Religions — Journal Editorial Boards


Prof. Dr. Peter Iver Kaufman
1. Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
2. George Mathews and Virginia Brinkley Modlin Chair, Jepson School, University of Richmond, Room 133, Jepson Hall, 28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, VA 23173, USA
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Interests: christian traditions: late antique, medieval and early modern European spirituality, politics and drama
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Dr. Antony William Alumkal
Iliff School of Theology, 2323 E. Iliff Ave, Denver, CO 80210, USA
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Interests: sociology of religion; race and religion; American evangelicalism
Dr. Stef Aupers
Institute for Media Studies, Department Communication Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, KU Leuven, Parkstraat 45, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
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Interests: modernity; new age; post-Christian spirituality; \'re-enchantment of the world\'; internet culture; conspiracy culture; popular culture; online gaming
Prof. Dr. John P. Bartkowski
Department of Sociology, University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249-0655, USA
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Interests: religion; family; gender; youth; social welfare
Prof. Klaus Baumann
Caritaswissenschaft und Christliche Sozialarbeit, Theologische Fakultät, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Platz der Universität 3, D-79098 Freiburg, Germany
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Interests: interdisciplinary dialogue between theology and human sciences, esp. psychology, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis; interdisciplinary anthropology and ethics; religions and their social welfare as well as (social) ethics; theology, history, and spirituality of Caritas; Caritas and christian social work in its ecclesiological, civil and international contexts
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Special Issue: Religions and Psychotherapies
Prof. Dr. J. A. Belzen
University of Amsterdam, Oude Turfmarkt 147, NL-1012 GC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Interests: psychology of religion; mysticism; cultural psychology; psychobiography; psychopathology of religion
Dr. John Berthrong
School of Theology, Boston University, One Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215, USA
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Interests: interfaith dialogue, multiple religious participation, Chinese and East Asian religion and philosophy, comparative theology and philosophy
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Special Issue: European Perspectives on the New Comparative Theology
Prof. Dr. Arndt Büssing
Institute for Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Health, Witten/Herdecke University, Germany
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Interests: mind-body medicine approaches; spirituality and health; quality of life; coping; questionnaire development; intergrative medicine; clinical studies; health service research
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Special Issue: Spirituality and Health
Special Issue: Measures of Spirituality/Religiosity
Special Issue: Integrating Religion and Spirituality into Clinical Practice
Special Issue: Measures of Spirituality/Religiosity—Description of Concepts and Validation of Instruments
Dr. Aje Carlbom
Associate Professor in Social Anthropology, Faculty of Health and Society, Malmö University, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, 211 19 Malmö, Sweden
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Interests: social sciences; multiculturalism, ethnic and religious segregation; gender and sexuality; Islamism; integration
Prof. Dr. Francisca Cho
Theology Department, Georgetown University, PO Box 571135, 120 New North, Washington, DC 20057-1135, USA
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Interests: Buddhism; science; aesthetics; philosophy of language; philosophy of mind
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Special Issue: The Buddhist Imagination: Visions and Narratives
Prof. Dr. Roberto Cipriani
Department of Education Sciences, Roma Tre University, via del Castro Pretorio 20, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Interests: sociology of religion; popular religiosity; religious symbols; qualitative analysis of religion
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Special Issue: The Public Role of Religion
Prof. Dr. Francis X. Clooney, S.J.
Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
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Interests: classical hinduism in the sanskrit and tamil traditions; comparative christian-hindu theology; christian missionary encounters with asia religions
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Special Issue: European Perspectives on the New Comparative Theology
Prof. Dr. Adam Dinham
1. Director, Faiths & Civil Society Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW, UK
2. Professor of Religious Literacy, VID Specialised University, Oslo, Norway
3. Hon. Stephenson Professor of Leadership, Religion & Society, Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies, Sheffield University, UK
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Interests: faith-based social action & faith communities; religion and belief in the public sphere; religious literacy
Prof. Dr. John L. Esposito
University Professor, Professor of Religion & International Affairs and of Islamic Studies, Georgetown University, 3700 O St NW, Washington, DC 20057, USA
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Interests: International Affairs; lsamic Studies
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Special Issue: Religion & Violence
Prof. Omid Ghaemmaghami
Assistant Professor of Arabic and Near Eastern Studies, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies, The State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton, 4400 Vestal Parkway East, Binghamton, NY 13902, USA
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Interests: Shīʿī Islam; messianism; eschatology; Islamic intellectual history; Islamic mysticism; the Bābī-Bahā’ī religions; Arabic grammar; the history of ideas
Prof. Dr. Philip Goodchild
Department of Philosophy, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
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Interests: European philosophy in relation to religion; political economy and religion; philosophy of religion
Dr. Todd Green
Department of Religion, Luther College, 700 College Drive, Decorah, IA 52101, USA
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Special Issue: Islam, Immigration, and Identity
Dr. Malachi Hacohen
Duke University, History Department, 222 Carr Building, Campus Box 90719 Durham, NC 27708, USA
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Interests: European intellectual history; Jewish studies
