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Journal of Religion & Violence

Journal of Religion and Violence
ISSN: 2159-6808 (online)  

Editor: Margo Kitts
Associate Editor: James R. Lewis
Review Editor: Juli Gittinger

Editorial Board: 
Scott Atran, Ra'anan Boustan, David Carrasco, Lorne Dawson, Kelly Denton-Borhaug, Faisal Devji, Reuven Firestone, Rosalind I. J. Hackett, John R. Hall, Julie Ingersoll, Mark Juergensmeyer, Hans Kippenberg, Siv Ellen Kraft, Jean-François Mayer, Pieter Nanninga, Reiko Ohnuma, Kimberly Stratton, Philip Tite, Jamel Velji

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-The Colloquium on Violence & Religion
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-Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence Group


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JRV is a scholarly publication devoted to the interdisciplinary study of religion and violence. This international journal publishes analyses of contemporary and historical religious groups involved in violent incidents, as well as original work on sacrifice, terrorism, inter- and intra-religious violence, mass suicide, war and religion, and religiously-legitimated violence against women. It was established in response to the interest in religion and violence that emerged as a consequence of tragic events in recent decades.

Many issues are Special issues, featuring contributions on specific topics in the field. Special issues have included "Suicide: Why do people kill themselves in the name of religion?", "Violence in Africa", "Violence and Biblical Immagination", "Religion, War, and Ethics", and more. For a complete list of special issues, click here.