Future Issues

October 5, 2016

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: Corey 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 (Fall 2025)

  • Executive Editors: Joshua R. Farris and Ryan A. Brandt