Recent Faculty Publications

A brief list of recent publications by the faculty, 2010-Present.

For a more detailed list please visit the individual faculty member profiles. The Department of Religion also maintains a visual gallery of recent faculty books.

Selected Publications

  • ‘Human Nature in Islam,’ ‘Abū al-Hasan al-Ash‘arī,’ ‘Prophecy,’ and ‘Free Will’. Forthcoming in Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought. New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

  • Reversing Schmitt: The sovereign as a guardian of rational pluralism and the peculiarity of the Islamic state of exception in al-Juwayn ̄ı’s dialectical theology, in *the European Journal of Political Theory*, (September 12, 2017),1-23. DOI: 10.1177/1474885117730672

  • Al-Kindī's Argument for the Finitude of Time in His Critique of Aristotle's Theory of the Eternity of the World in the Treatise on First Philosophy: The Role of the Perceiving Soul and the Relation between Sensation and Intellection, Oxford Journal of Islamic Studies, forthcoming. DOI: 10.1093/jis/ety022

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Selected Publications

  • Books
    • The Gift of Sports Indigenous Ceremonial Dimensions of the Games We Love.  Cognella. 2012.
    • Landscapes and Cultural Politics: Planting a Tree (co-edited with Ann Grodzins Gold). Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2001
    • Eating Landscape: Aztec and European Occupation of Tlalocan University Press of Colorado, 1999.
      • L'occupazione del paesaggio. Aztechi ed europei nella valle del Messico. Milano: Jaca Book, 2009.
  • Book Chapters
    • "The Study of Religion and Indigenous Values: The Onondaga Nation Case.” In Between Religion and the Study of Religion: Visions of New Forms of Community Edited by Richard A. Gardner and Tatsuo Murakami, Sophia University Press. Pp. 327-345. Published in Japanese, 2015.
    • "Indigenous “Texts” of Inhabiting the Land: George Washington’s Wampum Belt and the Canandaigua Treaty." In Iconic Books and Texts. Edited by James W. Watts. Equinox. Pp. 361-372. 2013.
  • Journal Articles
    • The Skä·noñh—Great Law of Peace Center Welcomes Public: A Journal of Imagining America.” Public: A Journal of Imagining America, Vol. 1&2, 2013.

    • “Religija kaip įsibuvimas.” (“Religion as Habitation”) Liaudes Kultūra (Lithuanian Journal of Folk Culture), 4: 62-67, 2012.
    • “Indigenous ‘Texts’ of Inhabiting the Land: George Washington’s Wampum Belt and the Canandaigua Treaty.” Postscripts 6: 271-283, 2012.

    • “The Haudenosaunee Flag-Raising: Cultural Symbols and Intercultural Contact.” Coauthored with Stephanie Waterman. Journal of American Indian Education. Vol. 49, No. 1 & 2: 119-138, 2010.

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Selected Publications

  • Books
    • co-edited with David Novak and Martin Kavka. The Cambridge History of Jewish Philosophy: The Modern Era (Cambridge History of Jewish Philosophy).Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. doi:10.1017/CHOL9780521852432. 
    • The Shape of Revelation Aesthetics and Modern Jewish Thought. Stanford: Standford University Press, 2007.
    • (God) After Auschwitz: Tradition and Change in Post Holocaust Jewish Thought,Princeton: Princeton Universtiy Press, 1998.
  • Book Chapters
    • "The Patient Gesture: Law, Liberalism, and Talmud", Judaism, Liberalism, and Political Theology, Edited by Randi Rashkover and Martin Kavka, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013.
    • “Lessing in Jerusalem: Modern Religion, Medieval Orientalism and the Idea of Perfection” Aaron Hughes and James A. Diamond (ed.), Encountering the Medieval in Modern Jewish Thought, Brill, pp.71-98, 2012.
    • “The Emergence of Modern Religion: Moses Mendelssohn, Neoclassicism, and Ceremonial Aesthetics” in Christian Wiese and Martina Urban (eds.), German-Jewish Thought Between Religion and Politics: Festschrift in Honor of the Seventieth Birthday of Paul Mendes-Flohr, (Studia Judaica 60) Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, pp.11-29, 2012.
    • Zionism” in Martin Kavka, Zachary Braiterman, and David Novak (eds.) Cambridge History of Jewish Philosophy: The Modern Era, Cambridge University Press, pp.606-34, 2012.
    • Entries for “Aesthetics,” “God,” and “Richard Rubenstein” in Judith Baskin (ed.)  The Cambridge Dictionary of Jewish History, Religion, and Culture,  Cambridge University Press, pp.5-6, 204-5, 525, 2011.
    • “Lamentations in Modern Jewish Thought” in Robin Parry and Heath Thomas (eds.), Great is Thy Faithfulness? Reading Lamentations as Sacred Scripture, Pickwick Publications, pp.92-97, 2011.
  • Journal articles
    • “Maimonides and the Visual Image (After Kant and Cohen)” in Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy, 20:2, pp.217-230, 2012.
    • “Philosophical and Theological Responses to the Holocaust” in Oxford Bibliographies in Jewish Studies. Ed. David Biale. Oxford University Press, 2012.
    • “Radical Theology and Judaism: Response to Martin Kavka” in Soundings, (95:1), pp.73-8, 2012.
    • “Jewish Philosophy, the Sciences, and the Humanities” in a special issue of the CCAR Journal: The Reform Jewish Quarterly, winter 2012 pp.50-7, 2012.
    • “Pragmatism and Picture-Thinking: A Liberal Response” in a special issue on “Autonomy, Community, and the Jewish Self” in The Journal of the Society for Textual Reasoning, (online) 7:1, 2012.
    • “Photographic Index, the ‘Spiritual in Art,’ and the Ethics of ‘Downcast Eyes’” in 

