Religions — Editors


Prof. Dr. Peter Iver Kaufman
1. Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
2. George Mathews and Virginia Brinkley Modlin Chair, Jepson School, University of Richmond, Room 133, Jepson Hall, 28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, VA 23173, USA
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Interests: christian traditions: late antique, medieval and early modern European spirituality, politics and drama
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Prof. Dr. med. Arndt Büssing
Senior Associate Editor
Institute for Integrative Medicine, Faculty of Health, Witten/Herdecke University, Alfred-Herrhausen-Straße 50, 58448 Witten, Germany
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Interests: mind-body medicine approaches; spirituality and health; quality of life; coping; questionnaire development; integrative medicine; clinical studies; health service research
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Ms. Leland Damron
Editorial Assistant
Editorial Assistant, Jepson School, University of Richmond, Room 133, Jepson Hall, 28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, VA 23173, USA

Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Ahmad Atif Ahmad
Department of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3130, USA
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Interests: medieval Islamic law; modern Egyptian law
Dr. Antony William Alumkal
Iliff School of Theology, 2323 E. Iliff Ave, Denver, CO 80210, USA
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Interests: sociology of religion; race and religion; American evangelicalism
Prof. Stef Aupers
Institute for Media Studies, Department Communication Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, KU Leuven, Parkstraat 45, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
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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
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Interests: religion; family; gender; youth; social welfare
Prof. Dr. Klaus Baumann
Caritaswissenschaft und Christliche Sozialarbeit, Theologische Fakultät, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Platz der Universität 3, D-79098 Freiburg, Germany
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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
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Special Issue in Religions: Religions and Psychotherapies
Prof. Dr. J. A. Belzen
University of Amsterdam, Oude Turfmarkt 147, NL-1012 GC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Interests: psychology of religion; mysticism; cultural psychology; psychobiography; psychopathology of religion
Prof. John Berthrong
School of Theology, Boston University, One Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215, USA
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Interests: interfaith dialogue, multiple religious participation, Chinese and East Asian religion and philosophy, comparative theology and philosophy
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Special Issue in Religions: European Perspectives on the New Comparative Theology
Prof. Dr. Arjan Braam
Altrecht Mental Health Care, Department of Emergency Psychiatry and Department of Residency Training, Utrecht; University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, Lange Nieuwstraat 119, 3512 PG UTRECHT, The Netherlands
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Interests: clinical psychology; epidemiology; behavioural science; health psychology; psychiatry; additional interests: aging / gerontology
Prof. Aje Carlbom
Associate Professor in Social Anthropology, Faculty of Health and Society, Malmö University, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, 211 19 Malmö, Sweden
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Interests: social sciences; multiculturalism, ethnic and religious segregation; gender and sexuality; Islamism; integration
Prof. Jeremy Carrette
Religious Studies, School of European Culture and Languages, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF, UK
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Interests: William James; Michel Foucault; Philosophy of Religion; Psychology of Religion; Religion and Critical Theory; Psychoanalysis and Religion
Prof. Dr. Francisca Cho
Theology Department, Georgetown University, PO Box 571135, 120 New North, Washington, DC 20057-1135, USA
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Interests: Buddhism; science; aesthetics; philosophy of language; philosophy of mind
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Special Issue in Religions: The Buddhist Imagination: Visions and Narratives
Special Issue in Religions: Practicing Buddhism through Film
Prof. Dr. Roberto Cipriani
Department of Education Sciences, Roma Tre University, via del Castro Pretorio 20, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Interests: sociology of religion; popular religiosity; religious symbols; qualitative analysis of religion
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Special Issue in Religions: The Public Role of Religion
Prof. Dr. Francis X. Clooney, S.J.
Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
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Interests: classical hinduism in the sanskrit and tamil traditions; comparative christian-hindu theology; christian missionary encounters with asia religions
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Special Issue in Religions: European Perspectives on the New Comparative Theology
Prof. Lars Danbolt
1. Norwegian School of Theology, Gydas vei 4, P.O.Box 5144 Majorstuen, NO-0302 Oslo, Norway
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Prof. Bart Dessein
Department of languages and Cultures, Ghent University, 9000 Gent, Belgium
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Interests: Buddhist philosophy (in particular Sarvāstivāda and Mahāsāṃghika), Buddhist school formation; New Confucianism
Prof. Dr. Jessie Dezutter
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences - KU Leuven, Tiensestraat 102 postbox 3722, 3000 Leuven – Belgium
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Interests: meaning in life; meaning making; existential psychology; old age; chronic pain; religion; spirituality and care
Prof. Dr. Paolo Roberti di Sarsina
1.President Charity for Person Centered Medicine-Moral Entity, Bologna, Italy
2.Observatory and Methods for Health, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy
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Interests: Person Centred Medicine; Traditional Medicine; Dzogchen; Tibetan Tradition and Buddhism; spiritual development; moral and religious-spiritual development, research; sociology of health
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
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Interests: faith-based social action & faith communities; religion and belief in the public sphere; religious literacy
Prof. Dr. Johan Elverskog
Professor and Chair, Department of Religious Studies, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275-0202, USA
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Interests: Buddhism in Inner Asia; Religions on the Silk Road; Buddhist history; Buddhism and the environment; Buddhism and art
Dr. Mary Rute Gomes Esperandio
Catholic University of Parana, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
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Interests: psychology and religion; spirituality; spirituality and health; bioethics; spiritual care
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
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Interests: International Affairs; lsamic Studies
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Special Issue in Religions: Religion & Violence
Prof. Dr. Harold G. Koenig
Duke University Medical Center, Box 3400, Durham, NC 27710, USA
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Interests: religion; spirituality; health
Prof. Dr. Liam Francis Gearon
Senior Research Fellow, Harris Manchester College, and Associate Professor of Religious Education, Department of Education, University of Oxford, Mansfield Rd, Oxford, OX1 3TD, UK
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Interests: the epistemological foundations of contemporary religious education; theories of religion as social and cultural critique; education, security and intelligence studies; philosophy, literature and education
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Special Issue in Religions: Religion, Education, Security
Prof. Omid Ghaemmaghami
Assistant Professor of Arabic and Near Eastern Studies, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies, The State University of New York (SUNY) at Binghamton, 4400 Vestal Parkway East, Binghamton, NY 13902, USA
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Interests: Shīʿī Islam; messianism; eschatology; Islamic intellectual history; Islamic mysticism; the Bābī-Bahā’ī religions; Arabic grammar; the history of ideas
Prof. Dr. Philip Goodchild
Department of Philosophy, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK
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Interests: European philosophy in relation to religion; political economy and religion; philosophy of religion
Prof. Todd Green
Department of Religion, Luther College, 700 College Drive, Decorah, IA 52101, USA
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Special Issue in Religions: Islam, Immigration, and Identity
Revd. Prof. Dr. Peter M. Gubi, PhD, ThD
Professor of Counselling and Spiritual Accompaniment; Programme Leader for the DProf in Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies programme; Senior Faculty Postgraduate Research Tutor; Faculty of Social Sciences; Room CWE012, Westminster Building, University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester CH1 4BJ, UK
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Interests: The interface between faith and Counselling; Spirituality and Mental Health well-being; The interface between Spiritual Accompaniment/Direction and Counselling/Psychotherapy; Mental Health Chaplaincy; Clergy wellbeing; Reflective Practice Groups for Clergy; Rejection by the Church
Prof. Malachi Hacohen
Duke University, History Department, 222 Carr Building, Campus Box 90719 Durham, NC 27708, USA
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Interests: European intellectual history; Jewish studies
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Special Issue in Religions: Between Religion and Ethnicity: Twentieth-Century Jewish Émigrés and the Shaping of Postwar Culture
Special Issue in Religions: Empire, Socialism and Jews: Writing the Monarchy Back into Austrian History
Prof. Harriet Hartman
Department of Sociology and Anthropology Rowan University 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro, NJ 08028
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Interests: Gender; family; health and religion; Jewish studies; Israel
Prof. Dr. Glen A. Hayes
Department of Religion, Bloomfield College, 467 Franklin St, Bloomfield, NJ 07003, USA
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Interests: history of religion; cognitive science; neuroscience; gender and sexuality; Tantra; Yoga
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Special Issue in Religions: Cognitive Science and the Study of Yoga and Tantra
Special Issue in Religions: The Society for Tantric Studies Proceedings (2016)
Dr. med. René Hefti
University of Bern, Faculty of Medicine; Research Institute for Spirituality and Health; Switzerland
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Interests: conceptual issues in whole person medicine, integrating religion and spirituality into clinical practice, impact of R/S on the outcome of holistic treatment approaches, spirituality and cardiovascular diseases, spirituality and pain
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Special Issue in Religions: Integrating Religion and Spirituality into Clinical Practice
Special Issue in Religions: Religion, Spirituality and Health: Forgiveness in Health, Medicine and Social Sciences
Prof. Dr. John P. Hoffmann
Department of Sociology, Brigham Young University, 2039 JFSB, Provo, UT 84602, USA
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Interests: social and political attitudes; mormon studies; crime and delinquency; gender and religion
Prof. Dr. J. Patrick Hornbeck II
Department of Theology, Fordham University, Rose Hill Campus, 441 East Fordham Road, Bronx, New York 10458, USA
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Interests: Late medieval and early modern Christianity; the English and continental reformations of the sixteenth century; Lollardy/Wycliffism; heresy and orthodoxy; contemporary American Roman Catholicism; religious affiliation and disaffiliation; sexual diversity and contemporary Christian thought and practice
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Special Issue in Religions: Late Medieval Christianity: Religious Cultures, Heresies, and Orthodoxies
Prof. Dr. Dick Houtman
Professor of Sociology of Culture and Religion, Centre for Sociological Research, University of Leuven, Parkstraat 45, box 3601, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
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Interests: interests: cultural sociology; sociology of religion; social change; political culture; spirituality
Prof. Knut Axel Jacobsen
Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion, University of Bergen
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Interests: Hinduism; Yoga; Sāṃkhya; Religious pluralism in South Asia; Religion in the South Asian diasporas; Hindu Places of Pilgrimage; Processions; Sikhism; Jainism
Prof. Dr. Christine A. James
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, 1500 N. Patterson St., Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA 31698-0050, USA
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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
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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
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Interests: psychology and sociology of religion; religion and politics; Christianity; Islam
Very Rev. Dr. John A. Jillions
Associate Professor of Religion and Culture, Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, 575 Scarsdale Road, Yonkers, New York 10707, USA
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Interests: religion and culture; New Testament; Orthodox Christian thought and spirituality; the Orthodox Church in North America; ecumenism; pastoral theology
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Special Issue in Religions: Inward Being and Outward Identity: The Orthodox Churches in the 21st Century
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. 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
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Interests: religion and crime; religion in prison; faith-based programs; religiosity; drug abuse; Evangelical Protestantism
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Special Issue in Religions: Current Studies in the Sociology of Religion
Special Issue in Religions: Religion and Crime: Theory, Research, and Practice
Prof. Ruqayya Yasmine Khan
Mohannad Malas Chair of the M.A. Program in Islamic Studies; Associate Professor, School of Religion, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA 91711, USA
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Interests: islamic studies; muslims in Europe; Qur\'anic studies; women in islam; Arabic literature
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Special Issue in Religions: Islam in America: Zeroing in on the Park51 Controversy
Prof. Dr. Rebecca Y. Kim
Frank R. Seaver Chair in Social Science, Social Science Division, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90263, USA
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Interests: immigration; religion; ethnicity; the second generation; global Christianity
Dr. Constantin Klein
Department of Theology, Faculty of History, Philosophy, and Theology, Bielefeld University, Universitaetsstrasse 25, D-33615 Bielefeld, Germany
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Interests: religious studies and psychology of religion; personality diagnostics; medical psychology; philosophy of science and multidisciplinarity
Dr. Karolina Krysinska, MA, PhD
1 School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
2 Clinical Psychology, KU Leuven University of Leuven, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
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Interests: risk and protective factors in suicide; suicide prevention; postvention; psychology of religion; dementia
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Special Issue in Religions: Suicide Prevention, Religion and Spirituality
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
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Interests: Asia theologies; contextual theologies; Christian counseling; practical theologies
Prof. Dr. David Lawrence
Department of Philosophy & Religion, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202, USA
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Interests: Hindu and Buddhist religion and philosophy; nondual Kashmiri Śaivism and tantra; Sanskrit; intercultural philosophy of religions; philosophy of cultural theories and intercultural dialogue; history of religions; psychology of religions; mysticism
