Call For Papers (CFP)

  • 2020 AAR Annual Meeting Call for Proposals is Open

    February 10, 2020 The 2020 AAR Annual Meeting Call for Proposals is open. Proposals are submitted through PAPERS, the AAR’s Program Administration Proposal, Evaluation, Review, and Submission System. The PAPERS System is open for submissions. The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 2, 2020, at 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. For help using PAPERS, view these instructions. If you have questions, please contact the Annual Meeting team.  
  • 2020 Barth Graduate Student Colloquium

    November 27, 2019 The Center for Barth Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the fifth Karl Barth Graduate Student Colloquium to be held on August 19-21, 2020. This year’s theme is Barth and politics—broadly conceived as a constructive and critical engagement with Barth’s own politics, political theory, and political theology in conversation with contemporary conversations ...
  • AAR Regional Group meetings & CFP’s

    August 19, 2019 Regional Group Meetings The following regional AAR meetings are scheduled for calendar year 2020: Region Location Dates OnlineRegistration Call forPapers Eastern International         Mid-Atlantic Princeton Theological SeminaryPrincton, NJ March 9-10     Midwest Horizon Convention CenterMuncie, IN March 27-28     New England-Maritimes         Pacific Northwest St. Joseph’s CollegeAlberta, Canada May 15-17   Call Rocky Mountain-Great Plains Univeristy of ColoradoColorado Springs, CO March 27-28     Southeast University of GeorgiaAthens, GA February 28 – March 1   Call Southwest Marriott HotelDFW Airport NorthIrving, Texas February 28 – March 1   Call Upper Midwest University of St. ThomasSt. Paul, ...
  • Call for Abstracts: 6th Annual Theistic Ethics Workshop

    February 11, 2020 The following might be of interest to those doing work in Christian ethics or philosophical theology: Call for Abstracts 6th Annual Theistic Ethics Workshop College of William and Mary October 22-24, 2020 Confirmed Speakers: Lara Buchak (University of California, Berkeley) Helen De Cruz (St. Louis University) Christian Miller (Wake Forest University) Derk Pereboom (Cornell University) Samuel Fleischacker (U of Illinois, Chicago) Goal: Contemporary philosophy of religion has ...
  • Call for Chapters: Technology and Theology

    January 2, 2020 Chapters along the lines of the theme of Technology and Theology may be approached interdisciplinarily from the Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and from the subdisciplines of computing science, biology, engineering, philosophy, theology, psychology, sociology, history, culture, art and ethics. There is a broad range of possible topics with some overlap. This list is neither ...
  • Call for Contributors: Three-volume ABC-CLIO encyclopedia titled American Religious History

    August 26, 2019 If you are interested in contributing, please review the entries in the Headwords document and the style guide, especially Section A, General Guidelines. If you want to participate, please send the entries you are interested in doing and your CV to gssmith@gcc.edu. The deadline is October 1, 2019. Please also share this information with other scholars you know who ...
  • Call for Papers: E.J. Lowe’s Metaphysics and Analytic Theology (Theologica)

    January 21, 2020 TheoLogica: An International Journal for Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology CALL FOR PAPERS: E. J. LOWE’S METAPHYSICS AND ANALYTIC THEOLOGY Guest editors: Mihretu P. Guta (Biola University, Addis Ababa University, & Azusa Pacific University) and Eric LaRock (Oakland University & University of Michigan, Center for Consciousness Science) Edward Jonathan Lowe was one of the most distinguished metaphysicians ...
  • Call for Papers: Theology and Tolkien

    February 17, 2020 No proper list of the greatest works of English literature in the twentieth century can exclude the works of J. R. R. Tolkien. His works are not only much-read and beloved, but also Hollywoodized (Peter Jackson), and have launched (or, perhaps, re-envisioned) an entire genre of fiction. As a result, they have made an indelible ...
  • CFP – Jesuits in Science Fiction: From James Blish & Walter Miller Jr. to Today (Deadline for Abstracts: Sept 30, 2019)

    September 23, 2019 Roundtable CFP Annual Northeast Modern Language Association 51st Annual Convention Boston MA, March 5th – 8th, 2020 Mariott Copley Place Host Institution: Boston University Jesuits in Science Fiction: From James Blish & Walter Miller Jr. to Today Science Fiction, sometimes regarded as the “literature of ideas”, has always been deeply influenced by ideas from philosophy and theology.  This influence is clearly seen in James ...
  • CFP: “Evolution, Original Sin and the Fall” Conference at Saint Louis University

    February 1, 2020 Call for abstracts: Evolution, original sin and the Fall Time and location: June 22-23 2020, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri Plenary speakers: Hans Madueme (Covenant College) John Teehan (Hofstra University) Can the concepts of original sin and the Fall be interpreted in the light of evolution, and if so, how? There is an ongoing discussion in philosophy and theology on the ...
  • CFP: “Vengeance is Mine” – Christianity, Violence, and Peace

    October 21, 2019 CFP from Megan Gooley, Conference Chair, Fordham TGSA Greetings, I am writing on behalf of the Fordham Theology Graduate Student Association with a call for papers for our annual graduate conference.  The conference theme is “Vengeance is Mine”: Christianity, Violence, and Peace and will feature Dr. George Demacopoulos as the keynote speaker. We would very much appreciate it if ...
  • CFP: 2020 Convivium Conference ‘Inhabiting Memories & Landscapes’: a cross-disciplinary engagement with Wendell Berry

    October 24, 2019 This might be of interest for those who are work on the topic of “theology of place” and especially those who are interested in the theology of Wendell Berry. In his novels, poetry, and essays, the American Agrarian writer, philosopher, and farmer Wendell Berry frequently speaks of the need to be ‘placed’, to inhabit a particular ...
  • CFP: Barth’s theological exegesis – 38th International Barth Conference in The Netherlands

    August 30, 2019 Since the 1980’s, there has been a rich tradition of annual international Karl-Barth-Tagungen (Karl Barth Conferences) in the Netherlands. At these conferences, people interested in Karl Barth’s theology from all over the world, but mainly from the Netherlands and Germany, have met and discussed dialectical theology: renowned scholars, students, and pastors alike. Until recently, the main ...
  • CFP: Engaging Particularities – Graduate Student Conference on Comparative Theology and Interreligious Dialogue at Boston College

    November 18, 2019 In ritual, histories are made present, identity is conferred, community is constituted. Rituals mark life—births, deaths, and milestones in between. They connect some to the gods, send others to the Pure Land, and cast out devils and demons. Ritual remains one of the more enigmatic categories in the study of religion. Choices abound in defining, ...
  • CFP: ETS Far West Regional Meeting – Underrepresented Voices in Theological Education

    January 18, 2020 Evangelical Theological Society Far West Regional Meeting April 3, 2020 Colorado Christian University Conference Theme: Underrepresented Voices in Theological Education Conference Speakers: Dr. Lynn Cohick, Denver Seminary; Dr. Michael Ortiz, Dallas Theological Seminary; and Dr. Walter Strickland, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary We encourage papers on the conference theme to be submitted for consideration for presentation at the meeting. Submission of papers on other topics ...
  • CFP: Gerald Bray Essay Prize for “Churchman”

    August 16, 2019 The Church Society is delighted to announce this new essay competition in honour of Gerald Bray. Professor Bray is a world-leading evangelical Anglican theologian and church historian who has faithfully served as Editor of Churchman for 35 years. The prize is designed to encourage new evangelical authors. The winner will receive £300 and the winning essay ...
  • CFP: Global Jonathan Edwards Congress 2020

    December 6, 2019 From Philip Fisk: It is with great pleasure that we hereby send you the Call for Papers for the Global Jonathan Edwards Congress 2020 from Monday 24 August to Friday 28 August, 2020. This congress will be organized by the Jonathan Edwards Center Benelux, headquartered at the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven, in cooperation with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, affiliated ...
  • CFP: GOD, TIME AND CHANGE

    October 17, 2019 GOD, TIME AND CHANGE Call for Papers ​ 23rd Conference of the European Society for Philosophy of Religion God, Time and Change University of Leeds, UK: 3–5 September 2020 This conference investigates the impact of time and change, as two facets of human experience and cognition, on conceptions of God, the divine and ultimate reality. While being a rich source for ...
  • CFP: London School of Theology Research Conference 2020

