(p. ix) Contributors
(p. ix) Contributors
helene basu is Full Professor at Westfaelische Wilhelms‐Universitaet Muenster. She has been an Associate Professor at the Free University of Berlin, and in 2003 she was Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Iowa in their Crossing Borders Program. The recipient of numerous grants, she has coedited Embodying Charisma: Modernity, Locality, and Performance of Emotion in Sufi Cults (1998) with Pnina Werbner.
frank burch Brown is the Frederick Doyle Kershner Professor of Religion and the Arts and Director of the Master of Arts in Church Music Program at Christian Theological Seminary. A composer with nearly two dozen commissioned works, he has also recently been named Alexander Campbell Visiting Professor of Religion and the Arts at the University of Chicago Divinity School. His most recent book, Good Taste, Bad Taste, and Christian Taste: Aesthetics in Religious Life (2000) received an Honorable Mention from the Association of American Publishers. He is currently editing the Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts (forthcoming).
jeremy carrette is Senior Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Kent, UK, and was previously Head of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Stirling, Scotland, until 2004. He is the author and editor of numerous books; his most recent publication is Religion and Critical Psychology: Religious Experience in the Knowledge Economy (2007).
john corrigan is the Edwin Scott Gaustad Professor of Religion, Professor of History, and Chair of the Religion Department at Florida State University. His recent books include Business of the Heart: Religion and Emotion in the Nineteenth Century and, with Lynn Neal, Religious Intolerance in America: A Documentary History (forthcoming).
douglas e. cowan is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Renison College/University of Waterloo and has previously taught at the University of Missouri–Kansas City. He is coeditor, with Rebecca Moore and Catherine E. Wessinger, of Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions. His has written Cyberhenge: Modern Pagans on the Internet (2004) and, most recently, Cults and New Religions: A Brief History, with David G. Bromley (2007).
gary l. ebersole is Professor of History and Religious Studies and Director of the Center for Religious Studies at the University of Missouri–Kansas City. He has taught at the University of Chicago and the Ohio State University. Author of Ritual Poetry and the Politics of Death in Early Japan (1989) and Captured by the Texts: (p. x) Puritan to Postmodern Images of Indian Captivity (1995), he is in the process of completing Telling Tears: A Comparative Study of Ritualized Weeping.
anna m. gade is Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand. She has written Perfection Makes Practice: Learning, Emotion, and the Recited Qu'ran in Indonesia (2004) and has most recently concluded fieldwork on a new project on Muslim communities in Cambodia.
joel gereboff is Associate Professor and Department Chair of Religious Studies at Arizona State University. A medical advisor on bioethics, he has also taught at York University and the University of California at San Diego. Author of several recent articles on Judaism, he has written Rabbi Tarfon: The Tradition, the Man, and Early Rabbinic Judaism (1979).
maria heim is Assistant Professor of Religion at Amherst College. Author of several journal articles, she has written Theories of the Gift in South Asia (2004), the ninth volume in the Routledge series Religion in History, Society and Culture.
david kangas is Adjunct Professor of Philosophy and Religion at the Graduate Theological Union and Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of California–Berkeley. He is the author of Kierkegaard's Instant: On Beginnings (2007). He serves on the editorial board for the new critical edition of Kierkegaard's Journals and Notebooks (Princeton University Press).
john kieschnick is Reader in Buddhist Studies at the University of Bristol. He is the author of The Impact of Buddhism on Chinese Material Culture (2003) and The Eminent Monk: Buddhist Ideals in Medieval Chinese Hagiography (2001).
pamela e. klassen is Associate Professor, Department and Centre for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto. She has written Blessed Events: Religion and Home Birth in America (2001) and Going by the Moon and the Stars: Stories of Two Mennonite Russian Women (1994), in addition to many journal articles. Her latest project is a book to be entitled Healing Christians: Religion, Medicine, and Anxieties of Difference (forthcoming).
john kloos is Professor of Religious Studies at Benedictine University. He has written A Sense of Deity: The Republican Spirituality of Dr. Benjamin Rush (1991) and coauthored, with John Corrigan and Eric Crump, Emotion and Religion: A Critical Assessment and Annotated Bibliography (2000).
jeffrey j. kripal is J. Newton Rayzor Professor and Chair of Religious Studies at Rice University. He is the author of The Serpent's Gift: Gnostic Reflections on the Study of Religion (2006), Roads of Excess, Palaces of Wisdom: Eroticism and Reflexivity in the Study of Mysticism (2001), and Kali's Child: The Mystical and the Erotic in the Life and Teachings of Ramakrishna (1995). He has also coedited several collections, including, most recently, On the Edge of the Future: Esalen and the Evolution of American Culture (2005), with Glenn W. Shuck.
niklaus largier is Professor and Chair of the Department of German at the University of California–Berkeley. He has written numerous books and articles on mysticism (p. xi) in German and English. His book Lob der Peitsche (2001) has been translated and published in 2007 as In Praise of the Whip: A Cultural History of Arousal.
