Journal of Religion and Popular Culture

Journal of Religion and Popular Culture

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The Journal of Religion and Popular Culture is a web-based, peer-reviewed journal committed to the academic exploration, analysis and interpretation, from a range of disciplinary perspectives, of the interrelations and interactions between religion and religious expression and popular culture, broadly defined as the products of contemporary mass culture. The journal is based in Canada but is international in scope, and open to explorations of religion and popular culture in a variety of nationalities and cultures.

Popular culture
is an often-overlooked part of the fundamental religious "quest" and the cultural understanding of "what religion is" in that like "high" art, the popular arts and media not only explicitly portray religion and religious ideas, but also serve the "religious" purpose of conveying meaning in the people and values it represents. Articles in the JRPC are not restricted to any single religious tradition or definition of religion, or to any single disciplinary approach. Both "theological" interpretations, and analyses that explore the intersection between Media Studies/Film Studies/Cultural Studies and Religious Studies in all their diversity are encouraged. Religion may be conceived in terms of the expression of core beliefs and values, constructed in dialogue between the individual and culture, including popular culture, or purely as a cultural construction.

Frequently Viewed Articles

The most frequently viewed Journal of Religion and Popular Culture articles for 2013
Roger Chapman “The Lion, the Witch and the Cold War: Political Meanings in the Religious Writings of C.S. Lewis”
Christopher M. Moreman “Let this Hell be Our Heaven: Richard Matheson’s Spirituality and Its Hollywood Distortions”
Richard Walsh “(Carrying the Fire on) No Road for Old Horses: Cormac McCarthy's Untold Biblical Stories”
M. Wendy Hennequin “Harry Potter and the Legends of Saints”
Tanja N. Morgan “Sacred Symbols with a Secular Beat?: A Content Analysis of Religious and Sexual Imagery in Modern Rock, Hip Hop, Christian, and Country Music Videos”
Brent Hagerman “Everywhere Is War: Peace and Violence in the Life and Songs of Bob Marley”
David Feltmate “The Humorous Reproduction of Religious Prejudice: "Cults" and Religious Humour in The Simpsons, South Park, and King of the Hill”
Peter John Barber “The Combat Myth and the Gospel's Apocalypse in the Harry Potter Series: Subversion of a Supposed Existential Given”  

The most frequently viewed
Journal of Religion and Popular Culture articles for 2012
Roger Chapman “The Lion, the Witch and the Cold War: Political Meanings in the Religious Writings of C.S. Lewis”
Charles Brown “Selling Faith: Marketing Christian Popular Culture to Christian and Non-Christian Audiences”
Christopher M. Moreman “Let this Hell be Our Heaven: Richard Matheson’s Spirituality and Its Hollywood Distortions”
Peter John Barber “The Combat Myth and the Gospel's Apocalypse in the Harry Potter Series: Subversion of a Supposed Existential Given”
David Feltmate “The Humorous Reproduction of Religious Prejudice: "Cults" and Religious Humour in The Simpsons, South Park, and King of the Hill”
The Editors

Dr. Scott Daniel Dunbar
Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the History of Religion
Centre for Religious Studies
Monash University
Melbourne, Australia
Phone: 011-61-03-9905-8748
Email: scott.dunbar@monash.edu


Chris Klassen, Academic Editor (Social Sciences)
Assistant Professor Religion and Culture
Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, ON, Canada, N2L 3C5
Email: cklassen@wlu.ca

Editorial Advisory Committee
Mary Ann Beavis, Department of Religion and Culture
St. Thomas More College

Brenda E. Brasher, Department of Sociology
University of Aberdeen

Charles M. Brown, Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Albright College (Book Review Editor)

Robert M. Fowler, Department of Religion
Baldwin-Wallace College 

Irving Hexham, Department of Religious Studies
University of Calgary

Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Director of the Master of Arts in Theological Studies
Moravian Theological Seminary

Stephen A. Kent, Department of Sociology
University of Alberta

Chris Klassen, Department of Religion and Culture
Wilfrid Laurier University

Larry J. Kreitzer, Tutor of New Testament and Tutor for Graduates
Regent's Park College

Yves Laberge, Sociologist and book series editor
Québec City

Jeffrey H. Mahan, Ralph E. and Norma E. Peck Chair in Religion and Public Communication
Iliff School of Theology

Christopher Moreman, Department of Philosophy
California State University

Jennifer Porter, Department of Religious Studies
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Erin Runions, Associate Professor - Department of Religious Studies
Pomona College
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The Journal of Religion and Popular Culture gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.


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