Effects of Pandemics on Religion (Call for Submissions)

deadline for submissions: 
July 1, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Global Center for Religious Research
contact email: 

Global Center for Religious Research

Division of Religious History

Call for Submissions!

The Effects of Pandemics on Religious History


The Division of Religious History for the Global Center for Religious Research (GCRR) is seeking written submissions to be anthologized in a bound publication dedicated to the influence and effects of pandemics on religion.

We welcome both industry leaders and scholars from any discipline related to religious studies, the natural or social sciences, theology, and history. Initial submission proposals should be an abstract of 200‒500 words. Final book chapters should be 4,000‒8,000 words.


Proposals may include any topic related to the impact of pandemics, diseases, or pestilence on:

  • Ancient / Medieval / Modern / Present-Day Religious History
  • Israelite / Second Temple / Jewish History
  • Christian / Church History
  • Islamic History
  • Hindu History
  • Buddhist History
  • Mormon History
  • Indigenous / Native Religious History
  • New Religious Movements History
  • Other Religious History
  • Psychology of Religion
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Anthropology of Religion
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Hermeneutical / Exegetical History

General Editor:

❏    Darren M. Slade, PhD

We are also accepting applications from interested parties who wish to become an Associate Editor for this volume.


Submission Due Date: July 1st, 2020

Please include a CV along with your abstract proposal.

Contact info@gcrr.org for submissions or questions about submissions.