Second Call – “Recognizing Encounters with Ultimacy Across Religious Boundaries” – Topical Issue of Open Theology Journal

 In Call for Papers, Uncategorized

for a topical issue of Open Theology
Recognizing Encounters with Ultimacy Across Religious Boundaries

(Second call)

“Open Theology” ( invites submissions for the topical issue ” Recognizing Encounters with Ultimacy Across Religious Boundaries,” edited by Jerry L. Martin (University of Colorado, USA).

A person who reads texts from other religious traditions sometimes encounters what the reader understands to be a transcendent encounter with ultimacy. Encounters with the ultimate – not only with texts but also with practices and persons – need to be taken into account theologically. Contributors will be asked to consider how this has happened to them in the process of reading, what texts captured their attention, and what ‘marks of ultimacy,’ if any, distinguished those texts. Were there ways these texts spoke to their personal situations? Are such texts to be found only in religious canons, or also among literary and philosophical works as well?

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,
. no publishing fees.

Submissions are due February 28, 2018May 31st, 2018 (deadline extended). 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: “Topical Issue Article: Encounters with Ultimacy”.
Before submission the authors should carefully read over the Instruction for Authors, available at:
All contributions will undergo critical review before being accepted for publication.
Further questions about this thematic issue can be addressed to Jerry L. Martin at In case of technical questions, please contact journal Managing Editor Dr. Katarzyna Tempczyk at


Katarzyna Tempczyk, PhD
Managing Editor, Theology and Religious Studies
Managing Editor, Philosophy

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