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Welcome to the Recommended Reading section of RSN. This list is provided by the American Academy of Religion's Annual Meeting Program Unit Chairs. They have recommended two to six books which they consider influential, pivotal, seminal, or otherwise important publications in their field — publications that someone within the broad field of religion and theology might be interested in, even if the topic is outside of their area of specialization or concentration. If you are interested in knowing more about a topic that you are not yet familiar, this list may be a good place to begin.

Afro-American Religious History Group

  • Griffith, R. Marie, and Barbara Dianne Savage, eds. Women and Religion in the African Diaspora: Knowledge, Power, and Performance. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
  • Lincoln, C. Eric, and Lawrence H. Mamiya. The Black Church in the African American Experience. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1990.
  • Maffly-Kipp, Laurie F. Setting Down the Sacred Past: African-American Race Histories. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010.
  • Savage, Barbara Dianne. Your Spirits Walk Beside Us: The Politics of Black Religion. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008.
  • Walton, Jonathan L. Watch This!: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Black Televangelism. New York, NY: New York University Press, 2009.

Animals and Religion Group

  • Aftandilian, David, ed. What Are the Animals to Us?: Approaches from Science, Religion, Folklore, Literature, and Art. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2006.
  • Deane-Drummond, Celia, and David Clough, eds. Creaturely Theology: On God, Humans, and Other Animals. London: SCM Press, 2009.
  • Derrida, Jacques. The Animal that Therefore I Am. Edited by Marie-Louise Mallet and translated by David Wills. Bronx, NY: Fordham University Press, 2008.
  • Hobgood-Oster, Laura. Holy Dogs and Asses: Animals in the Christian Tradition. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008.
  • Waldau, Paul, and Kimberley Patton, eds. A Communion of Subjects: Animals in Religion, Science, and Ethics. New York: Columbia University Press, 2006.

Anthropology of Religion Group

  • Harding, Susan Friend. The Book of Jerry Falwell: Fundamentalist Language and Politics. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001.
  • Humphrey, Caroline, and James Laidlaw. The Archetypal Actions of Ritual: A Theory of Ritual Illustrated by the Jain Rite of Worship. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Arts, Literature, and Religion Section

  • Bouchard, Larry. Theater and Integrity: Emptying Selves in Drama, Ethics, and Religion. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2011.
  • Freedberg, David. The Power of Images: Studies in the History of Response. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1998.
  • Hass, Andrew, David Jasper, and Elisabeth Jay, eds. The Oxford Handbook of English Literature and Theology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • Plate, S. Brent, ed. Religion, Art, and Visual Culture: A Cross-Cultural Reader. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.
  • Spier, Jeffrey, ed. Picturing the Bible: The Earliest Christian Art. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009.
  • Yu, Anthony C. Comparative Journeys: Essays on Literature and Religion East and West. New York: Columbia University Press, 2008.

Asian North American Religion, Culture, and Society Group

  • Brock, Rita Nakashima, Jung Ha Kim, Kwok Pui Lan, and Seung Ai Yang, eds. Off the Menu: Asian and Asian North American Women’s Religion and Theology. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2007.
  • Chen, Carolyn. Getting Saved in America: Taiwanese Immigration and Religious Experience. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2008.
  • Gonzalez III, Joaquin Jay. Filipino American Faith in Action: Immigration, Religion, and Civic Engagement. New York: New York University Press, 2009.
  • Iwamura, Jane Naomi. Virtual Orientalism: Asian Religions and American Popular Culture. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • Jeung, Russell. Faithful Generations: Race and New Asian American Churches. Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2004.

Augustine and Augustinianisms Group

  • Brown, Peter. Augustine of Hippo: A Biography. 2nd ed. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2000.
  • Fitzgerald, Allan D., ed. Augustine Through the Ages: An Encyclopedia. Grand Rapids MI: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company, 2009.
  • Fredriksen, Paula. Augustine and the Jews: A Christian Defense of Jews and Judaism. New York: Doubleday Religion, 2008.
  • Lancel, Serge. Saint Augustine. London: SCM Press, 2002.
  • Rotelle, John E., ed. The Works of Saint Augustine: A Translation for the Twenty-first Century Series. New York: New City Press, 1990–. There are a number of works in this series, including Confessions, Marriage and Virginity, The Trinity, Essential Sermons, etc.

Bible, Theology, and Postmodernity Group

  • Agamben, Giorgio. The Kingdom and the Glory: For a Theological Genealogy of Economy and Government. Translated by Lorenzo Chiesa and Matteo Mandarini. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2011.
  • Barber, Daniel Colucciello. On Diaspora: Christianity, Religion, and Secularity. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2011.
  • Bowman, Donna, and Clayton Crockett, eds. Cosmology, Ecology, and the Energy of God. Bronx, NY: Fordham University Press, 2011.
  • Burrus, Virginia, Mark Jordan, and Karmen MacKendrick. Seducing Augustine: Bodies, Desires, Confessions. Third edition. Bronx, NY: Fordham University Press, 2010.
  • Keller, Catherine, and Laurel Schneider, eds. Polydoxy: Theology of Multiplicity and Relation. New York: Routledge, 2010.

Black Theology Group

  • Anderson, Victor. Beyond Ontological Blackness: An Essay on African American Religious and Cultural Criticism. London: Continuum International Publishing Group, 1995.
  • Cone, James H. A Black Theology of Liberation. Fortieth Anniversity Edition. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2010.
  • Hopkins, Dwight. Down, Up, and Over: Slave Religion and Black Theology. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Press, 1999.
  • Pinn, Anthony B. Terror and Triumph: The Nature of Black Religion. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Press, 2003.
  • Ware, Frederick L. Methodologies of Black Theology. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2008.

Body and Religion Group

  • Cave, David, and Rebecca Sachs Norris, eds. Religion and the Body: Modern Science and the Construction of Religious Meaning. Numen Book Series. Boston, MA: Brill Academic Publishers, 2012.
  • Howes, David. Sensual Relations: Engaging the Senses in Culture and Social Theory. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2003.
  • Johnson, Mark. The Meaning of the Body: Aesthetics of Human Understanding. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2008.
  • Kalof, Linda, and William Bynum, eds. Cultural History of the Human Body. London, UK: Berg Publishers, 2010.
  • Serres, Michel. The Five Senses: A Philosophy of Mingled Bodies. New York: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2009.

Bonhoeffer: Theology and Social Analysis Group

  • Barnett, Victoria. For the Soul of the People: Protestant Protest against Hitler. Volume I. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
  • Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. Letters and Papers from Prison. Vol. 8 of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works Series. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Press, 2010.
  • Green, Clifford J. Bonhoeffer: A Theology of Sociality. Grand Rapids MI: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company, 1999.
  • Haynes, Stephen. The Bonhoeffer Legacy: Post-Holocaust Perspectives. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Press, 2006.
  • Rasmussen, Larry. Bonhoeffer: Reality and Resistance. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2005.

