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John Morgan
Ann Baranowski

Mitsutoshi Horii, Shumei University, Chiba, Japan
Tisa Wenger, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

Editorial Board
Leslie Dorrough-Smith, Avila College, Kansas City, MO, USA
Naomi Goldenberg, University of Ottawa, Canada
Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth College, NH, USA
Jeppe Sinding Jensen, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Carool Kersten, King’s College, London, UK
Arvind-Pal Mandair, University of Michigan, MI, USA
Craig Martin, St Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY, USA
Russell T. McCutcheon, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
Suzanne Owen, Leeds Trinity University, UK
Annette Yoshiko Reed, Harvard University, MA, USA
Jason Josephson Storm, Williams College, Willamstown, MA, USA
Will Sweetman, University of Otago, New Zealand
Robert Yelle, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

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E. Thomas Lawson, University of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Luther Martin, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA
Jonathan Z. Smith ז״ל, University of Chicago, IL, USA
Donald Wiebe, University of Toronto, Canada
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Method & Theory in the Study of Religion

Journal of the North American Association for the Study of Religion

Method & Theory in the Study of Religion publishes articles, review essays, and symposia which explicitly address the problems of methodology and theory in the academic study of religion. This includes such traditional points of departure as history, philosophy, anthropology, psychology, and sociology, but also the natural sciences, and such other approaches as feminist theory, discourse analysis, and ideology critique. Method & Theory in the Study of Religion also concentrates on the critical analysis of the history of the study of religion itself, and of the category “religion” as a sedimented social formation.

As the journal of the North American Association for the Study of Religion, Method & Theory in the Study of Religion is dedicated to historical, critical, and social scientific approaches to the study of religion, as well as a relentlessly reflexive critique of the theories, methods, and categories used in such study. This journal aims to publish diverse perspectives on questions that are widely relevant across the field of religious studies.

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