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:
Herman Bavinck (2021)
- Executive Editor: Justin McLendon
Herman Bavinck (1854-1921) was a leading theologian and churchman in the modern Dutch Reformed tradition. Recent English translations of his theological corpus, especially his four volume, Reformed Dogmatics, has created broad interest within an international community of 21st century theologians. Guest editor Nathaniel Gray Sutanto has assembled a team of scholars whose articles address various themes related to Bavinck’s theology and enduring influence. This issue is closed to unsolicited submissions.
Biblical-Theological System (Exact Title TBD)
- Executive Editors: Cory M. Marsh and Daniel Diffey
This issue will cover the major biblical-theological systems of covenant theology, progressive covenantalism, progressive dispensationalism, and normative/traditional dispensationalism. This issue will begin with a section that includes four articles. Each of these four articles will be written from the point of view from each of these systems that discusses the most important things to know about that system. Each system will be represented by the following theologians:
- Covenant Theology: TBD
- Progressive Covenantalism: Stephen Wellum
- Progressive Dispensationalism: Michael Vlach
- Traditional/Normative Dispensationalism: James I. Fazio
The second section of this issue of the journal will include 2 original contributions for each of the above biblical-theological systems. These articles will explore major ideas about each system and seek to help the reader to understand important issues within that system.
If you have any general questions, please send an email to [email protected]. If you are interested in reviewing a book for this issue please contact Cory M. Marsh or Daniel Diffey.
Twentieth-Century Global Evangelicalism: Intellectual, Devotional, and Missional Life (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.