Modern Believing is Modern Church’s journal, published quarterly by Liverpool University Press.
The aims of Modern Believing are
- to publish fresh, constructive, tradition-informed, responsible, open-minded, challenging, easily readable theology;
- to keep its readers in touch with recent developments in all branches of Christian theology, and with progressive accounts of Christian beliefs and doctrines, in dialogue with other disciplines.
The aims of Modern Believing are achieved, in partnership with our co-publication Signs of the Times, by
- establishing themes for each edition, inviting articles from established and emerging scholars,
- publishing reviews of books, especially books which illuminate the themes of each edition,
- and publishing edited presentations from the annual conference of Modern
Students in universities, colleges and theological institutions which subscribe to the EBSCO database, can access Modern Believing online. Subscription to the journal is included for Modern Church members.
- Editor: Prof. Adrian Thatcher.
- Reviews Editor: Canon Dr Michael Brierley
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Modern Believing 2022 Programme
What can you expect to find in Modern Believing in 2022? Through the generosity of our distinguished authors I am proud to present our entire programme:
|January 2022 ‘Theology and the Climate Emergency’
Dr. Bethany Sollereder, ‘Theology past the Tipping Point’
Prof Michael Northcott, ‘Against Lockdowns for the Climate and For a Theology of a Living Earth’
The Revd. Marvia Lawes, ‘“It’s the End Times, Stupid!” A Caribbean Theological Perspective on Climate Emergency’
Patrick Woodhouse, ‘Contemplative Practice in the Face of the Climate Crisis The Spirituality of Climate Change’
|April 2022 God’s Relation to the World: Discovering Panentheism
Editorial, Revd. Canon Dr. Michael Brierley
Rev. Dr. John Reader, ‘Panentheism and the New Materialism’
Prof. David Sims, ‘Panentheism and the Theology of “Being With”’
Revd. Dr. Matthew Bullimore, ‘Panentheism and Radical Orthodoxy’
Prof. John Caputo, ‘Panentheism and Weak Theology’
Dr. Val Webb, ‘Panentheism and Progressive Theology’
|July 2022 Prayer: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Revd. Dr. Miranda Threlfall-Holmes, ‘How Trends/Styles/Fashions In Devotion Have Changed Over Time’
Rev. Dr. Lorraine Cavanagh, ‘Learning Prayer through Childhood Trauma’
Rev. Canon Mark Oakley, ‘Poetry as a Language for Prayer’
Rev. Dr. Mark Newitt, ‘The Clinical Efficacy of Prayer as an Intervention’
Revd. Dr. Yazid Said, ‘Christian and Muslim Understandings and Practices of Prayer: Similarities and Differences’
|October 2022 The Holy Spirit
Prof. Sigurd Bergmann, ‘The One at, around or with the Other: Ecotheological Considerations of the Spirit’s Life-Giving Power
Dr. Stephen Cherry, ‘Kindness and the Fruits of the Spirit’
Prof. Kirsteen Kim, ‘The Holy Spirit in the World’
Prof. Karen Baker-Fletcher, ‘A Womanist Theology of the Holy Spirit’