Books for Review

Book-Review-CartoonIf 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 80208, Attention: Carl Raschke.

Book Review Editor: Rebekah Gordon, University of Denver

Email: rebekahgordon93@gmail.com

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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 rebekahgordon93@gmail.com 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 rebekahgordon93@gmail.com

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New 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

*Deneen, Partick J. Why Liberalism Failed. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2018. 248 pages. ISBN: 9780300223446.

*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. 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. 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. ISBN: 9781108426848.

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

*Newberg, Andrew. Neurotheology: How Science Can Enlighten Us About Spirituality. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2018. 328 pages. ISBN: 9780231179041.

*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. 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.

 

* Just listed.

Outstanding Titles for Review

Ackers, Helen Louise and James Ackers-Johnson. Mobile Professional Voluntarism and International Development: Killing Me Softly? New York, NY: Palgrave Pivot, 2017. 173 pages. ISBN-10: 1137558326.

*Balboni, Michael, John Peteet. Spirituality and Religion Within the Culture of Medicine. Oxford University Press, 2017. 432 pages. ISBN: 9780190272432.

Brown, Clair. Buddhist Economics: An Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science. UK: Bloomsbury Press, 2017. 224 pages. ISBN-10: 1632863669.

Boisvert, Donald L. (Editor), and Carly Daniel-Hughes (Editor). The Bloomsbury Reader in Religion, Sexuality, and Gender. UK: Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2017. 288 pages. ISBN-10: 1474237789.

Brown, Clair. Buddhist Economics: An Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science. UK: Bloomsbury Press, 2017. 224 pages. ISBN-10: 1632863669.

Brennan, Vicki L. Singing Yoruba Christianity: Music, Media, and Morality. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2017. 264 pages. ISBN: 978-0-253-03209-6

*Bushnell, John. Russian Peasant Women Who Refused to Marry: Spasovite Old Believers in the 18th-19th Centuries. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2017. 400 pages. ISBN: 978-0-253-02996-6.

Caird, John. Philosophy of Religion. Sai ePublications, 2017. ISBN-13: 978-1-54427-113-2.

*CERCL Writing Collective. Embodiment and Black Religion: Rethinking the Body in African American Religious Experience.Bristol, CT: Equinox Publishing, 2017. 138 pages. ISBN: 9781781793466.

Colvin, Howard. History of Religion: Complete Guide to World Religions and Religion in America, Including the History of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Atheism, Mythology, Buddhism, Hinduism, and More. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017. 124 pages. ISBN-10: 1544272464.

Dimitrova, Stefania. The Day of Brahma: The Myths of India—The Epics of Human Destiny (Psychology of Mythology). Amazon Digital Services LLC, 2017. ASIN: B06XQPRJP4.

*Howard, Thomas Albert. The Pope and the Professor. Oxford University Press, 2017. 312 pages. ISBN: 9780198729198.

*Ivanhoe, Philip J. Oneness: East Asian Conceptions of Virtue, Happiness, & How We Are All Connected. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2017. ISBN: 9780190840518

Kingsley, Mary Henrietta. West African Studies. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017. 478 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1544735993.

Nussbaum, Martha.  Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, Justice.  336 pages. ISBN-10: 0199335877.

Rendueles, Cesar. Sociophobia: Political Change in the Digital Utopia (Insurrections: Critical Studies in Religion, Politics, and Culture). UK: Columbia University Press, 2017. 200 pages. ISBN-10: 0231175272.

*Rothschild, N. Harry. Emperor Wu Zhao and Her Pantheon of Devils, Divinities, and Dynastic Mothers. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2017. 384 pages. ISBN: 9780231169394.

Rubin, Jared. Rulers, Religion, and Riches: Why the West Got Rich and the Middle East Did Not. UK: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 296 pages. ISBN-10: 1108400051.

Ryrie, Alec. Protestants: The Faith That Made the Modern World. New York, NY: Viking Books, 2017. 528 pages. ISBN-10: 0670026166.

Watts, Fraser. Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality: Concepts and Applications. UK: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 234 pages. ISBN 978-1-107-04444-9.

Wilber, Ken. The Religion of Tomorrow: A Vision for the Future of the Great Traditions—More Inclusive, More Comprehensive, More Complete. Boulder, CO: Shambhala Publications, 2017. 816 pages. ISBN-10: 1611803004.