Editorial Board


Editor in Chief


Title: Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of the Holy Scripture

University: Oxford University

Specialties: Biblical Ethics; Canon; Biblical Interpretation; Old Testament Theology

Recent Publications:

  • 2010. “The Theology of Amos.” In Prophecy and the Prophets in Ancient Israel. Ed. John Day. London: Continuum, 2010.
  • 2010. “The Dark Side of God in the Old Testament.” In Ethical and Unethical in the Old Testament: God and Humans in Dialogue. Ed. Katharine Dell. London: T & T Clark International, 2010.


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Editorial Board


Title: Professor of Liturgy Emeritus

University: University of Notre Dame

Specialties: History of Christian liturgy

Recent Publications

  •  Bradshaw, Paul and Maxwell E. Johnson. 2012. The Eucharistic Liturgies: Their Evolution and Interpretation. London: The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge/Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press.
  • 2013. Rites of Ordination: Their History and Theology. London: The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge/Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press.





Title: F.D. Kershner Prof. of Religion and the Arts

University: Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis

Specialties: religion and the arts; religious and theological aesthetics; comparative and inter-religious studies

Recent Publications

  •  ed. 2014. The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • 1983, reissued 2013. Transfiguration: Poetic Metaphor and the Languages of Religious Belief. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.






Title: Lucius Moody Bristol Distinguished Professor

University: Florida State University

Specialties: American religious history, emotion, space; Religious intolerance

Recent Publications:

  • Bodenhamer, David J., John Corrigan, and Trevor M. Harris. 2010. The Spatial Humanities. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.
  • Forthcoming: ed. 2014. The Spatial Humanities II: Deep Maps and Spatial Narratives. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.




Title: Associate Professor

University: University of Sydney

Specialties: Ancient Greek Religion and the Comparative Study of Religions; Ancient Anthropology and Human/Animal Studies; Historiography

Recent Publications

  • 2012. Rethinking Greek Religion. New York: Cambridge University Press.






Title: Professor of Humanities, Coordinator Religious Studies and East-West Classical Studies

University: Hawaii Pacific University

Specialites: Religion and Violence; Ritual Studies; Ancient Near Eastern and Mediterranean Religions

Recent Publications

  • 2013. “Literary Approaches to Religion and Violence.” In The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence. Ed. M. Juergensmeyer, M. Kitts, and M. Jerryson. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013
  • 2013. “Violent Death in Religious Imagination.” In The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence. Ed. M. Juergensmeyer, M. Kitts, and M. Jerryson. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013



Title: Professor of Comparative Religion and Philosophy

University: Lancaster University

Specialties: History of Indian religions; Contemporary Hinduism; Religion and Politics

Recent Publications

  • 2013. Divine Self, Human Self. The Philosophy of Being in Two Gita Commentaries. New York: Bloomsbury
  • 2007. Indian Philosophy and the Consequences of Knowledge. Aldershot: Ashgate.
  • 2005. Eastern Philosophy. New York: Orion.



Title: Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Professor in the History of Islam

University: Georgetown University

Specialties:  Islamic intellectual history; Islam and other religions; Islam and human rights, gender, and governance

Recent Publications:

  • 2010. Islam: A Brief History. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • 2011. Religion Toolkit: A Complete Guide to Religious Studies. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.






Title: Associate Professor of Old Testament

University: Emory University

Specialties:  Old Testament/Hebrew Bible; ancient Near Eastern iconography; Israelite religion; Old Testament Theology

Recent Publications:

  • ed. 2012. The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness: What the Old and New Testaments Teach Us about the Good Life. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Editorial board and translator, Common English Bible (2011).






DEREK NELSON, co-Editor-in-Chief, Martin Luther

Title: Professor of Religion

University: Wabash College (Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA)

Specialties: Reformation Thought and History, Contemporary Systematic Theology, and Religion and Culture.

Recent Publications:

  • Resilient Reformer: The Life and Thought of Martin Luther (Fortress, 2015)
  • Luther Refracted: The Reformer's Ecumenical Legacy (Fortress, 2015)
  • A History of Christian Theology, 2nd ed., with William C. Placher (Westminster John Knox, 2013).
  • Sin: A Guide for the Perplexed (Continuum, 2011)





PAUL HINLICKY, co-Editor-in-Chief, Martin Luther

Title: Tise Professor of Lutheran Studies at Roanoke College, Salem Virginia, Professor of Systematic Theology at the Institute of Lutheran Theology, and a docent of the Protestant Theological Faculty of Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia.

