Women and Gender in the Bible and the Biblical World II #CFP

Women and Gender in the Bible and the Biblical World II #CFP October 3, 2020

Open Theology invites submissions for the topical issue “Women and Gender in the Bible and the Biblical World II”, edited by Zanne Domoney-Lyttle and Sarah Nicholson.

This special issue aims to explore, interrogate and reflect on the ways in which women are understood, contextualised and represented in the text of the Bible that has developed, in various ways, a foundational significance for Western culture. We welcome papers that could contribute to this discussion by addressing, for example, gendered relationships between the human and the divine; compulsory heterosexuality; sociology of gender in biblical texts; the pathologizing of women’s experiences; reception of biblical texts; gendered violence in biblical texts; post-colonial approaches to gendered representations of biblical women or themes of transgression, embodiment, power, performance, emotion, redemption or loss within biblical narratives. The focus of the issue is on the complex relationships between biblical women and the worlds they inhabit – including the worlds into which they have been relocated through recreation and interpretation – in order to illuminate reframings of, and contested answers to, Simone de Beauvoir’s question: “What is a woman?”

This issue is a continuation of the topical issue “Women and Gender in the Bible and the Biblical World” (which will be available in full by the end of 2020; first contributions available at https://www.degruyter.com/view/journals/opth/opth-overview.xml?tab_body=…).

Authors publishing their articles in the topical issue will benefit from:

  • transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review,
  • efficient route to fast-track publication and full advantage of De Gruyter Open’s e-technology,
  • free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions.

Because “Open Theology” is published in Open Access model, as a rule, publication costs should be covered by so called Article Publishing Charges (APC), paid by authors, their affiliated institutions, funders or sponsors. To view funding opportunities to cover APC please visit https://www.degruyter.com/page/1097

Authors without access to publishing funds are encouraged to discuss potential discounts or waivers with Managing Editor of the journal Katarzyna Tempczyk (katarzyna.tempczyk@degruyter.com) before submitting their manuscripts.


Submissions will be collected by December 31, 2020, via the on-line submission system at http://www.editorialmanager.com/openth/Choose as article type: “Women and Gender in the Bible and the Biblical World II” Before submission the authors should carefully read over the Instruction for Authors, available at:


All contributions will undergo critical peer-review before being accepted for publication.Further questions about this thematic issue can be addressed to Zanne Domoney-Lyttle at Zanne.Domoney-Lyttle@glasgow.ac.uk or Sarah Nicholson at Sarah.Nicholson@glasgow.ac.uk. In case of technical or financial questions, please contact journal Managing Editor Katarzyna Tempczyk at katarzyna.tempczyk@degruyter.com.

Via RelCFP as well as the Religious Studies Project which shared a pdf version of the call for papers. Of related interest:

A Womanist Preacher Inspires Her Congregations with Extracanonical Texts

Did Paul think women are more gullible than men?

Are Women Considered “Property” in the Bible?

On Gender Equality: We Have Made Great Strides & We Are Not There Yet

When Canadian Methodists erased women evangelists from their history

A Meditation on Eve

Is Women’s History Depressing?

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