New Issue of the Journal of the Oxford Graduate Theological Society (JOGTS)


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New Issue of the Journal of the Oxford Graduate Theological Society (JOGTS)


The Journal of the Oxford Graduate Theological Society (JOGTS) is delighted to announce the release of its second issue on the theme of 'Theology, Religion and Crisis'. The journal is published under a Creative Commons license and is free to read here.

JOGTS is a peer-reviewed, academic journal publishing scholarly articles in the field of theology and religion. It was established by a team of graduate students from within the faculty and aims to give postgraduate students more familiarity with the publishing process, as well as providing an accessible, yet scholarly platform—for those in Oxford and beyond—to get their work published, perhaps for the first time.

This issue includes guest contributions from Professor Christopher Key Chapple and Professor Alan Macfarlane discussing the theme of crisis, as well as numerous articles from graduate students across the UK and internationally writing on subjects as varied as transhumanism, biblical studies, philosophical theology, and witchcraft.

Tim Middleton explains the rationale for the chosen theme in the latest editorial:

“From the distress of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic fallout of national lockdowns to the urgent cry of Black Lives Matter and the mounting seriousness of ecological collapse, we wanted to ask how theologians and scholars of religion have felt called to respond to the notion of crisis, both practically and conceptually. We were also aware that religions and religious institutions might be, or have been, in moments of crisis themselves.”

Later in the term, JOGTS will be releasing a special issue, edited by James Hooks, in collaboration with the Society for the Study of Christian Ethics (SSCE). This issue will feature papers from the 2021 SSCE postgraduate conference on ‘Cities of God: Politics, Theology and Ethics’.

The JOGTS Editorial Board is very grateful to the Faculty and its alumni for their support.

As well as the website, you can also find JOGTS on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. And submissions for next year’s issue will be opening soon!

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