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Irving Hexham pages

Irving Hexham is the author of 23 books and over 100 academic articles and chapters in books. He is a regular broadcaster with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and other radio and television programs in Canada. In addition, he is the author of numerous journalistic articles and with his wife Professor Karla Poewe wrote a two hour documentary on South Africa for the CBC?s Ideas program. He is an elected Fellow of both the Royal Anthropological Institute and the Royal Historical Society.

 Leaving school at the age of 15 he served a six-year apprenticeship with the North Western Gas Board in Stockport, England.  After its completion he worked as a manager and then lecturer in gas technology at Stretford Technical College, Manchester, England.

 When Irving was eighteen he experienced an evangelical conversion through the ministry of Val Grieve and Cheadle Parish Church in England. This event radically changed his life. Shortly, afterwards Billy Graham came to Manchester.  Irving?s attempt to interest a manager in the Billy Graham Crusade led him to recommend that the Gas Board send Irving on an apprentice exchange to Berlin, Germany, organized by Manchester's Industrial Chaplaincy.  Visiting Berlin brought Irving face to face with both Marxism and Liberal Christianity creating his lifelong interest in Christian apologetics and the relationship between Christianity and culture. Seeking answers to the intellectual problems he encountered as a result of this visit Irving sought out Clark Pinnock who was lecturing at Manchester University. Clark encouraged him to visit the Swiss L?Abri where he met Francis Schaeffer who profoundly influenced his thinking.

Encouraged by both Pinnock and Schaeffer Irving entered the University of Lancaster in 1967 where he enrolled in the first British degree program in Religious Studies. There he studied with two leading scholars in the field Professors Ninian Smart and Edward Conze.  From Lancaster he went to Bristol University where he wrote his M.A. thesis on ?New Age Thought in Glastonbury? (1971) with Fred Welbourn.  This was the first British thesis on a new religious movement and the first on the New Age in Europe or North America.  His Ph.D. (1975) dealt with the origins of the ideology of apartheid and the relationship between Calvinism and Afrikaner Nationalism in South Africa.  His PhD supervisor was Kenneth Ingham, MC, DSO, who before moving to Bristol University was the Director of Studies at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.

After completing his Ph.D., Irving, who is an evangelical Anglican, taught for three years at Bishop Lonsdale College which was an Anglican institution with a strong Christian ethos in Derby, England.  In 1977 he moved to the elite evangelical graduate school, Regent College, in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, where he directed the interdisciplinary program.  I1980 he accepted a post at the University of Manitoba and moved to the University of Calgary in 1984.

His is also an Adjunct Professor at Liverpool Hope University, England?s only explicitly Christian university.Irving has authored special reports for the Manitoba Human Rights Commission, the Canadian Government, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and was an advisor to the flagship evangelical Christian magazine Christianity Today on South African issues.  He is an elected Fellow of both the Royal Anthropological Institute and the Royal Historical Society and a Fellow of the Institute for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary.

In 2003, in recognition of his scholarship, he was awarded a Festschrift or commemorative volume: Border Crossings: The Explorations of an Inter-disciplinary Historian. This was edited by Ulrich van der Heyden and Andreas Feldtkeller, of the historic Humboldt University in Berlin where he received the award.

Irving has taught at the Humboldt University, Berlin, the University of Cape Town, Bristol University, England, the University of British Columbia, the University of Manitoba, the University of Lethbridge, and at various Christian colleges including Regent College, Vancouver, Trinity Western University, Langley, B.C., Providence College, Manitoba, the North American Baptist Seminary, Edmonton, Rocky Mountain College, and Ambrose University College, Calgary.

He has given invited academic lectures at many universities including Marburg, Germany, Cape Town and UNISA, South Africa, Lancaster, and York in England, Berkeley, Harvard, Stanford and the University of Maryland in America. He is also a popular speaker for InterVarsity, Campus for Christ and the Navigator groups on university campuses as well as in local churches.


Web Site:       http://www.ucalgary.ca/~hexham

Blog:               http://irvinghexham.blogspot.com/

 

 

 

 

Thesis and dissertation

1) Some Aspects of the Contemporary Search for an Alternative Society, M.A. thesis, University of Bristol, 1972, pp. 60 + 64.

2) Totalitarian Calvinism: The Reformed “Dopper” Community in South Africa, 1902-1919, Ph.D. dissertation, University of Bristol, 1975, pp. 319.

 

Books

1) The Irony of Apartheid, Lewiston, Edwin Mellen, 1981, pp. 239.

2) Understanding Cults and New Religions, with Karla Poewe, Grand Rapids, Eerdmans, 1986, pp. 170; Republished: Vancouver, Regent College Press, 1998.

3) A Concise Dictionary of Religion, Downers Grove, Inter-Varsity, 1993, pp. 245; Republished 1999, Vancouver, Regent College Press.

4) New Religions as Global Cultures, with Karla Poewe, Boulder, Westview Press, 1997, pp. 180.

5) The Christian Travelers Guide to Britain, Grand Rapids, Zondervan, April, 2001, pp. 245.

6) The Christian Travelers Guide to Germany, with Lothar Köpe, Grand Rapids, Zondervan, April, 2001, pp. 238.

7) The Pocket Dictionary of Cults and New Religions, Downers Grove, InterVarsity Press, 2002, pp.120.

8) Encountering World Religions, Grand Rapids, 2011, pp. 512.

 

Edited Books

1) Religion, Economics, and Social Thought, with Walter Block, Vancouver, The Fraser Institute, 1986, pp. 573.

2) Afro-Christian Religion and Healing in Southern Africa, with G.C. Oosthuizen, Lewiston, Edwin Mellen, 1989, pp. 432.

3) The Twentieth Century Encyclopaedia of Religious Knowledge, editor J.D. Douglas, consulting editor, with Robert G. Clouse, et al., Grand Rapids, Baker, 1991, pp. 896.

4) Afro-Christianity at the Grassroots in Southern Africa, edited, with G.C. Oosthuizen, Lewiston, Edwin Mellen, 1991, pp. 412.

5) Empirical Studies of African Independent/Indigenous Churches, with G. C. Oosthuizen, Lewiston, Edwin Mellen, 1992, pp. 345.

6) Christian Travelers Guide to Italy, by David Bershad and Carolina Mangone, Grand Rapids, Zondervan, April, 2001, pp. 235.

7) Christian Travelers Guide to France by Mark Konnert and Peter Barrs, Grand Rapids, Zondervan, April, 2001, pp. 222.

8) Encountering New Religious Movements, with John Moorhead and Steve Rost, Grand Rapids, Kregel, 2004, pp.352.

 

Edited Books of Religious Texts:

1) Zulu Religion: Texts and Interpretations. Vol. I: Traditional Zulu Ideas about God, Lewiston, Edwin Mellen, 1987, pp. 455.

2) The Scriptures of the amaNazaretha of Ekuphakameni, translated from the Zulu by the Rt. Rev. Londa Shembe and Hans-Jürgen Becken, with introductory essays by Irving Hexham and G.C. Oosthuizen, Calgary, University of Calgary Press, 1994, pp. xlix + 144.

3) The Story of Isaiah Shembe - History and Traditions Centered on Ekuphakameni and Mount Nhlangakazi: Volume One of the Sacred History and Traditions of the amaNazaretha, translated from the Zulu by Hans-Jürgen Becken, edited with G.C. Oosthuizen, Lewiston, Edwin Mellen Press, 1996, pp. 258.

