Announcing Additions to Atla Products – June, July & August 2020/
August 26, 2020
Chicago, IL, August 26, 2020 – Atla is pleased to announce the addition of titles now available in Atla Religion Database® (Atla RDB® ), AtlaSerials® (Atlas® ), and AtlaSerials PLUS® (Atlas PLUS® ). Additionally, Atla’s partner product New Testament Abstracts (NTA) has received its annual content update. You can view the updated title list here. All facts and figures pertaining to NTA on the Atla site have been updated as well.
New Indexing Titles in Atla Religion Database
- Al-Fikr al-islāmī al-muʿāṣir by International Institute of Islamic Thought
- Al-Idah by Shaykh Zayed Islamic Center University of Peshawar
- Alt-Katholische und Ökumenische Theologie by Alt-Katholischen Seminars der Universität Bonn
- AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples by SAGE
- 가톨릭신학 by 한국가톨릭신학학회 [Catholic Theological Association of Korea]
- Christian Journal for Global Health by Health for All Nations
- Doxology: a Journal of Worship by Order of Saint Luke
- Journal of the International Society for Orthodox Church Music by International Society for Orthodox Church Music
- Journal of Orthodox Christian Studies by Johns Hopkins University Press
- Religion. Church. Society. by Theological Institute of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ingria
- Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry by Wipf and Stock Publishers
- Tahkik Journal of Critical Editions of Islamic Manuscripts by Abu Said Hadimi Research Center
- The Journal of the Korean Association for Buddhist Studies by 한국불교학회 [Korean Association for Buddhist Studies]
- Vox Patrum by Institute of History of the Church and Patrology, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
- 玄奘佛學研究 by 玄奘大學 [Xuan zang da xue]
New Full-text Journals in Atlas
- Afkār: Jurnal Akidah Pemikiran Islam by Akademi Pengajian Islam, Universiti Malaya
New Full-text Titles in Atlas PLUS*
- American Ecclesiastical Review by Catholic University of America Press
- 기독교교육논총 [Journal of Christian Education in Korea] by 한국기독교교육학회[The Korean Society of Christian Religious Education]
- Journal of Jesuit Studies by Brill
- Journal of Youth and Theology by Brill
- Modern Judaism by Oxford University Press
- Quaker Religious Thought by Quaker Theological Discussion Group
- Sociology of Islam by Brill
New Additions to Indexing of Essay Collections in Atla Religion Database
View a full list of the essay collections (PDF) we have indexed in the Atla Religion Database so far in 2020.
Diversifying our Inclusion & Collaboration
The Atla team is continually working hard to diversify its inclusion and collaboration with our content, members, scholars, and partners around the world. The recent additions of titles to our research tools offer more content diversity with a variety of academic disciplines, geographic sources, content platforms, and linguistic capabilities.
We are continuing our expansion of Korean language content with 기독교교육논총 [Journal of Christian Education in Korea] by 한국기독교교육학회[The Korean Society of Christian Religious Education] in Atlas PLUS, which endeavors to enhance scholarly research, professional development, and situational practice in the various fields of Christian Education. The Korean Society of Christian Religious Education has served as a focal point for those seeking to improve theological and educational research and practice in South Korea since 1961. Additionally, 가톨릭신학 by 한국가톨릭신학학회 [Catholic Theological Association of Korea] is in Atla Religion Database.
In addition to the title above, 가톨릭신학 by 한국가톨릭신학학회 from Catholic Theological Association of Korea, three additional titles supplement our Catholic offerings. From Alt-Katholischen Seminars der Universität Bonn, Alt-Katholische und Ökumenische Theologie covers Catholic theology, with content primarily in German. Vox Patrum by the Institute of History of the Church and Patrology, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin covers patristic life in Poland and globally. It is published in Polish. American Ecclesiastical Review by Catholic University of America Press is currently being indexed in Atla Religion Database, and the full text is also live in Atlas PLUS.
From Europe, another full-text addition to Atla PLUS comes from Brill in Journal of Jesuit Studies, a journal dedicated to the study of Jesuit history from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century, through multiple lenses, including, but not limited to: the Jesuit role in the arts and sciences, theology, philosophy, mission, literature, and interreligious/inter-cultural encounters.
Islam & Islamic Thought
Read our recent blog post on our expansion into Islamic Studies and other Islamic scholarship.Read
Over the past several months, the Atla team has worked to include several new titles on Islam and Islamic thought. Al-Idah by the Shaykh Zayed Islamic Center at the University of Peshawar discusses an array of contemporary issues on the local, national, and international level from a moderate and peace-loving perspective of Islam. This journal includes content in English, Arabic, and Urdu.
