Dr Marta Trzebiatowska and Dr Bulcsu Bognar are editing a special issue of Religions on nonreligion in Central and Eastern Europe. Please see the call for papers here: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/religions/special_issues/nonreligion_in_central_and_eastern_europe
Edited by: C. L. Crouch (Fuller Theological Seminary)
New dealine: May 31, 2021
“Open Theology” (https://www.degruyter.com/journal/key/OPTH/html) invites submissions for the topical issue “The Bible and Migration”, prepared in collaboration with the conference “The Bible on the Move: Toward a Biblical Theology of Migration,” held at Fuller Theological Seminary in January 2020.
This special issue asks how cutting-edge biblical scholarship should inform conversation about and action relating to migration in the twenty-first century, bridging the gap between biblical studies, theology, and activism. Articles should examine how the biblical texts reflect diverse migrant experiences, as well as ways in which these texts reflect theologically on migration and appropriate responses to it among migrants and host communities. Articles may also critically interrogate the Bible’s use in arguments over migration and migrants’ reception by host communities. For purposes of this issue, ‘migration’ is understood to include refugee movements, internal and external displacements, and a wide spectrum of voluntary and involuntary migration motivated by famine, war, economics, and other causes. Contributions from the perspective of the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament or the New Testament are welcome, as are contributions that seek to take the perspective of both into account.
Authors publishing their articles in the topical issue will benefit from:
– transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review,
– free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions.
Because “Open Theology” is published in Open Access model, as a rule, publication costs should be covered by so called Article Publishing Charges (APC), paid by authors, their affiliated institutions, funders or sponsors.
Authors without access to publishing funds are encouraged to discuss potential discounts or waivers with Managing Editor of the journal Katarzyna Tempczyk (firstname.lastname@example.org) before submitting their manuscripts.
HOW TO SUBMIT
Submissions will be collected by May 31, 2021, via the on-line submission system at http://www.editorialmanager.com/openth/
Choose as article type: “The Bible and Migration”
Before submission the authors should carefully read over the Instruction for Authors, available at: https://www.degruyter.com/publication/journal_key/OPTH/downloadAsset/OPTH_Instruction%20for%20Authors.pdf
All contributions will undergo critical peer-review before being accepted for publication.
Further questions about this thematic issue can be addressed to Carly Crouch at email@example.com. In case of technical or financial questions, please contact journal Managing Editor Katarzyna Tempczyk at firstname.lastname@example.org
The open access journal Religions (ISSN 2077-1444, indexed in A&HCI and SCOPUS) is pleased to announce an upcoming Special Issue, titled “Exploring Atheism”. We will be serving as the Guest Editors for this issue.
Considering the relevant expertise among psychologists of religion, we would like to cordially invite you to contribute an article to this Special Issue. For more information on the issue, please visit the Special Issue website.
The journal editors are waiving APCs on submissions received between 1 June and 1 September 2021 (if accepted for publication). We hope that you can contribute, and that you will be able to submit your articles during this window of time.
Papers may be submitted from now until 31 January 2022, as papers will be published on an ongoing basis. Submitted papers should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
If you would like to contribute, please email one of the guest editors no later than 1 September 2021 with a title and abstract.
We hope this invitation receives your favorable consideration and look forward to our future collaboration!
F. LeRon Shults, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Institute for Global Development, University of Agder
Research Professor, NORCE Center for Modeling Social Systems
Joseph Langston, BS, BA, MA
Psychology PhD Student, Ohio University
We would like to bring to your attention the launch of the electronic Journal of Gandhāran Buddhist Texts. The main objective of this peer-reviewed journal, which is hosted by the University of Sydney, is to make available ‘threshold’ editions of Gandhāran textual materials more quickly and in a dynamic and interactive manner. The journal is in part a response to the enormous amount of new Gāndhārī and Sanskrit manuscripts and inscriptions from the Greater Gandhāran region that remain unpublished, and in part a response to the desire to make that material available in a more comprehensive form than is possible in conventional print publications. The editorial board is made up of scholars working in the field.
The first three articles provide digital editions of sutras from the Robert Senior collection of Kharoṣṭhī manuscripts:
- Aṇatvalakṣaṇa-sutra (RS22.02), a Gāndhārī version of the second discourse of the Buddha known in Pali as the Anattalakkhaṇa-sutta, by Mark Allon, Stephanie Majcher, and Ian McCrabb: online article.
