Opportunity to contribute to new encyclopedia

In News by Kim Conger

A Note from Gary Scott Smith, a friend of CPS:

I am editing a three volume encyclopedia for ABC-CLIO titled American Religious History: Belief and Society through Time. Its description is: Often controversial, religion has been an important force in shaping American culture. It was fundamental in structuring the government, has been influential in American politics, has played an enormous role in the culture wars, and continues to shape daily life. Rather than a work on particular religious beliefs, this reference explores how religion has shaped American society from the colonial era to the present.

If you are interested in contributing, please review the entries in the Headwords document and the style guide, especially Section A, General Guidelines. If you want to participate, please send me the entries you are interested in doing and your c.v. Here is a link for the available headwords and one for the style guide.

You may choose either April 1, 2018, October 1, 2018, April 1, 2019, or October 1, 2019 as a due date.

All authors will receive free access to the e-book version of the volumes. Those who write the 5,000 word thematic essays will receive $175 or CLIO dollars at a rate of 3 CLIO dollars per 1 U.S. dollar after the publication of the work.

Please also share this information with other scholars you know who may be interested. This encyclopedia will be a major aid to those studying the history of religion in America. Thank you for considering this invitation.

Gary Scott Smith
Recently retired chair of the History Department, Grove City College