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January 2012

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Call for Proposals

This Group seeks paper proposals for the election year of 2012, focusing specifically on key sacred texts of various religious traditions related to the construction of a just political order. Effective proposals might discuss a single text and the history of its interpretation in various contexts or a set of texts representing various, perhaps even conflicting, strands or patterns of thought related to politics, justice, and social order. As always, we seek a session with a diverse range of religious traditions and different approaches to the political order well represented.


This Group integrates the study of scriptural teachings in their social/ethical context within the critical study of present social/ethical contexts. We seek insights from ethical disciplines for self-critical awareness of assumptions that influence scriptural interpretation, and insights from scriptural disciplines for self-critical awareness in ethics.

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.


David P. Gushee
Mercer University
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Elizabeth Phillips
Cambridge University
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Method of Submission


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