It is the objective of Relegere Academic Press to make available excellent open-access scholarship, at zero cost for ebooks and at a low cost for printed books.


Relegere Academic Press publishes monographs and collected volumes in the fields of Religious Studies and Biblical Studies. We welcome proposals in these fields, in particular in the area of reception history and the history of effects of religious texts and traditions. 

Press Contact

The Editors, Relegere Academic Press
Department of Theology and Religion
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

Principal Contact

Deane Galbraith

Support Contact

Deane Galbraith

Focus and Scope

Relegere Academic Press publishes monographs and collected volumes in the fields of Religious Studies and Biblical Studies. We welcome proposals in these fields, in particular in the area of reception history and the history of effects of religious texts and traditions. 

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts submitted to Relegere will undergo a double blind peer-review process.

Open Access Policy

This press provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Works are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 New Zealand licence, the terms for which are set out at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/nz/legalcode.


Without any limitation to those terms, you are free to share (copy and redistribute in any medium or format, in whole or in part) and adapt (remix, transform, and build upon) the material, under the following conditions: 1. (Attribution) you must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the licence, and indicate if changes were made, in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use; 2. (NonCommercial) you may not use the material for commercial purposes. The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the licence terms.


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