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New Journal on Religion and Contemporary Life

By Kile Jones

Claremont Lincoln Students Step Up

“Religion” is one of the most difficult words to define.  People use the word all of the time but have a hard time flushing out its precise meaning.  Having spent time on issues surrounding defining "religion," I felt it would be a good idea to start a new journal where “religion” can be analyzed, interpreted, and compared with other phenomena.  I figured it would be an accessible, academic, online forum for people to publish on issues surrounding “religion.”  Much like State of FormationClaremont Journal of Religion is meant to facilitate academic dialogue and encourage the enactment of deep pluralism.

Claremont Journal of Religion (CJR) is a student led, peer-reviewed, online journal that focuses on the ways “religion” can be understood in the contemporary world.  CJR is in relationship with the recently established Claremont Lincoln University as well as Claremont School of TheologyClaremont Graduate UniversityClaremont University Consortium, and The Society for Philosophy and Religion at Claremont (SPARC).  

The goal of this journal is to provide a forum for emerging scholars, academics, graduate students, and lay-leaders to publish their latest work in the broad field of “religious studies.”

The Inaugural Issue was published January 1st.

Issues will be published bi-annually and contain 4-7 articles and 2-4 book reviews.  Each issue will be available to order in print through Amazon.

We welcome submissions from anyone and would love to have articles submitted by Contributors to State of Formation.  We would like to thank State of Formation for helping promote this new journal; we would also like to thank our own James Croft for being on our Editorial Advisory Board.

This article is republished from State of Formation, January 14, 2012. You can read and download articles from the January 1 inaugural issue at the Journal’s website.