4) The Story of Isaiah Shembe - Early Regional Traditions of the Acts of the Nazarites: Volume Two of the Sacred History and Traditions of the amaNazaretha, translated from the Zulu by Hans-Jürgen Becken, edited with G.C. Oosthuizen, Lewiston, Edwin Mellen Press, 1999, pp. 317.

5) The Story of Isaiah Shembe - The Continuing Story of the Sun and the Moon, Oral Testimony and the Sacred History of the amaNazarites Under the Leadership of Bishops Johannes Galilee Shembe and Amos Shembe: Volume Three of the Sacred History and Traditions of the amaNazaretha, translated from the Zulu by Hans-Jürgen Becken, edited with G.C. Oosthuizen, Lewiston, Edwin Mellen Press, 2001, pp. 335.

6) The Catechism of the Nazarites and Related Writings: Volume Four of the Sacred History and Traditions of the amaNazaretha, translated from the Zulu by Hans-Jürgen Becken, edited with Robert Papini, Lewiston, Edwin Mellen Press, 2002, pp. 246.

7) The Hymns of the amaNazarites, edited with Andreas Hauser, Lewiston, Edwin Mellen Press, 2005.

 

General Editor

1) Havens of Health in a Zulu City, J. Kiernan, Lewiston, Edwin Mellen, 1990, pp. 277.

2) Historiography and Historical Sources Regarding African Indigenous Churches, by H.L. Pretorius, Lewiston, Edwin Mellen Press, 1995, pp. 142.

3) An Analysis of Some Hymns of the Zionist Christian Church, by P.J. Naudé, Lewiston, Edwin Mellen Press, 1995, pp. 159.

 

Short Monographs:

1) The New Paganism: Yoga & UFOs, Potchefstroom, University of Potchefstroom, 1973, pp. 20.

2) Calvinism & Culture: A Historical Perspective, Potchefstroom, Institute for Reformational Studies, 1982, pp. 16.

3) Bibliographical Guide to New Religious Movements, Winnipeg, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Manitoba, 1983, pp. 50.

4) The Bible, Justice, & the Culture of Poverty, London, Social Affairs Unit, 1985, pp. 20.

5) Ideas: Africans & Afrikaners, with Karla Poewe, Montreal, CBC, 1989, pp. 18.

6) Gandhi and the ‘White Man’s Burden’, Calgary, Gandhi Society, 2004, pp. 21.

7) A Specter is Haunting Religious Studies: Harnack, Dilettantism, and Inter-Disciplinary Smoke and Mirrors, Berlin, Berliner Beiträge zur Missionsgeschichte, Volume 11, Issue 1, 2008, pp. 7-37.

 

Published Reports

1) Religious Extremism in Africa, for UNHCR Emergency & Security Service, Geneva, September 2002, pp. 37.

2) A Review of the Current State of Religious Magazines and Newspapers in Canada,” Ottawa, Department of Canadian Heritage, Ottawa, October 2002, pp. 55, assisted by Joanne Emond-McCullum who worked on the French Canadian publications section.

 

Confidential reports

1) “Internal Review of the Department of Religious Studies, University of Calgary, Departmental Evaluation for Benchmarking Purposes,” March 2002, pp. 45.

2) “Religious Studies at the University of Dunedin,” University of Dunedin, School of Liberal Arts. November 2002, writer-contributor.

 

Works translated into other languages

1) German: Kompaktlexikon Religionen (Concise Dictionary of Religion), R. Brockhaus Verlag, Wuppertal, 1998, pp 372. This was issued under the editorship of Rüdiger Hauth after the publisher added some articles on “Scientology” that were potentially libelous under North American, but not German, law. Therefore, I asked for my name to be removed from the translation and only mentioned in a note inside the book.

2)   Portuguese: Dicionário de Religiões e Crenças Modernas (The Pocket Dictionary of Cults and New Religions), Vida, São Paulo, 2003, pp. 73.

3) Dutch: Duitsland: Christelijke Reisgidsen, (Christian Travelers Guide to Germany) Groen, Heerenveen, 2003, pp. 230.

4) Dutch: Groot Brittannië: Christelijke Reisgidsen, (Christian Travelers Guide to Great Britain) Groen, Heerenveen, 2003, pp. 276.

5) Russian translation of The Pocket Dictionary of Cults and New Religions (2006).

 

 

Works in preparation

1) In the Footsteps of Martin Luther, London, Day One Publishers, 130 pp.

2) Zulu Religion: Texts and Interpretations. Vol. II: Witchcraft and Divination Lewiston, Edwin Mellen Press.

3) The Prussians in Africa. English translation of Ulrich van der Heyden. Rote Adler an Afrikas Küste: Die randenburgisch-preußische Kolonie Großfriedrichsburg in Westafrika. Second edition. Berlin: Selignow, 2001. 105 pp. Illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography, timetable. ISBN 3-933889-04-9, with Lothar Köpe, first draft complete.

 

Edited Journals

1) Journal of the Christian Brethren Research Fellowship, “Understanding World Religions,” Exeter, May 1972, No. 23, Articles by Ninian Smart, Eric Sharpe, and Muhammad Igbal, pp. 30.

2) CALVIN-L, electronic journal/discussion group on Internet, devoted to the study of Calvinism, 1993-5.

3) NUREL-L, electronic journal/discussion group on Internet, devoted to the study of New Religious Movements, founded November, 1992, closed 2001.

4) Religion - Member of Editorial Board

5) Studies in Religion - Member of Editorial Board

6) Christian Book Reviews Website

 

Academic Articles

1) “Just like another Israel”, Religion (London), 1977, 7/1, pp. 1-7.

2) “Theology, Exorcism and the Amplification of Deviancy”, The Evangelical Quarterly (Exeter), April-June, 1977 Vol. XLIX, No. 2, pp. 111-116.

3) “The Students and the Theological School,” In die Skriflig (Potchefstroom), 1978, 12/46, pp. 18-30.

4) “Religious Conviction or Political Tool: The Problem of Christian National Education” Journal of Theology for Southern Africa (Cape Town), No. 26, March 1979, pp. 13-23.

5).“Calvinism and the Stigma of Apartheid” Third Way (London), July 1979, pp.-20-21.

6) “Cracking the Moonie Code”, CRUX (Vancouver), September 1979, pp. 25-28.

7) “Calvinism and Culture”, CRUX (Vancouver), December 1979, pp. 14-19.

8) “Dutch Calvinism and the Origins of Afrikaner Nationalism”, African Affairs (London), Spring, 1980, pp. 195-208.

9) “Christianity and Apartheid: An Introductory Bibliography”, Reformed Journal (Grand Rapids), April 1980, pp. S1-S11.

9A) “Christianity and Apartheid: An Introductory Bibliography”, reprinted in Journal of Theology for Southern Africa (Cape Town), September 1980, pp. 39-59.

10) “Witnessing to the Cults”, CRUX (Vancouver), March 1980, pp. 12-14.

11) “Learning to live with Robots”, Christian Century (Chicago), May 21, 1980, pp. 574-578.

12) “Deprogramming: Should Christians Support the Practice?” written with Rudy Dirks, CRUX (Vancouver), March 1981, pp. 15-20.

13) “Racism and Evangelical Missionaries: Some examples and questions”, Missiology (Pasadena), Vol. IX, No. 3, July 1981, pp. 311-321.

14) “Rationality and the Cults”, Third Way (London), August 1981, pp. 14-16.

15) “Lord of the Sky-King of the Earth: Zulu Traditional Religion and Belief in the Sky God”, Studies in Religion (Waterloo), Vol. 10, 3, 1981, pp. 273-285.

16) “Conversion and Consolidation in an English Town: The Freaks of Glastonbury: 1967-1982”, Update (Aarhus), March 1983, pp. 3-12.

