Description:Current issues are now on the Chicago Journals website. Read the latest issue. The Journal of Religion is one of the publications by which the Divinity School of The University of Chicago seeks to promote critical, hermeneutical, historical, and constructive inquiry into religion. While expecting articles to advance scholarship in their respective fields in a lucid, cogent, and fresh way, the Journal is especially interested in areas of research with a broad range of implications for scholars of religion, or cross-disciplinary relevance. The Editors welcome submissions in theology, religious ethics, and philosophy of religion, as well as articles that approach the role of religion in culture and society from a historical, sociological, psychological, linguistic, or artistic standpoint.
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available in JSTOR and the most recently published issue of a journal.
Moving walls are generally represented in years. In rare instances, a
publisher has elected to have a "zero" moving wall, so their current
issues are available in JSTOR shortly after publication.
Note: In calculating the moving wall, the current year is not counted.
For example, if the current year is 2008 and a journal has a 5 year
moving wall, articles from the year 2002 are available.
Terms Related to the Moving Wall
Fixed walls: Journals with no new volumes being added to the archive.
Absorbed: Journals that are combined with another title.
Complete: Journals that are no longer published or that have been
combined with another title.
In view of the current demand of an organized group in Christianity that a definite list of "fundamentals" be insisted upon, it is imperative to discover what such a list would be if based on actual history. A survey of twenty Christian groups is made, showing in brief compass what each regards as essential. Considerable diversity exists in these statements. The Apostles' Creed, as the most universally accepted formula, is critically examined. It is found that several items in this creed are susceptible of varied interpretation. The conclusion is that no formulation adequately interprets the whole of Christianity. The attempt to require acceptance of a fixed creed leads to unfortunate results for religion.