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ARTS is an academic journal of the Society for the Arts in Religious and Theological Studies, and has been recognized as the single publication devoted specifically to the role of the arts in theological education and religious studies while also serving clergy, artists, and laity interested in the religion and arts dialogue. This journal seeks to expand our understanding of how the arts deepen and sustain lives of faith, and how spirituality relies upon on the arts for profound expression.

ARTS is ecumenical and interreligious. We focus on the visual arts, but are open to article submissions in all artistic media.

In every issue, we publish about theology and the arts:

  • “in the study” (articles that are more academic in nature);
  • “in the sanctuary” (articles that are more practical in nature);
  • “in the studio” (articles that are more reflective in nature);
  • "on the street" (articles that treat the relation between art and justice);
  • "in the recording studio" (articles that treat the musical arts); and
  • “in the classroom” (articles that are pedagogical in nature).

Along with our regular columns, including the portfolio, "in the gallery" interviews with practicing artists, and "on the shelf" reviews, each issue advertises the work of our partners and announces upcoming conferences, exhibitions, and calls for papers in the field of theology and the arts.


We welcome articles on any topic related to the interrelationships among theology, religious studies, spirituality, and the arts. Because our readership is comprised of academics, clergy, and artists, we actively seek articles that treat intersections among these fields. Article submissions are double blind reviewed by experts in the field. Article guidelines are accessible here.


We also welcome poetry submissions. Poets may send up to five poems, as one document (preferably .doc or .docx), together with a brief professional bio (100 words). Only poems not previously published or under review elsewhere will be considered. Please send poems and bios to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Electronic submissions are preferred. Inquiries and article submissions are welcome at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .