RPUC Reading List in Religion, Law, and Student Life

RPUC members have collectively read the following sources

Ammerman, Nancy. 2013.  “Spiritual but not Religious? Beyond Binary Choices in the Study of

Religion,” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Vol. 52, No. 2 (June): 258-278. 

Ammerman, Nancy. 2013. Sacred Stories, Spiritual Tribes: Finding Religion in Everyday Life. New York: Oxford University Press. 

Beliso-De Jesús, Aisha M.  2018.  “Confounded Identities: A Meditation on Race, Feminism, and
Religious Studies in Times of White Supremacy.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion.
Vol. 86, no. 1 (June): 307-340.

Brown, Candy Gunther. 2019.  Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public Schools. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. 

Karapanagiotis, Nicole. 2017. “(Inadvertently) Instructing Missionaries in (Public University) World
Religions Courses: Examining a Pedagogical Dilemma, its Dimensions, and a Course Section
Solution.” Teaching Theology and Religion. Vol. 20, no. 1. 46-65.

Kunzman, Robert. 2015. “Talking with Students who already know the Answer: Navigating Ethical
Certainty in Democratic Dialogue.”  In Religion in the Classroom: Dilemmas for Democratic
Education. Edited by Jennifer Hauver James and Keith C. Barton. 79-89. New York: Routledge. 

Pickell, Travis. 2019. “Gentle Space-Making: Christian Silent Prayer, Mindfulness, and Kenotic Identity Formation.” Studies in Christian Ethics 32, no. 1. 66-77. 

Schmalzbauer, John and Kathleen A. Mahoney. 2018. The Resilience of Religion in American Higher
Education. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press. 

Schneider, Rachel C. and Sophie Bjork-James. 2020. “Wither Whiteness and Religion?” Implications for Theology and the Study of Religion” Journal of the American Academy of Religion. 

Smith, Brian H. 2013. “Teaching the Devout Student: Faith and Scholarship in the Classroom.” Teaching Theology and Religion Vol. 16, no. 2. 132-149.

Stewart, Dafina Lazarus, Michael M. Kocet, and Sharon Lobdell. 2001.  “The Multifaith Campus:
Transforming Colleges and Universities for Spiritual Engagement” About Campus (March-April):

Sullivan, Winnifred Fallers. The Impossibility of Religious Freedom. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2018 [2005]. 

Thiranagama, Sharika. 2018  “Introduction: Whose Civility?” Anthropological Theory. Vol 18. 153-177.

Wilcox, Melissa. 2009.  “Chapter 1.”Queer Women and Religious Individualism. Bloomington: Indiana
University Press.

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