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Global Philosophies as a New Horizon for Christian Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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"Open Theology" invites submissions for the topical issue "Global Philosophies as a New Horizon for Christian Theology and Philosophy of Religion", edited by Russell Re Manning and Sarah Flavel (Bath Spa University, UK), prepared in collaboration with Bath Spa Colloquium for Global Philosophy and Religion.

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Ever since John Hick famously called for a new ‘Copernican Revolution’ Christian theologians and philosophers of religion have paid close attention to the demands of a religious situation characterised by a diversity of religious beliefs and practices. From religious pluralism to recent work on transreligious theology the turn beyond religious provincialism has had numerous constructive consequences for Christian theology. A similar narrative holds for the discipline of the philosophy of religion, which is increasingly characterised by global or pluralist approaches to religion.

In addition, attention is increasingly being paid to an emerging situation of philosophical diversity. One instance is the development of the movement of ‘analytic theology,’ which has sought, in its own terms, to emancipate Christian theology from its alleged captivity to so-called ‘continental’ styles of philosophy. More importantly, perhaps, is the increasing recognition of the diversity of philosophical traditions beyond the Western traditions. The growth of global, or intercultural, philosophy challenges the endemic Eurocentrism in philosophy raising awareness of non-Western forms of thinking as philosophies.

This special issue of Open Theology seeks to explore further the consequences of this new horizon of diversity for Christian theology and philosophy of religion. Possible questions include:

  • What are the challenges and opportunities for Christian theologians and philosophers of religion opened up by an engagement with global, or intercultural, philosophy?
  • How might alternative, non-Western, philosophical traditions inform Christian theological reflection and develop a more truly global philosophy of religion?
  • To what extent has such intercultural philosophy already been (an unacknowledged) part of Christian theology and philosophy of religion?

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 Dr. Katarzyna Tempczyk (katarzyna.tempczyk@degruyteropen.com) before submitting their article.

HOW TO SUBMIT

Submissions are due March 31, 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: Christian Theology and Global Philosophy”.
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 Russell Re Manning at: r.remanning@bathspa.ac.uk. In case of technical or financial questions, please contact journal Managing Editor Dr. Katarzyna Tempczyk at: katarzyna.tempczyk@degruyteropen.com.