Arc - Extended Call for Book Reviews

deadline for submissions: 
October 31, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Arc: Journal of the School of Religious Studies
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Call for Book Reviews: “Looking Backward – Looking Forward”

The editors of Arc: Journal of the School of Religious Studies are pleased to announce an extended call for book reviews for our forthcoming volume (Vol. 50). As the 50th anniversary of the journal presents a unique opportunity to think both retrospectively and prospectively, Arc is asking for submissions that engage with the theme of looking backward – looking forward.

The theme of looking forward – looking backward resonates across diverse and interdisciplinary interactions with religion. Submissions are welcome from any area within the study of religion, including: Theology; Comparative Religions; Theory and Method; Philosophy of Religion; History of Religions; Sociology of Religion; Anthropology of Religion; Psychology of Religion; Religious Ethics; Critical Race Theory; Religion and Literature; Religion and Art; Religion and Linguistics; Religion and Health; Textual Studies. Submissions may focus on traditions from any time period or geographic area. General book reviews that do not engage with the theme are also accepted.

The submission deadline for Vol. 50 is 31 October, 2022. Book reviews should not exceed 1,500 words. For detailed submission guidelines, please consult the Guidelines for Contributors on our website ( All electronic correspondence should be sent to the editors at the following email address:

Arc is an interdisciplinary, refereed journal published annually by the School of Religious Studies, McGill University. The journal combines the talents of professors and graduate students in offering space for scholarly discussions on various aspects of the academic study of religion.