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Monographs

Edited books

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Other journal articles

Book chapters

  • “The Concept of Tradition.” In Kevin Schilbrack, Ed. The Blackwell Companion to Religious Diversity. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming.
  • “Umbanda.” In B. E. Schmidt and S. Engler, Eds. Handbook of Contemporary Religions in Brazil (co-edited with Bettina Schmidt). Leiden and Boston: Brill, 204–224, 2016.
  • “Kardecism.” (with Artur Cesar Isaia) In B. E. Schmidt and S. Engler, Eds. Handbook of Contemporary Religions in Brazil (co-edited with Bettina Schmidt). Leiden and Boston: Brill, 186–203, 2016.
  • “Afro-Brazilian and Indigenous-influenced Religions” (with Ênio Brito). In B. E. Schmidt and S. Engler, Eds. Handbook of Contemporary Religions in Brazil (co-edited with Bettina Schmidt). Leiden and Boston: Brill, 142–169, 2016.
  • “Introduction” (with B. E. Schmidt). In B. E. Schmidt and S. Engler, Eds. The Brill Handbook of Contemporary Religions in Brazil (co-edited with Bettina Schmidt). Leiden and Boston: Brill, 1–29, 2016.
  • (with Mark Q. Gardiner) “Semantics.” In Michael Stausberg and Steven Engler, Eds. The Oxford Handbook of the Study of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 195–207, 2016.
  • (with Michael Stausberg) “Theories of Religion.” In Michael Stausberg and Steven Engler, Eds. The Oxford Handbook of the Study of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 52–72, 2016.
  • (with Michael Stausberg) “Introduction.” In Michael Stausberg and Steven Engler, Eds. The Oxford Handbook of the Study of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1–5, 2016.
  • “A Critical Response to Cognitivist Theories of Religion” (with Mark Q. Gardiner). In Richard King, Ed. Theory/Religion/Critique: Classic and Contemporary Approaches. New York: Columbia University Press, 2017.
  • “Criacionismo: um fundamentalismo anti-darwiniano?” In Clarissa De Franco and Rodrigo Petrônio, Eds. Crença e evidencia: Aproximações e controvérsias entre religião e teoria evolucionária no pensamento contemporâneo. São Paulo: Paulinas. 31–41, 2014.
  • “Panorama Internacional das Religiões.” In Gilbraz Aragão, Newton Cabral and Edênio Valle, Eds. Para onde vão os estudos da religião no Brasil? São Paulo: ANPTECRE. 259–285, 2014.
  • “Lincoln’s Clarion Call for Methodological Solipsism” (with Mark Q. Gardiner). In Aaron Hughes, Ed. Twenty Five Years of Theory and Method. Leiden: Brill, 159–163, 2013.
  • “Metodologia em ciência da religião.” (with Michael Stausberg). In João Décio Passos and Frank Usarski, Eds. Compêndio de Ciência da Religião. São Paulo: Paulinas, 63–73, 2013.
  • * “Grounded Theory.” In Michael Stausberg and Steven Engler, Eds. The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in the Study of Religion. London and New York: Routledge, 256–274, 2011.
  • “Other Religions as Social Problem: The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God and Afro-Brazilian Traditions.” In Titus Hjelm, Ed. Religion and Social Problems. London and New York: Routledge, 213–228, 2011.
  • * “(with Michael Stausberg) “Introduction” (with Michael Stausberg) . In Michael Stausberg and Steven Engler, Eds. The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in the Study of Religion. London and New York: Routledge, 3–20, 2011.
  • “A distinção relativa entre a teologia e as ciências da religião” [The Relative Distinction between Theology and Religious Studies]. In Pedro A. Ribeiro de Oliveira and Geraldo de Mori, Eds. Religião e Educação para a cidadania. Belo Horizonte/São Paulo: SOTER/Paulinas, 229–241, 2011.“O criacionismo [Creationism].” In Eduardo R. Cruz, Ed. Teologia e ciências naturais: teologia da criação, ciências e tecnologia em diálogo. São Paulo: Paulinas, 231–255, 2011.
  • “Religion as Superhuman Agency: On E. Thomas Lawson and Robert N. McCauley (1990), Rethinking Religion: Connecting Cognition and Culture” (with Mark Q. Gardiner). In Michael Stausberg, Ed. Contemporary Theories of Religion: A Critical Companion. London and New York: Routledge, 22–38. 2009.
  • “Translation, Tradition and the Eternal Present of the Sacred Text.” In Carlos Gohn and Lyslei Nascimento, Eds. A Biblia e suas traduções. São Paulo: Humanitas/USP, 225–241, 2009.
  • * “Latin America.” (Chapter editor; author of introduction and section on Brazil; with co-authors Anatilde Idoyaga Molina, Renée de la Torre, Pablo Barrera Rivera and Sylvia Marcos) In Gregory D. Alles, Ed. Religious Studies: A Global View. London and New York: Routledge, 269–300, 2008.
  • “Science Fiction, Religion and Social Change.” In Lee Easton and Randy Schroeder, Eds. The Influence of Imagination: Essays on Science Fiction and Fantasy as Agents of Change. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 108–117, 2008.
  • “A Estética da Religião [The Aesthetics of Religion].” In Frank Usarski, Ed. O espectro disciplinar da(s) Ciência(s) da Religião. São Paulo: Paulinas, 199–231, 2007.
  • “Tradition’s Legacy.” In Steven Engler and Gregory P. Grieve, Eds. Historicizing “Tradition” in the Study of Religion. Berlin and New York: DeGruyter, 357–378, 2005.
  • “Social Aspects of Religion in Canada.” In Lucia Macháčková, Ed. Sociálny aspekt náboženstva Social Aspects of Religion. Bratislava: Ústav pre vzťahy štátu a cirkví (ÚVŠC) – Institute for State-Church Relations, 37–57, 139–159, 2003.

