Launched in 2010, the Journal of Childhood and Religion is a peer-reviewed, free, online journal that provides an interdisciplinary forum for scholars representing a wide range of research fields, interests, and perspectives that relate to children and religion. Such fields include religious studies, biblical studies, the range of human sciences, pastoral psychology, practical theology, pastoral theology, religious education, psychology of religion, sociology of religion, counseling psychology, social work, and cultural studies. JCR publishes articles dealing with childhood, youth, adolescence, and young adulthood, recognizing that these terms operate differently in a variety of cultural contexts. The journal welcomes original scholarship by recognized experts in their respective fields, but also seeks submissions from junior scholars as well as practitioners in work that supports children.
The journal’s editor is Allan Hugh Cole Jr., Ph.D., who serves as Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin. Previously, he was on the faculty at Austin Seminary for eleven years, the last four of which he served as Academic Dean.
In addition to what Dr. Cole has mentioned here, there are also book reviews of practical books on children’s ministry and the opportunity to either review books or suggest books to be reviewed to the Journal’s editorial board.
Although the Journal for Childhood and Religion has been around since 2010, this is a brand new website, so I’m sure they’d be interested in any feedback from readers of this site, as you explore it.
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