Books Reviewed and Received at Reading Religion, September 1-15


Interview with Christopher Buck, author of God & Apple Pie: Religious Myths and Visions of America. Interviewed by Troy Mikanovich. (Educator’s International Press, 2015).


BOOKS REVIEWED, 9/1/2018 to 9/15/2018

Religion in North America

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

Holy Humanitarians: American Evangelicals and Global Aid. By Heather D. Curtis (Harvard University Press, 4/16/18). Reviewed by Gale Kenny.

For the Gospel's Sake: The Rise of the Wycliffe Bible Translators and the Summer Institute of Linguistics (Studies in the HIstory of Christian Missions). By Boone Aldridge (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 4/12/18). Reviewed by Daniel Silliman.

Faithful Republic: Religion and Politics in Modern America (Politics and Culture in Modern America). By Andrew Preston, Bruce J. Schulman and Julian E. Zelizer (eds.) (University of Pennsylvania Press, 3/20/2015). Reviewed by David Hollinger.

The Mainline in Late Modernity: Tradition and Innovation in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. By Maren Freudenberg (Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 12/21/17). Reviewed by L. DeAne Lagerquist.

Spirituality and the State: Managing Nature and Experience in America's National Parks (North American Religions). By Kerry Mitchell (NYU Press, 5/31/16). Reviewed by Nancy Menning.

African and African diaspora religions

Ezili's Mirrors: Imagining Black Queer Genders. By Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley (Duke University Press Books, 2/27/18). Reviewed by Meredith Coleman-Tobias.


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). Reviewed by Juhn Ahn.

Christianity (mostly), history of

Jesus, the Essenes, and Christian Origins: New Light on Ancient Texts and Communities. By Simon J. Joseph (Baylor University Press, 4/1/18). Reviewed by Aryeh Amihay.

A Social and Cultural History of Late Antiquity (Wiley Blackwell Social and Cultural Histories of the Ancient World). By Douglas Boin (John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 3/20/2018). Reviewed by Nicola Denzey Lewis.

Socrates and Other Saints: Early Christian Understandings of Reason and Philosophy (Kalos). By Darius Karlowicz; Artur Sebastian Rosman (trans.) (Cascade Books, 1/10/17). Reviewed by Illya Bey.

Damasus of Rome: The Epigraphic Poetry (Oxford Early Christian Texts). By Dennis Trout (Oxford University Press, 11/3/2015). Reviewed by Nicola Denzey Lewis.

The Friaries of Medieval London: From Foundation to Dissolution. By Nick Holder (Boydell & Brewer, Incorporated, 10/20/17). Reviewed by Peter Carlson.

A Short History of Medieval Christianity (I. B. Tauris Short Histories). By G. R. Evans (I. B. Tauris, 3/1/17). Reviewed by Coleman M. Ford.

Certain Sainthood: Canonization and the Origins of Papal Infallibility in the Medieval Church. By Donald S. Prudlo (Cornell University Press, 12/18/15). Reviewed by Marie Nuar.

The Uses of the Bible in Crusader Sources (Commentaria). By Elizabeth Lapina and Nicholas Morton (Brill, 6/1/17). Reviewed by Matthew Gabriele.

Martin Luther: A Late Medieval Life. By Volker Leppin; Rhys Bezzant and Karen Roe (trans) (Baker Academic, 10/17/17). Reviewed by Timothy Ihssen.

António Vieira: Six Sermons. By Mónica Leal da Silva and Liam Brockey (trans) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 4/2/18). Reviewed by Richard Hoffman Reinhardt.

Religion in Enlightenment England: An Anthology of Primary Sources (Documents of Anglophone Christianity). By Jayne Elizabeth Lewis (ed.) (Baylor University Press, 7/1/17). Reviewed by James E. Bradley.

Our Lady of the Nations: Apparitions of Mary in 20th-Century Catholic Europe. By Chris Maunder (Oxford University Press, 4/25/2016). Reviewed by Rasa Baločkaité.

Framing Mary: The Mother of God in Modern, Revolutionary, and Post-Soviet Russian Culture. By Amy Singleton Adams and Vera Shevzov (eds) (Northern Illinois University Press, 4/24/18). Reviewed by Sierra Lynn Lawson.

The Monk's Record Player: Thomas Merton, Bob Dylan, and the Perilous Summer of 1966. By Robert Hudson (Eerdmans Publishing, 3/14/18). Reviewed by Eric C. Miller.

Christianity, contemporary

The Unfinished Reformation: What Unites and Divides Catholics and Protestants After 500 Years. By Gregg Allison and Chris Castaldo (Zondervan, 9/13/16). Reviewed by Armand Boehme.

Pope Francis and the Event of Encounter (Global Perspectives on the New Evangelization). By John C. Cavadini and Donald Wallenfang (eds) (Pickwick Publications, 1/19/18). Reviewed by Claudia Giampietro.

The Anglican Communion at a Crossroads: The Crisis of a Global Church. By Christopher Craig Brttain and Andrew McKinnon (Penn State University Press, 4/17/18). Reviewed by Eric C. Miller.

Christianity, theology

Redeeming Transcendence in the Arts: Bearing Witness to the Triune God. By Jeremy Begbie (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2/14/18). Reviewed by Susie Babka.

Dialectical Anatomy of the Eucharist: An Etude in Phenomenology. By Donald Wallenfang (Cascade Books, 5/16/17). Reviewed by David Farina Turnbloom.

Jonathan Edwards: An Introduction to His Thought. By Oliver D. Crisp and Kyle C. Strobel (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2/20/18). Reviewed by James C. Ungureanu.

Theological Dialogue with Classical Pentecostals: Challenges and Opportunities (Ecclesiological Investigations). By Jelle Creemers (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 9/24/2015). Reviewed by Andrew Boyd.

Earnest: Interdisciplinary Work Inspired by the LIfe and Teachings of B. T. Roberts. By Andrew C. Koehl and David Basinger (eds.) (Pickwick Publications, 8/29/17). Reviewed by Corey Markum.

Francis A. Sullivan, SJ and Ecclesiological Hermeneutics in Faithful Creativity (Brill's Studies in Catholic Theology). By Michael Canaris (Brill, 11/17/2016). Reviewed by Neil Ormerod.

Mystical Theology and Contemporary Spiritual Practice: Renewing the Christian Contemplative Tradition. By Christopher C. H. Cook, Julienne McLean, and Peter Tyler (eds.) (Routledge, 9/26/17). Reviewed by Simon D. Podmore.

Between Wittenberg and Geneva: Lutheran and Reformed Theology in Conversation. By Robert Kolb and Carl R. Trueman (Baker Academic, 10/17/17). Reviewed by Inseo Song.

Karl Barth and Radical Politics, Second Edition. By George Hunsinger (ed.) (Cascade Books, 10/17/17). Reviewed by Darren Sumner.

Constructing Constructive Theology: An Introductory Sketch. By Jason A. Wyman, Jr. (Augsburg Fortress, Publishers, 7/15/17). Reviewed by Krista E. Hughes.

Offering Christ: John Wesley's Evangelistic Vision. By Jack Jackson (ed.) (Abingdon Press, 6/6/17). Reviewed by Mark Teasdale.

Christianity, biblical interpretation and reception

The Biblical Canon Lists from Early Christianity: Texts and Analysis. By Edmon L. Gallagher and John D. Meade (Oxford University Press, 1/2/18). Reviewed by James Walters.

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). Reviewed by John Fadden.

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.

Moses the Egyptian in the Illustrated Old English Hexateuch (London, British Library Cotton MS Claudius B. IV). By Herbert R. Broderick (University of Notre Dame Press, 11/15/17). Reviewed by Amy Balogh.

In the Mirror of the Prodigal Son: The Pastoral Uses of a Biblical Narrative, c. 1200-1550 (Commenteria). By Pietro Delcorno (Brill, 10/20/17). Reviewed by Jim West.

Christianity, ethics and social justice

From Suffering to Solidarity: The Historical Seeds of Mennonite Interreligious, Interethnic, and International Peacebuilding. By Andrew Klager (Pickwick Publications, 10/23/15). Reviewed by Brian Froese.

Christian Responses to Terrorism: The Kenyan Experience (McMaster Divinity College Press General). By Gordon L. Heath and David K. Tarus (eds.) (Pickwick Publicdations, 11/1/17). Reviewed by Eleanor Higgs.

A Philosophy of Christian Materialism: Entangled Fidelities and the Public Good. By Christopher Baker, Thomas A. James, and John Reader (Routledge, 4/30/15). Reviewed by Thomas Jay Oord.

Care for the Sorrowing Soul: Healing Moral Injuries from Military Service and Implications for the Rest of Us. By Duane Larson and Jeff Zust (Cascade Books, 10/26/17). Reviewed by Kristin Vargas.

