Alumni Publications

The Department of Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University is proud to acknowledge our alumni's publishing accomplishments listed below:


At Grandma's House: The World War II Homefront in Havana, Illinois
H. Byron Earhart | Saluki Publishing (2020)


Hide Processing and Cultural Exchange in the Fort St. Joseph Community

Eric Mendes and Michael Nassaney | Fort St. Joseph Revealed: The Historical Archaeology of a Fur Trading Post, 153-182 | University of Florida Press (2019)

The Devil Deja Vu: Book 4 of the Twin Destiny Series
H. Byron Earhart | iCrew Digital Publishing (2019)


The Cognitive Science of Religion: A Methodological Introduction to Key Empirical Studies
Edited by D. Jason Slone and William W. McCorkle Jr. | Bloomsbury (2018)

A Dispute in Dispute: Revisiting the Disputatio cum Pyrrho Attributed to Maximus the Confessor
Ryan Strickler | Journal of Late Antique and Medieval Christianity, 243-272 (2018)


Musings of a Budo Bum
Peter Boyle | Bookbaby (2017)

Faith Finds Forgiveness: Book 2 of the Twin Destiny Series
H. Bryon Earhart | iCrew Digital Publishing (2017)

Meeting the Devil: Book 3 of the Twin Destiny Series
H. Bryon Earhart | iCrew Digital Publishing (2017)


The 'Wolves of Arabia': A Reconsideration of Maximus the Confessor's Epistula 8
Ryan Strickler | Byzantion 86, 419-439 (2016)

No Pizza in Heaven: Book One of the Twin Destiny Trilogy
H. Byron Earhart | iCrew Digital Publishing (2016)

A Thousand Hands: A Guidebook to Caring for Your Buddhist Community
Nathan Michon | Sumeru (2016)


Habermas, Post-Metaphysical Thinking, and the Problem of Muslim Minorities in Europe
Dustin Byrd | MacKenzie University, Brazil (2014)

The Gospel According to John Galt: A Critique of Ayn Rand's Philosophy of Religion
Dustin Byrd | Lexington Books (2014)

Japanese Religion: Unity and Diversity, 5th Ed
H. Byron Earhart | Wadsworth (2014)


Consider the Lilies: Meditations
Stephen M. Shick | Skinner House Books (2013)


Monistic Interpretations of Tawheed in the Sufi Notion of Wahdat al-wujud 
Sean Butler | 2012 Hawaii University International Conferences on Arts and Humanities Conference Proceedings, ISSN-2162-917X (Online).


Review of Meena Dhanda’s The Negotiation of Personal Identity
Sean Butler | Philosophical Practice 6.3: 872-73. ISSN-1742-8181 (November 2011)

A Fourteenth-Century Augustinian Approach to the Jews in Riccoldo da Monte Croce's Ad nationes orientales 
Lydia M. Walker | The Newberry Library (2011)

On the Identity of the liberated Jiva in Jainism
Sean Butler | Sramana Vol. 63 No. 1 (2011)

Ayatollah Khomeini and the Anatomy of the Islamic Revolution in Iran: Towards a Theory of Prophetic Charisma
Dustin Byrd | University Press of America (2011)

Bloodlines Series
Richelle Mead | Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Razorbill (2011)

Mount Fuji: Icon of Japan
H. Byron Earhart | University of South Carolina Press (2011)


Idealism in Yogacara Buddhism 
Sean Butler | The Hilltop Review Vol. 4 No.1 (2010)

Ritualizing the Disposal of Deceased: From Corpse to Concept
William W. McCorkle, Jr. | Peter Lang International Academic Publishers (2010)


Review of David A. Jopling, Talking Cures and Placebo Effects, Philosophical Practice
Sean Butler | Philosophical Practice (2009)

Be the Change: Poems, Prayers & Meditations for Peacemakers & Justice Seekers
Stephen Shick | Skinner House Books (2009)


Dark Swan Series
Richelle Mead | Kensington Publishing Corp. (2008)


Georgina Kincaid Series
Richelle Mead | Kensington Publishing Corp. (2007)

Vampire Academy Series
Richelle Mead | Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Razorbill (2007)


Religion and Cognition: A Reader (Critical Categories in the Study of Religion)
Joel Olah; D. Jason Slone | Equinox Publishing Indonesia (2006)

Minds and Gods: The Cognitive Foundations of Religion
Todd Tremlin | Oxford University Press (2006)


Theological Incorrectness: Why Religious People Believe What They Shouldn’t
Joel Olah; D. Jason Slone | Oxford University Press (2004)


Bringing Ritual to Mind : Psychological Foundations of Cultural Forms
E. Thomas Lawson; Robert N. McCauley | Cambridge University Press (2002)


“Makauya: Prayer, Receiving the Holy Spirit and Bible Study” pp. 398-411 ed. H. Bryon Earhart and Etsuko Mita
Michael Ott | Princeton University Press (1999)


Rethinking Religion : Connecting Cognition and Culture
E. Thomas Lawson; Robert N. McCauley | Cambridge University Press; Reprint edition (1993)