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January 2011

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Call for Proposals

This Group invites papers and panels related to decentered readings of Augustine. Few figures in Western culture have had prominence equal to that of Augustine of Hippo. However, in the last forty years, scholars have increasingly questioned the central status given to Augustine and, indeed, to the West. Today, how might a “de-centered” Augustine inform contemporary religious and theological discussion, given the current reevaluation of the significance of Western religion? Papers are invited that explore how Augustine’s relatively recent status as one voice among many affects current readings of him, makes possible novel perspectives on his works, and finds new and more diverse audiences for him, including global, pluralistic, and postsecular perspectives.


This Group provides a forum for 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 R. Kolbet
Boston College
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Method of Submission


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