Navigation – Plan du site

AccueilPrésentationBibliographical Bulletin

Bibliographical Bulletin

The “Bibliographical bullettin” consists of four sections:

  1. The workshop of the social sciences of religion

  2. Cross-readings

  3. Critical notes

  4. Book reviews

The workshop of the social sciences of religion

The word "workshop" refers to a double aim: on the one hand, the attention paid to the material and daily conditions of knowledge in the process of being constructed; on the other hand, the openness of this initiative beyond predefined programmes and protocols.
The "sociology of religions", at the origin of our journal, corresponded to a strong time, in the 1950s and 1960s, of reintegration of religious facts in the workshop of social sciences by breaking with pastoral sociography, the history of traditions or theologies of secularisation. In a way, the founding works of Durkheim and Weber found an extension, with an extension of the fields of investigation well beyond the so-called historical religions or the cults that were once called primitive. The objects of a social science of the religious cannot but be redefined according to new problems combining changes in paradigms, relations between disciplines (sociology, history, anthropology and philosophy), and methods of investigation.
With the recent disappearance of several of the great figures of this post-war refoundation, the time has come to classify their personal archives, and the time seems riper than ever for critical assessments, analytical biographies and the genealogy of religious knowledge.
Contributions to the "Workshop" are subject to the
same rules of evaluation and editorial standards applied to articles presented in the thematic/varia issues.


This section aims to establish a dialogue between readers and authors on the basis of the same work. The editors reserve the right to choose the work to be cross-read and to contact the authors. These contributions are subject to the same rules of evaluation and editorial standards applied to the articles presented in the thematic/varia issues. The maximum text size is 16,000 characters. Here is an example of cross-readings.

Critical notes

Critical notes are between 20,000 and 40,000 characters, including spaces, and group together several works (minimum two) in the same field of study. The standards for writing critical notes do not differ from those for articles and can be found here.

Book reviews

Our reviews have a maximum length of 12,000 characters. If you wish to write a longer review, please contact the editorial team.
Reviews should highlight the contribution of the work to the research, but also show its limitations. We particularly appreciate reviews that initiate a reflection based on the analysis of the book and open up new avenues for research.
Reviews should not include footnotes or a final bibliography. Authors are asked to indicate, at the beginning of the text, the first name (in full) and surname of the author, the full title of the work, the place of publication, the publisher, the year of publication and the number of pages. Authors must return the reviews within three months of receiving the book. The books reviewed remain the property of the authors of the review, who also receive a copy of the issue to which they have contributed.

Texts for the Bibliographical bulletin should be sent to

  • Logo Éditions de l’EHESS
  • Logo CNRS - Institut des sciences humaines et sociales
  • OpenEdition Journals
Rechercher dans OpenEdition Search

Vous allez être redirigé vers OpenEdition Search