Philosophy of Religion

The Imagination In Spinoza – The Moral Good Between Prophecy And The Amor Dei Intellectualis, Part 2 (Caterina De Gaetano)

The following is the second of a two-part series. The first can be found here. The entire article appears in Issue 22.1 of the Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory. The Morality of the Bible Spinoza thus describes two different kinds of representative cognition. On the one hand a cognitio ex signis always remains inside the limits […]

Announcements Difficult Discussions

Difficult Discussions – Christian Evangelicalism And Critical Race Theory (Announcement)

When: Thursday, September 23, 2021, 10 am-12 pm (Mountain Daylight Time) Register for online seminar: Once you register, you will automatically receive a participation link. For more information contact Political polarization has reached white heat in America, but it is also a growing force outside the United States, even in the developing world. Political scientists and […]

Political Theology

Economic Theology And The Indebtedness Of Everyday Life (Philip Goodchild And Devin Singh)

The following is the transcript of “Critical Conversations” No. 9, an ongoing series of Zoom seminars conducted by Whitestone Publications with distinguished international academics. This seminar on economics, theology, debt, and the religious origins of the modern economy was held on May 18, 2021. While the ancient world offered various forms of large-scales debt forgiveness, […]

Native American Religions

Religious Studies – The Final Colonization Of American Indians, Part 1 (Tink Tinker, wazhazhe udsethe)

The following is the first of a two-part series. The second can be found here. In late 2019 I was invited to deliver a paper at an international symposium, “Re-Envisioning Religious Studies as a Global Discipline,” hosted by the Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory held in conjunction with the annual American Academy of Religion […]


Review – Medicinal Religion (Aaron Klink)

Balboni, Michael J. and Peteet, John R. eds. Spirituality and Religion Within the Culture of Medicine: From Evidence to Practice. Oxford, UK and New York, NY: Oxford University Press 2017. ISBN 9780190272432  Hardcover. 419 pages. Several genres of writing stereotypically intersect with the topics of medicine and religion: empirical studies of religion’s impact on various […]


Review – Bahai Religion And Religious Cycles (Rebekah Gordon)

Sergeev, Mikhail.  Theory of Religious Cycles: Tradition, Modernity, and the Baha’i Faith.  Amsterdam:  Brill Rodopi, 2015.  ISBN-10:9004300031.  Paperback.  176 pages. In A Theory of Religious Cycles Mikhail Sergeev undertakes the daunting task of establishing a universally applicable framework of religious development. Coming from communist Russia in which religion was prohibited, Sergeev’s voice distinguishes itself as an […]


Review – Theologies of the Boss (James Cochran)

Yadin-Israel, Azzan. The Grace of God and the Grace of Man: The Theologies of Bruce Springsteen. Highland Park: Lingua Press, 2016. ISBN-10: 0692718516. 202 pages. Paperback, e-book. Azzan Yadin-Israel’s The Grace of God and the Grace of Man: The Theologies of Bruce Springsteen explores the theological development of Bruce Springsteen’s songs. Yadin-Israel’s book follows an increased […]


Review – New Trends In The Theory And Methods For Studying Religion (David Kim)

Kovács, Ábrahám, and James L. Cox, Editors. New Trends and Recurring Issues in the Study of Religion: Context and Overview. Budapest: L’Harmattan, 2014. ISBN-10: 9632368509 Hardcover, e-book. 249 pages. This stimulating volume of ten articles by historians, sociologists and theologians leads readers into the field of “theory and method” for the study of religion. Kovács […]

African Studies Critical Race Theory

From Heathen to Sub-Human – A Genealogy of the Influence of the Decline of Religion on the Rise of Modern Racism, Part 1 (Oludamini Ogunnaike)

The following is the first part of an article that appeared in July 2016 in Open Theology 2:2016 785-203.  It is republished here with the permission of the author.  The second and third installments will be published in the coming weeks. The medieval European world… knew the black man chiefly as a legend or occasional […]