Call for Papers: Entangled Religions – Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of Religious Contact and Transfer

Entangled Religions – Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of Religious Contact and Transfer is a project of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg (KHK) “Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe” at the Center for Religious Studies Research Department (CERES) of Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB).

Entangled Religions oflogo-EntangledReligions_2 zeilenfers space for innovative approaches, latest findings and synergy between scholars from all disciplines who research matters of religious contact and transfer. Circumstances, forms and consequences of contact between religions all over the world in times past and present are at the core of Entangled Religions focus.

Find out more about ER’s service here, or write us at er-contact@rub.de.

The so-called ‘world religions’ and other religious traditions are not, and have hardly ever been, homogeneous. Nor have they formed or evolved in isolation. The study of religions, however, has been split into different fields for contingent reasons. This is a disadvantage especially with regard to topics relating to cross- and trans-religious processes whose research requires the joined expertise of different philologies and area studies. Here, Entangled Religions offers common ground: it provides a platform which brings together scholars of various academic specializations – ranging from philologies to the social sciences – and incorporates historical as well as contemporary research.

Within its strongly interdisciplinary framework, Entangled Religions has accommodated contributions treating subjects as diverse as the spirituality of modern postural yoga, Muslim missionaries in Weimar Berlin, the iconographic significance of the figure with a bow in Gandhāran great departure scenes, Biblical metaschematism as a device for religious transfer or Moshe Idel and three aspects of Mircea Eliade.

Thus, Entangled Religions is open to contributions and perspectives from various academic disciplines and specializations. We welcome submissions to er-contact@rub.de at anytime. In the future, Entangled Religions will introduce additional sections and undertake to publish different thematic collections to offer our readers further diverse and interesting readings. To guarantee academic quality, all articles submitted to Entangled Religions will be subject to double-blind peer review, and will undergo careful copy-editing before publication. Further details on submissions are available here.

Entangled Religions’ new website went online in November 2014. The journal has published articles, miscellaneous and book reviews in 2014 and 2015, in addition to editorials for our readers’ and authors’ convenience. Entangled Religions offers access free of charge to its readers and provides authors with an opportunity to publish free of charge – and more quickly than in many other journals as Entangled Religions does not operate to fixed publication deadlines. Instead, contributions will be uploaded as soon as they have been approved and prepared for publication, keeping delays for authors to a minimum.

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