Religion

Editor in Chief | Editorial Board | Volume Editors | Digital Collections


The religion area of OHO provides new essays on critical topics and emerging issues in the study of religion, complementing hundreds of essays on Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism and cross-cultural thematic studies that are part of the rich trove of Oxford Handbooks in religion. All of these essays can be accessed individually through key word searches related to the religious traditions, thematic fields, and analytic approaches covered in this comprehensive collection of essays, authored by some of the most authoritative scholars in religious studies. A scholarly editorial board monitors the development of this collection and ensures its academic relevance and competency.


Check out our virtual collection on Religion and the Arts.


Editor in Chief

Mark Juergensmeyer, Editor-in-Chief, is Professor of Sociology and Global Studies, Affiliate Professor of Religious Studies, and Director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A former president of the American Academy of Religion, he is author or editor of over twenty books, including the Oxford Handbook of Global Religion, and the Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence.

OUP: As a previous Oxford Handbook editor, what appealed to you about this online resource?

Juergensmeyer: I'm excited to be part of an innovative publishing venture that is able to respond quickly and effectively to new ideas and new research without the ponderous processes that print journals and books necessitate. Now for the first time scholars and students in religious studies can turn to an authoritative site in religious studies to find not only the reliable coverage of the field that is already offered in the Oxford Handbooks in print, but also new essays on breaking research and fresh ideas that complement Oxford's wide-ranging publications in the field.

OUP: What aspects of the project are most exciting to you on a personal level?

Juergensmeyer: For me personally it is an opportunity to keep abreast of what is happening, to work together with a terrific editorial board of scholars, and to share these ideas, insights, and nuggets of information with my colleagues in the field.


Editorial Board

Senior Editors
Amir Hussain
Loyola Marymount University
Michael Jerryson
Youngstown State University
Margo Kitts
Hawaii Pacific University

Volume Editors

William J. Abraham
Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University
The Oxford Handbook of Methodist Studies

Nicholas Adams
University of Edinburgh, School of Divinity
The Oxford Handbook of Theology and Modern European Thought

Pauline Allen
Australian Catholic University
The Oxford Handbook of Maximus the Confessor

Stephen W. Angell
Earlham School of Religion
The Oxford Handbook of Quaker Studies

R. Scott Appleby
University of Notre Dame
The Oxford Handbook of Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding

L'ubomír Batka
Comenius University
The Oxford Handbook of Martin Luther's Theology

Sheila Briggs
University of Southern California
The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theology

John Hedley Brooke
Oxford University
The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology

Frank Burch Brown
Christian Theological Seminary
The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts

William P. Brown
Columbia Theological Seminary
The Oxford Handbook of the Psalms

Stephen Bullivant
St Mary's University College
The Oxford Handbook of Atheism

Katie G. Cannon
Union Presbyterian Seminary
The Oxford Handbook of African American Theology

Jocelyne Cesari
Harvard University
The Oxford Handbook of European Islam

Peter B. Clarke
University of Oxford
The Oxford Handbook of The Sociology of Religion

Philip Clayton
Claremont School of Theology
The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Science

John J. Collins
Yale University
The Oxford Handbook of The Dead Sea Scrolls
The Oxford Handbook of Apocalyptic Literature

John Corrigan
Florida State University
The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Emotion

Jonathan K. Crane
Emory University
The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality

Ben Pink Dandelion
Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre
The Oxford Handbook of Quaker Studies

Irene Dingel
The Leibniz-Institute of European History
The Oxford Handbook of Martin Luther's Theology

Elliot N. Dorff
American Jewish University
The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality

Robert H. Ellison
East Texas Baptist University
The Oxford Handbook of The British Sermon, 1689-1901

Gilles Emery
University of Fribourg
The Oxford Handbook of The Trinity

John L. Esposito
Georgetown University
The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics

Charles E. Farhadian
Westmont College
The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion

Louis E. Fenech
University of Northern Iowa
The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies

Thomas P. Flint
University of Notre Dame
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Theology

Keith A. Francis
University of Maryland and Executive Secretary of the American Society for Church History
The Oxford Handbook of The British Sermon, 1689-1901

Mary McClintock Fulkerson
Duke University
The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theology
William Gibson
Oxford Brookes University
The Oxford Handbook of The British Sermon, 1689-1901

Martin Goodman
University of Oxford
The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies

Roger S. Gottlieb
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Ecology

James L. Guth
Furman University
The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Politics

Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad
Georgetown University
The Oxford Handbook of American Islam

Susan Ashbrook Harvey
Brown University
The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies

Andrew Hass
University of Stirling
The Oxford Handbook of English Literature and Theology

Peter Hayes
Northwestern University
The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies

David G. Hunter
University of Kentucky, Lexington
The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies

David Jasper
University of Glasgow
The Oxford Handbook of English Literature and Theology

Elisabeth Jay
Oxford Brookes University
The Oxford Handbook of English Literature and Theology

Michael Jerryson
Youngstown State University
The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence

Mark Juergensmeyer
University of California, Santa Barbara
The Oxford Handbook of Global Religions
The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence

Lyman A. Kellstedt
Wheaton College, Illinois
The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Politics

James E. Kirby
Southern Methodist University
The Oxford Handbook of Methodist Studies

Margo Kitts
Hawaii Pacific University
The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence

Robert Kolb
Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis
The Oxford Handbook of Martin Luther's Theology

Matthew Levering
Mundelein Seminary
The Oxford Handbook of The Trinity

James R. Lewis
University of Tromsø
The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements

Michael Lieb
University of Illinois at Chicago
The Oxford Handbook of The Reception History of the Bible

Judith M. Lieu
King's College London
The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

Timothy H. Lim
University of Edinburgh
The Oxford Handbook of The Dead Sea Scrolls

John Lippitt
University of Hertfordshire
The Oxford Handbook of Kierkegaard

David Little
Georgetown University; Emeritus Professor at Harvard University
The Oxford Handbook of Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding

Emma Mason
University of Warwick
The Oxford Handbook of The Reception History of the Bible

Gerald R. McDermott
Roanoke College
The Oxford Handbook of Evangelical Theology

Gilbert Meilaender
Valparaiso University
The Oxford Handbook of Theological Ethics

Chad Meister
Bethel College
The Oxford Handbook of Religious Diversity
John Morgan-Guy
University of Wales
The Oxford Handbook of The British Sermon, 1689-1901

Bronwen Neil
Australian Catholic University
The Oxford Handbook of Maximus the Confessor

Atalia Omer
University of Notre Dame
The Oxford Handbook of Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding

George Pattison
University of Glasgow
The Oxford Handbook of Theology and Modern European Thought
The Oxford Handbook of Kierkegaard

Anthony B. Pinn
Rice University
The Oxford Handbook of African American Theology

Lewis R. Rambo
San Francisco Theological Seminary
The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion

Russell Re Manning
Bath Spa University
The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology

Michael C. Rea
University of Notre Dame
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Theology

Jonathan Roberts
University of Liverpool
The Oxford Handbook of The Reception History of the Bible

J. W. Rogerson
University of Sheffield
The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

John K. Roth
Claremont McKenna College
The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies

Christopher Rowland
University of Oxford
The Oxford Handbook of The Reception History of the Bible

Michael Ruse
Florida State University
The Oxford Handbook of Atheism

Emad El-Din Shahin
American University in Cairo
The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics

Pashaura Singh
University of California, Riverside
The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies

Corwin E. Smidt
Calvin College
The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Politics

Jane I. Smith
Hartford Seminary
The Oxford Handbook of American Islam

Kathryn Tanner
Yale Divinity School
The Oxford Handbook of Systematic Theology

Bob Tennant
University of Glasgow
The Oxford Handbook of The British Sermon, 1689-1901

Adrian Thatcher
University of Exeter
The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality and Gender

Iain Torrance
Princeton Theological Seminary
The Oxford Handbook of Systematic Theology

Jerry L. Walls
Asbury Seminary
The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology

Graham Ward
University of Oxford
The Oxford Handbook of Theology and Modern European Thought

Fraser Watts
Cambridge University
The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology

John Webster
University of St Andrews
The Oxford Handbook of Systematic Theology

William Werpehowski
Villanova University
The Oxford Handbook of Theological Ethics

Catherine Wessinger
Loyola University
The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism

Felix Wilfred
Asian Centre for Cross Cultural Studies
The Oxford Handbook of Christianity in Asia

Diane Winston
University of Southern California
The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the American News Media

Digital Collections

A specially curated collection of peer-reviewed articles that discuss cutting-edge research and ensure comprehensive and timely coverage of ever-expanding disciplines.

A Legal Approach to Questions about Religious Diversity
Nathan C. Walker
Harvard Divinity School and Teachers College Columbia University

A New Chan (Zen) School in Taiwan
Jimmy Yu
Florida State University

Assault Sorcery
Robin M. Wright
University of Florida Gainesville

Cultural Trauma and Religious Identity
Bernhard Giesen
University of Konstanz

How the Media Got Secularism—With a Little Help from the New Atheists
Richard P. Cimino
University of Richmond; Hofstra University
Christopher Smith
independent researcher

Jesuits and China
Benoît Vermander
Fudan University
News Media Creation and Recreation of the Spiritual-But-Not-Religious
Elizabeth Drescher
Santa Clara University

Nones by Many Other Names
Elizabeth Drescher
Santa Clara University

Pain and Ecstatic Religious Experience
Ariel Glucklich
Georgetown University

Reimagining Tibet Through the Lens of Tibetan Muslim History and Identity
Rohit Singh
University of California, Santa Barbara

Religion in the Balkan Wars
Vjekoslav Perica
University of Rijeka

The early Chinese endeavor to interpret early Chinese religions
K.E. Brashier
Reed College
The modern endeavor to interpret early Chinese religions
K.E. Brashier
Reed College

The Role of Muslims and the Holocaust
Mehnaz M. Afridi
Manhattan College

The Role of Religion in the “Arab Spring”: Comparing the Actions and Strategies of the Islamist Parties
Fait Muedini
Butler University

Tibetan Buddhist Self-Immolation
Kevin Carrico
Institute for US-China Issues at the University of Oklahoma

Violence against Catholics in East Asia: Japan, China, and Korea from the Late Sixteenth Century to the Early Twentieth Century
Franklin Rausch
Lander University

Virtual Religion: A Case Study of Virtual Tibet
Christopher Helland
Dalhousie University

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