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Review of Religious Research

The Review of Religious Research is published four times a year (September, December, March and June).  The journal seeks to provide a regular channel for the exchange of information on methods, findings and uses of religious research. It contains a variety of articles, book reviews and reports on research projects.  Explore the links below for a more detailed examination of the Journal's contents.

Table of Contents

Selected Abstracts of Recent Articles

Several Recent Articles

Members and others are encouraged to submit manuscripts. Members of the RRA or individual subscribers to the Review do not pay the $35 processing fee when submitting a manuscript for consideration for publication in the Review. A subscription is included with membership, or may be ordered separately if desired. Library subscriptions are encouraged.

The RRR editor is Adair Lummis.

For submitting manuscripts to the Review of Religious Research:

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Until further notice, the manuscript specifications currently found in the Review remain in effect. View additional information regarding manuscript preparation and submission.

Comments from the Editor

Among the characteristics which distinguish the Religious Research Association from other academic associations are its applied focus and the opportunities it offers for academics and denomination-based researchers to share their findings with each other.

The Review of Religious Research, associated with the Religious Research Association, publishes quarterly issues of papers and book reviews on religious practices, beliefs, organizational or membership dynamics, that has potential relevance to the present and future of religious trends and groups. The Review focuses on sociological research, reflection, and reviews, but also publishes work done in the other social sciences.

As the editor of the Review of Religious Research, I want to encourage not only submission of manuscripts for articles and briefer research notes, which will go through review, but also shorter short denominational/ institutional research reports (500 words maximum) that I will include in the journal as appropriate. Denominational researchers who wish to have one or more of their office’s studies profiled in this way are invited to submit a summary, using as a guide the form on the RRA website.

We urge denominational researchers to take advantage of this opportunity to join in sharing their insights and findings with other RRR readers of similar interests.

The book review editor of RRR is Paul J. Olson. Books for review should be sent to him at Persons wishing to serve as book reviewers should also contact Paul. 

Requests for subscriptions and general information about the journal should be directed to William H. Swatos at

RRR Table Of Contents Index: Available in both Adobe .pdf or Microsoft Word format.  If you do not have Adobe Reader to view the .pdf format, you may go to Adobe's web site to download the software for free.

Volume 47, Number 1 - 4
Volume 46, Number 1 - 4 .html TOC
Volume 45, Number 1 - 4 .html TOC
Volume 44, Number 1 - 4 .html TOC
Volume 43, Number 1 - 4 .html TOC
Volume 42, Numbers 1 - 4    .pdf    Word
Volume 41, Numbers 1 - 4    .pdf    Word
Volume 40, Numbers 1 - 4    .pdf    Word
Volume 39, Numbers 1 - 4    .pdf    Word
Volume 38, Numbers 1 - 4    .pdf    Word
Volume 37, Numbers 1 - 4    .pdf    Word



Volume 50 Issue 3
Volume 50 Issue 1

Volume 49 Issue 3
Volume 49 Issue 2
Volume 49 Issue 1

Volume 48 Issue 5
Volume 48 Issue 4
Volume 48 Issue 3

Volume 48 Issue 2
Volume 48 Issue 1

Volume 47 Issue 4
Volume 47 Issue 2
Volume 47 Issue 1

Volume 46 Issue 4
Volume 46 Issue 3
Volume 46 Issue 2



Accounting for the Uncounted:  Computing Correctives for the 2000 RCMS Data
Roger Finke and Christopher Scheitle
Reprinted with permission from RRR, Vol. 47, No. 1 (2005)

Religious participation and parental moral expectations and supervision of American youth .pdf document
By: Christian Smith
RRR, Vol. 44, No. 4 (2003) p 414-424

A National Survey of the Sexual Trauma Experiences 
of Catholic Nuns

Chibnall, Wolf, and Duckro RRR Vol. 40, No. 2 (1998)

This article is posted to our site since there have been numerous requests for it.  The article is in .pdf format so you must have adobe reader on your computer to open it.  Download the free reader at

Some of the table of contents of back issues of the Review of Religious Research are currently available with more to be posted in the future.  At present only a few of these table of contents exist on the web, with more to be added shortly.

The Review of Religious Research is indexed in Sociological Abstracts, Index to Religious Periodical Literature, Religious and Theological Abstracts, Theologische Literaturzeitung, Social Science Citation Index, Current  Contents/Behavior, Social and Educational Science, and CERDIC Repertory of Publications.


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