CFP: Theophron Fall 2022: Time, Age, & Change

Submission deadline: September 6, 2022

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Time is the quiet page which existence traverses, the invisible, theoretical substrate upon which occurs action, rest, progress, and regression. It frames our discussions about practical ethical decisions and political philosophy, complicates theories of personal identity, and raises challenges for how we think about God’s relationship to creation. We often individually or corporately lament the past and fear the future, remaining cognizant that the present is neither. Yet, ironically, the very nature of time itself remains nebulous. Some classify time as a fourth dimension, while detractors prefer a mere sequence of events, still others a Kantian mental filter of reality. As Christians, we inherit the Faith from those who have gone before, and our labors take place both under the shadow of their greatness and among the wreckage of their mistakes. It is unsurprising, then, that reflection on time—its nature, passage, effects, and meanings—occasions some of the deepest insights about humanity, the world, and God. 

With this topic in mind, weinvite undergraduate and graduate students, as well as early-career post-docs, to submit to Theophron’s fall 2022 issue. Scholarship from all fields, particularly philosophy, theology, history, and biblical studies, is welcome. Possible topics include but are certainly not limited to:  

  • Evolution of Post-Reformation Missional Efforts 

  • Roles of Memory and Aging in the Deuteronomistic History  

  • Christian Perspectives on Identity Persistence  

  • Philosophical Views of God’s Relationship to Time 

  • Eternity and the Afterlife

  • Political Ramifications of Eschatological Views  

  • Ethical Implications of Limited Lifespans & the Great Commission

  • Growth of Innovation in Parachurch Ministries   

  • God’s Knowledge of and Relation to Future Events 

Submission Instructions

Submissions should be between 4,000–6,500 words (not including abstract), conform to the Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition), and be original, unpublished works prepared for double-blind peer review. Please include an abstract of no more than 250 words, uploading the entire manuscript in both PDF and .docx formats at Do not place your name or any identifying information on the submitted manuscript—author identities will remain anonymous to reviewers and editors until after final acceptance/rejection decisions.  

Submissions received by September 6, 2022,will be considered for publication. 

Direct all questions to [email protected]

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