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Journal Information

  • Frequency: Quarterly


Evangelical Review of Theology

ERT publishes quality articles and book reviews from around the world (both original and reprinted) from an evangelical perspective, reflecting global evangelical scholarship for the purpose of discerning the obedience of faith, and of relevance and importance to its international readership of theologians, educators, church leaders, missionaries, administrators and students.

The journal is published as a ministry rather than as a commercial project, seeking to be of service to the worldwide spread of the gospel and the building up of the church and its leadership, in co-ordination with the World Evangelical Alliance’s broader mission and activities.

Editorial Details

General Editor: Thomas Schirrmacher
Executive Editor: Bruce Barron
Assistant Editor: Thomas K. Johnson
Book Review Editor: Peirong Lin

Submission Info

The Editors welcome both unsolicited submissions and recommendations of original or previously published articles or book reviews for inclusion in ERT. Manuscripts, reviews, queries and other communications may be addressed
to the Executive Editor at [email protected].



Articles are to be written in English and formatted according to the ERT style guide (provided below). Submissions not in ERT style will be considered, but the author may be requested to reformat the article before publication. ERT seeks to attract a diverse range of submissions. To this end, non-native English speakers are encouraged to submit articles and should not feel obligated to pay for English-speaking editorial services first. If the content of the submission is worthy of publication, the Executive Editor will work with the author on improving the English. ERT accepts quality articles that have already been published elsewhere, but republication rights and full details of the prior publication must be made available. Please provide a statement from the original publisher, indicating permission for republication in ERT. Submissions should include the following:

• Title of article
• Name of author(s)
• Contact information
• Brief synopsis of the article’s content (for review purposes only; we do not print abstracts) • Biographical data on the author, including highest degree and where it was earned
• A statement indicating that this article has not been published or offered for publication before, or if it has, indicating the details so that we may obtain the necessary permissions
• Article text, with footnotes in Chicago Manual of Style format. ERT does not use author-date style and does not include reference lists or bibliographies.

Articles should be submitted in Word format.

Tables and figures can be used if not overly complex. The maximum width to fit one column is 53mm and for two columns, 110 mm; make sure that any graphic is readable at those sizes. Supply separate files for each figure, in .jpg format and at least 300 dpi. Also insert the graphics in the relevant places in the manuscript with identifying caption. Any tables and figures used should be cited in the text before the place where they will appear.

Articles accepted for publication in ERT cannot be published elsewhere (in print, electronically or on the Internet), without written permission of the editors, and not normally for a period of one year after their appearance in ERT.

Authors preparing a submission to ERT may request a sample article from the Executive Editor to guide them in formatting.

Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Beginning in 2019, we are seeking to more fully synthesize the content of ERT with the work of the Theological Commission by highlighting, in each issue, a theme related to topics that the Theological Commission is addressing. Accordingly, we are presenting a call for papers on four themes:

(1) Engagement and Dialogue with the Other

(2) Theological Anthropology

(3) Engagement in the Public Space

(4) Theological Education Today

A brief introduction to each theme, with submission deadlines, appears below. We invite articles based on these themes (submissions on other topics are still welcome). A style sheet for article submission is at www.worldevangelicals.org/tc/pdf/ERT-style-guide.pdf. Articles should be sent to ERT editor Bruce Barron at [email protected]. Other questions may be directed to Peirong Lin, research coordinator for the WEA’s Department of Theological Concerns, at [email protected].

(1) Engagement and Dialogue with the Other The Theological Commission is working on clarifying its terms of engagement within the broader Christian family, as well as with other world religions. We invite articles that explore the theme of theological engagement. This could include theological reflection on the understanding of engagement, dialogue and/or the other, case studies from particular cultural or national contexts, or historical accounts of engagement and dialogue.

(2) Theological Anthropology The Theological Commission is working on clarifying its understanding of human sexuality. A holistic understanding of human sexuality is rooted in one’s understanding of theological anthropology. We invite articles that dig deeply into issues of anthropology and human sexuality. How are human relationships characterized? How does sexuality influence relationships? How does culture influence understandings of human anthropology and sexuality?

(3) Engagement in the Public Space At the WEA, we seek to work with other international institutions like the UN as well as in many different government contexts. One important global trend today is the rise in nationalism in politics. Our faith impacts how we interact with the broader public. What does this mean for our theology? What kind of theological reflection is required in pluralistic, postmodern societies? Does one’s theology change in the face of a nationalistic or closed government context? How should Christians live out their theologies in the public space?

(4) Theological Education As evangelicals, we pride ourselves on taking the Bible seriously. At the same time, we live in a time that is different from biblical times. The world today is globalized and digitalized. How should these considerations influence our theological education? What is the role of higher criticism in theology? What is the place for contextual or systematic theology?


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