ISSN 1018-6441 printed version
ISSN 2305-0853 online version



Basic information

In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi is a theological journal aiming to further Reformational Theology on a scientific basis and thus serving the Church and the kingdom of God.

Two issues are published in parallel annually on a rolling pass basis. Each issue deals with a unique theme.

Key abbreviated title is In die Skriflig (Online).


Historic overview

In 1965 the Reformed Theological Society decided to publish a scientific journal aimed at critically evaluating and expanding reformed theology. This endeavour culminated in the establishment of In die Skriflig in 1966. The journal appeared promptly every quarter until it went online in 2012 under the management of AOSIS. The name of the journal at that time changed to include the Latin version of the title. Currently articles still appear frequently on a rolling basis. In this way In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi has promoted theological research in the Calvinist reformed theological tradition since its inception in 1966. The journal focuses on high quality Biblical–theological research within this tradition, as well as on the impact this tradition has. Through the years a great number of articles have appeared that critically analysed and applied the foundational principles of the Biblical theology within the reformed tradition to the role and the meaning of the Christian faith in modern society. Publications in this journal aim to participate in the extensive Biblical–theological, ecclesiastical and ethical discourses within contemporary Christianity from a reformed perspective. Special attention is paid to research regarding the original text of the Bible, the ancient Biblical languages and the meaning of the cultural environment of Biblical times.

Other themes that are frequently addressed include the further development of Biblical theology and its application to the thought and actual world of modern people; the contribution that Christian ethics can make with regard to the moral issues of the day; the edification of the church as an important role player in society and the way in which ecclesiastical ministry can be streamlined and relevantly applied.

The authors are expected to deliver recent and well–considered research results that are relevant and applicable. All articles are presented to three international or national selectors before publications – experts in the relevant field – for recommendations regarding the quality and relevance of the article.

Although the journal functions within the reformed paradigm, articles from other religious traditions are also considered if the article contributes and is applicable to the expertise in the relevant field. In this manner In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi attempts to be of service to the reformed theological tradition, the Christian church and the development of human societies.

The journal has an active corps of cooperating researchers and a growing readership. The articles have increased drastically since the change to online publication. In this way they have and increasing impact factor. In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi has indeed grown from a small start fifty years ago to an internationally known journal that delivers lively and relevant discussion on the role and meaning of reformed theology and that inspires churches to dynamism.


Index sources

  • Gale, Cengage Learning
  • ProQuest
  • Google Scholar
  • EBSCO Host
  • SA ePublications, Sabinet
  • AOSIS OpenJournals Harvester



Ownership of copyright of the manuscript contents remains with the authors. The authors retain the non–exclusive right to do anything they wish with the published article, provided attribution is given to In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi and detail of original publication, as set out in the official citation of the article published in the journal. The retained right specifically includes the right to post the article on the authors' or their institutions' websites or institutional repositories.

All work published is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0)


Peer review

All manuscripts undergo a double–blinded review process.




Financial support and affiliation: Reformed Theological Society (South Africa)


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