Political Trauma and Healing: Biblical Ethics for a Postcolonial World. By Mark G. Brett (Eerdmans, 6/29/16). Reviewed by Kyle Trowbridge.

Ecclesia and Ethics: Moral Formation and the Church. By Edward Allen Jones III, John Frederick, John Anthony Dunne, Eric Lewellen, and Janghoon Park (eds.) (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 5/19/16). Reviewed by Shaun Brown.

Living Gently in a Violent World: The Prophetic Witness of Weakness. By Stanley Hauerwas and Jean Vanier (InterVarsity Press, 7/3/18). Reviewed by Shaun Brown.

Interrupting Capitalism: Catholic Social Thought and the Economy. By Matthew A. Shadle (Oxford University Press, 7/10/18). Reviewed by David Cloutier.

Trust Women: A Progressive Christian Argument for Reproductive Justice. By Rebecca Todd Peters (Beacon Press, 4/10/18). Reviewed by Anne-Friederike Hoffmann.

Jesus and the Holocaust: Reflections on Suffering and Hope. By Joel Marcus (Eerdmans, 3/27/17). Reviewed by Paul Mojzes.

Theology Reforming Society: Revisiting Anglican Social Theology. By Stephen Spencer (Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd, 10/30/17). Reviewed by Anthony A. J. Williams.

East Asian Religions, excluding Buddhism-only books

Handbook of East Asian New Religious Movements (Brill Handbooks on Contemporary Religion). By Lukas Pokorny and Franz Winter (eds) (Brill, 4/24/18). Reviewed by Chung Van Hoang.

Language as Bodily Practice in Early China: A Chinese Grammatology (SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture). By Jane Geaney (State University of New York Press, 3/1/18). Reviewed by Mercedes Valmisa.

Meaning and Controversy Within Chinese Ancestor Religion (Asian Christianity in the Diaspora). By Paulin Batairwa Kubuya (Palgrave Macmillan, 2/7/18). Reviewed by Jonathan A. Seitz.

Gender, Power, and Talent: The Journey of Daoist Priestesses in Tang China. By Jinhua Jia (Columbia University Press, 3/13/18). Reviewed by Tyler Feezell.

The Sage and the People: The Confucian Revival in China. By Sebastien Billioud and Joel Thoraval (Oxford University Press, 9/1/2015). Reviewed by Ha Yeon Shin.


Walayah in the Fatimid Isma'Ili Tradition. By Elizabeth R. Alexandrin (State University of New York Press, 9/1/17). Reviewed by Shafique Virani.

Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qutb, and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East. By Fawaz A. A. Gerges (Princeton University Press, 4/3/18). Reviewed by Caleb Elfenbein.

Black Banners of ISIS: The Roots of the New Caliphate. By David J. Wasserstein (Yale, 8/1/17). Reviewed by Gustav Larsson.

Ibn Khaldun: An Intellectual Biography. By Robert Irwin (Princeton University Press, 2/27/18). Reviewed by Yossef Rapoport.

The Politics of the Headscarf in the United States. By Bozena C. Welborne, Aubrey L. Westfall, Özge Çelik Russell and Sarah A. Tobin (Cornell University Press, 5/15/18). Reviewed by Esra Tunc.


Joseph Albo on Free Choice: Exegetical Innovation in Medieval Jewish Philosophy. By Shira Weiss (Oxford University Press, 9/4/17). Reviewed by David Lemler.

The Phenomenon of Anne Frank (Jewish Literature and Culture). By David Barnouw; Jeannett K. Ringold (trans) (Indiana University Press, 2/7/18). Reviewed by Sean Sidky.

Reflections on Identity: The Jewish Case (Emunot: Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah). By Avi Sagi; Batya Stein (trans.) (Academic Press, 12/1/16). Reviewed by Sheldon Steen.

Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way. By Hasia R. Diner (Yale University Press, 1/13/15). Reviewed by Anne Blankenship.

American Jewry: Transcending the European Experience?. By Christian Wies and Cornelia Wilhelm (eds.) (Bloomsbury Academic, 11/3/16). Reviewed by Matthew Brittingham.

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). Reviewed by Abigail Cooper.

Methods/Theories in Religious Studies, Critical Theory

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

Myth and Solidarity in the Modern World: Beyond Religious and Political Division (Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies). By Timothy Stacey (Routledge, 1/24/18). Reviewed by Douglas Ezzy.

Philosophy of Religion

The Failures of Ethics: Confronting the Holocaust, Genocide, and Other Mass Atrocities. By John K. Roth (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 5/1/18). Reviewed by Evelyne de Mevius.

