Enhancing Life Scholars publish widely, showing the breadth of the application of the theme of enhancing life. Below is a partial list of articles and books authored by Enhancing Life Scholars.

Publications of Monographs

(Books and Full Research Studies)

Publications of Articles, Essays, and Chapters

Maria Antonaccio, “Risk Theory Revisited: The Moral-Existential Anxieties of Sustainability,” in Risiko und Vertrauen – Risk and Trust, eds. Heike Springhart and Guenter Thomas (Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2017).

Maria Antonaccio, “On the Moral Status of Finitude: Sustainability and the Integrity of Life,” in Responsibility and Enhancing Life, eds. William Schweiker, Heike Springhart, Günter Thomas (Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2017).

Mario Antonaccio, “Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion”, review of The Future of Ethics: Sustainability, Social Justice, and Religious Creativity, by Willis Jenkins(Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2013) in, vol. 22 (2018): 105-111.

Maria Antonaccio, “De-moralizing and Re-moralizing the Anthropocene,” in Religion in the Anthropocene, eds. Celia Deane-Drummond, Sigurd Bergmann, and Bronislaw Szerszynski (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2017).

Sarah Bianchi, “Über die Kluft zwischen Nehmen und Geben. Vom Schenken des Beschenkt-Werdenden” [On the Difference between (Taking and Giving) Giving and Taking: How the Present-Receiver Makes the Present-Giver a Gift], in: Präfaktisch, (December 2019),

Andrea Bieler, “Historic Trauma as a Site of Cultural Creativity and Social Negotiation. A Reflection on Aesthetic and Political Challenges”, in Historical Trauma and Memory: Living with Haunting Memories of the Past, ed. Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela (Toronto: Sun Media, 2019)  

Andrea Bieler, “Exploring Affectivity. An Unfinished Conversation with Pamela Sue Anderson”, in On Vulnerability and Love. Essays in Memory of Pamela Sue Anderson, ed. Pelagia Goulimari (London: Routledge, 2020)

Andrea Bieler, “Im Raum des Pathischen. Vulnerabilität in der Seelsorge mit kranken Menschen“, in Vulnerabilitätsdiskurse in der Theologie. Gesellschaftsrelevant und interdisziplinär, ed. Hildegunde Keul (Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2020)

Andrea Bieler, Isolde Karle, HyeRan Kim-Cragg, Ilona Nord, Migration and Religion: Negotiating Hospitality, Agency, and Vulnerability (Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2019)

Andrea Bieler, “Responding to the Loss of Home. Perspectives and Practices of Refugees in the Context of the Projekt DA-SEIN in Basel (Switzerland)”, in Migration and Religion: Negotiating Hospitality, Agency, and Vulnerability, eds. Isolde Karle, HyeRan Kim-Cragg, Ilona Nord (Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2019)

Andrea Bieler, “Introduction”, in Migration and Religion: Negotiating Hospitality, Agency, and Vulnerability, eds. Andrea Bieler, Isolde Karle, HyeRan Kim-Cragg and Ilona Nord (Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2019), 9-20

Andrea Bieler, “Europa im Kontext transnationaler Migrationsbewegungen. Praktisch-theologische Erwägungen“, in Christentum und Europa. XVI. Europäischer Kongress für Theologie, ed. Michael Meyer-Blanck, (Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2019), 618-630

Andrea Bieler, Rituale in der Krankenhausseelsorge“, in Handbuch der Krankenhausseelsorge, ed. Traugott Roser, (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2019), 381-390

Menahem Blondheim, Elihu Katz, Hananel Rosenberg, “It’s the text, stupid! Mobile phones, religious communities, and the silent threat of text messages,” New Media and Society, 21 (2019): 11-12

Menahem Blondheim, “Ethereal Interfaces: Cloud, Fire and the Problem of Human Communication with a Deity,” in: God’s Presence: Festschrift in honor of Guenter Thomas, eds. Markus Hoefner and Benedikt Friedrich (Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2020), 411-420

Menahem Blondheim and Hananel Rosenberg, eds., "Communication in the Jewish Diaspora: Two Thousand years of Saying Goodbye without Leaving". New York: Israel Academic Press, 2020.

