Editorial Board

Editor in Chief

John Barton

Title: Emeritus Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture

University: Oxford University

Specialties: Biblical Ethics; Canon; Biblical Interpretation; Old Testament Theology

Recent Publications:

  • Ethics in Ancient Israel, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • A History of the Bible: The Book and Its Faiths, London: Allen Lane, 2019 (American edition: A History of the Bible: The Story of the World’s Most Influential Book, Viking, 2019).
  • The Word: On the Translation of the Bible, London: Allen Lane, 2022 (American edition: The Word: How We Translate the Bible and Why It Matters, Basic Books, 2023).

Editorial Board

John Corrigan

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Title: Lucius Moody Bristol Distinguished Professor

University: Florida State University

Specialties: American religious history, emotion, space; Religious intolerance

Recent Publications:

  • Bodenhamer, David J., John Corrigan, and Trevor M. Harris. 2010. The Spatial Humanities. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.
  • Forthcoming: ed. 2014. The Spatial Humanities II: Deep Maps and Spatial Narratives. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

Julia Kindt

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Title: Professor, FAHA

University: University of Sydney

Specialties: Ancient Greek Religion and the Comparative Study of Religions; Ancient Anthropology and Human/Animal Studies; Historiography

Recent Publications

  • 2012. Rethinking Greek Religion. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Younus Y. Mirza

Title: Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University and the Founding Director of Global Virtual Learning at Shenandoah University

University: Georgetown University and Shenandoah University

Specialties: Islamic Studies; the Qur’an; Biblical and Qur’anic Prophets, marriage and sexuality in Islam; Islam and other religions

Recent Publications

Teresa Morgan

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Title:McDonald Agape Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity

University:Yale University

Specialties: Greek and Roman ethics, education, New Testament, early Christianity, history and theology of Christian faith

Recent Publications

  • Roman Faith and Christian Faith (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015) 

  • Being ‘In Christ’ in the Letters of Paul: Saved Through Christ and In His Hands (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2020) 

  • The New Testament and the Theology of Trust (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022) 

  • Trust in Atonement (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2024) 

Margo Kitts

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Title: Professor of Humanities, Coordinator Religious Studies and East-West Classical Studies

University: Hawaii Pacific University

Specialties: Religion and Violence; Ritual Studies; Ancient Near Eastern and Mediterranean Religions

Recent Publications

  • 2013. “Literary Approaches to Religion and Violence.” In The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence. Ed. M. Juergensmeyer, M. Kitts, and M. Jerryson. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013
  • 2013. “Violent Death in Religious Imagination.” In The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Violence. Ed. M. Juergensmeyer, M. Kitts, and M. Jerryson. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013

Bradley Onishi

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Title: Faculty in Religious Studies and Philosophy, University of San Francisco Research Associate, Committee for the Study of Religion, UC Berkeley Co-Chair, Secularism and Secularity Group, American Academy of Religion

University: University of San Francisco / UC Berkeley

Specialties: Secularism and Secularity; White Christian Nationalism; American Evangelicalism; Philosophy of Religion

Recent Publications

Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad

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Title: Professor of Comparative Religion and Philosophy

University: Lancaster University

Specialties: History of Indian religions; Contemporary Hinduism; Religion and Politics

Recent Publications

  • 2013. Divine Self, Human Self. The Philosophy of Being in Two Gita Commentaries. New York: Bloomsbury
  • 2007. Indian Philosophy and the Consequences of Knowledge. Aldershot: Ashgate.
  • 2005. Eastern Philosophy. New York: Orion.

Lawrence H. Schiffman

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Title: Judge Abraham Lieberman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies

University: New York University

Specialties: Dead Sea Scrolls, Judaism in Late Antiquity, the history of Jewish law, and Talmudic literature

Recent Publications

  • Binding Fragments of Tractate Temurah and the Problem of Lishana Aḥarina (Brill Publishers, 2018)
  • Outside the Bible: Ancient Jewish Writings Related to Scripture; 3 vols. (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 2013)
  • The Courtyards of the House of the Lord: Studies on the Temple Scroll (Brill, 2008)
  • Qumran and Jerusalem: Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the History of Judaism (Eerdmans Publishing, 2010)

Bettina E. Schmidt

Title: Professor in study of religions and anthropology of religion and the director of the Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre, UK

University: University of Wales Trinity Saint David, UK

Specialties: Caribbean and Latin American religions, identity, cultural theories and migration, anthropology of religion, diaspora identity, religious experience, urban studies, medical anthropology and gender issues

Recent Publications

  • Spirit and Trance in Brazil: An Anthropology of Religious Experiences (2016, Bloomsbury)
  • Caribbean Diaspora in the USA: Diversity of Caribbean Religions in New York City (2008, Ashgate)
  • Handbook of Contemporary Brazilian Religions (2016, Brill)
  • Spirituality and Wellbeing: Interdisciplinary approaches to the study of religious experience and health (2020, Equinox)

Brent A. Strawn

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Title: Associate Professor of Old Testament

University: Emory University

Specialties:  Old Testament/Hebrew Bible; ancient Near Eastern iconography; Israelite religion; Old Testament Theology

Recent Publications:

  • ed. 2012. The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness: What the Old and New Testaments Teach Us about the Good Life. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Editorial board and translator, Common English Bible (2011).

Derek Nelson, co-Editor-in-Chief, Martin Luther

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Title: Professor of Religion

University: Wabash College (Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA)

Specialties: Reformation Thought and History, Contemporary Systematic Theology, and Religion and Culture.

Recent Publications:

  • Resilient Reformer: The Life and Thought of Martin Luther (Fortress, 2015)
  • Luther Refracted: The Reformer's Ecumenical Legacy (Fortress, 2015)
  • A History of Christian Theology, 2nd ed., with William C. Placher (Westminster John Knox, 2013).
  • Sin: A Guide for the Perplexed (Continuum, 2011)

Paul Hinlicky, co-Editor-in-Chief, Martin Luther

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Title: Tise Professor of Lutheran Studies at Roanoke College, Salem Virginia, Professor of Systematic Theology at the Institute of Lutheran Theology, and a docent of the Protestant Theological Faculty of Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia.

Specialties: Systematic Theology in the Christian Tradition; Christian Social Ethics; History of Doctrine, especially Early Church Fathers, Reformation and Modern Protestant; Biblical Theology; Ecumenical Theology; Political Theology; Faith and Science Dialogue; Jewish-Christian Dialogue.

Recent Publications:

  • Critical Dogmatics after Christendom (Eerdmans, 2015)
  • Rethinking Philosophy and Theology with Deleuze: A New Cartography, with Brent Adkins (Bloomsbury Academic, 2014)
  • Before Auschwitz: What Christian Theology Must Learn from the Rise of Nazism (Cascade, 2013)
  • Luther and the Beloved Community: A Path for Christian Theology after Christendom (Eerdmans, 2010)

Advisory Board

Paul Bradshaw

Professor of Liturgy, University of Notre Dame
Specialty: Religion and Liturgy  

Frank Burch Brown

Kershner Professor of Religion and the Arts, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis
Specialties: Religion and the arts; religious and theological aesthetics; comparative and inter-religious studies

Jan Bremmer

Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen
Specialty: Ancient Religion 

Benezit Bujo

Professor of Theology, University of Fribourg
Specialty: African Religions 

Gillian Clark

Professor Emerita of Ancient History, Senior Research Fellow,University of Bristol
Specialty: Christianity/ Church History  

Joanna Collicutt

Lecturer in Psychology and Spirituality, Ripon College Cuddesdon
Specialty: Psychology and Religion 

Adela Collins

Buckingham Professor of New Testament Criticism and Interpretation, Yale University
Specialty: Biblical Studies 

John Collins

Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism & Interpretation, Yale University
Specialty: Biblical Studies

John Esposito

Professor of International Affairs and Islamic Studies, Georgetown University
Specialty: Islam 

Gavin Flood

Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion, University of Oxford
Specialty: Hinduism/ Buddhism

Martin Goodman

Professor of Jewish Studies, Wolfson College
Specialty: Judaism/ Jewish Studies 

Andrew Hass

Lecturer in Religion, University of Stirling
Specialty: Religion and Literature

Peter Harrison

Idreos Professor of Science and Religion, University of Queensland
Specialty: Religion and Science  

Ralph Hood

Professor of Psychology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Specialty: Psychology and Religion 

Heidi Hornik

Professor of Art History, Baylor University
Specialty: Religion and the Arts 

Yang Huilin

Vice President, Renmin University of China
Specialty: Religion and Literature 

David Jasper

Professor of Literature and Theology, University of Glasgow
Specialty: Religion and Liturgy 

Mark Juergensmeyer

Professor of Sociology and affiliate Professor of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Specialty: Religion and Politics/ Global Religions

Mpay Kemboly

Jesuit Priest
Specialty: Ancient Religion 

Diarmaid MacCulloch

Professor of the History of the Church, University of Oxford
Specialty: Christianity/ Church History 

Mark McIntosh

Van Mildert Canon Professor of Divinity, Durham University
Specialty: Mysticism and Spirituality 

Birgit Meyer

Chair/ Professor Religious Studies, Utrecht University
Specialty: Sociology and Anthropology of Religion

Pat Miller

Professor of Old Testament Theology Emeritus, Princeton Theological Seminary
Specialty: Biblical Studies

Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator

Jesuit Provincial for the East African countries of Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan and North Sudan
Specialty: African Religions 

Robert Parker

Wykeham Professorship in Ancient History, New College/ Oxford University
Specialty: Ancient Religion 

Christopher Partridge

Professor, Lancaster University
Specialty: Comparative Religion/ New Religion 

Amanda Porterfield

Robert A. Spivey Professor of Religion, Florida State University 
Specialty: Religion in America 

Abby Scheel

Humanities Librarian, Florida State University Libraries
Specialty: Libraries and the Humanities 

John Scheid

Professor, College de France
Specialty: Ancient Religion

Tamara Sonn

Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Professor in the History of Islam, Georgetown University
Specialty: Islamic intellectual history 

Barend ter Haar

Run Run Shaw Chair of Chinese, University of Oxford
Specialty: Chinese Religion 

Iain Torrance

Pro-Chancellor, University of Aberdeen
Specialty: Theology and Ethics 

Tom Tweed

Professor, Harold and Martha Welch Endowed Chair in American Studies, University of Notre Dame
Specialty: Comparative Religion/ New Religion/ Religion in America  

Rowan Douglas Williams

Chancellor, University of South Wales
Specialty: Mysticism and Spirituality 

Eric Ziolkowski

Charles A. Dana Professor of Religious Studies, Lafayette College
Specialty: Religion and the Arts

Former Editors

Niels Henrik Gregersen

University of Copenhagen