Article pitches of no more than 200 words, stating a thesis and potential sources, may be emailed to the appropriate section editor.
Listed below are suggestive outlines for the content sought by each section.

Religion
The Religion section of Fides Quaerens exists to stimulate distinctly Christian theological and philosophical reflection, its twin goals being the edification of the church catholic and the praise of the Triune God. Contributors seek to weave threads throughout Church history to trace theological and philosophical developments with their effects on Christian thought and practice, engaging critically with other traditions and non-Christian worldviews. We want to foster holistic thinking that does not terminate in the abstract but is integral to daily life.

Examples of topics to be explored could include but are not limited to:

  • Tracing the systematic development of Christian doctrine through the history of the church, highlighting pivotal thinkers.  
  • ritical but charitable engagement of the theology of a particular Christian tradition, seeking to accurately represent opposing traditions before critiquing their conclusions and consequences.
  • Critical analysis of the ways in which philosophical innovations have influenced Christian theology and practice.
  • Insightful reflection on the nature and value of Christian theologizing.
  • Faithful, historically-guided wrestling with the proper relationship between philosophy and theology.
  • Reviews and responses to modern theological and philosophical trends, in both explicitly theological works and ostensibly ‘non-theological’ works, through the careful appropriation of historic Christian doctrine.
  • Devotional reflection on Christian doctrine and its application to daily life.

Proposals following the above parameters may be sent to religion@fidesquaerens.com

Public Life
The Public Life section of Fides Quaerens exists to promote explicitly christian political thought. By applying the revealed truths and illumined insights of the christian tradition to the conflicts and questions inevitably arising from life together, our contributors will point to the risen Christ through our fallen politics, while striving towards real solutions for a needy world.

Examples of topics to be explored could include but are not limited to:

  • Contemporary applications of Biblical, Patristic, Augustinian, Aristotelian-Thomistic, Reformational, and Trendentine insights into the nature of man and society.
  • Research-heavy, explicitly christian profiles of voting demographics.
  • Biographical sketches of christian statesmen with insights into our current moment.
  • Redemptive analysis of cultural, legislative, social, or economic trajectories and issues.
  • Insightful political reporting, in every sphere whether electoral, ecclesial, or academic-institutional and at every level from local and regional to national and global.
  • Christian appropriations of and responses to popular and academic works in the social and political sciences, such as:
    • JD Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy
    • Charles Murray’s Coming Apart
    • Deirdre McCloskey’s The Bourgeois Era
    • Yuval Levin’s The Fractured Republic
    • Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow

Proposals following the above parameters may be sent to publiclife@fidesquaerens.com

Literature
The Literature section of Fides Quaerens exists to promote the creation and analysis of literary  works from a distinctly Christian perspective. We believe, with G.K. Chesterton, that “fiction is a necessity.” The artist’s pen is a powerful vessel for the imagination God has given man, as there is perhaps no other tool so capable of captivating the human heart. As such, we believe it is integral that great literary works—whether classical or contemporary —are read through the lens of the Christian tradition. Our hope is that robust, academic discourse and criticism would stimulate the desire for creative writing within the confessional Christian community and encourage the proliferation of Christian literature.
With the conviction that no project of cultural engagement is complete without a sense of contemporary mediums, the literature we seek to engage is not confined to written works. Visual and audial art forms such as television, movies, and music are all in a real sense today’s literature. Therefore, we hope to promote critical, Christian engagement of new literary mediums.

Examples of topics to be explored could include but are not limited to:

  • Exploration of the Christian’s imaginative and literary task with its Scriptural basis.
  • Analysis of the evolution of anthropology through the examination and criticism of literature over the Classical, Medieval, Renaissance, Enlightenment, Modern, and Postmodern eras.
  • Appropriations of literary elements and insights from non-Christian authors into the Christian Worldview.
  • Explication of any literary movement, its unique features, and its cultural significance.

In addition to critical reading of others’ writings, Fides Quaerens seeks to promote the authorship of original literary works, episodically publishing novels as well as collections of short stories.

Proposals following the above parameters may be sent to literature@fidesquaerens.com

Poetry
The Poetry section of Fides Quaerens exists to promote christian poetry. By poetically cultivating the truths revealed in Scripture and Creation, our contributors will think God's thoughts after him and beautifully proclaim them to the surrounding world.

Poetic contributions will not be limited by topic or style, but merely by substance. As a publication committed to excellence, Fides Quaerens values artistic excellence just as much as academic. Students looking to express their faith and worldview in the Christian art of poetry need not limit themselves by any perceived expectations, but ought to strive for excellence, and with God's grace, it will be recognized.

Poems may be sent to poetry@fidesquaerens.com