The Archive for the Psychology of Religion/Archiv für Religionspsychologie is the oldest medium in the psychology of religion. It is the official organ of the Internationale Gesellschaft für Religionspsychologie (International Association for the Psychology of Religion [IAPR]) founded in 1914. Following a reorganization of the IAPR in 2001, the Archiv is now published as an international, peer-reviewed journal.
The current editorship is shared by Jacob A. Belzen, Leslie J. Francis and Ralph W. Hood, Jr.
The Archive for the Psychology of Religion/Archiv für Religionspsychologie is open to all scientific methodologies, quantitative and qualitative as well as to established and innovative conceptual and theoretical perspectives in the psychology of religion.
Over the past four decades, scholarship on contemporary religion has been expanding at an explosive rate. The aim of the Brill Handbooks on Contemporary Religion series is to capture this development by publishing cutting-edge scholarship that simultaneously charts new directions for future research. The Handbooks are international in scope, drawing on the expertise of scholars across the globe, bringing in contributors from a broad spectrum of academic disciplines. Individual volumes will be devoted to areas of study that have generated substantial bodies of research such as Western Esotericism, to common themes in the study of contemporary religions like Authority of Science or New Media, and to specific religious movements.
For more information on the submission of proposals or editing of volumes within the series, see the BHCR Proposal Guide.
For specific information on the editing of volumes and style information, please visit the BHCR Style Guide.
The series has published an average of two volumes per year over the last 5 years.
The European Values Studies book series is based on the results of a large-scale, cross-national, and longitudinal survey research program, founded in the late 1970s by a foundation which is now called the European Values Study. This group investigates basic social, cultural, political, moral, and religious values held by the populations of the European countries. The first study was carried out in 1981, followed by repeat surveys in 1990, 1999, and 2008, in an increasing number of countries. Today, all European countries are involved in the European Values Study. The publications in this series include interpretations and explanations of the quantitative survey data. These are presented in the form of monographs and edited volumes. The Series also publishes sourcebooks.
The series has published one volume over the last 5 years.
International Studies in Religion and Society publishes about societal themes and their relation to religion from a social scientific point of view, also taking into account approaches from contemporary philosophical and legal research. The series’ aim is making contributions to the development of theories on the interplay between religion and society by focussing on a deeper understanding of different systems of thought, values and belief, and the ways in which these systems interact.
The series has published an average of 2,5 volumes per year over the last 5 years.
This series brings together contributions addressing the question of the unity versus conflict, closeness versus alienation, and convergence versus divergence entrenched in the infinite variety of collective identities illustrated by Jews in this era. The titles included investigate—each volume under its own angle—the principles, narratives, visions and commands which constitute in different places the essentials of Jewishness. As a rule, they ask whether or not one is still allowed to speak, at the beginning of this new century, of one—single and singular—Jewish People. Hence, this series is a podium for researchers of Judaism and the Jewish condition all over the world—from Israel to the United States, and from there to Argentina and Brazil as well as Russia, Ukraine or France, England and Germany. These investigations should yield an understanding of how far Judaism is still one while Jewishness is multifarious. The perspectives offered may draw from sociology and the social sciences as well as from history and the humanities in general. This series aspires to constitute a meeting point for them all. It will be of interest not only to scholars in Jewish Studies but also to anyone interested in the theory and practice of major phenomena of our time like transnational diasporas, the globalization of ethnicity, and present-day relations of religiosity and laicity which, in one way or another, are akin to the preoccupations of researchers in the field of Jewish identities.
The series published an average of four volumes per year over the last 5 years.
The Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR) is an international scholarly society that seeks to advance theory and research in the sociology of religion. The aim of Religion and the Social Order is to publish edited volumes that center around a particular set of current interests within the sociology of religion. It specifically aims to advance theory and research within this field of study. Contributors to the series will be or are expected to become ASR members. The series seeks to publish at least one volume per year. Under the auspices of the ASR, Religion and the Social Order has been published by Brill since 2004 and under the General Editorship of Inger Furseth since 2016.
Proposals for volumes should be directed to the present editor.
The series published an average of one volume per year over the last 5 years.
The book series Religion in the Americas is devoted to the study of religious influences within and between South, Central, Latin, and North America. A particular focus lies on the interaction of different forms of Christianity with the societies, politics, religions, economies, symbols, materialities, and cultures of the variety of peoples in the Americas. The complex theologies, philosophies, and contributions of their expressions and experiences throughout the Americas have profoundly influenced not only Catholicism but many other religions - in the Americas and all across the globe. In addition to Christianity, the editors welcome submissions on Indigenous, New Age, Africa- and migrant-derived religions. Religion in the Americas brings to the forefront new works that deal with these issues, particularly from the perspectives of religious studies, cultural anthropology, sociology, history, psychology, and Latin American Studies.
The series has published an average of one volume per year over the last 5 years.
Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion is an interdisciplinary, international, peer-viewed, annual series, which publishes new and innovative research within the social scientific study of religion or belief. Contributions span a range of theoretical orientations, geographic contexts and research methods, though most articles are reports of original quantitative or qualitative research related mainly to the sociology and/or psychology of religion.
Volumes in the series usually include a guest-edited special section that allows networks of researchers to report studies in areas that are of current interest or which are innovative and expanding the discipline into new areas.
Submitting Proposals: We welcome proposals from academics at all levels of their career, including early career researchers and final year PhD students. Please submit a title and abstract of no more than 300 words together with names and short biographies (150 words), institutional affiliation/s (if relevant), and contact details.
Manuscripts for both the main and special sections should be sent to the editors, Ralph Hood and Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor. For more information and submission guidelines please see the Call for Papers under Downloads on this webpage, or contact the editors.
The series has published an average of one volume per year over the last 5 years.
Studies in Critical Research on Religion provides a venue for scholars engaged in critical research on religion. This includes studies contributing to our understanding of how religious institutions and thought may simultaneously serve as a source of domination and progressive social change. We seek to analyze the historical and economic conditions giving rise to religious systems while recognizing that religious ideas can be motivational and therefore dialectically related to material conditions. We are interested in the role that religion plays within social and political conflicts. A critical perspective recognizes that its own intellectual heritage lies within the confluence of various religious, political, and philosophical traditions. It does not reject this heritage but critically self-reflects on its relationship to it. This peer-reviewed book series invites proposals for and submissions of monographs and edited volumes from scholars across all academic disciplines. Works can use a wide range of methodologies, including quantitative, qualitative, and historical. While encouraging works to be theoretical driven by a critical perspective, it is also interested in empirical research which is theoretically guided.