Publications

Kocku von Stuckrad has written eight books, which were translated into five languages. He has published ten edited volumes, including two leading dictionaries of religion. He is founding editor of the Journal of Religion in Europe (Leiden & Boston: Brill), as well as co-editor of the Numen Book Series (Leiden & Boston: Brill), the Texts and Sources in the History of Religions series (Leiden & Boston: Brill), the Supplements to Method & Theory in the Study of Religion series (Leiden & Boston: Brill), and the Religion and Society series (Berlin & Boston: De Gruyter). He is on the Editorial Board of Gnosis: Journal of Gnostic Studies (Leiden & Boston: Brill), Sapienza sciamanica (Rome: Nuova Cultura), Zeitschrift für Anomalistik (Freiburg: Society for Anomalistics / Forum Parawissenschaften), and Religions (MDPI).

For an interview about his recent work, see the podcast on the New Books in Religion website. For an interview about “Discursive Approaches and the Crises of Religious Studies,” see the podcast on The Religious Studies Project website.

For PDF versions of selected publications, please see the Downloads page.

· Monographs
· Edited volumes and special issues of journals
· Articles in peer-reviewed journals
· Articles in journals, not peer-reviewed
· Contributions to books
· Reviews

 

Monographs:

1. Frömmigkeit und Wissenschaft: Astrologie in Tanach, Qumran und frührabbinischer Literatur (Europäische Hochschulschriften XXIII/572). Frankfurt a. M. etc.: Peter Lang 1996. 220 pp.

2. Das Ringen um die Astrologie: Jüdische und christliche Beiträge zum antiken Zeitverständnis (Religionsgeschichtliche Versuche und Vorarbeiten 49). Berlin & New York: Walter de Gruyter 2000. XVII, 912 pp.

3. With Hans G. Kippenberg: Einführung in die Religionswissenschaft: Gegenstände und Begriffe (Reihe Beck Studium). Munich: C. H. Beck 2003. 230 pp.

4. Schamanismus und Esoterik: Kultur- und wissenschaftsgeschichtliche Betrachtungen (Gnostica: Texts and Interpretations 4). Leuven: Peeters 2003. VII, 337 pp.

5. Geschichte der Astrologie: Von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. Munich: C. H. Beck, 2003. 413 pp. New, revised edition 2007.

Translations:

Astrología: Una historia desde los inicios hasta nuestros días. Translated by Roberto H. Bernet. Barcelona: Editorial Herder 2005. 488 pp.

Storia dell’astrologia: Dalle origini ai nostri giorni. Translated by Elena Sciarra. Milan: Oscar Mondadori 2005. X, 346 pp.

História da Astrologia: da Antigüidade aos nossos dias. Translated by Kelly Passos. Sao Paulo: Editora Globo 2007. 447 pp.

6. Was ist Esoterik? Kleine Geschichte des geheimen Wissens. Munich: C. H. Beck 2004. 280 pp.

Translations:

Western Esotericism: A Brief History of Secret Knowledge. Translated and with a Foreword by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke. London: Equinox, 2005. XII, 167 pp.

Esoterie: De zoektocht naar absolute kennis. Translated by Andre Haacke and Ruud van der Helm. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2014. 287 pp.

Che cos’è l’esoterismo? Breve storia della conoscenza segreta. Translated by Aldo N. Terrin. Padua: Ed. Messaggero, 2016. 294 pp. (Freely available in Open Access)

7. ‘Zo zijn we niet getrouwd’: religie, natuurwetenschap en de radicalisering van de moderniteit. Inaugural Lecture for the Chair of Religious Studies, University of Groningen. Groningen: Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies 2010. 18 pp.

8. Locations of Knowledge in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Esoteric Discourse and Western Identities (Brill’s Studies in Intellectual History 186). Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2010. XIV, 242 pp.

9. The Scientification of Religion: An Historical Study of Discursive Change, 1800–2000. Berlin & Boston: De Gruyter 2014. XIII, 225 pp. Paperback edition published November 2015.

