College of Liberal Arts
JMT Upcoming Issues
Volumes 3.2 - 8.2
Topical issues are planned for the January and June issues up to Vol. 3, no. 2 (June 2014).
Beginning in 2015, January issues will be topical, and June issues will be general, open to essays on a variety of topics.
The topical issues are listed to encourage submissions.
Volume 3, Number 2
Editors: John Berkman, Charles Camosy, and Celia Deane-Drummond
This issue intends to be the first ever issue of an academic journal dedicated to constructive approaches to ethics regarding non-human animals from the perspective of Roman Catholic moral theology. The editors welcome a wide variety of topics and methodologies, but seek essays that evaluate non-human animals as ‘subjects’ in some sense and not merely as ‘objects’ of analysis. Examples of the kind of engagements and analyses out of the tradition of Catholic Moral Theology that would be welcome include: essays that engage the significance of recent ethological or evolutionary studies; essays that engage the history of Catholic moral theology; ethical reflection on the ‘intrinsic’ goodness of a particular animal species in relation to its particular ends and capacities; ethical analyses of contemporary topics like non-human animals as pets and the factory farming of non-human animals.
Volume 4, Number 1
Editors: James F. Caccamo and David Matzko McCarthy
This issue on technology will attend to both methodological and practical questions. It will span a range of topics (from social media to bioethics). Among these issues, the connective thread will be problems and concerns that have arisen as the result of digital technology.
Volume 5, Number 1
Editors: Miguel J Romero and David Matzko McCarthy
Populorum Progressio: 50 Years
Volume 6, Number 1
Editors: Mari Rapela Heidt and Matthew A. Shadle
The issue will appear on the fiftieth anniversary of Populorum progressio. It will include articles on the historical background of the encyclical, an analysis of its account of economic development, Populorum progressio's application to contemporary issues, and its connection to subsequent encyclicals, especially Solicitudo rei socialis and Caritas in veritate.
Children, the Market, Youth Culture, and Moral Formation
Volume 7, Number 1
The editorial board of the JMT believes that the topic of children/childhood ought to be given more attention in the disciple. We welcome a variety of approaches to the issues listed in the title of the volume.
Sports Culture, Culture and Sports
Volume 8, Number 1
Sports is an important topic for moral theologians because it is an area of life that (a) almost all of us have interest in, (b) many people in our culture have interest in, (c) is enormously culturally influential, (d) consumes vast amounts of private and public funding, (e) has had countless recent crossover flashpoints, like the PSU-Sandusky sexual abuse scandal (with obvious parallels to the Church's scandal) and (f) has obvious points of contact with moral theology (e.g., think how often in teaching about virtue we analogize to sport).