Scholarly journals

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

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.


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.