CFP: Material Religion (journal)

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Material Religion: The Journal of Images, Objects, and Belief
A new journal from Berg Publishers, Oxford

Material Religion seeks to explore how religion happens in material
culture – images, devotional and liturgical objects, architecture and
sacred space, works of art and mass-produced artifacts. No less
important than these material forms are the many different practices
that put them to work. Ritual, communication, ceremony, instruction,
meditation, propaganda, pilgrimage, display, magic, liturgy and
interpretation constitute many of the practices whereby religious
material culture constructs the worlds of belief.

Material Religion seeks contributions to the scholarly and
museological study of the material practices of religion. The editors
invite submissions that do not privilege theological or philosophical
abstractions over the material culture of religious practice. The
scope of investigation is unrestricted: original scholarly
examinations of any religious tradition, spiritual practice or form of
material culture are welcome. Highly visual in terms of content and in
color throughout, this refereed journal seeks also to bridge the
worlds of scholarship and museum practice, and to support all those
seeking, at whatever level, to understand and explain the
relationships between objects, art and belief

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