Call for Contributors–Miracles: An Encyclopedia

By June 15, 2013

ABC-Clio, one of the leading publishers of academic encyclopedias, has announced a new reference volume: Miracles: An Encyclopedia of People, Places and Supernatural Events from Antiquity to the Present. The editor has issued a call for contributors, which makes this a prime opportunity for experts in Mormon history to submit proposals for articles on such subjects at Joseph Smith’s Visions, the Translation of the Book of Mormon, glossalia and healing in early Mormonism, etc.

Here is the call for contributors, via H-AMREL:

Greetings. I have recently contracted with ABC-CLIO, a publisher of reference books and other academic titles, to edit *Miracles: An Encyclopedia of People, Places and Supernatural Events from Antiquity to the Present*. This encyclopedia will be both cross-cultural and interdenominational. I am building an international collaborative of authors who are willing to share their scholarly wisdom on the subject of miracles, from historical, religious, sociological, philosophical and scientific perspectives. Approximately 190 short articles will range over several topics (for instance, magic, medicine, mind reading), persons (for instance, Orestes Brownson, Conyers Middleton, John Henry Newman), geographic areas (Fatima, LaVang, Lourdes), and historical periods. The scope and content of this reference work, including a full list of entries, is available on request (pjhayesphd@gmail.com<mailto:pjhayesphd@gmail.com>).

Please inquire about the precise word count. As the encyclopedia is meant for a general readership, contributors should bring their scholarly expertise to bear without freighting their entry or entries with overly technical jargon. I would appreciate very much if you would kindly circulate this request among your professional colleagues and graduate students as well.

I am hoping to receive entries between January and March, 2014, with completion of revisions by the fall of 2014, roughly September 1. I would like to submit the whole manuscript by the end of next year for expected publication in 2015.

With every best wish,

Patrick J. Hayes, Ph.D.

Redemptorist Archives of the Baltimore Province

Brooklyn, NY

Patrick J. Hayes, Ph.D.

Redemptorist Archives of the Baltimore Province

7509 Shore Road

Brooklyn, New York 11209 USA

tel: 718-833-1900 (o)

 

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