Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion

Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion (RSSSR) is an interdisciplinary and international annual series which disseminates original reports of research related mainly to the sociology and/or psychology of religion. Contributions span a range of theoretical orientations and research methods, though most articles are reports of original quantitative or qualitative research in the field.

Most volumes include a guest-edited special section on topics within the fields covered by the series. This allows networks of researchers to report studies in areas that are or current interest or which are innovative and expanding the discipline into new areas.

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

Biographical Note

Dr. Andrew Village is Reader in Practical and Empirical Theology at York St John University, UK. His research interests relate to the sociology and psychology of the Christian religion, and in particular the role and interpretation of Scripture among ordinary believers.

Ralph W. Hood, Jr., Ph.D. (1968), University of Nevada, Reno, is Professor of Psychology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. A former president of Division 36 of the APA, he is author of numerous books in the psychology of religion.

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