Christianity & Literature is devoted to the scholarly exploration of how literature engages Christian thought, experience, and practice. The journal presupposes no particular theological orientation but respects an orthodox understanding of Christianity as a historically defined faith. Contributions appropriate for submission should demonstrate a keen awareness of the author's own critical assumptions in addressing significant issues of literary history, interpretation, and theory.
The journal is sponsored by the Conference on Christianity and Literature, a national organization interested in the relationship of Christianity and literature and dedicated to both scholarly excellence and collegial exchange. It is a member of CELJ, the Council of Editors of Learned Journals. Each issue of the journal, which has been published for more than 50 years, contains peer-reviewed scholarly articles, book reviews, poetry, and news and announcements of interest to CCL members.
Autumn 2011 Issue
The Autumn 2011 issue of Christianity and Literature includes an essay by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, who received CCL's Lifetime Achievment Award in summer 2011. The full table of contents for the issue is available here.
For more information on how to obtain a copy of this issue, see the journal subscription information page.
The journal editors have recently adopted new submission guidelines for essays. You can download a copy of the new guidelines for essays or see them at the link listed below, which also includes guidelines for submitting poetry.
See the Archives for a list of the titles and names of authors of articles, book reviews, and poetry published in Christianity and Literature since 1985. One poem from the most recent journal issue will be featured on this site. For examples of poetry published in the journal and featured on this site, see recent poetry. Contents of the journal are available electronically from the ATLA Serial Collection, the Humanities International Complete database from Ebsco Host, and the Literature Resource Center, among others.
For more information about submissions or subscriptions, see the appropriate link below.
For other inquiries, please contact Jordan Hardman, Managing Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.