17) “Abraham Kuyper and Christian Politics”, CRUX (Vancouver), Vol. XIX, No. 1, March 1983, pp. 2-7.

18) “A Short History of Black Theology in South Africa”, Revue Africaine de Theologie (Kinshasa), Vol. 6, No. 12, October 1983, pp. 189-203.

19) “A Bibliographical Guide to Cults, Sects and New Religious Movements: Part I”, Update (Arhus), Vol. 7, No 4 December 1983, pp. 40-46.

20) “A Bibliographical Guide to Cults, Sects and New Religious Movements: Part II”, Update (Arhus), Vol. 8 No 1 March 1984, pp. 36-48.

21) “Science Fiction, Christianity and Technic Civilization”, Word and World (St. Paul), Vol. IV. No 1, Winter, 1984, pp. 35-42.

22) “Religion in Southern Africa”, Religious Studies Review, (Waterloo), June 1985, Vol. II, No.4, pp. 370-378.

23) “The New Charismatic Churches in Durban, Johannesburg, and Pretoria”, with Karla Poewe, Human Sciences Research Bulletin (Pretoria), 1987, Vol. 17, No. 9, pp. 32-36. 10.

24) “The Soul of the New Age”, with Karla Poewe-Hexham, Christianity Today (Chicago), September 2, 1988, pp. 17-21.

25) “The ‘Evidence’ for Atlantis”, with Karla Poewe-Hexham, Christian Research Journal (San Juan Capistrano), Vol.12, No.1, Summer, 1988, pp.16-19.

26) “Charismatic and Change in South Africa”, with Karla Poewe-Hexham, The Christian Century (Chicago), August, 7-24, 1988, pp. 738-740.

27) “Reply to Charismatics in South Africa”, with Karla Poewe-Hexham, The Christian Century (Chicago), January 4-11, 1989, pp. 19-21.

28) “Charismatics and Apartheid”, with Karla Poewe-Hexham, Charisma (Lake Mary, Florida), Vol. 15, No. 10, May 1990, pp. 62-70.

29) “African Religions: Recent & Lesser Known Works”, Religion, (Lancaster), Vol. 20; 1990, pp. 361-372.

30) “The Perception of Mormons by Rural Canadian Youth”, with Merlin Brinkerhoff, Elaine Grandon, and Carson Pue, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Vol. 30, No. 4, December 1991, pp. 479-486.

31) “On Plagiarism and Integrity in Scholarly Activity”, Humanist: Humanities Computing, 5:4, 3 April 1992, received electronically via [email protected], 5.0814. This article was published electronically and was later cited in Lingua Franca, September/October 1992, pp. 18-20, and College & Research Libraries, Vol.53, No. 5, September 1992, p. 455.

32) „Wer War Isaiah Shembe“, Zeitschrift für Religions-und-Geistesgeschichte, Leiden, Brill, 49:3, November 1997, pp. 217-230.

33 “Isaiah Shembe: Zulu Religious Leader”, Religion, 27:4, October 1997, pp. 361-373, this is a revised English version of 33.

34) “Verfassungsfeindlich: Church, State and New Religions in Germany”, Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions. Vol. 2, No. 2, 1999, pp. 208-227.

35) “Recent Writings on the New Age Movement”, Books and Culture Online, November 1999, found at: http://www.christianityonline.com/ct/current/9C14/9C14b.html. Accessed 25 November, 1999

36) “Suicide or Murder in Uganda?” Religion in the News, August, 2000:7-9 + 24.

37) “New Religions and the Anti-Cult Movement in Canada”, Nova Religio, 2 April, 2001, Vol. 4, No.2, pp. 281-288.

38) “Source Criticism and the Reconstruction of Reality: A Reply to Brigitte Schoen and Hubert Seiwert”, in Nova Religio, October 2002, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 129-136.

39) “The Rise of Sects in Western Countries and the Social Bond,” with Karla Poewe, in International Scope Review, France, Vol. 5, Issue 9, Summer, 2003, pp. 1-23.

40) “The Return of the Grinch”, in CRUX, December 2003, Vol. XXIX, No. 4, pp. 45-48.

41) “Tom Paine’s Age of Reason and Modern Unbelief”, with Karla Poewe, in Global Journal of Classical Theology, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2004.

42) “The Invention of Modern Witchcraft”, in Books and Culture, January-February 2004, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. 35-36.

43) “Exploring the Land of the Apostles”, with Charles Nienkirken, in Charisma, May 2004, Vol. 29, No. 10, pp. 86-91.

44) “Jakob Wilhelm Hauer’s New Religion and National Socialism,” with Karla Poewe, in the Journal of Contemporary Religion, London, Vol. 20, No. 2, May 2005, pp. 195-215.

45) “Plagiarism,” in Contemporary Issues Database, Santa Barbara, ABC-CLIO, 2006. This involved a series of articles discussing the issues and various high profile cases. They contained around 8,000 words. The database is an online resource available to schools and institutions of higher education.

46) "Sermons in Stone: Cumbria", Expository Times, Volume 117, Issue 8, May 2006, pp.319-321.

47) “Sermons in Stone: Cumbria. Part Two,” Expository Times, Volume 118, Issue 9, June 2007, pp. 436-439.

49) " Inventing ‘Paganists’: a Close Reading of Richard Steigmann-Gall's the Holy Reich,” the Journal of Contemporary History, January 2007, Vol. 42, No. 1,  pp. 59-78

49) “The Völkisch Modernist Beginnings of National Socialism: Its Intrusion into the Church and its Antisemitic Consequence,” with Karla Poewe, in Religion Compass, 2009, pp. 676–696.

50) “The Mythic Foundations of National Socialism and the contemporary claim that the Nazis were Christians,” in Koers, Vol. 76, No. 1, 2011, pp. 155-170.

 

Chapters in Books:

1) “Afrikaner Nationalism and the South African War”, in The South African War, edited by Peter Warwick, London, Longmans, 1980, pp. 386-403.

2) “Some Aspects of Religion and Spiritual Healing in Cultsville: a Contemporary North American City”, in Studies in Church History, ed., W. Sheils, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1983, pp.415-429.

3) “Christian Neo-Fascism: A Possible Cultural Future?”, in Canadian Cultural Futures, edited by G. Spraakman, T. Becher & K. Wilde, Montreal, Canadian Futures Association, 1984, pp. 41-46.

4) “New Religions in Canada”, with Raymond Currie and Joan Townsend, in The New Canadian Encyclopaedia, edited by James Ogilvy, Edmonton, Hurtig, 1985, Vol.2, pp. 1241-1243.

5) “Attitudes to Law of the New Christian Right in America”, in Law in a Cynical Society? Opinion and Law in the 1980’s, eds., D. Gibson and J.K. Baldwin, Calgary, Carswell, 1985, pp.358-363

6) “Christian Social Thought in the Dutch Neo-Calvinist Tradition: A Comment on Bob Goudzwaard’s Views”, in Religion, Economics and Social Thought, eds., Walter Block and Irving Hexham, Vancouver, The Fraser Institute, 1986, pp.265-275.

7) “F.B. Welbourn and the Study of Religion”, in Fred Welbourn by His Friends, edited by H. Welbourn, Bristol, Privately Published, 1986, pp.108-113.

8) “Modernity or Reaction in South Africa: The Case of Afrikaner Religion”, in Religion and Modernity, edited by William Nichols, Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1988, 62-88.

9) “Beyond the Myth of Apartheid”, in The Future of Religion, edited by Gerald Pillay, Pretoria, Serva Publishers, 1989, pp. 147-153.

10) “Beyond the myth of apartheid: charismatic Christianity and the future of Afrikaner religion”, in Religion and the Future, edited by Gerald J. Pillay (Pretoria, HSRC, 1992), pp. 149-166. This chapter is a greatly expanded version of the paper originally published in 1989.

11) “Possible Theosophical Influences on the Rise of African Independent Churches in South Africa during the Early Years of the Twentieth Century”, in Religion Alive: Afro-Christianity at the Grassroots, eds., I. Hexham and G.C. Oosthuizen, Lewiston, Edwin Mellen Press, 1991, pp 364-392.

12) “African Religions and the Nature of Religious Studies”, Religious Studies: Issues, Prospects and Proposals, eds., K.K. Klostermaier and L.W. Hurtado, Atlanta, Scholars Press, 1991, pp. 361-379.

13) “The Evangelical Response to the New Age”, in Perspectives on the New Age, edited by James R. Lewis and Gordon Melton (New York, SUNY, 1992), pp. 152-163.

14) “Canadian Evangelicals”, in The Sociology of Religion: A Canadian Focus, edited by Ted Hewitt, Toronto, Macmillan, 1993, pp. 289-302.

15) “Charismatic Churches and Apartheid in South Africa”, with Karla Poewe, in All Together in One Place, edited by Harold Hunter, Sheffield, Sheffield Academic Press, 1993, pp. 73-83.

16) “Evolution: The Central Mythology of the New Age Movement”, in RELIGION AND THE SOCIAL ORDER. Between Sacred and Secular: Research and Theory on Quasi-Religion, edited by Arthur L. Greil and Thomas Robbins, Greenwich, JAI Press, 1994, pp. 303-321.

17) “Charismatic Churches in South Africa: A Critique of Criticisms and Problems of Bias”, with Karla Poewe, in Charismatic Christianity as a Global Culture, edited by Karla Poewe, Columbia, South Carolina, University of South Carolina Press, 1994, pp 50-69.

18) “Henry Callaway: Religion and Rationalism in Nineteenth Century Mission History,” in Missionsgeschichte-Kirchengeschichte-Weltgeschichte (Mission History, Church History, World History) edited by Ulrich van der Heyden, Stuttgart, Franz Steiner Verlag, 1996, pp. 439-449.

19) “New Religions”, with Joan Townsend and Karla Poewe, The 1997 Canadian Encyclopaedia Plus - CD ROM, edited by James Ogilvy,  Toronto, MacClelland & Stewart, Edmonton, 1996, pp 8.

20) “Christianity in Transorangia prior to 1910”, with Karla Poewe, in Christianity in South Africa, edited by Richard Elphick and Rodney Davenport, Berkeley, University of California Press, 1997, pp. 121-134, and 421-427.

21) “Conversion in Zulu New Religions,” in Studies in Conversion, edited by D. Bryant, ed., London, C. Hurst, 1999, pp. 207-219.

22) “Violating Missionary Culture: The Tyranny of Theory and the Ethics of Historical Research”, in Mission und Macht (Mission and Power), edited by Ulrich van der Heyden, Stuttgart, Franz Steiner Verlag, 2000, pp. 193-206.

23) “Evangelical Illusions: Postmodern Christianity and the Growth of Muslim Communities in Europe and North America,” in No Other Gods Before Me? Evangelicals and the Challenge of Religious Studies, edited by John Stackhouse, Grand Rapids, Baker Academic, 2001, pp. 137-160.

24) “Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches in South Africa”, with Karla Poewe, Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements, ed. Stanley M. Burgess, Grand Rapids, Zondervan, 2002, pp. 227-238.

25) “New Religions of African Origin” in Dictionary of Contemporary Religion in the Western World, edited by Christopher Partridge, Leicester, Inter-Varsity Press, 2002, pp. 290-294.

26) “New Religions and Global Cultures,” with Karla Poewe, in John Morehead, Steve Rost, and Irving Hexham, eds., Encountering New Religious Movements: A Holistic Evangelical Approach, Grand Rapids, Kregel, 2004, pp. 91-111.

27) “New Religions and the Anti-Cult Movement in Canada”, with Karla Poewe, in New Religious Movements in the 21st Century, edited by Phillip Charles Lucas and Thomas Robbins, New York and London, Routledge, 2004, pp. 241.250.

28) “Dirk Postma’s Mission to South Africa”, in Ulrich van der Heyden and Holger Stoeker, eds., Missiongeschicte und Gewald, Stuttgart, Franz Steiner Verlag, 2004, pp. 605-620.

29.) "Forget about academic fraud? Were you sexually harassed?” in Kenneth Westhues, ed., Workplace Mobbing: Academe: Reports from Twenty Universities, Lewistion, Edwin Mellen Press, 2004, pp. 218-237.

30) "Weber, Troeltsch, and the Maintenance of Hegemony", Ecumenical and Eclectic: The Unity of the Church in the Contemporary World Essays in Honour of Alan P.F. Sell, edited by Anna M Robbins, Carlisle, Paternoster, 2007

31) "Trashing Evangelical Christians: The legacy of James Barr's Fundamentalism" in the Tough Minded Christianity: Festschrift for John Warwick Montgomery, edited by Wiliam Dembski and Thomas Schirrmacher, Nashville, B & H Academic, 2009, pp. 69-91.

32) “Nazi neo-Paganism” in Aspects of Nazism, edited by Mark Ruff, forthcoming.

 

Short Encyclopaedia and Dictionary Articles

1-16) Armstrongism, pp. 81-81; British Israelism, pp. 174-175; Children of God, p. 211; Communitarianism, p. 258; Comparative Religion, p. 259; Cults, p. 289; Dooyeweerd, Herman, pp. 330-331;Glastonbury, p. 442; Jehovah’s Witnesses, pp. 577-578; Kuyper, Abraham, p. 616; Mormonism, 735-737; Murray, Andrew, p. 741; New Religious Movements, p. 767; Positive Thinking, p. 863; Satanism and Witchcraft, pp. 973-974; Van Prinsterer, Guillaume Groen, p. 1134. In The Evangelical Dictionary of Theology, ed. W. A. Elwell (Grand Rapids, Baker Book House, 1984).

17-20) Advertising, pp. 7-8; Business Ethics, pp. 44-46; Corporate Responsibility, pp. 92-93; Mass Media, Ethics of, pp. 249-250. In the Encyclopedia of Biblical and Christian Ethics, ed. R.K. Harrison (Nashville, Thomas Nelson, 1987).

21-25) Civil Religion, pp. 147-148; Abraham Kuyper, p. 374; Murray, Andrew, p. 447. New Religions, pp. 460-461; Slavery, p. 643-645.

In The New Dictionary of Theology, eds. Sinclair B. Ferguson and David F. Wright (Leicester, Inter-Varsity Press, 1988).

26-27) Russell, Charles Taze, p. 1032; Smith, Joseph Jr., p. 1097-109. In the Dictionary of Christianity in America, ed. D. G. Reid (Downers Grove, Inter-Varsity Press, 1990).

28-39) Armstrongism, p. 41; Christadelphians, pp. 176-177; Christian Science, pp. 180-181; Comparative Religion, pp. 222-223; Confucianism, pp. 227-228; Doukhobors, p. 273.; Ron L. Hubbard, p. 410; Sects and Cults, p. 743-744; Southern Africa, 773-775; Taoism, p. 809; Zoroastrianism, p. 895. In The Twentieth Century Encyclopaedia of Religious Knowledge, ed. J.D. Douglas (Grand Rapids, Baker Book House, 1991).

