CFP: [Collections] Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (Annual)

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Brett McInelly
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AMS Press is pleased to announce a forthcoming new annual, Religion in
the Age of Enlightenment (RAE).

RAE publishes scholarly examinations of (1) religion and religious
attitudes and practices during the age of Enlightenment; (2) the impact
of the Enlightenment on religion, religious thought, and religious
experience; and (3) the ways religion informed Enlightenment ideas and
values, from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including, but not
limited to, history, theology, literature, philosophy, the social and
physical sciences, economics, and the law. While the Enlightenment
generally refers to an eighteenth-century philosophical and cultural
movement that swept through Western Europe, the editors welcome studies
that encompass the seventeenth-century intellectual movements that gave
rise to the ideals of the Enlightenmentâ€"e.g., materialism, skepticism,
rationalism, and empiricismâ€"as well as studies that consider later
manifestations of Enlightenment ideas and values during the early
nineteenth century. The editors likewise welcome studies of non-Western
religious topics and issues in light of Enlightenment attitudes. In
addition to publishing original research in these areas, RAE includes
reviews of books that explore topics relevant to the thematic scope of
the annual.

Submission Guidelines
Submissions should be aimed at an audience of professional scholars,
educated laypersons, advanced undergraduates, and graduate students from
a variety of disciplines. Contributors should thus avoid highly
specialized language. The suggested length for manuscripts is 6,000-
8,000 words, though shorter and longer articles will also be considered.
Submissions should adhere to the guidelines of the most recent edition of
The Chicago Manual of Style. Both email and hard-copy submissions are
welcome. Contributors should include a cover memo that includes the
contributor’s name and essay title, in addition to two copies or an
attachment of the essay in Microsoft Word with the author’s name and
other identifying references removed.

Brett C. McInelly
Editor, Religion in the Age of Enlightenment
Brigham Young University
English Department
Provo, UT 84602

Book review queries should be addressed to the Book Review Editor,
Kathryn Stasio (

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