Journal of
Theology (JPT)

Vol. 31, Issue 2-3 Now Available
Justice Matters: Spiritual Care and Pastoral Theological Imaginations in Times of the COVID-19 Pandemic


The Journal of Pastoral Theology was established in 1990 by the Society for Pastoral Theology.

The mission of the Journal of Pastoral Theology is to:

  • Further the understanding of pastoral theology as a theological discipline and to clarify the nature of the discipline;
  • Maintain a view of pastoral theology as a constructive theology growing out of the exercise of caring relationships, with attention both to present lived experience and to knowledge derived from the past;
  • Provide an intentional forum, for the voices of diverse persons, women and men, of many cultural and ethnic backgrounds;
  • Foster multi-cultural understandings of issues in the discipline;
  • Promote and encourage mulch-discipline/multi-cultural research in the filed of pastoral theology;
  • Provide resources for those who teach and those who study, through recording current research and assessing the relevant literature; and
  • Provide for the construction of sound theological principles for guidance and critique of pastoral practice; and to work creatively, synthesizing and constructing, to define the frontiers and parameters of the discipline.
Journal of Pastoral Theology

Dr. Mary Clark Moschella

Yale Divinity School | Co-editor

Dr. Danjuma Gibson

Dr. Danjuma Gibson

Calvin Theological Seminary | Co-editor