January 2011

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Call for Proposals

Continuing its explorations of the intersections of black theology, culture, and religious diversity, this Group invites paper and panel proposals in the following areas:

  • Black theology and theologies of the Spirit — broadly understood to include Pneumatology in a Christian sense, Pentecostalism, notions of Spirit in African-derived religions, etc.
  • Queering black theology — a panel discussion of Roger A. Sneed’s Representations of Homosexuality: Black Liberation Theology and Cultural Criticism (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010)
  • Black theology as public theology in the age of social networks, digital and online media, and cyber-religion (for a possible cosponsored session with the Science, Technology and Religion Group)


This Group seeks to further develop black theology as an academic enterprise. In part, this is accomplished by providing the opportunity for exchanges related to basic issues of black theology’s content and form. In addition, we seek to broaden conversation by bringing black theology into dialogue with other disciplines and perspectives on various aspects of African diaspora religious thought and life.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposer names are visible to Chairs but anonymous to Steering Committee Members.


Monica A. Coleman
Claremont School of Theology
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Stephen G. Ray
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
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Method of Submission


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