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The 2022 Annual Meetings in Denver, Colorado, are fast approaching. The last day to register for the November 19-22 gathering before full price goes into effect is September 22. Hosted by the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) and the American Academy of Religion (AAR), “Reconnect 2022” will include more than 1,000 events, workshops, meetings, receptions, and tours. The Annual Meeting Exhibit Hall will feature more than 100 publishers. We can't wait to see you in person in Denver!

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If you know of any titles, published since January 1, 2019, that we should include on our website, please send us an email and let us know. Don’t forget to include the author(s) or editor(s), full title, and ISBN-13. 
Thank you,  
Kimberly Davis 
Senior Editor

BOOKS REVIEWED, 8/1/2022 to 8/31/2022

Islam, Ethnicity, and Power Politics: Constructing Pakistan's National Identity. By Rasul Bakhsh Rais (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 6/26/2018). Reviewed by Farah Adeed.
Seeing Silence. By Mark C. Taylor (University of Chicago Press, 8/13/2020). Reviewed by David Greder.
African religions
Faith, Power and Family: Christianity and Social Change in French Cameroon. By Charlotte Walker-Said (Boydell & Brewer, Limited, 7/20/2018). Reviewed by Paul Glen Grant.
Christianity (mostly), history of
The Epiclesis Debate at the Council of Florence. By Christiaan Kappes (University of Notre Dame Press, 10/31/2019). Reviewed by Alexander Pierce.
Renewing a Modern Denomination: A Study of Baptist Institutional Life in the 1990s. By Andy Goodliff (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 1/19/2021). Reviewed by Spencer Boersma.
Commentary on Thomas Aquinas's Treatise on Happiness and Ultimate Purpose. By J. Budziszewski (Cambridge University Press, 1/9/2020). Reviewed by Jonathan Edelmann.
Gentile Christian Identity from Cornelius to Constantine. By Terence L. Donaldson (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 11/1/2020). Reviewed by Mark Baker.
Journeys to Heaven and Hell: Tours of the Afterlife in the Early Christian Tradition. By Bart D. Ehrman (Yale University Press, 4/5/2022). Reviewed by Rebecca Denova.
Christianity, biblical interpretation and reception
Untimely Christianity: Hearing the Bible in a Secular Age. By Michael Edwards, John Marson Dunaway (Translator) (Fortress Press, 2/22/2022). Reviewed by Kyle Schenkewitz.
The New Testament in Its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians. By N. T. Wright, Michael F. Bird (Zondervan, 11/19/2019). Reviewed by Amy Whisenand Krall.
Christianity, ethics and social justice
Biomedicine and Beatitude: An Introduction to Catholic Bioethics, Second Edition. By Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco (CUA Press, 7/2/2021). Reviewed by Samuel Deters.
Christianity, theology
What Is Constructive Theology? Histories, Methodologies, and Perspectives. By Marion Grau, Jason Wyman (Editors) (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 10/29/2020). Reviewed by Stephen Waldron.
T&T Clark Reader in John Webster. By Michael Allen (Editor) (T&T Clark, 10/15/2020). Reviewed by Marco Barone.
God Has Chosen: The Doctrine of Election Through Christian History. By Mark R. Lindsay (InterVarsity Press, 8/11/2020). Reviewed by Catherine C. Tobey.
T&T Clark Handbook of Analytic Theology. By James M. Arcadi, James T. Turner (Editors) (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 2/11/2021). Reviewed by Derek King.
Christianity, Empire and the Spirit. By Néstor Medina (BRILL, 6/1/2018). Reviewed by Fandy Tanujaya.
Henri de Lubac and the Drama of Human Existence. By Jordan Hillebert (University of Notre Dame Press, 1/15/2021). Reviewed by Matthew Hale.
Comparative Religions, Anthropology of Religions
The Faiths of Others: A History of Interreligious Dialogue. By Thomas Albert Howard (Yale University Press, 5/25/2021). Reviewed by Debbie Weissman.
Critical Theory, Methods/Theories in Religious Studies
Mimesis and Sacrifice: Applying Girard's Mimetic Theory Across the Disciplines. By Marcia Pally (Editor) (Bloomsbury Academic & Professional, 10/17/2019). Reviewed by Cody C. Warta.
Occult Roots of Religious Studies: On the Influence of Non-Hegemonic Currents on Academia around 1900. By Yves Mühlematter, Helmut Zander (Editors) (Walter de Gruyter GmbH, 6/8/2021). Reviewed by W. Michael Ashcraft.
The Other Rāma: Matricide and Genocide in the Mythology of Paraśurāma. By Brian Collins (State University of New York Press, 10/1/2020). Reviewed by Christopher Austin.
The Islamic Interfaith Initiative: No Fear Shall Be upon Them. By John Andrew Morrow (Cambridge Scholars, 10/17/2021). Reviewed by Riffat Hassan.
Prisoner of the Infidels: The Memoir of an Ottoman Muslim in Seventeenth-Century Europe. By Osman of Timisoara, Giancarlo Casale (Editor, Translator) (University of California Press, 9/7/2021). Reviewed by Emily Victoria Hanlon.
Islam, Ethnicity, and Power Politics: Constructing Pakistan's National Identity. By Rasul Bakhsh Rais (Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 6/26/2018). Reviewed by Farah Adeed.
Jews and Journeys: Travel and the Performance of Jewish Identity. By Joshua Levinson, Orit Bashkin (Editors) (University of Pennsylvania Press, 8/6/2021). Reviewed by Laura Yares.
Philosophy of Religion
Seeing Silence. By Mark C. Taylor (University of Chicago Press, 8/13/2020). Reviewed by David Greder.
The Penguin Book of Exorcisms . By Joseph P. Laycock (Editor) (Penguin Random House, 9/8/2020). Reviewed by William Chavez.
Religion in North America
Open Hearts, Closed Doors: Immigration Reform and the Waning of Mainline Protestantism. By Nicholas T. Pruitt (New York University Press, 6/22/2021). Reviewed by Melissa Borja.
Errand into the Wilderness of Mirrors: Religion and the History of the CIA. By Michael Graziano (University of Chicago Press, 6/17/2021). Reviewed by Ciara Skye Eichhorst.
La Santa Muerte in Mexico: History, Devotion, and Society. By Wil G. Pansters (Editor) (University of New Mexico Press, 9/1/2019). Reviewed by Manon Hedenborg White.
Religion, Art, & Music
Avantgarde Art and Radical Material Theology. By Petra Carlsson Redell (Taylor & Francis Group, 10/5/2020). Reviewed by Peder Jothen.

