Confronting Gender Polarity and Nationalism


For the ESWTR Journal 2023 we invite authors to submit papers relating to the theme of the ESWTR conference 2022 in Oslo:

Europe is experiencing a reemergence of polarizing discourses. The ideologies that fuel these discourses often reference conservative Christian or Neopagan faith traditions for legitimation, thus linking religion with the growing far-right movements. Central to the movements is a new acceptance for polarized and racialized gender discourse. Male supremacy and the patriarchal family are reclaimed as foundational to both church and nation, thus putting the rights of women, queer and non-white people under new pressure. New analytics have evolved where climate change is denied, populist conspiracy theories accepted, civic polarities endorsed, and Anti-Islam and Anti-Semitism are revived. The desire for a new cultural war reaches from the US to Eastern Europe, and the war on Ukraine warns of its dangers. When core understandings and respect of human rights are challenged, so is sustainable democracy.

The ESWTR Journal welcomes contributions engaging with these issues from any quadrants in the theological field and related disciplines.

Contributions should not be more than 8000 words and should include an abstract in the language of the article. Do bear in mind the rest of the requirements, which you will find detailed in the style sheet at Articles disregarding these guidelines will not be considered for peer-reviewing.

The deadline for the submission of the articles is 30 November 2022. Contributions should be sent to the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .