Special Issue Call for Papers with Extended Deadline!

Call for Papers 


We are looking to publish academic articles based upon the presentations given at the annual meeting of the Canadian Theological Society at UBC in June 2019. The journal, Religious Studies and Theology, has agreed to publish peer-reviewed essays based upon this past year’s Congress theme, “Circles of Conversation.” We invite all scholarly papers which pertain to the public character of Theology in Canada in which “circles of conversation” are widening. We especially seek papers which engage disciplines beyond theology and audiences or conversation partners beyond the church.


Please note that not all submissions will be retained: the essays will be submitted for external peer review and assembled into a cohesive selection of original reflections on the proposed theme. This volume does not represent proceedings of the conference, but rather will consist of scholarly essays in which nascent ideas have come to fruition and critical commentary that may have been engendered in the CTS meeting is addressed. We also solicit papers that were not presented at the Annual Meeting, but which speak to the theme.


Articles are to be 3000–6000 words in length and must include an Abstract of approximately 150 words. Further details about the submission process can be found at: https://journals.equinoxpub.com/RST/about/submissions


Please let us know if you have any questions. If you wish to submit your essay, please let us know by October 15, 2019. Submissions of final essays is due May 1, 2020 for a publication in December 2020.


With every good wish,


Jean-Pierre Fortin, PhD

Assistant Professor of Practical Theology

Faculty of Theology

University of St. Michael’s College

81 St. Mary Street

Toronto, ON M5S 1J4





Jane Barter, PhD


Department of Religion and Culture

515 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

R3B 2E9