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Alternative Spirituality & Religion Review
Journal of Religion & Violence

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New Updates for the JRV

With the recent closing of MetaPress, we are happy to announce our new hosting service, Philosophy Documentation Center. All our content and all orders/renewals will be accessed through their site.

A new look and new editors. We are pleased to welcome the new editors of JRV, Michael Jerryson and Margo S. Kitts.   Click on the
JRV page for more information.

The Journal of Religion and Violence (JRV) is an interdisciplinary and international journal devoted to the study of religion and violence.
We publish articles across many fields of research, from history to religious studies, to psychology and political science. In addition to publishing analyses of contemporary and historical religious groups involved in violent incidents, the Journal of Religion and Violence publishes articles and book reviews on theorists of religious studies such as René Girard, human sacrifice, terrorism, mass suicide, inter- and intra-religious violence, war and religion, and religiously-legitimated violence against women. Academic researchers with interests in these areas are encouraged to submit articles and book reviews.

See our JRV page for more information and links to our Table of Contents with full introductions and first page samples of all our articles.


Our flagship publication, Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review (ASRR), is an academic resource on the ever growing list of new titles in the new religious movement and spirituality fields. In addition to scholarly articles, we feature book reviews, review articles and bibliographies in the wide-reaching NRM and spiritual genres. Only three decades ago, the number of new religious movements (NRM) specialists could be counted on one's fingers, and everything that had been published in the field could be read in about one month. Since that time, the field has expanded radically, even giving birth to a number of sub-specialties (e.g., Pagan studies and new age studies). The explosive growth of NRM studies has been matched by the number of new publications. Major academic presses, from Brill to Oxford University Press, continually publish new NRM titles. We focus on reviews of these books to enable both scholars and university libraries to stay abreast of the latest releases in this important new field.

If you have recently published a book in any of these fields and would like to have it reviewed, please let us know! Email our Editorial Director,