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Postscripts: The Journal of Sacred Texts and Contemporary Worlds

James Crossley, St Mary's University

Review Editor: This journal does not have a book review section. It occasionally publishes review essays.

Postscripts is a fully refereed journal devoted to the academic study of scripture around the globe. The study of sacred texts has historically been a highly technical, specialized and elite practice, held in preserve by religious authorities and professional scholars. As important as this technical and specialized work is, it represents only a small proportion of the rich panoply of engagements with texts that are foundational in the lives of individuals and communities around the world -- texts that travel under the name of 'scripture' or 'sacred' text.

Postscripts takes seriously a broad array of historical and contemporary engagements with such texts and aims to open up the discussion of sacred texts by crossing traditional boundaries, bringing different disciplinary tools to the process of analysis, and opening up a sustained dialogue between and among scholars and others who are interested in religion, textuality, media and mediation and the contemporary world.

Postscripts is the official journal of SCRIPT, the Society for Research on Iconic and Performative Texts. Please visit the SCRIPT website for more information and to receive your member discount code for use on the Equinox website.

Postscripts is in the process of catching up with the calendar. Submissions for future issues--whether in the form of individual manuscripts or curated collections of essays--are very welcome. We also encourage alternative formats such as moderated forums on specific issues in the field, and although we do not publish book reviews, we welcome review essays that assess the state of scholarship in the field. Potential authors are invited to contact one or both of the coeditors in advance of making a formal submission of an alternative format or curated collection of essays.

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Publication and Frequency: April, August and November
ISSN: 1743-887X (print)
ISSN: 1743-8888 (online)



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