Menahem Blondheim, “‘One People, Scattered’: Jewish Diasporic Communications, 200-2000 CE,“ in: Communication in the Jewish Diaspora, eds. Menahem Blondheim and Hananel Rosenberg (New York: Israel Academic Press, 2020), 7-15.

Menahem Blondheim and Elihu Kratz, “Diaspora Dreams: Four Dreams, Five Scrolls,” in: Communication in the Jewish Diaspora, eds. Menahem Blondheim and Hananel Rosenberg (New York: Israel Academic Press, 2020), 16-28

Menahem Blondheim, “Why is this Book Different from all other Books? The Orality, the Literacy and the Printing of the Passover Haggadah,” in: Communication in the Jewish Diaspora, eds. Menahem Blondheim and Hananel Rosenberg (New York: Israel Academic Press, 2020), 54-77.

Menahem Blondheim, “The Ordinances Attributed to Rabbi Gershom of Mainz as Regulations of Diasporic Communications: A Proposition,” in: Communication in the Jewish Diaspora, eds. Menahem Blondheim and Hananel Rosenberg (New York: Israel Academic Press, 2020), 260-272.

Menahem Blondheim and Zef Segal, “Responsa between Two Worlds: America, Eastern Europe, and the Connection between Distance and Authority in the Turn of the 19th Century,” in: Communication in the Jewish Diaspora, eds. Menahem Blondheim and Hananel Rosenberg (New York: Israel Academic Press, 2020), 330-348.

Nick Couldry and Ulises A. Mejias, "The Costs of Connection: How Data Is Colonizing Human Life and Appropriating It for Capitalism" (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2019),

Jun Yu and Nick Couldry, “Education as a Domain of Natural Data Extraction: Analyzing Corporate Discourse About Educational Tracking”, Information Communication & Society, 2020,,

DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2020.1764604.

Kristine Culp, “A Threshold for Enhancing Human Life: Anderson on Capability and Vulnerability,” in Pelagia Goulimari, ed., Love and Vulnerability: Thinking with Pamela Sue Anderson. Published as a special double issue of Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities 25:1-2 (January 2020), 231-44,

Kristine Culp, “An Empirical, Experimental Theology”, in Seeking God's Design: Disciples' Quest for Unity and Wholeness, eds. Richard H. Lowery, Lawrence A. Q. Burnley, D. Duane Cummins, Peter M. Morgan, (St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2019).

Kristine Culp, “Pilgrims, Thresholds, and the Camino,” in Neither Here/ nor There: The Many Voices of Liminality, ed. Timothy Carson, (Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2019).

Jason Danely, “The Limits of Dwelling and the Unwitnessed Death”, Cultural Anthropology Vol. 34 (2):213-39, (2019),

Jason Danely, “The Unwitnessed Death: An Interview with Jason Danely”, interview by Vaia Sigounas, Supplementals, Fieldsights, January 10, 2020,

Jason Danely, “What do we Really Mean when we say we are scared of ‘dying alone’?“, interview by Andrew Fiouzi, Mel Magazine, April, 2020,

Susan Pickard. Victoria Cluley, Jason Danely, Hanne Laceulle, Leon-Salas J, Bram Vanhoutte, Roman Romero-Ortuno, “New Horizons in Frailty: the contingent, the existential and the clinical”, Age and Ageing. 48(4) (2019), 466-471.

Jeffrey Haynes ed., “Introduction: The “Clash of Civilizations” and Relations between the West and the Muslim World“, The Review of Faith and International Affairs, 17, 1 (March 2019), 1-10,

Jeffrey Haynes ed., “From Huntington to Trump: 25 years of the "Clash of Civilisations"', The Review of Faith and International Affairs, 17, 1 (March 2019), 11-23,

Jeffrey Haynes and Erin Wilson, “Symposium on Political Secularism and Religious Difference in Western Europe, the Middle East and North Africa“, Politics and Religion, Vol. 12, 3 (September 2019), 423-432,

Jeffrey Haynes, “From Huntington to Trump: Thirty Years of the Clash of Civilizations“ (New York: Lexington Books, 2019).

