The Latest Issue of the Yale Journal of Music & Religion

August 9, 2019

Volume 5, No. 1, a general issue covering the theology of music in English Protestantism, the Forum for the Inculturation of Liturgical Music in Nigeria, and the function of hymns in the liturgical life of Malcolm Quin’s Positivist Church. Also included are reviews of Listening to Early Modern Catholicism: Perspectives from Musicology and Singing God’s Words: The Performance of Biblical Chant in Contemporary Judaism. You can read the issue on EliScholar.

Call for Papers

YJMR Vol. 6, No. 1

This general issue of YJMR invites articles on any topic relating to music and religion. Please contact editor-in-chief Jeffers Engelhardt with questions about possible submission topics: The submission deadline for completed manuscripts is September 1, 2019.

Coming Soon

YJMR Vol. 5, no. 2: Music, Sound, and the Aurality of the Environment in the Anthropocene: Spiritual and Religious Perspectives

Guest Editor, Kate Galloway (Wesleyan University)

Yale Journal of Music & Religion invites articles for a special issue examining connections between music, sound, aurality, and the environment in global expressions of spirituality and religious activity. Examining how environments, places, and nature are approached as sites endowed with spiritual and religious significance, this issue focuses on the intersections of music, sound, religion, and the environment. Possible topics include: religious music that promotes environmental ethics and sustainability; nonhuman musicality and sonic agency; site-specific music used to voice religious perspectives; music and healing following environmental trauma; applied ethnomusicology and public musicology in environmental leadership and volunteerism; and the performance of religious music at environmentalist festivals, rallies, and protests.