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Publications of Laurie L. Patton    :chronological  alphabetical  combined  bibtex listing:


  1. L.L. Patton. Translation: The Bhagavad Gita.  Harmondsworth, England: Penguin Press, 2008.
  2. LL Patton. Fire’s Goal: Poems from a Hindu Year.  Seattle: White Clouds Press, 2003.
  3. LL Patton. Angel’s Task: Poems in Biblical Time.  Annandale on Hudson: Station Hill Press, 2011.
  4. LL Patton. Myth as Argument: The Brhaddevata as Canonical Commentary in Religiongeschichtliche Versuche und Vorarbeiten.  Berlin: DeGruyter Mouton, in collaboration with Harvard University, Center for the Study of World Religions, 1996.
  5. LL Patton. Bringing the Gods to Mind: Mantra and Ritual in Early Indian Sacrifice.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.

Edited Books

  1. L.L. Patton, David Haberman. Notes from a Mandala: Essays in the Indian History of Religions in Honor of Wendy Doniger. University of Delaware Press, 2010. (translated by Haberman, D)
  2. L.L. Patton, Edwin Bryant. The Indo-Aryan Controversy: Evidence, History, and Politics. London: Routledge/Taylor Francis Press, 2005. (translated by Bryant, E)
  3. L.L. Patton. Jewels of Authority: Women and Textual Tradition in Hindu India. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
  4. L.L. Patton, Wendy Doniger. Myth and Method. Series in Religion and CultureCharlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1996.
  5. L.L. Patton. Authority, Anxiety and Canon: Essays in Vedic Interpretation. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1994.
  6. Patton, LL. The Bhagavad Gita. Harmondsworth, England: Penguin Press, 2014.

Papers Published

  1. L.L. Patton. "Space and Time in the Immacallam in Da Thuarad." A Quarterly of the British Folklore Society 103 (Summer, Summer, 1992): 92-102.
  2. LL Patton. "Reading Xunzi through Nāmā: Two Ancient Inquiries into the Nature of Names." Dao 13:1 (March, 2014): 53-62. [doi]
  3. L.L. Patton. "Samvada: A Literary Resource for Conflict Negotiation in Classical India." Evam: Forum on Indian Representations  (2003).
  4. LL Patton, RM Miller and SH Webb. "Rhetoric, Pedagogy and the Study of Religions." The Journal of the American Academy of Religion 62:3 (1995): 819-850.
  5. LL Patton. "Fire, the Kali Yuga, and Textual Reading." The Journal of the American Academy of Religion Who Speaks for Hinduism?68:4 (2000): 805-816.
  6. LL Patton. "Viniyogavijnana: On the Uses of Poetry in Vedic Ritual." International Journal of Hindu Studies Special Issue on Art and Religion in India (2003).
  7. LL Patton. "Reading Rishis Across Difference: Notes on the Study of Metaphor in Early India." Journal of Hindu Studies  (2008).
  8. LL Patton. "Who Was Shaunaka? A Literary Assessment." Journal of the American Academy of Religion Special Issue on Literary Characters in Ancient Indian Religions79:1 (2011): 113-135.
  9. LL Patton and S Goldman. "Indian Love Call: Israelis, Orthodoxy, and Indian Culture." Judaism: A Quarterly Journal of Jewish Life and Thought  (2001): 1-10.
  11. LL Patton, G Newby and V Robbins. "Comparative Sacred Texts and Interactive Reading: Another Alternative to the “World Religions” Class." Journal of Teaching Theology and Religion  (July, July, 2008).
  12. LL Patton. "Flowers for Purusha: The Ritual Usages of a Vedic Hymn." Journal of Vaishnava Studies  (December, December, 2006): 39-55.
  13. LL Patton. "On Five-Fold Gifts and Other Blessings." The Journal of Vaishnava Studies Special Issue Honoring the Work of Dennis Hudson (July, July, 2003).
  14. LL Patton and S Goldman. "Response to Assaf Inbari’s “Toward a Hebrew Literature”." Azure: Ideas for the Jewish Nation  (Fall, Fall, 2000): 3-6.
  15. LL Patton. "Making the Canon Commonplace: The Rg Vidhana as Commentarial Practice." The Journal of Religion 77:1 (January, January, 1997): 1-19.
  16. LL Patton. "Speech Acts and King’s Edicts: Vedic Words and Rulership in Taxonomical Perspective." The History of Religions Aesthetics, Rulership and Religious Change (March, March, 1995): 329-349.

Articles in a Collection

  1. FJ Keefe. "Foreword." Brannon M. Wheeler's Applying the Canon in Islam: The Authorization and Maintenance of Interpretive Reasoning in Hanafi Scholarship. Albany: State University of New York Press, January, 2016, xi-xiii. [doi]
  2. MMC Fulkerson. "Foreword." Francesca Cho Bantly, Embracing Illusion: Truth and Fiction in the Dream of the Nine Clouds. Albany: State University of New York Press, June, 2015, ix-x. [doi]
  3. O Flanagan. "Foreword." David Peter Lawrence - Rediscovering God with Transcendental Argument: A Contemporary Interpretation of Monistic Kashmiri Éaiva Philosophy. Albany: State University of New York Press, May, 2015, ix-xiv. [doi]
  4. LL Patton. "Upanishads." Oxford Online Bibliography. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
  5. LL Patton. "Defining Hinduism." Oxford Online Bibliography. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
  6. LL Patton. "Vac: Myth or Philosophy?." Myth and Philosophy Ed. F Reynolds and D Tracy. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1990, 183-213.
  7. LL Patton. "Alexander Carmichael, Carmina Gadelica, and the Nature of Ethnographic Representation." . Cambridge: Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, 1988, 58-84.
  8. LL Patton. "Beyond the Myth of Origins: Narrative Philosophizing in Vedic Commentary." Myths and Fictions: Their Place in Philosophy and Religion Ed. S Biderman and B-A Scharfstein. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1993, 225-253.
  9. LL Patton. "The Transparent Text: Puranic Trends in the Brhaddevata." Purana Perennis Ed. W Doniger. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1993, 3-29.
  10. LL Patton. "Dis-solving a Debate: Toward a Practical Theory of Myth." Religion and Practical Reason Ed. FE Reynolds and D Tracy. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1994, 213-262.
  11. LL Patton. "Poets and Fishes: Modern Indian Interpretations of the Vedic Rishi." Authority, Anxiety and Canon: Essays in Vedic Interpretation Ed. Laurie L. Patton. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1994, 281-307.
  12. LL Patton. "The Fate of the Female Rishi: The Changing Face of Lopamudra." The Making of Indian Myth Ed. J Leslie. London: Curzon Press, 1996, 21-38.
  13. LL Patton. "Myth and Money: The Exchange of Words and Wealth in Vedic Commentary." Myth and Method Ed. Laurie L. Patton and Wendy Doniger. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1996, 208-244.
  14. LL Patton. "The Idea of God in Hinduism." Pilgrim World Religions Series Ed. J Neusner. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 1997, 30-55.
  15. LL Patton. "There is Magic in the Miniature: Etymologies in Comparative Religions." A Magic Still Dwells: Postmodernism and Comparative Religion Ed. BC Ray. California: University of California Press, 1999, 193-205.
  16. LL Patton. "Nature Romanticism and Sacrifice in Vedic Interpretation." Hinduism and Ecology Ed. C Chapple and A Sharma. Cambridge: Harvard Center for the Study of World Religions, 2000, 39-58.
  17. LL Patton. "Prostitute’s Gold: Women, Religion, and Sanskrit in One Corner of India." Postcolonialism, Feminism, and Religious Discourse Ed. K Pui-Lan and L Donaldson. NY and London: Routledge Press, 2001, 123-141.
  18. LL Patton. "Mantras and Miscarriage: Abortion in Late Vedic India." Jewels of Authority: Women and Textual Traditional in Hindu India Ed. Laurie L. Patton. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002, 51-66.
  19. LL Patton. "Cosmic Men and Fluid Exchanges: Myths of Arya, Varna, and Jati in the Hindu Tradition." Myth and Ethnicity: An Introductory Reader Ed. C Prentiss. New York: New York University Press, 2003.
  20. LL Patton. "When the Fire Goes Out, The Wife Shall Fast: Notes on Women’s Agency in the Asvalayana Grhya Sutra." Problems in Sanskrit and Vedic Literature Ed. M Deshpande. Delhi: New Indian Book Center, 2004, 294-305.
  21. LL Patton. "Vedas and Upanishads." The Hindu World Ed. G Thursby and S Mittal. NY and London: Routledge Press, 2004.
  22. LL Patton. "Trita’s Tumble and Agastya’s Ancestors: The Narrative Construction of Dharma." Boundaries, Dynamics and Constructions of South Asian Traditions: Essays in Honor of Wilhelm Halbfass Ed. F Squarcini. Florence: Florence University Press, 2006.
  23. LL Patton. "The Fires of Strangers: Levinas and the Idea of the Other in Vedic Literature." New Perspectives on Indian Ethics Ed. P Bilimoria and J Prabhu. 2007.
  24. LL Patton. "The Cat in the Courtyard: Sanskrit and Domestic Worlds in Postcolonial India." Women’s Rituals, Women’s Lives Ed. T Pintchman. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007.
  25. LL Patton and R-P Chakvravarty. "Hindus, Non-Hindus, and the Place for Interlogue." The Life of Hinduism Ed. JS Hawley and V Narayanan. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.
  26. LL Patton. "Telling Stories About Harm: Violence in the Brahminical Sources of Early India: Notes Toward an Overview."  Ed. J Hinnells and R King. London: Routledge/Curzon, 2007.
  27. LL Patton. "How do You Conduct Yourself? Dialogical Gender in the Mahabharata." Gender and the Mahabharata: New Essays Ed. S Brodbeck and B Black. London: Routledge/Curzon, 2007.
  28. LL Patton. "Childhood in Hinduism." Childhood in World Religions Ed. DS Browning. New York:Routledge Press, 2009.
  29. LL Patton. "Women and Religion and Sanskrit in Colonial and Postcolonial India." Reimagining Religion in India Ed. M Keppens and E Bloch. New York/London: Routledge, 2010.
  30. LL Patton. "The Passions of Late Vedic Texts." Notes from a Mandala: Essays in Honor of Wendy Doniger Ed. Laurie L. Patton and David Haberman. University of Delaware Press, 2010, 165-175.
  31. LL Patton. "The Doorkeeper, the Choirboy, and the Singer of Psalms: Notes on Narratives of Pragmatic Pluralism in the Twenty First Century." New Trends in Interreligious Hermeneutics Ed. C Cornille. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2010.
  32. LL Patton. "Women and Vedic Recitation in the 20th century."  Ed. J Brereton. Texas: University of Texas Press, 2011.
  33. LL Patton. "Hindu Rituals on Behalf of Women: Notes on First Principles." HWoman and Goddess in Hinduism: Reinterpretations and Re-envisionings Ed. T Pintchman and R Sherma. New York: Palgrave MacMillan Press, 2011, 149-173.
  34. LL Patton and J Kripal. "Understanding the Nature of Our Offense: A Dialogue on the Twenty-First Century Study of Religion for Use in the Classroom." Teaching Religion and Violence Ed. A Hussein and B Pennington. New York: Routledge, 2012, 320-337.
  35. LL Patton. "Religion and Politics after the Secular City." Religion and the Political Order Ed. J Neusner. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1996, 11-17.
  36. LL Patton. "Women and Inspiration." The Encyclopedia of Women and Religion. NY: Macmillan, 1998, 476-477.
  37. LL Patton. "The Historical Goddess." The Encyclopedia of Women and Religion. NY: Macmillan, 1998, 376-379.
  38. LL Patton. "Life." Encyclopedia of Religion, Revised Edition. New York: MacMillan Press, 2005.
  39. LL Patton. "Religion and Subaltern Studies." Encyclopedia of Religion, Revised Edition. New York: MacMillan Press, 2005.
  40. LL Patton. "Hindu Cosmology." Encyclopedia of Religion, Revised Edition. New York: MacMillan Press, 2005.
  41. LL Patton. "Hinduism." Encyclopedia of Gender and Sex. New York: MacMillan Press, 2009.
  42. LL Patton and H Mruthinti. "Hinduism and the Ethics of Non-Violence." Encyclopedia of Peace. New York: Macmillan Press, 2010.
  43. LL Patton. "The Failure of Allegory: Notes on Textual Violence and the Bhagavad Gita." Fighting Words: Religion, Violence, and the Interpretation of Sacred Texts Ed. J Renard. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2013, 177-200.
  44. JA Stockman. "Foreword." Kala Acharya - Buddhanusmriti: A Glossary of Buddhist Terms. New Delhi: Somaiya Publications, January, 2010, 10. [doi]  [abs]
  45. MS Spach. "foreword." Francis X. Clooney, S.J.'s Seeing Through Texts: Doing Theology among the Shrivaishnavas of South India. Albany: State University of New York Press, December, 2007, xiii-xiv. [doi]
  46. LL Patton. "Forward." Maitreyee Deshpande - The Idea of Time in Vedic Sacrifice. 2001, vii-ix.
  47. LL Patton. "Foreward." Jose Cabezon, Comparative Scholasticism. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1998, vii-ix.

