Who are we ?

The Nouvelle revue théologique (NRT) is published every three months by a group of professors of theology, under the responsibility of the Society of Jesus in Brussels. For a long time, it was supported by the Institut d'Études Théologiques (I.E.T.), the theology faculty of the Society of Jesus in Brussels.

Each issue (176 pages) contains six to eight articles (10 to 20 pages) and reviews of some fifty publications.

More than a century old, the Nouvelle Revue Théologique covers virtually every field of theology: starting with Scripture, considered to be the "soul of theology", followed by dogmatics and patristics, morality and pastoral care, liturgy and spirituality, philosophy and fundamental theology, ecumenism and interreligious dialogue, and Church history.

The review can also offer a theological perspective on current Christian topics, thus endeavouring to "combine the right firmness with a healthy openness to research and to the problems of the Church in our time" (Letter from Paul VI to the director of the review on the occasion of its centenary).

A serious publication at university level, it is nonetheless accessible to non-specialists and does not require in-depth theological training. It is aimed at any reader wishing to develop their Christian knowledge.

One of the most appreciated contributions of the Nouvelle Revue Théologique is precisely that of the reviews. Hardly any other theological journal offers such a broad and consistent overview of recent publications in the field of religious studies. With more than 400 reviews a year, the journal has listed more than 42,000 works over the last 80 years.

Far from limiting itself to books in French, it endeavours to cover most of the theological production in English, Italian and German, even if the current plethora of publications means that it is no longer possible to be exhaustive.

The journal has an international audience, with several thousand subscribers - a good half of them French-speaking - in around a hundred countries. The Editorial Committee is supported by a larger, more international Editorial Board.


the journal

NRT is a quarterly journal published by a group of Theology professors, under the supervision of the Society of Jesus in Brussels.


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