Dialogue on Gender, Church, and Ministry (Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies). By Margaret English de Alminana, Lois E. Olena, eds. (Brill, 11/10/2016).

Gender and Muslim Constructions of Exegetical Authority: A Rereading of the Classical Genre of Qur'an Commentary (Islamic History and Civilization). By Aisha Geissinger (Brill, 6/5/2016).

Handbook of Global Contemporary Christianity: Movements, Institutions, and Allegiance (Brill Handbooks on Contemporary Religion). By Stephen J. Hunt, ed. (Brill, 2/25/2016).

Middle Class Pentecostalism in Argentina: Inappropriate Spirits (Religion in the Americas). By Jens Köhrsen (Brill, 4/21/2016).

Francis A. Sullivan, SJ and Ecclesiological Hermeneutics in Faithful Creativity (Brill's Studies in Catholic Theology). By Michael Canaris (Brill, 11/17/2016).

Handbook of Contemporary Religions in Brazil (Brill Handbooks on Contemporary Religion. By Bettina Schmidt, Steven Engler, eds. (Brill, 10/20/2016).

Pentecostals, Politics, and Religious Equality in Argentina (Religion in the Americas). By Hans Geir Aasmundsen (Brill, 11/10/2016).

Religious Dynamics Under the Impact of Imperialism and Colonialism: A Sourcebook (Numen Book). By Bjorn Bentlage, Marion Eggert, Hans-Martin Kramer, Stefan Reichmuth, eds. (Brill, 11/17/2016).

Locating Religions: Contact, Diversity, and Translocality (Dynamics in the History of Religions). By Reinhold F. Glei, Nikolas Jaspert, eds. (Brill, 12/8/2016).

Chinese and Tibetan Esoteric Buddhism. By Yael Bentor, Meir Shahar, eds. (Brill, 4/20/2017).

In the Shadow of Moses: New Jewish Movements in Africa and the Diaspora. By Daniel Lis, William F. S. Miles, Tudor Parfitt, eds. (Tsehai Publishers & Distributors, 12/1/16).

Early Modern Women and the Problem of Evil: Atrocity & Theodicy. By Jill Graper Hernandez (Routledge, 5/18/16).

Towards Better Disagreement: Religion and Atheism in Dialogue. By Paul Hedges (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 9/21/16).

Muslim Identity in a Turbulent Age: Islamic Extremism and Western Islamophobia. By Mike Hardy, Fiyaz Mughal, Sarah Markiewicz, eds. (Jessica Kingsley Limited, 1/19/17).

Christian Ashrams, Hindu Caves, and Sacred Rivers: Christian-Hindu Monastic Dialogue in India, 1950-1993 (Studies in Religion and Theology). By Mario I. Aguilar (Jessica Kingsley Limited, 7/1/16).

Re-Enchanting the Activist: Spirituality and Social Change. By Keith Hebden (Jessica Kingsley Limited, 11/1/16).

The Relational Dynamics of Enchantment and Sacralization: Changing the Terms of the Religion Versus Secularity Debate. By Peik Ingman, Terhi Utrianinen, Tuija Hovi, Mans Broo, eds. (Equinox Publishing Limited, 10/31/16).

A Bloody and Barbarous God: The Metaphysics of Cormac McCarthy. By Petra Mundik (University of New Mexico Press, 5/15/16).

Maya Pilgrimage to Ritual Landscapes: Insights from Archaeology, History, and Ethnography (Archaeologies of Landscape in the Americas). By Joel W. Palka (University of New Mexico Press, 7/15/14).

Amada's Blessings from the Peyote Gardens of South Texas. By Stacy B. Schaefer (University of New Mexico Press, 11/15/15).

Tin Soldier in a Cardboard Box: A Young Boy in Hiding: Austria-Belgium-France. By Ari Livne; Ora Cummings, trans. (Yad Vashem Publications, 7/1/15).

The Holocaust in the Crimea and the North Caucasus. By Kiril Feferman (Yad Vashem Publications, 4/1/16).

The True Significance of Sacred Tradition and Its Great Worth, by St. Raphael M. Hawaweeny: A Nineteenth-Century Orthodox Response to Roman Catholic and Protestant Missionaries in the East. By Patrick Demetrios Viscuso, trans. (Northern Illinois University Press, 1/17/17).

Rebuilding the Foundations: Social Relationships in Ancient Scripture and Contemporary Culture. By Walter Brueggemann, John Brueggemann (Westminster John Knox Press, 2/16/17).

A. J. Appasamy and His Reading of Rāmānuja: A comparative Study in Divine Embodiment. By Brian Philip Dunn (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2/8/17).

Blood from the Sky: Miracles and Politics in the Early American Republic (Jeffersonian America). By Adam Jortner (University of Virginia Press, 2/3/17).

Intercessory Prayer and the Monastic Ideal in the Time of the Carolingian Reforms. By Renie S. Choy (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1/3/17).

Justice for All: How the Jewish Bible Revolutionized Ethics (JPS Essential Judaism). By Jeremiah Unterman (Jewish Publication Society, 3/1/17).

Moses Mendelssohn's Living Script: Philosophy, Practice, History, Judaism. By Elias Sacks (Indiana University Press, 12/12/16).

Holy Rus': The Rebirth of Orthodoxy in the New Russia. By John P. Burgess (Yale University Press, 2/21/17).

Re-Envisioning Christian Humanism: Education and the Restoration of Humanity. By Jens Zimmermann, ed. (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2/1/17).

After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age. By Stephen Batchelor (Yale University Press, 2/21/17).

Secular Buddhism: Imagining the Dharma in an Uncertain World. By Stephen Batchelor (Yale University Press, 2/21/17).

Human in Death: Morality and Mortality in J. D. Robb's Novels. By Kecia Ali (Baylor University Press, 2/1/17).

The Valiant Woman: The Virgin Mary in Nineteenth-Century American Culture. By Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez (The University of North Carolina Press, 4/25/16).

The FBI and Religion: Faith and National Security Before and After 9/11. By Sylvester A. Johnson, Steven Weitzman, eds. (University of California Press, 2/7/17).

Collaborative Parish Leadership: Contexts, Models, Theology. By William A. Clark, Daniel Gast, eds. (Lexington Books, 12/27/16).

Reading Religion Bi-Weekly Newsletter - Vol 2, Issue 3

BOOKS REVIEWED, 2/16/2017 to 2/28/2017

No Crystal Stair: Womanist Spirituality. By Diana L. Hayes (Orbis Books, 8/18/16). Reviewed by Valerie Miles-Tribble.

Islam in Indonesia: The Contest for Society, Ideas and Values. By Carool Kersten (Oxford University Press, 2015). Reviewed by James Edmonds.

Various Theories Explaining Why the Jewish People Are Special: A Response to Jerome Gellman, David Novak and Michael Wyschogrod's Understanding of the Chosen People. By Andrew L. Gluck (Edwin Mellen Press, 12/15/15). Reviewed by Jerome Gellman.

Religion and the American Constitutional Experiment. By John Witte Jr., Joel A. Nichols (Oxford University Press, 4/13/16). Reviewed by Patrick Horn.

Oedipal God: The Chinese Nezha and His Indian Origins. By Meir Shahar (Univ of Hawaii Pr, 2015-08-15). Reviewed by Paul R. Katz.

A Garden of Marvels: Tales of Wonder from Early Medieval China. By Robert Ford Campany (Univ of Hawaii Pr, 2015-09-15). Reviewed by Simona Lazzerini.

Sacred Mountains: A Christian Ethical Approach to Mountaintop Removal (Place Matters New Direction Appal Stds). By Andrew Thompson (University Press of Kentucky, 2015-11-09). Reviewed by Mallory McDuff.

Christian Faith (Two-Volume Set): A New Translation and Critical Edition. By Friedrich Schleiermacher; Terrence N. Tice, Catherine L. Kelsey, and Edwina Lawler (eds.) (Westminster John Knox Press, 9/30/16). Reviewed by Bradley Penner.

Resilient Reformer: The Life and Thought of Martin Luther. By Lull, Timothy F. (ed.), Derek R. Nelson (Fortress Press, 7/1/15). Reviewed by Jacob Randolph.

Religion and Orientalism in Asian Studies. By Kiri Paramore, ed. (Bloomsbury Academic, 10/6/16). Reviewed by Ori Tavor.

A Handbook of Korean Zen Practice: A Mirror on the Son School of Buddhism (Son'ga Kwigam) (Korean Classics Library: Philosophy and Religion). By Sosan, Sosan Taesa, John Jorgensen (University of Hawaii Press,, 2015-03-10). Reviewed by Kenneth J. Valencich.

The Future of Evangelicalism in America (The Future of Religion in America). By Candy Gunther Brown and Mark Silk (eds.) (Columbia University Press, 4/26/16). Reviewed by Stephen Waldron.

Religion and Sustainable Agriculture: World Spiritual Traditions and Food Ethics. By Todd LeVasseur, Pramod Parajuli, and Norman Wirzba (eds.) (University Press of Kentucky, 10/13/16). Reviewed by Madhavi Venkatesan.

Grand Hotel Abyss: The Lives of the Frankfurt School. By Stuart Jeffries (Verso, 9/20/16). Reviewed by Martin Shuster.

Yoga, Meditation, and Mysticism: Contemplative Universals and Meditative Landmarks. By Kenneth Rose (Bloomsbury Academic, 9/8/16). Reviewed by Massimo Rondolino.

A Sociology of Mormon Kinship: The Place of Family Within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. By Kristeen Lee Black (Edwin Mellen Press, 5/30/16). Reviewed by V. Jacquette Rhoades.

At the Temple Gates: The Religion of Freelance Experts in the Roman Empire. By Heidi Wendt (Oxford University Press, 9/19/16). Reviewed by Geneviève Pigeon.

Religion and the Exercise of Public Authority. By Benjamin L Berger and Richard Moon (eds.) (Hart Publishing, 8/4/16). Reviewed by Stratos Patrikios.

Hagiography and Religious Truth: Case Studies in the Abrahamic and Dharmic Traditions. By Rico G. Monge, Kerry P. C. San Chirico, and Rachel J. Smith (eds.) (Bloomsbury Academic, 9/16/16). Reviewed by Carl Olson.

A Peaceful Conquest: Woodrow Wilson, Religion, and the New World Order. By Cara Lea Burnidge (University of Chicago Press, 10/19/16). Reviewed by Larry Ingle.

The Triune God (New Studies in Dogmatics). By Fred Sanders, Michael Allen, and Scott R. Swain (eds.) (Zondervan, 12/6/16). Reviewed by Jonathan Huggins.

A Letter to My Anxious Christian Friends: From Fear to Faith in Unsettled Times. By David P. Gushee (Westminster John Knox Press, 8/2/16). Reviewed by Thomas Greene.

Have a Little Faith: Religion, Democracy, and the American Public School (History and Philosophy of Education Series). By Benjamin Justice and Colin Macleod (University of Chicago Press, 11/9/16). Reviewed by Sally Dwyer-McNulty.

Practical Theology and Qualitative Research, 2d ed.. By John Swinton and Harriet Mowat (Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd, 10/30/16). Reviewed by Jane M. Curry.

Thunder Shaman: Making History with Mapuche Spirits in Chile and Patagonia. By Ana Mariella Bacigalupo (University of Texas Press, 5/17/16). Reviewed by Matthew Peter Casey.

Beauty's Vineyard: A Theological Aesthetic of Anguish and Anticipation. By Kimberly Vrudny (Michael Glazier, 5/23/16). Reviewed by Alison Downie.

Preparation for Natural Theology: With Kant's Notes and the Danzig Rational Theology Transcript (Kant's Sources in Translation). By Johann August Eberhard Eberhard, Courtney Fugate, John Hymers (eds.) (Bloomsbury Academic, 1/28/16). Reviewed by Derek Michaud.

Bounds of Their Habitation: Race and Religion in American History (American Ways Series). By Paul Harvey (Rowman & Littlefield, 11/10/16). Reviewed by Tisa Wenger.

Freedom and Necessity in Modern Trinitarian Theology (Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs). By Brandon Gallaher (Oxford University Press, 11/15/16). Reviewed by William Walker.

Desiring Divinity: Self-Deification in Early Jewish and Christian Mythmaking. By M. David Litwa (Oxford University Press, 11/1/16). Reviewed by Kevin Staley.

Learning Love from a Tiger: Religious Experiences with Nature. By Daniel Capper (University of California Press, 4/19/16). Reviewed by Stefani Ruper.

The Death of Race: Building a New Christianity in a Racial World. By Brian Bantum (Augsburg Fortress, 11/1/16). Reviewed by Oluwatomisin Oredein.

Argument and Design: The Unity of the Mahābhārata (Brill's Indological Library). By Vishwa Adluri, Joydeep Bagchee (eds.) (Brill, June 2016). Reviewed by Swami Narasimhananda.

Divining Slavery and Freedom: The Story of Domingos Sodré, an African Priest in Nineteenth-Century Brazil (New Approaches to the Americas). By João José Reis (Cambridge University Press, 2015-04-20). Reviewed by Carole A. Myscofski.

The Living God and the Fullness of Life. By Jürgen Moltmann (Westminster John Knox Press, 2015-11-13). Reviewed by Barry Morris.

The Sacred and the Political: Explorations on Mimesis, Violence and Religion (Political Theory and Contemporary Philosophy). By Elisabetta Brighi and Antonio Cerella (eds.) (Bloomsbury Academic, 7/28/16). Reviewed by Yi Shen Ma.

Environment, Economy, and Christian Ethics: Alternative Views on Christians and Markets. By Alistair Young (Fortress Press, 2015-01-01). Reviewed by Curtis Lanoue.

Surge of Piety: Norman Vincent Peale and the Remaking of American Religious Life. By Christopher Lane (Yale University Press, 11/15/16). Reviewed by Larry Ingle.

God Over All: Divine Aseity and the Challenge of Platonism. By William Lane Craig (Oxford University Press, 12/30/16). Reviewed by Benedikt Göcke.

After We Die: Theology, Philosophy, and the Question of Life after Death. By Stephen Davis (Baylor University Press, 2015-06-16). Reviewed by Benedikt Göcke.

Reading the Mahavamsa: The Literary Aims of a Theravada Buddhist History (South Asia Across the Disciplines). By Kristin Scheible (Columbia University Press, 11/1/16). Reviewed by Justin Fifield.

The Good Is One, Its Manifestations Many: Confucian Essays on Metaphysics, Morals, Rituals, Institutions, and Genders. By Robert Cummings Neville (State University of New York Press, 11/1/16). Reviewed by Stephen Dawson.

Theology and Literature after Postmodernity (Religion and the University). By Zoë Lehmann Imfeld, Peter Hampson, Alison Milbank (eds.) (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015-05-21). Reviewed by James Cochran.

Baptist Identity and the Ecumenical Future: Story, Tradition, and the Recovery of Community. By Steven R. Harmon (Baylor University Press, 2/27/16). Reviewed by Spencer Boersma.

The Bible in Political Debate: What Does it Really Say?. By Frances Flannery and Rodney A. Werline (eds.) (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 9/22/16). Reviewed by Charles K. Bellinger.

The Life of the Madman of Ü. By David M. DiValerio (Oxford University Press, 9/1/16). Reviewed by Christopher Bell.

Spirits and Trance in Brazil: An Anthropology of Religious Experience (Bloomsbury Advances in Religious Studies). By Bettina E. Schmidt (Bloomsbury Academic, 6/16/16). Reviewed by Samuel Ward.

Hesiod's Theogony: From Near Eastern Creation Myths to 'Paradise Lost'. By Stephen Scully (Oxford University Press, 9/23/2015). Reviewed by Robert A. Segal.

Postcolonial Practice of Ministry: Leadership, Liturgy, and Interfaith Engagement. By Kwok Pui-lan and Stephen Burns (eds.) (Lexington Books, 7/13/16). Reviewed by Kyle Schiefelbein.

Religion, Gender, and Kinship in Colonial New France. By Lisa J. M. Poirier (Syracuse University Press, 10/27/16). Reviewed by Jason Allen Redden.

Religion, Secularism, and Ethnicity in Contemporary Nepal. By David N. Gellner, Sondra L. Hausner, and Chiara Letizia (eds.) (Oxford University Press, 10/1/16). Reviewed by Emily McKendry-Smith.

Interfaith Leadership: A Primer. By Eboo Patel (Beacon Press, 7/5/16). Reviewed by Kate McCarthy.

A Luminous Brotherhood: Afro-Creole Spiritualism in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans. By Emily Suzanne Clark (The University of North Carolina Press, 9/26/16). Reviewed by Elizabeth Lowry.

Beyond Apathy: A Theology for Bystanders. By Elisabeth T. Vasko (Fortress Press, 2015-01-01). Reviewed by Darren Joseph (DJ) Konz.

The House of the Mother: The Social Roles of Maternal Kin in Biblical Hebrew Narrative and Poetry. By Cynthia R. Chapman (Yale University Press, 11/22/16). Reviewed by Franz Volker Greifenhagen.

Death Anxiety and Religious Belief: An Existential Psychology of Religion (Scientific Studies of Religion: Inquiry and Explanation). By Jonathan Jong, Jamin Halberstadt (Bloomsbury Academic, 8/25/16). Reviewed by Thomas Elliott.

Brand Islam: The Marketing and Commodification of Piety. By Faegheh Shirazi (University of Texas Press, 8/2/16). Reviewed by Mara Einstein.

Religion as a Category of Governance and Sovereignty (Supplements to Method & Theory in the Study of Religion). By Trevor Stack, Naomi Goldenberg, Timothy Fitzgerald (eds.) (Brill Academic Pub, 5/27/2015). Reviewed by Ian Alexander Cuthbertson.

Patrick N. Lynch, 1817-1882: Third Catholic Bishop of Charleston. By David C. R. Heisser, Stephen Jennings White Sr. (University of South Carolina Press, 2015-02-15). Reviewed by Carl C. Creason.

The Ivory Tower and the Sword. By Santiago Piñón (Pickwick Publications, 7/7/16). Reviewed by Matthew William Brake.

Just Capitalism: A Christian Ethic of Economic Globalization. By Brent Waters (Westminster John Knox Press, 9/14/16). Reviewed by David D. Berka.

Time and the Word: Figural Reading of the Christian Scriptures. By Ephraim Radner (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 8/29/16). Reviewed by David Barbee.

 

BOOKS RECEIVED, 2/16/2017 to 2/28/2017

Roads to Paradise: Eschatology and Concepts of the Hereafter in Islam, Two-Volume Set(Islamic History and Civilization). By Sebastian Günther, Todd Lawson, Christian Mauder (eds.) (Brill, 12/1/16).

Confronting Religious Violence: Christian Humanism and the Moral Imagination. By Catherine Miles Wallace (Cascade, 3/26/16).

Sharing Wisdom: Benefits and Boundaries of Interreligious Learning (Interreligious Reflections). By Alon Goshen-Gottstein (ed.) (Lexington Books, 12/23/16).

A Critical Theology of Genesis: The Non-Absolute God (Radical Theologies and Philosophies). By Itzhak Benyamini (Palgrave Macmillan, 10/2/16).

Science and Religion: A Historical Introduction, 2nd Edition. By Gary B. Ferngren (ed.) (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1/24/17).

Evolution and the Fall. By William T. Cavanaugh, James K. A. Smith (eds.) (Eerdmans, 2/19/17).

Entangled Histories: Knowledge, Authority, and Jewish Culture in the Thirteenth Century (Jewish Culture and Contexts). By Elisheva Baumgarten, Ruth Mazo Karras, Katelyn Mesler (eds.) (University of Pennsylvania Press, 12/16/16).

What Is a God? : Philosophical Perspectives on Divine Essence in the Hebrew Bible. By Jaco Gericke (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 1/26/17).

The Christian Experience: An Introduction to Christianity. By Michael Molloy (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 1/26/17).

Religious Pluralism and Interreligious Theology: The Gifford Lectures--An Extended Edition. By Perry Schmidt-Leukel (ed.) (Orbis Books, 2/1/17).

Darkness Falls on the Land of Light: Experiencing Religious Awakenings in Eighteenth-Century New England. By Douglas L. Winiarski (University of North Carolina Press, 3/1/17).

Twenty Chapters (Library of Judeo-Arabic Literature). By Dawud al-Muqammas; Sarah Stroumsa (trans.) (Brigham Young University, 2/15/17).

Contemporary Mission Theology: Engaging the Nations (American Society of Missiology). By Robert Gallagher, Paul Hertig (eds.) (Orbis Books, 2/1/17).

Global Christianity and the Black Atlantic: Tuskegee, Colonialism, and the Shaping of African Industrial Education. By Andrew E. Barnes (Baylor University Press, 2/1/17).

The Pope's Dilemma: Pius XII Faces Atrocities and Genocide in the Second World War (German and European Studies). By Jacques Kornberg (University of Toronto Press, 4/30/15).

The Fragility of Consciousness: Faith, Reason, and the Human Good (Lonergan Studies). By Frederick G. Lawrence; Randall S. Rosenberg & Kevin M. Vander Schel (eds.) (University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 1/20/17).

Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-Existence. By Paul Robert Magocsi, Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern (University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 11/16/16).

Socrates and Other Saints: Early Christian Understandings of Reason and Philosophy (Kalos). By Darius Karlowicz; Arthur Sebastian Rosman (trans.) (Cascade Books, 1/10/17).

God in Captivity: The Rise of Faith-Based Prison Ministries in the Age of Mass Incarceration. By Tanya Erzen (Beacon Press, 3/7/17).

Human Existence and Transcendence (Thresholds in Philosophy and Theology). By Jean Wahl; William C. Hackett (ed/trans.) (University of Notre Dame Press, 12/15/16).

Social Justice and the Legitimacy of Slavery: The Role of Philosophical Asceticism from Ancient Judaism to Late Antiquity (Oxford Early Christian Studies). By Ilaria L. E. Ramelli (Oxford University Press, 1/24/17).

Reading Kierkegaard I: Fear and Trembling (Cascade Companions). By Paul Martens (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 1/20/17).

Eastern Orthodox Christianity and American Higher Education: Theological, Historical, and Contemporary Reflections. By Ann Mitsakos Bezzerides & Elizabeth H. Prodromou (eds.) (University of Notre Dame Press, 1/15/17).

Jihad in West Africa during the Age of Revolutions. By Paul Lovejoy (Ohio University Press, 11/29/16).

The Bloomsbury Reader in Religion and Childhood. By Anna Strhan, Stephen G. Parker, Susan Ridgely (eds.) (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 1/26/17).

The Trinitarian Christology of St Thomas Aquinas. By Dominic Legge, O.P. (Oxford University Press, 2/15/17).

Reimagining Exodus: A Story of Freedom. By Rabbi David Zaslow, M.S. (Paraclete Press, Incorporated, 3/1/17).

Islam and the Americas (New World Diasporas). By Aisha Khan (ed.) (University Press of Florida, 2/7/17).

Alternative Sociologies of Religion: Through Non-Western Eyes. By James V. Spickard (New York University Press, 3/14/17).

The Spirit and the Letter: Approaches to the Esoteric Interpretatoin of the Qur'an (Qur'anic Studies Series). By Annabel Keeler & Sajjad H. Rizvi (eds.) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 10/25/16).

Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archaeology. By Eric H. Cline (Princeton University Press, 3/7/17).

Tracing the Itinerant Path: Jishū Nuns of Medieval Japan (Pure Land Buddhist Studies). By Caitilin J. Griffiths; Richard K. Payne (ed.) (University of Hawaii Press, 10/1/16).

Paganism, Traditionalism, Nationalism: Narratives of Russian Rodnoverie (Studies in Contemporary Russia). By Kaarina Aitamurto (Routledge, 5/20/16).

Simplicity, Equality, and Slavery: An Archaeology of Quakerism in the British Virgin Islands, 1740-1780 (Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P. Bullen Series). By John M. Chenoweth (University of Florida Press, 3/28/17).

God in Cosmic History: Where Science & History Meet Religion. By Ted Peters (Anselm Academic, 2/1/17).

The Kingdom. By Emmanuel Carrère; John Lambert (trans.) (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 3/7/17).

Theory in a Time of Excess: Beyond Reflection and Explanation in Religious Studies Scholarship. By Aaron W. Hughes (ed.) (Equinox, 3/31/17).

The Banality of Heidegger. By Jean-Luc Nancy; Jeff Fort (trans.) (Fordham University Press, 3/1/17).

Rabbi Akiva: Sage of the Talmud (Jewish Lives). By Barry W. Holtz (Yale University Press, 3/14/17).

Reading Religion Bi-Weekly Newsletter - Vol 2, Issue 4

BOOKS REVIEWED, 3/1/2017 to 3/15/2017

Church and Empire (Ad Fontes: Early Christian Sources). By Maria E. Doerfler (ed.) (Augsburg Fortress Press, 9/1/16). Reviewed by Jonathan Baddley.

Consorts of the Caliphs: Women and the Court of Baghdad (Library of Arabic Literature). By Shawkat M. Toorawa (ed.) (NYU, 2015-05-15). Reviewed by Shatha Almutawa.

Baring Witness: 36 Mormon Women Talk Candidly about Love, Sex, and Marriage. By Holly Welker (ed.) (University of Illinois Press, 7/25/16). Reviewed by Rebecca Barton.

Good Christian Sex: Why Chastity Isn't the Only Option-And Other Things the Bible Says About Sex. By Bromleigh McCleneghan (HarperOne, 7/5/16). Reviewed by Beverly Dale.

The Islamic Lineage of American Literary Culture: Muslim Sources from the Revolution to Reconstruction. By Jeffrey Einboden (Oxford University Press, 9/1/16). Reviewed by Irfana Hashmi.

The Social Equality of Religion or Belief. By Alan Carling (ed.) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016-03-13). Reviewed by Paul Hedges.

German Idealism's Trinitarian Legacy. By Dale M. Schlitt (State University of New York Press, 11/1/16). Reviewed by Mark P. Hertenstein.

The Limits of Forgiveness: Case Studies in the Distortion of a Biblical Ideal. By Maria Mayo (Fortress Press, 8/1/15). Reviewed by Shaun Joynt.

The Birth of the Trinity: Jesus, God, and Spirit in New Testament and Early Christian Interpretations of the Old Testament. By Matthew W. Bates (Oxford University Press, 11/15/16). Reviewed by Jeffrey Morrow.

Readings in the History of Christian Theology, Volume 1, Revised Edition: From Its Beginnings to the Eve of the Reformation. By William C. Placher, Derek R. Nelson (Westminster John Knox Press, 2015-08-19). Reviewed by Bradley Penner.

Satanism: A Social History. By Massimo Introvigne (Brill, 9/29/16). Reviewed by Per Faxneld.

Tolerance among the Virtues. By John R. Bowlin (Princeton University Press, 8/23/16). Reviewed by Bharat Ranganathan.

Friendship in the Hebrew Bible (The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library). By Saul M. Olyan (Yale University Press, 1/10/17). Reviewed by Steven Schweitzer.

How the Wise Man Got to Chelm: The Life and Times of a Yiddish Folk Tradition. By Ruth von Bernuth (New York University Press, 10/18/16). Reviewed by Rachel Slutsky.

Journey Back to God: Origen on the Problem of Evil (AAR ACADEMY SER). By Mark S.M. Scott (Oxford University Press, 7/1/15). Reviewed by Daniel Tolan.

Religion and Innovation: Antagonists or Partners?. By Donald A. Yerxa (ed.) (Bloomsbury Academic, 12/17/2015). Reviewed by Allison P. Coudert.

On Purpose: How We Create the Meaning of Life. By Paul Froese (Oxford University Press, 1/6/2016). Reviewed by Taylor Kerby.

Echoes of Enlightenment: The Life and Legacy of the Tibetan Saint Sonam Peldren. By Suzanne M. Bessenger (Oxford University Press, 8/1/16). Reviewed by Holly Gayley.

The Contemplative Self after Michel Henry: A Phenomenological Theology (Thresholds in Philosophy and Theology). By Joseph Rivera (University of Notre Dame Press, 2015-09-15). Reviewed by Joshua Lupo.

God at the Crossroads of Worldviews: Toward a Different Debate about the Existence of God. By Paul Seungoh Chung (University of Notre Dame Press, 11/15/16). Reviewed by David Martin.

Islam: What Non-Muslims Should Know, Revised and Expanded Edition. By John Kaltner (Augsburg Fortress, 10/1/16). Reviewed by Nancy Menning.

October 31, 1517: Martin Luther and the Day that Changed the World. By Martin E. Marty (Paraclete Press, 5/1/16). Reviewed by Jakob Rinderknecht.

Drinking from Love's Cup: Surrender and Sacrifice in the Vars of Bhai Gurdas Bhalla (AAR Religion in Translation). By Rahuldeep Singh Gill (ed/trans.) (Oxford University Press, 12/9/16). Reviewed by Christopher Shackle.

Theological Reflections on "Gangnam Style": A Racial, Sexual, and Cultural Critique (Asian Christianity in the Diaspora). By Joseph Cheah, Grace Ji-Sun Kim (Palgrave Pivot, 1/9/16). Reviewed by Justin Tse.

Holy War, Martyrdom, and Terror: Christianity, Violence, and the West (Haney Foundation Series). By Philippe Buc (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015-03-03). Reviewed by Myles Werntz.

Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul. By Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. (Crown Publishing Group, 1/12/2016). Reviewed by Corey Walker.

 

BOOKS RECEIVED, 3/1/2017 to 3/15/2017

Saving Germany: North American Protestants and Christian Mission to West Germany, 1945-1974 (Mcgill Queen's Studies in the History of Religion). By James C. Enns (McGill Queen's University Press, 3/1/17).

Sexagon: Muslims, France, and the Sexualization of National Culture. By Mehammed Amadeus Mack (Fordham University Press, 1/2/17).

Verbs, Bones, and Brains: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Nature. By Agustín Fuentes, Aku Visala (eds.) (University of Notre Dame Press, 1/15/17).

Little Mosque on the Prairie and the Paradoxes of Cultural Translation (Cultural Spaces). By Kyle Conway (University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 2/10/17).

Invisible Weapons: Liturgy and the Making of Crusade Ideology. By M. Cecilia Gaposchkin (Cornell University Press, 1/17/17).

The Revolutionary Life of Freda Bedi: British Feminist, Indian Nationalist, Buddhist Nun. By Vicki Mackenzie (Shambhala Publications, Incorporated, 3/28/17).

Consecration Rituals in South Asia (Numen Book Series). By István Keul (Brill, 3/23/17).

Heraclitus and Thales' Conceptual Scheme: A Historical Study (Jerusalem Studies in Religion and Culture). By Aryeh Finkelberg (Brill, 2/16/17).

