Books and Major Publications
Cristina Rocha, Western Sydney University
John of God: The Globalization of Brazilian Faith Healing, Oxford University Press, 2017. Drawing on a decade of fieldwork in Brazil, the US, the UK, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand, Cristina Rocha examines the social and cultural forces that have made it possible for a healer from Brazil to become a global "guru" in the 21st century. The book’s key themes are: the ways in which religion is both globalized and localized in late modernity, the establishment of transnational communities of belief, the transformation of poor rural areas into sites of globalization, the efficacy of healing across cultures, and the prominent place of healing (of the body, the spirit and the planet) in late modernity.
Perry Schmidt-Leukel, University of Muenster, Germany
Religious Pluralism and Interreligious Theology: The Gifford Lectures – An Extended Edition, Maryknoll: Orbis, 2017.