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Dear Readers:

Welcome to the new online version of Religious Studies News! After months of development, we are excited to know that you, dear readers, are finally able to delve into these online pages and explore the new world of RSN Online.

In creating the online version of RSN, we maintained the structure of the paper publication as much as possible. You will notice in the Main Menu on the left-hand side of your screen that the publication is still broken down into the primary sections of Annual Meeting, Features, News, and Spotlight. The Main Menu will remain on each page as you navigate throughout the site and this is the primary means by which you can jump from one section or page of the publication to the next.

One of the primary enhancements of the online version over the print publication is the ability for readers to add comments and feedback on specific articles. In this issue, readers can comment on both Spotlight articles and can also post their memories/stories about Claude Welch and Edith Wyschogrod. Please note that in order to make comments, readers must create an account in a one-time-only process (don’t worry, it’s quick and easy!).

We do hope you enjoy the new look and functionality of RSN as much as we enjoyed creating it for you. We plan to add enhancements with each issue, so there will be more to come! We welcome your feedback, so please feel free to contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Stephanie Gray
RSN Editor


This website contains archived issues of Religious Studies News published online from March 2010 to May 2013, and PDF versions of print editions published from Winter 2001 to October 2009.

This site also contains archived issues of Spotlight on Teaching (May 1999 to May 2013) and Spotlight on Theological Education (March 2007 to March 2013).

For current issues of RSN, beginning with the October 2013 issue, please see here.