CFP: Journal of Childhood and Religion

The Journal of Childhood and Religion, a peer-reviewed on-line publication of Sopher Press, provides an interdisciplinary forum for scholars representing a wide range of research fields, interests, and perspectives that relate to children and religion. Such fields may include but are not limited to religious studies, biblical studies, the range of human sciences, pastoral psychology, practical theology, pastoral theology, religious education, psychology of religion, sociology of religion, counseling psychology, social work, and cultural studies.

JCR encourages articles dealing with childhood, youth, adolescence, and young adulthood, recognizing that these terms operate differently in a variety of cultural contexts. The journal welcomes original scholarship by recognized experts in their respective fields, but also seeks submissions from junior scholars.

Sopher Press specializes in religious scholarship, assembling the best voices and insights, promoting interdisciplinary and innovative investigation, and embracing new technologies of dissemination and empowerment.

Editorial Board

Allan Hugh Cole Jr., Editor (Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary) 
Jerome W. Berryman (Center for the Theology of Childhood)
Marcia Bunge (Valparaiso University)                                                           
Elizabeth Caldwell (McCormick Seminary)
Pamela Couture (University of Toronto)
Jeanette R. Davidson (University of Oklahoma)       
Kathy Dawson (Columbia Theological Seminary)
Robert C. Dykstra (Princeton Seminary)                                                       
Gregory C. Ellison II (Emory University)                                                                
Rowena Fong (The University of Texas at Austin)                                       
Leah Gunning Francis (Eden Theological Seminary)
Cynthia Franklin (The University of Texas at Austin)                                  
Elizabeth Damewood Gaucher (Longridge Editors, LLC)
José Irizarry (Seminario Evangélico de Puerto Rico)
David H. Jensen (Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary)                                  
Molly Jensen (Southwestern University)
Elizabeth Johnson Walker (Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary)
Laurel Koepf (Union Theological Seminary in New York)
Daisy Machado (Union Theological Seminary in New York)
Veronice Miles (Wake Forest University)
Bonnie Miller-McLemore (Vanderbilt University)                                        
Mary Clark Moschella (Yale Divinity School)
Julie Faith Parker (Bates College)                                                                  
Robert Pazmiño (Andover Newton Theological Seminary)
Barbara Pitkin (Stanford University)                                                             
Don C. Richter (Louisville Institute)
Luther E. Smith Jr. (Emory University)
Mai-Anh Tran (Eden Theological Seminary)                                                 
John Wall (Rutgers University-Camden)                                                       
Michael Waschevski (First Presbyterian Church, Ft. Worth, TX)
David F. White (Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary)
Almeda M. Wright (Pfeiffer University)

Call for Papers
Scholars interested in publishing in JCR are invited to submit papers electronically to Allan Hugh Cole Jr., editor, at The review process typically takes six weeks. Please use Turabian style (8th edition). Although JCR does not limit length of articles, typical essays will range from 20-40 pp., with standard 12 pt. fonts and margins.