Brookes Professor named as editor of prestigious new journal

Friday, 19 June 2015

Prof William Gibson

Professor William Gibson from the Department of History, Philosophy and Religion at Oxford Brookes University has been named as editor of a new international journal in an announcement in the Times Literary Supplement today (19 June).

Professor Gibson will be editor of the new Journal of Religious History, Literature and Culture launched this year.  He will lead a distinguished editorial advisory board which includes Lord Williams, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge and leading scholars from the University of Sydney and Yale University as well as UK universities. 

The peer-reviewed journal will publish articles on all aspects of the history, literature and culture of religion in all parts of the world.  The journal will be published twice-yearly, with one regular issue in June and one special themed issue in November.

The journal aims to provide coverage of those aspects of religious culture which illuminate and exemplify religious practice and ideas.

Professor William Gibson, Department of History, Philosophy and Religion at Oxford Brookes University


The first issue of the journal is available now and the special issue in November will comprise papers given to the 2014 Oxford conference on the 300th anniversary of the birth of George Whitefield, the leading Methodist evangelical preacher born in 1714.

Professor Gibson said: “Since the formation of this new interdisciplinary journal it has attracted world-wide attention with submissions from scholars in China, Hong Kong, Portugal and Germany. The journal aims to provide coverage of those aspects of religious culture which illuminate and exemplify religious practice and ideas. I am delighted to be editor for this new journal, and look forward to the special edition in November.”

The journal is published by the University of Wales Press and will be available in print and online through Ingentaconnect.