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Editor-in-Chief Stephen W. Angell and Pink Dandelion

This wide-ranging and fascinating series supplements a growing catalogue of historical, sociological, and theological scholarship in the thriving and interdisciplinary field of Quaker Studies. Individual articles will speak to the broad spectrum of Quaker belief and practice, to the significance of the history of Quaker traditions, and to the many areas in which Quaker Studies contributes to other fields in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Work on Quakerism impacts both wider church history and theological debate, as well as current themes in the sociology of religion. The Quaker attitude to spiritual equality also engages women’s studies scholars, and the Quaker commitment to peace and social justice relates to wider issues of political theory and peace studies. As the field of Quaker Studies continues to grow and redefine itself, this series will make a significant contribution to making up-to-date scholarship accessible to specialists as well as to a broad academic community.

Editor-in-Chief Stephen G. Parker

Religion and education is a dynamic and increasingly important area of work, intersecting the fields of theology and religious studies, and drawing upon the foundation disciplines and methodologies of philosophy, sociology, psychology and history of education. It is particularly focused upon religious education as variously conceived in different domestic, religious, educational, social and national contexts. Brill Research Perspectives in Religion and Education provides researchers with the opportunity to give an account of the most recent scholarship and to define and direct the agenda for future research. Written as single or co-authored monographs with an accompanying bibliography, each specially commissioned issue contains a 50 to 100-page article on a given theme, offering a critical and up-to-date summary of research, commentary and analysis. As ‘religion and education’ grows in importance, this series will contribute to making knowledge accessible and debate internationally informed.

Forthcoming 2019
Volume 1, Issue 1: Religion and Education: Critically Mapping the Field, by Stephen G. Parker, Jenny Berglund, David Lewin, and Deirdre Raftery
Volume 1, Issue 2: Psychology and Religious Education, by Leslie J. Francis

Editor-in-Chief Jocelyne Cesari

Brill Research Perspectives in Religion and Politics has two main goals. Firstly, it aims to provide a platform for the burgeoning scholarship on religion and politics that cannot find visibility within the constricted boundaries of either religious studies or political science. Secondly, it seeks to examine topics that are intensely debated in the public space from an objective, data-driven perspective. In doing so, it will offer alternatives to ideological or partisan positions particularly within hotly debated topics such as violence and politics, human rights, or democracy and secularism. In order to achieve these goals, the series will give priority to research that addresses contemporary debates on religion and politics in a particular national or regional context or in a comparative way across religions or political contexts.

Forthcoming 2019

Volume 1, Issue 1: Global Religious and Secular Dynamics: The Modern System of Classification by Professor José Casanova, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, & World Affairs, Georgetown University
The idea and practice of public theology has recently emerged as a distinct field of scholarship that proactively engages theology with contemporary public issues. The global project of public theology has expanded the western idea of three audiences - the church, the academy and the public domain – and their inter-relationship to multiple publics. It has now become a global discipline that intersects with the emergence of a world Christianity. Now, in the Anthropocene, those three audiences should be viewed in the light of a concern for the whole of creation, including those other creatures with whom we share life and upon whom we depend.
A public theology seeks to be in creative dialogue with different academic disciplines, including politics, economics, law and security studies, cultural studies, religion, spirituality, the natural science and the social sciences and the study of globalization. It is sensitive to the emergence of new publics that arise out of theology’s engagement with other new disciplines – like astrobiology – which redefines understandings of what is space and what is public. It is also a discipline that welcomes the expertise of practitioners reflecting on public policy.

The International Journal of Public Theology, affiliated with the Global Network for Public Theology, is a platform for original inter/transdisciplinary research in this field. Manuscripts submitted for publication must exhibit clear and sustained engagement between theology, broadly construed, and a matter or matters of public significance.
All articles undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and blind refereeing by two anonymous referees.

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Editor-in-Chief Vegard Skirbekk and Gina Zurlo

The peer-reviewed Journal of Religion and Demography, a continuation of the Yearbook of International Religious Demography, presents information on the state of religious statistics around the world in scholarly articles and sets of well-arranged tables. Disciplines represented in earlier issues include social science, demography, history, and geography. Each issue provides summaries of findings, sources, methods, and implications surrounding international religious demography. The target audience for the journal is anyone interested in demographic trends and developments with regard to religion.

