INTRODUCTION TO WORLD RELIGIONS BOOK REVIEWS
Akyol, Mustafa. Islamic Jesus: How the King of the Jews Became A Prophet of the Muslims. New York: St. Martin's, 2017.
Pim Valkenberg, "Review Of 'The Islamic Jesus: How The King Of The Jews Became A Prophet Of The Muslims,'" Reading Religion (May 31, 2018).
Gabriel Said Reynolds, "Jesus For Muslims," First Things (January 2018).
Matthew Bell, "Muslims Revere Jesus Too, But This Turkish Author Sees The Islamic Jesus In A New Light," World, PRI, July 31, 2017.
Taha Ali, "Non-Fiction: The Roots Of The Messiah," Dawn, June 18, 2017.
Lesley Hazleton, "Interfaith Healer: The Surprising Role Of Jesus In Islam," New York Times, March 3, 2017.
Tom Heneghan, "Muslim Writer Explores Current Relevance Of Jesus' Message For Islam," National Catholic Reporter (February 22, 2017).
Lucy James, "The Heart Of The Matter," Quantara.de (2017).
Barton, John. History Of The Bible: The Story Of The World's Most Influential Book. New York: Viking, 2019.
Phillip Reisner, "Review Of 'A History Of The Bible: The Story Of The World's Influential Book,'" Reading Religion (October 1, 2020).
Colin Burrow, "'A History Of The Bible' By John Barton Review -- Tiptoeing Through A Minefield," Guardian, June 29, 2019.
Spencer Day, "A History Of The Bible: Who Wrote It And When," BBC History Extra, June 2019.
Melanie McDonagh, "'A History Of The Bible: The Book And Its Faiths' By John Barton -- Review," Evening Standard, April 4, 2019.
Beal, Timothy. Book Of Revelation: A Biography. Princeton: Princeton, 2018.
Brent Niedergall, "Review Of 'The Book Of Revelation: A Biography,'" Reading Religion (January 6, 2019).
Scott McLemee, "The Book At The End Of The World," Inside Higher Ed (November 2, 2018).
Dennett, Daniel. Breaking the Spell. London: Penguin Paperbacks, 2007.
Andrew Brown, "Beyond Belief," Guardian, February 25, 2006.
Leon Wieseltier, "The God Genome," New York Times, February 19, 2006.
"Breaking The Spell: Daniel Dennett On Religion," All In The Mind, ABC, July 29, 2006. (30 mins)
Paul McGavin, "'Breaking The Spell' By Daniel C. Dennett," Philosophy Now.
Doniger, Wendy. Hindus: An Alternative History. New York: Penguin, 2009.
Srivathsan Nadadhur, "Wendy Doniger's Rise After The Ban," Hindu, October 30, 2015.
Jeffery D. Long, "'Pick A Side, We're At War!,'" Los Angeles Review Of Books (September 4, 2014).
Jon Wiener, "The Talibanization Of Hindu History In India," Nation (February 14, 2014).
Priyamvada Gopal, "'The Hindus: An Alternative History' By Wendy Doniger -- Review," Guardian, October 23, 2010.
"'The Hindus; An Alternative History,' By Wendy Doniger," Globe And Mail, June 8, 2019.
Pankaj Mishra, "Another Incarnation," New York Times, April 24, 2009.
Eck, Diana. India: A Sacred Geography. Harmony, 2013.
William Dalrymple, "'India: A Sacred Geography' By Diana L. Eck -- Review," Guardian, July 27, 2012.
Subheendra Kulkarni, "Review Of Diana L. Eck's 'India: A Sacred Geography,'" India Today (June 9, 2012).
Rachel Dwyer, "Book Review: The Holy Land," Mint (May 4, 2012).
Ehrman, Bart D. Heaven and Hell: A History Of The Afterlife. New York: Simon And Schuster, 2020.
Joel Looper, "Review Of 'Heaven and Hell: A History Of The Afterlife,'" Washington Independent Review Of Books (March 26, 2020).
Glenn C. Altschuler, "A New Look At Old Ideas About Heaven And Hell," Psychology Today (March 26, 2020).
"Heaven and Hell Are 'Not What Jesus Preached,' Religion Scholar Says," Fresh Air, NPR, March 31, 2020. (41 mins)
Feiler, Bruce. Where God Was Born: A Journey By Land to the Roots of Religion. New York: William Morrow, 2005.
Daniel Swift, "'Where God Was Born': Since Adam's Fall," New York Times, September 11, 2005.
Finkelstein, Israel and Silberman, Neil Asher. Bible Unearthed; Astonishing Archaeological Discoveries Reveal the History Behind the Bible. New York: Touchstone, 2002.
Phyllis Trible, "God's Ghostwriters," New York Times, February 4, 2001.
Bible Unearthed -- Wikipedia: An entry from the on-line encyclopedia.
Freeman, Charles. New History of Early Christianity. New Haven: Yale, 2011.
Robert Louis Wilken, "Review Of 'New History Of Early Christianity,'" First Things (April 2010).
