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: 2021-10-11


Editorial Introduction

Tim Middleton
Abstract 52 | PDF Downloads 56

Page 4-5

Guest Introduction

Christopher Key Chapple
Abstract 34 | PDF Downloads 41

Page 6-8

Revisiting Romans 13:1-7 in Times of Crisis

Melissa J. Barciela Mandala
Abstract 182 | PDF Downloads 124

Page 9-30

Magic and Modernity

Alan Macfarlane
Abstract 49 | PDF Downloads 49

Page 51-64

Kierkegaard for the Information Age

Daniel Bennett
Abstract 67 | PDF Downloads 81

Page 65-100

"God, who giveth us richly"

Jackson Reinhardt
Abstract 58 | PDF Downloads 49

Page 101-114

Spiritual Imagination and Contemporaneity

Mimi Nicholson
Abstract 46 | PDF Downloads 62

Page 115-136


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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