Selected Publications


Susan Ackerman

When Heroes Love: The Ambiguity of Eros in the Stories of Gilgamesh and David (2005).

Warrior, Dancer, Seductress, Queen: Women in Judges and Biblical Israel (1998).

Under Every Green Tree: Popular Religion in Sixth-Century Judah (1992).

Randall Balmer

Randall Balmer

Evangelicalism in America (2016)

Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter (2014)

Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America, 5th ed. (2014)

First Freedom: The Fight for Religious Liberty (2012)

The Making of Evangelicalism: From Revivialism to Politics and Beyond (2010)

God in the White House: How Faith Shaped the Presidency from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush (2008)

Thy Kingdom Come: How the Religious Right Distorts the Faith and Threatens America (2006)

Religion in American Life: A Short History (with Jon Butler and Grant Wacker), 2nd ed. (2011)

Encyclopedia of Evangelicalism (2004)

Grant Us Courage: Travels Along the Mainline of American Protestantism (1996)

A Perfect Babel of Confusion: Dutch Religion and English Culture in Middle Colonies (1989)

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Ehud Z. Benor

Ehud Z. Benor

“Jewish Ethics in a Pluralistic World,” Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy , 5:2 (1996) 219-236.

Worship of the Heart: A Study in Maimonides’ Philosophy of Religion , (1995).

“Meaning and Reference in Maimonides’ Negative Theology,” Harvard Theological Review , 88:3 (1995) 339-360.

“Petition and Contemplation in Maimonides’ Concept of Prayer,” Religion , 24:1 (January 1994) 59-66.

“Perspectives on Maimonides,” Religious Studies Review , 20:3 (July 1994) 189a-195b.

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Vaughn A. Booker


Lift Every Voice and Swing: Black Musicians and Religious Culture in the Jazz Century (New York: New York University Press, July 2020)

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

“‘Pulpit and Pew’: African American Humor on Irreverent Religious Participation in Negro Digest, 1943-1950,” Journal of Africana Religions 8.1 (2020): 1-36. (PDF available here)

"'God's Spirit Lives in Me': Metaphysical Theology in Charleszetta 'Mother' Waddles’ Urban Mission to the Poor," Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 22.1 (August 2018): 5-33, available (PDF available here)

“Performing, Representing, and Archiving Belief: Religious Expressions among Jazz Musicians,” Religions 7 (8), 108 (2016): available

“‘An Authentic Record of My Race’: Exploring the Popular Narratives of African American Religion in the Music of Duke Ellington,” Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation 25.1 (2015): 1-36, available

“Civil Rights Religion? Rethinking 1950s and 1960s Political Activism for African American Religious History,” Journal of Africana Religions 2.2 (2014): 211-243, available

Book Reviews

Review of documentary film, Father’s Kingdom (2017), for Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions 23.3 (Feb 2020): 114-116. (PDF available here)

Review of Tracy Fessenden, Religion Around Billie Holiday (Penn State University Press, 2018), for Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief (18 July 2019), available (PDF available here).

Review of Ula Yvette Taylor, The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam (UNC, 2017), for Reading Religion: A Publication of the American Academy of Religion (2018), available

Review of Lerone A. Martin, Preaching on Wax: The Phonograph and the Shaping of Modern African American Religion (NYU, 2014) for Journal of Religion and Culture 25 (2015): 111-115, available

Encyclopedia Entries

Abraham Joshua Heschel,” “Mordecai Wyatt Johnson,” “George Dennis Sale Kelsey,” and “Benjamin Elijah Mays,” in The Martin Luther King, Jr., Encyclopedia, ed. Clayborne Carson, et al. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2007).

Public Scholarly Engagement

Performance,” for the “A Universe of Terms” series, ed. Mona Oraby and Daniel Vaca, The Immanent Frame: Secularism, Religion and the Public Sphere, December 20, 2019

Interview with Tiffanie Wen on the future of religion, “Eight Dartmouth Professors Peer into the Future (It’s not all scary.),” in Dartmouth Alumni Magazine (May-Jun 2018)

"The False God of Nationalism," a piece for The New School's Public Seminar, January 9, 2018

A 2017 interview with Professor Judith Weisenfeld of Princeton University, discussing her book, New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Migration  (NYU Pr.) in Religion & Politics.

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Nancy K. Frankenberry

"Wildman's Eff'ing Symbology," in a volume on the philosophy of religion of Wesley Wildman, eds. Robert C. Neville and LeRon Shults (Albany: SUNY Press, forthcoming).

Contingency After Nagarjuna and Rorty," 2017 Presidential Address, Metaphysical Society of America. Review of Metaphysics (March 2019): 563-86.

"Map is Not Territory, Menu is Not Meal," Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 31 (2019): 3-13.

"The Fate of Radical Empiricism and the Future of Pragmatic Naturalism," Pragmatism and Naturalism: Scientific and Social Inquiry After Representationalism, edited by Matthew C. Bagger (Columbia University Press, 2018).

"Naturalisms, Ineffability Claims, and Symbolic Meanings," The Question of Methodological Naturalism, edited by Jason N. Blum (Leiden: E. J. Brill Academic Publishers, 2018).

Ronald Michael Green

Ronald Michael Green

“From Genome to Brainome: Charting the Lessons Learned,” in Neuroethics: Defining the Issues in Theory, Practice, and Policy , J Illes (ed.), (2006), 105-121.

“Kant and Kierkegaard on the Need for Historical Faith: An Imaginary Dialogue,” in Kant and the New Philosophy of Religion , C L Firestone and S R Palmquist (eds.), (2006), 157-175.

The Human Embryo Research Debates: Bioethics in the Vortex of Controversy , (2001).

The Ethical Manager , (1994).

Kierkegaard and Kant: the Hidden Debt , (1992).

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Susannah Heschel

Susannah Heschel

“The Slippery yet Tenacious Nature of Racism: New Developments in Critical Race Theory and Their Implications for the Study of Religion and Ethics,” Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 35:1 (Spring/Summer 2015), 3-27.

“Jewish and Muslim Feminist Theologies in Dialogue: Discourses of Difference,” in: Gender in Judaism and Islam: Common Lives, Uncommon Heritage, ed. Beth Wenger and Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet (Philadelphia: NYU Press, November 2014), 17-45.

“Constructions of Jewish Identity through Reflections on Islam,” in: Faithful Narratives: Historians, Religions, and the Challenge of Objectivity, ed. Nina Caputo and Andrea Sterk (Cornell University Press, 2014), 169-184.

“German-Jewish Scholarship on Islam as a Tool of De-Orientalization,” New German Critique 117 (Fall 2012), 91-117. 

“Jesus in Modern Jewish Thought,” in: The Jewish Annotated New Testament, ed. Marc Brettler and Amy-Jill Levine (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011), 582-585.

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Christopher MacEvitt

The Crusades and the Christian World of the East: Rough Tolerance , (2007).

“True Romans: Remembering the Crusades among Eastern Christians.” Journal of Medieval History 40 (2014): 260-75.

“Martyrdom and the Muslim World through Franciscan Eyes.” The Catholic History Review 97 (2011): 1-23.

“The Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa: Apocalypse, the First Crusade and the Armenian Diaspora,” Dumbarton Oaks Papers , 61 (2007) 157-81.

“Christian Authority in the Latin East: Edessa in Crusader History,” in The Medieval Crusade , S Ridyard (ed.), (2004) 71-84.

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Reiko Ohnuma

Unfortunate Destiny: Animals in the Indian Buddhist Imagination (Oxford University Press, 2017).

Ties That Bind: Maternal Imagery and Discourse in Indian Buddhism (Oxford University Press, 2012).

Head, Eyes, Flesh, and Blood: Giving Away the Body in Indian Buddhist Literature (Columbia University Press, 2007).

"Animal Doubles of the Buddha," Humanimalia 7:2 (2016) 1-34.

"Buddhism and the Family," Oxford Bibliographies in Buddhism, ed. Richard Payne (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014).

"Bad Nun: Thullanandā in Pāli Canonical and Commentarial Sources," Journal of Buddhist Ethics 20 (2013) 18-66.

"An Elephant Good to Think: The Buddha in Pārileyyaka Forest," Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies 35:1-2 (2012) 259-293.

“Mother-Love and Mother-Grief: South Asian Buddhist Variations on a Theme,” Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 23:1 (2007) 95-116.

“Debt to the Mother: A Neglected Aspect of the Founding of the Buddhist Nuns’ Order,” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 74:4 (2006) 861-901.

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Gil Raz

Gil Raz

“Imbibing the Universe: Methods of Ingesting the Five Sprouts,” Asian Medicine, Tradition and Modernity 7 (2013).

“The Way of the Yellow and the Red: Sexual Practice in Early Daoism,” Nan Nü, Men, Women and Gender in China 10 (2008).

“Time Manipulation in Early Daoist Ritual: The East Well Chart and the Eight Archivists,” Asia Major 18 (2005)

The Emergence of Daoism: Creation of Tradition. (London: Routledge Press, 2012).


Kevin Reinhart

A. Kevin Reinhart

“The Origins of Islamic Ethics,” in The Blackwell Companion to Religious Ethics , W Schweicker (ed.), (2005) 244-253.

“Afterward: The Past in the Future of Islamic Ethics,” in Islamic Ethics of Life: Abortion, War, and Euthanasia , J E Brockopp (ed.), (2003).

“Late Ottoman Religion,” Archivum Ottomanicum , Special Issue, with H Kayali, 19 (2001) 193-303.

“Musa Kazim: from ’ilm to Polemics,” Archivum Ottomanicum , 19 (2001) 281-306.

Before Revelation: The Boundaries of Muslim Moral Knowledge , (1995).

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Devin Singh

Divine Currency: The Theological Power of Money in the West. Stanford University Press, 2018.

“Sovereign Debt.” Journal of Religious Ethics 46:2 (2018): 239-266.

“Speculating the Subject of Money: Georg Simmel on Human Value.” Religions 7.80 (2016): 1-15.

“Irrational Exuberance: Hope, Expectation, and Cool Market Logic.” Political Theology 17.2 (2016): 120-136.

“Anarchy, Void, Signature: Agamben’s Trinity Among Orthodoxy’s Remains.” Political Theology
17:1 (2016): 27-46.

"Debt Cancellation as Sovereign Crisis Management," Cosmologics Magazine, Jan 18, 2016.

“Eusebius as Political Theologian: The Legend Continues.” Harvard Theological Review 108:1 (2015): 129-154.

“Iconicity of the Photographic Image: Theodore of Stoudios and André Bazin.” In Byzantium/Modernism, edited by Roland Betancourt and Maria Taroutina, 237-53. Visualizing the Middle Ages. Leiden: Brill, 2015.

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