Scholarly journals

Divinity School faculty members serve as editors for The University of Chicago Press' scholarly journals History of Religions and The Journal of Religions; advanced doctoral students serve as editorial assistants.

Divinity School alumni are eligible for special discounted pricing. 

Read about the latest issue of History of Religions.

Read about the latest issue of The Journal of Religion.

History of Religions sets the standard for the study of religious phenomena from prehistory to modern times

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For more than fifty years, History of Religions has published fresh and insightful scholarship that is engaged with particular traditions, places, and times and also speaks to broader methodological and/or theoretical issues in the study of religion. The journal encourages critical conversations in the field with review articles and comprehensive book reviews by distinguished scholars.

 

About the Editors

Wendy Doniger is the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions.
Matthew Kapstein is Numata Visiting Professor of the Philosophy of Religion and the History of Religions. 
Christian K. Wedemeyer is Associate Professor of the History of Religions. 

 

Alumnus/a electronic + print subscription: $42 (available to all alumni of the University of Chicago Divinity School).

The Journal of Religion is a lively forum for the latest in religious studies

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The Journal of Religion promotes critical, hermeneutical, historical, and constructive inquiry into religion. The research published in the journal advances particular fields of scholarship in a lucid and fresh way while also having broad implications for scholars of religion and cross-disciplinary relevance. The journal publishes articles in theology, religious ethics, and philosophy of religion, as well as articles that approach the role of religion in culture and society from a historical sociological, psychological, linguistic, or artistic standpoint. It also publishes highly specialized research in limited areas of inquiry that has significance for a wider readership.

 

About the Editors

Richard A. Rosengarten is Associate Professor of Religion and Literature.
James T. Robinson is Associate Professor of the History of Judaism.

 

Alumnus/a electronic + print subscription: $34 (available to all alumni of the University of Chicago Divinity School).