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Ecclesia Militans Journal

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Hosted by Forge Theological Seminary, Ecclesia Militans is a new bi-annual peer-reviewed academic journal for biblical studies, theological studies, and philosophy. 


H. Michael Shultz Jr., DMin | General Editor
Lucas E. Vieira, MLS | Managing Editor


The deadline for our Fall 2024 Issue is July 10th, 2024. 

Article submission requirements

  • Articles should pertain to topics in the fields of biblical studies, theological studies, Christian philosophy, church history, Christian education, and/or pastoral ministry. 

  • Articles must be academic in orientation, as opposed to solely devotional or reflective. 

  • Articles must be consistent with the Reformed faith, and must align with the doctrinal commitments of Forge Theological Seminary. 

  • All submissions should follow the style found in the Turabian manual for writers.

  • Articles should be around 3,000-10,000 words (including footnotes). The editorial team may permit a longer article to be published per their own discretion. 

  • Articles will not be considered for publication if they have been previously published or are currently being considered for publication elsewhere. 

  • All Hebrew and Greek should also be transliterated and translated.

  • Articles must be submitted in the format of a Word Document or Google Docs. Google Docs is highly preferred. 

  • All article submissions should be sent to our Managing Editor, Lucas Vieira (Lucas@Forge.Education). 

Book Review submission requirements

  • Submissions should follow the guidelines listed above for Article Submissions. 

  • Book Reviews should be around 1,000-3,000 words (including footnotes). 

  • We are looking primarily for reviews on recently published works pertaining to theology, biblical studies, and church history. In addition, we'll also consider reviews on older (Ancient, Medieval, Reformation Era, etc.)  works with an eye towards theological retrieval. 

  • If you have a question as to whether your chosen book meets the qualifications, please email our Managing Editor, Lucas Vieira (Lucas@Forge.Education). 

  • All book review submissions should be sent to our Managing Editor, Lucas Vieira (Lucas@Forge.Education).

Winter 2023 Issue

1. Meredith G. Kline and the Nexus of Two Disciplines by Michael Beck, PhD, DMin
2. The Ethics of Birth Control: An Evangelical Analysis by Michael R. Burgos, PhD
3. Jesus: The Ultimate Prophet Like Moses by Christian Mathis, MDiv Cand.
4. The Shepherd-Prophet: Confrontative Ministry and the Evangelicalism of Charles Haddon Spurgeon by Gregory W. Mathis, MDiv
5. The Mosaic Law and Its Application Today: Formulating a System to Identify, Discern and Apply the Law’s General Equity by Austin Rouse, MDiv Cand.
6. Fighting for the Right to Pacifism: Proposing and Exemplifying Cooperative Pacifism by H. Michael Shultz Jr., DMin
7. Standing Against the Scourge of Tyranny: The Role of Public Authority in Deposing Tyrants in De Regno and Vindiciae Contra Tyrannos by Lucas E. Vieira, MLS

Book Reviews
1. Review of Jeffrey D. Johnson, The Five Points of Amillenialism by Chris Chumita, MA 
2. Review of Daniel G. Hummel, The Rise and Fall of Dispensationalism: How the Evangelical Battle over the End Times Shaped a Nation by H. Michael Shultz Jr., DMin


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