About the Journal

Katherine C. Zubko
University of North Carolina Asheville

Book Reviews Editor
Rebecca Stephens Falcasantos
Amherst College

Founding Editor
Graham Harvey
Open University (Founding Editor Emeritus 2016-2018)

Managing Assistant
Cameron Barlow
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Body and Religion is an internationally peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journal devoted to all issues of body and religion. We welcome English-language submissions from scholars who use diverse methodologies and approaches, ranging from traditional to innovative, to explore issues of “body” as a fundamental analytical category in the study of religion. We seek to publish the widest possible diversity of critical inquiry into the relationships between all manner of bodies; concepts of “body,” and both traditional and alternative religious traditions, popular culture, literature, the arts, psychology, philosophy, the natural sciences, national and social movements, gender and sexuality, modification and transformation, underground/alternative culture, time periods, and regions.

The journal provides a forum for the study of all manner of ancient and contemporary practices, concerns, ideals, and connections or disconnections between body and religion. Essays and analyses are capable of being delivered on a multi-media platform, assisting in examining performances, rituals, and other topics that are not easily captured in print. However, alternate and innovative presentations must include a significant written portion for print, while corresponding extra color art, video, and other media will be included on the journal website and in other electronic forms.

Body and Religion considers submissions from both established scholars and research students. All articles are refereed. There are two issues per year commencing in 2017.


Indexed & Abstracted By:

ATLA Religion Database

Publication and Frequency
Two issues per volume year.
ISSN 2057-5823 (Print)
ISSN 2057-5831 (Online)