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Tim Hutchings

Individuals are eligible for free access to the Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture until 31 December 2019, using access token RMDC4U.

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The Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture (RMDC) is a peer-reviewed academic journal, publishing three issues per year. RMDC is published in cooperation with the International Society for Media, Religion and Culture (ISMRC).

To understand religion today, we must understand how religious ideas and practices are communicated, learned, represented, enacted and resisted through media. Religion circulates through social media, is discussed in the news and becomes a source of imagery for film and television. Popular understandings of religious belief and practice are formed by encounters with their representations in journalism and entertainment media. Religious institutions produce their own media, too, from radio and TV preachers to religious videogames. This journal seeks to provide a venue for sharing new empirical research and theoretical analysis of these and other intersections between religion, media and culture.

RMDC publishes original work that contributes to social-scientific discussion of the relationship between religion, media and culture. Studies of any religious tradition, medium or geographical region are welcome. The journal’s primary focus is on recent and contemporary media, but historical studies may also be considered. Theological writings will not normally be accepted for publication.

ISMRC is a worldwide association for the academic study of religion and media. Its meetings began in 1994, and a biennial series of International Conferences on Media, Religion and Culture has been organized since 1996. These conferences have now been held in North and South America, Europe and Asia, and affiliated conferences have also been arranged in many countries. RMDC received the official endorsement of this society in 2017 and seeks to continue this global scholarly conversation.

RMDC publishes peer-reviewed articles (6-8000 words), non-reviewed research reports (up to 5000 words), book reviews (up to 1200 words) and review articles (2-3000 words, comparing two or more recent books on a common theme). Submissions should conform to the Instructions for Authors, available below as a downloadable PDF.

For editorial queries and proposals, please contact the editor-in-chief, Tim Hutchings.

For book review queries, please contact the book review editor, Ruth Tsuria.

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Religion and Gender is the first peer reviewed, international journal for the systematic study of gender and religion in an interdisciplinary perspective. The journal explores the relation, confrontation and intersection of gender and religion, taking into account the multiple and changing manifestations of religion in diverse social and cultural contexts. It analyses and reflects critically on gender in its interpretative and imaginative dimensions and as a fundamental principle of social ordering. It seeks to investigate gender at the intersections of feminist, sexuality, queer, masculinity and diversity studies. Religion and Gender targets an interdisciplinary academic audience but also aims to be accessible to those with a non-professional interest in the field. The journal publishes high level contributions from the Humanities and from qualitative and conceptual studies in the Social Sciences. It focusses in particular on contemporary debates and topics of emerging interest from postmodern, postcolonial, and post-secular perspectives.
Review of Religion and Chinese Society is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles and book reviews in social sciences and certain humanities disciplines. All articles will be in English, and Chinese titles and abstracts will be provided as well.
• “Religion” is understood in the broadest sense, including various spiritualities and meaning-making systems of beliefs and practices.
• “Chinese society” includes those in mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, and Chinese diasporic communities in Asia, North America, Europe, and elsewhere throughout the world.
• It welcomes studies that compare religion in Chinese and some other societies.
• The journal is multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary in its outlook and presents theoretical and empirical studies of religion in disciplines such as anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, sociology, and history.
• The preferred articles are theoretically driven empirical studies, although it also publishes articles that are primarily empirical or primarily theoretical.
• It also publishes review essays of particular fields, symposia of particular topics, interviews with renowned scholars, and reports of academic conferences relevant to the themes of this journal.
• Submissions of articles and proposals for special issues are welcome.
• The journal will publish reviews of books that have been published in English, Chinese, and other languages.

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Secular Studies publishes original research on secularity, both historical and contemporary, and secular issues and agendas from multi-disciplinary and international perspectives. Historical, literary, cultural, political, anthropological, sociological, psychological, and philosophical studies of secular thought and living are sought, along with research on nonreligion, atheism, agnosticism, humanism, and naturalism. Also welcome are comparative, intersectional, and cross-cultural studies of secularity and secular people, investigations into types of secularism and patterns to secularization, and explorations of church-state relations around the world. Suitable submissions will receive double-blind peer review. All articles are published in English.