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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.

African Religions Group

  • Amadiume, Ifi. Male Daughters, Female Husbands: Gender and Sex in an African Society. London, UK: Zed Books, 1987.
  • Boddy, Janice. Wombs and Alien Spirits: Women, Men, and the Zar Cult in Northern Sudan. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1989.
  • Evans-Pritchard, E. E. Witchcraft, Oracles, and Magic among the Azande. Gloucestershire, UK: Clarendon Press, 1976.
  • Griaule, Marcel, and Germaine Dieterlen. The Pale Fox. Second edition. Baltimore, MD: Afrikan World Books, 1986.
  • Olupona, Jacob K., and Terry Rey, eds. Orisha Devotion as World Religion: The Globalization of Yoruba Religious Culture. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 2008.

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

  • Ambros, Barbara. Bones of Contention: Animals and Religion in Contemporary Japan. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2012.
  • Deane-Drummond, Celia, and David Clough, eds. Creaturely Theology: On God, Humans, and Other Animals. London: SCM Press, 2009.
  • Gross, Aaron, and Anne Vallely, eds. Animals and the Human Imagination: A Companion to Animal Studies. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2012.
  • 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

  • Asad, Talal. Genealogies of Religion: Discipline and Reasons of Power in Christianity and Islam. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993.
  • Douglas, Mary. Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo. New York: Routledge, 1969.
  • Engelke, Matthew. A Problem of Presence: Beyond Scripture in an African Church. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007.
  • Geertz, Clifford. The Interpretation of Cultures. New York: Basic Books, 1973.
  • Mahmood, Saba. Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2004.

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.
  • Bethge, Eberhard. Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Biography. Revised edition. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Press, 2000.
  • Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. Letters and Papers from Prison. Vol. 8 of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works Series. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Press, 2010.
  • Feil, Ernst. The Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Translated by Martin Rumscheidt. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Press, 1985.
  • 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.

Christian Zionism in Comparative Perspective Group

  • Clark, Victoria. Allies for Armageddon: The Rise of Christian Zionism. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2007.
  • Gorenberg, Gershom. The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount. Second edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
  • Leppäkari, Maria. Apocalyptic Representations of Jerusalem. Numen Series 111. Boston, MA: Brill Academic Publishers: 2006.
  • Smith, Robert O. More Desired Than Our Owne Salvation: The Roots of Christian Zionism. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
  • Weber, Timothy P. On the Road to Armageddon: How Evangelicals Became Israel’s Best Friend. Ada, MI: Baker Publishing Group, 2004.

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 Approaches to Religion and Violence

  • de Vries, Hent. Religion and Violence: Philosophical Perspectives from Kant to Derrida. Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press, 2001.
  • Jones, James W. Blood that Cries Out from the Earth: The Psychology of Religious Terrorism. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • Juergensmeyer, Mark. Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000.
  • Juergensmeyer, Mark, and Margo Kitts, eds. Princeton Readings in Religion and Violence. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011.
  • Juergensmeyer, Mark, Margo Kitts, and Michael Jerryson, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

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. The Awakened Ones: Phenomenonology of Visual Experience. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012.
  • Paden, William, “Comparative Religion,” and Douglas Allen, “Phenomenology of Religion,” in The Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion. Second Edition. Edited by John R. Hinnells. New York: Taylor and Francis, Inc., 2010.
  • 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, Inc., 1988.
  • Goossaert, Vincent, and David A. Palmer. The Religious Question in Modern China. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011.
  • Tu, Wei-ming. Centrality and Commonality: An Essay on Confucian Religiousness. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1989.
  • Wilson, Thomas, 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.
  • Ferrer, Jorge N., and Jacob H. Sherman, eds. The Participatory Turn: Spirituality, Mysticism, Religious Studies. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2008.
  • 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.
  • Simmer-Brown, Judith, and Fran Grace, eds. Meditation and the Classroom: Contemplative Pedagogy for Religious Studies. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2011.
  • 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 Approaches to Hip-Hop and Religion Group

  • Dyson, Michael Eric. Between God and Gangsta Rap: Bearing Witness to Black Culture. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.
  • Hodge, Daniel White. The Soul of Hip Hop: Rims, Timbs, and a Cultural Theology. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Academic Press, 2010.
  • Miller, Monica R. Religion and Hip Hop. New York: Routledge, 2012.
  • Pinn, Anthony B. Noise and Spirit: The Religious and Spiritual Sensibilities of Rap Music. New York: New York University Press, 2003.
  • Price III, Emmett G. The Black Church and Hip Hop Culture: Toward Bridging the Generational Divide. New York: Scarecrow Press, 2011.