Buddhism Section

  • Collins, Steven. Nirvana: Concept, Imagery, Narrative. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • McDaniel, Justin. The Lovelorn Ghost and the Magical Monk: Practicing Buddhism in Modern Thailand. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011.
  • Rowe, Mark Michael. Bonds of the Dead: Temples, Burial, and the Transformation of Contemporary Japanese Buddhism. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2011.

Buddhism in the West Group

  • Cadge, Wendy. Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2004.
  • Numrich, Paul David, ed. North American Buddhists in Social Context. Boston, MA: Brill Academic Publishers, 2008.
  • Prebish, Charles S., and Martin Baumann, eds. Westward Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Asia. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2002.
  • Snodgrass, Judith. Presenting Japanese Buddhism to the West: Orientalism, Occidentalism, and the Columbian Exposition. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2003.
  • Tweed, Thomas A. The American Encounter with Buddhism, 1844–1912: Victorian Culture and the Limits of Dissent. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2000.

Buddhist Critical–Constructive Reflection Group

  • Gross, Rita M. Buddhism after Patriarchy: A Feminist History, Analysis, and Reconstruction of Buddhism. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1993.
  • Jackson, Roger, and John Makranksy, eds. Buddhist Theology: Critical Reflections by Contemporary Buddhist Scholars. New York: Routledge, 1999.
  • King, Sallie B. Socially Engaged Buddhism. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2009.
  • Loy, David. The Great Awakening: A Buddhist Social Theory. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2005.
  • Unno, Mark T., ed. Buddhism and Psychotherapy across Cultures: Essays on Theories, Practices, and Cultures. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2006.

Buddhist Philosophy Group

  • Clayton, John. Religions, Reasons, and Gods: Essays in Cross-cultural Philosophy of Religion. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  • Johnston, Mark. Saving God: Religion after Idolatry. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009.
  • Johnston, Mark. Surviving Death. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2010.

Childhood Studies and Religion Group

  • Browning, Don S., and Marcia J. Bunge, eds. Children and Childhood in World Religions: Primary Sources and Texts. Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2009.
  • Bunge, Marcia J., Terence E. Fretheim, and Beverly Roberts Gaventa, eds. The Child in the Bible. Grand Rapids MI: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company, 2008.
  • Percy-Smith, Barry, and Nigel Thomas, eds. A Handbook of Children and Young People’s Participation: Perspectives from Theory and Practice. New York: Taylor and Francis, Inc., 2009.
  • Wall, John. Ethics in Light of Childhood. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2010.
  • Wyller, Trygve, and Usha S. Nayar, eds. The Given Child: The Religions’ Contribution to Children’s Citizenship. Göttingen, Germany: Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, 2007.

Chinese Religions Group

  • Adamek, Wendi L. The Mystique of Transmission: On Early Chan History and Its Contexts. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007.
  • Campany, Robert Ford. Making Transcendents: Ascetics and Social Memory in Early Medieval China. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2009.
  • Dudbridge, Glen. Religious Experience and Lay Society in T’ang China: A Reading of Tai Fu’s Kuang-i Chi. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  • Mollier, Christine. Buddhism and Taoism Face to Face: Scripture, Ritual, and Iconographic Exchange in Medieval China. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2009
  • Wilson, Thomas A., ed. On Sacred Grounds: Culture, Society, Politics, and the Formation of the Cult of Confucius. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003.
  • Yu, Chun-fang. Kuan-yin: The Chinese Transformation of Avalokitesvara. New York: Columbia University Press, 2001.

Cognitive Science of Religion Group

  • Barrett, Justin L. Why Would Anyone Believe in God? Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press, 2004.
  • Boyer, Pascal. Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought. New York, NY: Basic Books, 2002.
  • Bulbulia, Joseph, et al., eds. The Evolution of Religion: Studies, Theories, and Critiques. Payson, AZ: Collins Foundation Press, 2008.
  • Taves, Ann. Religious Experience Reconsidered: A Building-Block Approach to the Study of Religion and Other Special Things. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009.
  • Wilson, David Sloan. Darwin’s Cathedral: Evolution, Religion, and the Nature of Society. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2003.

Comparative Studies in Religion Section

  • Neville, Robert Cummings, ed. Ultimate Realities: A Volume in the Comparative Religious Ideas Project. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2000.
  • Obeyesekere, Gananath. Imagining Karma: Ethical Transformation in Amerindian, Buddhist, and Greek Rebirth. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2002.
  • Paden, William, “Comparative Religion,” and Douglas Allen, “Phenomenology of Religion,” in The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion, edited by John R. Hinnells. New York: Taylor and Francis, Inc., 2005.
  • Patton, Kimberley C., and Benjamin C. Ray, eds. A Magic Still Dwells: Comparative Religion in the Postmodern Age. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2000.
  • Seligman, Adam B., Robert P. Weller, Michael J. Puett, and Bennett Simon. Ritual and Its Consequences: An Essay on the Limits of Sincerity. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • Smith, Jonathan Z. Relating Religion: Essays in the Study of Religion. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2004.
  • Numen 48, 3 (2001) (essays in entire volume, which is devoted to the issues raised in the comparative study of religion).

Comparative Theology Group

  • Clooney, Francis X., S.J. Comparative Theology: Deep Learning across Religious Borders. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, John and Sons, Incorporated, 2010.
  • Masuzawa, Tomoko. Invention of World Religions: Or, How European Universalism was Preserved in the Language of Pluralism. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2005.
  • Neville, Robert Cummings. Ritual and Deference: Extending Chinese Philosophy in a Comparative Context. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2009.
  • Nicholson, Hugh. Comparative Theology and the Problem of Religious Rivalry. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • Roberts, Michelle Voss. Dualities: A Theology of Difference. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2010.
  • Ward, Keith. Religion and Revelation: A Theology of Revelation in the World’s Religions. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Confucian Traditions Group

  • Fingarette, Herbert. Confucius: The Secular As Sacred. Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, 1972.
  • Goossaert, Vincent, and David A. Palmer. The Religious Question in Modern China. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2011.
  • Wei-ming, Tu. Centrality and Commonality: An Essay on Confucian Religiousness. Revised edition. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1989.
  • Wilson, Thomas A., ed. On Sacred Grounds: Culture, Society, Politics, and the Formation of the Cult of Confucius Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003.
  • Zito, Angela. Of Body and Brush: Grand Sacrifice as Text/Performance in Eighteenth Century China Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1998.

