Theophron Journal of Christian Studies Fall 2022: Time, Age, & Change

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Call for Papers
September 18, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Religious Studies and Theology, Philosophy, Jewish History / Studies, Intellectual History, Classical Studies

Time is the quiet page which existence traverses, the invisible, theoretical substrate upon which
occurs action, rest, progress, and regression. It frames our discussions about practical ethical
decisions and political philosophy, complicates theories of personal identity, and raises
challenges for how we think about God’s relationship to creation. We often individually or
corporately lament the past and fear the future, remaining cognizant that the present is neither.
Yet, ironically, the very nature of time itself remains nebulous. Some classify time as a fourth
dimension, while detractors prefer a mere sequence of events, still others a Kantian mental filter
of reality. As Christians, we inherit the Faith from those who have gone before, and our labors
take place both under the shadow of their greatness and among the wreckage of their mistakes. It
is unsurprising, then, that reflection on time—its nature, passage, effects, and
meanings—occasions some of the deepest insights about humanity, the world, and God.
With this topic in mind, we invite undergraduate and graduate students, as well as early-career
post-docs, to submit to Theophron’s fall 2022 issue. Scholarship from all fields, particularly
philosophy, theology, history, and biblical studies, is welcome. Possible topics include but are
certainly not limited to:

● Evolution of Post-Reformation Missional Efforts
● Roles of Memory and Aging in the Deuteronomistic History
● Christian Perspectives on Identity Persistence
● Philosophical Views of God’s Relationship to Time
● Eternity and the Afterlife
● Political Ramifications of Eschatological Views
● Ethical Implications of Limited Lifespans & the Great Commission
● Growth of Innovation in Parachurch Ministries
● God’s Knowledge of and Relation to Future Events

Submissions should be between 4,000–6,500 words (not including abstract), conform to the
Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition), and be original, unpublished works prepared for
double-blind peer review. Please include an abstract of no more than 250 words, uploading the
entire manuscript in both PDF and .docx formats at Do not
place your name or any identifying information on the submitted manuscript—author
identities will remain anonymous to reviewers and editors until after final acceptance/rejection

Submissions received by September 18, 2022, will be considered for publication.

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