Special Pneuma Issue on COVID-19

Call for Papers

The co-editors of Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies is pleased to announce a special edition on the global COVID-19 pandemic. We are soliciting essays on pentecostal interpretations and analyses of the impact of the corona virus on communities, economies, politics, homiletics, social ethics, cultural resistance, biblical hermeneutics, religion and science, church management, social justice, pentecostal theologies, and so on. The focus of any essay in each of these areas should be on Pentecostals and pentecostal communities in the context of their larger lifeworld. We also encourage historians to submit essays on Pentecostals’ responses to previous epidemics and pandemics. Sociologists and anthropologists are invited to submit analyses of the impact of the pandemic on pentecostal communities, churches, or organizations.  

As the preeminent journal dedicated to studying global Pentecostal movements and now proposing a special issue on the worldwide corona pandemic, we especially encourage essays from all corners of the globe. All essays should be sent to Pneuma using the journal electronic essay submission format no later than Monday, October 12, 2020 (See below for more details). All essays will go through the journal’s rigorous peer review and those that make the cut will be published in the second edition of 2021. 

Online Submission

Pneuma uses Editorial Manager, a web-based submission and peer review tracking system. All manuscripts should therefore be submitted online at www.editorialmanager.com/pneuma. Please make sure to consult the Instructions for Authors prior to submission to ensure your submission is formatted correctly. For any questions, please contact the Editorial Office at the email links below.


Signed co-editors: Nimi Wariboko (Boston University) and Bill Oliverio (SUM Bible College & Theological Seminary)


The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies

Editors-in-Chief: Nimi Wariboko and L. William Oliverio Jr.

Pneuma is the Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies (SPS). Since its founding in 1970, the SPS has become an international society of scholars interested in Pentecostal and Charismatic studies. Though many of the more than 600 members of the Society belong to one of the Pentecostal or Charismatic churches, a number of others are involved in the Society's annual meetings from other churches or merely from university settings. In 1979, Pneuma first appeared as the Journal of the SPS. The Journal became a major medium for the international discussion of scholarly issues related to Pentecostal and Charismatic studies. Pneuma publishes peer-reviewed articles on matters related to the special interest groups of the SPS, namely, biblical studies, history, theology, missions, praxis, ecumenism, ethics, philosophy, and religion and culture. The Journal cherishes an ecumenical and an international vision as well. Read more here.