- Suhadukha-sutra (RS20.01), a Gāndhārī sutra without an exact parallel, by Joe Marino: online article.
- Mahaparaḍaha-sutra (RS20.02), a Gāndhārī parallel to the Pali (Mahā)-Pariḷāha-sutta, by Joe Marino: online article.
For these first articles, the framing content for each is minimal with the reader being referred to print publications for further details and analysis. Future articles may be stand-alone publications.
Some of the features and resources provided by the digital editions are:
- ability to switch between diplomatic, reconstruction, and hybrid editions
- ability to easily align the edition, English translation and Sanskrit chāyā
- full glossary
- interactive image and text with a word selected in the edition being highlighted by segments in the image
- ability to reveal the grammatical status, Pali and Sanskrit cognates, etc., of each word by double clicking on each word in the text
- palaeographic report
- ability to export the editions in standards-based formats (TEI, HTML, etc.)
- additional resources such as downloadable colour and infrared images of the manuscript or inscription, images of select reconstructed sections, and related images such as historical images and images of the manuscript in the process of being conserved
- reference to a companion print publication, such as a journal article or a volume in the Gandhāran Buddhist Text (GBT) series (University of Washington Press). Companion publications may have a DOI link to this electronic publication
- facility for readers’ comments/feedback to be added.
The platforms involved are listed here.
We invite submissions of textual material (manuscripts, inscriptions, etc.) from the Greater Gandhāran region. Guidelines for submission, with various options for authors to onboard their texts into the journal are available upon application. For further details, contact Mark Allon: email@example.com.
Editors: Mark Allon, Paul Harrison, Richard Salomon
Management Board: Andrew Glass, Stephanie Majcher, Joe Marino, Ian McCrabb
RELIGION AND POLITICS IN NORTH-EAST AFRICA
- THE WORD OF EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Miroljub Jevtić 14-15
- THE WORD OF THE GUEST EDITOR Irina Abramova 21-24
TOPIC OF THIS ISSUE
- RELIGION, ELITES AND SANCTIONS IN NORTHEAST AFRICA: REGIONAL IMPACTS OF SUPERPOWER MESSIANISM Leonid L. Fituni 27-48
- THE FIRST RUSSIAN RELIGIOUS MISSIONS TO ETHIOPIA Tatyana Denisova 49-64
- POLITICS AND RELIGION IN THE FORMATION OF THE ETHIOPIAN STATEHOOD: FROM THE EMPIRE THROUGH THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC Stanislav Mezentsev 65-83
- THE RISE AND FALL OF POLITICAL ISLAM IN SUDAN Sergey V. Kostelyanets 85-104
- RUSSIAN “SOFT POWER” IN THE NORTH-EAST AFRICA Olga S. Kulkova 105-130
- AFRICANS IN THE MODERN UK: RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL ASPECTS Grigory Karpov 131-147
- HOW INTERNATIONAL TOURISM IMPACTS POLITICAL AND ETHNO-RELIGIOUS ISSUES IN AFRICA? A CASE STUDY OF INTER-GOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITY ON DEVELOPMENT (IGAD) Anna A. Suchkova 149-171
- MUSLIM WOMEN AND THE NIGERIAN PARTY POLITICS AbdulGafar Olawale Fahm 175-192
- THE POLITICS OF POPULAR ISLAM: AN ETHNOGRAPHIC EXPLORATION OF ISLAMIC REVIVALISM IN PAKISTAN Muhammad Bilal 193-219
- THE JURISPRUDENTIAL AND MORAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE AYATOLLAH KHAMENEI’S FATWA ON BAN OF NUCLEAR WEAPON Mohsen Shiravand, Abdol-Rasoul Meshkat 221-237
REVIEWS, CRITICAL VIEWS AND POLEMICS
- “DEMOCRATIZATION IN CHRISTIAN ORTHODOX EUROPE: COMPARING GREECE, SERBIA AND RUSSIA” Giuseppe Giordan 241-243
Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion, Volume 14 (Forthcoming 2023)
The Sociology of Yoga, Meditation, and Asian Asceticism
Edited by Lionel Obadia (University of Lyon 2) and Enzo Pace (University of Padova)
The irresistible yet unexpected diffusion at a global scale and appropriation of yoga, meditation and ascetic practices are undoubtedly key features of the changing landscape of religion at the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries. It comes under a variety of forms, from traditional and community-based ritualized practices to individualized and secularized techniques of well-being. These techniques have infused first alternative religiosities and finally mainstream religions, beyond all geographic, social and cultural boundaries, and affected them more or less deeply. The ascetic techniques definitely lie in the heart of the “spiritual revolution” described by Heelas and Woodhead in the mid-2000s, and the “spiritual turn” operating in religious studies in parallel.