Encyclopedia articles

  • “Hybridity.” In Robert A. Segal and Kocku von Stuckrad, Eds. Vocabulary for the Study of Religion. Leiden: Brill, 2: 212–216, 2015.
  • “Translation” (with Mark Q. Gardiner). In Robert A. Segal and Kocku von Stuckrad, Eds. Vocabulary for the Study of Religion. Leiden: Brill, 3: 521–526, 2015.
  • “Kardecism.” In Joseph P. Laycock, Ed. Spirit Possession around the World: Possession, Communion, and Demon Expulsion across Cultures. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 198–201, 2015.
  • “Umbanda.” In Joseph P. Laycock, Ed. Spirit Possession around the World: Possession, Communion, and Demon Expulsion across Cultures. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 357–359, 2015.
  • * “Discourse.” In Kocku von Stuckrad, Ed. (with C. Auffarth, J. Bernard and H. Mohr). The Brill Dictionary of Religion. Leiden: Brill. 1: 516-519, 2005.
  • * “Tradition” In Kocku von Stuckrad, Ed. (with C. Auffarth, J. Bernard and H. Mohr). The Brill Dictionary of Religion. Leiden: Brill. 4: 1907-1911, 2005.
  • * “Translation.” In Kocku von Stuckrad, Ed. (with C. Auffarth, J. Bernard and H. Mohr). The Brill Dictionary of Religion. Leiden: Brill. 4: 1916-1920, 2005.

