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The following list is a sample of writings that are described by their authors either as having been made possible or as having been significantly shaped by involvement in the CIP network (especially the SRU conferences). The list does not include shorter pieces from The Journal of Scriptural Reasoning.

Scriptural Hermeneutics

Chaudhry, Ayesha, Rachel Muers and Randi Rashkover, Difficult Texts or Difficult Women?: The Challenge of Scripture to Feminist Readings (Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, forthcoming 2014)

Fodor, Jim, ‘Textual Reasoning as Social Performance: Meeting Over the Text’, Textual Reasoning: Rereading Judaism After Modernity 1.1 (Spring 2002)

Fodor, Jim, Time with Texts: The Aging of Religious Reading (forthcoming)

Fodor, Jim, ‘Hermeneutics’ in The Oxford Handbook of Theology and Modern European Thought, ed. Nicholas Adams, George Pattison and Graham Ward (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming)

Ford, David F., ‘Responding to Textual Reasoning: What Might Christians Learn?’, in Textual Reasonings, ed. Peter Ochs and Nancy Levene (London: SCM, 2002)

Ford, David F., ‘Reading Scripture with Intensity: Academic, Ecclesial, Inter-faith and Divine’ in The Princeton Seminary Bulletin 26.1 (2005), 22–35

Ford, David F. and Chad Pecknold, The Promise of Scriptural Reasoning (Oxford: Blackwell, 2006); includes chapters by David Ford, Steven Kepnes, Nicholas Adams, Ben Quash, Susannah Ticcciati, Oliver Davies, Tim Winter, Peter Ochs, Basit Bilal Koshul, Gavin Flood, Bob Gibbs and Dan Hardy

Ford, David F., ‘God and our Public Life: A Scriptural Wisdom’ in Sebastian Jim and Jonathan Draper, eds, Liberating Texts? Sacred Scriptures in Public Life (London: SPCK, 2008), 29–56

Gibbs, Robert, ‘Reading Torah: The Discontinuity of Tradition’ in Levinas and Buber: Dialogue and Difference, ed. by Peter Atterton, Matthew Calarco, and Maurice Freedman (Duquesne University Press, 2004), 179–222.

Gibbs, Robert, ‘The Disincarnation of the Word: The Trace of God in Reading Scripture’ in The Exorbitant: Emmanuel Levinas Between Jews and Christians, ed. M. Signer and K. Hart (New York: Fordham University Press, 2010), 32–51.

Greggs, Tom, ‘Inter-faith Pedagogy for Muslims and Christians: Scriptural Reasoning and Christian and Muslim Youth Work’, Discourse 9.2 (2010), 201–26

Greggs, Tom, ‘Reading Scripture in a Pluralist Society’ in Stanley E. Porter and Matthew Malcolm (eds), Hermeneutics, Paul, and Theology: A Festschrift for Professor Anthony C. Thiselton (Grand Rapids: Eerdmanns, forthcoming 2011)

Higton, Mike and Rachel Muers, The Text in Play: Experiments in Reading Scripture (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2012)

Kepnes, Steven, ‘Hagar and Esau: From Others to Sisters and Brothers’, in Crisis, Call, and Leadership in the Abrahamic Traditions, ed. Peter Ochs and Stacey Johnson (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), 40–56

Muers, Rachel, ‘Reading Texts Between Generations: A Proposal Concerning Theological Engagement with Genetic Research’, Scottish Journal of Theology 57 (2004)

Muers, Rachel, ‘Setting Free the Mother Bird: On Reading a Strange Text’, Modern Theology 22.4 (2006)

Ochs, Peter, ‘Scripture’, in Fields of Faith: Theological and Religious Studies for the Twenty-First Century, ed David Ford, Janet Soskice, Ben Quash (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), 104-118

Ochs, Peter, ‘The Bible’s Wounded Authority’, in William Brown, ed. Engaging Biblical Authority (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2007): 113-121

Ochs, Peter, ‘Reading Across a Difference’, in Jessica Feldman, ed., Thinking of Reading: A University of Virginia Guide (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008)

Ochs, Peter, ‘Moses at the Sea: Scripture as Performance’ and ‘Introduction: Crisis, Leadership, and Scriptural Reasoning’ in Crisis, Call and Leadership in the Abrahamic Traditions, ed. Peter Ochs and Stacy Johnson (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), 1-9, 290-305

Ochs, Peter, ‘Reparative Reasoning: From Peirce’s Pragmatism to Augustine’s Scriptural Semiotic’, Modern Theology 25.2 (April 2009), 187-215

Ochs, Peter, ‘Grassroots Scriptural Reasoning on Campus’, with Homayra Ziad, Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue 4 (Summer 2010), 38-45

Ochs, Peter, Come, Study! Teaching and Learning Scriptural Reasoning (Stanford University Press, 2012)

Ochs, Peter, ‘Scripture and Text’ in The Cambridge History of Modern Jewish Philosophy, ed. David Novak and Martin Kavka (Cambridge U Press, 2012), 191-223

Quash, Ben, ‘“Deep Calls to Deep”: Reading Scripture in a Multi-Faith Society’, in Luke Bretherton and Andrew Walker, eds, Remembering Our Future: Explorations in Deep Church (Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2007)

Rashkover, Randi, ‘Exegesis, Redemption and the Maculate Torah’, in Textual Reasonings, ed. Peter Ochs and Nancy Levene (London: SCM, 2002)

Rashkover, Randi, Ayesha Chaudhry and Rachel Muers, ‘Women Reading Texts on Marriage’, Feminist Theology 17.2 (2009), 287–94

Ticciati, Susannah, ‘The Castration of Signs: Conversing with Augustine on Creation, Language and Truth’, Modern Theology 23.2 (2007),  161–179

Ticciati, Susannah, ‘The Non-divisive Difference of Election: A Reading of Romans 9–11’, Journal of Theological Interpretation, forthcoming

Weiss, Daniel H. ‘A Dialogue between Philosophy and Scripture: Rereading Hermann Cohen through Bakhtin’, The Journal of Religion 90.1 (January 2010), 15-32


Theology/Philosophy of Inter-faith Engagement

Adams, Nicholas, Habermas and Theology (Cambridge: CUP, 2006)

Ford, David F., Christian Wisdom: Desiring God and Learning in Love, Cambridge Studies in Christian Doctrine, ed. Daniel W. Hardy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007)

Ford, David F. and Peter Ochs, ‘A Third Epoch: The Future of Jewish–Christian Relations’ in James Aitken and Edward Kessler, eds, Challenges in Jewish–Christian Relations (New York: Paulist, 2006), 153–70

Ford, David F., Seeking Muslim, Christian and Jewish Wisdom in the Fifteenth, Twenty-first and Fifty-eighth centuries: A Muscat Manifesto (Cambridge: CIP, 2009)

Ford, David F., The Future of Christian Theology (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011)

Greggs, Tom, ‘Bringing Barth on Religion to the Inter-faith Table’, The Journal of Religion 88.1 (January 2008), 75–94

Greggs, Tom, ‘Preaching Inter-faith: Finding Hints about the Religious Other from the Good Samaritan’, Epworth Review 36.3 (December 2009), 60–70

Greggs, Tom, ‘Religionless Christianity and the Political Implications of Theological Speech: What Bonhoeffer's Theology yields to a World of Fundamentalisms’, International Journal of Systematic Theology 11.3 (June 2009), 293–308

Greggs, Tom, ‘Legitimizing and Necessitating Inter-faith Dialogue: The Dynamics of Inter-faith for Individual Faith Communities’, International Journal of Public Theology 4.2 (2010), 194–211

Greggs, Tom, Theology against Religion: Constructive Dialogues with Bonhoeffer and Barth (London: T&T Clark, 2011)

Greggs, Tom, ‘The Lord of All: Rediscovering the Christian Doctrine of Providence for a Pluralist Society’, in Hannah Bacon & Wayne Morris (eds), Theology, Religion and Exclusion: Towards Transformation (London: T&T Clark, 2011), 44–62

Higton, Mike, ‘Rowan Williams and Sharia: Defending the Secular’, International Journal of Public Theology 2.4 (2008), 1–18

Higton, Mike ‘Criticism, Obedience and Exile: Theological Education as Religious and Secular’, Theology 112.5 (2009), 323–332

Kepnes, Steven, and Basit Bilal Koshul, Scripture, Reason and the Contemporary Islam-West Encounter: Studying the ‘Other’, Understanding the ‘Self’ (New York and Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007); including chapters by Basit Bilal Koshul, Muhammad Suheyl Umar, Yamine Mermer, Steven Kepnes, Nicholas Adams, Martin Kavka, Tim Winter, David Ford and Peter Ochs

Koshul, Basit Bilal, ‘Revisiting the Theory of Secularizaton’, forthcoming in Basit Bilal Koshul and Ejaz Akram (eds), Revisiting the Secularization Theory (title to be confirmed) (Oxford: OUP, forthcoming)

Kozyrev, Fedor, Religious Education as One of the Humanities (St. Petersburg: RCAH, 2010).

Nayed, Aref Ali, Growing Ecologies of Peace, Compassion and Blessing: A Muslim Response to ‘A Muscat Manifesto’ (Cambridge: CIP, 2009).

Ochs, Peter, ‘September 11 and the Children of Abraham’, in Disssent from the Homeland: Essays after September 11 (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2003), 137–147

Ochs, Peter, ‘Recovering the God of History: Scriptural Life after Death in Judaism and Christianity’, in Jews and Christians, People of God, ed. Carl E. Braaten and Robert W. Jenson (Grand Rapids and Cambridge: Eerdmans, 2003), 114–147

Ochs, Peter, ‘Abrahamic Theo-politics: A Jewish View’ in William Cavanaugh and Peter Scott, eds, The Blackwell Companion to Political Theology (Oxford: Blackwell, 2004), 519-534

Ochs, Peter, ‘Abrahamic Hauerwas: Theological Conditions for Justifying Inter-Abrahamic Study’ in God, Truth, And Witness: Engaging Stanley Hauerwas, ed. Greg Jones, Reinhold Hutter, C. Rosalee Velloso Ewell (Brazos Press, 2005), 309-327

Ochs, Peter, ‘Judaism and Christian Theology’, The Modern Theologians, 3rd edn, ed. David Ford and Rachel Muers (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2005), 645-662

Ochs, Peter, ‘The Logic of Indignity and the Logic of Redemption’ in K. Soulen and L. Moorehead, eds, Theological Anthropology (Eerdmans Press, 2005), 143-160

Ochs, Peter, ‘A Third Epoch: The Future of Discourse in Jewish-Christian Relations’, with David Ford, in Challenges in Jewish-Christian Relations, ed. James Aitken and Edward Kessler (Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2006): 153-170.

Ochs, Peter, Another Reformation: Postliberal Christianity and the Jews (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2011)

Rashkover, Randi, Revelation and Theopolitics: Barth, Rosenzweig and the Politics of Praise (London: T&T Clark, 2005)

Rashkover, Randi, ‘Cultivating Theology: Overcoming America’s Skepticism about Religious Rationality’, Cross Currents 2005.

Rashkover, Randi, Freedom and Law: A Jewish–Christian Apologetics (New York: Fordham University Press, 2011)

Weiss, Daniel H. ‘Reasoning from out of Particularity: Possibilities for Conversation in Theological Ethics’, Studies in Christian Ethics 25.2 (May 2012), 236-243



Higton, Mike ‘Can the University and the Church Save Each Other?’, Crosscurrents 55.2 (2005), 172–183

Higton, Mike, A Theology of Higher Education (Oxford: OUP, 2012)

Ford, David F., ‘The Responsibilities of Universities in a Religious and Secular World’, Studies in Christian Ethics 17.1 (2004), 22–37

Ford, David F., ‘Faith and Universities in a Religious and Secular World’, Svensk Teologisk Kvartalskrift 81.2–3 (2005), 83–91, 97–106

Ford, David F., ‘Knowledge, Meaning, and the World’s Great Challenges’ (The Gomes Lecture, 2003), Scottish Journal of Theology 57.2 (2004), 181–202


Public Issues

Ahmed, Rumee, ‘Oncofertility Issues in Muslim Thought’ in Oncofertility: Reflections from the Humanities and Social Sciences, ed. T. K. Woodfuff, L. Zoloth, L. Campo-Engelstein and S. Rodriguez (New York: Springer, 2010), 279–286

Ahmed, Rumee, Narratives of Islamic Legal Theory (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012)

Ahmed, Rumee, ‘The Lash is Mightier than the Sword: Torture and Citizenry in Medieval Muslim Jurisprudence’, Journal of Religious Ethics 39.4 (December 2011), 606–612

Chaudhry, Ayesha, ‘Oncofertility as Divine Intervention in the Qur’ān in Oncofertility: Reflections from the Humanities and Social Sciences. ed. T. K. Woodfuff, L. Zoloth, L. Campo-Engelstein and S Rodriguez (New York: Springer, 2010), 287–294

Chaudhry, Ayesha, Domestic Violence and the Islamic Tradition: Ethics, Law and the Muslim Discourse on Gender (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2012)

