Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

What is Saeculum?

Thus Saint Augustine of Hippo, on the cusp of the fifth century CE, introduced new Christians to life in the contemporary era of human history, a “sixth age” that begins with the death and resurrection of Jesus the Christ and ends only with this same Christ’s return at the end of time.

Until this return, the holy “city of God” remains enmeshed in the saeculum, a passing world of social and political life. And, at least for Augustine, this saeculum is also a necessary place of profound tension and ambiguity. Since boundaries cannot be discerned with any certainty in this life, every dimension of human existence is defined by the intermingling of divine communion and earthly commotion, of sacred and secular, of faith and culture.

It is in this tension and ambiguity, in the blending of faith and culture, that our journal finds both its origin and perennial motivation. We seek to hold this faith, this belief system, this way of life in constant conversation with the ever-changing (and often contrary) culture in which it exists.

As we continue to question what Christianity looks, sounds, and feels like through the lens of history, sociology, art, science and the like, we allow for enlightened discussion (and debate) to emerge.

The thrust of our articles seeks to better understand Christianity within the context of a particular strand of our culture, and our authors use this opportunity to expound interesting and unique thoughts on the matter.

It will be interesting to see how our conversation, focus, and tone shift as we encounter new facets of culture unique to our modern times.

 

Section Policies

Artwork

Editors
  • Reid Locklin
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Editorial

Editors
  • Ren Ito
  • Reid Locklin
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Gershon & Roza Lewkowicz Prize

Editors
  • Katherine Exarhakos
  • Reid Locklin
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Features

Editors
  • Ren Ito
  • Reid Locklin
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Essays

Editors
  • Reid Locklin
  • Leandra Mancini
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

It is our aim to give a voice to our authors; through Saeculum, they receive an opportunity to express their thoughts and understanding of Christianity within culture. It is our policy, therefore, to keep their work as in-tact as possible.

On a general level, our reviewers look for well-written papers that take on interesting or challenging topics, or are presented with fresh or unique insights.

 

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.