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

  • Bingaman, Brock, and Bradley Nassif, eds. The Philokalia: A Classic Text of Orthodox Spirituality. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • Casiday, Augustine, ed. The Orthodox Christian World. New York: Routledge, 2012.
  • Demacopoulos, George, and Aristotle Papanikolaou, eds. Orthodox Constructions of the West. Bronx, NY: Fordham University Press, 2013.
  • McGuckin, John. Ascent of Christian Law: Patristic and Byzantine Formulations of a New Civilization. Yonkers, NY: Saint Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2012.
  • Plested, Marcus. Orthodox Readings of Aquinas. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

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

  • Armour, Ellen T. Deconstruction, Feminist Theology, and the Problem of Difference: Subverting the Race/Gender Divide. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999.
  • Beattie, Tina, and Ursula King, eds. Gender, Religion, and Diversity: Cross-Cultural Perspectives. London: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2004.
  • Gross, Rita M., ed. Beyond Androcentrism: New Essays on Women and Religion. Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1977.
  • Joy, Morny, Kathleen O’Grady, and Judith L. Poxon, eds. Religion in French Feminist Thought: Critical Perspectives. New York: Routledge, 2003.

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

  • Clarke, Gerard, and Jennings, Michael, eds. Development, Civil Society and Faith Based Organizations: Bridging the Sacred and the Secular. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
  • Clarke, Matthew, ed. Handbook of Research on Development and Religion. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013.
  • DeTemple, Jill. Cement, Earthworms, and Cheese Factories: Religion and Community Development in Rural Ecuador. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2012.
  • ter Haar, Gerri, ed. Religion and Development: Ways of Transforming the World. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2011.

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.
  • Wilson, G. Willow. The Butterfly Mosque: A Young American Woman's Journey to Love and Islam. New York, NY: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2010.

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

  • Evans, C. Stephen. Kierkegaard’s Ethic of Love: Divine Commands and Moral Obligations. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • Ferreira, M. Jamie. Love’s Grateful Striving: A Commentary on Kierkegaard’s Works of Love. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
  • Gouwens, David J. Kierkegaard as Religious Thinker. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
  • Kirmmse, Bruce H. Kierkegaard in Golden Age Denmark. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1990.
  • 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.
  • Deuchler, Martina. The Confucian Transformation of Korea: A Study of Society and Ideology. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1995.
  • 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.

Lesbian–Feminist Issues in Religion Group

  • Anzaldua, Gloria. Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza. Fourth edition. San Francisco, CA: Aunt Lute Books, 2012.
  • Daly, Mary. Beyond God the Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women’s Liberation. Revised edition. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1993.
  • Henking, Susan E., and Gary David Comstock, eds. Que(e)rying Religion: A Critical Anthology. London: Continuum International Publishing Group, 1997.
  • Heyward, Carter. Saving Jesus From Those Who Are Right: Rethinking What It Means to Be Christian. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Press, 1999.
  • Hunt, Mary E. Fierce Tenderness: A Feminist Theology of Friendship. New York: Crossroads, 1991.

Liberal Theologies Group

  • Bender, Courtney, and Pamela E. Klassen, eds. After Pluralism: Reimagining Religious Engagement. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010.
  • Dorrien, Gary. The Making of American Liberal Theology. Volumes 1–3. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001–2006.
  • Keller, Catherine. On the Mystery: Discerning Divinity in Process. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Press, 2008.
  • Kurzman, Charles, ed. Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
  • Schmidt, Leigh E., and Sally M. Promey, eds. American Religious Liberalism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012.

Martin Luther and Global Lutheran Traditions Group

  • Barth, Hans-Martin. The Theology of Martin Luther: A Critical Assessment. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Press, 2012.
  • Dragseth, Jennifer Hockenberry, ed. The Devil’s Whore: Reason and Philosophy in the Lutheran Tradition. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Press, 2011.
  • Schramm, Brooks, and Kirsi I. Stjerna, eds. Martin Luther, the Bible, and the Jewish People: A Reader. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Press, 2012.
  • Streufert, Mary, ed. Tranformative Lutheran Theologies: Feminist, Womanist, and Mujerista Perspectives. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Press, 2010.
  • Westhelle, Vitor. Eschatology and Space: The Lost Dimension in Theology Past and Present. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

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.

