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This page contains links to PDF versions of selected articles and chapters, made available as per copyright agreements with the various publishers.

Please note that Google Books provides (limited) access to most of Kocku von Stuckrad’s monographs.

Theory and Methodology in the Study of Religion

· Relative, Contingent, Determined: The Category ‘History’ and Its Methodological Dilemma. Journal of the American Academy of Religion 71/4 (2003): 905–912. (Download PDF)

· Finding Data: Some Reflections on Ontologies and Normativities. Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture 1/1 (2007): 39–46. (Download PDF)

· Theologies and Scholars (A Forum on ‘Theology’ and Scholarly Inquiry). Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture 3 (2009): 392–397. (Download PDF)

· Utopian Landscapes and Ecstatic Journeys: Friedrich Nietzsche, Hermann Hesse, and Mircea Eliade on the Terror of Modernity. Numen: International Review for the History of Religions 57/1 (2010): 78–102. (Download PDF)

· Reflections on the Limits of Reflection: An Invitation to the Discursive Study of Religion. Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 22 (2010): 156–169. (Download PDF)

· Discursive Study of Religion: Approaches, Definitions, Implications. Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 25/1 (2013): 5–25. (Download PDF)

· Action. In: Robert A. Segal & Kocku von Stuckrad (eds.): Vocabulary for the Study of Religion. 3 vols. Leiden & Boston: Brill 2015: vol. 1, 1–5. (Download PDF)

· Discourse. In: Robert A. Segal & Kocku von Stuckrad (eds.): Vocabulary for the Study of Religion. 3 vols. Leiden & Boston: Brill 2015: vol. 1, 429–438. (Download PDF)

Religion, Nature, Science, and Esoteric Discourse in European Cultural History

· Jewish and Christian Astrology in Late Antiquity—A New Approach. Numen 47/1 (2000): 1–40. (Download PDF)

· Reenchanting Nature: Modern Western Shamanism and Nineteenth-Century Thought. Journal of the American Academy of Religion 70 (2002): 771–799. (Download PDF)

· Interreligious Transfers in the Middle Ages: The Case of Astrology. Journal of Religion in Europe 1/1 (2008): 34–59. (Download PDF)

· Rewriting the Book of Nature: Kabbalah and the Metaphors of Contemporary Life-Sciences. Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture 2/4 (2008): 419–442. (Download PDF)

· Refutation and Desire: European Perceptions of Shamanism in the Late Eighteenth Century. Journal of Religion in Europe 5/1 (2012): 100–121. (Download PDF)

· Ancient Esotericism, Problematic Assumptions, and Conceptual Trouble. Aries: Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism 15/1 (2015): 15–18. (Download PDF)

· Astrology. In: Robert A. Segal & Kocku von Stuckrad (eds.): Vocabulary for the Study of Religion. 3 vols. Leiden & Boston: Brill 2015: vol. 1, 129–132. (Download PDF)

· Esoteric/Esotericism. In: Robert A. Segal & Kocku von Stuckrad (eds.): Vocabulary for the Study of Religion. 3 vols. Leiden & Boston: Brill 2015: vol. 1, 526–529. (Download PDF)

· Stars and Powers: Astrological Thinking in Imperial Politics from the Hasmoneans to Bar Kokhba. In: George H. van Kooten & Peter Barthel (eds.): The Star of Bethlehem and the Magi: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Experts on the Ancient Near East, the Greco-Roman World, and Modern Astronomy. Leiden & Boston: Brill 2015: 387–398. (Download PDF)

· Magie und Wissenschaft – Wie geht das zusammen? Kultur & Technik 1 (2016): 7–11. (Download PDF)

· Religion and Science in Transformation: On Discourse Communities, the Double-Bind of Discourse Research, and Theoretical Controversies. In: Frans Wijsen & Kocku von Stuckrad (eds.): Making Religion: Theory and Practice in the Discursive Study of Religion. Leiden & Boston: Brill 2016: 203–224. (Download PDF)

· Esotericism Disputed: Major Debates in the Field. In: April DeConick (ed.): Secret Religion (Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Religion). Farmington Hills: Macmillan 2016: 171–181. (Download PDF)

· The Hybridity of Scientific Knowledge: A Response to Leonardo Ambasciano. Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science 51/4 (2016): 1067–1071. (Download PDF)

Op-Eds

· Theses on the Study of Religion in the Netherlands. 12 November 2014. (Download PDF)

· “If I Only Knew Then… Tenured Scholars on Professionalization.” Blog post for the Bulletin for the Study of Religion, April 2016.