Beyond the Journal, scriptural reasoners are involved in a range of publishing and other scholarly activities. Here is a sample of what some of our members have done recently, and where you can find their work.
Nick Adams, University of Edinburgh, Scotland - bio
Habermas and Theology (Cambridge: CUP, 2006) - Read Chapter 11
"Making Deep Reasonings Public" (Modern Theology, July 2006)
"The Goodness of Job's Bad Argument" (Journal of Scriptural Reasoning, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2004)
Mohammad Azadpur, San Francisco State University - C.V. (Word document)
"Hegel and the Divinity of Light in Islamic Philosophy and Zoroastrianism." The Classical Bulletin, 2006.
"Is Islamic Philosophy Islamic?" Voices of Islam, Praeger, 2006.
Presentation: "Islam, Liberalism, and Democracy." Scriptural Reasoning, American Academy of Religion, Novemeber 2005.
"Interpreting Political Violence in Islamic Philosophy." Journal of Scriptural Reasoning, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2005.
Jeff Bailey, PhD candidate, Cambridge University
Working on his dissertation: Widening the World: Social Ontology and the Politics of Barth and Bonhoeffer
Oliver Davies, King's College, London
The Creativity of God: World, Eucharist, Reason (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004).
Lejla Demiri, PhD Candidate in Divinity, University of Cambridge
Working on her dissertation: A Medieval Muslim commentary on the Bible: Najm al-Din al-Tufi’s (d. 716/1316) Response to the Christians.
Table of contents for The Bible in Pastoral Practice : Readings in the Place and Function of Scripture in the Church, editors, Paul Ballard and Stephen R. Holmes ; consultants, William Elkins, Rodney Hunter, John Rogerson, and Christopher Rowland. (Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2006)
"Canon, controverse et réforme; une réflexion sur l'autre voix du judaïsme talmudique", Les Cahiers du judaisme, 18 (2005), 61-75.
"Rational Rabbis: its Project and Argument" and "Criticism, Interpretation and Canon - A Reply of Sorts", in Journal of Textual Reasoning, 4.2 (March 2006) (issue devoted to discussion of Rational Rabbis).
"Science, Judaism, and the Religious Crisis of Modernity", Jewish Studies Annual Lecture, University of Virginia, and Templeton Research Lecture on Science and Religion, Utah State University - October 2004.
"A Modest Proposal: Toward a Religious Politics of Epistemic Humility", Journal of Human Rights 2, (2003), 49-64.
"Astronomic Exegesis: Interpretation of the Heavens by Early Modern Jews", Osiris, 16 (2001), 72-87, (with Noah Efron).
Rational Rabbis: Science and Talmudic Culture, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1997.
"Beyond Dialogue: Method and Promise in Pluralistic Society", paper at conference on "Nostra Aetate Today: Reflections 40 Years after its Call for a New Era of Interreligious Relationships", The Institute for the Study of Religions and Cultures, Pontifica Universita Gregoriana, Rome.
"Religious Studies as Corrective Reading" in Ben Quash et al (eds) Fields of Faith (Cambridge University Press, 2004).
The Ascetic Self: Subjectivity, Memory and Tradition (Cambridge University Press 2003).
"The Purification of the Body in Tantric Ritual Representation", Indo Iranian Journal, vol 45, no. 1 2002, pp. 25-45.
Mike Higton, University Exeter
Christ, Providence, and History: Hans Frei's Public Theology (London: T&T Clark/Continuum, 2004).
Kevin Hughes, Villanova University - bio
Constructing Antichrist: Paul, Biblical Exegesis, and the Development of Doctrine in the Early Middle Ages. (Catholic University of America Press, 2005).
"Remember Bonaventure? Ontotheology and Ecstasy" Modern Theology 19:4 (2003), 529-545.
"The 'Fourfold Sense': De Lubac, Blondel, and Contemporary Theology," The Heythrop Journal 42:4 (October 2001), 451-462.
Martin Kavka, Florida State University
Participant in "Studying the "Other", Understanding the "Self": Scripture, Reason and the Contemporary Islam-West Encounter." Published in the Iqbal Review 2005, no. 1, as "Is Scriptural Reasoning Senseless?: A Response to Steven Kepnes."
"Textual Reasonings and Cultural Memory: A Response to Jacob Meskin," in Textual Reasonings, eds. Ochs and Levene, (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003).
Steve Kepnes, Colgate University
"Islam and Its Other," paper at conference, Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT, April 2005. Published in the Iqbal Review, ed. M. S. Umar, 2005.
