2015. Secular Shadows: African, Immanent, Post-colonial. Critical Research on Religion
2015. The Coffin Question: Death and Materiality in Humanist Funerals. Material Religion11(1): 26-49.
2015. Humanist Ceremonies: The Case of Non-Religious Funerals in England. In The Wiley Blackwell Handbook on Humanism, edited by Andrew Copson and A.C. Grayling. Oxford: Wiley.
2014. Christianity and the Anthropology of Secular Humanism. Current Anthropology55(S10): S292-S301.
2013. God’s Agents: Biblical Publicity in Contemporary England. Berkeley: University of California Press.
2013. Economies and Ecologies of the Sacred in Zimbabwe. In Protecting Nature, Saving Creation: Ecological Conflicts, Religious Passions, and Political Quandaries, edited by Pasquale Gagliardi, Anne Marie Reijnen, and Philipp Valentini. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
2012. Angels in Swindon: Public Religion and Ambient Faith in England. American Ethnologist 39(1): 150-165
2012. Material Religion. In The Cambridge Companion to Religious Studies, edited by Robert A. Orsi. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
2011. The Semiotics of Relevance: Campaigning for the Bible in Greater Manchester. Anthropological Quarterly 84(3): 685-716.
2011. Media, Mediation, Religion. (Debate with Charles Hirschkind) Social Anthropology19: 90-102.
2010. Number and the Imagination of Global Christianity: Or, Mediation and Immediacy in the Work of Alain Badiou. In Global Christianity, Global Critique. Special issue of South Atlantic Quarterly 109(4), edited by Matthew Engelke and Joel Robbins. Durham: Duke University Press. (See The Immanent Frame's book blog on Global Christianity, Global Critique at http://blogs.ssrc.org/tif/category/exchanges/book-blog/global-christianity/)
2010. Religion and the Media Turn: A Review Essay. American Ethnologist 37(2): 371-377.
2010. Radical Orthodoxy’s New Home? The Immanent Frame. Available at
2010. Past Pentecostalism: Rupture, Realignment, and Everyday Life in Pentecostal and African Independent Churches. Africa 80(2): 177-199.
2009. Strategic Secularism: Bible Advocacy in England. Social Analysis 53(1): 39-54
2009. Reading and time: Two approaches to the materiality of Scripture. Ethnos 74(2): 151-174.
2009. (editor) The objects of evidence: Anthropological approaches to the production of knowledge. Oxford: Blackwell. (Originally published in 2008 as the third special issue of the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute).
2007. A problem of presence: Beyond scripture in an African church. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Winner of the 2008 Clifford Geertz Prize, Society for the Anthropology of Religion
Winner of the 2009 Victor Turner Prize for Ethnographic Writing.
2006. (co-editor with Matt Tomlinson) The limits of meaning: Case studies in the anthropology of Christianity. Oxford: Berghahn Books.
2005. The early days of Johane Masowe: Self-doubt, uncertainty, and religious transformation. Comparative Studies in Society and History 47(4): 781-808.
2005. Sticky subjects, sticky objects: The substance of African Christian healing. In Materiality, Daniel Miller (ed). Durham: Duke University Press.
2004. Text and performance in an African church: The Book, "live and direct." American Ethnologist 31(1): 76-91.
2004. "The endless conversation": Fieldwork, writing, and the marriage of Victor and Edith Turner. In Significant others: Interpersonal and professional commitments in anthropology, Richard Handler (ed). [History of Anthropology volume 10] Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.
2004. Discontinuity and the discourse of conversion. Journal of Religion in Africa 34(1/2): 82-109.
2002. The problem of belief: Evans-Pritchard and Victor Turner on "the inner life." Anthropology Today 18(6): 3-6.
1999. "We wondered what human rights he was talking about": Human rights, homosexuality, and the Zimbabwe International Book Fair. Critique of Anthropology 19(3): 289-313.