Journal of Religious History

The Journal of Religious History was established by a group of historians at the University of Sydney in 1959. The first issue appeared in 1960.  The Journal is now published on behalf of the Religious History Association by Wiley whose web site includes information on current issues, the editorial board and guidelines for submissions. The current Editors-in-Chief are :


Joanna Cruickshank

Dr Joanna Cruickshank is a Senior Lecturer in History in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Joanna teaches units in the field of gender, Pacific and Indigenous history, and her research examines the role of religion in British and Australian history. These include studies of missionary women involved in Aboriginal missions, a history of sermons in the British world and colonial Australia and research on the religious understandings of colonial humanitarians.



Kriston Rennie

Kriston Rennie is Associate Professor in Medieval History at the University of Queensland. His research interests include medieval canon law, papal legation, the Roman Church and the papacy, monastic exemption, and religious history more generally. He has published widely in these fields and has held various research fellowships in Germany, Belgium, the USA, Australia, and England.




Style Guide for submissions: The Journal of Religious History follows the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. Contributors may also refer to Kate L. Turabian’s short guide to the Chicago style, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses and Dissertations, 6th ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996).

Spelling: The Journal of Religious History publishes in British English. For word usage and word division, please refer to the Oxford Concise English Dictionary.

Abbreviations should follow the Oxford Classical Dictionary.

Authors wishing to submit to the Journal of Religious History please refer to our  Author-Submission Guidelines for more information at:


Please contact our Book Review Editor Ian Tregenza at email: [email protected]









TheRHA. Newsletter of the Religious History Association

TheRHA carries news of the Association and reports from state and international representatives about publications, grants and events. Submissions for consideration in TheRHA should be sent to the editor:

Anna Haunton
JORH Editorial Administrator
TheRHA Editor,
RHA Membership & Web Administrator
The Journal of Religious History
Studies in Religion, School of Letters, Art & Media
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University of Sydney NSW 2006
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Elna Lim and Abby Cabela at John Wiley & Sons Singapore Production team (images taken 2017)


Back issues of RHesiS: Newsletter of the Religious History Society (1999-2010), and TheRHA

RHesiS 1 (1999) – 2 (2001) – 3 (2003) – 4 (2004) – 6 (2006) – 7 (2007) – 10 (2008)11 (2009) – 12 (2010)

TheRHA 13(2011) [New Series]: 1 (2012)  –  2 (2013) –  3 (2014)  –  4 (2015)   –   No 5 – 2016

Newsletter TheRHA-No 6 March 2017  –  Newsletter TheRHA-No 7 March 2018

Newsletter TheRHA-No 8 March 2019  – Newsletter TheRHA-No 9 March 2020