Reading Religion (RR, http://www.readingreligion.org) is an openly-accessible academic book review website published by the American Academy of Religion (AAR), and is one of three main publications of the AAR. The site provides up-to-date coverage of scholarly publishing in religious studies, reviewed by scholars with special interest and/or expertise in the relevant subfields (eg, history of Chinese Buddhism, African religions, political Islam, etc). Reviews are concise, comprehensive, and timely. Reading Religion is *not* a religious publication.
The target audience is academics who study religion from historical, social, political, and critical backgrounds. Secondary audiences are historians, political scientists, art historians, and other scholars whose work deals with religion. The tertiary audience includes journalists, policymakers, or the interested public who need direction on which scholarly publications to consult to assist in their work.
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