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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 - University of Michigan; Ra'anan Boustan - Princeton University and UCLA; David Carrasco - Harvard University; Lorne Dawson - University of Waterloo; Kelly Denton-Borhaug - Moravian College; Faisal Devji - St. Anthony’s College, University of Oxford; Reuven Firestone - Hebrew Union College; Rosalind I. J. Hackett - University of Tennessee, Knoxville; John R. Hall - University of California, Davis; Julie Ingersoll - University of North Florida; Mark Juergensmeyer - University of California, Santa Barbara; Hans Kippenberg - University of Bremen; Siv Ellen Kraft - University of Tromsø; Jean-François Mayer - Religioscope Institute, Fribourg, Switzerland; Pieter Nanninga, University of Groningen; Reiko Ohnuma, Dartmouth College; Kimberly Stratton - Carleton University; Philip Tite - University of Washington; Jamel Velji - Claremont McKenna College

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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.