books received at JAAR/RR HQ, September 16-30

Dear Reading Religion and JAAR Editorial Boards:

I am resigning my position as Editor of Reading Religion effective today. I will continue my work as the Book Review Editor of JAAR until January 1, 2019.

Thank you so much for stepping up to the plate to help us find appropriate reviewers for the enormous wealth of scholarly books on religion that are being published today.

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Cynthia Eller

Professor of Religion, Claremont Graduate University


BOOKS RECEIVED, 9/16/2018 to 9/30/2018

Religion in North America

Religion and American Culture: A Brief History . By George M. Marsden (Eerdmans Publishing, 8/1/18).

For Each and All: The Moral Witness of Asa Mahan . By Christopher Momany (Wesley's Foundery Books, 9/1/18).

Elizabeth Seton: American Saint. By Catherine O'Donnell (Cornell University, 9/15/18).

American Possessions: Fighting Demons in the Contemporary United States. By Sean McCloud (Oxford University Press, 5/20/15).


Do You Know Who You Are?: Reading the Buddha's Discourses. By Krishnan Venkatesh (Mercer University Press, 10/1/18).

Not One Single Thing: A Commentary on the Platform Sutra. By Shodo Harada Roshi (Wisdom Publications, 1/23/18).

Before Buddha Was Buddha: Learning from the Jataka Tales. By Rafe Martin (Wisdom Publications, 3/20/18).

Rebirth in Early Buddhism and Current Research. By Bhikkhu Anālayo (Wisdom Publications, 4/24/18).

The Buddhist Literature of Ancient Gandhara: An Introduction with Selected Translations (Classics of Indian Buddhism). By Richard Salomon (Wisdom Publications, 4/17/18).

Zen Odyssey: The Story of Sokei-an, Ruth Fuller Sasaki, and the Birth of Zen in America. By Janica Anderson and Steven Zahavi Schwartz (Wisdom Publications, 1/9/18).

Christianity (mostly), history of

Jesus, Paul, and the Early Church: Missionary Realities in Historical Contexts. Collected Essays (Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen Zum Neuen Testament) . By Eckhard J. Schnabel (Mohr Siebeck, 7/1/18).

The Cappadocian Mothers: Deification Exemplified in the Writings of Basil, Gregory, and Gregory. By Carla D. Sunberg (Pickwick Publishers, 8/30/18).

Armenia: Art, Religion, and Trade in the Middle Ages. By Helen C. Evans (ed) (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 9/22/18).

Scenes from the Lives of the Saints: Also Relics, Blessed Objects, and Some Other Persons Described (New Light on the Visions of Anne Catherine Emmerich) (Volume 9). By Anne Catherine Emmerich; James Richard Wetmore (trans) (Angelico Press, 5/15/18).

Baptists and Revivals: Papers from the Seventh International Conference on Baptist Studies. By William L. Pitts, Jr. (Mercer University Press, 8/15/18).

The Fruits of Grace: The Ecumenical Experience of the Community of Grandchamp. By Minke de Vries; Nancy S. Gower (trans) (Pickwick Publications, 8/30/18).

Christianity, contemporary

Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion Volume 9: The Changing Faces of Catholicism. By Solange Lefebvre and Alfonso Pérez-Agote (Brill, 9/11/18).

Christianity, theology

International Kierkegaard Commentary Volume 11: Stages on Life's Way. By Robert L. Perkins (ed) (Mercer University Press, 11/5/15).

Putting God on the Map: Theology and Conceptual Mapping . By Erin Kidd and Jakob Karl Rinderknecht (eds) (Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 9/15/18).

Finding Favour in the Sight of God: A Theology of Wisdom Literature (New Studies in Biblical Theology) . By Richard P. Belcher (InterVarsity Press, 9/18/18).

A Shared Mercy: Karl Barth on Forgiveness and the Church (New Explorations in Theology). By Jon Coutts (IVP Academic, 10/8/16).

Karl Barth's Infralapsarian Theology: Origins and Development, 1920-1953 (New Explorations in Theology). By Shao Kai Tseng (IVP Academic, 3/18/16).

Approaching the Study of Theology: An Introduction to Key Thinkers, Concepts, Methods & Debates. By Anthony C. Thiselton (InterVarsity Press, 8/28/18).

