cjbv20.v036.i01.coverThe principal aim of our journal is to focus critical enquiry relevant to four fields:
  • theology
  • religious studies
  • religious education
  • values in education

The journal welcomes international, interdisciplinary and ecumenical debate. The distinctive contributions of the journal include:

  • theological reflections on education
  • education in religion
  • spirituality in education
  • empirical perspectives on religion
  • spiritual life of children and adults


Journal of Beliefs & Values maintains a specific interest in the scriptures of the major world faiths, especially their use in teaching within a multi-cultural context, in school, college and university.

Particular emphasis is placed on the interface between the theory and practice of religion and education, including research in formative factors like gender, race and religious pluralism.

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Associate Editor: The Revd Canon Professor Leslie J FrancisUniversity of Warwick, UK

Assistant Editor: Professor Stephen G. Parker – University of Worcester, UK 

Book Review Editors:
Professor Stephen G. Parker
Professor of the History of Religion and Education
Institute of Education
University of Worcester
Henwick Road
WR2 6AJ, UKDr Marius C. Felderhof
The University of Birmingham
Department of Theology, Graduate Institute for Theology and Religion
Elmfield House, Selly Oak Campus
B29 6LQ, UK

Editorial Advisory Board:

Revd Dr Jeff AstleyUK
Dr Philip Barnes, UK
Professor Brian BockingUK
Dr George ChryssidesUK
Professor Denise CushUK
Professor Gloria DurkaUSA
Dr Kathy EhrenspergerUK
Professor William KayUK
Professor Ursula KingUK
Professor Helga Kohler-SpiegelAustria
Dr Christopher Alan LewisUK
Professor Stephen J. McKinneyUniversity of Glasgow, UK
Professor Paul MorrisNew Zealand
Revd Professor Peter Neil, UK
Professor Graham Rossiter, Australia
Dr Tania ap Sion, UK
Professor Kirsi TirriFinland
Dr Elmer ThiessenCanada
Professor Roger TriggUK
Revd Dr Andrew Village, UK
Professor Andrew Wright – UK
Professor Hans-Georg Ziebertz – Germany