Understanding the Young Buddhists: Living Out Ethical Journeys (International Studies in Religion and Society). By Sarah-Jane Page, Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip (Brill, 2/16/17).

Classical Mythology: The Basics. By Richard Martin (Routledge, 5/12/16).

Emotions in the History of Witchcraft (Palgrave Studies in the History of Emotions). By Laura Kounine, Michael Ostling, eds. (Palgrave, 2/11/17).

 

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Reading Religion Bi-Weekly Newsletter - Vol 2, Issue 5

BOOKS REVIEWED, 3/16/2017 to 3/31/2017

Pilate and Jesus (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics). By Giorgio Agamben; Adam Kotsko (trans.), (Stanford University Press, 2/4/15). Reviewed by Kit Apostolacus.

Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers. By Daniel L. Dreisbach (Oxford University Press, 12/1/16). Reviewed by Christopher Buck.

The Bloomsbury Reader in Religion, Sexuality and Gender. By Donald L. Boisvert, Carly Daniel-Hughes (eds.), (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 1/12/17). Reviewed by Davina C. Lopez.

The Oxford Movement in Practice: The Tractarian Parochial World from the 1830s to the 1870s. By George Herring (Oxford University Press, 7/19/16). Reviewed by Michael J. G. Pahls.

Christmas as Religion: The Relationship between Sacred and Secular. By Christopher Deacy (Oxford University Press, 9/28/16). Reviewed by Francis Stewart.

Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life Without Religion. By Karen L. Garst (ed.), (Pitchstone Publishing, 10/1/16). Reviewed by JungJa Joy Yu.

A Church of Passion and Hope: The Formation of An Ecclesial Disposition from Ignatius Loyola to Pope Francis and the New Evangelization. By Gill K. Goulding CJ (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 11/19/2015). Reviewed by John T. McGreevy.

Networked Theology: Negotiating Faith in Digital Culture (Engaging Culture). By Heidi A. Campbell and Stephen Garner (Baker Academic, 9/20/16). Reviewed by Michael Raubach.

The Hidden God: Luther, Philosophy, and Political Theology. By Marius Timmann Mjaaland (Indiana University Press, 11/15/15). Reviewed by Armand Boehme.

Woodrow Wilson: Ruling Elder, Spiritual President (Spiritual Lives). By Barry Hankins (Oxford University Press, 8/2/16). Reviewed by William Cossen.

Conscience & Catholicism: Rights, Responsibilities, & Institutional Responses. By David DeCosse, Kristin E. Heyer (eds.), (Orbis Books, 2015-09-01). Reviewed by J. Andrew Edwards.

Mystical Resistance: Uncovering the Zohar's Conversations with Christianity. By Ellen D. Haskell (Oxford University Press, 8/1/16). Reviewed by Morris Faierstein.

Advancing Nonviolent and Social Transformation: New Perspectives on Nonviolent Theories. By Heather Eaton and Lauren Michelle Levesque (eds.), (Equinox Publishing, 10/1/16). Reviewed by Ted Grimsrud.

God Mocks: A History of Religious Satire from the Hebrew Prophets to Stephen Colbert. By Terry Lindvall (NYU Press, 2015-11-13). Reviewed by Patrick Horn.

Puja and Piety: Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist Art from the Indian Subcontinent. By Pratapaditya Pal (ed.), (University of California Press, 4/16/16). Reviewed by Anjeanette LeBoeuf.

Religion and the State in American Law. By Boris I. Bittker, Scott C. Idleman, Frank S. Ravitch (Cambridge University Press, 2015-10-06). Reviewed by Eric Mazur.

The Myth of Normative Secularism: Religion and Politics in the Democratic Homeworld. By Daniel D. Miller (Duquesne Univ Press, 4/22/16). Reviewed by Robert W. Mittendorf.

Authority and Identity in Medieval Islamic Historiography: Persian Histories from the Peripheries (Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization). By Mimi Hanaoka (Cambridge University Press, 9/9/16). Reviewed by Mehdy Shaddel.

The Meaning of the Word: Lexicology and Qur'anic Exegesis (Qur'anic Studies Series). By S. R. Burge (ed.), (Oxford University Press, 8/4/2015). Reviewed by Andrew C. Smith.

 

BOOKS RECEIVED, 3/16/2017 to 3/31/2017

The Cross: History, Art, and Controversy. By Robin M. Jensen (Harvard University Press, 4/17/17).

Celtic Mythology: Tales of Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes. By Philip Freeman (Oxford University Press, 3/1/17).

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

Light Come Shining: The Transformations of Bob Dylan (Inner Lives). By Andrew McCarron (Oxford University Press, 1/13/17).

The Imperatives of Progressive Islam. By Adis Duderija (Routledge, 2/9/17).

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

Understanding the Analects of Confucius: A New Translation of Lunyu with Annotations (Chinese Philosophy and Culture. By Peimin Ni (State University of New York Press, 3/1/17).

Moral Passion and Christian Ethics (New Studies in Christian Ethics). By Robin Gill (Cambridge University Press, 3/6/17).

The Soul of Theological Anthropology: A Cartesian Theology of Human Persons (New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies). By Joshua Ryan Farris (Routledge, 12/15/16).

Religion Within Reason. By Steven M. Cahn (Columbia University Press, 3/14/17).

The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume I: Reformation and Identity c. 1520-1662. By Anthony Milton (ed.), (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 4/2/17).

The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume III: Partisan Anglicanism and its Global Expansion. By Rowan Strong (ed.), (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 4/2/17).

Buddhism: A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation (Investigating Philosophy of Religion). By David Burton (Routledge, 3/13/17).

Beyond Dogmatism and Innocence: Hermeneutics, Critique, and Catholic Theology. By Bradford E. Hinze, Anthony J. Godzieba (eds.), (Liturgical Press, 3/1/17).

The Wounded Angel: Fiction and the Religious Imagination. By Paul Lakeland (Liturgical Press, 3/1/17).

The Invention of Judaism: Torah and Jewish Identity from Deuteronomy to Paul (Taubman Lectures in Jewish Literature). By John J. Collins (University of California Press, 2/14/17).

Turning Points in the History of American Evangelicalism. By Heath W. Carter, Laura Rominger Porter (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 3/16/17).

Hamka's Great Story: A Master Writer's Vision of Islam for Modern Indonesia (New Perspectives in Se Asian Studies). By James R. Rush (University of Wisconsin Press, 6/7/16).

A Mysterious Life and Calling: From Slavery to Ministry in South Carolina (Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography). By Charlotte S. Riley; Crystal J. Lucky (ed.) (University of Wisconsin Press, 1/19/16).

John Bascom and the Origins of the Wisconsin Idea. By J. David Hoeveler (University of Wisconsin Press, 7/20/16).

Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality: Concepts and Applications (Cambridge Studies in Religion, Philosophy, and Society). By Fraser Watts (Cambridge University Press, 3/6/17).

At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women. By Jennifer Reeder, Kate Holbrook (Deseret Book Company, 2/27/17).

Humanism and the Death of God. By Ronald E. Osborn (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 3/26/17).

Eternally Spiraling into God: Knowledge, Love, and Ecstasy in the Theology of Thomas Gallus (Changing Paradigms in Historical and Systematic Theology). By Boyd Taylor Coolman (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 3/26/17).

Divine Powers in Late Antiquity. By Anna Marmodoro, Irini-Fotini Viltanioti (eds.), (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 4/2/17).

The Financing of John Wesley's Methodism c. 1740-1800. By Clive Murray Norris (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 4/9/17).

The Bible in American Life. By Philip Goff, Arthur Emery Farnsley, Peter Johannes Thuesen (eds.), (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 4/3/17).

Hegel on the Proofs and Personhood of God: Studies in Hegel's Logic and Philosophy of Religion. By Robert R. Williams (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 3/26/17).

The Reception of Vatican II. By Matthew L. Lamb, Matthew Levering (eds.), (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 3/9/17).

Cognitive Science and the New Testament: A New Approach to Early Christian Research. By István Czachesz (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 3/12/17).

Søren Kierkegaard's Theology of Encounter: An Edifying and Polemical Life. By David Lappano (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 3/12/17).

Love Letters from Golok: A Tantric Couple in Modern Tibet. By Holly Gayley (Columbia University Press, 12/6/16).

The Ethics of Time: A Phenomenology and Hermeneutics of Change (Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy). By John Panteleimon Manoussakis (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 1/12/17).

On Roman Religion: Lived Religion and the Individual in Ancient Rome (Studies in Classical Philology). By Jörg Rüpke (Cornell University Press, 10/25/16).

Divining the Woman of Endor: African Culture, Postcolonial Hermeneutics, and the Politics of Biblical Translation. By J. Kabamba Kiboko (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2/23/17).

Blackpentecostal Breath: The Aesthetics of Possibility (Commonalities (FUP)). By Ashon T. Crawley (Fordham University Press, 10/3/16).

Theology As Interdisciplinary Inquiry: Learning with and from the Natural and Human Sciences. By Robin W. Lovin, Joshua Mauldin (eds.), (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 3/10/17).

Muslims and Christians in the Bulgarian Rhodopes (Studies on Religious [Anti] Syncretism). By Magdalena Lubanska (Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 9/14/15).

A Prehistory of Hinduism. By Manu V. Devadevan (Walter de Gruyter, 10/10/16).

Jewish Messiahs in a Christian Empire: A History of the Book of Zerubbabel. By Martha Himmelfarb (Harvard University Press, 2/20/17).

The Templars, the Witch, and the Wild Irish: Vengeance and Heresy in Medieval Ireland. By Maeve Brigid Callan (Cornell University Press, 2/7/17).

Settling the Valley, Proclaiming the Gospel: The General Epistles of the Mormon First Presidency. By Reid L. Neilson, Nathan N. Waite (eds.), (Oxford University Press, 3/3/17).

Conscience and Catholic Healthcare: From Clinical Contexts to Governmental Mandates. By David E. DeCosse,Thomas A. Nairn (eds.), (Orbis Books, 3/1/17).

When Art Disrupts Religion: Aesthetic Experience and the Evangelical Mind. By Philip S. Francis (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 3/1/17).

The Rise of Network Christianity: How Independent Leaders are Changing the Religious Landscape (Global Pentecostalism and Charismatic Christianity). By Brad Christerson, Richard Flory (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 3/1/17).

Aunt Ester's Children Redeemed: Journeys to Freedom in August Wilson's Ten Plays of Twentieth-century Black America. By Riley Keene Temple (Cascade Books, 2/13/17).

The Hindu Tantric World: An Overview. By Andre Padoux (University of Chicago Press, 3/7/17).

The Source of All Love: Catholicity and the Trinity (Catholicity in an Evolving Universe Series). By Heidi Russell (Orbis Books, 3/1/17).

Speaking with Aquinas: A Conversation about Grace, Virtue, and the Eucharist. By David Farina Turnbloom (Liturgical Press, 2/27/17).

Shanghai Faithful: Betrayal and Forgiveness in a Chinese Christian Family. By Jennifer Lin (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated, 2/16/17).

A Social History of the Ise Shrines: Divine Capital (Bloomsbury Shinto Studies). By Mark Teeuwen, John Breen; Fabio Rambelli (ed.), (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 2/9/17).

The Bible and Art, Perspectives from Oceania (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies, Scriptural Traces). By Caroline Blyth, Nasili Vaka'uta (eds.), (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 2/9/17).

Amplifying Islam in the European Soundscape: Religious Pluralism and Secularism in the Netherlands. By Pooyan Tamimi Arab (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 2/9/17).

Practical Mysticism in Islam and Christianity: A Comparative Study of Jalal al-Din Rumi and Meister Eckhart (Routledge Sufi Series). By Saeed Zarrabi-Zadeh (Routledge, 2/4/16).

Religion in Museums: Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives. By Gretchen Buggeln, Crispin Paine, S. Brent Plate (eds.), (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 2/23/17).

Hindu Worldviews: Theories of Self, Ritual and Reality. By Jessica Frazier (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 2/9/17).

Spinoza: The Ethics of an Outlaw. By Ivan Segr̩; David Broder (trans.) (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 2/9/17).

The Uttaratantra in the Land of Snows: Tibetan Thinkers Debate the Centrality of the Buddha-Nature Treatise. By Tsering Wangchuk (State University of New York Press, 3/1/17).

Global Migration: What's Happening, Why, and A Just Response. By Elizabeth W. Collier, Charles R. Strain (Saint Mary's Press of Minnesota, 3/1/17).

Modern Augustinian Confession: Memoir of an Urban Pedagogue, Minister and Activist from Allentown Pennsylvania. By James Curtis Geist (Xlibris Corporation LLC, 12/29/16).

Spirituality, Corporate Culture, and American Business: The Neoliberal Ethic and the Spirit of Global Capital (Critiquing Religion: Discourse, Culture, Power). By James Dennis LoRusso; Craig Martin (ed), (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 2/9/17).

The Wedding Feast of the Lamb: Eros, the Body, and the Eucharist (Perspectives in Continental Philosophy [FUP]). By Emmanuel Falque, George Hughes (trans.), (Fordham University Press, 9/1/16).

Christian Theology and the Secular University. By Paul A. Macdonald, Jr. (Routledge, 3/10/17).

The Fall and Rise of Blasphemy Law. By Paul Cliteur, Tom Herrenberg (eds.), (Leiden University Press, 11/30/16).

Understanding Contemporary Islamic Crises in the Middle East: The Issues Beneath the Surface. By Graham E. Fuller (Leiden University Press, 1/31/17).

An American Conscience: The Reinhold Niebuhr Story - A Companion to the film by Martin Doblmeier. By Jeremy L. Sabella (Eerdmans, 3/27/17).

Reading the Gospels with Karl Barth. By Daniel L. Migliore (ed.), (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 3/10/17).

Making All Things New: Catholicity, Cosmology, Consciousness (Catholicity in an Evolving Universerel). By Ilia Delio (Orbis Books, 9/1/15).

Latin American Theology: Roots and Branches. By Maria Clara Bingemer (Orbis Books, 6/8/16).

Power from the Margins: The Emergence of the Latino in the Church and in Society. By Ricardo Ramirez (Orbis Books, 9/1/16).

Can War Be Just in the 21st Century? Ethicists Engage the Tradition. By Tobias Winright, Laurie Johnston (ed.), (Orbis Books, 12/1/15).

White Allies in the Struggle for Racial Justice. By Drick Boyd (Orbis Books, 11/20/15).

Religion and Popular Culture in America, 3rd Ed.. By David Forbes, Jeffrey H. Mahan (University of California Press, 3/1/17).

 

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BOOKS REVIEWED, 4/1/2017 to 4/15/2017

An Introduction to Catholic Ethics since Vatican II (Introduction to Religion). By Andrew Kim (Cambridge University Press, 2015-04-06). Reviewed by Charles K. Bellinger.

Religion and Modernity in the Himalaya (Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series). By Megan Adamson Sijapati, Jessica Vantine Birkenholtz (eds) (Routledge, 12/18/15). Reviewed by Daniel Capper.

Friends and Other Strangers: Studies in Religion, Ethics, and Culture. By Richard B. Miller (Columbia University Press, 7/5/16). Reviewed by Dallas Gingles.

Born of Conviction: White Methodists and Mississippi's Closed Society. By Joseph T. Reiff (Oxford University Press, 12/1/2015). Reviewed by Paul Harvey.

Light in the Heavens: Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad. By al-Qadi al-Quda'i; Tahera Qutbuddin (trans) (New York University Press, 11/8/16). Reviewed by Mohd Irfan Shah.

What Has Wittenberg to Do with Azusa?: Luther's Theology of the Cross and Pentecostal Triumphalism. By David J. Courey (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015-04-23). Reviewed by Brendon Norton.

Religious Language and Asian American Hybridity (Asian Christianity in the Diaspora). By Julius-Kei Kato (Palgrave Macmillan, 8/11/16). Reviewed by Andrew Ong.

Gender Hierarchy in the Qur'an: Medieval Interpretations, Modern Responses (Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization). By Karen Bauer (Cambridge University Press, 9/9/15). Reviewed by Lauren Osborne.

A Unique Time of God: Karl Barth's WWI Sermons. By William Klempa (ed/trans) (Westminster John Knox Press, 12/30/16). Reviewed by Bradley Penner.

A Little History of Religion. By Richard Holloway (Yale University Press, 9/20/16). Reviewed by Benjamin Peters.

Patterns of Sin in the Hebrew Bible: Metaphor, Culture, and the Making of a Religious Concept. By Joseph Lam (Oxford University Press, 1/4/16). Reviewed by Steven Schweitzer.

Protestantism after 500 Years. By Thomas Albert Howard and Mark A. Noll (eds) (Oxford University Press, 8/1/16). Reviewed by Inseo Song.

Dribbling for Dawah: Sports among Muslim Americans (Sports and Religion). By Steven Fink (Mercer University Press, 11/1/16). Reviewed by Keelin Pringnitz.

Vatican I and Vatican II: Councils in the Living Tradition. By Kristin M Colberg (Liturgical Press, 5/23/16). Reviewed by Maria Power.

Religion and Resistance in Appalachia: Faith and the Fight against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining (Place Matters: New Directions in Appalachian Studies). By Joseph D. Witt (University Press of Kentucky, 12/6/16). Reviewed by Mark Hulsether.

Theory and Practice in Essene Law. By Aryeh Amihay (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 11/29/16). Reviewed by Matthew Goldstone.

Aquinas's Way to God: The Proof in De Ente et Essentia. By Gaven Kerr (Oxford University Press, 2015-02-25). Reviewed by Benedikt Göcke.

A New Moral Vision: Gender, Religion, and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917 (American Institutions and Society). By Andrea L. Turpin (Cornell University Press, 10/10/16). Reviewed by Sarah Dannemiller.

African Personality and Spirituality: The Role of Abosom and Human Essence. By Anthony Ephirim-Donkor (Lexington Books, 12/17/2015). Reviewed by Samuel Awuah-Nyamekye.

Beastly Morality: Animals as Ethical Agents. By Jonathan K. Crane, ed. (Columbia University Press, 2015-12-01). Reviewed by Peter Admirand.

 

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BOOKS RECEIVED, 4/1/2017 to 4/15/2017

In Rome We Trust: The Rise of Catholics in American Political Life. By Manlio Graziano (Stanford University Press, 3/21/17).

Qur'an of the Oppressed: Liberation Theology and Gender Justice in Islam (Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs). By Shadaab Rahemtulla (Oxford University Press, 4/16/17).

The Baptized Muse: Early Christian Poetry as Cultural Authority. By Karla Pollmann (Oxford University Press, 4/9/17).

Petitionary Prayer: A Philosophical Investigation. By Scott A. Davison (Oxford University Press, 4/16/17).

Latino Protestants in America: Growing and Diverse. By Mark T. Mulder, Aida I. Ramos, Gerardo Marti (eds) (Rowman & Littlefield, 3/9/17).

The Knight, the Cross, and the Song: Crusade Propaganda and Chivalric Literature, 1100-1400 (The Middle Ages Series). By Stefan Vander Elst (University of Pennsylvania Press, 3/6/17).

The Social Gospel in American Religion: A History. By Christopher H. Evans (NYU Press, 4/4/17).

Scripture As Real Presence: Sacramental Exegesis in the Early Church. By Hans Boersma (Baker Academic, 3/14/17).

Empire and the Meaning of Religion in Manchuria, 1900-1945. By Thomas David DuBois (Cambridge University Press, 12/24/16).

Bowing Toward Babylon: The Nationalistic Subversion of Christian Worship in America. By Craig M. Watts (Cascade Books, 3/8/17).

Le-ma'an Ziony: Essays in Honor of Ziony Zevit. By Frederick E. Greenspahn (ed); Gary Rendsburg (series ed) (Cascade Books, 3/2/17).

The Oxbridge Evangelist: Motivations, Practices, and Legacy of C. S. Lewis. By Michael J. Gehring (Cascade Books, 4/3/17).

Giving the Devil His Due: Demonic Authority in the Fiction of Flannery O'Connor and Fyodor Dostoevsky. By Jessica Hooten Wilson (Cascade Books, 2/16/17).

Mysticism in the Reformation (1500-1650) (The Presence of God). By Bernard McGinn (The Crossroad Publishing Company, 4/1/17).

Dispelling the Darkness: A Jesuit's Quest for the Soul of Tibet. By Donald S. Lopez, Jr., Thupten Jinpa (Harvard University Press, 4/10/17).

Jesus and the Holocaust: Reflections on Suffering and Hope. By Joel Marcus (Eerdmans, 3/27/17).

The Place of Imagination: Wendell Berry and the Poetics of Community, Affection, and Identity. By Joseph R. Wiebe (Baylor University Press, 2/15/17).

Religion, NGOs and the United Nations: Visible and Invisible Actors in Power. By Jeremy Carrette, Hugh Miall (eds) (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 3/23/17).

Spiritual Care in Common Terms: How Chaplains Can Effectively Describe the Spiritual Needs of Patients in Medical Records. By Gordon J. Hilsman (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 12/21/16).

Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Hagiographical Strategies: A Comparative Study of the Standard Lives of St. Francis and Milarepa (Sanctity in Global Perspective). By Massimo Alessandro Rondolino (Routledge, 2/1/17).

Religion and European Philosophy: Key Thinkers from Kant to Žižek. By Philip Goodchild, Hollis Phelps (eds) (Routledge, Chapman & Hall, Incorporated, 3/22/17).

Grace Alone---Salvation As a Gift of God: What the Reformers Taught ... And Why It Still Matters (Five Solas Series). By Carl R. Trueman; Matthew Barrett (series ed) (Zondervan, 4/18/17).

Christ Alone---The Uniqueness of Jesus As Savior: What the Reformers Taught ... And Why It Still Matters (Five Solas Series). By Stephen Wellum; Matthew Barrett (series ed) (Zondervan, 4/18/17).

A Diagram for Fire: Miracles and Variation in an American Charismatic Movement (The Anthropology of Christianity). By Jon Bialecki (University of California Press, 3/7/17).

Intercultural Ministry: Hope for a Changing World. By Grace Ji-Sun Kim; Jann Aldredge-Clanton (ed) (Judson Press, 3/1/17).

Everyday Conversions: Islam, Domestic Work, and South Asian Migrant Women in Kuwait (Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies). By Attiya Ahmad (Duke University Press, 3/29/17).

The Quest for the Christ Child in the Later Middle Ages (The Middle Ages Series). By Mary Dzon (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2/9/17).

Cross Veneration in the Medieval Islamic World: Christian Identity and Practice Under Muslim Rule (The Early and Medieval Islamic World). By Charles Tieszen (I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited, 3/30/17).

The Buddhist Voyage beyond Death: Living Nirvana. By Venerable Dharma Master Hsin Tao; Chungmin Maria Tu (ed) (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 11/1/16).

Doubt, Faith, and Certainty. By Anthony C. Thiselton (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 3/15/17).

Sociology of Religion: A Critical Primer. By Walter Jensen (Walter Adrian Jensen, 8/24/15).

Wagering on an Ironic God: Pascal on Faith and Philosophy. By Thomas S. Hibbs (Baylor University Press, 3/1/17).

What Is Mormonism?: A Student's Introduction. By Patrick Q. Mason (Routledge, 4/13/17).

The Complete Encyclicals, Bulls, and Apostolic Exhortations: Vol 1. By Pope Francis (Ave Maria Press, 12/26/16).

Spiritual Dimensions of Ageing. By Malcolm Johnson, Joanna Walker (eds) (Cambridge University Press, 11/24/16).

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

The Challenge of Pluralism: Church and State in Six Democracies, 3rd Ed.. By J. Christopher Soper, Kevin R. den Dulk, Stephen V. Monsma (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2/3/17).

Charles Borromeo: Selected Orations, Homilies and Writings. By Charles Borromeo; John R. Cihak (ed); Ansgar Santogrossi (trans) (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 2/9/17).

Contextualizing Africans and Globalization: Expressions in Sociopolitical and Religious Contents and Discontents. By Ibigbolade S. Aderibigbe, Rotimi Williams Omotoye, Lydia Bosede Akande (eds) (Rowman & Littlefield, 11/21/16).

Mary in Early Christian Faith and Devotion. By Stephen J. Shoemaker (Yale University Press, 7/26/16).

The Cambridge Companion to the Summa Theologiae (Cambridge Companions to Religion). By Philip McCosker, Denys Turner (eds) (Cambridge University Press, 6/13/16).

Reconsidering Intellectual Disability: L'Arche, Medical Ethics, and Christian Friendship (Moral Traditions). By Jason Reimer Greig (Georgetown University Press, 8/18/15).

A Culture of Engagement: Law, Religion, and Morality (Moral Traditions). By Cathleen Kaveny (Georgetown University Press, 2/2/16).

The Land of Canaan in the Late Bronze Age (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies). By Lester L. Grabbe (ed) (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 2/9/17).

Ancient Israel: What Do We Know and How Do We Know It? : Revised Ed.. By Lester L. Grabbe (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 2/23/17).

Islam and Democracy in Indonesia: Tolerance without Liberalism (Cambridge Studies in Social Theory, Religion and Politics). By Jeremy Menchik (Cambridge University Press, 1/11/16).

Doctrine and Practice in Medieval Korean Buddhism: The Collected Works of Ūich'ōn (Korean Classics Library: Philosophy and Religion). By Richard D. McBride, II (University of Hawaii Press, 11/30/16).

Ex Voto: Votive Giving Across Cultures (Bard Graduate Center - Cultural Histories of the Material World). By Ittai Weinryb (ed) (Bard Graduate Center, 1/1/16).

Anti-Catholicism in Arkansas: How Politicians in the Press, the Klan, and Religious Leaders Imagined an Enemy, 1910-1960. By Kenneth C. Barnes (University of Arkansas Press, 11/1/16).

Indispensable Immigrants: The Wine Porters of Northern Italy and Their Saint, 1200-1800. By Lester K. Little (Manchester University Press, 4/1/15).

The Zohar, Pritzker Edition, Volume Eleven. By Joel Hecker (trans) (Stanford University Press, 10/5/16).

Bonhoeffer's Reception of Luther. By Michael P. DeJonge (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 4/9/17).

The Vice of Luxury: Economic Excess in a Consumer Age (Moral Traditions). By David Cloutier (Georgetown University Press, 10/28/15).

The New Christian Zionism: Fresh Perspectives on Israel and the Land. By Gerald R. McDermott (ed) (IVP Academic, 8/20/16).

Mortuary Dialogues: Death Ritual and the Reproduction of Moral Community in Pacific Modernities (ASAO Studies in Pacific Anthropology). By David Lipset, Eric K. Silverman (eds) (Berghahn Books, Incorporated, 6/30/16).

The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Religion (Cambridge Companions to Literature). By Susan M. Felch (ed) (Cambridge University Press, 9/12/16).

My Perfect One: Typology and Early Rabbinic Interpretation of Song of Songs. By Jonathan Kaplan (Oxford University Press, 8/31/15).

Understanding Japaneseness: A Fresh Look at Nipponjinron through "Material-filial Affection". By Kosuke Nishitani; Michael J. Sherrill (ed) (Hamilton Books, 9/26/16).

Critical Theology: Introducing an Agenda for an Age of Global Crisis. By Carl A. Raschke (IVP Academic, 8/8/16).

Intercultural Theology: Intercultural Hermeneutics, Volume One (Missiological Engagements). By Henning Wrogemann; Karl E. Böhmer (trans) (IVP Academic, 11/7/16).

The New Cambridge History of the Bible: Volume 3, From 1450 to 1750. By Euan Cameron (ed) (Cambridge University Press, 12/31/15).

The Woman Priest: A Translation of Sylvain Maréchal's Novella, La femme abbé. By Sylvain Mar̩échal; Sheila Delany (trans) (Wayne State University Press, 8/1/16).

Marion and Theology. By Christina M. Gschwandtner (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 7/28/16).

The Story of Reason in Islam (Cultural Memory in the Present). By Sari Nusseibeh (Stanford University Press, 11/9/16).

Sacred Scents in Early Christianity and Islam. By Mary Thurlkill (Lexington Books, 7/26/16).

The Mestizo Augustine: A Theologian Between Two Cultures. By Justo L. González (IVP Academic, 11/6/16).

Augustine and the Environment (Augustine in Conversation: Tradition and Innovation). By John Doody, Kim Paffenroth, Mark Smillie (Lexington Books, 9/30/16).

Theology at the Crossroads of University, Church and Society: Dialogue, Difference and Catholic Identity. By Lieven Boeve (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 8/25/16).

Goddess on the Frontier: Religion, Ethnicity, and Gender in Southwest China. By Megan Bryson (Stanford University Press, 11/2/16).

Making Moderate Islam: Sufism, Service, and the "Ground Zero Mosque" Controversy. By Rosemary Corbett (Stanford University Press, 11/23/16).

The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America. By Frances FitzGerald (Simon & Schuster, 4/4/17).

Salafism in Nigeria: Islam, Preaching, and Politics (The International African Library). By Alexander Thurston (Cambridge University Press, 9/22/16).

The Roots of Religion: Exploring the Cognitive Science (Routledge Science and Religion Series). By Roger Trigg, Justin L. Barrett (Routledge, 12/19/14).

Beware of the Evil Eye, Volume 3: The Evil Eye in the Bible and the Ancient World. By John H. Elliott (Cascade Books, 7/26/16).

The Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft and Magic. By Owen Davies (ed) (Oxford University Press, 1/31/17).

Marriage and Family: Relics of the Past or Promise of the Future?. By George Augustin (author/ed) (Paulist Press, 10/6/15).

The Catholic Luther: His Early Writings. By Philip D. W. Krey, Peter D. S. Krey (Paulist Press, 11/1/16).

Pentecostalism as a Christian Mystical Tradition. By Daniel Castelo (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 3/24/17).

Project Eagle: The American Christians of North Korea in World War II. By Robert S. Kim (University of Nebraska Press, 5/1/17).

Judaism: History, Belief and Practice, 2nd Ed.. By Dan Cohn-Sherbok (Routledge, 4/10/17).

Converging Destinies: Jews, Christians, and the Mission of God. By Stuart Dauermann (Cascade Books, 3/14/17).

Questions in the Psychology of Religion. By Kevin S. Seybold (Cascade Books, 3/16/17).

Wicca: History, Belief, and Community in Modern Pagan Witchcraft. By Ethan Doyle White (Sussex Academic Press, 12/1/15).

The Religious Lives of Older Laywomen: The Final Active Anglican Generation. By Abby Day (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 4/23/17).

Assembling Shinto: Buddhist Approaches to Kami Worship in Medieval Japan (Harvard East Asian Monographs). By Anna Andreeva (Harvard University Press, 1/23/17).

