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January 2013

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Call for Proposals

This Group welcomes proposals for the following themes:

  • Healing and therapeutic practices unmoored from religious origins (e.g., mindfulness, yoga, meditation, sweat lodge, drumming circles, use of ritual in therapy, etc.)

  • Psychological perspectives on silence in religion and religious practices (e.g., ritual, liturgical, and therapeutic uses of silence and/or punitive, oppressive, and traumatic uses of silence)

  • For a cosponsored session with the Practical Theology Group, religious experience through the senses (e.g., embodied cognition, dreaming, and other nonrational and “alternative” ways of knowing) and how this is legitimated in the academic environment and/or in practical aspects of research (e.g., fieldwork, case studies, etc.)


This Group is an informal association of scholars and practitioners in the fields of religion and psychology who share common interests in the relationship between religion, psychology, and contemporary cultures. Our primary purposes are to foster creative research in the fields of the Group’s interest, to encourage the exchange of ideas among the membership, and to provide a forum associated within the AAR for those with shared backgrounds in the fields of psychology, religion, and cultural theology. Please visit our Website at http://pcr-aar.org/.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposer names are anonymous to Chairs and Steering Committee members during review, but visible to Chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection.


Kirk A. Bingaman
Fordham University
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Hetty Zock
University of Groningen
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Method of Submission


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