Religion & Education

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Religion & Education  
Discipline Religious education
Language English
Edited by Michael Waggoner
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Triannually
ISSN 1550-7394 (print)
1949-8381 (web)

Religion & Education is a triannual peer-reviewed academic journal that covers research dealing with religion and spirituality in elementary, secondary, and higher education settings. It is published by Routledge and the editor-in-chief is Michael Waggoner.

The journal's main goal is to advance, "public understanding and dialogue on issues at the intersections of religion and education."[1] R&E publishes essays, original research and reviews done from diverse areas such as "public or private education at elementary, secondary, or higher education institutions; non-school or community organizations and settings; and formal or informal organizations or groups with religion or spirituality as an integral part of their work."[2]


Originally titled Religion and Public Education, Religion & Education was founded in 1983 by the National Council on Religion and Public Education (NCRPE). It was created out of the need for an understanding of “curricular implications of legal cases and model teaching examples” amidst the increasing tensions surrounding the teaching of religion in public schools. The founding managing editor was Thayer Warshaw, the founding Editor-in-Chief was Charles Kniker and the founding editorial board included Martin Marty, Robert Drinan, Warren Nord and Randall Balmer.[3]


JRAE is abstracted or indexed in the following databases:[4]


  1. ^ Religion and Education: Aims and Scope
  2. ^ Journal Homepage: More About the Journal
  3. ^ Carper, James C. and Hunt, Thomas C., ed. (2009). "Religion and Public Education". The Praeger Handbook of Religion and Education in the United States 2. Westport, CT: Prager Publishers. pp. 368–370. 
  4. ^ Religion and Education: Abstracting and Indexing

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