De Gruyter Call for Papers

The following is a CFP from De Gruyter for the Open Theology journal, which may be of interest to members:



for a topical issue of Open Theology

“Issues and Approaches in Contemporary Theological Thought about Evil”

Edited by:

John Culp (Azusa Pacific University, USA)


Climate disasters, unanticipated consequences from genetic engineering, transhumanism as a possible solution to a variety of problems, and the growing challenge to the very program of theodicy raise challenges to past theodicies. What responses to these and other contemporary challenges are viable? A variety of approaches have developed in order to respond to these and other experiences of evil. Within the dominant approach of analytical theology, recent developments indicate growth in the tradition. Process and Open theologies often deal with the metaphysical nature of evils. Postmodern thought in its “theological turn” offers a variety of responses to evil. Eastern Orthodox responses to evil provide an alternative to the dominant Western theological treatments of evil. How are these or other approaches providing a comprehensive response to evil?

Authors publishing their articles in the special issue will benefit from:

  *   transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review

  *   efficient route to fast-track publication and full advantage of De Gruyter Open’s e-technology,

  *   free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions.

As a rule, publication costs should be covered by so called Article Processing Charges (APC), paid by authors, their affiliated institutions, funders or sponsors. To view funding opportunities to cover APC please visit https://www.degruyter.com/page/1097

Authors without access to publishing funds are encouraged to discuss potential discounts or waivers with Managing Editor of the journal Katarzyna Tempczyk (katarzyna.tempczyk@degruyter.com) before submitting their article.


Submissions are due October 31, 2019. To submit an article for the special issue of Open Theology, authors are asked to access the on-line submission system at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/openth/

Please choose as article type: “Topical Issue Article: Evil”.

Before submission the authors should carefully read over the Instruction for Authors, available at: http://www.degruyter.com/view/supplement/s23006579_Instruction_for_Authors.pdf

All contributions will undergo critical review before being accepted for publication.

Further questions about this thematic issue can be addressed to John Culp at jculp@apu.edu<mailto:jculp@apu.edu>. In case of technical or financial questions, please contact journal Managing Editor Katarzyna Tempczyk at katarzyna.tempczyk@degruyter.com<mailto:katarzyna.tempczyk@degruyter.com>.

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