Modern Believing

Modern Believing

Modern Believing is published on behalf of Modern Church. 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. 

Modern Believing has a century long record of contributions from church leaders, established theologians, and newly-emerging theological minds. It is committed to high academic standards and to high accessibility, and it values each equally.

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Signs of the Times is the quarterly newsletter of Modern Church, published in January, April, July and October. Click here for the latest edition.

Code of Conduct
LUP is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards. We therefore ask that all contributors and reviewers adhere to the COPE Core Practices. More info can be found on the COPE website.

There are currently no Calls for Papers for Modern Believing.

Dr Adrian Thatcher

Assistant Editor
Dr Katharine Moody

Reviews Editor
Rev Canon Dr Michael Brierley

Editorial Board
Revd. Prof. John Barton
Revd. Prof. Mark Chapman
Prof. Susannah Cornwall
Revd. Canon Prof Leslie J Francis
Prof. Paul Freston
Prof. Elaine Graham
Emeritus Prof. Thomas Hughson
Revd. Prof. Andrew Linzey
Revd. Prof. Diarmaid MacCulloch
Revd. Canon Prof. Martyn Percy
Prof. Anthony G Reddie
Revd. Dr. Miranda Threlfall-Holmes
Revd. Prof. Keith Ward
Prof. Linda Woodhead

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