Divine Suspense: On Kierkegaard's "Frygt og Baeven" and the Aesthetics of Suspense (Kierkegaard Studies). By Andreas Seland (Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 7/23/18).

Transcendence and the Secular World. By Ingolf U. Dalferth; Jo Bennett (trans) (Mohr Siebeck, 9/1/18).

Augustine Our Contemporary: Examining the Self in Past and Present. By Willemien Otten and Susan E. Schreiner (eds) (University of Notre Dame Press, 5/30/18).

Christianity, biblical interpretation and reception

The Dead Sea Scrolls and German Scholarship (Julius-Wellhausen-Vorlesung). By George J. Brooke (De Gruyter, 6/11/18).

Paul's 'Works of the Law' in the Perspective of Second Century Reception (Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen Zum Neuen Testament 2.reihe) . By Matthew J. Thomas (Mohr Siebeck, 8/1/18).

Thecla's Devotion: Narrative and Emotion in the Acts of Paul and Thecla. By J. D. McLarty (James Clarke and Co., Ltd., 8/30/18).

Christianity, ethics and social justice

Walter Rauschenbusch: Published Works and Selected Writings: Volume II: Christianizing the Social Order and Other Writings. By Walter Rauschenbusch; William H. Brackney (ed) (Mercer University Press, 3/1/18).

The Battle for Bonhoeffer: Debating Discipleship in the Age of Trump. By Stephen R. Haynes (Eerdmans Publishing, 9/1/18).

East Asian Religions, excluding Buddhism-only books

Changing. By Richard Berengarten (Shearsman Books, 10/7/16).


Temples of Modernity: Nationalism, Hinduism, and Transhumanism in South Indian Science.  By Robert M. Geraci (Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 10/15/18).

Indigenous Religions

Social Skins of the Head: Body Beliefs and Ritual in Ancient Mesoamerica and the Andes. By Vera Tiesler (Editor),María Cecilia Lozada (Editor) (University of New Mexico Press, 9/1/18).


Work, Social Status, and Gender in Post-Slavery Mauritania. By Katherine Ann Wiley (Indiana University Press, 9/10/18).

Modernity in Islamic Tradition: The Concept of ‘Society’ in the Journal al-Manar (Cairo, 1898–1940) (Religion and Society) . By Florian Zemmin (De Gruyter, 7/23/18).

Language between God and the Poets: Ma'na in the Eleventh Century (Berkeley Series in Postclassical Islamic Scholarship). By Alexander Key (University of California Press, 8/24/18).

Hashtag Islam: How Cyber-Islamic Environments Are Transforming Religious Authority (Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks) . By Gary R. Bunt (University of North Carolina Press, 10/8/18).


The First Book of Jewish Jokes: The Collection of L. M. Büschenthal. By Elliott Oring (ed) (Indiana University Press, 9/4/18).

New Directions in the History of the Jews in the Polish Lands (Jews of Poland). By Antony Polonsky, Hanna Węgrzynek and Andrzej Żbikowski (eds) (Academic Studies Press, 7/31/18).

Jewish Law and American Law: A Comparative Study, Volume 2. By Samuel J. Levine (Touro University Press, 8/20/18).

Jewish Law and American Law: A Comparative Study, Volume 1. By Samuel J. Levine (Touro University Press, 8/20/18).

Discovering Second Temple Literature: The Scriptures and Stories That Shaped Early Judaism. By Malka Z. Simkovich (Jewish Publication Society, 1/1/18).

Critical Theory, Methods/Theories in Religious Studies

Social Imaginaries in a Globalizing World (Religion and Its Others) . By Hans Alma and Guido Vanheeswijck (eds) (De Gruyter, 8/6/18).

On Religion, 2nd Edition. By John Caputo (Routledge, 8/31/18).

Philosophy of Religion

De Anima. By Aristotle; David Bolotin (trans) (Mercer University Press, 8/15/18).

Approaching Philosophy of Religion: An Introduction to Key Thinkers, Concepts, Methods & Debates. By Anthony C. Thiselton (IVP Academic, 1/16/18).

Atheism and Agnosticism (Elements in the Philosophy of Religion). By Graham Oppy (Cambridge University Press, 5/17/18).

Interreligious Dialogue

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

Comparative Religions, Anthropology of Religions

Spirituality and Deep Connectedness: Views on Being Fully Human . By Michael C. Brannigan (ed) (Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 9/15/18).

Religious Boundaries for Sex, Gender, and Corporeality. By Alexandra Cuffel, Ana Echevarria and Georgios T. Halkias (eds) (Routledge, 7/30/18).

The Peyote Effect: From the Inquisition to the War on Drugs. By Alexander S. Dawson (University of California Press, 9/4/18).

Religion, Art, & Music

Contemporary Art and the Church: A Conversation Between Two Worlds (Studies in Theology and the Arts). By W. David O. Taylor and Taylor Worley (eds) (IVP Academic, 6/20/17).

Faithful Artist: A Vision for Evangelicalism and the Arts (Studies in Theology and the Arts), The. By Cameron J. Anderson (IVP Academic, 11/10/16).

Interpreting Religion at Museums and Historic Sites (Interpreting History). By Gretchen Buggeln and Barbara Franco (eds) (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated, 8/16/18).

Kempe: The Life, Art and Legacy of Charles Eamer Kempe. By Adrian Barlow (Lutterworth Press, 8/30/18).

Religion & Literature

The Messiah Comes to Middle-Earth: Images of Christ's Threefold Office in The Lord of the Rings (Hansen Lectureship). By Philip Ryken (InterVarsity Press, 11/14/17).

In-Between Identities: Signs of Islam in Contemporary American Writing (Studies in Religion and the Arts) . By John C. Waldmeir (Brill, 9/11/18).

Andrew Young: Priest, Poet and Naturalist: A Reassessment. By Richard Omrod (Lutterworth Press, 8/30/18).

Religion & Medicine

Hostility to Hospitality: Spirituality and Professional Socialization within Medicine. By Michael J. Balboni and Tracy A. Balboni (Oxford University Press, 10/12/18).

Religion & Politics

God at the Grassroots 2016: The Christian Right in American Politics. By Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox (eds) (Rowman & Littlefield, 11/2/17).

Immigrants, Evangelicals, and Politics in an Era of Demographic Change. By Janelle S. Wong (Russell Sage Foundation, 6/5/18).

Becoming Who We Are: Politics and Practical Philosophy in the Work of Stanley Cavell. By Andrew Norris (Oxford University Press, 8/1/17).




Interview with Robert Cummings Neville, author of Defining Religion: Essays in Philosophy of Religion. Interviewed by Stephen Dawson. (State University of New York Press, 2018).


BOOKS REVIEWED, 9/16/2018 to 9/30/2018

Religion in North America

A Documentary History of Religion in America. By Edwin S. Gaustad, Mark A. Noll and Heath W. Carter (eds) (Eerdmans, 7/12/18). Reviewed by Paul Harvey.

The Story of Radio Mind: A Missionary's Journal on Indigenous Land. By Pamela E. Klassen (University of Chicago Press, 4/23/18). Reviewed by Amanda Porterfield.

Leaving Christianity: Changing Allegiances in Canada since 1945 (Advancing Studies in Religion Series). By Brian Clarke and Stuart Macdonald (McGillQueen's University Press, 11/30/17). Reviewed by Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme.

Revelation in Aztlán: Scriptures, Utopias, and the Chicano Movement (The Bible and Cultural Studies). By Jacqueline M. Hidalgo (Palgrave Macmillan, 9/1/16). Reviewed by Jason Steidl.

Where the Sacred and Secular Harmonize: Birmingham Mass Meeting Rhetoric and the Prophetic Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement. By David G. Holmes (Cascade Books, 10/9/17). Reviewed by Regina Shands Stoltzfus.

Queer Nuns: Religion, Activism, and Serious Parody. By Melissa M. Wilcox (New York University Press, 5/22/2018). Reviewed by Drew Konow.

American Catholicism in the 21st Century: Crossroads, Crisis, or Renewal? (Catholic Theology Society Series). By Benjamin Peters and Nicholas Rademacher (eds.) (Orbis Books, 4/24/2018). Reviewed by Jennifer Callaghan.

African religions

Religion and Faith in Africa: Confessions of an Animist. By Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator (Orbis Books, 5/22/2018). Reviewed by Victor Chilenje.


The Rinzai Zen Way: A Guide to Practice. By Meido Moore (Shambhala Publications, Incorporated, 3/27/18). Reviewed by Melissa Anne-Marie Curley.

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

The Supreme Siddhi of Mahamudra: Teachings, Poems, and Songs of the Drukpa Kagyu Lineage. By Sean Price, Adam Kane, and Gerardo Abboud, trans. (Shambhala , 12/26/17). Reviewed by Adam Krug.

The Complete Nyingma Tradition from Sutra to Tantra, Book 14: An Overview of Buddhist Tantra . By Choying Tobden Dorje, Ngawang Zangpo (trans.) (Snow Lion Publications, 11/30/17). Reviewed by Kali Nyima Cape.

Zen Traces: Exploring American Zen with Twain and Thoreau. By Kenneth Kraft (Paul Dry Books, Incorporated, 6/5/18). Reviewed by Mariske Westendorp.

Christianity (mostly), history of

In Search of the Phoenicians (Miriam S. Balmuth Lectures in Ancient History and Archaeology). By Josephine Quinn (Princeton University Press, 12/25/17). Reviewed by Aron Tillema.

Paul and the Gentile Problem. By Matthew Thiessen (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 6/1/18). Reviewed by Paula Fredriksen.

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). Reviewed by Mark Scott.

Byzantine Christianity: A Very Brief History (Very Brief Histories). By Averil Cameron (Society for Promoting Christian, 3/13/18). Reviewed by Justin Rose.

Peace and Penance in Late Medieval Italy. By Katherine Ludwig Jansen (Princeton University Press, 1/23/18). Reviewed by Alexandra Lee.

The Catholic Enlightenment: The Forgotten History of a Global Movement. By Ulrich L. Lehner (Oxford University Press, 2/3/2016). Reviewed by Nick Spencer.

The Cambridge Companion to Quakerism (Cambridge Companion to Religion). By Stephen W. Angell and Pink Dandelion (eds) (Cambridge University Press, 4/19/18). Reviewed by Carole Dale Spencer.

Sociology of Exorcism in Late Modernity. By Giuseppe Giordan and Adam Possamai (Palgrave Macmillan, 1/25/18). Reviewed by William Chavez.

The Politics of Religion and the Rise of Social Catholicism in Peru, 1884-1935: Faith, Workers and Race Before Liberation Theology (Religion in the Americas). By Ricardo D. Cubas Ramacciotti (Brill, 11/9/17). Reviewed by Noah Oehri.

Archbishop Randall Davidson (The Archbishops of Canterbury Series). By Michael Hughes (Routledge, 8/21/17). Reviewed by Serenhedd James.

In Search of the Hebrew People: Bible and Nation in the German Enlightenment (German Jewish Cultures). By Ofri Ilany (Indiana University Press, 4/1/18). Reviewed by Marshall Cunningham.

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). Reviewed by Michael Curtis.

The Mandaeans-Baptizers of Iraq and Iran. By Karen Baker (Wipf and Stock, 9/28/17). Reviewed by Jason BeDuhn.

Christianity, contemporary

The Monk's Cell: Ritual and Knowledge in American Contemplative Christianity. By Paula Pryce (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 12/20/17). Reviewed by Jason Zuidema.

Christianity, theology

Church and Theology in the Nineteenth Century. By Ferdinand C. Baur and Peter C. Hodgson (ed) (Cascade Books, 3/14/18). Reviewed by Grant Kaplan.

Preaching Wesleyan Theology & Biblical Truth: Classic Sermons of C. K. Barrett. By Ben Witherington (ed.) (United Methodist Board of Higher Education & Ministry, 9/1/17). Reviewed by Philip L. Blackwell.

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). Reviewed by David Hunsicker.

Ana-María Rizzuto and the Psychoanalysis of Religion: The Road to the Living God. By Martha J. Reineke and David M. Goodman (eds.) (Lexington Books, 8/31/17). Reviewed by Brad Strawn.

Resurrecting Easter: How the West Lost and the East Kept the Original Easter Vision. By John Dominic Crossan and Sarah Crossan (HarperOne, 2/13/18). Reviewed by Chang Seon An.

Who God Says You Are: A Christian Understanding of Identity. By Klyne R. Snodgrass (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1/8/18). Reviewed by Peter Busch.

The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus's Crucifixion. By N. T. Wright (HarperOne, 10/11/16). Reviewed by Steven Shisley.

The Problem of God: Answering A Skeptic's Challenges to Christianity. By Mark Clark (Zondervan, 8/22/17). Reviewed by Ryan T. Cragun.

