: Books for review

Should you wish to review one of the available books, please email the book review editor, Deane Galbraith, with your request - including your postal address if the book is listed as a physical copy rather than a pdf.

If you wish to be added to our quarterly email list of books available for review, please also email the book review editor.

Relegere always welcomes new academic and postgraduate reviewers. If this is the first time you have requested a book for review or to be added to our email list, please also provide a brief summary of your C.V. (a few lines), noting qualifications and/or positions, research interests, and publications.

Books currently available for review
(these are physical books unless marked "[pdf]" or "[online access only]")

David B. Gray and Ryan Richard Overbey, ed., Tantric Traditions in Transmision and Translation. Oxford University Press, 2016.

Francesca Orsini and Katherine Butler Schofield, ed., Tellings and Texts: Music, Literature and Performance in North India. OpenBook Publishers, 2015. [pdf]

Jiang Wu and Lucille Chia, Spreading Buddha's Word in East Asia: The Formation and Transformation of the Chinese Buddhist Canon. Columbia University Press, 2016.

Ivan Sablin, Governing Post-Imperial Siberia and Mongolia, 1911-1924: Buddhism, Socialism and Nationalism in State and Autonomy Building. Routledge, 2016. [pdf]

Judith Gärtner, Barbara Schmitz, ed., Exodus: Rezeptionen in deuterokanonischer und frühjüdischer Literatur. De Gruyter, 2016. [pdf]

Emerson B. Powery and Rodney S. Sadler, The Genesis of Liberation: Biblical Interpretation in the Antebellum Narratives of the Enslaved. Westminster John Knox, 2016.

Robert D. Priest, The Gospel According to Renan: Reading, Writing, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century France. Oxford University Press, 2015. [pdf]

John C. Lyden and Eric Michael Mazur, ed., The Routledge Companion to Religion and Popular Culture. London: Routledge, 2015. [pdf]

Robert J. Myles and Caroline Blyth, eds, Sexuality, Ideology and the Bible: Antipodean Engagements. Sheffield Phoenix, 2015. [pdf]

Richard Walsh, Jay Twomey, eds, Borges and the Bible. Sheffield Phoenix, 2015. [pdf]

Melissa C. Stewart, ed. Simulating Aichele: Essays in Bible, Film, Culture and Theory. Sheffield Phoenix, 2015. [pdf]

Roland Boer and Christina Petterson, Idols of Nations: Biblical Myth at the Origins of Capitalism. Fortress Press, 2014. 

Peter Gemeinhardt, ed., Zwischen Exegese Und Religioser Praxis. Heilige Texte von der Spätantike bis zum klassischen Islam. Mohr Siebeck, 2016. [pdf]


General instructions for reviewers

The standard length for book reviews is approximately 1500 words, although reviews of 1500-2500 or more words may be appropriate depending on various factors, e.g. whether the work under review is lengthy or a multi-author collection or is a significant work in its field, or if the reviewer has a significant and stimulating response as a reader. Please follow the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style in all respects, either US or UK spelling. While the content of the review is ultimately the decision of the reviewer, normally we would expect to see included a critical summary of the contents; an evaluation of or opinion concerning its various arguments, style, contents, significance, and effectiveness; consideration of its significance in relation to its field or subfield and possible applications or resulting avenues of research. We strongly encourage a critical response and engagement, rather than merely a descriptive summary, although elements of both should make up the review. It may go without saying that special focus should be given in the review to theoretical or factual contributions to reception history. Please submit electronically to the email address above in a word document. Reviews are normally due three months from receipt of your review copy.