    February 27, 2020 From LST: We are delighted to announce that Dr Andrew M. Steane, co-author of the book It Keeps Me Seeking, will be the Guest Speaker at the 2020 LST Research Conference. Dr Steane is a Professor of Physics (Atomic and Laser) at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Exeter College. His research is focused on the nature ...
  • CFP: Princeton Theological Seminary Graduate Student Conference 2020 -Christianity and the Social

    November 15, 2019 Annual Princeton Theological Seminary Graduate Student Conference March 27-28, Princeton, NJ   Call for Papers   Christianity and the Social   The planning committee for the annual PTS-GSC invites creative submissions which examine Christian reflection on social life, broadly conceived. Central Christian ideals involve ideas about social life—horizontally between humans, other creatures, and the earth, and vertically between humans, divine beings, and ...
  • CFP: Prize Competition for Feminist Analytic Theology 

    January 25, 2020 Thanks to funding from the American Philosophical Association’s Diversity and Inclusiveness Fund, the editors of the Journal of Analytic Theology are pleased to announce a prize competition for the best paper in feminist analytic theology. We understand feminist analytic theology in a broad sense to also include intersectional perspectives. Every eligible submission will be considered for the prize of US$500, ...
  • CFP: Sacramental Life – A Journal Dedicated to Emerging and Historical Practices of Christian Communities

    February 12, 2020 Sacramental Life: A Journal Dedicated to Emerging and Historical Practices of Christian Communities Sacramental Life is seeking submissions for upcoming issues. Founded in 1988, Sacramental Life is one of two journals published by the Order of Saint Luke (OSL Publications). Distribution is to a number of university and seminary libraries in the United States as well ...
  • CFP: Scripture and Theology 2020 (European Academy of Religion)

    November 12, 2019 Christianity relates to the Bible. Yet here the questions begin: How have the Scriptures been received theologically through the centuries? How can biblical studies and systematic theology interact in fruitful ways and be fruitful for the Christian faith in the context of the 21st century? What is the theological status of the Bible? These are some of ...
  • CFP: Theological Explorations in Time and Space (TheoLogica)

    November 11, 2019 TheoLogica An International Journal for Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology  CALL FOR PAPERS THEOLOGICAL EXPLORATIONS IN TIME AND SPACE  R.T. Mullins (University of St Andrews) David Anzalone (University of Lucerne) Ben Page (Durham University)   In 1969, T.F. Torrance published Space, Time, and Incarnation. This brought together recent work in philosophy and science on the nature of space and time in order to ...
  • CFP: Theology and Spider-Man, Lexington Books/Fortress Academic (Proposal Due November 30, 2019)

    November 6, 2019 Call for Papers: Theology and Spider-Man Volume Editor: George Tsakiridis, PhD Abstract and CV Due: November 30, 2019 Final Paper Due: May 1, 2020 He’s the classic superhero of the Marvel age: Spider-Man. Marvel comics wouldn’t be the titan of content it is without him. He’s been portrayed in multiple comic books, television series, and movies. His marketing is ubiquitous. ...
  • CFP: Tyndale Fellowship Conference 2020 – Philosophy of Religion Abstracts

    December 3, 2019 From Daniel Hill (Liverpool) Dear Friends of Tyndale, Next year’s Tyndale Conference is expected to be somewhat different from those of the last three years. We are due to meet together with all the other study groups (Old Testament, New Testament, Christian Doctrine, Systematic Theology, and Biblical Archaeology) at The High Leigh Conference Centre in Hertfordshire (https://www.cct.org.uk/high-leigh/high-leigh-conference-centre) ...
  • CFP: World Christianity Conference – March 11–14, 2020

    September 25, 2019 An International, Interdisciplinary Conference organized by The World Christianity & History of Religions Program (Department of History & Ecumenics) Recent decades mark a significant watershed in the study of world Christianity as an emerging field, its development into an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary endeavor in particular. Reflection on the complexity of Christianity as a pluricultural, global phenomenon ...
  • Christian Philosophy: Its Past, Present, and Future

    March 3, 2020 From SCP: September 22–24, 2020 Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow, Poland We are happy to invite you to the conference organized by Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow. We hope that you may find it inspiring. Please see the Call For Papers below: The conference is addressed to the representatives of Christian Philosophy, and researchers who are inspired by it. Two thousand years ago, when ...
  • CTSA Call for Papers