Prof. Dr. Jeff Levin
Distinguished Chair, Institute for Studies of Religion, Baylor University, One Bear Place #97236, Waco, TX 76798, USA
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Interests: epidemiology; gerontology; public health; Judaism
Prof. Dr. Todd Lewis
Religious Studies Department, College of the Holy Cross, 1 College Street, Worcester, MA 01610, USA
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Interests: Buddhism in the Kathmandu Valley; Newar Religion: Hinduism and Buddhism; Anthropological Studies of Buddhism; Himalayan religions; History of Buddhist Ritual; Traditional and Modern Accounts of the Buddha’s life; Ethnographic methodology; Photography and religious studies research; Modern Newar literature; Buddhist amulets; Gardens and world religions
Prof. Tiangang Li
Professor of Religious History, Department of Religion, Fudan University, Address: 220, Handan Road, Department of Religion, School of Philosophy, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
Interests: Church History in China, both Catholic and Protestant; Jesuits' Contributions on Intellectual Perspective; Popular Religion of China; Confucianism as Religion
Prof. Dr. Yuet Keung Lo
Department of Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260, Singapore
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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. Terry Lovat
1 Postgraduate Theology Convenor, The University of Newcastle, Australia, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW 2308, Australia
2 Honorary Research Fellow, The University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3BD, UK
3 Adjunct Research Professor, Royal Roads University, 2005 Sooke Rd, Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2, Canada
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Interests: Theology; Ethics; Education; Philosophy; Islam
Prof. Dr. Vasilios N. Makrides
Department of Religious Studies, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Erfurt, Nordhäuser Str. 63, D-99089 Erfurt, Germany
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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
Prof. Dr. John McDowell
Director of Research, Office of the Vice Chancellor, University of Divinity, 29 College Crescent, Parkville, Melbourne VIC3052, Australia
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Interests: theology of hope, political theory, critical theory, modern German theology, German Idealism, theology of prayer, higher education, violence in popular culture, theology of Karl Barth
Prof. Julie Mell
North Carolina State University, History Department, Campus Box 8108 Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
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Interests: Jewish studies; medieval european history
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Special Issue in Religions: Between Religion and Ethnicity: Twentieth-Century Jewish Émigrés and the Shaping of Postwar Culture
Prof. Dr. Calvin Mercer
Professor of Religion, Religious Studies Program, A-327 Brewster Building, Mail Stop 562, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353, USA
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Interests: Human Enhancement Technology; Superintelligence; Whole Brain Emulation (Mind-Uploading)
Prof. Dr. Christopher Metress
Samford University, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229, USA
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Interests: The Christian intellectual tradition; interdisciplinary pedagogy; religion and civil rights
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Special Issue in Religions: Teaching Augustine
Special Issue in Religions: Teaching the Reformations
Prof. Dr. Thomas Michael
School of Philosophy, Beijing Normal University, 19 Xinjiekou Outer St, BeiTaiPingZhuang, Haidian Qu, Beijing 100875, China
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Interests: Early Chinese Religions; Daoism; Shamanism
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Special Issue in Religions: Explorations in the Practice and Theory of Shamanism: A Collaborative Project Between China and the West
Dr. Mansoor Moaddel
Department of Sociology, University of Maryland-College Park, MD 20742-1315, USA
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Interests: values survey; sociology of ideology; sociology of religion; political conflict and revolution; terrorism and political violence; Islam and the Middle East
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Special Issue in Religions: Spirituality, Spiritual Needs, Diversity, Crisis, & Transformation
Dr. Moojan Momen
Sandy Health Centre, Northcroft, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 1JQ, UK
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Interests: Shi`i Islam; The Baha'i Faith; history of religion; sociology of religion
Prof. Paul Morris
Professor of Religious Studies, UNESCO Chair in Interreligious Understanding and Relations, School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
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Interests: religion and politics; religions, well-being and happiness; religious liberty; the management of religious diversity; religions in the Pacific; Jewish Studies; evil and salvation; religions and death
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
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Interests: psychology of religion and spirituality
Prof. Dr. Charles D. Orzech
1. Professor of Religious Studies, Colby College
2. Professor Emeritus, Department of Religious Studies, The University of North Carolina Greensboro
3. Honorary Research Fellow, School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow
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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. Enzo Pace
Galilean School of Higher Education, University of Padua, Via Cesarotti 12, 35123 Padova, Italy
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Interests: sociology of religion; sociology of islam; religion and communication; digital religion; system theory and religion
