Religious Studies Review

Cover image for Vol. 42 Issue 3

Edited By: Mark MacWilliams and Jeremy Biles; Managing Editor: Elias Bongmba

Online ISSN: 1748-0922

Author Guidelines

Please send all books for review to the RSR Editorial Office:
Religious Studies Review - MS 156
Rice University
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
O: (713) 348-5721
F: (713) 348-5725

Religious Studies Review does not accept unsolicited manuscripts. Please contact Elias Bongmba, the Managing Editor, at if you are interested in writing book reviews or a review essay for RSR. Please note that book reviews are organized into the following sections:

Texts, Tools, and Media
Comparative Studies
Methodology and Theory
Psychology and Religion
Sociology and Anthropology of Religion
Gender Studies
Religion and Science
Ritual, Cult, Worship
Philosophy of Religion
Arts, Literature, Culture, and Religion
Ancient Near East
Greece, Rome, Greco-Roman Period
Christian Origins
History of Christianity
History of Christianity (Early)
History of Christianity (Modern)
Jewish Thought
Judaism: Hellenistic through Late Antiquity
Judaism: Medieval
Judaism: Modern
The Americas: Central and South America
The Americas: Canada
The Americas: USA
South Asia
East Asia
Inner Asia
Australia and The Pacific

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