40) Isaiah Shembe, p. 617. In Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions, ed. G. Anderson (New York, Simon and Schuster 1997).

41) Callaway, Henry. In Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart, 4th. edition, ed. Jörg Persch (Tübingen, J.C.B. Mohr) 1999.

42-43) amaNazaretha, pp.34-37; Pentacostalism in Africa, pp. 235-240. In Encyclopedia of African and African-american Religions, ed. Stephen D. Glazier (London, Routledge, 2001)

44) New Religious Movements, pp. 286-294. In Dictionary of Cults and Religions, Douglas Groothuis, ed. (London, Inter-Varsity Press, 2002).

45-50) "Broederbond, The", pp. 105-106; "Gleichschaltung", pp. 279-280; "Ossawabrandweg", p. 493;"Protestantism and Nazism", pp 539-540; "South Africa", pp 616-618; "Terra'Blanche, Eugene", p. 657. In World Fascism a Historical Encyclopedia, edited by Cyprian Blamiers, Los Angeles, ABC-CLIO, 2006.

51) “Religious Studies,” in Encyclopedia of Missions, edited by Jon Bonk, Oxford, Routledge, 2007, pp. 378-380

52) Jehovah's Witnesses, in Encyclopedia of Missions, edited by Jon Bonk, Oxford, 2007, pp. 207-208.

53-67) “Atlantis,” “Baba Ram Das;” “bin Laden, Osama,” “Ferguson, Maralyn,” “Mind Control and Brainwashing,” “Myth,” “Mythology,” “The New Age Movement,” “Paine, Thomas,” “Rama, Ramana Maharishi,” “Rama, Lopsang,” “Sect,” “Secularization,” “Sociology of Religion,” and “Wholism.” In Baker Dictionary of Cults and New Religions, edited by Wayne Holst, Grand Rapids, Baker, in press.

 

Journalism:

1) “Christianity in Eastern Europe”, Cheadle Parish Magazine (Cheadle), January 1963, p. 16.

2) “UFOlogy and Christianity”, Editorial Christianity Today (Carol Stream), March 10, 1978, p. 55.

3) “Battlestar Galactica and the New Mythology”, HIS (Downers Grove), May 1979, pp. 17-19.

4) “Slow Train Coming”, HIS Magazine (Downers Grove), February 1980, pp. 12-13.

5) “Afrikanerdom in Crisis”, Christian Science Monitor (Boston), October 20, 1981, p. 27.

6) “Are the Cults Really Coming?”, Christianity Today (Carol Stream), May 21, 1982, pp. 44-45.

7) “A confusing but exhilarating assembly: Reflections on the Vancouver meeting of the World Council of Churches”, The Mennonite Mirror (Winnipeg), January, 1984, p. 22 & 29.

8) “Special Report: The Church in South Africa”, Christianity Today (Carol Stream), November 2, 1986, written with Fredrick Hale, Terry Muck and Paul Robbins, pp. 1-15.

9) “Witchcraft” and “Afrikaner Wounds Linger”, Calgary Herald (Calgary), July 3, 1986, p.A5.

10) “The South African Problem”, Alberta Report (Edmonton), 22 February, 1989, p. 5.

11) “Sanctions and South Africa”, with Karla Poewe, Calgary Herald (Calgary), March 30 1989, A5.

12) “Bleak Future drives Afrikaners to suicide”, with Karla Poewe, Calgary Herald (Calgary), March 31, 1989, A5.

13) “New Age Nonsense”, Christian Week (Winnipeg), 21, February, 1989, p. 17.

14) “Debunking New Age Apologetics,” Christian Week (Winnipeg), 21, March, 1989, p. 8.

15) “The ‘Myth’ of Atlantis” Christian Week (Winnipeg), 4 April 1989, p. 11.

16) “Are Missionaries Fading Out?” The Alberta Report (Edmonton), 24 April, 1989, p. 28.

17) “New Age Critiques”, Christian Week (Winnipeg), 6 March 1990, p. 14.

18) “Christian Reconstruction”, Christian Week, (Winnipeg), February 5, 1991, p. 14.

19) “Christian Reconstruction and its Critics”, Christian Week, (Winnipeg), February 19, 1991, p. 18.

20) “Reflections on Brighton”, Charisma, (Mary Lake, Fl.), October, 1991, p. 24.

21) “The Strange Faiths of the 1990’s”, Christian Week, (Winnipeg), September 18, 1991, p. 18.

22) “Facts about religious extremism in Alberta”, Christian Week (Winnipeg), April 13, 1993, p. 10.

23) “Academic research helps us all”, Calgary Sun (Calgary), December 24, 1994.

24) “Saturday Insider: Deep rifts threaten Germany”, Calgary Sun (Calgary), May 20, 1995, p. 11.

25) “Transforming Higher Education,” University Gazette, (Calgary), 5 February, 1996, pp. 6-7.

26) “Academics or Professional Administrators?” University Gazette, (Calgary), 18 February, 1997, p. 4.

27) “UFO Religion”, Christian Century (Chicago), 17 May, 1997, p. 439-440.

28) “Web Sites for Religion”, Net Innovations, (Guelph), May/June 1997, p. 9.

29) “Christianity: The Greatest intellectual adventure of all,” Christian Week (Winnipeg), April 17, 2001, .p. 10.

30) “Understanding the Muslim world”, Calgary Sun (Calgary), September 20, 2001, Comment, p. 2.

31) Mere Transcendental Meditation,” Christianity Today (Carol Stream), 8 January, 2002.

32) “Canadian Alliance Changes Leaders,” Christianity Today (Carol Stream), 8 July, 2002.

33) “Travel Guides” and “In The Land of Luther,” Christian Week (Winnipeg), 3 February 2002, p. 3.

34) “Priestly Plot,” letter, National Post (Toronto), 18 September 2002, A17.

35) “Clark Pinnock’s Profound Impact,” Christian Week (Winnipeg), 26 November 2002, p. 15.

36)"The Real Da Vinci Challenge", Christian Week, Winnipeg, June 2006

37) “Return to Keynes or a second Great Depression?”, The Calgary Herald, A15, 29 December 2008.

 

Book Reviews – a selection:

1) Kontakion for You Departed, by Alan Paton, London, Jonathan Cape, 1969. Christian Brethren Research Journal, 1970.

2) Out of Concern for the Church, ed. John A. Olthuis, Toronto, Wedge, 1970. The Witness, March 1971, Vol. 101, No. 1203, p. 112.

3) Zen-Existentialism: The Spiritual Decline of the West. A Positive Answer to the Hippies, by Change, Lit-Sen, Philadelphia, Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co., 1969. The Bulletin of the Scottish Institute of Missionary Studies, No. 12, 1972.

4) Prisoners of Hope, by M. Cassidy, Maseru, Africa Enterprise, 1974. Missionalia, Vol. 3, No. 1, April 1975.

5) I Will Heal Their Land, by Michael Cassidy, Maseru, Africa Enterprise, 1974, Missionalia, Vol. 3:1, 1974.

6) Teaching in a Multi-Racial Society, by Maurice Hobbs, London, Christian Teachers Association, 1976, pp. 83. The Journal of the Evangelical Race Relations Group, Vol. 2, No. 2, August 1976.

7) Forbidden Pastures: Education Under Apartheid, by Freda Troup, London, Defense and Aid Fund, 1976, Multiracial School, vol. 5, no. 1, 1976.

8) In Gesprek met sektes, by A.C. Barnard, Cape Town and Pretoria, N. G. Kerk, 1971, pp. 90. The Bulletin of the Scottish Institute of Missionary Studies, Aberdeen, No. 20, 1976.

