Posted by Cynthia Eller on August 16, 2018

INTERVIEWS WITH AUTHORS

The Witch: A History of Fear, From Ancient Times to the Present. By Ronald Hutton (Yale University Press, 9/5/17).

Beyond Chrismukkah: The Christian-Jewish Interfaith Family in the United States. By Samira Mehta (University of North Carolina Press, 3/26/18).

 

BOOKS REVIEWED, 8/1/2018 to 8/15/2018

Posted by Cynthia Eller on August 16, 2018

Hi folks—Here is what August has brought to us! Please peruse the books received and let me know via the google form if you can suggest reviewers for these volumes. All best, Cynthia

GOOGLE FORM FOR RECOMMENDING REVIEWERS

INTERVIEWS WITH AUTHORS

The Witch: A History of Fear, From Ancient Times to the Present. By Ronald Hutton (Yale University Press, 9/5/17).

Posted by Cynthia Eller on August 01, 2018

Dearest board members: Have I told you lately how grateful I am for your service? I am. We have a couple of new author interviews, and below those you will find all the books we have received that need your reviewer suggestions. Please use the form below to provide these. Thanks as always!

GOOGLE FORM FOR RECOMMENDING REVIEWERS

 

INTERVIEWS WITH AUTHORS

Posted by Cynthia Eller on August 01, 2018

Here’s what’s new from Reading Religion for the second half of July 2018. Enjoy!

 

 INTERVIEWS WITH AUTHORS

Christian Slavery: Conversion and Race in the Protestant Atlantic World. By Katharine Gerbner (University of Pennsylvania Press, 3/18).

The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao. By Ian Johnson (Pantheon Press, 4/17).

 

Posted by Cynthia Eller on July 16, 2018

OK folks, you know what to do! Suggest reviewers for the books below via this form:

GOOGLE FORM FOR RECOMMENDING REVIEWERS

Posted by Cynthia Eller on July 16, 2018

Summer greetings to all our Reading Religion users (and again, winter greetings to those of you south of the equator).

By Jeremy Hanes

12 July 2018

Religion in South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka), informs the lives of the roughly 1.9 billion people who live there today. Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism are major players in South Asia, not to mention the Abrahamic traditions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—that have flourished there for centuries. Factoring in diasporic communities outside South Asia and converts to South Asian religions worldwide, the religions of the subcontinent have an enormous impact throughout the world.

By Francesca Chubb-Confer

12 July 2018

In the years after September 11, 2001, it has become practically impossible to talk about Islam—whether in the classroom, courtroom, or newsroom—without addressing stereotypical narratives of violent terrorism that permeate political and media discourse. Given this current climate of politicized fear, suspicion, and invective surrounding Islam and Muslims, it may be surprising to learn that the best-selling poet in the United States today is Jalāl al-dīn Muḥammad Rūmī, the famed 12th-century saint, poet, and Islamic scholar.

Posted by Cynthia Eller on July 02, 2018

Dearest bibliophiles—Everyone who offered an opinion said they loved having the newsletter divided into categories, so I’ll continue to do it. I’m playing around a little with these categories, but they should be easy to follow. I’ve put “Religion in North America” first not out of chauvinism, but as a gentle nod to our location in the United States. Various religious traditions follow alphabetically, and then there are some philosophical and comparative categories, followed by the “religion and…” categories.

Posted by Cynthia Eller on July 02, 2018

Hi all—Here it is once more, books received and reviewed, the former for your shopping pleasure (i.e., think of which books and people belong together, and tell me that in the google form—link below), and the latter for your edification. Thanks so much for your participation. Swag to our most awesome editorial board members is in the works! Best, Cynthia

 

GOOGLE FORM FOR RECOMMENDING REVIEWERS

 

BOOKS RECEIVED, 6/16/2018 to 6/30/2018

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