Call for Papers: Interreligious Encounter

Abdali church in Jordan

Call for Papers

Ethnography of Interreligious Encounters in the Middle East

The Middle East has a long tradition of Christian communities living side-by-side with Muslims, Jews, and adherents of other religious traditions – at times in tension and tragedy, and at other times in partnership and co-existence. In the present day, such interreligious encounters are often profoundly shaped by large social and political processes: borders, geo-politics, migration flows, and international religious activism. Yet, interreligious interactions at the grassroots level might sometimes move in unexpected directions. While macro-level processes are important, so are personal relationships, religious subjectivities, local strife, and shared struggles.

For this thematic issue of Exchange: Journal of Contemporary Christianities in Context, we invite submissions that explore contemporary interactions between Middle Eastern Christianity and other religious traditions on the ground. We are particularly interested in ethnographic or social scientific accounts of Middle Eastern Christian communities, and how they relate to, or interact with religious otherness in daily life.

Submission Details

Selected articles will undergo the customary double-blind peer-review process and should not exceed 8000 words, including footnotes and bibliography. Please refer to the author guidelines here.

Deadline for full papers: April 1, 2022.

Authors should submit their manuscript online via the Editorial Manager online submission system. Please contact the guest editors with any enquiries:
Elizabeth Marteijn:
Aron Engberg:

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