9) Die Sociale Probleme En Taak Van Die Kerk In die Industriele Gebied, by P.J. Jordaan, Cape Town and Johannesburg, Tafelberg, 1971, p. 110. The Bulletin of the Scottish Institute of Missionary Studies, Aberdeen, no. 20, 1976, p. 17.

10) Die Kerkregtelike Ontwikkeling van die Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk in Suid-Afrika: 1962-1975, by E.P.J. Kleynahans, Bloemfontein, N.C., Sendinguitgewers, 1973, The Bulletin of the Scottish Institute of Missionary Studies, Aberdeen, No. 20, 1976, p. 20-21..

11) As biduurklokke lui ‘n Bundel met 12 reeks onderwerpe vir Pinksterdudure, by W.F. Loots, Bloemfontein, N. G. Sendinguitgewers, 1973, pp. 207, The Bulletin of the Scottish Institute of Missionary Studies, Aberdeen, no. 20, 1976, p. 21.

12) Die Loedolff-Saak En Die Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk 1862-1962, ‚n Kerkhistories-Kerkregtelike-Stu die,, by P.B. van der Watt, van der, Cape Town, Tafelburg, 1973, pp. 268. The Bulletin of the Scottish Institute of Missionary Studies, Aberdeen, no. 20, 1976, pp. 25-26.

13) African Politics in South Africa: 1964-1974, by D.A. Kotze, London, Hurst, 1975, pp. 276. Africa, Vol. 47, No. 1, 1976.

14) Kimbangu: An African Prophet and his Church, by Marie-Louise Martin,  Grand Rapids, Eerdmans, 1976, pp. 186. Christianity Today, October 1977.

15) The Puritans in Africa, by W. de Klerk, London, Rex Collins, 1975, pp. 376. Africa, Vol. 48, No. 1, 1978.

16) The Rise of Afrikanerdom: Power, Apartheid and the Afrikaner Civil Religion, by T. Dunbar Moodie, Berkeley & London, University of California Press, 1975, pp. 322, Africa, Vol. 48, No. 1, 1978.

17) The Christian Couple, by Larry and Nordis Christenson, Minneapolis, Bethany Fellowship, 1977, pp. 185. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Vol. 22, No. 1, March 1979.

18) Dynamic Religious Movements, by David J. Hesselgrave, ed., Grand Rapids, Baker Book House, 1978, pp. 326. The Westminster Theological Journal, Vol. XLI, No. 2, Spring 1979.

19) Naudé: Prophet to South Africa, by G. McLeod Bryan, Atlanta, John Knox, 1978, p. 153. The Reformed Journal, Vol. 29, No. 5, May 1979.

20. The Puppet Master, by Yamamoto, J. Isamu, Downers Grove, Inter-Varsity, 1977, pp. 136. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Vol. 22, No. 2, June 1979.

21) The Coming Third Church, by Walbert Bühlmann, Maryknoll, Orbis, 1975, pp. 419. Christianity Today, June 29, 1979.

22) A General Theory of Secularization, by David Martin, New York, Harper & Row, pp. 353, CRUX, Vol. XV, No. 4, 1979.

23) Science, Sin and Scholarship, by Irving Horowitz, Cambridge, MIT Press, 1979, pp. 290. CRUX, Vol. XV, No. 4, 1979.

24) A Time for Consideration, by Darrol M. Bryant, and Herbert W. Richardson, ed., Toronto, the Edwin Mellen Press, 1978, pp. 317. CRUX, Vol. XV, No. 4, 1979.

25) Politics and Christianity in Malawi 1875-1940; The Impact of the Livingstonian Mission on the Northern Region, by John McCracken, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1977, pp. 324. Africa, Vol. 49, No. 4, 1979.

26) Faith Founded on Fact, by John Warwick Montgomery, New York, Nelson, 1979, pp. 240. Christianity Today, February 8, 1980.

27) A Christian Social Perspective, by Storkey, Alan, Leicester, Inter-Varsity Press, pp. 416. CRUX, Vol. XVI, No. 1, 1980.

28) A Time for Consideration, by M. Darrol Bryant, and Herbert W. Richardson, Toronto, Edwin Mellen Press, 1978, pp. 320. Studies in Religion, Vol. 9, No. 1, 1980.

29) Exploring Unification Theology, by M. Darrol Bryant,  and Susan Hodges, New York, Rose of Sharon Press, 1978, pp. 168. Studies in Religion, Vol. 9, No. 1, 1980.

30) Evangelical-Unification Dialogue, by Richard and Rodney Sawatsky, eds., New York, Rose of Sharon Press, 1979, pp. 374. Studies in Religion, Vol. 9, No. 1, 1980.

31) Perceptions of Apartheid, by Ernie Regehr, Scottsdale, Herald Press. CRUX, Vol. XVIII, No. 3, September 1982.

32) The Church Struggle in South Africa, by John de Gruchy, Scottsdale, Herald Press, CRUX, vol. XVIII, no. 3, September 1982.

33) Understanding Church Growth and Decline, by Dean R. Hoge and David Roozen, New York, Pilgrim Press, 1979. CRUX, Vol. XVIII, No. 1, March 1982, pp. 28.

34. Converts, Dropouts and Returnees, by Dean R. Hoge, New York, Pilgrim Press, 1981. CRUX, Vol. XVIII, No. 1, March 1982, pp. 28.

35) Capitalism and Progress, by Bob Goudzwaard, Grand Rapids, Wm. B. Eerdmans, CRUX, vol. XIX, no. 1, March 1983.

36) Reflections of a Woman Anthropologist, by Manda Cesara, New York, Academic Press, The Mennonite Mirror, June 1983.

37) Perceptions of Apartheid, by Ernie Regehr, Scottsdale, Herald Press, The Mennonite, 1-8- 1983.

38) Perceptions of Apartheid, by Ernie Regehr, Scottsdale, Herald Press, in The Mennonite Mirror, September 1983.

39) Visions of the New Jerusalem, by Benjamin G. Smillie, ed., Edmonton, NuWest Press, pp. 207. CRUX, December 1983.

40) Reflections of a Woman Anthropologist, by Manda Cesara, London, Academic Press, in Studies in Religion, Vol. 13, No.2, 1984.

41) Social Justice and the Christian Church, by R.H. Nash. Westminster Theological Journal Vol. XLVI, No.2, Fall 1984.

42) Essays in the Sociology of Perception, by Mary Douglas, ed., London, Routledge and Kegan Paul. CRUX, Vol. XX, No.2, 1984.

43) Afrikaner Political Thought Analysis and Documents, by Andre du Toit and Hermann Giliomee, Volume One: 1780-1850, University of California Press, 1983, pp. 309. Canadian Journal of African Studies, vol. 19, No.2. 1985.

44) Apartheid is a Heresy, by John de Gruchy and Charles Villa-Vicencio eds., Grand Rapids, Eerdmans, International Bulletin of Missionary Research, 1985.

45) Volkskapitalisme: Class, Capital and Ideology in the Development of Afrikaner Nationalism, 1934-1948, Dan O’Meara, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1983. The Journal of Southern African Studies Vol. X1, No.2, April 1985.

46) Ideology on a Frontier: The Theological Foundations of Afrikaner Nationalism, 1652-1910, by J. Alton Templin, Westport, Greenwood Press, 1984. Christian Century, 19-26 June 1985.

47) Modern Kongo Prophets, by Wyatt MacGaffey, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1983. Culture, Vol. 2, 1985, pp.103-105.

