2017 Annual Meeting, Nov 18-21

Plan to join your colleagues in beautiful Boston for the 2017 AAR & SBL Annual Meetings. Early Bird rates end June 29. Register today!

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Awards and Accomplishments

Atalia Omer, University of Notre Dame

Awarded an @CarnegieCorp 2017 Andrew #CarnegieFellows scholarship.

Books and Major Publications

Timothy Knepper, Drake University

A Spectrum of Faith is a student-written, photo-narrative about religion in Des Moines, Iowa, featuring fifteen diverse religious communities. It is an innovative, collaborative effort between an academic program in comparative religion (The Comparison Project), a community press (Drake Community Press), and a food-pantry network (Des Moines Area Religious Council). Drake University students engaged in everything from planning and grant-writing, to research and editing, to photography and videography, to graphic design and marketing. Proceeds from the sale of the book go to support the largest food-pantry network in Iowa.

George Kam Wah Mak, Hong Kong Baptist University

Protestant Bible Translation and Mandarin as the National Language of ChinaLeiden; Boston: Brill, 2017, xiv, 414 pp. ISBN: 9789004316270 (hardback); 9789004316300 (e-book). Looking into the translation, publication, circulation and use of the Mandarin Bible, this book examines the relationship between Protestant Bible translation and the development of Mandarin into the national language of China during the late Qing and Republican era.

Jin Y. Park, American University

Women and Buddhist Philosophy: Engaging Zen Master Kim Iryŏp, University of Hawaii Press, 2017.

Perry Schmidt-Leukel, University of Muenster, Germany

Buddhist-Christian Relations in Asia (EOS Verlag, 2017) offers the first comparative overview of the Buddhist-Christian encounter in six Asian countries: Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, Japan, Korea, and China. Outlines of the history of Buddhist-Christian relations in each of these places are complemented by the voices of Christians and Buddhists who actively participate in local dialogue efforts. Issues of religious doctrine and belief and the question of how best to relate to one another appear in a new light by being presented in the context of Asia’s historical, social, and political dynamics.

Kristine Suna-Koro, Xavier University

In In Counterpoint: Diaspora, Postcoloniality, and Sacramental Theology (Pickwick, 2017, ISBN: 9781625647108), Suna-Koro brings postcolonialism (especially the work of Edward Said), diaspora discourse, and Christian sacramental theology into a mutually critical and constructive transdisciplinary conversation. In this trailbrazing and ecumenically oriented book, she offers a postcolonial and diasporic retrieval of sacramentality through a robust theological engagement with the postcolonial notions of hybridity, contrapuntality, planetarity, and Third Space.