Religious Studies Syllabus

This syllabus features significant books from our Religious Studies e-book collection that examine the role of religion in cultures around the world. Drawing on a range of interdisciplinary methodologies, these titles examine conflicts within and among religions, how religion shapes everyday life, and religion's social, cultural, and political dynamics. The books foreground underrepresented voices, offering the perspectives of women, the LGBTQ community, indigenous communities, and people of color. They also include foundational texts on the study of African American religion and, more generally, African and African diaspora religious life. 

The Robert Bellah Reader

Robert N. Bellah
2006

The Labor of Faith: Gender and Power in Black Apostolic Pentecostalism

Judith Casselberry
2017

Mapping Yorùbá Networks: Power and Agency in the Making of Transnational Communities

Kamari Maxine Clarke
2004

Gesture and Power: Religion, Nationalism, and Everyday Performance in Congo

Yolanda Covington-Ward
2016

Remnants: A Memoir of Spirit, Activism, and Mothering

Rosemarie Freeney Harding with Rachel Elizabeth Harding
2015

Laughing at the Devil: Seeing the World with Julian of Norwich

Amy Laura Hall
2018

Biblical Porn: Affect, Labor, and Pastor Mark Driscoll’s Evangelical Empire

Jessica Johnson
2018

The Black Church in the African American Experience

C. Eric Lincoln and Lawrence H. Mamiya
1990

Jezebel Unhinged: Loosing the Black Female Body in Religion and Culture

Tamura Lomax
2018

Passionate and Pious: Religious Media and Black Women’s Sexuality

Monique Moultrie
2017

Given to the Goddess: South Indian Devadasis and the Sexuality of Religion

Lucinda Ramberg
2014

Poetics of the Flesh

Mayra Rivera
2015

Religious Affects: Animality, Evolution, and Power

Donovan O. Schaefer
2015

African American Religious History: A Documentary Witness

Milton C. Sernett, editor
2000

Queering Black Atlantic Religions: Transcorporeality in Candomblé, Santería, and Vodou

Roberto Strongman
2019

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