Studies in Theology, Society and Culture

ISSN: 1662-9930

Religious and theological reflection has often been confined to the realm of the private, the personal or the Church. In Europe this restriction of religion and theology can be traced back to the Enlightenment and has had long-lasting and pernicious consequences for the understanding of religious faith and society. On the one hand, there has been a rise in religious fundamentalisms around the globe, while, on the other hand, so-called advanced societies are constructed mainly along economic, pragmatic and rationalistic lines. Added to this is the reality that religious faith is increasingly lived out in pluralistic and multi-faith contexts with all the challenges and opportunities this offers to denominational religion.
This series explores what it means to be religious in such contexts. It invites scholarly contributions to themes including patterns of secularisation, postmodern challenges to religion, and the relation of faith and culture. From a theological perspective it seeks constructive re-interpretations of traditional Christian topics – including God, creation, salvation, Christology, ecclesiology, etc. in a way that makes them more credible for today. It also welcomes studies on religion and science, and on theology and the arts.
The series publishes monographs, comparative studies, interdisciplinary projects, conference proceedings and edited books. It attracts well-researched, especially interdisciplinary, studies which open new approaches to religion or focus on interesting case studies. The language of the series is English.


  • Title: Critical Questions in Contemporary Theology: Essays in Honour of Dermot A. Lane

    Critical Questions in Contemporary Theology: Essays in Honour of Dermot A. Lane

    Volume 18
    by Ethna Regan (Volume editor) Alan Kearns (Volume editor) 2024
    ©2024 Edited Collection 334 Pages
  • Title: In Love with Islam, Believing in Jesus

    In Love with Islam, Believing in Jesus

    Volume 17
    by Richard Kimball (Author) Marie Salaün (Author) Masha Refka (Author) 2023
    ©2023 Monographs 210 Pages
  • Title: One Dragon, Two Doves

    One Dragon, Two Doves

    A Comparative History of the Catholic Church in China and in Vietnam
    Volume 16
    by Leopold Leeb (Author) 2022
    ©2022 Monographs 338 Pages
  • Title: Performing Christ

    Performing Christ

    South African Protest Theatre and the Theological Dramatic Theory of Hans Urs von Balthasar
    Volume 15
    by Marthinus Havenga (Author) 2021
    ©2021 Monographs 232 Pages
  • Title: The People of the Book, ahl al-kitāb

    The People of the Book, ahl al-kitāb

    A Comparative Theological Exploration
    Volume 14
    by Richard Kimball (Author) 2019
    ©2019 Monographs 334 Pages
  • Title: «Succeed Here and in Eternity»

    «Succeed Here and in Eternity»

    The Prosperity Gospel in Ghana
    Volume 13
    by Wilfred Asampambila Agana (Author) 2015
    ©2016 Monographs 363 Pages
  • Title: Vatican II in Ireland, Fifty Years On

    Vatican II in Ireland, Fifty Years On

    Essays in Honour of Pádraic Conway
    Volume 12
    by Dermot A. Lane (Volume editor) 2015
    ©2015 Edited Collection 405 Pages
  • Title: Embodied Peacebuilding

    Embodied Peacebuilding

    Reconciliation as Practical Theology
    Volume 11
    by Leah Robinson (Author) 2015
    ©2015 Monographs 284 Pages
  • Title: Broken Faith

    Broken Faith

    Why Hope Matters
    Volume 10
    by Patrick Claffey (Volume editor) Joe Egan (Volume editor) Marie Keenan (Volume editor) 2013
    ©2013 Edited Collection 316 Pages
  • Title: Islam in the West

    Islam in the West

    Iraqi Shi’i Communities in Transition and Dialogue
    Volume 9
    by Kieran Flynn (Author) 2013
    ©2013 Monographs 262 Pages