Keynote addresses

  • “Esporte e religião: entre a religião secular e a religião explicita [Sport & religion: between secular and implicit religion]. Simpósio Internacional: Entre o Lúdico e o Religioso: a religião nas interfaces do esporte e da festa popular [International symposium on the ludic and the religious…] Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), Brazil, 2014.
  • “The Rationality of Spirit Possession and the Madness of Methods and Theories.” The Methods to Our Madness? An Inquiry into Methodology in the Study of Religion. Department for the Study of Religion, Annual Graduate Symposium, University of Toronto, Canada, 2014.
  • “Panorama Internacional das Religiões.” Associação Nacional de Pós-graduação e Pesquisa em Teologia e Ciências da Religião (ANPTECRE), Recife, Brazil, Sept. 4, 2013.
  • “A variação internacional nas relações entre a teologia e as ciências da religião” [International Variation in Relations between Theology and Religious Studies]. Keynote address for the annual conference of the Sociedade de Teologia e Ciências da Religião do Brasil (SOTER), Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil, July 11-14, 2011.
  • “‘Experiência’ e ‘religião’: interfaces entre dois conceitos problemáticos” [‘Experience’ and ‘Religion’: Relations between Two Problematic Concepts]. Keynote address for the annual conference of the Associação Brasileira de História das Religiões (ABHR) at the Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Juiz de Fora, MG, Brazil, May 31-June 3, 2011.
  • “Brazilian Spirit Possession in Light of Recent Theory of Ritual.” Performing Self and Community: New Perspectives on Ritual Practice, The Centre for Research on Religion / Centre de Recherche sur la Religion (CREOR), McGill University, March 13, 2009.
  • “Ciências da religião e a tradução do sagrado” [Religious Studies and the Translation of the Sacred]. Keynote address for the 1º Colóquio Internacional: a Bíblia e suas traduções. Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Aug. 22, 2007.

