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An International Journal of Wesleyan Theology
Journal Details
Open Access
First Published
20 Sep 2020
Publication timeframe
2 times per year
Journal Subjects
Theology and Religion, General Topics and Biblical Reception, Practical Theology, History and Theory of Practical Theology, Christian Life, Denominational Studies, Ecumenism, World Christianity

Holiness is an international journal of Wesleyan theology, published by Wesley House, Cambridge. The journal is dedicated to resourcing and extending the learning of the global Wesleyan/Methodist family, with a particular emphasis on decolonising theological scholarship. Holiness is an open access theological publication, providing an online platform for established and emerging scholars and practitioners in the Wesleyan/Methodist tradition from around the world. The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles in the fields of practical, contextual, biblical, and systematic theology.

Holiness: An International Journal of Wesleyan Theology is an open access platform that aims to resource the global Wesleyan/Methodist family for the transformation of church and world.

Holiness seeks to be

  • deliberately conversant with the Wesleyan/Methodist theological tradition
  • globally competent and decolonising in ethos
  • critically reflective on contemporary contexts
  • appropriately attentive to the praxis of holiness
  • creatively expressive of the tradition, while developing it through original research

The journal is read by practitioners and scholars around the world, and assumes a master’s level interest in theology. Readers are likely to be Methodist or Wesleyan in sympathy, but, of course, may also include those critical of the Wesleyan tradition.

The journal is ‘decolonising’ in ethos, in recognition that no particular ecclesial, theological or academic context is the judge and arbiter of all experience. Contributions from the global South as well as the global North are brought together in each issue of Holiness as one aspect of the journal’s commitment to this decolonising task.

Rooted in the Wesleyan tradition, Holiness is especially interested in the lived experience of Christian faith in different contexts around the world, and seeks to contribute to the development of a variety of contextually appropriate, theologically informed practices of holiness.

Articles published by Holiness present original research or offer exemplary reflection on issues in biblical, contextual, pastoral, practical and systematic theology. Some articles provide surveys of academic or practical fields of theological research, while others explore, extend and apply the Wesleyan tradition in particular contexts. Some articles bring insights and methods from other disciplines into conversation with Wesleyan theology and the practice of ministry in the global Methodist family, while others offer devotional exploration of Wesleyan themes. All articles are peer-reviewed and the journal as a whole seeks to contribute to the ongoing scholarly life of the Wesleyan/Methodist family.


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Mr Joseph Powell

Assistant Editor:
Revd Dr Daniel Pratt Morris-Chapman

Review Editor:
Revd Dr Michael Wilson

Editorial Board
Revd Dr David Chapman (Chair), Chair of District, British Methodist Church
Revd Dr George Bailey, Cliff College, British Methodist Church
Dr Richard Davis, Director, Faith in Public Life, Wesley House, Cambridge
Revd Dr Catrin Harland-Davies, Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham.
Revd Catherine Dixon, Wesley House Trustee, British Methodist Church
Professor Tom Greggs, University of Aberdeen
Revd Professor Mary Kinoti, Kenya Methodist University
Revd Dr Jane Leach, Principal, Wesley House, Cambridge
Professor Judith Lieu, Lady Margaret’s Professor of Divinity Emerita, University of Cambridge
Revd Professor Mazvita Machinga, Africa University, Zimbabwe

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All submissions should be made via Editorial Manager.

Please observe the following guidelines:

1. All contributions must be submitted in English of publication-level fluency and accuracy. Authors whose first language is not English, and who need assistance to bring their written English draft to publication standard, may contact the Editor for advice.

2. Submission is taken to imply that the article has not previously been published in English, and is not being considered for publication by another journal or as part of a book.

3. Submissions must be in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format, and follow the style guidelines set out below.

4. Contributors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any material for which they do not hold copyright and for ensuring that the appropriate acknowledgements are included in their manuscript. This includes acknowledgment of any funding they have received in support of their work.

Style Guidelines

Please observe the following guidelines:

1. Your submission should be compiled as follows: Title, Abstract (100 words), Key words (5), Main text (with footnotes), Bibliography.

2. Please use A4 paper size and a 12pt sans serif font (such as Corbel or Franklin Gothic).

3. Use British (-ise) spelling style consistently throughout your submission.

4. Use Chicago notes style for footnotes and bibliography. Details of this citation style can be found on the Chicago Manual of Style webpage: Footnotes should be in full form for the first reference of a work, followed by short form for subsequent references.

5. Use of footnotes for additional or explanatory text should be kept to an absolute minimum.

6. Unless for good reason, Biblical quotations should be taken from the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) anglicised. When using abbreviations of Biblical books, please use the abbreviations used by the NRSV. Quotations should be in the form: Ezekiel 7:1–3; John 3:16.

Article Processing Charge (APC)

The journal does not have article processing charges (APCs) nor article submission charges.

Open Access Statement

The journal is an Open Access journal that allows a free unlimited access to all its contents without any restrictions upon publication to all users.

Journal Details
Open Access
First Published
20 Sep 2020
Publication timeframe
2 times per year
Journal Subjects
Theology and Religion, General Topics and Biblical Reception, Practical Theology, History and Theory of Practical Theology, Christian Life, Denominational Studies, Ecumenism, World Christianity