At the end of 2021, Brill published the new Introductory Sanskrit Reader, a reader to help students start reading original Sanskrit literature. We set down with the author, Antonia Ruppel, to discuss Sanskrit texts, making a career in academia as well as her love for teaching.
As the book series Christian Muslim Relations approaches its 20th volume, we spoke with Professor David Thomas, Editor of the series, about the project that has taken up such a significant part of his career, about positive and negative relations between Christians and Muslims, and about his expectations for the series in the future.
In this episode, Dr. Ulrich Schmiedel and Dr. Joshua Ralston help listeners find answers to this question with respect to Europe and America through a discussion of their book The Spirit of Populism: Political Theologies in Polarized Times.
In the fourth episode of our themed series 'Across the Rainbow', Dr. S. J Crasnow talks about the current state of anti-trans legislation in the US, and the role played by conservative Christianity in shaping it. Crasnow is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Rockhurst University, Kansas City and author of the article “The Legacy of ‘Gender Ideology” in the journal Religion and Gender.
In the third episode of our new themed series 'Across the Rainbow', catch us in discussion with Dr. Shanon Shah, Visiting Research Fellow in Theology and Religious Studies at King’s College, London, and author of the article 'Ethnicity, Gender and Class in the Experiences of Gay Muslims'.
As the Journal of Sufi Studies recently instated a new Editorial Board, we invited the new Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Alexandre Papas, for a discussion about his academic work in Sufi studies, his most recent publications with Brill, and the future of the journal.