Contemplative Studies Group

  • Andresen, Jensine, and Robert K. C. Forman, eds. Cognitive Models and Spiritual Maps: Interdisciplinary Explorations of Religious Experience. Exeter, UK: Imprint Academic, 2000.
  • D’Aquili, Eugene, and Andrew B. Newberg. The Mystical Mind: Probing the Biology of Religious Experience. Minneapolis, MN: Augsberg Fortress Press, 1999
  • De Wit, Han F. Contemplative Psychology. Translated by Marie Louise Baird. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press, 1991.
  • Grace, Fran, and Judith Simmer-Brown, eds. Meditation and the Classroom: Contemplative Pedagogy for Religious Studies. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2011.
  • Hadot, Pierre. Philosophy as a Way of Life: Spiritual Exercises from Socrates to Foucault. Malden, MA.: Blackwell Publishing, 1995.
  • Shapiro, Deane H. and Roger N. Walsh, eds. Meditation: Classic and Contemporary Perspectives. Hawthorne, NY: Aldine Publishing Company, 1984.
  • Varela, Francisco J., Evan Thompson, and Eleanor Rosch. The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1991.

Contemporary Islam Group

  • Abou El Fadl, Khaled. Search for Beauty in Islam: A Conference of the Books. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2005.
  • Ahmad, Leila. A Quiet Revolution: The Veil's Resurgence, from the Middle East to America. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2011.
  • Bellamy, Carla. The Powerful Ephemeral: Everyday Healing in an Ambiguously Islamic Place. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2011.
  • GhaneaBassiri, Kambiz. A History of Islam in America: From the New World to the New World Order. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • Mittermaier, Amira. Dreams that Matter: Egyptian Landscapes of the Imagination. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2010.
  • Tayob, Abdulkader. Religion in Modern Islamic Discourse. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010.

Contemporary Pagan Studies Group

  • Berger, Helen A. A Community of Witches: Contemporary Neo-Paganism and Witchcraft in the United States. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1999.
  • Clifton, Chas. Her Hidden Children: The Rise of Wicca and Paganism in America. Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press, 2006.
  • Harvey, Graham. Contemporary Paganism: Religions of the Earth from Druids and Witches to Heathens and Ecofeminists. Second edition. New York: New York University Press, 2011.
  • Pike, Sarah. New Age and Neopagan Religions in America. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004.
  • York, Michael. Pagan Theology: Paganism as a World Religion. New York: New York University Press, 2005.

Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group

  • Asad, Talal. Genealogies of Religion: Discipline and Reasons of Power in Christianity and Islam. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993.
  • BeDuhn, Jason David. The Manichaean Body: In Discipline and Ritual. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.
  • Gill, Sam D. Storytracking: Texts, Stories, and Histories in Central Australia. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1998.
  • McCutcheon, Russell T. Manufacturing Religion: The Discourse on Sui Generis Religion and the Politics of Nostalgia. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1997.
  • Smith, Jonathan Z. Imagining Religion: From Babylon to Jonestown. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1988.

Cultural History of the Study of Religion Group

  • King, Richard. Orientalism and Religion: Postcolonial Theory, India, and “The Mystic East”. New York, NY: Taylor and Francis, Inc., 1999.
  • Latour, Bruno. On the Modern Cult of the Factish Gods. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010.
  • Mandair, Arvind. Religion and the Specter of the West: Sikhism, India, Postcoloniality, and the Politics of Translation. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009.
  • Masuzawa, Tomoko. Invention of World Religions: Or, How European Universalism Was Preserved in the Language of Pluralism. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2005.

Daoist Studies Group

  • Bokenkamp, Stephen R. Early Daoist Scriptures. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1999.
  • Boretz, Boretz. Gods, Ghosts, Gangsters: Ritual Violence, Martial Arts, and Masculinity on the Margins of Chinese Society. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai'i Press, 2010.
  • Campany, Robert Ford. Making Transcendents: Ascetics and Social Memory in Early Medieval China. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai'i Press, 2009.
  • Davis, Edward L. Society and the Supernatural in Song China. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai'i Press, 2001.
  • Dean, Kenneth, and Zheng Zhenman. Ritual Alliance of the Putian Plain. Two volumes. Boston, MA: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc., 2010.

Death, Dying, and Beyond Group

  • Ariès, Philippe. The Hour of Our Death: The Classic History of Western Attitudes Toward Death Over the Last One Thousand Years. New York, NY: Vintage Books, 1982.
  • Becker, Ernest. The Denial of Death. New York, NY: Free Press, 1973.
  • Smith, Jane Idleman, and Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad. The Islamic Understanding of Death and Resurrection. New York: NY: Oxford University Press, 2002.
  • For a full bibliography, click here.

Eastern Orthodox Studies Group

  • Behr, John. Formation of Christian Theology, Volume 1: The Way to Nicaea. Yonkers, NY: Saint Vladimir's Seminary Press, 2003.
  • Cunningham, Mary B., and Elizabeth Theokritoff. The Cambridge Companion to Orthodox Christian Theology. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • Hart, David Bentley. The Beauty Of The Infinite: The Aesthetics Of Christian Truth. Grand Rapids MI: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company, 2003.
  • Papanikolaou, Aristotle. Being With God: Trinity, Apophaticism, and Divine-Human Communion. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame, 2006.
  • Russell, Norman. The Doctrine of Deification in the Greek Patristic Tradition. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Ethics Section

  • Alinsky, Saul D. Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals. New York: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 1989.
  • Bonino, José M. Toward a Christian Political Ethics. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 1983.
  • Cannon, Katie G. Black Womanist Ethics. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
  • De La Torre, Miguel A. Doing Christian Ethics from the Margins. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2004.
  • Floyd-Thomas, Stacey M. Mining the Motherlode: Methods in Womanist Ethics. Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim Press/United Church Press, 2006.

Feminist Theory and Religious Reflection Group

  • Bradley, Tamsin. Religion and Gender in the Developing World: Faith-Based Organizations and Feminism in India. London: I. B. Tauris and Company, 2011.
  • Briggs, Sheila, and Mary McClintock Fulkerson, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • Fiorenza, Elisabeth Schüssler. Transforming Vision: Explorations in Feminist Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2011.
  • Keller, Catherine, and Laurel Schneider, eds. Polydoxy: Theology of Multiplicity and Relation. New York: Routledge, 2010.

Hinduism Group

  • Bronkhorst, Johannes. Greater Magadha: Studies in the Culture of Early India. Boston, MA: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc., 2007.
  • Davis, Donald R., Jr. The Spirit of Hindu Law. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • Olivelle, Patrick. The Asrama System: The History and Hermeneutics of a Religious Institution. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.
  • Pollock, Sheldon. The Language of the Gods in the World of Men: Sanskrit, Culture, and Power in Premodern India. Berkeley, CA: University of California, 2009.
  • Prasad, Leela. Poetics of Conduct: Oral Narrative and Moral Being in a South Indian Town. New York: Columbia University Press, 2006.
  • Clay Sanskrit Library (http://claysanskritlibrary.org/) From New York University Press: An innovating series of expertly and artfully rendered translations of Sanskrit literary works with original text on the facing pages (on the Loeb Classics model). Alas, now discontinued, but what has already appeared in it makes this literature accessible as never before.

Indigenous Religious Traditions Group

  • Cox, James L. From Primitive to Indigenous: The Academic Study of Indigenous Religions. Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishing, 2007.
  • Olupona, Jacob, ed. Beyond Primitivism: Indigenous Religious Traditions and Modernity. New York, NY: Taylor and Francis, Inc., 2003.

International Development and Religion Group

  • Bornstein, Erica. The Spirit of Development: Protestant NGOs, Morality, and Economics in Zimbabwe. New York, NY: Routledge, 2003.
  • Deneulin, Séverine, and Masooda Bano. Religion in Development: Rewriting the Secular Script. London, UK: Zed Books, 2009.
  • Hefferan, Tara, Julie Adkins, and Laurie Occhipinti, eds. Bridging the Gaps: Faith-Based Organizations, Neoliberalism, and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2009.
  • Marshall, Katherine, and Marisa Van Saanen. Development and Faith: Where Mind, Heart, and Soul Work Together. Washington, DC: World Bank Publications, 2007.

Islamic Mysticism Group

  • Ali, Kecia. Sexual Ethics and Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, Hadith, and Jurisprudence. Oxford, UK: Oneworld Publications, 2006.
  • Ernst, Carl W. Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.
  • Lawrence, Bruce. The Qur’an. New York, NY: Grove/Atlantic, Inc., 2008.
  • Safi, Omid. Memories of Muhammad: Why the Prophet Matters. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 2009.
  • Sells, Michael. Approaching the Qur’an: The Early Revelations. Ashland, OR: White Cloud Press, 2006.

Jain Studies Group

  • Babb, Lawrence A. Emerald City: The Birth and Evolution of an Indian Gemstone Industry. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2012.
  • Hegewald, Julia. Jaina Temple Architecture in India: The Development of a Distinct Language in Space and Ritual. Berlin: G + H Verlag, 2009.
  • Luithle-Hardenberg, Andrea. Die Reise zum Ursprung: Die Pilgerschaft der Shvetambara-Jaina zum Berg Shatrunjaya in Gujarat, Indien. München: Manya Verlag München, 2011.
  • Owen, Lisa N. Carving Devotion in the Jain Caves at Ellora. Leiden: Brill, 2012.
  • Sethi, Manisha. Escaping the World: Women Renouncers among Jains. New Delhi: Routledge, 2011.

Japanese Religions Group

  • Bowring, Richard. The Religious Traditions of Japan, 500–1600. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
  • Reader, Ian. Religion in Contemporary Japan. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 1991.
  • Reader, Ian, and George J. Tanabe. Practically Religious: Worldly Benefits and the Common Religion of Japan. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 1998.
  • Rambelli, Fabio. Buddhist Materiality: A Cultural History of Objects in Japanese Buddhism. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2007.
  • Swanson, Paul L., and Clark Chilson, eds. Nanzan Guide to Japanese Religions. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2005.

Kierkegaard, Religion, and Culture Group

  • Ferreira, M. Jamie. Love’s Grateful Striving: A Commentary on Kierkegaard’s Works of Love. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2001.
  • Gouwens, David J. Kierkegaard as Religious Thinker. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
  • Pattison, George. Kierkegaard’s Upbuilding Discourses: Philosophy, Literature, and Theology. New York, NY: Routledge, 2002.
  • Perkins, Robert L., ed. International Kierkegaard Commentary. 24 volumes. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1984–2010.
  • Walsh, Sylvia. Living Christianly: Kierkegaard’s Dialectic of Christian Existence. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2005.

Korean Religions Group

  • Baker, Don. Korean Spirituality. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai'i Press, 2008.
  • Buswell Jr., Robert E. The Zen Monastic Experience: Buddhist Practice in Contemporary Korea. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1993.
  • Buswell Jr., Robert E., and Timothy S. Lee, ed. Christianity in Korea. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2007.
  • Haboush, JaHyun Kim, and Martina Deuchler, eds. Culture and the State in Late Choson Korea. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999.
  • Kendall, Laurel. Shamans, Housewives, and Other Restless Spirits: Women in Korean Ritual Life. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 1985.

Latina/o Religion, Culture, and Society Group

  • Espín, Orlando O., ed. Building Bridges, Doing Justice: Constructing a Latino/a Ecumenical Theology. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2009.
  • Gómez-Ruiz, Raúl. Mozarabs, Hispanics, and the Cross. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2007.
  • Medina, Néstor. Mestizaje: (Re)mapping Race, Culture, and Faith in Latina/o Catholicism. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2009.
  • Nanko-Fernández, Carmen. Theologizing en Espanglish: Context, Community, and Ministry. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2010.
  • Valentin, Benjamin. In Our Own Voices: Latino/a Renditions of Theology. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2010.

Law, Religion, and Culture Group

  • Asad, Talal, Wendy Brown, Judith Butler, and Saba Mahmood. Is Critique Secular?: Blasphemy, Injury, and Free Speech. Berkeley, CA: Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, 2009.
  • Engel, David, and Jaruwan S. Engel. Tort, Custom, and Karma: Globalization and Legal Consciousness in Thailand. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2010.
  • Sullivan, Winnifred Fallers. Prison Religion: Faith-based Reform and the Constitution. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009.
  • Sulllivan, Winnifred Fallers, Robert Yelle, and Mateo Taussig-Rubbo, eds. After Secular Law. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2011.

Liberal Theologies Group

  • Brock, Rita Nakashima, and Rebecca Parker. Saving Paradise: How Christianity Traded Love of this World for Crucifixion and Empire. Boston: Beacon Press, 2008.
  • Dorrien, Gary. The Making of American Liberal Theology. Volumes 1–3. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001–2006.
  • Fulkerson, Mary McClintock. Places of Redemption: Theology for a Worldly Church. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • Keller, Catherine. On the Mystery: Discerning Divinity in Process. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2008.
  • Schmidt, Leigh Eric. Restless Souls: The Making of American Spirituality. San Francisco: Harper and Row, 2005.

Martin Luther and Global Lutheran Traditions Group

  • Bloomquist, Karen L., ed. Theological Practices That Matter. Minneapolis, MN: Lutheran University Press, 2010.
  • Chung, Paul, Ulrich Duchrow, and Craig L. Nessan, eds. Liberating Lutheran Theology: Freedom for Justice and Solidarity in a Global Context. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 2011.
  • Dragseth, Jennifer Hockenbery, ed. The Devil's Whore: Reason and Philosophy in the Lutheran Tradition. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 2011.
  • Janz, Denis R. The Westminster Handbook to Martin Luther. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2010.
  • Kolb, Robert. Luther and the Stories of God: Biblical Narratives as a Foundation for Christian Living. Ada, MI: Baker Publishing Group, 2012.
  • Westhelle, Vitor. After Heresy: Colonial Practices and Postcolonial Theologies. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2010.

Middle Eastern Christianity Group

  • Davis, Steve. Coptic Christology in Context: Incarnation and Divine Participation in Late Antique and Medieval Egypt. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • Griffith, Sidney H. The Church in the Shadow of the Mosque: Christians and Muslims in the World of Islam. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007.
  • Hamilton, Alastair. The Copts and the West 1439-1822: The European Discovery of the Egyptian Church. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • Khater, Akram. Inventing Home: Emigration, Gender, and the Middle Class in Lebanon, 1870–1920. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2001.
  • Pacini, Andrea. Christian Communities in the Arab Middle East: The Challenge of the Future. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Music and Religion Group

  • Begbie, Jeremy. Re-sounding Truth: Christian Wisdom in the World of Music. Ada, MI: Baker Publishing Group, 2007.
  • Epstein, Heidi. Melting the Venusberg: A Feminist Theology of Music. New York: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2004.
  • Marini, Stephen A. Sacred Song in America: Religion, Music, and Public Culture. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2003.
  • Stoltzfus, Philip E. Theology as Performance: Music, Aesthetics, and God in Western Thought. New York: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2006.
  • Stowe, David W. How Sweet the Sound: Music in the Spiritual Lives of Americans. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004.

Mysticism Group

  • Buber, Martin. Ecstatic Confessions: The Heart of Mysticism. Edited by Paul R. Mendes-Flohr and translated by Esther Cameron. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1996.
  • Douglas-Klotz, Neil. The Sufi Book of Life: 99 Pathways of the Heart for the Modern Dervish. New York: Penguin Group (USA), 2005.
  • Harmless, William. Mystics. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • Kohn, Livia. Early Chinese Mysticism: Philosophy and Soteriology in the Taoist Tradition. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1991.
  • McGinn, Bernard, ed. The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism. New York: Random House, Inc., 2006.
  • Underhill, Evelyn. Mysticism. Charleston, SC: CreateSpace Publishers, 2011.

New Religious Movements Group

  • Barker, Eileen. The Making of a Moonie: Choice or Brainwashing? Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishing, 1993.
  • Bromley, David G., and J. Gordon Melton, eds. Cults, Religion, and Violence. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  • Miller, Timothy, ed. When Prophets Die: The Postcharismatic Fate of New Religious Movements. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1991.
  • Bednarowski, Mary Farrell. New Religions and the Theological Imagination in America. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1995.

North American Hinduism Group

  • Dempsey, Corinne G. The Goddess Lives in Upstate New York: Breaking Convention and Making Home at a North American Hindu Temple. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • Goldberg, Philip. American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation — How Indian Spirituality Changed the West. New York, NY: Harmony Books, 2010.
  • Kripal, Jeffrey J. Esalen: America and the Religion of No Religion. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2007.
  • Long, Jeffery D. A Vision for Hinduism: Beyond Hindu Nationalism. London: I. B. Tauris and Company, 2007.
  • Prashad, Vijay. The Karma of Brown Folk. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2000.
  • Williamson, Lola. Transcendent in America: Hindu-Inspired Meditation Movements as New Religion. New York: New York University Press, 2010.

North American Religions Section

  • Albanese, Catherine L. Nature Religion in America: From the Algonkian Indians to the New Age. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1990.
  • Griffith, R. Marie. Born Again Bodies: Flesh and Spirit in American Christianity. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2004.
  • Orsi, Robert A. Between Heaven and Earth: The Religious Worlds People Make and the Scholars Who Study Them. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2004.
  • Tweed, Thomas A., ed. Retelling U.S. Religious History. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1997.
  • Wilson, Jeff. Mourning the Unborn Dead: A Buddhist Ritual Comes to America. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Open and Relational Theologies Group

  • Grenz, Stanley. The Social God and the Relational Self: A Trinitarian Theology of the Imago Dei. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2007.
  • Keller, Catherine. On the Mystery: Discerning Divinity in Process. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Press, 2008.
  • McDaniel, Jay, and Donna Bowman. Handbook of Process Theology. Saint Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2006.
  • Oord, Thomas Jay. The Nature of Love: A Theology. Saint Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2010.
  • Sanders, John. The God Who Risks: A Theology of Divine Providence. Revised Edition. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2007.

Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements Group

  • Alexander, Estrelda Y. Black Fire: One Hundred Years of African American Pentecostalism. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Academic Press, 2011.
  • Anderson, Allan. An Introduction to Pentecostalism: Global Charismatic Christianity. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
  • Jacobsen, Douglas G. Thinking in the Spirit: Theologies of the Early Pentecostalism Movement. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2003.
  • Miller, Donald E., and Tetsunao Yamamori. Global Pentecostalism: The New Face of Christian Social Engagement. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2007.
  • Wacker, Grant. Heaven Below: Early Pentecostals and American Culture. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003.
  • Yong, Amos. The Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh: Pentecostalism and the Possibility of Global Theology. Ada, MI: Baker Publishing Group, 2005.

Practical Theology Group

  • Browning, Don S. Fundamental Practical Theology: Descriptive and Strategic Proposals. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 1995.
  • Fulkerson, Mary McClintock. Places of Redemption: Theology for a Worldly Church. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • Graham, Elaine L. Transforming Practice: Pastoral Theology in an Age of Uncertainty. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2002.
  • Schleiermacher, Friedrich. Brief Outline on the Study of Theology: Drawn Up to Serve as the Basis of Introductory Lectures. Translated by Terrence N. Tice. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 1990.
  • Van der Ven, Johannes. Practical Theology: An Empirical Approach. Translated by Barbara Schultz. Kampen, The Netherlands: Kok Pharos Publishing, 1995.

Pragmatism and Empiricism in American Religious Thought Group

  • Addams, Jane. Democracy and Social Ethics. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2002. Particularly “A Modern Lear.”
  • Dewey, John. A Common Faith. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1991.
  • Frankenberry, Nancy. Radical Interpretation in Religion. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  • James, William. The Varieties of Religious Experience. New York: Barnes and Noble Publishers, 2004.
  • Proudfoot, Wayne. Religious Experience. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1987.
  • Whitehead, Alfred North. Religion in the Making. Reissue. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Psychology, Culture, and Religion Group

  • Browning, Don, and Terry Cooper. Religious Thought and the Modern Psychologies. 2nd ed. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2004.
  • Hood Jr., Ralph W., Peter C. Hill, and Bernard Spilka. The Psychology of Religion: An Empirical Approach. 4th ed. New York: Guilford Press, 2009.
  • Jones, James W. Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Religion: Transference and Transcendence. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1993.
  • Jonte-Pace, Diane, and William Parsons, eds. Psychology and Religion: Mapping the Terrain. Contemporary Dialogues, Future Prospects. New York: Routledge, 2001.
  • Liebman Jacobs, Janet, and Donald Capps, eds. Religion, Society, and Psychoanalysis: Readings in Contemporary Theory. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1997.

Queer Studies in Religion Group

  • Comstock, Gary David, Susan E. Henking, eds. Que(e)ring Religion: A Critical Anthology. London: Continuum International Publishing Group, 1997.
  • Eng, David L., Judith Halberstam, José Esteban Muñoz, eds. What’s Queer About Queer Studies Now? Special Issue of Social Text 84–85. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2005.
  • Jakobsen, Janet R., and Ann Pellegrini. Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2004.
  • Puar, Jasbir K. Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007.
  • Turner, William B. A Genealogy of Queer Theory. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2000.

