Religion

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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. Advisory editors monitor the development of this collection and ensures its academic relevance and competency.


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Advisory Editors

Amir Hussain
Loyola Marymount University

 


Michael Jerryson
Youngstown State University

Mark Juergensmeyer
University of California, Santa Barbara; Former Editor in Chief


Margo Kitts
Hawaii Pacific University


Volume Editors

William J. Abraham
Southern Methodist University
The Oxford Handbook of Epistemology of Theology
The Oxford Handbook of Methodist Studies

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

Michael Allen
Reformed Theological Seminary
The Oxford Handbook of Reformed Theology

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

Frederick D. Aquino
Abilene Christian University
The Oxford Handbook of Epistemology of Theology
The Oxford Handbook of John Henry Newman

Paul Avis
University of Durham
The Oxford Handbook of Ecclesiology

Lewis Ayres
University of Durham
The Oxford Handbook of Catholic Theology

Joel S. Baden
Yale University
The Oxford Handbook of the Pentateuch

Samuel E. Balentine
Union Presbyterian Seminary
The Oxford Handbook of Ritual and Worship in the Hebrew Bible

Philip L. Barlow
Utah State University
The Oxford Handbook of Mormonism

Pamela Barmash
Washington University in St. Louis
The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Law

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

Don Benjamin
Arizona State University
The Oxford Handbook of Deuteronomy

Paul M. Blowers
Emmanuel Christian Seminary
The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Biblical Interpretation

Hans Boersma
Regent College
The Oxford Handbook of Sacramental Theology

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

John Hedley Brooke
Oxford University
The Oxford Handbook of Natural Theology

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

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

Stewart J. Brown
University of Edinburgh
The Oxford Handbook of the Oxford Movement

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

Corrine Carvalho
University of Saint Thomas 
The Oxford Handbook of Ezekiel

Jocelyne Cesari
Harvard University
The Oxford Handbook of European Islam

Mark D. Chapman
University of Oxford
The Oxford Handbook of Anglican Studies

Dan W. Clanton
Doane College
The Oxford Handbook of the Bible and American Popular Culture

Terry R. Clark
Georgetown College
The Oxford Handbook of the Bible and American Popular Culture

Sathianathan Clarke
Wesley Theological Seminary
The Oxford Handbook of Anglican Studies

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

Daniel Cozort
Dickinson College
The Oxford Handbook of Buddhist Ethics

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

Juliette J. Day
University of Helsinki
The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Ritual

Martinus C. de Boer
Vrije Universteit Amsterdam
The Oxford Handbook of Johannine Studies

Richard E. DeMaris
Valparaiso University
The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Ritual

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

Benjamin H. Dunning
Fordham University
The Oxford Handbook of New Testament, Gender, and Sexuality

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

Caryl Emerson
Princeton University
The Oxford Handbook of Russian Religious Thought

Gilles Emery
University of Fribourg
The Oxford Handbook of the Trinity

Steven Engler
Mount Royal University
The Oxford Handbook of the Study of Religion

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

Danna Nolan Fewell
Drew University
The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Narrative

Susan Fitzpatrick-Behrens
California State University, Northridge
The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Christianity

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

Virginia Garrard
University of Texas at Austin
The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Christianity

William Gibson
Oxford Brookes University
The Oxford Handbook of the British Sermon, 1689-1901

Kathryn Gin Lum
Stanford University
The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Race in American History

Terryl L. Givens
University of Richmond
The Oxford Handbook of Mormonism

Martin Goodman
University of Oxford
The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies

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

Andrew Gregory
Oxford University
The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Apocrypha

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

Paul C. Gutjahr
Indiana University
The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in America
 
Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad
Georgetown University
The Oxford Handbook of American Islam

Muhammad Abdel Haleem
SOAS, University of London
The Oxford Handbook of Qur'anic Studies

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

Paul Harvey
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Race in American History

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

Peter Hayes
Northwestern University
The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies

Edward Howells
University of Roehampton
The Oxford Handbook of Mystical Theology

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
The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism

Paul Dafydd Jones
University of Virginia
The Oxford Handbook of Karl Barth

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

Bernice M. Kaczynski
McMaster University
The Oxford Handbook of Christian Monasticism

