Nineteenth Century Theology Print

Call for Proposals

Papers are invited, but not limited, to the following:

  • Love in nineteenth century religious thought — analyses of the normative appraisal and justification of love in the work of major figures, such as Schleiermacher, Hegel, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche
  • The status of “world religions” in nineteenth century religious thought — for a cosponsored session with the Comparative Theology Group. Papers may focus on the category of “world religions” in the work of a major thinker or on constructions of a particular religion in theological analyses of religious diversity
  • Defining the field — how should the history of nineteenth century theology be studied today? Papers may explore new challenges facing the field, propose new methods and paradigms for reconceiving the history of nineteenth century Christian thought, or focus on a major school or thinker during this period. This session is in memory of James C. Livingston, author of Modern Christian Thought: The Twentieth Century (with Francis Schussler Fiorenza, Sarah Coakley, and James H. Evans Jr., Second Ed., Fortress Press, 2006) and Anatomy of the Sacred: An Introduction to Religion (Sixth Ed., Prentice Hall, 2008)


This Group explores religious thought and theology from the French Revolution to World War I. Attention is given to issues, themes, major figures, and the relation of religious thought to its historical, political, and cultural contexts. The Group selects two or three topics for each year’s program and invites papers on those topics. Papers are printed and distributed in advance.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposer names are visible to Chairs but anonymous to steering committee members.


Lori K. Pearson
Carleton College
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Method of Submission