10. Kulturgeschichte der Seele im zwanzigsten Jahrhundert. Under consideration with Wilhelm Fink Verlag for 2018.

Edited volumes and special issues of journals:

1. With Brigitte Luchesi: Religion im kulturellen Diskurs: Festschrift für Hans G. Kippenberg zu seinem 65. Geburtstag / Religion in Cultural Discourse: Essays in Honor of Hans G. Kippenberg on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday (Religionsgeschichtliche Versuche und Vorarbeiten 52). Berlin & New York: Walter de Gruyter 2004.

2. Associate editor of The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature. Ed. Bron R. Taylor. 2 vols. London & New York: Thoemmes Continuum 2005.

3. With Günther Oestmann and H. Darrel Rutkin: Horoscopes and Public Spheres: Essays on the History of Astrology (Religion and Society 42). Berlin & New York: Walter de Gruyter 2005.

4. The Brill Dictionary of Religion. 4 vols. Leiden & Boston: Brill 2005 (thoroughly revised English edition of the “Metzler Lexikon Religion,” ed. Ch. Auffarth, J. Bernard, and H. Mohr). Paperback edition 2007.

5. With Olav Hammer: Polemical Encounters: Esoteric Discourse and Its Others (Aries Book Series 6). Leiden & Boston: Brill 2007.

6. With Hans G. Kippenberg and Jörg Rüpke: Europäische Religionsgeschichte—Ein mehrfacher Pluralismus. 2 vols. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht/UTB 2009.

7. With Boaz Huss and Marco Pasi: Kabbalah and Modernity: Interpretations, Transformations, Adaptations (Aries Book Series 10). Leiden & Boston: Brill 2010.

8. With Anders Klostergaard Petersen: “The Gods as Role Model in Western Tradition: Imitation, Divinization, Transgression.” Special issue of Numen: International Review for the History of Religions 60/1 (2013).

9. With Robert A. Segal: Vocabulary for the Study of Religion. Print version (3 vols.) plus online version. Leiden & Boston: Brill 2015. (Go to the online edition)

10. With Frans Wijsen: Making Religion: Theory and Practice in the Discursive Study of Religion (Supplements to Method & Theory in the Study of Religion 4). Leiden & Boston: Brill 2016.

11. With Jay Johnston: Religion and Discourse Research: Disciplinary Use and Interdisciplinary Dialogues. Berlin & Boston: De Gruyter. Forthcoming 2018.

Articles in peer-reviewed journals:

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

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

3. Discursive Study of Religion: From States of the Mind to Communication and Action. Method & Theory in the Study of Religion 15 (2003): 255–271.

4. From Ancient Religions to Modern Scholarship: The Work of Hans G. Kippenberg. Religious Studies Review 29/3 (2003): 261–266.

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

6. Esoterik und Europäische Religionsgeschichte. Gnostika 27 (June 2004): 61–80.

7. Western Esotericism: Towards an Integrative Model of Interpretation. Religion 35/2 (2005): 78–97.

8. Constructions, Normativities, Identities: Recent Studies on ‘Shamanism’ and ‘Neo-Shamanism’. Review essay. Religious Studies Review 31 (2005): 123–128.

9. Visual Gods: From Exorcism to Complexity in Renaissance Studies. Aries. Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism 6 (2006): 59–85.

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

11. Review Essay: Ideas of Nature and Their Cultural Impact: The Work of Ruth and Dieter Groh. Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture 1/3 (2007): 395–400.

12. Editorial: Europe and Religion (with Hans G. Kippenberg). Journal of Religion in Europe 1/1 (2008): 1–2.

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

14. 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.

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

16. 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.

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

18. Why Philosophy and History Matter: A Conversation with Ann Taves. Religion 40 (2010): 314–316.

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

20. Straw Men and Scientific Nostalgia: A Response to Luther H. Martin and Donald Wiebe. Religio: Revue pro religionistiku 20 (2012): 55–61.

21. Secular Religion: A Discourse-historical Approach to Religion in Contemporary Western Europe. Journal of Contemporary Religion 28/1 (2013): 1–14.