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Special Issue: Between Religion and Ethnicity: Twentieth-Century Jewish Émigrés and the Shaping of Postwar Culture
Special Issue: Empire, Socialism and Jews: Writing the Monarchy Back into Austrian History
Prof. Harriet Hartman
Department of Sociology and Anthropology Rowan University 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro, NJ 08028
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Interests: Gender; family; health and religion; Jewish studies; Israel
Prof. Dr. Glen A. Hayes
Department of Religion, Bloomfield College, 467 Franklin St, Bloomfield, NJ 07003, USA
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Interests: history of religion; cognitive science; neuroscience; gender and sexuality; Tantra; Yoga
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Special Issue: Cognitive Science and the Study of Yoga and Tantra
Special Issue: The Society for Tantric Studies Proceedings (2016)
Prof. Dr. John P. Hoffmann
Department of Sociology, Brigham Young University, 2039 JFSB, Provo, UT 84602, USA
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Interests: social and political attitudes; mormon studies; crime and delinquency; gender and religion
Prof. Dr. J. Patrick Hornbeck II
Department of Theology, Fordham University, Rose Hill Campus, 441 East Fordham Road, Bronx, New York 10458, USA
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Interests: Late medieval and early modern Christianity; the English and continental reformations of the sixteenth century; Lollardy/Wycliffism; heresy and orthodoxy; contemporary American Roman Catholicism; religious affiliation and disaffiliation; sexual diversity and contemporary Christian thought and practice
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Special Issue: Late Medieval Christianity: Religious Cultures, Heresies, and Orthodoxies
Prof. Dr. Christine A. James
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, 1500 N. Patterson St., Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA 31698-0050, USA
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Interests: religion and science; religion and health; religion and politics; religion and pedagogy; medical ethics; aesthetics; philosophy of science; public policy; public administration
Dr. Ted G. Jelen
Department of Political Science, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154-5029, USA
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Interests: abortion; church-state; religion and political behavior; market theories of religion; feminism
Prof. Dr. Chang-Ho C. Ji
Professor of Psychology and Public Policy, School of Education and Department of History and Politics, La Sierra University, 4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside, CA 92515, USA
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Interests: psychology and sociology of religion; religion and politics; Christianity; Islam
Prof. Dr. Isaac Kalimi
Gutenberg-Forschungsprofessor, Hebräische Bibel/AT und Geschichte Israels Evan.-Theologische Fakultät, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
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Interests: hebrew bible/old testament literature; historiography; theology; history of israel in biblical period
Prof. Dr. Kent R. Kerley
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, The University of Texas at Arlington, 362 University Hall, Box 19595, 601 S. Nedderman Drive, Arlington, TX 76019, USA
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Interests: religion and crime; religion in the prison context; faith-based programs; evangelical protestantism
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Special Issue: Current Studies in the Sociology of Religion
Dr. Ruqayya Yasmine Khan
Mohannad Malas Chair of the M.A. Program in Islamic Studies; Associate Professor, School of Religion, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA 91711, USA
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Interests: islamic studies; muslims in Europe; Qur\'anic studies; women in islam; Arabic literature
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Special Issue: Islam in America: Zeroing in on the Park51 Controversy
Prof. Dr. Rebecca Y. Kim
Frank R. Seaver Chair in Social Science, Social Science Division, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90263, USA
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Interests: immigration; religion; ethnicity; the second generation; global Christianity
Prof. Dr. Neal Krause
Department of Health Behavior & Health Education, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, 1415 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029, USA
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Interests: religion and health; social relationships in religious institutions; race differences in religious involvement
Prof. Dr. Simon S.M. Kwan
Divinity School of Chung Chi College, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong
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Interests: Asia theologies; contextual theologies; Christian counseling; practical theologies
Prof. Dr. Jeff Levin
Distinguished Chair, Institute for Studies of Religion, Baylor University, One Bear Place #97236, Waco, TX 76798, USA
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Interests: epidemiology; gerontology; public health; Judaism
Prof. Dr. Yuet Keung Lo
Department of Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260, Singapore
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Interests: Confucianism; Early Taoism; Buddhist narrative; Buddhist culture and its assimilation and acculturation in China; Lives of Chinese women in traditional China; Childhood and norms of socialization in China
Prof. Dr. Terry Lovat
1 Postgraduate Theology Convenor, The University of Newcastle, Australia, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
2 Honorary Research Fellow, The University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3BD, UK
3 Adjunct Research Professor, Royal Roads University, 2005 Sooke Rd, Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2, Canada
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Interests: Theology; Ethics; Education; Philosophy; Islam
Prof. Dr. Vasilios N. Makrides
Department of Religious Studies, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Erfurt, Nordhäuser Str. 63, D-99089 Erfurt, Germany
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Interests: Cultury history and sociology of Orthodox Christianity; Orthodox Christian cultures in Eastern and South Eastern Europe and across the globe; religious and cultural East-West relations in Europe; church-state relations; religion, modernity and secularity
Dr. Julie Mell
North Carolina State University, History Department, Campus Box 8108 Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
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Interests: Jewish studies; medieval european history
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Special Issue: Between Religion and Ethnicity: Twentieth-Century Jewish Émigrés and the Shaping of Postwar Culture
Dr. Moojan Momen
