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B.B. Schewel, PhD

Lecturer and Researcher


(Under contract) Encountering the Axial Age. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

(2017) Seven Ways of Looking at Religion. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Edited Volumes:

(Forthcoming 2019) with Erin K. Wilson, ed. Religion and European Society. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

(2018) with Geoffrey Cameron, ed. Religion and Public Discourse in an Age of Transition: Reflections on Bahá’í Practice and Thought. Waterloo, ON: Wilfred Laurier University Press.

Journal Articles:

 (Forthcoming) “Should We Rename the Axial Age?” Existenz.

(2018) “The Post-Secular in a World-Historical Light: The Axial Age Thesis as an Alternative to Secularization.” Religions 9 (5): 139-146. Special issue, The Public Role of Religion.

(2015) “Seven Ways of Looking at Religion.” Hedgehog Review 17 (3): 102-117.

(2015) “Seven Narratives of Religion: A Framework for Engaging Contemporary Research.” The Journal of Bahá’í Studies 25 (1-2): 53-72.

(2014) “What is ‘Postsecular’ about Global Political Discourse?” Review of Faith and International Affairs 12 (4): 49–61.

(2013) “Naturalizing Phenomenology, Phenomenologizing Nature.” Radical Orthodoxy: Theology, Philosophy, Politics 1(3): 504-15.

Book Chapters:

(Forthcoming 2019) “What’s Wrong with Secularization?” In Religion and European Society. Edited by Benjamin Schewel and Erin K. Wilson. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

(Forthcoming 2019) “Religion and the Ethics of Forced Migration.” In The Meaning of My Neighbor’s Faith: Interreligious Reflections on Immigration. Edited by Laura Alexander and Alexander Hwang. Lanham, MD: Lexington.

(2018) “Religious in an Age of Transition.” In Religion and Public Discourse in an Age of Transition: Reflections on Bahá’í Practice and Thought. Edited by Geoffrey Cameron and Benjamin Schewel. Waterloo, ON: Wilfred Laurier University Press.

(2016) “Transcendence and the Moral Relevance of Borders: A Post-Secular Reflection on the Ethics of Migration.” In Intersections of Religion and Migration: Issues at the Global Crossroads. Edited by Jennifer B. Saunders, Susanna Snyder, and Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

(2013) “Eugen Fink and Michel Henry. Meontic and Material Phenomenology.” In La vie et les vivants: (Re)lire Michel Henry. Edited by G. Jean, J. Leclercq, and N. Monseu. Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium: Louvain Presses Universitaires, 129-134.

(2013) “Whitehead’s Narrative Framework in ‘Science and the Modern World’.” In Chromatikan IX: Annales de la philosophie en procès, edited by Michel Weber. Louvain-la-Neuve, Belguim: Les Éditions Chromatikas, 165-170.

Book Reviews:

(2018) God in a Single Vision: Integrating Philosophy and Theology, edited by Christopher R. Brewer and Robert MacSwain in Reading Religion.

(2016) Why Philosophy Matters for the Study of Religion and Vice Versa, by Thomas A. Lewis in the Journal of the American Academy for the Study of Religion.

(2015) The Modern Spirit of Asia, by Peter van der Veer in the Hedgehog Review.

(2014) Human Rights in an Advancing Civilization, by Aaron Emmanuel in the Review of Faith & International Affairs.


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