Volumes 3 - 8
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 1
Editors: David Cloutier and William C. Mattison III
Environment and Creation: Non-Human Animals
Volume 3, Number 2
Editor: John Berkman
Technology, Human Community and Being Human
Volume 4, Number 1
Editors: James F. Caccamo and David Matzko McCarthy
Technology is an understudied area that can be linked to a number of other interesting theological questions. For example, articles might take up how technology shapes our understandings of friendship, neighborhoods, and community, how participation in civic life is affected, and so on. In general, there is a sense that the church ought to be caught up more in online life. But there are all kinds of thorny issues that need to be worked out. Theologians might start to work out a "rule of life" that helps people engage online practices and everyday use of electronic media (e.g., iPhones).
Civil Community and State
Volume 5, Number 1
Editors: Jeanne Heffernan Schindler and Joseph Capizzi
Populorum Progressio: Freedom, Politics, Economics, and Human Fulfillment
Volume 6, Number 1
The issue will appear on the fiftieth anniversary of Popularum Progressio. Submissions may deal with topics related to the document and do not have to address the encyclical directly. Key topics are listed in the subtitle.
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).