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

23. With Anders Klostergaard Petersen: The Gods as Role Model in Western Tradition: Introduction to the Special Issue. Special issue “The Gods as Role Model in Western Tradition: Imitation, Divinization, Transgression.” Numen: International Review for the History of Religions 60/1 (2013): 1–6.

24. “What I Cannot Build I Cannot Understand”: Transgressive Discourses in Life Sciences and Synthetic Biology. Special issue “The Gods as Role Model in Western Tradition: Imitation, Divinization, Transgression.” Numen: International Review for the History of Religions 60/1 (2013): 119–133

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

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

Articles in journals, not peer-reviewed:

1. Religie, natuurwetenschap en de radicalisering van de moderniteit. Theologisch Debat 7 (December 2010): 32–39.

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

Contributions to books (most of them peer-reviewed):

1. s.v. “Malos”, “Meliai”, “Manturna”, “Marica”. Der Neue Pauly. Enzyklopädie der Antike, hg. von H. Cancik, H. Schneider, M. Landfester u.a., vol. 7. Stuttgart & Weimar: J. B. Metzler 1999.

2. s.v. “Weissagung”. Metzler Lexikon Religion, vol. 3. Stuttgart & Weimar: J. B. Metzler, 2000: 648–651.

3. s.v. “Gnosis”. Der Neue Pauly. Enzyklopädie der Antike. Rezeptions- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte, vol. 14. Stuttgart & Weimar: J. B. Metzler 2000: 226–231.

4. s.v. “Kabbala”. Der Neue Pauly. Enzyklopädie der Antike. Rezeptions- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte, vol. 14.  Stuttgart & Weimar: J. B. Metzler 2000: 767–772.

5. s.v. “Tagewählerei”. Der Neue Pauly. Enzyklopädie der Antike, vol. 11. Stuttgart & Weimar: J. B. Metzler 2001: 1220–1223.

6. s.v. “Magie”. Der Neue Pauly. Enzyklopädie der Antike. Rezeptions- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte, vol. 15. Stuttgart & Weimar: J. B. Metzler 2001: 253–262.

7. s.v. “Okkultismus”. Der Neue Pauly. Enzyklopädie der Antike. Rezeptions- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte, vol. 15. Stuttgart & Weimar: J. B. Metzler 2001: 1146–1166.

8. “Christen” und “Nichtchristen” in der Antike. Von religiös konstruierten Grenzen zur diskursorientierten Religionswissenschaft. In: Manfred Hutter et al. (eds.): Hairesis. Festschrift für Karl Hoheisel (JAC Ergänzungsband 34), Münster: Aschendorff 2002: 184–202.

9. s.v. “Esoterik/Okkultismus/New Age”, “Astrologie”, “Gnosis”, “Hermetik”. Metzler Lexikon Religion, vol. 4: Text- und Bildquellen, Filmographie, Zeittafeln. Stuttgart & Weimar: J. B. Metzler 2002: 142–153.

10. In collaboration with Hans G. Kippenberg: Religionswissenschaftliche Überlegungen zum religiösen Pluralismus in Deutschland: Eine Öffnung der Perspektiven. In: Hartmut Lehmann (ed.): Multireligiosität im vereinten Europa. Historische und juristische Aspekte (Bausteine zu einer Europäischen Religionsgeschichte im Zeitalter der Säkularisierung 1). Göttingen: Wallstein 2003: 145–162.

11. Le chamanisme occidental moderne et la dialectique de la science rationelle. In: Roberte N. Hamayon (ed.): Chamanismes (Revue Diogène), Paris: Presses Universitaires de France 2003 : 281–301.

12. Aleister Crowley, Thelema und die Religionsgeschichte des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts. In: Brigitte Luchesi & Kocku von Stuckrad (eds.): Religion im kulturellen Diskus. Festschrift für Hans G. Kippenberg zu seinem 65. Geburtstag / Religion in Cultural Discourse. Essays in Honor of Hans G. Kippenberg on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday (Religionsgeschichtliche Versuche und Vorarbeiten 52). Berlin & New York: Walter de Gruyter 2004: 307–325.

