This month, University of Notre Dame Press publishes Displacing the State: Religion and Conflict in Neoliberal Africa. Edited by James Howard Smith of U.C. Davis and Rosalind I.J. Hackett, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Displacing the State collects essays exploring religion’s role in African colonialism. It also collects essays exploring the ways in which religion shaped post-colonial African politics and continues to shape politics in present-day Africa.