48) The Practice of Political Spirituality: Episodes from the Career of Abraham Kuyper, by R. Langley McKendree, Waterloo, Paideia Press, 1984. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Vol. 29, No.2, June 1986, p.288.

49) Cult Controversies, by James A. Beckford, London, Tavistock Publications, 1985. Sociological Analysis, Vol. 47, No.3, Fall 1986.

50) Gandhi: The South African Experience, by Maureen Swan, Johannesburg, Raven Press, 1985. Social Dynamics, Vol.13, No.1, 1987.

51) A Talent for Tomorrow: Life Stories of South African Servants, by Suzanne Gordon, Johannesburg, Raven Press, 1985, Social Dynamics, Vol.13, No.1, 1987.

52) Body of Power, Spirit of Resistance: The Culture and History of a South African People, by Jean Comaroff, Chicago, Chicago University Press, 1985. Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 55:2, Fall 1987.

53) The Church as a Social Institution, by David Moberg, Baker, Grand Rapids, 1986. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 29:3, 1987.

54) Apartheid and Education, by Peter Kallaway, ed., Raven Press, Johannesburg, 1984. Canadian Journal of Education, Vol.12, No.2, 1987, pp.364-367.

55) The Journey Continued: An Autobiography, by Alan Paton, Scribners, New York, 1988. Christianity Today, Vol. 33, No.8, May 12, 1989.

56) The Passing Summer: A South African Pilgrimage in the Politics of Love, Michael Cassidy, by Michael Cassidy, Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1988. Christian Week, Vol.3, No.4, May 16, 1989.

57) C.S. Lewis and the Search for Rational Religion, by John Beversluis. Religious Studies and Theology, 7:2/3, May & September 1988, 79-80.

58) Human Rights and Human Dignity, by John Warwick Montgomery. Religious Studies and Theology, 7:2/3, May & September 1988, 93-94.

59) New Religious Movements in the United States and Canada: A Critical Bibliography, by Diane Choquette. Sociological Analysis Vol. 49 No. 2, Summer, 1988, p. 200.

60) The Perilous Path of Cultism, by Orville Swenson, Caronport, Briercrest Books, 1987. Christian Week, 19, 5 April 1988.

61) Religion and Society in Central Africa: The BaKongo of Lower Zaire, by Wyatt MacGaffey, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1986. Religious Studies and Theology 7:2/3 (May & September 1988), 102.59.

62) The World in Between, by E. Milingo, edited by Mona Macmillan, C. Hurst, London, Orbis Books, New York, 1984. Religious Studies and Theology, Vol. 8, No. 1 & 2 , 1989, pp. 105-108.

63) Jesus and the Witchdoctor: An Approach to Healing and Wholeness, by Aylward Shorter, Geoffrey Chapman, London, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, New York, 1985.  Religious Studies and Theology, Vol. 8, No. 1 & 2, 1989, pp. 108-109.

64) Shembe: The Revitalization of African Society, by Absolom Vilakazi with Bongani Mthethwa and Mthembeni Mpanza, Skotaville, Johannesburg, 1986. Religious Studies and Theology, Vol. 8, No. 1 & 2, 1989, pp. 105-106.

65) An Appetite for Power: Buthelezi’s Inkatha and South Africa, by Gerhard Mare and Georgina Hamilton, Ravan Press, Johannesburg, and Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 1987. International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 21, No. 4, 1989, pp. 380-382.

66) Theology in Africa, by Kwesin A. Dickson, Darton Longman and Todd, London, Orbis Books, New York, 1984. Religious Studies and Theology, Vol. 8, No. 1 & 2, 1989, p. 104-105.

67) A Study of German Hymns in Current English Hymnals, by J.S. Andrews, Frankfurt am Main, Peter Lang, 1982. Religious Studies and Theology, Vol. 8, No. 1 & 2, pp. 94-95.

68) Healers in the Night, by Eric de Rosny, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, New York, 1985. Religious Studies and Theology, Vol. 8, No. 1 & 2, 1989, p. 106.

69) Trapped in Apartheid: A Socio-Theological History of the English-Speaking Churches, by Charles Villa-Vicencio, David Philip, Cape Town, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, 1988. International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 22, No. 3, 1989, pp. 516-518.

70) Religion Alive: Studies in the New Movements and Indigenous Churches in Southern Africa, edited by G.C. Oosthuizen, Hodder and Stoughton, Johannesburg, 1986. International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 22, No. 3, 1989, p. 518.

71) The Dead Will Arise, by J.B. Peires, Johannesburg, Ravan Press, 1989. Social Dynamics, Vol. 15, No. 2, 1989, pp. 107-108.

72) Religion, Intergroup Relations and Social Change in South Africa, edited by G.C. Oosthuizen, J.K. Coetzee, J.W. de Gruchy, J.H. Hofmeyer, and B.C. Lategan, Greenwood Press, Westport, 1988. International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 22, No. 3,1989, p. 518.

73) Religion Alive: Studies in New Movements and Indigenous Churches in Southern Africa, edited by G.C. Oosthuizen, Hodder & Stoughten, Johannesburg, 1986. Religion, Vol. 20, 1990, pp. 96-97.

74) Creativity of Power: Cosmology and Action in African Societies, edited by W. Arnes and Ivan Karp, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, 1989, pp. 315. The International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 23, No. 3, 1990, pp. 566-567.

75) South Africa: An Annotated Bibliography with Analytical Introductions, by Newell M. Stultz, Pierian Press, Ann Arbor, 1989. Social Dynamics, Vol. 16, No. 2, 1990, pp. 129-130.

76) Religions of South Africa, by David Chidester, London, Routledge, 1992. International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 26, No. 3, 1993, p. 683.

77) Black Christians and White Missionaries, by Richard Gray, Canadian Journal of African Studies, Vol. 27, No, 2, 1993, pp.300-301.

78) Modern Esoteric Spirituality, edited by Antoine Faivre and Jacob Needleman, New York, Crossroad, 1992. The Christian Century, 2-9 June, 1993, p. 609.

79) Of Revelation and Revolution, by Jean and John Comaroff, Chicago, Chicago University Press, 1991. Canadian Journal of African Studies, Vol. 27, No. 3, 1993, pp. 489-503.

80) The Thousand Generation Covenant, by John Gerstner, Leiden, E.J. Brill, 1991. Canadian Journal of African Studies, Vol. 27, No. 3, 1993, pp. 489-503.

81) Religions of South Africa, by David Chidester, London, Routledge, 1992. Journal of African History, London, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 162-163.

82) The Catholic Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, by Michael Novak, New York, Free Press, pp. 334. The Christian Century, January 19, 1994, Vol. 111, No. 2, pp. 58-59.

83) Afro-Christianity at the Grassroots, edited by G.C. Oosthuizen, M.C. Kitshoff and S.W.D. Dube, Leiden, E.J. Brill, 1994. Religious Studies and Theology, Vol. 13-14, No. 1, p. 91.

84) Folklore and Fascism, by Hannjost Lixfeld, Indianapolis, Indiana University Press, 1994. Religious Studies and Theology, Vol. 13-14, No. 1, p. 92.

85) The Jung Cult: Origins of a Charismatic Movement, by Richard Noll, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1994.  Religious Studies and Theology, Vol. 13-14, No. 1, p. 92-93.

86) A Critical Review of Racial Theology in South Africa, by J.A. Loubser, Lewiston, Edwin Mellen Press, 1987. International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 29, No. 1, p. 216.

87) God on the Internet, by Mark A. Keller, Foster City, CA, IDG Books, 1996. Christian Week, 5 November 1996, p. 19.

88) Living faiths in South Africa, by Martin Prozesky and John de Gruchy, International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 29, No. 3, 1996, p. 674-676.

