Approaching Religion on religion and cultural change

A new issue of Approaching Religion has just been published. The issue is based on a summer school and conference arranged in Åbo/Turku, Finland, in June 2021, with the theme “Religion and Cultural Change”. The event was organized by the Polin Institute for Theological Research (Åbo Akademi University), the Centre for the Study of Christian Cultures (University of Turku), and the Donner Institute for Research in Religion and Culture.

The aim of the conference was to bring together doctoral candidates and researchers from various academic fields that engage with the study of religion, such as theology, religious studies, history, philosophy, the arts, social and political sciences and other. This included presentations that engaged with the theme Religion and Cultural Change from both historical and contemporary perspectives, also looking to the future where possible. This broad and interdisciplinary approach is also visible in the current special issue.

It is especially encouraging to see so many articles written by emerging scholars in this issue. Several doctoral students answered the challenge to develop their presentations at the summer school into strong and innovative research articles. As a result, the articles present truly novel perspectives and research findings, and creative approaches to the shared theme.

You can read the new issue of Approaching Religion here.