“There is no surer basis for fanaticism than bad history, which is invariably history oversimplified.” – Diarmaid MacCulloch
Is the history of religious encounter largely one of disagreement and violence? How have sacred histories created – or closed off – possibilities for engagement between religions? What can the past tell us about the possibilities and perils of current efforts at dialogue?
The Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue seeks articles from historians of religion to shed light on these and other questions. Case-studies are particularly welcome, but pieces with broader focuses will also be considered.
About the Journal
The Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue is a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to innovative research and study of the interactions that take place within and between religious communities. Published online, it is designed to increase both the quality and frequency of interchanges between religious groups and their leaders and scholars. By fostering communication and study, the Journal hopes to contribute to a more tolerant, pluralistic society. Rather than shying away from discourse on problematic exchanges that take place between religious groups, the Journal seeks articles that approach these "trouble spots" from an informed, academic perspective in order to provide new insight into how difficulties may be overcome, or at least better understood. Given the interdisciplinary nature of inter-religious studies, we invite articles from a wide array of content areas and fields of study.
All submissions must be the original, previously unpublished work of the author(s). Authors are also advised to read about the Journal and the previous issue prior to submitting an article. Submissions should be around 3,500 words, including references and a 100-word abstract. They should adhere to the Fifteenth Edition of the Chicago Manual of Style, with in-text citations. Co-authored articles are welcomed and encouraged. Articles may be submitted online at www.irdialogue.org/submissions or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submissions for the fourth issue of the Journal is April 1, 2011. Articles submitted after this date will not be considered for publication in the fourth issue. You will hear back about the status of your submission by May 15, 2011.
After an initial vetting process by the editorial board, each submission will undergo a rigorous peer-review by members of the Board of Scholars and Practitioners. If accepted for publication, the Journal's staff may edit the submission for mechanics and adherence to writing standards.
Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue
Auburn Theological Seminary
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