Special Issue "Theodicy"
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2017)
For a topic that many have thought long-solved, theodicy in the 21st-century has thus far produced novel approaches, uncovered new dilemmas, juxtaposed itself with other philosophical and religious fields, listened to new voices, and has even been done through uncommon methodologies. Though never removed from the logical problem, theodicy at least in the near future will generate unique arguments related to the phenomenology of lived suffering, modal claims across worlds, the possibility of ameliorative analysis, narrative theodicy, and standpoint difficulties in generating theodical discourse. This special issue is dedicated to extending the platform for clear and interesting perspectives on new dimensions of theodicy, or in reclaiming perspectives on the topic that have been largely ignored in philosophy of religion.
Appropriate Topics for Submission include, among others: The special issue is very broadly construed, but with an eye towards work that draws from or is indebted to diverse philosophical and religious points of departure. Papers on a range of topics will be sought, including (but not limited to): gratuitous evil; theodicy (and anti-theodicy) informed by new or unique voices in philosophy and religion; transworld theodicy; free will defenses and natural evil; thought experiments and theodicy; and reclamation projects in theodicy.
For further information, please contact the Guest Editor: [email protected]
Journal Information: Religions, founded in 2010, is an international, open access scholarly journal, and publishes peer-reviewed studies of religious thought and practice. Though relatively new, it has published the work of top scholars and is widely indexed. Submissions are rigorously peer reviewed, and its articles have a high citation index. The number for abstract reviews and PDF downloads per month is 20,994 and 29,481, respectively (data as of January 2017).
Author Open Access Information: Although most Open Access journals require a submission or publication fee to ensure wide distribution of their content, Contributors to this Special Issue will have their papers published for free.
Prof. Dr. Jill Graper Hernandez
Manuscript Submission Information
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