Below are the recent works and accomplishments of our outstanding Religious Studies Professors.
Professor Nikky Singh
  • “Tasting the Sweet: Guru Nanak and Sufi Delicacies” in Cultural Fusion of Sufi Islam: Alternative Paths to Mystical Faith (Routledge Studies in Religion, 2019).
  • “The Vision of the Transcendent One: Feminist Hermeneutics and Feminine Symbolism in the Sikh Scripture”  in The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Philosophy and Gender  (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019).
  • “Bhai Vir Singh: Local Poet, Global Resource” in Beacons of Dharma: Spiritual Exemplars for the Modern Age (Lexington Books, 2019).
  • “Guru Nanak’s Sensuous Metaphysics” in Sikh Formations: Religion, Culture, Theory, Volume 15, 2019.
Professor Kerry Sonia
  • New Book Publication – Caring for the Dead in Ancient Israel [Link Here]
  • Professor Sonia was just awarded an NEH fellowship in support of an upcoming book on social and ritual dimensions of childbirth in ancient Israel.
  • Torn Garments and Calamity Mourning in 1 Kings 11:30 [Link Here]
Professor Ryan Harper
  • Professor Harper has written three recent essays – “States of Compromise,” in the Tahoma Literary Review (2020) Pushcart Prize Nominee; “No Taproot: Amy Clampitt at 100,” in Spire: The Maine Journal of Conservation and Sustainability (2020); “Taken in Evangelical America,” in Killing the Buddha (February 2020)
  • Professor Harper has written extensively in poetry.  Recent publications include – “Pine on the Penobscot,” The Maine Review (May 2020); “Little Missouri Overlook, Theodore Roosevelt National Park,” Spoon River Poetry Review (Summer 2020); “Mucalinda,” River Heron Review (August 2020) 
Professor Charles Orzech
Professor David Freidenreich
  • 2020      “Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Perspectives on Food and Jewishness,” in Feasting and Fasting: The History and Ethics of Jewish Food, ed. Aaron A. Gross, Jody Myers, and Jordan D. Rosenblum (New York University Press), 157–69. [link to pdf]
  • 2020      “ ‘What is That to Us?’: The Eucharistic Liturgy and the Enemies of Christ in the Beam of the Passion,” co-authored with Véronique Plesch, Studies in Iconography 41: 104–30. [link to pdf]
  • “Corona Guidance: Religious Norms for Navigating the Covid-19 Pandemic”