This journal presents research articles, interviews, conference reports and book reviews that contribute to the scientific study of the history and present situation of Latin American religions, both in the region and among Latin American minorities in other parts of the world. Offering a multidisciplinary perspective, the journal presents contributions in many areas of the human sciences, including sociology, history, psychology, anthropology and comparative religion.

The journal aims to bring Latin American scholarship to a broader audience, to provide new insights and comparative perspectives on issues of common interest to a an international readership of researchers and to contribute to the exchange of relevant knowledge among scholars dedicated to the scientific study of Latin American religions. The peer reviewed articles are published in English, with abstracts in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

  • A publication committed to the epistemological and methodological standards of the non-theological, multidisciplinary study of religions
  • Contributes to the investigation of religions and religious phenomena in Latin America and among Latin American minorities in different parts of the world
  • Provides an international forum for scholars of different academic fields engaged in the research of Latin American religions
  • Opens space for the publication and critical discussion of original research articles, as well as interviews, conference reports and book reviews

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  • Frank Usarski
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  • Call for Papers – Beyond Temples: Religion and Spirituality in Latin American Everyday Life

    The International Journal of Latin American Religions (JLAR) invites researchers to submit manuscripts to a thematic session focused on religious and spiritual practices in daily life, in the sense of individual resignifications or innovative elaborations of religious traditions beyond institutional boundaries. The journal welcomes both theoretical and empirical contributions to the discussion on the spectrum of day-to-day, non-institutional religious manifestations in Latin America or among Latin Americans in other parts of the world.

    Deadline for submission: December 31, 2020.

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2509-9965
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2509-9957
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