About the Journal

In this section, our readers and contributing authors can find detailed information about Forum Philosophicum itself: its aims and availability, and those involved in its publication.


Mission Statement


Forum Philosophicum is a scholarly journal that seeks new insights into philosophical discussions concerning the relationship between philosophy and faith. The tradition we are rooted in is that of Christian philosophy, understood as the independent exercise of reason in the context of the faith. However, we also welcome proposals that grow from the concerns important to philosophers shaped by other religious traditions, in particular those of Jewish or Muslim heritage. We seek articles that are able to engage in critical debate with evolving views on rationality and its relationship to the irrational, the indeterminate, and the non-binary, and look forward to receiving analyses that discuss the place of faith and the rationality of faith in such contexts. We encourage discussions of human nature and spirituality that seek to address the proposals of neuroscience and confront the declarations of posthumanists, as well as inquiries into that mode of philosophizing which, while resting on the hermeneutics of culture, gives special emphasis to the hermeneutics of sacred texts. We would like to distinguish our journal through a specific approach, rather than through the specificity of the subjects we are prepared to see raised in it: an approach that allows faith to shape, enlighten, and strengthen our rationality itself. In this way, we want to offer a true Forum for the community of philosophers who view their faith as a source of inspiration, especially when seeking to face up to the new and challenging forms being given to the age-old problems of philosophy.



Editorial Board

Marcin Podbielski, Editor-in-Chief
Jesuit University Ignatianum in Kraków

Anna Abram, Associate Editor
Heythrop College, University of London

Bogumił Strączek, Associate Editor
Jesuit University Ignatianum in Kraków

Anna Zhyrkova, Associate Editor for Ancient, Patristic, Medieval and Russian Philosophy
Jesuit University Ignatianum in Kraków

Jakub Pruś, Secretary and Associate Editor
Jesuit University Ignatianum in Kraków

Carl Humphries, Language Editor
Jesuit University Ignatianum in Kraków

Roman Małecki, Assistant
Jesuit University Ignatianum in Kraków, Poland

Advisory Board

Elizabeth Burns
Heythrop College, University of London

Petr Dvořák
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Philosophy, Prague;
Palacky University, Olomouc, Department of Philosophy and Patristic Studies
Editor-in-chief of 
Filosofický časopis, Prague

Paweł Kawalec
Catholic University of Lublin, Faculty of Philosophy

Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam
Salesian Pontifical University, Rome, Faculty of Philosophy

Dariusz Łukasiewicz
Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Institute of Philosophy

Petr A. Moiseev
The Higher School of Economics in Perm, Russia, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

Fr. David Pratt,
Saint Martin’s University

Rev. Mark Sultana
University of Malta, Faculty of Theology


Andrey Tikhonov
Southern Federal University at Rostov-on-Don, Department of Philosophy and Cultural Studies