Relegere: Studies in Religion and Reception
Relegere has been established to promote and disseminate academic research on reception history, broadly understood, both within and across religious traditions.
Relegere publishes studies of the transmission, reception, and effect of religion ideas, narratives, and images, within any medium - including but not limited to oral tradition, literature, drama, poetry, film, television, digital media, and the plastic arts - in relation to any group, sub-group, or individual in any religious tradition at any point in history.
The journal has been founded on the conviction that the study of reception and religion must not limit itself to a mere cataloguing of influence or a simple recounting of the trajectories of foundational religious texts across time. Beyond this basic research, reception history needs to be more thoroughly understood on a conceptual and theoretical level; reception history must actively interrogate the taken-for-granted idea that foundational texts are somehow fixed, that their essential natures can be distinguished from their subsequent reception.
In pursuit of this goal, Relegere actively encourages methodological, theoretical, and philosophical contributions relevant to reception history and religion, whether in relation to particular case studies or as stand-alone theoretical reflections. Through the production of a coherent body of theoretical and practical reflection by and for scholars in very different fields and with very different interests, it is our hope that such an approach will facilitate a fruitful and ongoing discussion among scholars.
Vol 5, No 2 (2015): Special Issue: Editing Encyclopaedias and Handbooks in Religious Studies in the Twenty-First Century
Vol 3, No 2 (2013): Special Issue: New Age and Neopagan Medievalisms
Guest editor: Karolyn Kinane
Vol 2, No 2 (2012): Special Issue: Revisiting the "Judeo-Christian" Tradition
Guest editors: Benjamin E. Sax and Matthew Gabriele