Read the second issue of Critical Research on Religion

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Read the second issue of Critical Research on Religion

Roland Boer University of Newcastle, Australia
Jonathan Boyarin Cornell University, USA
Warren Goldstein Center for Critical Research on Religion and Harvard University, USA

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SAGE is delighted to announce publication of the second issue of Critical Research on Religion. This Special Issue, guest edited by Rhys Williams and Thomas J. Josephsohn, puts into practice a critical sociology of religion. In addition to contributions from Mary Jo Neitz, Lori G. Beaman, Jim Spickard, and others, the issue features an exchange over Jacques Berlinerblau’s new book How to Be Secular? between him, Kathryn Lofton, and William Arnal.

Critical Research on Religion is a peer-reviewed, international journal focusing on the development of a critical theoretical framework and its application to research on religion. It provides a common venue for those engaging in critical analysis in theology and religious studies, as well as for those who critically study religion in the other social sciences and humanities such as philosophy, sociology, anthropology, psychology, history, and literature.

The journal is composed of an interdisciplinary international editorial board and encourages submissions of theoretically guided articles on current issues as well as those with historical interest using a wide range of methodologies including qualitative, quantitative, and archival. It publishes articles, review essays, book reviews, thematic issues, symposia, and interviews.

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Articles in issue 2 include:

Insiders, outsiders, advocates and apostates and the religions they study: Location and the sociology of religion
Mary Jo Neitz – University of Missouri, USA
The will to religion: Obligatory religious citizenship
Lori G. Beaman – University of Ottawa, Canada
Accepting the post-colonial challenge: Theorizing a Khaldnian approach to the Marian apparition at Medjugorge
Jim Spickard – University of Redlands, USA
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