Religion in the Age of Enlightenment

About This Journal

Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (RAE) is an annual, peer-reviewed journal that published scholarly examinations of (1) religion and religious attitudes and practices during the age of Enlightenment; (2) the impact of the Enlightenment on religion, religious thought, and religious experience; and (3) the ways religion informed Enlightenment ideas and values, from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including, but not limited to, history, theology, literature, philosophy, the social and physical sciences, economics, and the law.

While the Enlightenment generally refers to an eighteenth-century philosophical and cultural movement that swept through Western Europe, Religion in the Age of Enlightenment includes studies that encompass the seventeenth-century intellectual movements that gave rise to the ideals of the Enlightenment--e.g., materialism, skepticism, rationalism, and empiricism--as well as studies that consider later manifestations of Enlightenment ideas and values during the early nineteenth century. It also includes studies of non-Western religious topics and issues in light of of Enlightenment attitudes. In addition to publishing original research in these areas, RAE includes reviews of books that explore topics relevant to the thematic scope of the annual.

RAE was in print from 2009 through 2015.