2017 Articles

From Hebrew ‘Slave’ to Arabian ‘Sage': Linking the Jewish and Muslim Narratives in the Story of Hagar, the African in Pre-Islamic Arab History by Jibrail Bin Yusuf



2016 Articles

Walāya as a Response to the Self-Other Dichotomy in European Philosophy by Rebecca Masterton


Volume 4, Issue 1 (July 2015)

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Interview with Ruth Messinger

Interview with Ani Zonneveld

Women and Religion:

‘The Garment of Piety is Best’: Islamic Legal and Exegetical Works on Bodily Covering by Celene Ibrahim-Lizzio

Virgin Motherhood: A Case Study from the Life of St. Agatha by Brooke Nelson

Review of Gina Messina-Dysert’s ‘Rape Culture and Spiritual Violence: Religion, Testimony, and Visions of Healing’ by Stephanie N. Arel

Toward a Standpoint Hermeneutic: The Case of the Evangelical Gender Subordination Debate by Landon Schnabel

Lived Religion in 140 Characters or Less: Lived Religion and the Art of Remembering in the 21st Century by John Erickson

Additional Articles:

Killing New England’s Golden Calf: William Bradford’s Use of Moses as a Political Model in His Description of the Merrymount Crisis by Seth Rushton

De Principium Originis: Thomistic Epistemology and the Doctrine of Creation by Thomas Farmer

Review of Aaron Rizzieri’s ‘Pragmatic Encroachment, Religious Belief and Practice by Mark Satta



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Volume 3, Issue 2 (July 2014)


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Interview with Dr. Martin Marty

Interview with Claude Gatebuke

Fundamentalism, Extremism, and Dogmatism:

“America’s Muslim Problem: Anti-Shariah Laws and the Threat to American Civil Rights” by Qasim Rashid

“Boko Haram Fundamentalism: A Critical Metamorphosis” by Benson O. Igboin

“Is Contemporary Naturalism Leaning Towards Fundamentalism?” by Sean Butler

Judges’ Choice from The Society for Philosophy and Religion at Claremont:

“Ma’rifa and Gnosis: The System of Divine Knowledge in Sufism and Valentinianism” by Eunice Villaneda


Volume 3, Issue 1 (January 2014)


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Interview with Dr. Phil Zuckerman

Interview with Dr. Peter Boghossian

Secularism and Religion

“The Possibility of Secularity and the Material History of Fiction” by Daniel Silliman

“The Four Horsemen: A Retroactive Assessment” by Duncan Gale

“Human Rights, Religious Minorities, and Sovereign Responsibility: A Turkish Conversation” by Rebecca Cardone

“Hume’s Science of Man: Being Skeptical as Natural and Ethical” by Courtney Anderson

“Nietzsche and the New Atheists” by Jeremiah Bowden

“A Secular Morality and a Transcendent Set of Ethics: How We Can Be Good Without God” by Seth Clark

Book Reviews:

Review of Ronald Dworkin’s “Religion without God” by Mark Satta

Review of Marie Cartier’s “Baby You Are My Religion: Women Gay Bars and Theology Before Stonewall” by John Erickson


“Against the Capitalization of Religion and Secularism: On Gianni Vattimos Philosophy of Religion” by Friederike Rass

CGU Achievements:

Claremont Graduate University: Department of Religion Achievements of 2013


Volume 2, Issue 2 (July 2013)


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Interview with David Hayward (a.k.a. the Naked Pastor)

Queer Studies and Religion:

“Welcoming the ‘Whelps': A Queer Allied Reading of Matthew 15, 21-28″ by Catie Scudera

“Abjection and The Life of Mary of Egypt” by Tia Carley

Review of Scott Sijaj al-Haqq Kugle’s “Homosexuality in Islam Critical Reflection on Gay Lesbian and Transgender Muslims” by Gibson Ncube

Additional Articles:

“Is Christianity a Simplified Version of Buddhism? It Could Be … but Doesn’t Agápē Originate Where Śūnyatā Originates?” by Wanderley Dias da Silva

