“Rethinking Reformation” – Topical Issue of Open Theology

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for a topical issue of Open Theology

Rethinking Reformation

“Open Theology” (http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/opth) invites submissions for the topical issue “Rethinking Reformation”, prepared in collaboration with the conference RethinkReformation (Aarhus 2017), organized by Faculty of Arts, and LUMEN: Center for the Study of Lutheran Theology and Confessional Societies at Aarhus University.

Edited by:

Niels Henrik Gregersen (University of Copenhagen)

Bo Kristian Holm (Aarhus University)


The topic invites critical reviews of the legacy of the Reformation. The special focus of the issue will be the reflection of the ongoing theological, philosophical, sociological and political reception of ideas coming from the Lutheran Reformation, as well as other branches of Reformation.
The topical issue explores two major themes:
The first theme is devoted to theological and philosophical questions concerning the relation between humanity, God, and the non-human world. Articles will, inter alia, be concerned with the phenomenology of gift and givenness; the relationship between God, Self, and the Other; Løgstrup’s and/or Kierkegaard’s Protestantism; the ethical demand; humanism/anti-humanism; creation, cosmology and the ontological status of the world etc.
The second theme focusses on sociological and political questions concerning the Reformation and Modernity, and the relationships between values and community. Articles to this part will, inter alia, be concerned with the relation between the Reformation, Enlightenment and Modernity; disenchantment and values; the possibility of community beyond economic rationality; the status of the works of love; love, grace and community; gift giving within Protestantism etc.

Confirmed contributors:

Niels Henrik Gregersen (University of Copenhagen)
Claudia Welz (University of Copenhagen)
Robert Stern (University of Sheffield)
Friedrich Wilhelm Graf (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
John Milbank (University of Nottingham)
Theodor Dieter (Institute for Ecumenical Research, Strasbourg)

Authors publishing their articles in the special issue will benefit from:

· transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review,
· efficient route to fast-track publication and full advantage of De Gruyter Open’s e-technology,
· free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions.

Publication costs should be covered by so called Article Processing Charges (APC), paid by authors, their affiliated institutions, funders or sponsors. Authors who would like to apply for discounts or free publication are asked to discuss it with Managing Editor of the journal Katarzyna Tempczyk (katarzyna.tempczyk@degruyteropen.com) before submitting their article.


Submissions are due May 10, 2018. To submit an article for the special issue of Open Theology, authors are asked to access the on-line submission system at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/openth/

Please choose as article type: “Topical Issue Article: Rethinking Reformation”.

Before submission the authors should carefully read over the Instruction for Authors, available at: http://www.degruyter.com/view/supplement/s23006579_Instruction_for_Authors.pdf

All contributions will undergo critical review before being accepted for publication.

Further questions about this thematic issue can be addressed to Bo Kristian Holm at theobh@cas.au.dk. In case of technical or financial questions, please contact journal Managing Editor Katarzyna Tempczyk at katarzyna.tempczyk@degruyteropen.com.

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