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Editor-in-Chief David F. White

The Journal of Youth and Theology is an international peer-reviewed academic journal developed and originally published by the IASYM, the International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry, now published by Brill. The journal aims at furthering the academic study and research of youth and youth ministry, and the formal teaching and training of youth ministry. The academic efforts are rooted in the Christian theological tradition and ecumenical. The scope of the journal is to serve scholarship in the broad field of children, youth, faith, church, theology and culture. Research articles in the journal mainly have theology (both practical, systematic and biblical theology) as a core discipline. At the same time, contributions are often interdisciplinary, which implies theological reflection combined with e.g. pedagogical, sociological or psychological perspectives.

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Philosophia Reformata

International Philosophical Journal of Christianity, Science, and Society

Philosophia Reformata is a philosophical journal which welcomes contributions that contain philosophical reflection in relation to the Christian tradition. Articles are broadly philosophical in nature, including interdisciplinary approaches in which philosophical reflection forms a substantive element. Contributions may either focus on philosophical themes in relation to Christianity (e.g., being, truth, knowledge, the good, religion, personhood, and others), or on themes in the sciences, the humanities, ethics, and professional practices, also in relation to Christianity (e.g., themes relating to normativity, responsibility, care, natural and social sciences, politics, economics, environmental sciences, and/or technology).

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Editor-in-Chief Stephen W. Angell and Pink Dandelion

This wide-ranging and fascinating series supplements a growing catalogue of historical, sociological, and theological scholarship in the thriving and interdisciplinary field of Quaker Studies. Individual articles will speak to the broad spectrum of Quaker belief and practice, to the significance of the history of Quaker traditions, and to the many areas in which Quaker Studies contributes to other fields in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Work on Quakerism impacts both wider church history and theological debate, as well as current themes in the sociology of religion. The Quaker attitude to spiritual equality also engages women’s studies scholars, and the Quaker commitment to peace and social justice relates to wider issues of political theory and peace studies. As the field of Quaker Studies continues to grow and redefine itself, this series will make a significant contribution to making up-to-date scholarship accessible to specialists as well as to a broad academic community.

Editor-in-Chief Philip G. Ziegler

Brill Research Perspectives in Theological Traditions presents extended essays addressing the current research into the theology and doctrine of Christianity’s diverse traditions as well as similar bodies of thought in other religious traditions. In each issue—typically fifty to one-hundred pages in length including annotated bibliographies – expert scholars map out the current field of research and provide a state of the art account of the subject. Our authors provide historical overviews of important developments, discuss influential theological figures and their ongoing reception, as well as analyzing contemporary debates about the history, present state, and emerging future of specific confessional theological traditions. Brill Research Perspectives in Theological Traditions is an invaluable resource for students wishing to become and stay current with the latest research concerning the wide-range of Christian and other religious traditions, as well as a dynamic and expert resource for students of theology, history, and related fields.

Forthcoming issues:
Evangelical Theology
Old Catholic Theology
Latin-American Protestantism
Brill Research Perspectives in Theology covers state of the art analyses and critical studies in major and emerging fields in systematic, practical, historical, and intercultural theology. It provides the most up-to-date research written by a leading theologian in the area. Each issue consists of up to 100 pages, including an extensive, annotated bibliography. Topics range from theologians and specific periods in the history of theology to recent trends and themes in contemporary theology, from confessional traditions to methodological debates, from classic doctrinal themes to current developments in theology and society. Brill Research Perspectives in Theology is an invaluable resource for scholars wishing to draw on the latest theological research, as well as a dynamic resource for teaching and for students of theology and related fields.

published issues:
Paul Hedges, Comparative Theology. A Critical and Methodological Perspective
Joshua M. Moritz, The Role of Theology in the History and Philosophy of Science
Colby Dickinson, Continental Philosophy and Theology
Andrew Prevot, Theology and Race

forthcoming a.o.:
Animal Theology
Analytic Theology
Theology and Migration
Theology of Religions

Ecclesiology

The Journal for Ministry, Mission and Unity

Edited by Paul Avis

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.

The 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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Exchange

Journal of Contemporary Christianities in Context

Editor-in-Chief Martha Frederiks and Lucien van Liere

Exchange. Journal of Contemporary Christianities in Context is a peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for multidisciplinary research into the dynamics of Christianities worldwide. The journal focuses on Christianities’ contemporary exchanges and transformations within cultural, socio-economic, political and religious milieus. Though the focus of the journal is on contemporary Christianities, articles that discuss longitudinal perspectives on present-day Christianities and/or study contemporary Christianities’ connectivities with the past are also welcomed. The scope includes developments and new trajectories within intercultural theology, interreligious dialogue, missiology and ecumenics.

