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Welcome to Emory University's Graduate Division of Religion
The Graduate Division of Religion (GDR) is a unit of the Laney Graduate School drawing on the resources of the Department of Religion in Emory College and Candler School of Theology. Approximately 150 students are enrolled in nine courses of study in the GDR.
The Graduate Division of Religion is the second-largest doctoral program at Emory, and it benefits from one of the most diverse faculties and student bodies in American doctoral education. Named by the National Research Council as one of the premier PhD programs in the United States, the GDR is committed to developing scholars who will reshape academic disciplines and institutions for a new generation.
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Recent Books by GDR Faculty
Susan E. Hylen, 2023. Finding Phoebe: What New Testament Women Were Really Like, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans
Vince Cornell, 2023. The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Islamic Spirituality. Oxford: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Dianne Stewart. 2022. Obeah, Orisa and Religious Identity in Trinidad, Volume II, Orisa: Africana Nations and the Power of Black Sacred Imagination, (Duke University Press); 2020. Black Women, Black Love: America’s War on African American Marriage, (Seal Press).
Kendall Soulen, 2022, Irrevocable: The Name of God and the Unity of the Christian Bible, Fortress Press.
Harshita Mruthinti Kamath, 2022. Theft of a Tree. Harvard University Press.
Harshita Mruthinti Kamath, 2022. Mimetic Desires: Impersonation and Guising Across South Asia. University of Hawai'i Press.
Sara McClintock, 2022 (with William Edelglass and Pierre-Juilien Harter). The Routledge Handbook of Indian Buddhist Philosophy. Routledge.
Anthony Briggman and Ellen Scully, eds., 2022. New Narratives for Old: The Historical Method of Reading Early Christian Theology. Essays in Honor of Michel René Barnes. CUA Studies in Early Christianity. Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press.
Kwok Pui-lan, 2021. Postcolonial Politics and Theology: Unraveling Empire for a Global World. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press.
Hellena Moon & Emmanuel Lartey (eds) (2022), Postcolonial Practices of Care: A project of Togetherness during Covid-19 and Racial Violence, Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock
Brigit Weyel, Wilhelm Graeb, Emmanuel Lartey and Cas Wepener, (eds), 2022, International Handbook of Practical Theology, Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter.
Arun W. Jones, ed., 2021. Christian Interculture: Texts and Voices from Colonial and Postcolonial Worlds. Pennsylvania State University Press.
Scott Kugle, 2021. Hajj to the Heart: Sufi Journeys across the Indian Ocean. The University of North Carolina Press.
Gabrielle Thomas,2021. For the Good of the Church: Unity, Theology, & Women. London: SCM Press.
Dianne Stewart, 2020. Black Women, Black Love: America’s War on African American Marriage, Seal Press.
Gabrielle Thomas, 2020. Women & Ordination in the Orthodox Church—Explorations in Theology & Practice. Co-Authored with Elena Narinskaya. Eugene: Cascade, 2020
Gary Laderman, 2020. Don't Think About Death: A Memoir On Mortality, Kindle and Paperback
Joyce Flueckiger, 2020. Material Acts in Everyday Hindu Worlds, SUNY Series in Hindu Studies, ed. Wendy Doniger
Kwok Pui-lan, ed. 2020, Asian and Asian American Women in Theology and Religion: Embodying Knowledge. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan,
Emmanuel Y. Lartey & Hellena Moon (eds), 2020, Postcolonial Images of Spiritual Care: Challenges of Care in a Neoliberal Age, Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock.
Rkia E. Cornell, 2019. Rabi’a from Narrative to Myth: The Many Faces of Islam’s Most Famous Woman Saint, Rabi‘a al-‘Adawiyya (ca. 717-801 CE) (London: Oneworld Academic.
Harshita Kamath 2019. Impersonations: The Artifice of Brahmin Masculinity in South Indian Dance. University of California Press.
Deanna F. Womack, 2019. Protestants, Gender and the Arab Renaissance in Late Ottoman Syria. Edinburgh University Press.
Find a more comprehensive list of faculty books here.