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Call for Proposals

This Section’s general theme is Christology. We invite constructive — not merely descriptive or historical — proposals exploring the figure of Christ, as interpreted in Christian doctrine, tradition, and practice. Proposals are sought for individual papers, paper sessions, or panels on books, thinkers, or topics that relate to the general theme. Suggested subjects include:

  • The implications of Jesus’s Jewishness for Christology
  • The bodies of Christ — mystical, material, and fe/male; and ecclesial and sacramental
  • Christ and Sophia — the divine wisdom
  • Creation and the cosmic Christ
  • Christological heresies and orthodoxies
  • Comparative theologies of “divine embodiment” (incarnation) — for a possible cosponsored session with the Comparative Theology Group (please submit proposals to both units)
  • Christology and Kierkegaard (for a possible cosponsored session with the Kierkegaard, Religion, and Culture Group — please submit proposals to both units)

Proposals from Mediterranean scholars are especially welcome. For planning purposes, our theme for 2012 will be “community and authority, power and resistance.”


This Section promotes new constructive work that is in dialogue with the historical theological traditions on the one hand and with all aspects of the contemporary context on the other — intellectual movements, methodologies, multiple theological and religious perspectives, and ethical/social/political contexts. We continue to indicate more specific topics in our Call for Papers, which we believe adds to the relevance and interest of our sessions.

Anonymity of Review Process

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


Gerard Loughlin
Durham University
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David Stubbs
Western Theological Seminary
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Method of Submission


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