Call for Proposals
This Group invites comparative, constructive proposals related to the following themes:
Comparative (interreligious) theology tries to be seriously theological, interreligious, and consciously comparative — all at the same time. It is, like other forms of theology as familiarly understood, primarily a matter of faith-seeking-understanding (or, more broadly, perhaps “the practice of reflective meditative perception” or “insight”) and reflection on this faith as it has been enacted in doctrine, argument, meditation, ritual, and ethical behavior. Like other forms of theology, it is an academic discipline, but may also be about and for the sake of knowledge of God or, more broadly, the ultimate mystery toward which life points. In comparative theology, faith and practice are explored and transformed by attention to parallel theological dimensions of one or more other religious, theological traditions, examined historically or in the contemporary context. As a discipline within the academy, this communal and intercommunal faith and practice are open to the analysis, comment, and questions of insiders to the involved traditions, and to scholars not necessarily defined by any such commitments who are nonetheless able and willing to explore the full range of dynamics of faith-seeking-understanding in a comparative perspective. Please contact any member of the steering committee for further information on the Group, including the most recent self-study and statement of purpose, or to be added to the Group’s discussion list.
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.
S. Mark Heim
Method of Submission