Call for Papers: Special Issue “Inward Being and Outward Identity: The Orthodox Churches in the 21st Century “

Call for Papers: Special Issue “Inward Being and Outward Identity: The Orthodox Churches in the 21st Century “


Religions (ISSN 2077-1444) is currently running a Special Issue “Inward Being and Outward Identity: The Orthodox Churches in the 21st Century ” which is guest edited by Very Rev. Dr. John A. Jillions of Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary.

The papers in this Special Issue will focus broadly on what might be called the inner and outer life of the Orthodox Church. In recent decades, there has been an explosion of books and articles on the Orthodox Churches, both Eastern and Oriental Orthodox. There is widespread interest in the spiritual life of the Orthodox Church: Prayer, worship, theology, saints, art, music, ascetic practices and ways of living, monasticism, and how its self-understanding as the repository of ancient Christian tradition is interwoven and evolving in what Charles Taylor calls the cross-pressures of the secular age…

For further reading, please visit the Special Issue website 

The manuscript delivery deadline is 1 April 2017.

We cordially invite you to contribute to this volume. If you have any questions, please contact the guest editor Very Rev. Dr. John A. Jillions ( or the journal editor Ms. Jie Gu (

When your paper is ready, please submit it through this link.


On behalf of the editorial team,

Kind regards,
Jie Gu
Senior Assistant Editor

Ms. Jie Gu
MDPI Branch Office, Beijing
Religions Editorial Office
Tel. + 86 10 81521170

St. Alban-Anlage 66, 4052 Basel, Switzerland  Tel. +41 61 683 77 34; Fax. +41 61 302 89 18



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