Special Issue "Christianity and War: International Perspectives"

A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2018)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Betsy Perabo

Professor of Religious Studies, Western Illinois University, 203F Morgan Hall, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455, USA
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Interests: Christian ethics; Christianity and war; Russian Orthodoxy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Christian ethical and theological conversations about war in the modern era have frequently focused on the views and experiences of white, English-speaking North Americans and Western Europeans. This special issue of Religions seeks contributions pertaining to Christian discourse on war in other regions—in particular, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Asia—as well as articles that focus on Christians in the West who have ties to indigenous and/or minority cultures.

Articles may focus on how Christians in these regions or cultures utilize, critique, or modify familiar Western categories such as just war, holy war, and pacifism, or on how they make other distinctive contributions to Christian analysis of war and peace. Studies of both theorists and practitioners—e.g., soldiers, chaplains, and commanders—are welcome. As appropriate, preference will be given to articles that utilize source materials in languages other than English.

Prof. Dr. Betsy Perabo
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Religions is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • just war
  • pacifism
  • holy war
  • military
  • international
  • Christianity

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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