Read, Listen, Watch


Publications from September 2022 onwards, including books, articles and blog pieces – with podcasts in the mix, too, as well as coverage of faculty research.

March 2023

“A Critical Response to Pauline Supersessionism” by Ronald Charles appears in the forthcoming God’s Israel and the Israel of God: Paul and Supersessionism, eds. Michael Bird and Scott McKnight (Logos: Lexham Academic Press, 2023), 147-166. 

Rory Lindsay published "Visual Transmission in Tibetan Ritual Polemics" in The Journal of Religion, Vol 103, No 1. 

February 2023

Alexander Hampton's edited volume Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi and the Ends of the Enlightenment: Religion, Philosophy, and Reason at the Crux of Modernity was published by Cambridge University Press, and includes an essay, “Jacobi and Kant: freedom, reason, faith,” by James DiCenso. Hampton also published “Considering Creation Care: Three Contributions” in the Toronto Journal of Theology, 2022, 38 (2).

January 2023

Ajay Rao, in his capacity as UTM’s Vice-Dean, Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Affairs, talked in the podcast View to the U: An eye on UTM academic community about his humanities work and the various initiatives on the horizon to make UTM a top destination for students looking to pursue grad studies. 

Reid Locklin’s field trip with undergraduates to Sault Ste. Marie as part of his St. Michael’s College seminar course, The Christianity, Truth and Reconciliation Seminar, was the basis of a feature article from Arts & Science News: “'A rare and deeply impactful experience': Students learn about residential schools and their legacy.

Pamela Klassen, Kevin White and Krista Barclay are featured in the article “Relations on the Land project to strengthen ties with Indigenous partners,” from U of T News.

PhD student Julie Sharff’s review, “A Night at the (Yiddish) Opera: Bas Sheve’s North American Premiere,” was published in the blog of In Geveb: A Journal of Jewish Studies.

Pamela Klassen’s essay, “Remembering the Queen of Canada,” examining the symbolic power of ‘churchstateness,’ appeared on Epicenter, the blog of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

“Researching and Teaching OtherWise” by Ronald Charles appeared in Reading the New Testament in the Manifold Contexts of a Globalized World: Exegetical Perspectives (eds. E-M. Becker, A. Standhartinger, F. Wilk & J. Herzer).

Postdoctoral fellow Tony Scott’s “The Embodiment of Buddhist History: Interpretive Methods and Models of Sāsana Decline in Burmese Debates about Female Higher Ordination” was published in Religions 14, 31 (2023). 

An article by PhD candidate Andrea Wollein, “Tibetan Pilgrimage Guides to Bhaktapur: An Image of Dīpaṃkara Buddha Manifesting as Speaking Tārā,” appeared in Himalaya, The Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies 41, 2 (2022), 54-69.

December 2022

A symposium piece, "Beyond the Postsecular," reflecting on postdoctoral fellow Maxell Kennel's book, Postsecular History: Political Theology and the Politics of Time, was published in Political Theology online. 

PhD student Ridhima Sharma’s piece, “‘Merit', 'Choice’, and thePandemic: Reflections from an Indian Private Liberal Arts University,” has been published in Pandemic of Perspectives: Creative Re-Imaginings (Routledge, 2022).

November 2022

Postdoctoral fellow Maxwell Kennel's article, "Violent Displacements: On Grace Jantzen’s Death and the Displacement of Beauty" appeared in Angelaki 27.6.

Young Hasidic men black and white photo
Launched in November 2022, "Heretic in the House" is a limited podcast series in collaboration with the Hartman Institute, in which Naomi Seidman tells the hidden stories of believers and heretics as they grapple with Jewish identity, religion in the public square, and pluralism. → Listen

Sessional lecturer Eleanor Pontoriero’s "Teachings of the People: Environmental Justice, Religion, and the Global South" appeared in Buddhist-Christian Studies 42 (1):85-103. 

PhD candidate Rebecca Runesson’s collaboration with Anders Rundesson, Judaism for Gentiles: Reading Paul beyond the Parting of the Way Paradigm, has been published by  Mohr Siebeck 

PhD student Ridhima Sharma co-authored “Why Canada? Academic(Im)mobilities and the Making of a Friendship,” published by American Anthropologist as part of its two-part online series, “Call for Complaint.” Her essay, Recovery Is Not Retrieval,” asking whether a return to a far-from-healthy past can be considered recovery, was published in Economic & Political Weekly.P 

MA student Albert Yang’s book review of “Taoism, Teaching, and Learning: A Nature-Based Approach to Education” appeared in the latest issue of Religious Studies Review.

October 2022

Christoph Emmrich's review article, “Unfinished Business and Reinventing the New. A review article of Peter Flügel's and Kornelius Krümpelmann's edition of Johannes Klatt's Jaina-Onomasticon,” (paywall) was published in Indo-Iranian Journal 65 (2022): 249-266. 

Cover, The Formation of the Classical Tafsir Tradition, by Walid Saleh (Arabic edition)

The Formation of the Classical Tafsir Tradition, by Walid Saleh, has been published in an Arabic edition.

Cover of book, Religious Authority in South Asia, co-edited by Srilata Raman

Co-edited by Srilata RamanReligious Authority in South Asia: Generating the Guru, which focuses on genealogies of religious authority in South Asia, has been published by Routledge. 

Cover of book, Cult of the Dead, by Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith's forthcoming book, Cult of the Dead: A Brief History of Christianity, received an excellent review from Paula Fredriksen in The Times Literary Supplement that was followed shortly after by an enthusiastic review in the National Catholic Reporter

Pamela Klassen's co-organized conference on on how institutions and indigenous communities can better work together is the subject of this press article, “Museums, communities and universities gather at Manitou Mounds.” 

Postdoctoral fellow Ari Schriber published a review in the International Journal of Middle East Studies of “Recasting Islamic Law: Religion and the Nation State in Egyptian Constitution Making” (Rachel M. Scott, Cornell University Press, 2021). 

September 2022

Amanda Goodman published “The Vajragarbha Bodhisattva Three-Syllable Visualization: A Chinese Buddhist Sādhana Text from Tenth Century Dunhuang” in BuddhistRoad Paper 2.5, in the Practices and Rituals category.

The Hindu newspaper profiled Srilata Raman in its article "Allow the young to think criticallyP," in which she discusses her approach to researching and writing about religion.