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About Us

The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to both disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship of a cutting-edge nature that deals broadly with the phenomenon of religious and cultural theory.Subfields include, but are not limited to, philosophical and cultural theory, theological studies, postcolonial and globalization theory, religious studies, literary theory, cultural studies, ethnic, area, and gender studies, communications, semiotics, and linguistics.

The Journal is FREE of charge, is published three times a year (Winter, Spring and Fall).

Current institutional sponsors are the University of Denver, University of Central Arkansas, York College of Pennsylvania, and Lebanon Valley College. For more information about institutional sponsorship, contact the Senior Editor Carl Raschke at

The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory no longer reviews blind submissions.If you have an article you would like to consider for publication, you need to submit a 500-word abstract of the article along with a curriculum vitae.All articles must rigorously fit the mission of the JCRT.No term papers, religious advocacy pieces, unsolicited book reviews or opinion pieces, etc. will be considered.†† If you are interested in reviewing a book, first contact David Hale, the journalís review editor.

Any redistribution or archiving of materials published in this journal is strictly prohibited. Copyright for individual contributions are held by the author(s). Rights and permission to reproduce must be obtained by the author(s) and must acknowledge original publication in this journal.

The journal is listed in various databases.

Publication Policy and Format

  • Articles may be of any length.†† Please submit documents in MS Word format. Authors should include a brief (3-4 line) biography, contact information, and endnote citations in Documentation One (Chicago Manual of Style) format.
  • The JCRT invites proposals for book reviews. Suggested texts in need of review can be found on the current list of Books for Review. If you would like to review a book, please send an email to David Hale, Review Editor..

Indicate the author and title of the book, the publisher, year of publication (JCRT will not review books that are over a year old), and a short explanation of why you think the book should be reviewed. Please include as well your postal mailing address and a short bio, or attach a vita. If the editors decide to commission a review, they will contact the publisher and have the title sent directly to you.

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Submissions Policy for The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory

All manuscripts submitted, or revised, for publication must be in Microsoft Word format.No hard copies of manuscripts will be accepted.

The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory uses the Chicago Manual of Style for all published reviews and articles. The basic elements of the CMoS can be found at

Of particular importance:

  • All notes must be footnotes. Internal references, i.e. page numbers for a previous footnote citation, are allowed.
  • Citations should follow CMS, documentation one. [See especially 15.83ff., 15.217ff., 15.244.] The use of p. or pp. should be avoided. Here are some example footnotes:


    1. Slavoj Zizek, The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity (Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2003), 5.
    2. Carl Raschke, "Bataille's Gift," The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory 5.1 (December 2003), 7.
    3. Steven G. Smith, Review of Levinas and the Philosophy of Religion, by Jeffrey L. Kosky, Journal of the American Academy of Religion 71.2 (June 2003), 469.


  • Bibliographies or lists of references should not be used unless absolutely necessary. Citations in footnoting should be written so as to be sufficient.
  • All articles or reviews must have the title, first and last name of the author, and institutional affiliation at the top of the article - flush left.
  • Do not in the body of the text give acknowledgements. Do so in a footnote.
  • All paragraphs must have a blank space between them and start flush left without indentation. Paragraph numeration is no longer necessary for the JCRT.

Once the article is accepted for publication, it is the author's responsibility to resubmit the review or article using the standard journal style within twenty days after notification of acceptance. . At that time the author must also submit a brief biographical sketch of themselves two or three sentences in length.

If the author does not resubmit the article within the stipulated time period, or does not observe the aforementioned formatting protocols, the journal reserves the right not to publish the article

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