Studies in Critical Research on Religion
Edited by Warren S. Goldstein, Center for Critical Research on Religion
Studies in Critical Research on Religion provides a venue for scholars engaged in critical research on religion. This includes studies contributing to our understanding of how religious institutions and thought may simultaneously serve as a source of domination and progressive social change. We seek to analyze the historical and economic conditions giving rise to religious systems while recognizing that religious ideas can be motivational and therefore dialectically related to material conditions. We are interested in the role that religion plays within social and political conflicts. A critical perspective recognizes that its own intellectual heritage lies within the confluence of various religious, political, and philosophical traditions. It does not reject this heritage but critically self-reflects on its relationship to it. This peer-reviewed book series invites proposals for and submissions of monographs and edited volumes from scholars across all academic disciplines. Works can use a wide range of methodologies, including quantitative, qualitative, and historical. While encouraging works to be theoretical driven by a critical perspective, it is also interested in empirical research which is theoretically guided.
Published in association with the Center for Critical Research on Religion.
Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/ or full manuscripts to Warren S. Goldstein.
Authors will find the proposal guidelines on the Critical Theory of Religion book series web page.
The series has published an average of one volume per year since 2014.