Journal Information

  • ISSN: 0307-8388
  • Frequency: 3 Times a Year


Themelios is an international, evangelical, peer-reviewed theological journal that expounds and defends the historic Christian faith. Its primary audience is theological students and pastors, though scholars read it as well. Themelios began in 1975 and was operated by RTSF/UCCF in the UK, and it became a digital journal operated by The Gospel Coalition in 2008. The editorial team draws participants from across the globe as editors, essayists, and reviewers. Themelios is published three times a year online at The Gospel Coalition website in PDF and HTML, and may be purchased in digital format with Logos Bible Software and in print with Wipf and Stock. Themelios is copyrighted by The Gospel Coalition.

Editorial Details

Brian J. Tabb–General Editor
Bethlehem College & Seminary

D. A. Carson–Contributing Editor
The Gospel Coalition

Daniel Strange–Contributing Editor
Crosslands Forum

Andrew David Naselli–Administrator
Bethlehem College & Seminary

Book Review Editors
Peter Lau–Old Testament
Omf International

David Starling–New Testament
Morling College

Geoff Chang–History & Historical Theology
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Julian Gutierrez–Systematic Theology
United Church of Bogota

Rob Smith–Ethics & Pastoralia
Sydney Missionary & Bible College

Matthew Bennett–Mission & Culture
Cedarville University

Editorial Board
Gerald Bray
Beeson Divinity School

Hassell Bullock
Wheaton College

David Garner
Westminster Theological Seminary

Benjamin Gladd
Reformed Theological Seminary

Mary Hannah
Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis

Paul Helseth
University of Northwestern, St. Paul

Paul House
Beeson Divinity School

Andreas Kostenberger
Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Hans Madueme
Covenant College

Ken Magnuson
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Ken Stewart
Covenant College

Sam Storms
Bridgeway Church

Mark D. Thompson
Moore Theological College

Paul Williamson
Moore Theological College

Stephen Witmer
Pepperell Christian Fellowship

Robert Yarbrough
Covenant Seminary

Submission Info


Themelios typically publishes articles that are 4,000 to 9,000 words (including footnotes). Prospective contributors should submit articles by email to the managing editor in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf ). Submissions should not include the author’s name or institutional affiliation for blind peer-review. Articles should use clear, concise English and should consistently adopt either UK or USA spelling and punctuation conventions. Special characters (such as Greek and Hebrew) require a Unicode font. Abbreviations and bibliographic references should conform to The SBL Handbook of Style (2nd ed.), supplemented by The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.). For examples of the the journal’s style, consult the most recent Themelios issues and the contributor guidelines.


The book review editors generally select individuals for book reviews, but potential reviewers may contact them about reviewing specific books. As part of arranging book reviews, the book review editors will supply book review guidelines to reviewers.
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