St. Nersess Theological Review Resumes Publication

St. Nersess Theological Review Resumes Publication

In mid-November, the Catholic University of America Press highlighted three new academic journals that will debut in 2023. One of the journals, the St. Nersess Theological Review (SNTR), was promoted on their website. As the scholarly publication of St. Nersess Armenian Seminary, it will include original research articles, translations from classics of Armenian scholarship, and book reviews.

Edited by Dr. Christopher Sheklian, the SNTR remains the “only English language academic journal dedicated to the study of Armenian Christianity.” The first Volume was published in 1996 during the rectorship of the Rev. Fr. Arakel Aljalian, a 1993 alumnus of the seminary and now pastor of St. James Armenian Church in Watertown, MA.

According to Dr. Sheklian, the journal strives to publish from a variety of disciplines and will connect scholars in America, Europe, the Middle East, and Armenia. In particular, the seminary plans to publish work translated from Armenian–not just Classical Armenian translations but also “modern classics” and contemporary scholarship being done in Armenia, Istanbul, Antelias, or Jerusalem. The goal is to facilitate a global Armenian conversation about Armenian Christianity.

The seminary’s relationship with Catholic University of America Press brings our publication to new heights, as it will now be introduced to academic libraries around the world. “It is very exciting to be associated with an academic press; this adds to the prestige and quality of our journal,” commented Dr. Sheklian. “Dr. Trevor Lipscombe, Director of the Press, has been extremely helpful and encouraging during the entire process,” Dr. Sheklian continued. Many thanks to Dr. Roberta Ervine, Professor of Armenian Christian Studies at St. Nersess, for initially developing the relationship with Dr. Robin Darling Young, Associate Professor of Church History at Catholic University of America. The first issue will be published this Spring and will be published twice a year; click here to view Table of Contents. Any inquiries should be sent to and addressed to Dr. Christopher Sheklian. To subscribe, click here.

To read past issues of the SNTR, click here.