News and Features

New Books in South Asian Religions, 2015-2018

Recent work on religions from South Asia draws on textual studies and critiques of Orientalism and colonial attitudes lingering in the field, to recent ethnographies in modern cities and online.

New Books about Sufism, 2015-2018

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.

New Books in Religion and Art, 2015-2018

Here at Reading Religion, we have reviews coming in from scholars, theologians, and oftentimes from artists, all discussing the importance of art in the study of religion.

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.