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January 2013

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Call for Proposals

This Group invites proposals on the following topics:

  • Thinking with Kierkegaard in a global context. Proposals are invited on Kierkegaard’s relevance for contemporary issues considered from a global perspective. How would his thought inform issues relating to, for example, concerns about or debates on postcolonialism, neoliberalism and global economics, cross-cultural philosophy and religion, national identity and cross-border ties, denationalized citizenship, global warming, transnational political theology, or non-Western cultures that do not privilege the self? How might Kierkegaard be brought into conversation on such topics?

  • For a cosponsored session with the Tillich: Issues in Theology, Religion, and Culture Group, the relationship between Schelling, Kierkegaard, and Tillich, in particular either Kierkegaard’s debt to Schelling or Tillich’s debt to Schelling. Papers must be submitted by September 1

  • For a cosponsored session with the Evangelical Studies Group, Kierkegaard as a resource for evangelical theology. Kierkegaard was first and foremost a Christian thinker whose fervent attempt to revitalize Christian faith continues to offer rich resources for contemporary theology. We invite proposals on the constructive contributions Kierkegaard may offer to evangelical theology. How might his understanding of faith and reason, sin, despair, conversion, faith, hope, love, Christ, the Bible, the Church and its relation to culture, or other Christian concepts be applicable to and appropriated by contemporary evangelical theology?


This Group seeks to explore the significance of the religious thought and ethics of Kierkegaard for contemporary culture in its various aspects — social, political, ecclesiastical, theological, philosophical, and aesthetic.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposer names are visible to Chairs but anonymous to Steering Committee members.


David J. Gouwens
Brite Divinity School
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Sylvia Walsh
Stetson University
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Method of Submission


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