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Catherine Caufield [+-]
Concordia University of Edmonton
Catherine Caufield holds a doctorate in Religious Studies from the Centre for the Study of Religion in the University of Toronto. She has received a number of awards, including a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto and a Foreign Government Award with the Government of Mexico. She taught at the University of Alberta from 2002-2013 where she served in the Faculty of Nursing and the Faculty of Art’s Religious Studies Program and Latin American Studies Programs. Dr. Caufield coordinated the International Research Capacity-Building Program for Nurses to Study the Drug Phenomenon in the Americas, a program hosted by the Faculty of Nursing and funded by the Organization of American States. Her research areas of interest are hermeneutic literary theory and the expression of religion in contemporary local and global sociopolitical contexts. She has published numerous articles in referred journals, as well as the book Hermeneutical Approaches to Religious Discourse in Mexican Narrative. Her second monograph, Jewish Mexican Neomysticism, is currently in production at an academic press.

Book Review Editor

Mark Chapman [+-]
Tyndale University College
Mark Chapman is Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program and Associate Professor of Research Methods at Tyndale University College & Seminary. He also serves as a lead researcher for the Tyndale Intercultural Ministry Centre. His most recent research has focused on religion and immigration including projects related to New Canadians who are starting churches, the relationship between faith communities and the settlement sector, and an exploration of the role of churches in immigrant settlement and integration. Prior research has included studies of megachurches in Canada, an exploration of Canadian church attitudes to the visual arts, and networks among churches.

About the Journal

Religious Studies and Theology is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes thoughtful original research of an interdisciplinary nature with significance to the various inter-related fields of Religious Studies and Theology. For over thirty-five years, Religious Studies and Theology has played a major role in bringing a Western Canadian perspective to contemporary debates. Its aim is to disseminate scholarly insight that reflects and contributes to positive, fruitful action in the world.

Religious Studies and Theology welcomes traditional scholarly commentary in critical essay format that engages both disciplinary and educated cross-sectoral readers. International contributors from many disciplines explore understandings of the varied and complex phenomenon of religion and spirituality in the contemporary world. The journal gives special attention to studies on religion and religious communities in Canada, with regard to the place of this nation in our inter-connected global community.

A unique section of the journal is dedicated to reflection on professional issues and each journal issue includes book reviews and/or reviews of digital media or film.

Recent articles have included:

David J. Goa and Norton Mezvinsky
Engaging the Religious Life: Abu-Rabi‘ as Public Intellectual (Vol. 32.1, 2013) pp 73-81

Ryan J. Olfert
More than Critique? The Secular and the Practice of Religious Studies (Vol. 31.1, 2012) pp. 1-5

Leta Houle
Issues of Tension: Aboriginal Women and Western Feminism