The Journal receives articles from China Mainland, China Hong Kong and China Taiwan, Europe, and North America. To unify the format and expedite our anonymous review process, we request that authors observe the following guidelines:

1. Length of essay—no official limit; preferred: 8,000 - 15,000 words.

2. Essays should be submitted directly to the Editor’s mailbox via email with your contact information to expedite the review process.

3. A copy of the original essay must accompany a translated piece when submitted; copyright is to be settled by the translator.

4. Use footnotes. Include references for quotations in the original language. List in order: author, title, city, publisher, date, page number(s).

5. Provide both Chinese and English abstracts (150-250 words each) and the author’s introduction in both languages (100 words each).

6. The author’s name will be temporarily deleted from the essay and sent to two select members of the Referee Committee, who are familiar with the topics addressed, one from within China Mainland and one from outside. The choice of essays by the Chief Editor will be made with recommendations from the Referee Committee.

7. Receipt of essays will signify the conferring of copyrights. Kindly notify us in the event of a change concerning the copyright issues.

The Journal is divided into the following sections, whose titles are taken from Nestorian writings in order to commemorate the arrival of Christianity in China:

  1. Dao Wu Chang Ming: Study of Theories and Classics

  2. Hun Yuan Zhi Xing: Study of Christian Thinkers

  3. Hua Tong Xuan Li: Study of Christianity, Society and Ethics

  4. Fa Yu Shui Feng: Dialogue between Chinese Culture and Christianity

  5. Jing Guan Wu Se: Study of Christian Culture and Literature

  6. Fa Liu Shi Dao: Study of Chinese Historical Records on Christianity

  7. Shu Dian Fan Jing: Reviews and Introductions to New Books

  8. He Er Bu Tong: Academic Debate and Responses

  9. Qing Ji Ming Gong: Academic Developments and Research Updates

Beginning with Volume 8 each issue of the Journal for the Study of Christian Culture has featured a theme: 

Volume 8: Secular Theology

Volume 10: Theology and Hermeneutics

Volume 12: The Theology of Dialogue

Volume 14: Theology and Public Discourse

Volume 16: Option for the Poor

Volume 18: Poetics and Theology

Volume 20: Aesthetic Theology

Volume 22: Critical Theory and Theology

Volume 24: Western Marxism and Theology

Volume 26: Missionaries and Chinese Classics

Volume 28: Cultural Identities

Volume 30: Memories Amid the Ruins

Volume 32: Trajectory of the Classics

Volume 34: The Significance of Hope

Volume 36: Does Tian (Heaven) Speak?

Volume 38: "Difference" and "Écart"

Volume 39: Post-Secular Era

Volume 40: Religious Phenomenology

Volume 41: Mit dem Anfang anfangen

Volume 42: Between Heaven and Humankind

Volume 43: The Sacred and the Every Day

Volume 44: The Ultimate Concern

Volume 45: Agamben and "Theology"

Volume 46: Mysticism and Reason

Volume 47: Testimony Beyond History

Volume 48: The Marginal and The Center

According to the editorial plan, upcoming themes will cover “Eschatologie und Hoffnung” (Volume 49) and “Posrmodern Ideas and Theologies” (Volume 50). We welcome your contributions.

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