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“Natura nihil frustra facit” (2019) by Dustin J. Byrd

Forthcoming Books:

  • Dark Charisma: Donald Trump and the Erasure of America (Ekpyrosis Press 2021).
  • Alt-Fascism: On the Philosophical Foundations of the New Radical Right (Monograph in progress).
  • The Pope and the Populists: Pope Francis’ Struggle with Immigration, Nationalism, and the Limits of Multiculturalism (Monograph in progress).
  • Girolamo Savonarola: A Prophetic Critique of Early Modernity. (Monograph in progress).
  • Syed Hussein Alatas and Critical Social Theory. Co-Edited with Seyed Javad Miri. (Brill 2022)
  • The Many Faces of Populism: Perspectives from Critical Theory and Beyond. Co-edited with Mlado Ivanovic and Jeremiah Morelock (In progress)
  • Hegel and the Critical Theory of Religion, by Rudolf J. Siebert, edited by Dustin J. Byrd (Ekpyrosis Press, 2020).

Forthcoming Book Chapters:

  • “A Dialectical Approach to the Roman Religion of Utility: The Hinges of History.” Co-Authored with Rudolf J. Siebert. Forthcoming book edited by Dies van der Linde (University of Amsterdam) and Francesca Mazzilli (Durham University). Series: Religions in the Graeco-Roman World. (Brill, 2020)
  • “Mythology, Enlightenment, and Dialectic: Determinate Negation” Co-authored with Rudolf J. Siebert and Michael R. Ott. How to Critique Authoritarian Populism: Methodologies of the Frankfurt School, edited by Jeremiah Morelock. (Brill, 2021).
  • “Ali Shariati and the Foundations of Islamic Socialism: Muhammad, Capitalism, and the Post-Metaphysical Socialist Alternative” in the forthcoming book Toward Indigenous Democratic Socialism. Edited by Mojtaba Mahdavi (University of Alberta) (Brill, 2020)
  • “Islamism and its Discontents: The Post-Islamist turn as Dialectical Thought and Praxis” in Reimagining Political Islam. Edited by Seyed Javad Miri. (International Peace Studies Center: London, U.K., 2020)

Publications:

Monographs:

  • The Frankfurt School and the Dialectics of Religion: Translating Critical Faith into Critical Theory (Ekpyrosis Press 2020).
  • Critical Theory of Religion: From the Frankfurt School to Emancipatory Islamic Thought. Kalamazoo, MI: Ekpyrosis Press, (June, 2020).
  • Unfashionable Objections to Islamophobic Cartoons: L’affaire Charlie Hebdo. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. (July, 2017).
  • Islam in a Post-Secular Society: Religion, Secularity, and the Antagonism of Recalcitrant Faith. Brill Publishing: Leiden, Netherlands. (November, 2016). Paperback released in January of 2018. Translated into Arabic by Mohammed Aafif, Professor of History at Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco. Published by Mominoun Without Borders (Beirut, Lebanon) October, 2018. (mominoun.com) The book was featured at the Casablanca International Book Fair, Morocco. (February, 2019)
  • A Critique of Ayn Rand’s Philosophy of Religion: The Gospel According to John Galt.  Rowman & Littlefield (Lexington Books): Lanham, MD. (February, 2015). Paperback released by Lexington Books in September, 2019.
  • Ayatollah Khomeini and the Anatomy of the Islamic Revolution in Iran: Toward a Theory of Prophetic Charisma. University Press of America: (July, 2011).

Book Editor/Co-Editor:

  • The Critique of Religion and Religion’s Critique: On Dialectical Religiology. Edited by Dustin J. Byrd. (Brill, 2020)
  • Frantz Fanon and Emancipatory Social Theory: A View from the Wretched. Co-Edited by Dustin J. Byrd and Seyed Javad Miri. (Brill, 2019). Includes a chapter by Mumia Abu-Jamal.
  • Ali Shariati and the Future of Social Theory: Religion, Revolution and the Role of the Intellectual. Co-edited with Seyed Javad Miri. Brill Publishing: Leiden Netherlands. (September, 2017). Paper back released in October of 2018 by Haymarket Books, Chicago.
  • Malcolm X: From Political Eschatology to Religious Revolutionary. Co-edited with Seyed Javad Miri. Brill Publishing: Leiden, Netherlands. (May 2016). Paperback released in November of 2017, Haymarket Books, Chicago.
  • The Early Critical Theory of Religion: The Island of Happiness by Rudolf J. Siebert. Sanbun Publishers: New Delhi, India. (Oct. 2014).

Book Chapters:

  • “Towards a Dialectical Revivification of Religion: Aufhaben and the Potential for Renovation and Renewal” in the forthcoming book The Critique of Religion and Religion’s Critique: On Dialectical Religiology. (Brill, 2020)
  • “Islamic Colonization and the Coming European Wretched: On the Ideology of Alt-Fascism” in the forthcoming book The Critique of Religion and Religion’s Critique: On Dialectical Religiology. (Brill, 2020)
  • “On the Possibility of a Post-Colonial Revolutionary: Reconsidering Zizek’s Reading of Frantz Fanon in the Interregnum” in the edited volume Frantz Fanon and Emancipatory Social Theory: A View from the Wretched. Co-Edited Dustin J. Byrd and Seyed Javad Miri. (Brill, 2020)
  •  “Ali Shariati”  Palgrave Encyclopedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism. 2ndEdition. Edited by Immanuel Ness (CUNY Brooklyn) and Zak Cope. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020)
  • “Must Non-Europeans Think Like Us: A Critique of Thoughtlessness in Western and Resten Societies” in the book The Rest Write Back: Discourse and Decolonization. Edited by Esmaeil Zeiny, Ph.D. (Brill, 2019) The Rest Write Back: Discourse and Decolonization
  • “Ali Shariati and Critical Theory: From Black Affirmation to Red Negation” in Ali Shariati and the Future of Social Theory. Brill Publishing, Leiden, Netherlands. (2017)
  • “Malcolm X and Revolutionary Religion: Christianity, Islam, and the their Emancipatory Potentials” in Malcolm X: From Political Eschatology to Religious Revolutionary. Co-edited by Dustin J. Byrd and Seyed Javad Miri. Brill Publishing, Leiden, Netherlands. (2016).
  • Prologue for the book “Islamism and Post-Islamism: Reflections upon Allama Jafari’s Political Thought” By Seyed Javad Miri. University Press of America: Lanham, MD. (2014). Islamism and Post-Islamism
  • “Fromm’s Notion of Prophet and Priest: Ancient Antagonism, Modern Manifestations” in Reclaiming the Sane Society: Essays on Erich Fromm’s Thought. Edited by Robert Lake & Seyed Javad Miri. Sense Publications: Rotterdam, Netherlands. (2014) Fromm’s Notion of Prophet and Priest
  • “Bilderverbot and Utopia: God Unarticulated, Other World Unannounced” in The Dialectic of the Religious and the Secular: Studies of the Future of Religion. Edited by Dr. Michael R. Ott., Brill Publishing: Leiden, Netherlands. (2014)
  • “Nietzsche’s Transvaluation of Islam: On Philosophical Orientalism and its Consequences” in Orientalism: A Eurocentric Vision of the Other. International Peace Studies Center. London, U.K. (2013) Orientalism: A Eurocentric Vision of the Other
  • Prologue for the book Transcendent Unity of Human Culture: Allama Jafari and Russian Literary Thinkersby Dr. Seyed Javad Miri, London Academy of Iranian Studies, (2013). Transcendent Unity of Human Cultures
  • “The Modern Appeal of Islam and Buddhism” Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions. Edited by Anne Runehov & Lluis Oviedo. Springer Press, New York/Berlin. (2013) Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religion: Front Matter
  • Prologue for the book Allama Jafari on Bertrand Russell: East and West – Shall the Twain Meet? by Dr. Seyed Javad Miri. University Press of America, 2012. (2013) Allam Jafari on Bertrand Russell
  • “On the State of Islam: Thoughts on Revolution, Revolt, and Reform” in The Global Future of Religion International Peace Studies Centre. London, U.K. (2013)
  • Epilogue to Sociology and Allama M. T. Jafari: Probing into Issues of Humanities, Religion, Philosophy, and Social Science by Seyed Javad Miri. London Academy of Iranian studies. (2012)
  • “Walter Benjamin’s Critical Theory of Divine Violence and Political Messianism” in Social Theory, Religion, and Critical Discourses. Edited by Seyed Javad Miri, Lambert Academic Publishing. (2011).
  • “The Swastika and the Crescent: ‘Islamofascism’ – Fact or Political Syllogism?” in Social Theory, Religion, and Critical Discourses. Edited by Seyed Javad Miri, Lambert Academic Publishing. (2011).
  • “Reinventing Utopia: Exploring the Possibilities of That Which Has No Place” Religion and Civil Society: New National Borders, and the Paradoxes of the Globalized Cultural Environment. Tavrida National University: Simferopol, Ukraine. (2008).
  • “Secular Republic or Holy Empire: How America’s Views on Race, Class, and Religion Contribute to Global Resentment,” in Religion and Civil Society: Between Nationalism and Globalism. Tavrida National University: Simferopol, Ukraine. (2004). Translated into Russia.
  • “Global Discourse in the Face of Empire: America, Biophilia vs. Necrophilia, and the Salvation of the American Legacy,” in Religion and Civil Society: On the Way to Global Ethos. Tavrida National University: Simferopol, Ukraine. (2003).

Journal Articles:

Book Reviews:

  • Review – A Critical Introduction to Khomeini  edited by Arshin Adib-Moghaddam, Cambridge University Press, 2014. Journal of the Society for Contemporary Thought and the Islamicate World (May 26, 2015).
  • A review of Jerome Braun’s “Democratic Culture and Moral Character. A Study in Culture and Personality.” Dordrecht: Springer. Rudolf J. Siebert & Dustin J. Byrd. Critical Research on Religion. Sage Publications. (Aug. 2015, Vol. 3: Issue 2).
  • A review of Dr. Manning Marable’s book Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention. Islamic Perspective Journal No. 6 Dec. 2011 London Academy of Iranian Studies.
  • A review of Dr. Michael R. Ott, (Ed.) The Future of Religion: Toward a Reconciled Society. Michigan Sociological Review, Volume 23, (Fall 2009)

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