Teaching Theology & Religion

Cover image for Vol. 20 Issue 1

Edited By: Thomas Pearson; Director of the Wabash Center: Nadine S. Pence

Online ISSN: 1467-9647


Good teaching and learning are essential for the vitality and effectiveness of departments and institutions of higher education engaged in the study of religion and theology. Teaching Theology & Religion sustains a new international discourse among faculty members about teaching and learning in the several sub-disciplines in the study of religion. The level of discourse and the quality of the journal are establishing teaching and learning as an equal partner in scholarly publication.

Aims and Scope

Teaching Theology & Religion is divided into two subsections:

1. Articles
Manuscripts range from 4,000 to 7,000 words, or longer (15 to 25 pages, double-spaced). These articles raise a specific pedagogical issue and demonstrate its relevance to higher education religion or theology classrooms or institutions. Articles may describe teaching practices that address a particular pedagogical challenge. It is often important to provide and analyze evidence of various forms gathered from the classroom. Strong submissions will place the issue within a wider field of scholarship on teaching, and will display a careful self-critical reflection on the various pedagogical choices a teacher has made as well as evidence of the results. Articles are subject to blind peer-review.

2. In the Classroom
This section provides shorter and more immediately accessible essays that address concrete issues in our classroom teaching practice. These manuscripts are sometimes submitted in response to a Call for Papers or directly solicited by the journal's editorial staff. Articles for "In the Classroom" are subject to internal editorial review and are also sent out for blind peer-review depending on the nature of the manuscript. We welcome suggestions for topics that we might address in this section through a Call for Papers, a sponsored conference panel, interview, etc.


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Abstracting and Indexing Information

  • Academic Search (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Academic Search Alumni Edition (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Academic Search Premier (EBSCO Publishing)
  • ATLA Religion Database (American Theological Library Association)
  • British Education Index (EBSCO Publishing)
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (Clarivate Analytics)
  • ERA: Educational Research Abstracts Online (T&F)
  • ERIC: Educational Resources Information Center (CSC)
  • ProQuest Central (ProQuest)
  • ProQuest Education Collection (ProQuest)
  • Religious & Theological Abstracts
  • SCOPUS (Elsevier)
  • Studies on Women & Gender Abstracts (T&F)
  • Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics)