Vol. 12 No. 1 (2021)
In this issue we present you four individual articles investigating subjects like religious framing, antique local religion, japanese manga-art, and identity.
One article discusses the potential of religion to invert colonial centres and peripheries and focusses on European metropoles becoming places of exotic fascination while the familiar practices of co-religionists can turn the ‘hinterland’ into centres of learning.
Another article analyses the late antique religious life from the viewpoint of encounters—between the ideals of the ecclesiastical elite and the people’s local cultic practices.
With the example of the Japanese manga character Kamikaze Kaitō Jeanne, another contribution elaborates how concepts of angels are constructed in Japanese popcultural media. And also the subjects of entanglements of war, refugehood, and religion are delved in more deeply in an article about the Syian scene of war as a determinant backdrop to the Syrian refugee crisis. This article aims to trace the intersection of religion in people’s experiences of conflict, displacement, and refugehood.