What are the relationships among human beings and what are variously understood by the terms religion, nature, and culture? What constitutes ethically appropriate relationships between our own species and the places, including the entire biosphere, which we inhabit?

These are the sorts of questions that gave rise to the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture (JSRNC). If these questions drive your curiosity, Equinox Press, the editors of the JSRNC invite you to submit.

The Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, which has been published quarterly since 2007, explores through the social and natural sciences the complex relationships among human beings, their diverse ‘religions’ (broadly and diversely defined) and the earth’s living systems, while providing a venue for analysis and debate over what constitutes an ethically appropriate relationship between our own species and the environments we inhabit.

The JSRNC is peer-reviewed and published quarterly (simultaneously in print and online) in March, June, September, and December. Articles and reviews must be submitted exclusively to the JSRNC, may not have been previously published, and should not be submitted elsewhere until receiving a response from the JSRNC editors. Every effort will be made to provide timely reviews of submitted work. More details about author submission guidelines and the review process can be found here.

ISSRNC members qualify for a membership discount on subscriptions to the journal, and many membership options include digital and/or print access to the JSRNC. To join please visit the membership page. Several sample JSRNC articles can be found below.

Equinox Press also offers ISSRNC members, journal authors, and editorial board members a 35% discount on all books or journals. Please contact Janet Joyce for more information about ordering.

Bron Taylor, University of Florida

Lisa Sideris (Indiana University), Joseph Witt (Mississippi State University), and Lucas Johnston (Wake Forest University)

Book Review Editors
Joseph Wilson (Fairfield University) and Sarah Werner (Independent Scholar)

Send books for review to:

Lucas Johnston, c/o the JSRNC, Department of Religion
Wake Forest University
118 Wingate Hall, PO Box 7212
Winston Salem, NC 27109

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ISSRNC Sample Articles (Vol. 1, Issue 1, 2007)

  • Bron Taylor: Exploring Religion, Nature and Culture: Introducing the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture (Taylor_JSRNC_Sample)
  • Steven Kellert: Connecting with Creation: the Convergence of Nature, Religion, Science and Culture (Kellert_JSRNC_Sample)
  • Kocku von Stuckrad: Finding Data: Some Reflections on Ontologies and Normativities (Stuckrad_JSRNC_Sample)
  • Adrian Ivakhiv: Religion, Nature and Culture: Theorizing the Field (Ivakhiv_JSRNC_Sample)
  • Stewart Guthrie: Opportunity, Challenge and a Definition of Religion (Guthrie_JSRNC_Sample)

ISSRNC Sample Article (Vol. 5, Issue 1, 2011)

  • Joe Witt, Lucas Johnston, Bron Taylor: Exploring Religion, Nature and Culture (continued): The Growing Field, Society, and Journal (Exploring_RNC_JSRNC_Sample)

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