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Call for Papers: Religious Studies at 50 Conference

To celebrate the publication of the 50th volume of Religious Studies in 2014, and the 50th anniversary of the founding of the journal in 1965, the University of Leeds is hosting a conference, sponsored by Cambridge University Press, on 25th - 27th June, 2014. Invited participants include: Pamela Sue Anderson, Peter Byrne, Victoria Harrison, Brian Leftow, Graham Oppy, John Schellenberg, Stewart Sutherland, Richard Swinburne, and Keith Ward.

The afternoon of 26th will be set aside for submitted short papers, and these are now invited. Abstracts of around 250 words, accompanied by a short CV, should be sent by e-mail attachment to the Editor, Prof. Robin Le Poidevin,, no later than 31st January, 2014.

Winner of the 2012 Religious Studies Postgraduate Essay Prize

The Editorial Board of Religious Studies is very pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 Religious Studies Postgraduate Essay Prize is Samuel Shearn, of Oxford University, for his essay 'Moral critique and defence of theodicy', which will be published in the journal. The Prize is sponsored jointly by Cambridge University Press and the British Society for the Philosophy of Religion.

Public Lecture Grants


New book: God, Goodness and Philosophy

We are pleased to announce that God, Goodness and Philosophy, the first volume for the BSPR Book Series edited by Harriet A. Harris, has been published by Ashgate. Please see Ashgate's website for more details. Ashgate offers BSPR members 20% discount on this and many other titles in philosophy of religion.