      Philosophy Today, (55:4), pp.348-360, 2011.

    • “Conservative Money and Jewish Studies: Investigating the Tikvah Fund” online at Zeek 

      Magazine; available at, 2011.

  • Online Publications
    • Out of This World: Virtual Reality and Philosophical Talmud, Marginalia, LA Review of Books, 2016.
    • Outside Aphrodite’s Bathhouse,The Talmud Blog, 2014.

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Selected Publications

  • Books
    • The Life of Saint Helia: Critical Edition, Translation, Introduction, and Commentary. Early Christian Texts. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. (Co-author with Marco Conti)
    • Seducing Augustine: Bodies, Desires, Confessions. NY: Fordham University Press, 2010. (Co-author with Mark Jordan and Karmen MacKendrick)
    • Saving Shame: Martyrs, Saints, and Other Abject Subjects. Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.
    • Toward a Theology of Eros. NY: Fordham University Press, 2006. (Co-editor with Catherine Keller)
    • Late Ancient Christianity: A People’s History of Christianity, Volume 2. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2005. (Editor)
    • The Sex Lives of Saints: An Erotics of Ancient Hagiography. Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004.
      • French translation: La vie sexuelle des saints: L’art érotique de l’hagiographie ancienne, translated by Elsa Boyer. Montrouge: Bayard, 2011.
      • Italian translation: La vita erotica dei Santi, translated by Marta Albertella. Genova: Il Melangolo, 2011.
      • Czech translation: Sexuální životy svatých: Erotika středověké hagiografie, translated by Zuzana Gabajová. Prague: Academia, 2015.
    • “Begotten, Not Made”: Conceiving Manhood in Late Antiquity. Figurae: Reading Medieval Culture. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2000.
    • The Making of a Heretic: Gender, Authority, and the Priscillianist Controversy. Transformation of the Classical Heritage. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.
    • Chastity as Autonomy: Women in the Stories of Apocryphal Acts. Women in Religion. Lewiston & Queenston: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1987.

  • Essays and Articles
    • “Socrates, the Rabbis and the Virgin: The Dialogic Imagination in Late Antiquity,” in Talmudic Transgressions: Engaging the Work of Daniel Boyarin, edited by Charlotte Elisheva Fonrobert, Ishay Rosen-Zvi, Aharon Shemesh, Moulie Vidas, in collaboration with James Redfield (Leiden: Brill, 2017). Pages 457-474.
    • “Torture, Truth, and the Witnessing Body: Reading Christian Martyrdom with Page duBois,” in Torture, Truth, and Slavery: Engaging the Work of Page duBois, ed. Albert Harrill, Special issue of Biblical Interpretation: A Journal of Contemporary Issues, 25.1 (2017). 

    • “Between Fragment and Compilation: A Virgin’s Vision of the Afterlife,” Sacris Erudiri 54 (2015) 201-224. With Marco Conti. 
    • “‘Nec sanabatur vulnus illud meum’ (Conf. 6.15): Trauma, Time, and Voice in Augustine’s Confessions,” Trauma and Traumatization in Individual and Collective Dimensions: Insights from Biblical Studies and Beyond, ed. Eve-Marie Becker, Jan Dochhorn, and Else Holt (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2014), 100-110. 

    • “History, Theology, Orthodoxy, Polydoxy.”  Modern Theology 30 (2014) 7-16.
    • “Gender, Eros, and Pedagogy: Macrina’s Pious Household.”  Ascetic Culture, edited by Blake Leyerle and Robin Darling Young.  University of Notre Dame Press, 2013.  Pages 167-81.

    • “Seducing Theology.” Theology and Sexuality 18:2 (2013).
    • “Augustine, Rosenzweig, and the Possibility of Experiencing Miracle.”  Material Spirit, edited by Carl Good, Manuel Asensi, and Gregory Stallings.  New York: Fordham University Press, 2013.  Pages 94-110.

    • “Nothing is Not One: Revisiting the ex nihilo.”  Modern Theology 29.2 (2013): 33-48.
    • “‘Honor the Fathers’: Exegesis and Authority in the Life of Saint Helia.” Asceticism and Exegesis in Early Christianity: The Reception of New Testament Texts in Ancient Ascetic Discourses, edited by Hans-Ulrich Wiedemann. Göttingen, Germany: Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, 2013. Pages 445-57.

    • “‘The Passover Still Takes Place Today’: Exegesis, Asceticism, Judaism, and Origen’s On Passover.”  Asceticism and Exegesis in Early Christianity: The Reception of New Testament Texts in Ancient Ascetic Discourses, edited by Hans-Ulrich Wiedemann. Göttingen, Germany: Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, 2013.  Pages 235-45.
    • “Bodies, Desires, Confessions: Shame in Plotinus, Antony, and Augustine.”  Shame Between Penance and Punishment, edited by Bénédicte Sère and Jörg Wettlaufer.  Florence:  SISMEL-Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2013. Pages 23-48.

    • “Augustine’s Bible.”  Ideology, Culture, and Translation, edited by Scott Elliott and Roland Boer.  Semeia Studies.  Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2012. Pages 69-82.
    • "Wyschogrod's Hand: Saints, Animality, and the Labor of Love." Philosophy Today (Winter 2011): 412-421.

    • “Seeing God in Bodies: Augustine, Rosenzweig, Wolfson.” Reading Forwards and Backwards: Postmodern Readings of Ancient Christian Texts, edited by Scot Douglass and Morwenna Ludlow.  London: T&T Clark, 2011.  Pages 44-59.
    • “2010 NAPS Presidential Address: ‘Fleeing the Uxorious Kingdom’: Augustine’s Queer Theology of Marriage.”  Journal of Early Christian Studies 19 (2011): 1-20.

    • “A Saint of One’s Own: Emmanuel Levinas, Eliezer ben Hyrcanus, and Eulalia of Mérida.”  L'Esprit Créateur 50 (2010): 6-20.  Special issue on “Sanctity,” edited by Cary Howie.

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Selected Publications

  • Books
    • From Comrades to Bodhisattvas: Moral Dimensions of Lay Buddhist Practice in Contemporary China. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2014.
  • Essays and Articles
    • "Religion as Repertoire: Resourcing the Past in a Beijing Buddhist Temple." Modern China (38:3, 2012).
    • “Buddhism in China and Taiwan.” In Buddhism in the Modern World. David L. McMahan, ed. New York: Routledge Press. Pp. 68-88.
    • "In the Footsteps of the Tourists: Buddhist Revival at Museum-Temple Sites in Beijing." Social Compass (58:4, 2011).
    • "Morality Books and the Re-Growth of Lay Buddhism in China." In Religion in Contemporary China: Tradition and Innovation. Adam Yuet Chau, ed. New York: Routledge Press, 2011.
    • “Fieldwork on East Asian Buddhism: Toward A Person-Centered Approach.” Fieldwork in Religion 5(2): 236-50, 2011.

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Selected Publications

  • Books
    • Travels in Translation: Sea Tales at the Source of Jewish Fiction (Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art) Syracuse University Press, 2016.
    • Classic Yiddish Stories of S. Y. Abramovitsh, Sholem Aleichem, and I. L. Peretz Syracuse University Press, 2004.
    • Classic Yiddish Fiction: Abramoovitsh, Sholem Aleichem and Peretz State University of New York Press, 1995.
    • Freud's Dream of Interpretation State University of New York Press, 1990.
    • Genius and Monologue Cornell University Press, 1985.
  • Edited Volumes
    • Hannan Hever, Nativism, Zionism, and Beyond, ed. with a preface by Ken Frieden, The # B. G. Rudolph Lectures in Judaic Studies, New Series, Lecture Seven (2014).
    • David Ehrlich’s Who Will Die Last: Stories of Life in Israel, ed. Ken Frieden (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2013).
    • Etgar Keret's Four Stories, [The B. G. Rudolph Lectures in Judaic Studies, New Series, Lecture 6], Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2010.
    • Borderlines: Judaic Literature and Culture in Eastern Europe Special Issue, Symposium 57 (Fall 2003), edited by Ken Frieden. Judaic Literature: Identity, Displacement, and Destruction special issue, Symposium 52 (Winter 1999), edited by Ken Frieden.
    • Sholem Aleichem, Nineteen to the Dozen: Monologues and Bits and Bobs of Other Things State University of New York Press, 1995.
    • S. Y. Abramovitsh, Tales of Mendele the Book Peddler: Fishke the Lame and Benjamin the Third ed. Dan Miron and Ken Frieden, trans. Ted Gorelick and Hillel Halkin. Schocken Books, 1996.
  • Series Editor
    • Series Editor (with Harold Bloom), Judaic Traditions in Literature, Music, and Art, Syracuse University Press, 1995-present.
  • Articles in Periodicals
    • “Literary Innovation in Yiddish Sea Travel Narratives, 1815-1824,” Poetics Today 35 (Fall 2014): 357-382.
    • “Innovations by Translation in Yiddish Literary History” [in Yiddish], Dos Yiddishe V ort / Słowo Żydowskie [The Jewish Word, Warsaw] 7 (July 2011): 40-43.
  • Articles in Edited Volumes
    • “Translations from German in Yiddish Literary History,” in Un/Translatables: New Maps for Germanic Literatures, ed. Catriona MacLeod and Bethany Wiggin (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2016).
    • “The Suppression of Yiddish by the Early Hasidim and Their Opponents,” in the Amsterdam Yiddish Symposium , volume 7, Between Yiddish and Hebrew, ed. Shlomo Berger (Amsterdam: Menasseh ben Israel Institute, 2012): 37-53.
    • “Yiddish in Abramovitsh’s Literary Revival of Hebrew,” in Leket: Jiddistik heute | Yiddish Studies Today | yidishe shtudyes haynt , ed. Marion Aptroot, Efrat Gal-Ed, Roland Gruschka, and Simon Neuberg (Düsseldorf: Düsseldorf University Press, 2012): 173- 188.
  • Encylopedia Entries
    • Entry on the Yiddish Novel for the Blackwell Encyclopedia of the Novel, ed. Peter Melville Logan, Susan Hegeman, et al. (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011).
    • Entry on Yiddish Literature for the Cambridge Dictionary of Judaism and Jewish Culture, ed. Judith Baskin (New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011).

