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Journal Information

  • Frequency: Annually


Imaginatio et Ratio is a peer reviewed journal primarily focusing on the intersection between the arts and theology, hoping to allow imagination and reason to be seen not  as separate but as intimately intertwined-as different expressions of the same divine truth. Imaginatio et Ratio was started in the hopes that it could serve a growing community of artists and thinkers and strives to present accessible but high quality art, literary fiction, creative non-fiction, and theology/philosophy-as well as interviews and book, film, art and music reviews. The journal is published once a year and is available in print and digital formats.

Editorial Details

Timothy Basselin, PhD
Leigh Hickman
Matthew Moser, PhD
Kevin C. Neece
Austin Roberts
Jeff Sellars, PhD
Shannon Steed Sigler

Editorial Advisory Board:
Kathrin Burleson (Artist)
Dr. Oleg Bychkov (Professor of Theology, Saint Bonaventure University)
Dr. Dominic Colonna (Professor and Chair, Theology, Lewis University)
Rev. Dr. Jason Fout (Assistant Professor of Anglican Theology, Bexley Hall Episcopal Seminary)
Dr. Robin Jensen (Luce Chancellor’s Professor of the History of Christian Art and Worship, Vanderbilt University, President of SARTS)
Dr. Robert K. Johnston (Professor of Theology and Culture, Fuller Theological Seminary and Faculty, Brehm Center)
Dr. Wesley A. Kort (Professor, Department of Religion and the Graduate Faculty of Religion, Duke University)
Fr. Peter Malone, MSC (SIGNIS-World Catholic Association for Communication, Associate of the Australian Catholic Film Office)
Rev. Dr. David McNutt (Associate Pastor of Pastoral Care, First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn and Guest Assistant Professor, Biblical and Theological Studies, Wheaton College)
Dr. David K. Naugle, PhD, ThD (Distinguished University Professor and Chair of Philosophy, Dallas Baptist University) Dr. Maggie Roux (Associate Principal Lecturer, Leeds Trinity University College)
Dr. Deborah Sokolove (Associate Professor, Visual Art, Director, Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion, Wesley Theological Seminary)
Dr. Michael Hector Storck (Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Ohio Dominican University)
Dr. Gesa Elsbeth Thiessen (Trinity College Dublin and The Priory Institute)
Fr. Richard R. Viladesau (Professor, Theology, Fordham University)

Submission Info

In general, we welcome the submission of essays, interviews, reviews (book, film, music, art), creative writing, and art that attempts to engage–implicitly or explicitly–Christian theology. We accept pieces long and short, pieces ‘popular’ and ‘academic.’ The journal is published once a year. Submissions are ongoing, so, depending on the time of submission, work will be considered for the appropriate issue.


Style and Format:
*Unsolicited submissions should be ready for blind peer review: no name on or in the attachment, just in the body of the email *Submissions should be accompanied by two separate documents: 1. a CV/Resume and 2. a brief bio (the brief bio will be included in the journal)
*No previously published material
*When appropriate, submissions should be sent in .doc format, 12 point Times New Roman font, no page numbers, single spaced
*Total word count includes footnotes:
*Essays/Interviews: Chicago Manual of Style (Footnotes), 1,000-8,000 words
*Reviews: Chicago Manual of Style (Footnotes), 500-3,000 words
*Creative Writing: Literary fiction and creative nonfiction, 1,000-8,000 words
*Art: Submit art as JPEG images, with an explanatory paragraph describing the work (approximately 100-500 words) *News/Events: If you would like us to post your news/event/conference/etc. on the site, please send it along through the contact form at our website
*Please allow up to ten weeks for decisions on submitted material
*If your submission is accepted, a contract will be sent to you to sign and return: any other editing or formatting issues will be resolved at this time through e-mail. A proof will be sent to the author for her/his approval
*Authors will retain the copyright of their work, while granting the journal right of first publication. Authors may use their contributions for other works as long as acknowledgement of the initial publication in this journal is noted
*Unfortunately, the journal cannot offer compensation for published works
*The editors make every effort to ensure accuracy, but the contributors are ultimately responsible for the accuracy of their work *The contributions in Imaginatio et Ratio do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors, the advisory board or Wipf and Stock Publishers
*Send submissions to [email protected]


This journal is available to purchase at www.wipf andstock.com/journals. A digital version in full color is available online at www.imaginatioetratio.org. For subscriptions please visit www.imaginatioetratio.org.

Imaginatio et Ratio is published annually by Wipf and Stock Publishers. 199 West 8th Avenue, Suite 3
Eugene, Oregon 97401, USA
ISBN: 978-1-4982-8044-0


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