Call for Papers: Diakrisis Yearbook of Theology and Philosophy, Vol. 7 (2024)


The Diakrisis Yearbook of Theology and Philosophy invites scholars, theologians, philosophers, and researchers to contribute to our 2024 volume, centered on the compelling theme of “Suffering and Asceticism.” This volume aims to delve into the profound and often complex relationship between human suffering, religious or spiritual discipline (askesis), and their broader theological and philosophical implications. In a world increasingly grappling with multifaceted forms of suffering—be it existential, social, or spiritual—this volume seeks to bring to light how theological and philosophical discourses interpret and respond to these challenges. We encourage submissions that explore the dynamic interplay between suffering and self-discipline, not only as theological and philosophical concepts, but also as realities that deeply influence human experience and societal structures. This edition aspires to provide a platform for critical reflection, scholarly dialogue, and interdisciplinary exploration, particularly focusing on the intersections and dialogues between theology, phenomenology, metaphysics, and other related fields.

In addition to papers focused on the main theme, we also welcome submissions for our Varia section. This section is open to high-quality papers on topics outside the central theme of “Suffering and Asceticism,” encompassing a broad range of subjects within theology and philosophy. This provides an opportunity for scholars to contribute their insightful research and perspectives on various theological and philosophical topics, thus enriching the diversity and scope of the volume.

Key Themes and Questions
  • How does the concept of suffering shape theological discourse and praxis?
  • The role of asceticism in various religious traditions and its impact on spiritual formation.
  • Exploring the phenomenological dimensions of suffering: existential, psychological, and theological perspectives.
  • The interplay between philosophical understandings of suffering and theological interpretations.
  • Comparative studies on suffering and asceticism in different religious contexts.
  • Ethical implications of suffering and self-discipline in contemporary society.
Submission Guidelines
  • Manuscripts should be original, unpublished work and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • We encourage interdisciplinary approaches and welcome contributions from scholars in theology, philosophy, religious studies, and related fields.
  • Submissions should clearly delineate the relationship between theological concepts and phenomenological or metaphysical frameworks.
  • Manuscripts must adhere to the journal’s formatting and referencing guidelines, available on our website (see the Submissions page).
Important Dates
  • Submission Deadline: September 20, 2024
  • Notification of Acceptance: October 30, 2024
  • Final Manuscript Due: November 10, 2024
  • Publication Date: November 30, 2024
Submission Process
  • Manuscripts should be prepared for blind peer review. Please ensure that all identifying information, including names and affiliations, is removed from the main manuscript to maintain the integrity of the blind review process.
  • Submissions should be accompanied by a separate cover letter. This letter should include a short bio of the author(s), detailing their current affiliations, research interests, and relevant publications or achievements. This information helps the editorial board understand the background and expertise of the contributors.
  • Manuscripts should be submitted via email to yearbook[at] In your email submission, please clearly indicate whether the paper is for the main theme “Suffering and Asceticism” or for the Varia section.
  • For detailed guidelines and more information about the journal, please visit the Diakrisis Yearbook of Theology and Philosophy website at:

We look forward to your contributions and to fostering rich discussions that bridge theology and philosophy in the exploration of suffering and asceticism. For further inquiries, please contact diakrisis.yearbook[at]