Title: Conversations in Cultural and Religious TheoryAuthor: Victor E. Taylor, ed.Series: Critical Studies in the HumanitiesImprint: The Davies Group, Publisherssoft cover314 pp.USD 26.00 ISBN 978-1935452439September 2013The field of cultural and religious theory expanded dramatically in the first decade of the twenty-first century, opening new dynamic spaces for interdisciplinary inquiry. In this volume, which is a collection of interviews from the Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, major contemporary theorists, philosophers, and theologians such as Slavoj Žižek, Jean-Luc Marion, Avital Ronell, Richard Kearney, John D. Caputo, Carl A, Raschke, Thomas J.J. Altizer, and Mark C. Taylor provide detailed analyses of critical issues in cultural and religious studies. Conversation topics are timely and far-ranging, from the history of religious theory in the postmodern era to the role of religious and cultural theory in addressing political, social, and artistic movements. In addition, the collected major figures discuss and reflect on their past contributions to the study of religion and culture and provide previews of their on-going scholarly projects and intellectual concerns. ContentsPrefaceA Conversation between Carl A. Raschke and Mark C. Taylor About About ReligionA Conversation with John D. Caputo, Loosening the Tongue: On Derrida and Religious TheoryA Conversation with Avital Ronell, Refusing Theory: Avital Ronell and the Structure of StupidityA Conversation with Jean-Michel Rabaté Conversation on The Future of TheoryA Conversation with Richard KearneyA Conversation With Slavoj ŽižekA Conversation with Jean-Luc MarionA Conversation with Michael HardtA Conversation with Catherine MalabouA Conversation with David Wood, Moments of Intense PresenceA Conversation with Paul D. Miller, Spooky Noises: Ghosts in the Music Machine of Paul D. Miller (AKA DJ Spooky)An Interview With Hent de Vries , Minimal Difference With Maximal Import: “Deep Pragmatism” And Global ReligionA Conversation with Carl A. Raschke, From Alchemy to RevolutionAn Interview with Thomas J.J. AltizerEditorVictor E. Taylor teaches in comparative literature and humanities at York College of Pennsylvania. His books and edited volumes include Para/Inquiry: Postmodern Religion and Culture (Routledge 2000), The Encyclopedia of Postmodernism (Routledge 2001), Postmodernism: Critical Concepts (Routledge 1998), Jean-François Lyotard: Critical Assessment(Routledge, 2006) and The Religious Pray, The Profane Swear (Pen Mark Press, 2002, expanded edition 2012), Religion After Postmodernism: Retheorizing Myth and Literature(University of Virginia Press, 2008). He is executive editor of the Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory.