Book series "Studies in Religion and the environment"

The series Studies in Religion and the Environment (/ Studien zur Religion und Umwelt) publishes academic works in the diverse fields of the Forum´s landscape of themes. It offers a unique possibility to share monographs, anthologies and contributed collections with the worldwide society of scholars who explore the interplay of religion, theology and spirituality on the one hand and nature, ecology and the environment on the other.


In accordance with the Forum’s mission, the series promotes scholarly and critical inquiry into the relationships between human beings and their diverse cultures, environments and religious beliefs and practices. As the Forum´s broader intention is to “offer an ‘open space’ to scholars in Europe as well as on other continents to share reflections about the interactions between religion and environmental matters in different historical, political, cultural, and geographical contexts”, the series offers a specific “place” to cultivate this interchange of reflections through its thematic profile and high scholarly quality.


Proposals for manuscripts, either in English or in German, –  from Forum members as well as from others – are welcome to the series editor, Prof. Sigurd Bergmann.


Proposals for manuscripts are welcome and would ask that in the first instance you submit a brief overview of the book or monograph (title, summary of content, author/s’ CV, number of images). We will then contact you requesting a more detailed proposal should your project receive a positive review from the Editorial Board.


Manuscripts will be peer refereed by members in the editorial board and other acknowledged scholars. The editorial board consists of:

Sigurd Bergmann, Norway, (general editor),

Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, Germany,

Celia Deane-Drummond, UK,

Anders Melin, Sweden,

Peter Scott, UK, and

Sylvie Shaw, Australia.


The volumes of the series are published and distributed globally by LIT-Verlag/LIT-Publishing, Münster-Hamburg-Berlin, London, Vienna, Zürich,