Books for Review

If you are a publisher and would like us to review your book, please send a copy to the following address:  Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, Department of Religious Studies, University of Denver, Sturm Hall 266, Denver CO 80210.

Book Review Editors: Rachel Thomas and Claire Molk, University of Denver

Email: rachel.thomas@du.edu or claire.molk@du.edu

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We are looking for reviews of the titles below.  If you would like to review one of them, please send an email to our book review editor  with the header “Request for Review.”  Please provide your name, email address, position, institutional affiliation, physical mailing address, and a 300-word bio.  If you have reviewed books for any other journal, list them as well.  Finally, please explain why you want to review that book and briefly state your interest or qualifications for doing so.  We will contact the publisher and ask them to send you the book.  We will expect your review within 10 weeks after receipt of the review copy.

If you want to propose a book that is not listed below, please review our submission guidelines, or send an inquiry, with your information, to the book review editor.

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New Titles for Review

*Agamben, Giorgio. What Is Real? Translated by Lorenzo Chiesa. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2018. 88 pages. ISBN: 978-1-5036-0737-8

*Burley, Mikel, ed. Wittgenstein, Religion, and Ethics: New Perspectives from Philosophy and Theology. New York: Bloomsbury, 2018. 288 pages. ISBN: 978-1-350-05022-8

*Grillo, Laura S. An Intimate Rebuke: Female Genital Power in Ritual and Politics in West Africa. Durham: Duke University Press, 2018. 296 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4780-0120-1

*Keller, Catherine. Political Theology of the Earth: Our Planetary Emergency and the Struggle for a New Public. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2018. 248 pages. ISBN-10: 9780231189910

*Kotsko, Adam. Neoliberalism’s Demons: On the Political Theology of Late Capital. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2018. 176 pages. ISBN-10: 1503607127

*Matory, James Lorand. The Fetish Revisited: Marx, Freud, and the Gods Black People Make. Durham: Duke University Press, 2018. 392 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4780-0075-4

*Newman, Saul. Political Theology: A Critical Introduction. Cambridge, UK; Meford, MA: Polity Press, 2018. 180 pages. ISBN: 978-1-5095-2839-4

*Neyrat, Frédéric, and Drew S. Burk (Translator). The Unconstructable Earth: An Ecology of Separation (Meaning Systems). New York: Fordham University Press, 2018. 256 pages. ISBN-10: 0823282570

*Rubenstein, Mary Jane. Pantheologies: Gods, Worlds, Monsters. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2018. 320 pages. ISBN-13: 9780231189460

*Wallace, Mark I. When God Was a Bird: Christianity, Animism, and the Re-Enchantment of the World. First edition. Groundworks: Ecological Issues in Philosophy and Theology. New York: Fordham University Press, 2019. 240 pages. ISBN-10: 0823281310

*Wariboko, Nimi. The Spilt God: Pentecostalism and Critical Theory. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2018. 256 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1-4384-7019-1

*Webster, Jamieson. Conversion Disorder: Listening to the Body in Psychoanalysis. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2018. 312 pages. ISBN-10: 9780231184083

* Just listed.

Outstanding Titles for Review

Broyde, Michael J. Sharia Tribunals, Rabbinical Courts, and Christian Panels. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2018. 312 pages. ISBN: 9780190640286.

Clooney, Francis X, S.J., Klaus Von Stosch (ed). How to Do Comparative Theology. New York City, NY: Fordham University Press, 2018. 350 pages. ISBN: 9780823278411

Dorrien, Gary. Breaking White Supremacy: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Black Social Gospel. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2018. 632 pages. ISBN: 9780300205619.

Everton, Sean F. Networks and Religion: Ties that Bind, Loose, Build-up, and Tear Down. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 412 pages. ISBN: 9781108404075.

Immerwahr, Daniel. Thinking Small: The United States and the Lure of Community Development.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018. 272 pages. ISBN 9780674984127.

Iqtidar, Humeira, Tanika Sarkar. Tolerance, Secularization and Democratic Politics in South Asia. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 224 pages. ISBN: 9781108428545.

Janes, Regina M. Inventing Afterlives: The Stories We Tell Ourselves About Life After Death. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2018. 384 pages. ISBN: 9780231185714.

Jansen, Katherine Ludwig. Peace and Penance in Late Medieval Italy. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2018. 280 pages. ISBN 9780691177748.

Lloyd, Vincent W. Religion of the Field Negro: On Black Secularism and Black Theology. New York City, NY: Fordham University Press, 2018. 232 pages. ISBN: 9780823277643.

Maniura, Robert. Art and Miracle in Renaissance Tuscany. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 276 pages. ISBN: 9781108426848.

Murphy, Mark C. God’s Own Ethics. Oxford University Press, 2018. 224 pages. ISBN: 9780198796916.

O’Malley, John W. Vatican I: The Council and the Making of the Ultramontane Church. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018. 264 pages. ISBN 9780674979987.

Onishi, Bradley B. The Sacrality of the Secular: Postmodern Philosophy of Religion. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2018. 256 pages. ISBN: 9780231183925.

Polk, William R. Crusade and Jihad: The Thousand-Year War Between the Muslim World and the Global North. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2018. 656 pages. ISBN: 9780300222906.

Rynhold, Daniel, Michael J. Harris. Nietzsche, Soloveitchik and Contemporary Jewish Philosophy: Towards a Genealogy of Judaism. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 326 pages. ISBN: 9781107109032.

Stevens, Mitchell L., Cynthia Miller-Idriss, Seteney Shami. How US Universities Make Knowledge in a Global Era. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2018. 184 pages. ISBN: 9780691158693.