89) The Soul in Cyberspace, by Douglas Groothuis, Grand Rapids, Baker, 1997, Christian Week, 24 June, 1997, p.12.

90) Twisted Cross: The German Christian Movement in the Third Reich, by Doris L. Bergen, Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, Studies in Religion, Vol. No. 1998, pp. 517-51

91) Moya: The Holy Spirit in an African Context, by Alan Anderson, Pretoria, University of South Africa Press, 1991. International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 30, No. 2, 1997, pp. 482-486.

92) Bazalwane: African Pentecostals in South Africa, by Alan Anderson, Pretoria, University of South Africa Press, 1991. International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 30, No. 2, 1997, pp. 482-486.

93) Tumelo: The Faith of African Pentecostals in South Africa, by Alan Anderson, Pretoria, University of South Africa Press, 1991. International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 30, No. 2, 1997, pp. 482-486.

94) Religion at the Limits: Pentecostalism Among Indian South Africans, by Gerald Pillay, Pretoria, University of South Africa Press, 1991. International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 30, No. 2, 1997, pp. 482-486.

95) Worldviews in Transition: An Investigation into the New Age Movement in South Africa, by Chrissie Steyn, Pretoria, University of South Africa Press, 1991. International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 30, No. 2, 1997, pp. 482-486.

96) Zulu Mythology, edited by Katesa Schlosser, Kiel, Schmidt and Klaunig, 1997, pp. 334, in Zeitschrift für Religions- und Geistesgeschichte, Vol. 52, No 1, 2000, pp. 94-95

97) Rituals of Fertility and the Sacrifice of Desire: Nazarite Women’s Performance in South Africa, by Carol Ann Muller, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1999, pp. xxiv +316, maps, photographs and CD Rom. International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 35, No. 2c, pp. 135-136.

98) The Roots of Antisemitism in South Africa, by Milton Shain, Charlottesville, University of Virginia Press, 1994, pp. X, 203. International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 33, No. 2-3, pp. 505-506.

99) Forty Lost Years: The Apartheid State and thePolitics of the Natoinal Party, 1948-1994, by Dan O’Meara, Athens, Ohio University Press, 1996, pp. xxxi, 579. International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 33, No. 2-3, pp. 503-506.

100) Christian Responses to the New Age Movement A Critical Assessment, by John A. Saliba, London, Geoffrey Chapman, 1999, pp. 245. Journal of Contemporary Religion, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2000, pp. 295-296.

101) Fundamentalism and Evangelicalism, by Harriet A. Harris, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1998, pp. 384. The Hythrop Journal, Vol. 41, No. 3, pp. 385-387.

102) Christianity made in Japan: A Study of Indigenous Movements, by Mark R. Mullins. Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press, 1999, pp. 277. Studies in Religion, Vol. 29, No. 2, p. 245.

103) Facing the Truth: South African faith communities and the Truth & Reconciliation Commission, by James Cochrane, John de Gruchy and Stephen Martin, Cape Town, David Philip; Athens, Ohio, Ohio University Press, 1999, pp. 238. Canadian Journal of African Studies, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2001.

104) Translating the Devil: Religion and Modernity among the Ewe in Ghana, by Brigit Meyer, Trenton, N.J., Africa World Press, 1999, pp. 265. Canadian Journal of African Studies, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2001.

105) History of the Church in Africa, by Bengt Sundkler, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2000, pp. 1,232. International Journal of African Historical Studies, Boston, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2003, pp. 220-221.

106) New Religious Movements: Challenge and Response, ed. by Bryan Wilson and K. Cresswell, London, 199, pp.284. The Canadian Journal of Sociology, Vo. 26, No. 1, pp. 133-134.

107) The Christians: The Veil is Torn, edited by Ted Byfield, Edmonton, Christian Millennial History Project, 2002, pp. 286. Christian Week, 28 May 2002, p. 12.

108) The Globalization of Charismatic Christianity: Spreading the Gospel of Prosperity, by Simon Coleman, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2000, pp. 264. The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Leiden, E.J. Brill, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 76-78.

109) African Christian Outreach – African Initiated Churches, edited by Inus Daneel, Menlo Park, South African Missiological Society, 2000 pp. 339. International Journal of African Historical Studies, Boston, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2003, pp. 178.

110) Contemporary Jewish Writing in South Africa by Claudia Bathsheba Braude, Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press, 2001, pp. 165. International Journal of African Historical Studies, Boston, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2003, pp. 177-178.

111) The Great Treks: The Transformation of South Africa 1815-1854, by Norman Etherington, London, Longmans, pp. 366. International Journal of African Historical Studies, Boston, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2003, pp. 179-180.

112) A History of the University College of Fort Hare, by Donovan Williams, Lewiston, Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 628. International Journal of African Historical Studies, Boston, Vol. 36, No. 2, 2003, pp. 158-159.

113) Kolonial Metropole Berlin, ed. by Ulrich van der Heyden and Joachim Zeller, Berlin, Berlin Edition, 2000, pp. 320. International Journal of African Historical Studies, Boston, Vol. 36, No. 2, 2003, pp. 157-158.

114) Die Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart, Berlin, Directmedia, 2000; Handbuch der Kirchengeschichte, Berlin, Directmedia, 2000; Lexikon der Antike, Berlin, Directmedia, 1999; Handbuch Religiöser Gemeinschaften und Weltanschauungen, Gütersloh, Gütersloher Verlagshaus, 2000; and Evangelisches Lexikon für Theologie und Gemeinde, Wuppertal, Brockhaus Verlag, 2000. Forthcoming in Religious Studies and Theology.

115) Glimpses of Glory: John Bunyan and English Dissent, by Richard L. Graves,Stanford, Stanford University Press, 2002, 693 pp. Religious Studies and Theology, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2004, pp. 128-129.

116) CULTS, Religion and Violence, edited by David G. Bromley and J. Gordon Melton, New York, Cambridge University Press, 2002, 249 pp. Journal of Church and State, Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 160-161.

117) The Unexpected Way, by Paul Williams, London, T & T Clark, 2002, 264 pp. Christian Century, Vol. 121 No 21,October 19, 2004, pp. 61-62.

118) Shawn Kelley, Radicalizing Jesus: Race, Ideology and the Formation of Biblical Criticism, in Christian Week, 0415154022, June 2005

119) John Jack McNeill, Western Saints in Holy Russia, in Missiology, April 2005

120) The Religious Traditions of Africa, by Elizabeth Isichei, in the International Journal of African Historal Studies, Volume 39, Issue 1, 2006, pp.182-184.

121)   Wicca's Charm by Catherine Edwards Sanders in Christianity Today, Issue April, 2006 April, p. 104.

122) The Church Universal and Triumphant: Elizabeth Clare Prophet's Apocalyptic Movment, by Bradley C. Whitsel, in Studies in Religion, Volume 35, Issue 1, 2006.

123) A Problem of Presence, by Matthew Engelke, in Journal of Southern African Studies, Volume 34, Issue 3, 2008 September, pp. 729-730.

124) The Passionate Intellect, by Norman Klassen and Jens Zimmermann, in Theological Book Reviews, Volume 20, Issue 1, 2008, p.72.

125) Miracles in Enlightenment England, by Jane Shaw, in Theological Book Reviews, Volume 21, Issue 1, 2008 April, p.165.

126) Dictionary of Theological Terms, by Justo L. Gonzalez, Theological Book Reviews, Volume 21, Issue 1, 2008, p. 93.

127) Creation Regained, by Albert M Walters, Theological Book Reviews, Volume 21, Issue 1, 2008 April, p. 93