    August 26, 2019 The Catholic Theological Society of America’s 75th annual convention’s call for papers ends on 9/1/19, with the exception of Selected Sessions.  Selected Sessions proposals are accepted until October 1.   Details at the CTSA blog.
  • Duke University Graduate Conference in Theology

    December 16, 2019 March 20-21, 2020 Call For Papers The sixth annual Duke Graduate Conference in Theology is pleased to invite proposals that engage the intersections of liberation, reconciliation, and Latin America. Proposals that engage these themes from a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives are welcomed including (but not limited to): systematic theology, liturgical studies, ethics, historical theology, world Christianity, ...
  • Eleventh International Thomistic Congress

    January 7, 2020 21-25 September 2020 | Rome, Italy Theme of the 11th Congress: Vetera novis augere. The resources of the Thomist tradition in the current context. The general scientific objective of the XIth International Thomistic Congress is to consider new perspectives in the study of Saint Thomas (interests, methods and results) in order to highlight the resources of the ...
  • Helsinki Analytic Theology CFP Closes Soon.

    August 21, 2019 Originally posted on Feb, 5, 2019 Call for Papers HEAT2020 HEAT2020: Salvation Keynote speakers:  Oliver Crisp, St. Andrews  and Kate Kirkpatrick, King’s College London In addition to the keynotes, the workshop will have approximately six slots for substantial papers and one or two sessions for shorter student papers. The papers should include discussion concerning any topic related to the locus ...
  • IAHR 2020 Congress Open for Submissions and Registrations

    August 17, 2019 From AAR: The XXII Quinquennial World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR), hosted by the New Zealand Association for the Study of Religions, will take place August 23-29, 2020, at the University of Otago, in Dunedin, New Zealand. AAR members, who are also members of the IAHR, are encouraged to submit and attend. Details ...
  • NAPS Call for Papers

    October 17, 2019 The 2020 Annual Meeting of the North American Patristics Society will occur on 21-23 May 2020 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. The Paper Proposal Submission website is now open. It can be accessed here. See the full CFP for details about student participation, and a new feature this year: A Lightning Talk Session, which ...
  • New Prize Competition: Diversifying Analytic Theology (Deadline Approaching)

    August 26, 2019 Thanks to funding from the American Philosophical Association’s Diversity and Inclusiveness Fund, the editors of the Journal of Analytic Theology are pleased to announce a prize competition for the best paper in analytic theology of an underrepresented religious or theological tradition. With “underrepresented” we mean a paper outside of traditional forms of orthodox Christianity. In particular, we are ...
  • The Political Theology Network’s Dissertation Workshop

    August 16, 2019 Graduate students working on political theology might find the following opportunity helpful. If interested please email Inese Radzins <iradzins@csustan.edu> Dear Friends of the Political Theology Network, As you may have heard, the Henry Luce Foundation has awarded a very generous grant to help launch and develop the Political Theology Network. The grant includes a project ...
  • Theology & Pop Culture Series CPF: Theology & H.P. Lovecraft

    February 19, 2020 Click here for this CFP: Call for Papers: Theology and H.P. Lovecraft(For more on the larger “Theology & Popular Culture” series by Lexington Books / Fortress Academic, click here.) Cosmic horror writer H.P. Lovecraft is the paragon of atheistic nihilism in fiction. For many, Lovecraft is diametrically opposed to everything most fundamental to Christianity, and the only ...
  • University of St. Andrews – Call for Proposals: Course Development Grants in Science and Theology

    February 21, 2020 The “New Visions in Theological Anthropology” project at the University of St. Andrews has announced a call for course proposals in Science and Theology. Deadline 29 February.  The project seeks to encourage research and teaching on science and theology/religion. We encourage the development of new courses which use empirical research in some aspect of theology/religion. While we are especially drawn ...
  • Upcoming “Society of Christian Philosophers” Conferences and Extended CFP

    December 21, 2019 There are two upcoming regional SCP conferences. The 2020 Eastern meeting of the SCP will take place at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida from January 23-25.  The theme of the conference is “Philosophy and the Public Sphere,” and the website includes all details of the conference, including a full program.  Please direct all questions and kudos ...