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Monographs and Edited Volumes

In Press: A Diagram for Fire: American Charismatic Religion and the Contemporary Miraculous. University of California Press.

 

Under Contract: Handbook for the Anthropology of Christianity. Co-editors Joel Robbins, Naomi Haynes, and Tom Boylston. University of California Press.

 

Peer Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

In press: “‘The Lord Says You Speak as Harlots’: Affect, Affectus, and Affectio.” In Yelle, Robert, Christopher Lerich, and Courtney Handman, eds. Language and Religion. Berlin: De Gruyters.

 

In press: “The Ancient-Future Time Crystal: On the Temporality of Emerging Christianity.” (co-Authored with James Bielo). In April Stace and Mike Clawson, eds., Crossing Boundaries, Redefining Faith: Interdisciplinary Perspective on the Emerging Church. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock.

 

In press: “Anthropology, Theology, and the Challenge of Immanence.” In J. Derrick Lemons, ed., Theologically Engaged Anthropology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

 

In press:Virtual Religion.” In Oxford Handbook of the Anthropology of Religion, edited by Simon Coleman and Joel Robbins.  

 

In press: “’Religion’ after Religion, ‘Ritual’ after Ritual.” In Companion to Contemporary Anthropology, Simon Coleman and Sue Hyatt, eds., Routledge Press.

 

In press: “Christianity.” Entry in International Encyclopedia of Anthropology, edited by Hillary Callan. Wiley-Blackwell.

 

2016    “Apocalyptic diversity, demonic anthropology, and the Evangelical Ēthnos: Modes of imagining alterity among American Charismatic Evangelicals.” In North American Dialogue 19(2):85-101.

 

2016    “Descending Beneath Our Christian/Secular Divide,” a contribution to “An Author Meets His Critics: Faith in Anthropology: A Symposium on Timothy Larsen’s The Slain GodThe Cambridge Journal of Anthropology 34(2):140-152 (with Timothy Larsen, Brian Howell, Derrick Lemons, James Bielo, and Tanya Luhrmann).

 

2016    “Protestant Language, Christian Problems, and Religious Realism” Suomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society 40(4):37-42 (lead article in a forum entitled “Is there such a thing as Religious Language? Is there such a thing as Religion?”).

 

2016    “Ethnography at its edges: The Insistence of Religion” American Ethnologist 43(2):369-373. (Long-form essay on Janice Boddy and Michael Lambek, A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion).

 

2016    “Apostolic Networks in the Third Wave of the Spirit: John Wimber and the Vineyard.” Pneuma 38(1):23-32.

 

2015    “Affect: Intensities and Energies in the Charismatic Language, Embodiment, and Genre of a North American Movement.” In The Anthropology of Global Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism, Simon Coleman and Rosalind Hackett, eds., New York: New York University Press.

 

2015    “The Third Wave and The Third World: C. Peter Wagner, John Wimber, and the Pedagogy of Global Renewal in the Late Twentieth Century.” Pneuma 37(2):177-200.

 

2015    “Special Section Introduction: What is an individual? The view from Christianity.” (co-authored with Girish Daswani) Hau: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 5 (1): 271–294. Part of a Special Section “The anthropology of personhood, redux: Views from Christianity,” Jon Bialecki and Girish Daswani, special editors.

 

2015    “The Judgment of God and the Non-elephantine Zoo: Christian Dividualism, Individualism, and Ethical Freedom After the Mosko-Robbins Debate.” AnthroCyBib Occasional Paper Series http://www.blogs.hss.ed.ac.uk/anthrocybib/2015/03/17/occasional-paper-bialecki-the-judgment-of-god-and-the-non-elephantine-zoo/

 

2014    “Diagramming the Will: Ethics and Prayer, Text and Politics.”  Ethnos. DOI: 10.1080/00141844.2014.986151 [Early on-line release]

 

2014    After the Denominozoic: evolution, differentiation, denominationalism.” Current Anthropology 55(S10): S193-S204.

 

2014    “Does God Exist in Methodological Atheism? On Tanya Lurhmann’s When God Talks Back and Bruno Latour.” The Journal of the Anthropology of Consciousness 25(1):32-52.

 

2012    “Virtual Christianity in an age of Nominalist Anthropology.” Anthropological Theory 12(3):295–319.

 

2011    “Introduction.” (Lead author; co-author Eric Hoenes del Pinal). Anthropological Quarterly 84(3):575-593. Part of a special issue “Beyond Logos, Extensions of the Language Ideology Paradigm in the Study of Global Christianity(-ies),” E. Hoenes del Pinal and J. Bialecki, special editors.

 

2011    “No Caller I.D. for the Soul – demonization, charisms, and the unstable subject of Protestant language ideology.” Anthropological Quarterly 84(3):679-703. Part of a special issue “Beyond Logos: Extensions of the Language Ideology Paradigm in the Study of Global Christianity(-ies),” E. Hoenes del Pinal and J. Bialecki, special editors.

 

2011    “Quiet Deliverances” in Practicing The Faith: The Ritual Life of Pentecostal-Charismatic Christians (edited by Martin Linderhart). Oxford: Berghan Press, pp. 249-276.

