Books & Articles

Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians

(Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2013). A survey of the patterns of contemporary persecution of Christians, covering 40 countries.

(Portugese and Polish translations published 2014)


Blind Spot: When Journalists Don’t Get Religion
(New York: Oxford University Press, 2009) (co-editors Lela Gilbert and Nina Shea). Case studies of how lack of knowledge of religion hampers good media, with suggestions for improving the situation. Selected 2009 book of the year by Religious Communication Association and awarded 2009 Wilbur Prize by the Religious Communicators’ Council.


Religious Freedom in the World
(Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2008). A one-hundred country survey of religious freedom, with essays on patterns, regions and trends.


Radical Islam’s Rules:Tthe Worldwide Spread of Extreme Sharia Law
(Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2005). Survey of the growth of radical forms of Islamic law in five countries, and of two countries (Malaysia and Indonesia) that have largely resisted this trend.


God and the Constitution: Christianity and American Politics
(Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2002). On how Christians should think about politics (I couldn’t get a Christian publisher for it, but no problem getting a secular publisher).


Islam at the Crossroads: Understanding Its Beliefs, History and Conflicts
(Grand Rapids: Baker, 2002). A short (<100 pages introduction to Islam).


Heaven is Not My Home: Learning to Live in God’s Creation
(Nashville: Word, 1998) The most fun of my books—on our calling to live in this world. (Seoul: Korean Edition, Intervarsity press, 2000).


A Kind of Life Imposed on Man: Vocation and Social Order from Tyndale to Locke
(Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1996). How the Protestant doctrine of vocation influenced English political thought (Publication was funded by the Social Science Federation of Canada/Canadian Federation for the Humanities).


Their Blood Cries Out
(Dallas: Word, 1997). Survey of the persecution of Christians worldwide that won the Evangelical Publishers’ Association Gold Medallion. In speeches introducing the International Religious Freedom Act in the U.S. Senate, Senator Nickles described the book as “a powerful and persuasive analysis… which simply cannot be ignored” and Senator Lieberman described it as “the manifesto of the religious freedom movement.”


Thine is the Kingdom: A Biblical Perspective on Government and Politics Today
(London: Marshall, Morgan, and Scott, 1984). American Edition (Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans, 1986.)  Korean translation (Seoul:  InterVarsity Press, 1989). Chinese translation (Hong Kong: CCL Publications, 1990). Sections reprinted in James D. Bratt, ed., Viewpoints: Exploring the Reformed Vision (Grand Rapids: C.R.C. Publications, 1992), 114‑118,128‑132: Jerry S. Herbert, ed., Evangelicals at Odds (Washington: Christian College Coalition, 1991), 61‑111.


Labour of Love:  Essays on Work
Essays on Work (Toronto:  Wedge, 1979).  Contribution “Vocation, Work and Jobs,” 1‑19.  Reprinted in J.A. Bernbaum and S.M. Steer, eds., Why Work?  (Grand Rapids, Baker, 1986) 15‑25.  Korean translation (Seoul: Intervarsity Press, 1989), 29‑48.


The Basic Ideas of Calvinism
(Grand Rapids:  Baker, l990), added a “Preface,” 11‑12 and three new chapters: “Weapons of Mass Destruction,” 173‑178; “Liberation Theology,” 187‑194; “Hope for the Future,” 195‑200. (This was done after winning a grant for the revision in a competition held by the H.H. Meeter Centre for Calvin Studies at Calvin College). “Weapons of Mass Destruction” reprinted as “The Christian and Total War,” in Exploring Ethics: Selected Readings (Grand Rapid: C.S.I. Publications, 1992), 360‑366.


Stained Glass: Worldviews and Social Science
(Lanham, Md: University Press of America:  1989). Contributions: “Introduction,” 8‑13; “Epilogue:  On Faith and Social Science,” 184‑187.


Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide
(New York: Oxford University Press, 2011). Co-authored with Nina Shea, survey of the majority Muslim world and the West, showing the political effects of these restrictions. The Forward was written by Abdurrahman Wahid, formerly the head of the world’s largest Muslim organization and also President of Indonesia.



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