The Handbook of Religious Culture in Nineteenth-Century Europe (Berlin: De Gruyter) aims to offer a comprehensive treatment of the main themes and disciplinary trends shaping the study of religious culture (broadly conceived) in Europe from 1800-1914. Key features of this volume are its attention to all of Europe’s major faith communities (Catholics, Protestants, Orthodox Christians, Jews, and Muslims) and its continental focus. Accordingly, each chapter aims to account as broadly as possible for developments across Europe and, as appropriate, explore the experiences of multiple faith communities.
We have identified contributors for nearly all of the planned chapters, but now seek a colleague who could offer a chapter on the theme of “Pluralism and Ecumenism” (with the specific title, TBD). Our intent is that this chapter explore the dynamics of religious/confessional/interdenominational coexistence over the course of the nineteenth century, examining their manifestations as well as their broader cultural, social and political consequences, including discourses on “diversity” and ecumenical movements. The chapter should attempt as broad a geographical embrace as possible.
The planned length for the chapter is 8,000-10,000 words, including footnotes and references. We have some flexibility with regard to the language of submission (the language of publication is English) and deadline for this chapter (currently, we are asking for all contributions to be submitted by 31 December 2019), but these details will be negotiated upon receipt of proposals.
If you are interested in contributing this chapter, please contact the editors, Anthony J. Steinhoff (Université du Québec à Montréal) or Jeff Zalar (University of Cincinnati), as soon as possible. Proposals should include a 500-word abstract for the chapter and a short CV, and should be submitted by 31 October 2018. Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com.