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Selected Publications

  • Books
    • Shiptown: Between Rural and Urban North India. UPenn Press, 2017.
    • Histories of Intimacy and Situated Ethnography (co-edited with Karen Isaksen Leonard and Gayatri Reddy). Delhi: Manohar Publishers, 2010.
    • Women's Renunciation in South Asia: Nuns, Yoginis, Saints, and Singers (co-edited with Meena Khandelwal and Sondra Hausner). New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. (Zubaan, Delhi edition, 2007).
    • In the Time of Trees and Sorrows: Nature, Power, and Memory in Rajasthan (co-authored with Bhoju Ram Gujar). Duke University Press, 2002. (Oxford University Press, Delhi edition, in Studies in Social Ecology and Environmental History series).
    • Sacred Landscapes and Cultural Politics: Planting a Tree (co-edited with Philip P. Arnold). Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2001.
    • Fruitful Journeys: The Ways of Rajasthani Pilgrims University of California Press, 1988. Reprinted by Waveland Press, 2000.
    • Listen to the Heron's Words: Reimagining Gender and Kinship in North India (co-authored with Gloria Goodwin Raheja). University of California Press, 1994.  (Oxford University Press, Delhi edition, 1996 in "Gender Studies" series). 
    • A Carnival of Parting: The Tales of King Bharthari and King Gopi Chand As Sung and Told by Madhu Natisar Nath of Ghatiyali, Rajasthan, India University of California Press, 1992.
  • Book Chapters & Journal Articles
    • "Discrepant ecologies in a North Indian qasba: Protected trees, degraded river." In Places of Nature in Ecologies of Urbanism, edited by Anne Rademacher and K. Sivaramakrishnan, 185-205. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2017.
    • "Carving place: Foundational narratives from a North Indian market town." In Place/No-Place in Urban Asian Religiosity edited by Joanne Punzo Waghorne, 205-226. Dordrecht/Heidelberg/London/New York: Springer. 2016.
    • Portrait: Ann Grodzins Gold, At Home on the Margins. Religion and Society: Advances in Research 7:1-16. 2016.
    • Waiting for Moonrise: Fasting, storytelling and marriage in provincial Rajasthan. Oral Traditions 29(2):203-224. 2015.
    • "Food Values Beyond Nutrition." In Handbook on Food, Politics and Society, edited by Ronald J. Herring, 545-561. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2015.
    • Shared Knowledges: Family, Fusion, Friction, Fabric (with Bhoju Ram Gujar, Madhu Gujar and Chinu Gujar). Ethnography 15(3): 331–354. 2014.
    • "Women's place-making in Santosh Nagar: Gendered constellations" In Routledge Handbook of Gender in South Asia edited by Leela Fernandes, 173-188. London: Routledge. 2014.
    • A thousand Nagdis (with Bhoju Ram Gujar). Anthropology Today 29(5):22- 27. 2013.
    • "Sweetness and Light: The Bright Side of Pluralism in a North Indian Town." In Religious Pluralism, State and Society in Asia, edited by Chiara Formichi, 113-137. Religion in Contemporary Asia series. London: Routledge. 2013.
    • "Ainn-Bai's sarvadharm yatra: A mix of experiences." In Lines in Water: Religious Boundaries in South Asia, edited by Tazim R. Kassam and Eliza Kent, 300-329. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press. 2013.
    • "Scenes of Rural Change." In The Cambridge Companion to Modern Indian Culture, edited by Vasudha Dalmia and Rashmi Sadana, 13-29. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2012.
    • "Yogic Language in Village Performance: Hymns of the Householder Naths" (co-authored with Daniel Gold), 289-305. In Yoga in Practice, edited by David White. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 2012.
    • "Awakening Generosity in Nath Tales from Rajasthan." In Yogi Heroes and Poets: Histories and Legends of the Nāths, edited by David Lorenzen and Adrian Muñoz, 91-108. Albany: SUNY Press. 2011.
    • "Damayanti’s String: Epic Threads in Women's Ritual Stories." In Damayanti and Nala: The Many Lives of a Story, edited by Susan S. Wadley, 109-129. New Delhi: Chronicle Books, 2010.
    • "Why sacred groves matter: Post-romantic claims." In Village Matters: Relocating Villages in the Contemporary Anthropology of India, edited by D. P. Mines and N. Yazgi, 107-129. Delhi: Oxford University Press. 2010.

Visit Ann Grodzins Gold's Faculty Profile.

Selected Publications

  • Books
    • Co-authored as part of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning Writing Collective, Embodiment and Black Religion: Rethinking the Body in African American Religious Experience (Equinox Publishing, 2017)
    • Co-authored as part of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning Writing Collective, Breaking Bread, Breaking Beats: Churches and Hip-Hop—A Basic Guide to Key Issues (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2014).  
  • Essays and Articles
    • “Show and Prove: Five Percenters and the Study of African American Esotericism,” in There is a Mystery, editors Margarita Guillory, Stephen Finley, and Hugh Page (Leiden: Brill Press, 2014).
    • “Bun B on Religion and Hip Hop: An Interview (by Biko Gray),” in Religion in Hip Hop: Mapping the New Terrain, ed. Anthony Pinn, Monica Miller, and Bernard “Bun B” Freeman (New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015)
    • Co-authored with Stephen C. Finley, “God is a White Racist: Immanent Atheism as a Religious Response to Black Lives Matter and Antiblack State-Sanctioned Violence,” published as part of a Roundtable discussion in the Journal of Africana Religions, Vol. 3, No. 4 (2015), 443-453. 