Ed Kessler, Cambridge University
Bound to the Bible: Jews, Christians, and the Sacrifice of Isaac (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004).
Aaron Kurman, University of Virginia (graduated May 2005)
Aaron helped to found and run the first student group of the Children of Abraham Institute.
Yamina Mermer, Indiana University
Redha Ameur and Yamina Mermer, "Beyond the Modern: Sa'id al-Nursi's View of Science," Islam and Science (2004):119-60.
Redha Ameur, translation of "Preface to the al-Mathnawi al-'Arabi al-Nuri," in Islam at the Cross-roads: On the Life and Thought of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, ed. Adu-Rabi (Albany: SUNY, 2003).
"The Hermeneutical Dimension of Science," in The Muslim World, July-Oct 1999 v89 i3-4: 270-296.
Rachel Muers, University of Exeter
"Reading Texts Between Generations," Scottish Journal of Theology, Fall 2004 v57 i4: 466-78.
Peter Ochs, University of Virginia
"The Logic of Indignity and the Logic of Redemption," in God and Human Dignity, eds. K. Soulen and L Woodhead, (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006).
"Abrahamic Hauerwas," in God, Truth, and Witness: Engaging Stanley Hauerwas (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2005).
"God" and "Trinity," in Dictionary of Jewish-Christian Relations, eds. Edward Kessler and Neil Wenborn (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005).
"Zeichen" and "Tora," in Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart: Handwörterbuch für Theologie und Religionswissenschaft, eds. Betz, Browning, Janowski und Jüngel (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2005).
"Judaism and Christian Theology," The Modern Theologians 3rd Edition, eds. David Ford and Rachel Muers (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2005).
"Scripture," in Fields of Faith: Theological and Religious Studies for the Twenty-First Century, eds. David Ford, Janet Soskice, and Ben Quash (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004): 104-118.
"Textual Reasoning as a Model for Jewish Thought After Shoah," in Filosofia E Critica Della Filisofia Nel Pensiero Ebraico, eds. P. Amodio, G. Giannini, and G. Lissa (Napoli: Giannini Editore, 2004): 233-272.
"Israels Erlöser ist der Eine und Einzige, zu dem und mit dem Israel betend spricht," trans. Annegrete Sauter, Evangelische Theologie 64 Jg. (2004) Heft 6: S. 405-420.
"Israel's Redeemer is the One to Whom and with Whom She Prays," in The Redemption: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Christ as Redeemer, eds. S. David, D. Kendall, and G. Collins (Oxford University Press, 2004): 121-146.
"A Road to the Postmodern Palace: Michael Rosenak’s Theological Response to the Postmodern Condition," in In Search of a Jewish Paideia: Directions in the Philosophy of Jewish Education, ed. Jonathan Cohen. Melton Studies in Jewish Education Vol X (Hebrew University, Magnes Press, 2004): 17-31.
Chad Pecknold, Cambridge University - bio
Currently, Dr Pecknold is writing a book on Augustine, Barth and Political Theory with reference to the place of Scripture in public discourse.
Liturgy, Time and the Politics of Redemption, co-edited with Randi Rashkover (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006)
"Theo-Semiotics and Augustine's Hermeneutical Jew, Or What's a Little Supersessionism Between Friends?" Augustinian Studies (January 2006)
"Democracy and the Politics of the Word: Stout and Hauerwas on Democracy and Scripture," Scottish Journal of Theology (Winter 2006) with a response from Jeffrey Stout.
Transforming Postliberal Theology: George Lindbeck, Pragmatism, and Scripture (London: T&T Clark/Continuum, 2005).
Ben Quash, Cambridge Interfaith Program, Cambridge University
"Holy Seeds: The Trisagion and the Liturgical Unkilling of Time," in Pecknold and Rashkover (eds.), Liturgy, Time, and the Politics of Redemption
Randi Rashkover, York College of Pennsylvania
Edited Cross Currents issue, "Cultivating Religion," Summer 2005.
"Overcoming Tolerance: Mendelssohn, Augustine and Religious Pluralism" paper at McMaster University, May 2005.
Revelation and Theopolitics: Barth, Rosenzweig and the Politics of Praise (London: T & T Clark, 2005).
