Women and Gender in the Bible and the Biblical World

Stained glass ladies, Notre-Dame, Montreal, Canada, May 28, 2010 | © Courtesy of Rebecca Wilson/Flickr.
Stained glass ladies, Notre-Dame, Montreal, Canada, May 28, 2010 | © Courtesy of Rebecca Wilson/Flickr.

The journal Open Theology invites submissions for its topical issue entitled “Women and Gender in the Bible and the Biblical World.”


Zanne Domoney-Lyttle (University of Glasgow)
Sarah Nicholson
(University of Glasgow)


This topical issue is prepared in collaboration with the conference “Women and Gender in the Bible and the Ancient World”, held by University of Glasgow.

The special issue aims to explore, interrogate and reflect on the ways in which women are understood, contextualised and represented in the text of the Bible that has developed, in various ways, a foundational significance for Western culture.

The journal welcomes papers that could contribute to this discussion by addressing, for example, gendered relationships between the human and the divine; compulsory heterosexuality; sociology of gender in biblical texts; the pathologizing of women’s experiences; reception of biblical texts; gendered violence in biblical texts; post-colonial approaches to gendered representations of biblical women or themes of transgression, embodiment, power, performance, emotion, redemption or loss within biblical narratives.

The focus of the issue is on the complex relationships between biblical women and the worlds they inhabit — including the worlds into which they have been relocated through recreation and interpretation — in order to illuminate reframings of, and contested answers to, Simone de Beauvoir’s question: “What is a woman?”

Authors publishing their articles in the topical issue will benefit from:

  • transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review,
  • efficient route to fast-track publication and full advantage of De Gruyter’s e-technology,
  • free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions.

Because Open Theology is published in Open Access model, as a rule, publication costs should be covered by Article Publishing Charges (APCs), paid by authors, their affiliated institutions, funders or sponsors. To view funding opportunities to cover APCs, please visit https://www.degruyter.com/page/1097.

Authors without access to publishing funds are encouraged to discuss potential discounts or waivers with Managing Editor of the journal Katarzyna Tempczyk (katarzyna.tempczyk@degruyter.com) before submitting their manuscripts.


Submissions will be collected from September 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020, via the on-line submission system at http://www.editorialmanager.com/openth/

Choose as article type: “Topical Issue Article: Women and Gender in the Bible”

Before submission the authors should carefully read over the Instruction for Authors, available at: http://www.degruyter.com/view/supplement/s23006579_Instruction_for_Authors.pdf

All contributions will undergo critical peer-review before being accepted for publication.

Further questions about this thematic issue can be addressed to Zanne Domoney-Lyttle at Zanne.Domoney-Lyttle@glasgow.ac.uk or Sarah Nicholson at Sarah.Nicholson@glasgow.ac.uk. In case of technical or financial questions, please contact journal Managing Editor Katarzyna Tempczyk at katarzyna.tempczyk@degruyter.com.

Edited by Pablo Markin

Featured Image Credits: Stained glass ladies, Notre-Dame, Montreal, Canada, May 28, 2010 | © Courtesy of Rebecca Wilson/Flickr.

Cite this blog post
Pablo Markin (2019, July 25). Women and Gender in the Bible and the Biblical World. Open Culture. Retrieved June 25, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/shri

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