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Paul Avis (Honorary Professor, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh, UK)

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David Grumett (Senior Lecturer in Theology and Ethics, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh, UK)

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Karen O'Donnell (Director of Studies and Lecturer in Worship & Human Community, Westcott House, Cambridge, UK)

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David Fergusson (Regius Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge, UK)
Paul Fiddes (Director of Research, Regents Park College, Oxford; Professor of Systematic Theology, University of Oxford, UK)
Minna Hietamäki (University Researcher, Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki, Finland)
Paul McPartlan (The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, USA)
Susan K. Wood (Professor of Systematic Theology, Regis College, Toronto, Canada)

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Loveday Alexander (University of Chester, UK)
Peter Bouteneff (St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, New York, USA)
Paul Bradshaw (University of Notre Dame, USA)
David M. Chapman (Co-Chair of the international Methodist - Roman Catholic Dialogue Commission)
Sarah Coakley (University of Cambridge, UK)
Ingolf Dalferth (Claremont Graduate University, California, USA)
Peter De Mey (Catholic University Leuven, Belgium)
Brandon Gallagher (University of Exeter, UK)
Robin Gill (University of Kent at Canterbury, UK)
Elaine Graham (University of Chester, UK)
Bruce Kaye (University of New South Wales,UK )
Morwenna Ludlow (University of Exeter,UK)
Friederike Nüssell (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
Oliver O’Donovan (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Simon Oliver (University of Durham, UK)
Neil Ormerod (Sydney College of Divinity, Australia)
Ormond Rush (Australian Catholic University, Australia)
Peter-Ben Smit (Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Bryan Spinks (Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale Divinity School, USA)
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Ecclesiology is an international, ecumenical and fully peer-reviewed theological journal. It is designed to meet the growing demand for theological resources in the area of ecclesiology – the scholarly study of the nature and the purpose of the Christian Church. The journal also features articles exploring wider issues in ecclesiology including those to do with the identity of the Christian Church and the place of ecclesiology within Christian theology. The main focus of the journal is on the mission, ministry and unity of the Church.

Ecclesiology is published in association with the Department of Theology and Centre for the Study of the Christian Church, The University of Exeter, and with the Ecclesiological Investigations Network. It is published three times per year: in January, May and September.
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