13. s.v. ‘Religionssoziologie. III. Soziologie einzelner Religionen. 3. Religiöse Gegenwartsströmungen’. In: Hans Dieter Betz (ed.): Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Handwörterbuch für Theologie und Religionswissenschaft, 4., völlig neu bearbeitete Ausgabe, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2004.

14. s.v. ‘Encyclopedias’. In: Lindsay Jones (ed. in chief): Encyclopedia of Religion, vol. 4, 2nd ed. Detroit etc.: Thomson Gale 2005: 2782–2785.

15. s.v. ‘Festschriften’. In: Lindsay Jones (ed. in chief): Encyclopedia of Religion, vol. 5, 2nd ed. Detroit etc.: Thomson Gale 2005: 3040–3042.

16. Communitas: Environmentalist Activity and Ritual Theory. In: Vasilios N. Makrides & Jörg Rüpke (eds.): Religionen im Konflikt. Vom Bürgerkrieg über Öko-Gewalt bis zur Gewalterinnerung im Ritual, Münster: Aschendorff 2005: 226–235.

17. s.v. ‘Astrology III: Middle Ages’. In: W. J. Hanegraaff et al. (eds.): Dictionary of Gnosis and Western Esotericism. Leiden etc.: Brill 2005: 119–128.

18. s.v. ‘Bohm, David’ (pp. 208–209), ‘Capra, Fritjof’ (pp. 266–267), ‘Einstein, Albert’ (p. 582), ‘Harner, Michael, and the Foundation for Shamanic Studies’ (pp. 743–744), ‘Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm’ (p. 1005), ‘Messner on Everest and Cosmos’ (p. 1120), ‘Mountaineering’ (1119–1120), ‘Pauli, Wolfang’ (pp. 1264–1265), ‘Peat, F. David’ (p. 1266), ‘Philosophy of Nature’ (pp. 1277–1279), ‘Prigogine, Ilya’ (pp. 1302–1303), ‘Schelling, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph’ (pp. 1489–1490), ‘Shamanism – Neo’ (pp. 1528–1529), ‘Sheldrake, Rupert’ (p. 1537), ‘Western Esotericism’ (pp. 1728–1730). In: B. R. Taylor (ed. in chief): The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature. London & New York: Thoemmes Continuum 2005.

19. Whose Tradition? Conflicting Ideologies in Medieval and Early Modern Esotericism. In: Steven Engler & Gregory P. Grieve (eds.): Historicizing ‘Tradition’ in the Study of Religion (Religion and Society 43). Berlin & New York: Walter de Gruyter 2005: 211–226.

20. s.v. ‘Esoterik’. In: Peter Eicher (ed.): Neues Handbuch theologischer Grundbegriffe. 4 vols., Munich: Kösel 2005, vol. I: 273–281.

21. Heilung durch die Geister: Der moderne westliche Schamanismus. In: Werner H. Ritter and Bernhard Wolf (eds.): Heilung – Energie – Geist: Heilung zwischen Wissenschaft, Religion und Geschäft. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2005: 187–207.

22. (With Günther Oestmann and H. Darrel Rutkin:) Introduction: Horoscopes and History. In: Günther Oestmann, H. Darrel Rutkin and Kocku von Stuckrad (eds.): Horoscopes and Public Spheres: Essays on the History of Astrology (Religion and Society 42). Berlin & New York: Walter de Gruyter 2005: 1–10.

23. The Function of Horoscopes in Biographical Narrative: Cardano and After. In: Günther Oestmann, H. Darrel Rutkin and Kocku von Stuckrad (eds.): Horoscopes and Public Spheres: Essays on the History of Astrology (Religion and Society 42). Berlin & New York: Walter de Gruyter 2005: 225–240.

24. s.v. ‘Divination romaine. B. Divination et pouvoir: 3. Astrology between public and private’. In: Thesaurus Cultus et Rituum antiquorum (ThesCRA). Vol. III. Los Angeles: The G. Paul Getty Museum 2005: 93–94.

