Verbum et Ecclesia is a theological research journal that challenges traditional discourses within and between the fields of biblical, religious, social and human sciences as well as the constructive engagement with the natural sciences. It is an instrument of engagement between theological disciplines, on the one hand, and theology and other disciplines, on the other. View our Editorial Team.

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Original Research

The ethical debate about the use of autonomous weapon systems from a theological perspective  
Wolfgang Engelhardt, Volker Kessler
18 July 2024

Original Research

A theology rhizome  
Willem H. Oliver
16 July 2024

Original Research - Special Collection: Decolonialism in Theology today

The 19th-century missionary encounters with the Batswana people in South Africa: An intersectional-decolonial approach  
Themba Shingange
12 July 2024

Original Research

2 Samuel 13:1–22 and the psychological effects of rape in Enugu State, Nigeria  
Virginus U. Eze, Collins I. Ugwu
09 July 2024

Original Research

Does the Genesis 4 narrative suggest some knowledge of psychopathy?  
Gert J. Malan
08 July 2024

Original Research

Calling and conscience: Paul as an example  
Gert J. Malan
08 July 2024

Original Research - Special Collection: African Hermeneutics

‘Young people think with their eyes’: Proverbs 1:8–19 and cultism in Warri, Delta State  
Favour C. Uroko
05 July 2024

Original Research

Hostility towards removal: A frame-semantic analysis of שׁמד in the Hebrew Bible  
Izaak J.L. Connoway
04 July 2024

Table of Contents

Table of Contents Vol 44, No 1 (2023)  
Editorial Office
28 June 2024

Original Research

Ecological crisis and the church: A proposal for biblical stewardship as a nexus for environmental protection  
Christopher Magezi
14 June 2024
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 Call for Papers: ‘Verbum et Ecclesia’ 2024 – 2025 topical collection: We invite you to submit


AOSIS calls on all authors to participate in the 2024-2025 topical collection to be published in the open-access scholarly journal Verbum et Ecclesia.


Title: Decolonialism in Theology Today: (South) African Voices

Submissions open:  08 January 2024

Extended deadline for submissions: 31 December 2024


Expected publication date: Rolling publication, Topical Collection to be published by 30 June 2025


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Posted: 2024-07-01

Notification: Just in

The Table of Contents for Vol 44, No 1 (2023) of our esteemed scholarly journal has just been released! Dive into the latest findings and must-read articles shaping your field. Don't miss out on this invaluable resource for researchers and academics alike. Stay informed, stay ahead!  
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Call for Papers: ‘Verbum et Ecclesia’ 2025 Special Issue: We invite you to submit


AOSIS calls on all authors to participate in the 2025 special collection that will be published in the open-access scholarly journal Verbum et Ecclesia.


Title: Fifty years of theological and religion research: The history of the Research Institute for Theology and Religion at the University of South Africa (1975-2025)


Submissions open: 21 June 2024

Deadline for submissions: 30 September 2024

Expected publication date: 28 March 2025



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We are looking forward to your participation in this special issue.

Posted: 2024-06-19

Press Release: Exciting update!

Our past two editorials for the Journal of Applied Neurosciences are available! Discover the vision and mission behind our new journal and the innovative research we aim to showcase in neuroscience and other biological underpinnings of human behaviour. Read the insightful editorials by our Editor-in-Chief, Dirk J. Geldenhuys, and learn more about our journey and goals. Check it out here: journalofappliedneurosciences.org  
Posted: 2024-05-21 More...

Press Release: The wait is over!

The wait is finally over! We are proud to introduce the African Journal of Creative Economy, your new go-to source for the latest research and insights in Cultural Economics, Creative Industries, Arts and Culture Management and Cultural Studies and Cultural Policy.  Explore our inaugural editorial by Jeanette D. Snowball and Richard Haines, featuring pioneering studies and expert opinions. Don't miss out on the start of something big! Visit ajce.africa  
Posted: 2024-05-17 More...
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