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Steven Joseph Engler (born 1962) is a Canadian scholar of religion, Professor at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Canada. He is currently Professor Colaborador in the Graduate Program in Ciêncas da Religião at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (Brazil) and affiliate Professor in the Department of Religion at Concordia University in Montréal. Engler is the (co-) editor of leading journals and book series in the field of Religious Studies. In his work, he has analyzed major publications of the field and the academic landscape of religious studies in Latin America. HHis research focuses on Christianity in Latin America, especially Brazil, and on related religions such as Kardecism and Umbanda. His work on theories of religion engages semantic holism, a philosophical position in the area of semantics.
- Co-editor (with Michael Stausberg) of the journal Religion.
- Co-editor (with Michael Stausberg) of the Oxford Handbook of the Study of Religion
- Co-editor (with Bettina E. Schmidt) of Handbook of Contemporary Religions in Brazil (Brill)
- Co-editor (with Michael Stausberg) of he Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in the Study of Religion
- Co-editor of the Numen book series, Studies in the History of Religions (Brill).
- Co-editor of the Religion in the Americas book series (Brill).
- Editor of the NAASR book series Key Thinkers in the Study of Religion (Routledge).
- Member of the editorial board of the Brazilian journals Horizonte