Aims and scope

The aim of the Journal for Religion, Society and Politics (ZRGP) is the analysis of religion and religiosity and their intertwinement with political issues, conflicts and constellations; given the extensive processes of religious pluralization, new and alternative modes of presentation, interpretation and clarification are warranted in order to better understand the relationship of religion and politics as well as their embeddedness in changing societies and religious conflicts, discourses and debates. The ZRGP is a medium of academic communication, publishing discipline-specific as well as interdisciplinary contributions and discussions.

The ZRGP explicitly welcomes articles that conceptualize religion not just as individual creed but a multi-dimensional concept, encompassing religious beliefs, ideologies and practices, religious groups and organizations, occupational fields, relations of power and systems of social norms, as well as social theories and other forms of knowledge. We seek contributions from the social sciences (sociology, cultural studies, political studies, media studies, communication studies) as well as from the humanities, human sciences and law (theology, religious studies, psychology, legal studies). Our aim is to provide an interdisciplinary perspective on the relationship of religion(s), society, and politics. We welcome theoretical and empirical (both quantitative and qualitative) articles with a social science perspective. The journal explicitly responds to a current academic, social and political interest in religion, its contexts, consequences and scientific and quotidian interpretations.