CFP: “Representations and Interpretations of the Passion and Death of Christ: Global Perspectives”

Calls for Submissions

The open-access journal Religions is calling for proposals for its special issue, “Representations and Interpretations of the Passion and Death of Christ: Global Perspectives.” Proposals are due by September 14, 2021.

Given that a vast body of literature exists relating to the study of representations of Christ’s passion and death, this special issue particularly welcomes articles which highlight lesser-known or localized manifestations of passion devotion, especially those which have not yet appeared in scholarly literature in English.

The issue welcomes articles of various lengths, from c. 5,000 words to c. 15,000 words.

Shorter articles of a minimum length of 5,000 words will allow scholars to bring to the attention of readers evidence of a particular passion devotion; practices at a particular shrine; discussion of a specific folk image, or devotional artifact; or, indeed, one particular folk tradition; this will be especially useful in cases where not a lot of ancillary evidence exists, or where the discussion might not merit a longer article. This Special Issue especially welcomes—and indeed, encourages—accompanying images (which are required to be high resolution at a minimum of 300dpi).

Proposals of 100 words, with a working title, should be forwarded directly to guest editor Salvador Ryan at [email protected]

Contributors are encouraged to submit expressions of interest by September 14, 2021 and formal proposals by October 4, 2021.

Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. 

The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1200 CHF ($1,310 USD).

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