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The Journal of Southern Religion is the first scholarly journal devoted to the study of religion in the American South. The journal is fully peer-reviewed, reflecting the best traditions of critical scholarship. It is an open-access publication, published free of cost in its entirety on the Internet. The JSR publishes articles and book reviews, as well as new media.

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Current Issue: Volume 17

With the release of Volume 17, the Journal of Southern Religion begins the process of rolling releases. As content becomes available, we will push book reviews, articles, and forums to the website. The May edition of Volume 17 features an article on segregationists' hermeneutical approaches to scripture in the 1960s and an article on the J.R. Graves's newspaper accumen and the expansion of his particular form of Baptists beliefs. Eleven book reviews of recent books in the field round out this release of Volume 17 of the JSR. The June release features a Fourm on southern civil religions with five essays that expand our understanding of civil religion and its relationship to the Lost Cause. We also include six more book reviews. For the summer months of July and August, we roll out a series of essays that examines Donald G. Mathews's piece on spectacle lynchings, "The Southern Rite of Human Sacrifice," that appeared fifteen years ago in the journal. This critical conversation fulfills an important addition to JSR's offerings by putting timely pieces out for conversation and reflection in the field. In September we release a book review panel of The Struggle for the Soul of the Postwar South: White Evangelical Protestants and Operation Dixie by Elizabeth A. Fones-Wolf and Ken Fones-Wolf. Published in February, JSR asked three scholars of southern religion and labor history to review the book. The panel includes an authors' response. To conclude our issue year we publish six book reviews in December.

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