Book Chapters

Total Impact: Being Changed by Divination in West Africa

In Religion: Super Religion. Ed. Jeffrey J. Kripal. Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Religion series. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan, 2017.

Signs, Doors and Games: Divination’s Dynamic Visual Canon

In Ifá Divination, Knowledge, Power, and Performance. Eds. Jacob K. Olupona and Rowland Abiodun. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016.

African Rituals

In The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to African Religions, Ed. Elias Kifon Bongmba. Oxford, England: Blackwell Publishers, 2012: 112-126.

’When you make sacrifice, no one is a stranger’: Divination, sacrifice and identity among translocals in the West African urban diaspora

In Religion Crossing Boundaries: Transnational Dynamics in Africa and the New African Diasporic Religions. Ed. A. Adogame and J. Spickard. Religion and Social Order series, Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2010.

Rambu Solo’: The Toraja Cult of the Dead and Embodied Imagination

In Varieties of Mythic Experience: Essays on Religion, Psyche and Culture, eds. Dennis Patrick Slattery and Glen Slater, 101-133. Einsiedeln: Daimon Verlag. 2008.

(Please note: Due to the editors’ error, the published chapter omits key passages, the notes and the bibliography. Please see this link for the complete version)
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Grillo – 2008 – TORAJA CULT OF DEAD

Trajectories in African Ethics

In The Blackwell Companion to Religious Ethics, ed. William Schweiker, Oxford, England: Blackwell Publishers, 2005. 438-447.

The Diversity and Vitality of Primal Religions

In Religions of the World Third Edition, ed. Niels C. Nielsen, Jr., New York: St. Martin's Press. 1993. 21-45.