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Call for Proposals

This Section invites proposals that address the following topics and issues:

  • What is “theological” in theology?

  • The turn to affect theory in theological reflection

  • For a cosponsored session with the Theology and Continental Philosophy Group, a roundtable discussion of Judith Butler’s Parting Ways: Jewishness and the Critique of Zionism (Columbia University Press, 2012)

  • Comparative political theologies — Jewish, Christian, and Muslim responses to the reality and theory of the modern state

  • Theories and practices of reading texts, especially normative texts

  • Theorizing religious experience with, and beyond, “new materialist” approaches


This Section promotes new constructive work that is in dialogue with the historical theological traditions on the one hand, and with all aspects of the contemporary context on the other — intellectual movements, methodologies, multiple theological and religious perspectives, and ethical/social/political contexts. We have continued to indicate more specific topics in our annual call for papers, which we believe adds to the relevance and interest of the sessions.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposer names are anonymous to Chairs and Steering Committee members until after final acceptance or rejection.


Anne Joh
Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary
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Tamsin Jones
University of Victoria
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Method of Submission


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