Call for abstracts: Evolution, original sin and the Fall
Time and location: June 22-23 2020, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri
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 implications of evolutionary theory for theism. This conference seeks to bring together philosophers, theologians, and other scholars who work on the intersection of science and religion to examine theological concepts in the light of evolution, with a focus on original sin and the Fall. This conference also welcomes papers on other topics in theological anthropology, philosophy of religion, and science and religion that discuss the relationship between evolution and theism, including from traditions outside of Christianity.
Please submit an anonymized abstract of about 500 words as a pdf or doc(x) attachment, with “Evolution and theism” in the subject line, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 15 February 2020
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 15 March 2020
Organizers: Johan De Smedt and Helen De Cruz, Saint Louis University
This conference is funded by the John Templeton Foundation.
We are delighted to announce two new fellowship opportunities with Lived Religion in the Digital Age, a public understanding of religion initiative at Saint Louis University supported by the Henry Luce Foundation.
The application period for LRDA Teaching and Research Fellows is open through January 15, 2020. We encourage applications from instructional faculty and researchers at every rank and status. In order to promote these opportunities, we hope you could please share this email and the attached flyers with your colleagues and graduate students. We also have an annual graduate fellowship for doctoral students at Saint Louis University and would be happy to discuss that opportunity with any students considering applying to our graduate program.
The theme for the current call is “Performing Religion.” Next year’s theme will be “Religion, Migration, and Diaspora.” No prior digital humanities experience is required for either fellowship.
For more information about the project, including forthcoming information on public and academic events and updates on the development of the interactive database, please go to our website, www.religioninplace.org. For questions, please email Dr. Rachel McBride Lindsey, Assistant Professor of American Religion and co-director of Lived Religion in the Digital Age: email@example.com.
Many thanks and best regards,
Rachel McBride Lindsey and Pauline Lee