The Kaläm Cosmological Argument, Vol 1 & 2: Philosophical Arguments for the Finitude of the Past (Bloomsbury Studies in Philosophy of Religion). By Paul Copan and William Lane Craig (eds.) (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 11/16/17). Reviewed by Benedikt Göcke.

An Introduction to Ethics: A Natural Law Approach. By Brian Besong (Cascade Books, 1/1/18). Reviewed by Cory Mitchell.

The Oxford Handbook of the Epistemology of Theology (Oxford Handbooks). By William J. Abraham and Frederick D. Aquino (eds.) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 8/8/17). Reviewed by Bradley Penner.

Naturalism and Religion: A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation (Investigating the Philosophy of Religion). By Graham Oppy (Routledge, 5/29/18). Reviewed by Glenn Branch.

The Pursuit of the Soul: Psychoanalysis, Soul-making and the Christian Tradition. By Peter Tyler (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2/25/16). Reviewed by Aaron Klink.

The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Contemporary Japanese Philosophy. By Michiko Yusa (ed.) (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 9/21/17). Reviewed by Takeshi Morisato.

Comparative Religions, Anthropology of Religions

Resurrection, Hell and the Afterlife: Body and Soul in Antiquity, Judaism and Early Christianity (BibleWorld). By Mark Finney (Routledge, 3/7/16). Reviewed by Reed Carlson.

Zombies: An Anthropological Investigation of the Living Dead. By Philippe Charlier; Richard J. Gray II (trans) (University Press of Florida, 9/26/17). Reviewed by Mayumi Kodani.

The Food Movement, Culture, and Religion: A Tale of Pigs, Christians, Jews, and Politics. By Jonathan Schorsch (Palgrave Macmillan, 1/15/18). Reviewed by Adrienne Krone.

Martyrdom, Self-Sacrifice, and Self-Immolation: Religious Perspectives on Suicide. By Margo Kitts (ed.) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 6/1/2018). Reviewed by Christopher Denny.

The Cow in the Elevator: An Anthropology of Wonder. By Tulasi Srinivas (Duke University Press, 5/29/18). Reviewed by Jack David Eller.

The Rise of Contemporary Spiritualism: Concepts and Controversies in Talking to the Dead (Studies in Death, Materiality and the Origin of Time). By Anne Kalvig (Routledge, 10/17/16). Reviewed by Ethan Doyle White.

Religion, Art, & Music

Iconoclasm and Later Prehistory. By Henry Chapman (Routledge, 2/20/18). Reviewed by Craig Evan Anderson.

Visions of Mary: Art, Devotion, and Beauty at Chartres Cathedral (Mount Tabor Books). By Jill Geoffrion (Paraclete Press, 9/12/17). Reviewed by Rachel Fulton Brown.

Religion, Ethics, & Politics

Living with Difference: How to Build Community in a Divided World (California Series in Public Anthropology). By Adam B. Seligman, Rahel R. Wasserfall, and David W. Montgomery (University of California Press, 1/12/16). Reviewed by Paul Hedges.

Moral Pressure for Responsible Globalization: Religious Diplomacy in the Age of the Anthropocene (International Studies in Religion). By Sherrie M. Steiner (Brill, 3/6/18). Reviewed by Adam Loch.

Religion & Science

Science and the Truthfulness of Beauty: How the Personal Perspective Discovers Creation (Routledge Science and Religion Series). By Robert Gilbert (Routledge, 9/19/17). Reviewed by Susie Babka.


BOOKS RECEIVED, 9/1/2018 to 9/15/2018

Religion in North America

The History of the Negro Church. By Carter G. Woodson (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library, 9/1/18).

Escaped Nuns: True Womanhood and the Campaign Against Convents in Antebellum America. By Cassandra L. Yacovazzi (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 9/21/18).


Object Relations, Buddhism, and Relationality in Womanist Practical Theology. By Pamela Ayo Yetunde (Palgrave Macmillan, 7/29/18).

Ethics without Self, Dharma without Atman: Western and Buddhist Philosophical Traditions in Dialogue (Sophia Studies in Cross-cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Cultures). By Gordon F. Davis (Palgrave Macmillian, 7/19/18).

Buddhist Law in Burma: A History of Dhammasattha Texts and Jurisprudence, 1250–1850. By D. Christian Lammerts (University of Hawaii Press, 8/31/18).

Christianity (mostly), history of

St. Cyprian of Carthage and the College of Bishops. By Benjamin Safranski (Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 9/15/18).

