From the AAR website: “In the interest of the health, safety, and well-being of our members, in light of the challenges brought about by the COVID19 pandemic, and in order to uphold our organizational mission, provide opportunities for, and meet our obligations to, our members, the AAR Board of Directors has cancelled the in-person Annual Meeting scheduled for Boston, MA, November 21-24, 2020, and will hold an online Annual Meeting in late November or early December.” This online AAR Annual Meeting is not intended to replicate our typical in-person meeting but will provide registrants with venues for scholarly engagement and networking. We are excited about the opportunities this meeting may open for members who would not have been able to attend the Boston meeting and look forward to learning from the experience.” Read More …
Due to travel restrictions and public health concerns the following regional conferences have been cancelled.
- ETS Northwest Regional
- ETS Southwest Regional
- ETS Midwest Regional
- ETS Southeast Regional
- All Remaining AAR Regional Meetings
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.
An email sent to AAR meeting attendees
Dear 2019 Annual Meeting Attendee,
Greetings from the Mid-Atlantic Region AAR & SBL! We are looking forward to another excellent regional conference set to take place on March 9–10, 2020, at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ. This year’s conference theme is God, Flourishing, and Brokenness. We hope you will consider joining us by visiting our registration page.
This year our region is offering a Graduate Student Registration Fee Waiver for the first three grad students to register for the regional conference! If you are one of the first three students to register, you will be reimbursed for the cost of your registration. Visit the registration page for details.
Regional Conference Graduate Student Programming and Events:
- Interview Strategies for Academic and Non-Academic Positions
- How to Use Zotero to Manage Bibliographic Data and Related Research Materials
- Graduate Student Connection Breakfast
The 2019 national annual conference of the Evangelical Philosophical Society will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California, from November 20–22 (Wednesday-Friday). After the EPS annual meeting, there will be several sessions at AAR which might be of interest to theologians, especially those who are interested in Analytic Theology. Sessions will be held at the Marriott Marquis and the Hilton Bayfront.
2019 EPS at AAR/SBL: Love: Divine and Human
November 22, 2019
San Diego, CA
Theme: Love: Divine and Human
Friday – 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Marriott Marquis-Solana (South Tower – First Level)
Love, Divine and Human: Contemporary Essays in Systematic and Philosophical Theology(edited by Oliver Crisp, James Arcardi, Jordan Wessling)is a collection of essays forthcoming from T&T Clark. This book panel would give some of the volume’s authors an opportunity to share their research with a larger audience.
- Sameer Yadav (Westmont College) responds to the problem of divine hiddenness by way of an analysis of divine love.
- Kent Dunnington (Biola University) argues on exegetical and philosophical grounds that there is not a Christian duty to love one’s neighbor as oneself.
- J.T. Turner (Anderson College) argues against the notion that virtuous character formation in love for God provides a causal link between libertarian free will in pre-heavenly existence and moral impeccability in the eschatological state.
- Jordan Wessling (Fuller Seminary) argues for a unitary account of the relation between God’s love and God’s punitive wrath.
- Erin Dufault-Hunter (Fuller Seminary) on “Sex Is Really about God”: Sarah Coakley and the Transformation of Desire.
2019 EPS at AAR/SBL: Modern Philosophy of Theological Anthropology
November 24, 2019
Marriott Marquis-Torrey Pines
San Diego, CA
Theme: Modern Philosophy of Theological Anthropology
Joshua Farris, Houston Baptist University, Presiding
Nathan Jacobs, University of Kentucky, Presiding
Sunday – 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Marriott Marquis-Torrey Pines 2 (North Tower – Lobby Level)
Modernity, some have suggested, sows the seeds for a purely materialist, mechanistic, non-experiential, a-religious perspective of the world. However, new work on God and Modern philosophy in philosophers such as Descartes, Hobbes, and Kant challenges this assumption. Through the lens of some of the most important Modern figures, the present panel discussion explores the following question: Does contemporary philosophical materialism regarding humans have much footing in the modern dialectic? We suggest that it does not by considering Descartes, Hobbes, Berkeley, Kant.
- Charles Taliaferro, St. Olaf College: Descartes and the Primacy of Self-awareness
- Richard J. Mouw, Fuller Theological Seminary: Hobbes and Descartes in Christian Anthropology
- Chris L. Firestone, Trinity International University: Kant’s Existential Dualism
- Geoffrey Fulkerson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School: Heidegger, the Technological, and Dwelling: A Theological Account
2019 AAR/SBL: Incarnational Model of the Eucharist
November 25, 2019
San Diego, CA
Society of Christian Philosophers Session
Theme: Panel on James Arcadi’s An Incarnational Model of the Eucharist (Cambridge University Press, 2018)
Monday – 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Hilton Bayfront-Indigo 204B (Second Level)
This is an author-meets-critics session on James Arcadi’s book, An Incarnational Model of the Eucharist (Cambridge University Press, 2018).
- Katherine Sonderegger, Virginia Theological Seminary
- Amy Peele, Wheaton College
- Richard Cross, University of Notre Dame
- Responding: James Arcadi, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
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 provided by the IAHR:
While welcoming contributions on any topic in the academic study of religion, this year’s Congress will have the theme of Centres and Peripheries. Learn more about the theme and the submission process.
Abstracts will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We aim to give responses within four weeks of submission.
Please visit the Congress website for more information. We look forward to receiving your abstracts and to welcoming you to Otago in 2020!