Theology, Culture & History

Apostolorum, Nicæno,

Quicunque, Chalcedonense








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A Biannual Journal


Theology, Culture & History

ISSN: 1941-7624

Gannon Murphy, PhD

General Editor

Glenn Siniscalchi, PhD

Editor, Theology

Stephen Patrick, PhD

Acquisitions Editor, Christian Philosophy

Samuel J. Youngs, MA

Editor, Book Reviews

Ken Deusterman, MA

Editor, Book Reviews


American Theological Inquiry (ATI) was formed in 2007 by Gannon Murphy (PhD Theology, Univ. Wales; Anglican) and Stephen Patrick (PhD Philosophy, Univ. Illinois; Eastern Orthodox) to open up space for Christian scholars who affirm the Ecumenical Creeds to contribute research throughout the broader Christian scholarly community in America and the West broadly.


To provide an inter-tradition forum for scholars who affirm the historic Ecumenical Creeds of Christianity to communicate contemporary theologies, developments, commentaries, and insights pertaining to theology, culture, and history toward elevating Western theological discourse. ATI seeks a critical function as much or more so as a quasi-ecumenical one. ATI’s intention is not to erase or weaken the distinctives of various ecclesial traditions, but to widen the dialogue and increase inter-tradition understanding while mutually affirming Christ’s power to transform culture and the importance of strengthening Western Christianity with special reference to her historic, creedal roots.


Indexing. This periodical is indexed in the ATLA Religion Database®, a product of the American Theological Library Association, 300 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 2100, Chicago, IL 60606, USA. email: atla [at],

Subscriptions. A subscription is not needed to access ATI. Each issue is available free of charge in a PDF format by accessing Print copies are available for purchase from Wipf and Stock Publishers through one of the following means:


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Distribution. ATI maintains a distribution list of approximately 4,200 readers primarily in the U.S. and U.K., though with some international appeal as well. ATI is also accessed independently through library indexing services more than 6,800 times a year resulting in a total readership of around 11,000. Those on ATI’s distribution list receive notification of new issues and a biannual communiqué. To be added to ATI’s distribution list, please send an email to: distribution-list [at] atijournal [dot] org.

Manuscript submissions should be addressed to the General Editor. Emailed submissions are acceptable (gmurphy [at] atijournal [dot] org). ATI is open to diverse submissions concerning theology, culture, and history from the perspective of historic, creedal Christianity. Particular topics of interest generally include:

  Theology (Biblical, philosophical, historical, and systematic).

  Engagement with Patristical literature.

  Theological, cultural, philosophical, and ecclesial trends in the Western world.

  Perspectives on history from an orthodox viewpoint.

  Philosophical and cultural apologetics.

Book reviews should be submitted to: Samuel Youngs at syoungs [at] atijournal [dot] org or bookreviews [at] atijournal [dot] org

Requirements. Submissions should conform to the following standards:

1.  Include your full name, title and/or institutional affiliation, and a brief (one sentence) statement affirming the Ecumenical Creeds of Christendom (Apostles’, Athanasian, Nicæno-Constantinopolitan, Chalcedonian). Exceptions are made with reference to the filioque clauses and Athanasian anathemas.

2.  The work has not been submitted elsewhere, or, written permission is provided by the previous publisher specifying approval for publication in ATI.

3.  Submit MSS or book reviews in a Microsoft Word, RTF, or text format.

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