Fatal Discord: Erasmus, Luther, and the Fight for the Western Mind. By Michael Massing (HarperOne, 2/27/18). Reviewed by Samuel Dubbelman.

A Theology of Literature: The Bible as Revelation in the Tradition of the Humanities. By William Franke (Cascade Books, 7/14/17). Reviewed by Kevin Dunn.

On Ethics, Politics and Psychology in the Twenty-First Century (Reading Augustine). By John M. Rist (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 11/30/17). Reviewed by Ilsup Ahn.

Christ and the Cosmos: A Reformulation of Trinitarian Doctrine . By Keith Ward (Cambridge University Press, 8/6/15). Reviewed by Charles Conway.

The Givenness of Things: Essays. By Marilynne Robinson (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 11/17/15). Reviewed by Peter Kerry Powers.

Christianity, biblical interpretation and reception

The Minor Prophets As Christian Scripture in the Commentaries of Theodore of Mopsuestia and Cyril of Alexandria (Oxford Early Christian Studies). By Hauna T. Ondrey (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 8/21/18). Reviewed by Michael Allen.

Ireland and the Reception of the Bible. By Bradford A. Anderson and Jonathan Kearney (Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 4/19/18). Reviewed by Michael Gillingham.

A Covenant with Death: Death in the Iron Age II and Its Rhetorical Uses in Proto-Isaiah. By Christopher B. Hays (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 12/4/2015). Reviewed by Raleigh C. Heth.

The Political Samaritan: How Power Hijacked a Parable. By Nick Spencer (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 1/16/18). Reviewed by Myles Werntz.

Biblia Americana: America's First Bible Commentary, A Synoptic Commentary on the Old and New Testaments. By Cotton Mather; Robert E. Brown (ed) (Mohr Siebeck GmbH & Company KG, 2/1/18). Reviewed by Glenn Moots.

Christianity, ethics and social justice

Privilege, Risk, and Solidarity: Understanding Undocumented Immigration through Feminist Christian Ethics. By Libby Mae Grammer (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2/28/17). Reviewed by Natalia Marandiuc.

Planetary Solidarity: Global Women's Voices on Christian Doctrine and Climate Justice. By Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Hilda P. Koster (eds.) (Fortress Press, 9/1/17). Reviewed by Dyani Johns Taff.

Augustinian and Ecclesial Christian Ethics: On Loving Enemies. By D. Stephen Long (Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 8/15/18). Reviewed by Myles Werntz.

Religion, Gender, and Family Violence: When Prayers Are Not Enough (International Studies in Religion and Society). By Catherine Holtmann and Nancy Nason-Clark (Brill Publishers, 6/26/18). Reviewed by V. Jacquette Rhoades.

Christianity, not otherwise specified

Church, Market and Media: A Discursive Approach to Institutional Religious Change. By Marcus Moberg (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 7/13/17). Reviewed by D. Joey Torres.


Hinduism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions). By Kim Knott (Oxford University Press, 5/1/16). Reviewed by Jessica Ford.


With Stones in Our Hands: Writings on Muslims, Racism, and Empire (Muslim International). By Sohail Daulatzai and Junaid Rana (eds.) (Univ Of Minnesota Press, 4/6/2018). Reviewed by Ilyse R. Morgenstein-Fuerst.

The Making of a Gay Muslim: Religion, Sexuality and Identity in Malaysia and Britain. By Shanon Shah (Palgrave Macmillan, 10/27/17). Reviewed by Alexander Toft.

Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions). By Peter Adamson (Oxford University Press, 11/1/15). Reviewed by Nora Jacobsen Ben Hammed.

Islam after Liberalism. By Faisal Devji and Zaheer Kazmi (eds.) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 12/1/17). Reviewed by Shameer Modongal.


A Traveling Homeland: The Babylonian Talmud as Diaspora. By Daniel Boyarin (University of Pennsylvania Press, 6/18/2015). Reviewed by Yuval Katz-Wilfing.

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). Reviewed by Joshua Schwartz.

A History of Judaism. By Martin Goodman (Princeton University Press, 2/16/18). Reviewed by Hillel J. Kieval.

The New American Judaism: How Jews Practice Their Religion Today. By Jack Wertheimer (Princeton, 8/28/18). Reviewed by C. Lynn Carr.

