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Tariq al-Jamil, Associate Professor

al-Jamil, T. 2010. Review of Transnational Muslims in American Society by A. McCloud. International Journal of Middle East Studies 42 (3): 504-507.
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Yvonne P. Chireau, Professor

Chireau, Y. 2011. Review of Caribbean Religious History: An Introduction by E.B. Edmonds and M.A. Gonzalez. Church History 80 (3): 693-695.
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Chireau, Y. 2010. Review of The African Diaspora and the Study of Religion edited by T.L. Trost. Nova religio 14 (2): 127-129.
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Chireau, Y. 2010. Review of The African Diaspora and the Study of Religion edited by T.L. Trost. Nova religio 14 (2): 127-129.
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Chireau, Y. 2009. The Uses of the Supernatural. In Women and Religion: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies, edited by P. Klassen. London: Routledge.
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Chireau, Y. 2008. Review of African American Folk Healing by S.Y. Mitchem. Church History 77 (2): 535-537.
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Chireau, Y. 2008. Conjuring Scriptures and Engendering Healing Traditions. In Theorizing Scriptures: New Critical Orientations to a Cultural Phenomenon, edited by V.L. Wimbush, 119-127. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
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Chireau, Y. 2008. Natural and Supernatural: African American Hoodoo Narratives of Sickness and Healing. In Faith, Health, and Healing in African American Life, edited by S.Y. Mitchem and E.M. Townes, 3-15. Westport, CT: Praeger.
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Chireau, Y. 2007. Review of Conjure in African American Society by J.E. Anderson. Journal of Southern History 73 (2): 453-454.
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Chireau, Y. 2007. Review of Santeria: Correcting the Myths and Uncovering the Realities of a Growing Religion by M.A. Clark. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 46 (4): 613-614.
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Chireau, Y. 2007. Black Herman's African American Magical Synthesis. Cabinet, 26.
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Chireau, Y. 2007. The Body as Menagerie: Sickness and African American Hoodoo Spiritual Narratives. Council of Societies for the Study of Religion Bulletin 36 (1): 10-16.
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Chireau, Y. 2006. Review of Creole Religions of the Caribbean: An Introduction from Vodou and Santeria to Obeah and Espiritismo by M.F. Olmos and L. Paravisini-Gebert. Church History 75 (3): 705-706.
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Chireau, Y. 2006. Varieties of Spiritual Experience: Magic, Occultism, and Alternative Supernatural Traditions among African Americans in the Cities, 1915-39. In The Black Urban Community: From Dusk till Dawn, edited by G.T. Tate and L.A. Randolph, 193-203. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
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Chireau, Y. 2005. Review of Queering Creole Spiritual Traditions by R. Conner with D.H. Sparks. Nova religio 8 (3): 135-137.
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Chireau, Y. 2005. Review of Rightous Content: Black Women's Perspectives of Church and Faith by D.C. Wiggins. Choice 42 (10).
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Chireau, Y. 2005. Review of James Baldwin's God: Sex, Hope and Crisis in Black Holiness Culture by C.E. Hardy, III. Church History 74 (4): 883-884.
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Chireau, Y. 2005. Future Trajectories for Research and Inquiry: African Diasporic Women's Healing Traditions. Presentation at ISRCAD Colloquium , Winter, at University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.
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Chireau, Y. 2004. Review of Voodoo Queen: The Spirited Lives of Marie Laveau by M. Ward. Journal of Ethnic Studies (Fall): 24-35.
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Chireau, Y. 2004. Review of Voodoo Queen: The Spirited Lives of Marie Laveau by M. Ward. Journal of American Ethnic History 24 (1): 154-155.
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Chireau, Y., Guest Author. 2004. Been There, Done That: The Magic Show. Broadcast on WHYY, National Public Radio, Philadelphia.
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Chireau, Y. 2004. Religion and Supernaturalism. In Themes in Religion and American Culture, edited by P. Harvey and P. Goff, 71-98. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press.
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Chireau, Y. 2003. Black Magic: Religion and the African American Conjuring Tradition. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
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Chireau, Y., Consultant and Guest Commentator. 2002. "Tests of Faith" on TABOO. Broadcast on National Geographic Television, November 14.

Chireau, Y., Consultant and Guest Commentator. 2002. "Voodoo" on TABOO. Broadcast on National Geographic Television, October 21.

2000. Black Zion: African American Religious Encounters with Judaism. Y. Chireau and N. Deutsch, ed. New York: Oxford University Press.
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Chireau, Y. 2000. Feminist Theology, Religiously Diverse Neighborhood or Christian Ghetto?. Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 16 (2): 100-103.
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Chireau, Y. 2000. Round table discussion, Part 5: Feminist Theology, Religiously Diverse Neighborhood or Christian Ghetto?. Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 16 (2): 100-103.
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Chireau, Y. 2000. The Bible and African American Folklore. In African Americans and the Bible: Sacred Texts and Social Textures, edited by V.L. Wimbush, 673-682. New York: Continuum.
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J. William Frost, Professor Emeritus

Frost, J.W. 2004. A History of Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim Perspectives on War and Peace. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen.
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Frost, J.W. 2003. Review of The Zinzendorf-Muhlenberg Encounter: A Controversy in Search of Understanding by W.H. Wagner. Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 127 (1): 109-110.
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Frost, J.W. 2003. From Plainness to Simplicity: Changing Quaker Ideals for Material Culture. In Quaker Aesthetics: Reflections on a Quaker Ethic in American Design and Consumption, edited by E. Jones Lapsansky and A.A. Verplanck, 16-40. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
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Steven P. Hopkins, Associate Professor

Hopkins, S.P. 2013. Review of More Than Real: A History of the Imagination in South India by D. Shulman. Journal of South Asian History and Culture 4 (3): 424-426.
Reprinted as: Shulman's Exploration of the Imagination in the South Indian Cultural World. In Thuppahi's Blog, edited by M. Roberts.
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Hopkins, S.P. 2009. "I walk weeping in the pangs of a mothers torment for her children": Women's Laments in the Poetry and Prophecies of William Blake. Journal of Religious Ethics 37 (1): 39-81.
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Hopkins, S.P., Translator. 2007. An Ornament for Jewels: Love Poems for the Lord of Gods by Vedāntadeśika. New York: Oxford University Press.
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Hopkins, S.P. 2007. Extravagant Beholding: Love, Ideal Bodies, and Particularity. History of Religions 47 (1): 1-50.
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Hopkins, S.P. 2002. Singing the Body of God: The Hymns of Vedāntadeśika in their South Indian Tradition. New York: Oxford University Press.
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Hopkins, S.P. 2000. Review of Devotional Poetics and the Indian Sublime by V. Mishra. Journal of Asian Studies 59 (4): 1076-1077.
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Gwynn Kessler, Associate Professor

Kessler, G. 2011. Review of Marriage and Metaphor: Constructions of Gender in Rabbinic Literature by G. Labovitz. AJS Review 35 : 156-159.
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Kessler, G. 2009. Conceiving Israel: The Fetus in Rabbinic Narratives. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
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Ellen M. Ross, Associate Professor

Ross, E.M. 2007. A Christian Vision of the Earth. Friends Journal 53: 9-12.
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Ross, E.M. 2001. Visions of Spirit: Prospects for Retrieving Medieval Spirituality. In Women Christian Mystics Speak to Our Times, edited by D.B. Perrin, 17-36. Chicago, IL: Sheed and Ward.
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Ross, E.M. 1998. Review of The Soul of Celtic Spirituality in the Lives of Its Saints by M. Milton. Church History 67 (1): 130-131.
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Ross, E.M. 1997. The Grief of God: Images of the Suffering Jesus in Late Medieval England. New York: Oxford University Press.
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Ross, E.M. 1996. Ethical Mysticism: Walter Hilton and the Scale of Perfection. Studia mystica 17: 160-182.
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Donald K. Swearer, Professor Emeritus

Swearer, D.K. 2004. Becoming the Buddha: The Ritual of Image Consecration in Thailand. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
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Swearer, D.K. 2004. Sacred Mountains of Northern Thailand and their Legends. Bangkok: Silkworm Books.
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Swearer, D.K. 2002. Phra Dhammapitaka on Buddhism and Abortion. Panna 10 (47): 87-90.
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Swearer, D.K. 2001. Principles and Poetry, Places and Stories: The Resources of Buddhist Ecology. Daedalus 130 (4): 225-241.
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Swearer, D.K. 1999. Review of Consecration of Images and Stūpas in Indo-Tibetan Tantric Buddhism by Y. Bentor. History of Religions 39 (1): 87-89.
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Swearer, D.K. 1998. Caught in the Belly of a Paradox: A Response to Ronald M. Green's Review of the "Journal of Religious Ethics". Journal of Religious Ethics 25 (3): 253-267.
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Swearer, D.K., and S. Premchit. 1998. The Legend of Queen Cāma: Bodhiramsi's "Cāmadevīvamsa": A Translation and Commentary. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
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Swearer, D.K. 1995. The Buddhist World of Southeast Asia. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
2010. 2nd ed. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
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Mark I. Wallace, Professor

Wallace, M. 2010. Green Christianity: Five Ways to a Sustainable Future. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress.
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Wallace, M. 2008. The New Green Christianity: Why the Church is Vital to Saving the Planet. Word and World 28 (1): 75-85.
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Wallace, M. 2007. Review of The Ark of Speech by J.L. Chrétien. Theological Studies 68 (3): 728-729.
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Wallace, M. 2007. Review of A Natural Theology of the Arts: Imprint of the Spirit by A. Monti. Theology Today 64 (1): 130-133.
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Wallace, M. 2007. Educational Genocide, Eco-Violence, and Poverty Pimping: The Cry of Faith in Urban America Today. Tikkun 22 (5): 49-53.
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Wallace, M. 2007. Experience, Purpose, Pedagogy, and Theory: Ritual Activities in the Classroom. In Teaching Ritual, edited by C. Bell, 73-87. New York: Oxford University Press.
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Wallace, M. 2007. Green Christianity. In Crossing Points of Wisdom: Toward a Mutually Enhancing World, edited by J. Conlon, 175-176. Oakland, CA: Sophia.
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Wallace, M. 2007. Holy Ground: Catholic Social Teaching, Protestant Ecotheology, and a New Vision of Creation as the Landed Sacred. Journal of Catholic Social Thought 7 (2): 271-292.
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Wallace, M. 2007. Response to Jane Compson's Review of "Finding God in the Singing River". Conversations in Religion and Theology 5 (1): 50-54.
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Wallace, M. 2007. Sacred-Land Theology: Green Spirit, Deconstruction, and the Question of Idolatry in Contemporary Earthen Christianity. In Ecospirit: Religion, Philosophy, and the Earth, edited by L. Kearns and C. Keller, 291-314. New York: Fordham University Press.
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Wallace, M. 2006. Crum Creek Spirituality: Earth as a Living Sacrament. In Theology that Matters: Ecology, Economy, and God, edited by D.K. Ray, 121-137. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress.
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Wallace, M. 2006. The Green Face of God: Christianity's Ecological Imagery Depicts the Natural World as a Holy Place. Science and Theology News 6: 30-33.
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Wallace, M. 2005. Review of A Political Theology of Nature by P. Scott. Journal of Religion 85 (4): 672-674.
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Wallace, M. 2005. Christianity, the Spirit, and Nature Symbolism. In Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, edited by B. Taylor and J. Kaplan. New York: Continuum.
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Wallace, M. 2005. Finding God in Nature. Earth Letter (Summer): 8-9.
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Wallace, M. 2005. Finding God in the Singing River: Christianity, Spirit, Nature. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress.
