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Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care: Call for Papers for Special Issue

Christian Spiritual Formation: Teaching and Practice

The Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care is calling for contributions to a special issue:

Christian Spiritual Formation: Teaching and Practice
Spiritual formation is central to the life of every Christian, although how it is taught and practiced may differ depending on denomination, tradition, and context. The purpose of this special issue is to feature articles that represent various contexts where spiritual formation is taught and practiced. Each author or group of authors is asked to relate the following information in a submitted manuscript:

  • Context (Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, Protestant, etc.; seminary, graduate program, doctoral program, church, spiritual life center, etc.; a paragraph about each author is also requested)
  • Model of formation (What informs the way spiritual formation is understood?)
  • Teaching curriculum (What curricula and co-curricular methods are utilized for instruction?)
  • Implementation/practice (How is formation implemented, practiced, and lived out individually and communally in your context?)
  • How is the effectiveness of the curriculum assessed/evaluated? How is the lived practice of formation assessed/evaluated? (e.g., How are you monitoring your academic instruction and its fruits to assess whether what you intend/desire is indeed happening in the life of your community in general and individual members in particular?)

We are interested in submissions from those who are involved in teaching and overseeing spiritual formation. These contributions will be article-length and organized according to the areas/questions identified above. Research-oriented papers, critical literature reviews, and scholarly essays about spiritual formation teaching and practice will also be considered.

The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2018
Submissions will be subject to a blind, peer-review process. This special issue will be published in fall of 2018. Include a 100–200 word abstract with your submission. All submissions should be formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style/Turabian. Electronic submissions are required. Address any correspondence concerning possible topics and all submissions to the special issue guest editor, Theresa Clement Tisdale, Ph.D., Psy.D., (tctisdale@apu.edu). Further writing guidelines can be found at the
Journal website: biola.edu/sfj.

The Journal also accepts submissions on topics outside of this special issue theme. See the Journal website for more info and submission instructions.

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