Major Journals in Philosophy of Religion

by Luke Muehlhauser on September 11, 2009 in Philosophy of Religion 101,Resources

Recently, I answered the question What is philosophy of religion? I also maintain a list of 100+ living philosophers of religion and their best work. As you can see, I’m trying to introduce my readers to the exciting world of philosophy of religion. Next in my philosophy of religion 101 series is this post, a listing of major journals in philosophy of religion.

Most important work done in philosophy of religion is published in peer-reviewed academic journals or in books by academic publishers (CUP, Blackwell, Routledge, OUP, etc.)

Many philosophy of religion articles are published in the major “general interest” philosophy journals. Some of the most prestigious are:

But there are also a few journals that specialize in philosophy of religion:

Also, Ars Disputandi is an online philosophy of religion journal. Every article is peer-reviewed, and is available online for free.

The Prosblogion (a twist on Anselm’s Proslogion) is a philosophy of religion group blog. Several contributing authors are significant philosophers of religion, like Alexander Pruss and Michael Almeida.

Finally, since this is a post meant to help introduce philosophy of religion, I must mention two journals that publish helpful “survey” articles that summarize the state of a current philosophical issue. Philosophy Compass is perhaps the best, and regularly publishes articles in philosophy of religion. Another is Think: Philosophy for Everyone, a journal meant to be as readable as possible for philosophy newbies. One of its free sample articles is God and the Big Bang by Antony Flew.

Welcome to the world of philosophy of religion!

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damian ilodigwe December 24, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Thank you very much Luke. I have found this site and information offered helpful. I am working at the moment on various essay topics which i hope to publish in one of these journals in the near future. I was really wondering where I could publish my articles that deal more on matters bordering on philosophy of religion. I will certianly appreciate any further information you could offer with regard to how to get published in philosophy journals. Thanks indeed. Damian


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