From the International Institute of Islamic Thought, Al-Fikr al-islāmī al-muʿāṣir offers an open platform for the exchange of knowledge and ideas to help facilitate methodological reform in Muslim thought; promote awareness, research, and education in Muslim societies; and formulate critical academic methodologies, tools, and policies that support and drive the revision and investment of Islamic knowledge. This journal is published in Arabic.
From long-standing partner Brill, Sociology of Islam discusses international research related to the religion and culture of Islam, Muslim societies, and social issues related to Muslims in a socio-political context.
Atla’s first full-text title from Malaysia comes with Afkār: Jurnal Akidah Pemikiran Islam by Akademi Pengajian Islam, Universiti Malaya, which covers Aqidah and Islamic thought in the Malay World. Journal content is published in Malay, English, and Arabic.
From Turkey, Tahkik Journal of Critical Editions of Islamic Manuscripts publishes manuscripts on the criticism and reinterpretation of the scientific contributions made throughout the history of Islamic sciences. Content is published in Turkish, Arabic, and English.
Additionally, we continue our expansion of language and scope by welcoming The Journal of the Korean Association for Buddhist Studies to the Atla Religion Database. This journal discusses Buddhism both in the Korean context and globally and publishes content in Korean and English.
玄奘佛學研究 [Xuanzang Buddhist Studies Journal] is an open access Mandarin-language journal from 玄奘大學 [Hsuan Chuang University] in Taiwan that discusses Buddhism around the world, both historical and contemporary, from historical, political, social, and cultural perspectives.
From our longstanding publishing partner, Oxford University Press, Modern Judaism: A Journal of Jewish Ideas and Experience discusses the distinctive, interdisciplinary facets of the modern Jewish experience, focusing on topics pertinent to the understanding of Jewish life today and the forces that have shaped that experience throughout history.
Quaker Religious Traditions
Read an interview with Dr. Jon R. Kershner, Honorary Researcher at the University of Lancaster and PhD Supervisor at the University of Birmingham.Read
New to Atlas PLUS, Quaker Religious Thought is an exciting new full-text addition that discusses the breadth of Quaker religious traditions, while providing a platform for rigorous, diligent reflection on the global role of Quakerism in religious and theological scholarship.
From SAGE, AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples includes scholarly research on Indigenous worldviews and experiences of decolonization from Indigenous perspectives from around the world, providing the latest thinking and practice in Indigenous scholarship both by Indigenous peoples and by those working alongside and with Indigenous communities.
Eastern Europe, Medieval History, and Orthodox Studies
In Atla Religion Database, from Russia, Religion. Church. Society. is a Russian and English language journal discussing Lutheran theology and philosophy through the lens of Medieval history.
Journal of the International Society for Orthodox Church Music from the International Society for Orthodox Church Music is an open access journal from Finland that discusses aspects of Orthodox church music, including history, theory, performance practice, source studies, and cultural and theological aspects. Content is published in Russian and English.
Additionally, the Journal of Orthodox Christian Studies by Johns Hopkins University Press discusses all aspects of the thought, history, society, politics, theology, and culture of Orthodox Christianity.
Ministry and Worship
Previously published by the International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry, the Journal of Youth and Theology is now published by Brill and aims to further the academic study, research, teaching, and training of youth ministry. Doxology: a Journal of Worship shares academic and pastoral conversations on church liturgy, worship, and music.
Interdisciplinary and Intercultural
From the United States, in Atla Religion Database, Christian Journal for Global Health discusses global health issues from a diverse intercultural and inter-denominational Christian perspective.
Additionally, Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry (SHERM) from Wipf and Stock Publishers is an interdisciplinary open access journal that produces critical and scholarly inquiry of historical and contemporary religious phenomena, as well as experimental and applied ministry research with the ultimate aim of generating enthusiasm for the vocational and academic study of religion.
Indexing Essay Collections
As we previewed earlier this year, the Atla team has been diligently working to expand its indexing of essay collections. Working with our publishing partners, users, and scholars to locate and index essay collections allow us to feature metadata for hard-to-find content for all our users. This month we wanted to start highlighting the essay collections our team has indexed so far in 2020. You can peruse the full title list here (PDF).
A few notable titles include:
- Buddhism and the Dynamics of Transculturality: New Approaches an open access journal from De Gruyter
- Discerning Ethics: Diverse Christian Responses to Divisive Moral Issues from InterVarsity Press
- The Jews in Italy: Their Contribution to the Development and Diffusion of Jewish Heritage from Academic Studies Press
- Religion and Nationalism in Chinese Societies an open access journal from Amsterdam University Press
- Islamic Peace Ethics: Legitimate and Illegitimate Violence in Contemporary Islamic Thought an open access journal from Aschendorff Verlag
Check back later this year for another update on our newly indexed essay collections.
*Atlas PLUS includes all of the titles in Atla’s original full-text product, Atlas, and 180+ additional full-text titles.
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