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Elias Bongmba, (Rice University, Houston, TX, USA)

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Afe Adogame (Princeton Theological Seminary, USA)
Frederick Klaits (SUNY Buffalo, NY, USA)
Robert Launay (Northwestern University, IL, USA)
Elisha Renne (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA)

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Dianna Bell (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

Founding Editor
Andrew Walls † (Edinburgh)

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Ruy Blanes (University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal)
Mamadou Diouf (Columbia University, New York, NY, USA)
Cynthia Hoehler-Fatton (University of Virginia, Charlotteville, VA, USA)
Victor Igreja (University of Southern Queensland)
Tracy Luedke (Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, USA)
Janet McIntosh (Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA)‎
Adeline Masquelier (Tulane University, New Orleans, USA)
Marie Miran-Guyon (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France)
David Maxwell (University of Cambridge, UK)
Olufunke Adeboye (University of Lagos, Nigeria)
Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator (Jesuit School of Theology, Nairobi, Kenya)
Didier Péclard (Swiss Peace Foundation, Berne, Switzerland)
J.D.Y. Peel † (University of London, UK)
Benjamin Soares (University of Florida, USA)‎
Elizabeth Syrrieh (University of Leeds, UK)
Asonzeh Ukah (University of Bayreuth, Germany)
Kevin Ward (University of Leeds, UK)
Brad Weiss (College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, USA)
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Journal of Religion in Africa

Editor: Elias Bongmba
The Journal of Religion in Africa, founded in 1967 by Andrew Walls, is interested in all religious traditions and all their forms, in every part of Africa, and it is open to every methodology. Its contributors include scholars working in history, anthropology, sociology, political science, missiology, literature and related disciplines. It occasionally publishes religious texts in their original African language.

Presenting a unique forum for the debate of theoretical issues in the analysis of African religion past and present, the Journal of Religion in Africa also encourages the development of new methodologies. It reviews a very wide range of books and regularly publishes longer review articles on works of special interest. It prides itself on being highly international and is the only English-language journal dedicated to the study of religion and ritual throughout Africa. In an effort to highlight emerging themes in the study of religion in Africa, and promote the outstanding work of younger scholars, it regularly publishes special issues on current topics.

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