2018 Annual Meeting, Nov 17-20

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Books and Major Publications

Laura M. Hartman, Roanoke College

That All May Flourish: Comparative Religious Environmental EthicsOxford University Press, 2018. Can humans flourish without destroying the earth? In this book, experts on many of the world's major and minor religious traditions address the question of human and earth flourishing. Each chapter considers specific religious ideas and specific environmental harms. Chapters are paired and the authors work in dialogue with one another. This book represents a step toward reconciliation: that people and their ecosystems may live in peace, that people from different religious worldviews may engage in productive dialogue; in short, that all may flourish.

Brad Pribbenow, Lutheran Brethren Seminary

Prayerbook of Christ: Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Christological Interpretation of the Psalms, Lexington Press/Fortress Academic, 2018. In this book, Pribbenow explores Bonhoeffer’s unique Christological interpretation of the Psalms by means of a concentrated analysis of its development, coherence, and significance, tracing it from its formation at Berlin University, into the years of development at the Confessing Church Preacher’s Seminary in Finkenwalde, and through the months of interrogation and imprisonment at the hands of the Third Reich.


Daniel Rancour-Laferriere, University of California, Davis

Imagining Mary: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Devotion to the Virgin Mother of GodRoutledge, 2018. This new textbook of mariology explores such difficult issues as: the depiction of Mary as an incestuous "bride of Christ," the theological notion of Mary's "loving consent" to her son's crucifixion, the psychological conflict in Mary's relationship with her son, the historical association of Mary with Christian anti-Semitism, the appeal of Mary to the terminally ill ("Our Lady of the Good Death"), and the psychological basis for promoting Mary to the status of a "goddess." The book may be regarded as the first step in the direction of an atheist mariology.

Arlene Sanchez Walsh, Azusa Pacific University

Pentecostals in America, Columbia University Press, 2018. In this book, Arlene M. Sánchez Walsh provides a thematic overview of Pentecostalism in America, covering Pentecostal faith and practices, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, trends and offshoots, and the future of American Pentecostalism. She also considers Pentecostalism's spiritual lineages, examining colorful leaders, ordinary adherents, and prominent outliers, as well as its deep roots in American popular culture. She examines Pentecostalism as a narrative performance, aiming to explain what Pentecostalism is through the experiences and stories of its adherents.