January 2012

Religion in Europe PDF-NOTE: Internet Explorer Users, right click the PDF Icon and choose [save target as] if you are experiencing problems with clicking. Print

Call for Proposals

This Group analyzes religion in Europe or related to Europe in any historical period and encourages interdisciplinary, interreligious, and comparative approaches to the topic. We especially seek proposals related to the following themes:

  • Genealogies of secularism
  • Muslim constructions and perceptions of Europe
  • The religious ramifications of European Union expansion
  • How economic structures, policies, and/or interests have shaped and been shaped by religious values and institutions
  • The complex interplay between religion and European law, both historical and contemporary
  • Religion and the instrumentalization of idealized pasts

We also welcome proposals that do not correspond to these themes, as well as proposals for complete sessions related to Europe in some fashion. Successful proposals will be considered for publication in the peer-reviewed Journal of Religion in Europe (Brill).


This Group is designed to serve as a forum for the examination of religious issues related to the social, cultural, and political development of Europe. Its guiding principles include a commitment to scholarly dialogue across disciplines, a comparative spirit sensitive to Europe’s religious diversity, and a transhistorical appreciation of the full trajectory of the European experience.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposals are anonymous to Chairs and steering committee members until after final acceptance/rejection.


Todd Green
Luther College
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Kocku von Stuckrad
University of Groningen
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Method of Submission


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