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January 2012

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Call for Proposals

This Group invites proposals on the following themes:

  • Although frequently referred to as the first autobiography, Augustine’s Confessions is hard to categorize. Over the centuries, Confessions has inspired many imitators who have invoked its style and language for their own purposes. Some allude to the Confessions to retrieve for their time Augustine’s rhetoric of the reading and writing of the “self,” but others have done so ultimately to say something quite different from the ancient bishop. Papers are invited that either address the Confessions directly or examine its echoes in any of the later centuries — including the present. Contributions from a variety of disciplines and perspectives are most welcome
  • For a cosponsored session with the Martin Luther and Global Lutheran Traditions Group — the connections between Martin Luther and Augustine of Hippo are many and worth reexploring. To begin with, Martin Luther was an Augustinian monk who recast Augustine’s theology when addressing the needs of his own time. Both thinkers faced the need to reinterpret the relevance and meaning of the Old Testament for Christian theology and life. We invite papers that address different aspects and ramifications of Augustine’s and/or Luther’s interpretation of the Old Testament texts. Papers that bring either Augustine and/or Luther into conversation with various methodological and global perspectives are most welcome


This Group provides a forum for the historical and constructive study of issues relating to the thought of Augustine, including how it was received in various eras and how it might be a resource for religious thought today.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposals are anonymous to Chairs and steering committee members during review, but visible to Chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection.


Kari Kloos
Regis University
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Paul Kolbet
Wellesley, MA
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Method of Submission


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