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Health and Psychology of Religion


Prof. Dr. Peter Iver Kaufman

Jepson School, University of Richmond, Room 133, Jepson Hall, 28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, VA 23173, USA
Interests: christian traditions: late antique, medieval and early modern European spirituality, politics and drama
Ms. Olivia Mobayed

Editorial Assistant
Jepson School, University of Richmond, Room 133, Jepson Hall, 28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, VA 23173, USA

Editorial Board

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
Interests: International Affairs; lsamic Studies
Contribution: Special Issue: Religion & Violence
Dr. Antony William Alumkal

Iliff School of Theology, 2323 E. Iliff Ave, Denver, CO 80210, USA
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
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
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
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
Contribution: Special Issue: Religions and Psychotherapies
Prof. Dr. J. A. Belzen

University of Amsterdam, Oude Turfmarkt 147, NL-1012 GC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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
Interests: interfaith dialogue, multiple religious participation, Chinese and East Asian religion and philosophy, comparative theology and philosophy
Contribution: Special Issue: European Perspectives on the New Comparative Theology
Prof. Dr. Francisca Cho

Theology Department, Georgetown University, PO Box 571135, 120 New North, Washington, DC 20057-1135, USA
Interests: Buddhism; science; aesthetics; philosophy of language; philosophy of mind
Contribution: 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
Interests: sociology of religion; popular religiosity; religious symbols; qualitative analysis of religion
Prof. Dr. Francis X. Clooney, S.J.

Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Interests: classical hinduism in the sanskrit and tamil traditions; comparative christian-hindu theology; christian missionary encounters with asia religions
Contribution: Special Issue: European Perspectives on the New Comparative Theology
Dr. Todd Green

Department of Religion, Luther College, 700 College Drive, Decorah, IA 52101, USA
Contribution: Special Issue: Islam, Immigration, and Identity
Dr. Malachi Hacohen

Duke University, History Department, 222 Carr Building, Campus Box 90719 Durham, NC 27708, USA
Interests: European intellectual history; Jewish studies
Contribution: 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. Dr. Glen A. Hayes

Department of Religion, Bloomfield College, 467 Franklin St, Bloomfield, NJ 07003, USA
Interests: history of religion; cognitive science; neuroscience; gender and sexuality; Tantra; Yoga
Contribution: Special Issue: Cognitive Science and the Study of Yoga and Tantra
Prof. Dr. John P. Hoffmann

Department of Sociology, Brigham Young University, 2039 JFSB, Provo, UT 84602, USA
Interests: social and political attitudes; mormon studies; crime and delinquency; gender and religion
Prof. Dr. Christine A. James

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, 1500 N. Patterson St., Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA 31698-0050, USA
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
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
Interests: psychology and sociology of religion; religion and politics; Christianity; Islam
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
Interests: religion and crime; religion in the prison context; faith-based programs; evangelical protestantism
Contribution: Special Issue: Current Studies in the Sociology of Religion
Dr. Ruqayya Yasmine Khan

Department of Religion, Trinity University, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX 78212, USA
Interests: islamic studies; muslims in Europe; Qur\'anic studies; women in islam; Arabic literature
Contribution: Special Issue: Islam in America: Zeroing in on the Park51 Controversy
Prof. Dr. Rebecca Y. Kim

Social Science Division, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90263, USA
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
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
Interests: Asia theologies; contextual theologies; Christian counseling; practical theologies
Prof. Dr. Jeff Levin

University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health, Institute for Studies of Religion, Baylor University, One Bear Place #97236, Waco, TX 76798, USA
Interests: epidemiology; gerontology; public health; Judaism
Dr. Julie Mell

North Carolina State University, History Department, Campus Box 8108 Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
Interests: Jewish studies; medieval european history
Contribution: 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
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
Interests: psychology of religion and spirituality
Dr. Jill Peterfeso

Department of Religious Studies, Guilford College, 5800 West Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
Interests: religion in America; American cultural history; catholicism in America; mormonism; women's studies of religion; religion and the body; performance studies
Contribution: Special Issue: Women and Religious Authority
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
Interests: humanities; spirituality; arts and music; medicine and health care; meditation; traveling
Dr. Uzi Rebhun

Division of Jewish Demography & Statistics, The A. Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem 91905, Israel
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
Interests: globalization, culture, glocalization, transnationalism
Contribution: Special Issue: Glocal Religions
Dr. W. George Scarlett

Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, USA
Interests: faith development, spiritual development,spiritual exemplars, moral and religious-spiritual development, and problematic spirituality
Contribution: Special Issue: Spiritual Exemplars
Prof. Anat Scolnicov

Department of Law, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 4NR, UK
Interests: constitutional law; international law; law and religion; gender and law; human rights
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
Interests: religion and public life; religion and popular culture; theological education; history and theology of North American Christianity
Contribution: Special Issue: Christianity and China in the 21st Century
Dr. Tobias Winright

Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics and Department of Theological Studies, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Ave., Salus #513, St. Louis, MO 63104, USA
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
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
Interests: psychology of religion; religion and health; assessment of spirituality/religiosity; health services research; rehabilitation research
Contribution: Special Issue: Measures of Spirituality/Religiosity
Prof. Dr. Arndt Büssing

Institute for Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Health, Witten/Herdecke University, Germany
Interests: mind-body medicine approaches; spirituality and health; quality of life; coping; questionnaire development; intergrative medicine; clinical studies; health service research
Contribution: 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. Sherin Wing

Scholar, Los Angeles, USA
Interests: gender; postcolonialism; religion; architecture
Contribution: Special Issue: Sacred Spaces
Prof. Dr. Enzo Pace

Galilean School of Higher Education, University of Padua, Via Cesarotti 12, 35123 Padova, Italy
Interests: sociology of religion; sociology of islam; religion and communication; digital religion; system theory and religion
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
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. 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. Yuet Keung Lo

Department of Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260, Singapore
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. Philip Goodchild

Department of Philosophy, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
Interests: European philosophy in relation to religion; political economy and religion; philosophy of religion
Prof. Harriet Hartman

Department of Sociology and Anthropology Rowan University 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro, NJ 08028
Interests: Gender; family; health and religion; Jewish studies; Israel
Dr. Aje Carlbom

Associate Professor in Social Anthropology, Faculty of Health and Society, Malmö University, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, 211 19 Malmö, Sweden
Interests: social sciences; multiculturalism, ethnic and religious segregation; gender and sexuality; Islamism; integration
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
Interests: faith-based social action & faith communities; religion and belief in the public sphere; religious literacy
Prof. Dr. Vasilios N. Makrides

Department of Religious Studies, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Erfurt, Nordhäuser Str. 63, D-99089 Erfurt, Germany
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. Karolina Krysinska

1. Research Fellow, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
2. Associate Research Fellow, Clinical Psychology, KU Leuven University of Leuven, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Interests: risk and protective factors in suicide; suicide prevention; dementia; psychology of religion; thanatology
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