Mystical Doctrines of Deification: Case Studies in the Christian Tradition. By Rob Faesen and John Arblaster (eds) (Routledge, 6/28/18).

Spirituality and Reform: Christianity in the West, ca. 1000–1800 . By Calvin Lane (Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 9/15/18).

The Birth of Modern Belief: Faith and Judgment from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment. By Ethan H. Shagan (Princeton University Press, 12/11/18).

Cistercian Fathers and Forefathers: Essays and Conferences. By Thomas Merton; Patrick F. O'Connell (ed) (New City Press, 8/15/18).

Staging Contemplation: Participatory Theology in Middle English Prose, Verse, and Drama. By Eleanor Johnson (University of Chicago Press, 8/17/18).

Women Pioneers in Continental European Methodism, 1869-1914 (Routledge Methodist Studies Series). By Paul W. Chilcote and Ulrike Schuler (eds) (Routledge, 8/30/18).

Peasant Violence and Anti-Semitism in Early Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe. By Irina Marin (Palgrave Macmillan, 7/12/18).

Christianity, contemporary

Aspects of Pentecostal Christianity in Zimbabwe. By Lovemore Togarasei (ed) (Palgrave Macmillian, 7/14/18).

Christianity, theology

Christ Existing As Community: Bonhoeffer's Ecclesiology . By Michael Mawson (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 9/12/18).

Prayer: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the Perplexed). By Ashley Cocksworth (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 7/12/18).

Christos Yannaras: Philosophy, Theology, Culture. By Andreas Andreopoulos and Demetrios Harper (eds) (Routledge, 8/24/18).

Augustine and Wittgenstein (Augustine in Conversation: Tradition and Innovation). By John Doody, Alexander B. Eodice and Kim Paffenboth (eds) (Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 9/15/18).

On the Resurrection of the Dead: A New Metaphysics of Afterlife for Christian Thought (Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies) . By James T. Turner (Routledge, 9/18/18).

Christianity, biblical interpretation and reception

The Emancipation of Biblical Philology in the Dutch Republic, 1590-1670. By Dirk van Miert (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 9/18/18).

Spinoza and Biblical Philology in the Dutch Republic, 1660-1710. By Jetze Touber (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 9/18/18).

Memory in a Time of Prose: Studies in Epistemology, Hebrew Scribalism, and the Biblical Past. By Daniel Pioske (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 9/12/18).

The Letter and Spirit of Biblical Interpretation: From the Early Church to Modern Practice . By Keith D. Stanglin (Baker Academic, 8/21/18).

Prophetic Rivalry, Gender, and Economics: A Study in Revelation and Sibylline Oracles 4–5 (Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen Zum Neuen Testament 2 Reihe) . By Olivia Stewart Lester (Mohr Siebeck GmbH & Company KG, 7/1/18).

Reading Mark's Christology under Caesar: Jesus the Messiah and Roman Imperial Ideology. By Adam Winn (InterVarsity Press, 9/18/18).

The Oxford Handbook of Johannine Studies. By Judith M. Lieu (Editor),Martinus C. de Boer (Editor) (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 9/26/18).

Christianity, ethics and social justice

Luther, Bonhoeffer, and Public Ethics: Re-Forming the Church of the Future . By Michael P. DeJonge and Clifford J. Green (eds) (Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 9/15/18).

Moral Leadership for a Divided Age: Fourteen People Who Dared to Change Our World. By David P. Gushee and Colin Holtz (Brazos Press, 10/16/18).

Always with Us? What Jesus Really Said about the Poor (Prophetic Christianity Series (PC)). By Liz Theoharis (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 4/21/17).

East Asian Religions, excluding Buddhism-only books

The Sea and the Sacred in Japan: Aspects of Maritime Religion (Bloomsbury Shinto Studies) . By Fabio Rambelli (Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 7/12/18).

Philosophers of the Warring States: A Sourcebook of Chinese Philosophy. By Kurtis Hagen and Steve Coutinho (eds) (Broadview Press, 10/5/18).


Modern Hinduism in Text and Context. By Lavanya Vemsani (ed) (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 7/26/18).


Archive of the Umarian Tijanniyya. By Christopher Wise (Sahel Nomad Books, 4/19/2017).

A History of Conversion to Islam in the United States, Volume 1: White American Muslims before 1975 (Muslim Minorities). By Patrick D. Bowen (Brill, 8/27/2015).

