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About Regnum Dei

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The journal Regnum Dei, created in 1945, is an annual publication of the General Curia of the Regular Clerics, Theatines, based in Rome. This peer-reviewed journal publishes original research articles and book reviews covering all areas of the history of the Church: theology, (fundamental, dogmatic, moral, biblical, liturgical, etc.), Spirituality, history of art, architecture, that contribute to stimulate and deepen the study related to the charisma inaugurated by Saint Cajetan of Thiene, Gian Pietro Caraffa and other founding partners of this religious order, as well as the recognition of the action of the Theatines in the history of the Church, culture and the various scientific disciplines and the always valid and dynamic traits of their heritage (see Cannon 578, CIC 83).

The purpose of the journal is to promote the study of the Theology of Providence and its consequences at different epistemological levels, and to open new horizons for reflection and dialogue in our contemporary world.

Open to the scientific collaborations of scholars, professors, researchers or students of theology and related disciplines, Regnum Dei offers previously unpublished texts (unless they have been published in a language other than the one that is presented), relevant to the spirit of the journal, written in Italian, Spanish, Portuguese or English.

The journal consists of five major sections:

Articles: monothematic studies on specific issues of theology, spirituality, history, history of art and Church architecture, which contribute to stimulate and deepen research on the thought and legacy of St. Cajetan of Thiene, Gian Pietro Caraffa.

Notes: succinct descriptions and critical commentaries on the most recent research (conferences, symposia, on-going research and theological debates) on the scope of Providence, and the like, and on the perspective of a Church that is always open to conversion and reform (cf. LG 8: “Ecclesia… sancta simul et semper purificanda, poenitentiam et renovationem continuous prosequitur”).

Reviews: succinct descriptions and critical analysis of recent publications related to the history or the spirituality of the Theatines, or of the theology of Providence in general.

Bibliography: bibliographic list of monographs, essays, studies, text editions and articles edited during the year of publication, pertaining to the history or spirituality of the Theatines, and related issues.

Archival: Images of original documents obtained from research in the archives of the Congregation of Regular Clerics, Theatines, and their transcription and eventual translation into Italian.

The papers that are submitted for publication will be peer-reviewed by two experts, appointed by the Editorial Committee of the journal. They will offer comments to support the journal’s editor in judging the paper’s suitability for publication. The objectivity of this process is reinforced by a system of anonymity,’ double-blind’, where neither reviewers nor authors know one another’s identity.
The editor will make a decision regarding the paper based on the reviewer reports. The article will be sent to one or more reviewers who are experts in the field. They will offer comments to support the journal’s editor in judging the paper’s suitability for publication.

The result will be communicated to the author. It could either be “publishable”, “publishable following the recommendations” or “not suitable for publication”
The author must carry out the revisions asked before submitting a next draft. Papers submitted for publication must not have been included in any other work, nor should the copyright have been assigned elsewhere.

The judgment of the Editorial Committee regarding the relevance to the journal of the publication of the contents of a contribution will be respected. The Committee will be composed of researchers, scholars and professors specialised in the areas of theology, philosophy, liturgy, history, history of art, history of architecture, archival studies and social sciences.

If the manuscript is accepted for publication, its copyright will be exclusive property of Regnum Dei.