The Excellence of the Arabs (Library of Arabic Literature). By Ibn Qutaybah; James Montgomery (ed); Sarah Bowen Savant (trans) (New York University Press, 4/4/17).

Sin, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation: Christian and Muslim Perspectives. By Lucinda Mosher, David Marshall (eds) (Georgetown University Press, 4/7/16).

The War against al-Qaeda: Religion, Policy, and Counter-narratives. By Nahed Artoul Zehr (Georgetown University Press, 4/13/17).

The Qur'an and Adab:The Shaping of Literary Traditions in Classical Islam (Qur'anic Studies Series). By Nuha Alshaar (ed) (Oxford University Press, 3/30/17).

Babatha's Orchard: The Yadin Papyri and an Ancient Jewish Family Tale Retold. By Philip F. Esler (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 4/23/17).

Max Weber's Economic Ethos of the World Religions: An Analysis. By Thomas C. Ertman (ed) (Cambridge University Press, 3/24/17).

The Trial That Never Ends: Hannah Arendt's 'Eichmann in Jerusalelm' in Retrospect (German and European Studies). By Richard J. Golsan, Sarah Misemer (eds) (University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 3/7/17).

Religion and Modernity in India. By Sekhar Bandyopadhyay, Aloka Parasher Sen (ed) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 3/26/17).

Dictionary of Christianity and Science: The Definitive Reference for the Intersection of Christian Faith and Contemporary Science. By Paul Copan, Tremper Longman III, Christopher L. Reese, Michael Strauss (eds) (Zondervan, 4/25/17).

Will Pope Francis Pull It Off? The Challenge of Church Reform. By Rocco D'Ambrosio; Barry Hudock (trans) (Liturgical Press, 3/29/17).

Aelred the Peacemaker: The Public Life of a Cistercian Abbot (Cistercian Studies). By Jean Truax (Liturgical Press, 3/1/17).

Marriage by Capture in the Book of Judges: An Anthropological Approach (Society for Old Testament Study Monographs). By Katherine Southwood (Cambridge University Press, 3/24/17).

The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume IV: Global Western Anglicanism, c. 1910-present. By Jeremy Morris (ed) (Oxford University Press, 2/23/17).

The Mongols and the Islamic World: From Conquest to Conversion. By Peter Jackson (Yale University Press, 5/23/17).

 

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Reading Religion Bi-Weekly Newsletter - Vol 2, Issue 7

BOOKS REVIEWED, 4/16/2017 to 4/30/2017

Confronting Religious Violence: Christian Humanism and the Moral Imagination. By Catherine Miles Wallace (Cascade, 3/26/16). Reviewed by Charles K. Bellinger.

Religion and the Rise of Jim Crow in New Orleans. By James B. Bennett (Princeton University Press, 3/14/05). Reviewed by Emily Suzanne Clark.

Saving Buddhism: The impermanence of Religion in Colonial Burma (Southeast Asia: Politics, Meaning and Memory). By Alicia Turner (University of Hawaii Press, 2014-10-31). Reviewed by Paul Fuller.

The Other Catholics: Remaking America's Largest Religion. By Julie Byrne (Columbia University Press, 5/24/16). Reviewed by Peter Gardella.

A Church of the Poor: Pope Francis and the Transformation of Orthodoxy. By Clemens Sedmak (Orbis Books, 12/1/16). Reviewed by Mark S. Medley.

Sex and Slaughter in the Tent of Jael: A Cultural History of a Biblical Story. By Colleen M. Conway (Oxford University Press, 10/31/16). Reviewed by Dirk von der Horst.

Greek Buddha: Pyrrho's Encounter with Early Buddhism in Central Asia. By Christopher I. Beckwith (Princeton University Press, 6/9/15). Reviewed by Franz Winter.

Western Sufism: From the Abbasids to the New Age. By Mark J. Sedgwick (Oxford University Press, 11/16/16). Reviewed by Rodrigo Adem.

Becoming Friends of Time: Disability, Timefullness, and Gentle Discipleship (Studies In Religion, Theology, and Disability). By John Swinton (Baylor University Press, 10/15/16). Reviewed by Adam Tobey.

German Jews in Palestine, 1920-1948: Between Dream and Reality. By Claudia Sonino (Lexington Books, 9/30/16). Reviewed by Alison Rose.

Early Phenomenology: Metaphysics, Ethics, and the Philosophy of Religion (Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy). By Brian Harding and Michael R. Kelly (eds.) (Bloomsbury Academic, 6/30/16). Reviewed by David Pellauer.

Philosophy in the Islamic World: A History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps, Volume 3. By Peter Adamson (Oxford University Press, 7/7/16). Reviewed by Marie Nuar.

West Africa's Women of God: Alinesitoué and the Diola Prophetic Tradition. By Robert M. Baum (Indiana University Press, 10/26/2015). Reviewed by Genevieve Nrenzah.

Hinduism: The Vedic Experience: Mantramanjari (Opera Omnia). By Raimon Panikkar; Milena Carrara Pavan (eds) (Orbis Books, 12/1/16). Reviewed by Jeffery D. Long.

Prayer After the Death of God: A Phenomenological Study of Hebrew Literature (Emunot: Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah). By Avi Sagi (Academic Studies Press, 6/30/16). Reviewed by Peter A. Huff.

Tweetable Nietzsche: His Essential Ideas Revealed and Explained. By C. Ivan Spencer (Zondervan, 11/1/16). Reviewed by Bryan J Cocchiara.

The Witch-Hunt in Early Modern Europe: 4th Edition. By Brian P. Levack (Routledge, 10/8/15). Reviewed by Anitra Bishop.

Words: Religious Language Matters (Future of the Religious Past). By Ernst van den Hemel and Asja Szafraniec, eds. (Fordham University Press, 6/15/16). Reviewed by Naomi Janowitz.

 

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BOOKS RECEIVED, 4/16/2017 to 4/30/2017

Drawn to the Gods: Religion and Humor in The Simpsons, South Park, and Family Guy. By David Feltmate (New York University Press, 4/11/17).

Taming the Wild Horse: An Annotated Translation and Study of the Daoist Horse Taming Pictures. By Louis Komjathy (Columbia University Press, 3/21/17).

Competing Fundamentalisms: Violent Extremism in Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism. By Sathianathan Clarke (Westminster John Knox Press, 3/29/17).

Wittenberg Meets the World: Reimagining the Reformation at the Margins. By Alberto L. Garcia, John A. Nunes (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 4/14/17).

Paranormal America: Ghost Encounters, UFO Sightings, Bigfoot Hunts, and Other Curiosities in Religion and Culture, 2nd Ed.. By Christopher D. Bader, F. Carson Mencken, Joseph O. Baker (NYU Press, 4/18/17).

Dancing with Dharma: Essays on Movement and Dance in Western Buddhism. By Harrison Blum (ed) (McFarland, 2/12/16).

The First Islamic Classic in Chinese: Wang Daiyu's Real Commentary on the True Teaching. By Daiyu Wang; Sachiko Murata (trans) (State University of New York Press, 4/1/17).

The Epistle to the Ephesians. By Karl Barth (Baker Academic, 4/18/17).

Set in Stone: America's Embrace of The Ten Commandments. By Jenna Weissman Joselit (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 5/1/17).

Moors Dressed as Moors: Clothing, Social Distinction and Ethnicity in Early Modern Iberia (Toronto Iberic). By Javier Irigoyen-Garcia (University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 4/5/17).

William James: Psychical Research and the Challenge of Modernity. By Krister Dylan Knapp (University of North Carolina Press, 5/1/17).

The Religion of Chiropractic: Populist Healing from the American Heartland. By Holly Folk (University of North Carolina Press, 5/1/17).

Catholicism and Citizenship: Political Cultures of the Church in the Twenty-First Century. By Massimo Faggioli (Liturgical Press, 3/29/17).

Holy Wars and Holy Alliance: The Return of Religion to the Global Political Stage (Religion, Culture, and Public Life). By Manlio Graziano (Columbia University Press, 4/11/17).

The Religion of Tomorrow: A Vision for the Future of the Great Traditions-More Inclusive, More Comprehensive, More Complete. By Ken Wilber (Shambhala, 5/2/17).

A Brief History of Everything, 20th Anniversary Edition. By Ken Wilber (Shambhala Publications, Incorporated, 5/2/17).

Vernacular Catholicism, Vernacular Saints: Selva J. Raj on "Being Catholic the Tamil Way". By Reid B. Locklin (ed) (State University of New York Press, 4/1/17).

Confucianism and American Philosophy (SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture). By Mathew A. Foust (State University of New York Press, 4/1/17).

Sovereign Jews: Israel, Zionism, and Judaism. By Yaacov Yadgar (State University of New York Press, 4/1/17).

Introducing Protestant Social Ethics: Foundations in Scripture, History, and Practice. By Brian Matz (Baker Academic, 3/14/17).

Brand New Theology: The Wal-Martization of T. D. Jakes and the New Black Church. By Paula L McGee (Orbis Books, 3/16/17).

The Religious Life of Robert E. Lee (Library of Religious Biography [LRB]). By R. David Cox (Eerdmans, 4/12/17).

Jonathan's Loves, David's Laments: Gay Theology, Musical Desires, and Historical Difference. By Dirk von der Horst (Pickwick Publishers, 3/24/17).

Work of Love: A Theological Reconstruction of the Communion of Saints. By Leonard J. DeLorenzo (University of Notre Dame Press, 3/30/17).

Terror in France: The Rise of Jihad in the West. By Gilles Kepel, Antoine Jardin (Princeton University Press, 5/9/17).

Conflicts of Devotion: Liturgical Poetics in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century England. By Daniel R. Gibbons (University of Notre Dame Press, 3/30/17).

God and the Green Divide: Religious Environmentalism in Black and White. By Amanda J. Baugh (University of California Press, 10/4/16).

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music. By Christopher Partridge, Marcus Moberg (eds) (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 4/6/17).

My Brother's Keeper: George McGovern and Progressive Christianity (Culture, Politics, and the Cold War). By Mark A. Lempke (University of Massachusetts Press, 4/4/17).

Creating Cistercian Nuns: The Women's Religious Movement and Its Reform in Thirteenth-Century Champagne. By Anne E. Lester (Cornell University Press, 5/9/17).

The Extraordinary in the Ordinary: Seven Types of Everyday Miracle. By Donald A. Crosby (State University of New York Press, 4/1/17).

Grounding Religion: A Field Guide to the Study of Religion and Ecology, 2nd Ed. By Whitney A. Bauman, Richard Bohannon, Kevin J. O'Brien (eds) (Routledge, Chapman & Hall, Incorporated, 5/8/17).

In the Name of Women's Rights: The Rise of Femonationalism. By Sara R. Farris (Duke University Press, 4/28/17).

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

The Half-Shilling Curate: A Personal Account of War & Faith, 1914-1918. By Sarah Reay (Helion & Company, Limited, 12/27/16).

Hell and Its Rivals: Death and Retribution among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Early Middle Ages. By Alan E. Bernstein (Cornell University Press, 6/6/17).

Remembering the Lotus-Born: Padmasambhava in the History of Tibet's Golden Age. By Daniel Hirshberg (Wisdom Publications, 10/25/16).

Saving the People: How Populists Hijack Religion. By Nadia Marzouki, Duncan McDonnell, Olivier Roy (eds) (Oxford University Press, 11/1/16).

 

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BOOKS REVIEWED, 5/1/2017 to 5/15/2017

Of Beggars and Buddhas: The Politics of Humor in the Vessantara Jataka in Thailand. By Katherine A. Bowie (University of Wisconsin Press, 2/21/17). Reviewed by Alexis Bader.

For Love of the Prophet: An Ethnography of Sudan's Islamic State. By Noah Salomon (Princeton University Press, 10/25/16). Reviewed by Samuel Kigar.

Homa Variations: The Study of Ritual Change across the Longue Durée (Oxford Ritual Studies). By Richard K. Payne, Michael Witzel (eds) (Oxford University Press, 11/20/2015). Reviewed by Lisa Kochinski.

Enlightenment Underground: Radical Germany, 1680-1720 (Studies in Early Modern German History). By Martin Mulsow (University of Virginia Press, 11/30/2015). Reviewed by Evan Kuehn.

Types of Pentecostal Theology: Method, System, Spirit. By Christopher A. Stephenson (Oxford University Press, 10/1/16). Reviewed by Anthony Roberts.

The Evangelical Age of Ingenuity in Industrial Britain. By Joseph Stubenrauch (Oxford University Press, 10/5/16). Reviewed by Thomas Whittaker.

Enfolding Silence: The Transformation of Japanese American Religion and Art under Oppression (AAR ACADEMY SER). By Brett J. Esaki (Oxford University Press, 6/1/16). Reviewed by Pamela D. Winfield.

Christianity As a World Religion: An Introduction. By Sebastian Kim and Kirsteen Kim (Bloomsbury Academic, 11/3/16). Reviewed by Emily Bailey.

Paganism, Traditionalism, Nationalism: Narratives of Russian Rodnoverie (Studies in Contemporary Russia). By Kaarina Aitamurto (Routledge, 5/20/16). Reviewed by Ethan Doyle White.

The Coherence of Theism: Second Edition (Clarendon Library of Logic and Philosophy). By Richard Swinburne (Oxford University Press, 7/12/16). Reviewed by Jerome Gellman.

Where the Gods Are: Spatial Dimensions of Anthropomorphism in the Biblical World (The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library). By Mark S. Smith (Yale University Press, 6/28/16). Reviewed by Nickolas Roubekas.

Julian among the Books: Julian of Norwich's Theological Library. By Julia Bolton Holloway (Cambridge Scholars Publisher, 5/15/16). Reviewed by Dale M. Schlitt.

The Empire at the End of Time: Identity and Reform in Late Medieval German Prophecy. By Frances Courtney Kneupper (Oxford University Press, 4/12/16). Reviewed by Jesse Spohnholz.

René Girard and Raymund Schwager: Correspondence 1974-1991 (Violence, Desire, and the Sacred). By Scott Cowdell, Joel Hodge, Chris Fleming, and Mathias Moosbrugger (eds); Sheelah Treflé Hidden, Chris Fleming (trans) (Bloomsbury Academic, 10/6/16). Reviewed by Kristin Vargas.

Early Modern Women and the Problem of Evil: Atrocity & Theodicy. By Jill Graper Hernandez (Routledge, 5/18/16). Reviewed by Steve Wiggins.

The Arts and the Christian Imagination: Essays on Art, Literature, and Aesthetics (Mount Tabor Books, Volume 2). By Clyde S. Kilby; William Dyrness and Keith Call, eds. (Paraclete Press, 4/1/2016). Reviewed by Taylor Worley.

Who Were the First Christians?: Dismantling the Urban Thesis. By Thomas A. Robinson (Oxford University Press, 12/1/16). Reviewed by Sarah E. Rollens.

The Rise and Fall of the Christian Myth: Restoring Our Democratic Ideals. By Burton L. Mack (Yale University Press, 2/7/17). Reviewed by Charles K. Bellinger.

An Introduction to Indian Philosophy (Cambridge Introductions to Philosophy). By Roy W. Perrett (Cambridge University Press, 1/25/16). Reviewed by Swami Narasimhananda.

Serious Fun at a Jewish Community Summer Camp: Family, Judaism, and Israel. By Celia E. Rothenberg (Lexington Books, 7/1/16). Reviewed by Riv-Ellen Prell.

Place / No-Place in Urban Asian Religiosity. By Joanne Punzo Waghorne, ed. (Springer, 5/30/16). Reviewed by Daniel Murray.

Rebranding Islam: Piety, Prosperity, and a Self-Help Guru (Studies of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asi). By James Bourk Hoesterey (Stanford University Press, 11/11/15). Reviewed by Tuve Floden.

The Oxford Handbook of Martin Luther's Theology (Oxford Handbooks). By Robert Kolb, Irene Dingel, L'ubomir Batka (eds) (Oxford University Press, 6/24/16). Reviewed by David Fink.

Pulpit and Nation: Clergymen and the Politics of Revolutionary America (Jeffersonian America). By Spencer W. McBride (University of Virginia Press, 1/12/17). Reviewed by Terry L. Christian.

The Theological Anthropology of Eustathius of Antioch (Oxford Early Christian Studies). By Sophie Cartwright (Oxford University Press, 2015-12-01). Reviewed by Carson Bay.

 

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BOOKS RECEIVED, 5/1/2017 to 5/15/2017

Born from Lament: The Theology and Politics of Hope in Africa. By Emmanuel Katongole (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 4/21/17).

Shari'ah on Trial: Northern Nigeria's Islamic Revolution. By Sarah Eltantawi (University of California Press, 3/28/17).

New York Amish: Life in the Plain Communities of the Empire State. By Karen M. Johnson-Weiner (Cornell University Press, 5/2/17).

Sustaining Conflict: Apathy and Domination in Israel-Palestine. By Katherine Natanel (University of California Press, 3/29/16).

Eleanor: A Spiritual Biography. By Harold Ivan Smith (Westminster John Knox Press, 3/14/17).

On Evil, Providence, and Freedom: A New Reading of Molina. By Mark B. Wiebe (Northern Illinois University Press, 4/15/17).

We Are Not All Victims: Local Peacebuilding in the Democratic Republic of Congo (International Practical Theology). By Pamela Couture (Lit Verlag, 12/15/16).

The Transformed Heart: Spirituality, Religion, and the Struggle for Integrity. By Tom Zanzig (Orbis Books, 4/1/17).

Against Harmony: Progressive and Radical Buddhism in Modern Japan. By James Mark Shields (Oxford University Press, 5/1/17).

Muslim Civil Society and the Politics of Religious Freedom in Turkey (AAR Religion, Culture, and History). By Jeremy F. Walton (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 5/1/17).

The Testimony of the Spirit: New Essays. By R. Douglas Geivett, Paul K. Moser (eds) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 5/1/17).

Singing the Rite to Belong: Ritual, Music, and the New Irish (Oxford Ritual Studies Series). By Helen Phelan (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 5/1/17).

Disagreeing Virtuously: Religious Conflict in Interdisciplinary Perspective. By Olli-Pekka Vainio (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 4/28/17).

Terror in the Mind of God, 4th Ed: The Global Rise of Religious Violence (Comparative Studies in Religion and Society). By Mark Juergensmeyer (University of California Press, 3/28/17).

Ferdinand Christian Baur and the History of Early Christianity. By Martin Bauspiess, Christof Landmesser, David Lincicum (eds); Peter C. Hodgson, Robert F. Brown (trans) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 5/3/17).

Secularization in the Long 1960s: Numerating Religion in Britain. By Clive D. Field (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 5/23/17).

The Grammar of Messianism: An Ancient Jewish Political Idiom and Its Users. By Matthew V. Novenson (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 5/1/17).

Ritualized Writing: Buddhist Practice and Scriptural Cultures in Ancient Japan (Kuroda Studies in East Asian Buddhism). By Bryan D. Lowe (University of Hawaii Press, 3/1/17).

Human Origins and the Image of God: Essays in Honor of J. Wentzel van Huyssteen. By Daniel Pedersen, Christopher Lilley (eds) (Eerdmans, 4/24/17).

A Saint in the Sun: Praising Saint Bernard in the France of Louis XIV. By David N. Bell (Liturgical Press, 4/19/17).

Just Immigration: American Policy in Christian Perspective. By Mark R. Amstutz (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 5/1/17).

The Labor of Faith: Gender and Power in Black Apostolic Pentecostalism. By Judith Casselberry (Duke University Press, 5/5/17).

Remembering Lived Lives: A Historiography from the Underside of Modernity. By Michael Jimenez (Cascade Books, 3/31/17).

Religion in the Anthropocene. By Celia Deane-Drummond, Sigurd Bergmann, Markus Vogt (eds) (Cascade Books, 3/28/17).

Benjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Father. By Thomas S. Kidd (Yale University Press, 5/23/17).

Global Chinese Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity (Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies). By Fenggang Yang, Joy K. C. Tong, Allan H. Anderson (eds) (Brill, 4/20/17).

Universal Science: An Introduction to Islamic Metaphysics (Modern Shī'ah Library). By Mahdi Ha'irï Yazdï; John Cooper (trans) (Brill, 4/20/17).

Protestant Bible Translation and Mandarin as the National Language of China (Sinica Leidensia). By George Kam Wah Mak (Brill, 3/23/17).

The Scientification of the "Jewish Question" in Nazi Germany (Numen Book). By Horst Junginger (Brill, 4/6/17).

Breaking Resemblance: The Role of Religious Motifs in Contemporary Art. By Alena Alexandrova (Fordham University Press, 5/1/2017).

Members of His Body: Shakespeare, Paul, and a Theology of Nonmonogamy. By Will Stockton (Fordham University Press, 5/1/2017).

The Andalusi Literary and Intellectual Tradition: The Role of Arabic in Judah ibn Tibbon's Ethical Will (Indiana Series in Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies). By Sarah J. Pearce (Indiana University Press, 5/1/2017).

Masculinity and the Making of American Judaism. By Sarah Imhoff (Indiana University Press, 3/13/2017).

The Beginnings of Ladino Literature: Moses Almosnino and His Readers (Indiana Series in Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies). By Olga Borovaya (Indiana University Press, 3/13/2017).

Ralph Ellison's Invisible Theology (North American Religions). By M. Cooper Harriss (New York University Press, 5/2/2017).

Disarming Beauty: Essays on Faith, Truth, and Freedom (ND Catholic Ideas for a Secular World). By Julián Carrón (University of Notre Dame Press, 5/30/2017).

Henry Chadwick: Selected Writings. By Henry Chadwick; William G. Rusch (ed) (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 5/24/2017).

The Cambridge Introduction to Sanskrit: Bilingual Edition. By A. M. Ruppel (Cambridge University Press, 3/21/2017).

Unity in Christ and Country: American Presbyterians in the Revolutionary Era, 1758-1801 (Religion & American Culture). By William Harrison Taylor (University of Alabama Press, 6/6/2017).

A Tale of Two Theologians: Treatment of Third World Theologies. By Ambrose Mong (James Clarke Company, Limited, 5/31/2017).

Spirit of Liberality: Collected Essays. By George Newlands (James Clarke Company, Limited, 3/31/2017).

The Bible, the Bullet, and the Ballot: Zimbabwe: The Impact of Christian Protest in Sociopolitical Transformation, ca 1900-ca 2000. By Fabulous Moyo (The Lutterworth Press, 3/31/2017).

A Jubilee for All Time: The Copernican Revolution in Jewish-Christian Relations. By Gilbert S. Rosenthal (ed) (The Lutterworth Press, 3/31/2017).

The Past, Present, and Future of Theologies of Interreligious Dialogue. By Terrence Merrigan, John Friday (eds) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 5/23/2017).

Chosen Nation: Mennonites and Germany in a Global Era. By Benjamin W. Goossen (Princeton University Press, 5/9/2017).

The Many Deaths of Jew Süss: The Notorious Trial and Execution of an Eighteenth-Century Court Jew. By Yair Mintzker (Princeton University Press, 5/30/2017).

Poetry and Revelation: For a Phenomenology of Religious Poetry. By Kevin Hart (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 4/20/2017).

the Peace of the Gods: Elite Religious Practices in the Middle Roman Republic. By Craige B. Champion (Princeton University Press, 5/16/2017).

Sacred Fury: Understanding Religious Violence, 3rd Edition. By Charles Selengut (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1/12/2017).

A Matter of Discretion: The Politics of Catholic Priests in the United States and Ireland. By Brian R. Calfano, Melissa R. Michelson, Elizabeth A. Oldmixon (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated, 4/12/2017).

Americans and the Birth of Israel. By Lawrence J. Epstein (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated, 4/1/2017).

Legacy of Wilfred Cantwell Smith. By Ellen Bradshaw Aitken, Arvind Sharma (eds) (State University of New York Press, 4/1/2017).

Origins of Relgion, Cognition and Culture. By Armin W. Geertz (ed) (Routledge, 12/17/2014).

Redefining the Muslim Community: Ethnicity, Religion, and Politics in the Thought of Alfarabi. By Alexander Orwin (University of Pennsylvania Press, 4/4/2017).

The Origin of the Jews: The Quest for Roots in a Rootless Age. By Steven Weitzman (Princeton University Press, 5/30/2017).

The Whole Church Sings: Congregational Singing in Luther's Wittenberg (Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Liturgical Studies). By Robin A. Leaver (Wm. B Eerdmans, 5/12/17).

The Peril and Promise of Christian Liberty: Richard Hooker, The Puritans, and Protestant Political Theology (Emory University Studies in Law and Religion. By W. Bradford Littlejohn (Wm. B. Eerdmans, 5/5/17).

A Critical Introduction to the Study of Religion, 2nd Ed.. By Craig Martin (Routledge, 5/5/2017).

 

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BOOKS REVIEWED, 5/16/2017 to 5/31/2017

The FBI and Religion: Faith and National Security Before and After 9/11. By Sylvester A. Johnson, Steven Weitzman (eds) (University of California Press, 2/7/17). Reviewed by Michael Yandell.

Shanghai Faithful: Betrayal and Forgiveness in a Chinese Christian Family. By Jennifer Lin (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated, 2/16/17). Reviewed by Amy Yu Fu.

The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theology, 1600-1800 (Oxford Handbooks). By Ulrich L. Lehner, Richard A. Muller, A.G. Roeber (eds) (Oxford University Press, 11/1/16). Reviewed by Muthuraj Swamy.

Traces of the Sage: Monument, Materiality, and the First Temple of Confucius (Spatial Habitus: Making and Meaning in Asia's Architecture). By James A. Flath (University of Hawaii Press, 3/31/16). Reviewed by Anna Sun.

Biblical Truths: The Meaning of Scripture in the Twenty-First Century. By Dale B. Martin (Yale University Press, 2/21/17). Reviewed by Steven Schweitzer.

Locating Religions: Contact, Diversity, and Translocality (Dynamics in the History of Religions). By Reinhold F. Glei, Nikolas Jaspert (eds) (Brill, 12/8/2016). Reviewed by Josefrayn Sánchez-Perry.

Right Thoughts at the Last Moment: Buddhism and Deathbed Practices in Early Medieval Japan (Kuroda Studies in East Asian Buddhism). By Jacqueline I. Stone (University of Hawaii Press, 11/30/16). Reviewed by Natasha Mikles.

The Medieval Islamic Republic of Letters: Arabic Knowledge Construction. By Muhsin J. al-Musawi (University of Notre Dame Press, 2015-04-15). Reviewed by Elizabeth Lhost.

The Devil Wins: A History of Lying from the Garden of Eden to the Enlightenment. By Dallas G. Denery, II (Princeton University Press, 1/18/15). Reviewed by Patrick Horn.

Longing and Letting Go: Christian and Hindu Practices of Passionate Non-Attachment (AAR Academy Series). By Holly Hillgardner (Oxford University Press, 12/1/16). Reviewed by Paul Hedges.

Christian Ashrams, Hindu Caves, and Sacred Rivers: Christian-Hindu Monastic Dialogue in India, 1950-1993 (Studies in Religion and Theology). By Mario I. Aguilar (Jessica Kingsley Limited, 7/1/16). Reviewed by Fanny Guex.

Being Human in a Buddhist World: An Intellectual History of Medicine in Early Modern Tibet. By Janet Gyatso (Columbia University Press, 2/3/2015). Reviewed by Yi Ding.

The Art of the Public Grovel: Sexual Sin and Public Confession in America. By Susan Wise Bauer (Princeton University Press, 6/28/16). Reviewed by Craig Mattson.

Jesus and Pochahontas: Gospel, Mission, and National Myth. By Howard A. Snyder (The Lutterworth Press, 10/1/15). Reviewed by Elizabeth Lowry.

The Valiant Woman: The Virgin Mary in Nineteenth-Century American Culture. By Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez (The University of North Carolina Press, 4/25/16). Reviewed by Mary-Joan Leith.

Why Are There Differences in the Gospels? : What We Can Learn From Ancient Biography. By Michael R. Licona (Oxford University Press, 12/19/16). Reviewed by Michael Kochenash.

Scriptures and Sectarianism: Essays on the Dead Sea Scrolls. By John J. Collins (Eerdmans, 11/4/16). Reviewed by Andrew Knight-Messenger.

Faith with Benefits: Hookup Culture on Catholic Campuses. By Jason King (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2/1/17). Reviewed by Courtney Irby.

The Freedom to Become a Christian: A Kierkegaardian Account of Human Transformation in Relationship with God. By Andrew B. Torrance (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2/25/16). Reviewed by David Hunsicker.

Philosophy of Religion in the Classical American Tradition. By J. Caleb Clanton (University of Tennessee Press, 1/13/17). Reviewed by Stephen Dawson.

The Imperatives of Progressive Islam. By Adis Duderija (Routledge, 2/9/17). Reviewed by Christopher Buck.

Word and Faith in the Formation of Christian Personhood coram Deo (Ecumenical Studies). By Scott A. Celsor (Peter Lang Publishing Inc., 1/28/16). Reviewed by Armand Boehme.

Christian Understandings of Evil: The Historical Trajectory (Christian Understandings). By Charlene P. E. Burns (Augsburg Fortress Press, 10/1/16). Reviewed by Mark Scott.

Church History: An Introduction to Research Methods and Resources. By James E. Bradley, Richard A. Muller (Eerdmans, 3/22/16). Reviewed by Scott Ables.

God in Cosmic History: Where Science & History Meet Religion. By Ted Peters (Anselm Academic, 2/1/17). Reviewed by David Martin.

Heraclitus and Thales' Conceptual Scheme: A Historical Study (Jerusalem Studies in Religion and Culture). By Aryeh Finkelberg (Brill, 2/16/17). Reviewed by Steven Schroeder.

John Knox. By Jane Dawson (Yale University Press, 2015-05-26). Reviewed by Jonathan Baddley.

 

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BOOKS RECEIVED, 5/16/2017 to 5/31/2017

The Philosophy of Saint Thomas Aquinas: A Sketch. By Stephen L. Brock (James Clarke Company, Limited, 3/30/17).

Dr Ashley's Pleasure Yacht: John Ashley, the Bristol Channel Mission and all that Followed. By R. W. H. Miller (Lutterworth Press, 3/31/17).

Toward a Better Worldliness: Ecology, Economy, and the Protestant Tradition. By Terra Schwerin Rowe (Augsburg Fortress, Publishers, 4/1/17).

To Be Cared For: The Power of Conversion and Foreignness of Belonging in an Indian Slum. By Nathaniel Roberts (University of California Press, 4/26/16).

Religion and Progressive Activism: New Stories About Faith and Politics (Religion and Social Transformation Series). By Ruth Braunstein,Todd Nicholas Fuist, Rhys H. Williams (eds) (New York University Press, 6/13/17).