Beyond Accommodation: Everyday Narratives of Muslim Canadians. By Jennifer Selby, Amélie Barras and Lori G. Beaman (University of British Columbia Press, 9/1/18).

Salvation and Hell in Classical Islamic Thought: Can Allah Save Us All?. By Marco Demichelis (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 7/12/18).

How to Read Islamic Calligraphy. By Maryam D. Ekhtiar (Yale University Press, 9/3/18).

Christian Martyrs under Islam: Religious Violence and the Making of the Muslim World. By Christian C. Sahner (Princeton University Press, 8/14/18).

Islam and Muslims in the West: Major Issues and Debate (New Directions in Islam). By Adis Duderjia and Halim Rane (Palgrave Macmillan, 7/28/18).


JewAsian: Race, Religion, and Identity for America's Newest Jews (Studies of Jews in Society Series). By Helen Kiyong Kim and Noah Samuel Leavitt (University of Nebraska Press, 7/1/16).

Turning Points in Jewish History. By Marc J. Rosenstein (The Jewish Publication Society, 7/1/18).

The Commentators' Bible: Genesis: The Rubin JPS Miqra'ot Gedolot. By Michael Carasik (Editor) (The Jewish Publication Society, 8/15/18).

Jewish-Christianity and the History of Judaism (Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism) . By Annette Yoshiko Reed (Mohr Siebeck GmbH & Company KG, 7/1/18).

Music and Religious Change among Progressive Jews in London: Being Liberal and Doing Traditional. By Ruth Illman (Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 9/15/18).

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

Italian Jewish Networks from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century: Bridging Europe and the Mediterranean. By Francesca Bregoli, Carlotta Ferrara degli Uberti, and Guri Schwarz (eds) (Palgrave Macmillan, 7/27/18).

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

Religious Journeys in India: Pilgrims, Tourists, and Travelers . By Andrea Marion Pinkney and John Whalen-Bridge (eds) (State University of New York Press, 9/1/18).

Critical Theory, Methods/Theories in Religious Studies

Trauma and Transcendence: Suffering and the Limits of Theory. By Eric Boynton and Peter Capretto (eds) (Fordham University Press, 8/7/18).

Philosophy of Religion

Pragmatic Inquiry and Religious Communities: Charles Pierce, Signs, and Inhabited Experiments. By Brandon Daniel-Hughes (Palgrave Macmillan, 7/25/18).

Comparative Religions, Anthropology of Religions

Fairies, Demons, and Nature Spirits: 'Small Gods' at the Margins of Christendom. By Michael Ostling (Palgrave Macmillan, 11/23/2017).

Enjoying Religion: Pleasure and Fun in Established and New Religious Movements. By Frans Jespers, Karin van Nieuwkerk and Paul van der Velde (eds) (Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 9/15/18).

Postsecular Feminisms: Religion and Gender in Transnational Context . By Nandini Deo (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 7/26/18).

Religion and Technology into the Future: From Adam to Tomorrow's Eve (Studies in Body and Religion). By Sam Gill (Lexington Books, 9/15/18).

Digital Spirits in Religion and Media: Possession and Performance (Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture). By Alvin Eng Hui Lim (Routledge, 8/21/18).

Trauma and Lived Religion: Transcending the Ordinary (Palgrave Studies in Lived Religion and Societal Challenges). By R. Raud Ganzevoort and Srdjan Sremac (eds) (Palgrave Macmillan, 8/12/18).

Food, Festival and Religion: Materiality and Place in Italy (Bloomsbury Studies in Material Religion). By Francesca Ciancimino Howell (Bloomsbury Academic, 8/9/18).

Ritual, Performance and the Senses. By Michael Bull and Jon P. Mitchell (eds) (Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 8/25/16).

Religion, Art, & Music

Foucault, Art, and Radical Theology: The Mystery of Things. By Petra Carlsson Redell (Routledge, 8/6/18).

The Art of Anatheism. By Richard Kearney and Matthew Clemente (eds) (Rowman & Littlefield International, 12/12/17).

Religion, Ethics, & Politics

Xenosophia and Religion: Biographical and Statistical Paths for a Culture of Welcome. By Heinz Streib and Constantin Klein (eds) (Palgrave Macmillan, 7/21/18).

Religion & Psychology

The Demons of William James: Religious Pragmatism Explores Unusual Mental States. By Tadd Ruetenik (Palgrave Macmillan, 7/16/18).

Religion & Science

Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles?: An MIT Professor Answers Questions on God and Science (Veritas). By Ian Hutchinson (InterVarsity Press, 9/11/18).