May 13, 2019
Research in religion and literature has become increasingly diverse in recent years, with specializations extending well beyond classical fields such as Christian metaphysical and Islamic Sufi poetry
October 24, 2018
This year’s American Academy of Religion annual meeting will host many panels focusing on books in the study of religion.
October 3, 2018
Much of the study of New Religious Movements (NRMs) is based in ethnographic work, but with older groups, scholars often turn to textual sources for analysis.
August 31, 2018
Death and dying are human universals—death rituals, mourning, and grief manifest in cultures and religions throughout the world.
July 12, 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.
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.
June 8, 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.
April 11, 2023
Dear Reading Religion Subscribers, Reading Religion is currently seeking applications for our editorial board. We are specifically looking for expertise in the areas of American religious history, the Black Church,… READ MORE
March 16, 2023
Book reviewers, authors, and editorial correspondence are subject to the American Academy of Religion’s Professional Conduct Policy and the Professional Conduct Procedures. Authors may request that Reading Religion add a book (author/title/isbn) to our website… READ MORE