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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
Das Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society (JRAT) ist eine interdisziplinäre, internationale, online Open-Access Zeitschrift mit peer-review Verfahren. Sie wurde im Jahr 2015 gegründet, um die thematischen Schwerpunkte des Forschungszentrums „Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society“ (RaT, Universität Wien) in die internationale Diskurslandschaft einzubringen. Jede Ausgabe von JRAT hat einen klar bestimmten thematischen Fokus, der von verschiedenen Disziplinen in den Blick genommen wird. Das Ziel des Journals besteht in der wissenschaftlichen Thematisierung des Einflusses von Religionen auf kulturelle, politische, rechtliche, ästhetische und geistige Dynamiken in globalisierten Gesellschaften. Umgekehrt wird die Bedeutung von aktuellen gesellschaftlichen Transformationsprozessen auf Religionen und religiöse Ausdrucksformen untersucht. Die Wechselwirkung von religiösen und gesellschaftlichen Veränderungen verlangt ein Zusammenwirken unterschiedlicher wissenschaftlicher Disziplinen und eröffnet eine Sphäre interdisziplinärer Forschung. An dieser haben sowohl Theologien verschiedener Konfessionen und Religionen (Katholisch, Orthodox, Evangelisch, Islamisch etc.) als auch Religionswissenschaft, Religionsphilosophie, Religionssoziologie, Rechtswissenschaft, Sozialwissenschaft, Judaistik, Islamwissenschaft, Indologie, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde etc. teil. The Interdisciplinary Journal for Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society (JRAT) is an interdisciplinary, international, online open-access journal with a double-blind peer-review process. It was established in 2015 with the aim of promoting the research topics of the Research Centre “Religion and Transformation in Contemporary Society” (RaT, University of Vienna) in an international scope. Every issue has a distinct thematic focus which is approached from different disciplines. The journal aims at investigating the contribution of religion to the cultural, political, juridical, and aesthetic dynamics in present-day pluralistic societies. Vice versa, it examines the influence of the contemporary processes of social transformation on religion and religious expressions. The mutual impact of religious and societal transformation processes requires the collaboration of different academic disciplines, which creates an interdisciplinary research space both for theologians of different religious and confessional traditions (Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Islamic, etc.), as well as for researchers in the field of Religious Studies, Sociology of Religion, Social Sciences, Law, Jewish Studies, Islamic Studies, Indology, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Pedagogy, etc.

Le Fait Missionnaire

Missions et Sciences sociales / Social Sciences & Missions

Edited by Eric Morier-Genoud

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Ecclesial Practices

Journal of Ecclesiology and Ethnography

Henk de Roest

Ecclesial Practices publishes articles and book reviews at the intersection of ethnographic and other qualitative approaches with theological approaches to the study of a variety of ecclesial practices and contexts of practice. These might include churches, congregations, other (new and emerging) ecclesial communities, virtual ecclesial communities and local, national, and international expressions of para-church organizations.

The journal maintains a special interest in a breadth of systematic-theological perspectives, including the doctrine of the church, as they relate to qualitative study of emerging and existing ecclesial communities and practices. The journal seeks contributions offering critical discussions of processes and programs for ecclesial renewal and development, as well as examinations of new forms of being church. It aims to broaden and advance research at an international level which contributes to a deeper understanding of 'church in practice' in a global context.

The journal is an initiative of the Ecclesiology and Ethnography Network.

The journal will include articles that are:
(a) empirical studies of churches, congregations and other ecclesial communities, together with studies of particular ecclesial practices;
(b) theological studies of ecclesial communities and practices, engaging with empirical studies;
(c) critical discussions of processes and programs for congregational renewal and development, as well as new forms of being church;
(d) an exploration of Christian doctrine, including doctrine of the church, as it relates to empirical study of contemporary ecclesial communities and practices;
(e) discussions of methodological issues with regard to ecclesiological research;
(f) discussions of the implications of new technologies and digital cultures for congregational life, and of related methods of enquiry.

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Dead Sea Discoveries

A Journal of Current Research on the Scrolls and Related Literature

Molly M. Zahn

Dead Sea Discoveries is an international journal dedicated to the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and associated literature. The journal is primarily devoted to the discussion of the significance of the finds in the Judean Desert for Biblical Studies, and the study of early Jewish and Christian history. Dead Sea Discoveries has established itself as an invaluable resource for the subject both in the private collections of professors and scholars as well as in the major research libraries of the world.

● Discussions on new discoveries from a wide variety of perspectives.
● Exchange of ideas among scholars from various disciplines.
● Thematic issues dedicated to particular texts or topics.

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Mission Studies

Journal of the International Association for Mission Studies

The aim of Mission Studies is to enable the International Association for Mission Studies to expand its services as a forum for the scholarly study of Christian witness and its impact in the world, and the related field of intercultural theology, from international, inter-confessional and interdisciplinary perspectives.

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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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Horizons in Biblical Theology publishes articles that address all aspects of the relationship between biblical studies and theology. This includes traditional historical readings of biblical texts, thematic studies within biblical texts and theology, explorations of methodology and hermeneutics, and even readings from within confessional traditions.
The journal welcomes both technical articles that address historical and linguistic issues in biblical texts and theoretical articles that address innovations and difficulties in theological reading of texts. Contributions are peer-reviewed.

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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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Church History and Religious Culture

Formerly: Nederlands Archief voor Kerkgeschiedenis

Editor-in-Chief Jan Wim Buisman

Church History and Religious Culture (formerly: Nederlands Archief voor Kerkgeschiedenis / Dutch Review of Church History) is a long-established, peer-reviewed periodical, primarily devoted to the history of Christianity. It contains articles in this field as well as in other specialised related areas.

For many years the Nederlands Archief voor Kerkgeschiedenis has established itself as an unrivalled resource for the subject both in the major research libraries of the world and in the private collections of professors and scholars. Now published under the title Church History and Religious Culture, this journal offers you an easy way to stay on top of your discipline.

With an international circulation, Church History and Religious Culture provides its readers with articles in English. Frequent theme issues allow deeper, cutting-edge discussion of selected topics. An extensive book review section is included in every issue keeping you up to date with all the latest information in the field of church history.

For more information visit also the book series Brill's Series in Church History.

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