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Religious Affects (Duke University Press, 2015)

Religious Affects: Animality, Evolution, and Power

Duke University Press, 2015

 

 


Reviews

Syndicate Network Symposium on Religious Affects

Editor: Jonathan Russell. Featuring Pamela Klassen, Devin Singh, Christopher Carter, Yasemin Ural, Jason Blum, Syndicate Network

Angels or Animals? Remixing Religion and Evolution with Affect Theory

Beatrice Marovich, Marginalia Review of Books

Donovan Schaefer’s Call For a Materialist Turn In Religious Theory

Jonathan Russell, Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory

The Word of Dog

Jonathan Benthall, Times Literary Supplement

Power Feels Before It Thinks: A Review of Religious Affects

Eleonora Adorni, Relations

Review of Religious Affects

Abigail Kluchin, Journal of the American Academy of Religion

On the Side of the Apes

Kyle Byron, Cultural Studies

Review of Religious Affects

Lucas Scott Wright, Critical Research on Religion

Review of Religious Affects

Emma Rifai, Material Religion

Review of Religious Affects

Matthew Sheedy, Religious Studies Review

Review of Religious Affects

Staci Poston Conner, Affectsphere

Review of Religious Affects

Michael Grisham, Animal Studies Journal

2017

The Wild Experiment: Emotion, Reason, and the Limits of Science

Are There Limits to Science?  Straine, Gillian, ed. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 61-79.

You Don’t Know What Pain Is: Affect, the Lifeworld, and Animal Ethics

Studies in Christian Ethics 30(1): 15-29.

The Science of Life

The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century Christian Thought. Rasmussen, Joel, Judith Wolfe, & Johannes Zachhuber, ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 89-107.

 2016

The Fault in Us: Ethics, Infinity, and Celestial Bodies

Zygon (Sept 2016) 51(3): 783-796.

Heavenbeast: A New Materialist Approach to Ulysses

Angelaki (2016) 21(2): 119-137. DOI: 10.1080/0969725X.2016.1182732

2014

Blessed, Precious Mistakes: Evolution, Deconstruction, and the American New Atheism (PDF)

International Journal for Philosophy of Religion (2014) 76: 75-94. DOI: 10.1007/s11153-014-9446-5

Embodied Disbelief: Poststructural Feminist Atheism (PDF)

Hypatia 29(2): 371-387. DOI: 10.1111/hypa.12039

2012

Do Animals Have Religion? Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Religion and Embodiment (PDF)

Anthrozoös, Vol. 25, 25th Anniversary Supplemental Issue

2016

The Modern Mosaic of Science and Religion

Marginalia Review of Books, Sept. 2016

2015

How Not to Do What We Always Do: A Review of Hector A. Garcia’s Alpha God

The Revealer, Oct. 2015

2014

Our Peculiar Institution: 12 Years a Slave, American Protestantism, and the Erotics of Racism (PDF)

Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 43(1)

2013

The Promise of Affect (PDF)

Theory & Event, 16(2)

2011

On Dictionaryism: The Good News and Maledictions of Religious Literacy (PDF)

Review of Stephen Prothero’s God Is Not One, Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 40(2)

2009

The Shape of the Field: Bruce Lincoln’s Discourse and the Construction of Society

Council of Societies for the Study of Religion Bulletin, 38(3)

2017

Ideology Becomes an Addiction

Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog

2016

Affect Theory Is an Animalism (with “Becoming-Animal” by Maya Pindyck)

WTF Affect

Writing Space Interviews: Donovan Schaefer

WTF Affect

The Shared Fantasy of Redemptive Violence between ISIS and the Islamophobic Right

Religion Dispatches

Smelling the Sacred: Better (Lived) Religion through Chemistry

Religion Dispatches

Trump’s Evangelical Support in the Gut, Not the Theology

Religion Dispatches

Laying it All Out: On Moving from Dissertation to Book

Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog

2015

Did Pope Francis Just Change the Course of the Science-Religion Dialogue?

Religion Dispatches

2014

Religion as Little Something: Kathleen Stewart’s Ordinary Affects 

Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog

Defining Postsecularism: A Response

Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog

Partisan Science: Evolution and Creationism in Postsecular American Politics

Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog

The War on Christmas, Affect, and the Closet of Disbelief: Postsecular Atheisms, Part 1

Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog

Post-Atheism and Deconstruction: Postsecular Atheisms, Part 2

Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog

Blackfish: The Misbehavior of Compassion: Embodied Ethics, Part 2

Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog

2013

On the Muslim Question: White Atheism and Islamophobia, Part 1

Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog

Bill Maher and the Bowl of Common Sense: White Atheism and Islamophobia, Part 2 

Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog

I Know Exactly What That Is: White Atheism and Islamophobia, Part 3

Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog

Casual Apocalypticism: Conspiracy Theory, Masculinity, and American Religion

Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog

Independence Day: American Christianity and Why American Liberals Aren’t Liberal

Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog

An Institution Is Not a Text: Pope Francis, Affect, and Power

Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog

“I Like When They Stay Standing Up”: Embodied Ethics, Part 1

Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog

Theses on Guns, Apocalypticism, and American Religion

Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog

2012

Blessed Are the Merciful: Religion, Power, and Pussy Riot

Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog

Religion and Cartoons: Nina Paley, Durkheim, Politics

Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog

Profile Me: The Confederate Flag, Shame, and White Male Terror

Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog

Religion as Foreign Policy: The Russian Orthodox Church, Syria, and the Christian Community

Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog

A Separation: Religion, Class Secularism

Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog

2017

New Directions in Religion and the Science of Life

Introductory remarks to the Religion, Society, and the Science of Life conference, University of Oxford

2014

Dad Wanted a Boy: Gender, Embodiment, and Transcendence in Gravity and 2001

American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting

2012

Using Affect Theory to Think about Islamophobia

American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting

2017

Debating Religion: Science, Religion, and Reductionism

Interview with Jessica Frazier at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

2016

Chimpanzees: Spiritual but Not Religious?

Interview with Barbara King in The Atlantic

Is Secularism a World Religion?

Interview with Christopher Cotter for the Religious Studies Project podcast

Nature’s Weirdest Events

Television interview for Series 5, Episode 2, BBC Two

Trauma Makes You

Interview with Nathan Rein and Matthew Sheedy in the Bulletin for the Study of Religion 45(2)

Religious Affects

Interview with Sarx on religious approaches to animal welfare

In the Beginning Was Not the Word

Interview with Andrew Aghapour and Michael Schulson for Religion Dispatches

An Interview with Donovan Schaefer on Religious Affects

Interview with Christian von Scheve of the Freie Universitat Berlin’s Affective Societies Collaborative Research Centre

Religious Affects Interview Part I

Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog

Religious Affects Interview Part II

Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog

Interview with the Author: Religious Affects

Practicum

2015

Better Get to Know the Religion, Affect, and Emotion Group

Interview with Ipsita Chatterjea on the Bulletin for the Study of Religion blog

The Role of Emotion in Religion

WUNC public radio interview with John Corrigan and Sarah Ross

Science, Religion, Secularity, Emotion, and More

Podcast interview with the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge

2013

US Passion for Guns Survives Newtown Shooting

Voice of America interview with Jerome Socolowski