BOOKS RECEIVED, 8/1/2022 to 8/31/2022

The Forbidden Body: Sex, Horror, and the Religious Imagination. By Douglas E. Cowan (New York University Press, 5/17/2022).

Modern Musar: Contested Virtues in Jewish Thought. By Geoffrey D. Claussen (Jewish Publication Society, 4/1/2022).
The Zen Buddhist Philosophy of D. T. Suzuki. By Rossa Ó Muireartaigh (Bloomsbury Publishing, 3/24/2022).
Illuminating the Intent: An Exposition of Candrakirti's Entering the Middle Way. By Tsongkhapa, Thupten Jinpa Langri (Translator) (Wisdom Publications, 4/20/2021).
Christianity (mostly), history of
Worshiping with the Reformers. By Karin Maag (InterVarsity Press, 2/9/2021).
Jesuits and Race: A Global History of Continuity and Change, 1530-2020. By Nathaniel Millett, Charles H. Parker (Editors) (University of New Mexico Press, 6/1/2022).
Eastern Christianity: A Reader. By J. Edward Walters (Eerdmans Publishing , 11/18/2021).
Women in Christianity in the Age of Empire: (1800–1920). By Janet Wootton (Editor) (Taylor & Francis Group, 3/8/2022).
The Gates of Hell: An Untold Story of Faith and Perseverance in the Early Soviet Union. By Matthew Heise (Lexham Press, 5/11/2022).
Christianity, biblical interpretation and reception
Profaning Paul. By Cavan W. Concannon (University of Chicago Press, 12/10/2021).
Christianity, contemporary
A Redemption Song: Illuminations on Black British Pastoral Theology and Culture. By Delroy Hall (SCM Press, 12/17/2021).
Threshold Dwellers in the Age of Global Pandemic. By Eleazar S. Fernandez (Editor) (Pickwick Publications, 5/19/2022).
Guarded by Two Jaguars: A Catholic Parish Divided by Language and Faith. By Eric Hoenes del Pinal (University of Arizona Press, 11/1/2022).
Religion and Intersex: Perspectives from Science, Law, Culture, and Theology. By Stephanie A. Budwey (Taylor & Francis, 8/25/2022).
Christianity, ethics and social justice
Tragic Dilemmas in Christian Ethics. By Kate Jackson-Meyer (Georgetown University Press, 9/1/2022).
Biomedicine and Beatitude: An Introduction to Catholic Bioethics, Second Edition. By Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco (CUA Press, 7/2/2021).
Christianity, theology
Baptists, Catholics and the Whole Church: Partners in the Pilgrimage to Unity. By Steven R. Harmon (New City Press, 1/15/2021).
All Things Beautiful: An Aesthetic Christology. By Chris E. W. Green (Baylor University Press, 9/1/2021).
God in Motion: A Critical Exploration of the Open Theism Debate. By Manuel Schmid, Alex Englander (Translator) (Baylor University Press, 7/15/2021).
Evil, Sin, and Christian Theism. By Andrew Ter Ern Loke (Taylor & Francis Group, 3/18/2022).
Spiritual Diary. By Sergius Bulgakov, Mark Roosien (Translator), Roberto J. De La Noval (Translator) (Angelico Press, 6/15/2022).
Augustine's Preached Theology: Living as the Body of Christ. By J. Patout Burns; Jr. (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 7/28/2022).
Renewing Theology: Ignatian Spirituality and Karl Rahner, Ignacio Ellacuría, and Pope Francis. By J. Matthew Ashley (University of Notre Dame Press, 7/15/2022).
Comparative Religions, Anthropology of Religions
The Crucible of Religion in Late Antiquity: Selected Essays. By Guy G. Stroumsa (Mohr Siebeck, 8/1/2021).
God's Will and Testament: Inheritance in the Gospel of Matthew and Jewish Tradition . By Daniel Daley (Baylor University Press, 9/1/2021).
A Cultural History of the Soul: Europe and North America from 1870 to the Present. By Kocku von Stuckrad (Columbia University Press, 2/15/2022).
Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism. By Amanda Montell (HarperCollins Publishers, 6/15/2021).
