Book Reviews

JLR LogoPaths and Pedagogies in Law and Ethics: On Cathleen Kaveny Ethics at the Edges of Law: Christian Moralists and American Legal Thought,” Journal of Law and Religion, 34:3 (2019), 433-448.

JCS coverReview of Daniel Philpott and Timothy Samuel Shah, Under Caesar’s Sword: How Christians Respond to Persecution (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018), Journal of Church & State 61:2 (Spring 2019): 308-310.

Horizons Journal CTSReview of A Culture of Engagement: Law, Religion, and Morality, by Cathleen Kaveny (Georgetown University Press, 2016), Horizons: The Journal of the College Theology Society 44:22 (2017): 528-529.

Review of Leila Ahmed, A Quiet Revolution: The Veil’s Resurgence, from the Middle East to America (Yale University Press, 2011), Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy (May 2017).


Review of Hassan J. Ndzovu, Muslims in Kenyan Politics (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2014), Journal of African History 58:1 (2017):156-157.

JRV-revisedcover_060915Review of The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Security, edited by Chris Seiple, Dennis Hoover, and Pauletta Otis (Routledge University, 2012), Journal of Religion and Violence 3:3 (December 2015): 381-386.

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Review of Religion, the Secular, and the Politics of Sexual Difference, edited by Linell E. Cady and Tracy Fessenden (Columbia University Press, 2013), Journal of Law and Religion 30:2 (June 2015).

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Review of Human Rights Under State-Enforced Family Laws in Israel, Egypt, and India by Yüksel Sezgin (Cambridge University Press, 2013), Politics and Religion 8:1 (October 2014): 193-196.

Critical Research on Religion

Review of James E. Fleming and Linda C. McClain, Ordered Liberty: Rights, Responsibilities, and Virtues (Harvard University Press, 2013), Critical Research on Religion 2:2 (August 2014): 91-94.

Journal of Church and State

Review of Wes Williams, ed., Religion and Rights: The Oxford Amnesty Lectures, 2008 (Manchester University Press, 2011), Journal of Church and State , advance access published online June 28, 2013, doi: 10.1093/jcs/cst045.


Review of After Secular Law, Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Robert Yelle, and Matteo Taussig-Rubbo, eds. (Stanford University Press, 2011), Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 81:2 (June 2013): 565-68.

“Family Values: The Continuing Concern for Religious Ethics,” Review of Water is Thicker than Blood: An Augustinian Theology of Marriage and Singleness, by Jana Bennett, Equality and the Family: A Fundamental Practical Theology of Children, Mothers, and Fathers in Modern Societies, Don S. Browning, and The Family in Christian Social and Political Thought by Brent Waters, Journal of the Society for Christian Ethics 30:2 (Fall/Winter 2010): 223-227.

Review of On Law and Chastity, by Robert E. Rodes, Jr., Journal of Law and Religion 23:2 (2007/08): 759-62.

“Family’s Changing Terrain” (review essay) Harvard Divinity Bulletin 35:2-3 (Spring/Summer 2007): 85-88.

Between Vulnerability and Agency: An Interdisciplinary Look at the Status and Value of Children” (review essay) Journal of Religion 86 (2006): 658-68.

Review of Hiding from Humanity: Disgust, Shame, and the Law, by Martha C. Nussbaum, The Christian Century 121:10 (May 18, 2004): 41-44.

Review of Living Together in Christian Ethics, by Adrian Thatcher, Journal of Religion 83:3 (July 2003): 489-90.

Review of Biblical Religion and Family Values: A Problem in the Philosophy of Culture, by Jay Newman, Journal of Religion 84:4 (October 2002): 663-64.

Review of Issues for a Catholic Bioethic, Luke S. Gormally (ed.) Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy:  A European Journal, 4:1 (2001).

“The Goods of Marriage,” review of The Case for Marriage: Why Married People Are Happier, Healthier, and Better Off Financially, by Linda J. Waite and Maggie Gallagher, Second Opinion 5 (March 2001)

“Family as Domestic Church,” review of Family: A Christian Social Perspective, by Lisa Sowle Cahill, Second Opinion 4 (December 2000)

Review of On Moral Medicine:  Theological Perspectives in Medical Ethics, Stephen E. Lammers and Allan Verhey (eds.) Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy: A European Journal 3:2 (2000).

“Feminism’s Surprising Ally,” review of Feminist Ethics and Natural Law: The End of the Anathemas, by Cristina L.H. Traina, Second Opinion 2 (January 2000)

“Cloning Our Values,” review of The Clone Age: Adventures in the New World of Reproductive Technology, Second Opinion 1 (September 1999)