Element Call for Student Submissions (July 15 deadline)

Element: The Journal of the Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology is publishing a special issue dedicated to student articles. Submissions will be accepted by undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled in a program of study related to philosophy, theology, or other areas of religious studies. Papers will be reviewed by selected members of the SMPT Executive Board and other outside reviewers as needed. Authors of papers selected for publication will receive a $50.00 gift certificate for books at Amazon.com with a $100.00 award for the winning article as selected by the SMPT Executive Committee. Submissions should be sent as attachments via email to [email protected] in Microsoft Word format. An abstract of no more than 150 words should accompany each submission along with full contact information, including name, institution, program of study, phone numbers, e-mail, and mailing addresses. All articles will be subject to blind review and editorial modification. Information about the Society and journal can be found at www.smpt.org. For further questions, contact Editor Brian Birch at [email protected]

Deadline: July 15, 2008

3 comments for “Element Call for Student Submissions (July 15 deadline)

  1. May 21, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Sounds like fun. Do you happen to know if Element accepts Mormon-themed articles from non-Mormon contributors?

  2. Kent
    May 21, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Chris, Element has published a few articles by non-Mormons in the past, which have been excellent IMHO. I hope to read your articles, as I enjoy your blog.

  3. Ben Huff
    May 21, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Element, and the Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology generally, are happy to consider submissions by non-Mormons and regularly feature articles and talks by non-Mormons. Here’s SMPT’s statement of purpose (appearing on its home page): “The purpose of the Society is to promote disciplined reflection on Latter-day Saint beliefs. Its aims include constructive engagement with the broader tradition of philosophy and theology. All its publications, conferences, and other forums for discussion will take seriously both the commitments of faith and the standards of scholarship.”

    Taking seriously the commitments of faith doesn’t necessarily mean having any particular faith; it just means approaching faith claims (LDS or other faith claims) as serious matters for discussion and reasoning.

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