JBTS is always accepting papers in all areas of Christian studies. Moreover, as part of its mission, it devotes certain issues to singular themes or topics within biblical, theological, and philosophical studies. Executive editors will oversee these special issues. Below is a list of upcoming issues that have special topics associated with them. You are invited to submit articles or book reviews for these following topics:
Theological-Systems (Title TBD) (2023)
- Executive Editors: Cory Marsh and Daniel Diffey
This special issue of JBTS will consist of two parts. In the first part contributors will introduce and analyze their system in four key areas: 1) Distinctives and Assumptions; 2) Hermeneutics; 3) Continuity and Discontinuity; 4) Theological Commitments.
Contributors for Part 1:
- Traditional Dispensationalism: James Fazio
- Progressive Dispensationalism: Michael Vlach
- Progressive Covenantalism: Steve J. Wellum
- Covenant Theology: TBD
The second part will consist of essays on subjects related to key ideas within a particular system. If you have a PhD in theological or biblical studies (or are a PhD student) and would like to submit an article for consideration for part 2 email Daniel Diffey.
Twentieth-Century Global Evangelicalism: Intellectual, Devotional, and Missional Life (Fall 2023)
- Executive Editors: Ryan A. Brandt and Amber Thomas Reynolds
This special issue of JBTS will seek to study modern evangelicalism as primarily a religious movement within the deep, rich history of Christianity, rather than as a cultural or political phenomenon. Thus, articles in this issue will seek to answer the following question: What significant yet perhaps overlooked intellectual, devotional, and missional issues shaped twentieth-century evangelicalism? Contributions which focus on understudied books, debates, practices, and individuals are especially welcome, as are contributions which address evangelicalism outside of North America. See further details here: Call for Papers.
Evangelical Science and Theology: Design-Engaged Arguments Across Science and Theology (Spring 2025)
- Executive Editors: Joshua R. Farris and Ryan A. Brandt
Collectively, “Cosmic Mind, Divine Action, and Design-Engaged Theology” draws on intelligent design theory to make the case for a God who cares—and for what that means as humans seek to join God’s redemptive mission in crucial areas of human thinking, responsibility, and life. This special issue is based on a conference that is the first initiation into design-engaged theology. The presenters there (e.g., Steven Meyers, Joshua R. Farris, Michael Egnor, J.P. Moreland, and Charles Taliaferro) will publish their findings in this special issue. We are also inviting submissions on topics that overlap with science-engaged theology, intelligent design theory, and constructive philosophical and systematic theology. We also welcome explorations on evidence from design for theological use, design implications for reading Sacred Scripture, design implications for different categories within systematic theology (e.g., creation, revelation, anthropology, corruption, evolution, Adam, redemption, eschatology). We also welcome critiques of the project and reviews of new works on the topic. Loosely related explorations will be considered based on merit, fit, and novel contributions that aid in thinking about nature as a category of Divine action. See the webpage for more.