Book Reviews

  1. LL Patton. "Ivan Strenski: Religion in Relation." The Journal of Religion  (2014): 154-155.
  2. LL Patton. "Ruth and Stanley Freed: Ghosts: Life and Death in North India." International Journal of Comparative Religion  (2014).
  3. LL Patton. "Tracy Pintchman, Seeking Mahadevi: Constructing the Identity of the Great Hindu Goddess." Journal of the American Oriental Society  (2014).
  4. LL Patton. "Pascal Boyer, Explaining Religion." Religion  (2014).
  5. LL Patton. "Edwin Bryant, The Quest for Vedic Origins." International Journal of Hindu Studies  (2014).
  6. LL Patton. "Poetry, ritual, and associational thought in early India and elsewhere."   (December, 2013): 179-198.
  7. LL Patton. "Wendy Doniger, The Hindus: An Alternative History." Journal of the American Academy of Religion  (Spring, 2013).
  8. J Bronkhorst, CK Chapple, LL Patton, G Samuel, SR Sarbacker and V Wallace. "Contextualizing the History of Yoga in Geoffrey Samuel's The Origins of Yoga and Tantra: A Review Symposium." INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HINDU STUDIES  vol. 15 no. 3 (December, 2011): 303-357. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  9. LL Patton. "David Smith, Hinduism and Modernity." Journal of Religion  (Fall, 2006).
  10. LL Patton. "Carl Olson, The Indian Renunciant and Postmodern Poison." History of Religions  vol. 40 no. 3 (February, 2001): 298-300.
  11. LL Patton. "William K. Mahony: The Artful Universe." Journal of Asian Studies  (April, 2000): 203-203.
  12. LL Patton. "Shlomo Biderman: Scripture and Authority." The Journal of Religion  (Fall, 1999): 317-319.
  13. LL Patton. "Enrica Garzilli: Journal of South Asia Women’s Studies, 1995-1997." Religious Studies Review  vol. 26 (Fall, 1999): 118-118.
  14. L.L. Patton. "A.K. Satchinananda: Vedic Hermeneutics." Philosophy East and West  (Spring, 1998): 598-599.
  15. LL Patton. "David Carpenter: History and Revelation: Bartrhari and Bonaventura." Anglican Theological Review  (Spring, 1998): 144-147.
  16. LL Patton. "Stephanie Jamison: Sacrificed Wife/Sacrificer’s Wife." The Religious Studies Review  vol. 23 (Spring, 1997): 95-95.
  17. LL Patton. "Tatyana Elizarenkova: The Language and Style of the Vedic Rsis." Journal of Asian Studies  vol. 55 no. 4 (November, 1996): 1037-38.
  18. LL Patton. "Jeffrey Kripal: Kali’s Child: The Mystical and the Erotic in the Life and Teachings of Ramakrishna." Journal of the History of Sexuality  (October, 1996).
  19. LL Patton. "Guy Beck: Sonic Theology." The Journal of Religion  (Spring, 1995): 449-450.
  20. LL Patton. "Jan Heesterman: The Broken World of Sacrifices: An Essay in Ancient Indian Ritual." Journal of Asian Studies  (Spring, 1995): 1299-1300.
  21. LL Patton. "Francis X. Clooney, S.J.: Theology After Vedanta: An Experiment in Comparative Theology." The International Journal of Comparative Religion  (October, 1994).
  22. LL Patton. "A.K. Satchinananda: Vedic Hermeneutics." Philosophy East and West  (1994): 598-599.
  23. LL Patton. "Ronald L. Grimes: Ritual Criticism, and Tom F. Driver: The Magic of Ritual." The Journal of Religion  (October, 1993): 457-459.
  24. LL Patton. "Bruce Lincoln: Death, War and Sacrifice." The Journal of Religion  (January, 1993): 126-127.
  25. LL Patton. "Stephanie Jamison: The Ravenous Hyenas and the Wounded Sun: Myth and Ritual in Ancient India." The Journal of Religion  (January, 1993): 134-134.
  26. LL Patton. "C. MacKenzie Brown: The Triumph of the Goddess." The Journal of Religion  (October, 1992): 473-474.
  27. LL Patton. "Space and Time in the Immacallam in Da Thuarad." A Quarterly of the British Folklore Society  vol. 103 (1992): 92-102.
  28. LL Patton. "Leszek Kolakowski: The Presence of Myth." The Anglican Theological Review  (January, 1991): 349-351.
  29. LL Patton. "Mary Condren: The Serpent and the Goddess: Women, Religion, and Power in Celtic Ireland." The Journal of Religion  (October, 1990): 475-476.
  30. LL Patton. "Ninian Smart: Religion and the Western Mind." The Journal of Religion  (October, 1989): 560-562.
  31. LL Patton. "Riane Eisler: The Chalice and the Blade." The Anglican Theological Review  (Winter, 1988): 287-290.
  32. LL Patton. "Tillie Olsen: Mother to Daughter, Daughter to Mother." Radcliffe Quarterly  (December, 1986).


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