For the moment, research devoted to yoga, meditation, and introspective bodily techniques have mainly been conducted in the domain of psychology and mind sciences, history and cultural areas. Sociological approaches remain scarce and disseminated. Yet, since Weber’s pioneering works, asceticism is far from being unknown in sociology. This special issue aims at mapping the empirical forms of yoga, meditation and introspective techniques expanding worldwide; exploring new conceptual and methodological discussions in sociology of religions; questioning the possibility to circumscribe a specific sub-field in the sociology of religions, devoted to modern Asian-inspired ascetic practices.
Topics might include, but are by no means limited to:
– the role of new technologies in the diffusion and transformation of yoga and meditation
– the impacts of meditative and introspective techniques on representations and uses of the body in modernity
– the role of orientalism and eastern imagination in the transformation of religious practices, beliefs, and religious systems
– sociological variations among users (class, gender, regions, cultural backgrounds…)
– moral and symbolic economies of well-being and spirituality in relation to ascetic techniques
– impacts on the conception of religion, adherence, commitment and other dimensions of religious life
– transformations of broader sociological theories
Please send proposals (400 words) and a brief bio to Lionel Obadia ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Deadline Submission of proposals: June 30, 2021
Deadline Notification of acceptance: September 30, 2021
Deadline completed manuscripts (7,000 words): April 30, 2022
The Family in Chinese Christianity”
Special Issue of Review of Religion and Chinese Society
Though the vast majority of Christians in China today are converts, or first-generation Christians, a significant and influential number of Chinese Christians trace their faith back to earlier generations. Some Chinese families count a Christian heritage six, seven, or even more generations back. In the contemporary Western tradition, Christianity is often framed as an individualized religion—conversion is an individual’s choice and having a “personal relationship” with God is emphasized. However, outside of the West where Christianity has experienced rapid growth, particularly in collectivist cultures, such a framing may not fit. In China, the family, rather than the individual, has traditionally been the most basic unit. The family is integral to the understanding of Chinese religious life, but this has not been a major focus of much of the research on Chinese Christianity, particularly Protestantism. By focusing on the importance of the family in Chinese Christianity, we see that this religion is not simply a Western implant, but truly a Chinese religion.
This special issue of Review of Religion and Chinese Society will publish select articles that provide fresh perspectives on how understandings of the family may shed new insights onto Chinese Christianity. Topics may include (but are not limited to):
- Commemoration of family history by Chinese Christian families
- How Chinese Christianity is linked to kinship or lineage networks
- Religious influence of (great) grandparents on young generations
- “Sinification” of Chinese Christian families
- Intergenerational challenges for Chinese Christian families
- Multi-religious or mixed religious Chinese families
- How Chinese Christian families perform life course rituals
- How Chinese Christian families express their religious identity
- Complete drafts: March 20, 2021. Drafts should be 5,000-8,000 words (including bibliography and notes). Please refer to the RRCS Instructions for Authors for paper formatting details. Also, please include abstract (100-200 words) and a brief CV. Submit these materials and any questions to Chris White: email@example.com.
- Decisions will be made by April 1. Those selected will be invited to participate in a workshop that will take place on April 26, 2021, 9:00-11:30 am EST. The goal of this workshop is for all contributors to offer constructive suggestions on the papers and better allow the articles to dialogue with each other. (Attendance at the workshop is not mandatory for consideration.)
- Final draft: May 31, 2021. After final submission, all papers will go through the normal, rigorous blind peer-review process with the journal. The tentative plan is that the special issue will be published in late 2021 as issue 8.2 of Review of Religion and Chinese Society.
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