Religious Theory is the electronic supplement  for The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory (JCRT).

The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory itself is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to both disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship of a cutting-edge nature that deals broadly with the phenomenon of religion and cultural theory.    It is supported by the University of Denver, York College of Pennsylvania, and the University of Central Arkansas.

Articles accepted for Religious Theory will be published at a later time in .PDF format with pagination and library cataloguing information in a regular journal issue of JCRT.  The minimum time between publication in Religious Theory and JCRT is 12 months.  The maximum is 30 months.

In addition to articles, Religious Theory also publishes reviews of current books and titles.   Reviews, however, will not be republished in PDF format.   We are always looking reviewers.  If you are interested in reviewing a book that is either listed on our “books for review” page, or one that is not listed but you would like to review, please contact our Book Review Editor.  If we think the title is appropriate, we will request it for you from the publisher.

Religious Theory is a publication of The Whitestone Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation registered in the state of Colorado.   Other Whitestone publications include:

All general communications  to the following email address:  editor.jcrt@gmail.com.



Topics in which we are especially interested right now are:

  • The broader meaning of certain current media attention to matters having to do with religion
  • Emergent figures and topics in philosophy and philosophy of religion
  • What is really meant by “theory” in the so-called “human sciences”
  • How religion is depicted in the news media and in popular culture
  • How the different theoretical disciplines – philosophy, theology, sociology, anthropology, anthropology, ethnography, psychology, etc. – that are regularly deployed to explain religion vary in their biases and capacity to illuminate different kinds of religious and cultural phenomena
  • How the institutionalized values and attitudes of the academic profession shape what can be appropriately said not said about certain topics having to do with religion
  • Theories of globalization and religion so far as they contribute to civilizational and cultural conflict as well as transformation
  • The future and challenges of religious studies as a field
  • The changing nature, position, and potential contributions to academic discourse of “theology” or “theological studies.