Asian Horizons, Dharmaram Journal of Theology

Vol. 13, No. 1, March 2019


Call for Papers

During the last few decades there has been a growing awareness in theology that gender justice is an essential dimension of Christian commitment to justice. This has led to considerable changes in the life of the Church and society. However, often it is felt that in spite of the developments and changes in the theology, there is resistance when it comes to praxis, and much more is to be done. Gender justice is accepted, but sometimes only in theory. Discrimination and violence based on gender continue and it is not rare that bible and theological tradition are used to support practices of gender inequality in various forms.

March 2019 issue of Asian Horizons invites articles on Gender: Theology and Praxis of Gender. We would like to reflect on new directions in the theology of gender, biblical sources for a constructive approach to theology of gender, new directions in feminist theology, reasons behind continuing gender stereo types, continuing gender violence and discrimination, etc. Papers on local responses and initiatives are especially welcome.

Suggested Topics [only suggestions, not exhaustive]:

– New Directions in the Theology of Gender

– New Directions in Feminist Theology

– Biblical Sources for Developing a Creative Theology of Gender

– Women in the Bible

– Gender Violence in the Bible: Critical Reading

– Gender Policy of the CBCI

– Continuing Gender Violence

– LGBT and Gender Theology

– Local Initiatives/Models for a More Gender Just Church and Society

– Gender, Law and the Church

– Gender Stereotypes

– What can We Do to Bring about more Changes

Please send your articles (4500-5000 words, including the footnotes) at the latest by 25 March 2019. Kindly include the abstract of the article in 150-200 words, 5-7 Keywords and a summary of the CV of the author in 100-150 words.

Other regular items: “New Scholars”: Abstract of doctoral theses (recently defended and not yet published); Reports and Statements of important conferences, Book Reviews.

For submitting the articles and for more details: Shaji George Kochuthara (editor-in-chief):

N.B. Kindly forward this to your friends and colleagues.

[Asian Horizons, published from DVK, is a forum for theological reflection in the Asian context marked by economic poverty, cultural diversity and religious plurality. Although the focus is on theological reflection in the context of Asia, we also address theological developments and concerns of the universal Church and try to dialogue with the Church in various contexts. Hence we welcome authors from all over the world. Asian Horizons was launched in 2007 as a biannual. From 2011 it is published as a quarterly. We have an editorial board consisting of members from India, other Asian countries and other continents.]

Themes: 2018-2019

2018: Vol. 12

March: A Moral Right for the Education of Religious Women: An Instrument for Global Evangelization

June: Theology of Family, Sexuality, and Marriage: From Casti Connubii to Amoris Laetitia

September: Sensus Fidei, Sesus fidelium and the Magisterium

December:  Theological Education: Challenges

2019: Vol. 13

March: Gender: Theology and Praxis

June: The Theologian in the Local Church

September: Biblical Theology: Asian Contribution

December: Religious Pluralism: Changing Perspectives

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