25. ‘Preface’ (pp. vii–x); s.v. ‘Astrology (Western)’ (pp. 143–146), ‘Esotericism’ (pp. 606–622), ‘New Religions’ (pp. 1319–1320), ‘Prophecy/Divination’ (pp. 1519–1522). In: Kocku von Stuckrad (ed.): The Brill Dictionary of Religion, 4 vols., Leiden: Brill 2005.

26. Moderne Astrologie: Hermeneutik der Seele. In: Alfred Bellebaum and Detlef Herbers (eds.): Glücksangebote in der Alltagswelt. Münster: Aschendorff 2006: 207–227.

27. Die Rede vom “Christlichen Abendland”: Hintergründe und Einfluss einer Meistererzählung. In: Christian Augustin, Johannes Wienand and Christiane Winkler (eds.): Religiöser Pluralismus und Toleranz in Europa. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2006: 235–247.

28. Kröners Wörterbuch der Religionen, ed. by Ch. Auffarth, H. G. Kippenberg and A. Michaels: ca. 400 entries related to “Judaism” and “Esotericism”. Stuttgart: Alfred Kröner 2006.

29. Wissenschaftliche und religiöse Transfers im Mittelalter: Das Beispiel der Astrologie. In: Christoph Auffarth (ed.): Religiöser Pluralismus im Mittelalter? Besichtigung einer Epoche der europäischen Religionsgeschichte. Münster: LIT 2007: 39–58.

30. s.v. ‘Heidentum.’ In: Friedrich Jaeger (ed.): Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit, vol. 5. Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler 2007, cols. 295–298.

31. Geloof. In: Jonneke Bekkenkamp (ed.): ZinAtlas. Amsterdam: Zin & Zaken 2007: 91–97.

32. (with Olav Hammer). Introduction: Western Esotericism and Polemics. In: Olav Hammer and Kocku von Stuckrad (eds.): Polemical Encounters: Esoteric Discourse and Its Others. Leiden & Boston: Brill 2007: vii–xxii.

33. Christian Kabbalah and Anti-Jewish Polemics: Pico in Context. In: Olav Hammer and Kocku von Stuckrad (eds.): Polemical Encounters: Esoteric Discourse and Its Others. Leiden & Boston: Brill 2007: 3–23.

34. s.v. ‘Aberglaube,’ ‘Astrologie,’ ‘Dämonen,’ ‘Esoterik,’ ‘Magie,’ ‘New Age,’ ‘Schamanismus.’ In: Friedrich Wilhelm Horn and Friederike Nüssel (eds.): Taschenlexikon Religion und Theologie, 4 vols., Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2007.

35. Die Schekhina vom Sohar bis zu Madonna, oder: Die Weiblichkeit Gottes als Ergebnis gesellschaftlicher Organisation. In: Anna-Katharina Höpflinger, Ann Jeffers and Daria Pezzoli-Olgiati (eds.): Handbuch Gender und Religion. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2008: 157–166.

36. Esoteric Discourse and the European History of Religion: In Search of a New Interpretational Framework. In: Tore Ahlbäck (ed., with the assistance of Björn Dahla): Western Esotericism. Based on Papers Read at the Symposium on Western Esotericism Held at Åbo, Finland, on 15–17 August 2007  (Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis, vol. 20). Åbo: Donner Institute for Research in Religious and Cultural History 2008: 217–236.

37. La sapienza oltre la dimostrazione: la conoscenza esperienziale dalla Tarda Antichità al XIII secolo in una prospettiva interreligiosa. Unauthorized translation by Marta Zoppetti. In: Alessandro Grossato (ed.), Forme e correnti dell’esoterismo occidentale, Venice: Medusa 2008: 39–54.

38. s.v. ‘Missionsbericht.’ In: Friedrich Jaeger (ed.): Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit, vol 8. Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler 2008: 598–600.

39. Naturwissenschaft und Religion: Interferenzen und diskursive Transfers. In: Hans G. Kippenberg, Jörg Rüpke and Kocku von Stuckrad (eds.): Europäische Religionsgeschichte—Ein mehrfacher Pluralismus. 2 vols. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht/UTB 2009: 441–466.

