Welcome to Religion & Literature

Religion & Literature is a scholarly journal providing a forum for discussion of the relations between two crucial human concerns, the religious impulse and the literary forms of any era, place, or language.


We are pleased to now offer both electronic and print subscriptions of our journal. The publication of  special issue 55.1, John Henry Newman: Reading the Times, is now available in electronic subscription via ProjectMUSE.

View recent issues on ProjectMUSE (2018-present)

View past issues on JSTOR (1984-2019)

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Religion & Literature welcomes submissions of essays that consider the literature of any time or place in conjunction with important religious or theological issues that emerge from the literary text or that illuminate it. The journal is also open to receive essays in which theology is elucidated, extended or challenged by literature. No religious or theological perspective is excluded.

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Current Issue:

55.1 (Spring 2023) published 2023







Upcoming Issues:

55.2 (Autumn 2023)

55.3 (Spring 2024)