Growing God's Family: The Global Orphan Care Movement and the Limits of Evangelical Activism. By Samuel L. Perry (New York University Press, 6/13/17).

Where Have All the Heavens Gone?: Galileo's Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina. By John P. McCarthy, Edmondo F. Lupieri (eds) (Cascade Books, 5/4/17).

Women in the Story of Jesus: The Gospels through the Eyes of Nineteenth-Century Female Biblical Interpreters. By Marion Ann Taylor, Heather Weir (Eerdmans, 11/20/16).

Paradise Understood: New Philosophical Essays About Heaven. By T. Ryan Byerly, Eric J. Silverman (eds) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 5/23/17).

Protestant Communalism in the Trans-Atlantic World, 1650-1850 (Christianities in the Trans-Atlantic World). By Philip Lockley (ed) (Palgrave Macmillan, 5/17/16).

Dreams Deferred: A Concise Guide to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and the Movement to Boycott Israel. By Cary Nelson (Indiana University Press, 7/11/16).

Mariology at the Beginning of the Third Millennium. By Kevin Wagner, M. Isabell Naumann, Peter John McGregor, Paul Morrissey (eds) (Pickwick Publications, 4/24/17).

Paranoid Science: The Christian Right's War on Reality. By Antony Alumkal (New York University Press, 5/23/17).

Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation. By Peter H. Marshall (Yale University Press, 1/1/17).

Jacob's Shipwreck: Diaspora, Translation, and Jewish-Christian Relations in Medieval England. By Ruth Nisse (Cornell University Press, 4/18/17).

China's Green Religion: Daoism and the Quest for a Sustainable Future. By James Miller (Columbia University Press, 5/16/17).

American Jewry: A New History. By Eli Lederhendler (Cambridge University Press, 11/14/16).

American Religion, American Politics: An Anthology. By Joseph Kip Kosek (ed) (Yale University Press, 5/30/17).

A Theology of Dao. By Heup Young Kim (Orbis Books, 5/1/17).

For God, King, and People: Forging Commonwealth Bonds in Renaissance Virginia. By Alexander B. Haskell (The University of North Carolina Press, 1/12/15).

Franciscans and the Elixir of Life: Religion and Science in the Later Middle Ages (The Middle Ages Series). By Zachary A. Matus (University of Pennsylvania Press, 4/27/17).

A Brief History of Sunday: From the New Testament to the New Creation. By Justo L. González (Eerdmans, 5/23/17).

Greek and Latin Narratives about the Ancient Martyrs (Oxford Early Christian Texts). By Eric Rebillard (ed) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 5/23/17).

The Monologic Imagination (Oxford Studies in Anthropology of Language). By Matt Tomlinson, Julian Millie (eds) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 6/8/17).

The Many Rooms of this House: Diversity in Toronto's Places of Worship Since 1840. By Roberto Perin (University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 4/26/17).

Trance Speakers: Feminitny and Authorship in Spiritual Séances, 1850-1930. By Claudie Massicotte (McGillQueen's University Press, 5/17/17).

Teaching for a Multifaith World. By Eleazar s. Fernandez (Pickwick Publications, 5/5/17).

Augustine's Leaders. By Peter Iver Kaufman (Cascade Books, 4/10/17).

Human and Divine Being: A Study on the Theological Anthropology of Edith Stein. By Donald Wallenfang (Cascade Books, 4/10/17).

Hope in the Age of Climate Change: Creation Care This Side of the Resurrection. By Chris Doran (Cascade Books, 4/27/17).

Essays in Anarchism and Religion: Volume 1 (Stockholm Studies in Comparative Religion). By Alexandre Christoyannopoulos, Matthew S. Adams (eds) (Stockholm University Press, 4/24/17).

Sacred Nature: The Environmental Potential of Religious Naturalism. By Jerome A. Stone (Routledge, 5/31/17).

The Bible and Catholic Theological Ethics. By Yiu Sing Lúcás Chan, James F. Keenan, Ronaldo Zacharias (eds) (Orbis Books, 4/1/17).

Jews, Gentiles, and Other Animals: The Talmud After the Humanities. By Mira Beth Wasserman (University of Pennsylvania Press, 4/21/17).

Beautiful Light: Religious Meaning in Film. By Roy M. Anker (Eerdmans, 5/26/17).

Gender Roles and the People of God: Rethinking What We Were Taught about Men and Women in the Church. By Alice Mathews (Zondervan, 5/23/17).

Kiowa Belief and Ritual (Studies in the Anthropology of North American Indians). By Benjamin R. Kracht (University of Nebraska Press, 7/1/17).

Restless Secularism: Modernism and the Religious Inheritance. By Matthew Mutter (Yale University Press, 6/27/17).

Feeling Jewish (A Book For Just About Anyone). By Devorah Baum (Yale University Press, 8/22/17).

The Jaiminīya Mahābhārata Mairāvanacaritam & Sahasramukharāvanacaritam: A Critical Edition with English Translation (Two Volume Set). By Pradip Bhattacharya, Shekhar Kumar Sen (New Bharatiya Book Coorporation, 5/10/17).

The Mahabharata of Vyasa: The Complete Santi Parva Part 2: Moksha Dharma Parva (Book XII). By Pradip Bhattacharya (Writers Workshop India, 5/10/17).

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BOOKS REVIEWED, 6/15/2017 to 6/30/2017

Beyond Dogmatism and Innocence: Hermeneutics, Critique, and Catholic Theology. By Anthony J. Godzieba, Bradford E. Hinze (eds.) (Liturgical Press, 3/1/17). Reviewed by John V. Apczynski.

The Concept of Woman, Volume 3: The Search for Communion of Persons, 1500-2015. By Prudence Allen (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 11/30/16). Reviewed by Luke Arrendondo.

African American Theological Ethics: A Reader (Library of Theological Ethics). By Peter J. Paris, Julius Crump (Westminster John Knox Press, 1/1/2016). Reviewed by Emily Suzanne Clark.

Native Americans, the Mainline Church, and the Quest for Interracial Justice. By David Phillips Hansen (Chalice Press, 1/3/17). Reviewed by Patrick Horn.

Christianity: the Biography: 2000 Years of Global History. By Ian J. Shaw (Zondervan, 1/31/17). Reviewed by Jonathan Huggins.

God in Captivity: The Rise of Faith-Based Prison Ministries in the Age of Mass Incarceration. By Tanya Erzen (Beacon Press, 3/7/17). Reviewed by S. Kyle Johnson.

Women in Pentecostal and Charismatic Ministry: Informing a Dialogue on Gender, Church, and Ministry (Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies). By Margaret English de Alminana (ed), Lois E. Olena (ed) (Brill, 11/10/2016). Reviewed by Alex Mayfield.

The Eucharist: Origins and Contemporary Understandings. By Thomas O'Loughlin (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015-03-26). Reviewed by Jacob Randolph.

Eastern Orthodox Christianity and American Higher Education: Theological, Historical, and Contemporary Reflections. By Ann Mitsakos Bezzerides, Elizabeth H. Prodromou (eds.) (University of Notre Dame Press, 1/15/17). Reviewed by Justin Rose.

Spirituality, Corporate Culture, and American Business: The Neoliberal Ethic and the Spirit of Global Capital (Critiquing Religion: Discourse, Culture, Power). By James Dennis LoRusso; Craig Martin (ed) (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 2/9/17). Reviewed by Chad Seales.

Evangelicalism in America. By Randall Balmer (Baylor University Press, 10/1/16). Reviewed by Steve Wiggins.

Re-Envisioning Christian Humanism: Education and the Restoration of Humanity. By Jens Zimmermann (ed) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2/1/17). Reviewed by Michael Allen.

Drawn to the Gods: Religion and Humor in The Simpsons, South Park, and Family Guy. By David Feltmate (New York University Press, 4/11/17). Reviewed by Jenny Caplan.

The Apostolic Fathers and Paul (Pauline and Patristic Scholars in Debate) . By Todd D. Still and David E. Wilhite (eds.) (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 12/1/16). Reviewed by Kevin Clarke.

Practicing Islam: Knowledge, Experience, and Social Navigation in Kyrgyzstan (Central Eurasia in Context). By David Montgomery (University of Pittsburgh Press, 11/15/16). Reviewed by James Edmonds.

Sharing Wisdom: Benefits and Boundaries of Interreligious Learning (Interreligious Reflections). By Alon Goshen-Gottstein (ed) (Lexington Books, 12/23/16). Reviewed by Swami Narasimhananda.

Divine Simplicity: A Dogmatic Account (T & T Clark Studies in Systematic Theology. By Steven J. Duby (Bloomsbury, 2016). Reviewed by Gregory Parker.

The Kingdom. By Emmanuel Carrère; John Lambert (trans.) (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 3/7/17). Reviewed by Benjamin Peters.

Alternative Sociologies of Religion: Through Non-Western Eyes. By James V. Spickard (New York University Press, 3/14/17). Reviewed by V. Jacquette Rhoades.

The Stations of the Cross: The Placelessness of Medieval Christian Piety (Studia Traditionis Theologiae). By Sarah Lenzi (Brepols Publishers, 7/6/16). Reviewed by Laura Katrine Skinnebach.

The True Significance of Sacred Tradition and Its Great Worth, by St. Raphael M. Hawaweeny: A Nineteenth-Century Orthodox Response to Roman Catholic and Protestant Missionaries in the East. By Patrick Demetrios Viscuso, trans. (Northern Illinois University Press, 1/17/17). Reviewed by Kevin Staley.

 

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BOOKS RECEIVED, 6/15/2017 to 6/30/2017

The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America's Jewish Vacationland. By Marisa Scheinfeld (Cornell University Press, 10/4/16).

Turning to Political Violence: The Emergence of Terrorism. By Marc Sageman (University of Pennsylvania Press, 6/19/17).

Not Even a God Can Save Us Now: Reading Machiavelli after Heidegger (McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Ideas). By Brian Harding (McGill-Queen's University Press, 5/29/17).

Passionate Embrace: Luther on Love, Body, and Sensual Presence. By Elisabeth Gerle (Cascade Books, 5/12/17).

Hinduism: Part One: The Vedic Experience: Mantramanjari (Opera Omnia IV.1). By Raimon Panikkar (Orbis Books, 6/1/17).

Do Not Stifle the Spirit: Conversations with Jacques Dupuis. By Jacques Dupuis; Gerald O'Connell (Editor) (Orbis Books, 6/1/17).

Meaning in Our Bodies: Sensory Experience as Constructive Theological Imagination (AAR Academy Series). By Heike Peckruhn (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 6/1/17).

Billy Graham: American Pilgrim. By Andrew Finstuen, Grant Wacker, Anne Blue Wills (eds) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 6/26/17).

The Levites and the Boundaries of Israelite Identity. By Mark Leuchter (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 6/30/17).

Islam, Gender, and Democracy in Comparative Perspective. By Jocelyne Cesari, Jos̩e Casanova (eds) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 6/27/17).

Unfortunate Destiny: Animals in the Indian Buddhist Imagination. By Reiko Ohnuma (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 6/1/17).

The Priest and the Prophetess: Abbe Ouviere, Romaine Riviere, and the Revolutionary Atlantic World. By Terry Rey (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 6/2/17).

This Worldwide Struggle: Religion and the International Roots of the Civil Rights Movement. By Sarah Azaransky (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 6/16/17).

Danish but Not Lutheran: The Impact of Mormonism on Danish Cultural Identity, 1850-1920. By Julie K. Allen (University of Utah Press, 5/30/17).

Pavel Florensky: Early Religious Writings, 1903-1909. By Pavel Florensky; Boris Jakim (trans) (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 6/22/17).

Scripturalectics: The Management of Meaning. By Vincent L. Wimbush (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 6/6/17).

The Authority of the Saints: Drawing on the Theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar. By Pauline Dimech (Pickwick Publications, 5/18/17).

Jewish History: A Very Short Introduction. By David N. Myers (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 5/16/17).

Participation and the Mystery: Transpersonal Essays in Psychology, Education, and Religion. By Jorge N. Ferrer (State University of New York Press, 5/1/17).

Reclaiming Israel's History: Roots, Rights, and the Struggle for Peace. By David Brog (Regnery Publishing, 3/20/17).

Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society. By R. R. Reno (Regnery Faith, 8/1/16).

Religious Indifference: New Perspectives from Studies on Secularization and Nonreligion. By Johannes Quack, Cora Schuh (eds) (Springer, 4/21/17).

Vexed with Devils: Manhood and Witchcraft in Old and New England. By Erika Gasser (New York University Press, 7/7/17).

Embracing Vulnerability: Human and Divine. By Roberto Sirvent (James Clarke Company, Limited, 6/7/17).

A Short History of Medieval Christianity (I. B. Tauris Short Histories). By G. R. Evans (I. B. Tauris, 3/1/17).

Pilgrimage in Islam: Traditional and Modern Practices. By Sophia Rose Arjana (Oneworld Publications, 7/4/17).

Nationalizing Judaism: Zionism as a Theological Ideology. By David Ohana (Lexington Books, 6/5/17).

'This Great Firebrand': William Laud and Scotland, 1617-1645. By Leonie James (Boydell & Brewer, Incorporated, 5/19/17).

The Education of the Anglican Clergy, 1780-1839. By Sara Slinn (Boydell & Brewer, Incorporated, 5/19/17).

The Pope and the Professor: Piux IX, Ignaz von Dollinger, and the Quandary of the Modern Age. By Thomas Albert Howard (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 6/20/17).

Letters of Light: Arabic Script in Calligraphy, Print, and Digital Design. By J. R. Osborn (Harvard University Press, 5/22/17).

Beauty in Sufism: The Teachings of Ruzbihan Baqli. By Kazuyo Murata (State University of New York Press, 6/1/17).

The Collected Works of Hanserd Knollys: Early English Baptist Texts. By William L. Pitts, Rady Roldan-Figueroa (eds) (Mercer University Press, 4/3/17).

Account of the Martyrs in the Provinces of la Florida. By Luis Jerónimo de Oré; Raquel Chang-Rodriguez, Nancy Vogeley (trans) (University of New Mexico Press, 4/1/17).

Contemplating the Future of Moral Theology: Essays in Honor of Brian V. Johnstone, CSsR. By Robert C. Koerpel, Vimal Tirimanna (eds) (Pickwick Publications, 5/18/17).

Raised on Christian Milk: Food and the Formation of the Soul in Early Christianity (Synkrisis). By John David Penniman (Yale University Press, 6/27/17).

Philosophers, Sufis, and Caliphs: Politics and Authority from Cordoba to Cairo and Baghdad. By Ali Humayun Akhtar (Cambridge University Press, 6/9/17).

"Born Again": A Portrait and Analysis of the Doctrine of Regeneration within Evangelical Protestantism. By Stephen J. Hamilton (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 4/3/17).

Christ's Humanity in Current and Ancient Controversy: Fallen or Not?. By E. Jerome Van Kuiken (Bloomsbury, 7/13/17).

Black Banners of ISIS: The Roots of the New Caliphate. By David J. Wasserstein (Yale, 8/1/17).

The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Ethics (Bloomsbury Research Handbooks in Asian Philosophy). By Shyam Ranganathan (ed) (Bloomsbury, 11/17/16).

Christological Anthropology In Historical Perspective: Ancient and Contemporary Approaches to Theological Athropology. By Marc Cortez (Zondervan, 2/2/16).

The Unfinished Reformation: What Unites and Divides Catholics and Protestants After 500 Years. By Gregg Allison, Chris Castaldo (Zondervan, 9/13/16).

Poetic Relations: Intimacy and Faith in the English Reformation. By Constance M. Furey (University of Chicago Press, 6/9/17).

Katie Luther, First Lady of the Reformation: The Unconventional Life of Katharina Von Bora. By Ruth A. Tucker (Zondervan, 6/27/17).

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Challenge of Religion. By Johannes Morsink (University of Missouri, 3/14/17).

Purity, Community, and Ritual in Early Christian Literature (Oxford Studies in the Abrahamic Religions). By Moshe Blidstein (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 7/4/17).

If I Give My Soul: Faith Behind Bars in Rio de Janeiro (Global Pentecostalism and Charismatic Christianity). By Andrew Johnson (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 7/3/17).

Interreligious Encounters: Opportunities and Challenges. By Michael Amaladoss; Jonathan Y. Tan (ed) (Orbis Books, 6/1/17).

By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed: A Catholic Defense of Capital Punishment. By Edward Feser, Joseph Bessette (Ignatius Press, 5/29/17).

Animals, Theology and the Incarnation. By Kris Hiuser (Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd, 5/30/17).

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther (3 Vol Set). By Derek R. Nelson, Paul R. Hinlicky (eds) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 5/1/17).

The Koran in English: A Biography (Lives of Great Religious Books). By Bruce B. Lawrence (Princeton University Press, 6/20/17).

The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions: Volume III, The Nineteenth Century (Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions). By Timothy Larsen, Michael Ledger-Lomas (eds) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 7/11/17).

Zen and Material Culture. By Pamela D. Winfield, Steven Heine (eds) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 7/6/17).

The Emergence of Sin: The Cosmic Tyrant in Romans. By Matthew Croasmun (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 7/3/17).

Resurrection of the Dead in Early Judaism, 200 BCE-CE 200. By C. D. Elledge (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 7/11/17).

Demography, Culture, and the Decline of America's Christian Denominations. By George Hawley (Lexington Books, 5/31/17).

Ancient African Christians: An Introduction to a Unique Context and Tradition. By David E. Wilhite (Routledge, 6/29/17).

Stalk Divination: A Newly Discovered Alternative to the I Ching. By C. A. Cook, Zhao Lu (eds/trans) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 7/21/17).

Existential Threats: American Apocalyptic Beliefs in the Technological Era. By Lisa Vox (University of Pennsylvania Press, 6/13/17).

Maimonides and the Merchants: Jewish Law and Society in the Medieval Islamic World. By Mark R. Cohen (University of Pennsylvania Press, 6/7/17).

Calling All Years Good: Christian Vocation throughout Life's Seasons. By Kathleen A. Cahalan, Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore (eds) (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 6/1/17).

Empirical Foundations of the Common Good: What Theology Can Learn from Social Science. By Daniel K. Finn (ed) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 7/3/17).

Women of the Wall: Navigating Religion in Sacred Sites. By Yuval Jobani, Nahshon Perez (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 7/3/17).

Inconsistency in the Torah: Ancient Literary Convention and the Limits of Source Criticism. By Joshua A. Berman (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 7/13/17).

Suspicious Moderate: The LIfe and Writings of Francis à Sancta Clara (1598-1680). By Anne Ashley Davenport (University of Notre Dame Press, 5/15/17).

Fakes, Forgeries, and Fictions: Writing Ancient and Modern Christian Apocrypha: Proceedings from the 2015 York Christian Apocrypha Symposium. By Tony Burke (ed) (Cascade Books, 5/31/17).

New World Pope: Pope Francis and the Future of the Church (Studies in World Catholicism). By Michael L. Budde (ed) (Cascade Books, 6/2/17).

Mary on the Eve of the Second Vatican Council. By John C. Cavadini, Danielle M. Peters (eds) (University of Notre Dame Press, 5/15/17).

Antoine Frédéric Ozanam. By Raymond L. Sickinger (University of Notre Dame Press, 6/15/17).

Ute Land Religion in the American West, 1879-2009 (New Visions in Native American and Indigenous Studies Series). By Brandi Denison (University of Nebraska Press, 7/1/17).

Reading the Sacred Scriptures: From Oral Traditions to Written Documents and their Reception. By Fiachra Long, Siobhán Dowling Long (eds) (Routledge, 7/10/17).

Brides of the Buddha: Nuns' Stories from the Avadanasataka. By Karen Muldoon-Hules (Lexington Books, 6/5/17).

The Christian Soldier: The Life of Lt. Col. Bernard William Van, VC, MC and Bar, Croix de Guerre avec Palmes. By Charles Beresford (Helion & Company, Limited, 4/3/17).

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BOOKS REVIEWED, 7/1/2017 to 7/15/2017

Paranormal America: Ghost Encounters, UFO Sightings, Bigfoot Hunts, and Other Curiosities in Religion and Culture, 2nd Ed.. By Christopher D. Bader, Joseph O. Baker, F. Carson Mencken (NYU Press, 4/18/17). Reviewed by Ethan Doyle White.

Project Eagle: The American Christians of North Korea in World War II. By Robert S. Kim (University of Nebraska Press, 5/1/17). Reviewed by James Grayson.

Collaborative Parish Leadership: Contexts, Models, Theology. By William A. Clark, Daniel Gast (eds) (Lexington Books, 12/27/16). Reviewed by Shaun Joynt.

Commentary on Midrash Rabba in the Sixteenth Century: The Or ha-Sekhel of Abraham ben Asher (Oxford Oriental Monographs). By Benjamin Williams (Oxford University Press, 12/20/16). Reviewed by Jeffrey Morrow.

Latin American Theology: Roots and Branches. By Maria Clara Bingemer (Orbis Books, 6/8/16). Reviewed by Joseph L. Price.

The Reception of Vatican II. By Matthew L. Lamb, Matthew Levering (eds.) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 3/9/17). Reviewed by Sean Robertson.

Reading Kierkegaard I: Fear and Trembling (Cascade Companions). By Paul Martens (Cascade Books, 1/20/17). Reviewed by D. Gregory Sapp.

The Mary Daly Reader. By Mary Daly; Jennifer Rycenga, Linda Barufaldi (eds) (New York University Press, 1/24/17). Reviewed by Susanne Scholz.

Social Justice and the Legitimacy of Slavery: The Role of Philosophical Asceticism from Ancient Judaism to Late Antiquity (Oxford Early Christian Studies). By Ilaria L. E. Ramelli (Oxford University Press, 1/24/17). Reviewed by Zachary Smith.

Accounts and Images of Six Kannon in Japan. By Sherry D. Fowler (University of Hawaii Press, 11/1/16). Reviewed by Pamela D. Winfield.

Religion and Popular Culture in America, 3rd Ed.. By Bruce David Forbes, Jeffrey H. Mahan (University of California Press, 3/1/17). Reviewed by John Lyden.

The Beginnings of Islamic Law: Late Antique Islamicate Legal Traditions. By Lena Salaymeh (Cambridge University Press, 11/14/16). Reviewed by Yusuf Lenfest.

The Fragility of Consciousness: Faith, Reason, and the Human Good (Lonergan Studies). By Frederick G. Lawrence; Randall S. Rosenberg & Kevin M. Vander Schel (eds.) (University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 1/20/17). Reviewed by Daniel Lendman.

The Joseph Smith Papers: Administrative Records, Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844 - January 1846. By Matthew J. Grow, Ronald K. Esplin, Mark Ashurst-McGee, Jeffrey D. Mahas, Matthew C. Godfreyeds, and Gerrit J. Dirkmaat (eds.) (Church Historian's Press, 9/26/16). Reviewed by Taylor Kerby.

The Trinitarian Christology of St Thomas Aquinas. By Dominic Legge, O.P. (Oxford University Press, 2/15/17). Reviewed by Benedikt Göcke.

My Brother's Keeper: George McGovern and Progressive Christianity (Culture, Politics, and the Cold War). By Mark A. Lempke (University of Massachusetts Press, 4/4/17). Reviewed by Jeff Frederick.

The Zohar, Pritzker Edition, Volume Eleven. By Joel Hecker (trans) (Stanford University Press, 10/5/16). Reviewed by Morris Faierstein.

Biblical Pseudepigrapha in Slavonic Traditions. By Alexander Kulik and Sergey Minov (Oxford University Press, 12/27/16). Reviewed by Illya Bey.

Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence, 4th Ed. (Comparative Studies in Religion and Society). By Mark Juergensmeyer (University of California Press, 3/28/17). Reviewed by Charles K. Bellinger.

Ordinary Jews: Choice and Survival during the Holocaust. By Evgeny Finkel (Princeton University Press, 3/7/17). Reviewed by Peter Admirand.

New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Migration. By Judith Weisenfeld (NYU Press, 2/7/2017). Reviewed by Jeffrey Wheatley.

The Sacred Mirror: Evangelicalism, Honor, and Identity in the Deep South, 1790-1860. By Robert Elder (The University of North Carolina Press, 5/2/16). Reviewed by James C. Ungureanu.

Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict over Israel. By Dov Waxman (Princeton University Press, 4/12/16). Reviewed by Walker Robins.

Celtic Mythology: Tales of Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes. By Philip Freeman (Oxford University Press, 3/1/17). Reviewed by Rebecca Prichard.

Anti-Catholicism in Arkansas: How Politicians in the Press, the Klan, and Religious Leaders Imagined an Enemy, 1910-1960. By Kenneth C. Barnes (University of Arkansas Press, 11/1/16). Reviewed by Michael Pierce.

The Bible in American Life. By Philip Goff, Arthur Emery Farnsley, Peter Johannes Thuesen (eds.) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 4/3/17). Reviewed by Terry L. Nugent.

Containing Balkan Nationalism: Imperial Russia and Ottoman Christians, 1856-1914 (Religion and Global Politics). By Denis Vovchenko (Oxford University Press, 8/15/16). Reviewed by Brendon Norton.

The Prince of This World. By Adam Kotsko (Stanford University Press, 10/26/16). Reviewed by Michael P. Murphy.

Theological and Ethical Perspectives on Climate Engineering: Calming the Storm (Religious Ethics and Environmental Challenges). By Forrest Clingerman, Kevin J. O'Brien (eds) (Lexington Books, 9/9/16). Reviewed by Nancy Menning.

Catholicism and Citizenship: Political Cultures of the Church in the Twenty-First Century. By Massimo Faggioli (Liturgical Press, 3/29/17). Reviewed by Christoper Hrynkow.

Knowledge, Love, and Ecstasy in the Theology of Thomas Gallus (Changing Paradigms in Historical and Systematic Theology). By Boyd Taylor Coolman (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 3/26/17). Reviewed by Mark P. Hertenstein.

Chasing Down Religion: In the Sights of History and the Cognitive Sciences. By Panayotis Pachis, Donald Wiebe (eds) (Equinox, 8/12/14). Reviewed by Blair A. Gadsby.

Secular Messiahs and the Return of Paul's 'Real': A Lacanian Approach. By Concetta V. Principe (Palgrave Macmillan, 5/20/15). Reviewed by Tom Edmondson.

The Demonic in the Political Thought of Eusebius of Caesarea (Oxford Early Christian Studies). By Hazel Johannessen (Oxford University Press, 12/5/16). Reviewed by Jeremiah Coogan.

Theology As Interdisciplinary Inquiry: Learning with and from the Natural and Human Sciences. By Robin W. Lovin, Joshua Mauldin (eds.) (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 3/10/17). Reviewed by Rosemary P. Carbine.

Public Theology and the Global Common Good: The Contribution of David Hollenbach. By Kevin Ahern, Meghan Clark, Kristin Heyer, Laurie Johnston (eds.) (Orbis Books, 8/25/16). Reviewed by Rosemary P. Carbine.

The Past, Present, and Future of Theologies of Interreligious Dialogue. By Terrence Merrigan, John Friday (eds) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 5/23/2017). Reviewed by Alec Arnold.

 

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BOOKS RECEIVED, 7/1/2017 to 7/15/2017

In Good Company: The Body and Divinization in Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ and Daoist Xiao Yingsou (East Asian Comparative Literature and Culture). By Bede Benjamin Bidlack (Brill, 2/5/15).

Chasing Down Religion: In the Sights of History and the Cognitive Sciences. By Panayotis Pachis, Donald Wiebe (eds) (Equinox, 8/12/14).

The Anatomy of Myth: The Art of Interpretation from the Presocratics to the Church Fathers. By Michael Herren (Oxford University Press, 1/11/17).

Un/familiar Theology: Reconceiving Sex, Reproduction and Generativity. By Susannah Cornwall (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 6/15/17).

Spiritual Grammar: Genre and the Saintly Subject in Islam and Christianity. By F. Dominic Longo (Fordham University Press, 7/11/17).

Political Theologies in Orthodox Christianity: Common Challenges - Divergent Positions. By Kristina Stoeckl, Ingeborg Gabriel, Aristotle Papanikolaou (eds) (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 6/15/17).

The Original Buddhist Psychology: What the Abhidharma Tells Us about How We Think, Feel, and Experience Life. By Beth Jacobs (North Atlantic Books, 6/27/17).

Walking God's Earth: The Environment and Catholic Faith. By David Cloutier (Liturgical Press, 9/25/14).

This Economy Kills: Pope Francis on Capitalism and Social Justice. By Andrea Tornielli, Giacomo Galeazzi (Liturgical Press, 8/17/15).

Love in a Time of Climate Change: Honoring Creation, Establishing Justice. By Sharon Delgado (Fortress Press, 7/15/17).

Secularization and Religious Innovation in the North Atlantic World. By David N. Hempton, Hugh McLeod (eds) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 7/25/17).

Feeding the Flock: The Foundations of Mormon Thought: Church and Praxis. By Terryl L. Givens (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 7/3/17).

Science and Religion: An Impossible Dialogue. By Yves Gingras; Peter Keating (trans) (Polity Press, 7/5/17).

Arab Fall: How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days. By Eric Trager (Georgetown University Press, 9/30/16).

We Are Jews Again: Jewish Activism in the Soviet Union (Modern Jewish History). By Yuli Kosharovsky; Ann Komaromi (ed); Stefani Hoffman (trans) (Syracuse University Press, 6/9/17).

City on a Hilltop: American Jews and the Israeli Settler Movement. By Sara Yael Hirschhorn (Harvard University Press, 5/22/17).

Tangle of Matter & Ghost: Leonard Cohen's Post Secular Songbook of Mysitcism(s) Jewish & Beyond (New Perspectives in Post-Rabbinic Judaism). By Aubrey Glazer (Academic Studies Press, 2/7/17).

Law, Religion, and Health in the United States. By Holly Fernandez Lynch, Glenn Cohen, Elizabeth Sepper (eds) (Cambridge University Press, 7/3/17).

The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction, 2nd Ed. (Very Short Introductions). By Timothy Lim (Oxford University Press, 5/1/17).

Religion and the Global City: Introduction (Bloomsbury Studies in Religion, Space and Place). By David Garbin, Anna Strhan (eds) (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 6/29/17).

The T&T Clark Companion to Henri de Lubac (T&T Clark Comapnions). By Jordan Hillebert (ed) (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 6/29/17).

Ecclesiastes and the Riddle of Authorship. By Thomas M. Bolin (Routledge, 4/4/17).

Historical Dictionary of the Shakers, 2nd Ed. (Historical Dictionary, Philosophies, and Movements Series). By Stephen J. Paterwic (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated, 6/15/17).

Offering Christ: John Wesley's Evangelistic Vision. By Jack Jackson (ed) (Abingdon Press, 6/6/17).

The Just King: The Tibetan Buddhist Classic on Leading an Ethical Life. By Jamgön Mipham; José Ignacio Cabezón (trans) (Shambhala Publications, Incorporated, 7/18/17).

Alan Watts - In the Academy: Essays and Lectures (SUNY Press Series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology). By Alan Watts; Peter J. Columbus, Donadrian L. Rice (eds) (State University of New York Press, 7/1/17).

In Praise of Heteronomy: Making Room for Revelation (Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion). By Merold Westphal (Indiana University Press, 5/15/17).

The Fractal Self: Science, Philosophy, and the Evolution of Human Cooperation. By John L. Culliney, David Jones (University of Hawaii Press, 7/31/17).

The Wheat and the Tares: Doctrines of the Church in the Reformation, 1500-1590. By Andrew Allan Chibi (James Clarke Company, Limited, 6/7/17).

The Human Icon: A Comparative Study of Hindu and Orthodox Christian Beliefs. By Christina Mangala Frost (James Clarke Company, Limited, 6/7/17).

Dialogue Derailed: Joseph Ratzinger's War against Pluralist Theology. By Ambrose Mong (James Clarke Company, Limited, 6/7/17).

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Reading Religion's Bi-Weekly Newsletter - Vol 2, Issue 13

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BOOKS REVIEWED, 7/16/2017 to 7/31/2017

Taking Rites Seriously: Law, Politics, and the Reasonableness of Faith. By Francis J. Beckwith (Cambridge University Press, 11/12/2015). Reviewed by Charles K. Bellinger.

The Reality of God and Historical Method: Apocalyptic Theology in Conversation with N. T. Wright . By Samuel V. Adams (IVP Academic, 2015-11-09). Reviewed by Scott Ables.

Reading the Gospels with Karl Barth. By Daniel L. Migliore (ed) (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 3/10/17). Reviewed by Rafael Bello.

Pentecostalism as a Christian Mystical Tradition. By Daniel Castelo (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 3/24/17). Reviewed by David Bradnick.

Remembering Lived Lives: A Historiography from the Underside of Modernity. By Michael Jimenez (Cascade Books, 3/31/17). Reviewed by Steven Engler.

Bridges Between Worlds: Spirits and Spirit Work in Northern Iceland. By Corinne G. Dempsey (Oxford University Press, 10/3/16). Reviewed by Steven Engler.

Handbook of Scientology (Brill Handbooks on Contemporary Religion). By James R. Lewis, Kjersti Hellesøy (eds) (Brill, 1/19/17). Reviewed by Eugene V. Gallagher.

Converging Destinies: Jews, Christians, and the Mission of God. By Stuart Dauermann (Cascade Books, 3/14/17). Reviewed by Zev Garber.

Afterlives: The Return of the Dead in the Middle Ages. By Nancy Mandeville Caciola (Cornell University Press, 5/3/16). Reviewed by Geneviève Pigeon.

Sociology of Religion: A Critical Primer. By Walter Jensen (Walter Adrian Jensen, 8/24/15). Reviewed by V. Jacquette Rhoades.

Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality: Concepts and Applications (Cambridge Studies in Religion, Philosophy, and Society). By Fraser Watts (Cambridge University Press, 3/6/17). Reviewed by Raymond Studzinski.

The Place of Imagination: Wendell Berry and the Poetics of Community, Affection, and Identity. By Joseph R. Wiebe (Baylor University Press, 2/15/17). Reviewed by D. Dixon Sutherland.

The Integrated Self: Augustine, the Bible, and Ancient Thought. By Brian Stock (University of Pennsylvania Press, 12/27/16). Reviewed by Melanie Webb.

Religious Pluralism and Interreligious Theology: The Gifford Lectures--An Extended Edition. By Perry Schmidt-Leukel (ed.) (Orbis Books, 2/1/17). Reviewed by Adrienne Nicholson.

The Bloomsbury Reader in Religion and Childhood. By Anna Strhan, Stephen G. Parker, Susan Ridgely (eds.) (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 1/26/17). Reviewed by Rohan Gideon.

Vocation Across the Academy: A New Vocabulary for Higher Education. By David S. Cunningham (ed) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2/8/17). Reviewed by Brent Gordon.

Dignaga's Investigation of the Percept: A Philosophical Legacy in India and Tibet. By Douglas Duckworth, Malcolm David Eckel, Jay L. Garfield, John Powers, Yeshes Thabkhas; Sonam Thakchoe (trans.) (Oxford University Press, 12/2/16). Reviewed by Klaus-Dieter Mathes.

Divining the Woman of Endor: African Culture, Postcolonial Hermeneutics, and the Politics of Biblical Translation. By J. Kabamba Kiboko (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2/23/17). Reviewed by David Olali.

On Roman Religion: Lived Religion and the Individual in Ancient Rome (Studies in Classical Philology). By Jörg Rüpke (Cornell University Press, 10/25/16). Reviewed by Anna Clark.

Chan Rhetoric of Uncertainty in the Blue Cliff Record: Sharpening a Sword at the Dragon Gate. By Steven Heine (Oxford University Press, 5/30/16). Reviewed by Lu Zhang.

The Oxford Handbook of Anglican Studies (Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology). By Mark D. Chapman, Sathianathan Clarke, Martyn Percy (eds) (Oxford University Press, 12/22/15). Reviewed by Peter Webster.

Architects of Buddhist Leisure: Socially Disengaged Buddhism in Asia's Museums, Monuments, and Amusement Parks (Contemporary Buddhism). By Justin Thomas McDaniel (University of Hawaii Press, 11/30/16). Reviewed by Grace Ramswick.

Classical Mythology: The Basics. By Richard Martin (Routledge, 5/12/16). Reviewed by Robert A. Segal.

Cross Veneration in the Medieval Islamic World: Christian Identity and Practice Under Muslim Rule (The Early and Medieval Islamic World). By Charles Tieszen (I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited, 3/30/17). Reviewed by Mary Thurlkill.

The Gnostic New Age: How a Countercultural Spirituality Revolutionized Religion from Antiquity to Today. By April D. DeConick (Columbia University Press, 9/27/16). Reviewed by Anya Pokazanyeva Foxen.

 

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BOOKS RECEIVED, 7/16/2017 to 7/31/2017

The Uses of the Bible in Crusader Sources (Commentaria). By Elizabeth Lapina, Nicholas Morton (Brill, 6/1/17).

Handbook of Indigenous Religions (Brill Handbooks on Contemporary Religion). By Greg Johnson, Siv Ellen Kraft (Brill, 6/21/17).

Talmudic Transgressions: Engaging the Work of Daniel Boyarin. By Charlotte E. Fonrobert, Ishay Rosen-Zvi, Aharon Shemesh, Moulie Vidas, James Redfield (eds) (Brill, 6/19/17).

The Way of Lovers: The Oxford Anonymous Commentary on the Song of Songs (Bodleian Library, MS Opp. 625). By Sara Japhet, Barry Dov Walfish (Brill, 6/15/17).

The Violence of Climate Change: Lessons of Resistance from Nonviolent Activists. By Kevin J. O'Brien (Georgetown University Press, 6/1/17).

The Dawn of Christianity: People and Gods in a Time of Magic and Miracles. By Robert Knapp (Harvard University Press, 8/14/17).

A Documentary History of Unitarian Universalism, Vol 1: From the Beginning to 1899. By Dan McKanan (ed) (Unitarian Universalist Association, 3/1/17).

Christian Theologies of the Sacraments: A Comparative Introduction. By Justin S. Holcomb, David A. Johnson (eds) (NYU Press, 7/25/17).

Into All the World: Emergent Christianity in Its Jewish and Greco-Roman Context. By Mark Harding, Alanna Nobbs (eds) (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 7/26/17).

Redeemed at Countless Cost: The Recovery of Iconographic Theology and Religious Experience from 1850 to 2000 (American University Studies). By Stewart A. Dippel, Jeffrey Champlin (Peter Lang, 6/19/17).

A Documentary History of Unitarian Universalism, Vol 2: 1900 to the Present. By Dan McKanan (ed) (Unitarian Universalist Association, 5/26/17).

Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency. By Joshua Green (Penguin Press, 7/18/2017).

By the Pen and What They Write: Writing in Islamic Art and Culture (The Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art). By Sheila S. Blair, Jonathan M. Bloom (eds) (Yale University Press, 10/3/17).

Hope and Christian Ethics (New Studies in Christian Ethics). By David Elliot (Cambridge University Press, 7/14/17).

Invisible Reality: Storytellers, Storytakers, and the Supernatural World of the Blackfeet (New Visions in Native American and Indigenous Studies Series). By Rosalyn R. LaPier (University of Nebraska Press, 9/1/17).

Medieval Anchorites in Their Communities (Studies in the History of Medieval Religion). By Cate Gunn, Liz Herbert McAvoy (eds) (Boydell & Brewer, Limited, 6/16/17).

Religion, Time and Memorial Culture in Late Medieval Ripon: Ripon Minster and Parish, c 1350-1530 (Studies in New History Series). By Stephen Werronen (Boydell & Brewer, Limited, 6/16/17).

The Impact of Culture and Cultures upon Jewish Customs and Rituals: Collected Essays (Judaism and Jewish Life). By Simcha Fishbane (Academic Studies Press, 2/15/16).

The Russian-Jewish Tradition: Intellectuals, Historians, Revolutionaries (Jews of Russia & Eastern Europe and Their Legacy). By Brian Horowitz (Academic Studies Press, 2/28/17).

From Antisemitism to Anti-Zionism: The Past & Present of a Lethal Ideology (Antisemitism in America). By Eunice G. Pollack (ed) (Academic Studies Press, 5/31/17).

Holiness and Transgression: Mothers of the Messiah in the Jewish Myth (Psychoanalysis and Jewish Life). By Ruth Kara-Ivanov Kaniel; Eugene D. Matansky (trans) (Academic Studies Press, 3/31/17).

Dostoevsky Beyond Dostoevsky: Science, Religion, Philosophy (Ars Rossica). By Svetlana Evdokimova, Vladimir Golstein (eds) (Academic Studies Press, 9/15/16).

The Healing Power of the Santuario de Chimayó: America's Miraculous Church. By Brett Hendrickson (New York University Press, 8/1/17).

Defending Faith: The Politics of the Christian Conservative Legal Movement. By Daniel Bennett (University Press of Kansas, 7/29/17).

Richard Hooker and Reformed Orthodoxy. By W. Bradford Littlejohn, Scott N. Kindred-Barnes (eds) (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Company KG, 3/13/17).

Jerome Zanchi (1516-90) and the Analysis of Reformed Scholastic Christology (Reformed Historical Theology). By Stefan Lindholm (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Company KG, 8/15/16).

Moral Philosophy and Moral Education. By Thora Ilin Bayer (Cascade Books, 6/9/17).

Caesar Ate My Jesus: A Baby Boomer's Reflection on Spirituality in the American Empire. By Meg Gorzycki (Resource Publications, 6/9/17).

Seeking the Lord of Middle Earth: Theological Essays on J. R. R. Tolkien. By Jeffrey L. Morrow (Cascade Books, 6/7/17).

De-Fragmenting Modernity: Reintegrating Knowledge with Wisdom, Belief with Truth, and Reality with Being. By Paul Tyson (Cascade Books, 6/7/17).

Freelance Christianity: Philosophy, Faith, and the Real World. By Vance G. Morgan (Cascade Books, 6/8/17).

Radical Lutherans/Lutheran Radicals. By Jason A. Mahn (Cascade Books, 6/9/17).

Black Theology: Essays on Gender Perspectives. By Dwight N. Hopkins (Cascade Book, 6/15/17).

The Cynic and the Fool: The Unconscious in Theology & Politics. By Tad DeLay (Cascade Books, 6/8/17).

Approaching the World's Religions, Volume 2: An Evangelical Theology of Religions. By Robert Boyd (Cascade Books, 6/20/17).

Theology and Form: Contemporary Orthodox Architecture in America. By Nicholas Denysenko (University of Notre Dame Press, 5/30/17).

Sigurd's Lament: An Alliterative Epic. By Benjamin John Peters (ed) (Cascade Books, 7/14/17).

Hegel`s Social Ethics: Religion, Conflict and Rituals of Reconciliation. By Molly B. Farneth (Princeton University Press, 8/2/17).

What Is Ethically Demanded? K. E. Løgstrup's Philosophy of Moral Life. By Hans Fink, Robert Stern (eds) (University of Notre Dame Press, 6/15/17).

Beyond the Monastery Walls: The Ascetic Revolution in Russian Orthodox Thought, 1814-1914. By Patrick Lally Michelson (University of Wisconsin Press, 7/11/17).

Victor Dillard, SJ, Spiritual Resister & Apostle to the STO Slave Laborers in Germany, Martyred at Dachau. By Philippe Verrier; Theodore P. Fraser (trans) (Marquette University Press, 5/1/17).

Deep Equality in an Era of Religious Diversity. By Lori G. Beaman (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 8/15/17).

In Search of Soul: Hip-Hop, Literature, and Religion. By Alejandro Nava (University of California Press, 8/22/17).

The Animal in Ottoman Egypt. By Alan Mikhail (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 12/1/16).

Apocalypse Deferred: Girard and Japan. By Jeremiah L. Alberg (ed) (University of Notre Dame Press, 6/15/17).

Unruly Catholic Nuns: Sisters' Stories. By Jeana Delrosso, Leigh Eicke, Ana Kothe (SUNY Press, 10/1/17).

Luther and Calvinism: Image and Reception of Martin Luther in the History and Theology of Calvinism . By Herman J. Selderhuis, J. Marius Lange van Ravenswaay (eds) (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Company KG, 5/15/17).

From Conflict to Communion: Including Common Prayer, 4th Ed.. By The Lutheran World Federation (Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 7/1/16).

Julius Rosenwald: Repairing the World. By Hasia R. Diner (Yale University Press, 10/24/17).

Hawaiian By Birth: Missionary Children, Bicultural Identity, and US Colonialism in the Pacific (Studies in Pacific Worlds). By Joy Schulz (University of Nebraska Press, 9/1/17).

 

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Reading Religion's Bi-Weekly Newsletter - Vol 2, Issue 14

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BOOKS REVIEWED, 8/1/2017 to 8/15/2017

God, Neighbor, Empire: The Excess of Divine Fidelity and the Command of Common Good. By Walter Brueggemann (Baylor University Press, 10/1/16). Reviewed by Matthew William Brake.

Black Natural Law. By Vincent W. Lloyd (Oxford University Press, 6/1/16). Reviewed by Rick Elgendy.

Le-ma'an Ziony: Essays in Honor of Ziony Zevit. By Frederick E. Greenspahn (ed); Gary Rendsburg (series ed) (Cascade Books, 3/2/17). Reviewed by Jeffrey Hudon.

The Religion of Chiropractic: Populist Healing from the American Heartland. By Holly Folk (University of North Carolina Press, 5/1/17). Reviewed by Massimo Introvigne.

Hegel on the Proofs and Personhood of God: Studies in Hegel's Logic and Philosophy of Religion. By Robert R. Williams (Oxford University Press, 3/26/17). Reviewed by David Lê.

Christianity, Social Justice, and the Japanese American Incarceration During World War II. By Anne M. Blankenship (University of North Carolina Press, 11/7/16). Reviewed by Leslie Ribovich.

Divine Powers in Late Antiquity. By Anna Marmodoro, Irini-Fotini Viltanioti (eds.) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 4/2/17). Reviewed by Daniel Lemeni.

Theory in a Time of Excess: Beyond Reflection and Explanation in Religious Studies Scholarship. By Aaron W. Hughes (ed.) (Equinox, 3/31/17). Reviewed by Massimo Rondolino.

Luther the Reformer: The Story of the Man and His Career, Second Edition. By James M. Kittelson, Hans H. Wiersma (Augsburg Fortress Press, 8/1/16). Reviewed by Inseo Song.

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music. By Christopher Partridge, Marcus Moberg (eds) (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 4/6/17). Reviewed by David Stowe.

The Uttaratantra in the Land of Snows: Tibetan Thinkers Debate the Centrality of the Buddha-Nature Treatise. By Tsering Wangchuk (State University of New York Press, 3/1/17). Reviewed by Dominic Sur.

Doubt, Faith, and Certainty. By Anthony C. Thiselton (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 3/15/17). Reviewed by Alvaro Tejada.

Remembering the Lotus-Born: Padmasambhava in the History of Tibet's Golden Age. By Daniel Hirshberg (Wisdom Publications, 10/25/16). Reviewed by Nicholas Trautz.

Amplifying Islam in the European Soundscape: Religious Pluralism and Secularism in the Netherlands. By Pooyan Tamimi Arab (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 2/9/17). Reviewed by Michiel van der Padt.

Blackpentecostal Breath: The Aesthetics of Possibility. By Ashon T. Crawley (Fordham University Press, 10/3/16). Reviewed by Melissa M. Wilcox.

Ralph Ellison's Invisible Theology (North American Religions). By M. Cooper Harriss (New York University Press, 5/2/2017). Reviewed by Tyler Davis.

The Quest for the Christ Child in the Later Middle Ages (The Middle Ages Series). By Mary Dzon (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2/9/17). Reviewed by Kathryn Dickason.

God & Apple Pie: Religious Myths and Visions of America. By Christopher Buck (Educator's International Press, 11/10/15). Reviewed by Emily Goshey.

Sociology of Shi'ite Islam: Collected Essays. By Saïd Amir Arjomand (Brill, 8/1/16). Reviewed by Yaser Mirdamadi.

The Saints: A Short History. By Simon Yarrow (Oxford University Press, 12/1/16). Reviewed by Jakob Rinderknecht.

Hinduism in the Modern World (Religions in the Modern World). By Brian A. Hatcher (ed.) (Routledge, 11/3/15). Reviewed by Swami Narasimhananda.

Members of His Body: Shakespeare, Paul, and a Theology of Nonmonogamy. By Will Stockton (Fordham University Press, 5/1/2017). Reviewed by William Smith.

Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency. By Joshua Green (Penguin Press, 7/18/2017). Reviewed by Ivan Strenski.

 

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BOOKS RECEIVED, 8/1/2017 to 8/15/2017

Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu: American Representations of India, 1721-1893. By Michael J. Altman (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 8/1/17).

Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Volume 28. By Andrew Village, Ralph W. Hood Jr. (eds) (BRILL, 7/6/17).

The Scholastics and the Jews: Coexistence, Conversion, and the Medieval Origins of Tolerance. By Edmund J. Mazza (Angelico Press, 4/12/17).

Persons: The Differences between 'Someone' and 'Something' (Oxford Studies in Theological Ethics). By Robert Spaemann; Oliver O'Donovan (trans) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 8/29/17).

Maidens, Magic and Martyrs in Early Christianity: Collected Essays I. By Jan N. Bremmer (Mohr Siebeck GmbH & Company KG, 7/1/17).

The Business Turn in American Religious History. By Amanda Porterfield, Darren Grem, John Corrigan (eds) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 8/16/17).

Islam and Its Past: Jahiliyya, Late Antiquity, and the Qur'an (Oxford Studies in the Abrahamic Religions). By Carol Bakhos, Michael Cook (eds) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 8/22/17).

Maternal Grief in the Hebrew Bible (Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs). By Ekaterina E. Kozlova (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 8/1/17).

The Vulnerability of Integrity in Early Confucian Thought. By Michael D. K. Ing (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 8/3/17).

Rethinking Political Islam. By Shadi Hamid, William McCants (eds) (Oxford University Press, USA, 4/10/17).

City of Mirrors: Songs of Lalan Sai (South Asia Research). By Carol Salomon (trans); Saymon Zakaria, Keith Cant̼ (eds), (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 8/18/17).

Singleness and the Church: A New Theology of the Single Life. By Jana Marguerite Bennett (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 8/18/17).

Underground Protestantism in Sixteenth Century Spain: A Much Ignored Side of Spanish History. By Frances Luttikhuizen (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Company KG, 12/5/16).

The Theater of God's Glory: Calvin, Creation, and the Liturgical Arts (Calvin Institute of Christian Workshop Liturgical Studies). By W. David O. Taylor (Eerdmans, 8/21/17).

When Basketball Was Jewish: Voices of Those Who Played the Game. By Douglas Stark (University of Nebraska Press, 9/1/17).

The Oxford Handbook of the Epistemology of Theology (Oxford Handbooks). By William J. Abraham, Frederick D. Aquino (eds) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 8/8/17).

Richard Baxter and the Mechanical Philosophers (Oxford Studies in Historical Theology). By David S. Sytsma (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 8/1/17).

The Americas' First Theologies: Early Sources of Post-Contact Indigenous Religion (AAR Religion in Translation). By Garry Sparks (ed/trans) (Oxford University Press, 8/1/17).

The Letters of Chan Master Dahui Pujue. By Jeffrey L. Broughton (trans), Elise Yoko Watanabe (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 8/1/17).

Who Needs the Old Testament? Its Enduring Appeal and Why the New Atheists Don't Get It. By Katharine Dell (Cascade Books, 6/30/17).

All the Fullness of God: The Christ of Colossians. By Bonnie Bowman Thurston (Cascade Books, 6/28/17).

The Beginning of Baptist Ecclesiology: The Foundational Contributions of Thomas Helwys. By Marvin Jones (Pickwick Publications, 6/28/17).

The Godless Delusion: Europe and Africa. By Jim Harries (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 7/7/17).

Hitler's Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich. By Eric Kurlander (Yale University Press, 7/18/17).

A Shadow over Palestine: The Imperial Life of Race in America. By Keith P. Feldman (University of Minnesota Press, 7/27/17).

The Unbound God: Slavery and the Formation of Early Christian Thought (Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World). By Chris L. de Wet (Routledge, 6/22/17).

The I Ching (Book of Changes): A Critical Translation of the Ancient Text. By Geoffrey Redmond (Bloomsbury Academic, 7/13/17).

Perspectives on Mormon Theology: Apologetics. By Blair G. Van Dyke, Loyd Isao Ericson (eds) (Greg Kofford Books, Incorporated, 7/25/17).

The Protestant Reformation and World Christianity: Global Perspectives (Reformation Resources, 1517-2017). By Dale T. Irvin (Editor) (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 8/7/17).

God's Goodness and God's Evil. By James Kellenberger (Lexington Books, 6/20/17).

Engaging the Doctrine of Creation: Cosmos, Creatures, and the Wise and Good Creator. By Matthew Levering (Baker Academic, 7/18/17).

PTL: The Rise and Fall of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's Evangelical Empire. By John Wigger (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 8/4/17).

The Spiritual Lives of Young African Americans. By Almeda Wright (Oxford University Press, 8/1/17).

The Chance of Salvation: A History of Conversion in America. By Lincoln A. Mullen (Harvard University Press, 8/28/17).

Growing Down: Theology and Human Nature in the Virtual Age. By Jaco J. Hamman (Baylor University Press, 7/15/17).

Jabotinsky's Children: Polish Jews and the Rise of Right-Wing Zionism. By Daniel Kupfert Heller (Princeton University Press, 8/15/17).

Practicing Christian Education: An Introduction for Ministry. By Mark A. Maddix, James Riley Estep Jr. (Baker Academic, 7/18/17).

Wilderness in America: Philosophical Writings. By Henry Bugbee; David W. Rodick (ed) (Fordham University Press, 8/8/17).

Aquinas on Virtue: A Causal Reading (Moral Traditions). By Nicholas Austin (Georgetown University Press, 7/28/17).

All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands. By Stephanie Elizondo Griest (The University of North Carolina Press, 7/10/17).

Religion: What It Is, How It Works, and Why It Matters. By Christian Smith (Princeton University Press, 8/2/17).

The Oxford Handbook of the Oxford Movement (Oxford Handbooks). By Stewart J. Brown, Peter Nockles, James Pereiro (eds) (Oxford University Press, 6/8/17).

Migrants and Citizens: Justice and Responsibility in the Ethics of Immigration. By Tisha M. Rajendra (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 8/15/17).

Why Harry Met Sally. By Joshua Louis Moss (University of Texas Press, 7/18/17).

Jewish-Christian Relations: The First Centuries. By Abel Mordechai Bibliowicz (Movement Publishing, 11/8/16).

Paul: The Pagans` Apostle. By Paula Fredriksen (Yale University Press, 8/22/17).

Race and the Making of the Mormon People. By Max Perry Mueller (University of North Carolina Press, 1/1/17).

The Persecution and Genocide of Christians in the Middle East: Prevention, Prohibition, & Prosecution. By Jane F. Adolphe, Ronald J. Rychlak (eds) (Angelico Press, 5/25/17).

The Black Virgin: A Marian Mystery. By Jean Hani (Angelico Press, 9/1/06).

The Transformation of Nature in Art. By Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (Angelico Press, 7/3/16).

Cor Jesu Sacratissimum: From Secularism and the New Age to Christendom Renewed. By Roger Buck (Angelico Press, 12/6/16).

Noble Beauty, Transcendent Holiness: Why the Modern Age Needs the Mass of Ages. By Peter Kwasniewski (Angelico Press, 6/6/17).

Aquinas and Modern Science: A New Synthesis of Faith and Reason. By Gerard M. Verschuuren (Angelico Press, 11/25/16).

Religion, Tradition, and Restorative Justice in Sierra Leone. By Lyn S. Graybill (University of Notre Dame Press, 6/15/17).

The Image of the Unseen God: Catholicity, Science, and Our Evolving Understanding of God (Catholicity in an Evolving Universe). By Thomas E. Hosinski (Orbis Books, 8/17/17).

The Christian Moral Life: Directions for the Journey to Happiness. By John Rziha (University of Notre Dame Press, 6/30/17).

The Problem of God: Answering A Skeptic's Challenges to Christianity. By Mark Clark (Zondervan, 8/22/17).

The New Testament: A Translation. By David Bentley Hart (Yale University Press, 10/1/17).

The Sin of White Supremacy:Christianity, Racism, & Religious Diversity in America. By Jeannine Hill Fletcher (Orbis Books, 8/17/17).

Philosophy, Science and Religion for Everyone. By Mark Harris, Duncan Pritchard (Routledge, 7/28/2017).

 

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BOOKS REVIEWED, 8/16/2017 to 8/31/2017

Roads to Paradise: Eschatology and Concepts of the Hereafter in Islam, Two-Volume Set(Islamic History and Civilization). By Sebastian Günther, Todd Lawson, Christian Mauder (eds.) (Brill, 12/1/16). Reviewed by George Archer.

From Anti-Judaism to Anti-Semitism: Ancient and Medieval Christian Constructions of Jewish History. By Robert Chazan (Cambridge University Press, 12/24/16). Reviewed by Carson Bay.

Lived Theology: New Perspectives on Method, Style, and Pedagogy. By Charles Marsh, Peter Slade, and Sarah Azaransky, eds. (Oxford University Press, 11/1/16). Reviewed by Matthew Beal.

Grace Alone---Salvation As a Gift of God: What the Reformers Taught ... And Why It Still Matters (Five Solas Series). By Carl R. Trueman; Matthew Barrett (series ed) (Zondervan, 4/18/17). Reviewed by Armand Boehme.

The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Religion (Cambridge Companions to Literature). By Susan M. Felch (ed) (Cambridge University Press, 9/12/16). Reviewed by Larry Bouchard.

The Bahá'ís of America: The Growth of a Religious Movement. By Mike McMullen (NYU Press, 2015-11-27). Reviewed by Christopher Buck.

Moses Mendelssohn's Living Script: Philosophy, Practice, History, Judaism. By Elias Sacks (Indiana University Press, 12/12/16). Reviewed by Mark A. Kaplowitz.

Religion in Museums: Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives. By Gretchen Buggeln, Crispin Paine, and S. Brent Plate, eds. (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 2/23/17). Reviewed by Francis Stewart.

Isaac Watts: Reason, Passion and the Revival of Religion (T&T Clark Studies in English Theology). By Graham Beynon (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 10/20/16). Reviewed by Charles Taliaferro.

The Source of All Love: Catholicity and the Trinity (Catholicity in an Evolving Universe Series). By Heidi Russell (Orbis Books, 3/1/17). Reviewed by Sarah Thomas.

The Epistle to the Ephesians. By Karl Barth (Baker Academic, 4/18/17). Reviewed by Catherine C. Tobey.

Cognitive Science and the New Testament: A New Approach to Early Christian Research. By István Czachesz (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 3/12/17). Reviewed by Daniel Ullucci.

Qur'an of the Oppressed: Liberation Theology and Gender Justice in Islam (Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs). By Shadaab Rahemtulla (Oxford University Press, 4/16/17). Reviewed by Franz Volker Greifenhagen.

The Cross: History, Art, and Controversy. By Robin M. Jensen (Harvard University Press, 4/17/17). Reviewed by Shawn Wilhite.

The Mongols and the Islamic World: From Conquest to Conversion. By Peter Jackson (Yale University Press, 5/23/17). Reviewed by Lan Wu.

Understanding the Analects of Confucius: A New Translation of Lunyu with Annotations (Chinese Philosophy and Culture. By Peimin Ni (State University of New York Press, 3/1/17). Reviewed by H. C. Winnie Sung.

The Ethics of Everyday Life: Moral Theology, Social Anthropology, and the Imagination of the Human. By Michael Banner (Oxford University Press, 6/14/16). Reviewed by Brandon Morgan.

The Oxford Illustrated History of Witchcraft and Magic. By Owen Davies (ed) (Oxford University Press, 1/31/17). Reviewed by Martin Lepage.

Chosen Nation: Mennonites and Germany in a Global Era. By Benjamin W. Goossen (Princeton University Press, 5/9/2017). Reviewed by Maxwell Kennel.

Poetry and Revelation: For a Phenomenology of Religious Poetry. By Kevin Hart (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 4/20/2017). Reviewed by Peder Jothen.

The Religion of Empire: Political Theology in Blake’s Prophetic Symbolism (Literature, Religion, & Postsecular Stud). By G. A. Rosso (Ohio State University Press, 11/27/16). Reviewed by Jennifer G. Jesse.

Science and Religion: A Historical Introduction, 2nd Edition. By Gary B. Ferngren (ed.) (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1/24/17). Reviewed by Neil George.

Hell and Its Rivals: Death and Retribution among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Early Middle Ages. By Alan E. Bernstein (Cornell University Press, 6/6/17). Reviewed by Victor Froese.

What Is Buddhist Enlightenment?. By Dale S. Wright (Oxford University Press, 10/3/16). Reviewed by Lixia Dong.

Mary in Early Christian Faith and Devotion. By Stephen J. Shoemaker (Yale University Press, 7/26/16). Reviewed by Paul A Brazinski.