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Selected Publications

  • Books
    • "Affect Theory as a Tool for Examining Religious Documentaries," forthcoming in J. Corrigan, ed., Feeling Religion. Duke University Press, 2017.
    • "Remember Who You Are": Imaging Life’s Purpose in Knight of Cups, in Theology and the Films of Terrence Malick. Routledge, 2016.
    • Two chapters in Elijah Siegler, editor, The Coen Brothers’ Religion: Mythology, Morality and the American Landscape, Baylor University Press, 2015.
      • No Country for Old Men: Between Time and Eternity.
      • Transcendence in The Man Who Wasn’t There.
    • Imaging Religion in Film: The Politics of Nostalgia, in “New Theories of Religion and Power.” Palgrave, 2012.
    • Evangelicals and Empire: Christian Alternatives to the Political Status Quo, BrazosPress, 2008.
    • American Pragmatism: A Religious Genealogy, Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • Journal Articles
    • “Sensing Religion in Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of Men, in Religions 2015, 6 (4), 1433-1456.
    • “Work and Life in the Balance,” short ‘round-table’ contribution to Religious Studies News, spring 2015.
    • “Filming Reconciliation: Affect and Nostalgia in The Tree of Life,” in The Journal of Religion and Film, spring 2014.
    • “Cultural Saints” for The Encyclopedia of Religion and American Cultures, ed. Luis León and Gary Laderman (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2003). Revised, 2014.

Selected Publications

  • Books
    • Lines in Water: Religious Boundaries in South Asia, edited by Eliza F. Kent Tazim R. Kassam (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2013)
    • Ginans: Texts and Contexts. Essays on Ismaili Hymns from South Asia in Honor of Zawahir Moir edited by Tazim R. Kassam and Francoise Mallison (New Delhi: Matrix, 2007).
    • Songs of Wisdom and Circles of Dance: Hymns of the Satpanth Ismaili Saint, Pir Shams (New York: State University of New York Press, 1995).
  • Journal Articles
    • "The Living Tradition of Ismaili Ginans: Negotiating Cultures in Poetry and Performance" in Lines in Water: Religious Boundaries in South Asia, Kassam & Kent, editors, Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2013.
    • "Reframing Ginanic Studies: Thoughts on Multiple Positions and Interpretive Tropes," in Ginans: Texts and Contexts: Essays on lsmaili Hymns from South Asia in Honor of Zawahir Moir, edited by Tazim Kassam and Francoise Mallison. New Delhi: Matrix, 2010, 1-20.
    • "Jamat Khanas of the lsmaili Muslims in North America," in the Encyclopedia of Muslim American History. Edward Curtis, editor. Facts on File, 2010.
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Selected Publications


  • Lincoln's Bishop: A President, A Priest, and the Fate of 300 Dakota Sioux Warriors. HarperOne, 2014.
  • Beyond Tolerance: Searching for Interfaith Understanding in America. Viking, 2008.

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Selected Publications

  • Books
    • Revivals: Of Antigone (SUNY Press, 2015)
    • Trials: Of Antigone and Jesus (Fordham University Press, 2010)
  • Journal Articles
    • “Nude, Glorious, Living,” Political Theology 14.1 (2013): 115–30.
    • “Performing Religiously between Passion and Resistance,” Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory 12.2 (2012): 69–84.
    • “A Mystic Impulse: From Apophatics to Decreation in Pseudo-Dionysius, Meister Eckhart, and Simone Weil,” Medieval Mystical Theology 21.1 (2012): 113–32.
    • “Antigone’s Nature,” Hypatia 25.2 (2010): 412–36.
    • “To Live, by Grace,” Living Together: Jacques Derrida’s Communities of Violence and Peace, ed. Elisabeth Weber (Fordham University Press, 2013), 153–67.
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Selected Publications

  • Books
    • "The Noblest Types of Womanhood:" Frances Ellen Watkins Harper and the White Anti-Slavery Women of Maine. Under review.
  • Published Articles, Reviews, and Dictionary Entries
    • “Phillip S. Lapsansky, Librarian-Scholar—and “Soul” of the Library Company.” Essay for Phillip Lapsansky: Appreciations—A Collection of Essays Honoring Phillip S. Lapsansky on His Retirement, 137-139. Philadelphia: The Library Company of Philadelphia, 2012.
    • “Cornel West: Kierkegaard and the Construction of a ‘Blues Philosophy’.” Article for Kierkegaard’s Influence on Social-Political Thought, Vol. 14, Section II (Reception) of Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources, ed. Jon Stewart, 231-256. Aldershot, UK : Ashgate, 2011.
    • “Søren Kierkegaard.” Chapter 14 in Beyond the Pale: Reading Theology from the Margins, ed. Stacey Floyd-Thomas and Miguel De La Torre , 140-150, 371-377. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2011.