East Asian Religions, excluding Buddhism-only books
Daoist Resonances in Heidegger: Exploring a Forgotten Debt. By David Chai (Editor) (Bloomsbury Academic, 6/2/2022).
Self-Cultivation in Early China. By Paul Fischer (State University of New York Press, 7/1/2022).
The Many Faces of a Himalayan Goddess: Hadimba, Her Devotees, and Religion in Rapid Change. By Ehud Halperin (Oxford University Press, 11/12/2019).
Guest Is God: Pilgrimage, Tourism, and Making Paradise in India. By Drew Thomases (Oxford University Press, 11/21/2019).
Sound of Salvation: Voice, Gender, and the Sufi Mediascape in China. By Guangtian Ha (Columbia University Press, 2/22/2022).
Religion, Orientalism and Modernity: Mahdi Movements of Iran and South Asia. By Geoffrey Nash (Edinburgh University Press, 1/27/2022).
What Is Islamic Studies? European and North American Approaches to a Contested Field. By Leif Stenberg, Philip Wood (Editors) (Edinburgh University Press, 1/27/2022).
Rebellious Wives, Neglectful Husbands: Controversies in Modern Qur'anic Commentaries. By Hadia Mubarak (Oxford University Press, 5/6/2022).
Everyday Islamic Law and the Making of Modern South Asia. By Elizabeth Lhost (University of North Carolina Press, 7/12/2022).
Modern Musar: Contested Virtues in Jewish Thought. By Geoffrey D. Claussen (Jewish Publication Society, 4/1/2022).
Dirshuni: Contemporary Women’s Midrash. By Tamar Biala (Editor) (Brandeis University Press, 6/28/2022).
Philosophy of Religion
Devotion: Three Inquiries in Religion, Literature, and Political Imagination . By Constance M. Furey, Sarah Hammerschlag, Amy Hollywood (University of Chicago Press, 12/10/2021).
Reason and Religion: Evaluating and Explaining Belief in Gods. By Herman Philipse (Cambridge University Press, 4/28/2022).
The Writing of Innocence: Blanchot and the Deconstruction of Christianity. By Aïcha Liviana Messina (State University of New York Press, 7/1/2022).
The Spiritual Significance of Overload Boredom. By Sharday C. Mosurinjohn (McGillQueen's University Press, 8/15/2022).
Comparative Philosophy and Method: Contemporary Practices and Future Possibilities. By Steven Burik, Robert Smid, Ralph Weber (Editors) (Bloomsbury Academic, 3/10/2022).
Religion & Law
Infidels and Empires in a New World Order: Early Modern Spanish Contributions to International Legal Thought. By David M. Lantigua (Cambridge University Press, 6/11/2020).
Religion & Politics
Poisoned Wells: Accusations, Persecution, and Minorities in Medieval Europe, 1321-1422. By Tzafrir Barzilay (University of Pennsylvania Press, 3/22/2022).
British Christians and the Third Reich: Church, State, and the Judgement of Nations. By Andrew Chandler (Cambridge University Press, 5/19/2022).
How Trump and the Christian Right Saved LGBTI Human Rights: A Religious Freedom Mystery. By Cynthia Burack (State University of New York Press, 8/1/2022).
Rage and Carnage in the Name of God: Religious Violence in Nigeria. By Abiodun Alao (Duke University Press, 8/26/2022).
Religion & Science
Religion, Disease, and Immunology. By Thomas B. Ellis (Bloomsbury Publishing, 6/30/2022).
Religion in North America
MOVE: An American Religion. By Richard Kent Evans (Oxford University Press, 6/12/2022).
Religion, Art, & Music
The Forbidden Body: Sex, Horror, and the Religious Imagination. By Douglas E. Cowan (New York University Press, 5/17/2022).
South Asian Religions, excluding Hinduism-only or Islam-only books
Devotional Sovereignty: Kingship and Religion in India. By Caleb Simmons (Oxford University Press, 1/3/2020).
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