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Sociology of Religion - Journals

Books on Sociology of Religion, Society and Atheism, Sociology of Religion


The Journal of Religion and Popular Culture is committed to the analysis and interpretation, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, of the interrelations and interactions between religion and religious expression and popular culture, broadly defined as the products of contemporary mass culture.

Rationalist & Humanist - Serving New Zealand's non-religious community since 1927.

Skeptical Inquirer - Published by the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal, tells you what the scientific community knows about claims of the paranormal, as opposed to the sensationalism often presented by the press, television, and movies.

The Journal of Religion & Society has been established to promote the cross-disciplinary study of religion and its diverse social dimensions through the publication of research articles, essays and opinions, review articles, and book reviews.

The Journal of Religious Gerontology is an interdisciplinary, interfaith, professional journal in which the needs, aspirations, and resources of elder constituencies come clearly into focus. Combining practical innovation and scholarly insight, this journal offers timely information and probing articles on such subjects as spiritual insight, ethical issues, grief and death, long-term care for the elderly, support systems for families of the elderly, retirement, counseling, and more.

Journal of Religion and Health - Sponsored by Blanton-Peale Institute which joins the perspectus of psychology and religion, Journal of Religion and Health explores the most contemporary modes of religious thought with particular emphasis on their relevance to current medical and psychological research. Using an eclectic approach to the study of human values, health, and emotional welfare, this journal provides a scholarly forum for the discussion of topical themes on both a theoretical and practical level.

Zygon - Journal of Religion & Science - focuses on the questions of meaning and values that challenge individual and social existence today. It brings together the best thinking of the day from the physical, biological, and social sciences with ideas from philosophy, theology, and religious studies. The journal's contributors seek to keep united what may often become disconnected: values with knowledge, goodness with truth, religion with science.

Religion - Provides a regular survey of current work in major and specific areas of enquiry. Its swift reviewing and crossing of traditional frontiers to encompass such related studies as psychology and archaeology combine to make it a valued point of reference for a growing readership. Already well known for its strong and established interest in comparative and pioneering work, the journal has expanded its coverage of the varied disciplines that together embrace the history, structure, and general theory of religions of the world. - Imprint: Academic Press

Mental Health, Religion & Culture provides an authoritative forum and a single point of reference for the growing number of professionals and academics working in the expanding field of mental health and religion.
The journal publishes empirically-based work which explores the relationships between mental health and aspects of religion and culture, and discusses conceptual and philosophical aspects. Contributions are encouraged from a range of disciplines including: psychiatry, psychology, anthropology, sociology and other social sciences, philosophy, theology and religious studies, community and social work, counselling and pastoral work.
Published papers include clinical and other case material, observational and interview material, survey, questionnaire, psychometric and other quantified data. There is also scope for scholarly review and presentation of historical material, religious texts and other textual material. Systematic reviews, meta-analysis, and theoretical and philosophical analysis are welcomed.
Topics covered include:
When and how do religious behaviours become psychiatric symptoms?
Cultural variations in psychiatric disease entities: religious influences
Religious coping methods and their efficacy
Religious healing and mental disorders and their efficacy
Religious activities and child-rearing practices and their mental health consequences
Religiously-influenced beliefs about the causes of mental disorders
Religious group incorporation (conversion) and exiting: mental health consequences
Religious aspects of identity and relations with mental health
Religious issues in psychotherapy, psychiatry and clinical psychology
The role of religious personnel in the multi-disciplinary mental health team.

Hibbert Journal
Journal for Feminist Studies in Religion
Journal of Dharma 1253-7222
Journal of the American Academy of Religion
Journal of the Oriental Institute
Philosophy East and West
Philosophy of Religion
Religion & Theology / Religie & Teologie
Religious Studies
Religious Studies Review
Review of Religious Research
Revue Biblique
Rivista di Storia e Letteratura Religiosa
Studies in Religion / Sciences Religieuses
Studies in World Christianity
Syzygy, Journal of Alternative Religion and Culture
The Bulletin of Christian Institutes of Islamic Studies
The Journal of Religious Thought
The Way
Wereld en Zending
Zeitschrift f�r Missionswissenschaft und Religionswissenschaft
Zeitschrift f�r Mission
Zeitschrift f�r Religions- und Geistesgeschichte
Zygon, Journal of Religion and Science
Buddhist-Christian Studies
Dialog der Religionen
Discernment (New Series) An Ecumenical Journal of Inter-Religious Encounter
Hindu-Christian Studies Bulletin
Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations
Studies in Interreligious Dialogue
The Toronto Journal of Interfaith Dialogue
World Faiths Encounter
World Faiths Insight
Cahiers des Religions Africaines
Ching Feng
Japanese Religions
Journal of Prehistoric Religion
Kernos . Revue internationale et pluridisciplinaire de religion grecque antique
Religieuze Bewegingen in Nederland
Religion Today; A Journal of Contemporary Religions
Religiones Latinoamericanas
Studies in Central and East Asian Religions
Tribal Religions


Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies
Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies
The Buddhist
The Eastern Buddhist
The Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies


Hamizrah Hehadash
Jewish History
Journal for the Study of Judaism
Journal for the Study of the Old Testament
Journal of Jewish Studies
Revue de Qumran
Revue des �tudes Juives
Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament
The Jewish Quarterly Review
Vetus Testamentum
Zeitschrift f�r die Alttestamentlliche Wissenschaft


Biblical Research
Biblische Zeitschrift
Bunyan Studies
Catholic Biblical Quarterly
International Review of Mission
Japan Christian Quarterly
Journal of Church and State
Journal of Ecumenical Studies
Journal of Empirical Theology
Nederlands Theologisch Tijdschrift
Neue Zeitschrift f�r Missionswissenschaft
New Testament Studies
Novum Testamentum
The Ecumenical Review
The Journal of Ecclesiastical History
Theologia Orthodoxa
Zeitschrift f�r die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft


Der Islam
Die Welt des Islam
Hamdard Islamicus
Iqbal Review
Islam and the Modern Age
Islamic Culture
Islamic Law and Society
Islamic Studies
Journal of the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs
Revue des �tudes Islamiques
Studia Islamica
Studies in Islam
The Islamic Quarterly
The Muslim World


The Journal of Bahai Studies
Tenri Journal of Religion

Archives des Sciences Sociales des Religions
DISKUS (on disk and on-line)
History of Religions
'Ilu. Revista de Ciencias de las Religiones
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion
Journal of Contemporary Religion
Journal of Religious History
Journal of Ritual Studies
Marburg Journal of Religion (on-line)
Religii Mira
Religionsvidenskabeligt Tidsskrift
Revue de l'Histoire des Religions
Shijie Zongjiao Ziliao
Studi e Materiali di Storia delle Religioni
Studies in Comparative Religion
The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion
The Scottish Journal of Religious Studies
Visible Religion
Zongjiaoxue Yanjiu