Sandy Health Centre, Northcroft, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 1JQ, UK
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Interests: Shi`i Islam; The Baha'i Faith; history of religion; sociology of religion
Prof. Dr. Antonio Muñoz-García
Dpto. Psicología Evolutiva y de la Educación, Universidad de Granada, Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación, Campus Universitario de Cartuja, 18071 Granada, Spain
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Interests: psychology of religion and spirituality
Prof. Dr. Charles D. Orzech
1. Reader in Religion, Conflict, and Transition, Theology and Religious Studies, University of Glasgow
2. Professor Emeritus, Department of Religious Studies, The University of North Carolina Greensboro
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Interests: Buddhism, Daoism, Chinese religion; Esoteric Buddhism / Buddhist Tantras; Ritual and liturgy; Critical theory in the study of religion; Religion, semiotics, and visual culture; Religion and Museums
Prof. Dr. Enzo Pace
Galilean School of Higher Education, University of Padua, Via Cesarotti 12, 35123 Padova, Italy
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Interests: sociology of religion; sociology of islam; religion and communication; digital religion; system theory and religion
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Special Issue: Religious Diversity in a Pluralistic Society
Prof. Dr. Richard K. Payne
Yehan Numata Professor of Japanese Buddhist Studies, Institute of Buddhist Studies, 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, California 94704, USA
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Interests: Japanese Buddhist studies; ritual studies; the cognitive study of religion; tantric studies
Dr. Jill Peterfeso
Department of Religious Studies, Guilford College, 5800 West Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
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Interests: religion in America; American cultural history; catholicism in America; mormonism; women's studies of religion; religion and the body; performance studies
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Special Issue: Women and Religious Authority
Karolina Krysinska, MA, PhD
1 School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
2 Clinical Psychology, KU Leuven University of Leuven, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
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Interests: risk and protective factors in suicide; suicide prevention; postvention; psychology of religion; dementia
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Special Issue: Suicide Prevention, Religion and Spirituality
Prof. Dr. Christina M. Puchalski
Director, George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health, Professor, Dept. of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University, School of Medicine, Professor, Health Leadership and Management, George Washington University, School of Public Health, 2030 M Street NW Suite 4014 Washington DC, 20036, USA
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Interests: humanities; spirituality; arts and music; medicine and health care; meditation; traveling
Dr. Uzi Rebhun
Shlomo Argov Chair in Israel-Diaspora Relations, Division of Jewish Demography & Statistics, The A. Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem 91905, Israel
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Interests: Jews; religio-ethnic identity; inter-faith marriage; diasporism; migration; United States; Israel
Prof. Dr. Victor Roudometof
Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cyprus, Post Office Box 20537, Kallipoleos 75, Nicosia, CY-1678, Cyprus
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Interests: globalization, culture, glocalization, transnationalism
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Special Issue: Glocal Religions
Dr. W. George Scarlett
Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, USA
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Interests: faith development, spiritual development,spiritual exemplars, moral and religious-spiritual development, and problematic spirituality
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Special Issue: Spiritual Exemplars
Prof. Anat Scolnicov
Department of Law, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 4NR, UK
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Interests: constitutional law; international law; law and religion; gender and law; human rights
Prof. Dr. J. Warren Smith
Associate Professor of Historical Theology, Duke Divinity School, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
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Interests: Ambrose of Milan; Augustine of Hippo; Gregory of Nyssa; divine impassibility; theosis/deification; patristic exegesis of Romans; virtue theory; theological anthropology; Christology; Christian perfection
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Special Issue: Plato among the Christians
Prof. Dr. Mark G. Toulouse
Emmanuel College (Principal), and Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto, 75 Queen’s Park Crescent, Toronto, ON M5S 1K7, Canada
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Interests: religion and public life; religion and popular culture; theological education; history and theology of North American Christianity
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Special Issue: Christianity and China in the 21st Century
Dr. Sherin Wing
Scholar, Los Angeles, USA
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Interests: gender; postcolonialism; religion; architecture
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Special Issue: Sacred Spaces
Dr. Tobias Winright
Hubert Mäder Endowed Chair of Health Care Ethics, Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics and Department of Theological Studies, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Ave., Salus #513, St. Louis, MO 63104, USA
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Interests: Christian Ethics, Moral Theology, Political Theology, Ecological Theology, Religion and Violence/Nonviolence, Christian Bioethics, Healthcare Ethics; criminal justice ethics
Prof. Dr. Hans Zollner
Istituto di Psicologia, Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Piazza della Pilotta, 4, I - 00187 Roma, Italy
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Interests: psychology of religion; safeguarding of minors and its spiritual implications; psychology, spirituality, and psychotherapy; interdisciplinary topics around philosophy, sociology, psychology and theology; cultural psychology
Prof. Dr. Christian Zwingmann
The Protestant University of Applied Sciences Rhineland-Westphalia-Lippe, Immanuel-Kant-Str. 18-20, D-44803 Bochum, Germany
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Interests: psychology of religion; religion and health; assessment of spirituality/religiosity; health services research; rehabilitation research
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Special Issue: Measures of Spirituality/Religiosity

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