Topical issue on “Is Transreligious Theology Possible?”, Open Theology journal

 In Call for Papers, Uncategorized

for the topical issue of Open Theology journal


Open Theology invites submissions for the topical issue ‘Is Transreligious Theology Possible?’ under the general editorship of Dr. Jerry L. Martin, University of Colorado at Boulder and the National Endowment for the Humanities (retired).

Theology has been understood as the articulation of truths within one’s own religion, with its scriptures and traditions providing authoritative sources and methods. Hence there has been Christian theology, Hindu theology, etc., but no such thing as Theology per se.

At the same time, it has become increasingly evident to many religious scholars that there is truth in more than one tradition and that an adequate understanding of the divine reality must include those truths. Do we need to start theologizing in a way that is not circumscribed by the boundaries of an established religion? If so, what will take the place of the triad of scripture, tradition, and experience which normally inform and constrain theological thinking? What spiritual and intellectual resources can be brought to bear? Are there already fruitful examples of transreligious thinking that point the way? Are there other promising avenues that have not yet been explored?
The editor welcomes scholarly studies and thought pieces that take one or more of these and related questions into whatever directions contributors find most theologically urgent.
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,

· no publication fees,

· free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions.


Submissions are due January 21, 2016. To submit an article for the special issue of Open Theology, authors are asked to access the on-line submission system at:

Please choose as article type: “Special Issue Article: Transreligious Theology”.

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

Further questions about this thematic issue can be addressed to Dr. Jerry L. Martin at In case of technical questions, please contact journal Managing Editor Dr. Katarzyna Tempczyk at

Recent Posts