Philosophy of Religion Group

  • Crisp, Oliver D., and Michael C. Rea, eds. Analytic Theology: New Essays in the Philosophy of Theology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • Hazony, Yoram. The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture. Cambridge University Press, 2012.
  • Hector, Kevin. Theology without Metaphysics: God, Language, and the Spirit of Recognition. Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Practical Theology Group

  • 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.
  • Miller-McLemore, Bonnie J., ed. The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
  • Poling, James. Rethinking Faith: A Constructive Practical Theology. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Press, 2011.
  • 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 Food Group

  • 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 and Migration Group

  • Bonifacio, Glenda Tibe, and Vivienne S. M. Angeles, eds. Gender, Religion, and Migration: Pathways of Integration. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 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.
  • Wimmer, Andreas. Ethnic Boundary Making: Institutions, Power, Networks. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

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 Group

  • Jackson, Robert, ed. Religion, Education, Dialogue, and Conflict: Perspectives on Religious Education Research. New York: Routledge, 2012.
  • Lester, Emile. Teaching about Religions: A Democratic Approach for Public Schools. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2011.
  • Numen: International Review for the History of Religions 55:2 and 55:3 (2008). Special Focus Section on “Religion Education.”
  • Religion and Education 38:1 (2011). Special Focus Section on “Warren A. Nord’s Does God Make a Difference? Taking Religion Seriously in Our Schools and Universities.”
  • Religion and Education 38:3 (2011). Special Issue on “The Quebec Ethics and Religious Culture Program.”
  • We would also like to call attention to the AAR Guidelines for Teaching about Religion in K–12 Public Schools in the United States.

Religion and Science Fiction Group

  • Clarke, Arthur C. The City and the Stars. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1956.
  • Dick, Philip K. VALIS. New York: Bantam Books, 1981.
  • Robinson, Kim Stanley. The Years of Rice and Salt. New York: Bantam Books, 2002.
  • Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash. New York: Bantam Books, 1992.
  • Stross, Charles. Accelerando. New York: Ace Books, 2005.
  • Zelazny, Roger. Lord of Light. New York: Doubleday, 1967.

Religion and Sexuality Group

  • Alcoff, Linda, and John D. Caputo, eds. Feminism, Sexuality, and the Return of Religion. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2011.
  • Bennion, Janet. Polygamy in Primetime: Media, Gender, and Politics in Mormon Fundamentalism. Waltham, MA: Brandeis University Press, 2012.
  • Hunt, Stephen J., and Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip, eds. The Ashgate Research Companion to Contemporary Religion and Sexuality. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012.
  • Shaikh, Sa’diyya. Sufi Narratives of Intimacy: Ibn ʿArabi, Gender, and Sexuality. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012.
  • Tamale, Sylvia, ed. African Sexualities: A Reader. Oxford, UK: Pambazuka Press. 2011.

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.
  • Tolan, John, Henry Laurens, and Gilles Veinstein. Europe and the Islamic World: A History. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2013.

Religion in South Asia Section

  • McHugh, James. Sandalwood and Carrion: Smell in Indian Religion and Culture. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • Ricci, Ronit. Islam Translated: Literature, Conversion, and the Arabic Cosmopolis of South and Southeast Asia. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011.
  • Shulman, David. More than Real: A History of the Imagination in South India. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012.
  • Wedemeyer, Christian. Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism: History, Semiology, and Transgression in the Indian Traditions. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012.
  • Wujastyk, Dagmar. Well-mannered Medicine: Medical Ethics and Etiquette in Classical Ayurveda. Oxford University Press, 2012.

Religion in Southeast Asia Group

  • Darlington, Susan M. The Ordination of a Tree: The Thai Buddhist Environmental Movement. New York: State University of New York Press, 2012.
  • Kitiarsa, Pattana. Mediums, Monks, and Amulets: Thai Popular Buddhism Today. Changmai: Silkworm Books, 2012.
  • Laffan, Michael. The Makings of Indonesian Islam: Orientalism and the Narration of a Sufi Past. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2011.
  • McDaniel, Justin Thomas. The Lovelorn Ghost and the Magic Monk: Practicing Buddhism in Modern Thailand. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011.
  • Ricci, Ronit. Islam Translated: Literature, Conversion, and the Arabic Cosmopolis of South and Southeast Asia. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011.

