Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Mission Statement

Lumen et Vita is the student academic journal of the School of Theology and Ministry (STM) at Boston College. We are delighted to publish yearly the research, reflection, and reviews of our peers, from the many diverse areas of theology represented at the school.

Through this publication, we hope to bring this exceptional work to a wider audience. At an initial level, we intend to increase fellow STM students’ knowledge of the scholarship being done outside of their own specialty, thereby allowing us here at the STM to benefit from the rich variety of our school. At a further level, we hope that it may contribute to the interdisciplinary conversation at Boston College and in the larger academic world, and may demonstrate once more how mutually illuminating the interaction can be between Catholic theology, the academy, and the wider culture.

Another significant benefit of this publication is the opportunity for students to go through the formal process of sharing their work with the theological community. This opportunity is not limited to the publication, as Lumen et Vita also coordinates colloquia and symposia at the STM where this opportunity for exchange occurs in other formats.

In all things, we strive to remain true to the rich Catholic and Jesuit tradition of intelligent reflection bearing fruit in loving action; all for the greater glory of God.

 

Section Policies

Articles

In addition to the general submission requirements,

  • use footnotes, not endnotes, and follow The Chicago Manual of Style.
  • keep submissions between 2,500-6,000 words and book reviews between 1,200-1,500 words and published in the past five years.

 

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Book Reviews

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Symposium

Editors
  • Susan Bigelow
  • Catherine Burke
  • Bennett Comerford
  • David de la Fuente
  • Daniel Finucane
  • Brian Himes
  • Michael Magree
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Colloquium

What is the Catechetical Responsibility of Theology?


Recent theological debate has raised several questions: What is the catecheticalresponsibility of theology? Does such a responsibility exist? How can theology inthe University contribute to an evangelization in the wider Church that is “new” inardor, methods, and expression?


Inspired by discussion in America Magazine on theology and catechesis, Lumenet Vita has adopted this as the theme for our Fall 2011 Colloquium, which willtake place on Friday, November 11, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.


Students who are interested in giving a presentation should see the "Submissions" section of the "About" page. The deadline is October 19.

Editors
  • Susan Bigelow
  • Catherine Burke
  • Bennett Comerford
  • David de la Fuente
  • Daniel Finucane
  • Brian Himes
  • Michael Magree
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Recommended Reading

Editors
  • David de la Fuente
  • Brian Himes
  • Michael Magree
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Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Creative Commons License
All content published in Lumen et Vita is licensed for re-use under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...