Jeffrey Haynes ed., “The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Political Parties“ (London: Routledge, 2020)

Jeffrey Haynes, “Religion, Conflict and Post-Secular Politics“ (London: Routledge, 2020).

Jeffrey Haynes ed., “Peace, Politics and Religion“, Special Issue of Religions, (Basel: Mdpi AG, 2020).

Michael S. Hogue, American Immanence: Democracy for an Uncertain World (New York: Columbia University Press, 2018).

Michael Kaulana Ing, The Vulnerability of Integrity in Early Confucian Thought (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017).

Michael Kaulana Ing,  "Ritual and the Vulnerability of a Prosperous World: A Reading of the Liyun“, in: Bloomsbury Handbook of Early Chinese Ethics and Political Philosophy, ed. Alexus McLeod, (New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019​), 87-111.

Michael Kaulana Ing, "Things Endure While We Fade Away: Tao Yuanming on Being Himself." In: Philosophy East & West 69.2 (April 2019), 395-418. 

Christoph Krönke, "Berücksichtigung von ‚Fairtrade‘-Normen nach dem europäischen und deutschen Vergaberecht", Beiträge zum Vergaberecht 5 (2020), 107-118.

Karline McLain, “Gandhi’s Ashrams: Residential Experiments for Universal Welfare in South Africa and India.”, Journal of Utopian Studies, vol. 30, no. 3 (2019), 462-485.

Karline McLain, “Living the Bhagavad Gita at Gandhi’s Ashrams.”, Religions, special volume on religious texts and interpretations, vol. 10, no. 11, (November 2019),

Monique B. Mitchell, "Living in an inspired world: Voices and visions of youth in foster care" (Washington, DC: Child Welfare League of America Press, 2017).

Monique B. Mitchell, "The neglected transition: Building a relational home for children entering foster care" (New Work: Oxford University Press, 2016).

Christopher Church, Monique B. Mitchell, Vivek Sankaran, “A cure worse than the disease? The impact of removal on children and their families”, Marquette Law Review, 102(4) (July 2019), 1163-1194.

Monique B. Mitchell, “’No one acknowledged my loss and hurt’: Non-death loss, grief, and trauma in foster care.”, Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 35 (May 2017), 1-9,

Monique B. Mitchell, “The family dance: Ambiguous loss, meaning-making, and the psychological family in foster care.”, Journal of Family Theory and Review, 8, (August 2016), 360-372,

Monique B. Mitchell and Louisa H Vann, “Staying connected with youth in transition: ‘Thank you for not giving up on me’”, Journal of Social Work, (June 2016).  Advance online publication.

Monique B. Mitchell, “Non-finite and cumulative loss in foster care.” In Non-Death Loss and Grief: Context and Clinical Implications ed.Darcy L. Harris, (New York, NY: Routledge, 2020), 147-156.

Christopher Church, Monique B. Mitchell, & Vivek Sankaran, “Timely permanency or unnecessary removal? Tips for advocates for children who spend less than 30 days in foster care. “, American Bar Association Child Law Practice, 36(3), (May 2017), 71-72.

Monique B. Mitchell, “Building a relational home for children transitioning into foster care.”, Fostering Families Today, (November/December 2016), 26-27.

Alexander Nagel, "Religionswissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf Utopien und Mythologien der Migration“, in: Gottes Gegenwarten – God's Presences, eds. Markus Höfner and Benedikt Friedrich (Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2020), 271-281.

Matthew O’Hara, "The History of the Future in Colonial Mexico" (Yale University Press, 2018).