International conference presentations

  • “Charismatic Authority, Jihadi-Salafism, and the Paradoxes of ‘Religion’ in Canada.” Canada, the United States, and Islamic Extremism: Domestic and International Dimensions. Honolulu, USA, 2016.
  • “‘There Is No Greater Plague’: A Brazilian Neo-Pentecostal Theory of Religion.” International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR), Erfurt, Germany, 2015.
  • “Philosophy and the Study of Religion: Intersection, Reciprocity, Collaboration” (co-authored and co-presented with Mark Q. Gardiner). International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR), Erfurt, Germany, 2015.
  • “Plural Knowledges in their Social Context: ‘Religion’ in Brazilian Religions.” European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR), Groningen, Netherlands, 2014.
  • “Environmental Themes in Brazilian Popular Music.” Under Western Skies 3, Calgary, Canada., 2014.
  • “MTSR by the Numbers.” Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 25th Anniversary Roundtable. North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR), Baltimore, 2013.
  • “Beginning and End of Brazilian Religion.” Paper presented at the European Association for the Study of Religion (EASR), Stockholm, Sweden, Aug 25, 2012.
  • “Curses, Cures and Agency in Three Brazilian New Religions.” North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR), San Francisco, 2011.
  • “Umbanda e glocalização [Umbanda and glocalization].” Associação Nacional de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais (ANPOCS), Caxambú, Brazil, 2010.
  • “Semantic Holism and the Insider-Outsider Problem.” International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR), Toronto, 2010. (Co-authored and co-presented with Mark Q. Gardiner.)
  • “Re-mapping Bateson’s Frame.” American Academy of Religion (AAR), Ritual Studies Group, Montréal, 2009.
  • “Reflexivity, Virtuality and Social Relations in Brazilian Umbanda.” American Academy of Religion (AAR), Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group and Anthropology of Religion Group, Chicago, 2008.
  • “The Work of Play in a Brazilian Syncretistic Catholic Ritual,” Wenner-Gren Workshop “Ritual and reflection: tropes in transformation and transgression.” European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA), Ljublana, Slovenia, 2008. [Session report (by Jens Kreinath) in Journal of Ritual Studies 23/1 (2009): 73-75.]
  • “Ritual Theory and Attitudes to Agency in Brazilian Spirit-possession.” North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR), San Diego. Panel report (by Jens Kreinath) in Anthropology News 49/5 (2008): 63-64, 2007.
  • “The Selective Elitism of Brazilian Kardecist Spiritism.” American Academy of Religion (AAR), New Religious Movements Group, San Diego, 2007.
  • “Hybridity, Essentialism, Temporality: The Case of Umbanda.” North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR), Washington, D.C., 2006.
  • “Playing at Syncretism: New Rituals in a Brazilian Catholic Women’s Group.” American Academy of Religion (AAR), Anthropology of Religion and Ritual Studies Groups, Washington, D.C., 2006.
  • Mestiçagem, Brasilidade and Feijoada: Extending Brazilian Writings on Hybridity.” American Academy of Religion (AAR), Religion in Latin America and the Caribbean Group, Washington, D.C., 2006.
  • “Resumo crítico da teoria cognitiva da religião [Critical Overview of Cognitive Theory of Religion].” Associação Latino-Americana para o Estudo das Religiões (ALER), São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, 2006.
  • “Repensando ‘hybridismo: Puridades anteriores e ‘a invenção de tradição [Re-thinking Hybridity: Anterior Purities and the Invention of Tradition].’” Associação Latino-Americana para o Estudo das Religiões (ALER), São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, 2006.
  • “Estética e religião [Aesthetics and Religion].” II Simpósio Internacional sobre Religiões, Religiosidades e Culturas, Dourados, Brazil, 2006.
  • “Constitutional Secularization: Religious Pluralism and the Canadian Courts.” American Academy of Religion (AAR), Law, Religion, and Culture Group, Philadelphia, 2005.
  • “Papal Ritual, Death and Politics in Brazil.” Session organizer and presenter. North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR), Philadelphia, 2005.
  • “Ethical Reasoning across Cultures.” Society for the Anthropology of Religion (SAR). Vancouver, 2005.
  • “Charting the Map Metaphor in Theory of Religion.” International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR). Tokyo, Japan, 2005.
  • “Religion, Agency and Transactional Orders.” International Association for the History of Religions. Tokyo, Japan, 2005.
  • “Religion, Agency and Order.” North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR), San Antonio, 2004.
  • “Agency, Order and Time in the Human Science of Religion.” American Academy of Religion (AAR), Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group, San Antonio, 2004.
  • “Questioning ‘Science’ and ‘Religion’ as Comparative Categories.” American Academy of Religion (AAR regional), Vancouver, 2004.
  • “Time, Habit, and Embodied Memory in English Puritanism.” American Academy of Religion (AAR), History of Christianity Section, Atlanta, 2003.
  • “The Legal Context of Religious Pluralism in Canada.” International Society for the Sociology of Religion (SISR/ISSR), Turin, Italy, 2003.
  • “Michel Despland on Modernity and (Material) Economies of Religion.” American Academy of Religion (AAR), Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group, Toronto, 2002.
  • “Pragmatism, ‘Religion,’ and Religious Studies.” American Academy of Religion (AAR), Pragmatism and Empiricism in American Religious Thought Group and History, Method, and Theory in the Study of Religion Consultation, Toronto, 2002.
  • “Constructionism vs. What?” American Academy of Religion (AAR), Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group, Denver, 2001.
  • “Bourdieu on Habitus, Consecration and Religion in Late-Modernity” American Academy of Religion (AAR), Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group, Nashville, 2000.
  • “Gift, Time and the Differentiation of Capital: Late-Medieval Charity and Pierre Bourdieu” American Academy of Religion (AAR), History of Christianity Section, Orlando, 1998.
  • “‘All Men’s Money’: Almsgiving and Social Boundaries in Early Modern England” American Academy of Religion (AAR), Critical Theory and Discourses on Religion Group, New Orleans, 1996.
  • “The Devil’s Poor and the Idle Rich” International Society for the Sociology of Religion, Québec City, 1995.
  • “‘God Payeth Interest’: Exchange Theory and Early Modern Almsgiving” American Academy of Religion (AAR tri-regional), Boston, Massachusetts, 1995.
  • “The Senses in Augustine’s ConfessionsAmerican Academy of Religion (regional), Montréal, 1994.
  • “Epistemology and Tuning Theory: Historical Parallels” Resonant Intervals: Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Music, Calgary, 1991.

