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: http://www.jennifergraber.net
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


Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a 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.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 300 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.


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

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Last update: 12 October 2012

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