About the Journal

Carmen Becker, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
David Robertson, The Open University, UK

This international journal offers a platform for scholarship that challenges the traditional boundary between religion and non-religion and the tacit assumptions underlying this distinction. It invites contributions from a critical perspective on various cultural formations that are usually excluded from religion by the gatekeeping practices of the general public, practitioners, the law, and even some scholars of religion. Taking a broad scope, Implicit Religion showcases analyses of material from the mundane to the extraordinary, but always with critical questions in mind such as: why is this data boundary-challenging? what do such marginal cases tell us about boundary management and category formation with respect to religion? and what interests are being served through acts of inclusion and exclusion?

Founded by Edward Bailey† in 1998 and formerly the Journal of the Centre for the Study of Implicit Religion and Contemporary Spirituality,Implicit Religion has, from 2016, been published in collaboration with the Religious Studies Project. Subscribers to the RSP receive a discount on subscriptions.

Book Reviews
The journal no longer publishes book reviews. It does publish extended review essays. To propose such, contact the editors. 


Publication: Quarterly from 2011
ISSN 1463-9955 (print)
ISSN 1743-1697 (online)