© 2016

Religious Experience and New Materialism

Movement Matters

  • Editors
  • Joerg Rieger
  • Edward Waggoner

Part of the Radical Theologies book series (RADT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Tamsin Jones
    Pages 1-23
  3. Kimerer L. LaMothe
    Pages 25-53
  4. Kevin Minister
    Pages 55-81
  5. Clayton Crockett, John Reader
    Pages 83-103
  6. Karen Bray
    Pages 105-133
  7. Jeffrey W. Robbins
    Pages 157-171
  8. Edward Waggoner
    Pages 173-181
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 183-191

About this book


In this groundbreaking volume, theologians and scholars of religion criticize and refine new materialist views, to advance debate about the role of religious experience in social and political change.


new materialism materialism religious experience religion theology religious studies affect

About the authors

Karen Bray, Drew University, USA Clayton Crockett, University of Central Arkansas, USA Tamsin Jones, Trinity College, USA Kimerer L. LaMothe, Brown University and Harvard University, USA (emeritus) Kevin Minister, College of Arts and Sciences at Shenandoah University, USA John Reader, University of Chester, UK Jeffrey W. Robbins, Lebanon Valley College, USA

Bibliographic information


'From its birth, New Materialism has fostered intense attention and debate: is it materialist, is it new, can it produce a more radical theology? Here, chapters lock horns over the heart and bodies of the New Materialist program, emphasizing the topics of religion and activism. The authors, undercutting established dualisms, offer both advocacy and critical dialogue. This is an important contribution to this new school of thought.' - Philip Clayton, Claremont School of Theology, USA