40. Introduction: In Praise of Questions. In: Jacqueline Braak and Deirdre Malone (eds.), Van Discussie tot Beleving: Religiestudies aan de UvA. Amsterdam: Ars Notoria/Religiestudies 2009: viii–xii.

41. Esoterik. In: Erich Geldbach and Peter Noss (eds.), Vielfalt und Wandel: Lexikon der Religionsgemeinschaften im Ruhrgebiet. Essen: Klartext Verlag 2009: 517–519.

42. Astrologia Hermetica: Astrology, Western Culture, and the Academy. In: Tessel Bauduin, Wouter J. Hanegraaff and Joyce Pijnenburg (eds.): Hermes in the Academy: Ten Years Study of Western Esotericism at the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press 2009: 51–58.

43. s.v. ‘Naturreligionen’ and ‘Orientalismus: Religionswissenschaft.’ In: Friedrich Jaeger (ed.): Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit, vol. 9. Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler 2009.

44. s.v. ‘Religionsbegriff,’ ‘Religionswissenschaft,’ and ‘Religionsvergleich.’ In: Frie-drich Jaeger (ed.): Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit, vol. 10. Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler 2009.

45. The Code of Creation: Kabbalistic Genealogies and Modern Life Sciences. In: Jitse Dijkstra, Justin Kroesen and Yme Kuiper (eds.): Myths, Martyrs, and Modernity: Studies in the History of Religions in Honour of Jan N. Bremmer. Leiden & Boston: Brill 2010: 671–685.

46. Introduction: Kabbalah and Modernity (with Boaz Huss and Marco Pasi). In: Boaz Huss, Marco Pasi and Kocku von Stuckrad (eds.): Kabbalah and Modernity: Interpretations, Transformations, Adaptations. Leiden & Boston: Brill 2010: 2–10.

47. Madonna and the Shekhinah: The Playful Transgression of Gender Roles in Popular Culture. In: Boaz Huss, Marco Pasi and Kocku von Stuckrad (eds.): Kabbalah and Modernity: Interpretations, Transformations, Adaptations. Leiden & Boston: Brill 2010: 283–299.

48. Secrecy as Social Capital. In: Andreas B. Kilcher (ed.): Constructing Tradition: Means and Myths of Transmission in Western Esotericism. Leiden & Boston: Brill 2010: 239–252.

49. Le Picatrix dan le De Vita de Marsile Ficine, transferts culturels. In: J.P. Boudet, A. Caiozzo and N. Weill-Parot (eds.), Picatrix, Images et magie, Paris: Champion 2011: 331–339.

50. Astral Magic in Ancient Jewish Discourse: Adoption, Transformation, Differentiation. In: Gideon Bohak, Yuval Harari and Shaul Shaked (eds.), Continuity and Innovation in the Magical Tradition, Leiden & Boston: Brill 2011: 245–270.

51. Discursive Transfers and Reconfigurations: Tracing the Religious and the Esoteric in Secular Culture. In: Egil Asprem & Kennet Granholm (eds.): Contemporary Esotericism. London: Equinox 2012: 226–243.

52. “The Only Game in Town?” Or: Contested Masters in Modern Western Shamanism. In: Almut-Barbara Renger (ed.): Meister und Schüler in Geschichte und Gegenwart: Von Religionen der Antike bis zur modernen Esoterik. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2012: 363–382.

53. Überlegungen zur Transformation des esoterischen Diskursfeldes seit der Aufklärung. In: Monika Neugebauer-Wölk, Renko Geffarth & Markus Meumann (eds.), Aufklärung und Esoterik: Wege in die Moderne. (Hallesche Beiträge zur Europäischen Aufklärung 48). Berlin & New York: de Gruyter 2012: 96–112.

54. Geschlechterdiskurs und Normativität – kurze Anmerkungen zur Tagung. In: Christoph Elsas, Edith Franke & Angela Standhartinger (eds.), Geschlechtergerechtigkeit: Herausforderung der Religionen. Berlin: EB-Verlag Dr. Brandt 2014: 335–339.

