The Ethiopian Journal of Theology (EJT) is an ecumenical academic journal centered in Ethiopia but with wide engagement with international scholarship. It serves as a forum allowing Ethiopian scholars to engage with the international academic study of the Bible and Christian theology.


EJT intends to make a meaningful contribution to scholarly discussions by offering a uniquely Ethiopian perspective on biblical, theological and related issues. More specifically, the journal will:

  • Contribute towards fulfilling EGST’s objective of becoming an internationally recognized and locally relevant research-intensive post graduate theological school of excellence as set out in the Five-Year Strategic Plan (2016–2020).
  • Publish articles that critically address problems related to churches and societies in Ethiopia and beyond.
  • Contribute uniquely to biblical and theological knowledge of the international community by offering African theological perspectives.
  • Promote scholarly discourse and research related to the wealth of Christian manuscripts and literature written during Ethiopia’s 17 centuries of Christianity.
Intended Audience

EJT is intended for advanced students, researchers and specialists in Biblical, Theological and related studies. It hopes to engage the academic community both in Ethiopia and abroad.


EJT accepts articles from the faculty of EGST, scholars affiliated with other theological institutions and churches in Ethiopia, as well as international scholars.


Submissions are via email and include scholarly essays, book reviews, and reports of original research. All submissions must be consistent with the mandate and vision of the Journal.


    • Dr. Desta Heliso, EGST


    • Dr. Theodros Assefa, Head of Academic Affairs at EGST and Lecturer in Ethics and Philosophical Theology.
    • Richard Bauckham, Professor Emeritus of New Testament Studies and Bishop Wardlaw Professor in the University of St Andrews, Scotland.
    • Dr. Tony Lane, formerly of the London School of Theology.
    • Dr. Misgana Mathewos: Director of EGST and Lecturer in Old Testament and Hermeneutics.
    • Prof. Dr. Loren Stuckenbruck, Protestant Faculty in New Testament Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Each issue will have approximately 5 articles and 2 book reviews. All articles must meet the following guidelines:

    • Recommended length: approximately 5000 words for articles and 1500 words for book reviews
    • Follow the Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition with standard margins and font
    • The dates and pages will be always cited with their complete reference: pp. 525-528 (no 525-8, nor 525 ss./fol.).
    • Include a one paragraph abstract
    • Include a one-paragraph biography at the end containing the author’s full name, address, academic credentials and institutional or organizational affiliations
    • Submitted as .doc file to facilitate the editing process
    • Sent to designated email address

The journal will be published both in the traditional print format to ensure access to the journal nationally and as an open access online journal to foster international submissions and interest. Estimated to be approximately100 pages in length, the journal will be published twice a year.

The journal will be published by the EGST Research Office under the supervision of the Editorial Board.


All article submissions will go through a double-blind peer review process in which the identities of both authors and reviewers are concealed. The choice of reviewers depends on the Editorial Board, who will take into account academic merits and professional experience, including both national and international scholars.