Qur'an Group

  • McAuliffe, Jane Dammen, ed. Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an. Five volumes. Boston, MA: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc., 2001–2005.
  • _____. The Cambridge Companion to the Qur'an. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  • Rahman, Fazlur. Major Themes of the Qur'an. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2009.
  • Rippin, Andrew, ed. The Blackwell Companion to the Qur'an. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2006.
  • Wadud, Amina. Qur'an and Woman: Rerreading the Sacred Text from a Woman's Perspective. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • Zadeh, Travis E. The Vernacular Qur'an: Translation and the Rise of Persian Exegesis. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Religion and Disability Studies Group

  • Betcher, Sharon V. Spirit and the Politics of Disablement. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 2007.
  • Creamer, Deborah Beth. Disability and Christian Theology: Embodied Limits and Constructive Possibilities. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • Eiesland, Nancy L. The Disabled God: Toward a Liberatory Theology of Disability. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1994.
  • Schumm, Darla, and Michael Stoltzfus, eds. Disability and Religious Diversity: Cross-Cultural and Interreligious Perspectives. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan, 2011.
  • Schumm, Darla, and Michael Stoltzfus, eds. Disability in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Sacred Texts, Historical Traditions, and Social Analysis. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan, 2011.
  • Yong, Amos. Theology and Down Syndrome: Reimaging Disability in Late Modernity. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2007

Religion and Ecology Group

  • Bauman, Whitney, Rick Bohannon, and Kevin O'Brien, eds. Grounding Religion: A Field Guide to the Study of Religion and Ecology. New York: Taylor and Francis, Inc., 2010.
  • Dalton, Anne Marie, and Henry C. Simmons. Ecotheology and the Practice of Hope. New York: State University of New York Press, 2010.
  • Macauley, David. Elemental Philosophy: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water as Environmental Ideas. New York: State University of New York Press, 2010.
  • Rolston, Holmes, III. Three Big Bangs: Matter-Energy, Life, Mind. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010.
  • Scott, Peter M. Anti-Human Theology: Nature, Technology, and the Post-Natural. London: SCM Press, 2010.

Religion and Migration Group

  • Bonifacio, Glenda Tibe, and Vivienne S. M. Angeles, eds. Gender, Religion, and Migration: Pathways of Integration. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2009.
  • Castles, Stephen, and Mark J. Miller. The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World. Fourth Edition. New York, NY: The Guilford Press, 2009.
  • Groody, Daniel G., and Gioacchino Campese, eds. A Promised Land, A Perilous Journey: Theological Perspectives on Migration. Notre Dame, IN: Notre Dame University Press, 2008.
  • Levitt, Peggy. God Needs No Passport: Immigrants and the Changing American Religious Landscape. New York, NY: The New Press, 2007.
  • Warner, R. Stephen, and Judith G. Wittner, eds. Gatherings in Diaspora: Religious Communities and the New Immigration. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1998.

Religion and Popular Culture Group

  • Chidester, David. Authentic Fakes: Religion and American Popular Culture. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2005.
  • Hoover, Stewart, and Knut Lundby, eds. Rethinking Media, Religion, and Culture. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997.
  • Laderman, Gary. Sacred Matters: Celebrity Worship, Sexual Ecstasies, The Living Dead, and Other Signs of Religious Life in the United States. New York: The New Press, 2009.
  • Morgan, David. The Sacred Gaze: Religious Visual Culture in Theory and Practice. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2005.
  • Winston, Diane, ed. Small Screen, Big Picture: Television and Lived Religion. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2009.

Religion and Public Schools: International Perspectives

Religion and Sexuality Group

  • Ali, Kecia. Sexual Ethics and Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur’an, Hadith, and Jurisprudence. Oxford, UK: Oneworld Publications, 2006.
  • Babayan, Kathryn, and Afsaneh Najmabadi, eds. Islamicate Sexualities: Translations across Temporal Geographies of Desire. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008.
  • Ellison, Marvin M., and Sylvia Thorson-Smith, eds. Body and Soul: Rethinking Sexuality as Justice Love. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2008.
  • Griffith, Marie. "Sexing Religion." In The Cambridge Companion to Religious Studies, edited by Robert A. Orsi. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
  • Hopkins, Dwight N., and Anthony B. Pinn, eds. Loving the Body: Black Religious Studies and the Erotic. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

Religion in Europe Group

  • Davie, Grace. Religion in Modern Europe: A Memory Mutates. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
  • Duffy, Eamon. The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England, 1400–1580. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2005.
  • Kaplan, Benjamin J. Divided by Faith: Religious Conflict and the Practice of Toleration in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010.
  • Lazier, Benjamin. God Interrupted: Heresy and the European Imagination between the World Wars. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2008.
  • Jenkins, Philip. God’s Continent: Christianity, Islam, and Europe’s Religious Crisis. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Religion in South Asia Section

  • Bigelow, Anna. Sharing the Sacred: Practicing Pluralism in Muslim North India. Cambridge, UK: Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • Hegel, G. W. F. Lectures on the History of Philosophy. Volumes I-III. Forgotten Stories Press, 2010.
  • Kelting, M. Whitney. Heroic Wives: Rituals, Stories, and the Virtues of Jain Wifehood. Cambridge, UK: Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • Mandair, Arvind-Pal S. Religion and the Specter of the West: Sikhism, India, Postcoloniality, and the Politics of Translation. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2009.
  • Mines, Diane. Fierce Gods: Inequality, Ritual, and the Politics of Dignity in a South Indian Village. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2005.

Religion in Southeast Asia Group

  • Carbine, Jason A. Sons of the Buddha: Continuities and Ruptures in a Burmese Monastic Tradition. Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter 2011.
  • Fox, Richard. Critical Reflections on Religion and Media in Contemporary Bali. Boston. MA: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc., 2010.
  • Rudnyckyj, Daromir. Spiritual Economies Islam, Globalization, and the Afterlife of Development. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2010.
  • Taylor, Phillip. Cham Muslims of the Mekong Delta: Place and Mobility in the Cosmopolitan Periphery. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai'i Press, 2007.
  • Wiegele, Katharine L. Investing in Miracles: El Shaddai and the Transformation of Popular Catholicism in the Philippines. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawai'i Press, 2004.

Religion in the American West Seminar

  • Farmer, Jared. On Zion’s Mount: Mormons, Indians, and the American Landscape. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008.
  • Goff, Philip. “Religion and the American West,” in A Companion to the American West, edited by William Deverell, 286–303. Malden, MA.: Blackwell Publishing, 2004.
  • Maffly-Kipp, Laurie F. “Eastward Ho!: American Religion from the Perspective of the Pacific Rim,” in Retelling U.S. Religious History, edited by Thomas A. Tweed, 127–148. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.
  • Szasz, Ferenc. Religion in the Modern American West. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2000.

Religion, Food, and Eating in North America Seminar

  • Griffith, R. Marie. Born Again Bodies: Flesh and Spirit in American Christianity. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2004.
  • Madden, Etta M., and Martha L. Finch, eds. Eating in Eden: Food and American Utopias. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2008.
  • Sack, Daniel. Whitebread Protestants: Food and Religion in American Culture. New York, NY: Saint Martin’s Press, 2000.

Religion, Holocaust, and Genocide Group

  • Gubkin, Liora. You Shall Tell Your Children: Holocaust Memory in American Passover Ritual. Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2007.
  • Heschel, Susannah. The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009.
  • Levitt, Laura. American Jewish Loss after the Holocaust. New York, NY: New York University Press, 2007.
  • Raphael, Melissa. The Female Face of God in Auschwitz. New York: Taylor and Francis, Inc., 2003.
  • Rothberg, Michael. Multidirectional Memory: Remembering the Holocaust in an Age of Decolonization. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2009.
  • Stier, Oren Baruch. Committed to Memory: Cultural Mediations of the Holocaust. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2003.

Religion, Memory, History Group

  • Auge, Marc. Oblivion. Translated by Marjolijn de Jager. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2004.
  • Castelli, Elizabeth. Martyrdom and Memory: Early Christian Culture Making. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007.
  • Hirsch, Marianne. “The Generation of Postmemory.” Poetics Today 29: 1 (2008): 103.
  • Mandair, Arvind-pal S. Religion and the Specter of the West: Sikhism, India, Postcoloniality, and the Politics of Translation. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009.
  • Olick, Jeffrey, and Joyce Robbins. “Social Memory Studies: From ‘Collective Memory’ to the Historical Sociology of Mnemonic Practices.” Annual Review of Sociology 24 (1998): 105–40.

Religion, Sport, and Play Group

  • Alter, Joseph S. The Wrestler’s Body: Identity and Ideology in North India. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1992.
  • Baker, William J. Playing with God: Religion and Modern Sport. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007.
  • Byrne, Julie. O God of Players: The Story of the Immaculata Mighty Macs. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2003.
  • Price, Joseph L., ed. From Season to Season: Sports as American Religion. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2001.
  • Putney, Clifford. Muscular Christianity: Manhood and Sports in Protestant America, 1880-1920. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001.

Religions, Medicines, and Healing Group

  • Barnes, Linda L., and Susan S. Sered, ed. Religion and Healing in America. Cambridge, UK: Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • Barnes, Linda, and Inés Talamantez, ed. Teaching Religion and Healing. Cambridge, UK: Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • Becker, Felicitas, and P. Wenzel Geissler, ed. AIDS and Religious Practice in Africa. Boston. MA: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc., 2009.
  • Crawford-O’Brien, Suzanne. Religion and Healing in Native America: Pathways for Renewal. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2008.
  • Flueckiger, Joyce Burkhalter. In Amma’s Healing Room: Gender and Vernacular Islam in South India. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2009.
  • Mitchem, Stephanie Y., and Emilie M. Townes, ed. Faith, Health, and Healing in African American Life. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2008.

Religious Conversions Group

  • Gillespie, V.B. The Dynamics of Religious Conversion: Identity and Transformation. Birmingham, AL: Religious Education Press, Inc., 1991.
  • Heelas, Paul, Scott Lash, and Paul Morris, eds. Detraditionalization: Critical Reflections on Authority and Identity. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 1999.
  • James, William. Varieties of Religious Experience. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2002.
  • Malony, H. Newton, and Samuel Southard. Handbook of Religious Conversion. Birmingham, AL: Religious Education Press, Inc., 1992.
  • Morrison, Karl F. Understanding Conversion. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 1992.
  • Paloutzian, R. F., J. T. Richardson, and Lewis R. Rambo. “Religious Conversion and Personality Change.” Journal of Personality 67: 1046–1079.
  • Rambo, Lewis Ray. Understanding Religious Conversion. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1995.

Ritual Studies Group

  • Bell, Catherine. Ritual Theory, Ritual Practice. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • Grimes, Ronald L., et. al., eds. Ritual, Media, and Conflict. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • Kertzer, David I. Ritual, Politics, and Power. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1988.
  • Rappaport, Roy A. Ritual and Religion in the Making of Humanity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Roman Catholic Studies Group

  • McGuinness, Margaret M., and James T. Fisher, eds. Catholic Studies Reader. Bronx, NY: Fordham University Press, 2011.
  • Schüssler Fiorenza, Francis, and John Galvin, eds. Systematic Theology: Roman Catholic Perspectives. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2011.

Sacred Space in Asia

  • Feldhaus, Anne. Connected Places: Region, Pilgrimage, and Geographical Imagination in India. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
  • Granoff, Phyllis, and Koichi Shinohara. Pilgrims, Patrons, and Place: Localizing Sanctity in Asian Religions. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2003.
  • Lukens-Bull, Ronald. Sacred Places and Modern Landscapes: Sacred Geography and Social-Religious Transformations in South and Southeast Asia. Tempe, AZ: Program for Southeast Asian Studies at Arizona State University, 2003.
  • Smith, Jonathan Z. To Take Place: Toward Theory in Ritual. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

Schleiermacher Group

  • Crouter, Richard, ed. Schleiermacher —On Religion: Speeches to Its Cultured Despisers. Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy Series. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
  • Gerrish, Brian. Continuing the Reformation: Essays on Modern Religious Thought. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1994.
  • Mariña, Jacqueline, ed. Cambridge Companion to Friedrich Schleiermacher. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
  • Niebuhr, Richard R. Schleiermacher on Christ and Religion: A New Introduction. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stick Publishers, 2009.
  • Redeker, Martin. Schleiermacher: Life and Thought. Translated by John Wallhausser. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1973.

Scriptural/Contextual Ethics Group

  • Carter, J. Kameron. Race: A Theological Account. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • Eisen, Robert. The Peace and Violence of Judaism: From the Bible to Modern Zionism. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • Floyd-Thomas, Stacey M., and Miguel A. De La Torre, eds. Beyond the Pale: Reading Ethics from the Margins. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2011.
  • Gushee, David P., Jillian Hickman Zimmer, and J. Drew Zimmer, eds. Religious Faith, Torture, and Our National Soul. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2010.