Brad E. Kelle
Point Loma Nazarene University
The Oxford Handbook of the Historical Books of the Hebrew Bible

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

P. C. Kemeny
Grove City College
The Oxford Handbook of Presbyterianism

Benjamin J. King
University of the South
The Oxford Handbook of John Henry Newman

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

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

Craig R. Koester
The Oxford Handbook of the Book of Revelation

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

Will Kynes
Samford University
The Oxford Handbook of Wisdom and the Bible

Timothy Larsen
Wheaton College
The Oxford Handbook of Christmas

Timothy Michael Law
Independent scholar
The Oxford Handbook of the Septuagint

Ulrich L. Lehner
University of Notre Dame
The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theology, 1600–1800

Matthew Levering
University of Saint Mary of the Lake
The Oxford Handbook of the Trinity
The Oxford Handbook of Sacramental Theology
The Oxford Handbook of the Reception of Aquinas

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

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 Johannine Studies
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

Robin Lovin
Southern Methodist University
The Oxford Handbook of Reinhold Niebuhr

Peter W. Martens
Saint Louis University
The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Biblical Interpretation

Joshua Mauldin
Center for Theological Inquiry, Princeton, New Jersey
The Oxford Handbook of Reinhold Niebuhr

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

R. Barry Matlock
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
The Oxford Handbook of Pauline Studies

Chris Maunder
York St John University
The Oxford Handbook of Mary

Michael Mawson
Charles Sturt University, Australia
The Oxford Handbook of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Aminah B. McCloud
DePaul University
The Oxford Handbook of African American Islam

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

Mark A. McIntosh
Loyola University Chicago
The Oxford Handbook of Mystical Theology

Paul McPartlan
The Catholic University of America
The Oxford Handbook of Ecumenical Studies

Gilbert Meilaender
Valparaiso University
The Oxford Handbook of Theological Ethics

Chad Meister
Bethel College
The Oxford Handbook of Religious Diversity

Donn F. Morgan
Church Divinity School of the Pacific
The Oxford Handbook of the Writings of the Hebrew Bible

John Morgan-Guy
University of Wales
The Oxford Handbook of the British Sermon, 1689-1901

Richard A. Muller
Junius Institute for Digital Reformation Research and Calvin Theological Seminary
The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theology, 1600–1800

Francesca Aran Murphy
University of Notre Dame
The Oxford Handbook of Christology

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

Tobias Nicklas
University of Regensburg
The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Apocrypha

Paul T. Nimmo
University of Aberdeen
The Oxford Handbook of Karl Barth

Peter B. Nockles
University of Manchester
The Oxford Handbook of the Oxford Movement

Matthew V. Novenson
The University of Edinburgh
The Oxford Handbook of Pauline Studies

Julia M. O’Brien
Lancaster Theological Seminary
The Oxford Handbook of the Minor Prophets

Gerbern S. Oegema
McGill University
The Oxford Handbook of the Apocrypha

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

David Thomas Orique
Providence College
The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Christianity

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

Martyn Percy
Ripon College Cuddeson
The Oxford Handbook of Anglican Studies
 
James Pereiro
Oxford University
The Oxford Handbook of the Oxford Movement

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

Marcus Plested
Marquette University
The Oxford Handbook of the Reception of Aquinas

Randall A. Poole
The College of St. Scholastica
The Oxford Handbook of Russian Religious Thought

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

Joel D.S. Rasmussen
Oxford University
The Oxford Handbook of 19th-Century Christian Thought

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

A. G. Roeber
Pennsylvania State University and St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary
The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theology, 1600–1800

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

Rikard Roitto
Stockholm School of Theology
The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Ritual

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

Alison G. Salvesen
University of Oxford
The Oxford Handbook of the Septuagint

Sabine Schmidtke
Freie Universität Berlin
The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Theology

Susanne Scholz
SMU Perkins School of Theology
The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Approaches to the Hebrew Bible