Chaudhry, Ayesha, ‘Lexical Definitions of Nushūz in Qur’anic Exegesis: A Comparative Analysis of Husbandly and Wifely Nushūz in Q. 4:34 and Q. 4:128’ in The Meaning of the Word: Lexicology and Tafsir Volume in the Qur’anic Studies Series (Oxford: Oxford University Press and Institute of Ismaili Studies, forthcoming)

Chaudhry, Ayesha, ‘“I Wanted One Thing and God Wanted Another…”: The Dilemma of the Prophetic Example and the Qur’anic Injunction On Wife-Beating’, Journal of Religious Ethics 39.3, 416–39

Chaudhry, Ayesha, ‘The Ethics of Marital Discipline in Pre-Modern Qur’anic Exegesis’ in Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 30.2 (2010), 123–130

Muers, Rachel, Living for the Future: Theological Ethics for Coming Generations (London: T&T Clark, 2008)



Ahmed, Rumee, ‘The Ethics of Prophetic Disobedience: Qur’ān 8:67 at the Crossroads of Islamic Sciences’, Journal of Religious Ethics 39.3 (September 2011), 440–457

Gibbs, Robert, ‘Messianic Epistemology’ in Derrida and Religion: Other Testaments, ed. Yvonne Sherwood and Kevin Hart (London: Routledge, 2005), 119–130

Gibbs, Robert, ‘Jurisprudence is the Organon of Ethics: Kant and Cohen on Ethics, Law, and Religion’ in Hermann Cohen’s Critical Idealism, ed. Reinier Munk (New York: Springer, 2005), 193–230

Gibbs, Robert, ‘Law and Ethics’, Revista Portguesa de Filosofia 26.2–4 (April–Dec 2006), 395-407

Gibbs, Robert, ‘Religion and Culture’, Iqbal Review (2010), 179–190

Gibbs, Robert, ‘La Grammaire des lois’ in Héritages de Franz Rosenzweig, ed. Myriam Bienenstock (Paris: Edition de l’éclat, 2011), 183–208.

Greggs, Tom, ‘Beyond the Binary: Forming Evangelical Eschatology’ in Tom Greggs (ed.), New Perspectives for Evangelical Theology (Abingdon: Routledge, 2010), 153–167

Greggs, Tom, ‘The Eschatological Tension of Theological Method: Some Reflections After Reading Daniel W. Hardy's “Creation and Eschatology”’ Theology 113.875 (2010), 339–47

Hardy, Daniel (posthumous) with Deborah Ford, Peter Ochs, and David Ford, Wording a Radiance: Parting Conversations on God and the Church (London: SCM: 2010)

Hashkes, Hannah, ‘Autonomy, Community, and the Jewish Self’, Journal of Textual Reasoning 7.1 (2012)

Kepnes, Steven, Jewish Liturgical Reasoning (Oxford: OUP, 2007)

Kepnes, Steven, The Future of Jewish Theology (Oxford: OUP, 2012)

Koshul, Basit Bilal, and Muhammad Suheyl Umar (ed.), Muhammad Iqbal: A Contemporary – Articles from the International Seminar held at the University of Cambridge, June 19–20 2008 (Lahore: Iqbal Academy Pakistan, 2010)

Rashkover, Randi and Chad Pecknold (eds), Liturgy, Time and the Politics of Redemption (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006); including chapters by Peter Ochs, Steven Kepnes, Bob Gibbs, Ben Quash, Shaul Magid, Oliver Davies, Chad Pecknold, and Randi Rashkover, all SRU participants

Rashkover, Randi, ‘The Semiotics of Embodiment’, Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory 3.3 (2002)

Rashkover, Randi, ‘Peirce, Metaphysics and Wisdom: The Work of Peter Ochs,” in Modern Theology 24 (July 2008)

Rashkover, Randi, ‘Prayer and the Otherness of God: A Response to Daniel Haskell Weiss’, Journal of Textual Reasoning (2007).

Weiss, Daniel H., Paradox and the Prophets: Hermann Cohen and the Indirect Communication of Religion (Oxford University Press, 2012)

Weiss, Daniel H. ‘Just Peacemaking and Ethical Formation in Classical Rabbinic Literature’, The Conrad Grebel Review 30.1 (Winter 2012), 76-95.

Weiss, Daniel H. 'The (Odd) Deixis of “You” in Rabbinic Prayer’, Journal of Textual Reasoning 5.1 (December 2007).


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