A journal of academic theology


Revised 2023 Journal Guide for Authors

Beginning next year, 2023, Horizons and Theological Studies will follow the same journal style in dealing with matters related to citation, punctuation, spelling, and so forth. In collaboration, the editors of the two journals have produced a common set of guidelines for authors based on the seventeenth edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. On a few matters the

Website Redesign

The journal’s new website was redesigned by Keybridge Web of Washington, DC in September of 2022.  The website is important to the Society of Jesus as it allows us to serve scholars who might otherwise not have ready access to the journal.  It contains articles and book reviews from 1940 up to the last five years.

Announcing New Associate Editors

The journal announces two new associate editors as part of its editorial team.  Annie Selak (PhD, Boston College) is the Associate Director of the Women’s Center at Georgetown University.  Her areas of research include ecclesiology, feminist and liberationist theologies, Ignatian spirituality and pedagogy, and racism and sexism in the Catholic Church. Eugene R. Schlesinger (PhD, Marquette University) is lecturer at Santa Clara University where he specializes in twentieth-century Catholic thought with a particular focus on developments in liturgical and sacramental theology and their impact on the Christian church. He has contributed several articles to the journal.  His latest book Salvation in Henri de Lubac: Divine Grace, Human Nature, and the Mystery of the Cross will be published by the University of Notre Dame Press in 2023.

Announcing New Editorial Consultants

The journal welcomes to its Board of Editorial Consultants five new members: Brian Dunkle, SJ (Boston College), Vincent J. Miller (University of Dayton), Karen Peterson-Iyer (Santa Clara University), Emily Reimer-Barry (University of San Diego), and Marcel Uwineza, SJ (Hekima College/School of Theology, Kenya). The journal also expresses its gratitude for members of the Board of Editorial Consultants who have completed their term of service: Francine Cardman, Catherine Cornille, Roberto Goizueta, Werner Jeanrond, Mary Colleen Mallon, Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, SJ, and Stephen Pope.

In Memoriam: Fr. Michael Fahey, SJ

The journal regrets to note the passing of Fr. Michael Fahey, SJ. Fr. Fahey was gifted as both a scholar and administrator, and served as editor from 1995 until 2005. The journal flourished under his leadership, and it stands in debt to his editorial legacy.

Announcing the New Editor in Chief

The Board of Directors of Theological Studies has appointed Christopher Steck, SJ, Associate Professor of Theology at Georgetown University, as the new Editor-in-Chief. He received his Ph.D. in Christian Ethics from Yale University and was appointed to the Georgetown faculty in 1999. He is an ethicist whose reading of moral issues and concerns through the lens of fundamental theology makes him an ideal choice for the journal’s leadership. His research focuses on environmental ethics, animal ethics, and theoretical issues in Catholic moral theology. His appointment has been confirmed by his Jesuit Provincial and will take effect on January 1, 2021. Theological Studies offers him a warm welcome!

In Memoriam: Paul Crowley, SJ

The Editors and Board of Directors of Theological Studies remember with deep gratitude and reverence our Jesuit colleague, Paul Crowley, who died on August 7th after a long bout with cancer. He served as editor in chief of Theological Studies from January 1, 2016 until poor health required him to hand the reins of the journal to our interim editor, Phil Rossi, in June of 2019. Paul had a wide circle of friends and associates. He relished their concern. And because he was forthcoming about his health, news of his illness traveled throughout the theological world. When he stepped down as editor last year it came less as a surprise than as a further stage in an ever-deepening journey of grief and gratitude. Aware of the weight of this loss, TS remembers this generous colleague whose life as a fundamental theologian, a visionary editor, and a faithful friend left a remarkable imprint on many people, including his Jesuit brothers, his students, his colleagues at Santa Clara, in the Catholic Theological Society of America, and the worldwide theological academy and, not least, on Theological Studies.

In Memoriam: Daniel Kendall, SJ

On Tuesday, May 26, Daniel Kendall, SJ, who had served Theological Studies as Book Review Editor for the past decade and had only recently stepped down from that position, unexpectedly passed away in Los Gatos, California. Dan will be remembered as unfailingly gracious and considerate. His diligent work in commissioning and editing reviews provided an invaluable service for readers of this journal.

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