Mustafa Shah
University of London
The Oxford Handbook of Qur'anic Studies

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

Carolyn J. Sharp
Yale Divinity School
The Oxford Handbook of the Prophets

James Mark Shields
Bucknell University
The Oxford Handbook of Buddhist Ethics

John R. Shook
Bowie State University
The Oxford Handbook of Secularism

Adam J. Silverstein
Bar Ilan University
The Oxford Handbook of Abrahamic Religions

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

Gary Scott Smith
Grove City College
The Oxford Handbook of Presbyterianism

Jeffrey Stackert
University of Chicago
The Oxford Handbook of the Pentateuch

Michael Stausberg
University of Bergen
The Oxford Handbook of the Study of Religion

Jan Stievermann
Heidelberg University
The Oxford Handbook of Jonathan Edwards

Brent A. Strawn
Duke University
The Oxford Handbook of the Historical Books of the Hebrew Bible

Guy G. Stroumsa
Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Oxford University
The Oxford Handbook of Abrahamic Religions

R.S. Sugirtharajah
University of Birmingham
The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Biblical Criticism

Scott R. Swain
Reformed Theological Seminary
The Oxford Handbook of Reformed Theology

Douglas A. Sweeney
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
The Oxford Handbook of Jonathan Edwards

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

Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer
University of Aberdeen
The Oxford Handbook of Isaiah

Inga Tøllefsen
UiT, The Arctic University of Norway
The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements, Volume Two

Iain Torrance
Princeton Theological Seminary
The Oxford Handbook of Systematic Theology

Christopher M. Tuckett
Oxford University
The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Apocrypha

Risto Uro
University of Helsinki
The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Ritual

Joseph Verheyden
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Apocrypha

Medi Ann Volpe
Durham University
The Oxford Handbook of Catholic Theology

Michael D. Waggoner
University of Northern Iowa
The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Education

Geoffrey Wainwright
Duke University
The Oxford Handbook of Ecumenical Studies

Nathan C. Walker
Harvard Divinity School and Teachers College Columbia University
The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Education

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

Judith Wolfe
University of St Andrews
The Oxford Handbook of 19th-Century Christian Thought

K. K. Yeo
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in China

Johannes Zachhuber
University of Oxford
The Oxford Handbook of 19th-Century Christian Thought

Philip G. Ziegler
School of Divinity, History and Philosophy, King's College, University of Aberdeen
The Oxford Handbook of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Phil Zuckerman
Pitzer College
The Oxford Handbook of Secularism

Ines G. Županov
French National Center for Scientific Research
The Oxford Handbook of the Jesuits
 

 


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

Ancient Mississippian Trophy-Taking
David H. Dye
University of Memphis

Assault Sorcery
Robin M. Wright
University of Florida Gainesville

Buddhist Economics
Matthew King
University of California, Riverside

Buddhist Studies Beyond the Nation-State
Richard K. Payne
Institute of Buddhist Studies

Burmese Buddhist Politics
Matthew J. Walton
Oxford University

Christian Reconstruction Movement in US Politics
Julie Ingersoll
University of North Florida

Confucianism and Childhood Development
Erin M. Cline
Georgetown University

Contemporary Daoist Tangki Practice
Margaret Chan
Singapore Management University

Contemporary Religions in Brazil
Bettina E. Schmidt
University of Wales Trinity Saint David

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
Ihahamuka
Christopher C. Taylor
anthropologist and independent scholar

Jailangkung: Indonesian Spirit-Basket Divination
Margaret Chan
Singapore Management University

Jesuit Theater and Drama
Kevin J. Wetmore
Loyola Marymount University

Jesuits and Africa
Festo Mkenda
Jesuit Historical Institute in Africa

Jesuits and China
Benoît Vermander
Fudan University

Jesuits and India
Leonard Fernando
Vidyajyoti College of Theology

Mary and Mariology
Dorian Llywelyn
Loyola Marymount University

National Identity, Nationalism, and the Catholic Church
Steven Grosby
Clemson 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 and Animals
Aaron S. Gross
University of San Diego

Religion in the Balkan Wars
Vjekoslav Perica
University of Rijeka

Religious Responses to the 2011 Tsunami in Japan
Levi McLaughlin
North Carolina State University

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

Video Games and Religion
Rachel Wagner
Ithaca College

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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