The book will be of interest to religious-studies scholars of all stripes and sub-disciplines. ..the compelling dynamism, complexity, and value of the theorist of religion’s arguments is difficult to deny. The volume provides a nuanced picture of a controversial figure in the field and in doing so undermines myriad caricatures of that scholar’s positions, arguments, and stances. …the book is certainly the most helpful work I’ve encountered… in terms of professionalization in religious studies. Where are other books of this stature intended to support early career scholars?

McCutcheon is a gifted essayist. His ‘‘Theses on Professionalization’’ present a model of practicality and clarity and should be essential reading.
Religious Studies Review