Call for Papers on Church-State Relations

 Throughout history there has been a variety of relationships between Christian churches and governments, sometimes harmonious and sometimes conflicting. This remains true in today’s world, in terms of politics and political tensions within Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East (the EBF region).

We plan to explore this topic in the Spring 2020 issue of the Journal of European Baptist Studies. Articles that report on research or debate issues relating to historical, biblical, missiological, or theological aspects of the theme of Church-State Relations are welcome, in particular those that explore Baptist tensions in these situations.

This call for papers shares the theme of a forthcoming consultation to be convened by the Theology and Education Commission of the EBF in November 2019.

We invite all those who wish to submit papers for consideration to send an Abstract (200-300 words which provide a broad summary of the intended article) by email to the Managing Editor as soon as possible.

 Key dates:

  • Call for Papers: June 2019
  • Submission of Abstracts: 31 October 2019
  • First draft articles for peer review: 31 January 2020
  • Final versions submitted: 30 April 2020
  • Publication date: May 2020

Please do not hesitate to contact the Managing Editor (Dr Dorothy McMillan) dorothy@ibts.eu  for further information and please circulate this call for papers as widely as possible to others in the field.