The Journal of Interreligious Studies is currently seeking reviews of the following books. If you are interested, please send an email to our Book Review Editor, Lucinda Mosher, with the following information.  You may also offer to review a book not listed.

1. Title of book
2. The reasons you wish to review the book
3. The qualifications you possess to offer a critical review of the book (education, scholarly expertise and areas of focus, etc.)
4. Whether or not you require a copy of the book

  • Faber, Roland. The Ocean of God: On the Transreligious Future of Religions. London: Anthem Press, 2019.
  • Lewis, Christopher, and Dan Cohn-Sherbok. Interfaith Worship and Prayer: We Must Pray Together. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2019.
  • Contreras-Vejar, Yuri, and Joanna Tice Jen and Bryan S Turner. Regimes of Happiness: Comparative and Historical Studies. Anthem Press, 2019.
  • Under Review. Varnon-Hughes, Stephanie. Interfaith Grit : How Uncertainty Will save Us. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2018.
  • Premawardhana, Devaka. Faith in Flux : Pentecostalism and Mobility in Rural Mozambique. Contemporary Ethnography. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018.
  • Wielzen, Duncan, and Ina Ter Avest. Interfaith Education for All : Theoretical Perspectives and Best Practices for Transformative Action. Dordrecht: Sense Publishers, 2017.
  • Walters, James. Religious Imaginations : How Narratives of Faith Are Shaping Today's World. London: Gingko Library, 2018.
  • Walters, James. Loving Your Neighbour in an Age of Religious Conflict. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2019.
  • Dan Cohn-Sherbok, George D. Chryssides, and Usama Hasan People of the Book. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2019.
  • Wilkinson, Taraneh. Dialectical Encounters: Contemporary Turkish Muslim Thought in Dialogue. Edinburgh University Press, 2019.
  • Heim, S. Mark. Crucified Wisdom : Theological Reflection on Christ and the Bodhisattva. First ed. Comparative Theology--thinking across Traditions. New York: Fordham University Press, 2019.
  • Axtell, Guy. Problems of Religious Luck: Assessing the Limits of Reasonable Religious Disagreement. 2019.
  • Sechrest, Ramírez-Johnson, Yong, Sechrest, Love L., Ramírez-Johnson, Johnny, and Yong, Amos. Can "white" People Be Saved? : Triangulating Race, Theology, and Mission. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2018.
  • Lamptey, Jerusha Tanner. Divine Words, Female Voices : Muslima Explorations in Comparative Feminist Theology. Oxford: Oxford University Press USA - OSO, 2018.
  • Theodor, Ithamar, and Yudit Kornberg Greenberg. Dharma and Halacha : Comparative Studies in Hindu-Jewish Philosophy and Religion. Studies in Comparative Philosophy and Religion. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2018.
  • Kollontai, Yore, Kim, Kollontai, Pauline, Yore, Sue, and Kim, Sebastian C. H. The Role of Religion in Peacebuilding : Crossing the Boundaries of Prejudice and Distrust. London ; Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018.
  • Faber, Roland. The Becoming of God : Process Theology, Philosophy, and Multireligious Engagement. Eugene: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2017.

JIRS Book Review Guidelines

Purpose
A book review provides the potential reader with a brief introduction to a publication—its topic, its structure, the author’s method, and its possible uses.

Content
A review will contain either praise or criticism—and in most cases will contain some of each. In any case, some evidence should be mentioned. (If a book seems to merit criticism only, please contact the Book Review Editor before proceeding to write.)

A review should also offer guidance as to what audience(s) will make best use of the book under review. Possibilities: professional specialists, students (undergraduate or graduate), general readers.

Length
JIRS book reviews should be 600–1200 words. The exception: a “book review-essay” may be as long as 3000 words. This format is most appropriate for mounting an extended comparison of two books on a similar topic or for situating a publication in a complex context. Reviewers who wish to write in this format should discuss their idea with the Book Review Editor before proceeding.  

Style
Adhere to the Seventeenth Edition of the Chicago Manual of Style; conform to US spelling and punctuation conventions; use Times New Roman, 12 pt, font; double-space the body of your review. Do not use individuals’ titles. (That is, simply write about “John Smith,” not “Prof. John Smith.”) It is appropriate to include brief quotations from the text under review. Cite the source page-number(s) in parentheses: for example, (p. 4) or (pp. 4–5). Reviews should not have footnotes or endnotes.

Format
Title: Subtitle. By Author Name. Edited by Editor Name. Translated by Translator Name. Series. Number of volumes. Edition. City: Publisher, year. Number of front matter pages + number of pages. Price (cloth); price (paper); price (eBook).

The body of your review. . .

Your Name
Your institution (if appropriate to your situation)
Your location

Example
Modern Muslim Theology: Engaging God and the World with Faith and Imagination. By Martin Nguyen. Religion in the Modern World. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019. xii+207. $95.00 (cloth); $34.00 (paper); $32.00 (eBook).

As can be expected of entries in this series, this book …

Lucinda Mosher
Hartford Seminary
Hartford, Connecticut

Submitting a Review
DO NOT save your review as a PDF. Do save your review in MS Word (doc, docx). Label your review file like this: Author by Reviewer.docx. Example: Nguyen by Mosher.docx

Submit your review file via the online submission platform located at https://irstudies.org/index.php/jirs/submission/wizard. Once you login or create a new account, navigate to the submission wizard (“Make a Submission”). Then select “Book Reviews” for the “Section.” In the “Comments for the Editor” please indicate that your submission is a book review, including the bibliographic information as detailed above.

Deadlines
The JIRS accepts reviews at any time. However, the book review editor may commission a review for a specific upcoming issue. In such cases, the reviewer and editor will concur on a deadline.