Call for Papers
I. Contentious practices of the contemporary missionary movement
Studies of the missionary movement abound, but the critical assessment of missionary endeavors is mainly confined to the colonial period. While academic publications discussing contemporary mission exist, they are mainly celebratory; the contemporary missionary movement is rarely studied in a critical manner. Yet there are numerous issues arising from the contemporary missionary movement that require critical inquiry. To name just a few: missionary families working for faith missions who live on the verge of poverty because pledged donations haven’t materialized, disproportionate missionary presence in a certain regions (e.g. Papua New Guinea, Kazakhstan), proselytism and mission-induced fragmentation of the Christian landscape (e.g. in the Balkans and the Middle East), missionary endeavors that flout ethical concerns in the name of mission and vocation (e.g. John Allen Chau) etc.
Deadline for full papers: October 1 2019.

II. Christian communities and contemporary challenges in the Middle East
The Middle East is facing rapidly changing political, social and religious landscapes. Violent conflict, economic despair, religious extremism, refugee flows and migration are only some of the issues that impact the position and role of churches and Christian organizations in Middle Eastern societies. For this Exchange-special we invite articles addressing the (theological, political, literary etc.) responses by Middle Eastern churches and Christian organizations to current social, religious and political issues facing the region.
Deadline for full papers: 1 December 2019.

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The International Journal of Asian Christianity is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the scholarly examination of Christianity in Asia and of Asian Christian diaspora in the West and elsewhere. While other major Asian religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam have received great deal of international scholarly attention, Christianity is relatively neglected as a subject of study. This journal intends to rectify this neglect by providing a multidisciplinary forum for the examination of Asian Christianity from sociological, anthropological, comparative religion, religious studies, theological, historical and similar perspectives and link such studies to emerging trends in the social sciences such as migration studies, identities, minorities, secularization, fundamentalism, development, and the political roles of religion.
In the diverse and plural contexts of Asian societies and cultures, Christianity has embedded itself in complex ways giving rise to historically particular Christian communities with their own locally and regionally prolific variants of myth, tradition and culture as well as specific engagements with altering economic and political realities. This unique journal creates a space previously unavailable to examine these dense and sophisticated linkages of religion and culture both in their rich distinctiveness as well as in a cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary perspective allowing for broader generalizations and theorizations to emerge.
The journal is open to scholars of all religious persuasions or none undertaking serious work on the historical, anthropological, educational, theological, cultural social and political aspects of Asian Christianity and its role in shaping both the past and present Asian societies. For more information see also the journal's website here.

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The idea and practice of public theology has recently emerged as a distinct field of scholarship that proactively engages theology with contemporary public issues. The global project of public theology has expanded the western idea of three audiences - the church, the academy and the public domain – and their inter-relationship to multiple publics. It has now become a global discipline that intersects with the emergence of a world Christianity. Now, in the Anthropocene, those three audiences should be viewed in the light of a concern for the whole of creation, including those other creatures with whom we share life and upon whom we depend.
A public theology seeks to be in creative dialogue with different academic disciplines, including politics, economics, law and security studies, cultural studies, religion, spirituality, the natural science and the social sciences and the study of globalization. It is sensitive to the emergence of new publics that arise out of theology’s engagement with other new disciplines – like astrobiology – which redefines understandings of what is space and what is public. It is also a discipline that welcomes the expertise of practitioners reflecting on public policy.

The International Journal of Public Theology, affiliated with the Global Network for Public Theology, is a platform for original inter/transdisciplinary research in this field. Manuscripts submitted for publication must exhibit clear and sustained engagement between theology, broadly construed, and a matter or matters of public significance.
All articles undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and blind refereeing by two anonymous referees.

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Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus

Jesus in History, Culture and Media

The Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus provides an international forum for the academic discussion of Jesus within his first-century context. The journal is accessible to all who are interested in how this complex topic has been addressed in the past and how it is approached today. The journal investigates the social, cultural and historical context in which Jesus lived, discusses methodological issues surrounding the reconstruction of the historical Jesus, examines the history of research on Jesus, and explores how the life of Jesus has been portrayed in historiographical reception and other media. The Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus presents articles and book reviews discussing the latest developments in academic research in order to shed new light on Jesus and his world.

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