Invited Lectures

  • “O estado do campo internacional 1: grandes pesquisadores atuais” (The international state of the field 1: key current researchers). Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas, Brazil, 2015.
  • “O estado do campo internacional 2: ameaças institucionais e oportunidades disciplinares” (institutional threats and disciplinary opportunities). Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas, Brazil, 2015.
  • “Repensando o nosso objeto de estudo” (Rethinking our object of study). Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas, Brazil, 2015.
  • “O círculo bondoso: meta-teoria, teoria, métodos, e dados” (The virtuous circle: meta-theory, theory, methods, and data). Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas, Brazil, 2015.
  • “Multiple Religious Adherence and Boundary Crossing in Brazil.” Bentall Lectures in Christian Theology 1. University of Calgary, Canada, 2012.
  • “Opportunities and Threats in the Global Study of Religions.” Bentall Lectures in Christian Theology 2. University of Calgary, Canada, 2014
  • “Beyond ‘Folk’ vs. ‘Vernacular’ Religion.” Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion, University of Bergen, Norway, 2012.
  • “A teoria semântica e o problema insider/outsider” [Semantic theory and the Insider-Outsider Problem]. Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), São Paulo, Brazil, 2010. (Co-authored with Mark Q. Gardiner.)
  • “Relações entre a ciência e a religião no Islamismo e no Hinduismo” [Relations between Science and Religion in Islam and Hinduism]. XIV Semana da Iniciaçao científica, Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense em Campos dos Goytacazes, Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil, 2009.
  • “O Status Atual da(s) Ciência(s) da Religião no Canadá e nos EUA” [The Current Status of Religious Studies in Canada and the USA].” Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Brazil, 2007.
  • “Religião, bioética, e a natureza humana” [Religion, bioethics and human nature]. Simpósio Internacional do Direito Animal, Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio De Mesquita Filho, Rio Claro, Brazil, 2006.
  • “A morte e a pós-morte nas religiões do mundo: Uma leitura sociológica” [Death and the Afterlife in World Religion: A Sociological Reading], Universidade de São Paulo, SP, Brazil, 2005.
  • “Religion, Agency and Order.” Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, 2005.
  • “Religion and Religious Studies in Canada.” Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, 2005.
  • “Critical Theory in Religious Studies.” Tenri University, Tenri, Japan, 2005.

Symposia and Seminars

  • ”Critical Pedagogy and the Study of Religion: a Comparison of Brazilian and Canadian Master’s Programs.” Roundtable on Graduate Programs in Religious Studies, European Association for the Study of Religion (EASR), Stockholm, Sweden, 2012.
  • “Ciência(s) da Religião no Canadá e nos EUA” [Religious Studies in Canada and the USA] (with William Paden, University of Vermont). Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciência da Religião, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil,2011 .
  • Research report and discussion. Alberta Religious Studies Symposium. University of Calgary, 2009.
  • “Criacionismo e fundamentalismo” [Creationism and Fundamentalism]. Round table on “A epistemologia do fundamentalismo e as ciências da religião.” XI Semana de Estudos de Religião – Fundamentalismo: Discursos e Práticas. Universidade Metodista de São Paulo, 2007.
  • “Azuza Street – os primeiros ecos nos EUA e Canadá.” [Canadian Pentecostal roots and trends in relation to the U.S.A.] Seminário Azuza Street (1906): ecos 100 anos depois. Universidade Metodista de São Paulo, 2006.
  • Response to Laurence Iannaccone, “Current Directions in the Economic Study of Religion.” NAASR Working Group. North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR). Washington, D.C., 2006
  • Round-table participant, Religião e cognição: múltiplas perspectivas [Religion and Cognition: Multiple Perspectives]. Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, SP, Brazil, 2006.
  • “Estética e religião” [Aesthetics and Religion]. Faculty Seminar. Programa de Estudos Pós-Graduados em Ciências da Religião, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, SP, Brazil, 2006.
  • “Fieldwork and the Translation of ‘Experience.’” III Seminário Internacional do Núcleo Interdisciplinar do Imaginário e Memória da Universidade de São Paulo. Bonito, MS, Brazil, 2006.
  • “‘Religião’ na historia e nas ciências da religião” [‘Religion’ in History and Religious Studies]. Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Brazil, 2005 .
  • “Religious Studies in Canada and Brazil: Beyond Normative Pluralism.” Religious Studies in Canada: Past, Present & Future/Les sciences religieuses au Canada: Passé, présent et avenir. Ottawa, 2005.

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