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Listening to the Voices of the Dead

The 3-11 Tohoku Disaster Speaks

An incisive observation of the traumas of loss and marginalization brought to the surface by the 2011 Tōhoku Disaster

Waiting for the Call

From Preacher's Daughter to Lesbian Mom

One woman's search for the meaning of faith when the foundations of her beliefs are tested to the limit

Radicalization in Theory and Practice

Understanding Religious Violence in Western Europe

Building on a comparative case study, explores the conditions under religious radicalization leading to violent action

In Search of Tunga

Prosperity, Almighty God, and Lives in Motion in a Malian Provincial Town

The lives of young male Muslim “adventurers” in a Malian town


Discipline, Compassion, and Enlightenment at a Japanese Zen Temple

An intimate and insightful look into the life of a head Sōtō Zen temple in 21st century Japan

Beyond the Death of God

Religion in 21st Century International Politics

Politics and religion remain entwined

The Scent of Ancient Magic

Examines the complex association of the sense of smell and the supernatural in classical antiquity

Feeling the Future at Christian End-Time Performances

How Christian depictions of the End allow spectators to experience—and feel—their place within the future history of humankind

Sculpting the Self

Islam, Selfhood, and Human Flourishing

What it means to be human

Secular Power Europe and Islam

Identity and Foreign Policy

Reconsidering the European Union’s secular identity

The Buddhist Poetry of the Great Kamo Priestess

Daisaiin Senshi and Hosshin Wakashu

Provides new translations and sensitive readings of the devotional Buddhist poems of Senshi, the Great Kamo Priestess of the Heian period

Scriptures, Shrines, Scapegoats, and World Politics

Religious Sources of Conflict and Cooperation in the Modern Era

Religion can be a detriment to human security

Divined Intervention

Religious Institutions and Collective Action

A decentralized Catholic Church allows for the development of grassroots secular political activism

Robert Hayden in Verse

New Histories of African American Poetry and the Black Arts Era

Remaps Robert Hayden’s proper place within African American poetry, and traces his legacy

Contemporary Mormon Pageantry

Seeking After the Dead

Provides the first book-length study of Mormon pageants, by a theater scholar and participant

Ritual Matters

Material Remains and Ancient Religion

An international, cross-disciplinary investigation of ancient religious practices and their material remains yields fresh insights and poses new questions

Long Suffering

American Endurance Art as Prophetic Witness

An unflinching, illuminating look at three U.S. artists and their performances of suffering

James Jesse Strang

The Rise and Fall of Michigan's Mormon King

The extraordinary life of one of the Mormon church’s early leaders

Reckoning with Spirit in the Paradigm of Performance

Reveals what might be gained by taking spirituality seriously as a constituent aspect of performance 

Honor and Personhood in Early Modern Mexico

An examination of the concept of honor as essential to both colonial Spaniards and indigenous Mexicans

Digital Samaritans

Rhetorical Delivery and Engagement in the Digital Humanities

An investigation of the communicative objectives of Samaritans who are exploring the powerful expressive affordances of digital environments—Winner of the 2017 CCCC Research Impact Award!

Playing God

The Bible on the Broadway Stage

A fascinating look at how the Bible has inspired Broadway plays and musicals, from Ben-Hur to Jesus Christ Superstar

Epiphanius of Cyprus

Imagining an Orthodox World

Brings a balanced perspective to a controversial scholar of heresies