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January 2011

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Call for Proposals

This Group invites proposals on the theme of Reformed public theology and/or Reformed apologetics. Papers may be historical or theological in nature. The best contributions will ordinarily be constructive and not merely descriptive. Possible themes include:

  • Historically speaking, when and how have Christian believers in the Reformed tradition engaged in public discourse? When and how have they defended the value of their faith/religious convictions?
  • Theologically speaking, why do some understand “Reformed apologetics” to be an oxymoron? What is a Reformed theological basis for apologetic and/or public theology?
  • What exactly do Reformed traditions have to contribute to the world at large, both in representing themselves to others and in addressing issues in a broad public arena?


This Group seeks to open up the Reformed tradition for critical review and study, focusing on its characteristic themes in theology and historical patterns of polity and practice. Our aim is to present panels and paper sessions that balance historical with theological methods, single figures within larger cultural movements, and core themes with emerging or forgotten elements of Reformed thought and practice. In all of these topics, we hope to demonstrate the vitality, originality, and diversity of Reformed Christianity in its world-wide expression.

Anonymity of Review Process

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


Martha L. Moore-Keish
Columbia Theological Seminary
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Kang-Yup Na
Westminster College
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