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Call for papers: "The Communion of Saints: Biblical, Theological And Contemporary Perspectives"

Dear colleagues, Theological Reflections: Eastern European Journal of Theology invites submissions to the April 2022 issue: The Communion Of Saints: Biblical, Theological And Contemporary Perspectives.


The final clause of the Apostle’s Creed emphasizes the importance of “the communion of saints”. The theme is not only a historically formulated statement, which has to be preserved and reverently reiterated. It is essential to overcoming the current fragmentation of the Church and is widely discussed in various (multilateral) theological dialogues today. Moreover, the issue has far-reaching practical implications for church practices. As the COVID-19 situation has demonstrated, the churches have been compelled to take a fresh look at traditional liturgical and ecclesiastical practices. The increased use of modern means of communication and substitution of some of the traditional practices with online forms have caused pastors and theologians to ponder the meaning of “the communion of saints” and its attainability in virtual space. We invite everyone interested in the topic of the communion of saints in biblical, historical and contemporary perspectives to take part in the conference.

Possible Topics:
·     The Communion of Saints and the Concept of Covenant
·     The Communion of Saints in Fragmented Churches
·     The Communion of Saints and the Departed in Christ
·     The Communion of Saints in the Works of Leading Theologians
·     An Ecclesiology of Communion
·     The Communion of Saints and Virtual Space
·     The Communion of Saints and the Triune God
·     The Communion of Saints and the Mission of the Church
·     The Communion of Saints and Ontology
·     The Communion of Saints and Corporeity
·     The Communion of Saints and Prayer

Deadline for submissions: November 30, 2021. Date of publication: April 30, 2022.

Theological Reflections is a peer-reviewed, open access scholarly journal that aims to establish itself as an open platform for discussing diverse theological issues, primarily in the context of the Evangelical-Protestant tradition. The journal publishes original articles in biblical studies, systematic, historical and practical theology, and related areas of study.
Articles (not more than 7 thousand words) should be prepared in MS Word, A4, Times New Roman, 12 pt. font (footnotes – 10 pt.), left justified, 2.5 cm margins and page numbers should be bottom, center. Footnotes should be prepared through the menu: References / Footnotes / typical and automatic. The title of the presentation should be centered on the first page. In the upper right of the page should be the author’s last name and initials, academic degree (no abbreviations), then after 1 space – the text. After the title of the article should come the abstract (10 point font, 100-150 words), then key words (3 – 5 words). The articles and references should be in conformity with the style and rules of Chicago Manual of Style 16th ed. (Notes and Bibliography). The transliteration of Cyrillic sources should be in conformity with the system of romanization of the Cyrillic alphabets of the Library of Congress, USA.

Manuscripts can be submitted electronically via the journal's website http://reflections.e-aaa.info. Authors must have an account on our website. Instructions for Submissions, Author Guide, and previous issues are available on the website.

Should you have any questions, please contact us by e-mail: reflections@e-aaa.info.

Sincerely,
Editorial Board, Theological Reflections