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Journal of Religious and Cultural Studies
Founded 1948 by Hans-Joachim Schoeps and Ernst Benz.
The Zeitschrift für Religions- und Geistesgeschichte is a peer-reviewed journal and comprises original papers, miscellanea and reviews both in German and English from the crossroads of philosophy, the history of religions, cultural studies, theology, ethnology, European history, the history of art and the history of the sciences. It is not bound to any specific period, field, scholarly method or school but rather to the excellence and the innovative character of texts and ideas. Each issue aims at presenting a mixture of insights from outsiders and newcomers as well as scholarly views and outlooks from insiders along with an extensive book review section.
The Zeitschrift für Religions- und Geistesgeschichte has a longstanding tradition and is one of the most outstanding journals in the humanities of the German-speaking world. Today, it is a forum for interdisciplinary research and scholarly dialogue in the fields of religious and intellectual history.

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This English edition is online available in combination with the German edition, Geschichte des globalen Christentums Online. For more information, click here.
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History of Global Christianity deals with the history of Christianity and its global development over the past five centuries. Going above and beyond the subject of church history, it deals with the cultural role of Christianity in its widest sense: from the many interactions of Christianity within society, politics, economics, philosophy and the arts, to the myriad of ventures that form civilizations, nations, and communities. How did Christianity involve itself in these overarching structures of human life?

The reference work aims to trace the history of the global shift experienced by Christianity between the sixteenth century and the present day. Starting as a localized religion in Europe and Russia with small outposts in other parts of the world, that shift proceeded via missionary efforts that were accompanied by economic forces, movements of conquest, and trends of migration in its evolution toward the current stage: its demographic centers no longer only in the Northern Hemisphere, but most assuredly in the South as well.

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This product gives access to both History of Global Christianity and Geschichte des globalen Christentums Online.
Also available in print.

History of Global Christianity deals with the history of Christianity and its global development over the past five centuries. Going above and beyond the subject of church history, it deals with the cultural role of Christianity in its widest sense: from the many interactions of Christianity within society, politics, economics, philosophy and the arts, to the myriad of ventures that form civilizations, nations, and communities. How did Christianity involve itself in these overarching structures of human life?

The reference work aims to trace the history of the global shift experienced by Christianity between the sixteenth century and the present day. Starting as a localized religion in Europe and Russia with small outposts in other parts of the world, that shift proceeded via missionary efforts that were accompanied by economic forces, movements of conquest, and trends of migration in its evolution toward the current stage: its demographic centers no longer only in the Northern Hemisphere, but most assuredly in the South as well.

Features and Benefits of the electronic version:
- Full-text searchable
- Contains all articles from the three print volumes
- Bundle contains English and German versions
Perspectives on Jewish Culture
Zutot: Perspectives on Jewish Culture aims to fill a gap that has become more and more conspicuous among the wealth of scholarly periodicals in the field of Jewish Studies. Whereas existing journals provide space to medium and large sized articles, they neglect the small but poignant contributions, which may be as important as the extended, detailed study. The Zutot serves as a platform for small but incisive contributions, and provides them with a distinct context. The substance of these contributions is derived from larger perspectives and, though not always presented in an exhaustive way, will have an impact on contemporary discussions. The Zutot covers Jewish culture in its broadest sense, i.e. encompassing various academic disciplines—literature, languages and linguistics, philosophy, art, sociology, politics and history—and reflects binary oppositions such as religious and secular, high and low, written and oral, male and female culture.

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The Numen Book Series Online is the electronic version of the Numen Book Series which publishes scholarly monographs and edited volumes on the historical, comparative, and cross-cultural study of religions throughout the world, from antiquity to the present. The series publishes both methodologically contextualized historical research and theoretical and methodological contributions to the study of religion.

A number of volumes of the Numen Book Series are published within the subseries Texts and Sources in the History of Religions.



Studies in the History of Religions
The Numen Book Series publishes scholarly monographs and edited volumes on the historical, comparative, and cross-cultural study of religions throughout the world, from antiquity to the present. The series publishes both methodologically contextualized historical research and theoretical and methodological contributions to the study of religion.

A number of volumes of the Numen Book Series are published within the subseries Texts and Sources in the History of Religions.

The series has published an average of three volumes per year over the last 5 years.
The so-called world religions and other religious traditions are not, and have never been, homogenous, nor have they formed or evolve in isolation. Trying to overcome cultural stereotypes and their ideological misuse, the series "Dynamics in the History of Religions" focuses on the crucial role of mutual encounters in the origins, development, and internal differentiation of the major religious traditions. The primary thesis of the series consists in the assumption that interconnections of self-perception and perception by the other, of adaptation and demarcation are crucial factors for historical dynamics within the religious field.

The series includes exemplary and comparative studies on the formation of the major religious traditions via diachronic and synchronic cultural contact, on interactions essential to the process of institutionalization and spread of religions, on interreligious encounters under the condition of colonialism and globalization, and on the stimulus provided by such contacts to the development of basic religious notions.

Presenting studies on such contact-driven dynamics of the history of religions and of its reflection, both case studies and studies using a comparative perspective, the series creates systematic points of references which allow for the integration of diachronically and synchronically heterogenous material in a general history of religions. Theories and concepts are developed abductively in an interplay of hypothetical conceptualization and empirical studies, of object language and meta language. By bridging and reconciling scientific meta-discourse on religion with religious discourses and religious self-descriptions, both unempirical scientism and un-theoretical positivism can be avoided.

The series has published an average of one volume per year over the last 5 years.
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.

European Science Foundation Ranking A.

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International Review for the History of Religions
NVMEN publishes papers representing the most recent scholarship in all areas of the history of religions ranging from antiquity to contemporary history. It covers a diversity of geographical regions, and religions of the past as well as of the present. The approach of the journal to the study of religion is strictly non-confessional. While the emphasis lies on empirical, source-based research, typical contributions also address issues that have a wider historical or comparative significance for the advancement of the discipline. Numen also publishes papers that discuss important theoretical innovations in the study of religion and reflective studies on the history of the discipline. The journal publishes book reviews and review articles to keep professionals in the discipline updated about recent developments.

European Science Foundation Ranking A.

Occasionally, Numen announces news about the activities of the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR) and its member associations. See also: www.iahrweb.org.

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