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Damned Nation Book Review Panel

Today we continue the rolling release of 2016 content with the publication of a panel review of Kathryn Gin Lum’s Damned Nation: Hell in American from the Revolution to Reconstruction. Shelby Balik, Seth Perry, and Scott Poole provide insightful commentary and Lum adds her response. There is a significant overlap between American religious history and…

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Release of Volume 18

It is with great pleasure that we announce the first rolling release of Volume 18 (2016). We have a forum that examines the idea of southern religion in an Atlantic world context. With essays from Thomas J. Little, Christopher Jones, and Alexis Wells, we hope to broaden what we mean when we analyze both the…

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Critical Conversations

One of the ideas I have labored over for the past year-and-a-half as editor is how we can engage the space on the interwebs between peer-reviewed journals and blogs. In the seventeen years since JSR launched, the world of digital publishing has morphed from “this is just a fad” to print journals inhabiting digital space…

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Tragedy and Hope

Wednesday evening Bible studies are ubiquitous in American Christianity and in particular in the South. Regardless of denominational affiliation or the tone of one’s skin, churches open their doors on Wednesdays and gather as church. Since the conversation about “nones” has dominated the headlines for most of the past several months, the defining mark of…

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Forum on Southern Civil Religions

Today we release our first forum of 2015. As part of a panel session and circle discussion at the Southern Intellectual History Circle in Edgefield, S.C. during late February, this forum sets a model for future forums. The brainchild of Art Remillard and Keith Harper, the scholars examined the way civil religious discourses can help…

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Volume 17 Rolling Release

The editorial team would like to announce on the blog that with the release of Volume 17 (2015) the Journal of Southern Religion has moved into a new era. In the beginning JSR blazed a path into digital publication when most Humanities journals believed that electronic publication would not displace traditional paper journals. In the…

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JSR Released Under an Open Access License

The Journal of Southern Religion has been open access since its first issue in 1998, meaning that anyone could read the journal for free online. This kind of open access is sometimes called gratis open access. But now the JSR has increased its commitment to open access by releasing all of its content under the…

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New Site Design and Features

The Journal of Southern Religion has released a new version of its website today. This update includes a new design, which we hope will make the journal more usable and readable. We’ve added some useful features, such as COinS embedded metadata for each article, so that you can automatically import citation information into tools like…

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Volume 13 Published

The editors are pleased to announce the publication of Volume 13 (2011) of theJournal of Southern Religion. Volume 13 features an article on Southern Baptists and the modern technology of indoor baptisteries and a roundtable discussion of class as a category of analysis in the study of religion in the twentieth-century South. A panel reviews…

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