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The International Journal of Systematic Theology is a Christian theology journal publishing articles that articulate the meaning, coherence and wider cultural implications of Christian doctrine. Systematic theology is at the leading edge of contemporary academic theology, and we welcome papers and reviews discussing substantive issues and aspects of historical theology, ethics and philosophy of religion.
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Colin Gunton Memorial Essay Prize
The Society for the Study of Theology and the International Journal of Systematic Theology award an annual essay prize – now entering its twentieth year – in memory of Colin Gunton and, with effect from this year, John Webster. The prize for 2022 has been awarded to Abraham Wu for his essay entitled ‘The “End” of Memory: Memory, the Porous Self, and the Communion of Saints in Augustine’s Confessions’. This essay will feature in a forthcoming issue of IJST. The SST and the IJST would like to offer their congratulations to the winner, and their thanks to all who entered.
We are pleased to announce that ‘Theologies of Peace’ will be the topic for the 2023 competition. Because the prize celebrates the contributions of Gunton and Webster to constructive Christian theology, essays should function within this same broad sphere. Entry to the competition is restricted to current students and to those within three years of their doctoral graduation at the closing date. Entries will be judged on academic merit. The winner of the 2023 prize will be invited to attend the annual conference of the SST in 2024, where a presentation of the prize of £200 will be made as a part of the conference reception. The winning essay will be published in the IJST; other competition entries may also be considered for publication. For more information, click here
SST Conference 2022
We are delighted to welcome Dr Han-luen Kantzer Komline as an Editor of International Journal of Systematic Theology.
Dr Faye Bodley-Dangelo has relinquished her role as Managing Editor of the Journal. The Editors of the Journal are hugely grateful for her careful and insightful work on the Journal over recent seasons, and for the diligent attention she has devoted to the complex and demanding array of tasks which the position encompasses.
We are delighted to welcome Dr David Moser as successor to Dr Bodley-Dangelo in the role of Managing Editor of the Journal.
International Journal of Systematic Theology just received a Journal Citation Indicator of 0.49, first Journal Impact Factor™ of 0.2 and CiteScore of 0.3. Thank you to all our Authors, Board Members, Reviewers, and other contributors!
Tracing the Hand of God: Divine Providence, Dutch Colonial Policy, and Herman Bavinck
-  3 November 2023
Simply Given: Self‐Gift and Consubstantiality in Aquinas and Social Trinitarianism
-  25 September 2023
To Think and to Speak of the Living God: Katherine Sonderegger's Systematic Theology, Volume 2
-  11 September 2023
The ‘End’ of Memory: Memory, the Porous Self, and the Communion of Saints in Augustine's Confessions
-  8 September 2023
The following is a list of the most cited articles based on citations published in the last three years, according to CrossRef.
The Sweet Delight of Virtue and Grace in Aquinas's Ethics
-  6 January 2005
(Un)wise Theologians: Systematic Theology in the University
-  9 March 2020
The Logic of Divine Blessedness and the Salvific Teleology of Christ
-  21 March 2016