Forum, first published in 1985, contains current research in biblical and cognate studies. The journal features articles on the historical Jesus, Christian origins, and related fields.

Forum publishes scholarship emerging from Westar Institute Seminars. Included in the pages are many of the seminar papers that inform the deliberations and conclusions of the Seminars.

Recommended for scholars and advanced students of religion, the journal appears twice a year, in April and October.

Read the preface to the Spring 2021 issue, Early Christian Formation through the Lens of Identity, Canon, and Diversity

Meet the editorial board.

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Institutional subscriptions are now available! Recommend Forum to your library.

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Third Series (2007 – present)

New Series (1998 – 2004)

Old Series (1985 – 1994)

Author Index (all series)

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Forum welcomes submissions of articles in line with the research interests of the journal. Please see the submission guidelines for more information.