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, ...
  • Bavinck Centenary Conference – July 5-6, 2021 – Brisbane School of Theology.

    July 16, 2020
    To mark the centenary of the death of Dutch theologian and statesman, Herman Bavinck (1854-1921), Brisbane School of Theology will be convening a two-day conference. Five plenary sessions will examine the contours of Bavinck’s theology, two roundtables will consider Bavinck’s relevance for contemporary Christianity, and short papers will address various aspects of Bavinck’s life, thought, ...
  • 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 – EJPR Special Issue: The Philosophy & Theology of Karl Christian Friedrich Krause

    April 15, 2020
    GUEST EDITORS: Benedikt Paul Göcke (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), Claus Dierksmeier (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen ), Ricardo Burgos (Universidad Pontificia Comillas) DESCRIPTION: Up to date many Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin-American philosophers esteem Karl Christian Friedrich Krause (1781-1832) as the progenitor of a socially progressive cosmopolitanism with important lessons for today. Expanding and combining the Kantian project of a ...
  • 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: Fantasy, Theology, and the Imagination – Due Oct 15, 2020

    August 31, 2020
    Call for Papers: Fantasy, Theology, and the ImaginationEdited by Austin M. Freeman, Andrew D. Thrasher, and Fotini Toso In the world of High Fantasy, authors create fictional worlds that often reflect human religiosity and theological themes in new and creative ways. Through theological and religious analyses of high fantasy and fantasy series, the editors invite paper ...
  • 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 ...
  • Call for Papers: Upcoming Online Resource in Science and Theology. The University of St Andrews. Deadline 15/09/2020

    July 15, 2020
    The Science-Engaged Theology Project (University of St Andrews) is creating an online resource to advance the studies on the interrelationship between science and theology We invite submissions that bring scientific and theological subdisciplines into constructive conversations. Some illustrative examples are: moral theology and genetics, pneumatology and developmental psychology, theological anthropology and bioethics, ecclesiology and cognitive science, etc. We encourage submissions from all religious traditions. Authors receive £950 upon publication. Entries are peer-reviewed. These articles ...
  • Call for Proposals: Course Development Grants in Science and Theology. University of St Andrews – Deadline 30 June, 2020.

    April 15, 2020
    The “New Visions in Theological Anthropology” project at the University of St. Andrews has announced a new round of course development grants in Science and Theology. Deadline 30 June 2020.  Our 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 ...
  • 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: Christ Among the Disciplines

    August 7, 2020
    Call for papers from the “Christ Among the Disciplines” Conference After a few short days, we have gathered together a star-studded lineup of scholars who will be speaking at the conference. That being said, a few panels still need to be finalized, and we are thus opening up a “Call for Papers.”As such, anyone who is ...
  • CFP: Christian Theology in the Midst of COVID-19 – Society for the Study of Theology

    April 8, 2020
    Christian Theology in the Midst of COVID-19 Online conference: Wednesday 17th June, 12:00-18:00 British Summer Time Invitation and call for papers It is planned that the conference will take place online on Wednesday 17th June from 12:00 to 18:00 British Summer time. Details of the online platform to be used will be confirmed later. This online conference is an attempt to stimulate some ...
  • 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: Religious Studies after COVID-19: The Role of Religion in Times of Pandemic, Sustainability, Marginalized Communities, and Social & Economic Justice

    September 3, 2020
    The American Academy of Religion, Western Region (AAR/WR) is delighted to announce its collaboration with the Graduate Theological Union’s (GTU) Sustainability Initiative in Berkeley, California, for its next Annual Conference, which will be a Virtual Conference held March 19-21, 2021. The AAR/WR and GTU are excited to organize a robust event, which will include an array ...
  • 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: Society for the Study of Christian Ethics 2020 Conference

    June 21, 2020
    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the SSCE Committee has decided that the ‘Bible and Christian Ethics’ conference due to take place in September 2020 will be postponed until 8-10 September, 2022. It is intended that the 2021 Conference will run as planned. Please see the 2021 Conference page and 2022 Conference page for more information on these future events. In lieu of the postponed full conference, we are pleased ...
  • CFP: The Jonathan Edwards Miscellanies Companion, Volume 2

    April 9, 2020
    Call for Papers: The Miscellanies Companion, Volume 2 Call for Submissions Students and scholars are now invited to contribute essays for publication in The Miscellanies Companion, Volume 2, Foreword by Kenneth P. Minkema, Executive Director of the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University. Click here for details about the previous Miscellanies Companion. Participants in this project must have at minimum a master’s degree ...
  • 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: Wesleyan Theological Society 2021

    September 5, 2020
    The 56th Meeting of the Wesleyan Theological Society will be held at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA on March 12-13, 2021. The theme for the meeting is: ‘Reading Scripture, Doing Thology: A Wesleyan Witness in Today’s World. The Keynote Address will be given by Dr. Joel B. Green, Professor of New Testament Interpretation & Associate ...
  • 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 ...
  • Hope and Death: Christian Responses (Aquinas Center Conference)

    September 5, 2020
    Conference at Ave Maria University. Plenary speakers include Romanus Cessario, Michael Dauphinais, Scott Hahn, Matthew Levering, and many more. The COVID-19 global pandemic has accelerated anxiety about the meaning of death and life and so also the need for thoughtful consideration of the realities of Christian hope. Drawing primarily upon the witness of biblical revelation and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Open Theology Issues an Invitation for Edited Volume Proposals; Deadline October 2020.

    July 28, 2020
    The Open Theology journal invites groups of researchers, conference organizers and individual scholars to submit their proposals of edited volumes to be considered as topical issues of the journal for 2021. Proposals will be collected by October 31, 2020. To submit your proposal please contact Dr Katarzyna Tempczyk at katarzyna.tempczyk@degruyter.com Prior topical issues have included: 2015:* Violence of Non-Violence ...
  • The Goodness of Creation and Human Responsibility

    September 20, 2020
    What is the link between creation and redemption? What responsibility do we as humans have in creation, and what practical actions we should take now to glorify Christ and advance his kingdom? The L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture is proud to announce The Goodness of Creation and Human Responsibility — a Faith + Culture Forum designed to ...
  • 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 ...
  • Theologica Call for Papers on Theological Explorations in Time and Space (Deadline: May 31, 2020)

    April 29, 2020
    R.T. Mullins (University of St Andrews) David Anzalone (University of Lucerne) Ben Page (Durham University) With the cooperation of the Society for Philosophy of Time  have issued a call for papers in regards to a special issue in Theologica an International Journal for Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology: CFP: THEOLOGICAL EXPLORATIONS IN TIME AND SPACE  In ...
  • 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 ...
  • World Evangelical Alliance’s “Evangelical Review of Theology” becoming open access

    May 7, 2020
    WEA launching free online journal   The World Evangelical Alliance’s quarterly Evangelical Review of Theology (ERT), now in its 44th year, will become a free electronic publication beginning with its August 2020 edition. ERT hopes to greatly broaden its audience and make a significant contribution to global Christian discourse by publishing high-quality articles for a general readership ...