Critical Conversations – “The End Of Cognitive Empire” (Announcement)

“Critical Conversations” is an ongoing initiative of Whitestone Publications. The main sponsor of the current series is The New Polis. Participants are invited to join us live in the first of a monthly series of “Critical Conversations” (Zoom webinars) with eminent scholars from around the globe. If you are interested in joining us, please contact […]


Call For Papers – Special Issue On Walter Benjamin And Religion

What does Walter Benjamin’s work suggest about religion and the methods of studying it? This special issue of The Journal for Cultural and Religious Studies (JCRT) offers new perspectives on Benjamin and religion.  Many studies consider Benjamin’s engagement with Judaism.  Others, fewer in number, consider the role of Christianity, usually framed as theology, in his work. A third area […]


Re-Envisioning Religious Studies As A Global Discipline – A Pre-AAR Symposium

When?  Nov. 15-16 Where?  University of Denver, Sturm Hall 266. Map Register here.   Registration is free, but limited to a maximum of 80 people. List of hotels that offer a discount for guests attending events at the University of Denver.  Just ask for the “DU Rate”. The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory and the Department of Religious […]

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Announcing “The New Polis” – An E-Publication On Critical Theory, Cultural Analysis, And Political Thought

The directors of The Whitestone Foundation, the Colorado-based 501(c)3 non-profit corporation that has published The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory since 1999 and its e-supplement Religious Theory since 2016, announces a new companion publication entitled The New Polis. Following the style, format, and general editorial policy and protocols of the JCRT, The New Polis focuses […]


Call for Contributors – The Dialectic of Divine Presence and Absence

Since the philosopher Nietzsche announced the “death of God” over a century ago, the specter of divine absence has hovered over Western civilization. The importance of this theme has not been limited to atheists.  Since at least the 1960s, the “death of God” movement has captivated the imagination of theologians and philosophers alike, and as […]


Religious Theory – A New Review, Commentary, and Conversations Feature of JCRT

Religious Theory is the new commentary, review, and conversation blog for The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory.  We plan to go live no later than the middle of February, 2016. If you are interested in doing a review or a commentary on trends, issues, or new publications please send us an email at  […]