Charles Freeman, "What We Can Learn From A New History Of Christianity," History News Network.
Anthony Gottlieb, "When The Lights Went Out In Europe," New York Times, February 15, 2004.
Goodman, Martin. History Of Judaism. London: Penguin UK, 2019.
Hillel J. Kieval, "Review Of 'A History Of Judaism,'" Reading Religion (September 22, 2018).
Erez DeGolan, "A History Of Judaism: Martin Goodman At The Center For Jewish History," Ancient Jew Review (June 19, 2018).
Steven Weitzman, "Book Review: 'A History Of Judaism' By Martin Goodman," Moment (March/April 2018).
Daniel Beer, "'A History Of Judaism' By Martin Goodman And 'Belonging: The Story Of The Jews 1492-1900' By Simon Schama -- Review," Guardian, January 20, 2018.
Gordon, Charlotte. Woman Who Named God: Abraham's Dilemma and the Birth of Three Faiths. Boston: Little, Brown, 2009.
"A Conversation With Charlotte Gordon About 'The Woman Who Named God.'"
Hendel, Ronald. Book Of "Genesis": A Biography. Princeton: Princeton, 2012.
Jon D. Levenson, "Book Review: 'The Book Of Genesis -- A Biography,'" Moment (March-April 2013).
Scott McLemee, "In The Beginning," Inside Higher Ed (November 28, 2012).
Brian Bethune, "Review: 'The Book Of Genesis -- A Biography,'" Maclean's (November 1, 2012).
Jenkins, Philip. Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa and Asia -- And How It Died. New York: Harperone, 2008.
"'Lost History Of Christianity' Unveils Eastern Church Empire," Penn State News, November 24, 2008.
Patton Dodd, "'Lost Christianity': A Q & A With Philip Jenkins," Beliefnet (December 2008).
Kirsch, Jonathan. God Against the Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism. New York: Viking Compass, 2004.
"One God To Bind Them All," Beliefnet (May 2004).
"'God Against The Gods,'" Jonathankirsch.com.
Kriwaczek, Paul. In Search of Zarathustra: Across Iran and Central Asia to Find the World's First Prophet. New York: Vintage.
Jehangir Pocha, "Iran's Other Religion," Boston Review (June 1, 2003).
Levine, Amy-Jill and Brettler, Marc Zvi. Bible With And Without Jesus: How Jews And Christians Read The Same Stories Differently. New York: Harper One, 2020.
Marac Zvi Brettler and Amy-Jill Levine, "The Bible With And Without Jesus: Do Jews And Christians Share The Same Bible?," Biblical Archaeological Society (March 22, 2021).
Rich Tenorio, "The Bible Without Jesus?: How Two Faiths Can Read The Same Text In Dissonant Ways," Times Of Israel, December 25, 2020.
George C. Heider, "The Old Testament, The Tanakh, And The Hebrew Bible," Christian Century (November 24, 2020).
Levine, Amy-Jill. Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus. New York: Harperone, 2007.
Julie Galambush, "Interfaith Approach To Forgiving Trespass," New York Times, January 1, 2007.
"A Prescription For Jewish-Christian Relations; 'The Misunderstood Jew' Is Amy Jill Levine's New Book," Vanderbilt News, December 18, 2006.
MacCulloch, Diarmaid. Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years. New York: Viking Adult, 2010.
Marc M. Arkin, "Christian Chronicles," New Criterion (March 2011).
Jon Meacham, "Thine Is The Kingdom," New York Times, April 1, 2010.
John Moffatt, "'A History Of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years,'" Thinking Faith (March 24, 2010).
Rowan Williams, "'A History Of Christianity' By Diarmaid MacCulloch," Guardian, September 19, 2009.
"Pilgrims And Progress: 3,000 Years Of Christianity," Weekend Edition Sunday, NPR, April 24, 2010. ( 7 mins)
Miles, Jack. Christ: A Crisis In the Life of God. New York: Vintage, 2002.
Michael Wood, "Nobody's Perfect," New York Times, December 23, 2001.
Paula Fredericksen, "Like Father, Like Son," New Republic (March 18, 2002).
Catherine Marsden, "Book Review: 'Jesus Saves Face,'" Cross Currents (Spring 2002).
Same Mowe, "Embracing Ignorance: Jack Miles On His Path From Belief To Disbelief And Back," Sun (March 2016).
Miles, Jack. God: A Biography. New York: Vintage, 1996.
Phyllis Trible, "A Flawed Character," New York Times, May 14, 1995.
Michiko Kakutani, "God, You Imperfect, Conflicted Fella, You," New York Times, March 28, 1995.
Paul Johnson, "'God: A Biography,' By Jack Miles," Commentary (July 1995).
Frank Kermode, "World Of Our Father," New Republic (June 25, 1995).
Miles, Jack. God In The Qur'an. New York: Vintage, 2019.
Ebrahim Moosa, "A Journey With The God Of The Qur'an," Los Angeles Review Of Books (November 10, 2019).
