Journal of Religion and Popular Culture

Edited by Scott Daniel Dunbar & Jennifer Porter

Published Triannually | E-ISSN 1703-289X

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The Journal of Religion and Popular Culture is a web-based, peer-reviewed journal committed to the academic exploration, analysis and interpretation, from a range of disciplinary perspectives, of the interrelations and interactions between religion and religious expression and popular culture, broadly defined as the products of contemporary mass culture. The journal is based in Canada but is international in scope, and open to explorations of religion and popular culture in a variety of nationalities and cultures.

Popular culture is an often-overlooked part of the fundamental religious "quest" and the cultural understanding of "what religion is" in that like "high" art, the popular arts and media not only explicitly portray religion and religious ideas, but also serve the "religious" purpose of conveying meaning in the people and values it represents. Articles in the JRPC are not restricted to any single religious tradition or definition of religion, or to any single disciplinary approach. Both "theological" interpretations, and analyses that explore the intersection between Media Studies/Film Studies/Cultural Studies and Religious Studies in all their diversity are encouraged. Religion may be conceived in terms of the expression of core beliefs and values, constructed in dialogue between the individual and culture, including popular culture, or purely as a cultural construction.

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The Journal of Religion and Popular Culture is a web-based, peer-reviewed journal committed to the academic exploration, analysis and interpretation, from a range of disciplinary perspectives, of the interrelations and interactions between religion and religious expression and popular culture, broadly defined as the products of contemporary mass culture. The journal is based in Canada but is international in scope, and open to explorations of religion and popular culture in a variety of nationalities and cultures.

Popular culture is an often-overlooked part of the fundamental religious "quest" and the cultural understanding of "what religion is" in that like "high" art, the popular arts and media not only explicitly portray religion and religious ideas, but also serve the "religious" purpose of conveying meaning in the people and values it represents. Articles in the JRPC are not restricted to any single religious tradition or definition of religion, or to any single disciplinary approach. Both "theological" interpretations, and analyses that explore the intersection between Media Studies/Film Studies/Cultural Studies and Religious Studies in all their diversity are encouraged. Religion may be conceived in terms of the expression of core beliefs and values, constructed in dialogue between the individual and culture, including popular culture, or purely as a cultural construction.

Journal of Religion and Popular Culture

Edited by Scott Daniel Dunbar & Jennifer Porter

Published Triannually | E-ISSN 1703-289X

This Journal is online at:

JRPC Online and Project MUSE

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The Journal of Religion and Popular Culture is a web-based, peer-reviewed journal committed to the academic exploration, analysis and interpretation, from a range of disciplinary perspectives, of the interrelations and interactions between religion and religious expression and popular culture, broadly defined as the products of contemporary mass culture. The journal is based in Canada but is international in scope, and open to explorations of religion and popular culture in a variety of nationalities and cultures.

Popular culture is an often-overlooked part of the fundamental religious "quest" and the cultural understanding of "what religion is" in that like "high" art, the popular arts and media not only explicitly portray religion and religious ideas, but also serve the "religious" purpose of conveying meaning in the people and values it represents. Articles in the JRPC are not restricted to any single religious tradition or definition of religion, or to any single disciplinary approach. Both "theological" interpretations, and analyses that explore the intersection between Media Studies/Film Studies/Cultural Studies and Religious Studies in all their diversity are encouraged. Religion may be conceived in terms of the expression of core beliefs and values, constructed in dialogue between the individual and culture, including popular culture, or purely as a cultural construction.

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  • Editorial board

    Editors-In-Chief

    David Feltmate
    Associate Professor, Sociology
    Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Geography
    College of Public Policy and Justice
    Auburn University at Montgomery
    Montgomery, AL, USA
    E-mail: dfeltmat@aum.edu

    Jennifer E. Porter (Social Sciences)
    Associate Professor, Religion and Popular Culture
    Department of Religious Studies
    Memorial University
    St. John’s, NL, Canada A1A 2E9
    Phone: (709) 864-2469
    Email: jporter@mun.ca

    Editorial Advisory Committee

    Mary Ann Beavis
    St. Thomas More College

    Brenda E. Brasher
    University of Aberdeen,

    Charles M. Brown
    Albright College
    (Book Review Co-editor, Social Sciences)

    Scott Daniel Dunbar
    Monash University

    Robert M. Fowler
    Baldwin-Wallace College

    Irving Hexham
    University of Calgary

    Grace Ji-Sun Kim
    Moravian Theological Seminary

    Stephen A. Kent
    University of Alberta

    Chris Klassen
    Wilfrid Laurier University

    Larry J. Kreitzer
    Regent's Park College

    Yves Laberge
    University of Ottawa

    Jeffrey H. Mahan
    Iliff School of Theology

    Gordon Matties
    Canadian Mennonite University

    Christopher M. Moreman
    California State University, East Bay
    (Book Review Co-editor, Humanities)

    Erin Runions
    Pomona College

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  • Open Access Policy

    In response to the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications, the Journal of Religion and Popular Culture has developed a plan to ensure our authors are able to comply with the policy. There are two open access options allowed by the Tri-Agency, green and gold:

    Green Open Access
    Twelve (12) months after publication of the version of record (i.e., the article after copyediting, tagging, typesetting, etc.), the author may deposit a copy of the accepted article in their institutional repository with a DOI or direct link to the version of record. Please let us know when the deposit is made so that we can update our records.

    Gold Open Access
    At publication, the final version of record will become freely available on our primary platform, utpjournals.press. The Author Publication Charge is $3,000.

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  • Author resources

    All Journal of Religion and Popular Culture submissions, reviews, and editorial work is done through our online peer review management system, ScholarOne Manuscripts. At this time, we would ask that you please contribute content to the journal through ScholarOne Manuscripts.

    If you are a new contributor to the journal, please visit https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/jorapc and select “register here” to create a new account. You will be asked to fill in a brief contributor form. Be sure to click the “finish” button to save your data. You will then be able to log in, using the username and password you created, and view the contributor homepage, which is the starting point for all functions available to you as a contributor.

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    If you previously held an account on PRESTO, you will need to reset your password before logging in for the first time on ScholarOne. To do so, please visit https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/jorapc and enter your e-mail address in the “Password help” box and press “go” only once. You will receive an e-mail with a link to reset your password. Once the password has been reset, you will be able to log in and view the contributor homepage, which is the starting point for all functions available to you as a contributor.

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