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Selected Publications

  • Books
    • (ed). Place/No-Place in Urban Asian Religiosity. ARI-Springer Asian Series. Dordrecht/Heidelberg/London/New York: Springer, 2016.
    • Diaspora of the Gods: Modern Hindu Temples in an Urban Middle-Class World, Oxford University Press, 2004. This book was awarded “Excellence in the Study of Religion, Analytical-Descriptive Category” by the American Academy of Religion at the annual meeting, November 2005.
    • The Raja's Magic Clothes: Re-visioning Kingship and Divinity in England's India, In the series "Hermeneutics: Studies in the History of Religions" edited by Kees Bolle. University Park: Penn State Press, 1994.
    • Gods of Flesh/Gods of Stone: The Embodiment of Divinity in India, Co-edited with Norman Cutler. Columbia University Press (first published by Anima Press, 1985).
    • Images of Dharma: The Epic World of C. Rajagopalachari, New Delhi: Chanakya Publications, 1985. Out of print but in libraries under ISBN: 8170010047.
  • Book Chapters and Articles
    • “Urban Hinduism.” 2017. Oxford Bibliographies in Hinduism. Edited by Tracy Coleman. New York: Oxford University. Summary online at
    • "From Diaspora to (Global) Civil Society: Global Gurus and the Processes of De- ritualization and De-ethnization in Singapore." In Hindu Rituals at the Margins: Transformations, Innovations, Reconsiderations edited by Tracy Pintchman and Linda Penkower, 186-207. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2014.
    • “Reading Walden Pond at Marina Bay Sands—Singapore.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 82, 1: 217–247 (March 2014)
    • "Engineering an Artful Practice: On Jaggi Vasudev's Isha Yoga and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living." In Gurus of Modern Yoga: edited by Ellen Goldberg and Mark Singleton, 283-307. New York: Oxford University Press,
    • “Beyond Pluralism: Global Gurus and the Third Stream of American Religiosity.” In Religious Pluralism in Modern Americaedited by Charles L. Cohen and Ronald L. Numbers, 228-250. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013
    • “A Birthday Party for a Sacred Scripture: The Gita Jayanti and the Embodiment of God as the Book.” In Iconic Books and Textsedited by James Watts, 283-298. Sheffield, UK: Equinox, 2013. (reprint)
    • "A Birthday Party for a Sacred Text: The Gita Jayanti and the Embodiment of God as the Book and the Book as God." Postscripts 6.1–3: 225–242 (2010).
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Selected Publications

  • Books
    • How and Why Books Matter: Essays on the Social Functions of Iconic Texts, Sheffield: Equinox, forthcoming 2019.
    • (Editor) Sensing Sacred Texts, Sheffield: Equinox, 2018.
    • Understanding the Pentateuch as A Scripture, London: Wiley Blackwell, 2017.
    • Leviticus 1-10, Historical Commentary on the Old Testament, Leuven: Peeters, 2013.
    • (Editor) Iconic Books and Texts, Sheffield: Equinox, 2013.
    • Ritual and Rhetoric in Leviticus: From Sacrifice to Scripture, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. 
    • (Editor) Persia and Torah: The Theory of Imperial Authorization of the Pentateuch, SBL Symposium Series, Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2001.
    • (Editor with Corrine Patton and Steven Cook) The Whirlwind: Essays on Job, Hermeneutics and Theology in Memory of Jane Morse, JSOTSup Series 336, London: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001.
    • Reading Law: The Rhetorical Shaping of the Pentateuch, Biblical Seminar 59, Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999. 
    • (Editor with Paul R. House) Forming Prophetic Literature: Essays on Isaiah and the Twelve in Honor of John D. W. Watts, JSOTSup Series