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Wallace, M., Editor. 2005. Spirit by S. Jones and P. Lakeland. In Constructive Theology: A Contemporary Approach to Classical Themes 239-278. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress.
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Wallace, M. 2005. The Earthen Spirit: How 'Green Spirituality' Can Inform the Environmental Movement. Swarthmore College Bulletin (September): 17-23.
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Wallace, M. 2003. The Irony of Selfhood in Paul Ricoeur's Hermeneutical Philosophy. In Between Suspicion and Sympathy: Paul Ricoeur's Unstable Equilibrium, edited by A. Wiercinski, 161-171. Toronto: Hermeneutic Press.
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Wallace, M. 2002. Review of Theology and Contemporary Culture: Liberation, Postliberal and Revisionary Perspectives by D.G. Kamitsuka. Modern Theology 18 (1): 129-131.
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Wallace, M. 2002. God Beyond God: Derrida's Theological Self-Portraiture. In The Unknown, Remembered Gate: Religious Experience and Hermeneutical Reflection in the Study of Religion, edited by E.R. Wolfson and J.J. Kripal. New York: Seven Bridges.
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Wallace, M. 2002. The Rule of Love and the Testimony of the Spirit in Contemporary Biblical Hermeneutics. In Between the Human and the Divine: Philosophical and Theological Hermeneutics, edited by A. Wiercinski. Toronto: Hermeneutic Press.
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Wallace, M. 2002. The Summoned Self: Ethics and Hermeneutics in Paul Ricoeur in Dialogue with Emmanuel Levinas. In Paul Ricoeur and Contemporary Moral Thought, edited by W. Schweiker, W.D. Hall, and J. Wall. New York: Routledge.
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Wallace, M. 2001. Earth God: Cultivating the Spirit in an Ecocidal Culture. In The Blackwell Companion to Postmodern Theology, edited by G. Ward, 209-228. Malden, MA: Blackwell.
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Wallace, M. 2001. God is Underfoot: Pneumatology after Derrida. In The Religious, edited by J.D. Caputo, 197-211. Malden, MA: Blackwell.
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Wallace, M. 2001. Losing the Self, Finding the Self: Postmodern Theology and Social Constructionism. In Social Constructionism and Theology, edited by C.A.M. Hermans, G. Immink, A. de Jong, and J. van der Lans, 93-111. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill.
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Wallace, M. 2001. The Green Face of God: Recovering the Spirit in an Ecocidal Era. In Advents of the Spirit: An Introduction to the Current Study of Pneumatology, edited by B.E. Hinze and D.L. Dabney, 444-464. Milwaukee, WI: Marquette University Press.
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Wallace, M. 2000. Review of Theories of Culture: A New Agenda for Theology by K. Tanner. Religious Studies Review 26 (1): 174.
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Wallace, M. 2000. Review of Religion by J. Derrida and G. Vattimo. Journal of Religion 80 (4): 692-694.
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Wallace, M. 2000. From Phenomenology to Scripture? Paul Ricoeur's Hermeneutical Philosophy of Religion. Modern Theology 16 (3): 300-313.
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Wallace, M. 2000. The Carnal God. Earth Letter (May): 8-10.
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Wallace, M. 2000. The Green Face of God: Christianity in an Age of Ecocide. Cross Currents 50 (3): 310-331.
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Wallace, M. 2000. The Wounded Spirit as the Basis for Hope in an Age of Radical Ecology. In Christianity and Ecology: Seeking the Well-Being of Earth and Humans, edited by D.T. Hessel and R.R. Ruether, 51-72. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
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Wallace, M. 1999. Karl Barth and Deconstruction. Religious Studies Review 25 (October): 349-354.
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Wallace, M. 1999. Paul Ricoeur. In Dictionary of Biblical Interpretation, edited by J. Hayes, 403-405. Nashville, TN: Abingdon.
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Wallace, M. 1998. Review of Divine Discourse: Philosophical Reflections on the Claim that God Speaks by N. Wolterstorff. Pro ecclesia 7 (2): 242-244.
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Wallace, M. 1996. Fragments of the Spirit: Nature, Violence, and the Renewal of Creation. New York: Continuum.
Reprinted: 2002. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International.
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