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Special Issue in Religions: Religious Diversity in a Pluralistic Society
Prof. Dr. Richard K. Payne
Yehan Numata Professor of Japanese Buddhist Studies, Institute of Buddhist Studies, 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, California 94704, USA
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Interests: Japanese Buddhist studies; ritual studies; the cognitive study of religion; tantric studies
Dr. Jill Peterfeso
Department of Religious Studies, Guilford College, 5800 West Friendly Ave., Greensboro, NC 27410, USA
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Interests: religion in America; American cultural history; catholicism in America; mormonism; women's studies of religion; religion and the body; performance studies
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Special Issue in Religions: Women and Religious Authority
Prof. Mario Poceski
Professor of Buddhist Studies & Chinese Religions, Department of Religion, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA
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Interests: Chan/Zen Buddhism, history of Chinese religions, Japanese and Korean Buddhism, religious pluralism, monastic cultures and institutions, Buddhist doctrines, Buddhism and globalization, contemplative life and practice, Chinese history
Prof. Lukas Pokorny
Department of Religious Studies, University of Vienna, Schenkenstraße 8-10 1010 Vienna, Austria
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Interests: millenarianism; new religious movements; Confucianism; new and alternative religions in Central Europe
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
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Interests: humanities; spirituality; arts and music; medicine and health care; meditation; traveling
Prof. Dr. Sharon L. Baker Putt
Professor of Theology and Religion, Messiah College, One College Avenue, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, USA
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Interests: Biblical Theology; Constructive Theology; Systematic Theology—Atonement Theory; Peace and Reconciliation; Theology of Religions and Comparative Theology; World Religions; Interreligious Dialogue; Peace Studies; Continental Philosophy; Post-Secular Hermeneutical Theory
Prof. Uzi Rebhun
Shlomo Argov Chair in Israel-Diaspora Relations, Division of Jewish Demography & Statistics, The A. Harman Institute of Contemporary Jewry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem 91905, Israel
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Interests: Jews; religio-ethnic identity; inter-faith marriage; diasporism; migration; United States; Israel
Prof. Dr. Roberta Ricucci
1. Associate professor Sociology of Islam & Sociology of Interethnic Relations; Affiliate Guest Associate Professor, Center for the Study of Society and Religion, University of Notre Dame
2. Department of Culture, Politics and Society, University of Turin, Lungo Dora Siena 100, 10153 Turin, Italy
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Interests: Mobility & Migration, Religious belonging in diaspora processes, Muslims in Western countries and their religiousity across generation, Integration and intercultural policies
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Special Issue in Religions: Muslims Diaspora in Western Countries
Dr. Stan Rosenberg
Executive Director of SCIO & Associate Tutor in Church History, Wycliffe Hall, Faculty of Theology and Religion, Associate Member of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion, Member of the Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity, University of Oxford, SCIO, Wycliffe Hall, 52-54 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PW, UK
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Interests: late antiquity and latin patristics with particular reference to the works of Augustine; Greco-Roman science; early Christian cosmology; development of doctrine in a largely oral culture, exegesis, preaching; Christianization; late antique culture; neo-Platonism; popular beliefs
Prof. Dr. Victor Roudometof
Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cyprus, Post Office Box 20537, Kallipoleos 75, Nicosia, CY-1678, Cyprus
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Interests: globalization, culture, glocalization, transnationalism
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Special Issue in Religions: Glocal Religions
Dr. W. George Scarlett
Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, USA
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Interests: faith development, spiritual development,spiritual exemplars, moral and religious-spiritual development, and problematic spirituality
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Special Issue in Religions: Spiritual Exemplars
Prof. Dr. Bee Scherer
Professor of Religious Studies and Gender Studies, INCISE research centre, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University, N Holmes Rd, Canterbury CT1 1QU, UK
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Interests: Buddhism (South, Central and SE Asia; Global Buddhisms; Philology, Philosophy, Anthropology; Social Engagement; Critical-constructive Reflection); Religion, Gender and Sexuality; Religion and Disability, Mental Health, & Suicide; Religion and Critical Theory; Queer & Trans Studies in Religion; Religion, Politics, and Globalisation
Prof. Dr. Kevin Schilbrack
Professor and Department Chair of Philosophy & Religion, Appalachian State University, 114 I.G. Greer Hall, Boone, NC 28608, USA
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Interests: philosophy of religion; theories of religion; religous stuides as an academic field; ritual studies
Prof. Tatjana Schnell
Institute of Psychology, University of Innsbruck, Innrain 52, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
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Interests: meaning in life; implicit/invisible religion; existential concerns; death; secular identity; atheist spirituality
