Call For Papers, Phenomenology of Religious Experience II, Perspectives in Theology, 2018


for a topical issue of Open Theology, 2018

Phenomenology of Religious Experience II: Perspectives in Theology

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)




“Open Theology” ( 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 (


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


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 Authors who would like to apply for discounts or free publication are asked to contact Managing Editor of the journal Dr. Katarzyna Tempczyk ( before submission of articles.



Submissions will be collected by June 10, 2018 via the on-line submission system at:

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

Before submission the authors should carefully read over the Instruction for Authors, available at:

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 In case of technical or financial questions, please contact journal Managing Editor Dr. Katarzyna Tempczyk at

Dr. Katarzyna Tempczyk

Managing Editor, Theology and Religious Studies

Managing Editor, Philosophy

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