Active Calls for Papers

There are two CFPs currently open, for the topical issues of Open Theology in 2018 and 2019 (scroll down the page to see the second call)

Topical issue of Open Theology, 2018

Phenomenology of Religious Experience II: Perspectives in Theology

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Edited by:

Dr. Olga Louchakova-Schwartz, Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley) and the Society for the Phenomenology of Religious Experience

Dr. Martin Nitsche, Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences (Prague)

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DESCRIPTION

“Open Theology” (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/opth) invites submissions for the topical issue “Phenomenology of Religious Experience II: Perspectives in Theology”,  prepared in collaboration with the Society for the Phenomenology of Religious Experience (www.sophere.org).

The topic comprises phenomenological explorations of religious experience, with special focus on papers written from a theological standpoint or in relation to theology. This includes issues such as ethics and judgement of religious experience, generation of theology (the so called theologies of experience), contemporary theologies of social grace, theologies of nature and gender, and the use of the phenomenological approach in the investigation of theology itself (phenomenology of theology and related aspects of phenomenology of religion). The issue is open to critical philosophical appraisal of the category of religious experience per se, especially in the way such criticisms contribute to the formulation of modern theological discourse.  Finally, we are interested in papers that address the role of experience in revelation, conversion, or spiritual awakenings in phenomenological approaches to theology.

The first volume from the series “Phenomenology of Religious Experience” was published in 2017 and it is available at  https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/opth.2017.3.issue-1/issue-files/opth.2017.3.issue-1.xml

 

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

– transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review,

– an 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,

– complementary membership in the Society for Phenomenology of Religious Experience.

Publication costs should be covered by Article Processing Charges (APC) paid by authors, their affiliated institutions, funders or sponsors. To view funding opportunities to cover APC please visit http://degruyteropen.com/you/author/fundingforauthors/. Authors who would like to apply for discounts or free publication are asked to contact Managing Editor of the journal Dr. Katarzyna Tempczyk (katarzyna.tempczyk@degruyteropen.com) before submission of articles.

 

HOW TO SUBMIT

Submissions will be collected by June 10, 2018 via the on-line submission system at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/openth/

Choose as article type: “Topical Issue Article: Phenomenology of Religious Experience II”.

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 peer-review before being accepted for publication.

Further questions about this thematic issue can be addressed to Dr. Olga Louchakova-Schwartz at olouchakova@gmail.com. In case of technical or financial questions, please contact journal Managing Editor Dr. Katarzyna Tempczyk at katarzyna.tempczyk@degruyteropen.com.

Dr. Katarzyna Tempczyk

Managing Editor, Theology and Religious Studies

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CALL FOR PAPERS for a topical issue of Open Theolog, 2019

PHENOMENOLOGY IN DIALOGUE: RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE, VISUALITY, AND THE LIFEWORLD

Edited by:

Dr. Martin Nitsche, Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences (Prague)

Dr. Olga Louchakova-Schwartz, Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley) and the Society for the Phenomenology of Religious Experience

 

 

DESCRIPTION

“Open Theology” (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/opth) invites submissions for the topical issue “Phenomenology in Dialogue: Religious Experience, Visuality,  and the Lifeworld”, prepared in collaboration with the Society for the  Phenomenology of Religious Experience (www.sophere.org).

The topic invites explorations of regional phenomenological ontologies of in a philosophical view of religious experiencing. A specific focus of the issue will be on the relationship between the holy and the everyday. This topic can be further narrowed down to research of phenomenological visuality, or broadened by thematization of critical issues arising from research into religious experience,  such as, but not limited to,  first-person authority and the relationship between  phenomenological and natural scientific horizons of inquiry: What are the spheres, regions, and horizons by which we can understand religious experience? How do traditional topics of phenomenological philosophy, such as the ego, subjectivity, embodiment, or intersubjectivity, relate to the study of religious experience? We invite these and other questions to be treated not only in the light of classical phenomenological scholarship, but also within other interpretive and critical approaches; we also welcome contributions from perspectives of theological phenomenology such as those connected with the work of Schleiermacher or Troeltsch, French phenomenology, and the Phenomenology of Life. Papers discussing the manifestations of religious experience in various lifeworlds are also invited: How do religious realities manifest across various traditions and practices? How can phenomenology clarify the role of religious experience in the world of business, social worlds, healthcare, and in public health sciences, or the emergent theologies of hope? The issue is open both to theoretical papers and papers with applied practical orientation, as along as the authors use phenomenological reflection in the treatment of their findings.

 

Authors publishing their articles in the topical 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,

– complementary membership in the Society for Phenomenology of Religious Experience.

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 http://degruyteropen.com/you/author/fundingforauthors/. Authors who would like to apply for discounts or free publication are asked to contact Managing Editor of the journal Dr. Katarzyna Tempczyk (katarzyna.tempczyk@degruyteropen.com) before submission of articles.

HOW TO SUBMIT

Submissions will be collected from August 1, 2018  to September 30, 2018 via the on-line submission system at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/openth/

Choose as article type: “Topical Issue Article: Phenomenology in Dialogue”.

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 peer-review before being accepted for publication.

Further questions about this thematic issue can be addressed to Dr. Olga Louchakova-Schwartz at olouchakova@gmail.com. In case of technical or financial questions, please contact journal Managing Editor Dr. Katarzyna Tempczyk at katarzyna.tempczyk@degruyteropen.com.

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