Critical Review of Books in Religion has two sections. The first section contains more extensive review articles. The second section contains shorter book reviews in several different categories. This volumes contains articles on The Dharma Has Come West: A Study of Recent Studies and Sources, Issues Raised by Harry Y. Gamble's 'Books and Readers in the Early Church', H.D. Betz's Commentary on the Sermon on the Mount, Meaningless Ritual, Agonistic Sacrifice, or Ritual Taxonomy? Contending Prespectives in Vedic Studies, Studies in American Religion: The New Divinity and Mercersburg Theology, Authoritative Texts and Their Interpretations in Islam: The Study of Religion and Islamic Law, and (W)righting the History of Jesus: A Review Essay of Jesus and the Victory of God. This is the last year the Critical Review will include this second section. In the future these will be published on the Scholars Press TELA web site.
Charles Prebish Charles Prebish is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at the Pennsylvania State University, where he served on the faculty from 1971 until 2006. He is also Charles Redd Chair in Religious Studies Emeritus at Utah State University, where he served from January 2007 until December 2010.