Call for Proposals
This Group invites paper proposals on the following themes:
- Chicago as an understudied hub for the expression, development, and extension of Pentecostal–Charismatic Christianity (including Black Pentecostalism, Italian Pentecostalism, Eastern European Pentecostalism, etc.) and/or racial and ethnic identity in Chicago Pentecostalism
- Theory and method in the study of Pentecostalism, including papers that address the similarities, differences, tensions, and/or mutualities of historical, theological, sociological, and anthropological approaches to Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity
- Global Pentecostal politics and/or global Pentecostal political parties or platforms in their disparate national, regional, local, or “global” contexts, not excluding the United States and Canada
- “Tongues, Dreams, and Visions: Charismatic Phenomena in Cognitive Studies Perspectives” — for a possible cosponsored session with the Cognitive Science of Religion Group. For this theme, we especially encourage paper proposals that connect first-person participant accounts of Pentecostal experience with third-person, cognitive analyses
- Complete panel proposals of your own design for consideration by the Group
This Group provides a forum for scholarly consideration of global phenomena associated with Pentecostalism and Charismatic movements. This Group provides an arena for a wide array of scholars, disciplinary orientations, and methodological approaches bringing together those working constructively from within these traditions with scholars considering the phenomena from historical, sociological, ethnographic, theological, and other perspectives. The Group intentionally seeks to encourage a global and pluralist perspective.
Anonymity of Review Process
Proposer names are visible to Chairs but anonymous to steering committee members.
Michael J. McClymond
Saint Louis University
Method of Submission