Prof. Anat Scolnicov
Department of Law, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire SO22 4NR, UK
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Interests: constitutional law; international law; law and religion; gender and law; human rights
Dr. Katarzyna Skrzypinska
Institute of Research Family and a Quality of Life, Institute of Psychology, University of Gdańsk, Bażyńskiego 4, 80-952 Gdańsk, Poland
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Interests: psychology of religion and spirituality; psychology of meaning of life; well-being (positive psychology); psychology of personality, individual differences, social cognition
Prof. Dr. J. Warren Smith
Associate Professor of Historical Theology, Duke Divinity School, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
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Interests: Ambrose of Milan; Augustine of Hippo; Gregory of Nyssa; divine impassibility; theosis/deification; patristic exegesis of Romans; virtue theory; theological anthropology; Christology; Christian perfection
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Special Issue in Religions: Plato among the Christians
Prof. Dr. Paweł Marian Socha
Institute for the Study of Religions, Section of the Psychology of Religion, Jagiellonian University, Gołębia 24, 31-007 Kraków, Poland
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Interests: psychology of religion; spirituality; religion; secularism; theoretical psychology; cross cultural psychology
Prof. Dr. John Swinton
Practical Theology and Pastoral Care, School of Divinity, History and Philosophy; King's College University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 3FX, UK
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Interests: nursing; ministry; healthcare chaplaincy; mental health and illness and the theology of disability
Prof. Dr. Fiona Timmins
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Spirituality Interest Group, Trinity College Dublin, 24 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Interests: spirituality; healthcare education; professional Issues in nursing
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Special Issue in Religions: Selected Papers from Spirituality in Healthcare Conference 2015 “Sowing the Seeds”
Special Issue in Religions: Selected Papers from Spirituality in Healthcare Conference 2016 “Nurturing the Spirit"
Special Issue in Religions: Selected Papers from Spirituality in Healthcare Conference 2017 “Creating Space for Spirituality in Healthcare”
Prof. Dr. W.J. Torrance Kirby
Professor of Ecclesiastical History; Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, School of Religious Studies, McGill University, 3520 University Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 2A7, Canada
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Interests: Church History; Tudor History; Reformation thought; Richard Hooker; Peter Martyr Vermigli; History of Christian Platonism
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
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Interests: religion and public life; religion and popular culture; theological education; history and theology of North American Christianity
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Special Issue in Religions: Christianity and China in the 21st Century
Prof. Dr. Jaime Vázquez
Department of Journalism,CESAG (Center for Higher Studies Alberta Giménez, attached to the Universidad Pontificia Comillas), Costa de Saragossa, 16, 07013 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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Interests: Judaism; Judaism of the Second Temple; Origins of Christianity; Hebrew Bible; Christian Bible
Dr. John W Fisher
Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Education & Arts, Federation University Australia, University Dr, Mount Helen VIC 3350, Australia
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Interests: spiritual health and well-being as aspects of quality of life; school effectiveness
Prof. Dr. Paul Weller
1. Professor, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB, UK
2. Professor, Social, Cultural and Legal Research Centre, and Emeritus Professor, University of Derby
3. Research Fellow in Religion and Society and Associate Director (UK), Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture, Regent’s Park College and Associate Member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford
4. Director, Religion and Belief Research and Training Ltd.
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Interests: Religion and Belief, State and Society Relationships; Religion and Belief Discrimination and Equality; Religion and Belief Freedom; Inter-Religious and Inter-Convictional Dialogue; Hizmet movement and Fethullah Gulen
Prof. Dr. Susanne Wigorts Yngvesson
Professor of Ethics, Stockholm School of Theology, Åkeshovsvägen 29, 168 39 Bromma, Sweden
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Interests: surveillance and religion; sexual ethics; popular culture; secularization; Christian mysticism
Dr. Sherin Wing
Scholar, Los Angeles, USA
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Interests: gender; postcolonialism; religion; architecture
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Special Issue in Religions: Sacred Spaces
Dr. Tobias Winright
Hubert Mäder Endowed Chair of Health Care Ethics, Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics and Department of Theological Studies, Saint Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Ave., Salus #513, St. Louis, MO 63104, USA
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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
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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
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Interests: psychology of religion; religion and health; assessment of spirituality/religiosity; health services research; rehabilitation research
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Special Issue in Religions: Measures of Spirituality/Religiosity
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