Special Issues

Religions publishes Special Issues to create collections of papers on specific topics, with the aim of building a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors, who are experts on the topic. The journal’s Editor-in-Chief and/or designated EBM will oversee Guest Editor appointments and Special Issue proposals, checking their content for relevance and ensuring the suitability of the material for the journal. The papers published in a Special Issue will be collected and displayed on a dedicated page of the journal’s website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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‘On the Lapsed’: Comparative Ethnographic Perspectives on ‘Lapsing’ among Christians around the World
edited by , Christine Lee and Carsten Vala
submission deadline 31 Dec 2024 | Viewed by 238 | Submission Open
Keywords: Christianity; religion; lapsing; membership
Under the Rising Crescent: How and When Became the Middle East an Islamic Region?
edited by Michael Ehrlich and Amichay Schwartz
submission deadline 31 Dec 2024 | Viewed by 170 | Submission Open
Keywords: Islamization; Islamication; conversion; migration; Arabization; Syria; Palestine
Deviance and Religiousness: Exploring the Interplay between Religion and Criminality
edited by Chris Allen and
submission deadline 31 Dec 2024 | Viewed by 148 | Submission Open
Keywords: religion; hate; extremism; crime; criminality; deviance; prisons; criminal justice system; extremism; terrorism; violence; equality; diversity; human rights; prosecution; communities; radicalization
(This special issue belongs to the Section Religions and Humanities/Philosophies)
Exploring the Historiography of Muslim Communities in Central Asia
edited by Eren Tasar
submission deadline 31 Dec 2024 | Viewed by 103 | Submission Open
Keywords: Muslim; historiographical tradition; Islam; Central Asia
Religion, Theology, and Bioethical Discourses on Marriage and Family
edited by Mirosław Brzezinski
submission deadline 31 Dec 2024 | Viewed by 89 | Submission Open
Keywords: marriage; family; faith; religion; God's design for marriage; sacrament of marriage; sexuality; sexuality; ethics of married life; morality of married life; pastoral care of families.
(This special issue belongs to the Section Religions and Humanities/Philosophies)
Imagining Ultimacy: Religious and Spiritual Experience in Literature
edited by
submission deadline 31 Dec 2024 | Viewed by 85 | Submission Open
Keywords: religious experience; spiritual experience; spirituality; religion and literature; literary criticism; literary theory
Spirituality in Action: Perspectives on New Evangelization
edited by Marek Chmielewski
submission deadline 31 Dec 2024 | Viewed by 74 | Submission Open
Keywords: spirituality; spiritual theology; new evangelization; Gospel preaching; spiritual experience; acts of mercy; witness; inculturation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Religions and Theologies)
Conflict and Integration of Confucianism and Religions in Modern Japan
edited by Haozhi Dong and Lianxing Qin
submission deadline 31 Dec 2024 | Viewed by 41 | Submission Open
Keywords: Confucianism; Shinto; Buddhism; Christianity; emerging religions; religious ethics; religious practices; reformation; folk religion
Functions of Religion Among Young People: Diverse Religious, Spiritual and Non-religious Worldviews
edited by Eduardo Duque, José Francisco Durán Vázquez and Francis Davis
submission deadline 31 Dec 2024 | Viewed by 36 | Submission Open
Keywords: religion; youth; belief; unbelief; spirituality; plurality; generations
Religion and Technology in the Digital Age
edited by Melissa Conroy
submission deadline 31 Dec 2024 | Viewed by 36 | Submission Open
Keywords: technology; dystopia; artificial intelligence; robot; cyborg; religion and film; religion and television; religious documentaries
Re-Thinking Religious Traditions and Practices of Korea
edited by Kevin N. Cawley and David J. Kim
submission deadline 15 Jan 2025 | Viewed by 293 | Submission Open
Keywords: Korean religion; Confucianism; Buddhism; Shamanism; new religious movements; transculturalism; comparative studies; everyday life; magic and divination
Is an Ethics without God Possible?
edited by
submission deadline 15 Jan 2025 | Viewed by 115 | Submission Open
Keywords: God’ s commands; God’ s nature; objective ethics; theism; atheism; Darwinian evolution
(This special issue belongs to the Section Religions and Humanities/Philosophies)
Religious and Theological Interactions in East Asia: Issues, Channels and Impact submission deadline 15 Jan 2025 | Viewed by 86 | Submission Open
Keywords: Asian theologies; East-Asian wisdoms; global challenges; humaneness; interreligious dialogue
Critical Issues in Christian Ethics
edited by , Richard Rose and Sandra Morgan
submission deadline 20 Jan 2025 | Viewed by 334 | Submission Open
Keywords: Christian; conversion; discipleship; ethics; evil; faith; forgiveness; fruit of the spirit; God; gospel; good and bad; Heaven; Hell; holiness; justification; Jesus; judgment; justice; law; light; love; Paul; rebirth; religion; salvation; repentance; righteousness; right and wrong; Romans 12; sanctification; sin; the Ten Commandments; truth and lie; the Sermon on the Mount; works of the flesh
Theology ‘In Exit’ for a Better World: Consolidating the Intersecting Features of Public Theology
edited by and Gnana Patrick
submission deadline 24 Jan 2025 | Viewed by 372 | Submission Open
Keywords: public theology; historical theology; philosophical theology; practical theology; empirical method; intradisciplinarity; interdisciplinarity; transdiscipinarity; common good; human rights; environmental development
When Worlds Collide: Religion, Politics, and Society in a Globalized World
edited by Boris Havel
submission deadline 31 Jan 2025 | Viewed by 41 | Submission Open
Keywords: religion; theology; civilization; politics; society; history; globalization; identity; political science
Shakespeare and Religion
edited by Kenneth Jackson
submission deadline 15 Feb 2025 | Viewed by 6 | Submission Open
Keywords: religions; secularism; continental philosophy; historicism; reformation; recusant
(This special issue belongs to the Section Religions and Humanities/Philosophies)
Canon Law and Secularization: Societal Trends and the Changing Role of Religious Law
edited by Maria D’Arienzo
submission deadline 28 Feb 2025 | Viewed by 97 | Submission Open
Keywords: secularization; canon law and secularization; religious laws and secularization
(This special issue belongs to the Section Religions and Theologies)
Performance in Pre-Modern Japanese Religions
edited by Mikael Bauer and Abigail MacBain
submission deadline 1 Mar 2025 | Viewed by 767 | Submission Open
Keywords: Onmyōdō; kami; Buddhism; material culture; visual arts; performing arts; music; hymns; Bonmyō; poetry; rongi; gagaku; dance; sculpture
Soteriological and Ethical Dimensions of Forgetting in Asian Thought
edited by Youru Wang
submission deadline 1 Mar 2025 | Viewed by 154 | Submission Open
Keywords: Asian religions; Asian philosophies; forgetting; forgetfulness; memory; therapy; ethics; soteriology
Rabbinic Thought between Philosophy and Literature
edited by Sergey Dolgopolski
submission deadline 1 Mar 2025 | Viewed by 148 | Submission Open
Keywords: rabbinics; Talmud; midrash; comparative literature; continental philosophy; history of mind and mental states; word-image-concept; noetics; Jewish literature; Jewish thought; Late Antiquity and Middle Ages; history and theory of thought
Islam and Citizenship: Intersecting Experiences among Migrants and Their Descendants in Europe
edited by and Andrea Calabretta
submission deadline 31 Mar 2025 | Viewed by 49 | Submission Open
Keywords: Islam; lived citizenship; migrants’ descendants; Europe; Muslim activism; citizenry; faith
Light from the East: The Catholic Eastern Churches Sixty Years After Vatican II
edited by Ines Murzaku and Ana Sima
submission deadline 31 Mar 2025 | Viewed by 7 | Submission Open
Keywords: Eastern Catholic Church; latinized ecclesiology; patriarchates; synodality in Eastern Catholic Churches; Roman-Latin Church synodality; Pope Francis; Patriarch of the West; development of collegiality; Vatican II; Eastern Orthodox Churches; church unity and theological reconciliation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Religions and Humanities/Philosophies)
Engaging Religious Plurality within Australian and New Zealand Catholic Schools: Particularity in Dialogue with Diversity
edited by William Sultmann, Peta Goldburg, David Hall and Paul Sharkey
submission deadline 1 Apr 2025 | 1 articles | Viewed by 605 | Submission Open
Keywords: religious education; Catholic school curriculum; religious plurality; innovation; mission
Religion and Politics: Ritual, Performativity, and (Political) Theatre in Comparative-Historical and International Perspective
edited by Patricia J. Sohn
submission deadline 15 Apr 2025 | Viewed by 614 | Submission Open
Keywords: religion; ritual; political; theatre; performativity; politics
Chinese Religious Cultures: Historical Traditions and Modern Interpretations
edited by , Chuanhui Zeng, Zhejia Tang and Xuedan Li
submission deadline 30 Apr 2025 | Viewed by 134 | Submission Open
Keywords: modern interpretations; Chinese religious cultures; Buddhist culture; Daoist culture; Islamic culture; Christian culture; Chinese folk religion; Confucian religious thoughts
Modern Jewish Identities
edited by Daniel Bessner and David Weinfeld
submission deadline 1 May 2025 | Viewed by 55 | Submission Open
Keywords: Judaism/Jews/Jewish; Zionism; diaspora; assimilation; denominationalism
(This special issue belongs to the Section Religions and Humanities/Philosophies)
How Christianity Affects Public Policy submission deadline 31 May 2025 | 3 articles | Viewed by 4677 | Submission Open
Keywords: religion; economics; political science; political philosophy; public Health; government; social welfare and social work; sociology & social history; law; education
(This special issue belongs to the Section Religions and Health/Psychology/Social Sciences)
Contemporary Christian Worship: Origins, Theory and Practice
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2025 | Viewed by 155 | Submission Open
Keywords: liturgy; worship music; theology of worship; Christian rituals; worship innovation; cultural context; liturgical history; worship practices; ecclesiology; digital worship
Resilience: Orthodox Theology and Spirituality Engaging in Dialogue with Postmodern Society
edited by Ivana Noble and Zdenko Širka
submission deadline 1 Jun 2025 | Viewed by 81 | Submission Open
Keywords: Orthodox theology; Orthodox spirituality; postmodern society
(This special issue belongs to the Section Religions and Theologies)
Ethical Concerns in Early Confucianism
edited by
submission deadline 30 Jun 2025 | 7 articles | Viewed by 10687 | Submission Open
Keywords: early Confucianism; ethical concerns; classical text; representative; ethical argument; ethical debate
The Encounter of Colonialism and Indian Religious Traditions
edited by Enrico Beltramini
submission deadline 31 Aug 2025 | Viewed by 70 | Submission Open
Keywords: India; religion; colonialism; mission; Christianity; Islam; Hinduism; assimilation; dialogue; practice; theology
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