Race and Secularism in America, eds. Jonathon Kahn and Vincent Lloyd, Columbia University Press. 2016

Divine Discontent: The Religious Imagination of W. E. B Du Bois, Oxford University Press. 2009

Articles and Book Chapters

“Reading Wayne Proudfoot’s Religious Experience: Pragmatism, Naturalism, and the Limits of Democratic Discourse”, in Pragmatism and Naturalism, ed. Matthew Bagger, Columbia University Press. 2018

“Secularism and Religion in American Education,” in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and American Education, eds. Michael D. Waggoner and Nathan C. Walker, Oxford University Press. 2018

“The Virtue of Democratic Faith: A Recovery for Difficult Times.” Political Theology, published online, September 7, 2016

“Conclusion: James Baldwin and the Theology of Justice in a Secular Age,” in Race and Secularism in America, eds. Jonathon Kahn and Vincent Lloyd, Columbia University Press. 2016

“No Clean Souls: The Promise and Perils of Political Theology in The Souls of Black Folk” in Race and Political Theology, eds. Vincent Lloyd and Gregory Kaplan, Stanford University Press. 2012

“The Pragmatic Religious Naturalism of W. E. B. Du Bois,” in The Souls of W. E. B. Du Bois: New Essays and Reflections. Edited by Jason R. Young and Edward J. Blum. Mercer University Press. 2009

“Jeffrey Stout’s Secular and the Liberal Arts,” White Paper for “Secularity and Liberal Arts” grant from the Teagle Foundation. Edited by Samuel Speers. 2008

“Toward a Tradition of African American Pragmatic Religious Naturalism,” in The African Diaspora and the Study of Religion. Edited by Theodore Trost. MacMillian-Palgrave. 2007

“Religion and the Binding of The Souls of Black Folk.” The Journal of Philosophia Africana. Vol. 7: 2, 17-35. 2004

Book Reviews and On-Line Presence

Forthcoming, Book Review of Joseph Winter’s Hope Draped in Black: Race, Melancholy, and the Agony of Progress, Callaloo.

Book Review of This World Wide Struggle: Religion and the International Roots of the Civil Rights Movement by Sarah Azaranksy, Choice Reviews. January 2018

Book Review of Christmas as Religion: Rethinking Santa, the Secular, and the Sacred by Christopher Deacy, Choice Reviews. June 2017

Book Review of American Prophets by Albert Raboteau, Choice Reviews. March 2017

“Democratic Action and the Confrontation of American Racism,” Los Angeles Review of Books, January 22, 2017.

Book Review of Black Natural Law by Vincent Lloyd, Choice Reviews. December 2016

Book Review of An Insurrectonist Manifesto, Choice. November 2016

“Race and Secularism in America.” New Books in American Studies Podcast. New Books Network. May 28, 2016.

“Recovering Democratic Faith,” the blog for the journal “Political Theology,” December 2011

“Reconceiving the Secular and the Liberal arts,” The Immanent Frame: Secularism, Religion and the Public Sphere. November 2010

“Nicholas Wolterstorff and the Fear of the Secular,” The Immanent Frame: Secularism, Religion and the Public Sphere.  February 2009

“Soul Searchings: A letter to President Obama,” in Politics and Culture. Edited by Amitava Kumar and Michael Ryan. January 2009

Book Review of Edward Blum’s W. E. B. Du Bois: American Prophet, Callaloo, 31.2: 621- 625. Spring 2008

“A Mythical Jewishness.” Book Review: The Jewish Century, by Yuri Slezkine. Books and Culture: A Christian Review, Vol. 11: 4, 40-41. July/August 2005

“A Preaching Woman.” Book Review: Rebecca’s Revival: Creating Black Christianity in the Atlantic World, by John Sensbach. Books and Culture: A Christian Review, Vol. 11: 3, 22. May/June 2005

“Which Enlightenment? Moses Mendelssohn and the Haskalah.” Books and Culture: A Christian Review Vol. 10: 3, 22-24. May/June 2004


Book project: With This Faith: The New Secular and Reconstructing Democracy