May 5, 2014

Book Reviews, May, 2014 – Graham Harvey, Morgan Luck, and James Cox

book reviewPublishers just keep asking us to review their books. And who are we to refuse? Free books! So we’ve now decided to make book reviews a regular feature of the RSP. The format is exactly the same as it was previously. We handed out a few books to some of our friends and sat them down (or at least tried in one case) to have a discussion on what they thought.

In this Book Review session we have:

Liam Sutherland discussing Food, Sex and Strangers by Graham Harvey. Liam, as erudite as ever, gives a rather forceful opinion of Harvey’s new book in which he opines there is an underlying “Dark Green” agenda. You can read his full review here.

Beth Singler discussing Philosophical Explorations of New and Alternative Religious Movements edited by Morgan Luck. As a self confessed sociologist Beth found the philosophical approach taken by many of these authors difficult to appreciate. You can read her full review here.

Chris Duncan discussing The Invention of God in Indigenous Societies by James Cox. Chris rather enjoyed the book and suggests that there is some useful mileage in Cox’s notion of cultural hybridity. You can read his full review here.

More sessions to come soon! If you have any suggestions for books that you think we should review, or would like to do a review yourself then send an email to our book review editor –


2 replies to “Book Reviews, May, 2014 – Graham Harvey, Morgan Luck, and James Cox

  1. Terrance Gibson

    I thoroughly enjoy these book review episodes, thanks for doing them. I’m very much looking forward to Beth Singler’s proposed review!


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