“Reconceiving Revolution: Towards Micro-Revolutions of Becoming” by Timothy Murphy

Same-Sex Love and Marriage:

“Defining Marriage in the Context of U.S. Democracy” by Matthew Zaro Fisher

“God Says ‘Yes’ to Same-sex Love” by John Dewis


Volume 2, Issue 1 (January 2013)


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Introduction and Articles on Political Theologies of Liberalism:

Introduction to Papers by Richard Amesbury

“Weakening Liberalism: Rawls, Pluralism, and the Fact of Oppression” by Daniel Ambord

“The Problem of Nation State in Democratic Politics” by Yi Shen Ma

“Spray Paint on the Border Wall: Challenging the Waning Sovereignty of the Nation State” by Ann Hidalgo

“At the Margins of Sovereignty: An Expansion of the Implications of Political Theology” by Stephen Padilla

“Political Theology or Theological Politics: Paradox at the Heart of Democracy” by Shane Akerman

Additional Articles:

“Recognizing a Saint: The Politics of Identity within the Canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha” by Erin Routon

“The Libyan Revelation: Why Recent Events in Libya Should Revolutionize Americas Approach to the Muslim World” by Christopher C. Smith

Proceedings of “Ahimsa Day: 2012″ at Claremont Lincoln University:

Proceedings of “Ahimsa Day: 2012″ at Claremont Lincoln University

In Memoriam of Dr. Marvin Meyer:

“In Memory of Marvin Meyer: The Interpretation of These Sayings” by Seth Clark


Volume 1, Issue 2 (July 2012)


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Interview with Frank Schaeffer

Articles from “A More Perfect Union” Conference:

“Beyond Gay or Straight, Beyond Black or White, Beyond Christian or Jew: A Recovery of the Person as the Locus of Human Identity for Theological Anthropology” by Matthew Zaro Fisher

“Crossing and Dwelling: The Leadership of Imam W. Deen Mohammed” by Kristin Peterson

“Blood in the Soil: Liberating Space Identity and Farm Workers in the United States” by Patrick Reyes

“Buddhism and American Consumerism: Religious Identity as Protest” by Natasha L. Mikles

“Religion and the Complications of Personhood for Women” by Leanne Dedrick

“Darwin, Hubble, and God Exploring: Theologies of ‘the Fall’ in Light of Modern Science” by Sheri Kling

“The Prophet of Islam: Muhammad and Environmental Activism” by Ozgur Koca

Additional Papers:

“Let There Be Darkness: The Vampire as Agent of Theological Dialogue” by M. Jess Peacock

Review of William J. Webb’s “Corporal Punishment in the Bible” by Josh Heimiller


Inaugural Issue (January 2012)

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The Proceedings of “Gott ist tot”


Atheism, Theism, and Religious Pluralism

“Atheism vs. Theism: A Debate With No Winner” by Jeffrey Murico

“Epistemic Justification and Religious Truth Claims: Heim’s More Pluralistic Thesis” by Wm. Andrew Schwartz

“Can Egyptian Christian Women Identify with Hagar?” by Wagdy Elisha

Religious Biography, Religious Experience, and American History

“Divine Immanence: A Psychodynamic Study of Womens Experience of Goddess” by Patricia ‘Iolana

“A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste: Arthur Fletcher, Spirituality, and the American Underclass” by David Hamilton Golland

“Not the Jesus I Love: Waco Residents Perception of the Branch Davidian Conflict” by Janet Jensen

“Vikings Red with Blood and Dead: White Martyrs and the Conquest of the American Frontier” by David Krueger

Book Reviews:

Sam Harris’ “Lying” by Kyle Thompson

Maria Hlavajova, Sven Lütticken, and Jill Winder, eds. “The Return of Religion and Other Myths” by Justine Grace

Patricia ‘Iolana and Samuel Tongue, eds. “Testing the Boundaries” by Ruth Dunster