Established in 1972, Perspectives in Religious Studies (PRSt) is a publication produced for the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion. This journal is now published quarterly and began with the first issue appearing in 1974.
In 1979, Watson Mills and the journal moved to Mercer University Press. It was here that the journal's circulation increased and in 1984 became a quarterly publication. The journal may be found throughout the world in libraries of colleges, universities, and seminaries. Dr. Mills served as Senior Editor of the journal from 1974-1991. At that time, Rollin Armour (Mercer University) became Senior Editor and R. Alan Culpepper (now dean of Mercer University McAfee School of Theology) Associate Editor. In 1993, Dr. Culpepper became sole PRSt Editor and served in that capacity until 1996. Dr. David Duke*, (William Jewell College) served as PRSt Editor from 1997-1999, and David May (Central Baptist Theological Seminary) was PRSt editor, 2000-2002. In November, 2002, Mikeal C. Parsons (Baylor University) assumed editorial responsibilities for PRSt.