55. Adriaan van de Vijsel’s Reading of Piet Mondrian’s Horoscope: Some Observations. In: Willem de Rooij (ed.): Character is Fate: Piet Mondrian’s Horoscope. Rotterdam: Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art 2015: 15–19.

Dutch version in the same volume: Adriaan van de Vijsels interpretatie van Piet Mondriaans horoscoop: enkele observaties. In: Willem de Rooij (ed.): Character is Fate: Piet Mondrian’s Horoscope. Rotterdam: Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art 2015: 47–51.

56. 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.

57. 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.

58. 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.

59. 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.

60. 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.

61. With Frans Wijsen. Introduction. In: Frans Wijsen & Kocku von Stuckrad (eds.): Making Religion: Theory and Practice in the Discursive Study of Religion. Leiden & Boston: Brill 2016: 1–11.

62. 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.

63. Straw Men and Scientific Nostalgia: A Response to Luther H. Martin and Donald Wiebe. In: Luther H. Martin & Donald Wiebe (eds.): Conversations and Controversies in the Scientific Study of Religion: Collaborative and Co-authored essays by Luther H. Martin and Donald Wiebe. Leiden & Boston: Brill 2016: 271–276. (Reprint of article from 2012)

64. Astrology. In: Georgia L. Irby (ed.): A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome. Chichester, UK & Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons 2016: vol. 1, 114–129.

65. Astrology. In: Glenn Alexander Magee (ed.): The Cambridge Handbook of Western Mysticism and Esotericism. New York: Cambridge University Press 2016: 372–380.

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

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Book Reviews:

1. Hans G. Kippenberg, “Die Entdeckung der Religionsgeschichte: Religionswissenschaft und Moderne”. Numen 45 (1998): 324–325.

2. Axel Michaels (ed.), “Klassiker der Religionswissenschaft. Von Friedrich Schleiermacher bis Mircea Eliade”. Numen 46 (1999): 220–221.

3. David R. Jordan et al. (ed.), “The World of Ancient Magic”. Numen 47 (2000): 203–205.

4. Mark C. Taylor (ed.), “Critical Terms for Religious Studies” and Willi Braun / Russell T. McCutcheon (eds.), “Guide to the Study of Religion”. Numen 48 (2001): 117–120.

5. Arthur Versluis, “Wisdom’s Children: A Christian Esoteric Tradition”. Numen 48 (2001): 231–233.

6. Timothy Fitzgerald, “The Ideology of Religious Studies”. Kea. Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften 13 (2001): 247–249.

7. Dieter Blume, “Regenten des Himmels. Astrologische Bilder in Mittelalter und Renaissance”. Aries. Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism 2 (2002): 213–216.

8. Recent Studies on Western Esotericism: Some Reflections. Review of Richard Caron et al. (ed.), “Ésotérisme, Gnoses et Imaginaire symbolique: Mélanges offerts à Antoine Faivre”; Roelof van den Broek and Cis van Heertum (ed.), “From Poimandres to Jacob Böhme: Gnosis, Hermetism and the Christian Tradition”; Olav Hammer, “Claiming Knowledge. Strategies of Epistemology from Theosophy to the New Age”; Mikael Rothstein (ed.), “New Age Religion and Globalization”. Numen 49 (2002): 212–218.

9. Kurt Hübner, “Glaube und Denken. Dimensionen der Wirklichkeit”. Numen 49 (2002): 351–353.

10. Ronald Hutton, “Shamans: Siberian Spirituality and the Western Imagination”. Aries. Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism 3 (2003): 110–113.

11. Anne-Charlott Trepp and Hartmut Lehmann (eds.), “Antike Weisheit und kulturelle Praxis. Hermetismus in der Frühen Neuzeit”. Aries. Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism 3 (2003): 266–269.

12. Henri-Paul Francfort and Roberte N. Hamayon (eds.), “The Concept of Shamanism: Uses and Abuses”. Numen 50 (2003): 119–121.

