Call for Papers: Special Issue: “Religious Transformation in the Middle East – spirituality, religious doubt, and non religion”
About The Event
A Special Issue of Religions
Call for Papers
Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. C. van Nieuwkerk, Radboud University, The Netherlands
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Manuscript Submission Deadline: December 1, 2020
At present there seems to be a renewed upsurge of protests against political authorities in the Arab world, reminding us of the wave of protests and revolutions of almost a decade ago.
This Special Issue looks to compose a cross section of current work in social science, religious studies, and related fields on Islam/religion and non-religion in the Arab World. It aims at collecting case studies that offer carefully contextualized explorations, grounded in theoretically informed analyses.
Possible themes and topics of interest include the following:
• New spiritual trends among younger generations in the Arab World, including Sufism, New Age, Asian religions;
• New religious expressions and spiritual subcultures via social media and pop culture;
• Expressions of religious doubts and nonbelieving;
• Discourses by religious authorities and state actors on religious doubts, agnosticism. and non-believing.
Submissions on other, related, themes and topics are also welcome.
A panel on the same topic will be organized at the MESA annual meeting (10-13 October, Washington). For more information about MESA, registration, and deadlines (abstract by February 15 and working paper September 15) can be found at their website: https://mesana.org/annual-meeting/current-meeting.
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