Socio-Historical Examination of Religion and Ministry (SHERM Journal) is a biannual, not-for-profit, free peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes the latest social-scientific, historiographic, and ecclesiastic research on religious institutions and their ministerial practices.




  • The Curse of Ham: Biblical Justification for Racial Inequality?
    Charles David Isbell


Dialogues in Philosophy

  • On Behalf of Resurrection: A Second Reply to Cavin and Colombetti
    Stephen T. Davis
  • Why Religious Experience Cannot Justify Religious Belief
    David Kyle Johnson


Social-Scientific and Philosophical Research

  • The Influence of Humanism on the Main Magisterial Reformers
    John F. Lingelbach
  • Atheism is Global Atheism
    Jack David Eller
  • Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea? Re-Examining ChristianEngagement with Ba’athism in Syria and Iraq
    Louis Elton


Ministry Research

  • Hermeneutic Applications from the Patristic Exegetes
    James D. Johansen


Invited Position Papers

Respond to John Hartung's now (in)famous article, “Love Thy Neighbor: The Evolution of In-Group Morality,” where he argues that Jesus was not, in fact, commanding his followers to love all people (like nonbelieving Gentiles). Rather, “love thy neighbor” applied only to fellow Jews. Answer whether or not you agree with Hartung's conclusion and explain why.

  • Love Thy Neighbor: The Expansive Command
    Steven Bishop
  • “From Every Tribe and Tongue and People and Nation”: The All-Inclusive Group
    David G. Hellwig


Book Reviews

  • Judaism and Jesus, by Zev Garber and Kenneth Hanson 
    Eugene J. Fisher

SHERM Journal (vol. 2, no 2)

$27.00 Regular Price
$20.25Sale Price
  • Retail Price: $25.00
    Pages: 194
    Date: 2020
    Publisher: Wipf and Stock
    ISBN: 9781725262904

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Tumblr Social Icon

©2020-Present Global Center for Religious Research (GCRR)