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ASIAN HORIZONS, DHARMARAM JOURNAL OF THEOLOGY
VOL. 11, NO. 2, JUNE 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS
500 YEARS OF REFORMATION
ECCLESIA SEMPER REFORMANDA IS THE CLASSICAL DICTUM IN THEOLOGY. BUT UNFORTUNATELY, THE ACTUAL PLEA FOR REFORMS IN THE CHURCH FROM THE PART OF THE MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH WAS MOST OFTEN IN HISTORY MET WITH REPRESSION AND ELIMINATION OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO RAISED THEIR VOICE FOR REFORM. IN 1498 THE DOMINICAN FRIAR SAVONAROLA'S PLEA FOR A REFORM IN THE CHURCH OF FRANCE ENDED UP IN HIS EXCOMMUNICATION AND BURNING AT STAKE. IN THE GERMAN CHURCH THE FATE OF THE AUGUSTINIAN FRIAR MARTIN LUTHER (1483-1546) WAS ALMOST THE SAME; HE WAS EXCOMMUNICATED BY THE ROMAN PONTIFF OWING TO HIS 95 THESES AGAINST THE DOCTRINE OF INDULGENCE AND THE ABERRATIONS IN THE CHURCH OF HIS TIME. HIS LIFE WAS ACTUALLY SAVED DUE TO THE PROTECTION AND SUPPORT HE RECEIVED FROM THE GERMAN PRINCES. TODAY ALL THE CHURCHES, THE ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT AND ALMOST THE ENTIRE WORLD ARE CELEBRATING THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF PROTESTANT REFORMATION. RECENTLY POPE FRANCIS JOINED IN SUCH AN ECUMENICAL CELEBRATION AT THE LUTHERAN CATHEDRAL AT LUND IN SWEDEN.
ASIAN HORIZONS WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THIS CELEBRATION BY DEDICATING ITS JUNE 2017 ISSUE TO REFORMATION. WE WOULD LIKE TO INVITE ARTICLES ON THE HISTORICAL AS WELL AS THEOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF REFORMATION AND RELATED ISSUES.
SUGGESTED TOPICS (ONLY PROPOSALS, NOT EXHAUSTIVE):
- HISTORICAL, THEOLOGICAL AND ECCLESIAL CONTEXT OF PROTESTANT REFORMATION
- NINETY-FIVE THESES OF MARTIN LUTHER
- THE THEOLOGICAL WORKS OF LUTHER
- VARIOUS PROTESTANT CHURCHES AND REFORM IN THE CHURCH [CAN BE ON ANY PARTICULAR CHURCH]
- ONGOING REFORMATION IN INDIA: CHURCH OF SOUTH INDIA AND CHURCH OF NORTH INDIA
- ECUMENISM IN ASIA [CAN BE ON ANY PARTICULAR ASIAN COUNTRY]
- FUTURE OF ECUMENISM
- THE ECUMENICAL APPROACH OF POPE FRANCIS
- EMERGING TRENDS OF REFORM IN THE CHURCH
- ECCLESIA SEMPER REFORMANDA
- COMMON STATEMENT ON JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH BETWEEN LUTHERANS AND ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN GERMANY
- ORDAINED MINISTRY AND PRIESTHOOD OF ALL BELIEVERS
- PAPACY IN ECUMENICAL DIALOGUE
- MINISTRY IN ECUMENICAL DIALOGUE
AS USUAL, WE WELCOME OTHER ARTICLES ON ANY AREA OF THEOLOGICAL INTEREST AND RESEARCH.
PLEASE SEND YOUR ARTICLES (4500-5000 WORDS, INCLUDING THE FOOTNOTES) AT THE LATEST BY 10 MAY 2017. KINDLY INCLUDE THE ABSTRACT OF THE ARTICLE IN 150-200 WORDS, 5-7 KEYWORDS AND A SUMMARY OF THE CV OF THE AUTHOR IN 100-150 WORDS.
OTHER REGULAR ITEMS: "NEW SCHOLARS": ABSTRACT OF DOCTORAL THESES (RECENTLY DEFENDED AND NOT YET PUBLISHED); REPORTS AND STATEMENTS OF IMPORTANT CONFERENCES, BOOK REVIEWS.
FOR SUBMITTING THE ARTICLES AND FOR MORE DETAILS: SHAJI GEORGE KOCHUTHARA (EDITOR-IN-CHIEF): KOCHUTHSHAJI@GMAIL.COM
N.B. PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO YOUR FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES.
[ASIAN HORIZONS , PUBLISHED FROM DVK, IS A FORUM FOR THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION IN THE ASIAN CONTEXT MARKED BY ECONOMIC POVERTY, CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND RELIGIOUS PLURALITY. ALTHOUGH THE FOCUS IS ON THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION IN THE CONTEXT OF ASIA, WE ALSO ADDRESS THEOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS AND CONCERNS OF THE UNIVERSAL CHURCH AND TRY TO DIALOGUE WITH THE CHURCH IN VARIOUS CONTEXTS. HENCE WE WELCOME AUTHORS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. ASIAN HORIZONS WAS LAUNCHED IN 2007 AS A BIANNUAL. FROM 2011 IT IS PUBLISHED AS A QUARTERLY. WE HAVE AN EDITORIAL BOARD CONSISTING OF MEMBERS FROM INDIA, OTHER ASIAN COUNTRIES AND OTHER CONTINENTS.]
ASIAN HORIZONS, DHARMARAM JOURNAL OF THEOLOGY
2016: VOL. 10
MARCH: ETHICS, THEOLOGY AND TECHNOLOGY
JUNE: ASIA'S WOMEN THEOLOGIANS
SEPTEMBER: ASIAN CHRISTIAN HERITAGE
2017: VOL. 11
MARCH: AMORIS LAETITIA
JUNE: PROTESTANT REFORMATION AFTER 500 YEARS
SEPTEMBER: NEW FACES OF RELIGIOUS FUNDAMENTALISM AND VIOLENCE
DECEMBER: ASIAN CHRISTOLOGIES
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