Studies in World Religions

Below is a list of in-print works in this collection, presented in series order or publication order as applicable.

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Cover: Religion and Nationalism in Iraq: A Comparative Perspective

Religion and Nationalism in Iraq: A Comparative Perspective

Little, David
Swearer, Donald K.

This volume provides a comparative consideration of attempts to manage and resolve nationalist conflicts in Bosnia, Sri Lanka, and Sudan—with two prominent thinkers examining each case—and examines how lessons from those situations might inform similar efforts in Iraq.

Cover: Rethinking the Human

Rethinking the Human

Molina, J. Michelle
Swearer, Donald K.

The Authority of the Court and the Peril of Politics, by Stephen Breyer, from Harvard University Press

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Jacket: An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, by Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, from Harvard University Press

Honoring Latour

In awarding Bruno Latour the 2021 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, the Inamori Foundation said he has “revolutionized the conventional view of science” and “his philosophy re-examines ‘modernity’ based on the dualism of nature and society.” Below is an excerpt from An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. For more than twenty years, scientific and technological controversies have proliferated in number and scope, eventually reaching the climate itself. Since geologists are beginning to use the term “Anthropocene” to designate the era of Earth’s history that follows the Holocene