The Rule of Faith Journal

The Rule of Faith Journal

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is the academic publication of the Center for Orthodox Thought and Culture at Eastern University, and the Damascene Society, now working together. Interdisciplinary in nature, it serves as a much needed forum for scholarly reflection and dialogue on myriad aspects of Eastern Orthodox faith, including theology, history, art, music, apologetics, book reviews, and even editorials. The journal reflects on topics pertinent to Eastern Christendom and examines a range of subjects through the Eastern Christian lens. It is staffed and edited by a board of academics, students, Orthodox clergy, and laity, and is written for a diverse audience of readers interested in intellectual engagement with Orthodoxy.

More information can be found at our main webpage, Rule of Faith: A Journal of Orthodox Thought & Culture.


Currently subscriptions are only for residents of the United States. If you live outside the States, please contact us at, or at and we will make arrangements for you.

To subscribe to The Rule of Faith, 2 issues per year (summer and winter), click on either the yellow PayPal donate button, or the green Kindest donate button (bottom right) to make your payment.

Costs for the journal:
$18.75 for 1 year ($2.75 off list)
$35.50 for 2 years ($7.50 off list)
$51.50 for 3 years ($13.00 off list)

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Submission Guidelines

The Rule of Faith Journal encourages its readers and other interested parties to contribute to our journal. Writers should include with their submissions a cover letter providing a thesis, short abstract and explanation as to why it should be published in The Basilian.

The Basilian will not accept previously published manuscripts or material under review for other publications — including online publications and blogs.

Submission should be sent to info@ruleoffaith.orgUsually, editors will decide on your submission within six weeks. If a decision is not provided to you within that time please send us a follow up message.

Articles For the Journal

The Journal accepts articles on topics that explore Orthodox thought, culture and religiosity. Topics include Orthodox theology, philosophy, history, literature and poetry. Book reviews, poems, and short stories are also welcome. Regular articles and short stories should be between 4,000 and 7,000 words, book reviews should be no more than 1,000 words, and poems should be no longer than 50 lines. All manuscripts must be written according to The Chicago Manual of Style, and follow the Manual’s citation directives. These parameters are strictly adhered to. On occasion longer articles may be accepted, but published serially. Anyone is welcome to submit.

Articles For the Blog

Writers are also invited to submit articles, book reviews, poems, and short stories specifically for The Journal’s blog. Please note this in your email. Submissions to the blog should be shorter in length and may be less formal in tone. Blog articles and short stories should be no longer than 2,000 words and adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style. Book reviews should be no more than 1,000 words and poems should be no longer than 50 lines. Editors may propose that some manuscripts submitted for the journal be more fitting for the blog. You will be informed of where your submission is accepted before publication.

The Rule of Faith Journal is a publication of Basilian Media and Publishing (), a ministry of the St. Basil Society.