13. Russell T. McCutcheon, “The Discipline of Religion: Structure, Meaning, Rhetoric”. Numen 51 (2004): 216–218.

14. Joscelyn Godwin, “The Pagan Dream of the Renaissance”. Aries. Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism 4 (2004): 228–231.

15. Birgit Meyer and Peter Pels (eds.), “Magic and Modernity: Interfaces of Revelation and Concealment”. Numen 51 (2004): 352–354 .

16. Gerhard Mayer, “Schamanismus in Deutschland. Konzepte – Praktiken – Erfahrun-gen”. Zeitschrift für Anomalistik 4 (2004): 270–273.

17. Jeppe Sinding Jensen, “The Study of Religion in a New Key: Theoretical and Philosophical Soundings in the Comparative and General Study of Religion”. Numen 52 (2005): 146–149.

18. Michael J. B. Allen and Valery Rees (with Martin Davies) (eds.), “Marsilio Ficino: His Theology, His Philosophy, His Legacy”. Aries. Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism 5 (2005): 127–131.

19. Roy Willis and Patrick Curry, “Astrology, Science and Culture: Pulling Down the Moon”. Journal for Contemporary Religion 20 (2005): 421–422.

20. Linda Simonis, “Die Kunst des Geheimen. Esoterische Kommunikation und ästhe-tische Darstellung im 18. Jahrhundert”. Aries. Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism 6 (2006): 90–93.

21. Steven vanden Broecke, “The Limits of Influence: Pico, Louvain, and the Crisis of Renaissance Astrology”. Aries. Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism 7 (2007): 113–115.

22. Stephen D. O’Leary and Glen S. McGhee (eds.), “War in Heaven Heaven on Earth: Theories of the Apocalyptic”. Numen 54 (2007): 96–98.

23. Hermann Geyer, “Verborgene Weisheit: Johann Arndts ‘Vier Bücher vom Wahren Christentum’ als Programm einer spiritualistisch-hermetischen Tradition”. Aries: Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism 7 (2007): 239–241.

24. Marco Pasi, “Aleister Crowley und die Versuchung der Politik”. The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies 9 (2007): 194–196.

25. Michael Borgolte, “Christen, Juden, Muselmanen: Die Erben der Antike und der Aufstieg des Abendlandes 300 bis 1400 n. Chr.” Journal of Religion in Europe 1 (2008): 119–120.

26. Elliot R. Wolfson, “Alef, Mem, Tau: Kabbalistic Musings on Time, Truth, and Death”. Numen 55 (2008): 115-117.

27. Reimund Leicht, “Astrologumena Judaica: Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der astrologischen Literatur der Juden”. Aries: Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism 9 (2009): 117–119.

28. Thomas Werner, “Den Irrtum liquidieren: Bücherverbrennungen im Mittelalter”. Journal of Religion in Europe 2 (2009): 61–62.

29. Monika Neugebauer-Wölk (ed., in collaboration with Andre Rudolph), “Aufklärung und Esoterik: Rezeption – Integration – Konfrontation”. Journal of Religion in Europe 3 (2010): 380–382.

30. Christopher I. Lehrich, “The Occult Mind: Magic in Theory and Practice”. Ambix 57 (2010): 314.

31. Anne-Marie Korte and Maaike de Haardt (eds.), “The Boundaries of Monotheism: Interdisciplinary Explorations into the Foundations of Western Monotheism”. Nederlands Theologisch Tijdschrift (2010): 348–349.

32. Thomas A. DuBois, “An Introduction to Shamanism”. Numen 58 (2011): 422–423.

33. Daniel Jütte, “Das Zeitalter des Geheimnisses: Juden, Christen und die Ökonomie des Geheimen (1400-1800)”. Journal of Religion in Europe 5 (2012): 418-419.

34. Michael Stausberg & Steven Engler (eds.), “The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in the Study of Religion”. Numen 59 (2012): 621–623.

35. Andreas Lerch, “Scientia astrologiae: Der Diskurs über die Wissenschaftlichkeit der Astrologie und die lateinischen Lehrbücher 1470–1610”. Isis: The International Journal for the History of Science 108/2 (2017): 442–443.