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Anglican Evangelical Journal for Theology and Mission

ANVIL Journal no longer publishes with De Gruyter Open

Anvil is an Anglican evangelical journal of theology and mission. It aims to encourage clear and creative thinking and practice through open, scholarly debate. While the journal stands clearly in an Anglican evangelical tradition, it seeks to engage constructively with other Christian traditions, both within and beyond the Anglican Communion. Anvil has a particular concern to reflect the unity and diversity of the church worldwide.

Why subscribe and read 

To keep abreast of contemporary developments in theology and mission and to be inspired to think creatively about life and faith in today's world.

Why submit 

To be published in a reputable journal of theology and mission, and to resource the Church by inspiring and challenging ministers and informed readers.

Rejection Rate

 ~15% - most are commissioned articles.

CrossCheck Plagiarism Screening System
The editorial board is participating in a growing community of CrossCheck System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. CrossCheck is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

Detailed description of the CrossCheck System can be found at:

Abstracting & Indexing

ANVIL is covered by the following services:

  • ATLA Religion Database
  • Baidu Scholar
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • CNPIEC - cnpLINKer
  • Dimensions
  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Genamics JournalSeek
  • Google Scholar
  • J-Gate
  • JournalTOCs
  • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
  • Microsoft Academic
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • Publons
  • QOAM (Quality Open Access Market)
  • ReadCube
  • Sherpa/RoMEO
  • Summon (ProQuest)
  • TDNet
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WanFang Data
  • WorldCat (OCLC)

Editorial Policy

We aim to publish original articles by contemporary writers, whether established or not, which are of high quality and theological substance.
We aim to review recently published books in the fields of:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Christian Doctrine and Philosophy
  • Ethics, Pastoral Studies and Mission
  • Worship and Spirituality
  • Church History and Biography

Our reviews aim to help our readers keep abreast of recent scholarship and determine which new books they need to read.

The material contained in Anvil represents the opinions of the authors and not necessarily those of the Editors, Editorial Board or Trustees.


The Anvil Trust

  • Rt Revd Graham Cray (Chair) Archbishops' Missioner and Team Leader of Fresh Expressions. England
  • Professor Richard Bauckham, Retired Professor of Biblical Studies, University of St Andrew's, Scotland
  • Dr Martin Davie, Theological Secretary to the Council and Secretary to the Faith and Order Advisory Group, Church of England.
  • Very Revd Adrian Newman Bishop of Stepney, Diocese of London, UK
  • Revd Dr Paul Weston, Ridley Hall, Cambridge, UK

Consulting Editors

  • Dr Paul Davies, All Nations Christian College, Herts, UK
  • Revd Dr John Corrie, Trinity College, Bristol, UK
  • Revd Canon Joseph Galgalo, St Paul's College, Limuru, Kenya
  • Revd  Dr Andrew Goddard, Associate Director Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics,   Cambridge, UK
  • Revd Dr Tim Hull, St John's College Nottingham, UK
  • Dr Michael Jensen, Moore Theological College, Sydney, Australia
  • Revd Dr Olivia Nassaka, Uganda Christian University, Mukono, Uganda
  • Revd Canon Sarah Rowland Jones, Archbishop's researcher, Capetown, South Africa
  • Revd Peter Sanlon, Oak Hill Theological College, London, UK
  • Revd Dr George Sumner,  Wycliffe College, Toronto
  • Very Rev. Dr. Justyn Terry, Trinity School for Ministry, Pittsburgh, USA
  • Revd Michael Volland, Cranmer Hall, Durham, UK
  • Revd Dr Jenni Williams, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford