Special Issue "Research with the Centrality of Religiosity Scale (CRS)"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Stefan Huber

Institut für Empirische Religionsforschung, Universität Bern, Länggassstrasse 51, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Centrality of Religiosity Scale (CRS) has been applied in 436 studies in 54 countries in the context of various religions (i.e., Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism), as well as secular societies (e.g., the former GDR). The scale is widely used in the framework of various disciplines (i.e., psychology, sociology, religious studies, and educational science). The CRS was a part of three waves of the international Religion Monitor in the years 2007, 2012, and 2016, with representative samples in 23 countries in Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Australia.

The purpose/goal of the Special Issue is: First, to provide an overview on applications of the CRS in different cultural, religious, and theoretical contexts; second, to stimulate advanced empirical research designs with the scale; and third, to introduce discussions about promising modifications and developments of it. Finally, but just as importantly, the Special Issue aims to connect and foster collaborations within the worldwide community of researchers who work with the CRS.

Particularly welcomed are high-quality papers with a focus on:

  • Studies with the use of CRS in the context of Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and secularity;
  • Studies that focus on the particularities of the group of highly religious people as identified by the CRS;
  • Studies that report interactions between the theoretical concept of centrality of religiosity and the content of religiosity;
  • Studies discussing the multidimensional structure of religiosity;
  • Meta-analyses about the validity and characteristics of the translated versions of the CRS, as well as its interactions with cultural contexts.

Prof. Dr. Stefan Huber
Guest Editor

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  • Centrality of religiosity
  • highly religious people
  • interaction between centrality and content of religiosity
  • multidimensional structure of religiosity

Published Papers

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