The Review of Faith & International Affairs

The Review of Faith & International Affairs

The Review of Faith & International Affairs is published quarterly by Routledge on behalf of IGE's Center on Faith & International Affairs. It is the first and still only scholarly journal devoted exclusively to analysis and commentary regarding the role of religion—for good or ill—in global affairs. Combining peer-review quality with magazine accessibility, The Review of Faith & International Affairs brings together many of today's most innovative and distinguished thinkers, making their research and commentaries available not just to specialists but to a wider audience of globally concerned readers.

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Popes on the Rise: The Modern Papacy in World Affairs

Volume 15, No. 4, Winter 2017

The winter 2017 issue of The Review of Faith & International Affairs is a special issue examining the recent renaissance not only in the study but in the practice of Vatican diplomacy. Guest edited by leading scholars Mariano Barbato and Robert Joustra, this issue features articles emerging from an international conference held in March 2017 at the Vatican, “Popes on the Rise! Mobilization, Media, and the Political Power of the Modern Papacy.”

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Islam and Security

Volume 15, No. 3, Fall 2017

The fall 2017 issue of The Review of Faith & International Affairs is a theme issue offering original studies and nuanced analyses of the interrelationships between Islam and security. The issue features a timely case study of Central Asia by IGE Senior Fellow Martha Brill Olcott, as well as several articles originally presented as working papers in the Luce Foundation sponsored "Religion and World Affairs Series" at the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs, Boston University. 

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Reconsidering Religious Radicalism

Volume 15, No. 2, Summer 2017

The summer 2017 issue of The Review of Faith & International Affairs is a special theme issue titled, “Reconsidering Religious Radicalism.” The issue challenges a widely held assumption—namely, that some or even all religions, if interpreted too literally or followed too intensely, invariably promote violence or are at least hostile to pluralism. The issue builds on an interdisciplinary conference on this theme held on May 21, 2016 at the Cambridge Institute on Religion and International Studies, Clare College, University of Cambridge.

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Under Caesar’s Sword: How Christians Respond to Persecution

Volume 15, No. 1, Spring 2017

The spring 2017 issue of The Review of Faith & International Affairs is a special theme issue titled, “Under Caesar’s Sword: How Christians Respond to Persecution.” Guest-edited by Daniel Philpott and Timothy Samuel Shah, this issue is the result of a collaboration with the Under Caesar’s Sword project at the University of Notre Dame. The project is the world’s first global investigation of Christian responses to persecution. Launched in fall 2014 by a grant of $1.1 million from the Templeton Religion Trust, the project is carried out by a team of 15 scholars who have studied Christian responses in 25 countries. 

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