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Call for Proposals

This Consultation is interested in receiving papers that use Ricoeur’s work in creative and innovative ways in the fields of philosophy, religious studies, theology, and biblical studies. In particular, we welcome submissions that touch on the following themes:

  • Ricoeur and the Abrahamic faiths
  • Ricoeur and scriptural Hermeneutics, particularly those abstracts that engage with Ricoeur’s Thinking Biblically: Exegetical and Hermeneutical Studies (David Pellauer, trans. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2003) or with the use of Ricoeur’s hermeneutics within the context of scriptural reasoning
  • Texts that engage with Ricoeur’s Memory, History, and Forgetting (David Pellauer, trans. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2006), particularly within the context of Ricoeur’s construal of history and memory
  • Ricoeur and the “theological turn” in continental philosophy, particularly those papers that assess how Ricoeur complements or differs from other theologically minded philosophical voices of the late twentieth/early twenty-first centuries


The purpose of this Consultation is to promote the work of Paul Ricoeur within the broad fields of theology and religious studies. We believe that Paul Ricoeur, as a dialogue partner, has continued relevance to the manifold disciplines that constitute the AAR. Yet more than a group dedicated to the study of a particular scholar’s work (as a form of academic fandom), this Consultation seeks to build up and creatively utilise Ricoeur’s work in a way that enriches a wide range of theological and religious subdisciplines.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposals are anonymous to Chairs and Steering Committee Members until after final acceptance or rejection.


Michael De Lashmutt
Sarum College
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Jeffrey F. Keuss
Seattle Pacific University
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Method of Submission


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