Spring 2019 Call for Papers
Faith Beyond the Sanctuary: Christianity and the Public Sphere
People of faith believe God’s call extends past the walls of the church. Yet when religious people engage with the public sphere, complexities and conflicts emerge. With these tensions in mind, what is the role of faith communities in the broader political community? How has Scripture influenced and been influenced by politics? What theologies underlie or are implicit in public life? How might faith communities responsibly interact with the state and engage in public discourse? How has the Church historically grappled with matters of faith and public life? What might the global Church teach us about these issues?
We invite graduate students and early-career scholars to submit papers considering these and related questions to the Spring 2019 edition of the Princeton Theological Review. We welcome submissions from diverse disciplinary perspectives: biblical studies, church history, theology, ethics, social science, philosophy, etc.
Submissions are due December 14, 2018.
Paper submissions should be between 4500 and 5000 words and in an editable file type (doc or docx). All papers must be formatted according to The Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition) and include a full bibliography (in addition to in-text citations). Where CMS does not offer specific guidance, please consult SBL Handbook of Style, 2nd edition. Papers should engage with recent research and scholarship. There are no restrictions on research methodology. Submissions must be original work, must not have been previously published, and will undergo double-blind peer-review.
Questions about submissions may be sent to the editorial team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring 2018 Issue Published
Art as a Voice for the Church
Drawing together a rich collection of artists and authors, the spring 2018 issue of Princeton Theological Review is now available. Vol. 21, No. 2 is titled “Art as a Voice for the Church” and can be downloaded here (PDF).
Please note that, due to the volume of exceptional artistic and book review submissions, we were able to publish more online than in the print journal. A PDF of the printed journal can be found here (PDF).
The foreword to this issue is written by Prof. Mary Farag.
This edition of the journal features five outstanding research articles:
Even Automata May Eat the Crumbs that Fall from Their Master’s Table: The Struggle for Embodiment and Soul in the Mechanical and Metaphysical Tensions of Harriet Wilson’s Our Nig: Sketches from the Life of a Free Black
Peter James Benson
A Good Kid Navigating a Mad City: Kendrick Lamar as a Sage for the Twenty First Century
Identifying the Divine: Edward’s Use for Beauty
Reading Art and Hearing God: Learning to Read Creation
Jonathan M. Platter
Pudicitia and Offering: Examining Sarah’s Depiction in San Vitale’s Presbytery Mosaic
There are also contributions from a fantastic ensemble of artists:
May-Linn Borgen-Nguyen, William Carroll, Jade Dominique Lee, He Li, Garrett Mostowski, Carmelle Beaugelin, Amy E. Gray, Christina Hallam, Andrew Hendrixson, Melissa A. Martin, Jared Talbert, Luisa Villani-Gong, Audrey Webber, and Sherry Zhang
PTR Co-Hosting a Panel and Discussion on April 10, 2018
Women in the Academy: Empowerment
The Princeton Theological Seminary Women’s Center and the Princeton Theological Review invite you to join us for a special panel discussion on empowering women in the academy!
Professors and current students will speak on their experiences as women in the academy, focusing on questions regarding female empowerment. How and when do we feel empowered as women in the academy? What could help us feel empowered? What experiences have been formative along the way?
We will then open up the discussion, reflecting as a group on the panelists’ and our own diverse experiences.
All female-identified members of the PTS community are welcome to attend!
You can like, join, and share the event on Facebook using this link (or by clicking the image to the right).
Fall 2017 Issue Published
Art as a Voice for the Church: A Festschrift for Gordon Graham
We are excited to announce that the fall 2017 issue of Princeton Theological Review has been published. Vol. 21, No. 1 is titled “Art as a Voice for the Church: A Festschrift for Gordon Graham” and is available for download (PDF).
This issue features tributes to Prof. Gordon Graham by James Stacey Taylor and the editorial staff of the Journal of Scottish Philosophy. There is also a mini-symposium, comprising three reflections on Prof. Graham’s latest book—Philosophy, Art, and Religion—by Rob MacSwain, Makoto Fujimura, and Nicholas Wolterstorff.
The Festschrift also includes three articles, inspired by Prof. Graham’s work:
Visual Images and Reformed Anxieties: Some Scottish Reflections
The Scandal of the Evangelical Eye
Matthew J. Milliner
God, One and Three: Artistic Struggles with the Trinity
Gesa E. Thiessen
Spring 2018 Call for Papers Released
Art as a Voice for the Church
Graduate students and early-career scholars are invited to submit papers to the spring 2018 edition of the Princeton Theological Review. We welcome papers from various disciplinary perspectives (theology, philosophy, church history, biblical studies, social sciences, etc.) as they relate to the theme of art and the church. How does theology manifest in all different forms of art (painting, poetry, photography, sculpture, music, theater, film, literature, dance, or any other creative endeavors)? How does artistic expression give voice to piety, critique, worship, or spiritual struggle? How has art influenced and been influenced by biblical interpretations, theological movements, historical context, or cultural conditions? Why is art such a powerful medium for Christian expression?
Submissions have closed for the spring 2018 journal. Please look forward to our upcoming release of the journal!
Spring 2017 Issue Published
The Reformation and Ecumenism
The spring 2017 issue of Princeton Theological Review has been published. Vol. 20, No. 1 is titled “The Reformation and Ecumenism” and is available for download (PDF).
This issue features a foreword by Dr. Kenneth Appold, four book reviews, and these articles:
Luther’s Doctrine of Sanctification: Reteaching the Gospel in Medieval Christendom
Emilee M. Snyder
A Visible Invisibility: The Paradoxical Biblical Hermeneutic of Erasmus
Mark A. Almquist-Murray
Re-illumination of Minjung Theology: Emerging Theologies in Ecumenical Dialogue
Yoon Ki Kim
Studying Abroad: Reformation Studies Between and Beyond Confessions
Charles Johnson III
The Princeton Theological Review is a student-run academic journal that serves both the Princeton Theological Seminary student body and the theological community at large. It promotes a free and open exchange of ideas in order to challenge, inform, and equip its audience to become more effective and faithful witnesses to the Lord Jesus Christ. We are committed to engaging theological issues in ways that are grounded in Scripture, centered on Jesus Christ, formed by the work of the Holy Spirit, and mindful of the historic and contemporary stances of the church. All submissions must be original work, should not have been previously published, and will undergo double blind peer-review.