Specialties: Systematic Theology in the Christian Tradition; Christian Social Ethics; History of Doctrine, especially Early Church Fathers, Reformation and Modern Protestant; Biblical Theology; Ecumenical Theology; Political Theology; Faith and Science Dialogue; Jewish-Christian Dialogue.

Recent Publications:

  • Critical Dogmatics after Christendom (Eerdmans, 2015)
  • Rethinking Philosophy and Theology with Deleuze: A New Cartography, with Brent Adkins (Bloomsbury Academic, 2014)
  • Before Auschwitz: What Christian Theology Must Learn from the Rise of Nazism (Cascade, 2013)
  • Luther and the Beloved Community: A Path for Christian Theology after Christendom (Eerdmans, 2010)




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Advisory Board

Paul Bradshaw

Professor of Liturgy, University of Notre Dame
Specialty: Religion and Liturgy  

Jan Bremmer

Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen
Specialty: Ancient Religion 

Benezit Bujo

Professor of Theology, University of Fribourg
Specialty: African Religions 

Gillian Clark

Professor Emerita of Ancient History, Senior Research Fellow,University of Bristol
Specialty: Christianity/ Church History  

Joanna Collicutt

Lecturer in Psychology and Spirituality, Ripon College Cuddesdon
Specialty: Psychology and Religion 

Adela Collins

Buckingham Professor of New Testament Criticism and Interpretation, Yale University
Specialty: Biblical Studies 

John Collins

Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism & Interpretation, Yale University
Specialty: Biblical Studies

John Esposito

Professor of International Affairs and Islamic Studies, Georgetown University
Specialty: Islam 

Gavin Flood

Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion, University of Oxford
Specialty: Hinduism/ Buddhism

Martin Goodman

Professor of Jewish Studies, Wolfson College
Specialty: Judaism/ Jewish Studies 

Andrew Hass

Lecturer in Religion, University of Stirling
Specialty: Religion and Literature

Peter Harrison

Idreos Professor of Science and Religion, University of Queensland
Specialty: Religion and Science  

Ralph Hood

Professor of Psychology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Specialty: Psychology and Religion 

Heidi Hornik

Professor of Art History, Baylor University
Specialty: Religion and the Arts 

Yang Huilin

Vice President, Renmin University of China
Specialty: Religion and Literature 

David Jasper

Professor of Literature and Theology, University of Glasgow
Specialty: Religion and Liturgy 

Mark Juergensmeyer

Professor of Sociology and affiliate Professor of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Specialty: Religion and Politics/ Global Religions

Mpay Kemboly

Jesuit Priest
Specialty: Ancient Religion 

Diarmaid MacCulloch

Professor of the History of the Church, University of Oxford
Specialty: Christianity/ Church History 

Mark McIntosh

Van Mildert Canon Professor of Divinity, Durham University
Specialty: Mysticism and Spirituality 

Birgit Meyer

Chair/ Professor Religious Studies, Utrecht University
Specialty: Sociology and Anthropology of Religion

Pat Miller

Professor of Old Testament Theology Emeritus, Princeton Theological Seminary
Specialty: Biblical Studies

Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator

Jesuit Provincial for the East African countries of Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan and North Sudan
Specialty: African Religions 

Robert Parker

Wykeham Professorship in Ancient History, New College/ Oxford University
Specialty: Ancient Religion 

Christopher Partridge

Professor, Lancaster University
Specialty: Comparative Religion/ New Religion 

Amanda Porterfield

Robert A. Spivey Professor of Religion, Florida State University 
Specialty: Religion in America 

Abby Scheel

Humanities Librarian, Florida State University Libraries
Specialty: Libraries and the Humanities 

John Scheid

Professor, College de France
Specialty: Ancient Religion

Bettina Schmidt

Senior lecturer in the Study of Religions, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Specialty: Comparative Religion/ New Religion 

Barend ter Haar

Run Run Shaw Chair of Chinese, University of Oxford
Specialty: Chinese Religion 

Iain Torrance

Pro-Chancellor, University of Aberdeen
Specialty: Theology and Ethics 

Tom Tweed

Professor, Harold and Martha Welch Endowed Chair in American Studies, University of Notre Dame
Specialty: Comparative Religion/ New Religion/ Religion in America  

Rowan Douglas Williams

Chancellor, University of South Wales
Specialty: Mysticism and Spirituality 

Eric Ziolkowski

Charles A. Dana Professor of Religious Studies, Lafayette College
Specialty: Religion and the Arts 

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Former Editors

Niels Henrik Gregersen

University of Copenhagen


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