About the Journal

The Journal of the Oxford Graduate Theological Society (JOGTS) is a peer-reviewed journal which publishes scholarly articles in the field of theology and religion.

Current Issue

Published: 2020-11-27


Editorial Introduction

Nikolaas Deketelaere
Abstract 19 | PDF Downloads 13

Page 3-4

For a Phenomenology of Religious Life

Emmanuel Falque
Abstract 12 | PDF Downloads 10

Page 5-24

Superior Points of View

Ghila Amati
Abstract 8 | PDF Downloads 12

Page 69-99

Eucharist and Technology

John Olson
Abstract 8 | PDF Downloads 9

Page 41-68

'Midrashic Wishful Thinking'

Wood Sorrel May
Abstract 5 | PDF Downloads 15

Page 69-99


2020 has been a year of intersecting crises. From the distress of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic fallout of national lockdowns, to the urgent cry of Black Lives Matter and the mounting seriousness of ecological collapse, this past year has been one unlike any other in recent memory. As in previous times of crisis, theologians and scholars of religion feel the pressure of these events acutely; through the institutional voices of certain religions, through challenges to the subject’s critical and intellectual framework, and simply through the disruption of their day-to-day lives. In light of this, key questions persist about the role of theology and religion in such times of crisis. How should theologians and scholars of religion engage with and react to the crises which have characterised the year 2020? What insight can the subject offer in response to these events, both practically and conceptually? In what ways might religions and religious institutions themselves be in crisis? For this edition of The Journal of the Oxford Graduate Theological Society, the Editorial Board invites papers exploring these questions and the broad theme of ‘Theology, Religion and Crisis’ from a variety of (inter)disciplinary perspectives.


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