Religion, Affect, and Emotion Group

  • Ahmed, Sara. Cultural Politics of Emotion. New York: Routledge, 2004.
  • Brennan, Teresa. The Transmission of Affect. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2004.
  • Connolly, William E. Capitalism and Christianity, American Style. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008.
  • Gregg, Melissa, and Gregory J. Seigworth, eds. The Affect Theory Reader. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010.
  • Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky. Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2003.

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. 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 Sports. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007.
  • Byrne, Julie. O God of Players: The Story of the Immaculata Mighty Macs. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003.
  • Price, Joseph. From Season to Season: Sport 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

  • Bellamy, Carla. The Powerful Ephemeral: Everyday Healing in an Ambiguously Islamic Place. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2011.
  • Ferrari, Fabrizio M., ed. Heath and Religious Rituals in South Asia. New York: Routledge, 2011.
  • Hazzard-Donald, Katrina. Mojo Workin': The Old African American Hoodoo System. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2013.
  • O’Brien, Suzanne Crawford. Coming Full Circle: Spirituality and Wellness Among Native Communities in the Pacific Northwest. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2013.
  • Paton, Diana, and Maarit Forde. Obeah and Other Powers: The Politics of Caribbean Religion and Healing. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012.

Religions, Social Conflict, and Peace Group

  • Appleby, Scott. The Ambivalence of the Sacred: Religion, Violence, and Reconciliation. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 1999.
  • Johnston, Douglas, and Cynthia Sampson, eds. Religion: The Missing Dimension of Statecraft. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
  • Juergensmeyer, Mark. Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2003.
  • Marsden, Lee, ed. Research Companion on Religion and Conflict Resolution. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2012.
  • Shore, Megan. Religion and Conflict Resolution: Christianity and the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2009.

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

  • Carruthers, Mary. The Craft of Thought: Meditation, Rhetoric and the Making of Images, 400–1200. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
  • Cervantes, Fernando. The Devil in the New World: The Impact of Diabolism in New Spain. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1997.
  • Matovina, Timothy. Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America's Largest Church. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2011.
  • Scheper Hughes, Jennifer. Biography of a Mexican Crucifix: Lived Religion and Local Faith from the Conquest to the Present. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • Tentler, Leslie. Catholics and Contraception: An American History. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2009.

Sacred Space in Asia Group

  • 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.

Secularism and Secularity Group

  • Anidjar, Gil. “Secularism.” Critical Inquiry 33:1(2006): 52–77.
  • Asad, Talal. Formations of the Secular. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2003.
  • Jakobsen, Janet R., and Ann Pellegrini, eds. Secularisms. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008.
  • Mahmood, Saba. “Secularism, Hermeneutics, and Empire: The Politics of Islamic Reformation.” Public Culture, 18:2 (2006): 323–347.
  • Taylor, Charles. A Secular Age. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007.

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.

Study of Judaism Section

  • Biale, David, ed. Cultures of the Jews: A New History. New York: Schocken Publishing, 2006.
  • Scholen, Gershom. Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism. Second edition. New York: Schocken Publishing, 1995.
  • Yerushalmi, Yosef Hayim. Zakhor: Jewish History and Jewish Memory. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 2012.

Teaching Religion Section

  • Brookfield, Stephen D. The Skillful Teacher. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1990.
  • Finkel, Donald L. Teaching With Your Mouth Shut. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 2000.
  • Freire, Paulo. Education for Critical Consciousness. New York: Seabury Press, 1973.
  • hooks, bell. Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom. New York: Routledge, 2010.
  • Jones, Carolyn M., and Theodore Trost. Teaching African American Religions. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

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

  • Faggioli, Massimo. Vatican II: The Battle for Meaning. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2012.
  • Gaillardetz, Richard, and Catherine Clifford. Keys to the Council: Unlocking the Teaching of Vatican II. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2012.
  • O’Malley, John. What Happened at Vatican II? Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008.
  • Orsy, Ladislas. Receiving the Council: Theological and Canonical Insights and Debates. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2009.
  • Rush, Ormond. Still Interpreting Vatican II: Some Hermeneutical Principles. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2004.

Wesleyan Studies Group

  • Abraham, William J., and James E. Kirby, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Methodist Studies. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • Gibson, William, Peter Forsaith, and Martin Wellings, eds. The Ashgate Research Companion to World Methodism. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013.
  • Maddox, Randy L., and Jason E. Vickers, eds. The Cambridge Companion to John Wesley. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • Yrigoyen, Charles, Jr., ed. The T & T Clark 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 Group

  • 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

  • Coseru, Christian. Perceiving Reality: Consciousness, Intentionality, and Cognition in Buddhist Philosophy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • 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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