Aura: Nordic Journal for the Study of New Religions
Aura is an annual referee-reviewed journal for academic articles in the field of new religious movements and alternative spirituality. The articles can be based on different scientific perspectives, for example religious studies, psychology, sociology, history, history of ideas or political science. The emphasis of the journal is on the field of research that has crystallized in the last decades and that touches upon the religious phenomena that has emerged in the Western world in the last half of the 20th century. Aura also wants to open up for a broader understanding and problematize the concepts of new religious movements and alternative spirituality. We would also very much like to see contributions on for example new religious movements in a historical context, new religions in other cultural contexts and new religious expressions within established religions.
Aura is primarily an inter-Nordic journal with focus on Nordic research and articles written in one of the Nordic languages (Swedish,, Danish, Norwegian). However, under special circumstances Aura can publish articles in English and in certain cases reflect research from countries outside of the Nordic region.
If you want to publish an article in Aura please contact one of the editors:
Liselotte Frisk, professor, Religious Studies
Olav Hammer, professor, Religious Studies
Editorial Committee, additional to the board of FINYAR
Asbjörn Dyrendal, associate professor
Dept. of Archaeology and Religious Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
Mikael Rothstein, associate professor in history of religion
University of Copenhagen
Jan Svanberg, Ph. D., lecturer in comparative religion
Åbo Akademi, Åbo (Turku)
Jesper Aagaard Petersen, associate professor
Norweigan University of Science and Technology
Sanja Nilsson, doctoral student