Gabriel Said Reynolds, "Allah's Mercy And Wrath," First Things (April 2019).
Patrick Ryan, "Strangely Familiar," Commonweal (February 14, 2019).
Mustafa Aykol, "Illuminating Islam's Peaceful Origins," New York Times, December 26, 2018.
Jonathan Kirsch, "A Biography Of Islam's God," Jewish Journal (December 5, 2018).
Miles, Jack,ed. Norton Anthology Of World Religions. New York: W. W. Norton, 2014.
William Dalrymple, "'The Norton Anthology Of World Religions: Volume I,'" New York Times, December 19, 2014.
Karen Armstrong, "'The Norton Anthology Of World Religions: Volume II,'" New York Times, December 19, 2014.
Jonathan Kirsch, "Norton's 'Anthology Of World Religions': Our Prayers Have Been Answered," Jewish Journal (December 30, 2014).
Jacob N. Kinnard, "Review Of 'The Norton Anthology Of World Religions, Volume One,'" Journal Of American Academy Of Religion, 83 (June 2015).
Molly Farneth, "Old News: The World Is Not Christian," Commonweal (May 18, 2015).
Montefiore, Simon Sebag. Jerusalem: The Biography. New York: Knopf, 2011.
Jonathan Rosen, "Caliphs, Crusaders, And The Bloody History Of Jerusalem," New York Times, October 28, 2011.
Anthony Beevor, "'Jerusalem: The Biography' By Simon Sebag Montefiore -- Review," Guardian, January 29, 2011.
Jaime Weinman, "Review: 'Jerusalem -- The Biography,'" Macleans (November 23, 2011).
Emily L. Hauser, "Book Review: 'Jerusalem -- The Biography,' By Simon Sebag Montefiore," Dallas News, December 2, 2011.
Arieh O Sullivan, "Book Review -- Jerusalem: The Unholy Story," Moment (March-April 2012).
Pagels, Elaine. Revelations: Visions, Prophecy and Politics in the Book of Revelation. New York: Viking Adult, 2012.
Dwight Garner, "Into The Apocalypse With An Unruffled Tour Guide," New York Times, March 20, 2012.
Dale B. Martin, "The Last Trumpet," New York Times, April 6, 2012.
Power, Carla. If the Oceans Were Ink: An Unlikely Friendship and A Journey to the Heart of the Qur'an. New York: Holt, 2015.
Carla Power, "Book Review: 'If The Oceans Were Ink,'" Columbia Magazine (Summer 2015).
"'If The Oceans Were Ink,'" Review Of Religions (October 21, 2018).
"Carla Power Interviewed By Merritt Tierce," National Book Foundation, February 2016.
Russell, Gerard. Heirs To Forgotten Kingdoms: Journeys Into The Disappearing Religions Of The Middle East. New York: Basic Books, 2015.
William Dalrymple, "'Heirs To Forgotten Kingdoms' Review -- Illuminating The Plight Of The Middle East's Minorities," Guardian, December 31, 2014.
Mohamad Bazzi, "'Heirs To Forgotten Kingdoms,' By Gerard Russell," New York Times, December 19, 2014.
Joel Looper, "'Heirs To Forgotten Kingdoms: Journeys Into The Disappearing Religions Of The Middle East,'" Washington Independent Review Of Books (December 17, 2014).
Barton Dempsey, "Beyond Islam, The Story Of Disappearing Religions," Providence (July 5, 2016).
Siddiqui, Mona. Christians, Muslims and Jesus. New Haven : Yale, 2013.
Stuart Kelly, "Book Review: 'Christians, Muslims And Jesus' By Mona Siddiqui," Scotsman, April 14, 2013.
David Thomas, "Review Of Siddiqui, Mona, 2013, 'Christians, Muslims And Jesus,'" Centre For Muslim-Christian Studies Oxford.
Singh, Nikky-Guninder Kaur. First Sikh: The Life And Legacy Of Guru Nanak. Delhi: India Viking, 2019.
Rupinder S. Brar, "'The First Sikh': Book Review," Sikh Foundation International, April 11, 2020.
Ayesha Singh, "In Praise Of The First Sikh," New Indian Express, November 24, 2019.
Gurpal Singh Bhullar, "A Refreshingly Contrarian View On Guru Nanak," Asia Samanchar, February 4, 2020.
Sugirtharajah, R. S. Jesus In Asia. Cambridge: Harvard, 2018.
Uday Balakrishnan, "'Jesus In Asia' Review: A Question Of Faith," Hindu, March 3, 2018.
Soni Wadhwa, "'Jesus In Asia' By R. S. Sugirtharajah," Asian Review Of Books (April 24, 2018).
James Hommes, "Hommes On Sugirtharajah, 'Jesus In Asia,'" H-Japan (July 2018).
Manik Sharma, "How Asia Remade Jesus: A New Book Presents Intriguing Insights Into The Story Of Global Christianity," First Post, June 16, 2018.