Scriptural Reasoning Group

  • Ford, David. Christian Wisdom: Desiring God and Learning in Love. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  • Ford, David, and C. C. Pecknold, eds. The Promise of Scriptural Reasoning. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, 2007.
  • Kepnes, Steven, and Basit Bilal Koshul, eds. Scripture, Reason, and the Contemporary Islam-West Encounter: Studying the "Other," Understanding the "Self". New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
  • Ochs, Peter. Another Reformation: Postliberal Christianity and the Jews. Ada, MI: Baker Publishing Group, 2011.
  • Ochs, Peter, and William Stacy Johnson, eds. Crisis, Call, and Leadership in the Abrahamic Traditions. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Sikh Studies Group

  • Mandair, Arvind-pal S. Religion and the Specter of the West: Sikhism, India, Postcoloniality, and the Politics of Translation. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009.
  • McLeod, W. H. Guru Nanak and the Sikh Religion. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
  • Oberoi, Harjot. The Construction of Religious Boundaries: Culture, Identity, and Diversity in the Sikh Tradition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.
  • Rinehart, Robin. Debating the Dasam Granth. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2011.
  • Singh, Nikky-Guninder Kaur. Feminine Principle in the Sikh Vision of the Transcendent. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Space, Place, and Religious Meaning Group

  • Berquist, Jon L., and Claudia V. Camp, eds. Constructions of Space. Two volumes. London: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2007 and 2008.
  • Chidester, David, and Edward Tabor Linenthal, eds. American Sacred Space. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995.
  • Jones, Lindsay. The Hermeneutics of Sacred Architecture: Experience, Interpretation, Comparison. Two volumes. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000.
  • Kilde, Jeanne Halgren. Sacred Power, Sacred Space: An Introduction to Christian Architecture and Worship. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • Waghorne, Joanne Punzo. Diaspora of the Gods: Modern Hindu Temples in an Urban Middle-Class World. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Study of Islam Section

  • Donner, Fred M. Muhammad and the Believers at the Origins of Islam. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010.
  • Elias, Jamal J., ed. Key Themes for the Study of Islam. Oxford, UK: Oneworld Publications, 2010.
  • Ernst, Carl W., and Richard C. Martin, eds. Rethinking Islamic Studies: From Orientalism to Cosmopolitanism. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2010.
  • Lockman, Zachary. Contending Visions of the Middle East. 2nd edition. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • Tucker, Judith E. Women, Family, and Gender in Islamic Law. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Tibetan and Himalayan Religions Group

  • Gyatso, Janet. Apparitions of the Self: The Secret Autobiographies of a Tibetan Visionary. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999.
  • Huber, Toni. The The Cult of Pure Crystal Mountain: Popular Pilgrimage and Visionary Landscape in Southeast Tibet. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1999.
  • Kapstein, Matthew T. The Tibetan Assimilation of Buddhism: Conversion, Contestation, and Memory. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2000.
  • _____. The Tibetans. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, 2006.
  • Lopez Jr., Donald S. Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1998.

Tillich: Issues in Theology, Religion, and Culture Group

  • Brant, Jonathan. Paul Tillich and the Possibility of Revelation through Film. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • Finstuen, Andrew S. Original Sin and Everyday Protestants: The Theology of Reinhold Niebuhr, Billy Graham, and Paul Tillich in an Age of Anxiety. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2009.
  • Manning, Russell Re, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Paul Tillich. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • Weaver, Matthew Lon. Religious Internationalism: The Ethics of War and Peace in the Thought of Paul Tillich. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2010.
  • Yip, Francis Ching-Wah. Capitalism as Religion? A Study of Paul Tillich's Interpretation of Modernity. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010.

Transhumanism and Religion Group

  • Cole-Turner, Ronald, ed. Beyond Cloning: Religion and the Remaking of Humanity. London: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2001.
  • _____. Transhumanism and Transcendence: Christian Hope in an Age of Technological Enhancement. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2011.
  • Hughes, James. Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future. New York, NY: Basic Books, 2004.
  • Maher, Derek F., and Calvin Mercer, eds. Religion and the Implications of Radical Life Extension. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Expanded Bibliography.
  • Waters, Brent. From Human to Posthuman: Christian Theology and Technology in a Postmodern World. Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishing, Limited, 2006.

Vatican II Studies Group

  • Alberigo, Giuseppe, ed. History of Vatican II. Volumes I–V. English version edited by Joseph A. Komonchak. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 1995–2006.
  • Alberigo, Giuseppe. A Brief History of Vatican II. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2006.
  • Alberigo, Giuseppe, Jean-Pierre Jossua, and Joseph A. Komonchak, eds. The Reception of Vatican II. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1988.
  • O'Malley, John W. What Happened at Vatican II. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008.
  • Rush, Ormond. Still interpreting Vatican II: Some Some Hermeneutical Principles. New York, NY: Paulist Press, 2004.
  • Schultenover, David G., ed. Vatican II: Did Anything Happen? London: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2007.

Wesleyan Studies Group

  • Abraham, William J., and James E. Kirby, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Methodist Studies. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • Maddox, Randy L., and Jason E. Vickers, eds. The Cambridge Companion to John Wesley. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • Yrigoyen, Charles, Jr., ed. Companion to Methodism. London: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2010.

Western Esotericism Group

  • Faivre, Antoine. Western Esotericism: A Concise History Trans. by Christine Rhone. New York: State University of New York Press, 2010.
  • Hanegraaff, Wouter J. Esotericism and the Academy: Rejected Knowledge in Western Culture. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
  • Hanegraaff, Wouter J., ed. Dictionary of Gnosis and Western Esotericism. Boston. MA: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc., 2006.
  • von Stuckrad, Kocku. Locations of Knowledge in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Esoteric Discourse and Western Identities. Boston. MA: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc., 2010.
  • Yates, Frances A. Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1991.

Women of Color Scholarship, Teaching, and Activism Consultation

  • Aquino, Maria Pilar, Daisy L. Machado, and Jeanette Rodríguez, eds. A Reader in Latina Feminist Theology: Religion and Justice. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2002.
  • Brock, Rita Nakashima, Jung Ha Kim, Kwok Pui Lan, and Seung Ai Yang, eds. Off the Menu: Asian and Asian North American Women’s Religion and Theology. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2007.
  • Floyd-Thomas, Stacey. Deeper Shades of Purple: Womanism in Religion and Society. New York: New York University Press, 2006.
  • Kim, Grace Ji-Sun. The Grace of Sophia: A Korean North American Women’s Christology. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stick Publishers, 2010.
  • Smith, Andrea. Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide. Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 2005.

Yogācāra Studies Group

  • Buescher, Hartmut. The Inception of Yogācāra-Vijñānavāda. Oakville, CT: David Brown Book Company, 2008.
  • Kochumuttom, Thomas A. A Buddhist Doctrine of Experience: A New Translation and Interpretation of the Works of Vasubandhu the Yogācārin. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, 1989.
  • Lusthaus, Dan. Buddhist Phenomenology: A Philosophical Investigation of Yogācāra Buddhism and the Ch’eng Wei-shih Lun. New York: Taylor and Francis, Inc., 2006.
  • Schmithausen, Lambert. Ālayavijñāna: On the Origin and the Early Development of a Central Concept of Yogācāra Philosophy. Two volumes. Tokyo: International Institute for Buddhist Studies, 1987.
  • Waldron, William S. The Buddhist Unconscious: The Ālaya-vijñāna in the Context of Indian Buddhist Thought. New York: Taylor and Francis, Inc., 2006.
 

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