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  • Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry

Journal Information

  • ISSN: 2637-7519
  • eISSN: 2637-7500
  • Frequency: Biannual


Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry (SHERM journal) is a biannual, not-for-profit, free peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes the latest social-scientific, historiographic, and ecclesiastic research on religious institutions and their ministerial practices. SHERM is dedicated to the critical and scholarly inquiry of historical and contemporary religious phenomena, both from within particular religious traditions and across cultural boundaries, so as to inform the broader socio-historical analysis of religion and its related fields of study. The purpose of SHERM is to provide a scholarly medium for the social-scientific study of religion where specialists can publish advanced studies on religious trends, theologies, rituals, philosophies, socio-political influences, or experimental and applied ministry research in the hopes of generating enthusiasm for the vocational and academic study of religion while fostering collegiality among religious specialists. Its mission is to provide academics, professionals, and nonspecialists with critical reflections and evidence-based insights into the socio-historical study of religion and, where appropriate, its implications for ministry and expressions of religiosity.

Editorial Details

General Editor: Darren M. Slade, PhD

Editorial Advisory Board:
Abimbola A. Adelakun, PhD
Abbas Aghdassi, PhD
Gbenga Emmanuel Afolayan, MA
Peter Antoci, PhD
Robert Gregory Cavin, PhD
Mike Clawson, PhD
Sandra Cohen, MaHL
Carlos Colombetti, PhD
Jack David Eller, PhD
Evan Fales, PhD
Anthony Gill, PhD
Ken Howard, MDiv, MEd
Charles David Isbell, PhD
Mark A. Moore, PhD
Judith Oleson, DMin
Josh Packard, PhD
Josfin Raj S.B, MDiv, ThM
Amy Beth Rell, PhD
Elisa Robyn, PhD
George Sanders, PhD
William Sipling, MBTS
Robert R. Stains, Jr., MEd

Call for Papers

Call for Papers!

In partnership with Wipf and Stock Publishers, the peer- reviewed academic journal, Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry(SHERM journal), is now accepting article submissions from all qualified persons relating to any one of the following fields of study:

  •   Religious History
  •   Historical Theology
  •   Historical Jesus
  •   Psychology of Religion
  •   Sociology of Religion
  •   Anthropology of Religion
  •   Philosophy of Religion
  •   Religious Trends andDemographics
  •   Issues in ContemporaryTheology
  •   Ancient, Medieval, and Contemporary Christian Literature
  •   Patristic, Medieval, andContemporary Exegesis
  •   Ancient Near EasternLanguages and Writings
  •   Ancient Israelite Religionand Second Temple Judaism
  •   History and Literature of Contemporary Judaism
  •   Hebrew Bible
  •   New Testament
  •   Textual Criticism
  •   Islamic Studies
  •   Mormon Studies
  •   Native American Religion
  •   Hinduism, Buddhism, and Other World Religions
  •   Historical and Contemporary Religious Revivals and Sects
  •   New Religious Movements (Cults)
  •   Religious Violence
  •   Religious Liberty
  •   Freedom from Religion
  •   General Religious Studies

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