Focus and Scope

The Covenant Quarterly is the online, open-access ministerial journal of the Evangelical Covenant Church, published by North Park Theological Seminary through Covenant Publications. Its mission is to foster theological reflection on ministerial praxis in service to ECC pastors and the broader church. It is recognized as a primary source for Pietism studies and has contributed to articulating and shaping Covenant theology and identity. 

Peer Review Process

All submissions to the Covenant Quarterly are subject to review by the editorial committee. 

The Quarterly is not currently a peer reviewed journal. Contact the editor to indicate interest in becoming a Quarterly reviewer.

Publication Frequency

The Covenant Quarterly is published four times a year (February, May, August, November) in Chicago, Illinois.

Open Access Policy

The Covenant Quarterly provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Readers have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles.

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Journal History

The Covenant Quarterly has been the ministerial journal of the Evangelical Covenant Church since 1941, with a brief break in publication 1958–1961. The Quarterly is edited at North Park Theological Seminary and published through Covenant Publications. To date the journal has benefited from five editors: G.F. Hedstrand (1943–1958), Eric G. Hawkinson (1958–1959); F. Burton Nelson (1961–1985); Wayne Weld (1986–2002); and Paul Koptak (2002–2014). Its work has been supported financially by the Covenant Ministerium and North Park Theological Seminary, and practically by Covenant Publications and the Library and Publications Committee.

For seventy five years the Covenant Quarterly has been the primary locus of thoughtful theological reflection in the Evangelical Covenant Church, by encouraging, delivering, and preserving scholarship in pastoral theology and practice. It is recognized as a primary source for Pietism studies and has contributed to articulating and shaping Covenant theology and identity.