 

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BOOKS RECEIVED, 8/16/2017 to 8/31/2017

Ecowomanism, Religion and Ecology. By Melanie Harris (Brill, 8/10/17).

Ecclesial Recognition with Hegelian Philosophy, Social Psychology & Continental Philosophy (Theology and Mission in World Christianity). By Timothy T. N. Lim (Brill, 8/3/17).

Mothering, Public Leadership, and Women's Life Writing (Theology in Practice). By Claire E. Wolfteich (Brill, 8/3/17).

Womanist Midrash: A Reintroduction to the Women of the Torah and the Throne. By Wilda C. Gafney (Westminster John Knox Press, 8/15/17).

The Sanaa Palimpsest: The Transmission of the Qur'an in the First Centuries AH (Qur'anic Studies Series). By Asma Hilali (Oxford University Press, 8/29/17).

Walter Map and the Matter of Britain (The Middle Ages Series). By Joshua Byron Smith (University of Pennsylvania Press, 6/27/17).

Lights in the Darkness: Exploring Catholic Themes in Twelve Extraordinary Films. By Phillip M. Thompson (Cascade Books, 7/21/17).

Ubuntutu: Tributes to Archbishop Desmond and Leah Tutu by Quilt Artists from South Africa and the United States. By Marsha MacDowell, Aleia Brown (eds) (Indiana University Press, 8/1/17).

The Eric Voegelin Reader: Politics, History, Consciousness. By Charles R. Embry, Hughes Glenn (University of Missouri Press, 9/20/17).

Biography of a Yogi: Paramahansa Yogananda and the Origins of Modern Yoga. By Anya P. Foxen (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 8/1/17).

The Works of Mercy. By Pope Francis (Orbis Books, 8/17/17).

Reformation in the Western World. By Paul Silas Peterson (Baylor University Press, 7/15/17).

Science, Religion, and the Human Spirit. By Edward J. Larson, Michael Ruse (Yale University Press, 8/22/17).

The Witch: A History of Fear, from Ancient Times to the Present. By Ronald Hutton (Yale University Press, 9/5/17).

Richmond's Priests and Prophets: Race, Religion, and Social Change in the Civil Rights Era (Religion & American Culture). By Douglas E. Thompson (University of Alabama Press, 6/6/17).

Picturing the Apocalypse: The Book of Revelation in the Arts over Two Millennia. By Natasha O'Hear, Anthony O'Hear (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 9/13/17).

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Reformation (Oxford Illustrated Histories). By Peter Marshall (ed) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 9/13/17).

The Making of the Abrahamic Religions in Late Antiquity (Oxford Studies in the Abrahamic Religions). By Guy G. Stroumsa (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 9/6/17).

Growing Pains: How Racial Struggles Changed a Church and School. By Christopher H. Meehan (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 5/1/17).

A History of Biblical Interpretation, Volume 3: The Enlightenment through the Nineteenth Century. By Alan J. Hauser, Duane F. Watson (Eerdmans, 6/29/17).

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

From Hus to Luther: Visual Culture in the Bohemian Reformation (1380-1620) (Medieval Church Studies). By Katerina Horníčková, Michael Šronėk (eds) (Brepols Publishers, 1/19/17).

Between Rome and China: History, Religions and Material Culture of the Silk Road (Silk Road Studies). By Samuel N. C. Lieu, Gunner Mikkelsen (eds) (Brepols Publishers, 6/2/16).

Keeping the Faith in Christian Higher Education: A History of Roanoke College. By Robert D. Benne (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 8/24/17).

Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions. By Timothy J. Wengert, Mark A. Granquist, Mary Jane Haemig, Robert Kolb, Mark C. Mattes, Jonathan Strom (Baker Academic, 8/22/17).

Eve's Apple to the Last Supper: Picturing Food in the Bible. By C. M. Kauffmann (Boydell Press, 5/19/17).

Spies, Lies, and Citizenship: The Hunt for Nazi Criminals. By Mary Kathryn Barbier (University of Nebraska Press, 10/1/16).

Redescribing Jesus' Divinity Through a Social Science Theory: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Forgiveness and Divine Identity in Ancient Judaism and Mark 2:1-12. By Beniamin Pascut (Mohr Siebeck GmbH & Company KG, 7/1/17).

Intercarnations: Exercises in Theological Possibility. By Catherine Keller (Fordham University Press, 7/11/17).

Saved by Faith and Hospitality. By Joshua W. Jipp (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 8/21/17).

@ Worship: Liturgical Practices in Digital Worlds (Liturgy, Worship and Society Series). By Teresa Berger (Routledge, 8/8/17).

Who Made Early Christianity? The Jewish Lives of the Apostle Paul. By John G. Gager (Columbia University Press, 6/1/2015).

Faith in Formulae: A Collection of Early Christian Creeds and Creed-Related Texts, 4-Volume Set (Oxford Early Christian Texts). By Wolfram Kinzig (ed) (Oxford University Press, 9/13/17).

The Rigveda: The Earliest Religious Poetry of India, 3-Volume Set (South Asia Research). By Stephanie W. Jamison, Joel P. Brereton (eds) (Oxford University Press, 9/1/17).

Perishing Heathens: Stories of Protestant Missionaries and Christian Indians in Antebellum America. By Julius H. Rubin (University of Nebraska Press, 10/1/17).

Medical Imperialism in French North Africa: Regenerating the Jewish Community of Colonial Tunis (France Overseas: Studies in Empire and Decolonization Series). By Richard C. Parks (University of Nebraska Press, 10/1/17).

The Monastery and the Microscope: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on Mind, Mindfulness, and the Nature of Reality. By Wendy Hasenkamp, Janna R. White (eds) (Yale University Press, 9/19/17).

All but Invisible: Exploring Identity Questions at the Intersection of Faith, Gender, and Sexuality. By Nate Collins (Zondervan, 9/12/17).

Echoes of Coinherence: Trinitarian Theology and Science Together. By W. Ross Hastings (Cascade Books, 7/28/17).

Practical Spiritualities in a Media Age. By Curtis Coats, Monica M. Emerich (eds) (Bloomsbury Academic, 11/19/15).

Church, Market and Media: A Discursive Approach to Institutional Religious Change. By Marcus Moberg (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 7/13/17).

Old Society, New Belief: Religious Transformation of China and Rome, c. 1st-6th Centuries. By Mu-chou Poo, H. A. Drake, Lisa Raphals (eds) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 6/1/17).

Crucible of Faith: The Ancient Revolution That Made Our Modern Religious World. By Philip Jenkins (Basic Books, 9/19/17).

Representations of the Blessed Virgin Mary in World Literature and Art. By Elena V. Shabily (ed) (Lexington Books, 8/15/17).

Holy Anime! Japan's View of Christianity. By Patrick Drazen (Rowman & Littlefield, 7/31/17).

The Reformation 500 Years Later: 12 Things You Need to Know. By Benjamin Wiker (Regnery History, 8/28/17).

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Reading Religion's Bi-Weekly Newsletter - Vol 2, Issue 16

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BOOKS REVIEWED, 9/1/2017 to 9/15/2017

Benjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Father. By Thomas S. Kidd (Yale University Press, 5/23/17). Reviewed by Charles S. Adams.

The Whole Church Sings: Congregational Singing in Luther's Wittenberg (Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Liturgical Studies). By Robin A. Leaver (Wm. B Eerdmans, 5/12/17). Reviewed by David Bains.

Bonhoeffer's Reception of Luther. By Michael P. DeJonge (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 4/9/17). Reviewed by Jordan Ballor.

Vatican II: Catholic Doctrines on Jews and Muslims. By Gavin D'Costa (Oxford University Press, 10/4/16). Reviewed by Andrew Boyd.

The War against al-Qaeda: Religion, Policy, and Counter-narratives. By Nahed Artoul Zehr (Georgetown University Press, 4/13/17). Reviewed by Brandon Colas.

Set in Stone: America's Embrace of The Ten Commandments. By Jenna Weissman Joselit (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 5/1/17). Reviewed by William Cossen.

Dispelling the Darkness: A Jesuit's Quest for the Soul of Tibet. By Donald S. Lopez, Jr., Thupten Jinpa (Harvard University Press, 4/10/17). Reviewed by Amy Yu Fu.

What is Islam? The Importance of Being Islamic. By Shahab Ahmed (Princeton University Press, 2015-11-17). Reviewed by Aaron W. Hughes.

Human and Divine Being: A Study on the Theological Anthropology of Edith Stein. By Donald Wallenfang (Cascade Books, 4/10/17). Reviewed by Sang-il Kim.

The Religious Lives of Older Laywomen: The Final Active Anglican Generation. By Abby Day (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 4/23/17). Reviewed by Emily Zimbrick-Rogers.

In the Name of Women's Rights: The Rise of Femonationalism. By Sara R. Farris (Duke University Press, 4/28/17). Reviewed by Mary Beth Yount.

Religious Indifference: New Perspectives from Studies on Secularization and Nonreligion. By Johannes Quack, Cora Schuh (eds) (Springer, 4/21/17). Reviewed by Phil Zuckerman.

Spirit of Liberality: Collected Essays. By George Newlands (James Clarke Company, Limited, 3/31/2017). Reviewed by Kyle Trowbridge.

The Christian Experience: An Introduction to Christianity. By Michael Molloy (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 1/26/17). Reviewed by Steven Shisley.

Turning Points in the History of American Evangelicalism. By Heath W. Carter, Laura Rominger Porter (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 3/16/17). Reviewed by Daniel Roeber.

Hindu Worldviews: Theories of Self, Ritual and Reality. By Jessica Frazier (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 2/9/17). Reviewed by Jay Potter.

Spirit and Salvation: A Constructive Christian Theology for the Pluralistic World, volume 4. By Veli-Matti Karkkainen (Eerdmans, 5/7/16). Reviewed by Bradley Penner.

American Religion, American Politics: An Anthology. By Joseph Kip Kosek (ed) (Yale University Press, 5/30/17). Reviewed by Spencer W. McBride.

We Are Not All Victims: Local Peacebuilding in the Democratic Republic of Congo (International Practical Theology). By Pamela Couture (Lit Verlag, 12/15/16). Reviewed by John Janzen.

Judaisms: A Twenty-First-Century Introduction to Jews and Jewish Identities. By Aaron J. Hahn Tapper (University of California Press, 6/14/16). Reviewed by Sarah Imhoff.

The Oxford Handbook of Secularism (Oxford Handbooks). By Phil Zuckerman, John R. Shook (eds) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1/25/17). Reviewed by Paul Hedges.

Lynched: The Power of Memory in a Culture of Terror. By Angela D. Sims (Baylor University Press, 9/13/16). Reviewed by James Gorman.

Mysticism in the Reformation (1500-1650) (The Presence of God). By Bernard McGinn (The Crossroad Publishing Company, 4/1/17). Reviewed by Joshua Gentzke.

William James: Psychical Research and the Challenge of Modernity. By Krister Dylan Knapp (University of North Carolina Press, 5/1/17). Reviewed by Samuel James Gee.

Making Saints in Modern China. By David Ownby, Vincent Goossaert, Ji Zhe (eds) (Oxford University Press, 12/1/16). Reviewed by Thomas DuBois.

Religion and Modernity in India. By Sekhar Bandyopadhyay, Aloka Parasher Sen (ed) (Oxford University Press, 3/26/17). Reviewed by Irfan Ahmad.

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BOOKS RECEIVED, 9/1/2017 to 9/15/2017

The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa: A New Translation. By Tsangnyon Heruka; Christopher Stagg (trans) (Shambhala Publications, 9/5/17).

The Execution of God: Encountering the Death Penalty. By Jeff Hood (Chalice Press, 9/12/17).

Contemporary Shamanisms in Norway: Religion, Entrepreneurship, and Politics. By Trude Fonneland (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 9/1/17).

Parish and Place: Making Room for Diversity in the American Catholic Church. By Tricia Colleen Bruce (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 9/1/17).

Joseph Albo on Free Choice: Exegetical Innovation in Medieval Jewish Philosophy. By Shira Weiss (Oxford University Press, 9/4/17).

Sacrifice in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. By David L. Weddle (New York University Press, 9/19/17).

Labor of God: The Agony of God as the Birth of the Church. By Thomas Andrew Bennett (Baylor University Press, 8/1/17).

Unforgetting Chaitanya: Vaishnavism and Cultures of Devotion in Colonial Bengal. By Varuni Bhatia (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 9/8/17).

The Rise of Pentecostalism in Modern El Salvador: From the Blood of the Martyrs to the Baptism of the Spirit (Studies in World Christianity). By Timothy H. Wadkins (Baylor University Press, 8/1/17).

Unveiling Sufism: From Manhattan to Mecca. By William Rory Dickson, Meena Sharify-Funk (Equinox Publishing Limited, 8/1/17).

Seven Ways of Looking at Religion: The Major Narratives. By Benjamin Schewel (Yale University Press, 9/26/17).

A World Ablaze: The Rise of Martin Luther and the Birth of the Reformation. By Craig Harline (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 10/3/17).

Reformation Observances: 1517-2017. By Philip D. W. Krey (Cascade Books, 8/9/17).

Pious Fashion: How Muslim Women Dress. By Elizabeth Bucar (Harvard University Press, 9/4/17).

Christian Martyrdom and Political Violence: A Comparative Theology with Judaism and Islam. By Rubén Rosario Rodriguez (Cambridge University Press, 7/13/17).

Contemporary Theological Approaches to Sexuality. By Lisa Isherwood, Dirk von der Horst (eds) (Routledge, 8/25/17).

The Journey of Reconciliation: Groaning for a New Creation in Africa. By Emmanuel Katongole (Orbis Books, 9/14/17).

Heresy and Dissent in the Carolingian Empire: The Case of Gottschalk of Orbais. By Matthew Bryan Gillis (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 4/16/17).

The Papist Represented: Literature and the English Catholic Community, 1688-1791. By Geremy Carnes (University of Delaware Press, 8/14/17).

Lessons in Hope: My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II. By George Weigel (Basic Books, 9/19/17).

Ecowomanism: African American Women and Earth-Honoring Faiths (Ecology and Justice Series). By Melanie L. Harris (Orbis Books, 9/14/17).

Forbearance: A Theological Ethic for a Disagreeable Church. By James Calvin Davis (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 8/29/17).

Getting to Church: Exploring Narratives of Gender and Joining. By Sally K. Gallagher (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 9/1/17).

Fabricating Difference (Working with Culture on the Edge). By Steven W. Ramey (ed) (Equinox Publishing Limited, 7/17/17).

Faith and Resistance in the Age of Trump. By Miguel A. De La Torre (ed) (Orbis Books, 9/14/17).

The Problem of Wealth: A Christian Response to a Culture of Affluence. By Elizabeth L. Hinson-Hasty (Orbis Books, 9/14/17).

The Future of Interreligious Dialogue: A Multireligious Conversation on Nostra Aetate. By Charles L. Cohen, Paul F. Knitter, Ulrich Rosenhagen (eds) (Orbis Books, 9/14/17).

Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly. By Safwan M. Masri (Columbia University Press, 9/5/17).

Rainbow in the Word: LGBTQ Christians' Biblical Memoirs. By Ellin s. Jimmerson (ed) (Wipf and Stock, 8/24/17).

Sufism, Pluralism and Democracy. By Clinton Bennett, Sarwar Alam (Equinox Publishing Limited, 8/1/17).

Toward a Theology of Psychological Disorder. By Marcia Webb (Cascade, 8/15/17).

Satanic Feminism: Lucifer as the Liberator of Woman in Nineteenth-Century Culture. By Per Faxneld (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 9/21/17).

Warner Mifflin: Unflinching Quaker Abolitionist. By Gary B. Nash (University of Pennsylvania Press, 8/10/17).

Teaching Interreligious Encounters (AAR Teaching Religious Studies). By Marc A. Pugliese, Alex Y. Hwang (eds) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 9/1/17).

Jihad & Co.: Black Markets and Islamist Power. By Aisha Ahmad (Oxford University Press, 9/1/17).

Anarchy in the Pure Land: Reinventing the Cult of Maitreya in Modern Chinese Buddhism. By Justin Ritzinger (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 9/28/17).

Shared Identities: Medieval and Modern Imaginings of Judeo-Islam. By Aaron W. Hughes (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 9/1/17).

Religious Freedom: The Contested History of an American Ideal. By Tisa Wenger (University of North Carolina Press, 10/2/17).

Karl Barth: An Introductory Biography for Evangelicals. By Mark Galli (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 9/28/17).

Beholding Christ and Christianity in African American Art. By James Romaine, Phoebe Wolfskill (eds) (Pennsylvania State University Press, 8/11/17).

Martin Luther: Rebel in an Age of Upheaval. By Heinz Schilling; Rona Johnston Gordon (trans) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 7/1/17).

Planetary Solidarity: Global Women's Voices on Christian Doctrine and Climate Justice. By Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Hilda P. Koster (eds) (Fortress Press, 9/1/17).

Holy Hip Hop in the City of Angels (Music of the African Diaspora). By Christina Zanfagna (University of California Press, 8/29/17).

Russian Orthodoxy and the Russo-Japanese War. By Betsy C. Perabo (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 8/10/17).

Civilized Piety: The Rhetoric of Pietas in the Pastoral Epistles and the Roman Empire. By T. Christopher Hoklotubbe (Baylor University Press, 9/1/17).

Liberalism's Religion. By Cécile Laborde (Harvard University Press, 9/25/17).

Jah Kingdom: Rastafarians, Tanzania, and Pan-Africanism in the Age of Decolonization. By Monique A. Bedasse (University of North Carolina Press, 10/9/17).

Confucianism in China: An Introduction. By Tony Swain (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 9/7/17).

Acts of the Apostles and the Rhetoric of Roman Imperialism. By Drew Billings (Cambridge, 9/1/17).

Religion Explained? The Cognitive Science of Religion after Twenty-Five Years (Scientific Studies of Religion: Inquiry and Explanation). By Luther H. Martin, Donald Wiebe (eds) (Bloomsbury, 9/21/17).

Text, History, and Philosophy: Abhidharma across Buddhist Scholastic Traditions (Brill's Indological Library). By Bart Dessein, Weijen Teng (eds) (Brill, 6/9/16).

Reading the Old Testament Anew: Biblical Perspectives on Today's Issues. By John Kaltner (Anselm Academic, 7/27/17).

Eastspirit: Transnational Spirituality and Religious Circulation in East and West (International Studies in Religion and Society).By Jørn Borup, Marianne Qvortrup Fibiger (eds) (Brill, 8/16/17).

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Reading Religion's Bi-Weekly Newsletter - Vol 2, Issue 17

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BOOKS REVIEWED, 9/16/2017 to 9/30/2017

The Invention of Judaism: Torah and Jewish Identity from Deuteronomy to Paul (Taubman Lectures in Jewish Literature). By John J. Collins (University of California Press, 2/14/17). Reviewed by Patrick Angiolillo.

Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism. By Molly Worthen (Oxford University Press, 10/1/16). Reviewed by William Boyce.

Christianity, Democracy, and the Shadow of Constantine (Orthodox Christianity and Contemporary Thought). By George E. Demacopoulos and Aristotle Papanikolaou (eds.) (Fordham University Press, 11/1/16). Reviewed by Nicholas Buck.

Teaching Bodies: Moral Formation in the Summa of Thomas Aquinas. By Mark D. Jordan (Fordham University Press, 12/1/16). Reviewed by Ben DeSpain.

Islam and Democracy in Indonesia: Tolerance without Liberalism (Cambridge Studies in Social Theory, Religion and Politics). By Jeremy Menchik (Cambridge University Press, 1/11/16). Reviewed by James Edmonds.

In Defense of Conciliar Christology: A Philosophical Essay (Oxford Studies in Analytic Theology). By Timothy Pawl (Oxford University Press, 5/10/16). Reviewed by Joshua R. Farris.

The Menorah: From the Bible to Modern Israel. By Steven Fine (Harvard University Press, 11/21/16). Reviewed by Gregg Gardner.

Discerning the Good in the Letters & Sermons of Augustine. By Joseph Clair (Oxford University Press, 5/17/16). Reviewed by Sean Hannan.

A History of the Hasmonean State: Josephus and Beyond. By Kenneth Atkinson (Bloomsbury Academic, 9/22/16). Reviewed by Raleigh C. Heth.

The Collected Sermons of Walter Brueggemann, Volume 2. By Walter Brueggemann (Westminster John Knox Press, 3/20/15). Reviewed by Jonathan Homrighausen.

The Collected Sermons of Walter Brueggemann Vol. 1. By Walter Brueggemann (Westminster John Knox Press, 11/22/11). Reviewed by Jonathan Homrighausen.

Religion, NGOs and the United Nations: Visible and Invisible Actors in Power. By Jeremy Carrette, Hugh Miall (eds) (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 3/23/17). Reviewed by Patrick Horn.

Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Hagiographical Strategies: A Comparative Study of the Standard Lives of St. Francis and Milarepa (Sanctity in Global Perspective). By Massimo Alessandro Rondolino (Routledge, 2/1/17). Reviewed by Jon Keune.

The Baptized Muse: Early Christian Poetry as Cultural Authority. By Karla Pollmann (Oxford University Press, 4/9/17). Reviewed by Michael Kochenash.

Inventing God: Psychology of Belief and the Rise of Secular Spirituality (Philosophy and Psychoanalysis). By Jon Mills (Routledge, 8/1/16). Reviewed by Robert L. Masson.

Dictionary of Christianity and Science: The Definitive Reference for the Intersection of Christian Faith and Contemporary Science. By Paul Copan, Tremper Longman III, Christopher L. Reese, Michael Strauss (eds) (Zondervan, 4/25/17). Reviewed by Kenneth McMullen.

Protestant Communalism in the Trans-Atlantic World, 1650-1850 (Christianities in the Trans-Atlantic World). By Philip Lockley (ed) (Palgrave Macmillan, 5/17/16). Reviewed by Timothy Miller.

To Be Cared For: The Power of Conversion and Foreignness of Belonging in an Indian Slum. By Nathaniel Roberts (University of California Press, 4/26/16). Reviewed by Nadya Pohran.

Humanity in God's Image: An Interdisciplinary Exploration. By Claudia Welz (Oxford University Press, 10/25/16). Reviewed by Matthew Puffer.

Paranoid Science: The Christian Right's War on Reality. By Antony Alumkal (New York University Press, 5/23/17). Reviewed by Josh Reeves.

Folklore, Religion and the Songs of a Bengali Madman: A Journey Between Performance and the Politics of Cultural Representation (Jerusalem Studies in Religion and Culture, Volume 22). By Carola Erika Lorea (Brill, 8/1/16). Reviewed by Shandip Saha.

Eleanor: A Spiritual Biography. By Harold Ivan Smith (Westminster John Knox Press, 3/14/17). Reviewed by Trena Trowbridge.

A Prehistory of Hinduism. By Manu V. Devadevan (Walter de Gruyter, 10/10/16). Reviewed by Herman Tull.

The Grace of God and the Grace of Man: The Theologies of Bruce Springsteen. By Azzan Yadin-Israel (Lingua, 7/15/16). Reviewed by Myles Werntz.

Christian Dogmatics: An Introduction. By Cornelis van der Kooi, Gijsbert van den Brink (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 4/18/17). Reviewed by Michael Allen.

Towards a Humean True Religion: Genuine Theism, Moderate Hope, and Practical Morality. By Andre C. Willis (Penn State University Press, 2015-01-26). Reviewed by Jonathan Baddley.

Theologian of Resistance: The Life and Thought of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. By Christiane Tietz; Victoria J. Barnett, trans. (Fortress Press, 9/1/16). Reviewed by Raimundo Barreto.

The Intolerable God: Kant's Theological Journey. By Christopher J. Insole (Eerdmans, 4/24/16). Reviewed by William T. Chandler.

The Idea of the Muslim World: A Global Intellectual History. By Cemil Aydin (Harvard University Press, 4/24/17). Reviewed by R. Michael Feener.

A Brief History of Sunday: From the New Testament to the New Creation. By Justo L. González (Eerdmans, 5/23/17). Reviewed by Denis Fortin.

Muslim Civil Society and the Politics of Religious Freedom in Turkey (AAR Religion, Culture, and History). By Jeremy F. Walton (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 5/1/17). Reviewed by Hikmet Kocamaner.

Introducing Liberative Theologies (Introducing series). By Miguel De La Torre (Orbis Books, 9/1/15). Reviewed by Laura Lysen.

The Philosophy of Saint Thomas Aquinas: A Sketch. By Stephen L. Brock (James Clarke Company, Limited, 3/30/17). Reviewed by Joshua Madden.

Defending Faith: The Politics of the Christian Conservative Legal Movement. By Daniel Bennett (University Press of Kansas, 7/29/17). Reviewed by Isaac May.

Ancient African Christianity: An Introduction to a Unique Context and Tradition. By David E. Wilhite (Routledge, 6/29/17). Reviewed by David Ngong.

Giving the Devil His Due: Demonic Authority in the Fiction of Flannery O'Connor and Fyodor Dostoevsky. By Jessica Hooten Wilson (Cascade Books, 2/16/17). Reviewed by Richard A. Rosengarten.

Singing the Rite to Belong: Ritual, Music, and the New Irish (Oxford Ritual Studies Series). By Helen Phelan (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 5/1/17). Reviewed by Matt Schloneger.

Agape, Justice, and Law: How Might Christian Love Shape Law? (Law and Christianity). By Robert F. Cochran, Jr., Zachary R. Calo (eds) (Cambridge University Press, 5/25/17). Reviewed by Bradley Shingleton.

Understandings of the Church (Ad Fontes: Early Christian Sources). By Everett Ferguson, ed. (Fortress Press, 9/1/16). Reviewed by Patrick Stefan.

Habits in Mind: Integrating Theology, Philosophy, and the Cognitive Science of Virtue, Emotion, and Character Formation (Philosophical Studies in Science and Religion). By Gregory R. Peterson, James A. Van Slyke, Michael I. Spezio, Kevin S. Reimer (eds) (Brill, 6/1/17). Reviewed by Raymond Studzinski.

A Critical Introduction to the Study of Religion, 2nd Ed.. By Craig Martin (Routledge, 5/5/2017). Reviewed by Madhavi Venkatesan.

The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume IV: Global Western Anglicanism, c. 1910-present. By Jeremy Morris (ed) (Oxford University Press, 2/23/17). Reviewed by Peter Webster.

The Collected Works of Hanserd Knollys: Early English Baptist Texts. By William L. Pitts, Rady Roldan-Figueroa (eds) (Mercer University Press, 4/3/17). Reviewed by Jordann Allan.

Christology: A Global Introduction. By Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen (Baker Academic, 4/19/16). Reviewed by David Bradnick.

Restless Secularism: Modernism and the Religious Inheritance. By Matthew Mutter (Yale University Press, 6/27/17). Reviewed by Ben Brazil.

Ferdinand Christian Baur and the History of Early Christianity. By Martin Bauspiess, Christof Landmesser, David Lincicum (eds); Peter C. Hodgson, Robert F. Brown (trans) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 5/3/17). Reviewed by Ronald Charles.

Televised Redemption: Black Religious Media and Racial Empowerment. By Carolyn Moxley Rouse, John L. Jackson, Jr., and Marla F. Frederick (New York University Press, 11/22/16). Reviewed by Elonda Clay.

Confucianism and American Philosophy (SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture). By Mathew A. Foust (State University of New York Press, 4/1/17). Reviewed by Stephen Dawson.

An Ancient Theory of Religion: Euhemerism from Antiquity to the Present. By Nickolas P. Roubekas (Routledge, 1/20/17). Reviewed by Benjamin Garstad.

Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu: American Representations of India, 1721-1893. By Michael J. Altman (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 8/1/17). Reviewed by Juli Gittinger.

City on a Hilltop: American Jews and the Israeli Settler Movement. By Sara Yael Hirschhorn (Harvard University Press, 5/22/17). Reviewed by Shalom L. Goldman.

The Land of Canaan in the Late Bronze Age (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies). By Lester L. Grabbe (ed) (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 2/9/17). Reviewed by Jeffrey Hudon.

The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society. By John Fea (Oxford University Press, 4/5/16). Reviewed by Andrew Klumpp.

Chinese Theology: Text and Context. By Chloë Starr (Yale University Press, 12/13/16). Reviewed by Easten Law.

Satan and Salem: The Witch-Hunt Crisis of 1692. By Benjamin C. Ray (University of Virginia Press, 2015-05-29). Reviewed by Philippa Meek.

Neither Jew nor Greek: A Contested Identity (Christianity in the Making). By James D. G. Dunn (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 12/15/2015). Reviewed by Marie Nuar.

Catholic Parishes of the 21st Century. By Charles E. Zech, Thomas P. Gaunt, Mary L. Gautier, Mark M. Gray, Jonathon L. Wiggins (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2/1/17). Reviewed by Hosffman Ospino.

The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa: A New Translation. By Tsangnyon Heruka; Christopher Stagg (trans) (Shambhala Publications, 9/5/17). Reviewed by Richard K. Payne.

Making Peace with the Earth: Action and Advocacy for Climate Justice. By Grace Ji-Sun Kim (ed.) (World Council of Churches, 2/15/16). Reviewed by Barbara Rossing.

Saints and Sacred Matter: The Cult of Relics in Byzantium and Beyond (Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Symposia and Colloquia). By Cynthia Hahn, Holger A. Klein, eds (Harvard University Press, 11/23/2015). Reviewed by Laura Katrine Skinnebach.

Practical Mysticism in Islam and Christianity: A Comparative Study of Jalal al-Din Rumi and Meister Eckhart (Routledge Sufi Series). By Saeed Zarrabi-Zadeh (Routledge, 2/4/16). Reviewed by Wolfgang Achtner.

Toward a Better Worldliness: Ecology, Economy, and the Protestant Tradition. By Terra Schwerin Rowe (Augsburg Fortress, Publishers, 4/1/17). Reviewed by Krista E. Hughes.

Teaching for a Multifaith World. By Eleazar s. Fernandez (Pickwick Publications, 5/5/17). Reviewed by Joyce Konigsburg.

Ex Voto: Votive Giving Across Cultures (Bard Graduate Center - Cultural Histories of the Material World). By Ittai Weinryb (ed) (Bard Graduate Center, 1/1/16). Reviewed by Laura Katrine Skinnebach.

The Revelations of St. Birgitta of Sweden, Volume 4: The Heavenly Emperor's Book to Kings, the Rule, and Minor Works. By Bridget Morris (ed.) (Oxford University Press, 2015-08-27). Reviewed by Laura Katrine Skinnebach.

Can War Be Just in the 21st Century? Ethicists Engage the Tradition. By Tobias Winright, Laurie Johnston (ed) (Orbis Books, 12/1/15). Reviewed by Kristin Vargas.

 

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BOOKS RECEIVED, 9/16/2017 to 9/30/2017

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

Judaism and the West: From Hermann Cohen to Joseph Soloveitchik. By Robert Erlewine (University of Indiana Press, 8/1/16).

Who Needs the Old Testament? Its Enduring Appeal and Why the New Atheists Don't Get It. By Katharine Dell (Cascade Books, 6/30/17).

Sex on Earth as It Is in Heaven: A Christian Eschatology of Desire. By Patricia Beattie Jung (State University of New York Press, 2/1/17).

Four Birds of Noah's Ark: A Prayer Book from the Time of Shakespeare. By Thomas Dekker; Robert Hudson (ed) (Eerdmans, 10/1/17).

Once a Peacock, Once an Actress: Twenty-Four Lives of the Bodhisattva from Haribhatta's 'Jatakamala'. By Haribhatta; Peter Khoroche (trans) (University of Chicago Press, 8/30/17).

Consuming Religion (Class 200: New Studies in Religion). By Kathryn Lofton (University of Chicago Press, 9/12/17).

The Sufi and the Friar: A Mystical Encounter of Two Men of God in the Abode of Islam. By Minlib Dallh (State University of New York Press, 9/1/17).

Rewriting Holiness: Reconfiguring Vitae, Re-signifying Cults (Kings College London Medieval Studies). By Madeleine Gray (Boydell & Brewer, 6/16/17).

Embracing Hopelessness. By Miguel A. De La Torre (Augsburg Fortress, Publishers, 10/1/17).

Global Perspectives on the Reformation: Interactions between Theology, Politics and Economics. By Anne Burkhardt, Simone Sinn (eds) (Evangelische Verlagsanstalt GmbH, 9/1/17).

Walayah in the Fatimid Isma'Ili Tradition. By Elizabeth R. Alexandrin (State University of New York Press, 9/1/17).

Hindu Pasts: Women, Religion, Histories. By Vasudha Dalmia (State University of New York Press, 9/1/17).

Was the Reformation a Mistake? Why Catholic Doctrine is Not Unbiblical. By Matthew Levering, Kevin J. Vanhoozer (Zondervan, 9/26/17).

The Other Judaisms of Late Antiquity: 2nd Ed. (Library of Early Christianity). By Alan F. Segal (Baylor University Press, 8/1/17).

Roots of Yoga (Penguin Classics). By Sir James Mallinson, Mark Singleton (trans) (Penguin Classics, 4/11/17).

John Owen: Trajectories in Reformed Orthodox Theology. By Ryan M. McGraw (Palgrave Macmillan, 9/1/17).

Punk Rock Is My Religion: Straight Edge Punk and 'Religious' Identity. By Francis Stewart (Routledge, 6/5/17).

Bible Nation: The United States of Hobby Lobby. By Candida R. Moss, Joel S. Baden (Princeton University Press, 10/3/17).

From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death. By Caitlin Doughty (W. W. Norton & Company, 10/3/17).

Buddhism and Medicine: An Anthology of Premodern Sources. By C. Pierce Salguero (ed) (Columbia University Press, 8/8/17).

Evolving Brains, Emerging Gods: Early Humans and the Origins of Religion. By E. Fuller Torrey (Columbia University Press, 9/5/17).

Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition (New Directions in Southern Studies). By Adam Gussow (University of North Carolina Press, 10/2/17).

Kierkegaard's God and the Good Life (Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion). By J. Aaron Simmons, Michael Strawser, Stephen Minister (eds) (Indiana University Press, 9/11/17).

The New Cosmic Story: Inside Our Awakening Universe. By John F. Haught (Yale University Press, 10/24/17).

Miscellaneous Investigations in Central Tikal--Great Temples III, IV, V, and VI (Tikal Report 23B). By H. Stanley Loten (University of Pennsylvania Press, 8/23/17).

Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe. By James Renton, Ben Gidley (eds) (Palgrave Macmillan, 4/1/17).

Yahoel and Metatron: Aural Apocalypticism and the Origins of Early Jewish Mysticism (Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism). By Andrei A. Orlov (Mohr Siebeck GmbH & Company KG, 8/1/17).

The Urban World and the First Christians. By Steve Walton, Paul Trebilco, David W. J. Gill (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 9/18/17).

Ana-María Rizzuto and the Psychoanalysis of Religion: The Road to the Living God. By Martha J. Reineke, David M. Goodman (eds) (Lexington Books, 8/31/17).

No End to the Search: Experiencing Monastic Life (Monastic Wisdom Series). By Mark Plaiss (Liturgical Press, 9/15/17).

From Suffering to Solidarity: The Historical Seeds of Mennonite Interreligious, Interethnic, and International Peacebuilding. By Andrew Klager (Pickwick Publications, 10/23/15).

Platonic Mysticism: Contemplative Science, Philosophy, Literature, and Art (SUNY Series in Western Esoteric Traditions). By Arthur Versluis (State University of New York Press, 9/1/17).

Movies and Midrash: Popular Film and Jewish Religious Conversation. By Wendy I. Zierler (State University of New York Press, 9/1/17).

Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation, 2 Volumes. By Mark A. Lamport (ed) (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated, 8/31/17).

Pentecostal Theology: Living the Full Gospel. By Wolfgang Vondey (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 7/13/17).

Pious Postmortems: Anatomy, Sanctity, and the Catholic Church in Early Modern Europe. By Bradford A. Bouley (University of Pennsylvania Press, 9/7/17).

Blood and Faith: Christianity in American White Nationalism. By Damon T. Berry (Syracuse University Press, 9/26/17).

Visions of Mary: Art, Devotion, and Beauty at Chartres Cathedral (Mount Tabor Books). By Jill Geoffrion (Paraclete Press, 9/12/17).

T&T Clark Companion to Atonement. By Adam J. Johnson (ed) (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 7/27/17).

Muhammad's Heirs: The Rise of Muslim Scholarly Communities, 622-950 (Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization). By Jonathan E. Brockopp (Cambridge University Press, 8/10/17).

Religion and Film: Cinema and the Re-creation of the World, 2nd Ed.. By S. Brent Plate (Columbia University Press, 9/5/17).

Animal Sacrifice in the Ancient Greek World. By Sarah Hitch, Ian Rutherford (eds) (Cambridge University Press, 8/24/17).

Muslim Women and Power: Political and Civi Engagement in Western European Societies. By Danièle Joly, Khursheed Wadia (Palgrave Macmillan, 4/21/17).

Religions, Nations, and Transnationalism in Multiple Modernities. By Patrick Michel, Adam Possamai, Bryan S. Turner (eds) (Palgrave Macmillan, 5/19/17).

Religion, Education and Human Rights: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives (Religion and Human Rights). By Anders Sj̦börg, Hans-Georg Ziebertz (eds) (Springer, 4/21/17).

Muslim Community Organizations in the West: History, Developments and Future Perspectives (Islam in der Gesellschaft). By Mario Peucker, Rauf Ceylan (eds) (Springer Vieweg. in Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, 4/21/17).

Criticism and Confession: The Bible in the Seventeenth Century Republic of Letters (Oxford-Warbug Studies). By Nicholas Hardy (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 9/6/17).

The Making of Martin Luther. By Richard Rex (Princeton University Press, 10/10/17).

Embodying the Vedas: Traditional Vedic Schools of Contemporary Maharashtra. By Borayin Larios (Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 4/24/17).

Ecumenism: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the Perplexed). By R. David Nelson, Charles Raith II (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 7/27/17).

Paul Hanly Furfey: Priest, Scientist, Social Reformer (Catholic Practice in North America [FUP]). By Nicholas K. Rademacher (Fordham University Press, 9/19/17).

Why Muslim Integration Fails in Christian-Heritage Societies. By Claire L. Adida, David D. Laitin, Marie-Anne Valfort (Harvard University Press, 9/18/17).

The Rigor of Things: Conversations with Dan Arbib. By Jean-Luc Marion, Dan Arbib; Christina M. Gschwandtner (trans) (Fordham University Press, 8/8/17).

Before Orthodoxy: The Satanic Verses in Early Islam. By Shahab Ahmed (Harvard University Press, 4/2017).

Interpreting Islam in China: Pilgrimage, Scripture, and Language in the Han Kitab (AAR Academy Series). By Kristian Petersen (Oxford University Press, 10/3/17).

The Mystery of the Magi: The Quest to Identify the Three Wise Men. By Dwight Longenecker (Regnery, 11/6/17).

The Arabic Freud: Psychoanalysis and Islam in Modern Egypt. By Omnia El Shakry (Princeton University Press, 8/29/17).

At the Altar of Lynching: Burning Sam Hose in the American South (Cambridge Studies on the American South). By Donald G. Mathews (Cambridge University Press, 9/11/17).

Monasteries and the Care of Souls in Late Antique Christianity: Cognition and Discipline. By Paul C. Dilley (Cambridge University Press, 9/7/17).

The Exodus: How It Happened and Why It Matters. By Richard Elliott Friedman (HarperCollins Publishers, 9/12/17).

The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus's Crucifixion. By N. T. Wright (HarperOne, 10/11/16).

Rebel in the Ranks: Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the Conflicts That Continue to Shape Our World. By Brad S. Gregory (HarperOne, 9/12/17).

Living Salvation in the East African Revival in Uganda (Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora). By Jason Bruner (University of Rochester Press, 9/1/17).

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BOOKS REVIEWED, 10/1/2017 to 10/15/2017

Judaism and the West: From Hermann Cohen to Joseph Soloveitchik. By Robert Erlewine (University of Indiana Press, 8/1/16). Reviewed by Dustin Atlas.

Christ's Humanity in Current and Ancient Controversy: Fallen or Not?. By E. Jerome Van Kuiken (Bloomsbury, 7/13/17). Reviewed by Rafael Bello.

Cicero and Aquinas: A Comparative Analysis of Cicero and Aquinas: Nature and the Natural Law (Bloomsbury Studies in Ancient Philosophy). By Charles P. Nemeth (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 5/18/17). Reviewed by Ryan J. Brady.

Remembering Child Migration: Faith, Nation-Building and the Wounds of Charity. By Gordon Lynch (Bloomsbury Academic, 1/14/16). Reviewed by Thomas Carrico.

Ute Land Religion in the American West, 1879-2009 (New Visions in Native American and Indigenous Studies Series). By Brandi Denison (University of Nebraska Press, 7/1/17). Reviewed by Emily Suzanne Clark.

The Soul of Theological Anthropology: A Cartesian Theology of Human Persons (New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies). By Joshua Ryan Farris (Routledge, 12/15/16). Reviewed by Benedikt Göcke.

By Man Shall His Blood Be Shed: A Catholic Defense of Capital Punishment. By Edward Feser, Joseph Bessette (Ignatius Press, 5/29/17). Reviewed by Daniel Lendman.

Growing God's Family: The Global Orphan Care Movement and the Limits of Evangelical Activism. By Samuel L. Perry (New York University Press, 6/13/17). Reviewed by Sara Moslener.

Franciscans and the Elixir of Life: Religion and Science in the Later Middle Ages (The Middle Ages Series). By Zachary A. Matus (University of Pennsylvania Press, 4/27/17). Reviewed by Nancy Menning.

Contemporary Alternative Spiritualities in Israel. By Shai Feraro, James R. Lewis (eds) (Palgrave Macmillan, 11/10/16). Reviewed by Mira Niculescu.

Disarming Beauty: Essays on Faith, Truth, and Freedom (ND Catholic Ideas for a Secular World). By Julián Carrón (University of Notre Dame Press, 5/30/2017). Reviewed by Alessandro Rovati.

Meaning in Our Bodies: Sensory Experience as Constructive Theological Imagination (AAR Academy Series). By Heike Peckruhn (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 6/1/17). Reviewed by Stefanie Knauss.

American Secularism: Cultural Contours of Nonreligious Belief Systems. By Joseph O. Baker, Buster G. Smith (New York University Press, 9/25/15). Reviewed by Andrew Ventimiglia.

Here I Am: Faith Stories of Korean American Clergywomen. By Grace Ji-Sun Kim, ed. (Judson Press, 10/20/15). Reviewed by Grace Sintim Adasi.

Hinduism and Hindi Theater. By Diana Dimitrova (Palgrave Macmillan, 8/19/16). Reviewed by Mikel Burley.

The Hajj: Pilgrimage in Islam. By Eric Tagliacozzo, Shawkat Toorawa (eds) (Cambridge University Press, 11/18/2015). Reviewed by Muhamed Riyaz Chenganakakattil.

Into All the World: Emergent Christianity in Its Jewish and Greco-Roman Context. By Mark Harding, Alanna Nobbs (eds) (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 7/26/17). Reviewed by Rebecca Denova.

The Fractal Self: Science, Philosophy, and the Evolution of Human Cooperation. By John L. Culliney, David Jones (University of Hawaii Press, 7/31/17). Reviewed by Abdulla Galadari.

Pax Gandhiana: The Political Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. By Anthony J Parel (Oxford University Press, 8/1/16). Reviewed by Ted Grimsrud.

Human Trafficking, the Bible, and the Church: An Interdisciplinary Study. By Marion L. S. Carson (Cascade Books, 11/4/16). Reviewed by Patrick Horn.

The Trial That Never Ends: Hannah Arendt's 'Eichmann in Jerusalelm' in Retrospect (German and European Studies). By Richard J. Golsan, Sarah Misemer (eds) (University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division, 3/7/17). Reviewed by Sania Ismailee.

Greek and Latin Narratives about the Ancient Martyrs (Oxford Early Christian Texts). By Eric Rebillard (ed) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 5/23/17). Reviewed by Shawn Madison Krahmer.

Bid Our Jarring Conflicts Cease: A Wesleyan Theology and Praxis of Church Unity. By David N Field (Foundery Books, 4/20/17). Reviewed by Michael Nausner.

Gesture and Power: Religion, Nationalism, and Everyday Performance in Congo (Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People). By Yolanda Covington-Ward (Duke University Press Books, 12/30/15). Reviewed by Genevieve Nrenzah.

Assembling Shinto: Buddhist Approaches to Kami Worship in Medieval Japan (Harvard East Asian Monographs). By Anna Andreeva (Harvard University Press, 1/23/17). Reviewed by Richard K. Payne.

The Formation of Christian Europe: The Carolingians, Baptism, and the Imperium Christianum. By Owen M. Phelan (Oxford University Press, 12/30/14). Reviewed by Sean Robertson.

Legible Religion: Books, Gods, and Rituals in Roman Culture. By Duncan MacRae (Harvard University Press, 6/7/16). Reviewed by Nickolas Roubekas.

God's Goodness and God's Evil. By James Kellenberger (Lexington Books, 6/20/17). Reviewed by Lloyd Strickland.

The Social Gospel in American Religion: A History. By Christopher H. Evans (NYU Press, 4/4/17). Reviewed by Adam Sweatman.

Jonathan Edwards and Transatlantic Print Culture. By Jonathan M. Yeager (Oxford University Press, 9/1/16). Reviewed by Ryan Tobler.

Taming the Wild Horse: An Annotated Translation and Study of the Daoist Horse Taming Pictures. By Louis Komjathy (Columbia University Press, 3/21/17). Reviewed by Ben Van Overmeire.

Intercultural Ministry: Hope for a Changing World. By Grace Ji-Sun Kim; Jann Aldredge-Clanton (ed) (Judson Press, 3/1/17). Reviewed by JungJa Joy Yu.

The Routledge Companion to Death and Dying (Routledge Religion Companions). By Christopher M. Moreman (ed) (Routledge, 5/25/17). Reviewed by Bradley S. Clough.

The Samaritans: A Profile. By Reinhard Pummer (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 10/9/15). Reviewed by Matthew Chalmers.

Why People Matter: A Christian Engagement with Rival Views of Human Significance. By John F. Kilner (ed.) (Baker Academic, 1/3/17). Reviewed by Thomas Isaac Collins.

Antifundamentalism in Modern America. By David Harrington Watt (Cornell University Press, 5/9/17). Reviewed by Rosemary R. Corbett (Hicks).

Eco-Reformation: Grace and Hope for a Planet in Peril. By Lisa E. Dahill, Jim B. Martin-Schramm (eds) (Cascade Books, 10/31/16). Reviewed by Susan de George.

Catholicism Today: An Introduction to the Contemporary Catholic Church. By Evyatar Marienberg (Routledge, 2015). Reviewed by Benedikt Göcke.

Of Women Borne: A Literary Ethics of Suffering (Gender, Theory, and Religion). By Cynthia R. Wallace (Columbia University Press, 3/8/16). Reviewed by Aaron Klink.

The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America. By Frances FitzGerald (Simon & Schuster, 4/4/17). Reviewed by Joshua Patterson.

Missionary Monks: An Introduction to the History and Theology of Missionary Monasticism. By Edward L. Smither (Cascade Books, 12/2/16). Reviewed by Justin Rose.

Becoming Religious in a Secular Age. By Mark Elmore (University of California Press, 7/5/16). Reviewed by Rohit Singh.

Scripture As Real Presence: Sacramental Exegesis in the Early Church. By Hans Boersma (Baker Academic, 3/14/17). Reviewed by Joshua Paul Smith.

I Want You to Be: On the God of Love. By Tomášš Halík; Gerald Turner (trans) (University of Notre Dame Press, 8/24/16). Reviewed by Kevin Staley.

 

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BOOKS RECEIVED, 10/1/2017 to 10/15/2017

Shakti's New Voice: Guru Devotion in a Woman-Led Spiritual Movement. By Angela Rudert (Lexington Books, 10/1/17).

Earnest: Interdisciplinary Work Inspired by the LIfe and Teachings of B. T. Roberts. By Andrew C. Koehl, David Basinger (eds) (Pickwick Publications, 8/29/17).

The Qur'an and the West. By Kenneth Cragg (Georgetown University Press, 12/28/15).

Religion and the Struggle for European Union: Confessional Culture and the Limits of Integration (Religion and Politics). By Brent F. Nelsen, James L. Guth (Georgetown University Press, 3/31/15).

Be a Perfect Man: Christian Masculinity and the Carolingian Aristocracy (The Middle Ages Series). By Andrew J. Romig (University of Pennsylvania Press, 8/29/17).

Film, Religion and Activist Citizens: An Ontology of Transformative Acts. By Milja Radovic (Routledge, 7/23/17).

Religion in Enlightenment England: An Anthology of Primary Sources (Documents of Anglophone Christianity). By Jayne Elizabeth Lewis (ed) (Baylor University Press, 7/1/17).

British Methodist Hymnody: Theology, Heritage, and Experience (Routledge Methodist Studies Series). By Martin V. Clarke (Routledge, 7/17/17).

Mystical Theology and Continental Philosophy: Interchange in the Wake of God (Contemporary Theological Explorations in Mysticism). By Simon D. Podmore, David Lewin, Duane Williams (eds) (Routledge, 6/7/17).

Religious Interactions in Europe and the Mediterranean World: Coexistence and Diaogue from the 12th to the 20th Centuries. By Katsumi Fukasawa, Benjamin J. Kaplan, Pierre-Yves Beaurepaire (eds) (Routledge, 6/1/17).

Shame, the Church and the Regulation of Female Sexuality (Gender, Theology and Spirituality). By Miryam Clough (Routledge, 3/22/17).

From Presumption to Prudence in Just-War Rationality (Routledge Studies in Religion). By Kevin Carnahan (Routledge, 6/28/17).

Reconstructing Practical Theology: The Impact of Globalization (Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology). By John Reader (Routledge, 7/28/08).

Israel, the Church, and Millenarianism: A Way Beyond Replacement Theology (Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies). By Steven D. Aguzzi (Routledge, 7/18/17).

Muslim Pilgrimage in Europe (Routledge Studies in Pilgrimage, Religious Travel and Tourism). By Ingvild Flaskerud, Richard J. Natvig (Routledge, 8/31/17).

Science and the Truthfulness of Beauty: How the Personal Perspective Discovers Creation (Routledge Science and Religion Series). By Robert Gilbert (Routledge, 9/19/17).

Natural Law and Religious Freedom: The Role of Moral First Things in Grounding and Protecting . By J. Daryl Charles (Routledge, 8/18/17).

Women, Religion and Leadership: Female Saints as Unexpected Leaders (Routledge Studies in Leadership Research). By Barbara Denison (Routledge, 9/12/17).

Young People and Church Since 1900: Engagement and Exclusion (AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Series). By Naomi Thompson (Routledge, 8/30/17).

Popular Evangelicalism in American Culture. By Richard G. Kyle (Routledge, 10/8/17).

Confucianism for the Contemporary World: Global Order, Political Plurality, and Social Action (SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture). By Tze-ki Hon, Kristin Stapleton (eds) (State University of New York Press, 11/1/17).

Korean Religions in Relation: Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity (SUNY Series in Korean Studies). By Anselm K. Min (ed) (State University of New York Press, 7/2/17).

The Specter of the Indian: Race, Gender, and Ghosts in American Seances, 1848-1890. By Kathryn Troy (State University of New York Press, 9/1/17).

Invisible Hosts: Performing the Nineteenth-Century Spirit Medium's Autobiography. By Elizabeth Schleber Lowry (State University of New York Press, 9/1/17).

Judicial Power and National Politics, 2nd Ed: Courts and Gender in the Religious-Secular Conflict in Israel (SUNY Series in Israeli Studies). By Patricia J. Woods (State University of New York Press, 7/2/17).

Martin Luther's Theology of Beauty: A Reappraisal. By Mark C. Mattes (Baker Academic, 8/22/17).

Confucianism, A Habit of the Heart: Bellah, Civil Religion, and East Asia. By Philip J. Ivanhoe, Sungmoon Kim (eds) (State University of New York Press, 1/2/17).

God and the Self in Hegel: Beyond Subjectivism (SUNY Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy). By Paolo Diego Bubbio (State University of New York Press, 7/12/17).

Cambodian Buddhism in the United States. By Carol A. Mortland (State University of New York Press, 9/1/17).

Beyond the Threshold: Afterlife Beliefs and Experiences in World Religions, 2nd Ed.. By Christopher M. Moreman (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated, 9/13/17).

Educational Oases in the Desert: The Alliance Israélite Universelle's Girls' Schools in Ottoman Iraq, 1895-1915. By Jonathan Sciarcon (State University of New York Press, 8/1/17).

Everyday Mysticism: A Contemplative Community at Work in the Desert. By Ariel Glucklich (Yale University Press, 10/24/17).

The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf Who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist. By Marcus Rediker (Beacon Press, 9/5/17).

Pontifex Maximus: A Short History of the Popes. By Christopher Lascelles (Crux Publishing, 5/12/17).

Consecrating Science: Wonder, Knowledge, and the Natural World. By Lisa H. Sideris (University of California Press, 8/15/17).

Encoding Methodism: Telling and Retelling Narratives of Wesleyan Origins. By Ted A. Campbell (New Room Books, 9/11/17).

The Song of Songs and the Fashioning of Identity in Early Latin Christianity (Oxford Early Christian Studies). By Karl Shuve (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 5/24/16).

Minorities in the Israeli Military, 1948-58. By Randall S. Geller (Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 8/25/17).

Stay in the City: How Christian Faith is Flourishing in an Urban World. By Mark R. Gornik, Maria Liu Wong (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 10/9/17).

The Human Condition in Hilary of Poitiers: The Will and Original Sin between Origen and Augustine (Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs). By Isabella Image (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 10/10/17).

Meditation, Buddhism, and Science. By David McMahan, Erik Braun (eds) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 10/24/17).

The Sacred in Exile: What it Really Means to Lose Our Religion. By Gillian McCann, Gitte Bechsgaard (Palgrave Macmillan, 9/22/17).

Realism and Democracy: American Foreign Policy After the Arab Spring. By Elliott Abrams (Cambridge University Press, 9/12/17).

From Chinese Chan to Japanese Zen: A Remarkable Century of Transmission and Transformation. By Steven Heine (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 10/4/17).

Religious Zionism, Jewish Law, and the Morality of War: How Five Rabbis Confronted One of Modern Judaism's Greatest Challenges. By Robert Eisen (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 10/2/17).

Regulating Sex in the Roman Empire: Ideology, the Bible, and the Early Christians (Synkrisis). By David Wheeler-Reed (Yale University Press, 11/28/17).

Unbelievable: Why Neither Ancient Creeds Nor the Reformation Can Produce a Living Faith Today. By John Shelby Spong (HarperOne, 2/13/18).

Missionary Positions: A Postcolonial Feminist Perspective on Sex Work and Faith-Based Outreach from Australia (Theology in Practice). By Lauren McGrow (Brill, 9/15/17).

Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics. By R. Marie Griffith (Basic Books, 12/12/17).

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BOOKS REVIEWED, 10/16/2017 to 10/31/2017

Christianity and Race in the American South: A History (Chicago History of American Religion). By Paul Harvey (University Of Chicago Press, 11/7/16). Reviewed by Stephen W. Angell.

Spiritual Care in Common Terms: How Chaplains Can Effectively Describe the Spiritual Needs of Patients in Medical Records. By Gordon J. Hilsman (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 12/21/16). Reviewed by David Brinker.

Conundrums in Practical Theology (Theology in Practice, Vol. 2). By Joyce Ann Mercer, Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore (eds.) (Brill, 9/1/16). Reviewed by Eunil David Cho.

The Problem of Wealth: A Christian Response to a Culture of Affluence. By Elizabeth L. Hinson-Hasty (Orbis Books, 9/14/17). Reviewed by Nathaniel Grimes.

Reconsidering Intellectual Disability: L'Arche, Medical Ethics, and Christian Friendship (Moral Traditions). By Jason Reimer Greig (Georgetown University Press, 8/18/15). Reviewed by Lisa Hancock.

Sacred Fury: Understanding Religious Violence, 3rd Edition. By Charles Selengut (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1/12/2017). Reviewed by Megan McBride.

Global Migration: What's Happening, Why, and A Just Response. By Elizabeth W. Collier, Charles R. Strain (Saint Mary's Press of Minnesota, 3/1/17). Reviewed by James McGrath.

Islamophobia: Lived Experiences of Online and Offline Victimization. By Irene Zempi, Imran Awan (Policy Press, 1/15/17). Reviewed by Mohd Irfan Shah.

Holocaust Icons: Symbolizing the Shoah in History and Memory. By Oren Baruch Stier (Rutgers University Press, 11/1/15). Reviewed by David Tollerton.

Animals, Theology and the Incarnation. By Kris Hiuser (Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd, 5/30/17). Reviewed by Blair Wilner.

Participation and the Mystery: Transpersonal Essays in Psychology, Education, and Religion. By Jorge N. Ferrer (State University of New York Press, 5/1/17). Reviewed by John Allison.

Pilgrimage in Islam: Traditional and Modern Practices. By Sophia Rose Arjana (Oneworld Publications, 7/4/17). Reviewed by Muhamed Riyaz Chenganakakattil.

Spiritual Taxonomies and Ritual Authority: Platonists, Priests, and Gnostics in the Third Century C.E. (Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion). By Heidi Marx-Wolf (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1/18/2016). Reviewed by Jeremiah Coogan.

Love in a Time of Climate Change: Honoring Creation, Establishing Justice. By Sharon Delgado (Fortress Press, 7/15/17). Reviewed by Mark Davies.

The Business Turn in American Religious History. By Amanda Porterfield, Darren Grem, John Corrigan (eds) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 8/16/17). Reviewed by Matthew C. Godfrey.

Alan Watts - In the Academy: Essays and Lectures (SUNY Press Series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology). By Alan Watts; Peter J. Columbus, Donadrian L. Rice (eds) (State University of New York Press, 7/1/17). Reviewed by Peter A. Huff.

For God, King, and People: Forging Commonwealth Bonds in Renaissance Virginia. By Alexander B. Haskell (The University of North Carolina Press, 1/12/15). Reviewed by Thomas S. Kidd.

The Original Buddhist Psychology: What the Abhidharma Tells Us about How We Think, Feel, and Experience Life. By Beth Jacobs (North Atlantic Books, 6/27/17). Reviewed by Richard K. Payne.

The Wounded Angel: Fiction and the Religious Imagination. By Paul Lakeland (Liturgical Press, 3/1/17). Reviewed by Mary Margaret Pierson.

Inventing American Religion: Polls, Surveys, and the Tenuous Quest for a Nation's Faith. By Robert Wuthnow (Oxford University Press, 2015-10-1). Reviewed by V. Jacquette Rhoades.

The Roots of Religion: Exploring the Cognitive Science (Routledge Science and Religion Series). By Roger Trigg, Justin L. Barrett (eds) (Routledge, 2/26/17). Reviewed by Edward Surman.

Vernacular Catholicism, Vernacular Saints: Selva J. Raj on "Being Catholic the Tamil Way". By Reid B. Locklin (ed) (State University of New York Press, 4/1/17). Reviewed by Muthuraj Swamy.

Science and Religion: An Impossible Dialogue. By Yves Gingras; Peter Keating (trans) (Polity Press, 7/5/17). Reviewed by James C. Ungureanu.

Exploring the Qur'an: Context and Impact. By Muhammad Abdel Haleem (I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited, 6/30/17). Reviewed by Adam benShea.

PTL: The Rise and Fall of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker's Evangelical Empire. By John Wigger (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 8/4/17). Reviewed by Suzanna Krivulskaya.

Reading Barth with Charity: A Hermeneutical Proposal. By George Hunsinger (Baker Academic, 2015-04-21). Reviewed by Donald K. McKim.

The Mestizo Augustine: A Theologian Between Two Cultures. By Justo L. González (IVP Academic, 11/6/16). Reviewed by Melanie Webb.

Down in the Valley: An Introduction to African American Religious History. By Julius H. Bailey (Fortress Press, 2/1/16). Reviewed by Regennia Williams.

Resurrecting the Idea of a Christian Society. By R. R. Reno (Regnery Faith, 8/1/16). Reviewed by Benjamin Saunders.

The Rise of Network Christianity: How Independent Leaders are Changing the Religious Landscape (Global Pentecostalism and Charismatic Christianity). By Brad Christerson, Richard Flory (Oxford University Press, 3/1/17). Reviewed by Shaun Joynt.

Modernism and the Occult. By John Bramble (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015-03-04). Reviewed by Della Campion.

 

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BOOKS RECEIVED, 10/16/2017 to 10/31/2017

Maximus the Confessor as a European Philosopher (Veritas). By Sotiris Mitralexis, Georgios Steiris, Marcin Podbielski, Sebastian Lalla (eds) (Cascade Books, 9/18/17).

Galileo Revisited: The Galileo Affair in Context. By Dom Paschal Scotti (Ignatius Press, 8/25/17).

After the Roundup: Escape and Survival in Hitler's France. By Joseph Weismann; Richard Kutner (trans) (Indiana University Press, 5/1/17).

Ancient Jewish Monotheism and Early Christian Jesus-Devotion: The Context and Character of Christological Faith (Library of Early Christology). By Larry W. Hurtado (Baylor University Press, 9/16/17).

Female Islamic Education Movements: The Re-democratisation of Islamic Knowledge. By Masooda Bano (Cambridge University Press, 8/31/17).

The Rastafari Movement: A North American and Caribbean Perspective. By Michael Barnett (Routledge, 9/12/17).

The Bread of the Strong: Lacouturisme and the Folly of the Cross, 1910-1985. By Jack Lee Downey (Fordham University Press, 9/5/17).

A History of the Concept of God: A Process Approach. By Daniel A. Dombrowski (State University of New York Press, 1/2/17).

Erased from Space and Consciousness: Israel and the Depopulated Palestinian Villages of 1948. By Noga Kadman (Indiana University Press, 6/15/15).

Colonialism and the Jews. By Ethan B. Katz, Lisa Moses Leff, Maud S. Mandel (eds) (Indiana University Press, 1/30/17).

Ethics and the Problem of Evil (Indiana Series in the Philosophy of Religion). By James P. Sterba (Editor) (Indiana University Press, 2/27/17).

The Spirits of Crossbones Graveyard: Time, Ritual, and Sexual Commerce in London. By Sondra L. Hausner (Indiana University Press, 8/29/16).

Pilgrimage As Moral and Aesthetic Formation in Augustine's Thought. By Sarah Stewart-Kroeker (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 10/10/17).

The Pure Joy of Being: An Illustrated Introduction to the Story of Buddha and the Practice of Meditation. By Fabrice Midal (Shambhala Publications, Incorporated, 10/17/17).

Giovanni Da Rimini: Scenes from the Lives of the Virgin and Other Saints. By Anna Koopstra (Yale University Press, 10/24/17).

The Ahmadiyya in the Gold Coast: Muslim Cosmopolitans in the British Empire. By John H. Hanson (Indiana University Press, 10/16/17).

Between Faith and Belief: Toward a Contemporary Phenomenology of Religious Life (SUNY Series in Theology and Continental Thought). By Joeri Schrijvers (State University of New York Press, 1/2/17).

Legal Path Dependence and the Long Arm of the Religious State: Sodomy Provisions and Gay Rights across Nations and over Time. By Victor Asal, Udi Sommer (State University of New York Press, 7/2/17).

Essential Israel: Essays for the 21st Century (Perspectives on Israel Studies). By S. Ilan Troen, Rachel Fish (Indiana University Press, 2/27/17).

David: The Divided Heart (Jewish Lives). By David Wolpe (Yale University Press, 9/12/17).

Russian Peasant Women Who Refused to Marry: Spasovite Old Believers in the 18th-19th Centuries. By John Bushnell (Indiana University Press, 10/9/17).

A Palestinian Theology of Liberation: The Bible, Justice, and the Palestine-Israel Conflict. By Naim Stifan Ateek (Orbis Books, 10/12/17).

A History of the Church in 100 Objects. By Mike Aquilina, Grace Aquilina (Ave Maria Press, 10/20/17).

The Politics of Unreason: The Frankfurt School and the Origins of Modern Antisemitism (SUNY Series in Philosophy and Race). By Lars Rensmann (State University of New York Press, 9/1/17).

The Greatest Mirror: Heavenly Counterparts in the Jewish Pseudepigrapha. By Andrei A. Orlov (State University of New York Press, 11/1/17).

Israel in the Making: Stickers, Stitches, and Other Critical Practices. By Hagar Salamon (Indiana University Press, 3/27/17).

The Chosen Game: A Jewish Basketball History. By Charley Rosen (University of Nebraska Press, 11/1/17).

The Romanian Orthodox Church and the Holocaust (Studies in Antisemitism). By Ion Popa (Indiana University Press, 9/11/17).

Protestants Abroad: How Missionaries Tried to Change the World but Changed America. By David A. Hollinger (Princeton University Press, 10/24/17).

Indian Muslim Minorities and the 1857 Rebellion: Religion, Rebels, and Jihad (International Library of Colonial HIstory). By Ilyse R. Morgenstein Fuerst (I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited, 10/30/17).

Jewish New York: The Remarkable Story of a City and a People. By Deborah Dash Moore, Jeffrey S. Gurock, Annie Polland, Howard B. Rock, Daniel Soyer (NYU Press, 10/10/17).

Sufism: A New History of Islamic Mysticism. By Alexander Knysh (Princeton University Press, 10/31/17).

Modernism Without Jews? German-Jewish Subjects and Histories (German Jewish Cultures). By Scott Spector (Indiana University Press, 9/25/17).

The Upanishads: A Complete Guide. By Signe Cohen (ed) (Routledge, 10/2/17).

The Jewish Bible: A Material History (Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies). By David Stern (University of Washington Press, 7/1/17).

Sacred Strangers: What the Bible's Outsiders Can Teach Christians. By Nancy Haught (Liturgical Press, 10/15/17).

Jackie Robinson: A Spiritual Biography: The Faith of a Boundary-Breaking Hero. By Michael G. Long, Chris Lamb (Westminster John Knox Press, 3/10/17).

The Presbyterian Experience in the United States: A Sourcebook. By William Yoo (Westminster John Knox Press, 9/5/17).

Imagining a Way: Exploring Reformed Practical Theology and Ethics. By Clive Pearson (ed) (Westminster John Knox Press, 10/4/17).

The Gospel According to Star Wars, 2nd Ed: Faith, Hope, and the Force. By John C. McDowell (Westminster John Knox Press, 9/7/17).

Readings in the History of Christian Theology, Volume 2, Revised Edition: From the Reformation to the Present. By William C. Placher, Derek R. Nelson (eds) (Westminster John Knox Press, 1/18/17).

Still Christian: Following Jesus Out of American Evangelicalism. By David P. Gushee (Westminster John Knox Press, 9/15/17).

No Innocent Bystanders: Becoming an Ally in the Struggle for Justice. By Shannon Craigo-Snell, Christopher Doucot (Westminster John Knox Press, 10/11/17).

Race in a Post-Obama America: The Church Responds. By David Maxwell (Westminster John Knox Press, 4/27/16).

A Brief Introduction to the Reformation. By Glenn S. Sunshine (Westminster John Knox Press, 2/10/17).

Trauma in First Person: Diary Writing During the Holocaust. By Amos Goldberg (Indiana University Press, 10/19/17).

From Zwingli to Amyraut: Explorigin the Growth of European Reformed Traditions (Reformed Historical Theology). By Jon Balserak, Jim West (V&R, 9/30/17).

Iran: A Modern History. By Abbas Amanat (Yale University Press, 10/24/17).

Enlisting Faith: How the Military Chaplaincy Shaped Religion and State in Modern America. By Ronit Y. Stahl (Harvard University Press, 11/6/17).

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph: Family Trouble in the Infancy Gospels (Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion). By Christopher A. Frilingos (University of Pennsylvania Press, 9/12/17).

The Myth of Disenchantment: Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences. By Jason A. Josephson-Storm (University Of Chicago Press, 5/16/17).

Ruling the Spirit: Women, Liturgy, and Dominican Reform in Late Medieval Germany (The Middle Ages Series). By Claire Taylor Jones (University of Pennsylvania Press, 9/28/17).

Hope and Community: A Constructive Christian Theology for the Pluralistic World, Volume 5. By Veli-Matti Karkkainen (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 10/23/17).

Where Three Worlds Met: Sicily in the Early Medieval Mediterranean. By Sarah Davis-Secord (Cornell University Press, 6/20/17).

Youth Encounter Programs in Israel: Pedagogy, Identity, and Social Change (Syracuse Studies on Peace and Conflict Resolution). By Karen Ross (Syracuse University Press, 10/18/17).

Islamic Law: Cases, Authorities and Worldview. By Ahmad Atif Ahmad (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 10/5/17).

Crossing Cultural Frontiers: Studies in the History of World Christianity. By Andrew F. Walls (Orbis Books, 10/12/17).

Ambivalent Embrace: Jewish Upward Mobility in Postwar America. By Rachel Kranson (University of North Carolina Press, 11/6/17).

A Communion of Shadows: Religion and Photography in Nineteenth-Century America. By Rachel McBride Lindsey (University of North Carolina Press, 10/30/17).

Hard, Hard Religion: Interracial Faith in the Poor South (New Directions in Southern Studies). By John Hayes (The University of North Carolina Press, 10/23/17).

The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam (The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture). By Ula Yvette Taylor (University of North Carolina Press, 10/9/17).

Ijtihad and Renewal. By Said Shabbar (International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), 1/1/17).

Qur'anic Terminology: A Linguistic and Semantic Analysis. By Balil Abd Al-Karim (The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), 1/1/17).

Reviving the Balance: The Authority of the Qur'an and the Status of the Sunnah. By Taha Jabir Alalwani (The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), 1/1/17).

The Theory of Islamic Art: Aesthetic Concept and Epistemic Structure. By Idham Mohammed Hanash (The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), 1/1/17).

A Brief Introduction to Qur'anic Exegesis. By Ali Suleiman Ali (The International Institute of Islamic Thought, 1/1/17).

Introducing Practical Theology: Mission, Ministry, and the Life of the Church. By Pete Ward (Baker Academic, 10/17/17).

Devotions on the Greek New Testament, Volume Two: 52 Reflections to Inspire & Instruct. By Paul Norman Jackson (Zondervan, 10/31/17).

Wind from Heaven: John Paul II, The Poet Who Became Pope. By Monika Jablonska (Angelico Press, 9/26/17).

God, Religion and Reality. By Stephen R. L. Clark (Angelico Press, 7/30/17).

A Pilgrimage Beyond Belief: Spiritual Journeys through Christian and Buddhist Monasteries of the American West. By Dennis Patrick Slattery (Angelico Press, 7/26/17).

The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Contemporary Japanese Philosophy. By Michiko Yusa (ed) (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 9/21/17).

College Bound: The Pursuit of Education in Jewish American Literature, 1896-1944 (SUNY Series in Contemporary Jewish Literature and Culture). By Dan Shiffman (State University of New York Press, 11/1/17).

A History of the Episcopal Church Schism in South Carolina. By Ronald James Caldwell (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 8/9/17).

Speaking Qur'an: An American Scripture (Studies in Comparative Religion). By Timur R. Yuskaev (University of South Carolina Press, 9/20/17).

"Mysticism" in Iran: The Safavid Roots of a Modern Concept. By Ata Anzali (University of South Carolina Press, 8/30/17).

The Mandaeans-Baptizers of Iraq and Iran. By Karen Baker (Wipf and Stock, 9/28/17).

Scattered and Gathered: Catholics in Diaspora (Studies in World Catholicism). By Michael L. Budde (Cascade Books, 9/15/17).

The Concept of "Sister Churches" in Catholic-Orthodox Relations since Vatican II. By Will Cohen (Wipf and Stock, 9/28/17).

The Holy Spirit as Communion: Colin Gunton's Pneumatology of Communion and Frank Macchia's Pneumatology of Koinonia. By I. Leon Harris (Wipf and Stock Publishers, 9/26/17).

New Creation Eschatology and the Land: A Survey of Contemporary Perspectives. By Steven L. James (Wipf and Stock Publishers, 9/27/17).

Dialectical Anatomy of the Eucharist: An Etude in Phenomenology. By Donald Wallenfang (Cascade Books, 5/16/17).

The Reformation: Its Roots and Its Legacy. By Pierre Berthoud, Pieter J. Lalleman (Pickwick Publishers, 9/7/17).

Calvinism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions). By Jon Balserak (Oxford University Press, 2/1/17).

When Human Rights Clash at the European Court of Human Rights: Conflict or Harmony?. By Stijn Smet, Eva Brems (eds) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 9/13/17).

Cold War Monks: Buddhism and America's Secret Strategy in Southeast Asia. By Eugene Ford (Yale University Press, 10/24/17).

Gods, Heroes, and Ancestors: An Interreligious Encounter in Eighteenth Century Vietnam (AAR Religion in Translation). By Anh Q. Tran (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 11/1/17).

Death Rituals and Politics in Northern Song China. By Mihwa Choi (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 11/2/17).

Blessed Among Women? Mothers and Motherhood in the New Testament. By Alicia D. Myers (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 11/1/17).

Hearing Allah's Call: Preaching and Performance in Indonesian Islam. By Julian Millie (Cornell University Press, 9/15/17).

Ethics at the Edges of Law: Christian Moralists and American Legal Thought. By Cathleen Kaveny (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 11/1/17).

In the Beauty of Holiness: Art and the Bible in Western Culture. By David L. Jeffrey (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 7/21/17).

Time of Troubles: A New Economic Framework for Early Christianity. By Roland Boer, Christina Petterson (Fortress Press, 5/1/17).

The Bible As Political Artifact: On the Feminist Study of the Hebrew Bible (Dispatches). By Susanne Scholz (Fortress Press, 10/15/17).

Essential Catholic Social Thought, 2nd Ed.. By Bernard V. Brady (Orbis Books, 10/12/17).

An Ocean of Blessings: Heart Teachings of Drubwang Penor Rinpoche. By Penor Rinpoche; Ani Jinba Palmo (trans) (Penguin, 11/7/17).

Langston's Salvation: American Religion and the Bard of Harlem. By Wallace D. Best (New York University Press, 11/7/17).

Constructing Constructive Theology: An Introductory Sketch. By Jason A. Wyman, Jr. (Augsburg Fortress, Publishers, 7/15/17).

Bestiarium Judaicum: Unnatural Histories of the Jews. By Jay Geller (Fordham University Press, 11/14/17).

Sulpicius Severus' Vita Martini. By Philip Burton (ed) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 11/7/17).

Luther's Jews: A Journey into Anti-Semitism. By Thomas Kaufmann (Oxford University Press, 3/12/17).

Singing the Resurrection: Body, Community, and Belief in Reformation Europe (New Cultural History of Music). By Erin Lambert (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 11/13/17).

Resurrecting Wounds: Living in the Afterlife of Trauma. By Shelly Rambo (Baylor University Press, 10/1/17).

Luther and the Jews: Putting Right the Lies. By Richard S. Harvey (Cascade Books, 8/2/2017).

1517: Martin Luther and the Invention of the Reformation. By Peter Marshall (Oxford University Press, 10/10/2017).

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Reading Religion's Bi-Weekly Newsletter - Vol 2, Issue 20

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BOOKS REVIEWED, 11/1/2017 to 11/15/2017

Contemporary Theological Approaches to Sexuality. By Lisa Isherwood, Dirk von der Horst (eds) (Routledge, 8/25/17). Reviewed by Kit Apostolacus.

Was America Founded as a Christian Nation? Revised Edition. By John Fea (Westminster John Knox Press, 9/21/16). Reviewed by Charles K. Bellinger.

Charity and Social Welfare: The Dynamics of Religious Reform in Northern Europe, 1780-1920. By Leen Van Molle (ed) (Leuven University Press, 3/15/17). Reviewed by James Berry.

Darkness Falls on the Land of Light: Experiencing Religious Awakenings in Eighteenth-Century New England. By Douglas L. Winiarski (University of North Carolina Press, 3/1/17). Reviewed by Christopher James Blythe.

Simplicity, Equality, and Slavery: An Archaeology of Quakerism in the British Virgin Islands, 1740-1780 (Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P. Bullen Series). By John M. Chenoweth (University of Florida Press, 3/28/17). Reviewed by Sarah Crabtree.

A Saint in the Sun: Praising Saint Bernard in the France of Louis XIV. By David N. Bell (Liturgical Press, 4/19/17). Reviewed by Elissa Cutter.

Religion in Secular Society: Fifty Years On. By Bryan R. Wilson; Steve Bruce (ed.) (Oxford University Press, 12/6/16). Reviewed by Sean Dixon.

A Dharma Reader: Classical Indian Law (Historical Sourcebooks in Classical Indian Thought). By Patrick Olivelle (ed/trans) (Columbia University Press, 10/25/16). Reviewed by Amy Yu Fu.

The Peril and Promise of Christian Liberty: Richard Hooker, The Puritans, and Protestant Political Theology (Emory University Studies in Law and Religion. By W. Bradford Littlejohn (Wm. B. Eerdmans, 5/5/17). Reviewed by Dallas Gingles.

Violence and the World's Religious Traditions: An Introduction. By Mark Juergensmeyer, Margo Kitts, Michael Jerryson (eds) (Oxford University Press, 12/14/16). Reviewed by Jamin A. Hübner.

Secularization in the Long 1960s: Numerating Religion in Britain. By Clive D. Field (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 5/23/17). Reviewed by Ian Jones.

Radical Lutherans/Lutheran Radicals. By Jason A. Mahn (Cascade Books, 6/9/17). Reviewed by Matthew K. Jones.

Buddhism: A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation (Investigating Philosophy of Religion). By David Burton (Routledge, 3/13/17). Reviewed by Gereon Kopf.

Religion Within Reason. By Steven M. Cahn (Columbia University Press, 3/14/17). Reviewed by Yaser Mirdamadi.

Interreligious Encounters: Opportunities and Challenges. By Michael Amaladoss; Jonathan Y. Tan (ed) (Orbis Books, 6/1/17). Reviewed by Swami Narasimhananda.

Charles Borromeo: Selected Orations, Homilies and Writings. By Charles Borromeo; John R. Cihak (ed); Ansgar Santogrossi (trans) (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 2/9/17). Reviewed by Brendon Norton.

Saved by Faith and Hospitality. By Joshua W. Jipp (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 8/21/17). Reviewed by Kyle Schenkewitz.

A Year in White: Cultural Newcomers to Lukumi and Santería in the United States. By C. Lynn Carr (Rutgers University Press, 1/19/16). Reviewed by Samuel Wagar.

Billy Graham: American Pilgrim. By Andrew Finstuen, Grant Wacker, Anne Blue Wills (eds) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 6/26/17). Reviewed by Daniel K. Williams.

Mother of Mercy, Bane of the Jews: Devotion to the Virgin Mary in Anglo-Norman England. By Kati Ihnat (Princeton University Press, 11/8/16). Reviewed by Milan Žonca.

 

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BOOKS RECEIVED, 11/1/2017 to 11/15/2017

Yearbook of Chinese Theology 2017 (English and Chinese Edition). By Paulos Z. Huang (ed) (Brill, 10/5/2017).

A History of Conversion to Islam in the United States, Volume 2: The African American Islamic Renaissance, 1920-1975 (Muslim Minorities). By Patrick D. Bowen (Brill, 10/5/17).

Nordic Neoshamanism (Palgrave Studies in New Religions and Alternative Spiritualities). By S. Kraft, T. Fonneland, J. Lewis (eds) (Palgrave, 2/19/15).

Methodist Heritage and Identity (Routledge Methodist Studies Series). By Brian E. Beck (Routledge, 9/13/17).

The Liquidation of the Church (Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies). By Kees de Groot (Routledge, 10/28/16).

A History of Religion in America: From the First Settlements through the Civil War. By Bryan F. Le Beau (Routledge, 9/19/17).

A History of Religion in America: From the End of the Civil War to the Twenty-First Century. By Bryan Le Beau (Routledge, 9/19/17).

Introduction to Islam, 4th Ed.. By Frederick Denny (Routledge, 9/11/17).

Mystical Theology and Contemporary Spiritual Practice: Renewing the Christian Contemplative Tradition. By Christopher C. H. Cook, Julienne McLean, Peter Tyler (eds) (Routledge, 9/26/17).

The Swedish Jews and the Holocaust. By Pontus Rudberg (Routledge, 8/29/17).

Archbishop Randall Davidson (The Archbishops of Canterbury Series). By Michael Hughes (Routledge, 8/21/17).

Deeds of the Bishops of Cambrai, Translation and Commentary. By Bernard S. Bachrach, David S. Bachrach, Michael Leese (Routledge, 9/21/17).

Sacred Interests: The United States and the Islamic World, 1821-1921. By Karine V. Walther (The University of North Carolina Press, 9/21/15).

Transnational Mosque: Architecture and Historical Memory in the Contemporary Middle East (Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks), The. By Kishwar Rizvi (The University of North Carolina Press, 11/30/15).

Migrating Faith: Pentecostalism in the United States and Mexico in the Twentieth Century. By Daniel Ramírez (The University of North Carolina Press, 10/26/15).

Augustine and Kierkegaard (Augustine in Conversation: Tradition and Innovation). By Kim Paffenroth, John Doody, Helene Tallon Russel (eds) (Lexington Books, 9/20/17).

Reinventing the Tripitaka: Transformation of the Buddhist Canon in Modern East Asia. By Jiang Wu, Greg Wilkinson (eds) (Lexington Books, 9/20/17).

The New Abolition: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Black Social Gospel. By Gary Dorrien (Yale University Press, 10/13/15).

Awaiting the King: Reforming Public Theology (Cultural Liturgies). By James K. A. Smith (Baker Academic, 11/7/17).

Pentecostal Reads the Book of Mormon: A Literary and Theological Introduction, A. By John Christopher Thomas (CPT Press, 3/31/16).

Birth in Ancient China: A Study of Metaphor and Cultural Identity in Pre-Imperial China (SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture). By Constance A. Cook,Xinhui Luo (State University of New York Press, 11/1/17).

Shadow and Substance: Eucharistic Controversy and English Drama across the Reformation Divide (ReFormations: Medieval and Early Modern). By Jay Zysk (University of Notre Dame Press, 9/30/17).

Nostradamus: A Healer of Souls in the Renaissance. By Denis Crouzet; Mark Greengrass (trans) (Polity Press, 12/4/17).

Sex and Secularism (The Public Square). By Joan Wallach Scott (Princeton University Press, 10/31/17).

Between Wittenberg and Geneva: Lutheran and Reformed Theology in Conversation. By Robert Kolb, Carl R. Trueman (Baker Academic, 10/17/17).

Transforming Religious Liberties: A New Theory of Religious Rights for National and International Legal Systems. By S. I. Strong (Cambridge University Press, 10/26/17).

Evangelical Youth Culture: Alternative Music and Extreme Sports Subcultures. By Ibrahim Abraham (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 10/19/17).

The Case for Catholicism: Answers to Classic and Contemporary Protestant Objections. By Trent Horn (Ignatius Press, 10/15/17).

Inventing the Individual: The Origins of Western Liberalism. By Larry Siedentop (Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press, 10/23/17).

Black Madonna: A Womanist Look at Mary of Nazareth. By Courtney Hall Lee (Cascade Books, 9/18/17).

Evangelicalism and the Decline of American Politics. By Jan G. Linn (Cascade Books, 9/22/17).

Karl Barth and Radical Politics, Second Edition. By George Hunsinger (ed) (Cascade Books, 10/17/17).

Jewish Scholarship on the Resurrection of Jesus. By David Mishkin (Pickwick Publications, 9/7/17).

God Only Knows: Faith, Hope, Love, and The Beach Boys. By Jeff Sellars (ed) (Cascade, 12/14/15).

Privilege, Risk, and Solidarity: Understanding Undocumented Immigration through Feminist Christian Ethics. By Libby Mae Grammer (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2/28/17).

The Bible - From Late Antiquity to the Renaissance: Writing and Images from the Vatican Library. By Ambrogio M. Piazzoni, Francesca Manzari (eds) (Liturgical Press, 11/15/17).

Constantine and the Council of Nicaea: Defining Orthodoxy and Heresy in Christianity, 325 CE. By David E. Henderson, Frank Kirkpatrick (The University of North Carolina Press, 12/1/16).

Genuine Pretending: On the Philosophy of the Zhuangzi. By Hans-Georg Moeller, Paul J. D`ambrosio (Columbia University Press, 10/17/17).

The Conversion and Therapy of Desire: Augustine's Theology of Desire in the Cassiciacum Dialogues. By Mark J. Boone (James Clarke Company, Limited, 10/31/17).

Seeing Things As They Are: G. K. Chesterton and the Drama of Meaning. By Duncan Reyburn (The Lutterworth Press, 8/31/17).

Semiotic Approach to the Theology of Inculturation. By Cyril Orji (James Clarke Company, Limited, 8/31/17).

Liturgical Liaisons: The Textual Body, Irony, and Betrayal in John Donne and Emily Dickinson. By Jamey Heit (The Lutterworth Press, 8/31/17).

Clarence Jordan: A Radical Pilgrimage in Scorn of the Consequences. By Frederick L. Downing (Mercer University Press, 11/1/17).

A Cloud of Witnesses from the Heart of the City: First Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, 1816-2016. By W. Glenn Jonas (Mercer University Press, 10/3/16).

The Most Sacred Freedom: Religious Liberty in the History of Philosophy and America's Founding. By Will R. Jordan, Charlotte C. S. Thomas (eds) (Mercer University Press, 4/1/16).

In the Beginning: The Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College. By Echol Nix Jr. (ed) (Mercer University Press, 6/15/15).

A Journey of Faith and Community: The Story of the First Baptist Church of Augusta, Georgia. By Bruce T. Gourley (Mercer University Press, 8/1/17).

Between Fetters and Freedom: African American Baptists since Emancipation (James N. Griffith Endowed Series in Baptist Studies). By Edward R. Crowther, Keith Harper (Mercer University Press, 11/2/15).

Witnesses to the Baptist Heritage: Thirty Baptists Every Christian Should Know (James N. Griffith Endowed Series in Baptist Studies). By Michael E. Williams Sr. (Mercer University Press, 2/1/16).

Sacred Art: Catholic Saints and Candomblé Gods in Modern Brazil. By Henry Glassie, Pravina Shukla (Indiana University Press, 11/20/17).

The Ecumenism of Beauty (Mount Tabor Books). By Timothy Verdon (ed) (Paraclete Press, Incorporated, 4/25/17).

A Spectrum of Faith: Religions of the World in America's Heartland. By Timothy Knepper (ed); Bob Blanchard (photographer) (Drake University Community Press, 4/6/17).

Tillich and the Abyss: Foundations, Feminism, and Theology of Praxis. By Sigridur Gudmarsdottir (Palgrave Macmillan, 8/19/16).

Retrieving Eternal Generation. By Fred Sanders, Scott R. Swain (eds) (Zondervan, 11/21/17).

The Task of Dogmatics: Explorations in Theological Method. By Oliver D. Crisp, Fred Sanders (eds) (Zondervan, 11/21/17).

Inspiration and Authority in the Middle Ages: Prophets and their Critics from Scholasticism to Humanism. By Brian FitzGerald (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 11/28/17).

Affect Theory, Shame, and Christian Formation. By Stephanie N. Arel (Palgrave Macmillan, 11/17/16).

Contemporary Muslim-Christian Encounters: Developments, Diversity and Dialogues. By Paul Hedges (ed) (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 1/26/17).

Mortality and Music: Popular Music and the Awareness of Death (Bloomsbury Studies in Religion and Popular Music). By Christopher Partridge (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 3/23/17).

Shinto, Nature and Ideology in Contemporary Japan: Making Sacred Forests (Bloomsbury Shinto Studies). By Aike P. Rots (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 9/7/17).

Philosophical Foundations of the Cognitive Science of Religion: A Head Start (Scientific Studies of Religion: Inquiry and Explanation). By Robert N. McCauley, E. Thomas Lawson (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 9/7/17).

Figures of Memory: The Rhetoric of Displacement at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. By Michael Bernard-Donals (State University of New York Press, 1/2/17).

Christ Divided: Antiblackness as Corporate Vice. By Katie Walker Grimes (Fortress Press, 11/1/17).

Contemporary Evolutionary Theories of Culture and the Study of Religion (Scientific Studies of Religion: Inquiry and Explanation). By Radek Kundt (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 5/18/17).

New Children of Israel: Emerging Jewish Communities in an Era of Globalization. By Nathan P. Devir (University of Utah Press, 10/30/17).

The Rape of Eve: The Transformation of Roman Ideology in Three Early Christian Retellings of Gensis. By Celene Lillie (Fortress Press, 1/1/17).

Racial Purity and Dangerous Bodies: Moral Pollution, Black Lives, and the Struggle for Justice. By Rima L. Vesely-Flad (Fortress Press, 6/15/17).

Introducing Theological Method: A Survey of Contemporary Theologians and Approaches. By Mary M. Veeneman (Baker Academic, 11/7/17).

Boko Haram: The History of an African Jihadist Movement (Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics). By Alexander Thurston (Princeton University Press, 11/14/17).

Authentically Black and Truly Catholic: The Rise of Black Catholicism in the Great Migration. By Matthew J. Cressler (New York University Press, 11/14/17).

Hindu Pluralism: Religion and the Public Sphere in Early Modern South India (South Asia Across the Disciplines). By Elaine M. Fisher (University of California Press, 3/16/17).

John Locke: The Philosopher as Christian Virtuoso. By Victor Nuovo (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 10/31/17).

The Iai Pogrom, June-July 1941: A Photo Documentary from the Holocaust in Romania. By Radu Ioanid (Indiana University Press, 9/25/17).

Nuns Navigating the Spanish Empire (Diálogos Series). By Sarah E. Owens (University of New Mexico Press, 11/1/17).

Secularism: Politics, Religion, and Freedom. By Andrew Copson (Oxford University Press, 9/28/17).

Christianity, Book-Burning and Censorship in Late Antiquity (Studies in Text Transmission). By Dirk Rohmann (Baylor University Press, 10/1/17).

Missionary Christianity and Local Religion: American Evangelicalism in North India, 1836-1870 (Studies In World Christianity). By Arun W. Jones (Baylor University Press, 9/16/17).

Dietrich: Bonhoeffer and the Theology of a Preaching Life. By Michael Pasquarello III (Baylor University Press, 10/5/17).

Jesus Followers in the Roman Empire. By Paul B. Duff (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 11/21/17).

Islamism from the Fall of the Ottoman Empire to the Rise of ISIS. By Tarek Osman (Yale University Press, 10/24/17).

Church (Cascade Companions). By Ephraim Radner (Cascade Books, 10/27/17).

Care for the Sorrowing Soul: Healing Moral Injuries from Military Service and Implications for the Rest of Us. By Duane Larson, Jeff Zust (Cascade Books, 10/26/17).

Saint Columban: His Life, Rule, and Lebacy. By Terrance G. Kardong (Liturgical Press, 11/15/17).

Prophetic Interruptions: Critical Theory, Emancipation, and Religion in Paul Tillich, Theodor Adorno, and Max Horkheimer (1929-1944). By Bryan L. Wagoner (Mercer University Press, 11/1/17).

Conjuring Asia: Magic, Orientalism and the Making of the Modern World. By Chris Goto-Jones (Cambridge University Press, 7/1/2016).

 

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