New Explorations in Theology

New Explorations in Theology

Theology is flourishing in dynamic and unexpected ways in the twenty-first century. Scholars are increasingly recognizing the global character of the church, freely crossing old academic boundaries and challenging previously entrenched interpretations. Despite living in a culture of uncertainty, both young and senior scholars today are engaged in hopeful and creative work in the areas of systematic, historical, philosophical, biblical, and practical theology.

New Explorations in Theology provides a platform for cutting-edge research in these fields.

In an age of media proliferation and academic oversaturation, there is a need to single out the best new monographs. IVP Academic is committed to publishing constructive works that advance key theological conversations. We look for projects that investigate new areas of research, stimulate fruitful dialogue, and attend to the diverse array of contexts and audiences in our increasingly pluralistic world. IVP Academic is excited to make this work available to scholars, students and general readers who are seeking fresh new insights for the future of Christian theology.

NET Advisory Board:

  • Daniel Castelo, Duke Divinity School 
  • Tom Greggs, University of Aberdeen 
  • Kristen Johnson, Western Theological Seminary 
  • Beth Felker Jones, Northern Seminary 
  • Veli-Matti Karkkainen, Fuller Theological Seminary 
  • Thomas McCall, Asbury Theological Seminary
  • Kyle Strobel, Biola University

If you are a doctoral student or scholar working in the fields of systematic, historical, philosophical, biblical, or practical theology, and you think that your work could be a fit for the NET series, then you are invited to submit a proposal to the series editor. See the NET Submissions page for more details.

"New Explorations in Theology provides a platform for the very best of the discipline—exciting scholars addressing classic theological topics with questions of contemporary relevance in new, cutting-edge ways. The series allows contributors to explore themes and figures across systematic, philosophical, historical and constructive boundaries, and to develop new approaches to the discipline."

Tom Greggs, Marischal Professor of Divinity, University of Aberdeen

"The New Explorations in Theology series provides a much-needed space for both emerging and senior scholars to engage in the many rich conversations taking place within the broad range of theological discourse today. The result is academic work at its best—lively, challenging, provocative, stimulating. Both the individual volumes and the series as a whole are making significant contributions to shaping the future of the discipline of theology."

Kristen Johnson, associate professor of theology and Christian formation, Western Theological Seminary

"The New Explorations in Theology series fills an important lacuna in contemporary theological literature, by carving out space for systematic, historical, philosophical, and other constructive monographs on important theological issues, doctrines, and figures for a reasonable cost. These are high-level explorations in theology that deserve close attention by scholars and graduate students of theology."

Kyle Strobel, associate professor of spiritual theology, Biola University
Jon Coutts
Samantha L. Miller
David B. Hunsicker
Derek W. Taylor
Joseph H. Sherrard
James R. Salladin
Sherene Nicholas Khouri