Paul Dafydd Jones and Paul T. Nimmo (eds),“The Oxford Handbook of Karl Barth”, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019)

Paul D. Jones and Charles T. Mathewes, “Futures for Public Theology”, Political Theology, December 20, 2018,

Paul D. Jones, “The Comfort and discomfort of meaninglessness: Christian faith in the time of Coronavirus”, Canopy Forum, July 8, 2020,

Amit Pinchevski, Transmitted Wounds: Media and the Mediation of Trauma (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019),

Sebastian Sattler, Jonathan Wörn, “Public Perceptions of Prescription Drug Use for Cognitive Enhancement Drug Use in Healthy Children and Adolescents”, in Shaping Children - Ethical and Social Questions That Arise When Enhancing the Young, ed. Saskia Nagel (Dordrecht: Springer, 2019), 85-103,

Matthew Sample, Sebastian Sattler, Eric Racine, Stefanie Blain-Moraes, David Rodriguez-Arias, “Do Publics Share Experts’ Worries About Brain-Computer Interfaces? A Trinational Survey on the Ethics of Neural Technology,” Science, Technology and Human Values, IF 3.160,(October 2019), .

Matthew Sample, Marjorie Aunos, Stefanie Blain-Moraes, Christoph Bublitz, Jennifer A Chandler, Tiago H Falke, Orsolya Friederich, Deanna Groetzinger, Ralf J Jox, Johannes Koegel, Dennis McFarland, Valerie Neufield, David Rodriguez-Arias, Sebastian Sattler, Fernando Vidal, Gregor Wolbring, Andreas Wolkenstein, Eric Racine, “Brain-Computer Interfaces and Personhood: Interdisciplinary Deliberations on Neural Technology”, Journal of Neural Engineering, 16: 063001, (November 2019),

Sebastian Sattler, Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs for Cognitive Enhancement as a Response to Chronic Stress Especially When Social Support is Lacking”, Stress & Health, IF 1.661,Vol. 35 (October 2018), 127-137,

Sebastian Sattler, Peter Graeff, Carsten Sauer, Guido Mehlkop, “Der illegale Verkauf verschreibungspflichtiger Medikamente zur kognitiven Leistungssteigerung – Eine vignetten-basierte Studie rationaler und normativer Erklärungsgründe“, [The Illegal Sale of Prescription Drugs for Enhancing Cognitive Performance – A Vignette-Based Study of Rational and Normative Causes], Monatsschrift für Kriminologie und Strafrechtsreform, IF 0.447, 101 (March 2019), 352-379,

Hamdia M. Ahmed, Mosleh S. Kareem, Nazar P. Shabila, Barzhang Q. Mzori, “Religious leaders’ position toward female genital cutting and their perspectives on the relationship between the Islamic religion and this practice”, Women & Health, 59(8), (September 2019), 854-66,

Hamdia M. Ahmed, Sherzad A. Shabu, Nazar P. Shabila, “A qualitative assessment of women's perspectives and experience of female genital mutilation in Iraqi Kurdistan Region”, BMC Women's Health, 19(1):66, (May 2019),

Nazar P. Shabila, “Geographical variation in the prevalence of female genital mutilation in the Kurdistan region of Iraq”, East Mediterr Health J., 25(9):630-636, (September 2019),

Hamdia M. Ahmed, Mosleh S. Kareem, Nazar P. Shabila, Barzhang Q. Mzori, “Knowledge and perspectives of female genital cutting among the local religious leaders in Erbil governorate, Iraqi Kurdistan region”, Reproductive health, 15(1):1-4, (December 2018),

Hamdia M. Ahmed, Kolsoom Safari, Nazar P. Shabila, “Knowledge, attitude, and experience of health professionals of female genital mutilation (FGM): A qualitative study in Iraqi Kurdistan Region”, Health care for women international, 38(11):1202-18, (November 2017),

Intisar A. Malik, Nazar P. Shabila, Tariq S. Al-Hadithi, “Women’s Knowledge of the Domestic Violence Legislation in Erbil, Iraq and their Response to Spousal Violence”, Journal of Family Violence, 32(1), (January 2017), 47-53,

Nazar P. Shabila,“Mothers' factors associated with female genital mutilation in daughters in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region”, Women & Health, Vol. 57 (3), (2017), 283-294,