Themelios is an international, evangelical, peer-reviewed theological journal that expounds and defends the historic Christian faith. Its primary audience is theological students and pastors, though scholars read it as well. Themelios began in 1975 and was operated by RTSF/UCCF in the UK, and it became a digital journal operated by The Gospel Coalition in 2008. The editorial team draws participants from across the globe as editors, essayists, and reviewers. Themelios is published three times a year online at The Gospel Coalition website in PDF and HTML, and may be purchased in digital format with Logos Bible Software and in print with Wipf and Stock. It is also accessible in full-text through the ATLA Religion Database. Themelios is copyrighted by The Gospel Coalition. Readers are free to use it and circulate it in digital form without further permission, but they must acknowledge the source and may not change the content.


Brian J. Tabb | General Editor

Bethlehem College & Seminary

Andrew David Naselli | Administrator

Bethlehem College & Seminary 720 13th Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55415 USA

D. A. Carson | Contributing Editor and President

The Gospel Coalition

Daniel Strange | Contributing Editor

Oak Hill Theological College

David Sloan | Designer

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Book review editors

Editorial board


Themelios typically publishes articles that are 4,000 to 10,000 words (including footnotes). Prospective contributors to Themelios should submit articles electronically by email to the Managing Editor in either Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Themelios utilizes a blind peer-review process, so manuscript submissions should not include the author’s name or institutional affiliation. Articles should use clear, concise English and should consistently adopt either UK or USA spelling and punctuation conventions. Special characters (such as Greek and Hebrew) require a Unicode font. Abbreviations and bibliographic references should conform to The SBL Handbook of Style (2nd edition), supplemented by The Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition). For examples of the the journal's style, consult the most recent Themelios issues and the contributor guidelines

Book reviews

The book review editors generally select individuals for book reviews, but potential reviewers may contact them about reviewing specific books. As part of arranging book reviews, the book review editors will supply book review guidelines to reviewers.

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