angelika malinar is Senior Lecturer in Hinduism in the School of Oriental and Asian Studies at the University of London. She is the editor of Time in India: Concepts and Practices (2007).
jacqueline mariña is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Chair of Religious Studies at Purdue University. She is the author of numerous journal articles and editor of the Cambridge Companion to Schleiermacher and of the forthcoming book Transformation of the Self in the Thought of Friedrich Schleiermacher.
nancy m. martin is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Chapman University. A Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University, she is the Cofounder and Associate Director of the Global Ethics and Religion Forum. She is the coeditor, with Joseph Runzo, of the Library of Global Ethics and Religion.
michael mcclymond is Associate Professor of Theological Studies at Saint Louis University. He has most recently edited the two‐volume Encyclopedia of Religious Revivals in America (2007). His book Encounters with God: An Approach to the Theology of Jonathan Edwards (1998) received the Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize from the American Society of Church History.
june mcdaniel is Professor of Religious Studies at the College of Charleston. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Senior Scholar grant, as well as a grant from the American Institute of Indian Studies. She is the author of The Madness of the Saints: Ecstatic Religion in West Bengal (1989); Making Virtuous Daughters and Wives: An Introduction to Women's Brata Rituals in Bengali Folk Religion (2003); and Offering Flowers, Feeding Skulls: Popular Goddess Worship in West Bengal (2004). Her current research is on religious ecstasy in the modern West.
w. watts miller is recently retired from the University of Bristol, where he was lecturer in sociology and philosophy. He is the author of Durkheim, Morals, and Modernity (1996) in the McGill‐Queen's Studies in the History of Ideas series and is editor of the journal Durkheimian Studies. He has contributed to Debating Durkheim (1994) and, more recently, Virtue Ethics and Sociology: Issues of Modernity and Religion (2001).
w. s. f. pickering is General Secretary of the British Centre for Durkheimian Studies, which he helped to found and is located in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Oxford University. Author and editor of numerous books, he has recently edited Durkheim Today (2002), Marcel Mauss on Prayer (2003) and, with David Martin and John Orme Mills, coedited Sociology and Theology: Alliance and Conflict (reprinted 2003).
melissa raphael is Professor of Jewish Theology at the University of Gloucestershire. An Honorary Research Scholar at the University of Wales, Lampeter, she is a delegate of the British Government on the International Task Force for Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research. Her book The (p. xii) Female Face of God in Auschwitz: A Jewish Feminist Theology of the Holocaust (2003) was shortlisted for the Koret Jewish Book Award in 2004. Her latest study is Judaism and the Visual Image: A Post‐Holocaust Theology of Jewish Art (forthcoming).
robert c. roberts is Distinguished Professor of Ethics at Baylor University and has previously taught at Western Kentucky University and Wheaton College. His most recent books are Spiritual Emotions: A Psychology of Christian Virtues (forthcoming) and, with Jay Wood, Intellectual Virtues: An Essay in Regulative Epistemology (forthcoming).
julius rubin is Professor of Sociology at Saint Joseph College. He is author of Religious Melancholy and Protestant Experience in America (1994) and, most recently, The Other Side of Joy: Religious Melancholy among the Bruderhof (2000).
joseph runzo is Professor of Philosophy, Religious Studies and Honors at Chapman University and Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University. Founding Executive Director of the Global Ethics and Religion Forum, he is coeditor, with Nancy M. Martin, of the Library of Global Ethics and Religion, and has published widely on religious pluralism, the comparative religious ethics of human rights and war, and the comparative religious ethics of love and sexuality.
andrew tallon is Professor of Philosophy at Marquette University and Director of Marquette University Press. His editorial work currently includes The Collected Philosophical Works of Pierre Rousselot, Marquette Studies in Philosophy, and Marquette Studies in Theology. He is the author of Head and Heart: Affection, Cognition, Volition as Triune Consciousness (1997) and Love: Philosophical, Theological and Scientific Perspectives (forthcoming).
james wetzel is Augustinian Chair in the Thought of St. Augustine at Villanova University. In addition to journal articles on the thought of St. Augustine, he has contributed to The Cambridge Companion to Augustine (2001) and written Augustine and the Limits of Virtue (1992).
harvey whitehouse is Professor of Social Anthropology and Head of the School of Anthropology at Oxford University. He is the author of, among other works, Inside the Cult: Religious Innovation and Transmission in Papua New Guinea (1995), Arguments and Icons: Divergent Modes of Religiosity (2000), and Modes of Religiosity: A Cognitive Theory of Religious Transmission (2004). He has edited many volumes, including most recently Ritual and Memory (2004) with James Laidlaw, Theorizing Religions Past (2004), with Luther H. Martin, and Mind and Religion (2005), with Robert N. McCauley.