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.
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.
Submissions are due December 14, 2018. Deadline extended to January 15, 2019.
Questions about submissions may be sent to the editorial team at email@example.com.