R. R. Reno
R. R. Reno is is General Editor of the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible series. Read summary
Sanctified Vision: An Introduction to Early Christian Interpretation of the Bible, co-authored with John J. O'Keefe, (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005)
"Biblical Theology and Theological Exegesis," Out of Egypt: Biblical Theology and Biblical Interpretation, Craig Bartholomew, Mary Healy, Karl Moeller, and Robin Parry eds., (London: Paternoster, 2004), pp. 385-408.
"You who once were far off have been brought near: Reflections in Aid of Theological Exegesis," Ex Auditu, Vol 16 (2000), pp. 169-82. Republished in Touchstone, Vol 15, No 6 (July/August 2002), pp. 40-48
"The Marks of the Nails: Theological Exegesis of the First Letter of John for Easter," Pro ecclesia, Vol. VI, No. 1 (Winter 1997), pp. 43-54
"Islamic Modernism," in Encyclopedia of Religion, Second Edition. Editor Lindsay Jones et al. (Farmington Hills, MI: MacMillan, 2005)
Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender, and Pluralism. Omid Safi, ed. (Oxford: Oneworld, 2003).
"What is Progressive Islam?" International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World December 2003, pp. 48-49 Download PDF (224 KB)
"On the Path of Love Towards the Divine: A Journey with Muslim Mystics," in the online Journal of Scriptural Reasoning, Vol. 3.2 (August 2003) Journal of Scriptural Reasoning, Vol. 3, No. 2, August 2003.
"Bargaining with Baraka: Persian Sufism, 'Mysticism,' and Politics," The Muslim World 90/3-4 (2001), pp. 259-288
R. Kendall Soulen, Wesley Theological Seminary - bio
God and Human Dignity, co-edited with Linda Woodhead (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006)
"The Third Commandment" in The Ten Commandments, ed. Roger van Harn (Grand Rapids, Eerdmans, 2006)
"Go Tell Pharoah: Or, Why Empires Prefer a Nameless God" in Cultural Encounters: A Journal for the Theology of Culture (Summer 2005) vol 1, no. 2, 49-60.
Abraham's Promise: Judaism and Jewish Christian Relations (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004). Essays by Michael Wyschogrod, edited and introduced by R. Kendall Soulen
"God's First Love: Michael Wyschogrod on Israel's Election" in The Christian Century, July 27, 2004.
"Der trinitarische Name Gottes in seinem Verhältnis zum Tetragram" in Evanglische Theologie 64:5 (2004), 327-347.
"Protestantism and the Bible" in The Blackwell Companion to Protestantism, ed. by Alister McGrath and Darren Marks (Oxford: Blackwells, 2003)
"Hallowed be Thy Name! The Tetragrammaton and the Name of the Trinity" in Jews and Christians: People of God, ed. by Robert W. Jenson and Carl Braaten (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003): 14-41.
"The Believer and the Historian: Theological Interpretation and Historical Investigation" in Interpretation: a Journal of Bible and Theology, vol. 57, no. 2 (Spring 2003).
"The Name of the Holy Trinity: a Triune Name" in Theology Today, vol. 59, no. 2 (July, 2002): 244 - 261.
"Israel and the Church" in Christianity in Jewish Terms, eds. Tikva Frymer-Kensky, David Novak, Peter Ochs, David Fox Sandmel, Michael A. Signer (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2000)
"The Grammar of the Christian Story" in The Institute, vol. 10 (Fall 2000)
"YHWH the Triune God" in Modern Theology, 15:1 (January 1999): 25-54.
"Karl Barth and the Future of the God of Israel" in Pro Ecclesia, 6:4 (Fall 1997): 413-428.
Handbook of Biblical Criticism, 3rd Edition, Revised and Expanded (Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2001.) Co-authored with Richard N. Soulen The God of Israel and Christian Theology (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1996)
"Covenant" (video segment # 7) in Christian Believer: Knowing God with Heart and Mind, ed. Ellsworth Kalas (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1999)
"On Levenson's Death and Resurrection of the Beloved Son," Interactive Discussion: Vol. 1, no.1. Institute for Christian-Jewish Studies.
Susannah Ticciati, King's College, London.
"Does Job Fear God for Nought?" Modern Theology, July 2005.
Job and the Disruption of Identity: Reading Beyond Barth (London: T&T Clark/Continuum, 2005).
Willie Young, Endicott College, MA.
"The Identity of the Literal Sense: Midrash in the Work of Hans Frei," Journal of Religion, October 2005.
Laurie Zoloth, Northwestern University
"Under the Taller Sky: Limits and Contingency in Biomedicine," Plenary Address at the European Congress on Bioethics, Utrecht, Netherlands, 2005.