Special Issue "Expanding the Study of Religion and Missions"

A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Jennifer Graber

The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Religious Studies, Burdine 406 - Mail Code A3700, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
Website | E-Mail
Phone: +1 512 232 7737
Interests: Anglo-Indian contact; social reform; 19th century America

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Scholarship on missions has moved far past its beginnings in Christian denominational history. Whereas earlier histories retold the exploits of heroic missionaries, newer works focus on exchanges between missionaries and the people they encounter, on the cultural production and representation of missionaries, and on missionaries as particular kinds of actors within the history of colonialism. This special issue of Religions seeks out work that continues to push at the boundaries of scholarship on missions. We are especially interested in work on non-Christian missionaries, reverse missions (from the two-thirds world to the west, continued work on contact and exchange in missionary encounters, material culture and the mission field, and work that explores critical issues of gender, race, economics, and power that historical mission activities have raised.

Dr. Jennifer Graber
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Religions is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • mission
  • missionaries
  • culture
  • contact
  • encounter
  • colonialism

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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