 

2010    “Angels and Grass: Church, Revival, and the Neo-Pauline Turn.” South Atlantic Quarterly 109(4):695-717.

 

2009    “The Bones Restored to Life: Dialogue and Dissemination in the Vineyard’s Dialectic of Text and Presence” in The Social Life of Scriptures: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Biblicism (edited by James Bielo). New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, pp. 136-156.

 

2009    “Disjuncture, Continental Philosophy’s New ‘Political Paul,’ and the Question of Progressive Christianity in a Southern Californian Third Wave Church.” American Ethnologist 36(1):110-123.

 

2008    “The Anthropology of Christianity.” (Lead author; co-authors Naomi Haynes and Joel Robbins). Religion Compass 2(6): 1139-1158.

 

2008    “Between Stewardship and Sacrifice: Agency and Economy in a Southern California Charismatic Church.” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (N.S.) 14(2): 372-390.

 

Edited Works

2015    (co-edited with Girish Daswani) Special Section “The anthropology of personhood, redux: Views from Christianity,” Hau: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 5(1).

 

2011    (co-edited with Eric Hoenes del Pinal) Special issue “Beyond Logos: Extensions of the Language Ideology Paradigm in the Study of Global Christianity(-ies),” Anthropological Quarterly 84(3).

 

Review Essays

2016    Review of Webb Keane, Ethical Life: Its Natural and Social Histories. In Marginalia Review of Books (an LA Review of Books Portal). http://marginalia.lareviewofbooks.org/genealogy-ethical-life-jon-bialecki/

 

2015    Review of Talal Asad, Wendy Brown, Judith Butler, Saba Mahmood, Is Critique Secular? (2nd Edition).  In Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 21(1):202-205.

 

2014    Review of Daniel Colucciello Barber, Deleuze and the Naming of God: Post-Secularism and the Future of Immanence and F. LeRon Shults Iconoclastic Theology: Gilles Deleuze and the Secretion of Atheism. In Religion in Society: Advances in Research 5:261-267.

 

2014    Review of Brent Nongbri, Before Religion: History of a Modern Concept. In AnthroCyBib: The Anthropology of Christianity Bibliographic Blog http://anthrocybib.net/2014/03/06/ending-a-conversation-with-system-r-book-review-of-nongbris-before-religion/

 

2013    Review of Daniel Colucciello Barber, On Diaspora: Christianity, Religion, and Secularity. In AnthroCyBib: The Anthropology of Christianity Bibliographic Blog http://anthrocybib.net/2013/03/20/against-heresiologies-book-review-of-barbers-on-diaspora-christianity-religion-and-secularity/

 

Book and Media Reviews

In press: Review of Kevin Lewis O’Neill, Secure the Soul: Christian Piety and Gang Prevention in Guatemala. In Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.

 

2016    Review of Anna Strhan, Aliens & Strangers? The Struggle for Coherence in the Everyday Lives of Evangelicals. In Theology 119(4):281-282.

 

2016    Review of Matthew Tomlinson, Ritual Textuality: Patterns and Motion in Performance. In Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft 10(2):242-244.

 

2016    Review of Talena Sanders, Liahona. In AnthroCyBib: The Anthropology of Christianity Bibliographic Blog http://www.blogs.hss.ed.ac.uk/anthrocybib/2016/01/19/liahona-film-review/

 

2014    Review of Alice Beck Kehow, Militant Christianity. In Religion in Society 4:221-223.

 

2014    Review of Liana Chua, The Christianity of Culture. In Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 20(1):160-161.

 

2013    Review of T.M. Luhrmann, When God Talks back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God. In Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft 8(2):204-209.

 

2012    Review of James Faubion, An Anthropology of Ethics. In Soumen Anthropologi: The Finnish Journal of Anthropology 37(1):54-55.

 

2012    Review of Omri Elisha, Moral Ambition: Mobilization and Outreach in Evangelical Megachurches. In Anthropological Quarterly 85(3):973-978.

 

2011    Review of Jarrett Zigon, HIV Is God’s Blessing: Rehabilitating Morality in Neoliberal Russia. In Soumen Anthropologi: The Finnish Journal of Anthropology 36(3):82-83.

 

2009    Review of Brian Howell, Christianity in the Local Context. In Anthropology News 50(4):47-48 [As part of the Society for Anthropology of Religion column].

 

2008    Review of David Smilde, Reason to Believe. H-Pentecostalism, H-Net Reviews, July, 2008. URL:http://www.hnet.org/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=19667121692816.

 

2006    Review of Vincent Crapanzano, Imaginative Horizons.  In Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.  12:687-688.

 

Commentary

2014    “A morale booster on careers, job searches, and grants: if you’re doing it right, it hurts!” The Dirt: UCSD Graduate Anthropology Student Newsletter.

 

2010    “Virtual Christianity,” posted in the Social Science Research Council’s Immanent Frame website on October 29th  (http://blogs.ssrc.org/tif/2010/10/29/virtual-christianity/)


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