Miscellaneous

If you are interested in knowing what I have published, or other things I have done or do, take a look at my vita:

I have a book ms. that is revision of a revision of my dissertation. The ms. was sent out to two reviewers by an acquisitions editor of an academic press in 1996, and the reviewers both recommended publication (one with more revisions suggested than the other), but a higher up editor nixed the book as too complex and long, and thus a money loser. I gave up seeking publication, but, I think the second revision is pretty good as is. You can find In the Religious Borderlands of the Urban West: Protestant Anglophone Culture and Institutions in Metropolitan San Francisco, 1900-1920 here.

This past year (2014), I’ve written two book reviews for the Annals of Iowa–a fine state history journal, by the way. One review is of a book by an author with personal and subject ties to Sioux County:

  • Juffer, Jane. Intimacy across Borders: Race, Religion, and Migration in the U.S. Midwest. In Annals of Iowa 73 (Summer 2014): 302-304.  A pdf of the review is linked here: Annals review of Juffer. (Ignore the page numbers on the pdf.)

The other review is an essay on Angela Tarango’s Choosing the Jesus Way, Gaston Espinosa’s Latino Pentecostals, and Felipe Hinojosa’s Latino Mennonites. Here is a pre-publication pdf of the essay.

I’ve collected some quotations that I want to keep “handy” for my use. You are welcome to see if any of them strike you:

If you are interested in environmental/Western/California/religious history, here’s an unpublished review I did in July 2011 on  the paperback edition of Donald Worster’s magisterial biography of John Muir, A Passion for Nature:

  • Review of Worster’s A Passion for Nature

As for some of my articles, here are pdfs:

 A few reference articles by me are online. They can be found as follows:

One Response to “Miscellaneous”

  1. Doug Calsbeek October 13, 2013 at 5:32 pm #

    Doug:
    Just read your syllabus for the “Following Jesus In America” course. If that is representative of the guidance students receive, the state of education has progressed by leaps and bounds. I am impressed. Were I a student, I would not hesitate to take the course. Kudos.
    Doug

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