Philo of Alexandria and the Construction of Jewishness in Early Christian Writings (Oxford Early Christian Studies) . By Jennifer Otto (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 7/24/18). Reviewed by Adele Reinhartz.

New Religious Movements

Zorba the Buddha: Sex, Spirituality, and Capitalism in the Global Osho Movement. By Hugh B. Urban (University of California Press, 1/12/16). Reviewed by Joshua Leach.

Revisiting Jonestown: An Interdisciplinary Study of Cults. By Domenico A. Nesci (Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 12/13/17). Reviewed by Rebecca Moore.

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

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

Critical Theory, Methods/Theories in Religious Studies

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

Philosophy of Religion

The Philosophy of Religion: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions). By Tim Bayne (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 4/22/18). Reviewed by Ryne Beddard.

Heretics!: The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy. By Steven Nadler and Ben Nadler (Princeton University Press, 6/13/17). Reviewed by Kirsten Gerdes.

The Routledge Handbook of Religious Naturalism (Routledge Handbooks in Religion). By Donald A. Crosby and Jerome A. Stone (eds) (Routledge, 2/27/2018). Reviewed by Rudolph P. Reyes.

The Happiness Philosophers: The Lives and Works of the Great Utilitarians. By Bart Schultz (Princeton University Press, 5/9/17). Reviewed by Olaoluwatoni (Toni) Alimi.

Comparative Religions, Anthropology of Religions

A Different Dimension: Reflections on the History of Transpersonal Thought. By Mark B. Ryan (Westphalia Press, 1/30/18). Reviewed by Francis X. Charet.

The Qur'an & the Bible: Text and Commentary. By Gabriel Said Reynolds; Ali Quli Qarai (trans) (Yale University Press, 6/5/18). Reviewed by Franz Volker Greifenhagen.

Witches and Demons: A Comparative Perspective on Witchcraft and Satanism (Studies in Public and Applied Anthropology). By Jean La Fontaine (Berghahn Books, 4/30/2016). Reviewed by Johanneke Kroesbergen.

Rebirth and the Stream of Life: A Philosophical Study of Reincarnation, Karma and Ethics. By Mikel Burley (Bloomsbury Academic, 1/28/16). Reviewed by Antonia Mills.

Competing Fundamentalisms: Violent Extremism in Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism. By Sathianathan Clarke (Westminster John Knox Press, 3/29/17). Reviewed by Sarah Neace.

Pilgrimage: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions). By Ian Reader (Oxford University Press, 7/1/15). Reviewed by Gisela Zimmermann.

Ritual: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions). By Barry Stephenson (Oxford University Press, 2/25/15). Reviewed by Jarrod Whitaker.

Religion, Art, & Music

Image and Presence: A Christological Reflection on Iconoclasm and Iconophilia. By Natalie Carnes (Stanford University Press, 12/12/17). Reviewed by Taylor Worley.

Religion & Economics

The Israeli Path to Neoliberalism: The State, Continuity and Change (Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Economies). By Arie Krampf (Routledge, 2/7/18). Reviewed by Sai Englert.

Religion & Law

Legal Path Dependence and the Long Arm of the Religious State: Sodomy Provisions and Gay Rights across Nations and over Time. By Victor Asal and Udi Sommer (State University of New York Press, 7/2/17). Reviewed by Amy Clanfield.

Ethics at the Edges of Law: Christian Moralists and American Legal Thought. By Cathleen Kaveny (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 11/1/17). Reviewed by Nathaniel Grimes.

Religion & Literature

The Pragmatist Turn: Religion, the Enlightenment, and the Formation of American Literature (Studies in Religion and Culture). By Giles Gunn (University of Virginia Press, 12/8/17). Reviewed by Christopher Buck.

Religion & Politics

Constructing Civility: The Human Good in Christian and Islamic Political Theologies. By Richard S. Park (University of Notre Dame Press, 10/30/17). Reviewed by Scott Appleby.

Taxing the Church: Religion, Exemptions, Entanglement, and the Constitution. By Edward A. Zelinsky (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 10/25/17). Reviewed by Steven K. Green.

Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump. By John Fea (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 6/1/18). Reviewed by Rebecca Barrett-Fox.

Religion & Science

Darwinism as Religion: What Literature Tells Us about Evolution. By Michael Ruse (Oxford University Press, 10/18/16). Reviewed by Erkki Vesa Rope Kojonen.