About the Journal

Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture is an interdisciplinary quarterly committed to exploring the beauty, truth, and vitality of Christianity, particularly as it is rooted in and shaped by Catholicism. Logos is of interest not only to academics but to anyone who is interested in exploring the arts, public policy, philosophy, theology, the sciences and the professions through the lens of Catholicism. We welcome submissions in all these areas.

Logos emerged in Spring 1997 as a logical outgrowth of the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas. According to Center founding director Don Briel, “Our sense was that there really were not any journals—which had once flourished in Catholic circles—that explored in a fully interdisciplinary way the fullness of the Catholic intellectual tradition.” Logos was created to contribute to that effort.

Now in its twentieth year of publication, this internationally distributed journal continues to exemplify excellent thinking in every area of the interdisciplinary territory of Catholic Studies. Logos is peer-blind reviewed and publishes approximately 29% of submissions.

Logos is indexed in Academic Search Premier, the Catholic Periodical and Literature Index, Humanities International Index, and Religion and Theological Abstracts.  Logos is published under the auspices of the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota.  Copyright © 2002-2010 The University of St. Thomas.  ISSN 1091-6687. All rights reserved.

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Searchable, full-text, issues of Logos (volume 3:4 through current) are offered online along with more than 100 other serials via institutional subscription through Project MUSE®. The online journals include the entire contents of their print counterparts, augmented by advanced search functions, hypertext linking, enhanced graphics, and campus-wide accessibility. Logos is proud to be a part of this collaboration that has set the standard for online journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Praise for LOGOS

Examine the most thoroughly interdisciplinary Catholic Journal published today.

This is a clearly superior journal . . . readers and researchers will want to continue consulting and pondering these articles well into the future. Most research libraries will immediately recognize the durability of this journal’s value.”

— From the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ)

"In a world filled with things to read, Logos stands out.  It is one of the most elegant, intelligent and accessible journals of faith and culture you could hope to find."

— Stratford Caldecott, Editor of Second Spring, Oxford, England

"Logos has brought to bear lucidity and wide ranging (dare one say "catholic") intelligence to illuminating many facets of that complex reality known as Catholicism. Now entering its second decade we can only hope that what Logos has begun so well will continue to flourish because we would be intellectually and spiritually impoverished without its witness."

— Lawrence S. Cunningham, John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology, The University of Notre Dame

As Aristotle points out, the luminosity of beauty follows upon the intelligibility of truth. The combination is irresistible. Logos brings these transcendental qualities to the doorsteps of its subscribers. Religious persons of all stripes will find something in the pages of Logos to enlighten, inform and nourish the human spirit.

— The Reverend Romanus Cessario, OP, Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas

As a theologian who works from within a monastery, I had long dreamed of a forum in which the deep poetry and beauty of Christian faith could make its influence more felt in other fields: in theology, literature, indeed, in every dimension of the current cultural scene.  When Logos first appeared, I remember thinking, “At last!”  In the ten years of its publication I have not been disappointed. 

— The Reverend Jeremy Driscoll, OSB, Mount Angel Abbey and Seminary, Pontifical Atheneum Sant’ Anselmo, Rome

With its roots firmly planted in Catholic intellectual and artistic traditions, Logos is an exceptional journal. ... In this age of specialization, it’s a great treasury of interdisciplinary exploration.

— Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archdiocese of Chicago

I always open Logos eagerly and am never disappointed. It fulfils a real need that is not provided by any other periodical that I know. I would certainly recommend any committed Catholic to take out a subscription.

— Peter E. Hodgson, Logos Editorial Board, Corpus Christi College, Oxford

How refreshing to have a journal of this caliber, consistently integrating the central tenets of the ancient faith with the concerns and interests of the contemporary condition. In showing how the eternal can be expressed not only in theological and philosophical reflection but just as beautifully in art and poetry,Logos thus emerges as a most fitting name.

— The Reverend David Vincent Meconi, SJ, Oxford University

Congratulations on publishing such a fine and stimulating journal. I look forward to reading each issue. The articles are timely and span the spectrum of interdisciplinary areas of Catholic studies.

— The Most Reverend Celestino Migliore, JCD, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations

How rare it is to find a contemporary journal that is prepared not only to engage directly with many of the pressing issues regarding faith and culture today, but which is concerned also, in an age of unbelief, to seek to initiate its readers into an ever deeper adherence to the mystery and enchantment, the wisdom and the joy, of the Catholic faith.

— The Reverend Paul Murray, OP, Angelicum University, Rome

Logos is one of the very few publications in North America, and perhaps in the world, that achieves a healthy interaction between the beautiful, the intellectual and religious faith. In the outside appearance of the journal, no less than in its content, we breathe the fresh and liberating air of the serenity of learning, within its ultimate spiritual horizon.

— Virgil Nemoianu, William J. Byron Distinguished Professor of Literature and Ordinary Professor of Philosophy, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

I find that Logos has done something remarkable in this first decade of its existence, by providing precisely such a journal that is continually scholarly, handsomely produced and something the normal mind can cope with in its pursuit of the full understanding of things.

— The Reverend James V. Schall, SJ, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Expertly edited and beautifully produced, each issue supplies first-rate scholarship that is simultaneously enriching to specialists and accessible to general readers. Particularly noteworthy is Logos’ blend of pieces by established and rising scholars and its welcome of interdisciplinary articles. Long may it prosper.

— Adam Schwartz, Christendom College, Author of Third Spring: G. K. Chesterton, Graham Greene, Christopher Dawson and David Jones

Logos is truly a Catholic journal in more than one sense. It embraces the catholicity of all learning as it illuminates the truths of the Catholic faith. Logos gives full play to the handmaid of theology, philosophy. It also provides a forum for the empirical sciences, while not allowing “scientific universalism” to overshadow the unique truths of literature.

— Mary Shivanandan, Professor of Theology, John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at the Catholic University of America

The renaissance of authentically Catholic intellectual life is one of the most significant forces at work in the twenty-first-century world. Logos has made, and will continue to make, a powerful contribution to the exploration of the many issues at the intersection of faith and culture.

— George Weigel, Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center

I know of no other journal that provides such a wealth of first rate articles on all aspects that contribute to a robust and vibrant Catholic culture: philosophy, theology, literature, the arts, history, science and public policy. It is a must-read for every person who wishes to cultivate Catholic thought and culture today.

— The Reverend Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM, Cap., Executive Director of the Secretariat for Doctrine and Pastoral Practices at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, DC

In many papers published in Logos I find the same ideas that inspired John Paul II when he founded the Pontifical Council for Culture and prepared his Letter to Artists. As a reply to postmodern exhaustion and cultural despair the journal provides the Christian answer in which the optimistic message of hope points to the dignity of the human person redeemed by Jesus Christ.

— The Most Reverend Józef Zycinski, Archbishop of Lublin, Poland

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