An Outreach of the Scottish Episcopal Institute
The Scottish Episcopal Institute’s vision – to form and develop people as godly, competent and confident ministers – includes the whole of the Scottish Episcopal Church.
The Journal is a vehicle for debate on current issues in the Anglican Communion and beyond. It invites dialogue on what it means to think as an Episcopalian in Scotland in the twenty-first century.
The Scottish Episcopal Institute hopes the Journal to be a catalyst for prayer and theological reflection at the heart of the Scottish Episcopal Church.
The Autumn issue of the Scottish Episcopal Journal focusses on climate change. It is increasingly apparent that while the physical effects of climate change are devastating to the planet and to those who inhabit it, part and parcel of climate change is one of climate justice: who is most impacted by climate change? Christian concepts of social justice and the inherent dignity of every person as created in the image of God compel us to confront the reality of climate crises, not just in terms of the Earth’s survival per se, but in terms of our economic, political and social live. The Autumn issue also includes articles not focussed on climate change, but of great interest on a variety of theological fronts.
List of Journals available for download:
- SEI Journal – Volume 5.3 – Autumn 2021
- SEI Journal – Volume 5.2 – Summer 2021
- SEI Journal – Volume 5.1 – Spring 2021
- SEI Journal – Volume 4.4 – Winter 2020
- SEI Journal – Volume 4.3 – Autumn 2020
- SEI Journal – Volume 4.2 – Summer 2020
- SEI Journal – Volume 4.1 – Spring 2020
- SEI Journal – Volume 3.4 – Winter 2019
- SEI Journal – Volume 3.3 – Autumn 2019
- SEI Journal – Volume 3.2 – Summer 2019
- SEI Journal – Volume 3.1 – Spring 2019
- SEI Journal – Volume 2.4 – Winter 2018
- SEI Journal – Volume 2.3 – Autumn 2018
- SEI Journal – Volume 2.2 – Summer 2018
- SEI Journal – Volume 2.1 – Spring 2018
- SEI Journal – Volume 1.4 – Winter 2017
- SEI Journal – Volume 1.3 – Autumn 2017
- SEI Journal – Volume 1.2 – Summer 2017
- SEI Journal – Volume 1.1 – Spring 2017
The Journal – peer-reviewed, electronic and free-of-cost – welcomes previously unpublished contributions. Each issue of the Journal is in two sections: Articles of 2,000 to 5,000 words (including citations) that offer a focused contribution to the life of the church on any level (allowing for articles beyond 5,000 words to appear in parts); and Book Reviews of 500 to 1,500 words that appraise and discuss contemporary theological, liturgical, pastoral and ministerial works.
SEI’s Director of Studies convenes the Journal’s Editorial Board. It includes four other members: the Convener of the Doctrine Committee of the Faith and Order Board of the SEC (ex officio) and one other member of that Committee, and two other SEC communicant members (who may or may not be members of the Doctrine Committee or SEI’s teaching staff). Other than the Convener of the Doctrine Committee, the Director of Studies appoints the other three members (and additional members if helpful).
The Editorial Board members are the Revd Dr Michael Hull (Convener), Director of Studies at SEI; Dr Elizabeth Corsar, Tutor in Biblical Studies, St Padarn’s Institute, Cardiff; Dr John Reuben Davies, Senior Research Fellow (History), School of Humanities, University of Glasgow; the Revd Dr Harriet Harris, Convener of the Doctrine Committee of the SEC’s Faith and Order Board, University Chaplain and Head of the Chaplaincy Service, University of Edinburgh (ex officio); the Revd Dr Oliver O’Donovan, formerly Professor of Christian Ethics and Practical Theology, School of Divinity, New College, University of Edinburgh; the Revd Canon Dr Alison Peden, Rector, St Modoc’s Church, Doune; and the Revd Dr Jenny Anne Wright, Associate Priest, Christ Church, Morningside. Dr Heather Barcroft is the Journal’s Copy-Editor.
The Journal accepts manuscripts only in electronic form, preferably in MSWord and following the Modern Humanities Research Association Style Guide: A Handbook for Authors and Editors (3rd edition; London, 2013), available here. Please email submissions by attachment to Dr Hull (email@example.com). For additional information, please contact Dr Hull at the Scottish Episcopal Institute, General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church, 21 Grosvenor Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 5EE, 0131225-6357.
The Journal is published quarterly. Its International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) is 2399-8989.
The submissions and publication dates for each year are:
(1) Spring: submissions by 1 February with publication on 20 March; (2) Summer: submissions by 1 May with publication on 20 June; (3) Autumn: submissions by 1 August with publication on 20 September; (4) Winter: submissions by 1 November with publication on 20 December.
The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the authors in the Scottish Episcopal Institute Journal do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of the Scottish Episcopal Church, the General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church or the Scottish Episcopal Institute.