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Special Edition on COVID-19 Pandemic


JPT seeks pastoral theological essays for a special issue on the topics related to the current Coronavirus-19 pandemic. Topics may include: Anti-Asian Racism, Xenophobia, equity implications, meaning of suffering, the role of religious communities, the impact on religion and religious practices, and other topics you deem appropriate to this call.

If you wish to test a topic before starting to work on it, kindly inform co-editors (K. Samuel Lee at or Danjuma Gibson at of your intent with a tentative title and a 2-3 sentence (at the most) summary of your prospective paper.

Each essay is expected to be a scholastic work, and is required to move through peer review process. Submit essays through:   
Due date is November 1, 2020.

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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. K. Samuel Lee

Dr. K. Samuel Lee

Claremont School of Theology | Co-editor

Dr. Danjuma Gibson

Dr. Danjuma Gibson

Calvin Theological Seminary | Co-editor