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Studies in Critical Research on Religion

Haymarket Books is proud to be working with Brill Academic Publishers ( to republish the Studies in Critical Research on Religion book series in paperback editions. This peer-reviewed book series seeks to analyze the historical and economic conditions giving rise to religious systems while recognizing that religious ideas can be motivational and therefore dialectically related to material conditions. We are interested in the role that religion plays within social and political conflicts.

Published in association with the Center for Critical Research on Religion.

Editorial Board

Series Editor
Warren S. Goldstein, Center for Critical Research on Religion (U.S.A.)

Editorial Board
Christopher Craig Brittain, University of Toronto (Canada)
Heather Eaton, Saint Paul University (Canada)
Titus Hjelm, University College London (U.K.)
Darlene Juschka, University of Regina (Canada)
Lauren Langman, Loyola University Chicago (U.S.A.)
George Lundskow, Grand Valley State University (U.S.A.)
Kenneth G. MacKendrick, University of Manitoba (Canada)
Andrew M. McKinnon, University of Aberdeen (U.K.)
Sara Pike, California State University, Chico (U.S.A)
Dana Sawchuk, Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada)

Advisory Board
William Arnal, University of Regina (Canada)
Roland Boer, University of Newcastle (Australia)
Jonathan Boyarin, Cornell University (U.S.A.)
Jay Geller, Vanderbilt University (U.S.A.)
Marsha Hewitt, University of Toronto (Canada)
Michael Löwy, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)
Eduardo Mendieta, Penn State University (USA)
Rudolf J. Siebert, Western Michigan University (U.S.A.)
Rhys H. Williams, Loyola University Chicago (U.S.A.)
  • Norse Revival

    Norse Revival offers a thorough investigation of Germanic Neopaganism (Asatru) through an international and comprehensive historical perspective.
  • The Missionary, the Catechist and the Hunter

    An engaging, well researched examination of the role played by Protestantism in the Danish colonization of Greenland
  • Hip Hop's Hostile Gospel

    Hip Hop’s Hostile Gospel is a wide-ranging and highly enjoyable attempt to unearth the theology of Hip Hop
  • Unveiling the French Republic

    In Unveiling the French Republic, Nilsson uses his analysis of the Veil Affairs to critique the misuse of secular ideology to justify religious intolerance and mask ethnic prejudice.

  • Bringing Back the Social into the Sociology of Religion

    Based on original empirical research, the contributions collected here make possible a fuller sociological understanding of power, emotions, the self, and ethnic relations in religious life.

  • Righteous Gentiles

    A creative and critical analysis of America's largest pro-Israel organization: Christians United for Israel.

  • Red Theology

    In this illuminating new study renowned researcher Roland Boer unearths the little studied, but widely influential, tradition of Christian communism.